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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 $197,510. The second highest paying job is podiatrists (average salary $190,620). The salary and the employment information in Minnesota is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Minnesota

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

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