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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Washington

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Washington (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 Washington are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Washington is family and general practitioners with an average annual salary of $182,140. The second highest paying job is general pediatricians (average salary $181,100). The salary and the employment information in Washington is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Washington

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Family and General Practitioners
$182,140
1,840
2 General Pediatricians
$181,100
300
3 Psychiatrists
$178,340
300
4 Other Specialists Dentists
$175,710
130
5 General Dentists
$163,450
2,250
6 Nurse Anesthetists
$161,800
250
7 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$137,780
0
8 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$137,570
9,220
9 Petroleum Engineers
$130,410
170
10 Marketing Managers
$129,680
4,810
11 Natural Sciences Managers
$128,260
1,770
12 Podiatrists
$127,870
110
13 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$124,290
3,360
14 Pharmacists
$121,110
5,670
15 Purchasing Managers
$118,030
1,850
16 Air Traffic Controllers
$116,990
710
17 Computer Programmers
$116,190
13,670
18 Applications Software Developers
$114,210
48,890
19 Systems Software Developers
$113,490
9,780
20 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$111,740
290
21 Human Resources Managers
$109,470
2,990
22 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$108,780
650
23 Aerospace Engineers
$107,440
8,540
24 Sales Engineers
$106,870
1,220
25 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$106,720
50
26 Environmental Science Teachers
$106,520
70
27 Sales Managers
$106,430
7,820
28 Physician Assistants
$106,090
1,990
29 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$105,940
4,220
30 Lawyers
$105,860
10,690
31 Training and Development Managers
$104,270
510
32 Optometrists
$104,240
600
33 All Other Managers
$104,040
7,370
34 Physicists
$103,970
610
35 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$103,600
2,810
36 General and Operations Managers
$103,190
0
37 Financial Managers
$102,890
11,310
38 Other Physical Scientists
$102,870
350
39 Computer Hardware Engineers
$101,740
1,820
40 Information Security Analysts
$101,680
1,990
41 Medical and Health Services Managers
$100,310
6,750
42 Electrical Engineers
$99,880
5,690
43 Nurse Practitioners
$99,610
2,390
44 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$98,940
160
45 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$97,770
920
46 Computer Network Architects
$96,990
4,870
47 Industrial Engineers
$96,780
6,900
48 Art Directors
$96,640
680
49 Nuclear Engineers
$96,390
1,000
50 Chemical Engineers
$96,300
470
51 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$96,230
410
52 Industrial Production Managers
$96,170
2,630
53 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$95,150
550
54 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$94,840
1,830
55 Radiation Therapists
$94,530
330
56 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$94,460
2,490
57 Other Psychologists
$94,060
410
58 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$93,940
2,100
59 Personal Financial Advisors
$93,930
3,800
60 Database Administrators
$93,630
2,230
61 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$93,370
80
62 Nurse Midwives
$92,840
80
63 Construction Managers
$92,710
5,090
64 Actuaries
$92,340
560
65 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$92,020
1,620
66 Management Analysts
$91,550
14,750
67 Dental Hygienists
$91,220
5,780
68 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$91,060
170
69 Environmental Engineers
$90,910
1,410
70 Mining and Geological Engineers
$90,900
100
71 Engineers, All Other
$90,830
3,720
72 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$90,140
1,920
73 Computer Systems Analysts
$88,820
15,890
74 Administrative Services Managers
$88,730
4,690
75 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$88,710
270
76 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$88,390
620
77 Power Plant Operators
$88,330
390
78 Operations Research Analysts
$88,000
2,190
79 Mechanical Engineers
$87,920
6,420
80 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$86,200
2,030
81 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$85,520
2,260
82 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
$85,460
220
83 Nuclear Technicians
$85,450
260
84 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$84,910
200
85 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$84,630
460
86 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$83,730
390
87 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$83,630
7,360
88 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$83,350
1,400
89 Emergency Management Directors
$83,300
130
90 Physical Therapists
$83,190
4,750
91 Civil Engineers
$83,130
11,390
92 Geographers
$83,020
30
93 Occupational Therapists
$82,840
2,350
94 Hydrologists
$81,720
350
95 Epidemiologists
$81,720
300
96 Veterinarians
$81,610
1,530
97 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$81,450
700
98 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$81,100
980
99 Commercial Pilots
$81,070
