These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Richmond, VA 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 Richmond 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 Richmond.

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

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

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 17 on the list of highest paid professions in Richmond. 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 Richmond and Virginia job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Richmond For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 523 job classifications in Richmond 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 Richmond

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $261,120 $144,280 120
2 Anesthesiologists $257,830 $95,040 80
3 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $240,600 $144,930 1,190
4 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $231,710 $147,740 90
5 Family and General Practitioners $216,020 $114,560 560
6 Chief Executives $203,560 $59,200 770
7 Psychiatrists $197,500 $87,680 70
8 Internists, General $190,440 $139,870 190
9 Nurse Anesthetists $162,830 $108,770 230
10 Pediatricians, General $154,690 $98,380 180
11 Marketing Managers $151,760 $81,480 520
12 Sales Managers $150,660 $65,280 1,040
13 Computer and Information Systems Managers $143,590 $93,730 1,620
14 Financial Managers $143,120 $68,950 2,570
15 Architectural and Engineering Managers $140,780 $92,220 530
16 Lawyers $135,080 $63,070 3,650
17 Dentists, General $128,360 $80,210 470
18 Art Directors $128,140 $49,210 270
19 Industrial Production Managers $127,030 $66,920 430
20 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $125,020 $57,780 70
21 General and Operations Managers $122,940 $52,470 8,040
22 Personal Financial Advisors $121,460 $37,800 1,010
23 Natural Sciences Managers $121,130 $71,190 150
24 Advertising and Promotions Managers $116,680 $46,400 40
25 Pharmacists $116,330 $83,890 1,490
26 Human Resources Managers $116,170 $73,310 570
27 Optometrists $115,350 $71,500 140
28 Compensation and Benefits Managers $114,330 $44,200 160
29 Medical and Health Services Managers $114,180 $58,050 1,440
30 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $113,380 $63,790 190
31 Sales Engineers $112,880 $58,120 260
32 Managers, All Other $112,560 $65,820 1,810
33 Purchasing Managers $109,950 $69,570 390
34 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $106,840 $45,920 1,380
35 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $104,830 $43,900 1,260
36 Computer Hardware Engineers $104,490 $65,300 50
37 Computer Network Architects $103,750 $67,060 730
38 Commercial Pilots $102,990 $65,500 110
39 Information Security Analysts $102,380 $58,840 500
40 Real Estate Brokers $102,310 $33,710 330
41 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $101,360 $43,160 280
42 Training and Development Managers $101,320 $61,380 160
43 Physician Assistants $100,960 $72,150 360
44 Economists $100,880 $57,700 80
45 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $100,350 $55,280 440
46 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $99,590 $50,970 2,340
47 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $99,290 $51,630 340
48 Veterinarians $99,250 $57,630 380
49 Construction Managers $99,100 $57,780 1,030
50 Software Developers, Systems Software $97,410 $67,360 1,680
51 Industrial Engineers $95,070 $62,570 570
52 Actuaries $94,820 $36,420 50
53 Financial Analysts $92,360 $51,770 1,020
54 Education Administrators, All Other $91,710 $58,550 180
55 Electrical Engineers $91,640 $59,250 990
56 Database Administrators $90,780 $56,470 750
57 Nurse Practitioners $90,700 $69,450 760
58 Administrative Services Managers $90,300 $59,020 800
59 Engineers, All Other $90,030 $43,720 270
60 Software Developers, Applications $89,760 $53,800 3,910
61 Environmental Engineers $89,570 $48,800 250
62 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $89,540 $38,410 50
63 Chemical Engineers $88,780 $51,810 470
64 Computer Systems Analysts $88,550 $52,290 3,310
65 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $87,250 $52,580 2,720
66 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $86,440 $53,030 130
67 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $84,880 $62,530 950
68 Computer Occupations, All Other $84,690 $55,120 740
69 Operations Research Analysts $83,730 $43,520 530
70 Civil Engineers $83,590 $51,730 1,500
71 Management Analysts $83,250 $46,900 6,580
72 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $82,850 $65,840 40
73 Dental Hygienists $82,770 $59,590 670
74 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $82,550 $56,560 330
75 Physical Therapists $82,290 $55,370 910
76 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $81,220 $63,530 210
77 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $80,940 $63,260 190
78 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $80,470 $56,250 370
79 Mechanical Engineers $79,830 $52,300 630
80 Computer Programmers $79,770 $46,800 1,010
81 Statisticians $79,070 $41,990 190
82 Radiation Therapists $78,980 $52,440 50
83 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $78,740 $35,500 410
84 Occupational Therapists $76,700 $50,220 430
85 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $76,210 $44,740 4,340
86 Transportation Inspectors $76,130 $31,610 70
87 Financial Specialists, All Other $76,120 $42,270 810
88 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $76,060 $48,290 480
89 Financial Examiners $75,550 $34,480 650
90 Chemists $75,430 $40,220 570
91 Biological Scientists, All Other $75,260 $53,600 40
92 Social and Community Service Managers $75,000 $45,970 660
93 Logisticians $74,210 $41,060 920
94 Speech-Language Pathologists $74,140 $52,740 580
95 Accountants and Auditors $74,060 $46,780 6,890
96 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $74,020 $41,180 400
97 Biochemists and Biophysicists $73,920 $53,470 150
98 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $73,860 $58,510 50
99 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $73,580 $57,400 140
100 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $73,040 $30,180 140