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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Maryland

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Maryland (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 Maryland are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Maryland is chief executive with an average annual salary of $197,400. The second highest paying job is general internists (average salary $189,560). The salary and the employment information in Maryland is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Maryland

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Chief Executives
$197,400
1,800
2 General Internists
$189,560
1,050
3 Psychiatrists
$188,490
580
4 General Pediatricians
$182,080
460
5 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$179,150
10,090
6 Family and General Practitioners
$173,620
2,460
7 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$156,150
510
8 Other Specialists Dentists
$152,460
110
9 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$146,700
190
10 General Dentists
$145,240
2,390
11 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$143,400
50
12 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$143,350
9,270
13 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$140,260
4,800
14 Nurse Anesthetists
$138,670
380
15 Sales Managers
$136,980
5,230
16 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$130,690
5,140
17 Financial Managers
$130,670
11,150
18 Purchasing Managers
$130,670
1,640
19 Natural Sciences Managers
$130,620
2,820
20 Marketing Managers
$129,560
2,980
21 Human Resources Managers
$128,220
2,170
22 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$127,460
450
23 Astronomers
$127,030
500
24 Physicists
$125,250
1,140
25 Other Physical Scientists
$124,430
1,580
26 Engineers, All Other
$123,750
4,830
27 Podiatrists
$123,480
230
28 Pharmacists
$122,350
6,490
29 Optometrists
$120,650
600
30 Aerospace Engineers
$119,790
3,180
31 All Other Managers
$119,780
11,900
32 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$119,590
4,750
33 Computer Hardware Engineers
$118,520
3,690
34 General and Operations Managers
$116,900
47,850
35 Training and Development Managers
$116,100
910
36 Systems Software Developers
$115,050
15,640
37 Political Scientists
$114,310
100
38 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$113,940
460
39 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$113,640
2,490
40 Chemical Engineers
$112,820
710
41 Industrial Production Managers
$112,790
1,280
42 Economists
$112,650
650
43 Veterinarians
$112,330
1,540
44 Materials Scientists
$112,180
130
45 Computer Network Architects
$112,010
4,990
46 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$111,020
1,350
47 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$110,580
590
48 Sales Engineers
$110,560
1,030
49 Air Traffic Controllers
$109,970
100
50 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$109,300
2,530
51 Chemists
$108,070
3,240
52 Nuclear Engineers
$107,970
580
53 Materials Engineers
$107,570
700
54 Other Computer Occupations
$107,500
14,070
55 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$107,110
480
56 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$106,180
5,430
57 Information Security Analysts
$104,470
4,440
58 Medical and Health Services Managers
$103,070
9,900
59 Lawyers
$102,270
11,490
60 Nurse Practitioners
$102,100
2,960
61 Other Psychologists
$101,380
520
62 Hydrologists
$101,370
50
63 Statisticians
$100,750
3,000
64 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$100,740
560
65 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$100,740
960
66 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$100,300
100
67 Administrative Services Managers
$100,190
5,060
68 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$99,810
14,340
69 Applications Software Developers
$99,390
12,890
70 Electrical Engineers
$99,190
4,730
71 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$98,790
200
72 Physician Assistants
$98,660
2,740
73 Other Education Administrators
$98,180
2,910
74 Actuaries
$97,790
420
75 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$96,810
5,010
76 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$96,350
720
77 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$96,210
2,230
78 Construction Managers
$96,150
6,360
79 Commercial Pilots
$95,490
420
80 Health Educators
$95,210
1,890
81 Genetic Counselors
$94,980
30
82 Mechanical Engineers
$94,940
4,990
83 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$94,880
1,830
84 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$94,640
5,550
85 Nurse Midwives
$94,600
310
86 Emergency Management Directors
$94,480
100
87 Biomedical Engineers
$94,310
660
88 Other Biological Scientists
$93,760
3,540
89 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$93,670
290
90 Microbiologists
$93,590
1,970
91 Ship Engineers
$93,380
160
92 Management Analysts
$92,990
18,450
93 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$92,980
430
94 Computer Systems Analysts
$92,630
15,760
95 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$91,870
970
96 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$90,980
40
97 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$90,790
480
98 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$90,420
440
99 Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers
$90,400
2,010
100 Operations Research Analysts
$90,200
3,880
101 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$90,050
