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Top 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

The top 100 highest paying jobs in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (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 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA is other specialist dentist with an average annual salary of $184,740. The second highest paying job is postsecondary health specialties teacher (average salary $147,710). The salary and the employment information in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Other Specialists Dentists
$184,740
90
2 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$147,710
3,330
3 Environmental Science Teachers
$134,530
80
4 Air Traffic Controllers
$131,300
500
5 Nuclear Engineers
$114,430
0
6 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$110,480
550
7 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$105,020
150
8 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$102,280
240
9 Mining and Geological Engineers
$95,230
40
10 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$92,320
150
11 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$91,170
80
12 Choreographers
$83,920
0
13 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$80,150
320
14 Genetic Counselors
$79,130
50
15 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$78,680
40
16 Fish and Game Wardens
$78,130
30
17 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$77,390
130
18 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$77,070
680
19 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$76,190
290
20 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$76,040
700
21 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$75,170
420
22 Broadcast News Analysts
$73,820
30
23 Budget Analysts
$73,690
820
24 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$73,550
150
25 Librarians
$73,270
1,830
26 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$72,470
110
27 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$72,150
120
28 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$71,170
11,870
29 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$70,860
130
30 Postsecondary History Teachers
$69,480
220
31 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic
$69,020
0
32 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$68,790
180
33 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$68,360
250
34 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$68,090
1,160
35 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$67,630
6,890
36 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$67,510
610
37 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$67,240
520
38 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$66,470
0
39 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$66,470
600
40 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
$66,090
980
41 Airfield Operations Specialists
$65,540
200
42 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
$65,530
13,330
43 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$65,510
450
44 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
$65,510
2,270
45 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$65,500
250
46 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$65,170
4,200
47 Middle School Special Education Teachers
$64,050
580
48 Curators
$63,580
170
49 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$63,460
170
50 Preschool Special Education Teachers
$62,840
300
51 Other Rail Transportation Workers
$62,740
60
52 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$62,150
310
53 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
$61,920
3,310
54 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$61,610
380
55 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$60,530
1,260
56 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$59,590
670
57 First-line supervisors of transportation moving workers
$59,110
5,860
58 All Other Special Education Teachers
$59,100
60
59 Farm and Home Management Advisors
$58,510
30
60 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$58,070
80
61 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
$57,880
2,910
62 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$57,310
260
63 First-Line Supervisors of Gaming Workers
$56,520
400
64 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
$55,220
120
65 Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
$54,940
4,350
66 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$54,380
40
67 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$53,300
40
68 Graduate Teaching Assistants
$52,300
650
69 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$51,350
180
70 Archivists
$51,310
90
71 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors
$51,040
1,450
72 Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers
$50,300
110
73 Motorboat Operators
$48,760
120
74 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
$48,680
0
75 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
$47,580
4,440
76 Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists
$46,940
40
77 Library Technicians
$46,880
1,290
78 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers
$44,080
80
79 Fallers
$43,790
0
80 Log Graders and Scalers
$43,560
50
81 Museum Technicians and Conservators
$43,130
140
82 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
$43,040
30
83 Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors
$42,250
4,110
84 Substitute Teachers
$40,860
7,180
85 All Other Teachers and Instructors Except Substitute Teachers
$39,620
3,560
86 Electrical, electronic, and electromechanical assemblers
$38,990
3,160
87 Other Teachers and Instructors
$37,660
2,340
88 All other assemblers and fabricators
$35,550
10,900
89 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants
$35,010
940
90 Funeral Attendants
$34,920
60
91 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$34,630
40
92 Tour and Travel Guides
$33,150
750
93 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
$32,560
5,210
94 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$28,740
0
95 Roofers Helpers
$25,300
160
96 Shampooers
$25,210
0
97 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants
$24,850
200
98 Motion Picture Projectionists
$23,980
200

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