These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Milwaukee, 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 Milwaukee 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 Obstetricians And Gynecologists are the highest paid people in Milwaukee.

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

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

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 6 on the list of highest paid professions in Milwaukee. 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 Milwaukee and Wisconsin job scene here:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Milwaukee For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 570 job classifications in Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $258,450 $161,940 40
2 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $247,830 $149,240 1,810
3 Psychiatrists $225,490 $83,930 100
4 Internists, General $212,570 $123,880 150
5 Family and General Practitioners $210,530 $95,310 1,690
6 Dentists, General $210,260 $114,630 580
7 Surgeons $195,650 $56,900 200
8 Chief Executives $192,840 $81,990 1,160
9 Pediatricians, General $190,350 $131,030 70
10 Podiatrists $187,240 $95,220 40
11 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $149,840 $48,940 2,550
12 Nurse Anesthetists $143,670 $28,190 30
13 Real Estate Brokers $132,850 $29,620 160
14 Financial Managers $130,180 $61,550 3,340
15 General and Operations Managers $129,980 $46,960 10,880
16 Pharmacists $127,030 $94,050 1,660
17 Sales Managers $125,700 $61,420 2,360
18 Actuaries $121,850 $59,870 150
19 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $120,810 $92,110 40
20 Architectural and Engineering Managers $119,700 $79,470 1,460
21 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $118,920 $61,040 80
22 Computer and Information Systems Managers $118,220 $75,520 2,530
23 Marketing Managers $117,130 $63,280 1,440
24 Training and Development Managers $115,110 $66,600 250
25 Optometrists $114,810 $56,840 140
26 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $113,070 $59,210 720
27 Veterinarians $113,050 $67,030 410
28 Industrial Production Managers $110,530 $65,430 1,940
29 Construction Managers $109,470 $66,410 780
30 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $109,340 $55,730 1,340
31 Purchasing Managers $107,310 $65,840 520
32 Human Resources Managers $107,130 $56,120 890
33 Lawyers $107,100 $42,600 3,750
34 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $106,570 $65,770 1,160
35 Managers, All Other $104,180 $47,860 3,280
36 Compensation and Benefits Managers $103,900 $53,330 190
37 Administrative Services Managers $98,830 $56,080 1,840
38 Art Directors $98,720 $53,820 240
39 Advertising and Promotions Managers $98,140 $51,530 120
40 Sales Engineers $96,540 $52,240 470
41 Computer Network Architects $96,480 $66,080 1,120
42 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $96,240 $55,290 470
43 Nurse Midwives $96,070 $83,610 60
44 Transportation Inspectors $95,910 $68,760 40
45 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $95,820 $65,620 100
46 Medical and Health Services Managers $95,170 $49,730 2,620
47 Natural Sciences Managers $94,480 $64,290 80
48 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $94,300 $46,720 2,130
49 Insurance Sales Agents $94,110 $29,030 2,640
50 Personal Financial Advisors $93,170 $37,140 2,090
51 Physicists $92,500 $47,210 50
52 Nurse Practitioners $92,470 $73,700 780
53 Chemical Engineers $92,430 $66,980 200
54 Computer Systems Analysts $91,370 $50,250 4,880
55 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $91,080 $35,850 430
56 Radiation Therapists $90,430 $70,180 80
57 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $89,950 $37,720 220
58 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $88,930 $48,510 60
59 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $88,560 $50,930 680
60 Software Developers, Systems Software $88,380 $60,790 1,690
61 Engineers, All Other $87,600 $58,280 550
62 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $87,150 $41,180 70
63 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $86,820 $40,250 1,910
64 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $86,780 $43,250 150
65 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $86,320 $53,950 480
66 Physician Assistants $86,230 $65,970 690
67 Software Developers, Applications $85,950 $57,100 4,400
68 Electrical Engineers $85,690 $52,450 2,060
69 Gas Plant Operators $85,560 $70,820 40
70 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $85,550 $35,750 50
71 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $84,800 $45,290 560
72 Loan Officers $83,780 $31,630 2,050
73 Elevator Installers and Repairers $83,440 $63,520 190
74 Database Administrators $82,320 $52,220 640
75 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $82,260 $39,050 60
76 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $82,110 $58,880 470
77 Financial Analysts $82,060 $49,590 2,340
78 Psychologists, All Other $81,970 $24,810 70
79 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $81,820 $66,160 60
80 Management Analysts $81,450 $43,770 3,110
81 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $81,090 $62,140 50
82 Information Security Analysts $81,070 $44,610 600
83 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $80,810 $44,230 40
84 Environmental Engineers $80,780 $53,650 260
85 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $80,460 $48,140 50
86 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $80,310 $33,970 3,020
87 Biomedical Engineers $79,540 $54,170 150
88 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents $79,420 $51,190 140
89 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $79,030 $28,300 180
90 Urban and Regional Planners $78,860 $44,710 110
91 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $77,930 $54,470 40
92 Industrial Engineers $77,900 $51,200 2,630
93 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $77,250 $39,030 180
94 History Teachers, Postsecondary $77,240 $44,590 110
95 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary $77,010 $38,420 150
96 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $76,880 $36,560 190
97 Materials Engineers $76,620 $39,650 160
98 Fashion Designers $76,270 $36,250 90
99 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door $75,980 $51,750 270
100 Biological Scientists, All Other $75,580 $43,530 60