These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Idaho For 2019

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by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth 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 Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in Idaho.

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

  1. Anesthesiologists
  2. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  3. Surgeons
  4. Family and General Practitioners
  5. Orthodontists
  6. Internists, General
  7. Pediatricians, General
  8. Dentists, General
  9. Nurse Anesthetists
  10. Computer and Information Research Scientists

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 8 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 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 578 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, 2019.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Idaho

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $256,450 $140,340 250
2 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $241,670 $106,980 930
3 Surgeons $241,030 $109,010 80
4 Family And General Practitioners $234,810 $94,670 990
5 Orthodontists $202,030 $145,660 40
6 Internists, General $195,330 $21,950 110
7 Pediatricians, General $172,080 $97,950 80
8 Dentists, General $172,020 $93,040 330
9 Nurse Anesthetists $143,270 $110,230 620
10 Computer And Information Research Scientists $137,180 $91,310 150
11 Nuclear Engineers $128,270 $86,200 440
12 Sales Engineers $124,300 $53,920 270
13 Pharmacists $121,940 $103,920 1,410
14 Actuaries $121,590 $55,820 30
15 Architectural And Engineering Managers $117,930 $40,390 1,380
16 Physicists $114,230 $48,490 90
17 Chemical Engineers $114,140 $75,380 240
18 Statisticians $113,780 $52,180 70
19 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $111,330 $55,630 220
20 Engineers, All Other $110,270 $45,750 370
21 Physician Assistants $109,090 $70,300 730
22 Computer Hardware Engineers $106,680 $64,290 340
23 Marketing Managers $105,210 $49,610 960
24 Personal Financial Advisors $104,640 $34,690 530
25 Sales Managers $103,780 $43,910 1,650
26 Computer And Information Systems Managers $102,910 $55,520 1,410
27 Nurse Practitioners $102,600 $41,530 750
28 Veterinarians $102,450 $37,310 420
29 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $101,590 $43,850 300
30 Industrial Production Managers $101,150 $59,040 710
31 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $100,110 $48,810 90
32 Lawyers $99,360 $50,460 2,060
33 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $97,900 $61,220 50
34 Purchasing Managers $97,830 $53,510 300
35 Software Developers, Systems Software $97,310 $46,200 910
36 Environmental Engineers $96,870 $57,000 430
37 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $96,440 $46,280 190
38 Optometrists $96,070 $52,480 190
39 Financial Managers $95,690 $47,880 2,820
40 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $95,430 $58,870 160
41 Air Traffic Controllers $94,910 $67,500 60
42 Industrial Engineers $94,830 $61,930 1,050
43 History Teachers, Postsecondary $94,150 $54,410 50
44 Natural Sciences Managers $93,940 $66,890 360
45 Electrical Engineers $93,080 $59,280 990
46 Medical And Health Services Managers $92,980 $48,380 2,070
47 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $91,900 $41,640 780
48 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $91,880 $47,760 90
49 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $91,050 $46,420 50
50 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $90,520 $56,730 70
51 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $88,970 $47,610 110
52 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $88,060 $56,500 90
53 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $87,690 $50,010 280
54 Psychologists, All Other $87,410 $35,340 50
55 Compensation And Benefits Managers $87,100 $47,380 80
56 Radiation Therapists $86,830 $65,760 50
57 Broadcast News Analysts $86,770 $30,050 40
58 Software Developers, Applications $86,680 $52,750 2,800
59 Information Security Analysts $86,590 $46,500 390
60 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $86,230 $43,650 30
61 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $86,190 $39,460 50
62 Mechanical Engineers $86,010 $55,040 950
63 Emergency Management Directors $86,000 $41,410 90
64 Human Resources Managers $85,290 $48,710 670
65 Managers, All Other $85,070 $36,360 1,350
66 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $84,330 $21,270 380
67 Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers $84,280 $51,520 710
68 Chiropractors $84,270 $24,090 210
69 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $83,550 $66,720 100
70 Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $81,960 $46,180 50
71 Media And Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $80,790 $61,220 40
72 Computer Occupations, All Other $80,610 $45,250 790
73 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $80,330 $58,510 250
74 Training And Development Managers $79,750 $46,990 100
75 Management Analysts $79,680 $35,500 2,660
76 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $79,460 $52,480 1,330
77 General And Operations Managers $79,370 $33,420 13,190
78 Philosophy And Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $79,120 $44,690 80
79 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $79,070 $45,090 270
80 Construction Managers $78,880 $44,390 1,430
81 Audiologists $78,830 $55,960 60
82 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $78,680 $62,900 70
83 Computer Systems Analysts $78,550 $46,950 1,500
84 Chemists $78,400 $40,810 280
85 Civil Engineers $78,280 $44,590 2,070
86 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $78,130 $41,080 570
87 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $77,720 $47,950 710
88 Physical Therapists $77,700 $41,060 1,450
89 English Language And Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $76,770 $41,920 250
90 Computer Programmers $76,500 $45,140 610
91 Commercial Pilots $76,310 $45,870 260
92 Multimedia Artists And Animators $76,040 $39,260 60
93 Financial Analysts $75,280 $47,480 510
94 Administrative Services Managers $75,220 $41,760 930
95 Commercial And Industrial Designers $75,150 $25,080 150
96 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $74,990 $18,140 70
97 Speech-Language Pathologists $74,740 $51,590 670
98 Logisticians $74,700 $45,950 560
99 Dental Hygienists $74,430 $61,000 1,700
100 Financial Examiners $74,390 $53,590 90

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