These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Springfield, IL 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 Springfield 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 Surgeons are the highest paid people in Springfield.

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

  1. Surgeons
  2. Dentists, General
  3. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  4. Pediatricians, General
  5. Internists, General
  6. Sales Managers
  7. Pharmacists
  8. Lawyers
  9. First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
  10. Computer and Information Systems Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 2 on the list of highest paid professions in Springfield. 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 Springfield and Illinois job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Springfield For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 288 job classifications in Springfield 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 Springfield

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $212,920 $83,800 90
2 Dentists, General $191,890 $105,290 30
3 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $154,390 $52,260 350
4 Pediatricians, General $150,700 $51,360 90
5 Internists, General $130,840 $41,270 210
6 Sales Managers $125,450 $53,100 240
7 Pharmacists $121,270 $96,890 250
8 Lawyers $118,780 $50,570 630
9 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $110,470 $84,350 140
10 Computer and Information Systems Managers $108,180 $70,770 120
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers $104,400 $74,790 60
12 Medical and Health Services Managers $103,140 $66,100 190
13 Computer Network Architects $100,250 $57,290 50
14 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $99,310 $68,200 30
15 Financial Managers $98,030 $50,600 380
16 Personal Financial Advisors $97,910 $40,220 150
17 Computer Systems Analysts $97,560 $64,300 1,220
18 Purchasing Managers $96,950 $52,530 50
19 Industrial Production Managers $96,070 $45,160 50
20 Marketing Managers $95,970 $52,890 110
21 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $94,800 $62,800 370
22 Managers, All Other $94,590 $48,100 720
23 Chiropractors $93,820 $32,380 30
24 Forensic Science Technicians $92,290 $61,420 50
25 Physician Assistants $91,730 $78,670 90
26 Engineers, All Other $89,870 $58,450 100
27 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $89,080 $34,750 160
28 Civil Engineers $88,360 $60,470 320
29 Software Developers, Systems Software $88,240 $60,080 150
30 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $87,390 $55,410 190
31 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $87,160 $51,030 100
32 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $87,020 $50,690 80
33 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $86,740 $63,570 160
34 Insurance Sales Agents $86,170 $26,900 160
35 Environmental Engineers $85,670 $59,610 130
36 Occupational Therapists $85,300 $60,340 40
37 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $84,810 $47,440 60
38 Physical Therapists $84,680 $39,800 230
39 Database Administrators $82,990 $45,060 80
40 Human Resources Managers $82,760 $46,190 80
41 General and Operations Managers $82,660 $22,160 1,840
42 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $82,470 $60,170 80
43 Software Developers, Applications $81,460 $44,060 200
44 Construction Managers $81,130 $38,570 80
45 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $80,590 $53,550 160
46 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $79,980 $45,860 40
47 Veterinarians $79,700 $58,210 50
48 Computer Programmers $78,840 $50,180 170
49 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $77,320 $25,480 110
50 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $76,730 $34,140 180
51 Industrial Engineers $76,440 $51,660 50
52 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators $76,140 $51,190 340
53 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $75,670 $44,830 40
54 Child, Family, and School Social Workers $75,490 $44,990 350
55 Management Analysts $75,400 $42,290 510
56 Financial Analysts $75,180 $36,640 90
57 Compliance Officers $74,630 $45,590 100
58 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $74,100 $49,610 300
59 Computer Occupations, All Other $73,690 $46,560 210
60 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $73,310 $49,760 410
61 Speech-Language Pathologists $73,040 $44,280 140
62 Loan Officers $72,620 $39,680 350
63 Nurse Practitioners $72,550 $24,950 230
64 Credit Analysts $70,850 $42,280 60
65 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $70,000 $40,210 380
66 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $69,770 $36,970 240
67 Administrative Services Managers $69,620 $33,870 300
68 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $69,230 $40,500 60
69 Chemists $67,540 $42,080 40
70 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $66,900 $37,890 150
71 Brickmasons and Blockmasons $66,500 $41,970 90
72 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers $66,460 $35,290 80
73 Accountants and Auditors $66,400 $41,570 970
74 Electricians $66,350 $36,580 310
75 Web Developers $66,290 $33,030 40
76 Social and Community Service Managers $66,250 $36,720 90
77 Dental Hygienists $65,720 $43,760 130
78 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $65,460 $38,010 1,050
79 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $64,830 $39,570 160
80 Instructional Coordinators $64,540 $42,530 250
81 Healthcare Social Workers $64,400 $30,150 100
82 Training and Development Specialists $64,390 $28,120 120
83 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines $64,150 $47,890 60
84 Social Workers, All Other $63,740 $44,130 160
85 Surveyors $63,570 $40,720 30
86 Computer Network Support Specialists $63,540 $37,250 150
87 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners $63,150 $28,820 40
88 Cost Estimators $62,570 $38,270 130
89 Legislators $62,440 $19,210 250
90 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products $62,390 $32,600 40
91 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $62,270 $35,090 1,410
92 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $62,250 $29,910 440
93 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $62,240 $32,750 70
94 Mechanical Engineers $62,140 $42,430 40
95 Registered Nurses $61,970 $43,980 3,000
96 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $61,320 $29,890 300
97 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $61,230 $44,130 50
98 Health Educators $61,180 $40,400 60
99 Producers and Directors $60,250 $25,980 40
100 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians $60,050 $44,120 160