The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Riverside, CA For 2022

By Chris Kolmar - Apr. 11, 2022

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2022. This is our sixth 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. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Nurse Anesthetists
  4. Family Medicine Physicians
  5. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
  6. Chief Executives
  7. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
  8. Physicians, All Other
  9. Dentists, General
  10. Podiatrists

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 9 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 2022

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 640 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, 2022.

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 $316,790 $116,500 380
2 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $314,510 $166,360 110
3 Nurse Anesthetists $283,550 $168,450 190
4 Family Medicine Physicians $269,070 $80,430 1,230
5 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $255,250 $103,340 530
6 Chief Executives $196,650 $62,000 1,800
7 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $195,780 $112,480 100
8 Physicians, All Other $170,330 $61,390 5,050
9 Dentists, General $165,050 $60,070 1,590
10 Podiatrists $164,860 $57,490 60
11 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary $161,540 $85,690 190
12 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $158,490 $77,570 70
13 Architectural and Engineering Managers $152,480 $89,710 1,400
14 Computer and Information Systems Managers $152,260 $83,340 2,030
15 Natural Sciences Managers $151,790 $94,810 190
16 Lawyers $151,180 $81,240 3,080
17 Computer and Information Research Scientists $149,190 $76,130 200
18 Hydrologists $148,150 $91,630 80
19 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $146,530 $74,930 30
20 Pharmacists $146,310 $123,390 3,190
21 Nurse Practitioners $145,250 $102,300 1,300
22 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $143,330 $85,120 460
23 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $141,600 $81,240 30
24 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $140,340 $79,500 50
25 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $139,630 $66,790 30
26 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $138,090 $77,440 250
27 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $137,810 $61,760 430
28 Financial Managers $137,470 $75,040 4,430
29 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $135,220 $79,600 70
30 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $134,940 $78,400 110
31 Optometrists $134,100 $99,420 510
32 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $133,660 $96,240 2,600
33 Marketing Managers $132,760 $63,460 1,320
34 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $132,320 $66,640 360
35 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $130,560 $65,450 80
36 Physician Assistants $129,890 $99,270 1,380
37 Computer Hardware Engineers $129,300 $79,310 240
38 History Teachers, Postsecondary $129,020 $62,230 90
39 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $128,760 $62,240 320
40 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $128,760 $76,140 50
41 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $128,600 $63,840 230
42 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $128,450 $77,910 180
43 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $127,880 $79,130 50
44 Managers, All Other $127,790 $60,360 4,130
45 Radiation Therapists $127,730 $95,620 90
46 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary $127,260 $61,920 130
47 Training and Development Managers $126,740 $72,290 300
48 Compensation and Benefits Managers $124,410 $77,490 70
49 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $124,160 $62,230 110
50 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $123,660 $70,100 110
51 Purchasing Managers $122,410 $74,960 400
52 Human Resources Managers $120,360 $61,200 1,250
53 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $120,330 $61,740 140
54 Physicists $118,810 $76,130 40
55 Public Relations Managers $118,380 $61,090 230
56 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $118,180 $62,470 840
57 Medical and Health Services Managers $117,970 $60,660 4,410
58 Clinical and Counseling Psychologists $116,500 $63,980 700
59 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School $115,060 $78,460 280
60 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $114,820 $77,130 730
61 Sales Managers $114,510 $49,250 5,530
62 Veterinarians $114,220 $61,480 610
63 Software Developers $113,680 $63,520 3,240
64 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $113,370 $74,920 360
65 Economists $112,900 $64,890 50
66 Database Architects $112,810 $61,350 110
67 Construction Managers $112,590 $62,860 3,020
68 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $112,060 $38,550 230
69 Art Directors $111,800 $58,320 190
70 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $111,800 $76,370 740
71 Registered Nurses $111,700 $76,400 30,570
72 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $111,650 $54,860 70
73 Fundraising Managers $111,300 $45,440 110
74 Aerospace Engineers $111,160 $73,750 110
75 General and Operations Managers $110,500 $49,790 21,490
76 Therapists, All Other $109,730 $42,560 40
77 Computer Network Architects $109,540 $61,060 680
78 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $109,330 $80,340 1,240
79 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $109,320 $79,140 320
80 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $109,010 $74,170 120
81 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $108,260 $48,870 110
82 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $107,540 $88,730 550
83 Physical Therapists $107,390 $75,310 1,750
84 Dental Hygienists $107,330 $97,690 1,040
85 Industrial Production Managers $107,120 $60,300 1,580
86 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School $106,590 $76,090 1,510
87 Advertising and Promotions Managers $106,040 $60,390 90
88 Commercial Pilots $105,980 $50,100 230
89 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $105,600 $59,030 190
90 Environmental Engineers $105,520 $72,610 180
91 Administrative Services Managers $104,830 $57,090 2,160
92 Psychologists, All Other $104,710 $52,520 120
93 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $104,530 $76,280 90
94 Civil Engineers $104,470 $63,600 2,990
95 Emergency Management Directors $104,100 $73,230 50
96 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $103,390 $62,830 170
97 School Psychologists $103,230 $56,590 1,110
98 Gambling Managers $103,210 $60,750 150
99 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $102,620 $47,210 1,530
100 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers $102,510 $60,480 110

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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