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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 chief executive with an average annual salary of $198,450. The second highest paying job is other physicians and surgeons (average salary $187,000). The salary and the employment information in District of Columbia is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in District of Columbia

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Chief Executives
$198,450
2,140
2 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$187,000
1,880
3 Psychiatrists
$183,160
120
4 Family and General Practitioners
$167,530
230
5 Other Specialists Dentists
$166,140
30
6 Lawyers
$161,900
32,090
7 Nurse Anesthetists
$161,650
110
8 Surgeons
$161,300
220
9 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$158,140
4,060
10 General Dentists
$157,130
290
11 Nuclear Engineers
$156,470
100
12 Financial Examiners
$155,730
610
13 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$154,280
4,460
14 Human Resources Managers
$153,710
1,540
15 Marketing Managers
$151,300
1,410
16 Physicists
$147,370
610
17 Financial Managers
$145,630
7,470
18 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$145,630
1,500
19 Aerospace Engineers
$141,880
300
20 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$140,860
120
21 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$139,650
410
22 General and Operations Managers
$138,170
26,210
23 Engineers, All Other
$138,160
2,720
24 All Other Managers
$135,970
20,010
25 Purchasing Managers
$134,420
1,650
26 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$134,380
130
27 Training and Development Managers
$134,120
310
28 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$131,960
530
29 Emergency Management Directors
$131,760
200
30 Other Physical Scientists
$131,760
710
31 Natural Sciences Managers
$130,700
1,100
32 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$130,700
450
33 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$130,540
2,790
34 Medical and Health Services Managers
$127,890
1,670
35 Podiatrists
$124,720
70
36 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$124,480
320
37 Pharmacists
$124,240
940
38 Mathematicians
$123,450
60
39 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$123,450
540
40 Actuaries
$123,230
170
41 Astronomers
$123,230
70
42 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$123,230
60
43 Chemists
$123,220
260
44 Political Scientists
$123,070
3,670
45 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$122,480
770
46 Computer Hardware Engineers
$122,330
440
47 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$121,750
110
48 Chemical Engineers
$120,070
80
49 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$120,070
470
50 Sales Managers
$119,980
1,170
51 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$119,490
1,400
52 Personal Financial Advisors
$118,600
520
53 Information Security Analysts
$118,250
1,310
54 Other Computer Occupations
$116,920
17,020
55 Economists
$116,910
7,680
56 Applications Software Developers
$116,680
2,400
57 Industrial Production Managers
$115,840
40
58 Materials Engineers
$114,270
90
59 Electrical Engineers
$114,240
510
60 General Pediatricians
$113,700
300
61 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$113,530
140
62 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
$113,230
50
63 Physician Assistants
$112,850
500
64 Systems Software Developers
$112,590
2,710
65 Microbiologists
$112,480
50
66 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$112,050
90
67 Operations Research Analysts
$112,020
840
68 Mechanical Engineers
$111,010
670
69 Administrative Services Managers
$109,160
1,550
70 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$108,970
1,100
71 Computer Network Architects
$108,820
1,290
72 Nurse Practitioners
$108,070
700
73 Postsecondary History Teachers
$107,970
90
74 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$107,440
360
75 Statisticians
$106,630
1,300
76 Audiologists
$106,470
120
77 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$106,210
160
78 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$105,820
510
79 Logisticians
$105,610
1,300
80 Construction Managers
$104,730
990
81 Historians
$104,290
220
82 Transportation Inspectors
$104,290
260
83 Other Education Administrators
$104,280
760
84 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$104,270
90
85 Computer Systems Analysts
$103,120
4,260
86 Computer Programmers
$103,010
1,200
87 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$102,830
110
88 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$101,380
160
89 Loan Officers
$100,970
500
90 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$100,940
1,270
91 Sales Engineers
$100,140
80
92 Management Analysts
$99,740
19,420
93 Credit Analysts
$99,410
250
94 Veterinarians
$99,240
110
95 Interpreters and Translators
$98,140
460
96 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$98,080
2,980
97 Other Financial Specialists
$98,070
3,050
98 Budget Analysts
$97,970
2,040
99 Urban and Regional Planners
$97,970
300
100 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$97,960
50
101 Epidemiologists
$97,690
50
102 Social and Community Service Managers
$97,540
920
