The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Philadelphia, PA For 2022

By Chris Kolmar - Apr. 11, 2022

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2022. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Philadelphia

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 Emergency Medicine Physicians are the highest paid people in Philadelphia.

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

  1. Emergency Medicine Physicians
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Radiologists
  4. Surgeons, All Other
  5. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  6. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  7. Chief Executives
  8. Neurologists
  9. Psychiatrists
  10. Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 15 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 2022

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 714 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 29, 2022.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Philadelphia

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Emergency Medicine Physicians $368,310 $195,840 380
2 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $357,820 $193,250 380
3 Radiologists $316,190 $92,780 380
4 Surgeons, All Other $315,980 $72,480 410
5 General Internal Medicine Physicians $311,260 $196,010 1,070
6 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons $307,180 $71,080 30
7 Chief Executives $266,150 $108,900 3,200
8 Neurologists $260,820 $75,220 220
9 Psychiatrists $259,810 $73,610 540
10 Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric $249,350 $78,610 1,010
11 Physicians, All Other $228,680 $64,420 6,600
12 Nurse Anesthetists $228,320 $164,060 490
13 Family Medicine Physicians $225,340 $62,760 3,860
14 Physicists $199,830 $96,350 240
15 Dentists, General $189,220 $102,740 2,240
16 Pediatricians, General $183,110 $73,030 590
17 Financial Managers $169,660 $98,720 13,580
18 Physicians, Pathologists $165,160 $55,900 390
19 Computer and Information Systems Managers $162,050 $100,730 9,740
20 Dentists, All Other Specialists $161,560 $61,960 50
21 Architectural and Engineering Managers $159,600 $111,570 4,050
22 Optometrists $156,650 $86,170 700
23 Sales Managers $152,600 $69,420 7,330
24 Purchasing Managers $152,570 $98,720 1,420
25 Marketing Managers $152,540 $85,630 5,950
26 Lawyers $145,720 $74,140 19,740
27 Managers, All Other $145,690 $86,330 8,590
28 Podiatrists $144,630 $100,070 310
29 Air Traffic Controllers $142,560 $80,180 160
30 Natural Sciences Managers $141,020 $48,140 4,200
31 Medical Dosimetrists $140,710 $127,690 70
32 Human Resources Managers $140,330 $75,390 3,400
33 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $138,890 $48,880 280
34 Public Relations Managers $135,800 $77,860 890
35 Personal Financial Advisors $134,970 $49,420 8,210
36 Training and Development Managers $134,420 $78,130 600
37 Actuaries $134,350 $72,770 1,250
38 Compensation and Benefits Managers $132,770 $59,720 330
39 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $132,530 $38,480 8,180
40 General and Operations Managers $132,030 $49,900 52,410
41 Computer and Information Research Scientists $130,290 $74,940 420
42 Administrative Services Managers $129,540 $77,370 3,150
43 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $128,780 $62,650 370
44 Advertising and Promotions Managers $128,170 $70,930 190
45 Pharmacists $128,160 $99,530 7,140
46 Nuclear Engineers $127,850 $93,520 260
47 Medical and Health Services Managers $127,840 $76,880 7,840
48 Physical Scientists, All Other $127,100 $65,260 320
49 Veterinarians $126,090 $79,570 1,360
50 Fundraising Managers $124,950 $76,880 500
51 Industrial Production Managers $124,770 $76,880 2,770
52 Computer Network Architects $123,550 $78,420 3,320
53 Sales Engineers $122,980 $62,610 1,220
54 Construction Managers $122,700 $77,750 2,420
55 Physician Assistants $122,670 $84,890 2,840
56 Nurse Practitioners $121,370 $95,520 3,800
57 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $121,350 $64,440 1,870
58 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $120,640 $62,780 3,210
59 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $120,280 $62,790 2,550
60 Commercial Pilots $118,630 $71,220 280
61 Epidemiologists $118,240 $48,900 70
62 Nurse Midwives $116,510 $86,060 160
63 Database Architects $115,980 $62,640 1,470
64 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $115,930 $75,290 4,960
65 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $115,920 $72,220 800
66 Computer Hardware Engineers $115,580 $66,100 740
67 Economists $115,170 $66,870 230
68 Chemical Engineers $114,780 $77,750 1,320
69 Software Developers $114,190 $70,500 25,220
70 Facilities Managers $113,520 $66,930 1,670
71 Electrical Engineers $113,050 $67,080 3,890
72 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $112,310 $60,850 60
73 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $111,440 $83,440 2,520
74 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $111,410 $49,090 2,420
75 Information Security Analysts $110,930 $62,100 2,490
76 Materials Engineers $109,930 $69,510 570
77 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $109,250 $58,820 1,060
78 Biochemists and Biophysicists $109,070 $61,760 2,440
79 Financial Risk Specialists $108,510 $60,850 1,610
80 Nuclear Technicians $106,790 $91,780 150
81 Engineers, All Other $106,120 $63,470 2,980
82 Data Scientists $106,040 $60,900 2,310
83 Funeral Home Managers $105,490 $59,080 270
84 Computer Systems Analysts $105,000 $62,700 9,310
85 Materials Scientists $104,720 $50,590 370
86 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $104,100 $50,260 1,670
87 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels $103,850 $42,880 300
88 Environmental Engineers $103,300 $61,480 850
89 Psychologists, All Other $102,980 $53,080 240
90 Chemists $101,750 $52,160 4,130
91 Hydrologists $101,360 $58,460 60
92 Art Directors $100,870 $58,810 850
93 Management Analysts $100,760 $52,940 13,910
94 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $100,390 $50,600 1,420
95 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $99,880 $50,600 4,410
96 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $99,810 $47,650 2,730
97 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $99,770 $77,290 790
98 Financial and Investment Analysts $99,620 $60,120 9,200
99 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $99,580 $61,690 420
100 Gambling Managers $99,510 $46,970 50

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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