These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Trenton, NJ 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 Trenton 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 Trenton.

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

  1. Psychiatrists
  2. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  3. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  4. Sales Managers
  5. Advertising and Promotions Managers
  6. General and Operations Managers
  7. Chief Executives
  8. Financial Managers
  9. Family and General Practitioners
  10. Dentists, General

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 10 on the list of highest paid professions in Trenton. 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 Trenton and New Jersey job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Trenton For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 380 job classifications in Trenton 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 Trenton

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Psychiatrists $268,480 $180,780 80
2 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $186,240 $56,120 1,070
3 Architectural and Engineering Managers $170,030 $113,140 290
4 Sales Managers $168,180 $76,960 440
5 Advertising and Promotions Managers $162,740 $70,130 40
6 General and Operations Managers $162,410 $66,570 2,740
7 Chief Executives $159,400 $110,100 100
8 Financial Managers $158,560 $93,830 1,510
9 Family and General Practitioners $157,640 $122,500 70
10 Dentists, General $155,840 $62,100 170
11 Natural Sciences Managers $155,690 $104,830 400
12 Pediatricians, General $154,570 $130,500 80
13 Marketing Managers $151,330 $70,120 550
14 Optometrists $145,900 $67,830 40
15 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $144,080 $48,940 50
16 Computer and Information Systems Managers $141,420 $70,480 970
17 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $132,770 $83,820 340
18 Managers, All Other $129,870 $79,230 1,710
19 Lawyers $128,850 $65,300 1,870
20 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $128,680 $91,840 460
21 Construction Managers $126,340 $81,010 300
22 Purchasing Managers $125,840 $83,620 70
23 Human Resources Managers $125,510 $87,480 290
24 Personal Financial Advisors $125,360 $53,060 420
25 Medical and Health Services Managers $121,760 $79,510 500
26 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $121,630 $76,370 170
27 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $121,070 $86,030 100
28 Training and Development Managers $118,900 $88,300 40
29 Veterinarians $116,140 $72,090 60
30 Information Security Analysts $114,710 $67,720 110
31 Software Developers, Systems Software $112,380 $72,180 930
32 Electrical Engineers $111,930 $65,960 480
33 Pharmacists $111,760 $92,200 350
34 Industrial Production Managers $111,650 $74,200 170
35 Administrative Services Managers $110,950 $76,060 780
36 Statisticians $109,850 $71,650 70
37 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $108,270 $71,940 200
38 Mechanical Engineers $107,670 $55,320 360
39 Financial Examiners $106,030 $56,820 180
40 Nurse Practitioners $105,860 $81,500 170
41 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $104,940 $70,510 80
42 Actuaries $104,230 $64,720 80
43 Chemical Engineers $103,460 $62,620 60
44 Software Developers, Applications $103,360 $68,380 4,210
45 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $103,100 $43,690 620
46 Database Administrators $102,000 $65,720 200
47 Physician Assistants $100,690 $71,600 110
48 Engineers, All Other $98,850 $66,080 170
49 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $97,890 $61,980 340
50 Art Directors $97,610 $61,620 50
51 Management Analysts $97,040 $66,530 1,950
52 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $96,720 $80,390 100
53 Operations Research Analysts $96,480 $64,040 140
54 Civil Engineers $95,780 $58,720 1,090
55 Sales Engineers $95,390 $56,180 50
56 Hydrologists $94,620 $68,230 60
57 Chemists $94,250 $56,140 300
58 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $93,930 $59,210 500
59 Survey Researchers $92,830 $52,200 230
60 Education Administrators, All Other $92,800 $54,620 90
61 Instructional Coordinators $92,330 $62,760 290
62 Computer Programmers $92,100 $60,910 1,740
63 Producers and Directors $92,040 $60,320 210
64 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $91,480 $56,750 300
65 Computer Systems Analysts $91,300 $56,980 1,300
66 Environmental Engineers $91,020 $61,470 270
67 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $90,980 $62,270 1,180
68 Computer Network Support Specialists $90,900 $59,760 550
69 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $90,180 $68,700 30
70 Counselors, All Other $90,090 $64,070 150
71 Occupational Therapists $89,100 $67,340 170
72 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $88,870 $57,070 990
73 Labor Relations Specialists $88,630 $52,860 390
74 Physical Therapists $88,240 $65,040 330
75 Microbiologists $88,180 $61,370 40
76 Social and Community Service Managers $87,250 $54,480 360
77 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $86,880 $46,630 220
78 Conservation Scientists $86,870 $55,550 40
79 Materials Engineers $85,950 $59,210 50
80 Urban and Regional Planners $85,840 $56,820 40
81 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $84,780 $62,060 60
82 Accountants and Auditors $84,560 $49,290 2,500
83 Loan Officers $84,270 $40,070 290
84 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $84,240 $57,690 80
85 Technical Writers $83,530 $55,480 140
86 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $82,300 $57,270 60
87 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $82,280 $48,570 860
88 Insurance Sales Agents $81,370 $39,850 650
89 Firefighters $80,450 $51,610 480
90 Life Scientists, All Other $80,410 $50,040 40
91 Logisticians $80,070 $54,310 230
92 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $80,020 $52,990 540
93 Industrial Engineers $79,570 $55,860 250
94 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists $79,470 $50,560 360
95 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $79,410 $54,680 70
96 Compliance Officers $79,210 $51,560 1,300
97 Web Developers $78,940 $50,800 220
98 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate $78,500 $58,790 60
99 Speech-Language Pathologists $78,440 $49,720 210
100 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $78,060 $49,630 340