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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in New Jersey

The top 200 highest paying jobs in New Jersey (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 New Jersey are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in New Jersey is natural sciences manager with an average annual salary of $172,160. The second highest paying job is judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates (average salary $168,660). The salary and the employment information in New Jersey is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in New Jersey

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Natural Sciences Managers
$172,160
4,030
2 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$168,660
1,010
3 General Pediatricians
$165,860
1,280
4 Nurse Anesthetists
$164,010
740
5 Other Specialists Dentists
$150,260
160
6 Marketing Managers
$146,890
10,730
7 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$146,200
0
8 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$143,450
13,830
9 Family and General Practitioners
$142,860
2,690
10 General and Operations Managers
$142,660
45,990
11 Petroleum Engineers
$142,060
220
12 Financial Managers
$140,300
21,670
13 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$140,040
4,530
14 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$137,150
360
15 General Dentists
$134,760
2,420
16 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$134,720
450
17 Sales Managers
$134,120
13,370
18 Mathematicians
$131,950
200
19 Human Resources Managers
$130,930
3,590
20 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$130,480
610
21 Podiatrists
$130,110
370
22 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$126,760
1,870
23 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$125,280
2,730
24 Lawyers
$123,230
19,210
25 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$122,700
8,630
26 Training and Development Managers
$121,880
1,240
27 Purchasing Managers
$120,190
2,280
28 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$119,800
970
29 Construction Managers
$118,110
4,860
30 All Other Managers
$117,240
19,720
31 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$116,820
0
32 Pharmacists
$116,150
8,500
33 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$115,500
2,240
34 Physicists
$115,090
0
35 Computer Network Architects
$114,360
5,540
36 Veterinarians
$112,440
1,410
37 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$111,880
3,460
38 Aerospace Engineers
$111,670
380
39 Industrial Production Managers
$110,640
5,140
40 Commercial Pilots
$110,160
590
41 Nurse Midwives
$109,940
170
42 Administrative Services Managers
$109,580
8,160
43 Systems Software Developers
$108,920
9,620
44 Information Security Analysts
$108,570
2,080
45 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$108,350
440
46 Nurse Practitioners
$108,100
3,100
47 Medical and Health Services Managers
$108,060
9,140
48 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$107,870
1,230
49 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$107,620
630
50 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$107,620
2,540
51 Chiropractors
$107,420
720
52 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$106,860
3,470
53 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$106,820
4,520
54 Optometrists
$106,750
810
55 Statisticians
$106,150
540
56 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$105,840
90
57 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$105,020
320
58 Database Administrators
$103,610
3,180
59 Operations Research Analysts
$103,480
2,140
60 Nuclear Engineers
$103,330
350
61 Air Traffic Controllers
$102,890
230
62 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$102,660
90
63 Other Psychologists
$102,490
100
64 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$102,390
900
65 Physician Assistants
$102,370
1,760
66 Engineers, All Other
$101,830
4,160
67 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$101,680
3,040
68 Materials Scientists
$101,360
160
69 Computer Hardware Engineers
$100,540
740
70 Epidemiologists
$100,310
120
71 Electrical Engineers
$98,400
4,410
72 Other Physical Scientists
$97,850
520
73 Radiation Therapists
$97,290
510
74 Environmental Science Teachers
$97,180
300
75 Real Estate Brokers
$96,050
450
76 Applications Software Developers
$95,870
37,350
77 Chemical Engineers
$95,830
1,730
78 Actuaries
$95,780
1,020
79 Biomedical Engineers
$95,410
490
80 Sociologists
$95,340
0
81 Sales Engineers
$93,330
1,870
82 Computer Systems Analysts
$93,110
14,610
83 Materials Engineers
$93,070
380
84 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$92,250
22,200
85 Personal Financial Advisors
$91,200
6,030
86 Financial Examiners
$90,990
1,330
87 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$90,740
0
88 Physical Therapists
$90,490
7,000
89 Civil Engineers
$90,310
6,840
90 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$90,170
410
91 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$89,740
8,490
92 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$89,720
210
93 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$89,680
350
94 Occupational Therapists
$89,620
3,530
95 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$89,210
320
96 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$89,150
1,160
97 Management Analysts
$88,840
13,470
98 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$88,360
90
99 Emergency Management Directors
$88,330
510
