These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Providence, RI 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 Providence 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 Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in Providence.

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

  1. Anesthesiologists
  2. Surgeons
  3. Nurse Anesthetists
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Internists, General
  6. Family and General Practitioners
  7. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  8. Dentists, General
  9. Pediatricians, General
  10. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 8 on the list of highest paid professions in Providence. 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 Providence and Rhode Island job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Providence For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 532 job classifications in Providence 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 Providence

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $266,930 $170,620 220
2 Surgeons $256,890 $95,770 300
3 Nurse Anesthetists $241,660 $138,990 220
4 Chief Executives $202,680 $86,480 660
5 Internists, General $197,070 $91,530 260
6 Family and General Practitioners $196,000 $99,670 130
7 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $171,830 $55,280 2,770
8 Dentists, General $166,070 $79,290 480
9 Pediatricians, General $163,070 $92,830 230
10 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $159,170 $45,390 120
11 Compensation and Benefits Managers $143,610 $89,670 80
12 Architectural and Engineering Managers $139,170 $96,970 490
13 Natural Sciences Managers $137,400 $84,300 130
14 Computer and Information Systems Managers $136,710 $85,800 1,200
15 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $135,990 $70,080 250
16 Financial Managers $133,940 $73,220 3,220
17 Marketing Managers $132,360 $78,840 520
18 General and Operations Managers $130,660 $58,860 8,240
19 Sales Managers $130,100 $64,930 1,080
20 Human Resources Managers $129,210 $72,650 400
21 Lawyers $127,700 $61,420 1,870
22 Purchasing Managers $124,740 $73,370 250
23 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $122,340 $60,930 130
24 Veterinarians $121,530 $90,570 270
25 Physicists $121,360 $55,160 70
26 Managers, All Other $118,950 $75,030 890
27 Training and Development Managers $118,870 $79,290 80
28 Sales Engineers $118,570 $69,480 190
29 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $118,460 $82,000 1,090
30 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $116,760 $57,670 90
31 Pharmacists $116,590 $93,560 1,580
32 Personal Financial Advisors $115,910 $39,560 510
33 Physician Assistants $113,130 $69,340 260
34 Software Developers, Systems Software $110,460 $70,610 1,340
35 Computer Network Architects $110,150 $85,110 430
36 Computer and Information Research Scientists $109,110 $79,640 400
37 Medical and Health Services Managers $108,730 $64,490 1,950
38 Nurse Practitioners $108,510 $80,560 610
39 Optometrists $107,790 $75,900 220
40 Construction Managers $107,590 $63,360 710
41 Industrial Production Managers $107,410 $67,170 530
42 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $105,370 $66,970 70
43 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $104,290 $50,750 90
44 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $103,900 $65,190 850
45 Mathematicians $101,480 $65,650 40
46 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $101,160 $56,140 200
47 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $101,080 $75,360 950
48 Podiatrists $99,450 $60,270 60
49 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $99,180 $58,780 300
50 Electrical Engineers $99,000 $61,180 440
51 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $98,720 $51,040 570
52 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $97,480 $57,560 130
53 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $97,400 $58,440 110
54 Chemical Engineers $97,310 $66,640 30
55 Administrative Services Managers $96,770 $53,110 1,110
56 Engineers, All Other $95,340 $42,190 540
57 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $94,790 $41,700 610
58 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $94,020 $46,350 290
59 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $93,240 $44,590 100
60 Mechanical Engineers $92,480 $57,000 1,230
61 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $92,010 $46,600 1,130
62 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $91,580 $46,430 150
63 Actuaries $91,470 $57,200 200
64 Information Security Analysts $91,150 $59,370 220
65 Computer Occupations, All Other $91,130 $45,680 950
66 Management Analysts $91,110 $54,150 3,310
67 Computer Hardware Engineers $90,970 $60,280 200
68 Software Developers, Applications $90,240 $56,080 1,940
69 Psychologists, All Other $90,110 $46,640 60
70 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $89,180 $52,010 160
71 Database Administrators $88,980 $53,670 440
72 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $88,640 $46,490 40
73 Materials Engineers $88,570 $58,480 60
74 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $87,040 $47,350 100
75 Loan Officers $86,590 $31,790 990
76 Radiation Therapists $86,110 $55,950 140
77 Industrial Engineers $85,780 $53,770 720
78 Environmental Engineers $85,760 $51,180 260
79 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $85,610 $68,070 50
80 Civil Engineers $84,400 $55,630 850
81 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $84,380 $52,710 400
82 Advertising and Promotions Managers $83,620 $40,350 170
83 Chemists $83,590 $49,840 180
84 Chiropractors $83,300 $41,070 140
85 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists $83,040 $56,450 50
86 Computer Systems Analysts $82,540 $49,630 1,590
87 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $82,420 $45,470 270
88 Education Administrators, All Other $82,010 $46,690 100
89 Financial Examiners $81,350 $53,870 230
90 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $81,320 $53,760 340
91 Physical Therapists $81,030 $57,710 1,380
92 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $80,760 $36,660 670
93 Statisticians $80,720 $61,610 30
94 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $80,560 $52,150 2,000
95 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $80,480 $57,180 710
96 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $80,350 $42,050 240
97 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $80,350 $64,160 50
98 Occupational Therapists $80,330 $57,120 580
99 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $79,900 $49,140 650
100 History Teachers, Postsecondary $79,840 $44,740 220