These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Washington For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Washington

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:

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

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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Washington For 2019

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:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Washington

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $268,580 $140,470 640
2 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $259,620 $161,700 300
3 Psychiatrists $245,990 $72,470 570
4 Surgeons $240,910 $64,080 620
5 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $239,080 $100,600 8,260
6 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $237,150 $119,990 2,540
7 Family And General Practitioners $226,600 $135,650 1,040
8 Chief Executives $220,730 $112,210 3,690
9 Internists, General $220,150 $58,960 270
10 Nurse Anesthetists $195,610 $140,590 730
11 Dentists, General $184,780 $74,160 2,800
12 Pediatricians, General $183,730 $96,730 770
13 Dentists, All Other Specialists $165,400 $106,240 90
14 Computer And Information Systems Managers $159,290 $95,310 13,690
15 Marketing Managers $155,580 $83,640 6,080
16 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $155,090 $61,120 3,470
17 Architectural And Engineering Managers $154,620 $103,150 4,290
18 Natural Sciences Managers $153,600 $96,650 1,810
19 Advertising And Promotions Managers $148,530 $80,070 450
20 Training And Development Managers $144,400 $74,310 750
21 Compensation And Benefits Managers $143,180 $90,850 310
22 Computer And Information Research Scientists $143,080 $74,350 1,480
23 Sales Managers $140,700 $69,370 7,340
24 Financial Managers $136,480 $71,880 13,010
25 Lawyers $136,480 $68,300 11,000
26 Podiatrists $136,330 $47,170 140
27 Purchasing Managers $134,480 $81,740 1,800
28 Human Resources Managers $134,070 $81,350 3,320
29 Software Developers, Applications $131,790 $80,840 53,860
30 Actuaries $131,330 $72,320 360
31 Industrial Production Managers $128,600 $72,360 2,750
32 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $128,420 $70,810 2,170
33 Pharmacists $127,360 $103,710 5,740
34 Computer Programmers $126,920 $74,630 9,670
35 Managers, All Other $125,490 $62,900 11,280
36 General And Operations Managers $124,810 $55,460 47,770
37 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $124,440 $85,800 910
38 Physician Assistants $123,980 $88,150 2,470
39 Computer Hardware Engineers $123,680 $63,800 1,540
40 Administrative Services Managers $122,570 $69,660 5,030
41 Broadcast News Analysts $122,060 $42,600 70
42 Software Developers, Systems Software $121,250 $67,830 16,130
43 Sales Engineers $120,940 $66,290 1,310
44 Optometrists $119,860 $78,130 700
45 Medical And Health Services Managers $117,970 $59,160 6,950
46 Nurse Practitioners $117,650 $77,080 3,430
47 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $117,190 $86,480 5,330
48 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $116,690 $68,160 2,360
49 Emergency Management Directors $113,860 $69,200 120
50 Electrical Engineers $113,540 $66,820 5,650
51 Computer Network Architects $111,960 $77,620 5,800
52 Chiropractors $111,100 $35,190 1,110
53 Physicists $110,710 $61,890 500
54 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $110,010 $86,350 340
55 Personal Financial Advisors $109,870 $44,550 3,510
56 Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary $109,820 $61,790 80
57 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $108,810 $76,660 400
58 Physical Scientists, All Other $108,430 $68,530 300
59 Information Security Analysts $107,800 $64,810 2,690
60 Industrial Engineers $106,980 $64,770 6,740
61 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $106,700 $38,690 3,270
62 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $106,650 $61,630 2,280
63 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $106,600 $69,380 2,590
64 Commercial Pilots $106,360 $47,800 1,160
65 Art Directors $106,260 $69,500 830
66 Engineers, All Other $104,890 $56,910 3,160
67 Database Administrators $104,700 $60,910 2,080
68 Management Analysts $104,290 $54,860 21,930
69 Chemical Engineers $103,620 $62,600 600
70 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $103,520 $37,660 150
71 Psychologists, All Other $102,760 $45,240 370
72 Nurse Midwives $102,670 $81,500 100
73 Epidemiologists $102,490 $60,060 370
74 First-Line Supervisors Of Fire Fighting And Prevention Workers $102,430 $71,840 2,510
75 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $101,880 $47,540 800
76 Radiation Therapists $101,830 $68,310 410
77 Statisticians $100,670 $64,860 1,280
78 Construction Managers $100,180 $58,960 8,560
79 Environmental Engineers $99,750 $57,470 1,870
80 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $99,490 $67,160 70
81 Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary $99,390 $53,360 90
82 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $99,180 $64,040 560
83 Computer Systems Analysts $96,860 $65,080 17,970
84 Mechanical Engineers $96,860 $58,310 7,750
85 Financial Examiners $95,910 $60,580 430
86 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $95,530 $46,510 370
87 Economists $95,010 $62,260 400
88 Biomedical Engineers $94,850 $55,800 480
89 Web Developers $94,060 $49,760 5,880
90 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $93,820 $42,070 230
91 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $93,800 $74,340 220
92 Aerospace Engineering And Operations Technicians $93,740 $45,430 390
93 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $93,710 $54,730 880
94 Power Plant Operators $93,600 $65,860 480
95 Civil Engineers $93,120 $62,520 11,440
96 Operations Research Analysts $93,080 $59,380 2,890
97 Veterinarians $93,010 $62,610 1,630
98 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $92,870 $48,630 40
99 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $92,750 $55,270 8,920
100 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $92,700 $50,660 250

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