These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Roanoke, VA For 2018

Chris Kolmar
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 Roanoke 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 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other are the highest paid people in Roanoke.

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

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Surgeons
  3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Family and General Practitioners
  6. Dentists, General
  7. Psychiatrists
  8. Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
  9. Marketing Managers
  10. Pediatricians, General

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 6 on the list of highest paid professions in Roanoke. 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 Roanoke and Virginia job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Roanoke For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 358 job classifications in Roanoke 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 Roanoke

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $222,120 $129,080 680
2 Surgeons $212,040 $55,060 150
3 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $196,080 $55,160 60
4 Chief Executives $176,670 $21,100 160
5 Family and General Practitioners $166,010 $57,760 240
6 Dentists, General $166,000 $94,440 90
7 Psychiatrists $161,370 $53,080 100
8 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $149,680 $41,670 150
9 Marketing Managers $148,450 $81,800 120
10 Pediatricians, General $147,940 $64,880 70
11 Financial Managers $134,750 $67,830 320
12 Computer and Information Systems Managers $129,520 $80,700 160
13 Pharmacists $128,140 $107,810 450
14 Optometrists $123,590 $41,310 70
15 Sales Managers $113,890 $50,610 210
16 Veterinarians $112,510 $76,460 100
17 Lawyers $111,050 $49,080 410
18 Architectural and Engineering Managers $110,930 $63,600 90
19 General and Operations Managers $110,880 $42,100 1,760
20 Medical and Health Services Managers $110,420 $57,270 360
21 Purchasing Managers $106,460 $58,860 50
22 Personal Financial Advisors $105,010 $28,810 150
23 Electrical Engineers $102,060 $54,510 210
24 Software Developers, Systems Software $99,830 $63,830 220
25 Human Resources Managers $99,600 $60,860 100
26 Managers, All Other $99,540 $61,160 200
27 Financial Examiners $99,470 $54,100 40
28 Industrial Production Managers $96,310 $60,680 130
29 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $95,740 $54,460 90
30 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $91,710 $57,490 80
31 Sales Engineers $90,250 $52,840 50
32 Nurse Practitioners $90,180 $74,810 170
33 Physician Assistants $90,050 $72,100 210
34 Administrative Services Managers $86,380 $57,850 150
35 Operations Research Analysts $85,510 $56,850 30
36 Physical Therapists $84,260 $58,140 270
37 Computer Network Architects $82,340 $54,040 160
38 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $81,640 $41,050 170
39 Computer Occupations, All Other $81,600 $54,360 200
40 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $81,210 $55,810 300
41 Education Administrators, All Other $81,210 $57,270 30
42 Occupational Therapists $79,940 $49,740 130
43 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $79,400 $47,270 130
44 Management Analysts $79,200 $42,340 560
45 Software Developers, Applications $78,920 $45,300 390
46 Mechanical Engineers $78,830 $46,610 350
47 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $78,320 $53,610 80
48 Speech-Language Pathologists $78,200 $48,740 160
49 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $78,020 $40,270 320
50 Logisticians $77,620 $50,010 100
51 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $77,370 $43,240 140
52 Computer Systems Analysts $74,510 $45,620 370
53 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $73,880 $37,390 50
54 Loan Officers $73,250 $38,050 360
55 Food Service Managers $72,010 $46,500 200
56 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $71,880 $41,030 80
57 Instructional Coordinators $71,140 $52,320 80
58 Social and Community Service Managers $70,950 $52,180 140
59 Industrial Engineers $70,690 $49,140 210
60 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $70,000 $52,540 80
61 Dental Hygienists $69,390 $55,130 140
62 Civil Engineers $68,390 $50,990 190
63 Financial Analysts $67,590 $41,550 130
64 Accountants and Auditors $66,960 $40,600 1,090
65 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists $66,260 $40,330 90
66 Engineers, All Other $65,710 $35,480 30
67 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $65,280 $41,220 420
68 Budget Analysts $64,870 $48,420 30
69 Web Developers $64,570 $33,380 30
70 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $63,440 $47,560 60
71 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $63,310 $39,570 580
72 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products $63,180 $25,400 140
73 Insurance Sales Agents $63,150 $27,740 370
74 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $62,750 $43,970 80
75 Occupational Therapy Assistants $62,300 $38,780 50
76 Computer Network Support Specialists $61,890 $27,900 170
77 Registered Nurses $60,880 $42,390 4,090
78 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage $60,550 $37,510 50
79 Financial Specialists, All Other $60,190 $36,550 70
80 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other $60,180 $27,900 890
81 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents $60,170 $40,650 40
82 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $59,930 $39,470 670
83 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $59,790 $28,290 1,940
84 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $59,680 $41,910 130
85 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $58,690 $34,180 110
86 Credit Analysts $58,460 $35,080 100
87 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors $58,360 $36,490 280
88 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $58,030 $34,170 500
89 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $57,950 $39,950 100
90 Cost Estimators $57,780 $35,440 350
91 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners $57,510 $33,220 70
92 Physical Therapist Assistants $57,200 $43,230 120
93 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators $57,160 $34,760 330
94 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians $56,910 $29,310 40
95 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $56,800 $36,370 690
96 Urban and Regional Planners $56,720 $42,660 40
97 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $56,680 $41,220 100
98 Human Resources Specialists $56,380 $34,610 490
99 Electrical and Electronics Drafters $56,370 $40,470 40
100 Special Education Teachers, All Other $56,270 $42,360 30