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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 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 7 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 641 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 29, 2019.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|2||Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons||$260,810|
|4||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$225,630|
|6||Family And General Practitioners||$201,120|
|8||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$199,080|
|12||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$173,290|
|15||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$164,300|
|17||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$148,800|
|19||General And Operations Managers||$142,000|
|20||Human Resources Managers||$140,110|
|22||Air Traffic Controllers||$139,520|
|23||Training And Development Managers||$139,480|
|26||Managers, All Other||$134,500|
|27||Natural Sciences Managers||$133,360|
|28||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$129,840|
|36||Computer Network Architects||$123,050|
|37||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$121,960|
|38||Physical Scientists, All Other||$121,850|
|39||Personal Financial Advisors||$121,250|
|41||Industrial Production Managers||$120,070|
|42||Software Developers, Systems Software||$119,860|
|43||Computer Hardware Engineers||$119,500|
|44||Engineers, All Other||$118,390|
|45||Medical And Health Services Managers||$116,770|
|46||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$114,990|
|47||Legal Support Workers, All Other||$114,390|
|48||Software Developers, Applications||$113,690|
|49||Funeral Service Managers||$113,360|
|50||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$113,240|
|51||Information Security Analysts||$111,780|
|53||Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other||$110,090|
|56||Administrative Services Managers||$109,690|
|58||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$108,330|
|60||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$105,600|
|61||Computer Occupations, All Other||$105,270|
|63||Operations Research Analysts||$104,980|
|64||Education Administrators, All Other||$104,310|
|65||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$102,310|
|66||Computer Systems Analysts||$102,290|
|68||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$101,290|
|70||First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$99,880|
|72||Detectives And Criminal Investigators||$98,850|
|73||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$98,830|
|77||Property, Real Estate, And Community Association Managers||$97,580|
|80||Psychologists, All Other||$97,200|
|81||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$96,810|
|82||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers||$96,290|
|83||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$95,430|
|84||Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products||$95,100|
|87||First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives||$94,120|
|89||Network And Computer Systems Administrators||$93,860|
|90||Biological Scientists, All Other||$93,750|
|91||Media And Communication Equipment Workers, All Other||$93,390|
|92||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$93,310|
|97||Marine Engineers And Naval Architects||$91,480|
|99||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$90,880|
|100||Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents||$90,410|
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