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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 psychiatrists with an average annual salary of $201,720. The second highest paying job is nurse anesthetists (average salary $188,110). The salary and the employment information in Washington is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Washington

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Psychiatrists
$201,720
540
2 Nurse Anesthetists
$188,110
660
3 Other Specialists Dentists
$186,050
130
4 General Internists
$184,480
310
5 General Pediatricians
$183,180
510
6 Family and General Practitioners
$182,140
1,200
7 Chief Executives
$177,040
5,390
8 Orthodontists
$174,480
70
9 General Dentists
$172,060
2,320
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$148,230
4,350
11 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$145,980
3,410
12 Marketing Managers
$144,630
5,610
13 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$144,200
12,590
14 Petroleum Engineers
$135,480
160
15 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$132,470
580
16 Natural Sciences Managers
$130,930
1,800
17 Applications Software Developers
$127,770
51,540
18 Air Traffic Controllers
$127,200
600
19 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$127,050
1,340
20 Pharmacists
$126,670
5,940
21 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$125,900
340
22 Computer Programmers
$124,900
10,500
23 Purchasing Managers
$124,500
1,930
24 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$124,060
920
25 Sales Managers
$121,070
7,760
26 Sales Engineers
$120,530
1,360
27 Optometrists
$119,960
740
28 Financial Managers
$119,820
12,920
29 Human Resources Managers
$117,680
3,440
30 Computer Hardware Engineers
$117,530
1,460
31 Industrial Production Managers
$117,370
2,620
32 Physician Assistants
$117,340
2,310
33 Systems Software Developers
$117,280
14,640
34 Training and Development Managers
$117,150
680
35 Mathematicians
$116,190
140
36 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$115,080
5,050
37 All Other Managers
$114,000
10,140
38 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$111,790
170
39 Nurse Practitioners
$111,620
3,110
40 Lawyers
$110,840
10,540
41 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$109,280
3,780
42 Electrical Engineers
$107,570
5,930
43 Aerospace Engineers
$107,440
8,620
44 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$107,180
2,240
45 Other Physical Scientists
$106,900
300
46 Actuaries
$106,740
330
47 Chemical Engineers
$105,870
570
48 Information Security Analysts
$105,420
2,200
49 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$104,530
360
50 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$104,460
2,100
51 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
$104,320
40
52 Industrial Engineers
$104,230
6,870
53 Administrative Services Managers
$103,820
5,060
54 Medical and Health Services Managers
$103,740
6,550
55 General and Operations Managers
$103,140
46,740
56 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$103,010
2,440
57 Engineers, All Other
$102,530
3,130
58 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$102,360
80
59 Database Administrators
$101,180
2,190
60 Physicists
$99,580
460
61 Nuclear Engineers
$98,840
1,400
62 Other Psychologists
$98,840
410
63 Nurse Midwives
$98,140
90
64 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$97,540
330
65 Environmental Engineers
$97,530
1,800
66 Management Analysts
$97,060
19,650
67 Podiatrists
$96,980
130
68 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$96,800
240
69 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$96,690
2,540
70 Radiation Therapists
$96,530
460
71 Art Directors
$96,200
660
72 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$94,470
160
73 Mining and Geological Engineers
$94,340
90
74 Construction Managers
$94,300
8,220
75 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
$93,180
350
76 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$92,870
810
77 Computer Network Architects
$92,830
6,570
78 Dental Hygienists
$92,600
6,160
79 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$92,580
790
80 Statisticians
$91,260
1,110
81 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$91,120
380
82 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$90,990
1,670
83 Computer Systems Analysts
$90,720
17,660
84 Emergency Management Directors
$90,620
160
85 Financial Examiners
$90,350
480
86 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$90,220
1,800
87 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$89,790
470
88 Veterinarians
$89,570
1,550
89 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$89,530
100
90 Mechanical Engineers
$89,170
7,720
91 Audiologists
$88,970
440
92 Economists
$88,850
400
93 Power Plant Operators
$88,630
410
94 Biomedical Engineers
$88,570
300
95 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$88,430
2,320
96 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$88,410
370
97 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$88,350
1,440
98 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$88,320
260
99 Logisticians
$88,280
6,030
100 Agricultural Engineers
$88,140
