These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Salt Lake City, UT 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 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 Pediatricians, General 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. Pediatricians, General
  2. Internists, General
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Nurse Anesthetists
  5. Dentists, General
  6. Chief Executives
  7. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
  8. Optometrists
  9. Marketing Managers
  10. Sales Managers

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 5 on the list of highest paid professions in the 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:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Salt Lake City For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 536 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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Salt Lake City

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Pediatricians, General $250,080 $133,920 160
2 Internists, General $212,610 $115,580 250
3 Family and General Practitioners $205,290 $96,000 870
4 Nurse Anesthetists $175,850 $127,020 40
5 Dentists, General $153,540 $90,410 350
6 Chief Executives $153,270 $62,760 2,410
7 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $151,170 $47,550 2,100
8 Optometrists $139,170 $73,020 170
9 Marketing Managers $123,180 $64,330 1,050
10 Sales Managers $121,930 $53,650 2,010
11 Computer and Information Systems Managers $121,890 $74,070 1,870
12 Lawyers $121,360 $53,750 3,190
13 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $119,840 $44,150 300
14 Financial Managers $119,200 $58,710 2,750
15 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $117,950 $63,260 130
16 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $113,010 $47,050 260
17 Chemical Engineers $112,630 $60,970 80
18 Pharmacists $111,810 $43,740 1,370
19 Architectural and Engineering Managers $111,760 $65,350 880
20 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $110,620 $37,800 890
21 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $108,990 $48,980 550
22 Natural Sciences Managers $107,190 $60,400 400
23 Petroleum Engineers $107,100 $57,580 130
24 Medical and Health Services Managers $106,650 $57,810 1,360
25 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $106,420 $46,150 30
26 Purchasing Managers $105,530 $65,280 260
27 Human Resources Managers $102,970 $64,520 570
28 Personal Financial Advisors $102,070 $35,700 1,260
29 Managers, All Other $101,420 $49,120 1,550
30 Compensation and Benefits Managers $101,070 $57,700 100
31 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $100,820 $32,380 2,400
32 General and Operations Managers $97,560 $35,750 14,910
33 Industrial Production Managers $97,210 $56,110 940
34 Sales Engineers $96,960 $42,320 460
35 Software Developers, Applications $96,470 $54,950 5,190
36 Nurse Practitioners $95,230 $68,620 810
37 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $94,270 $41,620 310
38 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $93,810 $61,580 120
39 Electrical Engineers $93,420 $38,560 760
40 Biomedical Engineers $92,840 $51,440 340
41 Physician Assistants $92,800 $50,390 530
42 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $92,780 $51,640 220
43 Computer Network Architects $92,550 $57,640 570
44 Construction Managers $92,370 $56,390 1,090
45 Software Developers, Systems Software $92,220 $52,330 2,010
46 Athletes and Sports Competitors $91,570 $34,160 130
47 Database Administrators $89,110 $51,440 510
48 Education Administrators, All Other $89,070 $47,510 50
49 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $89,060 $52,100 60
50 Veterinarians $88,150 $57,370 150
51 Administrative Services Managers $86,700 $25,670 1,340
52 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $86,660 $58,970 750
53 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $86,060 $51,140 140
54 Economists $85,790 $56,350 40
55 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $85,070 $47,840 480
56 Broadcast News Analysts $84,730 $27,340 70
57 Management Analysts $82,650 $39,780 3,520
58 Advertising and Promotions Managers $82,480 $36,000 260
59 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $82,460 $45,270 810
60 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $82,390 $45,130 100
61 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $82,390 $40,600 460
62 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $82,320 $51,110 80
63 Environmental Engineers $82,200 $58,270 250
64 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $82,090 $31,600 2,040
65 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $81,950 $58,620 310
66 Industrial Engineers $81,830 $52,200 1,020
67 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $81,600 $50,500 450
68 Training and Development Managers $81,230 $47,070 210
69 Financial Examiners $80,690 $37,610 400
70 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $80,680 $39,060 80
71 Occupational Therapists $80,590 $59,930 370
72 Engineers, All Other $80,440 $43,980 220
73 Art Directors $80,200 $44,940 170
74 Information Security Analysts $80,020 $49,840 250
75 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $79,870 $40,330 110
76 Financial Analysts $79,850 $43,190 1,320
77 Civil Engineers $79,180 $51,050 1,690
78 Materials Engineers $79,060 $48,930 190
79 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $78,900 $33,510 1,320
80 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $78,550 $38,780 210
81 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $78,500 $41,930 280
82 Statisticians $78,440 $51,960 110
83 Orthotists and Prosthetists $78,230 $57,330 70
84 Actuaries $78,080 $39,850 100
85 Computer Occupations, All Other $77,800 $40,230 850
86 Operations Research Analysts $77,640 $38,320 520
87 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $77,550 $46,990 2,110
88 Mechanical Engineers $77,530 $50,440 1,580
89 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $77,480 $51,190 100
90 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $77,220 $31,410 230
91 Computer Programmers $76,850 $30,690 2,410
92 Hydrologists $76,610 $42,210 60
93 History Teachers, Postsecondary $76,430 $43,570 100
94 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $76,370 $58,700 430
95 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $75,270 $51,850 470
96 Radiation Therapists $75,250 $52,020 70
97 Physical Therapists $74,620 $29,320 770
98 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $74,520 $40,830 250
99 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $73,610 $47,330 410
100 Computer Systems Analysts $73,530 $41,360 2,580

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