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These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma. 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 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons are the highest paid people in Oklahoma.

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

  1. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  2. Internists, General
  3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  4. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  5. Psychiatrists
  6. Pediatricians, General
  7. Nurse Anesthetists
  8. Physicists
  9. Dentists, General
  10. Chief Executives

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 9 on the list of highest paid professions in the Sooner 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 Oklahoma For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 665 job classifications in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons $235,630 $139,770 160
2 Internists, General $227,280 $73,230 370
3 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $199,440 $36,830 60
4 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $197,060 $54,170 2,800
5 Psychiatrists $184,620 $46,170 250
6 Pediatricians, General $172,750 $131,870 70
7 Nurse Anesthetists $165,490 $88,400 330
8 Physicists $161,450 $58,410 50
9 Dentists, General $161,010 $80,130 1,130
10 Chief Executives $149,690 $39,610 5,580
11 Dentists, All Other Specialists $131,950 $30,660 50
12 Architectural And Engineering Managers $131,820 $77,970 1,970
13 Petroleum Engineers $129,120 $64,920 2,380
14 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $122,040 $49,420 990
15 Lawyers $115,260 $42,770 6,280
16 Pharmacists $114,190 $84,880 3,710
17 Podiatrists $112,430 $29,870 100
18 Air Traffic Controllers $109,440 $71,690 510
19 Computer And Information Systems Managers $108,700 $62,570 3,350
20 Natural Sciences Managers $107,880 $62,730 350
21 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $107,010 $47,920 130
22 Financial Managers $106,790 $49,170 6,650
23 Marketing Managers $105,080 $51,180 1,380
24 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $104,630 $81,790 200
25 Sales Managers $102,820 $49,770 3,450
26 General And Operations Managers $101,700 $41,220 26,180
27 Industrial Production Managers $101,330 $53,370 1,960
28 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $101,180 $54,700 130
29 Chemical Engineers $100,670 $46,630 330
30 Physician Assistants $100,500 $56,790 1,240
31 Sales Engineers $100,390 $56,260 340
32 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $99,960 $25,210 1,650
33 Managers, All Other $99,880 $45,190 1,720
34 Purchasing Managers $98,250 $47,460 640
35 Computer Hardware Engineers $98,210 $67,720 230
36 Transportation Inspectors $97,580 $55,700 390
37 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $96,940 $46,620 1,750
38 Nurse Practitioners $95,590 $41,600 1,600
39 Human Resources Managers $94,900 $52,110 1,460
40 Optometrists $94,320 $42,970 690
41 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $94,260 $37,380 170
42 Compensation And Benefits Managers $93,170 $54,560 180
43 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $92,870 $51,000 460
44 Electrical Engineers $92,770 $57,530 1,320
45 Aerospace Engineers $89,930 $58,130 980
46 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $89,520 $55,430 480
47 Medical And Health Services Managers $88,990 $46,200 6,210
48 Commercial Pilots $88,890 $51,590 660
49 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $88,330 $57,710 2,000
50 Hydrologists $88,210 $60,200 40
51 Software Developers, Applications $87,960 $52,060 4,050
52 Training And Development Managers $87,910 $51,040 370
53 Civil Engineers $87,060 $51,320 2,160
54 Physical Scientists, All Other $86,780 $28,410 60
55 Administrative Services Managers $86,280 $42,360 5,480
56 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $86,190 $45,140 610
57 Mechanical Engineers $86,120 $54,430 2,630
58 Computer And Information Research Scientists $85,550 $56,230 500
59 Engineers, All Other $85,490 $29,370 1,080
60 Industrial Engineers $85,030 $49,650 1,420
61 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $84,440 $41,140 120
62 Materials Engineers $84,300 $48,080 250
63 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $83,830 $44,560 90
64 Computer Network Architects $83,630 $43,800 850
65 Physical Therapists $83,630 $36,710 2,360
66 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $83,240 $49,930 750
67 Occupational Therapists $83,150 $45,670 920
68 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $83,100 $51,310 100
69 Personal Financial Advisors $82,750 $21,000 1,100
70 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $81,480 $46,660 1,440
71 Chemists $81,370 $43,960 440
72 Veterinarians $81,310 $45,700 990
73 Construction Managers $80,940 $37,660 2,900
74 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $80,840 $41,710 340
75 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $79,760 $53,290 150
76 Computer Systems Analysts $79,410 $41,800 2,870
77 Computer Programmers $79,200 $42,160 1,900
78 Speech-Language Pathologists $79,160 $36,390 1,620
79 Software Developers, Systems Software $79,070 $46,400 2,420
80 Chiropractors $78,790 $34,740 350
81 Management Analysts $78,700 $42,520 3,960
82 Property, Real Estate, And Community Association Managers $78,680 $25,690 2,500
83 Funeral Service Managers $77,500 $34,860 180
84 Computer Occupations, All Other $77,000 $42,580 2,360
85 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $76,990 $41,960 530
86 Postmasters And Mail Superintendents $76,410 $65,820 250
87 Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners, All Other $76,020 $48,050 110
88 Logisticians $75,900 $49,180 2,440
89 Information Security Analysts $75,760 $48,660 830
90 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $74,740 $26,870 980
91 Environmental Engineers $74,660 $44,120 740
92 Education Administrators, All Other $74,630 $41,270 290
93 Financial Examiners $74,210 $38,090 350
94 Financial Specialists, All Other $73,870 $34,320 840
95 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $73,850 $29,730 7,090
96 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $73,390 $26,450 1,070
97 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, And Gaugers $73,360 $48,460 1,470
98 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $73,210 $44,580 2,500
99 Financial Analysts $73,190 $41,330 1,570
100 Radiation Therapists $72,920 $49,050 320

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Oklahoma job scene here:

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