The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Salt Lake City, UT For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Salt Lake City

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 Salt Lake City 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 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists are the highest paid people in Salt Lake City.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Salt Lake City:

  1. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  2. Pediatricians, General
  3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  4. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  5. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  6. Family Medicine Physicians
  7. Chief Executives
  8. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
  9. Lawyers
  10. Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 11 on the list of highest paid professions in Salt Lake City. 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 Salt Lake City and Utah job scene here:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Salt Lake City For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 519 job classifications in Salt Lake City 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 29, 2020.

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Salt Lake City

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $272,180 $104,940 180
2 Pediatricians, General $250,880 $127,330 100
3 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $230,880 $86,240 90
4 General Internal Medicine Physicians $216,630 $108,570 70
5 Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $209,110 $108,110 1,290
6 Family Medicine Physicians $184,150 $86,320 490
7 Chief Executives $171,840 $65,980 2,500
8 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $159,870 $45,300 1,890
9 Lawyers $142,790 $56,450 3,500
10 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $142,610 $54,430 300
11 Dentists, General $135,540 $87,320 550
12 Computer and Information Systems Managers $135,050 $77,620 3,240
13 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $132,340 $57,860 150
14 Marketing Managers $129,880 $62,620 1,850
15 Architectural and Engineering Managers $129,470 $77,510 1,070
16 Sales Managers $128,730 $60,590 2,990
17 Petroleum Engineers $128,060 $74,250 60
18 Sales Engineers $125,990 $73,110 240
19 Computer Hardware Engineers $125,890 $75,530 420
20 Financial Managers $118,780 $55,220 4,950
21 Nurse Midwives $118,720 $88,950 30
22 Pharmacists $116,240 $46,230 1,190
23 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $112,740 $54,960 640
24 Medical and Health Services Managers $110,720 $53,910 2,240
25 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $108,770 $58,550 170
26 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other $107,840 $45,570 2,400
27 Human Resources Managers $107,580 $52,400 970
28 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $107,300 $29,680 690
29 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $106,460 $64,580 10,190
30 Aerospace Engineers $106,110 $68,430 170
31 Natural Sciences Managers $105,650 $54,290 540
32 Computer Network Architects $105,500 $68,180 640
33 Compensation and Benefits Managers $104,850 $69,770 140
34 Nurse Practitioners $104,370 $73,100 1,000
35 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $103,330 $63,770 50
36 Physician Assistants $103,120 $81,860 630
37 Training and Development Managers $102,230 $54,050 360
38 Purchasing Managers $101,640 $60,600 210
39 Athletes and Sports Competitors $101,440 $17,770 120
40 Advertising and Promotions Managers $101,190 $38,620 60
41 Industrial Production Managers $100,110 $57,360 820
42 Art Directors $99,730 $52,230 290
43 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $98,340 $35,800 480
44 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $97,410 $56,810 840
45 Electrical Engineers $96,790 $52,200 840
46 Mechanical Engineers $95,380 $56,980 1,600
47 Computer and Information Research Scientists $95,300 $52,430 90
48 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $95,080 $52,470 100
49 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $94,150 $68,170 220
50 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $92,840 $44,280 1,660
51 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $92,310 $47,940 710
52 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $92,000 $59,060 140
53 Database Administrators and Architects $90,840 $49,000 1,270
54 Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $90,690 $49,780 80
55 Information Security Analysts $90,300 $49,040 540
56 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers $89,380 $46,150 1,710
57 Industrial Engineers $89,280 $50,170 1,290
58 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $88,880 $41,880 980
59 General and Operations Managers $88,750 $33,490 23,490
60 Psychologists, All Other $88,140 $26,160 60
61 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $88,130 $45,340 190
62 Construction Managers $87,670 $51,600 1,450
63 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $87,230 $53,130 170
64 Engineers, All Other $86,250 $45,150 650
65 Hydrologists $85,090 $56,740 60
66 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $83,520 $66,250 450
67 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $83,300 $49,190 240
68 Actuaries $83,090 $43,440 100
69 Speech-Language Pathologists $83,010 $52,830 530
70 Physical Scientists, All Other $83,010 $45,190 100
71 Computer Programmers $82,760 $41,100 1,340
72 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $82,560 $45,990 2,510
73 Occupational Therapists $82,560 $63,260 410
74 Computer Occupations, All Other $82,380 $37,260 4,300
75 Economists $82,020 $50,590 40
76 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $81,780 $65,800 170
77 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $81,400 $49,010 40
78 Physical Therapists $81,280 $59,040 820
79 History Teachers, Postsecondary $81,130 $40,700 60
80 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $80,640 $37,600 120
81 Acupuncturists and Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other $80,450 $53,880 140
82 Special Effects Artists and Animators $80,260 $41,610 100
83 Funeral Home Managers $79,900 $27,960 70
84 Biological Scientists, All Other $79,380 $46,390 170
85 Civil Engineers $78,780 $54,400 1,770
86 Budget Analysts $78,630 $55,520 200
87 Materials Engineers $78,520 $45,420 160
88 Environmental Engineers $77,560 $48,360 300
89 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $77,380 $22,680 180
90 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $77,360 $44,210 530
91 Audiologists $77,350 $39,680 50
92 Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors $76,710 $34,720 1,610
93 Chemical Engineers $76,620 $34,960 90
94 Web Developers and Digital Interface Designers $76,490 $42,480 1,320
95 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $76,390 $34,130 460
96 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $76,370 $32,450 2,600
97 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $76,260 $44,280 50
98 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $75,700 $53,340 340
99 Veterinarians $75,520 $19,530 270
100 Computer Systems Analysts $75,250 $42,370 2,440
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