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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:
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:
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.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|3||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$240,600|
|4||Obstetricians and Gynecologists||$231,710|
|5||Family and General Practitioners||$216,020|
|13||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$143,590|
|15||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$140,780|
|19||Industrial Production Managers||$127,030|
|20||Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers||$125,020|
|21||General and Operations Managers||$122,940|
|22||Personal Financial Advisors||$121,460|
|23||Natural Sciences Managers||$121,130|
|24||Advertising and Promotions Managers||$116,680|
|26||Human Resources Managers||$116,170|
|28||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$114,330|
|29||Medical and Health Services Managers||$114,180|
|30||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$113,380|
|32||Managers, All Other||$112,560|
|34||First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$106,840|
|35||Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents||$104,830|
|36||Computer Hardware Engineers||$104,490|
|37||Computer Network Architects||$103,750|
|39||Information Security Analysts||$102,380|
|40||Real Estate Brokers||$102,310|
|41||Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers||$101,360|
|42||Training and Development Managers||$101,320|
|45||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$100,350|
|46||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$99,590|
|47||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$99,290|
|50||Software Developers, Systems Software||$97,410|
|54||Education Administrators, All Other||$91,710|
|58||Administrative Services Managers||$90,300|
|59||Engineers, All Other||$90,030|
|60||Software Developers, Applications||$89,760|
|62||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,540|
|64||Computer Systems Analysts||$88,550|
|65||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$87,250|
|66||Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||$86,440|
|67||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$84,880|
|68||Computer Occupations, All Other||$84,690|
|69||Operations Research Analysts||$83,730|
|72||Atmospheric and Space Scientists||$82,850|
|74||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$82,550|
|76||Power Distributors and Dispatchers||$81,220|
|77||First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers||$80,940|
|78||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$80,470|
|83||Architects, Except Landscape and Naval||$78,740|
|85||Business Operations Specialists, All Other||$76,210|
|87||Financial Specialists, All Other||$76,120|
|88||Detectives and Criminal Investigators||$76,060|
|91||Biological Scientists, All Other||$75,260|
|92||Social and Community Service Managers||$75,000|
|95||Accountants and Auditors||$74,060|
|96||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$74,020|
|97||Biochemists and Biophysicists||$73,920|
|98||Postmasters and Mail Superintendents||$73,860|
|99||Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay||$73,580|
|100||Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||$73,040|
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