The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Idaho For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Idaho

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 Idaho. 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 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists are the highest paid people in Idaho.

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

  1. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  2. Family Medicine Physicians
  3. Dentists, General
  4. Pediatricians, General
  5. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  6. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  7. Computer and Information Research Scientists
  8. Nuclear Engineers
  9. Acupuncturists and Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other
  10. Sales Engineers

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 3 on the list of highest paid professions in the Gem State. 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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Idaho For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 576 job classifications in Idaho 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 data on March 29, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Idaho

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $250,670 $165,790 190
2 Family Medicine Physicians $227,160 $98,710 830
3 Dentists, General $204,060 $109,900 420
4 Pediatricians, General $181,210 $90,870 80
5 General Internal Medicine Physicians $173,190 $21,430 120
6 Architectural And Engineering Managers $145,860 $84,710 1,290
7 Computer And Information Research Scientists $138,120 $92,320 230
8 Nuclear Engineers $131,900 $86,570 530
9 Acupuncturists And Healthcare Diagnosing Or Treating Practitioners, All Other $131,010 $51,930 120
10 Sales Engineers $128,850 $58,240 220
11 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $124,600 $124,760 150
12 Chemical Engineers $121,390 $83,850 320
13 Pharmacists $121,360 $104,760 1,600
14 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $121,160 $60,620 170
15 Engineers, All Other $118,370 $52,670 400
16 Marketing Managers $116,900 $53,130 990
17 Actuaries $115,260 $48,540 40
18 Physician Assistants $112,000 $81,140 770
19 Statisticians $111,000 $52,210 90
20 Nurse Practitioners $110,860 $45,750 820
21 Materials Engineers $109,090 $65,090 190
22 Computer And Information Systems Managers $107,410 $60,240 1,440
23 Family And Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $107,340 $74,640 50
24 Philosophy And Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $106,860 $70,470 80
25 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $106,800 $47,980 320
26 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $106,750 $69,330 2,320
27 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $106,620 $72,300 30
28 Physicists $106,380 $48,520 140
29 Environmental Engineers $106,360 $61,400 340
30 Lawyers $105,450 $53,840 2,110
31 Sales Managers $105,080 $45,710 1,470
32 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $104,260 $73,380 60
33 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $103,280 $52,680 170
34 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $103,250 $67,140 180
35 Computer Hardware Engineers $103,190 $67,580 270
36 Veterinarians $103,080 $56,100 420
37 Optometrists $101,960 $57,580 240
38 Industrial Production Managers $101,280 $59,420 660
39 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $101,110 $71,410 100
40 History Teachers, Postsecondary $100,620 $61,630 60
41 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $100,410 $63,270 60
42 Purchasing Managers $99,610 $57,750 270
43 Personal Financial Advisors $99,220 $34,880 920
44 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $98,170 $53,450 60
45 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $98,050 $47,090 60
46 Electrical Engineers $97,130 $62,300 1,090
47 Natural Sciences Managers $96,480 $70,270 370
48 Financial Managers $96,260 $50,440 2,970
49 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $95,890 $50,000 90
50 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $95,530 $62,090 40
51 Air Traffic Controllers $95,300 $67,050 60
52 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $95,140 $53,960 4,690
53 Medical And Health Services Managers $94,960 $48,520 2,170
54 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $94,160 $42,460 1,210
55 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $93,980 $36,740 50
56 Human Resources Managers $93,430 $54,300 610
57 Industrial Engineers $93,430 $60,460 990
58 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $93,210 $50,670 90
59 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $93,160 $50,180 1,390
60 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $92,920 $44,490 210
61 Mechanical Engineers $92,540 $56,590 1,110
62 Psychologists, All Other $92,410 $42,310 50
63 Emergency Management Directors $92,400 $39,180 100
64 English Language And Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $91,900 $50,180 250
65 Foreign Language And Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $90,960 $46,280 60
66 Information Security Analysts $90,610 $49,250 470
67 Compensation And Benefits Managers $89,320 $49,140 80
68 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $88,580 $45,200 270
69 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $88,040 $25,310 360
70 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $87,400 $54,460 100
71 Recreation And Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $87,320 $43,630 60
72 Chiropractors $86,210 $32,800 220
73 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $86,050 $58,660 100
74 Training And Development Managers $86,040 $59,780 140
75 Chemists $84,730 $43,690 230
76 Civil Engineers $84,230 $49,860 2,090
77 Occupational Therapists $83,980 $51,100 670
78 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $83,260 $66,020 50
79 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $82,840 $27,040 80
80 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $82,410 $46,710 260
81 Computer Systems Analysts $81,410 $46,750 1,560
82 General And Operations Managers $81,080 $33,150 14,600
83 Commercial Pilots $80,440 $48,690 240
84 Physical Therapists $80,360 $45,080 1,390
85 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $80,230 $41,890 650
86 Radiation Therapists $80,070 $48,440 70
87 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary $80,010 $32,210 80
88 Construction Managers $79,800 $44,640 1,410
89 Music Directors And Composers $79,780 $38,110 140
90 Transportation Inspectors $79,780 $27,900 110
91 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $79,160 $53,270 1,500
92 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $78,870 $48,310 650
93 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $78,870 $39,270 830
94 Management Analysts $78,800 $37,310 2,850
95 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $78,100 $40,890 830
96 Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers $77,930 $41,670 810
97 Soil And Plant Scientists $77,260 $34,670 150
98 Computer Occupations, All Other $77,020 $37,750 900
99 Commercial And Industrial Designers $76,920 $36,070 160
100 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $76,920 $57,800 220

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