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Top 100 Highest Paying Jobs in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

The top 100 highest paying jobs in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (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 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA is oral and maxillofacial surgeons with an average annual salary of $186,260. The second highest paying job is lawyer (average salary $184,110). The salary and the employment information in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Jobs in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$186,260
0
2 Lawyers
$184,110
5,170
3 Materials Scientists
$138,590
240
4 Physicists
$138,460
200
5 Other Physical Scientists
$121,350
360
6 Economists
$119,670
250
7 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$113,290
300
8 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$112,640
130
9 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$110,320
70
10 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$109,830
1,830
11 Other Life Scientists
$108,800
240
12 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$107,120
50
13 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$105,610
600
14 Emergency Management Directors
$104,680
30
15 Chemists
$100,340
800
16 Other Psychologists
$99,410
110
17 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$98,680
50
18 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$93,910
590
19 Transportation Inspectors
$93,430
70
20 Urban and Regional Planners
$93,090
240
21 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$91,510
250
22 Other Biological Scientists
$89,920
200
23 Other Social Workers
$88,690
740
24 Microbiologists
$88,560
220
25 Postsecondary History Teachers
$85,720
140
26 Court Reporters
$85,410
180
27 Choreographers
$82,560
270
28 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$81,210
80
29 Healthcare Social Workers
$79,380
660
30 Other Plant and System Operators
$78,350
40
31 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
$77,560
1,900
32 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$76,240
60
33 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$75,780
110
34 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
$75,710
1,260
35 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$74,170
520
36 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$73,510
70
37 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$72,030
600
38 Other Legal Support Workers
$69,630
320
39 Preschool Special Education Teachers
$69,140
0
40 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$69,020
0
41 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$68,880
100
42 Other Teachers and Instructors
$63,980
2,300
43 Health Educators
$62,280
330
44 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$60,920
50
45 Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians
$59,790
1,090
46 Statistical Assistants
$59,320
130
47 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$57,990
120
48 All Other Special Education Teachers
$56,980
50
49 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$56,940
40
50 Hearing Aid Specialists
$55,810
0
51 Clergy
$55,100
260
52 Community Health Workers
$54,910
180
53 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$54,720
30
54 Social Science Research Assistants
$53,450
70
55 Millwrights
$53,220
0
56 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
$52,570
310
57 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians
$51,690
240
58 Biological Technicians
$51,660
950
59 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$50,830
50
60 Chemical Technicians
$50,780
700
61 Survey Researchers
$49,850
30
62 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
$49,830
740
63 Other Material Moving Workers
$49,770
120
64 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
$48,760
1,070
65 Mechanical Door Repairers
$48,410
0
66 Gaming Supervisors
$47,540
0
67 Terrazzo Workers and Finishers
$46,920
100
68 Social and Human Service Assistants
$45,870
1,900
69 Craft Artists
$44,270
0
70 Occupational Therapy Aides
$43,530
0
71 Mental Health Counselors
$42,520
660
72 Other Community and Social Service Specialists
$41,560
690
73 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
$41,450
600
74 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
$41,150
180
75 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers
$39,090
40
76 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
$38,610
50
77 Rehabilitation Counselors
$38,340
410
78 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
$37,580
30
79 Travel Guides
$36,570
50
80 Fence Erectors
$35,080
100
81 Roofers Helpers
$33,040
220
82 Stonemasons
$32,080
40
83 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers
$31,920
70
84 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
$31,630
310
85 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
$30,770
0
86 Psychiatric Aides
$30,390
70
87 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$29,480
90
88 Gaming Cage Workers
$29,150
200
89 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation
$29,070
90
90 Other Religious Workers
$22,190
80
91 Cutters and Trimmers
$21,970
0
92 Forest and Conservation Workers
$18,560
70

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