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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 podiatrists with an average annual salary of $206,640. The second highest paying job is general dentist (average salary $200,800). The salary and the employment information in Wisconsin is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Wisconsin

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Podiatrists
$206,640
140
2 General Dentists
$200,800
2,040
3 General Pediatricians
$200,340
350
4 Nurse Anesthetists
$189,330
640
5 Other Specialists Dentists
$183,000
50
6 Psychiatrists
$182,320
420
7 Family and General Practitioners
$180,290
2,420
8 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$136,980
150
9 Pharmacists
$130,610
5,390
10 Sales Managers
$122,230
4,940
11 Chief Executives
$121,090
5,160
12 Financial Managers
$116,760
8,080
13 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$115,240
3,700
14 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$115,140
6,280
15 Marketing Managers
$111,210
2,800
16 Optometrists
$110,210
540
17 Funeral Service Managers
$108,550
130
18 Other Life Scientists
$108,390
40
19 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$106,680
290
20 Physician Assistants
$106,560
1,920
21 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$104,570
50
22 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$104,080
80
23 Air Traffic Controllers
$103,760
120
24 Human Resources Managers
$103,490
2,600
25 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$102,240
140
26 General and Operations Managers
$101,840
32,590
27 Nurse Midwives
$101,480
80
28 Industrial Production Managers
$101,310
6,500
29 Construction Managers
$101,120
2,860
30 Natural Sciences Managers
$100,350
590
31 Nurse Practitioners
$100,280
2,900
32 Lawyers
$99,640
7,540
33 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$97,580
110
34 Administrative Services Managers
$97,490
6,610
35 Purchasing Managers
$97,060
1,270
36 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$96,740
90
37 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$96,100
4,970
38 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$95,980
940
39 Computer Network Architects
$94,940
2,060
40 Nuclear Engineers
$94,590
130
41 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$94,280
210
42 Training and Development Managers
$93,560
560
43 Medical and Health Services Managers
$93,510
7,380
44 Chemical Engineers
$93,400
590
45 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$93,320
570
46 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$92,950
2,650
47 Sales Engineers
$91,960
1,470
48 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$91,580
3,140
49 Other Psychologists
$91,530
190
50 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$91,510
100
51 Orthodontists
$90,410
80
52 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$87,010
1,280
53 Transportation Inspectors
$85,510
130
54 Gas Plant Operators
$85,020
30
55 Systems Software Developers
$84,820
4,000
56 Genetic Counselors
$83,690
60
57 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$83,660
60
58 Computer Hardware Engineers
$83,150
630
59 Applications Software Developers
$82,790
15,840
60 Physical Therapists
$82,390
4,730
61 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$82,240
1,620
62 Engineers, All Other
$82,160
1,180
63 Actuaries
$81,950
650
64 Materials Scientists
$81,870
70
65 Veterinarians
$81,230
1,760
66 Electrical Engineers
$80,700
3,780
67 Physicists
$80,280
270
68 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$80,270
680
69 Database Administrators
$80,010
1,700
70 Aerospace Engineers
$79,540
40
71 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$79,530
5,530
72 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$79,400
660
73 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$79,320
270
74 Personal Financial Advisors
$78,980
4,950
75 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$78,550
1,610
76 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$78,060
340
77 Statisticians
$77,710
490
78 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$77,710
1,960
79 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$77,600
80
80 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$77,230
300
81 Agricultural Engineers
$77,070
60
82 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$76,800
290
83 Materials Engineers
$76,360
470
84 Computer Systems Analysts
$76,270
14,270
85 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$75,780
70
86 All Other Managers
$75,710
11,860
87 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$75,630
280
88 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$75,590
3,640
89 Art Directors
$75,540
510
90 Environmental Engineers
$75,470
700
91 Audiologists
$75,440
220
92 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$75,340
210
93 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$75,180
960
94 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$75,160
800
95 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$74,850
340
96 Industrial Engineers
$74,850
8,330
97 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$74,690
210
98 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$74,660
480
99 Mechanical Engineers
$74,630
10,810
100 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$74,620
330
101 Other Physical Scientists
$74,320
80
102 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$74,310
