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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in North Dakota

The top 200 highest paying jobs in North Dakota (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 North Dakota are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in North Dakota is family and general practitioners with an average annual salary of $203,660. The second highest paying job is general dentist (average salary $194,510). The salary and the employment information in North Dakota is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in North Dakota

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Family and General Practitioners
$203,660
340
2 General Dentists
$194,510
210
3 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$183,520
400
4 Nurse Anesthetists
$183,310
180
5 General Pediatricians
$162,210
50
6 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$141,250
90
7 Chief Executives
$140,370
920
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$117,530
390
9 Petroleum Engineers
$116,840
110
10 Pharmacists
$116,000
760
11 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$113,660
480
12 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$109,980
140
13 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$105,670
60
14 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$103,620
330
15 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$103,180
530
16 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$102,310
40
17 Financial Managers
$102,200
1,200
18 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$101,480
40
19 Physician Assistants
$101,330
250
20 Training and Development Managers
$100,300
70
21 Sales Managers
$100,190
710
22 Optometrists
$98,060
190
23 Marketing Managers
$97,650
310
24 Purchasing Managers
$96,780
120
25 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$95,970
190
26 All Other Managers
$95,720
1,150
27 Natural Sciences Managers
$95,710
140
28 Human Resources Managers
$95,160
260
29 Nurse Practitioners
$94,820
440
30 Actuaries
$94,370
30
31 Sales Engineers
$94,180
70
32 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$91,770
40
33 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$90,690
190
34 Transportation Inspectors
$90,670
110
35 Industrial Production Managers
$90,610
460
36 Computer Network Architects
$89,580
190
37 Mining and Geological Engineers
$88,830
70
38 Chemical Engineers
$88,820
30
39 General and Operations Managers
$88,520
7,010
40 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$88,380
550
41 Veterinarians
$87,830
240
42 Electrical Engineers
$87,730
560
43 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$87,430
60
44 Air Traffic Controllers
$87,020
100
45 Lawyers
$86,220
1,000
46 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$86,180
260
47 Power Plant Operators
$85,780
350
48 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$85,110
70
49 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$85,030
70
50 Medical and Health Services Managers
$84,390
880
51 Aerospace Engineers
$84,100
0
52 Other Psychologists
$83,450
40
53 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$82,200
170
54 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$81,800
110
55 Gas Plant Operators
$81,770
770
56 Construction Managers
$81,650
970
57 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$81,210
50
58 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$80,480
280
59 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$80,190
380
60 Environmental Engineers
$79,910
160
61 Engineers, All Other
$78,590
360
62 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$78,300
80
63 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$78,000
410
64 Postsecondary History Teachers
$77,550
40
65 Administrative Services Managers
$77,010
660
66 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$75,720
90
67 Chemical Technicians
$75,120
70
68 Information Security Analysts
$74,830
210
69 Chemists
$74,530
130
70 Industrial Engineers
$74,080
410
71 Civil Engineers
$73,960
1,200
72 Applications Software Developers
$73,710
1,220
73 Computer Systems Analysts
$73,640
680
74 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$73,580
70
75 Physical Therapists
$73,420
640
76 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$73,280
30
77 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$72,990
90
78 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$72,450
220
79 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$71,690
160
80 Art Directors
$71,590
30
81 Database Administrators
$70,750
170
82 Mechanical Engineers
$70,720
610
83 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$70,670
180
84 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$70,400
300
85 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$69,920
40
86 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$69,190
120
87 Urban and Regional Planners
$69,090
50
88 Financial Analysts
$69,030
280
89 Other Education Administrators
$68,840
140
90 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$68,620
240
91 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$68,500
2,020
92 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$68,440
260
93 Judicial Law Clerks
$68,110
40
94 Other Computer Occupations
$68,060
720
95 Other Biological Scientists
$67,840
170
96 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$67,780
680
97 Agricultural Engineers
$67,550
40
98 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$67,390
660
99 Soil and Plant Scientists
$67,320
220
100 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$66,780
3,790
101 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$66,250
940
102 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$66,150
50
103 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$66,030
130
104 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$65,590
110
105 Loan Officers
$65,540
1,220
106 Materials Engineers
$65,530
40
107 Social and Community Service Managers
$65,420
590
108 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$65,190
1,090
109 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$65,170
80
110 Boilermakers
$65,090
450
111 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$64,740
150
112 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$64,580
340
113 Commercial Pilots
$64,510
270
114 Conservation Scientists
$63,710
260
115 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$63,650
40
116 Dental Hygienists
$63,650
690
117 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$63,630
520
118 Radiation Therapists
$63,580
40
119 Operations Research Analysts
$63,280
130
120 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$63,230
690
121 Occupational Therapists
$63,170
470
122 Financial Examiners
$63,120
150
123 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$62,910
150
124 Funeral Service Managers
$62,690
30
125 Speech-Language Pathologists
$62,590
560
126 Surveyors
$62,570
370
127 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$62,500
70
128 Emergency Management Directors
$62,490
80
129 Hydrologists
$62,190
60
130 Compliance Officers
$62,120
1,110
131 Budget Analysts
$62,010
120
132 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$61,840
600
133 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
$61,830
940
134 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$61,670
40
135 Management Analysts
$61,530
560
136 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$61,530
110
137 Chiropractors
$61,450
250
138 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$61,290
110
139 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$61,180
120
140 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
$61,130
1,030
141 Brickmasons and Blockmasons
$60,740
200
142 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$60,520
80
143 Systems Software Developers
$60,140
580
144 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$60,060
300
145 Registered Nurses
$59,840
8,710
146 Other Business Operations Specialists
$59,790
2,550
147 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
$59,660
3,670
148 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$59,550
110
149 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$59,530
190
150 Statisticians
$59,520
70
151 Labor Relations Specialists
$59,500
80
152 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$59,420
250
153 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$59,350
280
154 Fundraisers
$59,320
130
155 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$59,300
50
156 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
$59,240
1,160
157 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
$59,020
680
158 Computer Programmers
$59,000
570
159 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
$58,930
1,250
160 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$58,920
540
161 Logisticians
$58,690
320
162 Other Engineering Technicians
$58,540
270
163 Other Financial Specialists
$58,490
340
164 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
$58,480
970
165 Wind Turbine Service Technicians
$58,460
200
166 Medical Equipment Repairers
$58,440
210
167 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$58,420
1,760
168 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$58,290
130
169 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
$58,240
110
170 Instructional Coordinators
$58,210
270
171 Wellhead Pumpers
$58,210
720
172 Electricians
$58,020
3,920
173 Insurance Underwriters
$57,990
350
174 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$57,840
40
175 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
$57,630
500
176 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$57,580
100
177 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers
$57,280
410
178 Cost Estimators
$57,170
630
179 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
$57,070
120
180 Crane and Tower Operators
$57,010
240
181 Web Developers
$56,880
210
182 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$56,820
630
183 Other Teachers and Instructors
$56,730
680
184 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$56,520
120
185 Middle School Special Education Teachers
$56,470
120
186 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
$56,260
3,640
187 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$56,110
140
188 Other Social Workers
$55,970
340
189 Credit Analysts
$55,960
190
190 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
$55,820
110
191 Meter Readers, Utilities
$55,550
90
192 Accountants and Auditors
$55,530
3,870
193 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$55,390
30
194 Other Extraction Workers
$55,370
630
195 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$55,250
40
196 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
$54,950
220
197 Construction and Building Inspectors
$54,810
230
198 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$54,710
700
199 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors
$54,380
70
200 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$54,250
970

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