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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 Portland 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 Psychiatrists are the highest paid people in Portland.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Portland:
Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 3 on the list of highest paid professions in Portland. 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 Portland and Maine job scene here:
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 419 job classifications in Portland 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.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|4||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$179,620|
|6||Family and General Practitioners||$173,300|
|9||Personal Financial Advisors||$150,710|
|10||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$130,190|
|15||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$112,940|
|16||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$112,720|
|19||Engineers, All Other||$106,000|
|20||Human Resources Managers||$104,710|
|21||Managers, All Other||$104,680|
|22||Natural Sciences Managers||$104,520|
|25||Advertising and Promotions Managers||$102,450|
|27||General and Operations Managers||$101,430|
|28||Training and Development Managers||$98,440|
|29||Medical and Health Services Managers||$98,390|
|31||Software Developers, Systems Software||$98,030|
|32||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$96,360|
|34||Industrial Production Managers||$95,700|
|35||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$92,300|
|36||Computer Network Architects||$92,050|
|37||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$91,420|
|38||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$89,330|
|41||Software Developers, Applications||$87,380|
|42||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$86,710|
|43||Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||$86,500|
|47||Administrative Services Managers||$84,450|
|49||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$84,000|
|51||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$81,810|
|53||Computer Systems Analysts||$80,610|
|55||Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents||$80,470|
|56||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$78,500|
|57||Computer Occupations, All Other||$77,980|
|58||First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$77,880|
|59||Labor Relations Specialists||$76,120|
|61||Architects, Except Landscape and Naval||$75,720|
|62||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$74,820|
|63||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$74,810|
|65||Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists||$73,550|
|66||Detectives and Criminal Investigators||$72,970|
|67||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$72,460|
|68||Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists||$72,090|
|71||Operations Research Analysts||$71,530|
|73||Postmasters and Mail Superintendents||$70,880|
|74||Commercial and Industrial Designers||$70,520|
|76||Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary||$70,250|
|80||Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate||$69,540|
|82||Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health||$67,960|
|84||Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists||$67,130|
|87||Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other||$65,900|
|88||Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||$65,790|
|89||Accountants and Auditors||$65,770|
|93||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers||$64,190|
|94||Urban and Regional Planners||$64,180|
|96||Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment||$63,240|
|97||Real Estate Brokers||$62,620|
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