These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Iowa 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 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. Surgeons
  4. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  5. Psychiatrists
  6. Internists, General
  7. Nurse Anesthetists
  8. Dentists, General
  9. Podiatrists
  10. Chief Executives

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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Iowa For 2018

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.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Iowa

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $260,010 $91,080 150
2 Family And General Practitioners $241,760 $141,920 1,840
3 Surgeons $237,710 $60,790 160
4 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $237,330 $69,020 2,620
5 Psychiatrists $213,200 $108,510 110
6 Internists, General $199,880 $69,300 120
7 Nurse Anesthetists $198,140 $134,810 280
8 Dentists, General $193,130 $65,590 1,100
9 Podiatrists $181,450 $51,050 80
10 Chief Executives $179,530 $26,920 1,710
11 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $161,930 $63,810 60
12 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $153,750 $52,990 2,720
13 Optometrists $130,780 $48,780 440
14 Architectural And Engineering Managers $125,690 $84,100 1,670
15 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $124,660 $67,440 170
16 Computer And Information Systems Managers $122,260 $78,160 3,690
17 Natural Sciences Managers $119,710 $71,710 310
18 Sales Managers $118,080 $58,100 3,150
19 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $116,980 $68,950 540
20 Physicists $116,900 $56,560 30
21 Lawyers $113,470 $49,250 3,470
22 Financial Managers $113,030 $57,180 8,780
23 Pharmacists $112,390 $82,980 3,320
24 Computer Hardware Engineers $111,600 $63,080 200
25 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $110,630 $58,410 30
26 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $110,440 $47,240 1,060
27 Physician Assistants $110,150 $81,800 1,030
28 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $108,090 $62,760 160
29 Marketing Managers $107,830 $58,860 2,250
30 Compensation And Benefits Managers $106,200 $61,800 120
31 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $104,940 $68,470 70
32 Nurse Practitioners $104,130 $81,120 1,660
33 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $103,530 $53,740 990
34 Human Resources Managers $102,990 $62,270 1,570
35 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $102,700 $50,940 2,420
36 Chemical Engineers $101,230 $59,920 200
37 Actuaries $100,790 $58,820 640
38 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $99,010 $52,790 720
39 Sales Engineers $98,180 $55,310 260
40 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $98,080 $55,310 380
41 Purchasing Managers $97,480 $57,810 630
42 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $97,430 $64,350 2,490
43 General And Operations Managers $96,780 $36,680 24,390
44 Industrial Production Managers $96,180 $58,860 3,360
45 Advertising And Promotions Managers $95,370 $44,410 200
46 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $93,470 $47,740 640
47 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $93,150 $44,050 290
48 Managers, All Other $92,260 $42,040 3,380
49 Personal Financial Advisors $91,880 $37,960 1,700
50 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $91,600 $54,440 80
51 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $89,860 $53,690 240
52 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $89,740 $53,210 140
53 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $89,460 $51,600 420
54 Materials Engineers $89,110 $52,800 120
55 Administrative Services Managers $88,610 $51,920 2,100
56 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $88,430 $65,900 80
57 Software Developers, Systems Software $88,310 $53,970 2,960
58 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $88,230 $36,500 50
59 Electrical Engineers $87,740 $58,910 1,270
60 Agricultural Engineers $87,560 $61,470 150
61 Transportation Inspectors $87,360 $44,930 130
62 Education Administrators, All Other $87,270 $42,800 430
63 Training And Development Managers $87,270 $52,360 420
64 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $87,230 $52,120 210
65 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $86,950 $51,970 60
66 Elevator Installers And Repairers $86,840 $48,150 100
67 Medical And Health Services Managers $86,710 $52,820 6,160
68 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary $86,130 $48,000 470
69 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $86,080 $65,910 60
70 Software Developers, Applications $86,070 $54,840 6,830
71 Database Administrators $85,330 $49,310 670
72 Economists $84,990 $62,550 40
73 Criminal Justice And Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary $84,920 $45,440 130
74 Materials Scientists $84,780 $44,330 40
75 Audiologists $84,430 $54,410 180
76 Construction Managers $84,310 $49,610 3,030
77 Veterinarians $84,240 $54,510 1,160
78 Chiropractors $84,120 $39,560 690
79 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $83,760 $42,340 430
80 Physical Therapists $83,400 $54,810 1,880
81 History Teachers, Postsecondary $83,120 $52,040 250
82 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $83,090 $34,390 140
83 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $83,000 $51,590 1,350
84 Computer Systems Analysts $82,850 $53,250 6,720
85 Microbiologists $82,130 $47,750 210
86 Fish And Game Wardens $81,960 $53,760 120
87 Civil Engineers $81,890 $51,280 1,890
88 Air Traffic Controllers $81,850 $60,230 130
89 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $81,370 $38,930 1,750
90 English Language And Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $81,350 $38,140 940
91 Commercial Pilots $80,100 $35,810 320
92 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $80,050 $31,150 2,600
93 Radiation Therapists $80,020 $56,190 120
94 Financial Examiners $79,750 $44,850 810
95 Life Scientists, All Other $79,700 $51,560 120
96 Information Security Analysts $79,670 $46,420 460
97 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $79,070 $53,630 1,070
98 Appraisers And Assessors Of Real Estate $79,070 $35,720 790
99 Industrial Engineers $78,950 $52,870 2,440
100 Financial Analysts $78,450 $48,490 1,930

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