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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 chief executive with an average annual salary of $201,080. The second highest paying job is architectural and engineering manager (average salary $151,730). 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 2017 [1].

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

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Chief Executives
$201,080
3,910
2 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$151,730
3,080
3 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$145,570
10,160
4 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$143,830
780
5 Marketing Managers
$139,530
5,040
6 Natural Sciences Managers
$132,220
1,170
7 Purchasing Managers
$129,670
1,570
8 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$129,470
310
9 Mathematicians
$129,360
100
10 Applications Software Developers
$127,970
45,990
11 Financial Managers
$125,720
8,910
12 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$123,360
510
13 Computer Programmers
$122,780
9,280
14 Industrial Production Managers
$121,740
1,730
15 Sales Managers
$117,990
5,420
16 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$117,300
2,360
17 Systems Software Developers
$116,280
12,470
18 Human Resources Managers
$116,220
2,440
19 All Other Managers
$115,440
6,640
20 Medical and Health Services Managers
$114,750
3,520
21 General and Operations Managers
$114,080
26,360
22 Training and Development Managers
$112,370
530
23 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$111,190
1,660
24 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$104,660
1,600
25 Information Security Analysts
$103,980
1,480
26 Aerospace Engineers
$103,520
8,560
27 Management Analysts
$103,170
13,910
28 Administrative Services Managers
$102,990
3,310
29 Emergency Management Directors
$97,510
70
30 Computer Systems Analysts
$95,910
14,050
31 Construction Managers
$94,750
5,000
32 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$92,910
1,280
33 Financial Examiners
$91,300
270
34 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
$88,550
320
35 Compliance Officers
$86,030
5,110
36 Financial Analysts
$85,110
4,040
37 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$80,380
70
38 Credit Analysts
$80,190
630
39 Personal Financial Advisors
$79,320
2,870
40 Logisticians
$78,680
5,440
41 Insurance Underwriters
$76,140
1,650
42 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
$75,800
400
43 Other Financial Specialists
$75,460
2,760
44 Cost Estimators
$75,160
4,100
45 Labor Relations Specialists
$74,980
1,420
46 Geographers
$74,640
40
47 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$74,030
13,390
48 Other Business Operations Specialists
$73,530
23,470
49 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$73,030
1,310
50 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$72,750
840
51 Property, Real Estate Managers
$72,750
1,780
52 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$72,570
3,830
53 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$72,060
8,750
54 Gas Plant Operators
$71,880
110
55 Gaming Managers
$70,980
90
56 Training and Development Specialists
$69,300
4,180
57 Tool and Die Makers
$69,210
1,090
58 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$68,560
3,540
59 Accountants and Auditors
$67,830
19,340
60 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$67,520
80
61 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
$67,040
0
62 Other Education Administrators
$65,820
560
63 Human Resources Specialists
$65,680
10,210
64 Loan Officers
$65,250
4,020
65 Social and Community Service Managers
$65,140
1,980
66 Funeral Service Managers
$65,060
30
67 Court Reporters
$61,620
170
68 Fundraisers
$57,110
1,390
69 Food Service Managers
$56,990
1,170
70 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
$56,940
2,740
71 Continuous Mining Machine Operators
$55,690
50
72 Hoist and Winch Operators
$55,670
90
73 Subway and Streetcar Operators
$54,730
110
74 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$54,380
40
75 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
$52,630
0
76 Lodging Managers
$52,190
400
77 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$51,250
100
78 Commercial Divers
$48,610
130
79 All Occupations
$47,650
1,874,250
80 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
$47,610
0
81 Credit Counselors
$47,360
260
82 Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators
$45,360
620
83 Travel Guides
$44,250
0
84 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$43,530
80
85 Transit and Railroad Police
$42,410
40
86 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
$42,380
420
87 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders
$41,250
220
88 Other Extraction Workers
$41,090
0
89 Slot Supervisors
$39,930
40
90 Legislators
$38,000
260
91 Other Teachers and Instructors
$37,660
2,340
92 Tax Preparers
$34,500
490
93 Other Building Cleaning Workers
$30,740
0
94 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers
$23,530
0
95 Telephone Operators
$22,570
40
96 Public Address System and Other Announcers
$21,860
70

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