These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Reading, PA 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 Reading 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 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other are the highest paid people in Reading.

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

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Family and General Practitioners
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Dentists, General
  5. Marketing Managers
  6. Human Resources Managers
  7. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  8. Veterinarians
  9. Lawyers
  10. Computer and Information Systems Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 4 on the list of highest paid professions in Reading. 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 Reading and Pennsylvania job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Reading For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 349 job classifications in Reading 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 Reading

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $225,080 $105,160 190
2 Family and General Practitioners $203,440 $124,800 210
3 Chief Executives $193,570 $92,340 250
4 Dentists, General $181,070 $71,270 90
5 Marketing Managers $158,600 $78,210 150
6 Human Resources Managers $143,170 $73,850 110
7 Architectural and Engineering Managers $139,730 $96,550 180
8 Veterinarians $130,690 $83,760 110
9 Lawyers $125,740 $57,110 460
10 Computer and Information Systems Managers $124,790 $83,910 180
11 Financial Managers $124,550 $72,080 390
12 General and Operations Managers $120,160 $47,770 1,870
13 Sales Managers $119,720 $66,220 310
14 Industrial Production Managers $117,580 $69,430 240
15 Pharmacists $116,820 $89,710 330
16 Purchasing Managers $115,590 $67,490 70
17 Managers, All Other $114,160 $47,200 150
18 Construction Managers $113,090 $65,790 160
19 Personal Financial Advisors $108,250 $39,080 120
20 Medical and Health Services Managers $104,330 $37,840 400
21 Physician Assistants $104,130 $70,960 80
22 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $102,410 $63,650 110
23 Software Developers, Systems Software $99,730 $55,610 40
24 Civil Engineers $98,940 $63,370 520
25 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $97,180 $38,170 220
26 Administrative Services Managers $96,880 $52,140 150
27 Environmental Engineers $96,880 $35,660 200
28 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $95,350 $54,730 120
29 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $95,040 $61,940 260
30 Software Developers, Applications $93,300 $58,380 270
31 Nurse Practitioners $92,760 $70,170 160
32 Commercial Pilots $90,690 $54,360 50
33 Electrical Engineers $90,420 $63,070 220
34 Management Analysts $88,780 $42,230 350
35 Database Administrators $87,650 $62,830 90
36 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $87,480 $47,530 60
37 Computer Systems Analysts $86,930 $54,230 290
38 Mechanical Engineers $85,040 $50,630 330
39 Optometrists $84,130 $45,010 70
40 Engineers, All Other $82,890 $49,310 80
41 Physical Therapists $82,380 $51,940 200
42 Social and Community Service Managers $82,040 $34,980 170
43 Occupational Therapists $80,460 $62,100 160
44 Computer Network Architects $80,160 $47,170 80
45 Computer Programmers $78,930 $55,570 270
46 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $78,590 $58,380 70
47 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $77,830 $50,970 220
48 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $77,230 $54,640 110
49 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $77,190 $43,630 30
50 Industrial Engineers $76,050 $44,720 260
51 Power Plant Operators $75,910 $51,010 50
52 Computer Occupations, All Other $74,350 $44,010 100
53 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $73,400 $47,760 70
54 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $72,990 $54,240 70
55 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $72,440 $53,030 60
56 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $72,380 $41,690 330
57 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $70,660 $46,480 50
58 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $70,370 $43,680 710
59 Speech-Language Pathologists $70,270 $51,040 190
60 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $70,220 $27,560 100
61 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $70,130 $42,020 210
62 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $69,960 $34,880 2,010
63 Cost Estimators $69,850 $44,250 380
64 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $69,140 $30,580 510
65 Compliance Officers $68,820 $39,000 200
66 Logisticians $68,590 $44,610 70
67 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $67,880 $49,940 30
68 Financial Analysts $67,860 $39,870 200
69 Accountants and Auditors $67,690 $44,050 1,320
70 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers $67,640 $52,000 140
71 Dental Hygienists $67,350 $54,110 260
72 Commercial and Industrial Designers $66,410 $36,040 60
73 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $66,330 $44,470 1,580
74 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $65,970 $45,460 470
75 Training and Development Specialists $65,500 $37,050 240
76 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School $65,270 $43,500 310
77 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $65,130 $41,170 70
78 Statisticians $64,670 $41,970 30
79 Civil Engineering Technicians $64,400 $33,200 50
80 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $64,230 $41,590 1,060
81 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $63,780 $42,170 600
82 Chemists $63,780 $41,350 60
83 Insurance Sales Agents $63,420 $30,460 260
84 Human Resources Specialists $62,420 $35,960 580
85 Loan Officers $62,270 $39,630 240
86 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists $62,000 $43,870 190
87 Special Education Teachers, Middle School $61,750 $44,590 200
88 Registered Nurses $61,680 $50,020 3,720
89 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $61,440 $40,440 440
90 Credit Analysts $60,850 $35,300 40
91 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School $60,450 $42,870 280
92 Editors $60,370 $30,230 40
93 Web Developers $60,260 $29,720 80
94 Surveyors $60,250 $40,770 60
95 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers $59,880 $41,790 90
96 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $59,820 $40,630 2,100
97 Producers and Directors $59,530 $41,410 30
98 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers $59,520 $32,700 1,640
99 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other $59,490 $28,090 120
100 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians $59,450 $26,680 40