These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In North Dakota For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 8 months ago
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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 North Dakota. 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 Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in North Dakota.

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

  1. Anesthesiologists
  2. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  3. Dentists, General
  4. Family and General Practitioners
  5. Surgeons
  6. Psychiatrists
  7. Nurse Anesthetists
  8. Internists, General
  9. Chief Executives
  10. Petroleum Engineers

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 3 on the list of highest paid professions in the Peace Garden 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 North Dakota For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 562 job classifications in North Dakota 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 North Dakota

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $286,250 $204,060 200
2 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $255,840 $103,240 530
3 Dentists, General $238,170 $112,150 200
4 Family And General Practitioners $224,820 $71,620 350
5 Surgeons $222,820 $58,000 80
6 Psychiatrists $208,810 $55,660 70
7 Nurse Anesthetists $194,570 $151,190 150
8 Internists, General $186,020 $54,750 80
9 Chief Executives $160,590 $53,820 640
10 Petroleum Engineers $142,710 $78,240 140
11 Optometrists $134,030 $30,010 190
12 Architectural And Engineering Managers $126,130 $86,210 400
13 Purchasing Managers $124,910 $58,880 110
14 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $124,550 $53,660 320
15 Audiologists $122,190 $58,860 50
16 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $120,680 $54,910 470
17 Computer And Information Systems Managers $119,770 $76,290 500
18 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $119,390 $18,560 100
19 Financial Managers $119,240 $65,740 1,350
20 Physician Assistants $117,500 $81,650 290
21 Pharmacists $114,780 $86,350 810
22 Sales Managers $112,360 $67,500 610
23 Training And Development Managers $109,750 $66,520 70
24 Human Resources Managers $109,370 $69,330 260
25 Medical And Health Services Managers $107,720 $57,540 910
26 Marketing Managers $106,000 $55,560 280
27 Natural Sciences Managers $105,900 $79,530 140
28 Construction Managers $105,050 $58,370 1,120
29 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $104,230 $60,500 50
30 General And Operations Managers $103,630 $50,240 7,250
31 Nurse Practitioners $103,470 $82,240 420
32 Industrial Production Managers $103,170 $53,100 520
33 Sales Engineers $101,810 $57,990 60
34 Managers, All Other $101,740 $50,000 1,100
35 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $99,880 $58,040 140
36 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $99,520 $56,240 70
37 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $98,450 $44,900 160
38 Lawyers $97,680 $56,290 960
39 Computer Hardware Engineers $97,630 $46,570 30
40 Veterinarians $96,090 $66,920 230
41 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $95,360 $52,790 140
42 Labor Relations Specialists $95,130 $68,900 60
43 Advertising And Promotions Managers $94,340 $45,980 50
44 Personal Financial Advisors $93,890 $32,310 550
45 Psychologists, All Other $93,570 $40,610 30
46 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $93,160 $51,870 40
47 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $92,190 $62,860 590
48 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $91,930 $52,150 40
49 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $90,460 $47,800 130
50 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $88,970 $45,320 130
51 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $88,800 $71,780 40
52 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Commercial And Industrial Equipment $88,310 $46,760 290
53 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $87,840 $49,480 420
54 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $87,580 $47,680 50
55 Computer Network Architects $87,100 $49,760 180
56 Administrative Services Managers $85,540 $51,510 650
57 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $85,490 $48,670 40
58 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $84,970 $57,140 270
59 Occupational Health And Safety Specialists $84,730 $54,360 410
60 Transportation Inspectors $84,390 $55,670 80
61 Electrical Engineers $84,300 $51,230 560
62 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $84,300 $42,120 280
63 Air Traffic Controllers $83,080 $35,010 100
64 Power Plant Operators $82,950 $55,600 370
65 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $82,660 $33,800 560
66 Gas Plant Operators $82,570 $63,190 500
67 Engineers, All Other $82,480 $31,750 290
68 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $82,080 $44,020 50
69 Chemists $81,910 $50,950 110
70 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $81,460 $48,730 70
71 Soil And Plant Scientists $80,730 $43,960 310
72 Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers $79,590 $54,270 820
73 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $79,270 $55,450 210
74 Civil Engineers $78,880 $51,810 1,310
75 Emergency Management Directors $78,550 $48,770 80
76 Environmental Engineers $77,750 $50,580 140
77 Physical Therapists $77,270 $59,310 680
78 Industrial Engineers $77,010 $45,830 310
79 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $76,860 $41,800 240
80 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other $76,600 $40,040 400
81 Nursing Instructors And Teachers, Postsecondary $76,380 $46,870 190
82 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $76,240 $45,920 80
83 Management Analysts $76,190 $40,670 550
84 Control And Valve Installers And Repairers, Except Mechanical Door $76,140 $54,490 150
85 Information Security Analysts $76,070 $47,130 180
86 Mechanical Engineers $76,060 $51,740 540
87 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $75,890 $52,540 130
88 Database Administrators $75,710 $37,100 150
89 Mining Machine Operators, All Other $75,480 $53,550 100
90 History Teachers, Postsecondary $75,070 $51,940 40
91 First-Line Supervisors Of Mechanics, Installers, And Repairers $74,850 $48,270 1,840
92 Construction And Building Inspectors $74,840 $31,430 240
93 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $74,800 $58,980 30
94 Software Developers, Applications $74,310 $53,460 950
95 First-Line Supervisors Of Construction Trades And Extraction Workers $74,220 $47,200 3,500
96 Financial Analysts $74,150 $42,260 220
97 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $72,930 $41,790 120
98 Financial Examiners $72,710 $38,980 150
99 Computer Systems Analysts $72,470 $30,560 670
100 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $72,450 $34,480 60

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