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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Pennsylvania

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Pennsylvania (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 Pennsylvania are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Pennsylvania is chief executive with an average annual salary of $200,750. The second highest paying job is family and general practitioners (average salary $197,860). The salary and the employment information in Pennsylvania is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Pennsylvania

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Chief Executives
$200,750
9,230
2 Family and General Practitioners
$197,860
4,510
3 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$195,700
18,440
4 Psychiatrists
$181,950
890
5 General Internists
$161,680
600
6 Nurse Anesthetists
$155,350
2,310
7 Other Specialists Dentists
$149,370
100
8 General Pediatricians
$147,060
530
9 Marketing Managers
$144,390
6,250
10 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$139,940
130
11 Physicists
$136,070
210
12 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$134,510
5,850
13 Financial Managers
$134,100
16,190
14 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$133,600
12,150
15 Sales Managers
$132,270
8,930
16 Podiatrists
$130,200
530
17 Natural Sciences Managers
$128,300
2,860
18 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
$126,550
50
19 General Dentists
$118,470
4,250
20 Pharmacists
$117,650
13,460
21 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$115,960
540
22 Lawyers
$115,220
25,320
23 Human Resources Managers
$114,000
4,100
24 Purchasing Managers
$113,860
1,900
25 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$113,420
120
26 All Other Managers
$112,750
9,620
27 Petroleum Engineers
$112,500
970
28 Training and Development Managers
$111,780
970
29 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$110,620
1,640
30 Air Traffic Controllers
$110,080
400
31 Other Physical Scientists
$109,140
350
32 General and Operations Managers
$106,890
70,430
33 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$105,270
400
34 Actuaries
$104,980
1,530
35 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$104,950
30
36 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$102,980
570
37 Nuclear Engineers
$102,640
1,880
38 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$102,310
410
39 Sociologists
$102,000
80
40 Optometrists
$101,770
1,610
41 Aerospace Engineers
$100,920
1,200
42 Computer Network Architects
$100,400
5,850
43 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$100,310
3,210
44 Industrial Production Managers
$99,660
5,850
45 Veterinarians
$99,310
3,030
46 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$99,260
540
47 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$97,490
7,990
48 Chemical Engineers
$96,890
1,530
49 Nurse Midwives
$95,970
230
50 Construction Managers
$95,760
8,000
51 Administrative Services Managers
$95,720
6,860
52 Computer Hardware Engineers
$95,620
1,190
53 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$95,410
400
54 Systems Software Developers
$95,010
10,010
55 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$94,780
90
56 Other Psychologists
$94,770
440
57 Nurse Practitioners
$94,360
5,070
58 Funeral Service Managers
$92,700
580
59 Applications Software Developers
$92,260
26,230
60 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$92,030
3,450
61 Physician Assistants
$91,970
5,550
62 Materials Scientists
$91,810
390
63 Electrical Engineers
$91,790
6,980
64 Engineers, All Other
$91,540
4,370
65 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$91,430
4,480
66 Sales Engineers
$89,660
3,430
67 Medical and Health Services Managers
$88,280
13,640
68 Personal Financial Advisors
$88,220
8,350
69 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$88,060
990
70 Information Security Analysts
$87,770
2,960
71 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$87,650
80
72 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$87,590
40
73 Athletes and Sports Competitors
$87,340
590
74 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$87,030
930
75 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$86,940
3,300
76 Other Computer Occupations
$86,080
10,770
77 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$85,820
9,900
78 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$85,530
6,750
79 Computer Systems Analysts
$84,290
21,630
80 Radiation Therapists
$84,140
710
81 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$83,990
850
82 Physical Therapists
$83,440
10,700
83 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$83,180
950
84 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$83,090
280
85 Commercial Pilots
$83,040
930
86 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$82,940
1,060
87 Nuclear Technicians
$82,750
870
88 Biomedical Engineers
$82,390
1,010
89 Industrial Engineers
$82,340
9,310
90 Mining and Geological Engineers
$82,210
410
91 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$82,200
3,330
92 Materials Engineers
$81,910
1,420
93 Hydrologists
$81,900
140
94 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$81,840
13,030
95 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$81,580
1,270
96 Financial Examiners
$81,440
1,640
97 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$80,350
1,540
98 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$80,200
320
99 Mechanical Engineers
$79,900
13,440
100 Civil Engineers
$79,870
12,490
