We combed through the data to identify the profession in Pittsburgh that will get you rich.
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:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 22 on the list of highest paid professions in the 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:
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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|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|2||Family and General Practitioners||$200,460|
|3||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$196,850|
|13||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$138,860|
|14||Human Resources Managers||$130,380|
|15||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$126,890|
|16||Training and Development Managers||$125,060|
|17||General and Operations Managers||$123,890|
|18||Personal Financial Advisors||$123,280|
|19||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$121,280|
|24||Advertising and Promotions Managers||$112,720|
|26||Industrial Production Managers||$107,850|
|27||Managers, All Other||$107,780|
|30||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$104,940|
|31||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$104,510|
|33||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$100,180|
|35||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers||$99,590|
|36||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$99,250|
|37||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$98,970|
|38||Engineers, All Other||$98,480|
|39||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$97,230|
|40||Funeral Service Managers||$97,060|
|41||First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$96,440|
|42||Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents||$94,170|
|43||Computer Network Architects||$93,920|
|44||Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary||$93,660|
|45||Physical Scientists, All Other||$93,450|
|46||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$92,590|
|48||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers||$90,600|
|49||Medical and Health Services Managers||$90,300|
|51||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$90,080|
|53||Administrative Services Managers||$89,600|
|56||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,290|
|58||Software Developers, Applications||$87,820|
|59||Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers||$87,600|
|60||Geography Teachers, Postsecondary||$87,250|
|61||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$87,120|
|67||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$84,350|
|68||Producers and Directors||$84,200|
|70||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$83,290|
|71||Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary||$82,600|
|72||Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$82,040|
|74||Software Developers, Systems Software||$81,740|
|75||Detectives and Criminal Investigators||$81,300|
|77||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$81,230|
|78||Computer Systems Analysts||$81,220|
|80||Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary||$80,900|
|82||Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels||$80,630|
|83||Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||$80,620|
|84||Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers||$80,420|
|85||Psychologists, All Other||$80,340|
|86||Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary||$80,110|
|87||Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health||$79,890|
|88||Computer Occupations, All Other||$79,730|
|89||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$79,710|
|90||Operations Research Analysts||$79,590|
|93||Financial Specialists, All Other||$78,370|
|94||Architects, Except Landscape and Naval||$78,230|
|95||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$77,640|
|97||Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary||$76,680|
|99||Emergency Management Directors||$76,600|
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