The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Phoenix, AZ 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 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 Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric are the highest paid people in Phoenix.

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

  1. Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric
  2. Anesthesiologists
  3. Psychiatrists
  4. Physicians, All Other
  5. Family Medicine Physicians
  6. Pediatricians, General
  7. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
  8. Physicists
  9. Dentists, General
  10. Nurse Anesthetists

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:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Phoenix For 2022

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 641 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, 2022.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Phoenix

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric $354,310 $170,020 390
2 Anesthesiologists $332,670 $129,750 1,010
3 Psychiatrists $293,820 $174,550 410
4 Physicians, All Other $257,610 $100,080 4,350
5 Family Medicine Physicians $221,250 $62,360 2,010
6 Pediatricians, General $204,590 $62,770 670
7 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $197,820 $79,380 2,530
8 Physicists $195,300 $100,570 50
9 Dentists, General $182,530 $78,850 1,310
10 Nurse Anesthetists $178,400 $159,580 230
11 Chief Executives $169,010 $36,640 2,190
12 Architectural and Engineering Managers $161,340 $101,960 2,410
13 Computer and Information Systems Managers $157,960 $94,920 9,270
14 Podiatrists $155,880 $51,850 170
15 Chemical Engineers $152,820 $70,040 50
16 Aerospace Engineers $147,110 $77,130 1,000
17 Natural Sciences Managers $141,020 $74,940 220
18 Financial Managers $138,550 $64,940 9,700
19 Air Traffic Controllers $137,480 $91,870 210
20 Compensation and Benefits Managers $135,860 $78,220 230
21 Marketing Managers $131,970 $75,170 3,230
22 Lawyers $131,160 $64,420 9,050
23 Computer Hardware Engineers $129,460 $78,170 280
24 Purchasing Managers $129,210 $77,040 1,020
25 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $128,190 $77,610 2,780
26 Industrial Production Managers $126,880 $75,090 2,110
27 Sales Managers $126,500 $60,530 8,280
28 Human Resources Managers $125,860 $74,880 2,130
29 Managers, All Other $125,720 $61,330 7,780
30 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers $122,950 $60,950 280
31 Nurse Practitioners $120,980 $98,870 3,550
32 Pharmacists $120,930 $60,280 4,980
33 Physician Assistants $120,930 $80,290 2,380
34 Computer Network Architects $120,910 $78,230 3,450
35 Sales Engineers $120,870 $70,800 420
36 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $120,290 $49,050 1,690
37 Optometrists $119,550 $61,330 760
38 Public Relations Managers $118,930 $71,100 760
39 Medical and Health Services Managers $118,390 $60,010 6,140
40 Veterinarians $117,010 $79,240 1,040
41 Software Developers $115,520 $64,730 26,930
42 Hydrologists $114,050 $55,350 200
43 Fundraising Managers $112,400 $46,860 240
44 Database Architects $110,810 $59,830 920
45 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $110,490 $58,140 1,940
46 Information Security Analysts $109,600 $61,710 3,330
47 Training and Development Managers $108,900 $62,620 830
48 Commercial and Industrial Designers $108,760 $58,300 310
49 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $108,260 $48,650 650
50 Biological Scientists, All Other $107,670 $62,400 170
51 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $107,020 $75,230 80
52 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $106,760 $76,650 420
53 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $106,320 $63,050 160
54 Materials Engineers $105,940 $74,120 190
55 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $105,270 $78,960 1,320
56 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $105,230 $48,990 120
57 Biochemists and Biophysicists $104,980 $39,530 80
58 General and Operations Managers $104,410 $38,500 54,610
59 Commercial Pilots $104,230 $50,950 930
60 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $103,840 $48,470 120
61 Administrative Services Managers $103,630 $60,160 3,800
62 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $103,590 $61,820 470
63 Construction Managers $103,440 $64,380 3,700
64 Advertising and Promotions Managers $103,370 $59,590 40
65 Industrial Engineers $102,670 $64,950 4,830
66 Environmental Engineers $102,610 $61,450 630
67 Electrical Engineers $101,690 $48,850 3,030
68 Mechanical Engineers $100,940 $62,410 3,420
69 Political Scientists $100,410 $62,110 40
70 Actuaries $100,070 $78,280 100
71 Engineers, All Other $100,060 $48,850 1,110
72 Computer Systems Analysts $99,390 $62,310 9,430
73 Statisticians $99,140 $50,410 250
74 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $97,780 $62,720 40
75 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $97,620 $60,010 2,220
76 Financial Risk Specialists $97,480 $47,730 1,490
77 Psychologists, All Other $97,400 $47,780 110
78 Data Scientists $97,180 $59,710 2,010
79 Database Administrators $96,580 $52,580 1,450
80 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $96,450 $77,400 40
81 Neurologists $95,860 $78,950 370
82 Physical Therapists $95,400 $75,320 2,870
83 Facilities Managers $95,300 $50,760 1,750
84 Nurse Midwives $94,430 $37,190 140
85 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $93,920 $38,850 4,930
86 Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other $93,820 $59,640 170
87 Radiation Therapists $93,500 $62,570 180
88 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers $93,000 $48,570 30
89 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $92,750 $49,440 180
90 Personal Financial Advisors $92,540 $37,930 4,450
91 Occupational Therapists $91,740 $60,900 1,680
92 Management Analysts $91,570 $48,530 11,660
93 Education Administrators, All Other $90,970 $60,160 200
94 Real Estate Brokers $90,780 $38,210 790
95 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $90,720 $60,820 4,840
96 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $90,260 $56,380 1,060
97 Media and Communication Workers, All Other $90,020 $60,360 240
98 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $89,800 $48,040 1,310
99 Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling $89,080 $48,700 230
100 Project Management Specialists $88,990 $47,570 17,340

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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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