The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Pittsburgh, PA For 2021

By Chris Kolmar - Jun. 7, 2021

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2021. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Pittsburgh

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 Pittsburgh 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 General Internal Medicine Physicians are the highest paid people in Pittsburgh.

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

  1. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  2. Psychiatrists
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Nurse Anesthetists
  5. Family Medicine Physicians
  6. Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
  7. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  8. Personal Financial Advisors
  9. Dentists, General
  10. Sales Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 9 on the list of highest paid professions in Pittsburgh. 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 Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania job scene here:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Pittsburgh For 2021

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 548 job classifications in Pittsburgh 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, 2021.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Pittsburgh

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 General Internal Medicine Physicians $262,340 $175,770 140
2 Psychiatrists $257,890 $117,610 140
3 Chief Executives $235,800 $126,660 1,560
4 Nurse Anesthetists $195,830 $144,510 200
5 Family Medicine Physicians $182,900 $110,560 610
6 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $171,450 $61,150 120
7 Architectural and Engineering Managers $161,430 $112,410 1,730
8 Personal Financial Advisors $160,350 $50,020 1,680
9 Dentists, General $149,310 $68,120 610
10 Sales Managers $147,730 $72,460 1,950
11 Financial Managers $147,290 $80,830 4,010
12 Computer and Information Systems Managers $142,610 $91,470 3,820
13 Marketing Managers $139,910 $81,140 1,740
14 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $136,420 $49,180 500
15 Physicists $133,970 $58,410 140
16 Human Resources Managers $131,400 $77,960 1,140
17 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other $130,750 $73,010 2,190
18 General and Operations Managers $129,830 $50,480 17,170
19 Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $128,710 $55,210 5,050
20 Purchasing Managers $126,000 $86,000 460
21 Advertising and Promotions Managers $125,630 $44,360 110
22 Lawyers $125,220 $45,860 5,210
23 Compensation and Benefits Managers $124,200 $76,350 140
24 Actuaries $121,630 $59,270 220
25 Natural Sciences Managers $120,580 $60,900 710
26 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $119,950 $50,670 700
27 Air Traffic Controllers $116,860 $78,880 80
28 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $116,860 $70,420 480
29 Podiatrists $115,580 $36,000 90
30 Veterinarians $114,860 $48,670 540
31 Training and Development Managers $114,800 $73,130 200
32 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $111,640 $53,350 330
33 Optometrists $111,500 $85,930 740
34 Chemical Engineers $110,740 $60,840 230
35 Physical Scientists, All Other $110,540 $56,410 90
36 Petroleum Engineers $110,200 $56,110 360
37 Pharmacists $109,940 $38,860 3,060
38 Construction Managers $109,340 $62,050 1,460
39 Nurse Practitioners $108,570 $82,540 2,180
40 Industrial Production Managers $108,450 $60,990 1,190
41 Computer Hardware Engineers $108,280 $71,050 490
42 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $107,810 $57,710 130
43 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $107,780 $67,030 120
44 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $107,730 $18,760 60
45 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers $106,590 $68,460 1,530
46 Nurse Midwives $105,150 $85,110 50
47 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $105,040 $51,310 840
48 Computer and Information Research Scientists $104,680 $67,000 160
49 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $104,310 $56,330 60
50 Commercial Pilots $104,020 $58,300 270
51 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $103,520 $58,300 270
52 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $103,380 $78,300 1,300
53 Computer Network Architects $103,280 $71,240 1,360
54 Sales Engineers $101,850 $56,250 640
55 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $101,370 $55,250 740
56 Information Security Analysts $101,130 $64,940 740
57 Medical and Health Services Managers $100,880 $56,560 3,780
58 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $100,140 $49,610 810
59 Economists $99,870 $55,520 50
60 Physician Assistants $99,510 $67,780 1,550
61 History Teachers, Postsecondary $99,270 $60,870 200
62 Engineers, All Other $99,170 $56,820 1,010
63 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $98,020 $67,440 70
64 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $98,000 $37,220 4,120
65 Electrical Engineers $98,000 $64,500 1,890
66 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $97,130 $55,100 390
67 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $97,120 $60,830 9,180
68 Loan Officers $97,110 $35,520 2,820
69 Civil Engineers $96,810 $58,570 3,370
70 Environmental Engineers $96,770 $60,250 740
71 Financial Examiners $95,510 $58,000 720
72 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $95,360 $37,850 1,280
73 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $93,600 $56,460 670
74 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $93,500 $61,970 550
75 Education Administrators, All Other $93,140 $56,580 170
76 Materials Engineers $92,830 $58,640 240
77 Mechanical Engineers $92,580 $59,940 3,650
78 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $91,440 $50,850 220
79 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $91,270 $56,090 2,260
80 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $90,440 $52,080 70
81 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $90,130 $45,690 590
82 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $89,940 $45,150 1,180
83 Credit Analysts $89,760 $48,590 690
84 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $88,930 $67,570 60
85 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $87,880 $46,420 520
86 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $87,820 $58,640 520
87 Insurance Underwriters $87,690 $50,220 500
88 Management Analysts $87,150 $50,750 6,140
89 Computer Programmers $87,130 $51,690 1,880
90 Database Administrators and Architects $86,440 $45,520 1,240
91 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $86,150 $51,680 820
92 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $86,060 $50,520 90
93 Computer Systems Analysts $85,610 $54,150 5,280
94 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $85,530 $55,470 1,430
95 Physical Therapists $85,270 $61,390 2,670
96 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $85,220 $43,580 490
97 Industrial Engineers $84,890 $54,480 2,110
98 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers $84,800 $45,550 130
99 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $83,890 $73,280 140
100 Computer Occupations, All Other $83,870 $47,820 3,780

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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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