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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 family and general practitioners with an average annual salary of $203,800. The second highest paying job is chief executive (average salary $200,750). The salary and the employment information in Pennsylvania is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Pennsylvania

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Family and General Practitioners
$203,800
5,070
2 Chief Executives
$200,750
7,680
3 Psychiatrists
$198,460
990
4 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$185,370
19,820
5 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$174,630
0
6 General Internists
$168,660
640
7 Nurse Anesthetists
$158,270
2,360
8 General Pediatricians
$154,270
580
9 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$139,940
200
10 Sales Managers
$139,630
7,940
11 Marketing Managers
$138,960
6,960
12 Podiatrists
$137,730
520
13 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$137,540
12,810
14 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$137,470
6,260
15 Financial Managers
$136,790
17,250
16 Physicists
$126,990
240
17 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$123,120
490
18 Natural Sciences Managers
$120,040
2,860
19 Purchasing Managers
$118,910
2,170
20 Pharmacists
$118,750
13,630
21 Human Resources Managers
$117,480
4,760
22 All Other Managers
$116,920
10,490
23 Lawyers
$116,180
25,470
24 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$115,810
120
25 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$115,600
1,620
26 General Dentists
$113,470
3,780
27 Training and Development Managers
$112,890
1,090
28 Petroleum Engineers
$112,720
930
29 General and Operations Managers
$112,010
75,540
30 Other Physical Scientists
$110,880
360
31 Optometrists
$109,510
1,800
32 Political Scientists
$108,460
70
33 Air Traffic Controllers
$108,250
400
34 Actuaries
$107,770
1,450
35 Funeral Service Managers
$105,660
590
36 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$103,480
450
37 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$103,320
370
38 Nuclear Engineers
$103,260
1,340
39 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$102,980
600
40 Industrial Production Managers
$101,900
5,860
41 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$101,630
3,240
42 Computer Network Architects
$100,970
6,650
43 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$100,460
8,170
44 Aerospace Engineers
$100,020
990
45 Veterinarians
$99,850
2,990
46 Other Psychologists
$99,610
450
47 Administrative Services Managers
$98,100
7,060
48 Systems Software Developers
$97,970
10,630
49 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$97,720
790
50 Sociologists
$97,570
80
51 Nurse Practitioners
$97,020
5,730
52 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$96,750
1,030
53 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$96,680
70
54 Computer Hardware Engineers
$96,620
1,250
55 Nurse Midwives
$96,530
300
56 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$95,440
7,690
57 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$95,410
400
58 Other Specialists Dentists
$95,020
140
59 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$94,630
4,740
60 Physician Assistants
$94,420
6,080
61 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$93,220
3,030
62 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$92,890
3,680
63 Materials Scientists
$92,790
390
64 Applications Software Developers
$92,770
27,420
65 Engineers, All Other
$92,050
4,440
66 Chemical Engineers
$91,750
1,530
67 Information Security Analysts
$91,490
3,090
68 Electrical Engineers
$91,310
7,490
69 Nuclear Technicians
$91,280
490
70 Construction Managers
$90,230
9,870
71 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$89,060
260
72 Personal Financial Advisors
$88,890
8,230
73 Computer Systems Analysts
$88,840
22,330
74 Sales Engineers
$88,700
3,410
75 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$88,340
50
76 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
$87,650
850
77 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$86,840
3,260
78 Medical and Health Services Managers
$86,830
14,540
79 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$86,010
330
80 Other Computer Occupations
$85,580
14,280
81 Economists
$85,460
610
82 Radiation Therapists
$85,440
780
83 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$85,210
670
84 Boilermakers
$85,180
420
85 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$84,920
980
86 Biomedical Engineers
$84,420
1,000
87 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$84,400
1,330
88 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$84,380
270
89 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$84,250
780
90 Mining and Geological Engineers
$84,210
420
91 Materials Engineers
$84,140
1,400
92 Industrial Engineers
$84,090
9,280
93 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$83,770
620
94 Physical Therapists
$83,770
11,300
95 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$83,710
12,620
96 Environmental Engineers
$82,780
3,160
97 Financial Examiners
$82,140
1,500
98 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$82,040
11,170
99 Hydrologists
$81,900
190
100 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$80,920
1,440
101 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$80,470
540
102 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$80,190
