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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 Washington 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 Surgeons are the highest paid people in Washington.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Washington:
Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 14 on the list of highest paid professions in Washington. 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 650 job classifications in Washington 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.
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|3||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$205,700|
|4||Obstetricians and Gynecologists||$204,250|
|5||Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates||$186,820|
|9||Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers||$169,670|
|10||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$167,050|
|12||Family and General Practitioners||$166,380|
|13||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$162,530|
|18||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$153,730|
|19||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$151,610|
|21||General and Operations Managers||$146,890|
|23||Human Resources Managers||$144,680|
|24||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$141,680|
|28||Natural Sciences Managers||$135,390|
|30||Training and Development Managers||$134,260|
|31||Industrial Production Managers||$134,250|
|34||Managers, All Other||$132,310|
|38||Computer and Information Research Scientists||$128,350|
|39||Air Traffic Controllers||$127,810|
|40||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers||$127,220|
|42||Engineers, All Other||$126,130|
|43||Physical Scientists, All Other||$125,660|
|46||Medical and Health Services Managers||$122,880|
|47||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers||$120,780|
|48||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$118,670|
|50||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$118,510|
|51||Computer Hardware Engineers||$118,020|
|53||Personal Financial Advisors||$117,930|
|54||Detectives and Criminal Investigators||$117,230|
|56||Software Developers, Systems Software||$116,880|
|58||Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other||$115,590|
|59||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$115,370|
|62||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$114,120|
|63||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$113,670|
|64||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$113,670|
|65||Computer Network Architects||$113,420|
|66||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$113,320|
|68||Life Scientists, All Other||$112,950|
|69||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$112,770|
|70||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$112,700|
|71||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$112,440|
|72||Advertising and Promotions Managers||$112,410|
|73||Marine Engineers and Naval Architects||$111,770|
|77||Emergency Management Directors||$110,850|
|78||Software Developers, Applications||$110,480|
|79||Atmospheric and Space Scientists||$110,430|
|80||Computer Occupations, All Other||$110,210|
|81||Information Security Analysts||$110,080|
|83||Operations Research Analysts||$109,670|
|84||Administrative Services Managers||$107,220|
|85||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$106,910|
|86||Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other||$106,830|
|88||Biochemists and Biophysicists||$105,170|
|90||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$104,560|
|91||Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health||$104,280|
|93||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$103,930|
|94||Computer Systems Analysts||$103,290|
|96||Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||$102,710|
|97||Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents||$101,670|
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