These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Pittsburgh, PA 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 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 Surgeons are the highest paid people in Pittsburgh.

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

  1. Surgeons
  2. Family and General Practitioners
  3. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Psychiatrists
  6. Physicists
  7. Marketing Managers
  8. Financial Managers
  9. Nurse Anesthetists
  10. Podiatrists

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 22 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 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 624 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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Pittsburgh

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $244,560 $106,030 190
2 Family and General Practitioners $200,460 $74,060 410
3 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $196,850 $54,250 3,890
4 Chief Executives $196,580 $81,990 1,920
5 Psychiatrists $163,130 $67,080 120
6 Physicists $145,850 $93,030 30
7 Marketing Managers $145,350 $79,280 1,040
8 Financial Managers $143,490 $78,370 3,100
9 Nurse Anesthetists $143,320 $118,030 900
10 Podiatrists $142,640 $54,630 90
11 Sales Managers $141,230 $64,190 1,890
12 Lawyers $139,500 $54,750 5,110
13 Architectural and Engineering Managers $138,860 $81,310 1,560
14 Human Resources Managers $130,380 $71,650 660
15 Computer and Information Systems Managers $126,890 $78,160 2,660
16 Training and Development Managers $125,060 $66,350 170
17 General and Operations Managers $123,890 $50,000 14,080
18 Personal Financial Advisors $123,280 $50,030 1,830
19 Compensation and Benefits Managers $121,280 $67,330 150
20 Purchasing Managers $118,660 $68,940 370
21 Petroleum Engineers $117,980 $63,480 440
22 Dentists, General $114,500 $48,760 830
23 Construction Managers $114,120 $58,480 1,540
24 Advertising and Promotions Managers $112,720 $43,180 80
25 Optometrists $109,760 $38,200 490
26 Industrial Production Managers $107,850 $61,520 1,280
27 Managers, All Other $107,780 $65,280 1,690
28 Actuaries $106,880 $57,780 220
29 Veterinarians $105,890 $66,910 490
30 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $104,940 $49,200 910
31 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $104,510 $52,280 380
32 Pharmacists $102,400 $54,580 2,860
33 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $100,180 $46,530 200
34 Chemical Engineers $99,950 $66,480 380
35 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $99,590 $60,440 130
36 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $99,250 $38,500 550
37 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $98,970 $60,640 590
38 Engineers, All Other $98,480 $55,110 750
39 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $97,230 $69,330 1,310
40 Funeral Service Managers $97,060 $54,660 230
41 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $96,440 $39,400 1,990
42 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $94,170 $34,350 2,340
43 Computer Network Architects $93,920 $57,940 1,030
44 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $93,660 $52,750 70
45 Physical Scientists, All Other $93,450 $29,100 110
46 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $92,590 $52,480 350
47 Financial Examiners $92,200 $47,590 510
48 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $90,600 $43,890 330
49 Medical and Health Services Managers $90,300 $52,570 2,730
50 Mechanical Engineers $90,240 $55,360 2,810
51 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $90,080 $39,620 1,800
52 Nuclear Engineers $89,900 $54,110 870
53 Administrative Services Managers $89,600 $49,620 1,280
54 Aerospace Engineers $89,500 $56,210 180
55 Electrical Engineers $89,400 $57,820 1,750
56 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $89,290 $52,150 180
57 Environmental Engineers $88,440 $53,490 870
58 Software Developers, Applications $87,820 $49,780 6,270
59 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $87,600 $56,430 200
60 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $87,250 $51,530 80
61 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $87,120 $44,730 400
62 Nurse Practitioners $87,040 $65,990 840
63 Nurse Midwives $86,830 $64,050 30
64 Industrial Engineers $86,000 $55,710 2,030
65 Civil Engineers $85,710 $54,260 3,400
66 Physician Assistants $84,430 $64,860 1,160
67 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $84,350 $52,450 600
68 Producers and Directors $84,200 $34,460 440
69 Economists $84,120 $33,160 50
70 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $83,290 $49,930 1,600
71 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $82,600 $40,960 360
72 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $82,040 $43,630 650
73 Insurance Underwriters $81,750 $49,490 550
74 Software Developers, Systems Software $81,740 $52,290 1,480
75 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $81,300 $50,100 560
76 Sales Engineers $81,280 $47,120 750
77 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $81,230 $44,870 320
78 Computer Systems Analysts $81,220 $44,600 5,280
79 Physical Therapists $81,130 $55,340 2,680
80 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $80,900 $43,820 250
81 Transportation Inspectors $80,690 $32,900 140
82 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels $80,630 $46,950 190
83 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $80,620 $52,280 240
84 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $80,420 $39,720 890
85 Psychologists, All Other $80,340 $43,070 120
86 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $80,110 $44,850 290
87 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $79,890 $41,990 660
88 Computer Occupations, All Other $79,730 $44,560 1,310
89 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $79,710 $33,800 170
90 Operations Research Analysts $79,590 $46,650 520
91 Management Analysts $78,850 $43,090 4,300
92 Materials Engineers $78,640 $47,770 350
93 Financial Specialists, All Other $78,370 $47,230 1,100
94 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $78,230 $42,820 600
95 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $77,640 $45,830 500
96 Conservation Scientists $77,360 $22,510 110
97 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $76,680 $50,250 90
98 Chiropractors $76,600 $33,650 500
99 Emergency Management Directors $76,600 $35,300 40
100 Financial Analysts $76,260 $45,130 2,450
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