These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Santa Maria, CA For 2018

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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 Santa Maria 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 Pediatricians, General are the highest paid people in Santa Maria.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Santa Maria:

  1. Pediatricians, General
  2. Family and General Practitioners
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Dentists, General
  5. Optometrists
  6. Psychiatrists
  7. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  8. First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
  9. Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
  10. Natural Sciences Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 4 on the list of highest paid professions in Santa Maria. 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 Santa Maria and California job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Santa Maria For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 375 job classifications in Santa Maria 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 Santa Maria

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Pediatricians, General $219,610 $147,420 30
2 Family and General Practitioners $216,910 $126,300 190
3 Chief Executives $213,020 $101,420 360
4 Dentists, General $181,660 $88,580 100
5 Optometrists $179,590 $81,410 60
6 Psychiatrists $174,340 $73,850 30
7 Architectural and Engineering Managers $160,750 $105,000 370
8 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $154,480 $112,190 30
9 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $149,250 $66,870 100
10 Natural Sciences Managers $144,530 $61,900 50
11 Computer and Information Systems Managers $139,570 $86,700 550
12 Financial Managers $139,410 $68,170 640
13 Lawyers $139,230 $78,670 430
14 Pharmacists $138,960 $111,910 190
15 Marketing Managers $133,720 $84,110 250
16 General and Operations Managers $130,710 $54,970 3,350
17 Medical and Health Services Managers $129,100 $57,880 280
18 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $127,710 $77,180 40
19 Aerospace Engineers $127,310 $83,020 170
20 Computer Network Architects $122,850 $70,000 60
21 Software Developers, Systems Software $122,040 $71,670 880
22 Managers, All Other $120,970 $69,740 400
23 Purchasing Managers $120,610 $73,400 100
24 Computer Hardware Engineers $117,990 $70,250 30
25 Sales Managers $116,180 $42,070 640
26 Electrical Engineers $115,920 $69,220 240
27 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $115,340 $64,250 90
28 Personal Financial Advisors $112,130 $54,800 300
29 Human Resources Managers $111,870 $68,550 130
30 Civil Engineers $111,790 $73,220 440
31 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $111,610 $71,170 400
32 Nurse Practitioners $110,640 $68,450 80
33 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $109,980 $84,760 240
34 Industrial Production Managers $109,690 $50,740 230
35 Advertising and Promotions Managers $108,600 $46,460 40
36 Training and Development Managers $108,360 $58,220 40
37 Construction Managers $108,080 $56,480 330
38 Engineers, All Other $107,410 $57,930 320
39 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $103,870 $61,400 50
40 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $103,070 $78,910 40
41 Industrial Engineers $102,820 $67,910 500
42 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $101,990 $84,070 30
43 Sales Engineers $101,820 $68,120 110
44 Information Security Analysts $101,730 $59,260 90
45 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $101,620 $57,940 60
46 Mechanical Engineers $101,040 $67,890 540
47 Registered Nurses $97,910 $71,680 2,520
48 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $97,380 $55,380 140
49 Administrative Services Managers $96,850 $54,750 360
50 Speech-Language Pathologists $96,040 $64,110 200
51 Physician Assistants $95,230 $41,260 110
52 Physical Therapists $95,130 $78,580 250
53 Producers and Directors $94,990 $27,800 480
54 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $94,230 $75,940 660
55 Software Developers, Applications $93,970 $56,870 860
56 Dental Hygienists $93,950 $80,480 210
57 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $93,670 $50,070 440
58 Computer Programmers $93,020 $45,730 220
59 Financial Analysts $92,900 $36,020 140
60 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $92,040 $55,190 90
61 Occupational Therapists $91,950 $69,980 70
62 Operations Research Analysts $91,660 $46,060 110
63 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary $89,830 $33,860 70
64 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $89,380 $66,040 40
65 Environmental Engineers $88,260 $53,940 90
66 Labor Relations Specialists $87,430 $60,990 40
67 Surveyors $87,000 $51,340 70
68 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $86,860 $51,640 120
69 Urban and Regional Planners $86,700 $62,110 140
70 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $86,550 $38,510 70
71 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $86,330 $64,300 80
72 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $85,230 $54,530 500
73 Computer Systems Analysts $84,500 $54,310 390
74 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $83,950 $46,590 470
75 Fire Inspectors and Investigators $83,020 $61,930 70
76 Logisticians $81,650 $46,550 100
77 Database Administrators $81,460 $42,590 90
78 Budget Analysts $81,430 $59,020 120
79 Technical Writers $80,790 $39,590 70
80 Accountants and Auditors $80,510 $47,600 1,280
81 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $80,400 $44,870 190
82 Respiratory Therapists $80,200 $59,410 130
83 Industrial Engineering Technicians $80,110 $42,390 30
84 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $79,380 $55,710 100
85 Construction and Building Inspectors $78,930 $57,390 80
86 Loan Officers $78,170 $33,230 170
87 Computer Network Support Specialists $78,070 $45,070 240
88 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $77,780 $42,160 1,170
89 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers $77,600 $35,640 40
90 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $77,370 $43,000 40
91 Firefighters $77,120 $52,200 480
92 Clergy $76,490 $42,240 40
93 Dietitians and Nutritionists $76,040 $47,370 90
94 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $75,930 $32,500 370
95 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $75,290 $35,510 360
96 Radiologic Technologists $75,220 $45,090 240
97 Social and Community Service Managers $74,830 $41,150 180
98 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $74,340 $50,680 430
99 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $74,000 $49,500 2,060
100 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $73,660 $42,170 740