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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 general internists with an average annual salary of $184,970. The second highest paying job is family and general practitioners (average salary $166,090). The salary and the employment information in Maryland is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Maryland

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Internists
$184,970
1,150
2 Family and General Practitioners
$166,090
1,960
3 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$165,740
11,060
4 Nurse Anesthetists
$159,840
370
5 General Pediatricians
$155,930
750
6 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$146,350
340
7 General Dentists
$145,710
2,500
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$138,150
4,290
9 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$138,150
9,070
10 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$137,300
50
11 Other Specialists Dentists
$130,820
100
12 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$127,520
4,520
13 Purchasing Managers
$127,510
1,550
14 Human Resources Managers
$125,280
1,920
15 Natural Sciences Managers
$125,000
2,500
16 Orthodontists
$124,770
180
17 Financial Managers
$124,460
9,920
18 Sales Managers
$122,820
5,200
19 Pharmacists
$122,570
5,510
20 Marketing Managers
$122,070
3,100
21 Mathematicians
$122,060
310
22 Nuclear Engineers
$121,310
410
23 All Other Managers
$120,820
10,380
24 Astronomers
$120,540
500
25 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$120,270
320
26 Engineers, All Other
$118,760
4,670
27 Physicists
$116,910
1,400
28 Aerospace Engineers
$116,900
2,800
29 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$116,800
480
30 Computer Hardware Engineers
$116,800
4,390
31 Optometrists
$114,300
390
32 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$113,910
2,730
33 Economists
$113,900
380
34 General and Operations Managers
$113,450
47,410
35 Computer Network Architects
$113,300
5,430
36 Training and Development Managers
$113,200
800
37 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$111,600
4,690
38 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$111,560
1,150
39 Systems Software Developers
$111,230
14,540
40 Other Physical Scientists
$107,890
2,110
41 Lawyers
$107,290
11,170
42 Podiatrists
$107,260
220
43 Nurse Midwives
$107,090
160
44 Chemical Engineers
$106,360
670
45 Chemists
$106,260
3,130
46 Materials Engineers
$104,900
690
47 Other Computer Occupations
$104,900
13,480
48 Air Traffic Controllers
$104,720
70
49 Applications Software Developers
$104,680
12,940
50 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$104,680
2,170
51 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$103,140
5,810
52 Materials Scientists
$102,590
120
53 Other Psychologists
$102,130
470
54 Microbiologists
$101,910
1,320
55 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$101,700
460
56 Industrial Production Managers
$100,730
1,370
57 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$98,320
970
58 Statisticians
$98,310
2,910
59 Medical and Health Services Managers
$98,300
9,780
60 Information Security Analysts
$97,160
3,020
61 Nurse Practitioners
$97,100
2,600
62 Veterinarians
$96,180
1,290
63 Sales Engineers
$96,090
1,060
64 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$95,930
930
65 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$95,790
610
66 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$95,690
2,070
67 Political Scientists
$95,500
130
68 Hydrologists
$95,200
70
69 Electrical Engineers
$94,480
4,520
70 Genetic Counselors
$93,770
0
71 Administrative Services Managers
$93,380
5,830
72 Health Educators
$92,930
1,770
73 Management Analysts
$92,930
17,780
74 Biomedical Engineers
$92,920
620
75 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$92,250
12,080
76 Construction Managers
$91,100
5,230
77 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$91,020
510
78 Mechanical Engineers
$90,930
5,140
79 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$90,740
400
80 Other Education Administrators
$90,430
2,550
81 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$89,960
210
82 Other Biological Scientists
$89,940
3,490
83 Emergency Management Directors
$89,920
120
84 Industrial Engineers
$89,110
2,060
85 Operations Research Analysts
$89,060
3,090
86 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$88,910
80
87 Physician Assistants
$88,800
2,570
88 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$88,190
1,420
89 Database Administrators
$87,200
3,460
90 Environmental Engineers
$87,040
1,040
91 Physical Therapists
$86,760
4,220
92 Computer Systems Analysts
$86,570
13,430
93 Logisticians
$85,720
4,640
94 Geographers
$85,710
150
95 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$85,610
690
96 Occupational Therapists
$85,550
2,130
97 Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers
$85,230
1,880
98 Dental Hygienists
$84,390
3,000
99 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$84,310
90
100 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$84,080
470
101 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$83,890
3,530
102 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$83,660
5,210
103 Environmental Science Teachers
$83,500
100
