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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 Jose 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 Psychiatrists are the highest paid people in San Jose.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in San Jose:
Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 9 on the list of highest paid professions in San Jose. 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 Jose and California job scene here:
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 472 job classifications in San Jose 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, 2020.
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|2||Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric||$224,770|
|3||Family Medicine Physicians||$221,250|
|5||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$215,090|
|7||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$203,310|
|10||Natural Sciences Managers||$196,630|
|11||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$189,800|
|12||Physical Scientists, All Other||$189,340|
|13||First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers||$179,350|
|16||Human Resources Managers||$174,390|
|17||Computer and Information Research Scientists||$171,160|
|18||Training and Development Managers||$168,900|
|19||General and Operations Managers||$162,740|
|20||Computer Hardware Engineers||$161,210|
|25||Computer Network Architects||$152,400|
|26||Industrial Production Managers||$149,350|
|28||Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers||$145,730|
|29||Medical and Health Services Managers||$144,530|
|30||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$144,220|
|31||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$141,660|
|33||Database Administrators and Architects||$140,580|
|35||Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary||$138,820|
|37||Biochemists and Biophysicists||$137,490|
|38||Computer Occupations, All Other||$137,370|
|40||Administrative Services and Facilities Managers||$136,810|
|42||Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other||$135,790|
|43||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers||$133,580|
|44||Information Security Analysts||$133,040|
|46||Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists||$129,490|
|48||Engineers, All Other||$127,330|
|49||Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers||$127,090|
|51||Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||$124,110|
|52||Computer Systems Analysts||$122,990|
|53||Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers||$122,100|
|55||Architects, Except Landscape and Naval||$121,550|
|56||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$121,440|
|61||Nuclear Medicine Technologists||$119,340|
|67||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$113,240|
|69||Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists||$112,830|
|72||Power Plant Operators||$112,470|
|73||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers||$112,380|
|74||Personal Financial Advisors||$111,950|
|76||Urban and Regional Planners||$111,420|
|77||Financial and Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, and Financial Specialists, All Other||$110,470|
|78||Biological Scientists, All Other||$110,040|
|79||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$108,410|
|80||Detectives and Criminal Investigators||$108,280|
|81||First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers||$108,140|
|83||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$107,330|
|84||Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers||$106,670|
|85||Producers and Directors||$105,950|
|92||Web Developers and Digital Interface Designers||$102,250|
|94||Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators||$102,200|
|95||Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||$101,430|
|96||Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other||$100,430|
|97||Real Estate Brokers||$99,500|
|98||Operations Research Analysts||$99,260|
|100||Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists||$98,640|
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