The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Ohio For 2020

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Ohio

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 Ohio. 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 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists are the highest paid people in Ohio.

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

  1. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Psychiatrists
  4. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  5. Orthodontists
  6. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  7. Chief Executives
  8. Dentists, General
  9. Nurse Anesthetists
  10. Family Medicine Physicians

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 8 on the list of highest paid professions in the Buckeye 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 Ohio For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 725 job classifications in Ohio 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, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Ohio

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $280,030 $193,660 1,580
2 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $258,480 $158,770 860
3 Psychiatrists $214,490 $61,240 800
4 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $213,930 $60,930 16,910
5 Orthodontists $209,450 $56,680 180
6 General Internal Medicine Physicians $196,860 $61,770 1,860
7 Chief Executives $196,440 $68,010 4,650
8 Dentists, General $195,460 $72,920 3,370
9 Nurse Anesthetists $184,380 $126,610 2,450
10 Family Medicine Physicians $181,940 $56,650 2,940
11 Pediatricians, General $163,050 $63,770 1,850
12 Podiatrists $159,350 $59,720 380
13 Dentists, All Other Specialists $150,310 $63,870 130
14 Athletes And Sports Competitors $142,090 $35,030 180
15 Financial Managers $137,890 $70,250 22,110
16 Architectural And Engineering Managers $137,140 $90,750 6,100
17 Computer And Information Systems Managers $136,080 $82,290 12,900
18 Marketing Managers $135,870 $67,370 6,830
19 Sales Managers $135,590 $60,030 10,930
20 Natural Sciences Managers $134,440 $75,100 960
21 Compensation And Benefits Managers $131,020 $69,630 470
22 Advertising And Promotions Managers $129,940 $58,270 320
23 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $128,960 $45,340 10,560
24 Human Resources Managers $126,330 $68,740 4,330
25 Air Traffic Controllers $126,050 $69,900 720
26 Optometrists $125,820 $47,360 1,440
27 Lawyers $124,160 $52,940 18,020
28 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $123,050 $34,080 520
29 Petroleum Engineers $121,350 $75,320 800
30 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $121,310 $45,790 1,060
31 Purchasing Managers $120,790 $71,510 2,230
32 Physicists $119,100 $73,650 330
33 General And Operations Managers $118,280 $43,830 62,150
34 Pharmacists $117,020 $58,450 12,510
35 Funeral Home Managers $116,640 $63,390 450
36 Aerospace Engineers $116,540 $72,980 3,810
37 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $114,830 $53,920 470
38 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $114,110 $59,190 2,000
39 Training And Development Managers $114,090 $66,200 890
40 Computer And Information Research Scientists $113,690 $63,710 580
41 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $112,140 $46,810 1,810
42 Chiropractors $111,960 $53,460 1,420
43 Industrial Production Managers $111,550 $62,540 11,930
44 Veterinarians $110,110 $66,220 2,600
45 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $110,070 $36,780 4,010
46 Materials Scientists $108,740 $55,020 400
47 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $108,650 $55,370 14,050
48 Physical Scientists, All Other $107,550 $55,520 520
49 Physician Assistants $107,430 $76,310 4,580
50 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $107,090 $54,540 4,610
51 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $106,900 $53,870 110
52 Personal Financial Advisors $106,800 $39,110 7,040
53 Economists $106,730 $79,360 180
54 Construction Managers $104,350 $55,420 8,110
55 Nurse Midwives $103,930 $82,220 330
56 Nurse Practitioners $103,780 $80,780 8,950
57 Actuaries $103,570 $52,530 1,580
58 Computer Hardware Engineers $103,480 $66,000 880
59 Medical And Health Services Managers $102,860 $56,260 14,490
60 Computer Network Architects $101,020 $60,740 4,610
61 Chemical Engineers $99,600 $59,920 1,330
62 Commercial Pilots $99,030 $53,280 1,170
63 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $98,560 $55,040 5,350
64 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $98,540 $51,640 560
65 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $98,220 $64,600 3,860
66 Agents And Business Managers Of Artists, Performers, And Athletes $97,830 $32,160 80
67 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $97,430 $47,890 240
68 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $97,370 $31,480 2,500
69 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $96,980 $66,050 510
70 Information Security Analysts $96,550 $53,120 3,910
71 Sales Engineers $96,060 $56,440 2,050
72 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $96,040 $41,750 1,140
73 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $95,920 $55,640 43,210
74 Engineers, All Other $95,420 $51,610 7,670
75 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $95,300 $53,260 11,560
76 Management Analysts $94,260 $49,530 22,010
77 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $94,080 $48,440 870
78 Psychologists, All Other $93,510 $30,220 390
79 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $92,590 $43,040 130
80 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $92,340 $45,040 510
81 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $91,450 $53,890 200
82 Gambling Managers $91,220 $56,940 30
83 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $90,030 $43,270 2,080
84 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $89,940 $37,610 12,710
85 Education Administrators, All Other $89,800 $47,040 950
86 Agricultural Engineers $89,740 $61,180 80
87 Database Administrators And Architects $89,270 $51,890 3,630
88 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $88,850 $44,130 190
89 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $88,630 $58,300 9,500
90 Computer Systems Analysts $88,550 $55,540 26,690
91 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $87,910 $44,170 180
92 Mathematicians $87,900 $45,590 30
93 Food Scientists And Technologists $87,800 $43,020 600
94 Animal Scientists $87,770 $46,420 60
95 Radiation Therapists $87,770 $61,750 570
96 Physical Therapists $87,600 $62,360 8,220
97 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $87,340 $50,630 2,840
98 Materials Engineers $87,320 $50,750 2,110
99 Elevator And Escalator Installers And Repairers $86,910 $48,050 590
100 Art Directors $86,630 $48,820 1,040

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