These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Salem, OR 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 Salem 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 Salem.

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

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Family and General Practitioners
  3. Internists, General
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
  6. Pharmacists
  7. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  8. Lawyers
  9. Optometrists
  10. Chiropractors

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 11 on the list of highest paid professions in Salem. 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 Salem and Oregon job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Salem For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 361 job classifications in Salem 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 Salem

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $237,570 $125,120 350
2 Family and General Practitioners $220,380 $157,990 160
3 Internists, General $216,610 $148,280 70
4 Chief Executives $132,650 $69,800 340
5 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $126,310 $114,910 60
6 Pharmacists $125,580 $106,120 250
7 Architectural and Engineering Managers $121,440 $88,300 80
8 Lawyers $118,320 $65,560 740
9 Optometrists $114,520 $82,530 40
10 Chiropractors $113,090 $52,630 100
11 Nurse Practitioners $110,680 $81,560 150
12 Financial Analysts $109,280 $53,310 40
13 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $101,560 $48,730 130
14 Physician Assistants $100,610 $74,890 140
15 Veterinarians $100,320 $79,050 100
16 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $98,500 $81,150 280
17 Computer and Information Systems Managers $97,880 $67,140 190
18 Medical and Health Services Managers $97,230 $62,670 360
19 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $94,120 $52,280 180
20 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $94,090 $60,480 70
21 Financial Managers $93,220 $57,120 480
22 Natural Sciences Managers $92,910 $71,380 110
23 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $92,470 $69,160 140
24 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $90,460 $70,100 140
25 Electrical Engineers $90,090 $62,220 40
26 General and Operations Managers $89,850 $35,530 2,560
27 Purchasing Managers $87,720 $58,730 40
28 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $85,550 $67,060 50
29 Software Developers, Systems Software $85,200 $53,520 40
30 Construction Managers $84,990 $54,840 460
31 Human Resources Managers $84,910 $46,790 130
32 Managers, All Other $84,030 $57,590 910
33 Operations Research Analysts $83,870 $55,230 40
34 Civil Engineers $83,700 $56,060 350
35 Database Administrators $83,670 $56,070 50
36 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $83,320 $43,690 90
37 Industrial Production Managers $83,270 $43,510 210
38 Administrative Services Managers $82,870 $44,790 320
39 Surveyors $81,990 $58,900 40
40 Registered Nurses $81,190 $63,450 3,250
41 Physical Therapists $81,130 $63,820 200
42 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $80,350 $45,190 90
43 Personal Financial Advisors $79,220 $26,940 40
44 Computer Systems Analysts $79,000 $56,510 210
45 Sales Managers $78,780 $42,750 270
46 Marketing Managers $78,670 $32,800 110
47 Computer Programmers $78,140 $52,350 150
48 Industrial Engineers $77,630 $45,270 40
49 Software Developers, Applications $77,050 $52,490 200
50 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $76,200 $52,470 220
51 Loan Officers $75,960 $35,750 380
52 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $75,430 $48,990 60
53 Dental Hygienists $75,340 $63,580 320
54 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $75,170 $51,440 230
55 Engineers, All Other $75,010 $44,870 50
56 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $74,790 $39,770 170
57 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $74,510 $56,070 70
58 Urban and Regional Planners $74,140 $58,880 100
59 Computer Occupations, All Other $73,550 $50,680 1,240
60 Occupational Therapists $71,670 $24,790 100
61 Speech-Language Pathologists $71,350 $46,260 180
62 Mechanical Engineers $71,320 $51,690 70
63 Management Analysts $71,250 $52,750 1,390
64 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment $71,030 $51,920 70
65 Labor Relations Specialists $70,800 $53,470 180
66 Special Education Teachers, All Other $70,680 $46,660 140
67 Public Relations Specialists $70,650 $33,090 250
68 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $70,430 $39,230 220
69 Budget Analysts $70,380 $48,270 240
70 Logisticians $69,610 $38,660 60
71 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $69,440 $48,030 610
72 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $69,210 $51,290 140
73 Instructional Coordinators $68,930 $44,710 190
74 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $68,170 $41,710 480
75 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $67,830 $46,410 100
76 Construction and Building Inspectors $67,640 $45,420 70
77 Insurance Underwriters $66,950 $46,140 60
78 Accountants and Auditors $66,170 $42,510 1,110
79 Financial Examiners $65,460 $48,270 60
80 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $65,100 $42,040 1,150
81 Foresters $65,000 $50,490 60
82 Conservation Scientists $64,760 $50,500 50
83 Financial Specialists, All Other $64,720 $43,720 110
84 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $64,210 $44,050 120
85 Firefighters $64,150 $51,750 270
86 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other $64,150 $34,700 40
87 Soil and Plant Scientists $64,050 $42,790 100
88 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $63,680 $36,920 310
89 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $63,310 $41,610 410
90 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate $63,060 $43,800 120
91 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers $63,030 $44,460 80
92 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $62,950 $44,580 310
93 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists $62,800 $41,910 50
94 Librarians $62,750 $45,840 130
95 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $62,330 $43,710 1,050
96 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $62,130 $39,960 1,390
97 Construction and Related Workers, All Other $62,030 $27,250 50
98 Civil Engineering Technicians $61,860 $43,930 140
99 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School $61,850 $40,050 130
100 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors $61,710 $41,910 300