The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Sacramento, CA For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Sacramento

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 Obstetricians And Gynecologists are the highest paid people in Sacramento.

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

  1. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  2. Family Medicine Physicians
  3. Pediatricians, General
  4. Nurse Anesthetists
  5. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  6. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  7. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
  8. Psychiatrists
  9. Dentists, General
  10. Architectural and Engineering Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 9 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 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 562 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 29, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Sacramento

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $277,710 $180,960 40
2 Family Medicine Physicians $254,970 $172,390 550
3 Pediatricians, General $236,610 $157,320 70
4 Nurse Anesthetists $236,400 $150,680 120
5 General Internal Medicine Physicians $230,100 $118,730 120
6 Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $222,340 $107,860 1,620
7 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $206,390 $200,140 100
8 Psychiatrists $202,760 $131,170 170
9 Dentists, General $170,560 $85,730 740
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers $158,980 $99,040 1,780
11 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $157,230 $78,990 50
12 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $154,210 $77,930 180
13 Air Traffic Controllers $151,660 $112,320 260
14 Computer and Information Systems Managers $150,910 $105,770 3,450
15 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $148,200 $80,420 70
16 Marketing Managers $147,830 $64,930 1,350
17 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $147,800 $88,320 80
18 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $146,650 $57,190 160
19 Pharmacists $144,480 $71,090 1,850
20 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $144,300 $99,380 460
21 Lawyers $140,930 $83,910 5,900
22 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $140,080 $109,580 290
23 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $139,030 $86,500 230
24 Compensation and Benefits Managers $138,310 $92,070 100
25 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $138,010 $77,350 250
26 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $137,160 $68,340 580
27 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $136,810 $109,650 110
28 Sales Managers $135,930 $64,100 3,590
29 Nurse Practitioners $134,130 $90,940 890
30 Advertising and Promotions Managers $134,080 $64,020 110
31 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $133,920 $71,650 110
32 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $133,610 $70,010 50
33 Financial Managers $133,490 $67,480 4,580
34 Purchasing Managers $133,280 $78,810 270
35 Petroleum Engineers $133,190 $113,850 50
36 Natural Sciences Managers $131,600 $94,430 500
37 Medical and Health Services Managers $130,920 $60,260 2,350
38 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $127,930 $103,440 110
39 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $127,170 $58,700 60
40 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other $127,080 $67,210 3,220
41 Registered Nurses $126,560 $74,410 19,860
42 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $125,780 $51,850 80
43 Computer Network Architects $124,840 $63,780 630
44 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $124,750 $65,370 310
45 Physician Assistants $124,590 $98,730 850
46 Optometrists $124,400 $87,860 200
47 Psychologists, All Other $123,270 $97,590 110
48 Actuaries $122,500 $72,750 110
49 General and Operations Managers $121,970 $51,420 14,540
50 Human Resources Managers $120,010 $77,660 950
51 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $119,920 $64,470 90
52 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $119,720 $61,690 50
53 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $119,030 $68,810 7,680
54 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $118,880 $78,970 420
55 Construction Managers $118,600 $67,220 2,250
56 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $118,530 $96,180 140
57 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators $117,350 $81,550 50
58 Training and Development Managers $116,820 $69,980 220
59 Civil Engineers $116,490 $70,530 4,870
60 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $115,470 $83,420 1,400
61 Information Security Analysts $115,420 $72,650 450
62 Industrial Production Managers $113,840 $65,340 660
63 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $113,690 $53,670 200
64 Environmental Engineers $112,770 $74,030 1,620
65 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $112,070 $53,150 170
66 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $111,530 $98,010 570
67 History Teachers, Postsecondary $110,870 $59,120 70
68 Personal Financial Advisors $110,480 $53,010 1,090
69 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $110,250 $50,290 740
70 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $109,540 $57,800 660
71 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $109,370 $57,760 40
72 Database Administrators and Architects $108,550 $59,600 610
73 Computer and Information Research Scientists $106,750 $44,610 220
74 Veterinarians $106,710 $73,960 530
75 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $105,390 $63,080 800
76 Emergency Management Directors $105,230 $75,340 130
77 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $104,970 $51,700 420
78 Physical Therapists $104,700 $77,560 1,130
79 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $104,430 $62,000 90
80 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers $104,230 $64,810 2,040
81 Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers $104,190 $55,550 80
82 Art Directors $103,120 $53,860 170
83 Industrial Engineers $103,000 $66,120 580
84 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists $102,310 $67,450 1,200
85 Engineers, All Other $102,250 $60,180 790
86 Materials Engineers $101,430 $55,180 60
87 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $101,110 $50,970 60
88 Dental Hygienists $101,030 $84,180 1,810
89 Electrical Engineers $100,500 $56,330 1,360
90 Computer Systems Analysts $99,030 $65,140 3,020
91 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $98,920 $54,880 760
92 Mechanical Engineers $98,840 $64,150 1,080
93 Respiratory Therapists $98,810 $71,980 930
94 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $98,510 $42,200 490
95 Aerospace Engineers $98,390 $44,720 100
96 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $98,240 $61,590 70
97 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $97,600 $62,850 4,310
98 Occupational Therapists $97,550 $74,820 390
99 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians $97,450 $51,340 1,090
100 Gambling Managers $97,210 $54,410 50
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