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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 psychiatrists with an average annual salary of $173,490. The second highest paying job is other specialist dentist (average salary $172,070). The salary and the employment information in Virginia is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Virginia

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Psychiatrists
$173,490
680
2 Other Specialists Dentists
$172,070
110
3 Family and General Practitioners
$167,080
3,780
4 Nurse Anesthetists
$160,400
1,340
5 General Pediatricians
$146,990
1,000
6 Marketing Managers
$146,010
3,910
7 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$145,820
14,050
8 General Dentists
$139,580
2,910
9 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$138,150
4,530
10 Air Traffic Controllers
$136,490
0
11 Petroleum Engineers
$135,050
940
12 Sales Managers
$133,890
6,080
13 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$131,440
1,390
14 Podiatrists
$129,950
220
15 Financial Managers
$128,830
12,630
16 Natural Sciences Managers
$126,970
1,310
17 Political Scientists
$124,990
910
18 Pharmacists
$123,170
7,020
19 Purchasing Managers
$121,820
2,550
20 Aerospace Engineers
$120,450
2,980
21 All Other Managers
$120,420
16,430
22 Human Resources Managers
$119,390
3,130
23 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$118,990
400
24 Lawyers
$117,800
17,090
25 Economists
$116,910
1,110
26 Other Physical Scientists
$116,600
1,120
27 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$116,440
1,750
28 General and Operations Managers
$116,350
50,070
29 Computer Hardware Engineers
$116,130
1,210
30 Optometrists
$112,580
1,100
31 Mathematicians
$111,780
390
32 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$111,260
3,150
33 Computer Network Architects
$110,970
8,980
34 Engineers, All Other
$109,710
3,880
35 Training and Development Managers
$109,570
1,110
36 Sales Engineers
$109,520
1,630
37 Physicists
$109,000
890
38 Systems Software Developers
$107,000
26,310
39 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$105,470
4,480
40 Chemical Engineers
$104,620
1,220
41 Applications Software Developers
$102,550
36,840
42 Industrial Production Managers
$102,010
2,250
43 Operations Research Analysts
$101,930
5,500
44 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$101,310
3,130
45 Information Security Analysts
$100,340
10,270
46 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$99,170
410
47 Other Computer Occupations
$98,920
10,750
48 Environmental Engineers
$98,620
2,030
49 Other Psychologists
$98,320
320
50 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$98,260
670
51 Other Education Administrators
$97,470
1,200
52 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$96,640
280
53 Other Legal Support Workers
$96,280
8,840
54 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$95,910
2,070
55 Computer Systems Analysts
$94,080
27,130
56 Management Analysts
$93,340
45,220
57 Construction Managers
$93,330
5,360
58 Medical and Health Services Managers
$92,520
6,570
59 Hydrologists
$92,180
90
60 Veterinarians
$91,980
2,190
61 Nurse Practitioners
$91,830
3,450
62 Database Administrators
$91,410
5,450
63 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$91,220
460
64 Materials Engineers
$90,920
410
65 Mechanical Engineers
$90,450
8,210
66 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$90,370
8,520
67 Geographers
$89,920
90
68 Commercial Pilots
$89,730
520
69 Electrical Engineers
$89,670
6,770
70 Materials Scientists
$89,090
200
71 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$88,930
190
72 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$88,420
1,260
73 Nurse Midwives
$88,400
120
74 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$88,050
2,000
75 Administrative Services Managers
$87,930
4,320
76 Physician Assistants
$87,920
2,040
77 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$87,900
680
78 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$87,370
2,640
79 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$87,280
19,760
80 Computer Programmers
$86,800
8,850
81 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$86,300
6,490
82 Nuclear Engineers
$86,180
2,630
83 Financial Analysts
$85,830
8,340
84 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
$85,760
80
85 Occupational Therapists
$85,200
2,400
86 Art Directors
$84,130
740
87 Physical Therapists
$83,720
4,730
88 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$83,550
3,580
89 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$83,190
600
90 Other Biological Scientists
$83,180
550
91 Industrial Engineers
$82,860
4,020
92 Biomedical Engineers
$82,690
340
93 Property, Real Estate Managers
$82,510
2,670
94 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$82,470
950
95 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$82,460
600
96 Budget Analysts
$82,340
3,480
97 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$82,060
6,600
98 Personal Financial Advisors
$81,960
4,360
99 Chemists
$81,360
1,660
100 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$81,060
480
101 Logisticians
$81,000
6,080
102 Dental Hygienists
$80,780
4,290
103 Other Artists and Related Workers
$80,660
170
104 Financial Examiners
