These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Portland, ME For 2018

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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 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:

  1. Psychiatrists
  2. Internists, General
  3. Dentists, General
  4. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  5. Pediatricians, General
  6. Family and General Practitioners
  7. Chief Executives
  8. Nurse Anesthetists
  9. Personal Financial Advisors
  10. Architectural and Engineering Managers

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:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Portland For 2018

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.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Portland

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Psychiatrists $210,100 $128,720 40
2 Internists, General $208,970 $115,670 40
3 Dentists, General $195,120 $109,530 150
4 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $179,620 $54,360 840
5 Pediatricians, General $178,430 $118,790 50
6 Family and General Practitioners $173,300 $106,550 290
7 Chief Executives $169,570 $57,900 360
8 Nurse Anesthetists $152,940 $127,610 100
9 Personal Financial Advisors $150,710 $42,030 240
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers $130,190 $88,110 350
11 Pharmacists $122,110 $88,230 480
12 Sales Managers $118,010 $68,440 500
13 Optometrists $116,790 $61,690 40
14 Actuaries $116,720 $52,210 100
15 Compensation and Benefits Managers $112,940 $71,710 40
16 Computer and Information Systems Managers $112,720 $73,810 610
17 Lawyers $112,080 $54,500 970
18 Financial Managers $108,760 $63,850 1,230
19 Engineers, All Other $106,000 $33,940 50
20 Human Resources Managers $104,710 $66,580 220
21 Managers, All Other $104,680 $65,510 380
22 Natural Sciences Managers $104,520 $56,520 80
23 Marketing Managers $104,430 $53,870 430
24 Physician Assistants $102,890 $79,690 290
25 Advertising and Promotions Managers $102,450 $60,180 90
26 Purchasing Managers $102,110 $67,920 110
27 General and Operations Managers $101,430 $34,800 4,650
28 Training and Development Managers $98,440 $66,390 50
29 Medical and Health Services Managers $98,390 $65,170 520
30 Veterinarians $98,160 $61,230 110
31 Software Developers, Systems Software $98,030 $67,540 270
32 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $96,360 $58,510 170
33 Nurse Practitioners $96,230 $66,730 420
34 Industrial Production Managers $95,700 $65,510 150
35 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $92,300 $62,280 190
36 Computer Network Architects $92,050 $47,240 290
37 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $91,420 $48,310 190
38 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $89,330 $68,310 300
39 Chiropractors $88,430 $55,690 70
40 Electrical Engineers $88,420 $64,360 130
41 Software Developers, Applications $87,380 $56,110 900
42 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $86,710 $33,660 100
43 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $86,500 $53,600 120
44 Industrial Engineers $86,260 $58,640 260
45 Environmental Engineers $86,080 $58,280 90
46 Construction Managers $84,720 $52,930 450
47 Administrative Services Managers $84,450 $46,650 560
48 Sales Engineers $84,040 $53,630 100
49 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $84,000 $41,900 210
50 Mechanical Engineers $83,660 $57,650 340
51 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $81,810 $42,290 60
52 Biomedical Engineers $81,510 $53,440 50
53 Computer Systems Analysts $80,610 $52,250 810
54 Civil Engineers $80,530 $53,760 440
55 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $80,470 $35,560 470
56 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $78,500 $40,190 90
57 Computer Occupations, All Other $77,980 $47,080 300
58 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $77,880 $45,730 390
59 Labor Relations Specialists $76,120 $53,770 50
60 Physical Therapists $75,890 $56,840 550
61 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $75,720 $55,230 140
62 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $74,820 $52,360 90
63 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $74,810 $34,410 410
64 Credit Analysts $74,420 $42,400 90
65 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $73,550 $52,890 90
66 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $72,970 $38,430 180
67 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $72,460 $47,760 790
68 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $72,090 $54,480 40
69 Financial Examiners $72,070 $46,610 60
70 Budget Analysts $71,600 $45,370 60
71 Operations Research Analysts $71,530 $43,470 120
72 Fashion Designers $71,070 $40,390 70
73 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $70,880 $48,300 30
74 Commercial and Industrial Designers $70,520 $49,450 50
75 Database Administrators $70,320 $42,870 140
76 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $70,250 $27,340 90
77 Financial Analysts $69,880 $50,150 210
78 Insurance Underwriters $69,740 $42,400 470
79 Computer Programmers $69,720 $48,420 410
80 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate $69,540 $23,690 170
81 Loan Officers $69,400 $37,510 490
82 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $67,960 $45,080 130
83 Management Analysts $67,850 $35,390 510
84 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $67,130 $40,540 480
85 Registered Nurses $66,900 $49,850 4,480
86 Speech-Language Pathologists $66,720 $46,860 240
87 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $65,900 $41,170 50
88 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $65,790 $34,160 60
89 Accountants and Auditors $65,770 $41,530 1,790
90 Art Directors $65,670 $38,800 60
91 Dental Hygienists $65,630 $51,150 460
92 Occupational Therapists $65,490 $46,610 320
93 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $64,190 $48,770 60
94 Urban and Regional Planners $64,180 $50,350 50
95 Compliance Officers $64,050 $38,750 350
96 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment $63,240 $45,850 400
97 Real Estate Brokers $62,620 $42,500 80
98 Logisticians $62,610 $43,580 170
99 Chemists $62,430 $37,300 50
100 Microbiologists $62,190 $38,650 40