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These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Oklahoma For 2019

Chris Kolmar
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 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 are the highest paid people in Oklahoma.

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

  1. Surgeons
  2. Orthodontists
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Internists, General
  5. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  6. Psychiatrists
  7. Nurse Anesthetists
  8. Physicists
  9. Chief Executives
  10. Dentists, General

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 10 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 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 662 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, 2019.

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 $279,020 $163,260 240
2 Orthodontists $261,650 $76,070 130
3 Family And General Practitioners $225,140 $88,070 2,700
4 Internists, General $216,910 $55,340 380
5 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $214,640 $84,910 50
6 Psychiatrists $183,930 $45,990 250
7 Nurse Anesthetists $176,780 $89,210 250
8 Physicists $164,190 $61,570 40
9 Chief Executives $157,540 $52,290 3,600
10 Dentists, General $156,060 $69,410 920
11 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $155,130 $53,870 2,450
12 Petroleum Engineers $146,990 $68,350 1,980
13 Architectural And Engineering Managers $137,560 $78,560 1,980
14 Podiatrists $132,420 $57,390 60
15 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $123,230 $39,440 1,140
16 Lawyers $118,790 $46,100 6,420
17 Marketing Managers $117,940 $55,100 1,260
18 Natural Sciences Managers $116,160 $65,420 360
19 Dentists, All Other Specialists $116,150 $31,330 50
20 Pharmacists $115,000 $86,380 3,470
21 Computer And Information Systems Managers $114,670 $65,080 3,410
22 Financial Managers $111,700 $51,460 6,320
23 Sales Managers $111,360 $47,840 2,860
24 Optometrists $109,300 $47,140 630
25 Air Traffic Controllers $109,280 $73,320 360
26 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $107,960 $82,680 190
27 Chemical Engineers $107,290 $43,800 270
28 Industrial Production Managers $105,780 $58,550 1,860
29 General And Operations Managers $104,860 $41,240 25,770
30 Compensation And Benefits Managers $104,800 $65,510 130
31 Physician Assistants $104,200 $69,370 1,390
32 Computer Hardware Engineers $103,570 $70,470 220
33 Nurse Practitioners $103,280 $59,460 1,590
34 Managers, All Other $102,710 $48,150 1,780
35 Purchasing Managers $102,170 $55,270 510
36 Sales Engineers $101,720 $65,210 290
37 Electrical Engineers $98,950 $59,640 1,370
38 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $98,880 $48,120 1,820
39 Human Resources Managers $98,610 $55,220 1,290
40 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $95,790 $53,060 470
41 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $95,420 $37,540 150
42 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $94,870 $47,850 400
43 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $94,550 $59,180 610
44 Administrative Services Managers $93,560 $43,580 6,800
45 Property, Real Estate, And Community Association Managers $92,850 $28,020 2,300
46 Materials Engineers $92,470 $58,100 270
47 Aerospace Engineers $92,460 $59,170 1,110
48 Training And Development Managers $91,800 $53,300 380
49 Civil Engineers $91,090 $52,940 2,360
50 Medical And Health Services Managers $90,680 $46,750 6,450
51 Software Developers, Systems Software $90,200 $57,470 1,700
52 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $89,770 $57,020 1,800
53 Advertising And Promotions Managers $89,600 $41,280 110
54 Psychologists, All Other $89,300 $42,320 100
55 Hydrologists $88,370 $48,730 50
56 Mechanical Engineers $88,190 $56,020 2,830
57 Audiologists $87,470 $53,100 120
58 Computer Network Architects $87,160 $46,720 810
59 Software Developers, Applications $86,360 $51,620 4,320
60 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $86,270 $52,910 840
61 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $86,040 $40,880 110
62 Construction Managers $85,950 $41,480 2,480
63 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $85,930 $51,820 100
64 Industrial Engineers $85,280 $50,440 1,650
65 Physical Therapists $84,860 $49,690 2,300
66 Computer And Information Research Scientists $84,070 $48,930 510
67 Physical Scientists, All Other $83,960 $28,990 100
68 Computer Programmers $83,090 $46,320 1,530
69 Engineers, All Other $83,080 $29,840 1,160
70 Veterinarians $82,950 $50,610 1,050
71 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $82,440 $42,760 90
72 Occupational Therapists $82,240 $46,630 880
73 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $81,970 $42,590 340
74 Information Security Analysts $81,900 $53,000 830
75 Speech-Language Pathologists $81,700 $37,280 1,810
76 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $80,670 $33,480 6,610
77 Commercial Pilots $80,300 $46,640 460
78 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $80,210 $46,440 1,560
79 Computer Systems Analysts $79,950 $41,840 3,280
80 Environmental Engineers $79,590 $44,640 860
81 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $79,430 $55,040 120
82 Management Analysts $79,340 $43,940 4,540
83 Computer Occupations, All Other $78,490 $41,290 2,580
84 Postmasters And Mail Superintendents $78,250 $68,020 240
85 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $78,220 $25,730 1,500
86 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $77,940 $41,950 530
87 Chemists $77,740 $41,550 490
88 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $77,130 $26,760 880
89 Funeral Service Managers $77,100 $32,250 160
90 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $76,830 $36,260 3,090
91 Transportation Inspectors $76,600 $33,440 530
92 Economists $76,500 $19,310 140
93 Education Administrators, All Other $76,410 $42,610 290
94 First-Line Supervisors Of Fire Fighting And Prevention Workers $75,440 $46,280 1,080
95 Logisticians $75,160 $44,950 2,740
96 Radiation Therapists $75,080 $49,530 310
97 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $74,880 $33,410 1,480
98 Personal Financial Advisors $74,340 $22,450 1,080
99 Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other $74,190 $53,980 160
100 Database Administrators $74,110 $40,020 1,520

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