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Top 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division

The top 100 highest paying jobs in Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division (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 Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division is other specialist dentist with an average annual salary of $179,780. The second highest paying job is nurse anesthetists (average salary $175,400). The salary and the employment information in Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Other Specialists Dentists
$179,780
60
2 Nurse Anesthetists
$175,400
50
3 Chief Executives
$171,590
400
4 Optometrists
$128,850
80
5 Aerospace Engineers
$128,200
40
6 Nurse Practitioners
$112,490
290
7 Electrical Engineers
$111,560
200
8 Computer Hardware Engineers
$104,410
140
9 Systems Software Developers
$104,080
270
10 Training and Development Managers
$103,500
50
11 Financial Examiners
$102,490
40
12 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$102,410
30
13 Other Psychologists
$101,930
150
14 Art Directors
$82,930
30
15 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$81,540
60
16 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$81,130
40
17 Commercial Pilots
$79,380
60
18 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$79,290
310
19 Statisticians
$78,030
40
20 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$77,820
50
21 Other Designers
$76,250
40
22 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$74,750
60
23 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
$74,230
30
24 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$70,560
50
25 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$67,750
160
26 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$67,170
90
27 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$66,570
30
28 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$65,700
30
29 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas
$64,930
50
30 Conservation Scientists
$64,850
50
31 Forensic Science Technicians
$63,530
50
32 Floor, Ceiling, and Wall Insulation Workers
$63,290
0
33 Avionics Technicians
$63,040
70
34 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$63,030
60
35 Judicial Law Clerks
$62,930
70
36 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$60,620
40
37 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$60,210
40
38 First-line supervisors of transportation moving workers
$59,520
1,180
39 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$59,000
0
40 Health Educators
$58,770
90
41 All Other Teachers and Instructors Except Substitute Teachers
$58,620
560
42 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$58,210
0
43 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
$56,880
310
44 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$56,630
750
45 Motorcycle Mechanics
$56,290
0
46 Microbiologists
$55,920
30
47 Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
$55,430
640
48 Music Directors and Composers
$55,310
30
49 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$54,640
30
50 Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
$54,430
450
51 Tour Guides and Escorts
$54,210
50
52 Soil and Plant Scientists
$54,100
30
53 Highway Maintenance Workers
$51,930
120
54 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
$49,940
90
55 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
$49,830
0
56 Radio and Television Announcers
$49,630
40
57 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
$49,290
100
58 Writers and Authors
$48,440
40
59 Real Estate Brokers
$47,960
60
60 Riggers
$47,950
0
61 Other Logging Workers
$47,270
30
62 Lodging Managers
$45,370
80
63 Home Appliance Repairers
$44,710
50
64 Statistical Assistants
$43,470
40
65 Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors
$43,040
950
66 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
$42,130
290
67 File Clerks
$41,750
150
68 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$41,540
50
69 All Occupations
$41,150
296,810
70 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
$40,370
0
71 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$40,090
70
72 Log Graders and Scalers
$39,910
30
73 Electrical, electronic, and electromechanical assemblers
$39,910
0
74 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
$38,610
40
75 Furniture Finishers
$38,570
50
76 Tile and Marble Setters
$38,320
0
77 Other Grounds Maintenance Workers
$38,200
0
78 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation
$37,490
80
79 All other assemblers and fabricators
$36,790
1,680
80 Forest and Conservation Technicians
$36,040
30
81 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians
$35,970
50
82 Psychiatric Technicians
$35,920
350
83 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
$35,070
240
84 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
$34,560
120
85 Print Binding and Finishing Workers
$34,050
50
86 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$32,550
60
87 Tour and Travel Guides
$31,870
0
88 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers
$31,770
240
89 Upholsterers
$30,750
30
90 Reporters and Correspondents
$30,510
40
91 Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other
$29,990
130
92 Psychiatric Aides
$28,610
30
93 Foundry Mold and Coremakers
$25,570
0
94 Museum Technicians and Conservators
$25,110
70
95 Other Religious Workers
$23,560
50

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