These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Utah 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 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 Obstetricians And Gynecologists are the highest paid people in Utah.

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

  1. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  2. Internists, General
  3. Anesthesiologists
  4. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  5. Pediatricians, General
  6. Family and General Practitioners
  7. Chief Executives
  8. Nurse Anesthetists
  9. Law Teachers, Postsecondary
  10. Petroleum Engineers

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 13 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 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 645 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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Utah

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $250,840 $94,390 270
2 Internists, General $245,610 $146,460 350
3 Anesthesiologists $237,460 $74,280 410
4 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $230,120 $91,590 2,010
5 Pediatricians, General $219,110 $134,430 200
6 Family And General Practitioners $208,640 $90,660 1,600
7 Chief Executives $167,500 $32,340 4,340
8 Nurse Anesthetists $156,960 $135,610 120
9 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $151,910 $46,260 150
10 Petroleum Engineers $142,640 $84,550 190
11 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $139,100 $43,060 2,050
12 Podiatrists $136,470 $41,090 90
13 Dentists, General $128,770 $19,230 1,260
14 Physicists $123,740 $50,520 60
15 Air Traffic Controllers $123,430 $84,380 360
16 Architectural And Engineering Managers $123,000 $70,500 2,150
17 Sales Managers $119,060 $57,260 4,170
18 Computer And Information Systems Managers $118,190 $59,030 4,990
19 Sales Engineers $117,040 $62,500 510
20 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $114,770 $61,300 300
21 Marketing Managers $114,270 $58,570 2,720
22 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $112,540 $50,510 550
23 Financial Managers $112,080 $51,130 5,800
24 Pharmacists $111,110 $41,630 2,460
25 Computer Network Architects $109,700 $57,760 940
26 Lawyers $109,280 $49,500 4,990
27 Nurse Midwives $108,770 $73,140 90
28 Medical And Health Services Managers $106,180 $53,620 3,020
29 Software Developers, Systems Software $105,220 $59,120 5,130
30 Compensation And Benefits Managers $103,680 $62,840 210
31 Human Resources Managers $102,510 $58,630 1,190
32 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $101,950 $46,020 450
33 Physician Assistants $101,740 $74,250 1,180
34 Purchasing Managers $101,350 $60,350 470
35 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $101,180 $43,480 880
36 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $100,950 $57,400 170
37 Aerospace Engineers $100,050 $66,760 1,020
38 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $100,030 $20,920 130
39 Nurse Practitioners $99,960 $69,880 1,520
40 Natural Sciences Managers $99,420 $49,170 960
41 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $97,980 $47,060 120
42 Art Directors $97,620 $45,680 430
43 Software Developers, Applications $96,790 $53,970 9,930
44 Computer And Information Research Scientists $96,440 $56,230 710
45 Managers, All Other $96,330 $44,390 2,490
46 Personal Financial Advisors $95,980 $39,010 1,280
47 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $95,890 $47,240 150
48 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $95,280 $39,700 180
49 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $94,340 $50,050 1,190
50 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $94,260 $50,150 230
51 Optometrists $93,340 $31,260 450
52 Database Administrators $92,640 $51,770 1,030
53 Industrial Production Managers $91,950 $45,100 1,860
54 Industrial Engineers $91,290 $54,170 2,010
55 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $91,280 $56,970 300
56 Training And Development Managers $90,570 $51,360 500
57 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $90,180 $56,760 1,390
58 Philosophy And Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $89,560 $44,190 170
59 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $89,530 $35,030 840
60 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $89,220 $44,790 440
61 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $88,380 $35,020 3,920
62 Electrical Engineers $87,940 $46,420 1,650
63 Physical Therapists $87,800 $55,920 1,720
64 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $87,330 $52,820 2,190
65 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $87,000 $67,000 170
66 Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $86,850 $24,860 40
67 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $86,380 $43,720 160
68 Mechanical Engineers $85,750 $56,230 3,130
69 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $85,710 $44,860 160
70 Administrative Services Managers $85,460 $44,680 2,380
71 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $85,090 $51,180 110
72 Broadcast News Analysts $85,060 $27,350 70
73 Materials Scientists $84,940 $52,480 60
74 Materials Engineers $84,930 $56,630 410
75 Engineers, All Other $84,640 $43,660 1,080
76 General And Operations Managers $83,910 $28,010 39,810
77 Occupational Therapists $83,650 $59,740 880
78 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $83,590 $34,100 610
79 Foreign Language And Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $83,440 $45,720 320
80 Computer Systems Analysts $82,900 $44,930 3,750
81 Information Security Analysts $82,430 $48,870 550
82 History Teachers, Postsecondary $82,250 $43,230 240
83 Financial Analysts $81,370 $42,060 2,840
84 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $81,120 $41,220 390
85 Computer Programmers $80,930 $47,270 3,780
86 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $80,870 $52,820 250
87 Construction Managers $80,860 $48,740 2,710
88 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $80,810 $43,080 1,710
89 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $80,740 $50,070 3,450
90 Civil Engineers $80,470 $51,510 3,110
91 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $80,430 $36,590 160
92 Environmental Engineers $79,770 $52,960 440
93 Biomedical Engineers $79,470 $55,370 550
94 Operations Research Analysts $79,440 $48,010 1,120
95 Management Analysts $79,420 $37,790 4,750
96 Radiation Therapists $79,350 $56,820 100
97 Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary $79,140 $44,230 110
98 Athletes And Sports Competitors $79,020 $20,960 180
99 Veterinarians $79,000 $30,060 390
100 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $78,970 $35,670 1,450

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