The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Utah For 2020

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Utah

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 Utah. 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 Utah.

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

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

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 14 on the list of highest paid professions in the Beehive State. 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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Utah For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 657 job classifications in Utah 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 data on March 29, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Utah

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $270,260 $166,360 350
2 General Internal Medicine Physicians $230,170 $124,840 150
3 Pediatricians, General $228,440 $123,140 190
4 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $214,070 $57,750 200
5 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $209,420 $75,470 1,980
6 Family Medicine Physicians $194,290 $90,920 1,280
7 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $183,970 $73,100 110
8 Chief Executives $162,660 $43,810 4,680
9 Podiatrists $154,090 $83,880 170
10 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $144,740 $45,270 2,360
11 Nuclear Engineers $138,940 $42,880 30
12 Computer And Information Systems Managers $135,800 $77,170 5,160
13 Lawyers $134,770 $54,260 5,310
14 Dentists, General $134,730 $19,950 1,510
15 Orthodontists $130,990 $87,580 50
16 Physicists $128,790 $70,460 50
17 Architectural And Engineering Managers $127,510 $79,370 2,000
18 Marketing Managers $122,760 $57,540 3,140
19 Sales Engineers $122,700 $68,540 390
20 Sales Managers $122,160 $54,330 5,000
21 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $121,700 $63,550 350
22 Pharmacists $121,020 $61,220 2,280
23 Psychiatrists $120,440 $35,210 220
24 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $119,380 $53,470 600
25 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $118,850 $56,680 170
26 Air Traffic Controllers $115,740 $67,400 380
27 Financial Managers $113,000 $52,630 7,940
28 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $110,810 $54,240 270
29 Computer Network Architects $110,790 $67,040 960
30 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $110,690 $59,530 190
31 Computer Hardware Engineers $109,490 $73,310 960
32 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $106,880 $71,890 1,490
33 Materials Scientists $106,830 $66,020 150
34 Compensation And Benefits Managers $106,500 $66,970 200
35 Nurse Practitioners $105,240 $69,970 1,640
36 Medical And Health Services Managers $105,010 $48,610 3,800
37 Natural Sciences Managers $104,850 $54,520 930
38 Physician Assistants $104,740 $73,130 1,230
39 Nurse Midwives $104,580 $72,570 60
40 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $104,250 $44,610 450
41 Aerospace Engineers $103,930 $66,540 710
42 Human Resources Managers $103,500 $50,970 1,610
43 Training And Development Managers $103,490 $54,570 620
44 Purchasing Managers $103,120 $64,840 470
45 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $101,880 $54,540 230
46 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $101,380 $57,000 18,480
47 Athletes And Sports Competitors $100,750 $18,200 140
48 Computer And Information Research Scientists $99,870 $57,030 810
49 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $99,380 $59,740 2,170
50 Art Directors $98,840 $53,050 430
51 Personal Financial Advisors $98,180 $32,890 2,510
52 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $97,750 $33,260 980
53 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $97,630 $54,040 1,580
54 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $97,530 $48,270 270
55 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $97,280 $45,260 840
56 Economists $96,520 $45,710 100
57 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $96,210 $37,360 720
58 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $95,010 $41,360 260
59 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $94,300 $42,320 2,900
60 Industrial Production Managers $93,710 $43,660 1,670
61 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $93,250 $54,380 100
62 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $93,090 $64,080 1,250
63 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $93,020 $17,810 90
64 History Teachers, Postsecondary $92,340 $44,570 250
65 Database Administrators And Architects $92,190 $49,430 1,800
66 Mechanical Engineers $91,790 $55,720 3,550
67 Electrical Engineers $91,530 $52,270 1,690
68 Philosophy And Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $91,190 $45,400 190
69 Engineers, All Other $89,390 $46,260 1,500
70 Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $89,320 $44,920 50
71 Veterinarians $88,810 $44,300 580
72 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $88,630 $68,850 120
73 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $88,490 $41,610 680
74 Information Security Analysts $88,480 $48,500 930
75 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $88,480 $41,530 1,140
76 Psychologists, All Other $88,430 $32,390 80
77 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $88,200 $24,410 210
78 Advertising And Promotions Managers $88,170 $36,710 100
79 Industrial Engineers $87,330 $52,380 2,250
80 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $86,970 $52,920 110
81 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $86,890 $44,540 2,880
82 Construction Managers $86,760 $51,450 2,800
83 Physical Therapists $85,880 $57,870 1,890
84 Foreign Language And Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $85,410 $43,920 340
85 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $85,080 $41,240 1,600
86 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $84,570 $39,070 170
87 Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary $84,440 $62,370 30
88 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $84,140 $52,330 70
89 Computer Programmers $84,120 $41,380 2,630
90 Physical Scientists, All Other $83,990 $46,050 120
91 Art, Drama, And Music Teachers, Postsecondary $83,950 $41,060 1,250
92 Chemical Engineers $83,750 $39,980 170
93 Occupational Therapists $83,670 $57,310 860
94 Materials Engineers $83,620 $48,360 410
95 Optometrists $83,450 $25,710 490
96 Civil Engineers $83,410 $53,190 3,180
97 Acupuncturists And Healthcare Diagnosing Or Treating Practitioners, All Other $83,200 $55,620 140
98 General And Operations Managers $83,130 $29,790 47,380
99 Hydrologists $83,020 $53,970 70
100 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $82,930 $43,530 330

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