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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 psychiatrists with an average annual salary of $186,010. The second highest paying job is chief executive (average salary $185,870). The salary and the employment information in Pennsylvania is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Pennsylvania

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Psychiatrists
$186,010
980
2 Chief Executives
$185,870
11,190
3 Family and General Practitioners
$184,070
6,510
4 Nurse Anesthetists
$159,400
2,050
5 General Dentists
$157,290
3,660
6 Other Specialists Dentists
$151,990
100
7 Natural Sciences Managers
$150,980
0
8 Marketing Managers
$146,070
5,430
9 General Pediatricians
$140,940
370
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$134,110
5,440
11 Financial Managers
$126,930
14,880
12 Physicists
$125,440
190
13 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$124,050
630
14 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$123,260
10,780
15 Podiatrists
$118,650
510
16 Sales Managers
$116,720
10,170
17 Purchasing Managers
$116,220
2,030
18 Lawyers
$116,000
24,740
19 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$114,120
740
20 Air Traffic Controllers
$113,800
430
21 Training and Development Managers
$113,520
890
22 Pharmacists
$113,350
12,410
23 Human Resources Managers
$113,210
3,400
24 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$112,990
280
25 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$107,270
1,670
26 Petroleum Engineers
$106,980
830
27 Other Physical Scientists
$105,810
310
28 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$105,190
570
29 Veterinarians
$103,910
2,720
30 All Other Managers
$103,040
7,890
31 Optometrists
$102,880
1,380
32 Construction Managers
$102,820
6,020
33 Actuaries
$101,820
1,550
34 Chemical Engineers
$99,910
1,630
35 General and Operations Managers
$99,540
65,470
36 Aerospace Engineers
$97,790
1,290
37 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$95,930
90
38 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$95,720
7,710
39 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$95,390
1,750
40 Nuclear Engineers
$95,190
1,690
41 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$95,060
380
42 Computer Network Architects
$94,760
3,640
43 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$94,630
2,900
44 Industrial Production Managers
$94,570
6,560
45 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$93,640
140
46 Computer Hardware Engineers
$91,980
1,220
47 Administrative Services Managers
$91,960
8,000
48 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$91,510
8,890
49 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$91,440
5,190
50 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$90,600
3,500
51 Nurse Practitioners
$90,190
3,910
52 Real Estate Brokers
$90,110
1,020
53 Other Psychologists
$89,860
410
54 Materials Scientists
$89,300
360
55 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$89,050
5,780
56 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$88,560
3,480
57 Applications Software Developers
$88,130
21,310
58 Sociologists
$87,800
130
59 Systems Software Developers
$87,720
10,180
60 Electrical Engineers
$87,430
6,600
61 Athletes and Sports Competitors
$87,340
920
62 Nurse Midwives
$87,280
150
63 Physician Assistants
$87,220
4,950
64 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$86,560
10,540
65 Commercial Pilots
$86,200
0
66 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$86,180
340
67 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$85,910
1,180
68 Engineers, All Other
$85,410
3,570
69 Information Security Analysts
$85,100
2,450
70 Medical and Health Services Managers
$84,950
13,330
71 Sales Engineers
$84,760
3,000
72 Personal Financial Advisors
$84,470
8,090
73 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$83,690
720
74 Mining and Geological Engineers
$83,130
310
75 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$82,950
1,110
76 Funeral Service Managers
$82,920
540
77 Materials Engineers
$82,850
1,310
78 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$82,790
2,930
79 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$82,170
350
80 Other Computer Occupations
$81,090
6,960
81 Hydrologists
$80,660
170
82 Nuclear Technicians
$80,370
1,110
83 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$80,220
1,610
84 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$79,920
1,200
85 Biomedical Engineers
$79,920
970
86 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$79,420
3,900
87 Computer Systems Analysts
$79,410
23,180
88 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$79,300
360
89 Industrial Engineers
$78,950
9,410
90 Mechanical Engineers
$78,850
10,480
91 Physical Therapists
$78,630
10,680
92 Environmental Engineers
$78,530
3,240
93 Management Analysts
$78,290
21,450
94 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$77,880
11,010
95 Financial Examiners
$77,510
1,520
96 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$77,340
7,180
97 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$76,850
2,950
98 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
$76,370
70
99 Other Education Administrators
$76,360
700
100 Economists
$76,170
570
101 Civil Engineers
$75,980
12,650
102 Epidemiologists
$75,860
120
103 Environmental Science Teachers
$75,810
320
104 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$75,810
1,220
105 Chemists
$75,790
5,670
