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Top 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division

The top 100 highest paying jobs in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division is other physicians and surgeons with an average annual salary of $176,540. The second highest paying job is nurse anesthetists (average salary $149,610). The salary and the employment information in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$176,540
0
2 Nurse Anesthetists
$149,610
300
3 Podiatrists
$130,680
160
4 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$126,710
4,600
5 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$109,740
800
6 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$108,610
2,800
7 Nurse Practitioners
$107,540
2,480
8 Veterinarians
$102,910
1,240
9 Physician Assistants
$97,920
1,430
10 Audiologists
$97,300
230
11 Nurse Midwives
$96,640
30
12 Occupational Therapists
$95,890
1,730
13 Dental Hygienists
$93,590
2,640
14 Agricultural Engineers
$93,040
250
15 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$92,890
1,040
16 Physical Therapists
$90,930
3,220
17 Geographers
$88,220
210
18 Speech-Language Pathologists
$87,090
1,830
19 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$84,020
1,170
20 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$81,460
260
21 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$81,300
50
22 Animal Scientists
$81,210
30
23 Radiation Therapists
$81,010
220
24 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$79,970
380
25 Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers
$77,330
700
26 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$76,750
1,080
27 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$76,400
390
28 Registered Nurses
$75,950
31,880
29 Private Detectives and Investigators
$73,540
1,080
30 Respiratory Therapy Technicians
$72,810
150
31 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
$72,190
140
32 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$72,010
650
33 Nuclear Technicians
$70,880
0
34 Radiologic Technologists
$70,400
2,390
35 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$69,730
40
36 Respiratory Therapists
$69,280
1,100
37 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$68,650
14,000
38 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$64,060
270
39 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$63,200
2,640
40 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$61,360
200
41 Other Therapists
$61,040
40
42 Firefighters
$58,440
4,280
43 Airfield Operations Specialists
$58,280
200
44 Surgical Technologists
$56,560
960
45 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
$56,540
100
46 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other
$56,090
40
47 Other Teachers and Instructors
$55,820
7,280
48 Physical Therapist Assistants
$55,440
1,010
49 Other First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers
$54,940
2,090
50 Other Woodworkers
$52,600
30
51 Recreational Therapists
$51,140
290
52 Parking Enforcement Workers
$49,920
370
53 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
$49,880
40
54 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
$48,480
8,020
55 Correctional Officers and Jailers
$48,220
2,840
56 Animal Control Workers
$46,420
120
57 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
$46,410
3,080
58 Athletic Trainers
$44,540
360
59 Other Health Technologists and Technicians
$44,160
1,110
60 Opticians, Dispensing
$42,980
1,320
61 Medical Transcriptionists
$42,630
430
62 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
$42,260
2,080
63 Dental Assistants
$42,000
5,290
64 Grinding/Lapping/Polishing/Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Pla
$41,890
30
65 Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
$41,680
550
66 Bailiffs
$41,410
70
67 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$41,030
40
68 Athletes and Sports Competitors
$39,910
50
69 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
$39,480
2,180
70 Other Extraction Workers
$39,430
0
71 Exercise Physiologists
$38,260
430
72 Medical Equipment Preparers
$38,250
600
73 Phlebotomists
$37,280
1,290
74 Massage Therapists
$37,050
1,460
75 Other Healthcare Support Workers
$36,990
800
76 Medical Assistants
$35,710
7,930
77 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
$34,750
880
78 Dietetic Technicians
$33,480
200
79 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$33,440
30
80 Psychiatric Technicians
$32,850
740
81 Pharmacy Technicians
$31,560
4,210
82 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
$30,670
50
83 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
$30,290
40
84 Etchers and Engravers
$29,700
120
85 Occupational Therapy Aides
$29,690
90
86 Nursing Assistants
$29,340
14,320
87 Pharmacy Aides
$28,300
290
88 Orderlies
$27,760
430
89 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$27,720
0
90 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
$27,530
1,420
91 Psychiatric Aides
$27,260
440
92 Home Health Aides
$26,760
9,350
93 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders
$25,690
30
94 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders
$25,390
50
95 Conveyor Operators and Tenders
$24,680
190
96 Physical Therapist Aides
$24,450
590
97 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
$23,990
60
98 Other Building Cleaning Workers
$23,800
70

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