The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Salt Lake City, UT For 2022

By Chris Kolmar - Apr. 11, 2022

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2022. This is our sixth 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 Obstetricians And Gynecologists 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. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  2. Surgeons, All Other
  3. Emergency Medicine Physicians
  4. Physicians, All Other
  5. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  6. Family Medicine Physicians
  7. Chief Executives
  8. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
  9. Psychiatrists
  10. Athletes and Sports Competitors

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 14 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 2022

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 589 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, 2022.

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Salt Lake City

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $350,500 $169,040 80
2 Surgeons, All Other $329,050 $85,260 600
3 Emergency Medicine Physicians $309,710 $166,560 80
4 Physicians, All Other $244,080 $17,680 1,120
5 General Internal Medicine Physicians $202,060 $78,790 100
6 Family Medicine Physicians $200,060 $122,150 250
7 Chief Executives $198,120 $63,030 2,280
8 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $172,530 $48,890 1,780
9 Psychiatrists $154,710 $66,330 230
10 Athletes and Sports Competitors $151,830 $29,380 180
11 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $146,010 $61,350 280
12 Computer and Information Systems Managers $142,070 $79,210 3,060
13 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $139,360 $77,870 200
14 Dentists, General $139,240 $82,780 490
15 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $135,160 $61,350 140
16 Nurse Midwives $133,950 $121,070 90
17 Air Traffic Controllers $132,330 $80,030 330
18 Lawyers $131,450 $71,740 3,410
19 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $130,470 $30,580 240
20 Financial Managers $129,670 $63,770 5,680
21 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $129,390 $61,350 160
22 Sales Managers $126,860 $60,390 3,000
23 Pharmacists $125,740 $50,690 1,380
24 Computer Hardware Engineers $125,500 $55,340 390
25 Commercial Pilots $125,290 $49,450 170
26 Architectural and Engineering Managers $124,250 $78,030 860
27 Marketing Managers $124,080 $64,240 2,350
28 Human Resources Managers $117,880 $63,270 960
29 Medical and Health Services Managers $117,580 $51,250 2,100
30 Physician Assistants $117,370 $81,990 750
31 Aerospace Engineers $117,140 $79,890 130
32 Nurse Practitioners $116,290 $76,300 1,180
33 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $113,170 $59,150 860
34 Software Developers $112,370 $63,160 9,860
35 Computer Network Architects $112,240 $75,820 570
36 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $111,230 $77,100 50
37 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $110,760 $62,650 310
38 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $110,230 $48,960 40
39 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $110,160 $30,440 670
40 Managers, All Other $109,780 $47,450 2,460
41 Optometrists $109,610 $62,940 140
42 Compensation and Benefits Managers $109,110 $64,540 80
43 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $108,990 $76,150 780
44 Petroleum Engineers $107,340 $79,020 70
45 Database Architects $106,750 $47,950 340
46 Electrical Engineers $106,290 $62,100 770
47 Industrial Production Managers $106,110 $59,740 950
48 Purchasing Managers $106,020 $69,060 200
49 Public Relations Managers $105,920 $54,870 360
50 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $105,630 $37,330 3,100
51 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $105,570 $66,820 180
52 Veterinarians $105,070 $75,490 250
53 Advertising and Promotions Managers $104,670 $47,950 90
54 Natural Sciences Managers $103,220 $52,980 510
55 Computer and Information Research Scientists $102,580 $59,540 110
56 Fashion Designers $102,170 $50,630 60
57 Training and Development Managers $101,960 $49,980 330
58 Administrative Services Managers $101,720 $59,150 1,210
59 Radiation Therapists $101,480 $77,710 40
60 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $101,350 $38,470 120
61 Fundraising Managers $101,070 $47,570 60
62 Materials Scientists $101,010 $62,710 40
63 Information Security Analysts $100,930 $60,900 660
64 Computer Programmers $99,910 $51,490 1,620
65 Nuclear Engineers $99,770 $46,320 50
66 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $99,530 $48,870 630
67 Biological Scientists, All Other $97,720 $55,200 270
68 Mechanical Engineers $96,880 $60,900 1,450
69 Art Directors $96,450 $47,560 270
70 Construction Managers $96,070 $49,040 1,080
71 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $95,490 $55,040 90
72 Database Administrators $94,610 $48,190 830
73 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door $94,070 $61,470 100
74 Materials Engineers $94,040 $56,490 160
75 Sales Engineers $93,880 $38,600 140
76 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers $93,870 $65,630 90
77 Civil Engineers $93,760 $51,640 2,110
78 Occupational Therapists $93,650 $75,490 420
79 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $93,410 $69,720 450
80 Computer Systems Analysts $93,370 $48,210 1,600
81 Power Plant Operators $93,300 $78,510 70
82 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $93,240 $61,630 350
83 Funeral Home Managers $93,150 $47,970 60
84 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $92,890 $48,730 1,630
85 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $92,560 $49,290 630
86 Industrial Engineers $92,440 $60,750 1,230
87 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $92,000 $62,260 180
88 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $91,570 $47,380 1,080
89 General and Operations Managers $91,280 $30,700 29,080
90 Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary $91,040 $48,720 80
91 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $90,930 $41,070 1,290
92 Marriage and Family Therapists $90,670 $60,290 370
93 Psychologists, All Other $90,640 $46,220 100
94 Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys $90,370 $38,060 120
95 Hydrologists $89,960 $64,110 60
96 Physical Therapists $89,870 $60,410 1,040
97 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $89,650 $48,720 40
98 Actuaries $89,540 $44,410 110
99 Engineers, All Other $89,070 $47,570 840
100 Financial Risk Specialists $89,020 $37,380 260

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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