These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Seattle, WA For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 5 months ago
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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 Seattle 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 Obstetricians And Gynecologists are the highest paid people in Seattle.

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

  1. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  2. Surgeons
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  5. Internists, General
  6. Family and General Practitioners
  7. Dentists, General
  8. Psychiatrists
  9. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  10. Natural Sciences Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 7 on the list of highest paid professions in Seattle. 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 Seattle and Washington job scene here:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Seattle For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 625 job classifications in Seattle 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 Seattle

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $231,360 $143,110 410
2 Surgeons $225,970 $57,740 360
3 Chief Executives $213,410 $105,570 3,240
4 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $212,730 $106,660 2,220
5 Internists, General $208,670 $117,150 260
6 Family and General Practitioners $202,540 $61,060 810
7 Dentists, General $197,500 $97,960 1,030
8 Psychiatrists $188,130 $49,840 120
9 Computer and Information Systems Managers $153,220 $100,400 8,040
10 Natural Sciences Managers $152,380 $91,480 1,070
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers $151,390 $102,390 3,170
12 Computer and Information Research Scientists $148,850 $91,310 770
13 Marketing Managers $143,790 $80,340 4,680
14 Physicists $141,930 $55,500 330
15 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $140,400 $71,720 3,010
16 Lawyers $135,590 $62,230 7,550
17 General and Operations Managers $134,910 $61,790 20,690
18 Purchasing Managers $132,110 $71,430 1,420
19 Financial Managers $131,940 $72,320 7,320
20 Medical and Health Services Managers $131,700 $68,040 2,840
21 Sales Managers $129,180 $63,780 5,040
22 Managers, All Other $124,730 $65,910 4,950
23 Compensation and Benefits Managers $123,750 $74,400 230
24 Computer Programmers $123,490 $77,040 11,970
25 Software Developers, Applications $122,530 $82,110 46,230
26 Human Resources Managers $122,370 $71,760 2,190
27 Pharmacists $121,800 $99,190 2,660
28 Personal Financial Advisors $119,670 $42,780 2,660
29 Sales Engineers $119,020 $63,040 880
30 Air Traffic Controllers $118,770 $70,320 570
31 Software Developers, Systems Software $116,460 $81,250 10,490
32 Industrial Production Managers $116,270 $64,660 1,570
33 Physician Assistants $113,730 $83,190 860
34 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $113,310 $74,610 2,520
35 Advertising and Promotions Managers $112,920 $63,970 560
36 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $112,230 $83,630 1,610
37 Training and Development Managers $111,470 $74,260 400
38 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $110,250 $66,620 1,440
39 Actuaries $109,360 $65,870 270
40 Management Analysts $109,350 $58,840 12,520
41 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $108,400 $35,740 140
42 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $108,140 $81,350 1,020
43 Electrical Engineers $107,890 $67,920 4,300
44 Physical Scientists, All Other $107,770 $74,990 180
45 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $107,640 $65,120 1,060
46 Computer Network Architects $107,480 $69,110 3,880
47 Computer Hardware Engineers $107,420 $51,720 1,160
48 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $106,380 $57,200 1,620
49 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $104,940 $72,310 120
50 Nurse Practitioners $104,770 $81,650 1,230
51 Optometrists $104,330 $44,180 440
52 Transportation Inspectors $104,250 $66,450 320
53 Industrial Engineers $104,040 $69,530 6,030
54 Hydrologists $103,760 $71,610 180
55 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $103,380 $47,370 480
56 Radiation Therapists $103,380 $74,880 190
57 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $103,150 $82,470 90
58 Athletes and Sports Competitors $103,000 $22,140 170
59 Administrative Services Managers $102,260 $60,480 2,830
60 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $101,070 $33,300 3,760
61 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $100,910 $60,570 40
62 Commercial Pilots $100,220 $56,480 530
63 Construction Managers $99,750 $63,630 3,560
64 Computer Systems Analysts $99,740 $60,060 12,350
65 Art Directors $99,330 $60,660 530
66 Veterinarians $99,230 $69,240 650
67 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $98,850 $32,390 370
68 Information Security Analysts $98,610 $59,660 1,210
69 Economists $97,970 $64,430 130
70 Psychologists, All Other $97,770 $45,070 180
71 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $97,150 $76,160 870
72 Financial Examiners $96,530 $57,460 240
73 Mechanical Engineers $95,830 $57,800 4,310
74 Environmental Engineers $95,560 $62,410 810
75 Database Administrators $95,230 $56,810 1,770
76 Nurse Midwives $95,030 $80,940 50
77 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $94,700 $46,360 230
78 Emergency Management Directors $94,460 $65,570 60
79 Fire Inspectors and Investigators $93,510 $69,630 110
80 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $92,490 $46,650 610
81 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $92,450 $63,350 190
82 Statisticians $92,410 $56,470 700
83 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects $92,160 $66,160 540
84 Operations Research Analysts $91,850 $60,570 2,140
85 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $91,800 $49,740 780
86 Web Developers $91,740 $49,040 3,480
87 Dental Hygienists $91,230 $64,700 2,820
88 Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary $90,540 $51,260 70
89 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $90,280 $56,670 5,330
90 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $89,940 $32,150 3,420
91 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $89,480 $43,150 2,710
92 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $89,390 $67,660 180
93 Power Plant Operators $89,300 $76,670 120
94 Physical Therapists $89,160 $66,870 2,360
95 Credit Analysts $88,980 $47,080 490
96 Engineers, All Other $88,230 $46,050 2,580
97 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $88,130 $54,980 130
98 Life Scientists, All Other $87,880 $52,450 110
99 Financial Analysts $87,880 $52,050 2,930
100 Biochemists and Biophysicists $87,170 $43,090 330
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