The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Virginia Beach, VA 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 Virginia Beach

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 Virginia Beach 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 Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric are the highest paid people in Virginia Beach.

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

  1. Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric
  2. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  3. Family Medicine Physicians
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Psychiatrists
  6. Physicians, All Other
  7. Dentists, General
  8. Financial Managers
  9. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  10. Public Relations Managers

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

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Virginia Beach For 2022

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 563 job classifications in Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric $294,370 $163,000 90
2 General Internal Medicine Physicians $289,680 $99,470 230
3 Family Medicine Physicians $274,690 $136,220 1,000
4 Chief Executives $235,820 $63,720 850
5 Psychiatrists $221,900 $100,170 70
6 Physicians, All Other $208,840 $60,200 1,010
7 Dentists, General $162,260 $80,930 1,110
8 Financial Managers $147,370 $82,350 2,000
9 Computer and Information Systems Managers $147,160 $98,830 1,330
10 Public Relations Managers $145,410 $77,940 170
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers $142,420 $100,970 690
12 Marketing Managers $140,800 $76,710 520
13 Computer and Information Research Scientists $135,220 $81,080 430
14 Natural Sciences Managers $133,450 $81,100 190
15 Sales Managers $133,150 $60,560 840
16 Compensation and Benefits Managers $131,070 $80,730 40
17 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $130,690 $80,900 130
18 Human Resources Managers $129,160 $80,630 530
19 Pharmacists $127,970 $78,480 1,380
20 Advertising and Promotions Managers $126,190 $77,940 40
21 Purchasing Managers $125,230 $85,090 310
22 Managers, All Other $124,760 $81,050 1,740
23 Aerospace Engineers $124,490 $80,310 830
24 Physical Scientists, All Other $124,090 $83,030 290
25 Industrial Production Managers $121,390 $79,810 380
26 Personal Financial Advisors $121,310 $38,160 720
27 Sales Engineers $118,750 $48,870 170
28 Optometrists $118,060 $48,860 220
29 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $115,670 $41,160 130
30 Fundraising Managers $114,630 $64,080 60
31 Database Architects $114,450 $61,980 340
32 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $113,870 $67,830 40
33 Lawyers $113,860 $48,970 2,540
34 Medical and Health Services Managers $111,740 $60,680 1,750
35 Physician Assistants $111,740 $82,360 830
36 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $111,650 $63,080 390
37 Materials Engineers $111,630 $63,930 110
38 Computer Network Architects $111,230 $62,940 1,050
39 Engineers, All Other $111,200 $59,900 1,280
40 Software Developers $111,140 $64,700 5,770
41 Clinical and Counseling Psychologists $110,140 $61,870 170
42 Nurse Practitioners $109,470 $77,940 1,300
43 Computer Hardware Engineers $108,790 $70,350 410
44 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $108,150 $60,150 460
45 General and Operations Managers $107,780 $47,330 14,580
46 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $107,020 $50,180 80
47 Operations Research Analysts $107,010 $60,810 690
48 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $106,890 $65,150 650
49 Physicists $104,140 $77,850 300
50 Training and Development Managers $103,310 $78,110 240
51 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $103,170 $65,410 580
52 Veterinarians $103,150 $64,100 490
53 Education Administrators, All Other $103,060 $59,310 200
54 Commercial Pilots $102,120 $47,380 100
55 Information Security Analysts $101,250 $61,710 1,580
56 Financial Risk Specialists $100,420 $50,350 110
57 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $99,560 $61,420 70
58 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $99,540 $50,210 90
59 Construction Managers $99,430 $61,970 1,270
60 Psychologists, All Other $98,700 $67,120 110
61 Air Traffic Controllers $98,690 $71,610 100
62 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $98,580 $60,210 560
63 Administrative Services Managers $97,820 $55,470 350
64 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $97,620 $38,510 460
65 Electrical Engineers $97,330 $61,210 890
66 Computer Systems Analysts $96,790 $61,060 2,760
67 Data Scientists $96,650 $50,820 460
68 Computer Occupations, All Other $95,930 $64,080 2,730
69 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $95,850 $47,640 390
70 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $95,400 $48,780 150
71 Management Analysts $94,990 $53,680 5,940
72 Project Management Specialists $94,800 $57,140 4,990
73 Radiation Therapists $93,790 $63,410 130
74 Facilities Managers $93,560 $51,790 270
75 Farm and Home Management Educators $93,140 $30,990 70
76 Environmental Engineers $92,580 $62,210 170
77 Occupational Therapists $91,780 $63,490 640
78 Nuclear Engineers $91,470 $69,280 750
79 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $91,450 $63,530 1,490
80 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $91,050 $49,120 1,050
81 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $90,880 $62,230 120
82 Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other $90,690 $67,970 80
83 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $90,420 $65,720 60
84 Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $89,990 $50,840 710
85 Mechanical Engineers $89,580 $60,680 1,720
86 Computer Programmers $89,560 $48,790 280
87 Ship Engineers $89,490 $46,090 1,540
88 Civil Engineers $89,320 $59,860 1,910
89 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $87,720 $64,960 160
90 Database Administrators $87,450 $39,700 530
91 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $87,250 $61,060 440
92 Physical Therapists $86,800 $63,580 1,390
93 Financial and Investment Analysts $86,230 $50,560 700
94 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $86,010 $50,770 1,980
95 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $85,760 $49,300 440
96 Speech-Language Pathologists $85,300 $60,680 610
97 Legal Support Workers, All Other $84,720 $36,230 100
98 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $84,680 $49,520 560
99 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $84,360 $45,200 410
100 Industrial Engineers $83,500 $30,950 780

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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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