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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 San Francisco 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 Chief Executives are the highest paid people in San Francisco.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in San Francisco:
Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 3 on the list of highest paid professions in San Francisco. 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 Francisco and California job scene here:
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 513 job classifications in San Francisco 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, 2019.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|2||Natural Sciences Managers||$200,400|
|4||Family and General Practitioners||$193,800|
|8||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$186,180|
|9||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$184,290|
|12||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$169,160|
|13||Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers||$162,600|
|15||General and Operations Managers||$155,580|
|16||Human Resources Managers||$154,620|
|17||Training and Development Managers||$153,850|
|18||Personal Financial Advisors||$153,090|
|19||Medical and Health Services Managers||$151,190|
|22||Managers, All Other||$143,260|
|27||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$140,950|
|28||First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers||$139,170|
|29||Computer Network Architects||$139,110|
|30||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$138,840|
|32||Computer Hardware Engineers||$137,790|
|33||Industrial Production Managers||$137,290|
|34||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$134,100|
|37||Emergency Management Directors||$133,570|
|39||Software Developers, Systems Software||$130,610|
|41||Advertising and Promotions Managers||$127,660|
|42||Computer and Information Research Scientists||$127,060|
|44||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$125,170|
|45||Engineers, All Other||$125,100|
|47||Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents||$123,170|
|48||Fire Inspectors and Investigators||$123,090|
|49||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$122,100|
|50||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers||$121,040|
|51||Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||$119,550|
|53||Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers||$119,200|
|56||Detectives and Criminal Investigators||$117,920|
|57||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$117,860|
|58||Software Developers, Applications||$117,770|
|59||Biochemists and Biophysicists||$116,920|
|62||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$116,030|
|64||Computer Systems Analysts||$115,210|
|65||Administrative Services Managers||$114,950|
|66||Nuclear Medicine Technologists||$114,680|
|68||Physical Scientists, All Other||$113,710|
|70||Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary||$112,390|
|71||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$112,140|
|72||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers||$111,970|
|75||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$110,000|
|76||Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary||$109,190|
|79||Information Security Analysts||$108,340|
|82||Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers||$108,150|
|88||Computer Occupations, All Other||$106,440|
|90||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$105,980|
|91||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$105,900|
|95||Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians||$103,750|
|97||First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$101,850|
|98||Architects, Except Landscape and Naval||$101,680|
|99||Operations Research Analysts||$101,040|
|100||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$100,900|
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