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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 family and general practitioners with an average annual salary of $199,470. The second highest paying job is general pediatricians (average salary $197,430). The salary and the employment information in Minnesota is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Minnesota

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

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