These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In West Palm Beach, FL For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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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 the West Palm Beach area. 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 Chief Executives are the highest paid people in West Palm Beach.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in West Palm Beach:

  1. Chief Executives
  2. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Psychiatrists
  5. Dentists, General
  6. Purchasing Managers
  7. Personal Financial Advisors
  8. Marketing Managers
  9. Financial Managers
  10. Computer and Information Systems Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 5 on the list of highest paid professions in West Palm Beach. 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.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the West Palm Beach and Florida job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in West Palm Beach For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 462 job classifications in West Palm Beach 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 BLS data for this analysis which came out on March 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In West Palm Beach

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Chief Executives $230,910 $101,930 1,100
2 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $224,930 $81,260 980
3 Family and General Practitioners $205,250 $67,230 860
4 Psychiatrists $164,580 $43,520 30
5 Dentists, General $159,070 $67,720 750
6 Purchasing Managers $148,020 $69,460 220
7 Personal Financial Advisors $146,620 $64,690 1,330
8 Marketing Managers $145,620 $66,520 800
9 Financial Managers $143,190 $70,870 1,740
10 Computer and Information Systems Managers $141,040 $86,830 930
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers $140,460 $93,070 450
12 General and Operations Managers $138,660 $59,370 5,370
13 Biochemists and Biophysicists $138,350 $57,490 140
14 Sales Managers $125,410 $54,700 1,170
15 Human Resources Managers $122,090 $61,020 330
16 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $120,770 $68,760 110
17 Lawyers $120,690 $52,820 5,030
18 Compensation and Benefits Managers $120,580 $76,360 50
19 Natural Sciences Managers $120,520 $75,940 60
20 Management Analysts $116,900 $36,020 3,550
21 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $116,390 $78,780 100
22 Advertising and Promotions Managers $115,250 $54,840 50
23 Loan Officers $114,350 $51,430 1,480
24 Pharmacists $113,030 $84,560 1,390
25 Commercial Pilots $111,860 $36,000 380
26 Sales Engineers $111,830 $71,940 140
27 Physician Assistants $111,730 $75,000 340
28 Managers, All Other $110,280 $57,570 1,020
29 Administrative Services Managers $108,920 $54,880 790
30 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $108,220 $65,410 280
31 Medical and Health Services Managers $108,120 $63,620 1,010
32 Training and Development Managers $108,010 $58,830 150
33 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $107,960 $49,710 220
34 Construction Managers $107,920 $60,230 1,660
35 Industrial Production Managers $104,560 $65,520 160
36 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $102,510 $33,180 2,480
37 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $101,170 $79,010 280
38 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $97,050 $34,120 1,340
39 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $95,930 $43,100 130
40 Software Developers, Systems Software $95,380 $60,640 770
41 Education Administrators, All Other $95,360 $53,770 80
42 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $95,330 $65,900 200
43 Computer Hardware Engineers $93,940 $69,420 60
44 Software Developers, Applications $93,750 $48,810 2,790
45 Radiation Therapists $92,120 $72,390 70
46 Civil Engineers $91,960 $55,750 1,130
47 Mechanical Engineers $91,780 $68,400 840
48 Speech-Language Pathologists $90,790 $69,390 620
49 Art Directors $90,610 $64,070 50
50 Occupational Therapists $90,170 $74,340 280
51 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $90,110 $55,890 330
52 Chiropractors $90,060 $42,000 240
53 Hydrologists $89,670 $64,220 30
54 Engineers, All Other $89,020 $53,210 180
55 Veterinarians $88,950 $53,790 230
56 Financial Analysts $88,850 $49,620 790
57 Real Estate Sales Agents $88,360 $21,540 1,890
58 Computer Systems Analysts $88,060 $55,030 1,030
59 Labor Relations Specialists $87,050 $62,800 110
60 Real Estate Brokers $86,340 $21,910 390
61 Information Security Analysts $85,540 $50,420 180
62 Database Administrators $84,630 $51,430 550
63 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $83,940 $51,890 500
64 Fundraisers $83,910 $40,270 260
65 Nurse Practitioners $83,720 $66,630 500
66 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $83,370 $39,320 1,620
67 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $83,150 $58,360 60
68 Materials Scientists $82,930 $65,270 60
69 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $82,720 $50,560 1,090
70 Physical Therapists $82,230 $48,570 880
71 Computer Occupations, All Other $81,890 $49,280 340
72 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $81,500 $36,180 290
73 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $80,150 $63,470 130
74 Animal Trainers $80,080 $19,040 180
75 Fashion Designers $79,800 $29,170 30
76 Computer Programmers $79,230 $45,330 960
77 Psychologists, All Other $79,080 $52,610 100
78 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $78,830 $38,580 240
79 Physical Scientists, All Other $78,370 $55,810 50
80 Electrical Engineers $78,160 $42,740 380
81 Computer Network Architects $77,020 $44,940 1,280
82 Fire Inspectors and Investigators $76,040 $43,850 70
83 Producers and Directors $74,320 $37,560 330
84 Environmental Engineers $73,770 $42,100 120
85 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $73,410 $37,520 40
86 Financial Examiners $73,050 $52,120 70
87 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $72,430 $50,590 40
88 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $72,020 $30,670 1,850
89 Insurance Underwriters $71,830 $36,950 250
90 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products $71,280 $34,180 240
91 Editors $71,280 $40,990 510
92 Industrial Engineers $70,950 $35,630 720
93 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $70,610 $46,620 70
94 Social and Community Service Managers $70,450 $44,440 350
95 Accountants and Auditors $70,360 $39,460 5,710
96 Firefighters $70,270 $44,470 2,040
97 Credit Analysts $70,110 $29,540 230
98 Logisticians $70,030 $41,620 280
99 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $69,440 $50,390 170
100 Therapists, All Other $68,990 $45,190 80