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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 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 Surgeons are the highest paid people in Phoenix.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Phoenix:
Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 9 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:
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 623 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 30, 2018.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|2||Obstetricians and Gynecologists||$255,310|
|3||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$198,840|
|6||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$173,240|
|8||Family and General Practitioners||$163,220|
|12||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$141,530|
|13||Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers||$135,790|
|14||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$135,790|
|19||Natural Sciences Managers||$119,820|
|22||Computer Hardware Engineers||$113,360|
|24||Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates||$111,920|
|25||Medical and Health Services Managers||$111,770|
|26||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$111,400|
|28||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$109,070|
|31||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$106,540|
|32||General and Operations Managers||$106,090|
|36||Industrial Production Managers||$102,780|
|37||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$102,760|
|38||Human Resources Managers||$102,550|
|39||Managers, All Other||$102,250|
|40||Advertising and Promotions Managers||$102,100|
|42||Computer Network Architects||$97,470|
|43||Software Developers, Systems Software||$97,030|
|45||Administrative Services Managers||$95,350|
|48||Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other||$93,630|
|50||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$93,370|
|52||Software Developers, Applications||$92,430|
|53||Athletes and Sports Competitors||$91,850|
|54||Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers||$91,540|
|56||Computer Systems Analysts||$91,460|
|58||Training and Development Managers||$90,180|
|59||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,660|
|60||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$89,390|
|61||Postmasters and Mail Superintendents||$89,280|
|62||Engineers, All Other||$89,160|
|63||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers||$89,000|
|64||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$88,580|
|65||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$87,600|
|67||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$86,920|
|68||Radio and Television Announcers||$85,950|
|71||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$83,740|
|75||Psychologists, All Other||$82,900|
|76||Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay||$82,860|
|77||Emergency Management Directors||$82,790|
|80||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$82,110|
|82||Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||$81,510|
|83||Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||$81,460|
|84||Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents||$81,390|
|85||Information Security Analysts||$81,380|
|87||Personal Financial Advisors||$81,290|
|89||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$80,690|
|91||Funeral Service Managers||$80,200|
|92||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$79,460|
|93||Education Administrators, All Other||$78,920|
|94||Nuclear Medicine Technologists||$78,770|
|95||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$78,570|
|97||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers||$78,240|
|98||Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$77,420|
|100||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$76,370|
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