The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Tampa, FL For 2022

By Chris Kolmar - Apr. 11, 2022

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2022. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Tampa

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 Tampa 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 Emergency Medicine Physicians are the highest paid people in Tampa.

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

  1. Emergency Medicine Physicians
  2. Physicians, Pathologists
  3. Physicians, All Other
  4. Chief Executives
  5. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  6. Family Medicine Physicians
  7. Psychiatrists
  8. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
  9. Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric
  10. Dentists, All Other Specialists

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 11 on the list of highest paid professions in Tampa. 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 Tampa and Florida job scene here:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Tampa For 2022

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 609 job classifications in Tampa 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 29, 2022.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Tampa

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Emergency Medicine Physicians $343,260 $79,620 180
2 Physicians, Pathologists $260,580 $76,140 170
3 Physicians, All Other $251,570 $100,170 3,060
4 Chief Executives $234,760 $95,470 3,050
5 General Internal Medicine Physicians $228,820 $97,730 370
6 Family Medicine Physicians $227,250 $102,040 840
7 Psychiatrists $225,930 $47,780 210
8 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $208,230 $79,070 220
9 Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric $190,170 $62,970 310
10 Dentists, All Other Specialists $187,170 $78,980 30
11 Dentists, General $157,770 $62,770 1,120
12 Architectural and Engineering Managers $149,920 $99,070 980
13 Computer and Information Systems Managers $147,860 $95,040 4,270
14 Athletes and Sports Competitors $141,900 $24,470 430
15 Podiatrists $141,180 $47,940 100
16 Financial Managers $139,890 $61,690 5,940
17 Sales Managers $138,260 $59,600 3,750
18 Engineers, All Other $134,370 $54,500 1,320
19 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes $131,330 $37,040 90
20 Actuaries $130,490 $64,550 140
21 Purchasing Managers $128,120 $74,730 540
22 Lawyers $126,560 $61,030 9,170
23 Pharmacists $125,640 $78,780 3,590
24 Human Resources Managers $124,660 $74,880 1,310
25 Computer and Information Research Scientists $123,530 $78,180 160
26 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $121,710 $92,120 110
27 Air Traffic Controllers $119,810 $80,950 120
28 Managers, All Other $116,120 $59,590 3,040
29 Training and Development Managers $114,120 $61,050 360
30 Commercial Pilots $113,940 $53,260 320
31 Compensation and Benefits Managers $113,240 $62,950 90
32 Computer Hardware Engineers $113,130 $77,940 650
33 Construction Managers $110,460 $59,140 3,190
34 Medical and Health Services Managers $110,170 $48,790 5,140
35 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $109,180 $77,130 750
36 Optometrists $108,360 $64,120 250
37 Veterinarians $108,350 $49,980 810
38 Computer Network Architects $108,190 $61,400 1,330
39 Industrial Production Managers $108,140 $52,500 1,140
40 Public Relations Managers $107,950 $60,970 410
41 Fundraising Managers $106,220 $59,480 100
42 Materials Scientists $105,080 $62,260 40
43 Software Developers $104,790 $61,980 10,970
44 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $104,540 $46,310 30
45 Database Architects $103,220 $37,660 490
46 Personal Financial Advisors $103,200 $37,930 3,050
47 Administrative Services Managers $103,170 $48,080 1,670
48 Physician Assistants $102,530 $48,460 760
49 General and Operations Managers $102,390 $37,220 24,150
50 Psychologists, All Other $101,290 $46,220 220
51 Financial Risk Specialists $100,660 $49,710 580
52 Information Security Analysts $100,250 $60,680 2,480
53 Sales Engineers $99,740 $38,600 310
54 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $99,470 $47,530 1,040
55 Economists $99,100 $61,460 60
56 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $99,070 $61,480 910
57 Aerospace Engineers $98,630 $63,450 420
58 Epidemiologists $98,090 $55,000 70
59 Nurse Practitioners $97,960 $52,070 2,920
60 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $97,930 $76,790 40
61 Electrical Engineers $97,810 $61,220 1,230
62 Database Administrators $96,660 $49,170 930
63 Clinical and Counseling Psychologists $95,250 $38,320 280
64 Civil Engineers $94,370 $49,950 2,410
65 Advertising and Promotions Managers $94,300 $50,130 120
66 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $94,210 $60,540 1,770
67 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $93,640 $59,300 130
68 Transportation Inspectors $93,120 $48,370 60
69 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $93,070 $39,870 4,120
70 Industrial Engineers $92,880 $60,680 1,610
71 Radiation Therapists $92,780 $63,140 110
72 Physical Therapists $92,420 $61,750 2,090
73 Management Analysts $92,160 $48,010 9,320
74 Lodging Managers $91,950 $46,480 370
75 Computer Occupations, All Other $91,780 $41,820 2,250
76 Natural Sciences Managers $91,740 $47,930 300
77 Financial and Investment Analysts $91,610 $48,530 2,140
78 Emergency Management Directors $91,420 $76,380 30
79 Project Management Specialists $91,330 $49,080 8,050
80 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $91,290 $64,110 450
81 Statisticians $91,120 $48,010 180
82 Data Scientists $90,610 $60,680 950
83 Chemical Engineers $90,500 $62,730 50
84 Computer Systems Analysts $89,810 $58,350 4,920
85 Facilities Managers $89,090 $47,450 640
86 Audiologists $88,860 $73,180 70
87 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $88,260 $37,380 390
88 Occupational Therapists $88,230 $63,530 1,170
89 Environmental Engineers $87,020 $37,810 280
90 Power Plant Operators $86,510 $50,960 150
91 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $86,120 $52,220 1,920
92 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $85,780 $38,040 2,580
93 Mechanical Engineers $85,700 $48,120 830
94 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $85,550 $28,310 150
95 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $85,460 $48,010 1,010
96 Credit Analysts $84,950 $49,900 760
97 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $84,880 $47,340 130
98 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers $84,850 $59,630 170
99 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $84,000 $48,010 3,940
100 Speech-Language Pathologists $83,840 $60,990 1,540

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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