These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Sacramento, CA 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento.

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

  1. Surgeons
  2. Psychiatrists
  3. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  4. Pediatricians, General
  5. Internists, General
  6. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
  7. Family and General Practitioners
  8. Dentists, General
  9. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  10. Real Estate Brokers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 8 on the list of highest paid professions in Sacramento. 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 Sacramento and California job scene here:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Sacramento For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 588 job classifications in Sacramento 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 Sacramento

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $257,360 $171,650 340
2 Psychiatrists $228,850 $152,260 70
3 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $216,020 $129,880 1,330
4 Pediatricians, General $215,410 $137,100 130
5 Internists, General $208,700 $94,360 270
6 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $182,680 $177,090 110
7 Family and General Practitioners $171,930 $67,700 820
8 Dentists, General $164,300 $61,690 840
9 Architectural and Engineering Managers $144,290 $106,090 1,330
10 Real Estate Brokers $144,180 $102,790 180
11 Chief Executives $143,040 $52,660 2,890
12 Computer and Information Research Scientists $143,020 $66,380 70
13 Radiation Therapists $139,590 $106,300 40
14 Medical and Health Services Managers $138,490 $65,810 1,890
15 Veterinarians $136,160 $85,250 430
16 Pharmacists $135,490 $105,420 2,020
17 Lawyers $133,150 $69,590 5,100
18 Natural Sciences Managers $131,710 $88,220 690
19 Computer and Information Systems Managers $129,180 $88,180 2,130
20 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $128,470 $77,870 690
21 Optometrists $127,210 $44,760 140
22 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $126,370 $83,180 400
23 Compensation and Benefits Managers $125,950 $73,850 100
24 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $124,950 $68,000 400
25 Computer Network Architects $124,940 $84,500 630
26 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $124,320 $52,300 80
27 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $123,480 $63,990 430
28 Physician Assistants $122,920 $81,690 450
29 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $120,920 $101,260 270
30 Nurse Midwives $120,710 $89,500 40
31 Marketing Managers $120,440 $54,390 1,070
32 Nurse Practitioners $120,240 $67,570 510
33 Aerospace Engineers $120,140 $74,440 270
34 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $120,130 $80,870 230
35 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $118,720 $44,080 130
36 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $118,170 $86,650 130
37 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $117,480 $89,830 110
38 Computer Hardware Engineers $115,330 $74,350 640
39 Registered Nurses $113,000 $67,060 17,460
40 General and Operations Managers $112,280 $46,240 14,740
41 Sales Managers $112,000 $45,110 2,920
42 Elevator Installers and Repairers $111,350 $71,020 190
43 Commercial Pilots $111,150 $53,330 70
44 Sales Engineers $110,570 $58,310 390
45 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $109,030 $53,700 60
46 Software Developers, Applications $107,540 $73,550 3,900
47 Speech-Language Pathologists $106,520 $47,640 780
48 Purchasing Managers $106,290 $48,390 350
49 Power Plant Operators $105,810 $74,010 240
50 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $105,510 $87,650 40
51 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $105,420 $52,170 80
52 Materials Engineers $105,330 $74,650 90
53 Human Resources Managers $104,970 $51,240 800
54 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $104,930 $80,270 370
55 Training and Development Managers $104,460 $71,900 170
56 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $104,310 $43,340 50
57 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $103,920 $71,090 140
58 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $103,810 $69,580 930
59 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $103,380 $77,500 310
60 Environmental Engineers $102,580 $67,240 1,010
61 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $101,960 $63,240 330
62 Industrial Production Managers $101,490 $53,740 590
63 Education Administrators, All Other $101,350 $57,020 170
64 Construction Managers $101,210 $52,820 2,060
65 Engineers, All Other $100,770 $48,460 730
66 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $100,610 $42,230 340
67 Civil Engineers $100,200 $63,180 4,660
68 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $99,680 $66,240 1,230
69 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $99,470 $68,390 260
70 Managers, All Other $99,170 $52,650 2,460
71 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $99,110 $65,980 1,480
72 Surveyors $98,810 $64,040 290
73 Advertising and Promotions Managers $98,650 $48,920 220
74 Physical Therapists $98,230 $72,210 970
75 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists $97,630 $82,150 870
76 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $97,420 $63,730 90
77 Software Developers, Systems Software $97,340 $71,780 5,060
78 Gaming Managers $97,070 $42,480 40
79 Landscape Architects $96,630 $66,860 100
80 Occupational Therapists $96,420 $79,180 470
81 Emergency Management Directors $96,040 $74,880 80
82 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $95,610 $67,210 460
83 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $94,920 $55,580 680
84 Dental Hygienists $94,910 $80,740 1,970
85 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $94,380 $58,010 990
86 Actuaries $94,090 $54,480 100
87 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $93,530 $44,170 130
88 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $93,380 $42,270 110
89 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $92,670 $51,310 1,170
90 Mechanical Engineers $92,480 $58,350 1,150
91 Electrical Engineers $92,240 $52,630 1,290
92 Psychologists, All Other $91,990 $54,500 290
93 Industrial Engineers $91,830 $54,160 540
94 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $91,090 $53,680 420
95 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $90,850 $36,870 40
96 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $90,650 $46,210 330
97 Audiologists $89,890 $60,440 60
98 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $89,590 $32,670 70
99 Respiratory Therapists $88,510 $73,710 750
100 Epidemiologists $88,410 $58,880 130