These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Wilmington, NC 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. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Marketing Managers
  5. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  6. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  7. Financial Managers
  8. Pharmacists
  9. Industrial Production Managers
  10. General and Operations Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 11 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 North Carolina 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 302 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 $224,840 $127,880 70
2 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $189,840 $48,140 320
3 Family and General Practitioners $179,060 $54,140 120
4 Marketing Managers $153,390 $69,430 70
5 Computer and Information Systems Managers $130,200 $86,300 170
6 Architectural and Engineering Managers $128,070 $87,120 60
7 Financial Managers $127,090 $65,720 310
8 Pharmacists $126,160 $103,900 320
9 Industrial Production Managers $125,190 $76,550 70
10 General and Operations Managers $118,550 $57,580 1,530
11 Managers, All Other $116,620 $66,330 170
12 Personal Financial Advisors $115,370 $52,110 200
13 Electrical Engineers $114,320 $85,730 40
14 Human Resources Managers $112,820 $68,770 60
15 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $107,980 $53,150 100
16 Lawyers $104,030 $42,290 360
17 Physician Assistants $103,850 $81,410 170
18 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $103,480 $42,220 250
19 Nurse Practitioners $99,570 $73,400 170
20 Administrative Services Managers $99,560 $62,380 150
21 Medical and Health Services Managers $99,240 $68,580 330
22 Optometrists $95,080 $53,910 40
23 Mechanical Engineers $92,720 $62,560 80
24 Industrial Engineers $92,520 $65,380 230
25 Civil Engineers $90,780 $62,120 230
26 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $90,420 $34,490 340
27 Software Developers, Systems Software $89,280 $64,100 120
28 Construction Managers $89,020 $55,630 210
29 Veterinarians $88,380 $57,950 100
30 Software Developers, Applications $87,490 $52,140 300
31 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $85,630 $58,320 40
32 Financial Analysts $84,340 $54,110 70
33 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $83,250 $65,140 50
34 Computer Systems Analysts $82,890 $60,630 240
35 Statisticians $82,800 $30,320 60
36 Physical Therapists $82,720 $64,740 220
37 Management Analysts $81,890 $52,210 210
38 Computer Programmers $80,480 $43,240 150
39 Compliance Officers $80,410 $38,540 210
40 Occupational Therapists $79,290 $58,250 90
41 Database Administrators $78,640 $44,020 40
42 Tool and Die Makers $78,320 $66,250 40
43 Environmental Engineers $77,720 $51,410 50
44 Engineers, All Other $77,500 $43,670 40
45 Computer Occupations, All Other $77,420 $49,410 40
46 Public Relations Specialists $74,960 $28,440 260
47 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $74,810 $57,240 90
48 Loan Officers $74,430 $35,120 390
49 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $72,380 $38,160 600
50 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers $70,550 $64,940 310
51 Speech-Language Pathologists $70,400 $45,090 120
52 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other $69,410 $63,010 80
53 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $69,230 $41,180 100
54 Social and Community Service Managers $68,860 $47,170 60
55 Accountants and Auditors $68,280 $41,940 830
56 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $68,130 $41,640 290
57 Instructional Coordinators $67,320 $41,480 120
58 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $67,170 $43,770 160
59 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $67,150 $51,070 80
60 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $66,980 $44,360 40
61 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products $65,810 $32,080 60
62 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $65,400 $37,450 200
63 Real Estate Brokers $65,260 $23,440 230
64 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $64,530 $35,040 400
65 Cost Estimators $64,350 $39,590 210
66 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $64,090 $43,140 40
67 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists $63,760 $43,640 30
68 Physical Therapist Assistants $62,140 $52,260 90
69 Industrial Engineering Technicians $61,660 $46,870 40
70 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $61,340 $43,760 220
71 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $61,270 $27,260 1,430
72 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $61,170 $41,040 100
73 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $61,150 $40,700 140
74 Surveyors $60,040 $30,570 40
75 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers $59,350 $51,330 180
76 Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program $59,200 $47,950 40
77 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $58,880 $38,750 180
78 Urban and Regional Planners $58,860 $43,280 30
79 Dietitians and Nutritionists $58,820 $42,010 30
80 Insurance Sales Agents $58,680 $23,050 460
81 Human Resources Specialists $58,680 $28,800 400
82 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $58,680 $22,190 70
83 Chemists $58,610 $31,000 130
84 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other $58,290 $24,670 900
85 Financial Specialists, All Other $57,490 $42,130 70
86 Registered Nurses $57,460 $41,960 3,050
87 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $57,430 $34,420 190
88 Industrial Machinery Mechanics $57,350 $27,690 230
89 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators $56,900 $35,430 240
90 Advertising Sales Agents $56,880 $29,110 100
91 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $56,790 $37,730 30
92 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $56,570 $43,790 120
93 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $56,190 $41,650 80
94 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary $56,100 $40,910 300
95 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $55,420 $39,640 670
96 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks $54,450 $30,810 110
97 Training and Development Specialists $54,030 $31,350 150
98 Occupational Therapy Assistants $53,760 $42,020 80
99 Automotive Body and Related Repairers $53,380 $33,360 210
100 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents $53,310 $37,670 60