We combed through the data to identify the profession in Seattle that will get you rich.
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:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 7 on the list of highest paid professions in the 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:
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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|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|1||Obstetricians and Gynecologists||$231,360|
|4||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$212,730|
|6||Family and General Practitioners||$202,540|
|9||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$153,220|
|10||Natural Sciences Managers||$152,380|
|11||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$151,390|
|12||Computer and Information Research Scientists||$148,850|
|15||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$140,400|
|17||General and Operations Managers||$134,910|
|20||Medical and Health Services Managers||$131,700|
|22||Managers, All Other||$124,730|
|23||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$123,750|
|25||Software Developers, Applications||$122,530|
|26||Human Resources Managers||$122,370|
|28||Personal Financial Advisors||$119,670|
|30||Air Traffic Controllers||$118,770|
|31||Software Developers, Systems Software||$116,460|
|32||Industrial Production Managers||$116,270|
|34||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$113,310|
|35||Advertising and Promotions Managers||$112,920|
|36||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$112,230|
|37||Training and Development Managers||$111,470|
|38||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$110,250|
|41||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$108,400|
|42||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$108,140|
|44||Physical Scientists, All Other||$107,770|
|45||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$107,640|
|46||Computer Network Architects||$107,480|
|47||Computer Hardware Engineers||$107,420|
|48||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$106,380|
|49||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers||$104,940|
|55||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$103,380|
|57||Power Distributors and Dispatchers||$103,150|
|58||Athletes and Sports Competitors||$103,000|
|59||Administrative Services Managers||$102,260|
|60||Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents||$101,070|
|61||Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers||$100,910|
|64||Computer Systems Analysts||$99,740|
|67||Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates||$98,850|
|68||Information Security Analysts||$98,610|
|70||Psychologists, All Other||$97,770|
|71||First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers||$97,150|
|77||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$94,700|
|78||Emergency Management Directors||$94,460|
|79||Fire Inspectors and Investigators||$93,510|
|80||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$92,490|
|81||Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||$92,450|
|83||Marine Engineers and Naval Architects||$92,160|
|84||Operations Research Analysts||$91,850|
|85||Detectives and Criminal Investigators||$91,800|
|88||Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$90,540|
|89||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$90,280|
|90||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$89,940|
|91||First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$89,480|
|92||Nuclear Medicine Technologists||$89,390|
|93||Power Plant Operators||$89,300|
|96||Engineers, All Other||$88,230|
|97||Atmospheric and Space Scientists||$88,130|
|98||Life Scientists, All Other||$87,880|
|100||Biochemists and Biophysicists||$87,170|
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