These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Reno, NV 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 Reno 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 Surgeons are the highest paid people in Reno.

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

  1. Surgeons
  2. Dentists, General
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
  7. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
  8. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  9. Chiropractors
  10. Sales Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 2 on the list of highest paid professions in Reno. 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 Reno and Nevada job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Reno For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 402 job classifications in Reno 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 Reno

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $250,430 $121,940 90
2 Dentists, General $228,520 $121,600 110
3 Family and General Practitioners $221,900 $141,230 140
4 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $202,820 $69,870 440
5 Chief Executives $190,710 $82,870 240
6 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $150,170 $112,740 40
7 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $144,500 $36,310 370
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers $138,850 $71,480 220
9 Chiropractors $137,380 $51,440 50
10 Sales Managers $132,630 $64,220 750
11 Medical and Health Services Managers $119,310 $56,900 410
12 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $118,880 $62,150 270
13 Personal Financial Advisors $118,360 $33,960 220
14 Lawyers $117,680 $63,840 740
15 Pharmacists $116,810 $48,160 370
16 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $113,820 $61,430 110
17 Computer and Information Systems Managers $111,620 $79,580 300
18 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $110,960 $64,680 230
19 Dental Hygienists $108,710 $82,840 270
20 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $107,860 $55,490 90
21 General and Operations Managers $106,490 $44,100 3,550
22 Commercial Pilots $104,080 $18,480 80
23 Optometrists $103,660 $29,090 60
24 Human Resources Managers $102,610 $70,310 180
25 Nurse Practitioners $100,510 $84,380 170
26 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $99,170 $43,910 100
27 Software Developers, Applications $98,710 $49,870 570
28 Financial Managers $98,640 $53,430 1,130
29 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $98,540 $72,860 160
30 Real Estate Sales Agents $97,840 $37,260 90
31 Marketing Managers $96,600 $62,240 330
32 Computer Network Architects $95,980 $65,830 150
33 Natural Sciences Managers $95,700 $59,270 60
34 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $95,130 $65,710 70
35 Mechanical Engineers $94,270 $55,730 150
36 Purchasing Managers $91,990 $54,780 80
37 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $91,770 $61,180 290
38 Hydrologists $91,450 $43,300 70
39 Industrial Production Managers $89,950 $54,460 220
40 Managers, All Other $89,020 $50,180 1,010
41 Civil Engineers $88,000 $55,040 420
42 Advertising and Promotions Managers $87,700 $40,500 50
43 Administrative Services Managers $87,480 $47,820 250
44 Physician Assistants $87,380 $32,340 90
45 Management Analysts $86,980 $45,370 430
46 Environmental Engineers $86,460 $45,030 50
47 Urban and Regional Planners $86,100 $66,010 40
48 Computer Programmers $85,970 $48,390 430
49 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $85,580 $34,690 100
50 Industrial Engineers $85,080 $62,560 110
51 Physical Therapists $84,930 $64,290 310
52 Gaming Managers $82,570 $53,900 60
53 Engineers, All Other $81,850 $52,580 60
54 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $81,170 $53,900 160
55 Credit Analysts $81,120 $36,140 40
56 Electrical Engineers $80,360 $54,690 150
57 Occupational Therapists $80,260 $50,690 110
58 Construction Managers $79,970 $52,440 600
59 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $79,220 $38,430 270
60 Database Administrators $78,730 $54,180 120
61 Commercial and Industrial Designers $77,790 $51,070 50
62 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $77,220 $51,970 80
63 Software Developers, Systems Software $77,210 $53,060 240
64 Insurance Sales Agents $77,170 $25,980 440
65 Budget Analysts $76,900 $60,140 50
66 Registered Nurses $76,300 $55,940 3,720
67 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $76,070 $56,810 470
68 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $75,960 $62,450 50
69 Forensic Science Technicians $75,680 $53,650 30
70 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $73,650 $52,580 240
71 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $73,260 $24,080 100
72 Athletes and Sports Competitors $73,260 $15,890 110
73 Surveyors $72,900 $42,080 70
74 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $72,700 $35,440 70
75 Computer Systems Analysts $72,460 $41,040 210
76 Microbiologists $72,320 $45,510 50
77 Compliance Officers $72,290 $44,130 320
78 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $72,140 $33,790 410
79 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $71,740 $37,120 1,370
80 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $71,460 $35,330 30
81 Transportation Inspectors $71,140 $41,430 50
82 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists $70,540 $50,070 40
83 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment $70,470 $44,100 180
84 Loan Officers $70,440 $18,890 460
85 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate $70,130 $43,860 50
86 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $69,710 $43,580 40
87 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $69,700 $50,550 110
88 Anthropologists and Archeologists $69,480 $42,510 70
89 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians $68,970 $33,180 50
90 Respiratory Therapists $68,920 $53,200 130
91 Information Security Analysts $68,880 $37,920 40
92 Speech-Language Pathologists $68,450 $41,960 170
93 Construction and Building Inspectors $68,340 $46,380 220
94 Technical Writers $68,130 $19,340 40
95 Multimedia Artists and Animators $67,940 $43,600 50
96 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $67,740 $37,800 140
97 Social and Community Service Managers $67,480 $40,920 190
98 Marriage and Family Therapists $67,280 $43,510 100
99 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $66,670 $42,590 670
100 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $66,380 $42,490 220