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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 family and general practitioners (average salary $180,060). The salary and the employment information in District of Columbia is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in District of Columbia

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Chief Executives
$198,450
2,840
2 Family and General Practitioners
$180,060
720
3 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$172,340
2,150
4 Other Specialists Dentists
$166,140
30
5 Nurse Anesthetists
$161,650
110
6 Surgeons
$161,300
360
7 Lawyers
$160,290
31,470
8 Nuclear Engineers
$156,470
90
9 Financial Examiners
$155,080
550
10 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$153,710
3,850
11 Marketing Managers
$150,760
1,280
12 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$148,140
4,360
13 Human Resources Managers
$146,690
1,480
14 Physicists
$144,710
570
15 Financial Managers
$141,560
7,110
16 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$141,550
1,580
17 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$140,860
130
18 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$136,620
410
19 Aerospace Engineers
$135,120
310
20 General and Operations Managers
$135,090
26,610
21 Engineers, All Other
$133,410
2,690
22 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$131,990
120
23 All Other Managers
$130,690
18,510
24 Purchasing Managers
$130,680
1,700
25 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$130,540
2,790
26 Natural Sciences Managers
$128,070
1,030
27 Other Physical Scientists
$127,050
670
28 Training and Development Managers
$126,920
280
29 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$124,480
810
30 Medical and Health Services Managers
$124,130
1,780
31 Pharmacists
$122,050
800
32 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$121,830
640
33 Podiatrists
$120,600
60
34 Mathematicians
$120,030
70
35 Chemists
$119,800
250
36 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$119,790
70
37 Political Scientists
$119,790
3,790
38 Actuaries
$119,780
180
39 Information Security Analysts
$119,560
850
40 Psychiatrists
$118,420
230
41 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$118,100
550
42 Chemical Engineers
$116,710
80
43 Computer Hardware Engineers
$116,590
420
44 Other Computer Occupations
$116,150
14,720
45 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$116,140
440
46 Sales Managers
$116,130
1,180
47 Industrial Production Managers
$115,840
40
48 Operations Research Analysts
$115,040
910
49 Economists
$114,150
7,420
50 Personal Financial Advisors
$113,600
500
51 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$113,420
1,100
52 Applications Software Developers
$112,830
2,330
53 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$112,520
1,390
54 Microbiologists
$112,480
60
55 Transportation Inspectors
$110,680
240
56 Electrical Engineers
$109,440
460
57 Systems Software Developers
$107,690
3,040
58 Mechanical Engineers
$107,500
780
59 Construction Managers
$107,450
800
60 Computer Network Architects
$106,770
1,230
61 General Pediatricians
$106,650
340
62 Audiologists
$106,230
100
63 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$105,820
570
64 Dental Hygienists
$105,570
390
65 General Dentists
$104,800
260
66 Nurse Practitioners
$104,450
560
67 Statisticians
$104,430
1,430
68 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$103,760
220
69 Physician Assistants
$103,640
410
70 Database Administrators
$102,890
950
71 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$101,380
160
72 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$101,360
90
73 Other Education Administrators
$101,310
770
74 Environmental Engineers
$100,760
310
75 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$99,920
400
76 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$99,740
1,300
77 Logisticians
$99,700
1,330
78 Administrative Services Managers
$99,120
1,770
79 Computer Systems Analysts
$99,030
4,460
80 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$98,270
1,050
81 Management Analysts
$98,260
19,820
82 Other Psychologists
$98,150
210
83 Credit Analysts
$98,100
220
84 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$97,910
190
85 Veterinarians
$97,610
110
86 Urban and Regional Planners
$96,220
240
87 Budget Analysts
$95,220
1,960
88 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$95,210
2,630
89 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
$95,210
160
90 Other Financial Specialists
$95,210
3,180
91 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$95,210
3,280
92 Astronomers
$94,970
160
93 Computer Programmers
$93,440
1,370
94 Civil Engineers
$93,370
990
95 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$93,320
2,710
96 Other Business Operations Specialists
$92,980
31,000
97 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$92,610
100
98 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$92,150
70
99 Interpreters and Translators
$92,150
460
100 Human Resources Specialists
$91,940
7,070
101 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$91,650
1,850
102 Instructional Coordinators
$91,280
1,540
103 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$91,130
