These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Worcester, MA 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 Worcester 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 Dentists, General are the highest paid people in Worcester.

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

  1. Dentists, General
  2. Family and General Practitioners
  3. Pediatricians, General
  4. Psychiatrists
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  7. Optometrists
  8. Podiatrists
  9. Nurse Midwives
  10. Natural Sciences Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 1 on the list of highest paid professions in Worcester. 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 Worcester and Massachusetts job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Worcester For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 444 job classifications in Worcester 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 Worcester

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Dentists, General $222,290 $115,060 270
2 Family and General Practitioners $209,710 $128,990 250
3 Pediatricians, General $195,750 $74,210 60
4 Psychiatrists $192,530 $72,590 40
5 Chief Executives $182,730 $75,210 630
6 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $174,500 $54,050 480
7 Optometrists $159,320 $87,440 40
8 Podiatrists $145,960 $106,310 40
9 Nurse Midwives $134,940 $99,380 40
10 Natural Sciences Managers $130,390 $83,920 100
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers $125,740 $83,990 280
12 Marketing Managers $124,380 $58,530 450
13 Computer and Information Systems Managers $120,240 $68,070 480
14 General and Operations Managers $119,820 $52,800 5,650
15 Pharmacists $117,870 $89,890 540
16 Sales Managers $117,460 $56,620 900
17 Compensation and Benefits Managers $115,450 $55,070 30
18 Personal Financial Advisors $114,510 $42,570 250
19 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $114,300 $57,870 570
20 Advertising and Promotions Managers $113,630 $37,610 80
21 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $113,540 $59,400 140
22 Actuaries $112,470 $62,840 40
23 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $112,400 $34,810 210
24 Computer Hardware Engineers $109,470 $67,380 40
25 Financial Managers $109,180 $53,280 1,340
26 Nurse Practitioners $108,870 $81,160 510
27 Computer Network Architects $108,630 $70,370 170
28 Medical and Health Services Managers $108,220 $55,130 890
29 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $107,050 $68,870 740
30 Chemical Engineers $106,950 $67,450 50
31 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $105,330 $54,960 150
32 Lawyers $105,280 $54,950 610
33 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $104,260 $52,340 140
34 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $102,990 $44,720 60
35 Software Developers, Applications $100,770 $58,820 940
36 Physician Assistants $99,980 $74,530 310
37 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $99,860 $52,610 340
38 Training and Development Managers $99,000 $65,380 80
39 Industrial Production Managers $98,330 $54,060 420
40 Administrative Services Managers $97,820 $52,780 1,160
41 Computer and Information Research Scientists $97,560 $54,270 60
42 Electrical Engineers $96,480 $70,410 170
43 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $95,280 $50,670 420
44 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $95,180 $47,970 80
45 Software Developers, Systems Software $94,600 $58,100 760
46 Materials Engineers $94,430 $58,830 50
47 Sales Engineers $94,150 $69,020 130
48 Pipelayers $93,290 $45,400 120
49 Human Resources Managers $92,950 $47,400 260
50 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $92,810 $54,210 660
51 Information Security Analysts $92,150 $62,050 110
52 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $92,110 $59,530 60
53 Construction Managers $91,750 $56,480 410
54 Computer Systems Analysts $90,780 $58,520 700
55 Registered Nurses $89,950 $52,460 6,980
56 Computer Occupations, All Other $89,040 $61,520 410
57 Computer Network Support Specialists $88,180 $50,050 150
58 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $88,050 $55,240 270
59 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $87,870 $51,510 30
60 Engineers, All Other $87,690 $54,280 180
61 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $87,650 $43,590 270
62 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $87,590 $44,860 810
63 Operations Research Analysts $87,560 $62,360 50
64 Purchasing Managers $87,350 $56,710 140
65 Veterinarians $86,480 $34,530 210
66 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $85,970 $56,160 230
67 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $85,940 $53,810 150
68 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $85,610 $48,870 170
69 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $85,540 $61,890 120
70 Managers, All Other $84,830 $29,880 320
71 Biochemists and Biophysicists $84,210 $39,420 560
72 Database Administrators $82,020 $46,400 160
73 Biomedical Engineers $81,930 $54,040 70
74 Technical Writers $81,650 $53,520 70
75 Insurance Sales Agents $81,460 $28,600 620
76 Industrial Engineers $81,170 $54,450 690
77 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $80,480 $52,760 410
78 Mechanical Engineers $80,440 $56,570 600
79 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $80,360 $53,300 60
80 Radiologic Technologists $80,290 $54,160 300
81 Computer Programmers $80,140 $44,830 320
82 Dental Hygienists $79,990 $65,070 710
83 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $79,510 $49,910 160
84 Physical Therapists $79,200 $59,120 600
85 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $79,040 $63,320 40
86 Power Plant Operators $78,360 $63,330 140
87 Chiropractors $77,900 $35,660 30
88 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $77,610 $44,600 120
89 Loan Officers $76,980 $34,240 410
90 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $76,650 $35,120 2,570
91 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $76,330 $51,490 50
92 Environmental Engineers $76,080 $50,440 180
93 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School $75,470 $56,850 370
94 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $75,140 $44,690 60
95 Occupational Therapists $74,790 $52,410 400
96 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $74,710 $37,780 210
97 Civil Engineers $74,360 $51,880 240
98 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $74,350 $42,800 30
99 Speech-Language Pathologists $74,310 $50,500 300
100 Budget Analysts $73,910 $44,180 90