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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 Washington. 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 Obstetricians And Gynecologists 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 12 on the list of highest paid professions in the Evergreen State. 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 712 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 data on March 30, 2018.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|1||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$259,580|
|4||Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons||$251,090|
|6||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$237,590|
|7||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$234,030|
|8||Family And General Practitioners||$230,330|
|13||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$160,580|
|14||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$154,790|
|15||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$154,140|
|17||Natural Sciences Managers||$144,010|
|18||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$137,080|
|19||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$135,240|
|22||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$131,860|
|23||Software Developers, Applications||$131,430|
|25||Training And Development Managers||$129,690|
|27||Human Resources Managers||$126,480|
|28||Industrial Production Managers||$126,440|
|32||General And Operations Managers||$125,000|
|33||Managers, All Other||$124,140|
|34||Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates||$123,980|
|37||Air Traffic Controllers||$121,200|
|40||Computer Hardware Engineers||$118,810|
|41||Software Developers, Systems Software||$117,810|
|42||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$116,590|
|44||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$114,990|
|45||Medical And Health Services Managers||$114,790|
|46||Administrative Services Managers||$114,210|
|47||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$112,150|
|49||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$108,750|
|51||Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$108,080|
|52||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$107,060|
|54||Personal Financial Advisors||$106,370|
|55||Information Security Analysts||$106,040|
|56||Power Distributors And Dispatchers||$105,670|
|57||Physical Scientists, All Other||$105,470|
|58||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$105,170|
|59||Computer Network Architects||$104,890|
|62||First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives||$104,370|
|63||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$103,190|
|64||Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers||$102,540|
|65||Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, And Blasters||$102,160|
|67||Broadcast News Analysts||$101,570|
|68||Engineers, All Other||$101,260|
|69||Psychologists, All Other||$101,180|
|70||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$100,400|
|78||First-Line Supervisors Of Fire Fighting And Prevention Workers||$97,440|
|79||Captains, Mates, And Pilots Of Water Vessels||$97,430|
|81||Emergency Management Directors||$97,260|
|83||Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners, All Other||$96,810|
|84||Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$96,750|
|85||Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay||$96,510|
|87||Computer Systems Analysts||$94,470|
|91||Aerospace Engineering And Operations Technicians||$92,980|
|93||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$92,920|
|94||Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$92,750|
|95||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$92,510|
|96||Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products||$92,430|
|99||Operations Research Analysts||$91,740|
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