These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In North Dakota For 2019

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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 North Dakota

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

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

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Surgeons
  3. Dentists, General
  4. Nurse Anesthetists
  5. Psychiatrists
  6. Internists, General
  7. Optometrists
  8. Chief Executives
  9. Purchasing Managers
  10. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

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 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 547 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 29, 2019.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In North Dakota

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $266,510 $118,770 670
2 Surgeons $219,390 $58,990 80
3 Dentists, General $212,380 $98,390 190
4 Nurse Anesthetists $197,860 $156,230 140
5 Psychiatrists $196,410 $58,100 50
6 Internists, General $191,700 $56,160 90
7 Optometrists $175,090 $36,270 160
8 Chief Executives $172,900 $57,240 450
9 Purchasing Managers $133,280 $62,830 120
10 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $132,550 $46,580 90
11 Petroleum Engineers $124,880 $70,360 240
12 Computer And Information Systems Managers $124,450 $77,800 540
13 Financial Managers $123,890 $62,850 1,560
14 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $123,150 $59,230 460
15 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $123,130 $54,110 310
16 Audiologists $123,100 $60,480 50
17 Architectural And Engineering Managers $122,500 $87,770 410
18 Human Resources Managers $118,130 $75,760 290
19 Natural Sciences Managers $115,540 $81,290 170
20 Marketing Managers $111,880 $63,740 250
21 Medical And Health Services Managers $111,430 $63,450 920
22 Managers, All Other $109,820 $60,840 1,130
23 Construction Managers $109,640 $56,510 1,350
24 Sales Managers $108,500 $62,310 490
25 Physician Assistants $107,340 $84,090 260
26 Lawyers $107,290 $57,910 1,070
27 Nurse Practitioners $106,200 $81,130 480
28 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $104,660 $61,710 40
29 Industrial Production Managers $104,450 $60,360 550
30 Training And Development Managers $103,670 $66,350 70
31 Pharmacists $103,250 $28,130 1,030
32 General And Operations Managers $103,100 $47,100 7,550
33 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $102,720 $60,410 140
34 Personal Financial Advisors $100,360 $43,060 340
35 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $100,080 $67,000 680
36 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $100,060 $34,810 570
37 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $97,720 $56,770 530
38 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $97,320 $54,800 70
39 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $96,910 $46,160 160
40 Computer Network Architects $94,750 $66,380 160
41 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $94,610 $53,540 40
42 Labor Relations Specialists $94,440 $67,510 70
43 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $93,920 $58,570 140
44 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $93,610 $52,670 40
45 Sales Engineers $92,590 $59,430 50
46 Veterinarians $92,200 $64,740 230
47 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $91,200 $50,020 120
48 Electrical Engineers $89,680 $57,780 530
49 Occupational Health And Safety Specialists $88,470 $56,240 480
50 Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers $88,370 $67,850 730
51 Administrative Services Managers $87,470 $53,140 630
52 Power Plant Operators $87,130 $57,420 280
53 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $87,090 $43,490 220
54 Transportation Inspectors $87,030 $52,610 60
55 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $86,240 $63,560 130
56 Air Traffic Controllers $85,760 $39,670 100
57 Gas Plant Operators $85,740 $66,160 500
58 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $85,720 $45,760 130
59 Construction And Building Inspectors $85,040 $39,080 250
60 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Commercial And Industrial Equipment $84,730 $43,320 350
61 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $84,340 $47,270 280
62 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $84,060 $59,040 200
63 Chemists $83,570 $49,050 100
64 Civil Engineers $83,460 $54,090 1,340
65 Engineers, All Other $83,270 $31,100 310
66 Commercial Pilots $82,880 $47,820 370
67 Financial Analysts $82,770 $44,610 250
68 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $82,580 $52,080 70
69 Boilermakers $81,500 $63,780 30
70 First-Line Supervisors Of Construction Trades And Extraction Workers $80,780 $47,780 3,540
71 Software Developers, Applications $80,620 $47,800 1,120
72 Industrial Engineers $79,980 $47,140 310
73 Information Security Analysts $79,940 $45,600 200
74 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $79,570 $52,200 160
75 Signal And Track Switch Repairers $79,510 $52,090 120
76 Management Analysts $79,130 $45,180 540
77 Physical Therapists $78,120 $59,880 680
78 Chiropractors $77,630 $36,620 200
79 First-Line Supervisors Of Mechanics, Installers, And Repairers $77,470 $51,540 1,850
80 Financial Specialists, All Other $77,400 $37,440 330
81 Control And Valve Installers And Repairers, Except Mechanical Door $77,310 $47,860 210
82 Environmental Engineers $76,770 $51,280 150
83 Art Directors $76,520 $41,050 30
84 History Teachers, Postsecondary $76,320 $52,310 40
85 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $76,300 $44,670 510
86 Computer Programmers $76,180 $47,930 700
87 Computer Systems Analysts $76,110 $34,130 720
88 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $75,880 $44,520 80
89 Soil And Plant Scientists $75,800 $44,560 400
90 Financial Examiners $75,770 $39,030 170
91 Mechanical Engineers $75,770 $52,500 600
92 Nursing Instructors And Teachers, Postsecondary $75,650 $46,190 210
93 Surveyors $75,360 $49,560 360
94 Statisticians $75,230 $49,300 70
95 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other $75,030 $40,880 770
96 Software Developers, Systems Software $75,030 $52,330 460
97 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $74,630 $59,220 60
98 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $74,630 $43,020 50
99 Loan Officers $74,330 $36,900 1,390
100 First-Line Supervisors Of Transportation And Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors $74,120 $38,220 1,650

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