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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Connecticut

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Connecticut (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 Connecticut are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Connecticut is obstetricians and gynecologists with an average annual salary of $186,950. The second highest paying job is general internists (average salary $180,680). The salary and the employment information in Connecticut is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Connecticut

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$186,950
330
2 General Internists
$180,680
990
3 Nurse Anesthetists
$178,350
340
4 Family and General Practitioners
$176,530
1,300
5 General Dentists
$165,470
1,250
6 General Pediatricians
$161,640
560
7 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$160,580
250
8 Podiatrists
$140,180
80
9 Optometrists
$135,390
290
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$130,980
3,340
11 Natural Sciences Managers
$129,790
1,250
12 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$126,250
7,040
13 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$125,860
0
14 Marketing Managers
$125,850
5,380
15 Sales Managers
$125,260
7,160
16 Pharmacists
$123,760
2,840
17 Financial Managers
$123,240
13,130
18 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$122,890
3,390
19 Lawyers
$122,100
7,580
20 General and Operations Managers
$120,030
31,660
21 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$119,370
5,670
22 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$116,990
330
23 Human Resources Managers
$115,250
2,070
24 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$112,640
370
25 Purchasing Managers
$112,520
1,360
26 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$111,810
400
27 All Other Managers
$111,260
5,920
28 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$110,500
0
29 Training and Development Managers
$109,510
750
30 Veterinarians
$109,290
740
31 Nuclear Engineers
$109,160
0
32 Physician Assistants
$106,970
1,780
33 Personal Financial Advisors
$106,300
3,610
34 Computer Network Architects
$105,690
1,130
35 Industrial Production Managers
$105,600
2,760
36 Actuaries
$105,470
1,180
37 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$105,100
1,640
38 Commercial Pilots
$104,730
470
39 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$103,740
2,280
40 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$103,520
820
41 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$102,710
0
42 Construction Managers
$102,250
2,230
43 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$102,220
1,850
44 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$101,340
1,260
45 Nurse Midwives
$100,740
100
46 Medical and Health Services Managers
$100,240
4,740
47 Aerospace Engineers
$99,940
0
48 Nurse Practitioners
$97,200
2,710
49 Other Physical Scientists
$97,140
90
50 Materials Scientists
$96,480
110
51 Materials Engineers
$95,900
520
52 Computer Hardware Engineers
$95,430
410
53 Radiation Therapists
$95,330
340
54 Administrative Services Managers
$94,790
4,310
55 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$94,490
330
56 Other Psychologists
$94,490
170
57 Engineers, All Other
$94,050
1,350
58 Conservation Scientists
$93,480
70
59 Biomedical Engineers
$93,280
60
60 Applications Software Developers
$92,940
8,200
61 Other Computer Occupations
$92,760
1,510
62 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$92,660
700
63 Chemical Engineers
$92,070
360
64 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$91,660
240
65 Systems Software Developers
$91,120
4,240
66 Information Security Analysts
$89,610
780
67 Other Specialists Dentists
$89,020
0
68 Computer Systems Analysts
$89,000
7,720
69 Economists
$88,720
150
70 Electrical Engineers
$88,510
1,990
71 Other Life Scientists
$87,940
190
72 Other Education Administrators
$87,460
320
73 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$87,350
160
74 Database Administrators
$86,990
1,460
75 Operations Research Analysts
$86,930
1,110
76 Sales Engineers
$86,850
970
77 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$86,620
330
78 Management Analysts
$86,620
9,480
79 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$86,350
1,780
80 Environmental Engineers
$86,190
520
81 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$86,180
60
82 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$85,710
830
83 Physical Therapists
$85,320
3,640
84 Credit Analysts
$85,060
1,520
85 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$84,990
250
86 Computer Programmers
$84,990
3,850
87 Nuclear Technicians
$84,590
90
88 Occupational Therapists
$84,360
1,700
89 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$84,310
4,960
90 Civil Engineers
$84,260
3,700
91 Industrial Engineers
$83,880
4,150
92 Speech-Language Pathologists
$83,540
1,730
93 Air Traffic Controllers
$83,130
160
94 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$82,950
1,180
95 Other Biological Scientists
$82,810
70
96 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$82,630
1,730
97 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$82,610
340
98 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$82,510
70
99 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$82,470
230
100 Mechanical Engineers
$82,410
6,050
101 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$82,230
190
