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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in District of Columbia

The top 200 highest paying jobs in District of Columbia (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 District of Columbia are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in District of Columbia is family and general practitioners with an average annual salary of $183,630. The second highest paying job is chief executive (average salary $178,230). The salary and the employment information in District of Columbia is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in District of Columbia

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Family and General Practitioners
$183,630
940
2 Chief Executives
$178,230
3,220
3 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$172,640
2,160
4 Other Specialists Dentists
$166,140
30
5 Nurse Anesthetists
$161,000
110
6 Nuclear Engineers
$157,100
100
7 Lawyers
$157,090
31,420
8 Financial Examiners
$148,880
540
9 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$145,830
3,400
10 Podiatrists
$142,920
30
11 Marketing Managers
$141,980
1,430
12 Human Resources Managers
$141,660
1,420
13 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$140,680
2,850
14 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$138,130
2,070
15 Financial Managers
$136,410
6,450
16 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$136,100
150
17 General and Operations Managers
$136,020
22,620
18 Engineers, All Other
$131,060
2,790
19 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$131,040
280
20 Aerospace Engineers
$131,040
340
21 Natural Sciences Managers
$131,040
970
22 Purchasing Managers
$129,160
1,670
23 Psychiatrists
$128,860
270
24 Other Physical Scientists
$127,520
610
25 All Other Managers
$127,520
17,870
26 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$127,380
2,670
27 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$124,990
460
28 Emergency Management Directors
$124,850
90
29 Physicists
$118,110
460
30 Medical and Health Services Managers
$117,230
1,790
31 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$117,120
550
32 Mathematicians
$116,960
90
33 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$116,910
670
34 Chemists
$116,890
290
35 Political Scientists
$116,880
3,250
36 Pharmacists
$114,790
750
37 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$113,420
1,100
38 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$113,340
490
39 Sales Managers
$113,210
980
40 Sales Engineers
$113,080
0
41 Computer Hardware Engineers
$112,660
1,100
42 Training and Development Managers
$111,670
260
43 Optometrists
$111,260
50
44 Actuaries
$110,930
170
45 Other Computer Occupations
$110,920
10,860
46 Economists
$110,910
6,260
47 Chemical Engineers
$110,910
100
48 Microbiologists
$107,910
60
49 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$107,900
1,570
50 Computer Network Architects
$107,650
1,140
51 Transportation Inspectors
$107,320
290
52 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$106,850
130
53 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$105,820
890
54 Dental Hygienists
$105,320
420
55 Operations Research Analysts
$104,950
1,340
56 Information Security Analysts
$104,930
690
57 Statisticians
$102,650
1,200
58 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$100,040
320
59 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$99,020
220
60 Environmental Engineers
$98,920
300
61 Electrical Engineers
$98,920
380
62 Other Education Administrators
$98,910
810
63 Applications Software Developers
$98,370
3,280
64 Historians
$98,300
300
65 Logisticians
$98,200
1,160
66 Computer Systems Analysts
$98,040
2,890
67 Construction Managers
$96,670
640
68 Nurse Practitioners
$96,610
570
69 Physician Assistants
$96,430
450
70 Systems Software Developers
$96,340
2,390
71 Administrative Services Managers
$95,980
1,910
72 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$95,960
470
73 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$95,930
90
74 Other Psychologists
$95,920
220
75 Art Directors
$95,630
240
76 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$95,060
1,210
77 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$94,490
210
78 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$93,870
1,240
79 Database Administrators
$93,500
960
80 Mechanical Engineers
$93,490
680
81 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$92,920
2,930
82 Budget Analysts
$92,920
1,910
83 Management Analysts
$92,920
22,070
84 Insurance Underwriters
$92,650
90
85 Other Biological Scientists
$92,360
260
86 Sociologists
$92,220
100
87 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
$91,950
160
88 Veterinarians
$91,670
100
89 Civil Engineers
$90,020
1,050
90 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$89,930
60
91 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$89,930
2,590
92 Other Business Operations Specialists
$89,920
30,340
93 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$89,330
120
94 Human Resources Specialists
$88,700
6,640
95 Industrial Engineers
$88,430
260
96 Computer Programmers
$88,400
1,470
97 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$88,320
3,380
98 Financial Analysts
$88,270
4,040
99 Writers and Authors
$88,230
1,250
100 Other Artists and Related Workers
$88,230
1,100
101 Other Engineering Technicians
$88,230
290
102 Other Financial Specialists
$88,230
