Ever wonder how much your doctor gets paid? Your dentist or lawyer?  How about your local pharmacist? I did some digging because, well, I’m nosey and also because I want to point my daughters, Bri, Bella, and Fia in the right direction as they pick their careers one day. Here are the highest-paid careers in New Jersey.

I found some great info though Zippia…they did a deep dive into the highest paid careers in our state and they went right to The Bureau of Labor Statistics to get some cold hard facts.

Here are the highest-paid salaries and careers in New Jersey...scroll down to see the #1 career making the most moolah in our state!

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DETAILED LIST OF HIGHEST PAYING JOBS IN NEW JERSEY

2              Chief Executives $258,450

3              Obstetricians/Gynecologists  $257,480

4              Psychiatrists $235,580

5              Family Medicine Physicians $224,300

6              General Internal Medicine Physicians $224,200

7              Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $215,980

8              Nurse Anesthetists $207,500

9              Athletes $202,000

10           Compensation And Benefits Managers $198,300

11           Pediatricians, General    $197,110

12           Computer And Information Systems Managers $191,120

13           Petroleum Engineers $184,560

14           Financial Managers $184,130

15           Sales Managers $183,510

16           Marketing Managers $180,250

17           Human Resources Managers $177,960

18           Dentists, General $177,570

19           Advertising And Promotions Managers $175,060

20           Training And Development Managers $174,860

21           General And Operations Managers $172,790

22           Purchasing Managers $171,550

23           Architectural And Engineering Managers $171,280

24           Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $163,930

25           Construction Managers $152,250

26           Personal Service Managers/Entertainment/Recreation Managers $152,050

27           Lawyers $151,550

28           Physicists $147,900

29           Education Administrators, Postsecondary $146,910

30           Industrial Production Managers $146,370

31           First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $141,880

32           Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $141,480

33           Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $136,150

34           Podiatrists $135,050

35           Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $131,540

36           Physician Assistants $131,210

37           Computer And Information Research Scientists $131,070

38           Nurse Practitioners $130,890

39           Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $130,750

40           Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $130,540

41           Optometrists $128,890

42           Veterinarians $128,430

43           Medical And Health Services Managers $127,380

44           Personal Financial Advisors $127,120

45           Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $126,860

46           Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $126,530

47           Computer Network Architects $126,340

48           Mathematicians $125,880

49           Pharmacists $124,690

50           Database Administrators And Architects $124,470

51           Information Security Analysts $123,280

52           Actuaries $122,790

53           First-Line Supervisors Of Firefighting And Prevention Workers $122,720

54           Air Traffic Controllers $122,440

55           Art Directors $121,940

56           Chemical Engineers $120,710

57           Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $120,210

58           Electrical Engineers $120,140

59           Hydrologists $120,140

60           Business Teachers, Postsecondary $119,950

61           Computer Hardware Engineers $119,890

62           Aerospace Engineers $119,680

63           Sales Engineers $118,160

64           Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $117,490

65           Nurse Midwives $117,070

66           Statisticians $116,890

67           Data Scientists And Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $116,250

68           Engineers, All Other $116,040

69           Biochemists And Biophysicists $115,670

70           Operations Research Analysts $114,410

71           First-Line Supervisors Of Correctional Officers $113,610

72           Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $113,220

73           Management Analysts $112,380

74           Labor Relations Specialists $112,150

75           Financial Examiners $109,700

76           Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $108,950

77           Emergency Management Directors $108,930

78           Bioengineers And Biomedical Engineers $107,180

79           Detectives And Criminal Investigators     $106,120

80           Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary     $105,860

81           Materials Scientists $105,490

82           Microbiologists $105,280

83           Computer Systems Analysts $104,000

84           Arbitrators, Mediators, And Conciliators  $104,300

85           Education Administrators, All Other $104,240

86           First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $103,710

87           Gambling Managers $103,170

88           Chiropractors $103,120

89           Network And Computer Systems Administrators $103,030

90           Acupuncturists And Healthcare Diagnosing Or Treating Practitioners, All Other     $102,900

91           Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products  $102,820

92           Radiation Therapists $102,530

93           Physical Scientists, All Other $102,440

94           Industrial Engineers $102,360

95           Financial And Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, And Financial Specialists, All Other  $101,780

96           Materials Engineers $101,710

97           Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $101,280

98           Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $100,990

99           Physical Therapists $100,740

100         Civil Engineers $100,690

And the #1 career to have in New Jersey is....drumroll please...

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#1  Surgeons!  (except Ophthalmologists) They make a base of $275,710 to start and it only goes up from there!

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