These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In San Francisco, CA 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 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:

  1. Chief Executives
  2. Natural Sciences Managers
  3. Dentists, General
  4. Family and General Practitioners
  5. Surgeons
  6. Financial Managers
  7. Marketing Managers
  8. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  9. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  10. Nurse Anesthetists

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:

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

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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In San Francisco

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Chief Executives $226,570 $103,290 2,630
2 Natural Sciences Managers $200,400 $115,280 1,800
3 Dentists, General $194,270 $133,280 530
4 Family and General Practitioners $193,800 $124,480 730
5 Surgeons $192,390 $137,410 370
6 Financial Managers $186,740 $88,290 7,710
7 Marketing Managers $186,320 $99,940 4,950
8 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $186,180 $57,150 1,100
9 Computer and Information Systems Managers $184,290 $114,660 7,270
10 Nurse Anesthetists $184,270 $65,890 130
11 Lawyers $178,110 $81,450 10,320
12 Architectural and Engineering Managers $169,160 $88,120 2,460
13 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $162,600 $82,590 2,570
14 Sales Managers $159,210 $60,300 5,710
15 General and Operations Managers $155,580 $56,110 19,520
16 Human Resources Managers $154,620 $82,020 1,770
17 Training and Development Managers $153,850 $87,170 300
18 Personal Financial Advisors $153,090 $52,280 3,780
19 Medical and Health Services Managers $151,190 $82,240 1,590
20 Sales Engineers $145,740 $73,010 1,910
21 Radiation Therapists $144,270 $71,350 60
22 Managers, All Other $143,260 $82,100 4,740
23 Purchasing Managers $143,010 $72,590 640
24 Construction Managers $142,450 $64,980 2,260
25 Nurse Practitioners $142,430 $89,430 600
26 Pharmacists $141,770 $116,690 1,270
27 Compensation and Benefits Managers $140,950 $73,090 220
28 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $139,170 $81,690 90
29 Computer Network Architects $139,110 $85,410 2,040
30 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $138,840 $68,700 1,120
31 Financial Analysts $137,810 $65,510 7,110
32 Computer Hardware Engineers $137,790 $83,520 3,300
33 Industrial Production Managers $137,290 $76,070 730
34 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $134,100 $80,570 170
35 Art Directors $134,000 $71,700 980
36 Registered Nurses $133,650 $89,060 12,160
37 Emergency Management Directors $133,570 $82,230 200
38 Financial Examiners $131,890 $70,640 990
39 Software Developers, Systems Software $130,610 $87,270 9,850
40 Veterinarians $128,870 $60,850 270
41 Advertising and Promotions Managers $127,660 $68,450 580
42 Computer and Information Research Scientists $127,060 $89,660 870
43 Physician Assistants $125,890 $81,490 300
44 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $125,170 $75,630 4,460
45 Engineers, All Other $125,100 $68,120 1,390
46 Mathematicians $124,870 $103,070 180
47 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $123,170 $36,230 5,500
48 Fire Inspectors and Investigators $123,090 $78,110 60
49 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $122,100 $67,190 950
50 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $121,040 $85,870 190
51 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $119,550 $91,270 290
52 Statisticians $119,460 $71,610 550
53 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $119,200 $46,740 2,500
54 Management Analysts $119,040 $58,470 11,570
55 Chemical Engineers $118,700 $63,220 330
56 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $117,920 $72,190 390
57 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $117,860 $64,850 900
58 Software Developers, Applications $117,770 $73,860 22,950
59 Biochemists and Biophysicists $116,920 $66,670 1,230
60 Actuaries $116,400 $69,320 270
61 Credit Analysts $116,120 $57,080 850
62 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $116,030 $77,770 1,910
63 Electrical Engineers $115,590 $71,770 790
64 Computer Systems Analysts $115,210 $69,920 11,080
65 Administrative Services Managers $114,950 $56,150 3,220
66 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $114,680 $82,700 90
67 Economists $113,860 $65,080 480
68 Physical Scientists, All Other $113,710 $67,360 760
69 Aerospace Engineers $112,890 $78,410 250
70 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $112,390 $48,150 150
71 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $112,140 $53,460 4,140
72 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $111,970 $53,420 520
73 Environmental Engineers $111,030 $70,220 450
74 Microbiologists $110,230 $64,570 1,370
75 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $110,000 $84,540 860
76 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $109,190 $48,910 180
77 Materials Scientists $108,970 $46,170 160
78 Dental Hygienists $108,790 $77,140 1,310
79 Information Security Analysts $108,340 $57,360 1,320
80 Industrial Engineers $108,240 $69,050 1,240
81 Hydrologists $108,160 $75,680 60
82 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $108,150 $84,120 4,430
83 Computer Programmers $108,070 $56,290 6,110
84 Civil Engineers $107,540 $67,950 3,050
85 Mechanical Engineers $107,520 $62,100 990
86 Physical Therapists $107,050 $84,300 1,060
87 Database Administrators $106,600 $58,500 1,870
88 Computer Occupations, All Other $106,440 $54,030 3,410
89 Sociologists $106,060 $70,310 130
90 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $105,980 $49,790 400
91 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $105,900 $58,220 5,490
92 Optometrists $105,590 $66,060 290
93 Biomedical Engineers $105,230 $68,220 560
94 Curators $104,320 $53,550 240
95 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians $103,750 $55,400 200
96 Chemists $103,160 $59,760 2,010
97 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $101,850 $37,660 2,150
98 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $101,680 $59,300 2,430
99 Operations Research Analysts $101,040 $59,660 1,150
100 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $100,900 $50,230 70
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