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

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

  1. Radiologists
  2. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  3. Psychiatrists
  4. Physicians, Pathologists
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Family Medicine Physicians
  7. Financial Managers
  8. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  9. Physicians, All Other
  10. Personal Financial Advisors

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 14 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 2022

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 605 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, 2022.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Pittsburgh

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Radiologists $314,110 $62,770 50
2 General Internal Medicine Physicians $303,520 $84,710 580
3 Psychiatrists $266,980 $91,940 100
4 Physicians, Pathologists $238,860 $51,270 170
5 Chief Executives $228,440 $87,110 1,610
6 Family Medicine Physicians $179,510 $17,500 2,040
7 Financial Managers $154,200 $80,400 5,260
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers $153,520 $102,520 1,650
9 Physicians, All Other $153,330 $62,240 3,330
10 Personal Financial Advisors $145,980 $58,660 2,410
11 Computer and Information Systems Managers $145,770 $95,190 3,990
12 Marketing Managers $142,070 $77,940 1,980
13 Computer and Information Research Scientists $139,190 $77,750 180
14 Dentists, General $137,580 $62,290 680
15 Purchasing Managers $137,310 $80,710 550
16 Sales Managers $134,900 $60,710 2,340
17 Human Resources Managers $134,870 $75,280 1,370
18 Managers, All Other $134,580 $78,370 2,770
19 Natural Sciences Managers $130,590 $61,790 500
20 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $129,650 $61,330 100
21 Podiatrists $129,110 $53,410 60
22 Lawyers $125,860 $47,640 5,350
23 Nurse Practitioners $125,270 $78,820 1,840
24 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $122,690 $60,900 800
25 Training and Development Managers $121,870 $63,270 200
26 Advertising and Promotions Managers $121,430 $64,480 80
27 Public Relations Managers $120,490 $70,610 280
28 Compensation and Benefits Managers $119,060 $63,270 150
29 Construction Managers $117,130 $71,310 710
30 Pharmacists $116,090 $78,830 3,260
31 Actuaries $115,860 $65,350 410
32 Veterinarians $115,380 $78,210 500
33 Fundraising Managers $115,130 $59,790 160
34 Optometrists $114,690 $76,300 560
35 Industrial Production Managers $114,050 $70,970 1,220
36 Physical Scientists, All Other $113,650 $49,150 130
37 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $112,890 $59,820 370
38 General and Operations Managers $112,260 $45,800 23,690
39 Petroleum Engineers $111,660 $38,600 210
40 Air Traffic Controllers $111,290 $64,150 80
41 Administrative Services Managers $111,290 $74,620 740
42 Medical and Health Services Managers $110,660 $59,880 2,950
43 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $109,930 $69,930 120
44 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $108,790 $64,170 30
45 Chemical Engineers $108,700 $62,640 370
46 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $108,490 $49,830 800
47 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $108,220 $57,010 780
48 Computer Hardware Engineers $108,110 $52,190 220
49 Nuclear Engineers $107,770 $62,470 220
50 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $107,440 $59,200 1,160
51 Computer Network Architects $106,960 $74,100 1,220
52 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $106,560 $59,260 60
53 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $106,240 $50,270 610
54 Nurse Midwives $106,130 $78,870 70
55 Electrical Engineers $105,450 $61,880 2,190
56 Physician Assistants $105,280 $78,770 1,480
57 Economists $105,170 $61,330 120
58 Environmental Engineers $104,280 $61,590 580
59 Sales Engineers $103,570 $57,970 600
60 Database Architects $103,400 $48,790 390
61 Funeral Home Managers $102,340 $47,240 180
62 Software Developers $101,200 $61,330 8,720
63 Commercial Pilots $100,760 $64,220 180
64 Materials Engineers $100,100 $61,460 260
65 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $100,060 $63,640 1,490
66 Engineers, All Other $99,420 $60,930 970
67 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $99,420 $65,280 640
68 Information Security Analysts $98,340 $60,900 840
69 Facilities Managers $98,310 $61,180 530
70 Chemists $97,720 $48,590 930
71 Civil Engineers $97,140 $61,390 2,590
72 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $96,560 $60,120 60
73 Mechanical Engineers $94,200 $61,470 4,130
74 Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other $94,110 $65,210 260
75 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $93,300 $65,790 600
76 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $93,220 $61,690 70
77 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $92,920 $60,900 140
78 History Teachers, Postsecondary $92,660 $61,690 190
79 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $92,560 $49,650 2,120
80 Psychologists, All Other $91,610 $47,490 90
81 Credit Analysts $91,230 $58,660 900
82 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $91,120 $66,740 60
83 Computer Systems Analysts $91,100 $53,150 4,270
84 Art Directors $90,940 $49,500 360
85 Financial Risk Specialists $90,600 $55,820 150
86 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $90,370 $49,850 260
87 Physical Therapists $89,590 $62,320 2,000
88 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers $88,980 $55,020 100
89 Project Management Specialists $88,910 $48,730 5,660
90 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $88,720 $43,700 980
91 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $88,270 $47,910 690
92 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $88,170 $44,990 110
93 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $87,960 $61,000 670
94 Industrial Engineers $87,620 $59,820 1,890
95 Computer Programmers $87,610 $55,060 1,130
96 Data Scientists $87,210 $49,040 910
97 Financial and Investment Analysts $86,840 $49,820 2,370
98 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $86,500 $76,420 130
99 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $85,910 $47,630 140
100 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $85,480 $62,220 140

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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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