101 Environmental Engineers
$78,600
3,250
102 Database Administrators
$78,070
5,680
103 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$77,380
1,330
104 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$77,200
1,710
105 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$77,190
6,710
106 Management Analysts
$77,170
22,750
107 Computer Programmers
$77,020
13,030
108 Occupational Therapists
$76,950
6,450
109 Economists
$76,940
540
110 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$76,900
1,030
111 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$76,860
540
112 Gaming Managers
$76,350
130
113 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$76,330
2,870
114 Environmental Science Teachers
$75,950
330
115 Logisticians
$75,910
6,150
116 Other Biological Scientists
$75,040
540
117 Financial Analysts
$74,630
10,830
118 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$74,550
3,540
119 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$74,300
130
120 Audiologists
$74,080
580
121 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$74,060
420
122 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$73,670
2,990
123 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$73,510
4,480
124 Postsecondary History Teachers
$73,360
1,380
125 Operations Research Analysts
$73,170
2,500
126 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$73,080
1,030
127 Other Education Administrators
$73,040
970
128 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$72,980
14,010
129 Other Business Operations Specialists
$72,790
15,900
130 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$72,790
910
131 Speech-Language Pathologists
$72,670
5,310
132 Other Financial Specialists
$72,560
4,000
133 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$72,540
560
134 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$72,330
1,270
135 Power Plant Operators
$71,710
1,670
136 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$71,420
370
137 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$71,160
140
138 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$70,940
10,010
139 Art Directors
$70,930
1,210
140 Ship Engineers
$70,890
40
141 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$70,800
600
142 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$70,600
820
143 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$70,590
2,510
144 Transit and Railroad Police
$70,360
80
145 Insurance Underwriters
$70,170
4,900
146 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$69,720
3,780
147 Epidemiologists
$69,720
110
148 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$69,420
500
149 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$69,390
450
150 Other Life Scientists
$69,040
190
151 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$69,010
900
152 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$68,480
5,510
153 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$68,430
3,160
154 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$68,400
1,560
155 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$68,260
26,970
156 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$68,200
5,040
157 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$68,140
960
158 Pile-Driver Operators
$68,110
80
159 Boilermakers
$67,950
630
160 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
$67,760
400
161 Statisticians
$67,520
2,510
162 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$67,410
2,120
163 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$67,300
5,980
164 Chiropractors
$67,270
1,460
165 Budget Analysts
$67,250
1,450
166 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$66,660
1,610
167 Registered Nurses
$66,660
139,480
168 Chemists
$66,550
5,250
169 Technical Writers
$66,520
1,600
170 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$66,480
19,910
171 Accountants and Auditors
$66,380
52,590
172 Other Extraction Workers
$66,350
260
173 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$66,220
6,120
174 Transportation Inspectors
$66,090
570
175 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$66,030
880
176 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$66,020
2,260
177 Other Artists and Related Workers
$65,850
90
178 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$65,750
570
179 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$65,680
670
180 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$65,480
3,210
181 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$65,440
1,430
182 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$65,220
180
183 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$64,850
17,900
184 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$64,430
1,180
185 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$64,390
2,530
186 Compliance Officers
$64,350
11,360
187 Foresters
$64,190
280
188 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$64,160
340
189 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$63,810
4,350
190 Credit Analysts
$63,760
2,400
191 Web Developers
$63,480
4,900
192 Agricultural Engineers
$63,200
90
193 Landscape Architects
$63,130
650
194 Dental Hygienists
$63,030
9,740
195 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$62,670
45,070
196 Cost Estimators
$62,240
9,360
197 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$62,230
3,240
198 Middle School Special Education Teachers
$62,150
3,250
199 Roof Bolters, Mining
$62,120
390
200 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
$62,090
9,410

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