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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Massachusetts

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Massachusetts (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 Massachusetts are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Massachusetts is general pediatricians with an average annual salary of $206,480. The second highest paying job is chief executive (average salary $205,560). The salary and the employment information in Massachusetts is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Massachusetts

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Pediatricians
$206,480
1,350
2 Chief Executives
$205,560
11,020
3 Family and General Practitioners
$197,940
3,020
4 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$188,170
11,270
5 General Internists
$185,820
2,280
6 Psychiatrists
$174,400
940
7 Nurse Anesthetists
$164,420
1,130
8 General Dentists
$162,630
3,210
9 Natural Sciences Managers
$154,010
3,360
10 Other Specialists Dentists
$148,520
80
11 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$141,420
15,540
12 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$139,200
7,350
13 Lawyers
$138,040
17,440
14 Podiatrists
$135,620
220
15 Sales Managers
$132,750
14,860
16 Marketing Managers
$131,800
11,790
17 Astronomers
$123,110
70
18 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$122,760
140
19 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$122,720
800
20 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$122,230
460
21 Training and Development Managers
$121,800
1,540
22 Financial Managers
$121,600
28,640
23 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$121,180
1,290
24 Optometrists
$119,950
1,020
25 Pharmacists
$118,180
7,920
26 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$117,450
1,180
27 Human Resources Managers
$117,240
5,090
28 Purchasing Managers
$116,490
2,800
29 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$116,330
2,030
30 Physicists
$116,150
360
31 Sociologists
$115,930
80
32 All Other Managers
$114,850
6,260
33 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$114,520
1,090
34 Computer Network Architects
$114,050
4,350
35 Other Physical Scientists
$114,020
260
36 Nurse Practitioners
$113,950
6,190
37 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$113,790
4,200
38 Systems Software Developers
$113,480
27,630
39 Nurse Midwives
$113,300
340
40 Aerospace Engineers
$112,240
1,080
41 Mathematicians
$111,030
70
42 Veterinarians
$110,030
1,590
43 Industrial Production Managers
$109,800
5,220
44 Real Estate Brokers
$109,460
1,120
45 Engineers, All Other
$109,420
2,390
46 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$109,380
800
47 Computer Hardware Engineers
$109,350
2,960
48 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$108,670
5,220
49 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$108,290
3,060
50 Air Traffic Controllers
$108,090
150
51 Nuclear Engineers
$107,960
200
52 Applications Software Developers
$106,970
31,150
53 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$106,190
320
54 Physician Assistants
$106,030
2,620
55 Electrical Engineers
$105,780
8,350
56 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$105,720
3,780
57 Construction Managers
$105,680
6,370
58 Materials Scientists
$105,530
390
59 Sales Engineers
$105,320
3,670
60 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$103,980
610
61 General and Operations Managers
$103,900
71,880
62 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$103,640
7,210
63 Medical and Health Services Managers
$103,360
13,380
64 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$101,130
840
65 Hydrologists
$101,050
50
66 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$99,200
9,530
67 Administrative Services Managers
$96,780
13,040
68 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$96,660
920
69 Actuaries
$96,020
1,100
70 Industrial Engineers
$95,800
8,340
71 Materials Engineers
$95,530
780
72 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$95,400
2,670
73 Chemical Engineers
$93,960
1,010
74 Information Security Analysts
$93,810
3,340
75 Environmental Science Teachers
$93,540
250
76 Economists
$93,460
980
77 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$93,300
620
78 Court Reporters
$93,240
280
79 Management Analysts
$92,690
22,540
80 Art Directors
$92,430
1,060
81 Computer Programmers
$92,090
6,880
82 Other Computer Occupations
$91,710
6,610
83 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$90,810
640
84 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$90,750
1,140
85 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$90,660
4,040
86 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$90,340
170
87 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$90,180
190
88 Computer Systems Analysts
$89,730
14,130
89 Mechanical Engineers
$89,630
9,180
90 Financial Examiners
$89,540
1,530
91 Biomedical Engineers
$89,250
2,880
92 Radiation Therapists
$88,700
600
93 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$88,130
18,130
94 Pile-Driver Operators
$88,070
270
95 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$87,930
2,900
96 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$87,780
5,040
97 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$87,560
320
98 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$87,440
9,710
99 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$86,980
30
100 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$86,940
