The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Minneapolis, MN For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Minneapolis

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 Minneapolis 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 Psychiatrists are the highest paid people in Minneapolis.

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

  1. Psychiatrists
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  4. Family Medicine Physicians
  5. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  6. Dentists, General
  7. Pediatricians, General
  8. Chief Executives
  9. Nurse Anesthetists
  10. Podiatrists

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

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Minneapolis For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 612 job classifications in Minneapolis 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 29, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Minneapolis

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Psychiatrists $257,000 $103,730 340
2 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $241,940 $150,660 510
3 General Internal Medicine Physicians $236,710 $64,520 1,020
4 Family Medicine Physicians $236,120 $148,520 1,470
5 Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $232,540 $107,080 3,850
6 Dentists, General $219,030 $125,700 1,260
7 Pediatricians, General $212,520 $74,970 570
8 Chief Executives $204,680 $89,650 4,170
9 Nurse Anesthetists $185,680 $139,630 1,360
10 Podiatrists $177,930 $54,830 90
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers $155,050 $105,010 3,340
12 Computer and Information Systems Managers $152,370 $101,350 9,180
13 Marketing Managers $148,620 $87,070 7,370
14 Financial Managers $144,060 $83,740 12,820
15 Sales Managers $142,040 $66,990 8,630
16 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $141,970 $111,220 380
17 Natural Sciences Managers $137,640 $81,890 1,190
18 Optometrists $136,920 $50,550 710
19 Air Traffic Controllers $136,750 $84,720 530
20 Advertising and Promotions Managers $134,080 $82,630 350
21 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other $133,810 $68,200 7,350
22 Human Resources Managers $131,610 $74,590 3,750
23 Commercial Pilots $131,380 $65,350 240
24 Computer and Information Research Scientists $130,220 $91,530 200
25 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $129,030 $45,640 740
26 Lawyers $128,640 $58,500 9,700
27 Pharmacists $128,620 $103,220 3,900
28 General and Operations Managers $128,250 $53,740 31,800
29 Purchasing Managers $127,710 $82,420 1,690
30 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $125,460 $68,590 170
31 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $125,250 $73,600 1,650
32 Industrial Production Managers $125,130 $69,480 3,810
33 Training and Development Managers $123,470 $80,820 960
34 Compensation and Benefits Managers $123,210 $70,210 480
35 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $122,500 $70,440 40
36 Nurse Midwives $122,080 $86,040 180
37 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $122,000 $64,620 1,360
38 Nurse Practitioners $120,280 $92,000 2,540
39 Medical and Health Services Managers $119,740 $68,840 5,440
40 Physician Assistants $119,510 $88,300 1,420
41 Nuclear Engineers $117,380 $87,100 170
42 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers $116,600 $68,320 1,290
43 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $116,190 $51,770 3,640
44 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $115,810 $42,440 7,720
45 Physicists $115,670 $53,780 90
46 Computer Hardware Engineers $115,600 $74,010 530
47 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $114,800 $64,350 410
48 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $114,490 $66,060 150
49 Computer Network Architects $114,400 $75,870 2,530
50 Personal Financial Advisors $113,430 $45,980 3,250
51 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $112,990 $75,640 2,570
52 Art Directors $112,820 $59,570 910
53 Chemical Engineers $111,370 $61,540 150
54 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $110,990 $64,740 1,920
55 Actuaries $110,130 $66,120 450
56 Aerospace Engineers $109,290 $73,010 150
57 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $108,910 $70,720 170
58 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $108,390 $67,160 840
59 Environmental Engineers $108,040 $55,900 710
60 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $107,630 $50,960 110
61 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers $107,590 $67,840 5,080
62 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $105,730 $64,250 27,080
63 Economists $104,990 $67,780 130
64 Engineers, All Other $104,340 $66,450 1,910
65 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $104,280 $64,560 280
66 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $104,250 $78,960 920
67 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $104,080 $79,850 3,500
68 Electrical Engineers $103,640 $65,000 2,990
69 Information Security Analysts $102,690 $65,500 2,020
70 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $102,190 $65,290 1,490
71 Database Administrators and Architects $100,080 $61,150 2,360
72 Transportation Inspectors $99,500 $29,690 310
73 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators $99,490 $74,320 110
74 Sales Engineers $99,140 $55,100 890
75 Construction Managers $99,100 $59,370 4,370
76 Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers $98,170 $66,790 330
77 Computer Systems Analysts $97,590 $60,160 18,450
78 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $97,370 $66,410 40
79 Civil Engineers $97,180 $60,420 4,980
80 Psychologists, All Other $96,630 $41,460 360
81 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $96,430 $63,610 80
82 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $96,290 $52,510 410
83 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $95,850 $55,480 2,740
84 Materials Engineers $95,840 $61,720 280
85 Industrial Engineers $95,780 $63,910 7,890
86 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $94,820 $64,370 350
87 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $94,790 $50,610 140
88 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $94,410 $46,950 280
89 Materials Scientists $94,070 $53,090 60
90 Veterinarians $94,010 $57,230 920
91 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $94,010 $60,120 50
92 Financial Examiners $93,780 $57,830 1,460
93 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $93,700 $46,890 400
94 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $93,220 $82,480 260
95 Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $92,900 $49,550 570
96 Operations Research Analysts $92,890 $53,400 2,420
97 Chemists $91,920 $54,450 1,680
98 Management Analysts $91,760 $53,190 12,500
99 Statisticians $91,650 $56,710 830
100 Financial and Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, and Financial Specialists, All Other $91,370 $53,550 8,490
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