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

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

  1. Internists, General
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Psychiatrists
  4. Family and General Practitioners
  5. Dentists, General
  6. Podiatrists
  7. Chief Executives
  8. Nurse Anesthetists
  9. Compensation and Benefits Managers
  10. Architectural and Engineering Managers

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 5 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 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 677 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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Minnesota

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Internists, General $260,500 $159,390 1,210
2 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $239,750 $147,800 550
3 Psychiatrists $223,260 $90,730 560
4 Family And General Practitioners $219,360 $135,980 3,020
5 Dentists, General $210,320 $117,540 1,620
6 Podiatrists $199,980 $63,630 180
7 Chief Executives $191,160 $79,350 6,240
8 Nurse Anesthetists $180,430 $139,470 2,000
9 Compensation And Benefits Managers $144,350 $84,020 500
10 Architectural And Engineering Managers $142,220 $94,390 4,340
11 Computer And Information Systems Managers $140,920 $86,930 9,550
12 Marketing Managers $140,350 $77,860 8,090
13 Sales Managers $136,930 $66,700 11,950
14 Advertising And Promotions Managers $136,840 $71,530 540
15 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $135,740 $109,390 500
16 Physicists $134,710 $46,040 170
17 Financial Managers $133,980 $70,460 14,680
18 Air Traffic Controllers $128,980 $60,240 620
19 Optometrists $127,590 $52,640 970
20 Pharmacists $126,840 $81,850 6,280
21 Managers, All Other $126,600 $70,140 9,350
22 Lawyers $124,230 $55,320 11,180
23 Human Resources Managers $121,530 $66,840 4,380
24 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $121,010 $68,960 1,850
25 Natural Sciences Managers $118,520 $67,150 1,410
26 Computer And Information Research Scientists $117,200 $77,530 240
27 Purchasing Managers $116,310 $73,050 2,050
28 Nurse Practitioners $116,150 $84,280 3,900
29 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $113,360 $51,700 6,310
30 Training And Development Managers $113,080 $66,890 1,070
31 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $112,660 $73,400 140
32 Physician Assistants $112,460 $84,310 2,100
33 Computer Hardware Engineers $112,250 $68,690 1,400
34 Software Developers, Systems Software $111,340 $69,260 8,190
35 Industrial Production Managers $110,490 $65,510 5,310
36 Aerospace Engineers $109,960 $69,480 300
37 General And Operations Managers $109,490 $44,520 45,400
38 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $109,480 $60,580 280
39 Personal Financial Advisors $109,250 $41,930 3,570
40 Nurse Midwives $109,020 $74,460 280
41 Biomedical Engineers $108,290 $50,920 1,300
42 Medical And Health Services Managers $108,280 $63,440 8,080
43 Computer Network Architects $107,860 $71,660 4,290
44 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $103,970 $63,010 1,980
45 Engineers, All Other $103,350 $66,280 2,640
46 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $102,230 $51,920 240
47 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $102,010 $67,410 3,360
48 Sales Engineers $101,950 $57,070 1,570
49 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $101,050 $66,030 2,890
50 Materials Scientists $100,080 $49,490 90
51 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $99,490 $66,610 1,550
52 Funeral Service Managers $98,920 $49,810 160
53 Materials Engineers $98,090 $64,160 340
54 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $96,020 $43,260 400
55 Information Security Analysts $95,930 $58,520 3,460
56 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $95,750 $31,650 8,740
57 Statisticians $94,640 $64,390 890
58 Electrical Engineers $94,390 $59,840 3,930
59 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $93,990 $52,730 80
60 Construction Managers $93,290 $56,170 4,710
61 Software Developers, Applications $93,280 $55,390 17,330
62 Administrative Services Managers $93,150 $57,590 6,710
63 Transportation Inspectors $92,970 $44,540 210
64 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $92,440 $68,440 140
65 Veterinarians $91,980 $55,520 1,340
66 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $91,970 $54,230 2,780
67 Arbitrators, Mediators, And Conciliators $91,560 $38,400 110
68 Financial Analysts $91,420 $53,170 6,080
69 Computer Systems Analysts $91,230 $54,950 16,630
70 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $90,710 $48,910 80
71 Industrial Engineers $90,580 $58,860 8,970
72 Operations Research Analysts $90,570 $55,430 2,590
73 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $90,540 $39,550 1,410
74 Computer Programmers $89,440 $44,870 4,950
75 Financial Examiners $89,040 $53,640 1,460
76 Database Administrators $88,410 $54,510 2,300
77 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $88,390 $45,390 370
78 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $88,300 $55,490 460
79 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $87,970 $62,840 1,840
80 Environmental Engineers $87,360 $54,720 1,080
81 Civil Engineers $87,310 $55,700 4,890
82 Emergency Management Directors $87,050 $53,720 180
83 Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $86,640 $48,540 240
84 Psychologists, All Other $86,420 $44,880 270
85 Chemical Engineers $86,360 $39,740 300
86 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $85,930 $54,250 1,750
87 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $85,870 $48,520 260
88 Art Directors $85,820 $48,640 850
89 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $85,800 $44,790 90
90 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $85,560 $54,530 8,540
91 History Teachers, Postsecondary $85,040 $53,570 360
92 Chemists $85,030 $47,280 1,680
93 Music Directors And Composers $84,860 $30,430 250
94 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $84,210 $54,790 270
95 Mechanical Engineers $83,940 $55,060 6,800
96 Elevator Installers And Repairers $83,900 $39,470 460
97 Management Analysts $83,560 $47,540 13,680
98 Commercial Pilots $83,220 $44,810 540
99 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $83,110 $67,430 230
100 Insurance Sales Agents $82,760 $35,560 6,670

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