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Top 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division

The top 100 highest paying jobs in Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (ranked by annual average salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid workers) and the number of employment of each job in Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division is other specialist dentist with an average annual salary of $166,010. The second highest paying job is nuclear engineer (average salary $113,410). The salary and the employment information in Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Other Specialists Dentists
$166,010
50
2 Nuclear Engineers
$113,410
0
3 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$109,490
290
4 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$107,030
160
5 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$106,570
100
6 Aerospace Engineers
$100,570
1,020
7 Materials Engineers
$95,080
510
8 Other Physical Scientists
$87,280
320
9 Materials Scientists
$86,700
40
10 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$84,220
40
11 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$81,600
130
12 Other Artists and Related Workers
$80,340
70
13 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$80,030
40
14 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$79,960
250
15 Sociologists
$78,060
50
16 Hydrologists
$74,470
40
17 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$74,400
0
18 Soil and Plant Scientists
$73,230
30
19 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$72,310
80
20 Power Plant Operators
$72,210
530
21 Gaming Managers
$69,210
80
22 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$66,710
230
23 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic
$62,330
70
24 Boilermakers
$61,850
0
25 Ship Engineers
$61,640
40
26 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$61,250
280
27 Avionics Technicians
$60,930
370
28 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$59,780
190
29 Stonemasons
$59,610
130
30 Other Designers
$58,530
40
31 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$58,500
60
32 Pile-Driver Operators
$58,250
40
33 Other Plant and System Operators
$57,870
60
34 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$57,190
90
35 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
$56,420
1,270
36 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
$56,250
160
37 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
$54,650
100
38 Roofers
$54,190
410
39 Terrazzo Workers and Finishers
$54,140
40
40 Plasterers and Stucco Masons
$53,480
170
41 Other Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers
$53,330
0
42 Tapers
$53,090
180
43 Agricultural Inspectors
$52,830
60
44 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$51,700
80
45 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$51,690
110
46 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
$50,510
90
47 Floor, Ceiling, and Wall Insulation Workers
$50,010
120
48 Other Drafters
$49,330
180
49 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
$48,560
50
50 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$48,260
80
51 Traffic Technicians
$47,200
30
52 Gas Plant Operators
$46,790
250
53 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$45,000
60
54 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers
$43,560
200
55 Carpet Installers
$43,100
220
56 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians
$42,750
100
57 Furniture Finishers
$42,550
70
58 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$42,150
0
59 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$41,350
160
60 Pourers and Casters, Metal
$40,810
70
61 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
$40,570
70
62 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
$40,270
90
63 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$40,030
70
64 Semiconductor Processors
$39,530
120
65 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$39,160
240
66 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
$38,700
50
67 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers
$38,380
40
68 Other Teachers and Instructors
$38,240
1,610
69 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
$38,180
0
70 Bailiffs
$38,130
100
71 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles
$36,890
0
72 Historians
$36,870
0
73 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
$35,570
50
74 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
$35,560
0
75 Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
$34,790
0
76 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
$33,350
710
77 Roofers Helpers
$33,320
180
78 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners
$33,090
170
79 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
$32,640
570
80 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
$31,310
0
81 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$31,040
50
82 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers
$30,240
40
83 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
$29,950
0
84 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders
$29,920
90
85 Wood Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$29,810
100
86 Etchers and Engravers
$27,970
100
87 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
$27,270
40
88 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals
$25,290
340
89 Parking Enforcement Workers
$24,130
100
90 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders
$23,760
150
91 Sewers, Hand
$23,400
90
92 Extraction Workers Helpers
$23,350
0
93 Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons Helpers
$22,360
160
94 Motion Picture Projectionists
$21,760
80
95 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products
$19,600
40
96 Craft Artists
$18,990
0

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