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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Florida

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Florida (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 Florida are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Florida is other specialist dentist with an average annual salary of $171,060. The second highest paying job is psychiatrists (average salary $163,730). The salary and the employment information in Florida is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Florida

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Other Specialists Dentists
$171,060
180
2 Psychiatrists
$163,730
790
3 General Pediatricians
$151,350
1,270
4 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$147,540
1,240
5 General Dentists
$143,580
5,670
6 Nurse Anesthetists
$142,440
2,970
7 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$139,420
4,700
8 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$126,820
10,110
9 Air Traffic Controllers
$122,530
1,750
10 Sales Managers
$117,310
14,520
11 Pharmacists
$116,620
20,180
12 Financial Managers
$114,600
17,420
13 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$113,940
7,350
14 Purchasing Managers
$110,680
1,960
15 Podiatrists
$109,150
690
16 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$108,700
570
17 Physicists
$108,470
600
18 Marketing Managers
$107,260
6,140
19 General and Operations Managers
$105,930
72,390
20 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$104,700
1,300
21 Natural Sciences Managers
$104,690
950
22 Nuclear Engineers
$103,890
230
23 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$103,570
1,370
24 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$102,490
520
25 Human Resources Managers
$101,490
3,840
26 Administrative Services Managers
$98,820
9,130
27 Aerospace Engineers
$98,470
2,580
28 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$98,150
770
29 Lawyers
$96,920
43,540
30 Industrial Production Managers
$96,840
4,070
31 Sales Engineers
$96,650
1,730
32 Training and Development Managers
$96,540
1,100
33 Computer Hardware Engineers
$95,690
2,010
34 Medical and Health Services Managers
$95,640
11,190
35 Physician Assistants
$94,940
5,020
36 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$94,830
450
37 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$94,640
90
38 All Other Managers
$93,640
13,340
39 Engineers, All Other
$91,940
4,860
40 Other Education Administrators
$91,600
1,100
41 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$90,920
510
42 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$90,910
480
43 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$90,900
440
44 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$90,340
5,180
45 Systems Software Developers
$90,290
11,060
46 Nurse Practitioners
$90,120
6,990
47 Mathematicians
$89,820
120
48 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$89,760
4,740
49 Veterinarians
$89,600
3,320
50 Nurse Midwives
$88,900
300
51 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$88,830
3,680
52 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$88,390
1,360
53 Transportation Inspectors
$88,060
640
54 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$87,780
4,110
55 Materials Engineers
$86,390
460
56 Actuaries
$85,570
510
57 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$83,050
9,420
58 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$83,000
3,010
59 Other Psychologists
$82,900
1,690
60 Applications Software Developers
$82,760
27,630
61 Electrical Engineers
$82,640
6,370
62 Optometrists
$82,510
1,830
63 Emergency Management Directors
$82,180
120
64 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$82,080
700
65 Physical Therapists
$81,980
11,510
66 Occupational Therapists
$81,790
5,680
67 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$81,570
620
68 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$81,450
330
69 Epidemiologists
$81,430
50
70 Economists
$81,080
240
71 Materials Scientists
$80,290
220
72 Computer Systems Analysts
$80,190
19,670
73 Personal Financial Advisors
$80,010
11,560
74 Mechanical Engineers
$79,860
5,420
75 Civil Engineers
$79,780
12,720
76 Information Security Analysts
$79,520
3,790
77 Database Administrators
$79,250
6,770
78 Radiation Therapists
$79,130
1,290
79 Conservation Scientists
$78,760
210
80 Art Directors
$78,010
820
81 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$78,010
0
82 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$77,640
370
83 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$76,550
14,720
84 Construction Managers
$76,510
16,620
85 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$76,460
350
86 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$76,440
550
87 Other Computer Occupations
$75,910
6,060
88 Hydrologists
$75,680
370
89 Speech-Language Pathologists
$74,970
6,840
90 Financial Examiners
$74,850
1,360
91 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$74,840
180
92 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$74,520
470
93 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$73,960
90
94 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$73,740
570
95 Audiologists
$73,480
580
96 Other Physical Scientists
$73,430
360
97 Genetic Counselors
$73,350
90
98 Chiropractors
$73,020
1,860
99 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$72,750
400
100 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$72,700
2,180
101 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$72,650
400
