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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:
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:
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.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|2||Family and General Practitioners||$230,830|
|4||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$211,550|
|8||Personal Financial Advisors||$141,060|
|11||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$120,990|
|13||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers||$115,670|
|15||General and Operations Managers||$109,720|
|16||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$109,650|
|18||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$108,030|
|20||Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates||$106,210|
|22||Software Developers, Systems Software||$105,170|
|23||Managers, All Other||$103,650|
|25||First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers||$103,420|
|27||Training and Development Managers||$103,150|
|28||Medical and Health Services Managers||$102,570|
|29||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$101,060|
|30||Software Developers, Applications||$98,900|
|32||Psychologists, All Other||$97,670|
|33||Information Security Analysts||$97,090|
|35||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$95,690|
|38||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$93,070|
|39||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$91,010|
|40||Engineers, All Other||$90,910|
|41||Human Resources Managers||$90,700|
|44||Nuclear Medicine Technologists||$88,400|
|46||Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers||$87,420|
|48||Computer Network Architects||$86,690|
|50||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$85,070|
|53||Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||$84,090|
|54||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$83,550|
|56||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers||$82,670|
|59||Computer Systems Analysts||$82,290|
|60||Cartographers and Photogrammetrists||$81,470|
|63||Architects, Except Landscape and Naval||$80,820|
|67||Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other||$79,150|
|68||Structural Iron and Steel Workers||$79,010|
|70||Computer Occupations, All Other||$78,000|
|71||Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics||$77,770|
|73||Administrative Services Managers||$77,650|
|75||First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$76,640|
|76||Labor Relations Specialists||$75,960|
|77||First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers||$75,560|
|78||Occupational Health and Safety Specialists||$75,500|
|79||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$74,420|
|80||Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers||$74,380|
|81||Urban and Regional Planners||$74,170|
|82||Detectives and Criminal Investigators||$73,920|
|83||First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers||$73,870|
|85||Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door||$73,670|
|86||Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists||$73,580|
|87||Construction and Building Inspectors||$73,530|
|89||First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers||$72,700|
|90||Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists||$72,300|
|91||Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other||$72,200|
|93||Tool and Die Makers||$72,150|
|95||Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health||$71,870|
|96||Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters||$71,680|
|98||Producers and Directors||$70,770|
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