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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 $184,000. The second highest paying job is podiatrists (average salary $167,140). The salary and the employment information in Wisconsin is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Wisconsin

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Pediatricians
$184,000
230
2 Podiatrists
$167,140
120
3 General Dentists
$163,750
1,920
4 Chief Executives
$160,670
4,400
5 Pharmacists
$126,970
5,600
6 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$111,140
70
7 Nuclear Engineers
$108,920
130
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$108,170
3,130
9 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$106,710
5,870
10 Natural Sciences Managers
$105,060
610
11 Sales Managers
$102,430
6,880
12 Aerospace Engineers
$102,030
70
13 Marketing Managers
$101,790
3,480
14 Air Traffic Controllers
$100,430
170
15 Physicists
$99,090
170
16 Financial Managers
$98,290
9,010
17 Actuaries
$97,300
540
18 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$97,080
150
19 Nurse Midwives
$96,760
100
20 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$95,490
660
21 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$94,470
4,220
22 Optometrists
$94,210
550
23 Other Psychologists
$94,010
140
24 Nurse Practitioners
$92,740
2,140
25 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$92,100
3,430
26 Physician Assistants
$92,000
1,590
27 Human Resources Managers
$91,930
2,620
28 Industrial Production Managers
$91,910
5,700
29 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$90,900
90
30 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$89,250
230
31 Purchasing Managers
$88,870
1,510
32 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$88,040
80
33 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$87,270
280
34 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$87,120
360
35 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$86,900
450
36 Other Life Scientists
$86,410
40
37 Training and Development Managers
$86,320
680
38 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$85,900
70
39 Computer Network Architects
$85,820
2,570
40 General and Operations Managers
$85,480
33,030
41 Administrative Services Managers
$84,760
5,070
42 Medical and Health Services Managers
$84,510
6,350
43 Gas Plant Operators
$84,410
130
44 Sales Engineers
$83,950
1,070
45 Lawyers
$83,860
7,540
46 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$83,820
100
47 Systems Software Developers
$83,220
2,860
48 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$83,060
460
49 Construction Managers
$81,960
2,770
50 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$81,790
5,570
51 All Other Managers
$81,770
7,840
52 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$81,740
430
53 Materials Scientists
$81,710
30
54 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$81,670
160
55 Physical Therapists
$81,270
4,190
56 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$81,200
940
57 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$80,350
600
58 Radiation Therapists
$80,140
370
59 Applications Software Developers
$80,130
10,420
60 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$79,240
150
61 Biomedical Engineers
$79,100
230
62 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$78,940
590
63 Electrical Engineers
$78,920
4,180
64 Veterinarians
$78,790
1,690
65 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$78,770
2,060
66 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$78,610
1,090
67 Funeral Service Managers
$78,290
60
68 Computer Hardware Engineers
$77,690
930
69 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$76,910
2,840
70 Environmental Science Teachers
$76,300
70
71 Environmental Engineers
$75,990
710
72 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$75,070
160
73 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$74,380
0
74 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$74,030
1,580
75 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$73,900
1,770
76 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$73,880
1,630
77 Art Directors
$73,850
610
78 Audiologists
$73,700
160
79 Information Security Analysts
$73,250
1,440
80 Statisticians
$73,080
280
81 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$72,820
320
82 Database Administrators
$72,820
1,900
83 Civil Engineers
$72,580
4,480
84 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$72,300
40
85 Agricultural Engineers
$72,010
60
86 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$71,990
780
87 Industrial Engineers
$71,970
8,370
88 Pile-Driver Operators
$71,770
0
89 Computer Programmers
$71,480
7,180
90 Engineers, All Other
$71,450
2,430
91 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$71,420
5,670
92 Computer Systems Analysts
$70,860
12,260
93 Financial Examiners
$70,810
510
94 Management Analysts
$70,690
8,780
95 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$70,410
2,100
96 Power Plant Operators
$70,380
780
97 Chemical Engineers
$70,030
370
98 Mechanical Engineers
$69,780
8,330
99 Materials Engineers
$69,330
640
100 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$69,220
1,190
101 Animal Scientists
$69,210
140
102 Postsecondary History Teachers
$69,150
450
103 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$69,060
90
104 Chiropractors
$68,750
1,030
105 Transportation Inspectors
$68,510
120
106 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
$68,240
6,980
107 Financial Analysts
$68,200
4,180
108 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$68,100
4,320
109 Other Computer Occupations
$67,920
1,850
110 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$67,740
1,210
111 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
$67,480
1,770
112 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$67,470
680
113 Occupational Therapists
$67,330
3,010
114 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$67,310
470
115 Other Education Administrators
$67,250
350
116 Commercial Pilots
$67,110
440
117 Operations Research Analysts
$66,660
1,540
118 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$66,570
110
119 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
$66,550
130
120 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$66,460
480
121 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$66,450
2,280
122 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$66,380
370
123 Boilermakers
$66,200
260
124 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$65,990
670
125 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$65,920
420
126 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$65,840
150
127 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$65,800
1,440
128 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$65,680
250
129 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$65,390
680
130 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$65,340
980
131 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$65,000
1,090
132 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$64,970
910
133 Speech-Language Pathologists
$64,850
2,470
134 Other Physical Scientists
$64,850
110
135 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$64,660
240
136 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$64,640
7,220
137 Budget Analysts
$64,580
580
138 Gaming Managers
$64,580
30
139 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$64,180
940
140 Epidemiologists
$64,160
70
141 Registered Nurses
$64,090
57,270
142 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$64,020
250
143 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$63,530
1,500
144 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$63,440
170
145 Logisticians
$63,410
1,930
146 Chemists
$63,320
1,440
147 Dental Hygienists
$63,210
4,940
148 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$62,790
990
149 Conservation Scientists
$62,600
740
150 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$62,200
860
151 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$62,160
110
152 Emergency Management Directors
$61,990
120
153 Other Biological Scientists
$61,860
480
154 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$61,530
440
155 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$61,400
7,070
156 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$61,230
220
157 Accountants and Auditors
$61,150
18,930
158 Food Scientists and Technologists
$61,090
630
159 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$60,930
150
160 Historians
$60,890
40
161 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$60,770
600
162 Genetic Counselors
$60,640
30
163 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$60,540
8,050
164 Hydrologists
$60,500
180
165 Loan Officers
$59,590
5,560
166 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$59,540
110
167 Survey Researchers
$59,450
70
168 Urban and Regional Planners
$59,420
600
169 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$59,100
620
170 Cost Estimators
$59,100
5,160
171 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$58,850
1,500
172 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$58,560
100
173 Instructional Coordinators
$58,430
1,760
174 Compliance Officers
$58,220
4,080
175 Social and Community Service Managers
$57,670
3,000
176 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
$57,640
940
177 Microbiologists
$57,630
390
178 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$57,550
230
179 Respiratory Therapists
$57,490
1,990
180 Insurance Underwriters
$57,410
2,720
181 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$57,380
640
182 Other Business Operations Specialists
$57,230
14,820
183 Other Social Workers
$57,180
880
184 Forensic Science Technicians
$57,130
140
185 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$57,010
930
186 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$56,820
5,190
187 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
$56,740
38,040
188 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$56,670
380
189 Broadcast News Analysts
$56,580
70
190 Locomotive Engineers
$56,560
660
191 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$56,420
3,570
192 Credit Analysts
$56,260
1,490
193 Soil and Plant Scientists
$56,230
370
194 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$56,150
300
195 Electricians
$56,060
10,740
196 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$56,060
6,620
197 Pipelayers
$56,030
330
198 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$56,010
140
199 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$55,930
520
200 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$55,710
11,160

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