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

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

  1. Surgeons
  2. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  3. Dentists, General
  4. Family and General Practitioners
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  7. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  8. Personal Financial Advisors
  9. Natural Sciences Managers
  10. Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers

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

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Salinas For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 326 job classifications in Salinas 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 Salinas

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $245,760 $143,540 40
2 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $225,030 $173,020 70
3 Dentists, General $207,750 $59,810 120
4 Family and General Practitioners $200,940 $86,920 340
5 Chief Executives $198,520 $95,390 210
6 Computer and Information Systems Managers $156,490 $70,880 130
7 Architectural and Engineering Managers $149,060 $84,900 60
8 Personal Financial Advisors $138,700 $57,290 80
9 Natural Sciences Managers $132,290 $90,270 30
10 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $130,790 $78,500 60
11 Sales Managers $127,020 $43,620 410
12 Pharmacists $126,170 $81,040 220
13 General and Operations Managers $118,030 $50,540 2,180
14 Nurse Practitioners $117,210 $98,610 40
15 Marketing Managers $116,010 $70,230 100
16 Veterinarians $115,120 $67,270 80
17 Lawyers $114,980 $34,750 290
18 Financial Managers $114,770 $59,170 370
19 Electrical Engineers $113,920 $80,050 50
20 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $113,030 $87,050 230
21 Managers, All Other $112,990 $65,620 230
22 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $112,400 $83,690 250
23 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $110,160 $65,720 50
24 Physician Assistants $108,740 $80,870 110
25 Occupational Therapists $107,600 $80,840 90
26 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $107,440 $67,060 160
27 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $106,070 $75,280 80
28 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $105,580 $69,250 80
29 Mechanical Engineers $105,430 $48,820 110
30 Software Developers, Applications $104,340 $46,750 270
31 Registered Nurses $104,110 $75,160 2,470
32 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $100,460 $82,330 30
33 Computer Systems Analysts $100,430 $53,980 390
34 Speech-Language Pathologists $100,200 $64,750 110
35 Computer Occupations, All Other $100,090 $69,340 350
36 Software Developers, Systems Software $99,860 $67,410 100
37 Human Resources Managers $99,730 $53,790 70
38 Financial Analysts $97,640 $61,980 90
39 Loan Officers $97,640 $41,150 250
40 Engineers, All Other $97,420 $58,670 70
41 Information Security Analysts $96,670 $54,290 30
42 Civil Engineers $96,300 $70,140 160
43 Medical and Health Services Managers $95,120 $47,040 230
44 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $94,240 $71,150 50
45 Physical Therapists $92,420 $71,200 180
46 Management Analysts $92,380 $49,120 320
47 Credit Analysts $92,340 $64,560 40
48 Accountants and Auditors $92,320 $46,490 720
49 Training and Development Managers $91,980 $50,960 30
50 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers $91,110 $65,350 60
51 Insurance Sales Agents $90,220 $41,310 130
52 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $90,190 $75,930 50
53 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $88,680 $83,100 40
54 Education Administrators, All Other $88,680 $62,730 50
55 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $88,150 $64,020 90
56 Respiratory Therapists $87,780 $62,870 110
57 Industrial Production Managers $87,690 $52,380 120
58 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $87,480 $50,460 40
59 Operations Research Analysts $87,340 $53,060 40
60 Database Administrators $86,540 $49,830 70
61 Construction Managers $86,130 $38,580 160
62 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $85,200 $62,040 50
63 Optometrists $84,400 $60,000 30
64 Conservation Scientists $83,800 $63,100 90
65 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $82,560 $40,090 120
66 Computer Programmers $82,090 $43,500 70
67 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $81,000 $40,390 120
68 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $80,820 $55,270 550
69 Urban and Regional Planners $80,720 $51,040 80
70 Budget Analysts $80,330 $57,110 60
71 Cost Estimators $79,840 $41,020 180
72 Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers $79,630 $44,580 2,520
73 Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products $78,560 $55,440 40
74 Web Developers $78,320 $47,970 110
75 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $78,070 $46,880 90
76 Labor Relations Specialists $77,350 $53,570 50
77 Logisticians $77,190 $49,140 70
78 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $76,840 $29,030 930
79 Dietitians and Nutritionists $76,660 $63,140 50
80 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $76,230 $33,900 210
81 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $75,780 $32,440 850
82 Administrative Services Managers $75,280 $41,680 330
83 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $74,430 $49,160 140
84 Radiologic Technologists $74,410 $41,450 120
85 Social and Community Service Managers $74,230 $36,600 160
86 Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program $73,600 $42,010 50
87 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $73,110 $37,870 530
88 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $72,560 $52,390 230
89 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers $71,870 $65,250 80
90 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists $71,530 $46,400 50
91 Compliance Officers $71,520 $38,590 130
92 Psychiatric Technicians $71,300 $58,180 100
93 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary $70,930 $32,330 170
94 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $69,780 $40,990 140
95 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $69,740 $45,870 2,420
96 Public Relations Specialists $69,590 $39,310 150
97 Human Resources Specialists $69,460 $43,150 280
98 Fundraisers $69,320 $43,640 60
99 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other $69,280 $51,940 50
100 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $68,590 $36,100 280