860
100 Technical Writers
$80,830
1,120
101 Avionics Technicians
$80,810
1,310
102 Locomotive Engineers
$80,520
0
103 Economists
$79,700
340
104 Pile-Driver Operators
$79,660
180
105 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$79,280
1,430
106 Statisticians
$79,060
1,010
107 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$78,810
5,280
108 Web Developers
$78,810
4,810
109 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$77,680
380
110 Registered Nurses
$77,520
51,600
111 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$77,370
970
112 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$77,150
110
113 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$77,110
970
114 Audiologists
$76,790
370
115 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$76,670
2,340
116 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$76,480
1,090
117 Credit Analysts
$76,000
840
118 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$75,910
370
119 Other Engineering Technicians
$75,770
1,870
120 Other Biological Scientists
$75,360
1,150
121 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
$75,350
450
122 Transportation Inspectors
$75,110
690
123 Urban and Regional Planners
$74,790
2,180
124 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$74,760
11,630
125 Genetic Counselors
$74,760
40
126 Ship Engineers
$74,530
950
127 Financial Examiners
$74,440
420
128 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$74,240
470
129 Crane and Tower Operators
$74,180
1,310
130 Insurance Underwriters
$73,080
1,740
131 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$72,690
8,030
132 Budget Analysts
$72,590
1,700
133 Choreographers
$72,540
310
134 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$72,370
1,590
135 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$72,310
1,970
136 Surveyors
$72,220
850
137 Agricultural Engineers
$71,790
0
138 Real Estate Brokers
$71,300
590
139 Athletes and Sports Competitors
$71,120
360
140 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$71,040
2,920
141 Mechanical Drafters
$70,790
2,510
142 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$70,710
3,930
143 Soil and Plant Scientists
$70,590
260
144 Other Life Scientists
$70,560
220
145 Chemists
$70,490
1,410
146 Labor Relations Specialists
$70,360
2,110
147 Other Computer Occupations
$70,070
4,550
148 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$70,000
140
149 Speech-Language Pathologists
$69,920
2,510
150 Other Business Operations Specialists
$69,540
28,570
151 Gaming Managers
$69,420
170
152 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
$69,340
380
153 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$69,270
14,640
154 Firefighters
$69,200
7,480
155 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$69,110
150
156 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$68,960
940
157 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$68,880
5,000
158 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$68,730
9,320
159 Sociologists
$68,710
90
160 Construction and Building Inspectors
$68,660
2,090
161 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
$68,580
0
162 Other Education Administrators
$68,250
730
163 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$68,150
460
164 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$67,940
1,480
165 Writers and Authors
$67,890
1,130
166 Computer Network Support Specialists
$67,610
3,730
167 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$67,490
1,670
168 Cost Estimators
$67,260
5,580
169 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$67,240
220
170 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$67,060
100
171 Radiologic Technologists
$66,920
3,980
172 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$66,850
1,760
173 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$66,790
9,980
174 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$66,720
1,010
175 Environmental Engineering Technicians
$66,560
290
176 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$66,550
180
177 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$66,470
650
178 Respiratory Therapists
$66,450
1,640
179 Accountants and Auditors
$66,380
24,900
180 Librarians
$66,370
3,160
181 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$66,320
3,920
182 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
$66,280
460
183 Microbiologists
$66,160
560
184 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$66,030
190
185 Funeral Service Managers
$65,830
70
186 Legislators
$65,770
0
187 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$65,650
200
188 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$65,450
330
189 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$65,430
190
190 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$65,370
1,540
191 Biomedical Engineers
$65,320
290
192 Fashion Designers
$65,290
120
193 Fish and Game Wardens
$65,120
120
194 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$65,050
4,960
195 Training and Development Specialists
$64,830
4,660
196 Property, Real Estate Managers
$64,720
3,430
197 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic
$64,650
60
198 Electricians
$64,470
12,900
199 Landscape Architects
$64,250
720
200 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$64,230
2,490

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