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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Iowa

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Iowa (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 Iowa are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Iowa is general pediatricians with an average annual salary of $196,330. The second highest paying job is psychiatrists (average salary $193,160). The salary and the employment information in Iowa is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Iowa

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Pediatricians
$196,330
120
2 Psychiatrists
$193,160
110
3 General Internists
$191,070
120
4 Nurse Anesthetists
$188,380
280
5 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$187,130
110
6 General Dentists
$179,820
1,100
7 Chief Executives
$163,570
1,710
8 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$157,990
60
9 Podiatrists
$152,590
80
10 Orthodontists
$129,430
0
11 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$128,700
2,720
12 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$119,750
3,690
13 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$118,480
1,670
14 Pharmacists
$117,680
3,320
15 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$115,080
170
16 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$113,100
70
17 Natural Sciences Managers
$111,570
310
18 Aerospace Engineers
$111,280
0
19 Physician Assistants
$106,220
1,030
20 Optometrists
$105,870
440
21 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$103,950
540
22 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$103,530
30
23 Nurse Midwives
$103,020
40
24 Computer Hardware Engineers
$101,830
200
25 Nurse Practitioners
$101,570
1,660
26 Sales Managers
$101,080
3,150
27 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$100,700
1,060
28 Financial Managers
$100,040
8,780
29 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$98,660
120
30 Other Psychologists
$97,740
70
31 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$97,590
160
32 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$96,960
50
33 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$96,620
2,490
34 Marketing Managers
$96,120
2,250
35 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$95,670
380
36 Lawyers
$94,550
3,470
37 Chemical Engineers
$94,390
200
38 Human Resources Managers
$93,830
1,570
39 Actuaries
$93,450
640
40 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$93,320
100
41 Environmental Science Teachers
$93,240
80
42 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$92,010
200
43 Computer Network Architects
$91,750
1,180
44 Transportation Inspectors
$91,600
130
45 Purchasing Managers
$91,190
630
46 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$91,050
290
47 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$90,130
720
48 Industrial Production Managers
$89,910
3,360
49 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$89,300
2,420
50 Systems Software Developers
$87,820
2,960
51 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$87,780
990
52 Applications Software Developers
$86,830
6,830
53 Physicists
$86,760
30
54 Electrical Engineers
$86,680
1,270
55 Database Administrators
$85,970
670
56 Other Education Administrators
$84,320
430
57 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$84,190
80
58 All Other Managers
$84,000
3,380
59 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$84,000
640
60 Agricultural Engineers
$83,740
150
61 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$83,520
60
62 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$83,150
140
63 Sales Engineers
$82,060
260
64 Civil Engineers
$81,400
1,890
65 Materials Engineers
$81,310
120
66 Administrative Services Managers
$80,820
2,100
67 Computer Systems Analysts
$80,700
6,720
68 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$80,550
140
69 Veterinarians
$79,740
1,160
70 Training and Development Managers
$79,720
420
71 Materials Scientists
$79,630
40
72 Physical Therapists
$79,550
1,880
73 Operations Research Analysts
$79,460
810
74 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$78,850
420
75 General and Operations Managers
$78,840
24,390
76 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$78,630
470
77 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$78,350
240
78 Court Reporters
$78,330
260
79 Air Traffic Controllers
$78,310
130
80 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$78,010
210
81 Construction Managers
$77,680
3,030
82 Economists
$77,640
40
83 Radiation Therapists
$77,540
120
84 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$77,180
60
85 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$77,170
50
86 Medical and Health Services Managers
$77,150
6,160
87 Information Security Analysts
$77,070
460
88 Financial Examiners
$76,990
810
89 Environmental Engineers
$76,990
340
90 Forensic Science Technicians
$76,980
80
91 Chiropractors
$76,590
690
92 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$76,410
130
93 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$76,390
1,070
94 Occupational Therapists
$76,330
1,010
95 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$76,030
80
96 Microbiologists
$75,870
210
97 Industrial Engineers
$75,430
2,440
98 Audiologists
$75,120
180
99 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$74,930
70
100 Postsecondary History Teachers
$74,760
250
101 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$74,470
1,350
102 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$74,090
1,750
103 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$73,630
100
104 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$73,430
60
105 Commercial Pilots
$73,280
320
106 Boilermakers
$73,040
60
107 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$72,960
130
108 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$72,810
50
109 Other Computer Occupations
$72,600
2,180
110 Other Life Scientists
$72,590
120
111 Financial Analysts
$72,350
1,930
112 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$72,280
430
113 Engineers, All Other
$72,150
1,560
114 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$72,100
80
115 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$71,970
30
116 Management Analysts
$71,900
4,930
117 Animal Scientists
$71,850
100
118 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$71,830
170
119 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$71,790
70
120 Computer Programmers
$71,690
1,430
121 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$71,550
1,840
122 Speech-Language Pathologists
$71,330
1,250
123 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$71,260
640
124 Power Plant Operators
$70,900
330
125 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$70,890
270
126 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$70,860
60
127 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$70,480
1,050
128 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
$70,280
730
129 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$70,220
180
130 Fish and Game Wardens
$70,030
120
131 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$69,990
3,340
132 All Other Special Education Teachers
$69,870
210
133 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$69,820
740
134 Mechanical Engineers
$69,780
1,970
135 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$69,730
380
136 Budget Analysts
$69,700
270
137 Dental Hygienists
$69,650
2,320
138 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$69,250
350
139 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$69,020
770
140 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
$68,970
650
141 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$68,460
590
142 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$68,190
940
143 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$67,740
260
144 Epidemiologists
$67,590
30
145 Art Directors
$67,540
230
146 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$67,030
400
147 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$66,970
760
148 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$66,800
510
149 Labor Relations Specialists
$65,980
810
150 Soil and Plant Scientists
$65,960
1,170
151 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$65,560
840
152 Statisticians
$65,480
230
153 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$65,300
70
154 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$65,080
130
155 Other Social Workers
$65,030
380
156 Personal Financial Advisors
$65,000
1,700
157 Instructional Coordinators
$65,000
1,780
158 Urban and Regional Planners
$64,830
240
159 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$64,250
320
160 Loan Officers
$64,220
4,450
161 Food Scientists and Technologists
$64,120
340
162 Biomedical Engineers
$64,010
80
163 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$63,990
2,070
164 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$63,890
50
165 Wind Turbine Service Technicians
$63,730
340
166 Construction and Building Inspectors
$63,510
670
167 Credit Analysts
$63,500
1,060
168 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$63,460
200
169 Surveyors
$62,910
300
170 Chemists
$62,580
310
171 Insurance Underwriters
$62,540
1,810
172 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$62,480
5,060
173 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$62,470
170
174 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$62,390
70
175 Locomotive Engineers
$62,300
870
176 Farm and Home Management Advisors
$62,220
180
177 Funeral Service Managers
$61,920
100
178 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$61,840
340
179 Cost Estimators
$61,730
1,930
180 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$61,720
840
181 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$61,720
130
182 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$61,640
550
183 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$61,570
1,290
184 Other Biological Scientists
$61,380
270
185 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$61,280
160
186 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$61,070
600
187 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$60,880
100
188 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$60,670
40
189 Gaming Managers
$60,670
180
190 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$60,410
530
191 Accountants and Auditors
$60,310
9,930
192 Other Business Operations Specialists
$60,250
9,860
193 Other Financial Specialists
$60,210
1,420
194 Compliance Officers
$60,200
2,100
195 Emergency Management Directors
$60,130
140
196 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$59,920
6,820
197 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
$59,670
790
198 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$59,650
280
199 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$59,480
2,980
200 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
$59,300
1,010

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