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Highest paying jobs in California [Full List]

The time has come to move out west if you’re looking for a job. Doesn’t California sound good? They’ve great weather, a cultural melting pot, exquisite tourist locations, and streets that are paved with celebrities, so what’s not to love? Oh yeah, and did we mention the salaries of the highest-paying jobs in California? 

Unless you’re planning on becoming the next Dwayne Johnson, we have offscreen jobs with great pay. 

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All data was gotten from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, below listed are the highest paying jobs in California, maybe you’ll run into Dwayne on your way to work. 

Highest-paying jobs in California

Job title Annual mean pay
Surgeon $248,100
Psychiatrist $236,930
Gynecologist and Obstetrician $236,730
Nurse anesthetist $227,290
Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon $222,180
Orthodontist $57,970$57,970
Chief executive officer $88,350$88,350
General Internal Medicine Physicians $114,140
Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $80,010
Airline pilot, Copilots and Flight Engineers $90,760
Family Medicine Physicians $66,400
Pediatricians, General $105,550
Art director $64,180
Nurse-Midwives $103,260
Dentist, General $70,550
Financial Managers $73,830
First-line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $95,880
Astronomers $60,490
Marketing Managers $83,670
Lawyers $75,610
Judges, Magistrate Judges and Magistrates $95,630
Architectural And Engineering Managers $105,670
Dentists and all other specialists $105,350
Computer And Information Systems Managers $107,130
Advertising And Promotions ManagersPersonal Service Managers, All Other;$78,070
Computer Network Architects$64,160
Electronics Engineer, except Computer $75,080
Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $71,680
Nuclear engineers $95,710
Economics Teacher, Postsecondary $63,970
Industrial-organizational Psychologist $72,000
Athletes and Sport Competitors $31,590
Pharmacy $106,080
Political Science Teachers Postsecondary $57,010
Biology science Teachers, Postsecondary $58,900
Human Resources Managers $79,770
Law teachers $38,580
Optometrists $85,150
Medical And Health Services Managers $65,140
Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary $54,240
Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $77,840
Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Postsecondary $52,960
Computer Science Teacher Postsecondary $56,170
Environmental Science Teachers Postsecondary $61,240
Philosophy and Religion Teachers Post-Secondary $54,280
Sales Managers $51,400
General and Operations Managers $54,860
First-Line Supervisors of Firefighters and Prevention workers $70,130
Training And Development Managers $74,710
Nurse Practitioner $104,890
Computer And Information Research Scientists $71,430
Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $74,060
Computer Hardware Engineer $75,910
Purchasing Managers $84,340
Petroleum Engineer $96,390
Air traffic Controllers $80,410
Physical Scientist, All others $70,310
Education Administrators, Postsecondary $70,490
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary $68,280
Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $88,680
Physician Assistant $79,000
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $62,540
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Science Teachers, Postsecondary $64,600
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $54,960
Business Teachers, Postsecondary $56,590
Teachers, Postsecondary $56,660
Aerospace Engineers $74,130
Anthropology and Archaeology Teachers, Postsecondary$61,990
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $39,850
Atmospheric and Space Scientists $80,300
Industrial Production Managers $65,700
Physicists $66,380
Producers and Directors $50,410
Mining and Geological Engineers, including Mining Safety Engineers $62,630
Construction Managers $61,480
Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary $51,040
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $53,720
Administrative Law judges, Adjudicators and Hearing Officers $66,250
Economists $62,740
Emergency Management Directors $71,750
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary $44,850
Geography Teacher, Postsecondary $50,240
Radiation therapist $71,880
Film and Video Editing $42,090
History Teachers, Postsecondary $52,450