The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Phoenix, AZ For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Phoenix

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 Phoenix 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 Psychiatrists are the highest paid people in Phoenix.

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

  1. Psychiatrists
  2. Family Medicine Physicians
  3. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  4. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  7. Dentists, General
  8. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
  9. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
  10. Architectural and Engineering Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 7 on the list of highest paid professions in Phoenix. 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 Phoenix and Arizona job scene here:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Phoenix For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 577 job classifications in Phoenix 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, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Phoenix

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Psychiatrists $273,570 $174,170 480
2 Family Medicine Physicians $229,320 $125,430 3,020
3 General Internal Medicine Physicians $221,030 $62,100 560
4 Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $218,830 $111,410 5,040
5 Chief Executives $200,000 $85,860 3,070
6 Dentists, All Other Specialists $198,790 $110,620 50
7 Dentists, General $196,300 $61,780 1,710
8 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $166,960 $87,830 1,990
9 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $153,200 $55,800 1,260
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers $148,160 $87,840 2,890
11 Pediatricians, General $147,510 $55,460 840
12 Computer and Information Research Scientists $146,790 $104,400 90
13 Computer and Information Systems Managers $142,940 $78,370 7,510
14 Lawyers $140,110 $62,730 7,660
15 Podiatrists $138,680 $56,600 150
16 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $137,220 $75,510 390
17 Financial Managers $128,220 $61,020 9,910
18 Sales Engineers $126,290 $60,990 1,390
19 Marketing Managers $125,200 $60,880 4,460
20 Medical and Health Services Managers $123,580 $59,310 5,530
21 Pharmacists $123,160 $86,590 6,080
22 Computer Hardware Engineers $122,690 $72,690 1,330
23 Purchasing Managers $120,630 $68,060 970
24 Sales Managers $119,980 $52,610 8,480
25 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other $115,840 $59,550 5,570
26 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $115,710 $53,390 890
27 Compensation and Benefits Managers $115,220 $66,620 230
28 Aerospace Engineers $113,700 $72,250 1,400
29 Human Resources Managers $113,470 $60,960 2,460
30 General and Operations Managers $112,500 $41,650 41,880
31 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $111,970 $48,340 1,900
32 Natural Sciences Managers $110,240 $62,800 460
33 Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $109,460 $62,650 820
34 Physician Assistants $108,990 $82,710 1,550
35 Industrial Production Managers $108,960 $61,980 2,270
36 Veterinarians $108,650 $83,040 940
37 Nurse Practitioners $108,610 $55,650 3,020
38 Nurse Midwives $108,530 $75,710 90
39 Optometrists $107,150 $37,660 630
40 Computer Network Architects $106,620 $65,750 2,810
41 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $106,390 $59,770 1,880
42 Actuaries $105,910 $66,050 140
43 Computer Programmers $104,220 $53,630 2,290
44 Electrical Engineers $102,460 $58,990 3,360
45 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $102,350 $71,680 1,880
46 Database Administrators and Architects $102,350 $56,120 1,940
47 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $101,110 $59,780 23,960
48 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $100,020 $51,850 170
49 Training and Development Managers $99,980 $58,050 770
50 Construction Managers $99,800 $60,210 5,130
51 Occupational Therapists $99,570 $64,160 1,670
52 Information Security Analysts $98,640 $59,130 3,050
53 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers $98,070 $66,410 180
54 Materials Engineers $97,680 $59,430 340
55 Industrial Engineers $97,150 $63,580 3,640
56 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $96,200 $46,070 500
57 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers $95,850 $53,470 6,520
58 Mechanical Engineers $95,740 $58,570 3,260
59 Biochemists and Biophysicists $95,460 $67,780 40
60 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $95,050 $53,610 2,110
61 Engineers, All Other $95,050 $56,600 910
62 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $94,860 $45,080 630
63 Radiation Therapists $94,220 $67,550 160
64 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $93,610 $75,900 40
65 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $93,520 $30,300 890
66 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $93,110 $52,200 1,380
67 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $92,820 $54,920 50
68 Economists $92,760 $55,630 100
69 Transportation Inspectors $92,300 $44,390 310
70 Materials Scientists $91,650 $67,310 40
71 Psychologists, All Other $91,120 $47,580 100
72 Computer Systems Analysts $91,110 $57,320 10,000
73 Management Analysts $89,690 $44,570 10,230
74 Physical Therapists $89,160 $65,920 2,630
75 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $88,850 $37,570 200
76 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $88,700 $67,350 1,290
77 Statisticians $88,390 $54,840 470
78 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $87,920 $65,120 50
79 Biological Scientists, All Other $87,310 $52,410 180
80 Personal Financial Advisors $87,140 $45,630 3,360
81 Operations Research Analysts $87,080 $51,080 1,990
82 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $86,840 $53,300 5,510
83 Education Administrators, All Other $86,830 $45,250 340
84 Computer Occupations, All Other $86,140 $42,110 5,800
85 Dental Hygienists $86,110 $69,170 2,540
86 Commercial and Industrial Designers $85,620 $49,650 380
87 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $85,120 $66,150 190
88 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $84,880 $68,720 190
89 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $84,250 $53,230 3,510
90 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $84,160 $40,210 5,820
91 Commercial Pilots $84,080 $50,530 950
92 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $82,880 $43,190 700
93 Environmental Engineers $82,380 $43,940 980
94 Art Directors $82,210 $48,420 460
95 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $81,580 $56,730 1,210
96 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $81,290 $55,490 360
97 Civil Engineers $81,140 $53,080 3,910
98 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $80,760 $59,570 570
99 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $80,720 $50,940 490
100 Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers $80,390 $47,430 340
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