The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Tampa, FL For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our fifth 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 Psychiatrists are the highest paid people in Tampa.

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

  1. Psychiatrists
  2. Family Medicine Physicians
  3. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  4. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  5. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  6. Podiatrists
  7. Dentists, General
  8. Pediatricians, General
  9. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  10. Financial Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 7 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 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 521 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, 2020.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Tampa

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Psychiatrists $261,420 $98,220 70
2 Family Medicine Physicians $229,420 $107,770 1,520
3 Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $218,390 $103,320 4,700
4 Dentists, All Other Specialists $186,260 $87,250 50
5 General Internal Medicine Physicians $182,810 $135,910 40
6 Podiatrists $181,910 $85,000 120
7 Dentists, General $176,250 $110,460 1,400
8 Pediatricians, General $166,660 $101,500 50
9 Computer and Information Systems Managers $143,770 $81,380 4,050
10 Financial Managers $140,580 $68,020 5,730
11 Sales Managers $137,990 $52,800 3,900
12 Marketing Managers $135,090 $56,260 1,990
13 Architectural and Engineering Managers $131,920 $86,520 1,220
14 Sales Engineers $131,330 $72,150 660
15 Economists $130,600 $55,680 60
16 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $125,940 $83,600 50
17 Pharmacists $123,440 $91,200 3,700
18 Actuaries $122,040 $61,440 120
19 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $121,850 $73,840 50
20 Human Resources Managers $119,760 $68,980 1,190
21 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $117,360 $90,170 110
22 Lawyers $112,390 $53,740 7,690
23 General and Operations Managers $111,670 $44,460 23,110
24 Computer Network Architects $111,520 $68,940 1,750
25 Medical and Health Services Managers $111,110 $54,210 3,590
26 Compensation and Benefits Managers $109,890 $75,820 190
27 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $107,990 $73,650 40
28 Physician Assistants $106,950 $42,270 920
29 Purchasing Managers $105,510 $59,920 580
30 Computer and Information Research Scientists $104,520 $49,650 90
31 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $103,440 $22,310 110
32 Computer Hardware Engineers $103,340 $76,940 150
33 Industrial Production Managers $103,260 $58,960 1,140
34 Construction Managers $102,600 $47,240 3,040
35 Training and Development Managers $102,460 $64,510 350
36 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers $101,230 $52,750 2,510
37 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $101,120 $53,520 30
38 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $99,920 $57,020 13,740
39 Electrical Engineers $99,910 $61,510 670
40 Nurse Practitioners $99,420 $75,650 1,800
41 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $98,070 $49,650 390
42 Personal Financial Advisors $97,690 $41,790 2,590
43 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other $96,920 $48,310 4,650
44 Advertising and Promotions Managers $96,310 $38,710 210
45 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $95,060 $53,350 50
46 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $94,710 $62,860 650
47 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $94,690 $55,660 360
48 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $94,520 $75,280 40
49 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $92,970 $45,100 60
50 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $92,340 $28,710 130
51 Chiropractors $91,680 $29,000 630
52 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers $91,300 $57,250 370
53 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $91,190 $42,700 80
54 Veterinarians $91,070 $43,350 840
55 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $90,000 $53,100 700
56 Computer Systems Analysts $89,920 $50,090 6,280
57 Database Administrators and Architects $89,750 $40,600 1,810
58 Computer Occupations, All Other $88,790 $41,660 2,430
59 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $88,460 $34,280 3,930
60 Transportation Inspectors $88,410 $45,590 70
61 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $88,160 $58,330 1,100
62 History Teachers, Postsecondary $87,580 $31,620 40
63 Information Security Analysts $87,140 $49,000 1,700
64 Optometrists $86,870 $36,170 180
65 Natural Sciences Managers $86,670 $51,420 190
66 Hydrologists $86,540 $47,520 100
67 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $86,490 $40,960 3,000
68 Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $86,150 $52,030 230
69 Credit Analysts $86,060 $48,300 880
70 Civil Engineers $86,040 $50,510 2,420
71 Computer Network Support Specialists $85,270 $49,440 1,450
72 Psychologists, All Other $85,170 $44,600 220
73 Commercial Pilots $85,130 $49,720 240
74 Statisticians $85,060 $56,140 130
75 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $84,730 $50,370 710
76 Occupational Therapists $84,240 $64,420 1,040
77 Art Directors $84,070 $49,550 330
78 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $83,990 $52,070 470
79 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $83,090 $52,880 670
80 Physical Therapists $82,490 $46,400 2,210
81 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $82,460 $45,260 1,180
82 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $82,440 $44,080 690
83 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $82,390 $50,590 220
84 Industrial Engineers $82,390 $47,200 2,080
85 Mechanical Engineers $82,070 $43,350 1,380
86 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $82,020 $50,160 3,730
87 Materials Engineers $81,740 $34,490 100
88 Lighting Technicians and Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $81,530 $22,210 230
89 Education Administrators, All Other $81,070 $54,600 220
90 Computer Programmers $80,910 $51,520 1,970
91 Budget Analysts $80,260 $52,000 480
92 Urban and Regional Planners $79,940 $50,540 510
93 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $79,650 $54,230 640
94 Chemical Engineers $79,520 $43,900 60
95 Emergency Management Directors $79,260 $49,990 70
96 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $79,150 $46,040 120
97 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary $79,090 $41,970 70
98 Funeral Home Managers $79,010 $41,750 80
99 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $78,650 $37,050 140
100 Management Analysts $78,570 $35,120 8,710
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