1,480
104 Writers and Authors
$91,120
1,290
105 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$90,970
160
106 Other Engineering Technicians
$90,410
310
107 Other Artists and Related Workers
$90,410
1,100
108 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$90,120
250
109 Landscape Architects
$89,790
50
110 Financial Analysts
$89,700
3,010
111 Printing Press Operators
$89,140
550
112 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$88,880
150
113 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$88,620
410
114 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
$88,050
730
115 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$88,050
80
116 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$87,880
50
117 Other Biological Scientists
$87,840
280
118 Surveyors
$87,570
150
119 Computer Network Support Specialists
$87,570
780
120 Speech-Language Pathologists
$87,550
380
121 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$86,950
60
122 Accountants and Auditors
$86,460
11,080
123 Compliance Officers
$86,440
4,520
124 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$86,210
90
125 Occupational Therapists
$85,930
430
126 Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers
$85,880
100
127 Construction and Building Inspectors
$85,560
270
128 Web Developers
$85,300
1,270
129 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$84,720
40
130 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$84,680
1,340
131 Health Educators
$83,820
690
132 Cost Estimators
$83,660
530
133 Broadcast Technicians
$83,550
650
134 Legal Secretaries
$83,360
4,290
135 Social and Community Service Managers
$83,350
1,140
136 Technical Writers
$83,200
800
137 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$82,760
390
138 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$82,660
100
139 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$82,560
120
140 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$82,560
430
141 Physical Therapists
$82,420
670
142 Curators
$81,880
130
143 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$81,730
70
144 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$81,000
1,930
145 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$80,910
120
146 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$80,530
520
147 Industrial Engineers
$80,510
240
148 Librarians
$80,080
1,160
149 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$80,070
560
150 Registered Nurses
$80,010
10,320
151 Sociologists
$79,760
150
152 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians
$79,750
50
153 Reporters and Correspondents
$79,710
2,390
154 Postsecondary History Teachers
$79,690
110
155 Producers and Directors
$79,070
1,900
156 Art Directors
$78,540
650
157 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$78,500
230
158 Editors
$78,310
3,000
159 Public Relations Specialists
$78,170
16,540
160 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
$78,030
50
161 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$78,030
1,190
162 Soil and Plant Scientists
$77,580
60
163 Film and Video Editors
$77,470
150
164 Radiation Therapists
$77,010
120
165 Loan Officers
$76,900
650
166 Dental Laboratory Technicians
$76,500
50
167 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$76,490
200
168 Radiologic Technologists
$76,420
550
169 Print Binding and Finishing Workers
$76,410
240
170 Labor Relations Specialists
$76,230
370
171 Prepress Technicians and Workers
$76,080
230
172 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$76,040
140
173 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$75,870
50
174 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$75,490
500
175 Conservation Scientists
$75,320
260
176 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$75,220
340
177 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$75,220
260
178 Insurance Underwriters
$75,110
30
179 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$75,110
80
180 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$74,870
110
181 Archivists
$74,850
180
182 Forensic Science Technicians
$74,710
110
183 Optometrists
$74,220
100
184 Other Social Workers
$73,960
290
185 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$73,900
910
186 Respiratory Therapy Technicians
$73,790
140
187 Survey Researchers
$73,720
510
188 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$73,680
690
189 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$73,540
750
190 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
$73,490
5,400
191 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$73,440
670
192 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
$73,280
5,180
193 Food Scientists and Technologists
$73,170
90
194 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
$72,880
2,770
195 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$72,870
5,250
196 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$72,790
40
197 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$72,580
420
198 Set and Exhibit Designers
$72,440
250
199 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$72,400
200
200 Training and Development Specialists
$72,390
1,460

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