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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 $199,750. The second highest paying job is psychiatrists (average salary $195,860). The salary and the employment information in Maryland is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Maryland

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Chief Executives
$199,750
1,670
2 Psychiatrists
$195,860
600
3 Family and General Practitioners
$195,370
2,360
4 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$192,430
450
5 Orthodontists
$192,170
270
6 General Internists
$188,200
1,070
7 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$184,870
10,550
8 General Pediatricians
$167,370
580
9 Nurse Anesthetists
$159,160
460
10 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$156,960
580
11 Other Specialists Dentists
$149,340
110
12 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$146,700
190
13 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$146,260
9,920
14 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$144,140
140
15 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$139,050
5,060
16 Sales Managers
$135,740
5,870
17 General Dentists
$135,730
2,560
18 Marketing Managers
$135,490
3,560
19 Purchasing Managers
$134,420
1,640
20 Financial Managers
$134,300
12,230
21 Natural Sciences Managers
$133,920
3,100
22 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$133,440
5,510
23 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$131,560
380
24 Human Resources Managers
$129,330
2,390
25 Other Physical Scientists
$128,310
1,490
26 Astronomers
$127,340
520
27 Engineers, All Other
$127,260
4,790
28 Political Scientists
$126,960
80
29 Physicists
$123,240
1,260
30 Computer Hardware Engineers
$123,230
3,980
31 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$123,220
4,720
32 Aerospace Engineers
$122,730
2,780
33 All Other Managers
$122,690
12,680
34 Mathematicians
$121,960
170
35 Training and Development Managers
$121,630
1,140
36 Optometrists
$120,960
640
37 Pharmacists
$120,910
6,290
38 Podiatrists
$120,880
200
39 Sales Engineers
$120,350
1,110
40 General and Operations Managers
$119,430
47,360
41 Nuclear Engineers
$116,770
660
42 Chemical Engineers
$116,080
900
43 Industrial Production Managers
$114,990
1,430
44 Systems Software Developers
$114,660
15,030
45 Economists
$113,750
640
46 Computer Network Architects
$113,240
5,230
47 Air Traffic Controllers
$113,130
90
48 Chemists
$112,020
3,300
49 Other Computer Occupations
$111,030
13,840
50 Materials Scientists
$110,910
230
51 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$110,420
4,850
52 Materials Engineers
$110,250
800
53 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$110,150
1,470
54 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$109,930
100
55 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$109,710
520
56 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$109,280
2,660
57 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$109,050
2,530
58 Information Security Analysts
$108,000
4,430
59 Medical and Health Services Managers
$106,050
10,210
60 Lawyers
$105,450
11,900
61 Other Psychologists
$104,700
580
62 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$104,680
490
63 Nurse Practitioners
$104,280
3,620
64 Animal Scientists
$104,270
80
65 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$103,900
570
66 Administrative Services Managers
$103,680
5,010
67 Statisticians
$103,630
3,070
68 Physician Assistants
$103,630
3,010
69 Applications Software Developers
$103,290
12,710
70 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$103,010
970
71 Commercial Pilots
$101,440
510
72 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$101,200
170
73 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$101,120
570
74 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$101,110
210
75 Veterinarians
$100,980
1,740
76 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$100,960
15,400
77 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$100,960
950
78 Other Education Administrators
$100,490
3,040
79 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$100,250
2,120
80 Electrical Engineers
$100,140
4,550
81 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$99,260
3,980
82 Mechanical Engineers
$98,880
5,540
83 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$98,610
1,780
84 Hydrologists
$97,900
110
85 Actuaries
$97,790
460
86 Emergency Management Directors
$97,740
90
87 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$97,700
800
88 Biomedical Engineers
$96,440
710
89 Management Analysts
$95,960
18,050
90 Other Biological Scientists
$95,760
3,720
91 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$95,620
0
92 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$95,570
780
93 Operations Research Analysts
$95,490
4,060
94 Construction Managers
$95,390
6,410
95 Computer Systems Analysts
$94,940
17,220
96 Microbiologists
$94,830
2,140
97 Nurse Midwives
$94,060
310
98 Environmental Engineers
$93,970
1,390
99 Funeral Service Managers
$93,760
210
100 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$93,030
240
101 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$92,130
3,880
102 Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers
$91,970
1,900
103 Ship Engineers
$91,300
130
104 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$90,980
