We combed through the data to identify the profession in Portland 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 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 Internists, General 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 9 on the list of highest paid professions in the 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 Oregon job scene here:
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 644 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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|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|2||Obstetricians and Gynecologists||$210,150|
|6||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$184,640|
|7||Family and General Practitioners||$171,950|
|10||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$160,970|
|11||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$151,470|
|12||Computer and Information Research Scientists||$145,800|
|13||Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers||$143,410|
|14||Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates||$130,100|
|16||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$126,850|
|18||Natural Sciences Managers||$125,220|
|20||Computer Network Architects||$122,080|
|22||Medical and Health Services Managers||$120,800|
|27||General and Operations Managers||$111,620|
|31||Elevator Installers and Repairers||$105,940|
|32||Human Resources Managers||$105,260|
|33||Training and Development Managers||$104,530|
|34||Personal Financial Advisors||$104,260|
|35||Software Developers, Systems Software||$103,160|
|36||Atmospheric and Space Scientists||$102,580|
|37||Software Developers, Applications||$101,930|
|39||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$101,070|
|40||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$100,230|
|41||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$98,620|
|42||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$98,450|
|43||Information Security Analysts||$97,890|
|44||Power Distributors and Dispatchers||$97,850|
|45||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$97,790|
|46||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$97,770|
|47||Managers, All Other||$97,370|
|48||Engineers, All Other||$97,270|
|49||Radio and Television Announcers||$97,260|
|51||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$95,860|
|52||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$95,710|
|55||Industrial Production Managers||$93,900|
|56||First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers||$93,640|
|60||Physical Scientists, All Other||$92,540|
|61||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$92,220|
|63||Computer Occupations, All Other||$90,050|
|65||Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,610|
|67||Computer Systems Analysts||$89,270|
|68||Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||$88,850|
|70||Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers||$88,410|
|72||Fire Inspectors and Investigators||$87,960|
|75||Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay||$87,080|
|76||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$86,200|
|78||Detectives and Criminal Investigators||$85,450|
|79||Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary||$85,410|
|81||Nuclear Medicine Technologists||$85,230|
|83||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$84,960|
|84||Psychologists, All Other||$84,890|
|85||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$84,860|
|86||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers||$84,800|
|87||Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists||$84,780|
|88||Biochemists and Biophysicists||$84,750|
|89||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$84,110|
|90||Emergency Management Directors||$84,000|
|92||Urban and Regional Planners||$83,680|
|94||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$83,530|
|95||Administrative Services Managers||$83,300|
|96||Special Education Teachers, All Other||$82,920|
|98||First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers||$82,810|
|100||Marine Engineers and Naval Architects||$82,150|
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