Highest Paid Occupations
Los Angeles County

Top 100, 1st Quarter, 2016

Occupation Annual Mean Wage
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons $286,097
Psychiatrists $282,516
Surgeons $261,780
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $228,443
Chief Executives $221,453
Pediatricians, General $201,255
Obstetricians and Gynecologists $198,374
Family and General Practitioners $186,372
Nurse Anesthetists $186,129
Dentists, General $175,659
Lawyers $175,609
Internists, General $173,793
Orthodontists $164,764
Architectural and Engineering Managers $164,596
Computer and Information Systems Managers $156,388
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $153,848
Financial Managers $153,615
Marketing Managers $150,289
Economists $149,607
Dentists, All Other Specialists $148,136
Petroleum Engineers $147,507
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $146,903
Natural Sciences Managers $146,370
Law Teachers, Postsecondary $144,362
Compensation and Benefits Managers $141,550
Nurse Midwives $139,706
Producers and Directors $137,616
Pharmacists $136,328
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $135,729
Managers, All Other $133,097
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $132,606
General and Operations Managers $132,503
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $132,330
Air Traffic Controllers $130,652
Sales Managers $130,385
Personal Financial Advisors $129,873
Aerospace Engineers $129,480
Human Resources Managers $128,645
Training and Development Managers $127,734
Art Directors $127,725
Advertising and Promotions Managers $127,591
Sociologists $126,862
Veterinarians $126,497
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $126,355
Nurse Practitioners $123,890
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists $123,200
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $122,612
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $122,246
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $122,105
Computer Network Architects $122,033
Medical and Health Services Managers $121,809
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $120,988
Astronomers $120,471
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes $120,448
Education Administrators, All Other $120,387
Emergency Management Directors $119,190
Education Administrators, Postsecondary $119,036
Computer and Information Research Scientists $118,351
Software Developers, Systems Software $117,641
Commercial Pilots $117,531
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $117,326
Biochemists and Biophysicists $117,245
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $116,636
Business Teachers, Postsecondary $114,952
Detectives and Criminal Investigators $114,404
Film and Video Editors $114,090
Computer Hardware Engineers $113,268
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $112,761
Optometrists $112,507
Software Developers, Applications $111,980
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $111,736
Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $111,696
Athletes and Sports Competitors $110,458
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $110,164
Environmental Engineers $109,930
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $109,836
Industrial Production Managers $109,519
Sales Engineers $109,244
Chemical Engineers $109,099
Purchasing Managers $108,639
Engineers, All Other $108,297
Psychologists, All Other $107,983
Actuaries $107,871
Electrical Engineers $107,313
Physical Scientists, All Other $106,745
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $105,233
Information Security Analysts $105,071
Industrial Engineers $104,462
Administrative Services Managers $103,471
History Teachers, Postsecondary $103,225
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $102,799
Nuclear Medicine Technologists $102,514
Civil Engineers $102,241
Radiation Therapists $102,058
Materials Engineers $101,977
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $101,774
Management Analysts $101,189
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $100,912
Mechanical Engineers $100,912
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $99,938

Notes:
In previous years, Anesthesiologists had very high mean annual wages, making this one of the top earning occupations. Data, however, was not available for this occupation for the first quarter of 2016.
Although a few entertainers and athletes earn a considerably high wage, most do not.

Source: California Employment Development Dept.