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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Minnesota

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Minnesota (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 Minnesota are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Minnesota is general pediatricians with an average annual salary of $181,960. The second highest paying job is general dentist (average salary $178,070). The salary and the employment information in Minnesota is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Minnesota

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Pediatricians
$181,960
510
2 General Dentists
$178,070
1,700
3 Family and General Practitioners
$175,780
2,460
4 Chief Executives
$165,470
8,470
5 Other Specialists Dentists
$161,930
80
6 Nurse Anesthetists
$156,700
1,350
7 Air Traffic Controllers
$141,630
610
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$129,110
3,960
9 Physicists
$129,040
60
10 Pharmacists
$126,840
5,110
11 Podiatrists
$124,160
90
12 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$121,410
9,820
13 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$121,000
430
14 Marketing Managers
$119,370
7,530
15 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$115,020
600
16 Financial Managers
$113,620
14,890
17 Materials Scientists
$112,400
300
18 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$112,150
570
19 Lawyers
$111,050
10,460
20 Biomedical Engineers
$110,370
950
21 Sales Managers
$106,950
12,650
22 Training and Development Managers
$106,920
1,250
23 Natural Sciences Managers
$106,910
1,140
24 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
$106,840
80
25 Optometrists
$106,420
510
26 All Other Managers
$105,820
0
27 Physician Assistants
$102,690
1,910
28 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$102,420
850
29 Nurse Practitioners
$102,280
2,910
30 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$102,160
130
31 Nuclear Engineers
$101,190
180
32 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$100,840
3,070
33 Purchasing Managers
$100,560
2,410
34 Other Psychologists
$99,250
250
35 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$97,770
1,490
36 Human Resources Managers
$97,680
3,960
37 Nurse Midwives
$97,420
210
38 Systems Software Developers
$97,240
8,990
39 Computer Hardware Engineers
$95,180
1,510
40 Aerospace Engineers
$95,070
200
41 Computer Network Architects
$94,120
4,790
42 Chemists
$92,360
1,720
43 Actuaries
$92,360
680
44 Engineers, All Other
$92,330
2,230
45 Medical and Health Services Managers
$91,510
6,190
46 Industrial Production Managers
$90,970
5,240
47 Transportation Inspectors
$90,890
300
48 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$90,480
240
49 Sales Engineers
$90,250
1,870
50 Database Administrators
$90,130
2,500
51 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$90,070
5,640
52 Applications Software Developers
$90,000
11,890
53 Information Security Analysts
$88,900
1,700
54 Materials Engineers
$88,300
320
55 Environmental Science Teachers
$88,090
40
56 Electrical Engineers
$87,380
3,400
57 General and Operations Managers
$87,060
36,390
58 Chemical Engineers
$87,040
550
59 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$86,970
2,290
60 Other Education Administrators
$86,000
1,030
61 Construction Managers
$85,720
3,270
62 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$85,440
370
63 Computer Systems Analysts
$84,840
13,660
64 Mining and Geological Engineers
$84,150
310
65 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$84,040
2,340
66 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$83,750
800
67 Funeral Service Managers
$83,360
100
68 Operations Research Analysts
$83,150
1,870
69 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$82,530
1,620
70 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$82,070
220
71 Industrial Engineers
$81,650
7,810
72 Veterinarians
$81,500
1,300
73 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$81,480
170
74 Civil Engineers
$80,970
3,820
75 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$80,500
40
76 Statisticians
$80,410
630
77 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$80,220
270
78 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$80,210
3,480
79 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$80,120
250
80 Administrative Services Managers
$80,010
7,320
81 Mechanical Engineers
$79,300
6,710
82 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$78,890
480
83 Financial Examiners
$78,770
1,040
84 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$78,520
540
85 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$77,990
1,340
86 Physical Therapists
$76,870
3,760
87 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$76,750
8,590
88 Financial Analysts
$76,310
5,990
89 Radiation Therapists
$76,170
380
90 Emergency Management Directors
$76,150
260
91 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$76,130
110
92 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$75,540
200
93 Environmental Engineers
$75,480
760
94 Management Analysts
$75,470
11,590
95 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$75,450
690
96 Audiologists
$75,330
240
97 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$74,920
510
98 Epidemiologists
$74,920
80
99 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$74,870
1,250
100 Art Directors
$74,760
690
101 Labor Relations Specialists
$74,380
1,730
