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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 general internists with an average annual salary of $199,590. The second highest paying job is obstetricians and gynecologists (average salary $197,130). The salary and the employment information in New Jersey is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in New Jersey

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Internists
$199,590
1,550
2 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$197,130
560
3 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$195,160
13,670
4 Nurse Anesthetists
$185,970
340
5 Natural Sciences Managers
$174,250
4,590
6 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$166,850
970
7 General Pediatricians
$159,250
1,540
8 Family and General Practitioners
$155,470
2,130
9 Marketing Managers
$153,890
11,260
10 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$153,680
13,930
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$149,630
4,180
12 Financial Managers
$147,840
20,180
13 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$146,200
340
14 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$144,720
380
15 General and Operations Managers
$143,830
44,800
16 Sales Managers
$140,300
12,840
17 Human Resources Managers
$139,420
3,710
18 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$137,430
630
19 Podiatrists
$137,390
460
20 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$137,150
450
21 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$136,060
1,900
22 Other Specialists Dentists
$135,560
170
23 Purchasing Managers
$135,450
2,030
24 General Dentists
$132,850
3,190
25 Training and Development Managers
$129,810
1,270
26 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$126,070
3,200
27 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$125,590
1,530
28 Construction Managers
$125,320
5,070
29 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$125,090
8,630
30 All Other Managers
$124,370
21,280
31 Lawyers
$124,010
19,870
32 Statisticians
$123,540
700
33 Mathematicians
$123,130
70
34 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$122,910
2,170
35 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$119,450
4,150
36 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$118,690
380
37 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$118,260
1,190
38 Pharmacists
$117,400
8,700
39 Computer Network Architects
$117,210
6,550
40 Administrative Services Managers
$117,000
8,510
41 Nurse Practitioners
$116,510
3,840
42 Industrial Production Managers
$115,650
4,930
43 Physicists
$115,090
390
44 Veterinarians
$114,840
1,630
45 Nurse Midwives
$114,590
200
46 Optometrists
$113,530
1,060
47 Information Security Analysts
$112,890
2,180
48 Medical and Health Services Managers
$112,380
9,960
49 Air Traffic Controllers
$112,300
220
50 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$112,150
3,540
51 Aerospace Engineers
$110,960
1,750
52 Systems Software Developers
$110,520
11,390
53 Physician Assistants
$110,420
2,350
54 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$108,340
580
55 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$108,250
4,550
56 Engineers, All Other
$108,120
3,990
57 Database Administrators
$106,330
3,310
58 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$105,840
90
59 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$104,940
3,770
60 Other Psychologists
$104,940
100
61 Chiropractors
$104,360
740
62 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$104,300
290
63 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$103,920
6,370
64 Funeral Service Managers
$103,410
170
65 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$102,760
1,410
66 Epidemiologists
$102,160
120
67 Personal Financial Advisors
$101,830
6,800
68 Electrical Engineers
$101,770
4,190
69 Computer Hardware Engineers
$101,760
690
70 Actuaries
$101,080
810
71 Nuclear Engineers
$100,930
240
72 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$100,910
330
73 Radiation Therapists
$100,040
450
74 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$99,920
2,860
75 Sales Engineers
$99,620
1,990
76 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$99,280
120
77 Materials Scientists
$98,490
150
78 Chemical Engineers
$98,320
1,300
79 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$98,020
370
80 Computer Systems Analysts
$97,430
14,130
81 Sociologists
$97,220
60
82 Commercial Divers
$96,050
80
83 Physical Therapists
$95,960
6,920
84 Applications Software Developers
$95,810
42,050
85 Emergency Management Directors
$94,710
390
86 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$93,930
2,060
87 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$93,790
260
88 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$93,060
50
89 Management Analysts
$92,530
12,720
90 Other Physical Scientists
$92,450
510
91 Materials Engineers
$92,360
350
92 Operations Research Analysts
$92,130
1,640
93 Financial Examiners
$92,070
2,130
94 Civil Engineers
$92,050
7,450
95 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$92,020
21,390
96 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$91,700
1,100
97 Environmental Engineers
$91,470
1,490
98 Industrial Engineers
$91,460
3,660
99 Art Directors
$91,460
570
100 Mechanical Engineers
$90,940
4,890
101 Biomedical Engineers
$90,830
390
102 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$90,740
3,040
