These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Wilmington, DE For 2018

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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 Wilmington 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 Wilmington.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Wilmington:

  1. Chief Executives
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Surgeons
  4. Dentists, General
  5. Internists, General
  6. Natural Sciences Managers
  7. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  8. Sales Managers
  9. Family and General Practitioners
  10. Computer and Information Systems Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 4 on the list of highest paid professions in Wilmington. 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 Wilmington and Delaware job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Wilmington For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 461 job classifications in Wilmington 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 Wilmington

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Chief Executives $253,340 $164,110 200
2 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $247,540 $143,790 70
3 Surgeons $238,740 $73,260 50
4 Dentists, General $228,660 $115,240 320
5 Internists, General $210,160 $107,410 80
6 Natural Sciences Managers $194,390 $129,420 460
7 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $191,530 $56,810 1,270
8 Sales Managers $171,080 $87,090 720
9 Family and General Practitioners $164,140 $88,040 350
10 Computer and Information Systems Managers $160,440 $99,220 1,160
11 Financial Managers $158,510 $95,940 2,080
12 Marketing Managers $157,100 $89,360 770
13 Psychiatrists $156,790 $46,970 120
14 Lawyers $152,480 $76,240 2,780
15 Compensation and Benefits Managers $149,600 $90,090 40
16 Podiatrists $149,450 $101,730 50
17 Advertising and Promotions Managers $148,410 $105,950 70
18 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $146,840 $78,670 80
19 General and Operations Managers $145,170 $71,520 3,640
20 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $143,900 $86,080 170
21 Industrial Production Managers $143,100 $86,110 330
22 Human Resources Managers $140,640 $83,910 330
23 Purchasing Managers $139,410 $96,500 150
24 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $138,880 $75,640 200
25 Managers, All Other $136,780 $75,450 900
26 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $130,480 $82,420 330
27 Training and Development Managers $128,770 $94,640 100
28 Veterinarians $126,490 $66,990 130
29 Education Administrators, All Other $120,990 $58,270 50
30 Pharmacists $120,900 $103,500 650
31 Optometrists $119,850 $71,730 100
32 Medical and Health Services Managers $117,450 $71,650 630
33 Chiropractors $115,980 $58,150 100
34 Computer Network Architects $115,000 $73,250 540
35 Software Developers, Systems Software $114,650 $84,140 1,270
36 Administrative Services Managers $112,290 $63,610 640
37 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $109,540 $52,810 980
38 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $108,480 $78,980 580
39 Construction Managers $107,020 $63,900 400
40 Statisticians $106,340 $65,360 130
41 Physician Assistants $105,730 $83,440 310
42 Personal Financial Advisors $105,590 $51,790 760
43 Physicists $104,440 $47,110 30
44 Electrical Engineers $101,070 $69,920 480
45 Engineers, All Other $100,980 $51,190 120
46 Actuaries $100,900 $58,880 70
47 Information Security Analysts $99,300 $61,550 390
48 Mechanical Engineers $99,160 $64,350 720
49 Commercial Pilots $98,320 $59,580 80
50 Software Developers, Applications $96,840 $63,030 2,710
51 Nurse Practitioners $94,540 $72,620 400
52 Computer Systems Analysts $94,100 $57,700 3,300
53 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $93,490 $56,330 190
54 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $93,050 $40,190 1,580
55 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $92,860 $60,150 230
56 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $92,140 $47,450 530
57 Industrial Engineers $92,050 $61,910 590
58 Operations Research Analysts $91,600 $57,240 750
59 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $91,500 $41,070 50
60 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $91,330 $50,310 170
61 Civil Engineers $91,120 $62,990 530
62 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $91,030 $47,390 110
63 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $88,730 $57,170 150
64 Biochemists and Biophysicists $88,060 $48,700 160
65 Database Administrators $87,770 $49,640 450
66 Occupational Therapists $86,620 $64,410 330
67 Financial Analysts $85,870 $47,830 3,180
68 Management Analysts $85,790 $50,960 1,750
69 Computer Programmers $85,000 $56,340 790
70 Physical Therapists $84,800 $63,140 620
71 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $83,620 $55,790 140
72 Web Developers $82,100 $52,940 320
73 Audiologists $82,000 $66,770 30
74 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $81,280 $35,470 300
75 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels $80,620 $49,280 80
76 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $80,550 $50,940 910
77 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $80,520 $40,340 100
78 Accountants and Auditors $80,500 $48,420 5,100
79 Budget Analysts $80,100 $52,950 80
80 Compliance Officers $79,830 $42,400 750
81 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $79,490 $51,180 280
82 Food Service Managers $79,260 $45,240 200
83 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists $78,760 $47,170 140
84 Legal Support Workers, All Other $78,740 $42,830 200
85 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $78,540 $48,530 1,750
86 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $78,520 $48,140 80
87 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $78,050 $64,550 70
88 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $77,960 $38,500 50
89 Art Directors $77,940 $56,700 60
90 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $77,880 $53,950 170
91 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School $77,050 $55,300 180
92 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors $76,490 $50,770 40
93 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $76,130 $51,990 280
94 Loan Officers $74,880 $42,820 840
95 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $74,740 $44,670 740
96 Computer Occupations, All Other $74,600 $49,070 160
97 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $74,530 $47,130 1,140
98 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $74,490 $60,200 260
99 Dental Hygienists $74,440 $54,350 540
100 History Teachers, Postsecondary $74,360 $41,830 60