These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Washington For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 8 months ago
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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:

  1. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  2. Surgeons
  3. Internists, General
  4. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  5. Psychiatrists
  6. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
  7. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  8. Family and General Practitioners
  9. Pediatricians, General
  10. Chief Executives

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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Washington For 2018

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.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Washington

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $259,580 $166,300 330
2 Surgeons $257,580 $81,890 530
3 Internists, General $251,210 $163,310 310
4 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons $251,090 $58,330 40
5 Psychiatrists $241,540 $59,590 540
6 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $237,590 $118,560 2,430
7 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $234,030 $95,110 7,240
8 Family And General Practitioners $230,330 $130,270 1,200
9 Pediatricians, General $194,900 $106,870 510
10 Chief Executives $194,240 $83,710 5,390
11 Nurse Anesthetists $194,080 $143,540 660
12 Dentists, General $187,110 $80,060 2,320
13 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $160,580 $72,520 3,410
14 Computer And Information Systems Managers $154,790 $90,770 12,590
15 Architectural And Engineering Managers $154,140 $104,770 4,350
16 Marketing Managers $152,180 $80,370 5,610
17 Natural Sciences Managers $144,010 $91,120 1,800
18 Advertising And Promotions Managers $137,080 $69,740 580
19 Computer And Information Research Scientists $135,240 $70,910 1,340
20 Sales Managers $134,140 $66,030 7,760
21 Financial Managers $133,100 $68,810 12,920
22 Compensation And Benefits Managers $131,860 $81,610 340
23 Software Developers, Applications $131,430 $79,480 51,540
24 Purchasing Managers $130,610 $75,460 1,930
25 Training And Development Managers $129,690 $70,680 680
26 Lawyers $129,220 $67,040 10,540
27 Human Resources Managers $126,480 $73,130 3,440
28 Industrial Production Managers $126,440 $68,350 2,620
29 Optometrists $126,200 $79,350 740
30 Pharmacists $125,890 $101,510 5,940
31 Podiatrists $125,400 $46,460 130
32 General And Operations Managers $125,000 $56,010 46,740
33 Managers, All Other $124,140 $65,450 10,140
34 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $123,980 $84,300 920
35 Sales Engineers $121,670 $74,010 1,360
36 Actuaries $121,330 $67,770 330
37 Air Traffic Controllers $121,200 $73,550 600
38 Computer Programmers $121,000 $70,150 10,500
39 Physician Assistants $120,200 $85,520 2,310
40 Computer Hardware Engineers $118,810 $63,600 1,460
41 Software Developers, Systems Software $117,810 $72,490 14,640
42 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $116,590 $63,470 2,100
43 Nurse Practitioners $115,250 $80,160 3,110
44 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $114,990 $66,850 2,240
45 Medical And Health Services Managers $114,790 $56,420 6,550
46 Administrative Services Managers $114,210 $61,910 5,060
47 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $112,150 $84,370 5,050
48 Electrical Engineers $110,360 $65,990 5,930
49 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $108,750 $78,070 330
50 Physicists $108,190 $60,210 460
51 Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary $108,080 $61,020 80
52 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $107,060 $41,550 3,780
53 Industrial Engineers $106,730 $65,650 6,870
54 Personal Financial Advisors $106,370 $42,470 3,550
55 Information Security Analysts $106,040 $59,700 2,200
56 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $105,670 $86,600 360
57 Physical Scientists, All Other $105,470 $71,150 300
58 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $105,170 $36,800 160
59 Computer Network Architects $104,890 $71,320 6,570
60 Chemical Engineers $104,570 $62,720 570
61 Management Analysts $104,420 $53,260 19,650
62 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $104,370 $69,500 2,440
63 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $103,190 $52,020 790
64 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $102,540 $61,580 90
65 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, And Blasters $102,160 $67,760 40
66 Commercial Pilots $101,940 $46,860 1,130
67 Broadcast News Analysts $101,570 $37,800 40
68 Engineers, All Other $101,260 $54,620 3,130
69 Psychologists, All Other $101,180 $46,230 410
70 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $100,400 $59,390 2,320
71 Nurse Midwives $100,250 $77,740 90
72 Biomedical Engineers $99,500 $50,830 300
73 Nuclear Engineers $98,820 $65,010 1,400
74 Art Directors $98,770 $57,480 660
75 Radiation Therapists $98,330 $67,120 460
76 Database Administrators $98,120 $55,500 2,190
77 Construction Managers $97,570 $58,030 8,220
78 First-Line Supervisors Of Fire Fighting And Prevention Workers $97,440 $68,090 2,540
79 Captains, Mates, And Pilots Of Water Vessels $97,430 $56,240 1,800
80 Environmental Engineers $97,380 $57,660 1,800
81 Emergency Management Directors $97,260 $48,740 160
82 Financial Examiners $97,030 $58,890 480
83 Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners, All Other $96,810 $46,930 970
84 Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary $96,750 $51,210 100
85 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $96,510 $77,100 240
86 Mechanical Engineers $95,870 $56,450 7,720
87 Computer Systems Analysts $94,470 $61,020 17,660
88 Statisticians $94,180 $53,060 1,110
89 Epidemiologists $93,530 $58,200 320
90 Economists $93,460 $62,240 400
91 Aerospace Engineering And Operations Technicians $92,980 $46,660 370
92 Veterinarians $92,950 $60,870 1,550
93 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $92,920 $45,010 390
94 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $92,750 $41,800 250
95 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $92,510 $53,160 470
96 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $92,430 $40,930 5,110
97 Web Developers $92,260 $50,600 5,640
98 Civil Engineers $92,110 $62,540 10,910
99 Operations Research Analysts $91,740 $57,390 2,950
100 Dental Hygienists $91,070 $69,670 6,160

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