3,620
103 Environmental Science Teachers
$80,170
290
104 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$80,150
860
105 Civil Engineers
$80,120
12,060
106 Mechanical Engineers
$79,930
14,440
107 Database Administrators
$79,780
6,010
108 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$79,730
480
109 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$79,530
1,260
110 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$79,290
2,910
111 Postsecondary History Teachers
$79,110
1,160
112 Computer Programmers
$79,000
10,710
113 Financial Analysts
$78,600
11,530
114 Art Directors
$78,390
990
115 Gaming Managers
$78,210
120
116 Management Analysts
$78,170
25,600
117 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$77,910
1,450
118 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$77,840
30
119 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$77,770
590
120 Occupational Therapists
$77,420
7,310
121 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$76,970
2,270
122 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$76,970
90
123 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$76,920
4,240
124 Logisticians
$76,260
6,860
125 Operations Research Analysts
$76,110
3,090
126 Other Biological Scientists
$76,010
540
127 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$75,560
420
128 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$75,520
2,700
129 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$75,490
1,000
130 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$75,380
830
131 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$75,360
110
132 Other Education Administrators
$75,000
970
133 Audiologists
$75,000
600
134 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$74,980
530
135 Mathematicians
$74,500
40
136 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
$74,460
50
137 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$74,440
1,000
138 Other Business Operations Specialists
$74,350
15,920
139 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$74,030
790
140 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$73,580
1,340
141 Statisticians
$73,500
3,330
142 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$73,430
4,800
143 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$73,360
11,550
144 Commercial Pilots
$73,350
550
145 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$73,150
13,700
146 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$72,890
820
147 Credit Analysts
$72,690
2,260
148 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$72,510
350
149 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$72,440
3,610
150 Speech-Language Pathologists
$72,200
5,490
151 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$72,200
1,080
152 Agricultural Engineers
$72,090
50
153 Power Plant Operators
$71,940
1,320
154 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$71,450
1,850
155 Other Financial Specialists
$71,390
3,700
156 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$70,800
400
157 Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers
$70,670
1,060
158 Transit and Railroad Police
$70,360
80
159 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
$70,070
500
160 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$69,830
6,190
161 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$69,730
430
162 Chemists
$69,700
5,280
163 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$69,680
27,460
164 Roof Bolters, Mining
$69,570
370
165 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$69,340
5,540
166 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$69,240
4,040
167 Other Life Scientists
$69,180
180
168 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$69,110
1,400
169 Pile-Driver Operators
$69,110
80
170 Epidemiologists
$69,030
140
171 Budget Analysts
$68,980
1,420
172 Genetic Counselors
$68,870
70
173 Insurance Underwriters
$68,570
4,570
174 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$68,370
4,300
175 Microbiologists
$68,270
880
176 Registered Nurses
$68,230
143,130
177 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$67,690
3,670
178 Foresters
$67,600
250
179 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$67,500
20,160
180 Accountants and Auditors
$67,490
52,150
181 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$67,430
960
182 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$66,980
470
183 Technical Writers
$66,780
1,540
184 Other Artists and Related Workers
$66,510
100
185 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$66,450
6,000
186 Other Extraction Workers
$66,350
260
187 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$66,150
2,550
188 Compliance Officers
$66,030
11,650
189 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$65,930
19,150
190 Ship Engineers
$65,390
70
191 Landscape Architects
$65,370
640
192 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$65,350
290
193 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$65,220
180
194 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$65,120
740
195 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$64,820
2,190
196 Other Social Workers
$64,740
1,200
197 Web Developers
$64,700
4,800
198 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$64,580
3,260
199 Dental Hygienists
$64,520
9,480
200 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$64,490
47,140

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