103 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$97,490
180
104 Environmental Engineers
$97,340
360
105 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$97,340
1,430
106 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
$97,320
160
107 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$96,710
290
108 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$96,330
1,220
109 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$95,210
2,630
110 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$95,030
2,450
111 Other Artists and Related Workers
$94,810
1,090
112 Other Business Operations Specialists
$94,800
31,400
113 Landscape Architects
$94,800
30
114 Food Scientists and Technologists
$94,790
60
115 Other Psychologists
$94,790
200
116 Civil Engineers
$94,510
1,150
117 Database Administrators
$94,210
960
118 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$94,170
2,710
119 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$94,130
1,590
120 Human Resources Specialists
$93,010
7,470
121 Other Engineering Technicians
$93,010
320
122 Writers and Authors
$93,010
1,170
123 Financial Analysts
$92,670
3,360
124 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$92,220
60
125 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$91,770
90
126 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$91,210
50
127 Commercial Pilots
$90,460
30
128 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$90,200
300
129 Accountants and Auditors
$89,950
10,860
130 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
$89,680
610
131 Printing Press Operators
$89,590
560
132 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$89,550
180
133 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$89,480
80
134 Occupational Therapists
$89,050
340
135 Cost Estimators
$88,930
470
136 Dental Hygienists
$88,760
470
137 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$88,180
90
138 Computer Network Support Specialists
$88,030
660
139 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$88,030
100
140 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$87,820
500
141 Broadcast Technicians
$87,780
700
142 Compliance Officers
$87,740
4,580
143 Surveyors
$87,570
150
144 Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers
$87,200
100
145 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$87,080
1,540
146 Registered Nurses
$87,040
11,000
147 Health Educators
$86,960
660
148 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$86,670
40
149 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$86,480
100
150 Legal Secretaries
$86,340
4,140
151 Labor Relations Specialists
$85,840
480
152 Speech-Language Pathologists
$85,710
270
153 Broadcast News Analysts
$85,270
300
154 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$85,170
130
155 Instructional Coordinators
$85,040
1,550
156 Technical Writers
$85,040
700
157 Web Developers
$84,570
1,260
158 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$84,450
80
159 Public Relations Specialists
$83,810
17,350
160 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$83,650
470
161 Reporters and Correspondents
$83,320
1,960
162 Insurance Underwriters
$83,290
30
163 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$83,240
600
164 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$83,070
180
165 Physical Therapists
$82,800
660
166 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$82,760
680
167 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$82,400
550
168 Locomotive Engineers
$82,250
320
169 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
$82,240
100
170 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$82,090
210
171 Curators
$82,020
160
172 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$81,730
70
173 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$81,730
150
174 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$81,360
1,980
175 Industrial Engineers
$81,190
220
176 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$81,190
480
177 Nurse Midwives
$81,110
40
178 Librarians
$80,590
1,160
179 Producers and Directors
$80,540
2,000
180 Construction and Building Inspectors
$80,470
290
181 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$80,420
50
182 Film and Video Editors
$80,260
180
183 Lodging Managers
$80,010
130
184 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$79,920
190
185 Soil and Plant Scientists
$79,820
60
186 Other Biological Scientists
$79,820
500
187 Editors
$79,430
3,260
188 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$79,240
180
189 Print Binding and Finishing Workers
$78,600
240
190 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$78,580
400
191 Radiation Therapists
$78,500
120
192 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$78,230
480
193 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$77,790
220
194 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$77,750
840
195 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$77,500
530
196 Electricians
$77,420
1,190
197 Radiologic Technologists
$77,150
510
198 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$77,030
730
199 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
$76,570
5,260
200 Training and Development Specialists
$76,310
1,670

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