National Salary » Top Paying Jobs in USA » Top Paying Jobs in Virginia

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 $192,740. The second highest paying job is general internists (average salary $184,010). The salary and the employment information in Virginia is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Virginia

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Psychiatrists
$192,740
930
2 General Internists
$184,010
1,370
3 Other Specialists Dentists
$181,090
80
4 Family and General Practitioners
$180,440
4,260
5 Nurse Anesthetists
$164,910
900
6 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$156,220
13,720
7 General Pediatricians
$155,840
900
8 Sales Managers
$155,790
5,360
9 Marketing Managers
$153,340
3,840
10 General Dentists
$149,090
2,950
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$143,690
4,030
12 Air Traffic Controllers
$142,010
1,060
13 Political Scientists
$139,380
850
14 Financial Managers
$136,430
13,370
15 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$135,830
1,250
16 Purchasing Managers
$127,030
2,480
17 Aerospace Engineers
$126,530
2,350
18 Lawyers
$126,110
16,890
19 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$125,450
360
20 Human Resources Managers
$125,450
3,480
21 All Other Managers
$123,400
16,770
22 Pharmacists
$122,950
7,000
23 Economists
$121,730
1,170
24 Training and Development Managers
$120,710
950
25 Natural Sciences Managers
$120,630
1,240
26 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$119,810
2,550
27 Computer Hardware Engineers
$119,800
1,380
28 Petroleum Engineers
$119,800
300
29 Optometrists
$119,780
1,240
30 General and Operations Managers
$119,730
52,380
31 Other Physical Scientists
$119,340
1,040
32 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
$119,130
310
33 Sales Engineers
$117,870
1,790
34 Mathematicians
$116,550
470
35 Engineers, All Other
$116,140
4,330
36 Systems Software Developers
$115,880
24,950
37 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$114,920
590
38 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$112,600
240
39 Computer Network Architects
$111,840
10,270
40 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$111,260
2,880
41 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$109,630
4,770
42 Podiatrists
$109,390
220
43 Physicists
$109,060
830
44 Operations Research Analysts
$108,880
7,930
45 Applications Software Developers
$106,890
34,790
46 Chemical Engineers
$105,020
1,130
47 Other Legal Support Workers
$104,760
8,120
48 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$104,430
4,850
49 Industrial Production Managers
$103,350
2,400
50 Materials Scientists
$103,050
350
51 Information Security Analysts
$102,160
11,550
52 Nurse Midwives
$101,410
120
53 Other Computer Occupations
$101,330
11,980
54 Other Education Administrators
$100,600
1,110
55 Construction Managers
$98,630
5,270
56 Medical and Health Services Managers
$98,520
7,450
57 Nurse Practitioners
$97,530
4,630
58 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$96,350
2,030
59 Funeral Service Managers
$96,220
180
60 Other Psychologists
$95,710
340
61 Physician Assistants
$95,440
2,450
62 Geographers
$95,380
70
63 Management Analysts
$95,320
46,670
64 Hydrologists
$95,210
70
65 Chemists
$95,080
1,540
66 Administrative Services Managers
$94,870
4,120
67 Database Administrators
$94,830
5,830
68 Computer Systems Analysts
$94,520
26,480
69 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$94,250
400
70 Electrical Engineers
$93,560
6,340
71 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$93,420
1,900
72 Computer Programmers
$92,870
8,780
73 Environmental Engineers
$91,850
1,200
74 Veterinarians
$91,790
2,520
75 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$91,420
6,620
76 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$91,190
19,470
77 Occupational Therapists
$90,640
2,850
78 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$90,560
3,050
79 Mechanical Engineers
$89,950
6,950
80 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$89,670
610
81 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$89,380
490
82 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$89,090
1,710
83 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$89,000
310
84 Physical Therapists
$88,960
5,790
85 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$88,930
190
86 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$87,730
3,430
87 Commercial Pilots
$87,440
550
88 Personal Financial Advisors
$87,280
4,560
89 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$87,130
6,220
90 Financial Analysts
$86,930
6,980
91 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$86,760
2,600
92 Industrial Engineers
$86,330
3,650
93 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$85,360
500
94 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$85,210
580
95 Budget Analysts
$84,610
3,610
96 Other Artists and Related Workers
$84,050
160
97 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$83,800
110
98 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$83,020
6,810
99 Materials Engineers
$83,000
490
100 Nuclear Engineers
$82,370
2,730
101 Other Biological Scientists
$82,180
580
102 Speech-Language Pathologists
$82,180
3,140
103 Logisticians
$82,160
7,020
104 Civil Engineers
$82,120
9,410
