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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 Orthodontists 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 10 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 701 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 29, 2020.
For more reading, check out:
|3||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$241,290|
|4||Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric||$238,350|
|5||Family Medicine Physicians||$238,150|
|6||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$234,060|
|11||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$164,880|
|14||Computer Hardware Engineers||$159,130|
|15||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$158,870|
|16||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$158,620|
|17||Natural Sciences Managers||$156,400|
|19||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$154,540|
|20||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$152,520|
|21||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$148,140|
|24||Human Resources Managers||$140,600|
|25||Training And Development Managers||$140,390|
|28||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$136,890|
|29||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$136,660|
|31||Web Developers And Digital Interface Designers||$134,310|
|33||Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers||$131,870|
|38||General And Operations Managers||$127,670|
|39||Industrial Production Managers||$127,500|
|40||Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other||$127,350|
|43||Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates||$125,130|
|46||Administrative Services And Facilities Managers||$121,910|
|47||Medical And Health Services Managers||$121,650|
|48||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$120,600|
|49||Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary||$120,300|
|50||Computer Network Architects||$118,340|
|51||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$117,080|
|54||Data Scientists And Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other||$115,720|
|55||Emergency Management Directors||$113,220|
|56||Information Security Analysts||$112,540|
|57||Personal Financial Advisors||$111,890|
|58||First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives||$111,890|
|59||Database Administrators And Architects||$111,640|
|61||Power Distributors And Dispatchers||$111,130|
|62||Physical Scientists, All Other||$111,020|
|63||Elevator And Escalator Installers And Repairers||$110,240|
|64||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$110,020|
|65||Engineers, All Other||$109,430|
|68||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$107,690|
|70||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$107,270|
|73||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$104,960|
|77||First-Line Supervisors Of Firefighting And Prevention Workers||$104,220|
|78||Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$103,450|
|79||Psychologists, All Other||$103,440|
|85||Computer Systems Analysts||$101,460|
|86||Agents And Business Managers Of Artists, Performers, And Athletes||$99,760|
|88||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$98,930|
|89||Captains, Mates, And Pilots Of Water Vessels||$98,800|
|91||Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products||$98,260|
|92||Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$98,210|
|93||Operations Research Analysts||$97,870|
|94||Detectives And Criminal Investigators||$97,770|
|95||Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$97,520|
|96||Bioengineers And Biomedical Engineers||$97,370|
|98||Aerospace Engineering And Operations Technologists And Technicians||$97,130|
|99||Nuclear Medicine Technologists||$96,080|
|100||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$95,860|
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