40
105 Health Educators
$90,310
1,900
106 Logisticians
$90,220
4,910
107 Other Life Scientists
$89,940
420
108 Dental Hygienists
$89,570
3,230
109 Industrial Engineers
$89,120
3,150
110 Physical Therapists
$89,010
4,930
111 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$88,370
460
112 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$88,270
440
113 Occupational Therapists
$87,750
3,300
114 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$87,710
1,680
115 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$87,260
6,370
116 Audiologists
$87,060
260
117 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$86,960
540
118 Other Engineering Technicians
$86,450
1,730
119 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$85,890
90
120 Geographers
$85,050
220
121 Other Business Operations Specialists
$85,040
21,610
122 Budget Analysts
$84,990
2,350
123 Power Plant Operators
$84,880
470
124 Database Administrators
$84,410
3,570
125 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$84,260
2,440
126 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$84,220
1,680
127 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$83,860
920
128 Radiation Therapists
$83,600
270
129 Speech-Language Pathologists
$83,420
2,920
130 Financial Analysts
$82,940
6,260
131 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$82,670
290
132 Survey Researchers
$82,430
650
133 Other Artists and Related Workers
$82,390
560
134 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$82,380
120
135 Computer Programmers
$82,320
4,710
136 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$82,030
160
137 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$82,010
150
138 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$81,320
280
139 Sociologists
$80,440
30
140 Fish and Game Wardens
$80,390
110
141 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$80,040
840
142 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$80,030
500
143 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$79,810
1,230
144 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$79,230
420
145 Insurance Underwriters
$78,680
1,500
146 Environmental Science Teachers
$78,670
230
147 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$78,360
4,410
148 Civil Engineers
$78,230
7,110
149 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$78,020
190
150 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$77,700
1,220
151 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$77,620
1,150
152 Personal Financial Advisors
$77,530
4,600
153 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$77,490
6,850
154 Technical Writers
$77,290
2,180
155 Soil and Plant Scientists
$77,030
240
156 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$76,910
170
157 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$76,840
220
158 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$76,680
250
159 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$76,470
450
160 Food Scientists and Technologists
$76,020
450
161 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$75,970
390
162 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$75,930
2,090
163 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$75,930
860
164 Gas Plant Operators
$75,440
160
165 Art Directors
$75,440
380
166 Agricultural Engineers
$75,040
30
167 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$74,740
8,270
168 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$74,670
780
169 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$74,600
2,230
170 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$74,430
170
171 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$74,380
2,220
172 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$74,210
1,510
173 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$74,200
5,640
174 Registered Nurses
$74,120
53,700
175 Postsecondary History Teachers
$73,940
310
176 Compliance Officers
$73,530
7,510
177 Producers and Directors
$73,210
1,570
178 Accountants and Auditors
$72,900
26,230
179 Urban and Regional Planners
$72,600
1,040
180 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$72,450
0
181 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$72,360
1,260
182 All Other Special Education Teachers
$72,230
1,540
183 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$72,150
440
184 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$71,890
380
185 Avionics Technicians
$71,850
590
186 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$71,850
240
187 Writers and Authors
$71,680
1,020
188 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$71,520
1,780
189 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$71,300
620
190 Other Financial Specialists
$71,250
5,060
191 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$71,170
4,040
192 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$70,960
240
193 Labor Relations Specialists
$70,440
1,380
194 Social and Community Service Managers
$70,230
3,100
195 Human Resources Specialists
$70,210
12,140
196 Epidemiologists
$70,200
340
197 Music Directors and Composers
$69,990
90
198 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$69,870
270
199 Web Developers
$69,830
3,470
200 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$69,730
230

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