These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Sioux Falls, SD 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 Sioux Falls 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 Internists, General are the highest paid people in Sioux Falls.

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

  1. Internists, General
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Nurse Anesthetists
  5. Dentists, General
  6. Financial Managers
  7. General and Operations Managers
  8. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  9. Sales Managers
  10. Marketing Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 5 on the list of highest paid professions in Sioux Falls. 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 Sioux Falls and South Dakota job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Sioux Falls For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 340 job classifications in Sioux Falls 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 Sioux Falls

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Internists, General $260,260 $177,890 90
2 Chief Executives $237,390 $127,580 270
3 Family and General Practitioners $188,740 $58,000 170
4 Nurse Anesthetists $182,270 $144,580 140
5 Dentists, General $166,180 $91,370 120
6 Financial Managers $139,800 $90,350 260
7 General and Operations Managers $128,530 $69,470 1,450
8 Computer and Information Systems Managers $128,450 $89,180 110
9 Sales Managers $115,560 $64,100 160
10 Marketing Managers $110,340 $81,320 50
11 Pharmacists $109,750 $88,920 580
12 Medical and Health Services Managers $109,040 $68,410 320
13 Lawyers $104,800 $51,990 250
14 Managers, All Other $102,880 $69,070 80
15 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $101,050 $51,880 600
16 Chiropractors $100,280 $58,450 60
17 Physician Assistants $98,650 $79,550 170
18 Human Resources Managers $96,470 $71,140 90
19 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $95,120 $50,840 310
20 Nurse Practitioners $94,670 $70,340 230
21 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $94,210 $64,540 130
22 Industrial Production Managers $93,620 $68,260 110
23 Construction Managers $89,920 $66,680 110
24 Personal Financial Advisors $89,340 $45,110 120
25 Computer Network Architects $88,650 $53,120 120
26 Information Security Analysts $88,460 $59,150 90
27 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $87,470 $62,860 60
28 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $86,960 $46,400 50
29 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $85,420 $44,310 80
30 Administrative Services Managers $84,540 $62,200 160
31 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $83,950 $31,790 210
32 Civil Engineers $83,600 $55,470 290
33 Software Developers, Systems Software $83,340 $53,380 260
34 Environmental Engineers $83,260 $63,950 30
35 Software Developers, Applications $81,400 $52,310 400
36 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $81,120 $62,280 40
37 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $80,820 $53,610 90
38 Management Analysts $79,420 $44,540 1,020
39 Financial Analysts $79,370 $44,350 400
40 Insurance Underwriters $79,230 $52,670 250
41 Electrical Engineers $78,080 $52,780 80
42 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $77,210 $51,610 60
43 Real Estate Sales Agents $76,660 $51,780 60
44 Computer Occupations, All Other $76,060 $53,830 50
45 Veterinarians $75,230 $49,050 60
46 Web Developers $74,940 $41,240 130
47 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $74,540 $41,480 40
48 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $72,470 $52,570 350
49 Mechanical Engineers $72,150 $52,580 140
50 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door $71,700 $55,950 50
51 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $70,610 $54,770 60
52 Database Administrators $70,580 $47,920 100
53 Industrial Engineers $70,370 $52,620 120
54 Physical Therapists $69,960 $52,330 310
55 Social and Community Service Managers $69,710 $51,290 100
56 Computer Systems Analysts $68,800 $48,710 390
57 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors $68,430 $48,650 50
58 Geographers $68,350 $50,060 80
59 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $68,050 $46,270 160
60 Budget Analysts $66,230 $50,020 40
61 Accountants and Auditors $65,700 $43,590 1,710
62 Loan Officers $64,940 $42,280 590
63 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $64,490 $45,220 90
64 Surveyors $64,340 $42,270 40
65 Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products $63,800 $46,090 40
66 Credit Analysts $63,080 $36,860 280
67 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $62,910 $45,520 420
68 Occupational Therapists $62,730 $49,430 150
69 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $62,690 $41,930 380
70 Soil and Plant Scientists $62,550 $51,200 80
71 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $62,540 $44,470 690
72 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators $61,730 $44,700 170
73 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $61,680 $37,280 350
74 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $61,460 $43,480 60
75 Editors $61,360 $39,920 50
76 Urban and Regional Planners $59,630 $39,610 40
77 Speech-Language Pathologists $59,460 $40,850 140
78 Instructional Coordinators $59,450 $41,020 110
79 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $59,440 $35,170 2,350
80 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $58,880 $42,240 50
81 Insurance Sales Agents $58,830 $32,290 800
82 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $58,550 $42,910 160
83 Compliance Officers $57,730 $38,710 440
84 Producers and Directors $57,350 $35,510 110
85 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $57,150 $42,210 50
86 Landscape Architects $56,400 $32,400 60
87 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $56,270 $41,830 390
88 Brickmasons and Blockmasons $55,940 $31,300 120
89 Interior Designers $55,760 $36,550 100
90 Computer Programmers $55,560 $40,420 440
91 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other $55,430 $29,560 50
92 Survey Researchers $55,370 $40,610 30
93 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians $55,190 $42,820 170
94 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $55,100 $34,380 420
95 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products $54,930 $41,170 80
96 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers $54,900 $35,660 220
97 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other $54,620 $29,500 280
98 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $54,310 $41,010 270
99 Human Resources Specialists $54,180 $36,120 450
100 Writers and Authors $54,120 $27,780 30