These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Madison, WI 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 the Madison area. 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 Internists, General are the highest paid people in Madison.

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

  1. Internists, General
  2. Psychiatrists
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Dentists, General
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Sales Managers
  7. Financial Managers
  8. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  9. Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
  10. General and Operations Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 4 on the list of highest paid professions in Madison. 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 Madison and Wisconsin job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Madison For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 478 job classifications in Madison 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 BLS data for this analysis which came out on March 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Madison

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Internists, General $249,480 $171,390 70
2 Psychiatrists $223,450 $150,950 70
3 Family and General Practitioners $208,200 $104,300 330
4 Dentists, General $198,180 $101,790 280
5 Chief Executives $166,210 $54,260 480
6 Sales Managers $127,250 $68,570 770
7 Financial Managers $122,460 $67,270 1,460
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers $119,500 $83,570 540
9 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $118,010 $54,980 90
10 General and Operations Managers $116,360 $42,390 5,190
11 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $115,500 $63,500 730
12 Marketing Managers $112,460 $67,060 590
13 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $112,050 $55,420 100
14 Pharmacists $112,010 $55,380 1,070
15 Advertising and Promotions Managers $111,540 $49,280 70
16 Computer and Information Systems Managers $110,950 $77,420 1,270
17 Industrial Production Managers $109,010 $65,540 510
18 Lawyers $106,860 $56,200 1,550
19 Optometrists $106,620 $69,230 60
20 Sales Engineers $105,670 $57,550 280
21 Natural Sciences Managers $104,850 $74,330 260
22 Human Resources Managers $101,520 $59,770 450
23 Administrative Services Managers $101,120 $58,680 900
24 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $100,880 $65,700 190
25 Physician Assistants $100,360 $81,810 290
26 Medical and Health Services Managers $98,810 $64,070 750
27 Actuaries $96,690 $56,330 170
28 Financial Clerks, All Other $95,630 $41,100 170
29 Economists $95,390 $50,630 110
30 Chiropractors $95,080 $45,910 150
31 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $94,360 $44,090 470
32 Nurse Practitioners $93,870 $77,560 300
33 Chemical Engineers $93,490 $50,030 220
34 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $92,880 $39,960 380
35 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $91,540 $54,860 340
36 Construction Managers $91,220 $46,260 530
37 Personal Financial Advisors $91,090 $31,840 480
38 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $90,700 $66,440 500
39 Training and Development Managers $88,370 $47,730 150
40 Computer Network Architects $88,180 $61,290 410
41 Electrical Engineers $87,890 $57,080 760
42 Compensation and Benefits Managers $87,640 $36,600 90
43 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $87,440 $44,540 2,070
44 Managers, All Other $87,090 $45,080 1,650
45 Agricultural Engineers $86,040 $57,240 30
46 Purchasing Managers $85,570 $56,280 120
47 Software Developers, Applications $84,800 $52,570 3,060
48 Statisticians $84,600 $55,450 80
49 Materials Engineers $83,430 $54,800 80
50 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $82,160 $61,130 170
51 Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products $81,890 $44,290 50
52 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $81,850 $40,440 140
53 Art Directors $81,080 $51,270 100
54 Software Developers, Systems Software $80,720 $48,960 760
55 Engineers, All Other $80,090 $53,920 450
56 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $79,700 $44,600 300
57 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $79,620 $64,280 190
58 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $79,550 $41,760 590
59 Biomedical Engineers $79,490 $50,160 60
60 Veterinarians $79,360 $48,780 210
61 Radiation Therapists $79,190 $63,750 70
62 Information Security Analysts $79,040 $52,590 350
63 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $78,940 $64,360 110
64 Financial Analysts $78,550 $47,470 770
65 Biological Scientists, All Other $78,390 $42,030 280
66 Civil Engineers $77,780 $53,610 1,140
67 Management Analysts $77,310 $51,110 2,530
68 Environmental Engineers $77,220 $55,240 180
69 Education Administrators, All Other $77,010 $51,230 30
70 Physical Therapists $76,750 $50,530 640
71 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $76,680 $54,630 220
72 Mechanical Engineers $76,600 $52,350 1,120
73 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $75,720 $34,900 690
74 Registered Nurses $75,380 $54,670 7,580
75 Loan Officers $75,320 $41,070 790
76 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $74,690 $36,940 310
77 Financial Examiners $74,640 $50,160 200
78 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $74,620 $40,870 480
79 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $73,640 $50,220 1,120
80 Industrial Engineers $73,570 $49,500 1,000
81 Computer Systems Analysts $73,140 $45,010 5,130
82 Database Administrators $73,020 $47,830 580
83 Animal Scientists $72,980 $48,420 120
84 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $72,850 $48,140 60
85 Insurance Sales Agents $72,780 $28,980 1,120
86 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $71,910 $38,030 100
87 Operations Research Analysts $71,230 $47,170 410
88 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $71,160 $43,620 240
89 Power Plant Operators $70,900 $44,490 190
90 Computer Occupations, All Other $70,580 $35,820 670
91 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $70,460 $47,990 50
92 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate $69,920 $53,200 110
93 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary $68,790 $42,690 200
94 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $68,630 $42,060 1,100
95 Occupational Therapists $68,330 $38,190 410
96 Computer Network Support Specialists $68,300 $41,750 1,200
97 Computer Hardware Engineers $68,160 $36,960 240
98 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $68,020 $43,910 210
99 Accountants and Auditors $67,940 $42,880 4,140
100 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $67,930 $31,150 200