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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Oklahoma

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Oklahoma (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 Oklahoma are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Oklahoma is nurse anesthetists with an average annual salary of $170,200. The second highest paying job is other specialist dentist (average salary $160,010). The salary and the employment information in Oklahoma is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Oklahoma

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Nurse Anesthetists
$170,200
260
2 Other Specialists Dentists
$160,010
70
3 Psychiatrists
$139,850
260
4 General Dentists
$134,500
1,290
5 Petroleum Engineers
$131,930
3,670
6 Chief Executives
$131,160
5,780
7 Podiatrists
$126,950
40
8 Physicists
$126,410
60
9 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$116,050
1,660
10 Optometrists
$115,080
510
11 Pharmacists
$112,420
3,890
12 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$111,930
1,280
13 Mining and Geological Engineers
$107,510
640
14 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$99,160
0
15 Physician Assistants
$97,870
1,570
16 Air Traffic Controllers
$97,600
280
17 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$93,310
2,850
18 Broadcast News Analysts
$93,000
90
19 Engineers, All Other
$91,280
800
20 Other Psychologists
$90,350
100
21 Natural Sciences Managers
$90,350
200
22 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$90,340
1,540
23 Aerospace Engineers
$89,970
730
24 Computer Hardware Engineers
$89,370
220
25 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$88,640
190
26 Lawyers
$88,130
7,070
27 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$88,050
220
28 Chemical Engineers
$87,800
310
29 Nurse Practitioners
$87,720
1,010
30 Financial Managers
$86,450
5,840
31 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$86,340
240
32 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$85,570
320
33 Sales Managers
$85,310
4,130
34 Industrial Production Managers
$85,090
3,020
35 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$83,580
140
36 Sales Engineers
$83,470
330
37 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$83,400
170
38 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$82,720
830
39 Environmental Engineers
$81,960
460
40 Physical Therapists
$81,210
1,600
41 Computer Network Architects
$80,940
630
42 General and Operations Managers
$80,910
24,560
43 All Other Managers
$80,860
1,860
44 Purchasing Managers
$80,810
750
45 Veterinarians
$80,520
750
46 Actuaries
$79,440
70
47 Electrical Engineers
$78,930
1,250
48 Mechanical Engineers
$78,770
2,480
49 Other Physical Scientists
$78,750
60
50 Industrial Engineers
$78,500
1,740
51 Radiation Therapists
$78,150
310
52 Financial Examiners
$78,070
270
53 Family and General Practitioners
$77,810
3,460
54 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$77,660
250
55 Marketing Managers
$76,890
1,470
56 Occupational Therapists
$76,600
830
57 Economists
$76,450
70
58 Audiologists
$76,030
110
59 Medical and Health Services Managers
$75,460
5,330
60 Human Resources Managers
$75,380
1,420
61 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$73,990
2,970
62 Other Computer Occupations
$73,910
2,120
63 Applications Software Developers
$73,400
4,030
64 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$73,280
40
65 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$73,160
140
66 Civil Engineers
$73,070
2,520
67 Commercial Pilots
$72,290
260
68 Systems Software Developers
$72,220
1,790
69 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$71,980
1,270
70 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$71,930
690
71 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$71,850
90
72 Materials Engineers
$71,620
240
73 Logisticians
$70,980
2,080
74 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$70,810
2,960
75 Computer Systems Analysts
$70,510
2,810
76 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$70,420
690
77 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$69,600
190
78 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$69,490
50
79 Urban and Regional Planners
$68,730
160
80 Dental Hygienists
$68,130
1,740
81 Training and Development Managers
$68,020
560
82 Database Administrators
$67,970
770
83 Construction Managers
$67,600
3,800
84 Landscape Architects
$67,310
310
85 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
$66,820
40
86 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$66,570
400
87 Biomedical Engineers
$66,020
140
88 Other Financial Specialists
$65,730
550
89 Other Business Operations Specialists
$65,720
4,700
90 Power Plant Operators
$65,520
520
91 Other Education Administrators
$65,450
250
92 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$65,400
1,370
93 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$64,960
740
94 Other Biological Scientists
$64,160
180
95 Conservation Scientists
$63,920
240
96 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$63,770
160
97 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$63,770
830
98 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$63,690
340
99 Management Analysts
$63,360
4,820
100 Chemists
$63,070
530
101 Forensic Science Technicians
$63,060
260
102 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$62,180
1,100
103 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$61,800
1,640
104 Budget Analysts
$61,560
860