690
102 Audiologists
$89,740
160
103 Physical Therapists
$89,370
4,850
104 Environmental Engineers
$89,090
1,340
105 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$88,820
3,710
106 Logisticians
$87,840
4,640
107 Geographers
$87,830
180
108 Industrial Engineers
$87,800
2,660
109 Occupational Therapists
$87,690
2,710
110 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$87,530
210
111 Other Life Scientists
$87,270
300
112 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$86,880
870
113 Dental Hygienists
$86,350
3,560
114 Database Administrators
$86,070
3,660
115 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$84,390
1,580
116 Radiation Therapists
$84,310
230
117 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$84,060
1,830
118 Animal Scientists
$84,050
100
119 Other Business Operations Specialists
$84,040
21,060
120 Other Engineering Technicians
$84,040
1,700
121 Funeral Service Managers
$83,740
250
122 Budget Analysts
$83,650
2,230
123 Survey Researchers
$83,530
880
124 Computer Programmers
$83,390
5,300
125 Insurance Underwriters
$83,220
1,930
126 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$82,680
580
127 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$82,470
270
128 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$82,420
80
129 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$81,890
570
130 Chiropractors
$81,410
470
131 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$81,160
410
132 Speech-Language Pathologists
$80,810
2,500
133 Sociologists
$80,440
30
134 Fish and Game Wardens
$80,390
110
135 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$80,080
420
136 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$79,790
280
137 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$79,450
2,350
138 Financial Analysts
$79,360
5,970
139 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$79,210
1,250
140 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$79,140
160
141 Art Directors
$79,120
340
142 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$78,840
1,640
143 Personal Financial Advisors
$78,820
5,110
144 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$78,490
190
145 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$78,450
5,400
146 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$78,420
940
147 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$78,360
4,410
148 Environmental Science Teachers
$78,350
230
149 Civil Engineers
$78,250
7,610
150 Technical Writers
$77,770
1,980
151 Soil and Plant Scientists
$77,570
170
152 Other Artists and Related Workers
$77,570
520
153 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$77,490
6,850
154 Power Plant Operators
$76,980
360
155 Epidemiologists
$76,220
340
156 Postsecondary History Teachers
$75,830
350
157 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$75,240
180
158 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$75,000
2,130
159 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$75,000
190
160 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$74,980
120
161 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$74,720
820
162 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$74,680
970
163 Accountants and Auditors
$74,030
26,510
164 Writers and Authors
$73,660
1,110
165 Registered Nurses
$73,440
53,330
166 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$72,850
530
167 Historians
$72,660
80
168 Compliance Officers
$72,310
6,750
169 All Other Special Education Teachers
$72,230
1,540
170 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$72,200
240
171 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$72,180
1,370
172 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$72,110
1,250
173 Producers and Directors
$71,860
1,730
174 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$71,740
2,010
175 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$71,680
2,150
176 Social and Community Service Managers
$71,290
2,830
177 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$70,850
1,710
178 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$70,740
6,030
179 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$70,400
3,530
180 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$70,290
240
181 Human Resources Specialists
$70,240
11,130
182 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$70,150
450
183 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$70,040
70
184 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$69,210
770
185 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$69,130
240
186 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$68,970
3,250
187 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$68,740
30
188 Preschool Special Education Teachers
$68,610
590
189 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$68,210
3,940
190 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$68,030
1,970
191 Financial Examiners
$67,660
440
192 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$67,410
280
193 Property, Real Estate Managers
$67,340
3,800
194 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$67,310
3,120
195 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$67,240
1,350
196 Interpreters and Translators
$67,040
890
197 Computer Network Support Specialists
$66,620
8,120
198 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$66,610
450
199 Urban and Regional Planners
$66,560
990
200 Other Financial Specialists
$66,370
4,900

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