These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Rockford, IL For 2018

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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 Rockford 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 Family And General Practitioners are the highest paid people in Rockford.

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

  1. Family and General Practitioners
  2. Dentists, General
  3. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Pharmacists
  6. Lawyers
  7. Software Developers, Systems Software
  8. Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
  9. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  10. Marketing Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 2 on the list of highest paid professions in Rockford. 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 Rockford and Illinois job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Rockford For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 320 job classifications in Rockford 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 Rockford

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Family and General Practitioners $224,210 $129,510 140
2 Dentists, General $200,980 $76,810 130
3 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $178,500 $61,820 250
4 Chief Executives $167,720 $70,250 430
5 Pharmacists $121,890 $104,950 300
6 Lawyers $109,500 $63,870 280
7 Software Developers, Systems Software $106,490 $68,670 80
8 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $106,470 $31,010 200
9 Architectural and Engineering Managers $106,120 $61,770 200
10 Marketing Managers $106,110 $50,650 120
11 Financial Analysts $105,720 $47,900 130
12 Psychiatrists $103,700 $45,650 80
13 Financial Managers $99,700 $51,570 440
14 Medical and Health Services Managers $98,950 $52,960 430
15 Computer and Information Systems Managers $97,980 $59,380 180
16 Sales Managers $96,600 $54,170 350
17 General and Operations Managers $94,930 $30,640 2,390
18 Veterinarians $94,740 $57,170 40
19 Physician Assistants $94,040 $39,150 140
20 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $93,180 $72,740 50
21 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $91,280 $58,930 110
22 Nurse Practitioners $90,030 $65,490 130
23 Purchasing Managers $89,430 $52,370 120
24 Electrical Engineers $89,040 $57,910 150
25 Physical Therapists $88,650 $37,850 230
26 Speech-Language Pathologists $86,800 $52,230 180
27 Industrial Production Managers $86,370 $58,780 350
28 Construction Managers $85,070 $54,380 90
29 Engineers, All Other $82,660 $54,600 190
30 Occupational Therapists $82,460 $48,130 120
31 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $82,200 $52,710 40
32 Computer Systems Analysts $82,180 $51,680 180
33 Materials Engineers $81,760 $37,190 40
34 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $81,360 $49,620 290
35 Structural Iron and Steel Workers $81,290 $66,570 80
36 Managers, All Other $81,250 $44,610 470
37 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $80,680 $52,660 1,420
38 Human Resources Managers $80,580 $43,000 140
39 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $80,520 $39,740 180
40 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $80,480 $50,390 120
41 Sales Engineers $80,290 $47,380 140
42 Optometrists $79,720 $52,720 30
43 Civil Engineers $79,040 $43,330 140
44 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $77,980 $40,170 300
45 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $77,650 $28,500 140
46 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $77,110 $52,190 170
47 Mechanical Engineers $76,760 $49,650 600
48 Electricians $76,680 $55,700 620
49 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $76,650 $41,440 2,240
50 Real Estate Sales Agents $74,910 $24,770 70
51 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $74,910 $47,020 80
52 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $74,820 $55,780 100
53 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers $74,770 $66,000 50
54 Dental Hygienists $74,460 $60,210 250
55 Management Analysts $74,200 $35,810 250
56 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $74,020 $50,520 110
57 Computer Occupations, All Other $73,690 $40,170 130
58 Instructional Coordinators $73,680 $32,580 60
59 Industrial Engineers $73,570 $52,580 490
60 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $73,470 $29,300 160
61 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School $73,090 $41,600 400
62 Loan Officers $72,160 $25,930 260
63 Software Developers, Applications $71,820 $28,950 160
64 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School $71,200 $40,810 220
65 Personal Financial Advisors $70,690 $28,750 240
66 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators $70,350 $46,080 60
67 Computer Programmers $69,800 $30,790 150
68 Compliance Officers $69,710 $43,790 50
69 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $67,420 $39,480 80
70 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $66,800 $44,900 30
71 Administrative Services Managers $65,990 $32,540 270
72 Healthcare Social Workers $65,870 $39,860 60
73 Insurance Sales Agents $65,730 $30,840 200
74 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $65,310 $36,390 370
75 Accountants and Auditors $64,950 $41,320 740
76 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators $64,150 $18,240 210
77 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $63,690 $26,770 1,610
78 Logisticians $63,470 $42,630 90
79 Construction and Building Inspectors $63,020 $29,220 40
80 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education $62,740 $39,880 70
81 Industrial Engineering Technicians $62,610 $35,150 230
82 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $62,380 $38,270 490
83 Technical Writers $62,380 $41,960 40
84 Registered Nurses $62,160 $43,920 3,590
85 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers $62,070 $26,480 100
86 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $62,000 $29,630 80
87 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists $61,640 $39,180 40
88 Editors $61,400 $35,730 60
89 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $60,960 $36,120 1,210
90 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products $60,810 $33,140 70
91 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $60,790 $35,310 560
92 Computer Network Support Specialists $60,600 $41,630 80
93 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $60,480 $30,900 640
94 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door $60,280 $42,030 40
95 Cost Estimators $60,250 $38,950 270
96 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $60,170 $35,740 100
97 Civil Engineering Technicians $60,100 $30,620 70
98 Chemists $59,910 $24,120 70
99 Financial Specialists, All Other $59,780 $38,380 50
100 Special Education Teachers, Middle School $59,580 $37,460 50