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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 psychiatrists with an average annual salary of $175,150. The second highest paying job is general pediatricians (average salary $171,670). The salary and the employment information in Massachusetts is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Massachusetts

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Psychiatrists
$175,150
830
2 General Pediatricians
$171,670
2,160
3 Natural Sciences Managers
$163,810
3,050
4 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$160,970
9,900
5 Nurse Anesthetists
$152,560
780
6 General Dentists
$151,220
3,520
7 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$138,790
70
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$135,940
6,440
9 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$135,150
1,010
10 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$133,510
15,160
11 Sales Managers
$130,670
13,190
12 Marketing Managers
$127,940
9,470
13 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$126,080
900
14 Lawyers
$124,780
17,180
15 Podiatrists
$121,010
260
16 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$117,610
8,200
17 Training and Development Managers
$115,750
1,380
18 Pharmacists
$115,250
6,880
19 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$115,010
1,460
20 Systems Software Developers
$114,690
26,920
21 Financial Managers
$114,520
23,310
22 Computer Hardware Engineers
$114,070
3,600
23 Computer Network Architects
$113,970
4,390
24 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$112,830
3,330
25 General and Operations Managers
$112,190
61,240
26 All Other Managers
$110,320
5,600
27 Human Resources Managers
$110,100
4,220
28 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$108,150
910
29 Air Traffic Controllers
$108,090
150
30 Aerospace Engineers
$107,170
1,210
31 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$107,150
4,290
32 Optometrists
$106,070
900
33 Nurse Midwives
$105,890
320
34 Engineers, All Other
$104,840
1,900
35 Applications Software Developers
$104,460
26,900
36 Purchasing Managers
$104,320
2,730
37 Nurse Practitioners
$103,070
5,080
38 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$102,950
540
39 Industrial Production Managers
$102,600
4,460
40 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$102,560
680
41 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$102,230
5,000
42 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$101,500
180
43 Physician Assistants
$101,040
2,610
44 Chemical Engineers
$100,860
860
45 Electrical Engineers
$100,270
7,630
46 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$100,160
750
47 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$100,020
820
48 Sales Engineers
$99,790
3,370
49 Hydrologists
$98,770
60
50 Construction Managers
$98,770
5,340
51 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$98,450
6,810
52 Medical and Health Services Managers
$96,950
10,600
53 Personal Financial Advisors
$95,760
6,250
54 Veterinarians
$95,680
1,550
55 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$95,600
2,800
56 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$95,040
590
57 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$94,790
0
58 Real Estate Brokers
$94,660
860
59 Actuaries
$94,580
970
60 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$93,450
190
61 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$93,370
2,490
62 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$92,800
550
63 Other Computer Occupations
$92,400
4,690
64 Art Directors
$91,750
760
65 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$91,520
550
66 Administrative Services Managers
$90,670
13,010
67 Transportation Inspectors
$90,350
610
68 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$90,350
170
69 Industrial Engineers
$90,160
7,150
70 Chiropractors
$89,950
410
71 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$89,920
980
72 Financial Examiners
$89,520
1,370
73 Mechanical Engineers
$88,640
9,330
74 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$88,620
400
75 Management Analysts
$88,500
21,000
76 Biomedical Engineers
$87,410
2,090
77 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$87,000
10,000
78 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$86,340
4,200
79 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$86,240
5,740
80 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$86,190
580
81 Computer Programmers
$85,870
8,440
82 Radiation Therapists
$85,780
570
83 Other Psychologists
$85,540
680
84 Physicists
$85,330
640
85 Materials Scientists
$85,280
520
86 Computer Systems Analysts
$85,180
15,850
87 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$85,060
9,950
88 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$84,950
2,360
89 Information Security Analysts
$84,800
2,630
90 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$84,640
1,680
91 Financial Analysts
$84,220
16,640
92 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$84,180
14,680
93 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$83,560
490
94 Dental Hygienists
$83,410
6,130
95 Materials Engineers
$83,290
1,360
96 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$82,560
350
97 Physical Therapists
$82,540
7,300
98 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$82,400
30
99 Brickmasons and Blockmasons
$82,180
1,630
100 Tile and Marble Setters
$82,170
640
101 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$82,070
