The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Riverside, CA For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Riverside

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 Riverside 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 Psychiatrists are the highest paid people in Riverside.

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

  1. Psychiatrists
  2. Family Medicine Physicians
  3. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  4. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  5. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  6. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
  7. Lawyers
  8. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  9. First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
  10. Dentists, General

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 10 on the list of highest paid professions in Riverside. 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 Riverside and California job scene here:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Riverside For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 564 job classifications in Riverside 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 29, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Riverside

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Psychiatrists $282,400 $183,280 310
2 Family Medicine Physicians $252,970 $165,420 760
3 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $246,410 $62,760 360
4 General Internal Medicine Physicians $243,450 $67,770 190
5 Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $202,840 $65,900 3,910
6 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $197,140 $186,220 100
7 Lawyers $169,460 $88,570 2,650
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers $157,090 $100,230 1,170
9 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $155,450 $77,080 290
10 Dentists, General $148,650 $78,790 1,480
11 Pharmacists $147,190 $112,150 2,980
12 Veterinarians $147,140 $88,980 480
13 Natural Sciences Managers $145,310 $94,110 210
14 Computer and Information Systems Managers $141,500 $83,710 1,730
15 Nurse Practitioners $140,600 $107,590 1,540
16 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $134,690 $74,050 90
17 Physician Assistants $134,630 $69,810 1,200
18 Optometrists $132,960 $87,480 420
19 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $132,230 $106,570 2,320
20 Medical and Health Services Managers $130,960 $71,630 3,390
21 Compensation and Benefits Managers $129,800 $90,330 50
22 Podiatrists $129,370 $53,580 100
23 Marketing Managers $129,060 $68,940 990
24 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $126,650 $66,570 40
25 Financial Managers $125,650 $66,640 4,590
26 Computer Hardware Engineers $124,480 $74,140 140
27 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $123,860 $73,790 270
28 Purchasing Managers $122,340 $70,770 380
29 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $122,020 $61,910 300
30 Training and Development Managers $119,560 $71,800 330
31 Human Resources Managers $118,470 $72,450 1,140
32 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $117,970 $60,020 680
33 General and Operations Managers $117,900 $49,410 18,590
34 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $117,280 $72,870 40
35 Sales Managers $116,550 $47,600 5,880
36 Civil Engineers $115,770 $65,240 2,740
37 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $114,720 $75,940 60
38 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other $114,310 $61,930 3,240
39 Information Security Analysts $113,990 $61,700 270
40 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $113,240 $73,180 40
41 Computer and Information Research Scientists $112,480 $69,680 100
42 Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners $111,500 $90,430 140
43 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $111,320 $77,940 140
44 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $110,760 $58,780 160
45 Advertising and Promotions Managers $110,700 $25,560 80
46 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $110,090 $68,070 750
47 Physicists $109,970 $74,460 30
48 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary $109,610 $63,810 80
49 Industrial Production Managers $109,010 $59,320 1,580
50 Aerospace Engineers $108,270 $67,390 240
51 Computer Network Architects $107,730 $52,590 690
52 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $107,650 $65,410 180
53 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $107,430 $83,230 970
54 Audiologists $107,310 $31,960 60
55 Radiation Therapists $106,270 $58,480 80
56 History Teachers, Postsecondary $106,150 $53,880 90
57 Dental Hygienists $105,990 $73,260 1,860
58 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $105,740 $55,540 250
59 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $105,590 $53,980 310
60 Registered Nurses $105,570 $71,300 29,780
61 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $105,390 $85,300 620
62 Emergency Management Directors $105,020 $64,490 70
63 Occupational Therapists $104,970 $76,940 670
64 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $104,950 $82,570 730
65 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $104,860 $60,110 1,790
66 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers $104,180 $52,170 2,570
67 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $104,100 $49,340 90
68 Instructional Coordinators $103,660 $66,650 1,910
69 Gas Plant Operators $103,120 $85,930 70
70 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $102,920 $49,390 360
71 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $102,540 $79,020 140
72 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $102,360 $46,470 200
73 Physical Therapists $102,260 $74,210 1,300
74 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $102,140 $58,530 30
75 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $102,080 $51,120 50
76 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $101,510 $60,490 5,630
77 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $101,140 $49,590 90
78 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $101,010 $57,460 290
79 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $100,670 $65,930 140
80 Personal Financial Advisors $100,530 $27,960 960
81 Environmental Engineers $99,840 $67,470 290
82 Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $99,190 $35,410 50
83 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $99,090 $45,510 310
84 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $99,000 $56,230 3,850
85 Psychologists, All Other $98,580 $52,170 120
86 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $98,290 $78,530 180
87 Database Administrators and Architects $98,030 $49,410 560
88 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $97,210 $69,490 150
89 Economists $97,000 $58,840 130
90 Urban and Regional Planners $94,180 $58,110 660
91 Lodging Managers $94,060 $50,300 340
92 Engineers, All Other $93,810 $54,550 630
93 Electrical Engineers $93,670 $60,380 940
94 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $93,630 $52,450 2,210
95 Surveyors $93,360 $66,900 360
96 Construction Managers $93,300 $54,650 2,890
97 Microbiologists $92,940 $38,200 130
98 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $92,670 $37,910 480
99 Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors $92,360 $54,070 120
100 Operations Research Analysts $90,910 $63,530 300
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