1,050
103 Civil Engineers
$74,010
6,300
104 Information Security Analysts
$73,950
1,260
105 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$73,890
2,620
106 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$73,890
50
107 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$73,740
80
108 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$73,580
1,370
109 Other Education Administrators
$72,970
260
110 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$72,750
1,310
111 Radiation Therapists
$72,500
660
112 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$72,480
60
113 Computer Programmers
$72,410
5,450
114 Management Analysts
$72,300
11,120
115 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
$72,080
0
116 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$72,030
1,120
117 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$71,620
3,300
118 Financial Analysts
$71,600
4,280
119 Power Plant Operators
$71,580
740
120 Epidemiologists
$71,550
100
121 Postsecondary History Teachers
$71,520
340
122 Budget Analysts
$71,510
1,060
123 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$71,470
490
124 Occupational Therapists
$71,380
3,250
125 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$71,040
60
126 Financial Examiners
$70,920
1,500
127 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$70,850
6,760
128 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$70,840
480
129 Commercial Pilots
$70,790
360
130 Emergency Management Directors
$70,420
160
131 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$70,110
1,010
132 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$70,010
30
133 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$69,960
160
134 Economists
$69,910
270
135 Boilermakers
$69,780
190
136 Biomedical Engineers
$69,660
190
137 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$69,460
410
138 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$69,160
240
139 Speech-Language Pathologists
$69,140
2,360
140 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$69,020
350
141 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$68,920
200
142 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$68,850
260
143 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$68,830
980
144 Pile-Driver Operators
$68,790
50
145 Animal Scientists
$68,780
360
146 Other Computer Occupations
$68,770
3,750
147 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$68,750
190
148 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$68,740
90
149 Operations Research Analysts
$68,600
1,360
150 Other Biological Scientists
$68,340
470
151 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$68,210
1,410
152 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$67,960
9,130
153 Registered Nurses
$67,910
55,940
154 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles
$67,840
610
155 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$67,770
1,870
156 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$67,690
350
157 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
$67,250
7,300
158 Environmental Science Teachers
$67,140
120
159 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$66,970
230
160 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$66,910
50
161 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$65,950
5,160
162 Urban and Regional Planners
$65,830
390
163 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$65,550
8,630
164 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
$65,440
1,800
165 Chiropractors
$65,390
1,220
166 Broadcast News Analysts
$65,230
70
167 Dental Hygienists
$65,220
4,950
168 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$65,210
750
169 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$65,210
500
170 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$64,940
740
171 Choreographers
$64,500
110
172 Instructional Coordinators
$64,460
1,830
173 Mathematical Technicians
$64,400
30
174 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$63,590
150
175 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
$63,420
300
176 Conservation Scientists
$63,370
710
177 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$63,370
840
178 Credit Analysts
$63,050
1,860
179 Other Artists and Related Workers
$63,040
140
180 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$62,990
170
181 Insurance Underwriters
$62,910
2,050
182 Chemists
$62,880
2,520
183 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$62,850
310
184 Food Scientists and Technologists
$62,750
660
185 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$62,590
1,110
186 Millwrights
$62,580
950
187 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$62,550
160
188 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$62,490
250
189 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$62,440
620
190 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$62,330
12,410
191 Social and Community Service Managers
$62,150
3,400
192 Locomotive Engineers
$62,080
800
193 Computer Network Support Specialists
$62,060
3,820
194 Accountants and Auditors
$62,020
22,090
195 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$61,830
490
196 Wood Patternmakers
$61,790
0
197 Hydrologists
$61,520
160
198 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$61,410
6,410
199 Loan Officers
$61,400
7,350
200 Other Business Operations Specialists
$61,180
10,470

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