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Top 200 highest-paying jobs in Massachusetts

The top 200 highest-paying jobs in Massachusetts (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 Massachusetts are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Massachusetts is chief executive with an average annual salary of $205,560. The second highest paying job is other specialist dentist (average salary $202,490). The salary and the employment information in Massachusetts is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2019 [1].

Table 1. Top 200 highest-paying jobs in Massachusetts (2018 survey)

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Chief Executives
$205,560
7,990
2 Other Specialists Dentists
$202,490
130
3 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$202,190
16,530
4 Family and General Practitioners
$200,740
2,600
5 General Internists
$185,820
2,680
6 Psychiatrists
$184,610
930
7 Nurse Anesthetists
$182,550
810
8 General Pediatricians
$180,300
1,550
9 Natural Sciences Managers
$164,590
4,040
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$149,740
8,190
11 General Dentists
$148,520
3,160
12 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$147,030
17,820
13 Physicists
$145,570
360
14 Podiatrists
$142,610
210
15 Lawyers
$142,100
18,420
16 Marketing Managers
$132,210
14,350
17 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$131,580
590
18 Sales Managers
$130,900
16,600
19 Financial Managers
$130,180
33,880
20 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$130,020
1,880
21 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$128,510
140
22 Optometrists
$124,890
1,200
23 Human Resources Managers
$123,750
6,310
24 Purchasing Managers
$121,980
2,810
25 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$121,770
960
26 Computer Network Architects
$121,050
6,000
27 Computer Hardware Engineers
$120,860
1,650
28 Pharmacists
$120,250
7,970
29 All Other Managers
$120,100
8,660
30 Nurse Practitioners
$119,420
6,200
31 Aerospace Engineers
$119,010
630
32 Nurse Midwives
$118,640
250
33 Industrial Production Managers
$118,020
5,590
34 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$117,930
850
35 Training and Development Managers
$117,330
1,870
36 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$116,580
3,830
37 Systems Software Developers
$115,580
25,540
38 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$115,380
420
39 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$114,310
5,090
40 Medical and Health Services Managers
$113,690
15,380
41 Other Physical Scientists
$113,360
350
42 Electrical Engineers
$113,270
7,520
43 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$112,330
960
44 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$111,450
720
45 General and Operations Managers
$110,760
77,580
46 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$110,630
870
47 Other Life Scientists
$110,210
430
48 Physician Assistants
$110,110
3,720
49 Economists
$107,580
1,150
50 Engineers, All Other
$106,680
3,090
51 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$106,450
7,610
52 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$105,980
550
53 Applications Software Developers
$105,620
29,110
54 Commercial Pilots
$104,830
370
55 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$104,310
70
56 Information Security Analysts
$103,740
3,260
57 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$102,850
610
58 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$102,760
1,020
59 Construction Managers
$102,410
7,390
60 Veterinarians
$101,910
1,440
61 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$101,550
4,650
62 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$101,400
3,460
63 Administrative Services Managers
$101,250
12,770
64 Statisticians
$101,020
3,090
65 Actuaries
$100,970
1,260
66 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$100,260
3,220
67 Air Traffic Controllers
$98,940
160
68 Industrial Engineers
$98,280
10,720
69 Database Administrators
$97,880
2,900
70 Funeral Service Managers
$97,760
300
71 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$96,720
1,010
72 Epidemiologists
$96,610
240
73 Other Psychologists
$96,410
980
74 Sales Engineers
$96,260
4,130
75 Materials Scientists
$96,210
590
76 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$96,210
4,670
77 Sociologists
$95,780
120
78 Chemical Engineers
$95,690
710
79 Management Analysts
$95,080
22,580
80 Real Estate Brokers
$95,080
900
81 Biomedical Engineers
$94,640
2,020
82 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$94,560
1,340
83 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$94,440
4,050
84 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$93,990
670
85 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$93,920
3,320
86 Financial Examiners
$93,720
1,130
87 Mechanical Engineers
$93,630
9,130
88 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$93,520
430
89 Other Education Administrators
$93,500
700
90 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$93,350
870
91 Materials Engineers
$92,780
600
92 Radiation Therapists
$92,410
480
93 Computer Programmers
$92,200
4,420
94 Physical Therapists
$92,060
8,320
95 Computer Systems Analysts
$91,510
14,790
96 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$90,940
30
97 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$90,930
2,640
98 Art Directors
$90,910
1,310
99 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$90,900
11,130
100 Gas Plant Operators
$90,240
160
101 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$89,320
2,220
