These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Scranton, PA 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 Scranton 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 Family And General Practitioners are the highest paid people in Scranton.

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

  1. Family and General Practitioners
  2. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  3. Psychiatrists
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Nurse Anesthetists
  6. Dentists, General
  7. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  8. Marketing Managers
  9. Nurse Practitioners
  10. Financial Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 6 on the list of highest paid professions in Scranton. 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 Scranton and Pennsylvania job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Scranton For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 422 job classifications in Scranton 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 Scranton

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Family and General Practitioners $257,670 $143,400 180
2 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $256,340 $164,970 550
3 Psychiatrists $209,440 $141,780 30
4 Chief Executives $171,930 $71,390 400
5 Nurse Anesthetists $159,790 $108,520 40
6 Dentists, General $154,850 $55,430 180
7 Computer and Information Systems Managers $129,250 $81,660 310
8 Marketing Managers $121,090 $70,740 210
9 Nurse Practitioners $118,090 $68,200 170
10 Financial Managers $112,720 $59,540 510
11 Construction Managers $111,180 $57,610 180
12 Architectural and Engineering Managers $110,830 $74,170 140
13 Purchasing Managers $110,670 $68,200 50
14 Sales Managers $109,940 $50,410 330
15 General and Operations Managers $109,200 $45,480 2,460
16 Pharmacists $108,200 $84,660 570
17 Human Resources Managers $105,270 $57,700 100
18 Industrial Production Managers $103,750 $56,900 260
19 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $102,620 $44,450 170
20 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $101,790 $34,300 100
21 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $101,550 $65,440 40
22 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $99,020 $53,310 50
23 Managers, All Other $96,290 $49,330 210
24 Administrative Services Managers $96,140 $63,850 240
25 Physician Assistants $95,440 $70,550 200
26 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $92,300 $59,220 260
27 Software Developers, Applications $92,230 $51,370 390
28 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $91,280 $66,610 250
29 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $91,080 $58,800 90
30 Engineers, All Other $89,520 $58,210 60
31 Industrial Engineers $89,450 $56,040 380
32 Computer Network Architects $88,790 $42,410 120
33 Physical Therapists $88,000 $58,110 630
34 Electrical Engineers $87,610 $55,780 150
35 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $86,080 $50,980 100
36 Financial Examiners $85,380 $57,370 100
37 Veterinarians $85,130 $47,300 100
38 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $84,450 $31,170 150
39 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $83,730 $54,120 140
40 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $83,480 $46,660 350
41 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $83,330 $51,160 120
42 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $82,930 $51,380 80
43 Civil Engineers $81,820 $51,490 480
44 Management Analysts $81,530 $43,320 640
45 Environmental Engineers $81,480 $55,750 50
46 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $80,950 $44,860 270
47 History Teachers, Postsecondary $80,790 $47,820 70
48 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $80,530 $46,410 150
49 Lawyers $80,230 $29,400 650
50 Medical and Health Services Managers $79,700 $45,140 630
51 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $79,700 $38,270 90
52 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $79,180 $39,670 280
53 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $79,170 $37,240 80
54 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $78,900 $45,950 80
55 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $78,570 $41,240 140
56 Information Security Analysts $77,950 $41,550 80
57 Database Administrators $76,330 $47,950 90
58 Budget Analysts $75,470 $36,570 40
59 Computer Systems Analysts $75,160 $49,260 740
60 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $74,600 $41,820 210
61 Mechanical Engineers $73,720 $52,210 260
62 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $73,160 $30,280 430
63 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $72,980 $60,400 30
64 Software Developers, Systems Software $71,900 $23,190 200
65 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $71,650 $41,390 170
66 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $71,530 $52,880 90
67 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $71,410 $46,170 90
68 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $71,090 $39,500 170
69 Chemists $70,890 $33,870 80
70 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $70,890 $48,990 110
71 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $69,970 $40,740 100
72 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $69,870 $41,710 100
73 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary $69,780 $40,280 90
74 Sales Engineers $69,700 $42,010 40
75 Computer Occupations, All Other $69,400 $34,470 260
76 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $68,750 $46,530 50
77 Speech-Language Pathologists $68,690 $48,440 250
78 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $68,670 $42,900 370
79 Producers and Directors $68,260 $34,910 60
80 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers $68,050 $53,610 340
81 Occupational Therapists $67,970 $24,770 470
82 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other $67,640 $51,370 40
83 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $67,440 $41,150 670
84 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $66,720 $31,120 190
85 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $65,820 $38,360 690
86 Social Workers, All Other $65,650 $47,290 80
87 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators $64,050 $43,110 590
88 Electrical and Electronics Drafters $63,770 $42,590 50
89 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $63,170 $51,960 60
90 Computer Programmers $62,780 $40,850 450
91 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $62,760 $35,730 50
92 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $62,520 $35,220 590
93 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $62,440 $41,670 3,150
94 Financial Analysts $62,310 $39,540 270
95 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers $62,240 $51,390 30
96 Instructional Coordinators $62,050 $33,120 100
97 Accountants and Auditors $61,820 $36,660 1,930
98 Loan Officers $61,690 $39,110 390
99 Surveyors $61,640 $40,070 70
100 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School $61,580 $42,740 120