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

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 6 months ago
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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 Surgeons are the highest paid people in San Jose.

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

  1. Surgeons
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Internists, General
  4. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  5. Lawyers
  6. Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
  7. Family and General Practitioners
  8. Marketing Managers
  9. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  10. Dentists, General

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 10 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:

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

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 519 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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In San Jose

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $260,490 $181,400 220
2 Chief Executives $241,870 $117,930 2,170
3 Internists, General $233,590 $147,580 370
4 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $227,850 $130,360 1,340
5 Lawyers $204,010 $91,390 5,430
6 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $201,340 $75,530 100
7 Family and General Practitioners $199,760 $64,550 1,010
8 Marketing Managers $197,390 $124,020 7,240
9 Computer and Information Systems Managers $190,190 $117,910 13,830
10 Dentists, General $189,650 $74,580 1,120
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers $187,610 $123,030 7,090
12 Training and Development Managers $180,560 $103,840 460
13 Natural Sciences Managers $173,100 $97,000 670
14 Financial Managers $172,450 $85,470 6,950
15 Human Resources Managers $166,050 $87,610 1,660
16 Managers, All Other $162,610 $93,210 3,330
17 Compensation and Benefits Managers $162,090 $90,880 160
18 Sales Managers $160,360 $58,350 5,960
19 Medical and Health Services Managers $159,030 $77,180 1,940
20 General and Operations Managers $158,460 $56,240 18,220
21 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $158,160 $82,060 120
22 Computer and Information Research Scientists $154,160 $84,100 1,810
23 Personal Financial Advisors $152,100 $50,640 1,080
24 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $148,490 $72,460 470
25 Industrial Production Managers $148,290 $70,700 2,100
26 Nurse Midwives $147,420 $92,860 60
27 Software Developers, Applications $147,220 $97,020 42,650
28 Purchasing Managers $144,850 $85,480 960
29 Computer Network Architects $144,670 $97,010 3,170
30 Nurse Practitioners $143,050 $88,410 650
31 Software Developers, Systems Software $142,950 $94,480 27,260
32 Pharmacists $142,400 $113,570 1,680
33 Computer Hardware Engineers $141,000 $93,940 12,640
34 Statisticians $138,910 $85,310 320
35 Sales Engineers $137,080 $80,110 3,070
36 Construction Managers $136,680 $65,540 1,740
37 Electrical Engineers $134,610 $85,990 5,830
38 Art Directors $133,630 $64,800 200
39 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $131,960 $78,190 7,070
40 Optometrists $131,770 $86,000 330
41 Information Security Analysts $127,530 $73,520 1,110
42 Biomedical Engineers $126,430 $83,610 760
43 Physical Scientists, All Other $125,940 $83,110 270
44 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $124,680 $68,150 1,270
45 Computer Occupations, All Other $124,100 $58,080 4,120
46 Administrative Services Managers $122,690 $63,600 3,000
47 Engineers, All Other $122,180 $75,500 3,110
48 Radiation Therapists $121,760 $89,680 100
49 Registered Nurses $121,610 $72,810 13,720
50 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $121,590 $66,130 40
51 Materials Engineers $121,440 $87,780 920
52 Veterinarians $120,770 $64,950 300
53 Management Analysts $119,950 $65,810 7,250
54 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $119,650 $88,530 50
55 Industrial Engineers $118,670 $74,350 4,320
56 Physician Assistants $117,930 $49,560 550
57 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $117,110 $57,810 6,480
58 Biochemists and Biophysicists $117,000 $66,300 530
59 Financial Analysts $116,700 $68,970 4,010
60 Mechanical Engineers $116,600 $69,240 3,860
61 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $115,960 $82,060 1,130
62 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $115,630 $63,360 630
63 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $115,450 $63,010 110
64 Materials Scientists $115,260 $79,420 160
65 Operations Research Analysts $115,210 $68,030 3,360
66 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $115,080 $75,420 70
67 Computer Systems Analysts $114,790 $67,800 14,240
68 Podiatrists $114,730 $50,080 50
69 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $114,520 $83,470 3,890
70 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $114,330 $57,170 10,050
71 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $112,860 $63,390 1,350
72 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $111,050 $79,320 200
73 Chemical Engineers $110,970 $62,510 190
74 Technical Writers $109,850 $65,520 1,360
75 Life Scientists, All Other $109,160 $74,910 240
76 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $108,800 $77,020 270
77 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $107,880 $42,810 1,930
78 Web Developers $107,500 $63,320 2,930
79 Food Scientists and Technologists $107,110 $57,680 240
80 Civil Engineers $107,000 $63,590 2,590
81 Logisticians $106,740 $60,860 1,830
82 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $103,880 $54,570 560
83 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $103,870 $66,160 6,270
84 Database Administrators $103,230 $55,340 1,400
85 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $102,070 $64,150 200
86 Advertising and Promotions Managers $101,770 $51,930 130
87 Accountants and Auditors $100,580 $52,520 13,240
88 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists $100,130 $61,060 680
89 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other $100,090 $45,390 260
90 Producers and Directors $100,080 $42,920 230
91 Occupational Therapists $99,950 $72,760 480
92 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $99,830 $49,030 10,880
93 Loan Officers $99,120 $39,910 1,440
94 Physical Therapists $99,010 $66,530 1,130
95 Chemists $98,950 $51,190 790
96 Training and Development Specialists $98,780 $55,980 2,340
97 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $98,050 $50,950 50
98 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $96,830 $62,530 330
99 Environmental Engineers $95,830 $48,780 220
100 Radiologic Technologists $95,770 $59,740 750
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