These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Minnesota

We combed through the data to identify the profession in Minnesota that will get you rich.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings - 3 months ago

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 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other are the highest paid people in Minnesota.

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

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

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 6 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.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Minnesota job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Minnesota

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 714 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 🙂

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Minnesota

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $239,130 $137,800 3,980
2 Internists, General $232,520 $108,600 1,000
3 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $229,100 $140,110 580
4 Psychiatrists $216,760 $97,790 380
5 Pediatricians, General $209,750 $133,860 700
6 Dentists, General $193,320 $112,420 1,760
7 Family And General Practitioners $190,140 $120,450 2,560
8 Chief Executives $180,540 $73,630 8,240
9 Nurse Anesthetists $175,660 $141,220 1,540
10 Podiatrists $162,260 $58,760 100
11 Dentists, All Other Specialists $154,770 $66,610 50
12 Architectural And Engineering Managers $146,450 $92,110 4,140
13 Air Traffic Controllers $135,460 $78,230 590
14 Marketing Managers $134,560 $76,470 7,590
15 Financial Managers $133,640 $72,220 14,740
16 Computer And Information Systems Managers $132,620 $84,520 10,080
17 Compensation And Benefits Managers $128,830 $68,330 580
18 Lawyers $128,320 $52,180 10,690
19 Sales Managers $127,940 $58,520 12,340
20 Psychologists, All Other $127,750 $45,740 250
21 Training And Development Managers $123,810 $71,720 1,220
22 Pharmacists $122,140 $100,330 5,450
23 Computer And Information Research Scientists $118,670 $67,830 380
24 Human Resources Managers $118,270 $66,050 4,100
25 Advertising And Promotions Managers $116,800 $66,090 730
26 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $116,550 $48,280 6,260
27 Purchasing Managers $113,380 $70,060 2,220
28 Materials Scientists $111,180 $65,920 310
29 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $111,040 $67,550 1,670
30 Optometrists $111,020 $56,950 680
31 Personal Financial Advisors $110,630 $42,630 3,790
32 Physicists $110,460 $43,680 120
33 Natural Sciences Managers $109,420 $64,790 1,310
34 Nurse Midwives $109,160 $86,520 200
35 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $109,090 $75,290 3,020
36 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $108,640 $49,130 270
37 Computer Hardware Engineers $106,970 $63,100 1,440
38 Physician Assistants $106,740 $82,590 2,010
39 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $106,680 $73,150 140
40 Software Developers, Systems Software $106,150 $67,240 9,780
41 Industrial Production Managers $104,650 $62,750 5,520
42 Nurse Practitioners $104,390 $81,000 3,290
43 General And Operations Managers $103,660 $43,630 38,820
44 Sales Engineers $103,030 $57,920 1,850
45 Medical And Health Services Managers $103,000 $57,210 7,070
46 Actuaries $100,810 $62,160 500
47 Engineers, All Other $100,790 $66,550 2,610
48 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $100,510 $41,050 3,590
49 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $100,000 $68,080 3,090
50 Funeral Service Managers $99,440 $55,180 110
51 Computer Network Architects $99,100 $61,080 4,420
52 Aerospace Engineers $98,900 $63,720 270
53 Biomedical Engineers $98,690 $41,760 1,100
54 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $97,320 $59,830 2,130
55 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $95,750 $29,690 7,080
56 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $95,290 $19,210 550
57 Materials Engineers $95,270 $59,310 360
58 Insurance Sales Agents $94,040 $35,100 6,770
59 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $93,910 $56,790 320
60 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $93,260 $65,450 1,470
61 Electrical Engineers $92,450 $62,270 3,590
62 Software Developers, Applications $92,290 $56,300 12,950
63 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $92,250 $44,610 270
64 Transportation Inspectors $91,900 $47,840 250
65 Information Security Analysts $91,010 $56,970 1,900
66 Construction Managers $90,470 $55,770 3,910
67 Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $90,060 $45,090 220
68 Administrative Services Managers $89,670 $53,850 6,880
69 Computer Systems Analysts $89,190 $56,900 15,130
70 Database Administrators $89,080 $52,610 2,680
71 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $88,680 $54,590 1,770
72 Operations Research Analysts $87,800 $53,270 1,920
73 Industrial Engineers $87,200 $56,810 8,250
74 Financial Examiners $86,910 $44,600 1,020
75 Agents And Business Managers Of Artists, Performers, And Athletes $86,810 $22,950 170
76 Financial Analysts $86,330 $51,370 6,020
77 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $86,310 $64,840 160
78 Education Administrators, All Other $84,780 $49,080 1,330
79 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $84,580 $44,210 230
80 Management Analysts $84,250 $50,530 12,200
81 Civil Engineers $84,020 $54,430 4,160
82 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $83,890 $46,340 90
83 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $83,540 $59,980 2,060
84 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $83,220 $44,290 570
85 Veterinarians $82,990 $52,600 1,460
86 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $82,960 $52,290 8,330
87 Arbitrators, Mediators, And Conciliators $82,930 $48,150 140
88 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $82,320 $43,000 340
89 Statisticians $81,860 $24,500 720
90 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $81,780 $51,410 470
91 Food Scientists And Technologists $81,740 $49,320 1,570
92 Mechanical Engineers $81,670 $53,270 6,330
93 History Teachers, Postsecondary $81,650 $53,450 340
94 Computer Programmers $81,540 $49,930 7,710
95 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $81,170 $49,210 3,080
96 Chemical Engineers $81,100 $43,620 450
97 Radiation Therapists $80,810 $57,020 270
98 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $80,130 $36,050 50
99 Art Directors $79,860 $47,730 700
100 Gaming Managers $79,690 $42,870 100

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