103 Economists
$90,660
130
104 Occupational Therapists
$90,660
4,270
105 Transit and Railroad Police
$90,550
330
106 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$89,890
600
107 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$89,540
11,620
108 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$89,420
550
109 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$89,150
1,080
110 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$89,020
200
111 Pile-Driver Operators
$88,600
240
112 Fish and Game Wardens
$88,550
50
113 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$88,440
550
114 Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers
$88,260
210
115 Real Estate Brokers
$88,240
420
116 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$88,160
290
117 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$88,150
2,530
118 Financial Analysts
$87,880
7,960
119 Other Biological Scientists
$87,440
330
120 Power Plant Operators
$87,330
690
121 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$87,220
300
122 Dental Hygienists
$87,110
5,790
123 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$86,900
700
124 Other Computer Occupations
$86,630
9,330
125 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$86,130
3,600
126 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$86,000
560
127 Firefighters
$85,780
5,460
128 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$85,550
1,860
129 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$85,450
80
130 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$85,290
440
131 Audiologists
$84,230
320
132 Genetic Counselors
$83,860
50
133 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$83,830
1,640
134 Urban and Regional Planners
$83,760
450
135 Environmental Science Teachers
$83,510
300
136 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
$83,320
70
137 Commercial Pilots
$83,020
450
138 Insurance Underwriters
$82,540
3,580
139 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$82,030
100
140 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$82,030
400
141 Speech-Language Pathologists
$81,870
5,210
142 Conservation Scientists
$81,720
330
143 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$81,210
40
144 Instructional Coordinators
$81,200
2,760
145 Labor Relations Specialists
$81,160
3,810
146 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$80,710
1,790
147 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$80,620
2,070
148 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$80,420
820
149 Accountants and Auditors
$80,400
36,640
150 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$80,370
1,510
151 Social and Community Service Managers
$80,220
3,290
152 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$79,970
1,490
153 Registered Nurses
$79,790
79,400
154 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$79,350
2,900
155 Hydrologists
$79,200
220
156 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$79,000
800
157 Chemists
$78,980
6,410
158 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$78,930
11,600
159 Computer Network Support Specialists
$78,730
6,330
160 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$78,540
850
161 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$78,250
230
162 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$78,220
6,610
163 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$78,170
430
164 Other Mathematical Science Occupations
$77,880
190
165 Other Life Scientists
$77,240
460
166 Gas Plant Operators
$77,200
180
167 Computer Programmers
$76,990
13,080
168 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$76,910
470
169 Budget Analysts
$76,860
2,380
170 Logisticians
$76,770
5,980
171 Compliance Officers
$76,720
9,600
172 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$76,540
1,450
173 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$76,540
2,130
174 Historians
$76,450
110
175 Other Education Administrators
$76,240
730
176 Microbiologists
$76,110
520
177 Gaming Managers
$75,970
150
178 Technical Writers
$75,870
1,860
179 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$75,710
460
180 Postsecondary History Teachers
$75,710
920
181 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$75,640
690
182 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$75,610
180
183 Correctional Officers and Jailers
$75,300
10,180
184 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$74,730
120
185 Marriage and Family Therapists
$74,720
4,080
186 Loan Officers
$74,560
6,570
187 Broadcast News Analysts
$74,560
230
188 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$74,200
8,400
189 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$74,140
8,540
190 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$74,140
1,050
191 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$73,890
780
192 Other Engineering Technicians
$73,850
920
193 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$73,730
170
194 Transportation Inspectors
$73,560
590
195 Soil and Plant Scientists
$73,470
60
196 Other Financial Specialists
$73,460
6,590
197 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$73,410
2,280
198 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$73,360
9,490
199 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$73,260
16,550
200 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$73,240
12,160

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