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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Puerto Rico

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Puerto Rico (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 Puerto Rico are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Puerto Rico is psychiatrists with an average annual salary of $169,450. The second highest paying job is other education administrator (average salary $108,340). The salary and the employment information in Puerto Rico is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Puerto Rico

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Psychiatrists
$169,450
50
2 Other Education Administrators
$108,340
200
3 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$103,110
70
4 Industrial Production Managers
$102,190
1,080
5 Natural Sciences Managers
$97,380
40
6 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$95,180
880
7 Pharmacists
$90,990
2,130
8 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$90,750
470
9 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$86,220
1,020
10 Veterinarians
$85,220
100
11 Chief Executives
$84,000
3,070
12 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$83,420
640
13 Other Psychologists
$78,450
160
14 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$78,030
90
15 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$76,410
120
16 Family and General Practitioners
$75,920
730
17 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$75,170
100
18 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$75,030
80
19 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$74,570
50
20 General Pediatricians
$74,260
250
21 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$73,960
40
22 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$72,440
50
23 Conservation Scientists
$71,030
40
24 Marketing Managers
$70,570
690
25 Industrial Engineers
$70,120
2,980
26 Real Estate Sales Agents
$69,980
500
27 Sales Managers
$69,230
1,850
28 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$69,070
810
29 Financial Managers
$69,010
3,690
30 Legislators
$68,730
90
31 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$68,550
560
32 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$67,860
220
33 Pile-Driver Operators
$67,420
0
34 Electrical Engineers
$66,390
820
35 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$66,380
430
36 Other Computer Occupations
$66,170
360
37 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$66,150
1,260
38 Purchasing Managers
$66,100
300
39 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$65,440
280
40 General Internists
$64,520
670
41 Systems Software Developers
$64,030
570
42 Computer Hardware Engineers
$63,950
290
43 General and Operations Managers
$63,180
6,010
44 Lawyers
$63,160
2,660
45 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$62,360
240
46 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$62,100
240
47 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$61,580
230
48 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$60,420
90
49 Other Biological Scientists
$60,370
280
50 Aerospace Engineers
$59,960
540
51 Anesthesiologists
$59,820
0
52 Medical and Health Services Managers
$58,940
850
53 Gaming Managers
$58,720
40
54 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$58,660
1,020
55 Sales Engineers
$58,610
40
56 Construction Managers
$57,870
460
57 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$57,780
50
58 Human Resources Managers
$57,660
1,120
59 Commercial Pilots
$57,070
80
60 Nurse Anesthetists
$56,910
360
61 Postal Service Clerks
$56,790
650
62 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$55,310
510
63 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$54,830
270
64 Training and Development Managers
$54,620
120
65 Chemists
$54,510
1,160
66 Environmental Engineering Technicians
$54,220
180
67 All Other Managers
$54,040
6,780
68 Optometrists
$53,930
150
69 Applications Software Developers
$53,750
470
70 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$53,650
520
71 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$53,060
1,510
72 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$52,150
1,140
73 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
$52,050
40
74 Financial Analysts
$51,520
1,250
75 Environmental Engineers
$51,290
330
76 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$51,130
1,400
77 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$51,070
700
78 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$50,590
180
79 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$49,770
1,780
80 Civil Engineers
$49,660
1,640
81 Database Administrators
$49,590
480
82 Chemical Engineers
$49,590
40
83 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$48,970
640
84 Management Analysts
$48,870
1,280
85 Art Directors
$48,540
150
86 Administrative Services Managers
$48,130
2,720
87 Other Legal Support Workers
$48,030
170
88 Microbiologists
$47,850
210
89 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$47,770
170
90 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$47,640
40
91 Mechanical Engineers
$47,460
950
92 Physical Therapists
$47,010
420
93 Engineers, All Other
$47,000
260
94 Agricultural Inspectors
$46,830
140
95 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$46,660
480
96 Operations Research Analysts
$46,260
90
97 Interpreters and Translators
$46,050
150
98 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$45,700
