These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In San Luis Obispo, 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 Luis Obispo 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 Internists, General are the highest paid people in San Luis Obispo.

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

  1. Internists, General
  2. Family and General Practitioners
  3. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Managers, All Other
  6. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
  7. Pharmacists
  8. Sales Engineers
  9. First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
  10. Lawyers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 11 on the list of highest paid professions in San Luis Obispo. 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 Luis Obispo and California job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in San Luis Obispo For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 299 job classifications in San Luis Obispo 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 Luis Obispo

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Internists, General $258,370 $170,560 50
2 Family and General Practitioners $212,500 $161,450 140
3 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $181,970 $59,230 50
4 Chief Executives $153,810 $48,920 220
5 Managers, All Other $152,330 $87,550 110
6 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $142,870 $111,110 50
7 Pharmacists $135,900 $112,150 190
8 Sales Engineers $129,990 $83,930 30
9 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $128,300 $84,260 50
10 Lawyers $127,320 $53,220 180
11 Marketing Managers $127,170 $67,750 90
12 Financial Analysts $124,830 $71,480 80
13 Architectural and Engineering Managers $122,080 $87,220 100
14 Computer Network Architects $117,240 $58,200 40
15 Personal Financial Advisors $115,820 $41,450 60
16 Computer and Information Systems Managers $112,930 $68,680 130
17 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $112,880 $65,010 220
18 Electrical Engineers $109,510 $69,680 120
19 Physician Assistants $108,660 $77,970 50
20 Nurse Practitioners $108,200 $86,750 70
21 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $107,350 $79,010 120
22 Software Developers, Applications $107,160 $65,070 320
23 Human Resources Managers $106,290 $54,490 60
24 Training and Development Specialists $105,420 $45,480 110
25 General and Operations Managers $102,670 $44,540 1,880
26 Medical and Health Services Managers $99,360 $50,990 160
27 Financial Managers $96,670 $57,410 280
28 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $95,360 $64,980 230
29 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $95,180 $64,840 60
30 Loan Officers $94,340 $33,550 180
31 Environmental Engineers $94,060 $66,950 40
32 Dental Hygienists $93,370 $81,060 240
33 Industrial Production Managers $91,830 $55,820 110
34 Sales Managers $91,410 $46,570 350
35 Surveyors $91,300 $60,430 50
36 Construction Managers $91,270 $38,890 240
37 Registered Nurses $91,210 $68,850 1,620
38 Landscape Architects $91,080 $53,260 60
39 Physical Therapists $90,550 $66,130 120
40 Administrative Services Managers $89,890 $42,050 170
41 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $88,990 $41,430 40
42 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $88,790 $57,140 60
43 Industrial Engineers $87,510 $54,390 100
44 Computer Occupations, All Other $86,940 $51,850 70
45 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $85,030 $57,180 460
46 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other $84,780 $42,610 40
47 Computer Systems Analysts $84,300 $48,110 210
48 Speech-Language Pathologists $84,040 $69,260 80
49 Civil Engineers $83,220 $53,200 430
50 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $83,210 $44,740 200
51 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $83,050 $51,890 50
52 Insurance Sales Agents $82,690 $30,650 200
53 Respiratory Therapists $82,460 $59,380 70
54 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians $81,420 $64,330 30
55 Mechanical Engineers $79,280 $54,060 170
56 Credit Analysts $77,580 $36,410 40
57 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School $76,680 $54,510 50
58 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $76,420 $52,740 410
59 Computer Programmers $76,190 $44,370 120
60 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $75,950 $32,210 130
61 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $75,930 $45,190 100
62 Instructional Coordinators $75,110 $49,360 150
63 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators $73,500 $48,870 540
64 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $73,450 $47,860 950
65 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $73,250 $44,900 270
66 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines $72,890 $45,340 80
67 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education $72,680 $52,140 150
68 Construction and Building Inspectors $72,250 $31,920 50
69 Cost Estimators $72,180 $38,280 180
70 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers $72,130 $48,500 80
71 Human Resources Specialists $72,090 $38,200 170
72 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $71,870 $46,320 960
73 Healthcare Social Workers $70,680 $49,870 50
74 Compliance Officers $70,570 $46,240 140
75 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $70,550 $32,520 570
76 Electricians $70,550 $41,990 670
77 Management Analysts $69,260 $45,320 570
78 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers $68,330 $35,680 100
79 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $67,770 $42,060 480
80 Urban and Regional Planners $67,290 $37,600 90
81 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $67,180 $32,500 180
82 Radiologic Technologists $67,100 $37,790 130
83 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers $66,900 $39,510 130
84 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $66,560 $39,770 80
85 Veterinarians $66,470 $34,450 90
86 Librarians $65,890 $41,970 60
87 Editors $65,260 $21,740 70
88 Database Administrators $64,380 $27,680 60
89 Accountants and Auditors $63,160 $37,170 520
90 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School $63,140 $43,080 130
91 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators $62,710 $43,260 140
92 Surveying and Mapping Technicians $62,270 $38,420 40
93 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $62,260 $31,800 190
94 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $62,210 $24,680 190
95 Dietitians and Nutritionists $61,880 $30,600 40
96 Writers and Authors $61,740 $32,250 50
97 Web Developers $61,700 $29,490 100
98 Computer Network Support Specialists $61,590 $36,980 100
99 Chemists $61,470 $31,170 60
100 Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program $60,550 $39,110 30