These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Philadelphia, PA For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Ever wonder who gets paid the most? Or how much your dentist makes for all the pain they put you through?

We had that same burning desire to know more about the highest paid professions in the Philadelphia area. And if you can’t tell by that sentence, we’re a bit of what you’d call data nerds.

We decided to go directly to the source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

After scrounging through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we discovered that Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in Philadelphia.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Philadelphia:

  1. Anesthesiologists
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Pediatricians, General
  5. Surgeons
  6. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  7. Nurse Anesthetists
  8. Financial Managers
  9. Sales Managers
  10. Marketing Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 16 on the list of highest paid professions in Philadelphia. So the next time you sit there while they drill you can dwell on the fact that they are getting extremely well paid for it.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania job scene here:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Philadelphia For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 542 job classifications in Philadelphia in order to identify those that get paid the most.

Pretty straightforward and easy to do when the government does your job for you 🙂

We used the most recently released BLS data for this analysis which came out on March 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Philadelphia

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $250,270 $58,570 170
2 Chief Executives $224,220 $113,460 1,560
3 Family and General Practitioners $212,460 $117,590 1,220
4 Pediatricians, General $203,510 $130,880 160
5 Surgeons $181,680 $53,860 650
6 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $173,420 $53,660 70
7 Nurse Anesthetists $167,520 $122,410 200
8 Financial Managers $166,560 $77,700 3,330
9 Sales Managers $161,940 $73,770 1,380
10 Marketing Managers $161,360 $84,240 970
11 Podiatrists $160,750 $51,570 70
12 Architectural and Engineering Managers $157,170 $108,300 860
13 Psychiatrists $157,000 $54,970 320
14 Computer and Information Systems Managers $152,240 $91,430 2,240
15 Compensation and Benefits Managers $151,060 $70,220 140
16 Dentists, General $148,500 $47,040 640
17 Optometrists $146,250 $40,940 150
18 Human Resources Managers $144,390 $75,130 750
19 Construction Managers $142,340 $74,350 640
20 Natural Sciences Managers $140,610 $66,740 290
21 General and Operations Managers $139,840 $61,600 9,240
22 Lawyers $139,530 $58,290 9,120
23 Purchasing Managers $134,280 $78,940 310
24 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $131,920 $70,720 450
25 Physicists $129,560 $51,200 80
26 Industrial Production Managers $125,730 $74,620 530
27 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $124,980 $51,000 3,560
28 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $124,080 $56,800 1,100
29 Personal Financial Advisors $122,870 $37,330 1,560
30 Training and Development Managers $121,710 $68,740 270
31 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $117,380 $52,430 180
32 Petroleum Engineers $116,860 $57,410 50
33 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $114,020 $52,520 1,820
34 Pharmacists $113,170 $78,760 2,610
35 Actuaries $112,870 $66,460 460
36 Medical and Health Services Managers $112,300 $62,090 2,240
37 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $108,400 $37,360 310
38 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $108,260 $50,010 1,300
39 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $107,980 $45,270 480
40 Chemical Engineers $107,860 $66,540 250
41 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $107,640 $44,600 1,540
42 Administrative Services Managers $107,310 $60,820 1,530
43 Managers, All Other $106,640 $59,890 3,210
44 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $106,290 $62,050 440
45 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $105,870 $55,880 80
46 Computer Network Architects $104,160 $66,430 670
47 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $103,430 $37,960 2,330
48 Software Developers, Applications $102,540 $64,930 4,120
49 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $101,660 $55,130 370
50 Electrical Engineers $101,390 $68,900 980
51 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $101,330 $64,490 1,160
52 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $101,000 $64,550 130
53 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $100,700 $42,280 1,570
54 Economists $99,410 $51,630 180
55 Funeral Service Managers $99,300 $83,070 50
56 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $98,020 $56,950 370
57 Management Analysts $97,690 $51,110 3,150
58 Transportation Inspectors $97,290 $48,560 90
59 Computer Hardware Engineers $96,640 $49,640 160
60 Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary $96,080 $54,390 70
61 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $96,010 $51,690 560
62 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $95,410 $52,130 380
63 Software Developers, Systems Software $94,570 $63,280 1,300
64 Industrial Engineers $94,390 $63,650 830
65 Radiation Therapists $94,100 $67,650 260
66 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $93,930 $54,880 190
67 Mechanical Engineers $93,220 $55,440 1,500
68 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $92,960 $47,760 850
69 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $92,760 $40,730 660
70 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $92,050 $49,730 190
71 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $92,050 $49,000 1,210
72 Computer Systems Analysts $91,660 $53,870 3,600
73 Nurse Practitioners $91,000 $39,850 1,060
74 Sales Engineers $90,740 $55,940 260
75 Financial Analysts $90,680 $46,720 2,470
76 Information Security Analysts $90,430 $55,100 630
77 Computer Occupations, All Other $89,980 $57,740 2,050
78 Engineers, All Other $89,910 $30,460 800
79 Civil Engineers $89,680 $53,130 1,370
80 Financial Specialists, All Other $89,130 $44,190 1,200
81 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $88,730 $53,840 1,730
82 Environmental Engineers $88,200 $48,450 380
83 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $87,690 $43,760 390
84 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $87,560 $52,820 430
85 Physical Therapists $87,000 $55,630 1,370
86 Financial Examiners $86,810 $49,010 380
87 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $86,790 $43,760 1,000
88 Psychologists, All Other $86,700 $47,500 200
89 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $86,270 $53,910 1,190
90 Loan Officers $85,820 $42,570 2,360
91 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $85,770 $42,440 250
92 Chemists $85,610 $48,080 600
93 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $85,220 $36,880 2,000
94 Materials Scientists $84,830 $63,520 40
95 Speech-Language Pathologists $84,830 $53,710 500
96 Insurance Underwriters $84,820 $47,690 1,360
97 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $84,440 $65,510 1,190
98 Chiropractors $84,060 $68,180 80
99 Operations Research Analysts $83,870 $52,530 380
100 Computer Programmers $82,940 $50,170 2,160
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