3,050
101 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$86,540
1,020
102 Physical Therapists
$86,410
8,420
103 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$86,250
9,950
104 Occupational Therapists
$85,990
4,940
105 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$85,700
10,260
106 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$85,640
3,850
107 Civil Engineers
$85,630
7,370
108 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$85,520
190
109 Other Financial Specialists
$85,270
2,800
110 Financial Analysts
$85,220
13,700
111 Database Administrators
$84,960
2,940
112 Postsecondary History Teachers
$84,680
1,020
113 Mining and Geological Engineers
$84,610
70
114 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$84,520
5,120
115 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$84,510
210
116 Registered Nurses
$84,410
85,140
117 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$84,340
210
118 Ship Engineers
$84,290
170
119 Other Psychologists
$83,960
900
120 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$83,890
720
121 Technical Writers
$83,890
2,700
122 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$83,740
720
123 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$83,660
2,770
124 Other Designers
$83,620
90
125 Environmental Engineers
$83,500
2,630
126 Chiropractors
$83,480
580
127 Dental Hygienists
$82,870
5,920
128 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$82,510
1,940
129 Chemists
$82,210
2,860
130 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$81,350
250
131 Brickmasons and Blockmasons
$81,270
1,650
132 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$81,130
2,890
133 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$80,950
190
134 Speech-Language Pathologists
$80,730
4,140
135 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$80,280
730
136 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$80,130
490
137 Transportation Inspectors
$80,090
620
138 Broadcast News Analysts
$79,680
130
139 Other Business Operations Specialists
$79,630
11,550
140 Fashion Designers
$79,600
360
141 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$79,230
2,270
142 Computer Network Support Specialists
$79,210
2,620
143 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$78,870
1,360
144 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$78,840
2,560
145 Compliance Officers
$78,710
7,070
146 Insurance Underwriters
$78,680
3,230
147 Food Scientists and Technologists
$78,530
310
148 Statisticians
$78,500
2,640
149 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$78,410
480
150 Operations Research Analysts
$78,220
4,590
151 Urban and Regional Planners
$78,150
1,200
152 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$77,820
10,760
153 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$77,730
170
154 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$77,720
340
155 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$77,720
770
156 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$77,450
1,470
157 Audiologists
$77,300
410
158 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$76,730
260
159 Web Developers
$76,490
4,030
160 Logisticians
$76,090
2,390
161 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$76,080
1,600
162 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
$75,840
120
163 Funeral Service Managers
$75,830
300
164 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$75,710
1,900
165 Other Social Workers
$75,690
660
166 Loan Officers
$75,670
5,330
167 Gas Plant Operators
$75,650
470
168 Budget Analysts
$75,560
2,060
169 Power Plant Operators
$75,490
720
170 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$75,390
1,170
171 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$75,060
1,730
172 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$74,660
640
173 Accountants and Auditors
$74,500
35,730
174 Epidemiologists
$74,370
260
175 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$74,370
1,770
176 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$74,290
650
177 Property, Real Estate Managers
$73,920
4,750
178 Genetic Counselors
$73,560
190
179 Tapers
$73,140
700
180 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
$72,980
27,900
181 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$72,640
25,650
182 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$72,390
6,210
183 Emergency Management Directors
$72,380
110
184 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$72,010
4,900
185 Tax Preparers
$71,870
1,440
186 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$71,820
6,060
187 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$71,790
18,610
188 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$71,420
700
189 Credit Analysts
$71,180
1,940
190 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
$71,160
260
191 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$70,990
1,050
192 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$70,970
230
193 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$70,880
9,850
194 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$70,700
20,300
195 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
$70,340
840
196 Landscape Architects
$70,300
770
197 Respiratory Therapists
$70,230
2,660
198 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$70,210
70
199 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$70,080
110
200 Training and Development Specialists
$70,010
6,800

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