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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 nurse anesthetists with an average annual salary of $176,590. The second highest paying job is general dentist (average salary $176,380). The salary and the employment information in North Dakota is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in North Dakota

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Nurse Anesthetists
$176,590
200
2 General Dentists
$176,380
220
3 Family and General Practitioners
$168,510
540
4 Chief Executives
$145,280
1,300
5 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$141,380
80
6 Pharmacists
$111,860
740
7 Physicists
$111,460
0
8 Optometrists
$109,430
160
9 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$108,470
330
10 Nurse Midwives
$108,380
40
11 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$108,230
60
12 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$105,670
440
13 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$99,540
120
14 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$98,170
250
15 Financial Managers
$96,330
990
16 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$95,210
510
17 Marketing Managers
$94,980
290
18 Actuaries
$94,370
30
19 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$94,010
50
20 Physician Assistants
$93,430
270
21 Air Traffic Controllers
$92,310
100
22 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$92,020
240
23 Petroleum Engineers
$91,280
200
24 Natural Sciences Managers
$90,920
120
25 Sales Managers
$89,930
740
26 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$88,900
0
27 General and Operations Managers
$88,590
7,060
28 Mining and Geological Engineers
$88,410
100
29 Human Resources Managers
$88,370
200
30 Electrical Engineers
$87,620
350
31 Nurse Practitioners
$87,390
550
32 Purchasing Managers
$85,960
150
33 All Other Managers
$85,420
1,050
34 Training and Development Managers
$85,260
90
35 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$85,140
520
36 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$84,040
260
37 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$83,640
60
38 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$83,270
40
39 Power Plant Operators
$83,170
0
40 Sales Engineers
$83,110
60
41 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$82,850
120
42 Other Psychologists
$82,650
40
43 Industrial Production Managers
$82,140
330
44 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$79,390
80
45 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$78,130
50
46 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$78,060
320
47 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$77,230
0
48 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$77,080
70
49 Veterinarians
$76,950
190
50 Postsecondary History Teachers
$76,750
40
51 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$76,270
70
52 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$76,090
180
53 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$75,400
440
54 Medical and Health Services Managers
$75,000
800
55 Environmental Engineers
$73,220
140
56 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$72,800
40
57 Funeral Service Managers
$72,780
30
58 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$72,540
660
59 Administrative Services Managers
$72,520
700
60 Industrial Engineers
$72,190
430
61 Civil Engineers
$72,150
1,050
62 Construction Managers
$72,120
750
63 Mechanical Engineers
$71,720
500
64 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$71,420
420
65 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$70,940
4,950
66 Audiologists
$70,650
40
67 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$70,480
0
68 Physical Therapists
$69,630
510
69 Computer Systems Analysts
$69,630
540
70 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$68,890
130
71 Database Administrators
$68,780
160
72 Transportation Inspectors
$68,530
0
73 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$67,690
180
74 Systems Software Developers
$67,590
500
75 Operations Research Analysts
$67,470
120
76 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$66,420
430
77 Financial Analysts
$66,410
270
78 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$66,320
180
79 Other Computer Occupations
$65,920
540
80 Wellhead Pumpers
$65,810
990
81 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$65,720
50
82 Engineers, All Other
$65,580
330
83 Materials Engineers
$65,530
40
84 Financial Examiners
$65,530
100
85 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$65,300
70
86 Other Education Administrators
$65,250
140
87 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$65,090
2,020
88 Boilermakers
$65,090
450
89 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$65,030
80
90 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$64,770
140
91 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$64,510
40
92 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$64,320
390
93 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$63,960
490
94 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$63,880
1,010
95 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$63,820
180
96 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$63,790
70
97 Conservation Scientists
$63,780
210
98 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$63,730
300
99 Loan Officers
$63,670
1,100
100 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$63,640
100
101 Radiation Therapists
$63,580
40
102 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$63,270
190
103 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$63,220
110
104 Information Security Analysts
$63,140
130
105 Dental Hygienists
$62,880
600
106 Other Biological Scientists
$62,840
150
107 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$62,720
200
108 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
$62,620
1,670
109 Judicial Law Clerks
$62,510
40
110 Applications Software Developers
$62,400
1,230
111 Chemists
$62,300
110
112 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$61,920
30
113 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$61,670
40
114 Occupational Therapists
$60,730
380
115 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$60,600
850
116 Chiropractors
$60,400
180
117 Brickmasons and Blockmasons
$60,220
120
118 Social and Community Service Managers
$60,090
500
119 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$60,000
1,010
120 Budget Analysts
$59,910
100
121 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$59,670
100
122 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$59,100
0
123 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
$58,650
1,140
124 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$58,610
50
125 Statisticians
$58,340
80
126 Instructional Coordinators
$58,190
300
127 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$58,180
130
128 Management Analysts
$58,170
680
129 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$57,980
140
130 Other Social Workers
$57,970
150
131 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
$57,770
1,650
132 Speech-Language Pathologists
$57,710
640
133 Computer Network Architects
$57,590
160
134 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$57,580
100
135 Unknown
$57,540
730
136 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$57,510
280
137 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$57,400
210
138 Registered Nurses
$57,190
7,680
139 Environmental Engineering Technicians
$57,170
40
140 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$57,100
150
141 Wind Turbine Service Technicians
$57,090
100
142 Commercial Pilots
$57,030
220
143 Other Business Operations Specialists
$56,870
1,900
144 Compliance Officers
$56,710
1,200
145 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$56,560
430
146 Logisticians
$56,520
240
147 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$56,360
220
148 Producers and Directors
$56,320
70
149 Fish and Game Wardens
$56,280
30
150 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
$56,220
4,160
151 Cost Estimators
$56,180
610
152 Crane and Tower Operators
$56,080
420
153 Labor Relations Specialists
$56,040
70
154 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$55,530
70
155 Lodging Managers
$55,420
120
156 Landscape Architects
$55,380
40
157 Computer Programmers
$55,160
260
158 Emergency Management Directors
$55,150
80
159 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$54,830
80
160 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$54,760
1,820
161 Other Counselors
$54,630
70
162 Other Financial Specialists
$54,520
140
163 Electricians
$54,130
4,160
164 Technical Writers
$54,080
80
165 Soil and Plant Scientists
$54,080
300
166 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
$54,020
70
167 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$53,500
0
168 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$53,440
460
169 Construction and Building Inspectors
$53,370
250
170 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors
$53,310
0
171 Physical Therapist Assistants
$53,270
120
172 Human Resources Specialists
$53,100
1,010
173 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
$53,050
1,500
174 Surveyors
$53,020
400
175 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$52,890
120
176 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
$52,620
1,170
177 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
$52,620
720
178 Food Service Managers
$52,590
460
179 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
$52,490
0
180 Other Plant and System Operators
$52,350
50
181 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$52,250
70
182 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$52,190
160
183 Middle School Special Education Teachers
$52,140
140
184 Farm and Home Management Advisors
$51,870
210
185 Accountants and Auditors
$51,860
3,610
186 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$51,850
1,070
187 Medical Equipment Repairers
$51,640
120
188 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$51,630
440
189 Other Physical Scientists
$51,530
40
190 Film and Video Editors
$51,490
30
191 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$51,480
330
192 Urban and Regional Planners
$51,370
90
193 Millwrights
$51,180
260
194 Health Educators
$51,140
270
195 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
$50,850
4,420
196 Tax Preparers
$50,790
140
197 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$50,770
190
198 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$50,610
850
199 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators
$50,470
330
200 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
$50,260
870

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