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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 Spokane 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 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other are the highest paid people in Spokane.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Spokane:
Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 4 on the list of highest paid professions in Spokane. 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 Spokane and Washington job scene here:
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 426 job classifications in Spokane 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.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|1||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$228,000|
|3||Family and General Practitioners||$189,110|
|7||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$132,860|
|8||Personal Financial Advisors||$129,150|
|11||Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates||$112,960|
|12||Natural Sciences Managers||$110,960|
|14||Power Distributors and Dispatchers||$109,690|
|16||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$106,980|
|17||Medical and Health Services Managers||$105,820|
|20||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$104,230|
|22||General and Operations Managers||$99,950|
|23||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$96,720|
|25||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$95,300|
|26||First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers||$95,180|
|28||Software Developers, Systems Software||$94,110|
|29||Computer Network Architects||$93,270|
|32||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$92,780|
|33||Training and Development Managers||$91,740|
|35||Managers, All Other||$89,240|
|36||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$87,430|
|38||Information Security Analysts||$86,520|
|39||Human Resources Managers||$85,250|
|41||Software Developers, Applications||$83,990|
|43||Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers||$82,790|
|45||Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||$81,120|
|46||Industrial Production Managers||$80,510|
|47||Detectives and Criminal Investigators||$78,580|
|48||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$78,230|
|49||Operations Research Analysts||$77,600|
|53||Administrative Services Managers||$74,970|
|55||First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$73,380|
|56||Computer Systems Analysts||$73,080|
|63||First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers||$70,070|
|64||Architects, Except Landscape and Naval||$70,050|
|65||Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other||$69,990|
|66||Financial Specialists, All Other||$69,580|
|67||Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers||$69,500|
|68||Structural Iron and Steel Workers||$69,370|
|69||Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other||$69,270|
|70||Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists||$69,040|
|73||Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists||$68,310|
|74||Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists||$68,020|
|77||Producers and Directors||$67,500|
|78||Postmasters and Mail Superintendents||$67,450|
|79||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$67,290|
|81||Occupational Health and Safety Specialists||$66,760|
|82||Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians||$66,190|
|83||Biological Scientists, All Other||$66,120|
|86||Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists||$65,410|
|87||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$64,870|
|90||Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists||$64,160|
|91||Labor Relations Specialists||$64,080|
|93||Crane and Tower Operators||$64,030|
|96||Social and Community Service Managers||$63,660|
|97||Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers||$63,420|
|98||Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School||$63,320|
|99||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$63,200|
|100||Brickmasons and Blockmasons||$63,000|
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