$80,210
1,390
105 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$80,070
2,550
106 Civil Engineers
$79,760
8,060
107 Web Developers
$79,240
4,500
108 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$78,880
470
109 Funeral Service Managers
$78,760
150
110 Statisticians
$78,620
910
111 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$78,140
130
112 Other Business Operations Specialists
$78,140
30,790
113 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$78,130
310
114 Radiation Therapists
$77,230
280
115 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$76,640
2,650
116 All Other Special Education Teachers
$75,950
1,610
117 Historians
$75,710
130
118 Other Financial Specialists
$75,630
4,540
119 Sociologists
$75,120
50
120 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$74,230
3,100
121 Speech-Language Pathologists
$74,220
2,920
122 Audiologists
$74,010
400
123 Other Mathematical Science Occupations
$73,690
0
124 Survey Researchers
$73,240
280
125 Technical Writers
$72,620
2,740
126 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$72,390
660
127 Lodging Managers
$72,320
0
128 Accountants and Auditors
$72,280
39,290
129 Emergency Management Directors
$72,280
510
130 Other Engineering Technicians
$72,230
3,040
131 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$71,740
12,040
132 Transportation Inspectors
$71,240
710
133 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$71,220
250
134 Credit Analysts
$70,990
2,010
135 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$70,940
1,510
136 Computer Network Support Specialists
$70,770
7,030
137 Social and Community Service Managers
$70,720
2,470
138 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$69,590
80
139 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$69,560
860
140 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$69,410
790
141 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$69,380
390
142 Landscape Architects
$69,360
750
143 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$68,670
1,580
144 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$68,620
1,720
145 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$68,270
610
146 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$67,830
1,670
147 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$67,540
0
148 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$67,500
80
149 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$67,380
2,490
150 Real Estate Brokers
$67,280
1,290
151 Instructional Coordinators
$66,960
3,640
152 Urban and Regional Planners
$66,900
1,270
153 Chiropractors
$66,190
790
154 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$66,180
80
155 Forensic Science Technicians
$65,920
620
156 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$65,750
430
157 Environmental Science Teachers
$65,720
200
158 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$65,650
4,530
159 Epidemiologists
$65,430
90
160 Compliance Officers
$65,170
7,150
161 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$64,970
1,120
162 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$64,950
510
163 Human Resources Specialists
$64,670
17,360
164 Loan Officers
$64,640
7,730
165 Interpreters and Translators
$64,440
1,990
166 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$63,790
5,250
167 Other Social Workers
$63,780
550
168 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$63,760
7,360
169 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$63,730
780
170 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$63,640
4,700
171 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$63,580
12,970
172 Broadcast News Analysts
$63,420
80
173 Training and Development Specialists
$63,400
9,920
174 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$63,370
280
175 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$63,370
16,410
176 Writers and Authors
$63,090
1,240
177 Rail Car Repairers
$62,900
450
178 Genetic Counselors
$62,890
40
179 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$62,760
840
180 Public Relations Specialists
$62,700
7,430
181 Registered Nurses
$62,610
62,700
182 Microbiologists
$62,590
560
183 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$62,440
120
184 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$62,430
150
185 Other Plant and System Operators
$62,340
130
186 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$62,310
2,490
187 Insurance Underwriters
$62,210
2,180
188 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$61,820
550
189 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$61,340
4,760
190 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$61,190
3,990
191 Preschool Special Education Teachers
$60,790
610
192 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$60,710
140
193 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$60,610
2,300
194 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$60,590
400
195 Fundraisers
$60,440
2,120
196 Cost Estimators
$60,390
8,470
197 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
$60,270
110
198 Producers and Directors
$59,980
1,640
199 Nuclear Technicians
$59,540
0
200 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$59,440
2,300

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