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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 Virginia. 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 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons are the highest paid people in Virginia.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Virginia:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 10 on the list of highest paid professions in the Old Dominion. 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.
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 636 job classifications in Virginia 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 data on March 30, 2018.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|1||Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons||$281,130|
|3||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$224,690|
|5||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$214,540|
|7||Family And General Practitioners||$205,920|
|11||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$183,350|
|12||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$169,660|
|15||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$160,870|
|18||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$150,150|
|20||Air Traffic Controllers||$140,630|
|21||General And Operations Managers||$139,120|
|23||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$136,260|
|24||Human Resources Managers||$136,170|
|25||Training And Development Managers||$134,180|
|26||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$132,990|
|27||Natural Sciences Managers||$132,640|
|29||Managers, All Other||$131,670|
|30||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$128,950|
|34||Computer Hardware Engineers||$126,300|
|37||Personal Financial Advisors||$123,730|
|40||Software Developers, Systems Software||$121,560|
|41||Industrial Production Managers||$120,050|
|42||Physical Scientists, All Other||$119,110|
|45||Computer Network Architects||$117,700|
|47||Funeral Service Managers||$116,430|
|48||Engineers, All Other||$115,650|
|49||Medical And Health Services Managers||$114,090|
|50||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$112,190|
|53||Software Developers, Applications||$111,010|
|54||Information Security Analysts||$110,450|
|55||Legal Support Workers, All Other||$110,150|
|57||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$108,010|
|58||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$107,890|
|59||Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other||$107,210|
|61||Administrative Services Managers||$106,060|
|63||Operations Research Analysts||$104,680|
|64||Computer Occupations, All Other||$104,680|
|66||Education Administrators, All Other||$102,190|
|67||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$102,020|
|69||Computer Systems Analysts||$100,090|
|71||First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$98,440|
|74||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$95,680|
|76||Detectives And Criminal Investigators||$94,800|
|77||Property, Real Estate, And Community Association Managers||$94,720|
|78||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$94,580|
|79||Psychologists, All Other||$94,570|
|80||Network And Computer Systems Administrators||$94,380|
|81||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$94,090|
|82||First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives||$94,030|
|83||Biological Scientists, All Other||$93,490|
|84||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$93,400|
|85||Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents||$93,040|
|87||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$92,650|
|91||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers||$91,310|
|92||Media And Communication Equipment Workers, All Other||$91,020|
|93||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$90,880|
|99||Financial Specialists, All Other||$88,740|
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