We combed through the data to identify the profession in Philadelphia that will get you rich.
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:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 16 on the list of highest paid professions in the 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:
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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|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|3||Family and General Practitioners||$212,460|
|6||Obstetricians and Gynecologists||$173,420|
|12||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$157,170|
|14||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$152,240|
|15||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$151,060|
|18||Human Resources Managers||$144,390|
|20||Natural Sciences Managers||$140,610|
|21||General and Operations Managers||$139,840|
|24||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$131,920|
|26||Industrial Production Managers||$125,730|
|27||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$124,980|
|28||First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$124,080|
|29||Personal Financial Advisors||$122,870|
|30||Training and Development Managers||$121,710|
|31||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$117,380|
|33||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$114,020|
|36||Medical and Health Services Managers||$112,300|
|37||Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary||$108,400|
|38||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$108,260|
|39||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$107,980|
|41||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$107,640|
|42||Administrative Services Managers||$107,310|
|43||Managers, All Other||$106,640|
|44||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$106,290|
|45||Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary||$105,870|
|46||Computer Network Architects||$104,160|
|47||Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents||$103,430|
|48||Software Developers, Applications||$102,540|
|49||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$101,660|
|51||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$101,330|
|52||Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other||$101,000|
|53||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$100,700|
|55||Funeral Service Managers||$99,300|
|56||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$98,020|
|59||Computer Hardware Engineers||$96,640|
|60||Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$96,080|
|61||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$96,010|
|62||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$95,410|
|63||Software Developers, Systems Software||$94,570|
|66||Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||$93,930|
|68||Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers||$92,960|
|69||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$92,760|
|70||Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$92,050|
|71||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$92,050|
|72||Computer Systems Analysts||$91,660|
|76||Information Security Analysts||$90,430|
|77||Computer Occupations, All Other||$89,980|
|78||Engineers, All Other||$89,910|
|80||Financial Specialists, All Other||$89,130|
|81||First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers||$88,730|
|83||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$87,690|
|84||Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health||$87,560|
|87||Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$86,790|
|88||Psychologists, All Other||$86,700|
|89||Detectives and Criminal Investigators||$86,270|
|91||Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary||$85,770|
|93||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$85,220|
|97||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$84,440|
|99||Operations Research Analysts||$83,870|
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