These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Raleigh, NC For 2018

Chris Kolmar
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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh.

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

  1. Internists, General
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  5. Psychiatrists
  6. Dentists, General
  7. Family and General Practitioners
  8. Marketing Managers
  9. Nurse Anesthetists
  10. General and Operations Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 6 on the list of highest paid professions in Raleigh. 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 Raleigh and North Carolina job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Raleigh For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 502 job classifications in Raleigh 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 Raleigh

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Internists, General $252,130 $182,070 120
2 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $240,630 $150,310 140
3 Chief Executives $222,870 $109,330 590
4 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $221,670 $149,440 770
5 Psychiatrists $215,930 $146,060 70
6 Dentists, General $206,870 $84,460 560
7 Family and General Practitioners $172,340 $109,750 540
8 Marketing Managers $140,710 $77,890 1,260
9 Nurse Anesthetists $139,750 $108,190 290
10 General and Operations Managers $136,080 $61,580 8,600
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers $135,980 $82,930 950
12 Sales Managers $131,620 $59,980 1,320
13 Computer and Information Systems Managers $131,430 $85,080 3,110
14 Natural Sciences Managers $130,460 $82,980 450
15 Managers, All Other $128,160 $70,820 1,980
16 Financial Managers $126,530 $77,390 1,930
17 Lawyers $125,030 $45,630 2,980
18 Pharmacists $121,630 $98,990 1,260
19 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $120,260 $71,900 70
20 Human Resources Managers $117,250 $69,920 560
21 Veterinarians $116,610 $45,770 640
22 Compensation and Benefits Managers $115,600 $81,760 70
23 Purchasing Managers $114,870 $75,710 300
24 Training and Development Managers $114,630 $75,300 100
25 Personal Financial Advisors $114,000 $43,460 1,210
26 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $113,960 $59,560 60
27 Industrial Production Managers $113,870 $68,980 440
28 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $112,360 $55,500 890
29 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $112,280 $67,500 220
30 Statisticians $111,620 $68,570 210
31 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $111,230 $71,430 460
32 Nuclear Engineers $108,940 $82,190 80
33 Epidemiologists $108,700 $47,960 70
34 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $108,520 $51,350 1,460
35 Administrative Services Managers $107,970 $60,340 660
36 Software Developers, Systems Software $105,660 $68,280 2,010
37 Medical and Health Services Managers $105,260 $65,880 860
38 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $104,440 $51,320 2,170
39 Computer Network Architects $103,810 $64,050 1,030
40 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $103,770 $38,770 360
41 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $103,210 $59,450 190
42 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $102,690 $56,450 320
43 Electrical Engineers $102,430 $58,890 1,800
44 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $101,480 $34,120 1,140
45 Computer Hardware Engineers $99,550 $61,330 390
46 Nurse Practitioners $99,540 $81,200 460
47 Physician Assistants $98,760 $75,990 420
48 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $97,220 $50,920 360
49 Software Developers, Applications $96,880 $60,410 7,920
50 Construction Managers $95,880 $62,280 1,680
51 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $94,870 $63,400 450
52 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $93,690 $49,840 70
53 Advertising and Promotions Managers $92,630 $57,950 70
54 Management Analysts $91,230 $40,590 2,010
55 Computer Systems Analysts $90,130 $56,520 5,340
56 Database Administrators $89,840 $55,440 470
57 Information Security Analysts $89,680 $55,620 370
58 Computer Occupations, All Other $89,290 $53,250 620
59 Computer and Information Research Scientists $89,140 $68,220 90
60 Writers and Authors $88,390 $43,020 160
61 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $88,260 $53,840 80
62 Financial Analysts $88,210 $52,580 810
63 Art Directors $88,070 $57,710 100
64 Sales Engineers $87,960 $34,430 680
65 Materials Scientists $87,890 $44,970 40
66 Mechanical Engineers $87,580 $53,130 1,200
67 Chemical Engineers $86,930 $56,400 220
68 Technical Writers $86,790 $47,610 750
69 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $86,730 $50,730 60
70 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $86,640 $43,010 260
71 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $86,520 $51,170 2,310
72 Biochemists and Biophysicists $85,080 $55,480 390
73 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $84,350 $38,470 320
74 Credit Analysts $83,650 $45,870 410
75 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $83,430 $49,120 200
76 Industrial Engineers $83,270 $53,170 660
77 Occupational Therapists $82,360 $63,920 350
78 Conservation Scientists $81,950 $44,880 40
79 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $80,970 $33,040 400
80 Computer Programmers $80,480 $36,390 1,610
81 Chiropractors $80,040 $66,320 100
82 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $79,810 $43,750 180
83 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $78,790 $51,310 70
84 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $78,780 $44,340 110
85 Materials Engineers $78,730 $54,340 50
86 Operations Research Analysts $78,320 $42,450 250
87 Radiation Therapists $77,830 $56,960 50
88 Loan Officers $77,170 $32,730 1,960
89 Financial Specialists, All Other $76,920 $47,730 500
90 Financial Examiners $76,610 $43,030 180
91 Logisticians $76,430 $46,160 230
92 Physical Therapists $76,240 $55,220 880
93 Civil Engineers $75,730 $52,350 2,610
94 Commercial Pilots $75,500 $50,670 170
95 Speech-Language Pathologists $75,470 $48,480 650
96 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $75,400 $48,760 1,030
97 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $75,200 $40,780 7,550
98 Environmental Engineers $75,150 $48,070 550
99 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $74,980 $50,380 70
100 Compliance Officers $74,800 $40,090 1,430