These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Rochester, MN For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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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 the Rochester area. 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 Dentists, General are the highest paid people in Rochester.

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

  1. Dentists, General
  2. Nurse Anesthetists
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  5. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  6. Pharmacists
  7. Marketing Managers
  8. Physician Assistants
  9. Medical and Health Services Managers
  10. Sales Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 1 on the list of highest paid professions in Rochester. 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.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Rochester and Minnesota job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Rochester For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 282 job classifications in Rochester 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 BLS data for this analysis which came out on March 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Rochester

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Dentists, General $242,990 $80,850 110
2 Nurse Anesthetists $183,190 $164,710 300
3 Chief Executives $148,000 $20,000 160
4 Architectural and Engineering Managers $135,720 $83,480 40
5 Computer and Information Systems Managers $127,520 $80,630 430
6 Pharmacists $124,500 $79,280 580
7 Marketing Managers $123,270 $73,420 80
8 Physician Assistants $115,120 $93,060 290
9 Medical and Health Services Managers $111,880 $72,160 560
10 Sales Managers $103,450 $57,390 330
11 Human Resources Managers $103,250 $60,330 100
12 Nurse Practitioners $103,100 $72,640 880
13 Financial Managers $101,770 $67,870 360
14 Managers, All Other $99,710 $67,500 260
15 Construction Managers $97,100 $55,510 90
16 Software Developers, Applications $94,280 $61,150 480
17 Purchasing Managers $94,060 $64,180 70
18 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $93,590 $64,520 110
19 Administrative Services Managers $92,280 $58,040 220
20 Database Administrators $89,800 $53,910 50
21 Insurance Sales Agents $88,810 $43,850 190
22 Electrical Engineers $88,730 $64,140 40
23 Veterinarians $88,160 $64,860 70
24 Industrial Production Managers $86,620 $65,110 110
25 Civil Engineers $84,860 $62,540 70
26 General and Operations Managers $84,470 $37,250 1,270
27 Physical Therapists $82,490 $66,980 240
28 Mechanical Engineers $81,690 $45,940 140
29 Management Analysts $81,570 $50,300 260
30 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $80,590 $56,030 80
31 Education Administrators, All Other $80,510 $51,090 50
32 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $80,180 $64,390 230
33 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $78,220 $52,430 100
34 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $77,620 $45,880 120
35 Financial Analysts $76,820 $51,100 220
36 Occupational Therapists $75,670 $60,460 160
37 Lawyers $74,800 $40,720 210
38 Industrial Engineers $74,250 $54,650 220
39 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $74,080 $47,410 250
40 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $73,420 $43,710 90
41 Operations Research Analysts $73,340 $54,120 50
42 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $72,760 $45,590 80
43 Fundraisers $72,570 $52,060 130
44 Computer Systems Analysts $71,830 $51,620 590
45 Computer Occupations, All Other $71,760 $42,720 190
46 Urban and Regional Planners $71,260 $51,480 30
47 Respiratory Therapists $70,680 $54,010 240
48 Compliance Officers $70,540 $51,640 70
49 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $70,480 $29,490 80
50 Radiologic Technologists $69,100 $51,650 610
51 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $68,570 $54,540 60
52 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $67,770 $46,350 510
53 Dental Hygienists $67,550 $51,190 190
54 Social and Community Service Managers $66,850 $48,490 130
55 Labor Relations Specialists $66,570 $17,900 70
56 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other $66,440 $38,010 50
57 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other $66,420 $46,900 80
58 Speech-Language Pathologists $65,900 $47,120 90
59 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $65,470 $35,660 60
60 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $65,360 $49,670 150
61 Power Plant Operators $65,340 $43,840 70
62 Training and Development Specialists $65,200 $42,990 220
63 Registered Nurses $64,720 $41,210 8,080
64 Mechanical Engineering Technicians $64,670 $43,920 50
65 Electricians $64,590 $43,120 470
66 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers $64,400 $50,400 140
67 Healthcare Social Workers $63,900 $50,000 220
68 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists $63,560 $41,440 40
69 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate $63,180 $44,730 60
70 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $62,520 $44,010 260
71 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other $61,860 $31,700 460
72 Accountants and Auditors $61,500 $37,700 630
73 Civil Engineering Technicians $61,260 $51,990 70
74 Dietitians and Nutritionists $60,900 $46,500 130
75 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators $60,840 $47,330 30
76 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other $60,670 $39,650 30
77 Instructional Coordinators $60,660 $35,880 110
78 Construction and Building Inspectors $60,650 $42,360 30
79 Child, Family, and School Social Workers $59,390 $38,800 300
80 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians $59,370 $41,690 200
81 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $59,340 $33,690 600
82 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School $58,860 $38,330 130
83 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $58,600 $34,050 190
84 Human Resources Specialists $58,480 $36,460 460
85 Web Developers $58,470 $35,940 90
86 Cost Estimators $58,370 $32,590 100
87 Loan Officers $58,220 $36,360 300
88 Technical Writers $58,160 $36,020 30
89 Editors $57,780 $29,040 50
90 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $57,700 $40,480 60
91 Chiropractors $57,520 $29,960 30
92 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $57,460 $42,610 40
93 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other $56,740 $36,900 130
94 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $56,700 $31,910 740
95 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $56,420 $37,840 810
96 Food Service Managers $55,980 $41,160 140
97 Financial Specialists, All Other $55,490 $33,480 60
98 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $55,290 $36,280 270
99 Health Educators $54,520 $37,240 70
100 Physical Therapist Assistants $54,060 $37,650 30