The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Virginia Beach, VA 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 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 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, 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. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  2. Family Medicine Physicians
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Nurse Anesthetists
  5. Anesthesiologists
  6. Dentists, General
  7. Personal Financial Advisors
  8. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  9. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  10. Dentists, All Other Specialists

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 6 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 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 524 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, 2020.

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 Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $219,910 $108,980 1,930
2 Family Medicine Physicians $217,520 $98,150 740
3 Chief Executives $203,210 $23,580 850
4 Nurse Anesthetists $188,840 $107,630 110
5 Anesthesiologists $183,180 $129,010 70
6 Dentists, General $176,720 $107,560 810
7 Personal Financial Advisors $154,490 $52,120 570
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers $147,410 $109,510 800
9 Computer and Information Systems Managers $145,220 $101,120 1,500
10 Dentists, All Other Specialists $140,070 $109,980 40
11 Financial Managers $138,820 $78,860 2,100
12 Marketing Managers $138,500 $76,160 530
13 Compensation and Benefits Managers $134,700 $80,010 40
14 Training and Development Managers $134,430 $84,190 180
15 Sales Managers $134,360 $56,320 1,040
16 Pharmacists $129,700 $71,880 1,300
17 Lawyers $126,010 $62,970 2,400
18 Human Resources Managers $125,450 $81,520 580
19 Purchasing Managers $125,010 $88,270 360
20 Political Scientists $122,940 $87,250 60
21 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $122,800 $75,290 200
22 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $120,170 $72,100 50
23 Materials Engineers $119,490 $67,530 160
24 Aerospace Engineers $119,190 $79,500 810
25 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $118,830 $45,350 150
26 Optometrists $117,210 $59,350 320
27 Industrial Production Managers $117,030 $73,710 530
28 General and Operations Managers $116,450 $48,300 10,060
29 Education Administrators, All Other $115,040 $87,240 230
30 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other $114,470 $78,480 1,990
31 Computer Network Architects $113,130 $62,960 860
32 Veterinarians $111,250 $37,080 540
33 Sales Engineers $109,520 $45,860 210
34 Natural Sciences Managers $109,160 $86,490 150
35 Construction Managers $108,540 $63,550 1,230
36 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $107,850 $43,850 90
37 Computer Hardware Engineers $107,660 $69,970 250
38 Nurse Practitioners $107,100 $82,250 1,040
39 Medical and Health Services Managers $105,920 $57,990 1,400
40 Engineers, All Other $103,710 $50,500 1,110
41 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $103,690 $45,810 110
42 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $103,360 $62,300 480
43 Physician Assistants $99,970 $72,210 530
44 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $98,980 $32,070 550
45 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $98,470 $46,170 90
46 Information Security Analysts $98,180 $60,850 1,120
47 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $97,350 $50,790 620
48 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $97,200 $64,960 950
49 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $94,940 $59,320 5,450
50 Electrical Engineers $94,910 $62,740 1,190
51 Air Traffic Controllers $94,460 $67,510 100
52 Computer Systems Analysts $94,000 $55,710 3,070
53 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers $93,860 $57,240 660
54 Art Directors $93,750 $46,060 80
55 Management Analysts $93,720 $53,970 5,570
56 Operations Research Analysts $93,160 $54,520 710
57 Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $92,970 $53,110 50
58 Industrial Engineers $92,870 $61,960 1,070
59 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $92,840 $55,770 540
60 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $92,510 $61,620 110
61 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $89,920 $66,020 1,510
62 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects $89,910 $61,400 1,520
63 Conservation Scientists $89,600 $54,810 40
64 Computer Occupations, All Other $89,510 $62,610 2,700
65 Emergency Management Directors $89,480 $65,330 40
66 Chiropractors $89,470 $54,860 110
67 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $88,830 $57,110 520
68 Environmental Engineers $88,700 $57,030 290
69 Advertising and Promotions Managers $88,110 $49,440 30
70 Occupational Therapists $88,060 $64,640 430
71 Mechanical Engineers $87,240 $59,940 2,000
72 Acupuncturists and Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other $86,890 $65,310 70
73 Physical Therapists $86,280 $64,380 1,240
74 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $86,170 $57,330 590
75 Credit Analysts $85,710 $41,860 230
76 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $85,460 $34,960 140
77 Civil Engineers $85,380 $55,530 2,020
78 Radiation Therapists $85,290 $67,280 70
79 Physicists $84,710 $56,340 300
80 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $84,690 $44,020 410
81 Database Administrators and Architects $84,680 $46,360 820
82 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $84,600 $35,320 290
83 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $84,560 $41,540 1,190
84 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $84,530 $40,680 40
85 Microbiologists $84,190 $38,180 90
86 Speech-Language Pathologists $83,790 $59,270 560
87 Social and Community Service Managers $83,770 $52,210 400
88 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $83,710 $33,630 1,370
89 Lodging Managers $83,580 $46,950 150
90 Psychologists, All Other $83,280 $36,490 120
91 Lighting Technicians and Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $82,710 $61,230 200
92 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $82,710 $56,690 580
93 Computer Programmers $80,750 $52,520 360
94 Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other $80,200 $51,020 7,480
95 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $80,130 $40,600 450
96 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $79,670 $40,420 1,850
97 Special Education Teachers, All Other $79,530 $65,950 120
98 Financial and Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, and Financial Specialists, All Other $79,440 $50,600 1,820
99 Chemists $78,850 $44,890 190
100 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $78,710 $57,030 640
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