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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 $173,000. The second highest paying job is other education administrator (average salary $103,540). The salary and the employment information in Puerto Rico is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Puerto Rico

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Psychiatrists
$173,000
0
2 Other Education Administrators
$103,540
240
3 Air Traffic Controllers
$102,960
120
4 Chief Executives
$94,590
2,390
5 Natural Sciences Managers
$93,660
60
6 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$93,120
880
7 Industrial Production Managers
$93,060
1,090
8 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$90,470
470
9 Pharmacists
$86,760
2,090
10 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$78,430
60
11 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$76,450
30
12 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$75,470
80
13 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$74,620
990
14 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$73,750
50
15 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$72,980
70
16 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$72,410
0
17 Sales Engineers
$72,100
40
18 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$71,660
70
19 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$71,610
240
20 Marketing Managers
$70,730
720
21 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$69,910
70
22 Industrial Engineers
$69,080
2,620
23 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$68,880
980
24 Sales Managers
$68,280
1,850
25 Electrical Engineers
$68,220
790
26 General Internists
$67,550
120
27 Other Psychologists
$66,720
270
28 Environmental Engineers
$66,670
220
29 Anesthesiologists
$66,080
0
30 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$65,600
690
31 Family and General Practitioners
$64,800
1,200
32 Computer Hardware Engineers
$64,610
450
33 Postsecondary History Teachers
$64,540
150
34 Financial Managers
$64,480
3,380
35 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$64,390
190
36 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$63,760
190
37 General and Operations Managers
$63,360
6,030
38 General Pediatricians
$63,110
110
39 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$62,790
430
40 Other Computer Occupations
$62,540
410
41 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$62,420
290
42 Purchasing Managers
$61,910
290
43 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$61,430
0
44 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$60,930
230
45 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$60,920
140
46 Lawyers
$60,250
2,960
47 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$59,870
170
48 Medical and Health Services Managers
$59,170
990
49 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$58,890
240
50 Engineers, All Other
$58,680
420
51 Human Resources Managers
$58,600
1,020
52 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$58,510
60
53 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$57,200
1,060
54 Operations Research Analysts
$57,100
100
55 Systems Software Developers
$57,090
210
56 Veterinarians
$55,960
110
57 Postal Service Clerks
$55,590
570
58 All Other Managers
$55,520
7,260
59 Construction Managers
$54,900
530
60 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$54,500
2,660
61 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$54,300
180
62 Chemists
$54,290
1,460
63 Nurse Anesthetists
$54,200
310
64 Training and Development Managers
$54,030
80
65 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$53,670
510
66 Commercial Pilots
$53,190
90
67 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
$51,900
50
68 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$51,680
30
69 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$51,410
470
70 Environmental Engineering Technicians
$51,210
230
71 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$50,910
360
72 Applications Software Developers
$50,410
470
73 Art Directors
$50,370
150
74 Civil Engineers
$49,750
1,870
75 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$49,740
180
76 Computer Network Architects
$48,610
390
77 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$48,560
210
78 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$48,530
660
79 Lodging Managers
$48,430
100
80 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$48,250
40
81 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$48,150
1,540
82 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$48,100
1,100
83 Financial Analysts
$47,830
1,230
84 Administrative Services Managers
$47,710
2,450
85 Interpreters and Translators
$47,630
190
86 General Dentists
$47,510
250
87 Mechanical Engineers
$47,340
930
88 Chemical Engineers
$47,330
110
89 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$46,880
1,380
90 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$46,310
350
91 Microbiologists
$46,310
210
92 Other Legal Support Workers
$46,290
180
93 Optometrists
$46,080
0
94 Gaming Managers
$45,960
80
95 Management Analysts
$45,810
900
96 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$45,480
2,090
97 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$45,430
210
98 Avionics Technicians
$45,410
70
99 Landscape Architects
$45,350
0
100 Agricultural Engineers
$45,120
50
101 Logisticians
$45,100
510
102 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$45,050
490
103 Computer Systems Analysts
$45,040
1,070
104 Soil and Plant Scientists
$45,030
410
105 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$44,460
1,230
106 Insurance Underwriters
$44,290
760
107 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$44,080
650
108 Information Security Analysts
$43,840
230
109 Physician Assistants
$43,470
0
110 Database Administrators
$43,420
450
111 Credit Counselors
$43,370
130
112 Other Life Scientists
$43,140
170
113 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$43,030
60
114 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$42,990
1,730
115 Computer Programmers
$42,890
1,260
116 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$42,850
30
117 Speech-Language Pathologists
$42,180
100
118 Editors
$41,990
330
119 Budget Analysts
$41,820
580
120 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$41,090
900
121 Writers and Authors
$40,870
50
122 Reporters and Correspondents
$40,160
360
123 Funeral Service Managers
$40,010
30
124 Broadcast News Analysts
$39,530
70
125 Photographers
$39,450
160
126 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$39,450
170
127 Other Engineering Technicians
$39,370
220
128 Compliance Officers
$38,630
3,400
129 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$38,500
190
130 Physical Therapists
$38,340
530
131 Film and Video Editors
$38,300
40
132 Labor Relations Specialists
$38,210
220
133 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$38,140
1,460
134 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$37,940
1,360
135 Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists
$37,650
60
136 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$37,380
100
137 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$37,350
160
138 Social and Community Service Managers
$37,250
280
139 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$37,220
2,360
140 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$37,090
110
141 Chiropractors
$36,820
0
142 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$36,810
80
143 Food Scientists and Technologists
$36,760
60
144 Biological Technicians
$36,740
320
145 Epidemiologists
$36,730
60
146 Other Physical Scientists
$36,680
160
147 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$36,670
150
148 Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators
$36,310
150
149 Personal Financial Advisors
$36,300
300
150 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$36,260
530
151 Brokerage Clerks
$36,150
100
152 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$36,040
1,500
153 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$35,750
280
154 Economists
$35,500
90
155 Computer Network Support Specialists
$35,480
590
156 Occupational Therapists
$35,460
220
157 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$35,330
120
158 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
$35,290
520
159 Surveyors
$35,080
130
160 Web Developers
$35,050
110
161 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$34,980
610
162 Transportation Security Screeners
$34,930
550
163 Property, Real Estate Managers
$34,930
130
164 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$34,920
1,560
165 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
$34,880
15,150
166 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$34,850
4,410
167 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles
$34,700
0
168 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$34,660
510
169 Librarians
$34,540
1,530
170 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$34,510
1,650
171 Farm and Home Management Advisors
$34,350
550
172 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
$34,330
1,270
173 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
$34,320
120
174 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$34,150
9,830
175 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$34,140
1,890
176 Tree Trimmers and Pruners
$34,020
360
177 Other Agricultural Workers
$33,950
0
178 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
$33,670
60
179 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$33,480
250
180 Emergency Management Directors
$33,380
130
181 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
$33,360
1,580
182 Training and Development Specialists
$33,190
750
183 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$33,010
70
184 Other Plant and System Operators
$32,890
300
185 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$32,890
120
186 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$32,820
610
187 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$32,700
240
188 Gaming Supervisors
$32,340
180
189 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
$32,290
0
190 Accountants and Auditors
$32,120
9,440
191 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$32,080
240
192 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants
$32,070
0
193 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
$31,990
230
194 Financial Examiners
$31,940
410
195 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$31,840
230
196 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$31,750
400
197 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$31,750
160
198 Human Resources Specialists
$31,690
2,420
199 Cost Estimators
$31,630
320
200 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
$31,560
570

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