The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Oklahoma For 2020

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 Oklahoma

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

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

  1. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  2. Anesthesiologists
  3. Orthodontists
  4. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  5. Family Medicine Physicians
  6. Psychiatrists
  7. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  8. Nurse Anesthetists
  9. Dentists, General
  10. Physicists

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 2020

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 29, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Oklahoma

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $286,320 $207,800 310
2 Anesthesiologists $278,540 $186,240 390
3 Orthodontists $256,930 $77,600 130
4 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $218,360 $95,300 100
5 Family Medicine Physicians $217,520 $66,300 2,340
6 Psychiatrists $212,680 $59,640 210
7 General Internal Medicine Physicians $190,030 $54,720 370
8 Nurse Anesthetists $175,090 $60,130 360
9 Dentists, General $173,860 $77,660 1,090
10 Physicists $173,400 $64,100 40
11 Podiatrists $159,850 $87,850 60
12 Chief Executives $157,590 $43,000 3,070
13 Architectural And Engineering Managers $145,630 $84,950 2,390
14 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $144,770 $48,640 930
15 Petroleum Engineers $143,140 $72,820 1,910
16 Natural Sciences Managers $130,590 $70,040 310
17 Marketing Managers $123,820 $58,890 1,260
18 Dentists, All Other Specialists $118,150 $44,680 60
19 Financial Managers $118,020 $53,600 6,130
20 Computer And Information Systems Managers $117,490 $66,460 3,630
21 Lawyers $116,270 $49,620 6,640
22 Pharmacists $116,170 $85,270 3,710
23 Chemical Engineers $115,180 $53,240 310
24 Computer Hardware Engineers $115,100 $66,230 300
25 Nurse Practitioners $113,200 $85,000 1,750
26 Sales Managers $112,890 $50,240 2,670
27 Industrial Production Managers $110,830 $62,660 1,820
28 Pediatricians, General $110,740 $16,650 150
29 Physician Assistants $110,670 $81,050 1,460
30 Compensation And Benefits Managers $108,050 $61,890 140
31 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $107,490 $54,020 420
32 Chiropractors $107,210 $37,250 420
33 Purchasing Managers $107,040 $60,200 530
34 General And Operations Managers $105,670 $40,890 23,950
35 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $105,660 $80,710 220
36 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $105,200 $51,690 1,650
37 Human Resources Managers $102,690 $56,380 1,360
38 Optometrists $102,620 $32,660 730
39 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $102,370 $47,010 2,210
40 Air Traffic Controllers $100,710 $69,100 340
41 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $100,050 $45,930 140
42 Civil Engineers $99,950 $56,980 2,250
43 Aerospace Engineers $98,450 $64,570 1,660
44 Electrical Engineers $98,230 $64,090 1,750
45 Sales Engineers $97,490 $61,680 360
46 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $95,320 $47,780 6,860
47 Audiologists $94,900 $54,130 110
48 Medical And Health Services Managers $94,460 $50,590 6,540
49 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $94,100 $47,300 500
50 Advertising And Promotions Managers $93,920 $63,920 120
51 Materials Engineers $93,490 $59,290 310
52 Training And Development Managers $92,080 $51,450 390
53 Physical Therapists $91,480 $58,570 2,300
54 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $91,270 $54,070 770
55 Mechanical Engineers $90,920 $57,720 2,590
56 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $90,800 $57,470 1,880
57 Physical Scientists, All Other $90,420 $29,970 110
58 Construction Managers $89,670 $44,710 2,710
59 Computer Network Architects $87,770 $47,050 950
60 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $87,740 $51,040 7,370
61 Personal Financial Advisors $87,130 $19,250 1,270
62 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $86,750 $47,400 1,440
63 Industrial Engineers $86,380 $53,130 1,950
64 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $86,360 $39,680 110
65 Occupational Therapists $85,860 $50,350 860
66 Chemists $85,120 $43,240 400
67 Hydrologists $84,370 $42,730 50
68 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $83,960 $42,870 80
69 Psychologists, All Other $83,920 $46,090 120
70 Engineers, All Other $83,890 $38,740 2,400
71 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $83,790 $46,030 100
72 Commercial Pilots $83,480 $55,700 460
73 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $83,370 $53,410 60
74 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $83,240 $37,600 190
75 Computer And Information Research Scientists $82,740 $47,690 270
76 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $82,710 $34,400 6,930
77 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $82,490 $42,570 350
78 Computer Programmers $82,150 $49,580 1,360
79 Environmental Engineers $81,990 $44,720 970
80 Information Security Analysts $81,900 $52,770 950
81 Management Analysts $80,130 $46,750 4,610
82 Postmasters And Mail Superintendents $79,960 $68,900 240
83 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $79,750 $36,500 3,600
84 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $79,640 $31,540 1,660
85 Elevator And Escalator Installers And Repairers $79,230 $49,540 240
86 First-Line Supervisors Of Firefighting And Prevention Workers $78,730 $49,230 1,010
87 Computer Systems Analysts $77,660 $42,090 3,190
88 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $77,510 $40,090 550
89 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $77,280 $29,170 980
90 Education Administrators, All Other $76,910 $40,890 310
91 Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other $76,700 $55,650 160
92 Operations Research Analysts $76,420 $44,720 660
93 Project Management Specialists And Business Operations Specialists, All Other $76,150 $45,680 6,270
94 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $76,060 $44,920 2,720
95 Dental Hygienists $75,990 $44,260 2,600
96 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $75,450 $42,230 2,340
97 Art Directors $75,350 $35,210 190
98 Computer Occupations, All Other $75,050 $35,450 2,500
99 Financial Examiners $75,020 $38,980 450
100 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $74,850 $53,360 3,290

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