2,050
99 Real Estate Brokers
$45,570
70
100 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$45,470
820
101 Landscape Architects
$45,350
50
102 Agricultural Engineers
$45,120
50
103 Lodging Managers
$45,040
120
104 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$44,920
380
105 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$44,730
1,060
106 Broadcast News Analysts
$44,700
50
107 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$44,600
300
108 Logisticians
$44,160
660
109 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$44,020
60
110 Meter Readers, Utilities
$44,010
40
111 Physician Assistants
$43,890
0
112 Computer Systems Analysts
$43,760
1,150
113 Speech-Language Pathologists
$43,580
90
114 Budget Analysts
$43,510
530
115 Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists
$43,460
50
116 Film and Video Editors
$43,260
40
117 Information Security Analysts
$43,200
320
118 Other Life Scientists
$42,850
40
119 Computer Programmers
$42,820
1,420
120 Producers and Directors
$42,790
420
121 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$42,600
60
122 Editors
$42,390
270
123 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
$42,060
260
124 Private Detectives and Investigators
$41,920
130
125 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$41,640
90
126 Insurance Underwriters
$41,550
660
127 General Dentists
$40,980
180
128 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$40,280
1,080
129 Credit Counselors
$39,980
260
130 Property, Real Estate Managers
$39,870
150
131 Computer Network Architects
$39,660
580
132 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$39,620
60
133 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$39,260
280
134 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$39,160
110
135 Occupational Therapists
$38,980
180
136 Training and Development Specialists
$38,920
790
137 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$38,580
1,130
138 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$38,480
110
139 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$38,160
800
140 Curators
$38,040
30
141 Computer Network Support Specialists
$37,850
620
142 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
$37,780
60
143 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$37,640
1,480
144 Epidemiologists
$37,600
60
145 Other Specialists Dentists
$37,580
60
146 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$37,580
1,700
147 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$37,570
2,290
148 Transportation Security Screeners
$37,370
420
149 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$37,220
2,130
150 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$37,210
40
151 Other Engineering Technicians
$36,870
180
152 Web Developers
$36,850
180
153 Compliance Officers
$36,830
3,610
154 Food Scientists and Technologists
$36,760
60
155 Photographers
$36,760
130
156 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
$36,750
14,240
157 Reporters and Correspondents
$36,730
330
158 Personal Financial Advisors
$36,620
220
159 Economists
$36,590
80
160 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$36,500
80
161 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$36,400
60
162 Librarians
$36,180
1,570
163 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$36,160
150
164 Brokerage Clerks
$36,150
100
165 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$36,120
1,910
166 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$35,950
690
167 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$35,940
4,280
168 Biological Technicians
$35,720
530
169 Sailors and Marine Oilers
$35,650
70
170 Other Agricultural Workers
$35,590
40
171 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$35,520
9,220
172 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$35,510
460
173 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$35,380
70
174 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$35,360
3,110
175 Financial Examiners
$35,310
450
176 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$35,310
100
177 Credit Analysts
$35,260
790
178 Statisticians
$35,160
220
179 Technical Writers
$35,130
150
180 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$34,990
50
181 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$34,940
130
182 Farm and Home Management Advisors
$34,870
710
183 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
$34,400
1,400
184 Tree Trimmers and Pruners
$34,400
280
185 Chemical Technicians
$34,240
1,170
186 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$34,070
560
187 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$33,790
270
188 Mechanical Drafters
$33,460
230
189 Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
$33,420
530
190 Other Motor Vehicle Operators
$32,820
130
191 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$32,810
1,010
192 Other Plant and System Operators
$32,800
220
193 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$32,780
15,580
194 All Other Special Education Teachers
$32,760
3,420
195 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$32,710
260
196 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$32,650
460
197 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
$32,650
980
198 Registered Nurses
$32,630
17,470
199 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$32,570
2,000
200 Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers
$32,300
110

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