We combed through the data to identify the profession in San Diego that will get you rich.
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:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 11 on the list of highest paid professions in the 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:
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.
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|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|1||Obstetricians and Gynecologists||$255,900|
|5||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$224,900|
|8||Family and General Practitioners||$199,110|
|10||Natural Sciences Managers||$170,550|
|12||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$165,760|
|13||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$163,770|
|16||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$142,780|
|19||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$137,790|
|20||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$134,600|
|21||Personal Financial Advisors||$134,370|
|22||Managers, All Other||$129,550|
|24||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$127,560|
|26||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$127,080|
|27||Human Resources Managers||$126,930|
|28||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$126,220|
|30||General and Operations Managers||$125,500|
|32||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$125,190|
|33||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$123,150|
|36||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$120,150|
|38||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$118,850|
|39||Software Developers, Systems Software||$117,480|
|42||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$116,850|
|43||Medical and Health Services Managers||$116,380|
|44||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$116,120|
|45||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$114,510|
|46||Computer Hardware Engineers||$114,310|
|47||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$113,480|
|49||Computer and Information Research Scientists||$110,460|
|50||Training and Development Managers||$110,040|
|51||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$109,680|
|56||Industrial Production Managers||$105,440|
|58||Computer Network Architects||$103,470|
|59||Marine Engineers and Naval Architects||$102,720|
|61||First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers||$102,350|
|62||Software Developers, Applications||$102,290|
|63||Education Administrators, All Other||$100,820|
|64||Information Security Analysts||$100,680|
|65||Engineers, All Other||$100,000|
|66||Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||$99,760|
|69||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$98,390|
|70||Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary||$98,110|
|71||Architects, Except Landscape and Naval||$97,460|
|76||Emergency Management Directors||$96,310|
|77||Biochemists and Biophysicists||$96,210|
|78||History Teachers, Postsecondary||$95,900|
|79||Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||$95,410|
|80||Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$95,090|
|81||Advertising and Promotions Managers||$95,030|
|82||Computer Systems Analysts||$94,890|
|84||Administrative Services Managers||$94,540|
|85||Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers||$94,510|
|86||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$94,430|
|87||Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary||$94,300|
|89||Commercial and Industrial Designers||$93,850|
|90||Psychologists, All Other||$93,760|
|91||Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary||$93,200|
|92||English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary||$93,000|
|94||Power Distributors and Dispatchers||$92,810|
|100||Computer Occupations, All Other||$91,130|
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