102 Pile-Driver Operators
$89,060
210
103 Civil Engineers
$88,780
7,760
104 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$88,680
690
105 Other Computer Occupations
$88,660
11,190
106 Occupational Therapists
$87,940
4,830
107 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$87,530
230
108 Soil and Plant Scientists
$87,260
360
109 Chemists
$87,240
2,890
110 Financial Analysts
$87,060
13,400
111 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$87,000
220
112 Registered Nurses
$86,860
80,630
113 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$86,770
8,880
114 Speech-Language Pathologists
$85,870
4,060
115 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$85,860
1,330
116 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$85,800
90
117 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$85,200
3,340
118 Environmental Engineers
$84,920
2,820
119 Chiropractors
$84,630
520
120 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$84,630
2,040
121 Mining and Geological Engineers
$84,610
60
122 Technical Writers
$84,340
2,420
123 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$84,070
13,430
124 Court Reporters
$84,040
260
125 Dental Hygienists
$83,880
5,900
126 Environmental Science Teachers
$83,830
380
127 Food Scientists and Technologists
$83,770
290
128 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$83,590
17,740
129 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$83,500
350
130 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$83,490
600
131 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$83,400
100
132 Genetic Counselors
$83,260
170
133 Budget Analysts
$83,240
1,710
134 Postsecondary History Teachers
$82,720
1,030
135 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$82,550
2,710
136 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$82,530
3,000
137 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$82,440
1,410
138 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$82,370
2,180
139 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$82,120
1,490
140 Political Scientists
$82,110
50
141 Personal Financial Advisors
$82,060
9,060
142 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$81,450
3,010
143 Ship Engineers
$81,310
190
144 Web Developers
$81,200
4,220
145 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$81,180
400
146 Other Financial Specialists
$81,120
2,890
147 Other Business Operations Specialists
$81,060
15,520
148 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$80,900
13,350
149 Microbiologists
$80,700
660
150 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$80,660
990
151 Power Plant Operators
$80,590
990
152 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
$80,470
790
153 Emergency Management Directors
$80,460
120
154 Urban and Regional Planners
$80,410
1,250
155 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$80,030
430
156 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$79,810
4,050
157 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$79,710
470
158 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$79,710
1,720
159 Broadcast News Analysts
$79,680
50
160 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$79,580
330
161 Audiologists
$79,240
420
162 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$79,170
6,190
163 Forensic Science Technicians
$79,160
90
164 Operations Research Analysts
$79,150
3,050
165 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$79,000
5,310
166 Property, Real Estate Managers
$78,830
5,130
167 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
$78,770
30,380
168 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$78,410
430
169 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$78,120
700
170 Computer Network Support Specialists
$78,090
3,600
171 Compliance Officers
$77,990
7,010
172 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$77,830
26,420
173 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$77,280
1,950
174 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$77,160
16,910
175 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$76,870
1,340
176 Insurance Underwriters
$76,760
2,410
177 Other Social Workers
$76,670
570
178 Credit Analysts
$76,220
2,240
179 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$75,910
1,700
180 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$75,600
730
181 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$75,250
5,760
182 Logisticians
$75,220
2,700
183 Accountants and Auditors
$74,890
35,360
184 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$74,780
530
185 Other Biological Scientists
$74,580
4,470
186 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$74,520
1,580
187 Other Designers
$74,300
140
188 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$74,190
1,450
189 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
$74,170
220
190 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$74,160
820
191 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
$74,110
4,630
192 Instructional Coordinators
$74,100
4,470
193 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
$73,590
130
194 Radiologic Technologists
$73,520
4,240
195 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$73,470
370
196 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
$72,990
3,020
197 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
$72,840
740
198 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$72,780
390
199 Respiratory Therapists
$72,740
2,370
200 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$72,640
600

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