102 Computer Programmers
$72,490
14,180
103 Commercial Pilots
$72,000
4,040
104 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$72,000
3,980
105 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$71,950
20,580
106 Nuclear Technicians
$71,830
190
107 Other Biological Scientists
$71,590
1,430
108 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$71,580
1,670
109 Microbiologists
$71,570
220
110 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$71,080
990
111 Industrial Engineers
$70,720
9,270
112 Mining and Geological Engineers
$70,580
200
113 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$70,140
450
114 Funeral Service Managers
$69,970
240
115 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$69,840
80
116 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$69,500
130
117 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$69,430
780
118 Biomedical Engineers
$69,270
840
119 Loan Officers
$69,070
20,970
120 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$68,820
310
121 Ship Engineers
$68,610
760
122 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$68,590
3,710
123 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$68,520
830
124 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$68,390
1,780
125 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$68,130
1,570
126 Social and Community Service Managers
$68,040
3,430
127 Financial Analysts
$67,960
9,750
128 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$67,820
2,670
129 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$67,640
3,060
130 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$67,410
2,080
131 Chemical Engineers
$67,140
530
132 Management Analysts
$67,130
40,890
133 Urban and Regional Planners
$66,090
1,930
134 Power Plant Operators
$65,850
1,190
135 Landscape Architects
$65,810
890
136 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$65,710
1,670
137 Computer Network Architects
$65,700
15,800
138 Credit Analysts
$65,640
3,520
139 Logisticians
$65,440
5,120
140 Postsecondary History Teachers
$64,980
530
141 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$64,920
310
142 Dental Hygienists
$64,890
10,690
143 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$64,770
3,180
144 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$64,730
19,290
145 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$64,510
1,840
146 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$64,310
7,030
147 Subway and Streetcar Operators
$64,020
290
148 Producers and Directors
$63,790
4,710
149 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$63,420
7,660
150 Sociologists
$63,410
60
151 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$63,030
2,890
152 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$62,700
950
153 Environmental Science Teachers
$62,650
110
154 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$62,590
2,240
155 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$62,520
2,340
156 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$62,120
1,590
157 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$62,080
2,570
158 Environmental Engineers
$61,500
3,050
159 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$61,400
1,340
160 Budget Analysts
$61,350
2,470
161 Other Engineering Technicians
$60,940
2,030
162 Registered Nurses
$60,920
163,950
163 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$60,920
330
164 Other Business Operations Specialists
$60,910
67,710
165 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$60,860
1,550
166 Other Social Workers
$60,700
2,360
167 Accountants and Auditors
$60,580
72,900
168 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$60,530
4,700
169 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$60,350
520
170 Technical Writers
$60,290
1,830
171 Chemists
$60,150
2,130
172 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$59,910
3,150
173 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$59,700
1,220
174 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$59,360
3,670
175 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$59,350
17,410
176 Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators
$59,350
500
177 Physical Therapist Assistants
$59,290
4,940
178 Food Service Managers
$58,720
8,200
179 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$58,670
930
180 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$58,570
820
181 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$58,250
50
182 Other Financial Specialists
$57,810
7,580
183 Other Therapists
$57,720
770
184 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$57,700
10,040
185 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$57,550
26,850
186 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$57,380
640
187 Compliance Officers
$57,300
13,940
188 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$57,200
17,910
189 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$57,020
2,020
190 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$56,940
20,600
191 Insurance Underwriters
$56,400
4,020
192 Gas Plant Operators
$56,390
170
193 Web Developers
$56,280
7,580
194 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$56,100
0
195 Labor Relations Specialists
$55,940
2,810
196 Construction and Building Inspectors
$55,620
5,480
197 Postal Service Clerks
$55,590
3,700
198 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$55,250
0
199 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$55,230
38,390
200 Librarians
$54,920
6,230

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