104 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$83,410
340
105 Speech-Language Pathologists
$83,380
2,200
106 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$83,350
1,290
107 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$83,310
1,700
108 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$83,280
0
109 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$83,140
1,300
110 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$83,110
340
111 Budget Analysts
$82,760
2,310
112 Other Engineering Technicians
$82,020
1,870
113 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$81,520
40
114 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$81,510
130
115 Other Life Scientists
$81,330
460
116 Sociologists
$80,440
50
117 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$79,810
240
118 Other Business Operations Specialists
$79,750
26,210
119 Personal Financial Advisors
$79,320
4,400
120 Radiation Therapists
$78,340
210
121 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$78,170
2,120
122 Technical Writers
$77,960
2,040
123 Other Artists and Related Workers
$77,820
430
124 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$77,660
780
125 Civil Engineers
$77,560
7,160
126 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$77,480
1,900
127 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$77,420
480
128 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$77,410
640
129 Art Directors
$76,600
310
130 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$76,480
430
131 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$76,350
5,370
132 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$76,090
510
133 Financial Analysts
$76,070
5,940
134 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$76,040
820
135 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$75,710
1,030
136 Animal Scientists
$75,710
130
137 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$75,690
0
138 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$75,620
6,300
139 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$75,510
820
140 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$75,420
4,100
141 Audiologists
$75,370
200
142 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$75,310
130
143 Fish and Game Wardens
$74,900
140
144 Landscape Architects
$74,570
330
145 Real Estate Brokers
$74,340
660
146 Insurance Underwriters
$74,180
1,720
147 Postsecondary History Teachers
$73,710
0
148 Survey Researchers
$73,500
800
149 Financial Examiners
$73,440
320
150 Commercial Pilots
$72,970
120
151 Funeral Service Managers
$72,960
220
152 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$72,710
1,100
153 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$72,300
1,690
154 Accountants and Auditors
$71,950
25,900
155 Chiropractors
$71,840
460
156 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$71,790
850
157 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$71,740
350
158 Writers and Authors
$71,500
1,050
159 Registered Nurses
$71,350
47,790
160 Soil and Plant Scientists
$71,130
180
161 Property, Real Estate Managers
$70,960
3,060
162 Epidemiologists
$70,900
310
163 Agricultural Engineers
$70,870
0
164 Food Scientists and Technologists
$70,380
90
165 Power Plant Operators
$70,230
710
166 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$70,160
30
167 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$70,110
1,510
168 Social and Community Service Managers
$70,110
1,760
169 Human Resources Specialists
$69,450
10,080
170 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$69,200
6,100
171 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$68,810
120
172 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$68,800
430
173 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$68,440
260
174 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$68,370
110
175 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$68,040
2,290
176 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$67,880
810
177 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$67,740
590
178 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$67,560
310
179 Interpreters and Translators
$67,460
770
180 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$67,460
690
181 Cost Estimators
$67,410
5,160
182 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$67,360
3,840
183 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$67,340
2,180
184 Other Legal Support Workers
$67,190
1,470
185 Boilermakers
$66,520
90
186 Compliance Officers
$66,460
6,780
187 Web Developers
$66,260
3,960
188 Credit Analysts
$65,990
1,120
189 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$65,750
0
190 Other Social Workers
$65,670
1,050
191 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$65,610
540
192 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$65,290
1,090
193 Instructional Coordinators
$65,200
4,830
194 Environmental Engineering Technicians
$65,130
270
195 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$64,920
920
196 Producers and Directors
$64,850
1,540
197 Middle School Special Education Teachers
$64,360
3,590
198 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$64,340
1,370
199 Respiratory Therapists
$64,310
1,690
200 Other Financial Specialists
$64,300
4,590

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