These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In San Diego, CA For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 2 months ago
Copied!

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 San Diego 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 San Diego.

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

  1. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  2. Nurse Anesthetists
  3. Surgeons
  4. Psychiatrists
  5. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  6. Chief Executives
  7. Internists, General
  8. Family and General Practitioners
  9. Pediatricians, General
  10. Natural Sciences Managers

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

How we determined the highest paid jobs in San Diego For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 607 job classifications in San Diego 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.

For more reading, check out:

Advertisement. Article Continues Below.

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In San Diego

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $255,900 $153,180 210
2 Nurse Anesthetists $241,900 $155,390 170
3 Surgeons $239,350 $110,750 690
4 Psychiatrists $235,880 $159,600 110
5 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $224,900 $98,080 2,810
6 Chief Executives $205,580 $74,560 2,880
7 Internists, General $205,130 $92,370 630
8 Family and General Practitioners $199,110 $83,000 930
9 Pediatricians, General $194,300 $125,620 370
10 Natural Sciences Managers $170,550 $94,340 1,010
11 Dentists, General $168,250 $68,300 1,050
12 Architectural and Engineering Managers $165,760 $89,980 2,590
13 Computer and Information Systems Managers $163,770 $93,220 4,260
14 Marketing Managers $148,430 $68,330 2,770
15 Optometrists $144,280 $74,080 380
16 Compensation and Benefits Managers $142,780 $67,070 160
17 Financial Managers $142,670 $68,950 5,920
18 Lawyers $139,440 $64,910 6,770
19 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $137,790 $57,680 90
20 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $134,600 $80,230 270
21 Personal Financial Advisors $134,370 $48,270 1,470
22 Managers, All Other $129,550 $81,930 4,550
23 Pharmacists $128,790 $95,260 2,130
24 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $127,560 $75,370 410
25 Podiatrists $127,320 $35,900 60
26 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $127,080 $56,480 260
27 Human Resources Managers $126,930 $67,600 1,420
28 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $126,220 $66,770 570
29 Mathematicians $126,160 $61,160 200
30 General and Operations Managers $125,500 $47,780 23,620
31 Nurse Midwives $125,340 $81,260 80
32 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $125,190 $64,720 110
33 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $123,150 $55,480 140
34 Radiation Therapists $123,040 $80,500 100
35 Sales Managers $122,060 $50,920 5,350
36 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $120,150 $64,880 3,210
37 Purchasing Managers $119,550 $69,550 870
38 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $118,850 $56,900 530
39 Software Developers, Systems Software $117,480 $79,210 7,590
40 Electrical Engineers $117,210 $68,180 4,210
41 Nurse Practitioners $116,940 $71,150 1,300
42 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $116,850 $87,250 1,510
43 Medical and Health Services Managers $116,380 $53,250 2,400
44 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $116,120 $56,000 670
45 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $114,510 $50,970 160
46 Computer Hardware Engineers $114,310 $77,110 2,850
47 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $113,480 $75,580 4,600
48 Chemical Engineers $112,900 $60,490 220
49 Computer and Information Research Scientists $110,460 $77,120 770
50 Training and Development Managers $110,040 $59,420 330
51 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $109,680 $56,250 1,790
52 Statisticians $109,290 $60,700 270
53 Veterinarians $108,340 $56,300 700
54 Physician Assistants $107,870 $60,290 1,220
55 Aerospace Engineers $107,540 $66,550 1,730
56 Industrial Production Managers $105,440 $61,100 1,700
57 Art Directors $104,890 $47,410 300
58 Computer Network Architects $103,470 $62,200 1,170
59 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects $102,720 $65,600 260
60 Audiologists $102,580 $66,410 110
61 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $102,350 $71,870 290
62 Software Developers, Applications $102,290 $55,160 10,030
63 Education Administrators, All Other $100,820 $52,930 430
64 Information Security Analysts $100,680 $64,150 820
65 Engineers, All Other $100,000 $49,160 2,140
66 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $99,760 $68,490 240
67 Materials Engineers $98,970 $67,810 330
68 Occupational Therapists $98,720 $52,890 1,100
69 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $98,390 $56,400 1,000
70 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $98,110 $51,730 70
71 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $97,460 $53,430 990
72 Sales Engineers $97,010 $55,020 870
73 Industrial Engineers $96,990 $63,070 3,100
74 Microbiologists $96,640 $44,140 1,050
75 Construction Managers $96,390 $53,810 3,410
76 Emergency Management Directors $96,310 $68,780 50
77 Biochemists and Biophysicists $96,210 $46,540 1,240
78 History Teachers, Postsecondary $95,900 $48,900 260
79 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $95,410 $44,980 480
80 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $95,090 $47,500 590
81 Advertising and Promotions Managers $95,030 $38,740 250
82 Computer Systems Analysts $94,890 $56,320 5,570
83 Financial Analysts $94,790 $49,880 2,530
84 Administrative Services Managers $94,540 $46,660 3,600
85 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $94,510 $56,940 650
86 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $94,430 $40,320 560
87 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $94,300 $45,450 2,110
88 Physical Therapists $94,210 $66,080 1,870
89 Commercial and Industrial Designers $93,850 $54,610 260
90 Psychologists, All Other $93,760 $45,950 270
91 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $93,200 $51,910 140
92 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $93,000 $46,050 750
93 Database Administrators $92,870 $50,880 1,090
94 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $92,810 $60,110 170
95 Conservation Scientists $92,570 $54,410 120
96 Sociologists $91,820 $38,570 40
97 Technical Writers $91,270 $54,990 730
98 Civil Engineers $91,190 $63,310 4,960
99 Management Analysts $91,180 $52,530 8,300
100 Computer Occupations, All Other $91,130 $42,870 3,300

Facebook Discussion