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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Virginia

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Virginia (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 Virginia are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Virginia is obstetricians and gynecologists with an average annual salary of $202,940. The second highest paying job is psychiatrists (average salary $192,740). The salary and the employment information in Virginia is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Virginia

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$202,940
730
2 Psychiatrists
$192,740
830
3 Family and General Practitioners
$187,730
4,530
4 Nurse Anesthetists
$187,420
810
5 General Internists
$184,010
1,060
6 General Pediatricians
$181,580
650
7 Other Specialists Dentists
$168,250
50
8 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$160,950
13,460
9 Marketing Managers
$156,880
4,170
10 General Dentists
$156,700
2,980
11 Sales Managers
$155,960
5,330
12 Air Traffic Controllers
$148,440
1,060
13 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$145,920
3,870
14 Financial Managers
$141,880
13,540
15 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$138,500
1,310
16 Political Scientists
$138,160
930
17 Purchasing Managers
$130,240
2,520
18 Pharmacists
$128,550
6,980
19 Aerospace Engineers
$128,450
2,040
20 Human Resources Managers
$127,880
3,420
21 All Other Managers
$127,100
16,740
22 Petroleum Engineers
$125,090
220
23 Computer Hardware Engineers
$125,080
1,270
24 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
$125,070
240
25 Lawyers
$123,510
16,330
26 Natural Sciences Managers
$123,240
1,240
27 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$123,240
2,670
28 Other Physical Scientists
$123,220
1,690
29 General and Operations Managers
$122,730
51,370
30 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$122,100
370
31 Sales Engineers
$120,400
1,690
32 Training and Development Managers
$119,890
790
33 Optometrists
$119,800
1,370
34 Economists
$119,600
1,350
35 Systems Software Developers
$119,430
24,650
36 Engineers, All Other
$118,640
4,640
37 Mathematicians
$118,510
450
38 Other Legal Support Workers
$117,210
7,410
39 Computer Network Architects
$116,380
10,180
40 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$115,510
240
41 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$114,920
580
42 Materials Scientists
$112,030
260
43 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$111,340
5,000
44 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$111,260
2,600
45 Chemical Engineers
$111,140
870
46 Funeral Service Managers
$108,970
180
47 Industrial Production Managers
$107,460
2,520
48 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$107,100
4,770
49 Applications Software Developers
$106,500
35,960
50 Operations Research Analysts
$105,770
9,200
51 Physicists
$105,610
820
52 Information Security Analysts
$105,550
13,190
53 Other Computer Occupations
$104,270
13,040
54 Other Education Administrators
$102,950
1,160
55 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$101,120
1,950
56 Medical and Health Services Managers
$100,780
7,620
57 Construction Managers
$100,730
5,370
58 Electrical Engineers
$100,170
5,980
59 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$99,910
400
60 Other Psychologists
$99,900
400
61 Nurse Practitioners
$99,180
4,500
62 Physician Assistants
$99,010
2,600
63 Administrative Services Managers
$98,740
3,920
64 Podiatrists
$98,710
310
65 Nurse Midwives
$98,450
120
66 Management Analysts
$96,770
48,070
67 Computer Systems Analysts
$96,450
27,760
68 Geographers
$95,380
70
69 Database Administrators
$94,900
5,760
70 Veterinarians
$94,850
2,670
71 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$94,510
2,850
72 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$93,420
2,040
73 Chemists
$93,300
1,440
74 Computer Programmers
$93,090
8,780
75 Mechanical Engineers
$92,870
7,120
76 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$92,200
6,850
77 Personal Financial Advisors
$91,590
4,820
78 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$91,400
490
79 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$90,920
450
80 Hydrologists
$90,340
60
81 Occupational Therapists
$90,280
3,000
82 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$89,990
19,510
83 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$89,090
1,910
84 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$89,010
520
85 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$88,930
190
86 Physical Therapists
$88,640
6,400
87 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$88,140
3,360
88 Commercial Pilots
$87,440
560
89 Industrial Engineers
$87,390
4,130
90 Materials Engineers
$87,390
420
91 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$87,150
480
92 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$87,130
5,510
93 Budget Analysts
$86,760
3,620
94 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$86,370
2,670
95 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$85,610
800
96 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$85,360
540
97 Civil Engineers
$85,300
10,190
98 Financial Analysts
$85,060
7,860
99 Speech-Language Pathologists
$84,360
3,080
100 Environmental Engineers
$84,290
1,230
101 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$84,260
