These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Tulsa, OK 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 Tulsa 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 Tulsa.

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

  1. Internists, General
  2. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Nurse Anesthetists
  5. Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers
  6. Lawyers
  7. Petroleum Engineers
  8. Optometrists
  9. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  10. Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 11 on the list of highest paid professions in Tulsa. 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 Tulsa and Oklahoma job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Tulsa For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 496 job classifications in Tulsa 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 Tulsa

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Internists, General $260,700 $177,740 50
2 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $244,660 $48,410 1,080
3 Family and General Practitioners $193,600 $59,210 500
4 Nurse Anesthetists $157,240 $115,290 130
5 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $154,320 $67,080 260
6 Lawyers $151,830 $50,930 1,650
7 Petroleum Engineers $142,020 $70,550 840
8 Optometrists $137,150 $69,350 130
9 Architectural and Engineering Managers $126,870 $80,370 690
10 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $126,740 $55,670 50
11 Dentists, General $124,390 $55,010 300
12 Pharmacists $117,920 $101,610 740
13 Industrial Production Managers $114,540 $62,470 1,150
14 Financial Managers $113,510 $55,940 1,680
15 General and Operations Managers $105,730 $43,790 7,560
16 Computer and Information Systems Managers $105,730 $64,020 870
17 Sales Managers $104,010 $51,900 1,280
18 Marketing Managers $103,860 $46,060 500
19 Physician Assistants $102,990 $70,580 400
20 Managers, All Other $101,080 $43,590 360
21 Sales Engineers $96,790 $51,940 240
22 Natural Sciences Managers $96,690 $53,930 50
23 Chemical Engineers $95,040 $59,520 130
24 Human Resources Managers $94,670 $52,400 480
25 Compensation and Benefits Managers $94,620 $50,150 60
26 Electrical Engineers $92,730 $64,000 490
27 Commercial Pilots $92,190 $50,650 100
28 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers $90,790 $46,780 640
29 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $90,610 $25,520 460
30 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $90,310 $44,460 220
31 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $89,430 $39,980 110
32 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $88,410 $33,730 80
33 Financial Specialists, All Other $87,000 $34,470 250
34 Engineers, All Other $86,930 $49,980 150
35 Radiation Therapists $86,790 $57,560 110
36 Environmental Engineers $86,030 $54,220 170
37 Industrial Engineers $85,480 $51,550 720
38 Purchasing Managers $85,480 $43,610 270
39 Physical Therapists $84,960 $58,170 570
40 Software Developers, Applications $84,420 $41,010 1,370
41 Training and Development Managers $83,910 $46,410 180
42 Mechanical Engineers $83,680 $47,440 1,120
43 Nurse Practitioners $83,220 $36,400 150
44 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $82,810 $65,060 260
45 Financial Examiners $82,350 $48,520 70
46 Medical and Health Services Managers $82,070 $48,790 1,450
47 Aerospace Engineers $82,030 $58,920 170
48 Computer Systems Analysts $81,490 $51,170 780
49 Civil Engineers $81,460 $50,860 1,040
50 Construction Managers $81,300 $48,440 1,020
51 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $81,180 $43,700 210
52 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $80,680 $33,170 690
53 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $80,400 $52,510 90
54 Computer Network Architects $79,690 $34,170 280
55 Management Analysts $79,460 $42,410 1,040
56 Software Developers, Systems Software $79,150 $37,080 500
57 Materials Engineers $78,950 $52,230 50
58 Dental Hygienists $78,920 $59,260 350
59 Air Traffic Controllers $78,670 $31,900 100
60 Financial Analysts $78,570 $45,020 540
61 Chiropractors $78,510 $40,950 130
62 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $78,250 $43,370 210
63 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $78,000 $36,710 120
64 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $77,750 $37,730 130
65 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $77,320 $43,780 580
66 Database Administrators $76,720 $38,840 170
67 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $76,220 $35,110 50
68 Commercial and Industrial Designers $75,400 $41,580 70
69 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $74,660 $48,300 760
70 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $74,510 $39,680 750
71 Administrative Services Managers $74,490 $35,110 1,450
72 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $73,820 $40,100 400
73 Fire Inspectors and Investigators $73,130 $44,440 40
74 Occupational Therapists $72,740 $41,350 370
75 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $72,670 $42,980 240
76 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $72,590 $39,560 40
77 Personal Financial Advisors $71,990 $22,900 370
78 Logisticians $71,840 $38,780 210
79 Computer Occupations, All Other $71,660 $40,730 620
80 Computer Programmers $70,420 $38,430 570
81 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $70,240 $32,380 1,800
82 Accountants and Auditors $70,040 $40,780 4,720
83 Speech-Language Pathologists $69,770 $37,970 430
84 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators $69,490 $54,670 50
85 Information Security Analysts $68,980 $37,630 160
86 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $68,940 $41,700 200
87 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other $68,680 $42,500 230
88 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $67,370 $33,830 300
89 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $67,030 $42,170 350
90 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $66,940 $31,210 930
91 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other $66,130 $34,130 220
92 Computer Network Support Specialists $66,000 $31,550 780
93 Landscape Architects $65,800 $44,170 30
94 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $64,930 $51,710 190
95 Loan Officers $64,860 $27,580 900
96 Education Administrators, All Other $64,800 $36,190 40
97 Electro-Mechanical Technicians $64,270 $42,630 60
98 Art Directors $63,440 $40,770 40
99 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $63,440 $25,460 3,570
100 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $63,390 $38,900 2,020