100 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$88,290
2,050
101 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$87,620
40
102 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$87,600
1,420
103 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$87,490
650
104 Environmental Engineers
$87,150
1,810
105 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$86,940
160
106 Transit and Railroad Police
$86,840
80
107 Mechanical Engineers
$86,650
6,300
108 Economists
$86,560
130
109 Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers
$86,210
190
110 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$85,190
590
111 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$85,160
410
112 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$85,100
1,820
113 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$85,020
1,750
114 Industrial Engineers
$84,630
3,680
115 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$84,630
9,760
116 Dental Hygienists
$84,180
6,360
117 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$84,120
60
118 Audiologists
$83,800
400
119 Other Biological Scientists
$83,590
490
120 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
$83,320
0
121 Insurance Underwriters
$83,300
3,640
122 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$83,170
1,540
123 Funeral Service Managers
$83,160
250
124 Art Directors
$82,260
560
125 Commercial Divers
$82,130
160
126 Speech-Language Pathologists
$82,020
4,860
127 Firefighters
$82,010
5,060
128 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$81,220
90
129 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$81,180
390
130 Pile-Driver Operators
$81,120
180
131 Other Life Scientists
$80,730
340
132 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$80,440
2,070
133 Microbiologists
$80,190
310
134 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$80,000
7,370
135 Financial Analysts
$79,790
8,640
136 Instructional Coordinators
$79,650
2,710
137 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$79,570
810
138 Other Education Administrators
$79,390
710
139 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$79,010
1,570
140 Technical Writers
$78,680
1,580
141 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$78,580
520
142 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$78,310
9,990
143 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$78,300
810
144 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$78,100
2,620
145 Chemists
$78,100
5,230
146 Registered Nurses
$78,040
76,790
147 Computer Network Support Specialists
$77,970
4,530
148 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$77,690
3,690
149 Hydrologists
$77,610
220
150 Power Plant Operators
$77,350
760
151 Computer Programmers
$77,120
16,340
152 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$76,610
390
153 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$76,590
1,720
154 Logisticians
$76,340
4,690
155 Other Computer Occupations
$76,320
9,550
156 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$76,290
130
157 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$76,270
290
158 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$76,230
570
159 Social and Community Service Managers
$76,190
3,550
160 Compliance Officers
$75,990
8,870
161 Conservation Scientists
$75,850
250
162 Accountants and Auditors
$75,800
36,200
163 Gaming Managers
$75,400
190
164 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$75,350
160
165 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
$75,280
2,720
166 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$75,120
1,780
167 Genetic Counselors
$75,070
50
168 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$74,800
160
169 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$74,750
130
170 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$74,670
1,160
171 Postsecondary History Teachers
$74,560
780
172 Budget Analysts
$74,500
1,950
173 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$74,310
210
174 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$74,170
550
175 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$73,770
530
176 Cost Estimators
$73,610
4,570
177 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$73,550
1,600
178 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$73,380
1,740
179 Other Engineering Technicians
$73,370
1,100
180 Correctional Officers and Jailers
$73,240
10,980
181 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$73,000
9,290
182 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$72,800
160
183 Urban and Regional Planners
$72,630
440
184 Loan Officers
$72,470
6,550
185 Marriage and Family Therapists
$72,250
4,070
186 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$72,240
3,070
187 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$72,050
13,120
188 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$71,920
7,710
189 Historians
$71,760
110
190 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$71,540
1,910
191 Labor Relations Specialists
$71,370
3,630
192 Credit Analysts
$71,330
0
193 Mathematical Technicians
$71,230
120
194 Farm and Home Management Advisors
$70,970
110
195 Soil and Plant Scientists
$70,930
70
196 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$70,850
870
197 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$70,780
2,430
198 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
$70,690
850
199 Gas Plant Operators
$70,490
190
200 Other Business Operations Specialists
$70,370
46,930

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