106 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$75,640
2,180
107 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$75,370
470
108 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$75,030
4,890
109 Radiation Therapists
$74,260
780
110 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$74,250
2,700
111 Other Biological Scientists
$74,140
430
112 Computer Programmers
$73,810
14,310
113 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$73,690
880
114 Speech-Language Pathologists
$73,620
4,780
115 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$73,510
690
116 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$72,710
14,600
117 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$72,560
120
118 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$72,500
3,020
119 Chiropractors
$72,460
1,320
120 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$72,320
1,640
121 Database Administrators
$72,230
5,420
122 Logisticians
$72,130
6,000
123 Other Financial Specialists
$72,090
3,850
124 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$71,940
1,320
125 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$71,900
360
126 Occupational Therapists
$71,530
6,280
127 Other Business Operations Specialists
$71,500
16,620
128 Hearing Aid Specialists
$71,310
0
129 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$70,900
3,800
130 Technical Writers
$70,770
1,380
131 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$70,490
490
132 Transportation Inspectors
$70,410
470
133 Postsecondary History Teachers
$70,330
1,540
134 Operations Research Analysts
$70,180
2,690
135 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$70,160
2,470
136 Power Plant Operators
$70,040
2,030
137 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$70,020
50
138 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$69,500
210
139 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$69,450
880
140 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$69,160
790
141 Financial Analysts
$69,130
11,590
142 Gaming Managers
$68,890
160
143 Statisticians
$68,770
1,990
144 Art Directors
$68,750
1,250
145 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$68,420
510
146 Insurance Underwriters
$68,260
5,390
147 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$67,640
2,410
148 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$66,990
3,210
149 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$66,760
130
150 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$66,660
18,480
151 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$66,590
1,190
152 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
$66,510
250
153 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$66,450
1,020
154 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$66,260
2,910
155 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$66,120
1,580
156 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$66,090
270
157 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$65,920
1,640
158 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$65,870
350
159 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$65,800
5,220
160 Budget Analysts
$65,520
1,980
161 Other Life Scientists
$65,240
160
162 Registered Nurses
$65,110
128,750
163 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$64,950
1,080
164 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$64,770
16,020
165 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$64,560
7,340
166 Transit and Railroad Police
$64,390
80
167 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$64,300
4,620
168 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$64,080
420
169 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$63,870
3,730
170 Agricultural Engineers
$63,820
100
171 Accountants and Auditors
$63,620
54,350
172 Food Scientists and Technologists
$63,440
360
173 Audiologists
$63,320
560
174 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$63,100
1,890
175 Compliance Officers
$63,050
10,860
176 Other Artists and Related Workers
$63,030
110
177 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$62,950
570
178 Microbiologists
$62,580
1,090
179 Other Social Workers
$62,430
1,020
180 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$62,330
5,400
181 All Other Special Education Teachers
$62,310
250
182 Foresters
$62,250
350
183 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$61,620
290
184 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$61,610
4,480
185 Computer Network Support Specialists
$61,570
5,380
186 Producers and Directors
$61,490
2,700
187 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$61,470
300
188 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$61,440
1,460
189 Property, Real Estate Managers
$61,420
3,120
190 Genetic Counselors
$61,390
50
191 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$61,340
500
192 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$61,200
750
193 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$61,140
650
194 Dental Hygienists
$60,750
9,170
195 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$60,400
2,420
196 Human Resources Specialists
$60,310
19,630
197 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$60,310
14,320
198 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$60,290
50,930
199 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$60,150
27,570
200 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
$60,080
7,820

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