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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 Anesthesiologists 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 11 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 711 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, 2019.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|2||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$259,620|
|5||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$239,080|
|6||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$237,150|
|7||Family And General Practitioners||$226,600|
|13||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$165,400|
|14||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$159,290|
|16||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$155,090|
|17||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$154,620|
|18||Natural Sciences Managers||$153,600|
|19||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$148,530|
|20||Training And Development Managers||$144,400|
|21||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$143,180|
|22||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$143,080|
|28||Human Resources Managers||$134,070|
|29||Software Developers, Applications||$131,790|
|31||Industrial Production Managers||$128,600|
|32||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$128,420|
|35||Managers, All Other||$125,490|
|36||General And Operations Managers||$124,810|
|37||Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates||$124,440|
|39||Computer Hardware Engineers||$123,680|
|40||Administrative Services Managers||$122,570|
|41||Broadcast News Analysts||$122,060|
|42||Software Developers, Systems Software||$121,250|
|45||Medical And Health Services Managers||$117,970|
|47||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$117,190|
|48||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$116,690|
|49||Emergency Management Directors||$113,860|
|51||Computer Network Architects||$111,960|
|54||Power Distributors And Dispatchers||$110,010|
|55||Personal Financial Advisors||$109,870|
|56||Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$109,820|
|57||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$108,810|
|58||Physical Scientists, All Other||$108,430|
|59||Information Security Analysts||$107,800|
|61||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$106,700|
|62||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$106,650|
|63||First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives||$106,600|
|66||Engineers, All Other||$104,890|
|70||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$103,520|
|71||Psychologists, All Other||$102,760|
|74||First-Line Supervisors Of Fire Fighting And Prevention Workers||$102,430|
|75||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$101,880|
|80||Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers||$99,490|
|81||Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$99,390|
|82||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$99,180|
|83||Computer Systems Analysts||$96,860|
|86||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$95,530|
|90||Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$93,820|
|91||Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay||$93,800|
|92||Aerospace Engineering And Operations Technicians||$93,740|
|93||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers||$93,710|
|94||Power Plant Operators||$93,600|
|96||Operations Research Analysts||$93,080|
|98||Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$92,870|
|99||Network And Computer Systems Administrators||$92,750|
|100||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$92,700|
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