These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Tucson, AZ For 2018

Chris Kolmar
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 Tucson 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 Obstetricians And Gynecologists are the highest paid people in Tucson.

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

  1. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  2. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
  5. Nurse Anesthetists
  6. Chief Executives
  7. Dentists, General
  8. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  9. Natural Sciences Managers
  10. Compensation and Benefits Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 7 on the list of highest paid professions in Tucson. 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 Tucson and Arizona job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Tucson For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 454 job classifications in Tucson 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 Tucson

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $261,520 $144,500 50
2 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $223,340 $129,080 460
3 Family and General Practitioners $198,570 $79,880 400
4 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $169,820 $52,180 950
5 Nurse Anesthetists $164,680 $131,640 30
6 Chief Executives $147,330 $51,850 450
7 Dentists, General $145,920 $72,770 320
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers $139,320 $84,290 610
9 Natural Sciences Managers $125,190 $63,580 170
10 Compensation and Benefits Managers $119,310 $60,820 30
11 Pharmacists $115,520 $64,120 1,010
12 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $113,910 $47,600 440
13 Computer and Information Research Scientists $113,160 $67,650 40
14 Biomedical Engineers $109,880 $66,330 80
15 Marketing Managers $109,670 $43,120 380
16 Medical and Health Services Managers $108,500 $51,210 1,080
17 Lawyers $106,870 $54,760 1,380
18 Nurse Practitioners $103,890 $65,540 330
19 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $103,820 $70,400 760
20 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $103,180 $66,190 100
21 Advertising and Promotions Managers $101,890 $62,900 70
22 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $99,920 $47,170 230
23 Industrial Production Managers $99,430 $51,670 300
24 Sales Managers $99,380 $43,710 1,010
25 Sales Engineers $98,630 $48,280 190
26 Veterinarians $95,950 $28,100 180
27 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $95,900 $52,130 270
28 Financial Managers $95,520 $55,790 1,230
29 Training and Development Managers $92,030 $52,360 90
30 Computer Hardware Engineers $91,720 $64,280 100
31 Environmental Engineers $91,540 $53,900 100
32 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $91,250 $55,940 30
33 Astronomers $91,020 $52,960 100
34 Management Analysts $90,360 $42,530 900
35 Physician Assistants $89,840 $66,350 200
36 Human Resources Managers $89,150 $54,400 280
37 Physical Therapists $88,620 $56,500 410
38 Personal Financial Advisors $88,450 $33,580 420
39 Construction Managers $87,570 $39,830 420
40 Software Developers, Applications $84,560 $54,020 2,550
41 Psychologists, All Other $84,160 $23,980 30
42 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $83,320 $54,240 100
43 Industrial Engineers $82,570 $56,020 440
44 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $82,120 $48,550 170
45 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $82,010 $19,100 50
46 Administrative Services Managers $80,520 $39,090 750
47 Purchasing Managers $80,520 $44,870 150
48 General and Operations Managers $79,830 $30,680 4,990
49 Logisticians $79,820 $37,630 330
50 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $79,720 $53,130 70
51 Dental Hygienists $79,330 $55,620 500
52 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $78,910 $64,050 110
53 Computer Systems Analysts $78,230 $42,970 1,390
54 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $77,940 $45,990 190
55 Electrical Engineers $77,790 $38,370 380
56 Civil Engineers $77,580 $50,170 740
57 Optometrists $77,410 $31,970 60
58 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $77,250 $33,720 320
59 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $76,790 $44,840 1,840
60 Computer Network Architects $76,760 $53,780 140
61 Computer Programmers $76,480 $44,350 460
62 Occupational Therapists $76,300 $52,950 250
63 Computer Occupations, All Other $75,520 $40,860 420
64 Engineers, All Other $75,480 $36,160 530
65 Statisticians $74,370 $40,990 60
66 Real Estate Brokers $74,260 $27,540 240
67 Anthropologists and Archeologists $73,910 $47,800 70
68 Audiologists $72,890 $63,220 50
69 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $71,690 $31,100 60
70 Hydrologists $71,350 $48,020 100
71 Operations Research Analysts $70,940 $39,850 210
72 Information Security Analysts $70,710 $37,320 100
73 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $70,260 $43,880 660
74 Conservation Scientists $69,440 $47,900 40
75 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $69,390 $22,770 270
76 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $68,240 $40,240 1,680
77 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $68,090 $43,040 30
78 Counselors, All Other $67,680 $33,960 120
79 Financial Specialists, All Other $67,640 $36,150 90
80 Financial Analysts $67,600 $50,040 640
81 Registered Nurses $67,150 $52,510 8,280
82 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $65,850 $21,100 80
83 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary $65,820 $17,910 40
84 Art Directors $65,770 $40,710 60
85 Database Administrators $65,650 $39,890 280
86 Writers and Authors $65,300 $36,170 80
87 Insurance Sales Agents $65,060 $21,020 770
88 Lodging Managers $65,060 $25,360 140
89 Chemists $64,640 $42,440 80
90 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists $64,360 $38,680 60
91 Compliance Officers $64,090 $36,670 660
92 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $64,090 $41,800 650
93 Urban and Regional Planners $63,120 $46,890 90
94 Court Reporters $62,990 $51,690 50
95 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $62,830 $40,570 270
96 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $62,760 $38,250 1,530
97 Speech-Language Pathologists $62,680 $39,760 350
98 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $62,640 $40,190 710
99 Electro-Mechanical Technicians $62,620 $33,170 70
100 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $62,590 $38,090 310