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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:
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:
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 29, 2019.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|4||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$227,850|
|6||Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary||$201,340|
|7||Family and General Practitioners||$199,760|
|9||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$190,190|
|11||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$187,610|
|12||Training and Development Managers||$180,560|
|13||Natural Sciences Managers||$173,100|
|15||Human Resources Managers||$166,050|
|16||Managers, All Other||$162,610|
|17||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$162,090|
|19||Medical and Health Services Managers||$159,030|
|20||General and Operations Managers||$158,460|
|21||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$158,160|
|22||Computer and Information Research Scientists||$154,160|
|23||Personal Financial Advisors||$152,100|
|24||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$148,490|
|25||Industrial Production Managers||$148,290|
|27||Software Developers, Applications||$147,220|
|29||Computer Network Architects||$144,670|
|31||Software Developers, Systems Software||$142,950|
|33||Computer Hardware Engineers||$141,000|
|39||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$131,960|
|41||Information Security Analysts||$127,530|
|43||Physical Scientists, All Other||$125,940|
|44||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$124,680|
|45||Computer Occupations, All Other||$124,100|
|46||Administrative Services Managers||$122,690|
|47||Engineers, All Other||$122,180|
|50||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers||$121,590|
|54||Nuclear Medicine Technologists||$119,650|
|57||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$117,110|
|58||Biochemists and Biophysicists||$117,000|
|61||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$115,960|
|62||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$115,630|
|63||First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers||$115,450|
|65||Operations Research Analysts||$115,210|
|66||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$115,080|
|67||Computer Systems Analysts||$114,790|
|69||Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers||$114,520|
|70||Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists||$114,330|
|71||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$112,860|
|72||Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||$111,050|
|75||Life Scientists, All Other||$109,160|
|76||Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||$108,800|
|77||First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$107,880|
|79||Food Scientists and Technologists||$107,110|
|82||Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists||$103,880|
|83||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$103,870|
|85||Detectives and Criminal Investigators||$102,070|
|86||Advertising and Promotions Managers||$101,770|
|87||Accountants and Auditors||$100,580|
|88||Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists||$100,130|
|89||Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other||$100,090|
|90||Producers and Directors||$100,080|
|92||Business Operations Specialists, All Other||$99,830|
|96||Training and Development Specialists||$98,780|
|97||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$98,050|
|98||Occupational Health and Safety Specialists||$96,830|
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