These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Spokane, WA 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 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:

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Internists, General
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Dentists, General
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Optometrists
  7. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  8. Personal Financial Advisors
  9. Pharmacists
  10. Marketing Managers

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:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Spokane For 2018

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.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Spokane

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $228,000 $141,830 370
2 Internists, General $223,400 $129,290 40
3 Family and General Practitioners $189,110 $131,880 150
4 Dentists, General $170,280 $62,520 150
5 Chief Executives $164,540 $64,430 480
6 Optometrists $134,450 $38,290 70
7 Architectural and Engineering Managers $132,860 $87,370 180
8 Personal Financial Advisors $129,150 $36,130 470
9 Pharmacists $118,610 $102,420 760
10 Marketing Managers $113,510 $51,530 250
11 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $112,960 $79,070 50
12 Natural Sciences Managers $110,960 $79,560 70
13 Sales Engineers $110,360 $56,650 30
14 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $109,690 $85,840 50
15 Physician Assistants $107,800 $73,830 190
16 Computer and Information Systems Managers $106,980 $68,890 370
17 Medical and Health Services Managers $105,820 $60,000 530
18 Veterinarians $105,820 $69,020 130
19 Nurse Practitioners $105,290 $81,610 170
20 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $104,230 $84,370 290
21 Financial Managers $100,310 $60,450 770
22 General and Operations Managers $99,950 $42,610 2,760
23 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $96,720 $73,520 160
24 Sales Managers $95,970 $52,410 540
25 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $95,300 $53,630 150
26 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $95,180 $80,970 120
27 Lawyers $94,790 $52,200 730
28 Software Developers, Systems Software $94,110 $50,940 150
29 Computer Network Architects $93,270 $67,340 190
30 Legislators $92,930 $21,060 70
31 Physical Therapists $92,820 $57,540 500
32 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $92,780 $45,140 100
33 Training and Development Managers $91,740 $52,070 30
34 Purchasing Managers $89,830 $54,080 100
35 Managers, All Other $89,240 $52,270 470
36 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $87,430 $60,090 170
37 Electrical Engineers $86,950 $57,990 210
38 Information Security Analysts $86,520 $43,020 80
39 Human Resources Managers $85,250 $44,830 210
40 Construction Managers $84,010 $54,810 290
41 Software Developers, Applications $83,990 $48,910 800
42 Credit Analysts $83,400 $51,530 80
43 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $82,790 $28,590 210
44 Dental Hygienists $82,240 $66,130 550
45 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $81,120 $60,900 110
46 Industrial Production Managers $80,510 $51,910 130
47 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $78,580 $49,740 300
48 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $78,230 $51,860 120
49 Operations Research Analysts $77,600 $43,890 70
50 Chiropractors $77,390 $42,190 60
51 Occupational Therapists $76,470 $61,200 230
52 Registered Nurses $75,250 $50,630 5,340
53 Administrative Services Managers $74,970 $43,520 380
54 Civil Engineers $74,810 $56,300 420
55 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $73,380 $36,910 340
56 Computer Systems Analysts $73,080 $50,120 600
57 Mechanical Engineers $72,920 $41,300 300
58 Industrial Engineers $72,700 $38,990 190
59 Environmental Engineers $72,660 $52,560 70
60 Financial Analysts $72,140 $44,720 250
61 Commercial Pilots $72,010 $59,650 170
62 Management Analysts $71,970 $41,770 360
63 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $70,070 $40,230 750
64 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $70,050 $46,030 120
65 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $69,990 $51,640 90
66 Financial Specialists, All Other $69,580 $43,120 70
67 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $69,500 $46,770 560
68 Structural Iron and Steel Workers $69,370 $46,870 220
69 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other $69,270 $40,750 70
70 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $69,040 $52,550 640
71 Art Directors $69,040 $41,830 30
72 Web Developers $68,650 $42,070 150
73 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists $68,310 $36,820 80
74 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $68,020 $42,130 160
75 Logisticians $67,920 $45,130 90
76 Budget Analysts $67,820 $51,630 80
77 Producers and Directors $67,500 $28,870 190
78 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $67,450 $33,460 30
79 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $67,290 $42,150 380
80 Speech-Language Pathologists $67,150 $51,770 190
81 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $66,760 $52,810 100
82 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians $66,190 $32,480 100
83 Biological Scientists, All Other $66,120 $34,090 50
84 Compliance Officers $65,750 $44,100 430
85 Insurance Underwriters $65,550 $39,280 150
86 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $65,410 $33,250 70
87 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $64,870 $29,150 140
88 Radiologic Technologists $64,560 $44,930 320
89 Loan Officers $64,380 $31,420 750
90 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists $64,160 $46,350 80
91 Labor Relations Specialists $64,080 $43,730 70
92 Foresters $64,060 $52,980 50
93 Crane and Tower Operators $64,030 $51,870 90
94 Health Educators $63,990 $44,290 50
95 Editors $63,680 $31,640 130
96 Social and Community Service Managers $63,660 $39,170 230
97 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $63,420 $33,020 180
98 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School $63,320 $48,980 220
99 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $63,200 $30,170 100
100 Brickmasons and Blockmasons $63,000 $52,480 80