3,110
103 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$87,360
140
104 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$87,210
1,110
105 Printing Press Operators
$87,180
650
106 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$86,900
960
107 Audiologists
$86,130
70
108 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$86,010
190
109 Producers and Directors
$85,700
1,630
110 Accountants and Auditors
$84,410
10,540
111 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$84,410
1,990
112 Speech-Language Pathologists
$84,360
360
113 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$84,300
190
114 Occupational Therapists
$84,210
610
115 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$83,960
840
116 Epidemiologists
$83,640
0
117 Compliance Officers
$83,180
4,210
118 Public Relations Specialists
$83,060
12,520
119 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$82,270
300
120 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$82,140
100
121 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$81,650
660
122 Physical Therapists
$81,560
760
123 Broadcast Technicians
$81,490
380
124 Health Educators
$81,430
870
125 Computer Network Support Specialists
$81,260
1,050
126 Radiation Therapists
$81,130
70
127 Curators
$80,640
150
128 Technical Writers
$80,560
800
129 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$80,540
140
130 Postsecondary History Teachers
$80,410
210
131 Registered Nurses
$79,640
11,030
132 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$79,020
2,050
133 Property, Real Estate Managers
$78,710
1,310
134 Social and Community Service Managers
$78,330
1,110
135 Instructional Coordinators
$78,140
1,780
136 Librarians
$78,140
1,220
137 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$78,130
550
138 Labor Relations Specialists
$78,080
370
139 Web Developers
$78,020
1,240
140 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$77,620
70
141 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$77,080
400
142 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$76,700
120
143 Personal Financial Advisors
$76,360
890
144 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$76,110
240
145 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$75,640
310
146 Other Social Workers
$75,620
260
147 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$75,450
420
148 Prepress Technicians and Workers
$75,330
240
149 Conservation Scientists
$75,320
200
150 Survey Researchers
$74,990
580
151 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$74,890
390
152 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$74,860
690
153 Legal Secretaries
$74,840
4,210
154 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$74,740
220
155 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$74,730
290
156 Forensic Science Technicians
$74,710
110
157 Print Binding and Finishing Workers
$74,560
240
158 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$74,260
70
159 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$73,880
160
160 Archivists
$73,610
150
161 Food Scientists and Technologists
$73,170
0
162 Training and Development Specialists
$73,140
1,230
163 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$73,130
970
164 Radiologic Technologists
$72,980
510
165 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$72,980
0
166 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$72,790
0
167 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
$72,740
5,750
168 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$71,960
400
169 Interpreters and Translators
$71,890
300
170 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$71,560
140
171 Cost Estimators
$71,550
520
172 Biomedical Engineers
$71,500
40
173 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$71,350
440
174 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$71,220
330
175 Construction and Building Inspectors
$71,080
420
176 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$71,080
320
177 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$70,560
590
178 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$70,550
50
179 Graphic Designers
$70,540
1,270
180 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$70,200
90
181 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$70,060
830
182 Editors
$69,770
2,660
183 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
$69,480
330
184 Set and Exhibit Designers
$68,920
170
185 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$68,680
1,210
186 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$68,420
5,240
187 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$68,400
6,570
188 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
$68,270
5,420
189 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
$68,030
70
190 Lodging Managers
$67,810
140
191 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
$67,750
90
192 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$67,600
50
193 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$67,550
850
194 Fundraisers
$67,110
1,440
195 Reporters and Correspondents
$66,680
2,220
196 Interior Designers
$66,450
650
197 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
$66,430
140
198 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$65,840
90
199 Film and Video Editors
$65,450
190
200 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$65,440
60

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