These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Iowa For 2019

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Iowa

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:

  1. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  2. Family and General Practitioners
  3. Pediatricians, General
  4. Surgeons
  5. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  6. Psychiatrists
  7. Chief Executives
  8. Internists, General
  9. Nurse Anesthetists
  10. Dentists, General

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 10 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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Iowa For 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 663 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 29, 2019.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Iowa

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $254,100 $93,080 120
2 Family And General Practitioners $246,670 $152,080 1,760
3 Pediatricians, General $237,030 $112,640 290
4 Surgeons $231,450 $62,180 160
5 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $219,300 $63,550 2,600
6 Psychiatrists $211,870 $124,010 150
7 Chief Executives $211,560 $36,440 2,020
8 Internists, General $211,250 $63,970 150
9 Nurse Anesthetists $209,130 $143,350 320
10 Dentists, General $187,570 $68,540 1,130
11 Podiatrists $173,370 $49,310 100
12 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $166,520 $67,040 60
13 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $156,320 $56,590 2,760
14 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $133,600 $68,490 150
15 Optometrists $130,160 $50,200 440
16 Natural Sciences Managers $127,440 $74,600 380
17 Computer And Information Systems Managers $126,560 $80,250 3,920
18 Physicists $123,140 $59,530 30
19 Computer Network Architects $119,590 $66,290 1,240
20 Architectural And Engineering Managers $119,230 $73,900 2,120
21 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $118,700 $35,530 50
22 Sales Managers $117,170 $61,830 3,200
23 Pharmacists $116,160 $93,710 3,150
24 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $116,060 $69,950 570
25 Financial Managers $114,620 $57,460 8,630
26 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $114,450 $46,300 1,110
27 Compensation And Benefits Managers $113,390 $65,310 120
28 Advertising And Promotions Managers $113,030 $55,390 200
29 Lawyers $112,630 $49,670 3,170
30 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $111,510 $66,410 160
31 Human Resources Managers $110,610 $64,580 1,570
32 Physician Assistants $110,550 $82,720 1,000
33 Marketing Managers $109,450 $57,550 2,470
34 Sales Engineers $108,600 $65,030 200
35 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $107,760 $52,120 2,360
36 Chemical Engineers $107,490 $66,570 250
37 Actuaries $107,390 $64,110 530
38 Nurse Practitioners $106,290 $80,110 1,830
39 Personal Financial Advisors $105,540 $35,910 1,470
40 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $104,910 $69,880 80
41 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $104,200 $60,720 50
42 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $103,350 $54,970 960
43 Purchasing Managers $101,980 $62,410 620
44 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $101,810 $53,280 730
45 Managers, All Other $101,360 $44,870 2,880
46 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $100,060 $54,900 380
47 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $99,780 $58,590 130
48 General And Operations Managers $99,720 $39,050 23,570
49 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $98,280 $66,820 2,750
50 Industrial Production Managers $98,040 $60,070 3,490
51 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $97,450 $47,410 640
52 Materials Engineers $94,930 $54,540 130
53 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $94,470 $54,690 240
54 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $93,380 $55,540 90
55 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $92,430 $48,600 430
56 Commercial Pilots $92,090 $42,310 300
57 Software Developers, Systems Software $91,920 $54,500 2,650
58 Administrative Services Managers $91,750 $53,430 2,360
59 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $91,410 $50,000 50
60 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $91,220 $35,080 140
61 Training And Development Managers $90,730 $55,510 360
62 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $90,570 $43,440 280
63 Database Administrators $90,540 $54,100 630
64 Audiologists $90,540 $60,020 200
65 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $90,000 $50,630 220
66 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $89,230 $44,110 90
67 Criminal Justice And Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary $88,750 $46,630 130
68 Veterinarians $88,690 $57,310 1,070
69 Education Administrators, All Other $88,590 $45,080 470
70 Software Developers, Applications $88,570 $57,990 6,990
71 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $88,520 $41,240 1,590
72 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary $88,340 $47,560 480
73 Electrical Engineers $87,700 $60,370 1,210
74 Economists $87,530 $59,550 60
75 Materials Scientists $87,010 $47,590 60
76 History Teachers, Postsecondary $86,690 $53,410 240
77 Medical And Health Services Managers $85,800 $53,270 6,670
78 Agricultural Engineers $85,320 $51,010 190
79 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $85,260 $52,020 740
80 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $84,960 $52,450 1,390
81 Construction Managers $84,710 $49,010 2,870
82 Computer Systems Analysts $84,300 $52,850 7,330
83 English Language And Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $84,130 $39,710 910
84 Civil Engineers $83,940 $52,770 1,860
85 Financial Analysts $83,230 $49,560 2,410
86 Information Security Analysts $83,030 $50,220 660
87 Physical Therapists $82,960 $54,800 1,920
88 Industrial Engineers $82,770 $56,040 2,610
89 Fish And Game Wardens $82,520 $53,920 130
90 Air Traffic Controllers $82,460 $61,230 190
91 Microbiologists $82,410 $47,720 210
92 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $82,240 $40,030 390
93 Farmers, Ranchers, And Other Agricultural Managers $82,070 $39,580 140
94 Operations Research Analysts $81,990 $48,600 850
95 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $81,800 $55,250 1,080
96 Chiropractors $81,670 $37,240 740
97 Occupational Therapists $80,740 $59,890 940
98 Art, Drama, And Music Teachers, Postsecondary $80,700 $43,020 1,110
99 Mechanical Engineers $80,530 $48,670 2,970
100 Nursing Instructors And Teachers, Postsecondary $80,490 $44,660 760

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