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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Idaho

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Idaho (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 Idaho are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Idaho is general dentist with an average annual salary of $165,560. The second highest paying job is nurse anesthetists (average salary $148,850). The salary and the employment information in Idaho is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Idaho

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Dentists
$165,560
440
2 Nurse Anesthetists
$148,850
390
3 General Pediatricians
$144,330
70
4 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$129,670
920
5 Optometrists
$120,350
220
6 Pharmacists
$115,040
1,250
7 Chemical Engineers
$110,590
70
8 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$110,400
140
9 Nuclear Engineers
$109,750
220
10 Chief Executives
$105,900
700
11 Computer Hardware Engineers
$99,140
420
12 Physicists
$98,900
80
13 Actuaries
$98,600
30
14 Materials Engineers
$98,280
130
15 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$97,640
850
16 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$94,090
0
17 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$92,120
120
18 Sales Engineers
$92,030
160
19 Marketing Managers
$91,940
690
20 Podiatrists
$91,710
30
21 Electrical Engineers
$91,410
1,270
22 Physician Assistants
$91,330
660
23 Nurse Practitioners
$91,300
580
24 Natural Sciences Managers
$90,320
580
25 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$88,810
190
26 Other Physical Scientists
$88,160
190
27 Industrial Engineers
$87,820
760
28 Mining and Geological Engineers
$86,510
90
29 Engineers, All Other
$85,810
400
30 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$85,490
0
31 Information Security Analysts
$84,480
340
32 Environmental Engineers
$81,900
250
33 Sales Managers
$81,810
1,620
34 Financial Managers
$81,780
1,870
35 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$81,130
690
36 Lawyers
$79,740
2,140
37 Chemists
$79,650
220
38 Veterinarians
$78,990
500
39 Mechanical Engineers
$78,990
1,090
40 Physical Therapists
$78,960
1,020
41 Other Computer Occupations
$78,760
690
42 Human Resources Managers
$78,500
560
43 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$78,340
240
44 Radiation Therapists
$78,030
60
45 All Other Managers
$77,470
990
46 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$77,350
770
47 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$76,080
1,080
48 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$75,940
1,030
49 Computer Systems Analysts
$75,850
1,070
50 Nuclear Technicians
$75,550
80
51 Industrial Production Managers
$75,290
630
52 Purchasing Managers
$74,900
290
53 Civil Engineers
$73,130
1,310
54 Medical and Health Services Managers
$72,760
1,860
55 Dental Hygienists
$72,170
1,260
56 Occupational Therapists
$71,220
330
57 Training and Development Managers
$70,630
110
58 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$70,610
50
59 Air Traffic Controllers
$70,090
110
60 Financial Analysts
$69,910
310
61 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$69,610
60
62 Soil and Plant Scientists
$69,600
130
63 Other Social Workers
$69,580
100
64 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$69,510
140
65 Other Biological Scientists
$69,500
310
66 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$69,450
40
67 Emergency Management Directors
$69,440
110
68 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$69,330
80
69 General and Operations Managers
$69,020
11,060
70 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$68,660
680
71 Funeral Service Managers
$68,520
0
72 Other Life Scientists
$68,350
40
73 Applications Software Developers
$68,310
1,760
74 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$68,290
60
75 Hydrologists
$67,920
180
76 Surveyors
$67,870
290
77 Power Plant Operators
$67,320
170
78 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$66,630
40
79 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$66,570
40
80 Computer Network Architects
$66,360
330
81 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$66,300
530
82 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$65,710
0
83 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$65,710
120
84 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
$65,400
210
85 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$65,350
80
86 Construction Managers
$65,270
1,210
87 Operations Research Analysts
$65,260
420
88 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$64,920
40
89 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$64,620
240
90 Boilermakers
$63,990
90
91 Speech-Language Pathologists
$63,950
510
92 Fallers
$63,690
290
93 Logisticians
$63,600
280
94 Computer Programmers
$63,480
690
95 Animal Scientists
$63,190
40
96 Real Estate Brokers
$63,180
90
97 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$63,060
60
98 Other Financial Specialists
$63,060
200
99 Personal Financial Advisors
$63,060
790
100 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$62,520
990
101 Writers and Authors
$62,490
150
102 Conservation Scientists
$62,300
290
103 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$61,980
390
104 Budget Analysts
$61,840
180
105 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$61,600
100
106 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$61,250
190
107 Financial Examiners
$61,250
70
108 Other Business Operations Specialists
$61,120
2,390
109 Management Analysts
$60,960
1,610
110 Administrative Services Managers
$60,960
1,500
111 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$60,800
230
112 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$60,770
150
113 Statisticians
$60,640
40
114 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$60,290
110
115 Accountants and Auditors
$60,250
3,470
116 Commercial Pilots
$60,120
180
117 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$59,990
620
118 Transportation Inspectors
$59,950
70
119 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$59,920
300
120 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$59,910
110
121 Registered Nurses
$59,890
11,890
122 Technical Writers
$59,890
210
123 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$59,850
60
124 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$59,590
1,110
125 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$59,420
530
126 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$59,090
500
127 Database Administrators
$59,060
310
128 Other Drafters
$58,700
40
129 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$58,310
70
130 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$58,110
320
131 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$57,980
410
132 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$57,290
100
133 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$57,140
120
134 Rail Car Repairers
$56,930
40
135 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$56,790
280
136 Microbiologists
$56,660
120
137 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$56,470
50
138 Audiologists
$56,430
0
139 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$56,350
220
140 Art Directors
$56,340
60
141 Public Relations Specialists
$56,190
560
142 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$56,150
0
143 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$55,880
40
144 Postal Service Clerks
$55,580
390
145 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$55,570
2,300
146 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$55,290
1,410
147 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$54,980
270
148 Broadcast News Analysts
$54,880
60
149 Economists
$54,860
60
150 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$54,720
340
151 Historians
$54,710
50
152 Compliance Officers
$54,690
1,120
153 Instructional Coordinators
$54,640
550
154 Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers
$54,550
60
155 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$54,470
880
156 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$54,370
1,660
157 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
$54,330
0
158 Urban and Regional Planners
$54,210
260
159 Respiratory Therapists
$54,190
500
160 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$54,050
70
161 Physical Therapist Assistants
$53,880
270
162 Crane and Tower Operators
$53,850
120
163 Food Scientists and Technologists
$53,840
130
164 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$53,820
310
165 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$53,680
340
166 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
$53,620
80
167 Insurance Underwriters
$53,610
170
168 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
$53,550
140
169 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$53,450
320
170 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$53,330
230
171 Avionics Technicians
$53,250
70
172 All Other Special Education Teachers
$52,920
0
173 Locomotive Engineers
$52,730
300
174 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$52,680
1,410
175 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$52,680
120
176 Postsecondary History Teachers
$52,610
90
177 Credit Analysts
$52,460
190
178 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$52,280
80
179 Lodging Managers
$52,250
220
180 Medical Equipment Repairers
$52,160
340
181 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$51,980
130
182 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$51,850
1,070
183 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$51,830
2,530
184 Other Engineering Technicians
$51,530
330
185 Foresters
$51,500
250
186 Health Educators
$51,150
250
187 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$51,020
90
188 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$50,460
260
189 Radiologic Technologists
$50,430
780
190 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$50,370
210
191 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$50,170
290
192 Dredge Operators
$50,080
60
193 Farm and Home Management Advisors
$49,980
40
194 Cost Estimators
$49,870
1,030
195 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$49,540
290
196 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$49,410
140
197 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$49,230
90
198 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$49,070
90
199 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$49,000
200
200 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$48,980
1,330

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