These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Fargo, ND For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Ever wonder who gets paid the most? Or how much your dentist makes for all the pain they put you through?

We had that same burning desire to know more about the highest paid professions in the Fargo area. And if you can’t tell by that sentence, we’re a bit of what you’d call data nerds.

We decided to go directly to the source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

After scrounging through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we discovered that Physicians And Surgeons, All Other are the highest paid people in Fargo.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Fargo:

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Dentists, General
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Education Administrators, Postsecondary
  6. Business Teachers, Postsecondary
  7. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  8. Medical and Health Services Managers
  9. Financial Managers
  10. Architectural and Engineering Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 2 on the list of highest paid professions in Fargo. So the next time you sit there while they drill you can dwell on the fact that they are getting extremely well paid for it.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Fargo and North Dakota job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Fargo For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 359 job classifications in Fargo in order to identify those that get paid the most.

Pretty straightforward and easy to do when the government does your job for you 🙂

We used the most recently released BLS data for this analysis which came out on March 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Fargo

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $236,560 $151,250 170
2 Dentists, General $211,360 $118,550 80
3 Family and General Practitioners $204,120 $162,520 50
4 Chief Executives $181,120 $81,160 360
5 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $128,340 $51,730 220
6 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $128,030 $55,410 90
7 Computer and Information Systems Managers $114,400 $71,240 250
8 Medical and Health Services Managers $113,910 $55,980 260
9 Financial Managers $113,390 $66,550 360
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers $112,750 $79,780 90
11 Pharmacists $111,640 $88,170 300
12 Sales Engineers $108,490 $61,540 60
13 Personal Financial Advisors $107,630 $37,100 210
14 Lawyers $105,210 $54,470 320
15 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $104,960 $61,150 40
16 Optometrists $104,510 $60,230 80
17 General and Operations Managers $104,130 $51,810 2,190
18 Marketing Managers $103,110 $50,220 200
19 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $102,890 $59,260 60
20 Sales Managers $101,670 $57,200 370
21 Purchasing Managers $101,040 $57,500 60
22 Training and Development Managers $96,570 $65,800 40
23 Nurse Practitioners $94,990 $74,960 150
24 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $93,670 $57,660 50
25 Human Resources Managers $93,600 $60,790 100
26 Industrial Production Managers $93,290 $51,180 120
27 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $91,980 $64,890 50
28 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $91,540 $70,360 110
29 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $87,470 $55,690 120
30 Veterinarians $87,110 $68,030 40
31 Electrical Engineers $86,950 $57,320 110
32 History Teachers, Postsecondary $86,000 $57,980 30
33 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $85,620 $56,050 50
34 Mechanical Engineers $85,610 $58,310 120
35 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $85,610 $35,380 150
36 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $83,700 $56,170 40
37 Managers, All Other $83,350 $46,070 250
38 Advertising and Promotions Managers $82,970 $48,760 50
39 Database Administrators $81,600 $38,800 60
40 Administrative Services Managers $81,220 $42,690 160
41 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $81,000 $49,620 80
42 Construction Managers $79,610 $50,190 210
43 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $79,160 $44,720 340
44 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $77,810 $35,100 90
45 Financial Examiners $76,310 $42,360 70
46 Operations Research Analysts $76,150 $44,400 50
47 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $75,150 $40,660 110
48 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary $75,100 $41,440 60
49 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $73,510 $43,330 100
50 Insurance Sales Agents $73,460 $30,780 340
51 Physical Therapists $72,760 $55,290 160
52 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $71,730 $40,910 130
53 Civil Engineers $71,090 $49,110 280
54 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $70,950 $38,890 130
55 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $70,330 $42,210 30
56 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $70,320 $44,600 90
57 Loan Officers $70,070 $38,590 340
58 Commercial Pilots $69,640 $23,490 50
59 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $69,610 $49,570 250
60 Information Security Analysts $69,170 $50,800 60
61 Financial Analysts $68,110 $49,950 160
62 Software Developers, Applications $68,110 $44,960 730
63 Chemists $67,880 $35,540 40
64 Occupational Therapists $67,360 $48,000 140
65 Computer Occupations, All Other $67,240 $40,150 340
66 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $66,870 $33,780 1,700
67 Computer Network Architects $65,830 $36,170 90
68 Software Developers, Systems Software $65,270 $49,260 280
69 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers $64,470 $28,530 100
70 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $64,080 $28,760 40
71 Soil and Plant Scientists $63,900 $34,270 80
72 Management Analysts $63,640 $36,100 260
73 Social and Community Service Managers $63,630 $41,130 110
74 Fundraisers $63,610 $34,500 100
75 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $63,500 $27,750 150
76 Technical Writers $62,730 $40,080 70
77 Dental Hygienists $62,600 $52,570 180
78 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $60,910 $39,820 410
79 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $60,370 $39,580 40
80 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $60,020 $39,230 740
81 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $59,770 $39,370 40
82 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers $59,740 $40,000 80
83 Speech-Language Pathologists $59,460 $42,490 180
84 Registered Nurses $59,080 $43,820 3,110
85 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $59,060 $36,090 390
86 Web Developers $59,010 $35,140 170
87 Lodging Managers $58,430 $44,670 40
88 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers $58,350 $23,460 220
89 Medical Equipment Repairers $58,030 $33,710 70
90 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $57,500 $40,770 100
91 Insurance Underwriters $57,470 $33,220 150
92 Tax Preparers $57,360 $34,870 50
93 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $57,350 $41,810 370
94 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate $57,310 $30,350 50
95 Financial Specialists, All Other $57,200 $36,540 120
96 Accountants and Auditors $57,190 $36,000 1,320
97 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $57,100 $32,920 860
98 Mechanical Engineering Technicians $56,880 $40,510 60
99 Clergy $56,610 $22,790 50
100 Chiropractors $56,420 $22,100 70