130
102 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$83,240
30
103 Nuclear Engineers
$83,170
2,180
104 Logisticians
$82,830
7,840
105 Dental Hygienists
$82,400
5,430
106 Web Developers
$82,180
3,720
107 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$81,890
1,030
108 Other Biological Scientists
$81,800
640
109 Other Financial Specialists
$81,690
4,180
110 Credit Analysts
$81,540
1,720
111 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$81,520
1,620
112 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$81,080
7,200
113 Social and Community Service Managers
$80,930
2,410
114 Art Directors
$80,560
520
115 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$80,360
2,910
116 Property, Real Estate Managers
$80,140
2,280
117 Other Business Operations Specialists
$79,830
31,640
118 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$79,730
520
119 Biomedical Engineers
$79,260
220
120 Actuaries
$79,140
210
121 Emergency Management Directors
$78,830
390
122 Statisticians
$78,480
1,250
123 Other Engineering Technicians
$78,260
3,290
124 Genetic Counselors
$77,100
70
125 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$76,740
310
126 Chiropractors
$76,660
750
127 All Other Special Education Teachers
$76,380
2,140
128 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$76,330
370
129 Real Estate Brokers
$76,330
1,680
130 Other Artists and Related Workers
$76,270
220
131 Technical Writers
$75,940
2,840
132 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$75,760
130
133 Accountants and Auditors
$75,750
38,330
134 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$75,530
2,550
135 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$75,270
460
136 Sociologists
$75,120
100
137 Financial Examiners
$75,110
1,770
138 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$74,960
140
139 Radiation Therapists
$74,870
560
140 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$74,740
400
141 Microbiologists
$74,710
490
142 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$74,260
12,520
143 Agricultural Engineers
$74,100
160
144 Conservation Scientists
$73,510
640
145 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$73,500
380
146 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$73,380
13,680
147 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$73,250
0
148 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$73,120
380
149 Transportation Inspectors
$72,960
690
150 Environmental Science Teachers
$72,880
210
151 Private Detectives and Investigators
$72,170
620
152 Instructional Coordinators
$72,060
4,990
153 Gas Plant Operators
$71,930
340
154 Middle School Special Education Teachers
$71,380
3,140
155 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$71,290
650
156 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$71,250
80
157 Compliance Officers
$71,170
7,850
158 Urban and Regional Planners
$71,090
1,240
159 Audiologists
$71,070
370
160 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$71,040
2,810
161 Public Relations Specialists
$70,990
6,680
162 Human Resources Specialists
$70,840
19,900
163 Other Social Workers
$70,250
620
164 Landscape Architects
$70,010
740
165 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$69,990
2,060
166 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$69,760
1,670
167 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$69,560
80
168 Lodging Managers
$69,440
1,070
169 Computer Network Support Specialists
$69,390
7,330
170 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$69,060
660
171 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$68,950
70
172 Loan Officers
$68,870
9,290
173 Historians
$68,730
170
174 Mining and Geological Engineers
$68,670
80
175 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$68,410
790
176 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$68,410
14,850
177 Broadcast News Analysts
$68,220
120
178 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$68,190
160
179 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$68,190
6,120
180 Forensic Science Technicians
$68,120
430
181 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$67,940
1,140
182 Other Mathematical Science Occupations
$67,850
510
183 Producers and Directors
$67,810
2,030
184 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$67,700
1,310
185 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$67,500
1,540
186 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$67,280
420
187 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$67,210
19,620
188 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$67,120
220
189 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons
$66,960
80
190 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$66,950
1,830
191 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$66,850
2,980
192 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$66,720
470
193 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$66,520
950
194 Other Therapists
$66,270
90
195 Interpreters and Translators
$66,170
2,170
196 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$66,160
5,830
197 Registered Nurses
$66,060
64,260
198 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$65,900
2,080
199 Training and Development Specialists
$65,890
11,780
200 Transit and Railroad Police
$65,770
100

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