105 Dental Hygienists
$81,210
4,970
106 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$80,970
400
107 Art Directors
$80,550
680
108 Property, Real Estate Managers
$80,200
2,590
109 Other Financial Specialists
$80,110
4,380
110 Other Business Operations Specialists
$79,730
30,530
111 Web Developers
$79,490
3,780
112 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$79,290
1,580
113 Actuaries
$79,140
200
114 Emergency Management Directors
$78,830
440
115 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$78,160
2,960
116 Statisticians
$78,080
1,120
117 Credit Analysts
$77,880
1,840
118 Biomedical Engineers
$77,720
230
119 Social and Community Service Managers
$77,660
2,440
120 Transportation Inspectors
$77,520
670
121 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$77,500
510
122 Financial Examiners
$76,870
1,710
123 Real Estate Brokers
$76,330
1,700
124 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$75,980
720
125 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$75,890
470
126 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$75,760
130
127 Other Engineering Technicians
$75,740
3,250
128 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$75,020
110
129 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$74,780
840
130 Accountants and Auditors
$74,610
40,220
131 Technical Writers
$74,600
2,590
132 Audiologists
$74,380
360
133 Private Detectives and Investigators
$74,300
620
134 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$74,260
12,520
135 Agricultural Engineers
$74,100
160
136 Survey Researchers
$73,700
310
137 Instructional Coordinators
$73,430
4,650
138 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$73,260
330
139 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$73,100
390
140 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$73,060
2,340
141 Environmental Science Teachers
$72,880
210
142 All Other Special Education Teachers
$72,780
2,000
143 Chiropractors
$71,480
810
144 Historians
$71,470
140
145 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$71,250
100
146 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$71,150
2,840
147 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$71,070
5,240
148 Landscape Architects
$70,710
690
149 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$70,240
160
150 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$70,200
1,610
151 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$70,040
1,080
152 Interpreters and Translators
$69,940
2,400
153 Urban and Regional Planners
$69,910
1,210
154 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$69,740
410
155 Computer Network Support Specialists
$69,720
7,390
156 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$69,690
850
157 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$69,560
50
158 Lodging Managers
$69,440
1,070
159 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$69,360
0
160 Radiation Therapists
$69,240
400
161 Compliance Officers
$69,210
7,520
162 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$69,170
440
163 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$69,160
2,220
164 Other Social Workers
$69,120
560
165 Gas Plant Operators
$68,960
360
166 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$68,810
750
167 Broadcast News Analysts
$68,220
60
168 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$68,120
430
169 Other Mathematical Science Occupations
$67,850
510
170 Human Resources Specialists
$67,730
19,670
171 Public Relations Specialists
$67,120
6,920
172 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$66,890
18,500
173 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$66,430
2,930
174 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$66,210
5,720
175 Transit and Railroad Police
$65,770
100
176 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$65,510
13,860
177 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$65,420
2,180
178 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$65,290
1,360
179 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$65,260
190
180 Conservation Scientists
$65,180
650
181 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$65,050
540
182 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$65,030
150
183 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$65,030
800
184 Training and Development Specialists
$64,940
10,800
185 Forensic Science Technicians
$64,920
660
186 Editors
$64,630
3,530
187 Registered Nurses
$64,470
63,820
188 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$64,290
1,040
189 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$64,280
5,220
190 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$64,150
6,190
191 Loan Officers
$64,140
9,170
192 Producers and Directors
$64,040
2,030
193 Microbiologists
$63,780
380
194 Middle School Special Education Teachers
$63,690
2,760
195 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$63,440
2,670
196 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons
$63,350
50
197 Other Mining Machine Operators
$63,030
40
198 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
$63,020
35,610
199 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$62,960
70
200 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$62,940
26,050

Also see The most popular jobs in Virginia.




Highest paying jobs in USA