These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Santa Rosa, 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 Rosa 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 Santa Rosa.

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

  1. Surgeons
  2. Family and General Practitioners
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Natural Sciences Managers
  5. Dentists, General
  6. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  7. Marketing Managers
  8. Lawyers
  9. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  10. Pharmacists

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 5 on the list of highest paid professions in Santa Rosa. 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 Rosa and California job scene here:

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

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 384 job classifications in Santa Rosa 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 Rosa

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $265,810 $130,180 70
2 Family and General Practitioners $219,760 $112,750 100
3 Chief Executives $201,130 $84,810 420
4 Natural Sciences Managers $166,740 $75,950 70
5 Dentists, General $158,890 $83,950 170
6 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $152,970 $56,170 110
7 Marketing Managers $148,180 $70,610 260
8 Lawyers $146,300 $47,950 360
9 Architectural and Engineering Managers $143,300 $90,290 340
10 Pharmacists $141,760 $115,630 310
11 Physician Assistants $140,810 $88,190 90
12 Computer and Information Systems Managers $135,920 $80,460 220
13 Commercial Pilots $135,820 $83,330 60
14 Managers, All Other $132,070 $65,710 330
15 Software Developers, Systems Software $129,160 $75,110 350
16 Financial Managers $125,930 $70,730 690
17 Veterinarians $123,380 $82,400 170
18 Human Resources Managers $121,500 $67,130 140
19 Computer Hardware Engineers $120,490 $85,150 200
20 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $117,900 $77,940 40
21 General and Operations Managers $117,130 $45,680 3,920
22 Sales Managers $116,310 $40,470 740
23 Optometrists $115,120 $92,500 40
24 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $114,930 $64,850 160
25 Medical and Health Services Managers $114,720 $56,600 450
26 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers $114,070 $47,730 40
27 Biomedical Engineers $113,600 $73,100 140
28 Software Developers, Applications $112,730 $80,390 540
29 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $112,190 $61,730 50
30 Computer Network Architects $112,010 $54,060 50
31 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $111,400 $72,470 240
32 Radiation Therapists $111,160 $87,790 40
33 Electrical Engineers $109,440 $75,590 80
34 Purchasing Managers $108,410 $63,170 90
35 Nurse Practitioners $107,430 $85,540 90
36 Environmental Engineers $107,220 $72,640 100
37 Industrial Production Managers $103,130 $57,030 350
38 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $102,810 $40,430 380
39 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $102,140 $61,900 170
40 Civil Engineers $101,970 $74,460 500
41 Registered Nurses $100,120 $51,160 3,300
42 Construction Managers $100,090 $45,510 380
43 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $97,420 $71,880 500
44 Art Directors $97,390 $53,650 50
45 Engineers, All Other $97,130 $57,670 100
46 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $96,780 $45,720 70
47 Physical Therapists $96,400 $65,440 240
48 Mechanical Engineers $96,290 $65,730 140
49 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $96,190 $59,330 90
50 Sales Engineers $95,030 $60,200 150
51 Personal Financial Advisors $94,550 $51,090 210
52 Industrial Engineers $93,170 $66,080 420
53 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $93,080 $33,300 340
54 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $92,040 $68,820 40
55 Computer Occupations, All Other $91,910 $46,780 110
56 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $91,520 $69,060 260
57 Dental Hygienists $89,130 $62,980 270
58 Chemists $88,450 $40,000 230
59 Education Administrators, All Other $88,340 $41,200 70
60 Occupational Therapists $88,330 $62,140 90
61 Management Analysts $87,990 $42,550 530
62 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $87,970 $55,240 520
63 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $87,880 $58,370 120
64 Urban and Regional Planners $87,530 $64,360 60
65 Administrative Services Managers $87,320 $53,450 490
66 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $87,110 $64,030 300
67 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $85,680 $42,990 770
68 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $84,860 $65,290 40
69 Computer Systems Analysts $82,680 $49,400 280
70 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $82,110 $48,740 430
71 Respiratory Therapists $81,390 $52,990 160
72 Database Administrators $80,610 $39,090 90
73 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $80,490 $57,490 40
74 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists $80,410 $38,080 30
75 Computer Programmers $79,330 $39,960 220
76 Social and Community Service Managers $79,280 $45,160 210
77 Speech-Language Pathologists $78,300 $55,050 100
78 Dietitians and Nutritionists $77,220 $54,060 90
79 Logisticians $77,080 $46,080 100
80 Technical Writers $77,050 $46,220 70
81 Budget Analysts $76,980 $53,830 40
82 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate $76,820 $50,920 50
83 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $76,740 $44,960 50
84 Accountants and Auditors $76,300 $44,430 1,480
85 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $76,200 $42,200 110
86 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators $76,190 $63,280 200
87 Training and Development Specialists $76,160 $32,330 180
88 Labor Relations Specialists $75,950 $52,160 40
89 Financial Analysts $74,490 $35,890 180
90 Electrical and Electronics Drafters $74,280 $51,500 40
91 Web Developers $74,220 $32,560 300
92 Marriage and Family Therapists $74,090 $44,520 110
93 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $73,790 $47,340 280
94 Surveyors $73,550 $51,370 130
95 Chiropractors $73,410 $44,090 40
96 Loan Officers $73,270 $36,670 310
97 Electricians $72,960 $45,750 680
98 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors $72,860 $50,510 80
99 Radiologic Technologists $72,460 $34,040 230
100 Conservation Scientists $72,340 $43,550 50