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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 2018 [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
350
2 General Dentists
$194,510
200
3 General Internists
$194,460
80
4 Nurse Anesthetists
$189,420
150
5 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$183,520
530
6 General Pediatricians
$162,210
50
7 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$146,230
100
8 Audiologists
$135,120
50
9 Petroleum Engineers
$133,560
140
10 Chief Executives
$128,020
640
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$118,940
400
12 Pharmacists
$117,470
810
13 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$114,680
50
14 Optometrists
$114,050
190
15 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$111,600
500
16 Purchasing Managers
$111,570
110
17 Physicists
$109,330
40
18 Nurse Midwives
$108,380
40
19 Financial Managers
$105,840
1,350
20 Physician Assistants
$104,000
290
21 Training and Development Managers
$103,680
70
22 Sales Managers
$103,210
610
23 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$102,980
470
24 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$102,310
40
25 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$101,480
40
26 Nurse Practitioners
$101,150
420
27 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$101,020
320
28 Human Resources Managers
$100,460
260
29 Natural Sciences Managers
$100,120
140
30 Labor Relations Specialists
$99,520
60
31 Marketing Managers
$98,970
280
32 All Other Managers
$97,240
1,100
33 Industrial Production Managers
$96,110
520
34 Actuaries
$94,370
30
35 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$94,330
40
36 Medical and Health Services Managers
$93,840
910
37 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$92,720
40
38 Veterinarians
$92,160
230
39 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$92,100
590
40 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$91,110
140
41 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$91,080
140
42 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$90,690
140
43 Sales Engineers
$90,120
60
44 General and Operations Managers
$89,930
7,250
45 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$89,930
40
46 Computer Network Architects
$89,760
180
47 Mining and Geological Engineers
$89,240
70
48 Computer Hardware Engineers
$88,920
30
49 Chemical Engineers
$88,820
50
50 Other Psychologists
$88,680
30
51 Construction Managers
$88,510
1,120
52 Air Traffic Controllers
$88,430
100
53 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$87,970
160
54 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$87,830
50
55 Power Plant Operators
$87,780
370
56 Transportation Inspectors
$85,810
80
57 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$85,750
290
58 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$85,230
280
59 Engineers, All Other
$84,380
290
60 Gas Plant Operators
$84,350
500
61 Aerospace Engineers
$84,100
0
62 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$83,660
820
63 Lawyers
$83,390
960
64 Electrical Engineers
$83,170
560
65 Chemists
$82,540
110
66 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$81,800
270
67 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$81,130
40
68 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$80,930
40
69 Administrative Services Managers
$79,480
650
70 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$79,130
130
71 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$78,810
410
72 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$77,510
50
73 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$77,360
420
74 Information Security Analysts
$77,200
180
75 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$77,110
150
76 Physical Therapists
$76,480
680
77 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$76,300
210
78 Soil and Plant Scientists
$75,820
310
79 Environmental Engineers
$75,650
140
80 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$75,070
130
81 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$74,560
30
82 Civil Engineers
$74,010
1,310
83 Other Mining Machine Operators
$73,700
100
84 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$73,330
70
85 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$73,280
30
86 Industrial Engineers
$72,930
310
87 Applications Software Developers
$72,900
950
88 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$72,360
130
89 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$72,260
100
90 Postsecondary History Teachers
$71,990
40
91 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$71,560
720
92 Mechanical Engineers
$71,400
540
93 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
$71,220
1,390
94 Other Education Administrators
$70,990
130
95 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$70,450
40
96 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$70,370
1,840
97 Other Biological Scientists
$70,250
180
98 Surveyors
$70,050
290
99 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$70,040
110
100 Other Computer Occupations
$69,970
810
101 Judicial Law Clerks
$69,880
40
102 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$69,830
240
103 Urban and Regional Planners
$69,440
60
104 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$69,430
190
105 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$69,420
120
106 Art Directors
$68,380
40
107 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$68,190
280
108 Social and Community Service Managers
$67,690
530
109 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$67,580
30
110 Agricultural Engineers
$67,550
40
111 Database Administrators
$67,400
150
112 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$67,360
430
113 Financial Analysts
$67,290
220
114 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$67,200
80
115 Computer Systems Analysts
$67,120
670
116 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$66,950
750
117 Commercial Pilots
$66,670
310
118 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$66,610
30
119 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$66,480
30
120 Dental Hygienists
$66,470
610
121 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$66,330
170
122 Other Engineering Technicians
$66,220
400
123 Loan Officers
$66,120
1,280
124 Occupational Therapists
$65,900
430
125 Emergency Management Directors
$65,620
80
126 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$65,590
50
127 Materials Engineers
$65,530
40
128 Conservation Scientists
$65,340
260
129 Personal Financial Advisors
$65,280
550
130 Management Analysts
$65,180
550
131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$65,130
100
132 Boilermakers
$65,090
450
133 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$64,720
270
134 Budget Analysts
$64,700
100
135 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$64,490
3,500
136 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$64,230
100
137 Other Business Operations Specialists
$64,220
2,230
138 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$64,200
120
139 Gaming Managers
$64,120
50
140 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$63,790
620
141 Financial Examiners
$63,710
150
142 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$63,600
530
143 Radiation Therapists
$63,580
40
144 Film and Video Editors
$63,540
30
145 Choreographers
$63,350
0
146 Credit Analysts
$63,140
150
147 Hydrologists
$62,930
60
148 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$62,910
150
149 Real Estate Brokers
$62,900
40
150 Funeral Service Managers
$62,690
30
151 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$62,660
500
152 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$62,450
80
153 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$62,290
320
154 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$62,270
60
155 Compliance Officers
$62,210
1,130
156 Instructional Coordinators
$62,130
220
157 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$62,090
30
158 Speech-Language Pathologists
$62,050
480
159 Registered Nurses
$61,720
9,020
160 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$61,670
40
161 Systems Software Developers
$61,660
590
162 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$61,660
50
163 Insurance Underwriters
$61,620
290
164 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
$61,560
1,350
165 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$61,540
80
166 Cost Estimators
$61,260
680
167 Other Financial Specialists
$61,180
330
168 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
$61,130
1,030
169 Computer Programmers
$61,100
670
170 Logisticians
$61,060
280
171 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
$60,860
900
172 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$60,850
90
173 Statisticians
$60,840
80
174 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$60,690
610
175 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$60,210
90
176 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$60,200
60
177 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$60,190
100
178 Web Developers
$59,890
260
179 Crane and Tower Operators
$59,850
290
180 Electricians
$59,800
3,540
181 First-line supervisors of transportation moving workers
$59,700
1,720
182 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$59,660
60
183 Wellhead Pumpers
$59,600
550
184 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
$59,280
120
185 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
$58,840
420
186 Other Social Workers
$58,820
500
187 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$58,820
190
188 Construction and Building Inspectors
$58,680
240
189 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$58,650
1,790
190 Accountants and Auditors
$58,530
3,490
191 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
$58,530
3,140
192 Wind Turbine Service Technicians
$58,480
210
193 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$58,260
1,110
194 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
$58,230
310
195 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
$58,050
1,090
196 Fish and Game Wardens
$57,860
70
197 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
$57,710
110
198 Computer Network Support Specialists
$57,620
620
199 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
$57,610
560
200 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$57,580
100

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