90
101 Civil Engineers
$87,930
10,910
102 Operations Research Analysts
$87,800
2,950
103 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$87,630
1,500
104 Ship Engineers
$87,230
650
105 Pile-Driver Operators
$87,210
130
106 Web Developers
$87,190
5,640
107 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$87,180
790
108 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$87,060
2,430
109 Locomotive Engineers
$86,480
430
110 Other Computer Occupations
$86,480
10,940
111 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$86,370
200
112 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$86,150
9,200
113 Epidemiologists
$86,080
320
114 Physical Therapists
$85,960
5,050
115 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$85,920
5,110
116 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$85,720
580
117 Geographers
$85,720
40
118 Commercial Pilots
$85,030
1,130
119 Hydrologists
$84,100
430
120 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
$83,760
130
121 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$83,620
390
122 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$83,280
2,280
123 Materials Scientists
$82,980
350
124 Mechanical Drafters
$81,940
2,070
125 Other Designers
$81,720
160
126 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$81,630
1,030
127 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$81,450
400
128 Fallers
$81,090
120
129 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$80,660
50
130 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$80,260
9,610
131 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$79,890
1,440
132 Gas Plant Operators
$79,750
70
133 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$79,540
450
134 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$79,390
2,330
135 Urban and Regional Planners
$79,280
2,090
136 Technical Writers
$79,180
1,240
137 Genetic Counselors
$79,140
80
138 Financial Analysts
$79,090
6,330
139 Occupational Therapists
$78,510
2,800
140 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$78,340
120
141 Fish and Game Wardens
$78,140
150
142 Other Life Scientists
$78,080
210
143 Compliance Officers
$78,020
8,690
144 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$78,020
240
145 Other Engineering Technicians
$77,930
2,180
146 Other Biological Scientists
$77,920
1,210
147 Registered Nurses
$77,470
56,880
148 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$77,450
5,330
149 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$77,240
380
150 Surveyors
$76,760
970
151 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
$76,040
3,570
152 Chemists
$76,000
1,860
153 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$75,910
2,430
154 Labor Relations Specialists
$75,770
2,220
155 Political Scientists
$75,770
110
156 Environmental Science Teachers
$75,650
250
157 Speech-Language Pathologists
$74,790
3,160
158 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$74,540
13,120
159 Credit Analysts
$74,490
1,060
160 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$73,860
210
161 Brickmasons and Blockmasons
$73,760
1,190
162 Construction and Building Inspectors
$73,750
3,000
163 Property, Real Estate Managers
$73,490
2,440
164 Sociologists
$73,420
80
165 Avionics Technicians
$73,390
2,350
166 Firefighters
$73,380
8,710
167 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$73,020
290
168 Sound Engineering Technicians
$72,940
250
169 Cost Estimators
$72,750
5,580
170 Personal Financial Advisors
$72,730
3,550
171 Insurance Underwriters
$72,720
1,950
172 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$72,500
3,130
173 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$72,480
3,930
174 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$72,450
140
175 Other Business Operations Specialists
$72,320
34,370
176 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$72,280
970
177 Crane and Tower Operators
$72,210
1,150
178 Soil and Plant Scientists
$72,150
420
179 Other Education Administrators
$72,140
650
180 Training and Development Specialists
$71,990
6,450
181 Environmental Engineering Technicians
$71,690
520
182 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$71,650
17,730
183 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$71,600
490
184 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$71,590
280
185 Other Social Workers
$71,530
750
186 Budget Analysts
$71,510
1,190
187 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$71,300
11,500
188 Choreographers
$71,260
70
189 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$70,850
1,640
190 Landscape Architects
$70,620
890
191 Librarians
$70,620
2,980
192 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$70,380
2,200
193 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$70,370
4,290
194 Subway and Streetcar Operators
$70,330
110
195 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$70,180
330
196 Funeral Service Managers
$70,160
40
197 Food Scientists and Technologists
$69,910
80
198 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$69,860
800
199 Gaming Managers
$69,760
180
200 Computer Network Support Specialists
$69,680
3,690

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