102 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$82,000
440
103 Dental Hygienists
$81,840
3,980
104 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$81,800
880
105 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$81,780
100
106 Financial Analysts
$81,630
6,500
107 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$81,270
3,670
108 Audiologists
$81,010
130
109 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$80,640
270
110 Urban and Regional Planners
$80,230
320
111 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$80,030
50
112 Chiropractors
$79,660
150
113 Hydrologists
$79,570
80
114 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$79,570
1,030
115 Financial Examiners
$79,030
380
116 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$78,850
410
117 Technical Writers
$78,810
730
118 Emergency Management Directors
$78,670
150
119 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$78,560
220
120 Budget Analysts
$78,560
1,060
121 Instructional Coordinators
$78,450
1,170
122 Postsecondary History Teachers
$77,960
330
123 Epidemiologists
$77,650
120
124 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$77,040
840
125 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$76,930
240
126 Chemists
$76,500
1,650
127 Computer Network Support Specialists
$76,470
1,360
128 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$76,220
240
129 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$76,160
200
130 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$76,010
1,150
131 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$75,790
510
132 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$75,630
2,840
133 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$75,630
1,050
134 Insurance Underwriters
$75,580
3,790
135 Middle School Special Education Teachers
$75,500
1,290
136 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$75,330
90
137 Registered Nurses
$75,280
33,780
138 Compliance Officers
$75,220
3,430
139 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$75,190
130
140 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
$75,190
1,410
141 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$75,040
850
142 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$74,920
190
143 Art Directors
$74,810
640
144 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$74,580
620
145 Foresters
$74,560
70
146 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
$74,550
2,280
147 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$74,290
920
148 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$74,210
340
149 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$73,890
500
150 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$73,820
1,770
151 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$73,820
360
152 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$73,600
120
153 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$73,160
9,850
154 Cost Estimators
$72,710
2,310
155 Landscape Architects
$72,350
160
156 Other Business Operations Specialists
$72,340
7,850
157 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
$72,120
2,890
158 Microbiologists
$72,040
130
159 Agricultural Inspectors
$71,760
30
160 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$71,700
390
161 Accountants and Auditors
$71,650
15,020
162 Judicial Law Clerks
$71,620
200
163 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
$71,590
16,510
164 Survey Researchers
$71,540
550
165 Logisticians
$71,200
0
166 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$70,980
14,580
167 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$70,610
790
168 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
$70,570
2,030
169 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$70,260
2,230
170 Gas Plant Operators
$70,220
0
171 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
$70,140
670
172 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$70,050
640
173 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$69,950
840
174 Funeral Service Managers
$69,870
40
175 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$69,590
4,360
176 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$69,050
120
177 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$68,490
4,700
178 Loan Officers
$68,440
2,090
179 Other Engineering Technicians
$68,200
520
180 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$68,160
260
181 Librarians
$68,120
2,370
182 Forensic Science Technicians
$68,050
100
183 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$67,940
430
184 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$67,870
400
185 Construction and Building Inspectors
$67,780
840
186 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$67,630
4,310
187 Training and Development Specialists
$67,530
3,010
188 Power Plant Operators
$67,380
230
189 Web Developers
$67,350
1,320
190 Curators
$67,210
220
191 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$66,960
580
192 Embalmers
$66,920
70
193 Soil and Plant Scientists
$66,620
120
194 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$66,320
7,220
195 Preschool Special Education Teachers
$66,050
270
196 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
$65,980
5,320
197 Forest and Conservation Technicians
$65,920
30
198 Respiratory Therapists
$65,900
1,180
199 Transportation Inspectors
$65,410
160
200 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$65,280
740

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