We combed through the data to identify the profession in Iowa that will get you rich.
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 Iowa. 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 Obstetricians And Gynecologists are the highest paid people in Iowa.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Iowa:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 8 on the list of highest paid professions in the Hawkeye 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.
If you’re interested, you can read more about the Iowa job scene here:
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 659 job classifications in Iowa 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 30, 2018.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|1||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$260,010|
|2||Family And General Practitioners||$241,760|
|4||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$237,330|
|11||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$161,930|
|12||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$153,750|
|14||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$125,690|
|15||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$124,660|
|16||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$122,260|
|17||Natural Sciences Managers||$119,710|
|19||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$116,980|
|24||Computer Hardware Engineers||$111,600|
|25||Geography Teachers, Postsecondary||$110,630|
|26||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$110,440|
|28||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$108,090|
|30||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$106,200|
|31||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$104,940|
|33||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$103,530|
|34||Human Resources Managers||$102,990|
|35||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$102,700|
|38||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$99,010|
|40||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$98,080|
|42||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$97,430|
|43||General And Operations Managers||$96,780|
|44||Industrial Production Managers||$96,180|
|45||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$95,370|
|46||Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$93,470|
|47||Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$93,150|
|48||Managers, All Other||$92,260|
|49||Personal Financial Advisors||$91,880|
|50||Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$91,600|
|51||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,860|
|52||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,740|
|53||Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,460|
|55||Administrative Services Managers||$88,610|
|56||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$88,430|
|57||Software Developers, Systems Software||$88,310|
|58||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$88,230|
|62||Education Administrators, All Other||$87,270|
|63||Training And Development Managers||$87,270|
|64||Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary||$87,230|
|65||Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary||$86,950|
|66||Elevator Installers And Repairers||$86,840|
|67||Medical And Health Services Managers||$86,710|
|68||Communications Teachers, Postsecondary||$86,130|
|69||Power Distributors And Dispatchers||$86,080|
|70||Software Developers, Applications||$86,070|
|73||Criminal Justice And Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary||$84,920|
|79||Architects, Except Landscape And Naval||$83,760|
|81||History Teachers, Postsecondary||$83,120|
|82||Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other||$83,090|
|83||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$83,000|
|84||Computer Systems Analysts||$82,850|
|86||Fish And Game Wardens||$81,960|
|88||Air Traffic Controllers||$81,850|
|89||Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products||$81,370|
|90||English Language And Literature Teachers, Postsecondary||$81,350|
|92||Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents||$80,050|
|95||Life Scientists, All Other||$79,700|
|96||Information Security Analysts||$79,670|
|97||First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives||$79,070|
|98||Appraisers And Assessors Of Real Estate||$79,070|
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