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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Wisconsin

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Wisconsin (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 Wisconsin are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Wisconsin is general pediatricians with an average annual salary of $200,340. The second highest paying job is general dentist (average salary $193,670). The salary and the employment information in Wisconsin is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Wisconsin

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Pediatricians
$200,340
150
2 General Dentists
$193,670
2,150
3 Psychiatrists
$190,930
390
4 Nurse Anesthetists
$186,470
580
5 Other Specialists Dentists
$185,010
60
6 Family and General Practitioners
$180,290
3,020
7 Podiatrists
$177,680
120
8 Pharmacists
$126,300
5,560
9 Chief Executives
$115,930
3,740
10 Sales Managers
$115,620
5,730
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$112,630
3,760
12 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$112,100
6,400
13 Financial Managers
$110,420
8,810
14 Marketing Managers
$107,850
2,980
15 Air Traffic Controllers
$102,710
140
16 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$101,990
80
17 Aerospace Engineers
$101,860
80
18 Optometrists
$101,300
450
19 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$100,880
570
20 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$98,850
200
21 Natural Sciences Managers
$98,790
540
22 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$98,520
60
23 Physician Assistants
$98,420
1,740
24 Nurse Midwives
$98,300
110
25 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$98,140
40
26 Industrial Production Managers
$97,790
6,720
27 Human Resources Managers
$97,760
2,700
28 Nurse Practitioners
$96,910
2,540
29 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$96,850
230
30 Construction Managers
$96,710
2,890
31 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$95,900
340
32 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$95,290
4,750
33 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$95,230
140
34 General and Operations Managers
$94,980
32,350
35 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$94,790
3,170
36 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$93,650
100
37 Administrative Services Managers
$93,620
6,070
38 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$93,490
190
39 Purchasing Managers
$92,670
1,290
40 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$92,620
90
41 Nuclear Engineers
$92,500
130
42 Computer Network Architects
$92,070
2,180
43 Lawyers
$91,790
7,530
44 Sales Engineers
$91,060
1,450
45 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$90,630
90
46 Gas Plant Operators
$90,490
70
47 Other Psychologists
$90,350
180
48 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$90,250
1,010
49 Funeral Service Managers
$90,220
90
50 Chemical Engineers
$89,890
530
51 Training and Development Managers
$89,800
620
52 Medical and Health Services Managers
$89,450
7,980
53 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$85,780
350
54 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$84,870
2,710
55 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$84,370
1,150
56 Systems Software Developers
$84,190
3,650
57 Transportation Inspectors
$83,680
50
58 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$82,970
400
59 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$82,070
5,160
60 Actuaries
$81,300
660
61 Engineers, All Other
$81,210
1,490
62 Applications Software Developers
$81,160
15,850
63 Electrical Engineers
$81,090
3,850
64 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$80,180
950
65 Physicists
$80,130
350
66 Materials Scientists
$79,740
70
67 Physical Therapists
$79,630
4,440
68 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$79,510
540
69 Art Directors
$79,300
500
70 Veterinarians
$78,960
1,680
71 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$78,630
1,650
72 All Other Managers
$78,410
10,500
73 Radiation Therapists
$77,870
390
74 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$77,600
80
75 Environmental Engineers
$77,560
720
76 Statisticians
$77,240
470
77 Audiologists
$77,110
160
78 Agricultural Engineers
$77,070
60
79 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$76,980
280
80 Information Security Analysts
$76,930
1,390
81 Economists
$76,900
400
82 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$76,580
5,740
83 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$76,210
240
84 Database Administrators
$75,910
1,770
85 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$75,740
600
86 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$75,590
1,540
87 Computer Systems Analysts
$75,430
12,800
88 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$75,370
3,720
89 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$75,120
310
90 Personal Financial Advisors
$75,000
4,370
91 Biomedical Engineers
$74,710
180
92 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$74,100
2,230
93 Materials Engineers
$73,700
560
94 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$73,700
50
95 Commercial Pilots
$73,690
430
96 Industrial Engineers
$73,620
8,330
97 Postsecondary History Teachers
$73,570
350
98 Other Physical Scientists
$73,370
90
99 Civil Engineers
$73,140
5,390
100 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$73,040
70
101 Mechanical Engineers
$72,830
10,290
102 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$72,770
2,150