105 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$61,350
2,500
106 Information Security Analysts
$61,270
550
107 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$60,970
320
108 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$60,690
40
109 Administrative Services Managers
$60,660
5,320
110 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$60,410
1,830
111 Other Engineering Technicians
$60,300
740
112 Computer Programmers
$60,030
2,250
113 Financial Analysts
$59,970
1,190
114 Transportation Inspectors
$59,850
320
115 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$59,570
340
116 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$59,520
5,990
117 Technical Writers
$59,490
420
118 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$59,420
110
119 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$59,390
610
120 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$59,280
1,090
121 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$58,990
210
122 Funeral Service Managers
$58,900
170
123 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$58,640
150
124 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$58,640
140
125 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
$58,540
1,710
126 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$58,470
130
127 Art Directors
$58,080
130
128 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$57,960
440
129 Chiropractors
$57,890
360
130 Personal Financial Advisors
$57,580
1,210
131 Computer Network Support Specialists
$57,530
1,270
132 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$57,440
5,500
133 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$57,350
440
134 Registered Nurses
$57,330
26,390
135 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$56,950
450
136 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$56,910
130
137 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$56,880
980
138 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$56,770
160
139 Operations Research Analysts
$56,750
790
140 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$56,690
1,800
141 Speech-Language Pathologists
$56,680
1,490
142 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$56,620
7,970
143 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$55,860
3,410
144 Accountants and Auditors
$55,730
14,620
145 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$55,690
590
146 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$55,510
3,630
147 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$55,470
240
148 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$55,280
410
149 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$55,270
1,130
150 Physical Therapist Assistants
$55,060
910
151 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$54,980
860
152 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$54,520
930
153 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$54,310
190
154 Training and Development Specialists
$54,310
2,810
155 Gas Plant Operators
$54,270
0
156 Farm and Home Management Advisors
$54,270
60
157 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$54,260
0
158 Rail Car Repairers
$54,040
70
159 Labor Relations Specialists
$54,030
200
160 Cost Estimators
$53,980
1,740
161 Surveying and Mapping Technicians
$53,970
1,480
162 Postal Service Clerks
$53,850
890
163 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$53,630
370
164 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
$53,350
680
165 Animal Scientists
$53,230
40
166 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$53,220
90
167 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$52,970
8,150
168 Postsecondary History Teachers
$52,920
240
169 Credit Analysts
$52,890
470
170 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$52,630
1,930
171 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$52,620
730
172 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$52,530
2,210
173 Civil Engineering Technicians
$52,280
510
174 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
$51,950
150
175 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$51,950
120
176 Epidemiologists
$51,950
80
177 Microbiologists
$51,920
40
178 Surveyors
$51,920
1,000
179 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$51,910
70
180 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$51,890
780
181 Loan Officers
$51,870
4,200
182 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
$51,700
2,780
183 Insurance Underwriters
$51,480
590
184 Mechanical Drafters
$51,470
1,500
185 Avionics Technicians
$51,380
510
186 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$51,370
790
187 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$51,370
3,540
188 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$51,220
110
189 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
$51,070
1,770
190 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$50,980
70
191 Instructional Coordinators
$50,970
1,180
192 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$50,920
3,720
193 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
$50,790
2,970
194 Statisticians
$50,710
220
195 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$50,430
700
196 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$50,300
70
197 Respiratory Therapists
$50,260
1,100
198 Tool and Die Makers
$50,030
490
199 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
$49,930
0
200 Gaming Managers
$49,930
320

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