These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Rochester, NY 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 Rochester 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 Rochester.

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

  1. Surgeons
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Dentists, General
  4. Psychiatrists
  5. Nurse Anesthetists
  6. Physics Teachers, Postsecondary
  7. Chief Executives
  8. Optometrists
  9. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  10. Economics Teachers, Postsecondary

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 3 on the list of highest paid professions in Rochester. 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 Rochester and New York job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Rochester For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 515 job classifications in Rochester 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 Rochester

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $266,480 $181,520 90
2 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $225,860 $135,350 120
3 Dentists, General $217,370 $112,330 360
4 Psychiatrists $198,250 $136,960 40
5 Nurse Anesthetists $170,700 $135,160 60
6 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $170,640 $45,680 190
7 Chief Executives $167,680 $83,990 770
8 Optometrists $166,670 $100,430 140
9 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $158,440 $52,630 1,430
10 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $155,840 $50,800 80
11 Personal Financial Advisors $151,120 $56,890 620
12 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $143,480 $124,620 240
13 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $142,350 $57,400 970
14 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $137,970 $56,270 1,570
15 Architectural and Engineering Managers $133,200 $93,810 680
16 Financial Managers $131,170 $66,100 1,410
17 Sales Managers $127,050 $61,190 830
18 History Teachers, Postsecondary $124,650 $35,660 170
19 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $124,360 $65,950 570
20 Computer and Information Systems Managers $123,800 $79,310 1,400
21 Compensation and Benefits Managers $122,530 $68,940 70
22 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $122,500 $55,410 820
23 General and Operations Managers $122,210 $47,990 7,570
24 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $121,140 $47,200 90
25 Marketing Managers $118,130 $56,540 480
26 Human Resources Managers $117,870 $69,190 340
27 Pharmacists $115,970 $97,800 900
28 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $111,930 $66,340 210
29 Biochemists and Biophysicists $111,660 $46,360 60
30 Purchasing Managers $110,570 $68,510 260
31 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $108,800 $43,700 160
32 Actuaries $107,350 $63,830 60
33 Training and Development Managers $106,950 $70,370 220
34 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $106,300 $42,390 710
35 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $105,310 $37,080 210
36 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $104,830 $52,980 320
37 Lawyers $103,390 $49,960 1,690
38 Medical and Health Services Managers $103,370 $59,330 1,230
39 Computer Hardware Engineers $102,000 $67,050 280
40 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $101,650 $38,980 150
41 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $101,130 $43,740 240
42 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $100,920 $65,080 1,040
43 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $100,110 $57,200 180
44 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $99,790 $35,860 430
45 Industrial Production Managers $98,900 $64,060 570
46 Sales Engineers $98,430 $56,490 200
47 Biomedical Engineers $97,950 $59,340 160
48 Physician Assistants $97,050 $76,080 870
49 Software Developers, Systems Software $94,860 $61,180 2,090
50 Advertising and Promotions Managers $94,380 $37,780 70
51 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $93,730 $41,830 1,000
52 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $93,730 $37,720 480
53 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $92,910 $62,070 440
54 Chemical Engineers $92,410 $57,750 290
55 Electrical Engineers $91,780 $63,340 1,510
56 Administrative Services Managers $91,020 $59,340 790
57 Nurse Practitioners $90,850 $71,020 970
58 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $90,740 $33,470 680
59 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $90,660 $49,550 160
60 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $90,060 $41,940 1,580
61 Art Directors $88,050 $33,850 160
62 Managers, All Other $87,590 $49,960 660
63 Emergency Management Directors $87,260 $55,060 30
64 Legislators $87,100 $70,200 620
65 Environmental Engineers $86,850 $57,300 190
66 Civil Engineers $85,870 $52,180 730
67 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $85,740 $35,520 380
68 Management Analysts $85,290 $47,890 1,470
69 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $85,120 $27,020 900
70 Engineers, All Other $84,880 $47,000 310
71 Commercial Pilots $84,760 $55,910 60
72 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $84,730 $61,220 480
73 Software Developers, Applications $84,560 $51,500 2,600
74 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $84,310 $37,190 400
75 Computer Network Architects $83,540 $50,780 670
76 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $83,100 $66,310 210
77 Insurance Underwriters $82,960 $48,630 260
78 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $82,830 $61,290 130
79 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $82,540 $56,410 70
80 Biological Scientists, All Other $82,320 $48,650 40
81 Veterinarians $81,920 $61,070 240
82 Computer Systems Analysts $81,750 $46,060 2,470
83 Mechanical Engineers $81,570 $51,190 1,470
84 Industrial Engineers $80,590 $55,150 1,610
85 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $80,580 $45,930 210
86 Materials Engineers $79,730 $54,180 80
87 Credit Analysts $79,580 $36,390 160
88 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $79,150 $51,980 250
89 Information Security Analysts $79,050 $38,640 260
90 Financial Analysts $79,040 $49,730 930
91 Audiologists $78,860 $51,370 110
92 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $78,450 $37,190 160
93 Physical Therapists $78,200 $55,510 1,010
94 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $77,780 $51,840 330
95 Social and Community Service Managers $76,880 $50,300 570
96 Database Administrators $76,760 $41,210 380
97 Construction Managers $76,650 $52,230 620
98 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $76,540 $61,940 230
99 Writers and Authors $75,500 $34,150 130
100 Commercial and Industrial Designers $74,440 $41,770 240