103 Other Education Administrators
$72,380
200
104 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$72,330
360
105 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$72,270
70
106 Computer Hardware Engineers
$72,210
890
107 Power Plant Operators
$72,170
700
108 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
$72,080
0
109 Management Analysts
$72,070
10,170
110 Genetic Counselors
$71,940
50
111 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$71,620
940
112 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$71,560
1,270
113 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$71,520
1,050
114 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$71,340
210
115 Chiropractors
$70,810
1,290
116 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$70,490
620
117 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$70,470
180
118 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$70,010
30
119 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$70,010
1,220
120 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$70,010
840
121 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$69,880
210
122 Budget Analysts
$69,780
580
123 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$69,660
130
124 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$69,590
830
125 Financial Analysts
$69,480
4,460
126 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$69,430
390
127 Computer Programmers
$69,360
5,660
128 Financial Examiners
$69,290
1,400
129 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$68,930
160
130 Pile-Driver Operators
$68,790
50
131 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$68,740
90
132 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$68,460
7,010
133 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$68,370
950
134 Occupational Therapists
$68,230
2,970
135 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$68,070
500
136 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$68,050
1,330
137 Environmental Science Teachers
$68,040
80
138 Other Computer Occupations
$67,960
3,520
139 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
$67,920
6,460
140 Speech-Language Pathologists
$67,730
2,250
141 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$67,460
210
142 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$67,100
70
143 Other Biological Scientists
$66,970
530
144 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$66,970
230
145 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$66,710
400
146 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$66,690
2,640
147 Emergency Management Directors
$66,660
170
148 Registered Nurses
$66,430
55,410
149 Boilermakers
$66,270
230
150 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$65,710
8,490
151 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$65,650
50
152 Operations Research Analysts
$65,560
1,440
153 Animal Scientists
$65,560
310
154 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$65,430
880
155 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$65,410
300
156 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$65,080
0
157 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$64,790
70
158 Epidemiologists
$64,560
70
159 Mathematical Technicians
$64,400
30
160 Locomotive Engineers
$64,320
890
161 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$64,280
520
162 Dental Hygienists
$64,170
5,000
163 Instructional Coordinators
$63,800
1,650
164 Urban and Regional Planners
$63,750
470
165 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$63,720
1,600
166 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$63,290
790
167 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$63,220
710
168 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$63,100
280
169 Choreographers
$63,090
110
170 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
$63,010
1,930
171 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$62,850
310
172 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$62,840
230
173 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$62,770
8,380
174 Food Scientists and Technologists
$62,680
630
175 Conservation Scientists
$62,650
720
176 Chemists
$62,590
2,580
177 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$62,290
120
178 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$62,240
1,000
179 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$62,060
970
180 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles
$62,030
440
181 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$61,960
440
182 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$61,610
1,110
183 Loan Officers
$61,530
6,800
184 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$61,310
490
185 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$61,270
240
186 Accountants and Auditors
$61,210
21,300
187 Hydrologists
$61,190
180
188 Pipelayers
$61,160
430
189 Insurance Underwriters
$61,110
2,290
190 Gaming Managers
$60,980
50
191 Other Artists and Related Workers
$60,530
140
192 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
$60,470
180
193 Social and Community Service Managers
$60,380
3,860
194 Other Social Workers
$60,090
890
195 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$60,020
680
196 Other Rail Transportation Workers
$59,900
320
197 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$59,600
130
198 Respiratory Therapists
$59,470
1,920
199 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
$59,410
38,650
200 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$59,390
11,810

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