These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Minnesota For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth 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 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. Psychiatrists
  3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  4. Dentists, General
  5. Family and General Practitioners
  6. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  7. Chief Executives
  8. Nurse Anesthetists
  9. Podiatrists
  10. Law Teachers, Postsecondary

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 4 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 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 676 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, 2019.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Minnesota

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Internists, General $251,310 $136,820 1,180
2 Psychiatrists $250,550 $98,370 560
3 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $247,360 $146,370 580
4 Dentists, General $227,280 $122,860 1,800
5 Family And General Practitioners $221,700 $137,580 2,670
6 Dentists, All Other Specialists $217,410 $106,570 80
7 Chief Executives $195,320 $84,320 5,970
8 Nurse Anesthetists $188,130 $139,710 1,920
9 Podiatrists $184,280 $55,960 170
10 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $159,460 $56,190 100
11 Physicists $155,140 $55,050 190
12 Architectural And Engineering Managers $143,440 $96,500 4,080
13 Computer And Information Systems Managers $143,300 $88,890 9,510
14 Marketing Managers $139,440 $78,040 8,390
15 Compensation And Benefits Managers $139,350 $74,420 420
16 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $135,730 $108,950 530
17 Optometrists $134,270 $51,820 900
18 Financial Managers $133,970 $71,110 15,610
19 Advertising And Promotions Managers $133,480 $77,780 490
20 Sales Managers $132,420 $65,240 11,120
21 Air Traffic Controllers $131,330 $69,420 600
22 Computer And Information Research Scientists $129,890 $87,270 240
23 Pharmacists $129,080 $102,170 6,490
24 Managers, All Other $128,590 $69,310 9,350
25 Natural Sciences Managers $125,780 $72,140 1,490
26 Human Resources Managers $122,330 $67,340 4,370
27 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $120,190 $69,430 1,880
28 Lawyers $119,330 $55,730 11,270
29 Nurse Practitioners $119,160 $89,010 3,880
30 Purchasing Managers $119,160 $74,630 2,140
31 Training And Development Managers $116,940 $68,020 1,040
32 Physician Assistants $116,200 $85,890 1,980
33 Actuaries $116,150 $67,260 520
34 Industrial Production Managers $114,800 $67,360 5,230
35 Biomedical Engineers $114,380 $66,080 1,250
36 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $113,760 $75,790 140
37 Nurse Midwives $113,440 $74,940 270
38 Aerospace Engineers $113,350 $75,880 300
39 General And Operations Managers $112,120 $46,800 46,440
40 Medical And Health Services Managers $110,490 $65,870 8,220
41 Software Developers, Systems Software $110,460 $70,290 6,460
42 Computer Network Architects $110,330 $74,910 3,150
43 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $110,110 $56,880 2,530
44 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $110,060 $60,190 300
45 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $108,050 $54,130 530
46 Funeral Service Managers $107,960 $54,780 160
47 Computer Hardware Engineers $107,780 $70,130 1,360
48 Commercial Pilots $106,300 $46,140 380
49 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $105,380 $42,830 1,360
50 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $104,570 $35,500 9,470
51 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $103,930 $68,600 3,100
52 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $103,570 $66,120 3,710
53 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $102,500 $61,080 2,260
54 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $101,710 $67,470 70
55 Engineers, All Other $101,620 $66,060 2,450
56 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $100,840 $55,180 100
57 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $99,980 $58,320 260
58 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $99,800 $47,950 220
59 Personal Financial Advisors $99,490 $43,690 3,720
60 Chemical Engineers $98,910 $58,250 210
61 Materials Scientists $98,690 $48,930 90
62 Electrical Engineers $98,120 $59,930 3,910
63 Administrative Services Managers $97,210 $59,520 6,700
64 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $97,120 $63,140 1,070
65 Information Security Analysts $97,040 $60,800 2,690
66 Materials Engineers $96,780 $63,660 360
67 Software Developers, Applications $96,750 $59,000 19,970
68 Sales Engineers $96,280 $56,280 1,280
69 Statisticians $95,930 $66,760 820
70 Art Directors $95,300 $51,670 960
71 Veterinarians $95,060 $58,710 1,450
72 Farmers, Ranchers, And Other Agricultural Managers $95,000 $47,290 50
73 Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other $94,380 $54,560 460
74 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $93,780 $54,490 90
75 Psychologists, All Other $93,310 $46,440 440
76 Construction Managers $93,230 $54,770 5,340
77 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $93,230 $43,260 390
78 Financial Analysts $93,160 $56,150 6,320
79 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $93,150 $59,870 390
80 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $92,920 $54,650 2,920
81 Computer Systems Analysts $92,920 $56,670 18,710
82 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $91,840 $65,310 1,510
83 Financial Examiners $91,530 $54,970 1,720
84 Database Administrators $91,110 $57,050 2,210
85 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $90,870 $60,770 190
86 Civil Engineers $90,760 $56,160 5,470
87 Industrial Engineers $90,580 $59,430 9,620
88 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $89,460 $49,210 100
89 Chiropractors $89,400 $54,570 1,100
90 Operations Research Analysts $89,020 $54,040 3,120
91 Music Directors And Composers $88,570 $33,690 200
92 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $88,470 $41,940 5,450
93 Chemists $88,400 $50,600 2,010
94 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $88,160 $59,910 330
95 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $88,020 $56,130 1,850
96 Elevator Installers And Repairers $87,770 $38,990 520
97 Management Analysts $87,150 $49,770 14,990
98 Mechanical Engineers $87,030 $56,240 8,340
99 Computer Programmers $86,710 $44,730 4,520
100 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $86,380 $43,220 710

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