These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Phoenix, AZ For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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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:

  1. Surgeons
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Internists, General
  6. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  7. Psychiatrists
  8. Family and General Practitioners
  9. Dentists, General
  10. Physicists

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 2018

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.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Phoenix

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $264,310 $159,850 60
2 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $255,310 $135,300 330
3 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $198,840 $60,600 3,280
4 Chief Executives $183,480 $81,150 2,780
5 Internists, General $176,740 $58,980 270
6 Dentists, All Other Specialists $173,240 $94,690 60
7 Psychiatrists $168,490 $42,350 420
8 Family and General Practitioners $163,220 $82,270 2,440
9 Dentists, General $157,170 $64,040 1,490
10 Physicists $145,940 $56,580 40
11 Pediatricians, General $143,940 $51,400 490
12 Computer and Information Systems Managers $141,530 $76,900 5,800
13 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $135,790 $55,310 3,180
14 Architectural and Engineering Managers $135,790 $80,990 2,800
15 Lawyers $131,970 $60,700 8,130
16 Financial Managers $124,130 $63,920 7,610
17 Marketing Managers $120,560 $53,010 2,980
18 Podiatrists $120,240 $44,080 210
19 Natural Sciences Managers $119,820 $64,360 450
20 Pharmacists $119,240 $100,060 4,310
21 Chemical Engineers $115,860 $68,440 100
22 Computer Hardware Engineers $113,360 $73,950 1,560
23 Sales Managers $113,140 $46,200 8,120
24 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $111,920 $72,860 510
25 Medical and Health Services Managers $111,770 $58,200 4,870
26 Compensation and Benefits Managers $111,400 $61,680 240
27 Optometrists $110,700 $56,510 470
28 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $109,070 $45,470 2,050
29 Purchasing Managers $108,470 $57,800 1,280
30 Sales Engineers $106,770 $64,690 1,230
31 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $106,540 $56,380 1,370
32 General and Operations Managers $106,090 $39,510 28,880
33 Materials Scientists $106,080 $38,550 50
34 Electrical Engineers $105,650 $66,450 2,990
35 Nurse Practitioners $105,640 $69,340 1,490
36 Industrial Production Managers $102,780 $57,570 1,850
37 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $102,760 $59,770 780
38 Human Resources Managers $102,550 $54,260 1,970
39 Managers, All Other $102,250 $53,920 3,570
40 Advertising and Promotions Managers $102,100 $47,470 310
41 Political Scientists $100,490 $47,510 110
42 Computer Network Architects $97,470 $62,360 2,950
43 Software Developers, Systems Software $97,030 $49,500 7,680
44 Biomedical Engineers $95,940 $62,580 340
45 Administrative Services Managers $95,350 $46,670 4,820
46 Industrial Engineers $95,120 $64,890 3,780
47 Physician Assistants $94,320 $38,620 1,830
48 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $93,630 $54,900 200
49 Mechanical Engineers $93,600 $56,410 2,610
50 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $93,370 $57,090 3,060
51 Aerospace Engineers $93,330 $64,610 770
52 Software Developers, Applications $92,430 $54,090 11,600
53 Athletes and Sports Competitors $91,850 $21,160 230
54 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $91,540 $53,420 160
55 Veterinarians $91,470 $53,760 1,090
56 Computer Systems Analysts $91,460 $50,640 13,110
57 Construction Managers $91,240 $46,370 3,810
58 Training and Development Managers $90,180 $53,520 630
59 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $89,660 $43,180 440
60 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $89,390 $64,430 1,720
61 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $89,280 $71,620 40
62 Engineers, All Other $89,160 $54,270 1,090
63 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $89,000 $55,960 260
64 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $88,580 $41,550 340
65 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $87,600 $37,220 1,320
66 Actuaries $87,240 $61,440 220
67 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $86,920 $38,890 5,300
68 Radio and Television Announcers $85,950 $19,150 300
69 Nurse Anesthetists $84,710 $33,310 120
70 Occupational Therapists $84,350 $54,350 900
71 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $83,740 $42,690 170
72 Physical Therapists $83,490 $47,570 2,130
73 Computer Programmers $83,030 $39,790 4,150
74 Art Directors $82,910 $43,530 230
75 Psychologists, All Other $82,900 $24,520 70
76 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $82,860 $64,180 370
77 Emergency Management Directors $82,790 $50,170 80
78 Dental Hygienists $82,640 $59,400 2,090
79 Database Administrators $82,600 $40,310 2,610
80 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $82,110 $47,470 1,720
81 Chemists $81,920 $44,850 520
82 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $81,510 $39,950 280
83 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $81,460 $61,580 880
84 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $81,390 $31,390 4,630
85 Information Security Analysts $81,380 $50,330 2,330
86 Environmental Engineers $81,310 $48,800 450
87 Personal Financial Advisors $81,290 $28,250 3,430
88 Radiation Therapists $81,110 $52,890 270
89 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $80,690 $35,520 200
90 Civil Engineers $80,530 $50,150 4,010
91 Funeral Service Managers $80,200 $54,120 90
92 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $79,460 $41,790 5,620
93 Education Administrators, All Other $78,920 $42,220 290
94 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $78,770 $63,800 230
95 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $78,570 $51,760 2,720
96 Insurance Underwriters $78,550 $40,950 1,120
97 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $78,240 $50,560 210
98 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $77,420 $37,650 590
99 Conservation Scientists $76,580 $53,040 130
100 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $76,370 $47,380 120
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