The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Minnesota For 2020

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

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 Minnesota. 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 Minnesota.

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

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

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 7 on the list of highest paid professions in the North Star 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 Minnesota For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 678 job classifications in Minnesota 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, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Minnesota

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $245,610 $152,910 660
2 Dentists, All Other Specialists $243,770 $109,080 120
3 Psychiatrists $243,190 $93,230 530
4 General Internal Medicine Physicians $242,390 $71,120 1,390
5 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $236,270 $111,750 9,130
6 Family Medicine Physicians $236,060 $146,680 2,790
7 Dentists, General $213,210 $119,000 1,800
8 Chief Executives $195,920 $88,300 5,630
9 Nurse Anesthetists $192,290 $141,370 1,900
10 Podiatrists $181,780 $56,000 150
11 Architectural And Engineering Managers $150,110 $98,840 3,960
12 Computer And Information Systems Managers $148,770 $95,750 10,300
13 Physicists $147,500 $54,890 160
14 Marketing Managers $145,210 $83,240 8,350
15 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $140,640 $111,220 550
16 Optometrists $140,310 $52,780 900
17 Financial Managers $137,100 $75,620 15,750
18 Sales Managers $136,470 $64,010 10,700
19 Natural Sciences Managers $133,420 $78,470 1,390
20 Petroleum Engineers $132,920 $67,550 50
21 Air Traffic Controllers $132,080 $71,030 580
22 Advertising And Promotions Managers $131,310 $82,320 390
23 Pharmacists $130,290 $103,700 6,520
24 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $128,480 $65,340 8,800
25 Human Resources Managers $126,960 $71,640 4,560
26 Computer And Information Research Scientists $126,150 $87,200 210
27 Lawyers $124,510 $58,260 11,420
28 Purchasing Managers $123,440 $78,720 2,050
29 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $122,880 $72,450 1,900
30 Nurse Practitioners $122,850 $91,870 3,970
31 Nurse Midwives $121,980 $84,640 220
32 Training And Development Managers $121,970 $79,490 1,100
33 Physician Assistants $119,240 $87,710 2,360
34 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $118,040 $48,400 1,250
35 General And Operations Managers $117,660 $49,400 44,010
36 Nuclear Engineers $117,360 $87,200 180
37 Bioengineers And Biomedical Engineers $116,850 $68,420 1,310
38 Industrial Production Managers $116,830 $67,440 5,370
39 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $115,460 $52,340 3,920
40 Computer Network Architects $114,420 $76,600 2,780
41 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $114,120 $66,900 300
42 Commercial Pilots $113,890 $49,610 380
43 Aerospace Engineers $113,590 $72,780 220
44 Computer Hardware Engineers $112,790 $71,560 610
45 Medical And Health Services Managers $112,780 $67,590 8,330
46 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $112,770 $58,260 2,380
47 Actuaries $111,150 $66,270 460
48 Chemical Engineers $110,340 $61,470 190
49 Personal Financial Advisors $110,060 $44,950 3,900
50 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $109,130 $39,790 9,240
51 Art Directors $109,080 $57,180 1,000
52 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $108,910 $70,720 170
53 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $108,790 $59,550 570
54 Funeral Home Managers $108,190 $51,490 150
55 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $107,720 $71,550 3,780
56 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $105,410 $61,520 2,550
57 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $104,770 $63,570 30,520
58 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $104,050 $79,750 3,520
59 Farmers, Ranchers, And Other Agricultural Managers $103,700 $68,130 40
60 Environmental Engineers $103,200 $56,090 870
61 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $102,890 $62,410 1,050
62 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $102,780 $63,480 6,630
63 Information Security Analysts $102,190 $65,570 2,230
64 Engineers, All Other $101,750 $61,690 2,190
65 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $101,620 $60,070 250
66 Electrical Engineers $101,180 $63,540 3,930
67 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $100,900 $58,690 80
68 Economists $100,550 $64,380 160
69 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $99,870 $62,490 1,660
70 Database Administrators And Architects $99,250 $60,580 2,690
71 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $97,980 $48,320 230
72 Sales Engineers $97,810 $56,130 1,060
73 Construction Managers $97,020 $57,910 5,880
74 Computer Systems Analysts $96,090 $58,990 20,240
75 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $95,940 $47,160 390
76 Materials Engineers $95,920 $63,250 320
77 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $95,490 $67,730 1,510
78 Psychologists, All Other $95,250 $44,020 430
79 Civil Engineers $95,060 $59,970 6,260
80 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $95,010 $55,180 2,910
81 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $93,810 $54,980 100
82 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $93,560 $63,600 450
83 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $93,160 $79,890 390
84 Industrial Engineers $93,110 $61,920 9,950
85 Data Scientists And Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $92,770 $49,680 600
86 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $92,640 $54,580 50
87 Financial Examiners $92,440 $56,530 1,660
88 Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other $91,840 $52,560 500
89 Operations Research Analysts $91,820 $51,720 2,680
90 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $91,530 $61,010 80
91 Veterinarians $91,030 $59,090 1,460
92 Statisticians $91,000 $57,120 920
93 Materials Scientists $90,850 $49,090 60
94 Chemists $90,400 $53,790 1,910
95 Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $89,940 $47,320 260
96 Financial And Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, And Financial Specialists, All Other $89,770 $52,640 9,460
97 Management Analysts $89,580 $52,100 14,050
98 Chiropractors $89,420 $41,630 1,170
99 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $87,820 $57,820 180
100 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $87,630 $45,570 700

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