102 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$74,230
780
103 Food Scientists and Technologists
$74,140
2,020
104 Personal Financial Advisors
$74,110
4,000
105 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$74,100
4,090
106 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$73,960
70
107 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$73,770
3,330
108 Logisticians
$73,720
2,410
109 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$73,670
390
110 Computer Programmers
$73,520
7,040
111 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$72,920
90
112 Other Computer Occupations
$72,580
9,140
113 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$72,240
740
114 Hydrologists
$71,600
330
115 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$71,570
70
116 Boilermakers
$71,510
0
117 Dental Hygienists
$71,110
4,540
118 Registered Nurses
$71,030
56,000
119 Postsecondary History Teachers
$70,810
350
120 Genetic Counselors
$70,710
80
121 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$70,410
1,100
122 Hoist and Winch Operators
$70,240
170
123 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$70,210
1,500
124 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$69,920
1,680
125 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$69,910
680
126 Pile-Driver Operators
$69,880
130
127 Occupational Therapists
$69,850
2,140
128 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$69,810
310
129 Power Plant Operators
$69,780
830
130 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$69,680
2,780
131 Sheet Metal Workers
$69,630
2,480
132 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$69,620
850
133 Compliance Officers
$69,510
4,650
134 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$69,170
120
135 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$69,090
570
136 Other Mathematical Science Occupations
$68,910
30
137 Speech-Language Pathologists
$68,640
2,140
138 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$68,610
2,940
139 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$68,460
7,130
140 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$68,400
70
141 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$68,340
590
142 Riggers
$68,330
110
143 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$68,260
350
144 Transit and Railroad Police
$68,250
0
145 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$68,200
360
146 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
$68,160
8,740
147 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$67,810
5,320
148 Urban and Regional Planners
$67,810
1,030
149 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$67,750
110
150 Loan Officers
$67,620
7,770
151 Commercial Pilots
$67,510
570
152 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$67,140
550
153 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$66,840
500
154 Surveyors
$66,560
730
155 Conservation Scientists
$66,390
520
156 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$66,300
530
157 Soil and Plant Scientists
$66,300
360
158 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$66,130
160
159 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
$66,110
1,500
160 All Other Special Education Teachers
$66,070
280
161 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$65,690
300
162 Credit Analysts
$65,680
2,850
163 Producers and Directors
$65,650
910
164 Court Reporters
$65,530
320
165 Brickmasons and Blockmasons
$65,430
1,390
166 Other Life Scientists
$65,260
740
167 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$65,160
180
168 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$64,930
1,210
169 Other Biological Scientists
$64,900
540
170 Crane and Tower Operators
$64,820
910
171 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$64,670
400
172 Respiratory Therapists
$64,500
1,500
173 Social and Community Service Managers
$64,410
2,840
174 Construction and Building Inspectors
$64,320
1,350
175 Hearing Aid Specialists
$64,290
70
176 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$63,930
720
177 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$63,800
470
178 Technical Writers
$63,720
1,180
179 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$63,630
280
180 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$63,530
170
181 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$63,500
3,510
182 Carpet Installers
$63,490
390
183 Other Social Workers
$63,490
460
184 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$63,200
12,140
185 Microbiologists
$63,170
230
186 Radiologic Technologists
$62,960
3,910
187 Accountants and Auditors
$62,780
24,490
188 Web Developers
$62,680
3,140
189 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$62,620
1,590
190 Economists
$62,590
220
191 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
$62,570
3,830
192 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$62,520
1,980
193 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$62,280
2,080
194 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
$62,100
30,790
195 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$61,860
320
196 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$61,810
370
197 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$61,650
4,820
198 Fundraisers
$61,640
1,660
199 Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers
$61,320
560
200 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$61,250
990

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