The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Seattle, WA For 2022

By Chris Kolmar
Apr. 11, 2022

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2022. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Seattle

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 Cardiologists are the highest paid people in Seattle.

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

  1. Cardiologists
  2. Psychiatrists
  3. Physicians, Pathologists
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Surgeons, All Other
  6. Neurologists
  7. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  8. Physicians, All Other
  9. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  10. Family Medicine Physicians

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 19 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 2022

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 647 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 29, 2022.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Seattle

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Cardiologists $363,270 $195,930 120
2 Psychiatrists $325,450 $168,120 220
3 Physicians, Pathologists $322,860 $100,620 220
4 Chief Executives $313,440 $165,400 1,900
5 Surgeons, All Other $306,980 $61,690 290
6 Neurologists $303,940 $154,550 110
7 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $284,590 $154,310 140
8 Physicians, All Other $268,890 $98,840 2,620
9 General Internal Medicine Physicians $250,300 $62,170 520
10 Family Medicine Physicians $242,440 $61,630 640
11 Nurse Anesthetists $239,110 $171,740 120
12 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $224,860 $106,020 3,140
13 Pediatricians, General $205,140 $130,070 120
14 Natural Sciences Managers $188,200 $120,400 1,410
15 Podiatrists $185,790 $78,630 80
16 Computer and Information Systems Managers $185,210 $127,100 11,220
17 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $176,220 $97,360 1,290
18 Financial Managers $174,530 $99,690 7,930
19 Dentists, General $173,990 $62,060 1,410
20 Architectural and Engineering Managers $169,630 $127,740 3,360
21 Marketing Managers $168,930 $100,010 5,520
22 Sales Managers $168,450 $94,840 6,670
23 Compensation and Benefits Managers $161,210 $100,350 210
24 Human Resources Managers $159,830 $99,430 2,700
25 Database Architects $156,530 $103,910 1,520
26 Dentists, All Other Specialists $154,490 $61,640 70
27 Public Relations Managers $153,880 $94,820 900
28 Advertising and Promotions Managers $153,660 $99,410 210
29 Managers, All Other $152,930 $81,290 7,960
30 Purchasing Managers $152,920 $100,340 1,460
31 Orthotists and Prosthetists $150,940 $75,380 280
32 Software Developers $148,220 $99,140 73,860
33 Personal Financial Advisors $147,880 $61,200 3,340
34 Medical and Health Services Managers $147,610 $76,820 3,250
35 General and Operations Managers $146,860 $68,370 27,930
36 Epidemiologists $145,410 $76,060 400
37 Lawyers $144,740 $76,040 8,540
38 Web and Digital Interface Designers $144,720 $76,310 13,910
39 Air Traffic Controllers $144,470 $89,290 490
40 Training and Development Managers $143,940 $84,000 430
41 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $142,980 $74,730 1,440
42 Administrative Services Managers $142,650 $94,600 1,340
43 Computer and Information Research Scientists $142,070 $54,930 2,030
44 Fundraising Managers $140,030 $95,140 490
45 Physician Assistants $139,400 $111,360 1,390
46 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $139,300 $81,730 410
47 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $138,990 $99,270 2,870
48 Sales Engineers $138,010 $81,350 670
49 Nurse Practitioners $137,830 $101,500 2,210
50 Pharmacists $137,670 $109,660 4,150
51 Computer Network Architects $136,100 $81,010 2,660
52 Data Scientists $135,900 $81,650 2,120
53 Aerospace Engineers $135,040 $97,900 3,890
54 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $134,440 $102,760 1,190
55 Physicists $133,930 $60,090 200
56 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $133,400 $99,830 510
57 Legislators $132,460 $38,240 350
58 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $131,560 $99,550 90
59 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $130,020 $61,820 160
60 Information Security Analysts $127,550 $78,050 3,280
61 Physical Scientists, All Other $127,430 $85,090 230
62 Project Management Specialists $125,330 $67,510 14,160
63 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $125,100 $78,990 2,070
64 Optometrists $124,460 $50,280 360
65 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $124,330 $49,930 6,460
66 Electrical Engineers $124,150 $78,800 5,630
67 Emergency Management Directors $123,170 $77,270 70
68 Management Analysts $121,670 $63,660 17,310
69 Facilities Managers $119,780 $74,700 1,290
70 Database Administrators $119,280 $62,620 1,610
71 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $119,240 $70,520 1,930
72 Actuaries $119,080 $80,200 160
73 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $118,460 $99,090 1,630
74 Veterinarians $118,300 $78,060 1,130
75 Economists $118,260 $78,660 210
76 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $118,050 $50,600 880
77 Art Directors $117,920 $71,530 670
78 Computer Systems Analysts $117,070 $78,830 11,130
79 Industrial Engineers $116,970 $78,400 5,410
80 Construction Managers $116,800 $66,080 7,150
81 Chemical Engineers $116,490 $69,850 110
82 Environmental Engineers $116,260 $70,480 930
83 Radiation Therapists $114,870 $95,950 150
84 Materials Scientists $114,650 $72,010 160
85 Hydrologists $114,320 $77,900 100
86 Financial and Investment Analysts $113,830 $63,470 4,750
87 Political Scientists $112,880 $63,170 170
88 Transportation Inspectors $111,930 $62,480 200
89 Financial Examiners $111,930 $63,810 220
90 Dental Hygienists $111,600 $99,210 4,260
91 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers $111,520 $78,060 650
92 Power Plant Operators $110,600 $79,530 110
93 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $110,580 $58,330 4,270
94 Engineers, All Other $109,940 $62,650 1,870
95 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $109,670 $80,930 140
96 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $109,540 $59,900 1,670
97 Clinical and Counseling Psychologists $108,660 $64,670 580
98 Web Developers $108,610 $62,160 2,190
99 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $108,540 $86,610 170
100 Operations Research Analysts $107,730 $68,010 1,260

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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