1,210
102 Statisticians
$81,870
2,310
103 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$81,510
1,160
104 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$81,390
9,730
105 Registered Nurses
$81,380
79,910
106 Pile-Driver Operators
$81,300
160
107 Economists
$80,870
1,070
108 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$80,460
1,650
109 Occupational Therapists
$80,420
4,490
110 Environmental Engineers
$80,290
3,250
111 Broadcast News Analysts
$79,680
120
112 Database Administrators
$79,560
3,730
113 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$79,050
3,070
114 Civil Engineers
$79,050
6,200
115 Sociologists
$79,010
130
116 Postsecondary History Teachers
$78,710
810
117 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$78,660
3,460
118 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$78,330
50
119 Epidemiologists
$78,160
430
120 Operations Research Analysts
$78,000
3,180
121 Funeral Service Managers
$77,600
210
122 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$77,470
670
123 Tapers
$77,420
510
124 Technical Writers
$77,420
2,140
125 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$77,300
200
126 Power Plant Operators
$76,940
840
127 Speech-Language Pathologists
$76,910
3,660
128 Computer Network Support Specialists
$76,700
3,510
129 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$76,690
310
130 Compliance Officers
$76,510
6,650
131 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$76,490
440
132 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$76,240
350
133 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$76,060
1,420
134 Other Financial Specialists
$75,920
2,530
135 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$75,510
1,320
136 Loan Officers
$75,460
5,430
137 Other Biological Scientists
$75,400
1,920
138 Logisticians
$75,300
1,980
139 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$75,020
4,060
140 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$74,890
2,960
141 Chemists
$74,460
3,490
142 Other Life Scientists
$74,440
800
143 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
$74,270
220
144 Web Developers
$74,080
3,960
145 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$74,070
4,880
146 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$74,060
220
147 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$73,940
60
148 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$73,750
200
149 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$73,670
220
150 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$73,520
800
151 Fashion Designers
$73,510
270
152 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$73,480
360
153 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$73,350
700
154 Accountants and Auditors
$73,330
36,340
155 Other Business Operations Specialists
$73,190
12,110
156 Soil and Plant Scientists
$73,150
90
157 Audiologists
$72,900
420
158 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$72,400
8,860
159 Property, Real Estate Managers
$72,310
4,240
160 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$72,170
2,450
161 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$72,140
1,050
162 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$72,090
170
163 Budget Analysts
$71,860
1,790
164 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$71,840
110
165 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$71,830
810
166 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$71,580
860
167 Ship Engineers
$71,460
110
168 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$71,340
120
169 Gas Plant Operators
$71,120
350
170 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$70,820
460
171 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$70,610
0
172 Forensic Science Technicians
$70,580
40
173 Landscape Architects
$70,380
540
174 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$70,290
24,000
175 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$70,220
6,320
176 Insurance Underwriters
$70,000
3,960
177 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$69,860
9,120
178 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
$69,810
26,770
179 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
$69,750
490
180 Food Scientists and Technologists
$69,740
230
181 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$69,430
1,490
182 Radiologic Technologists
$69,410
4,680
183 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$69,320
17,610
184 Urban and Regional Planners
$68,710
1,300
185 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$68,680
3,150
186 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$68,670
840
187 Avionics Technicians
$68,400
100
188 Respiratory Therapists
$68,300
2,470
189 Environmental Science Teachers
$68,280
200
190 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$68,220
6,330
191 Other Social Workers
$68,120
750
192 Training and Development Specialists
$68,110
5,850
193 Other Sales Representatives
$68,090
19,990
194 Labor Relations Specialists
$68,060
2,450
195 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$67,830
9,730
196 Genetic Counselors
$67,660
150
197 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
$67,600
380
198 Correctional Officers and Jailers
$67,580
6,200
199 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$67,350
1,980
200 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$67,220
260

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