These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Tacoma, WA For 2018

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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 Tacoma 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 Internists, General are the highest paid people in Tacoma.

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

  1. Internists, General
  2. Family and General Practitioners
  3. Psychiatrists
  4. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  5. Dentists, General
  6. Chief Executives
  7. Optometrists
  8. Personal Financial Advisors
  9. Aerospace Engineers
  10. Sales Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 5 on the list of highest paid professions in Tacoma. 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 Tacoma and Washington job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Tacoma For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 437 job classifications in Tacoma 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 Tacoma

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Internists, General $241,870 $145,100 40
2 Family and General Practitioners $230,830 $121,480 150
3 Psychiatrists $215,460 $139,400 80
4 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $211,550 $151,660 500
5 Dentists, General $191,960 $61,280 260
6 Chief Executives $182,040 $91,780 460
7 Optometrists $142,620 $87,170 60
8 Personal Financial Advisors $141,060 $51,020 310
9 Aerospace Engineers $124,320 $85,180 80
10 Sales Managers $122,750 $59,350 670
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers $120,990 $83,550 150
12 Pharmacists $119,880 $103,990 670
13 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $115,670 $74,090 30
14 Nurse Practitioners $113,070 $83,030 210
15 General and Operations Managers $109,720 $54,140 3,230
16 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $109,650 $84,900 560
17 Legislators $109,610 $19,990 100
18 Computer and Information Systems Managers $108,030 $70,820 270
19 Chemical Engineers $106,270 $61,770 40
20 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $106,210 $72,960 140
21 Marketing Managers $105,370 $65,620 150
22 Software Developers, Systems Software $105,170 $59,720 220
23 Managers, All Other $103,650 $68,530 550
24 Lawyers $103,510 $66,080 750
25 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $103,420 $80,420 290
26 Financial Managers $103,200 $56,990 900
27 Training and Development Managers $103,150 $64,820 40
28 Medical and Health Services Managers $102,570 $60,140 710
29 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $101,060 $65,810 150
30 Software Developers, Applications $98,900 $62,220 540
31 Physician Assistants $97,880 $58,410 190
32 Psychologists, All Other $97,670 $72,880 130
33 Information Security Analysts $97,090 $46,410 260
34 Electrical Engineers $96,740 $65,590 160
35 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $95,690 $59,110 220
36 Construction Managers $95,430 $55,500 690
37 Mechanical Engineers $93,570 $56,470 240
38 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $93,070 $65,970 140
39 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $91,010 $50,590 340
40 Engineers, All Other $90,910 $58,810 180
41 Human Resources Managers $90,700 $53,610 190
42 Credit Analysts $89,750 $47,270 50
43 Hydrologists $88,530 $55,190 50
44 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $88,400 $69,510 80
45 Purchasing Managers $87,570 $55,440 80
46 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $87,420 $37,990 290
47 Dental Hygienists $86,970 $65,040 520
48 Computer Network Architects $86,690 $67,900 90
49 Environmental Engineers $86,110 $62,490 40
50 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $85,070 $60,910 50
51 Industrial Engineers $84,900 $54,920 250
52 Civil Engineers $84,900 $62,960 550
53 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $84,090 $64,700 160
54 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $83,550 $54,910 230
55 Veterinarians $83,040 $55,790 210
56 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $82,670 $53,190 40
57 Database Administrators $82,640 $45,390 60
58 Logisticians $82,360 $55,140 410
59 Computer Systems Analysts $82,290 $53,240 500
60 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $81,470 $64,760 40
61 Chiropractors $81,220 $30,760 50
62 Physical Therapists $81,210 $61,930 530
63 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $80,820 $46,970 210
64 Occupational Therapists $79,990 $53,900 330
65 Firefighters $79,290 $50,820 980
66 Registered Nurses $79,200 $53,980 6,210
67 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $79,150 $45,030 110
68 Structural Iron and Steel Workers $79,010 $56,380 120
69 Loan Officers $78,180 $21,290 380
70 Computer Occupations, All Other $78,000 $55,820 360
71 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics $77,770 $44,020 180
72 Computer Programmers $77,660 $41,950 300
73 Administrative Services Managers $77,650 $44,390 380
74 Management Analysts $76,840 $49,980 840
75 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $76,640 $42,210 260
76 Labor Relations Specialists $75,960 $23,130 220
77 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $75,560 $50,380 80
78 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $75,500 $54,380 200
79 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $74,420 $49,390 490
80 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $74,380 $53,450 860
81 Urban and Regional Planners $74,170 $42,710 130
82 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $73,920 $43,890 300
83 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $73,870 $50,430 950
84 Budget Analysts $73,750 $55,090 120
85 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door $73,670 $57,790 30
86 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $73,580 $35,170 140
87 Construction and Building Inspectors $73,530 $54,600 200
88 Financial Examiners $72,910 $52,500 30
89 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $72,700 $46,440 1,500
90 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $72,300 $45,260 350
91 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $72,200 $55,040 110
92 Surveyors $72,170 $33,340 110
93 Tool and Die Makers $72,150 $45,170 100
94 Cost Estimators $72,100 $41,790 620
95 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $71,870 $48,360 250
96 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $71,680 $50,350 750
97 Speech-Language Pathologists $71,020 $51,380 320
98 Producers and Directors $70,770 $30,120 60
99 Web Developers $70,510 $46,290 210
100 Financial Analysts $70,490 $42,000 330