These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Utah For 2019

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth 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 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. Pediatricians, General
  3. Internists, General
  4. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  5. Anesthesiologists
  6. Family and General Practitioners
  7. Chief Executives
  8. Nurse Anesthetists
  9. Law Teachers, Postsecondary
  10. Podiatrists

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 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 650 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, 2019.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Utah

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $256,950 $99,160 260
2 Pediatricians, General $240,060 $140,140 190
3 Internists, General $229,850 $140,170 250
4 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $218,210 $77,930 2,180
5 Anesthesiologists $214,730 $78,090 450
6 Family And General Practitioners $195,610 $90,510 1,530
7 Chief Executives $165,020 $22,670 4,850
8 Nurse Anesthetists $161,300 $24,230 40
9 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $160,920 $67,310 110
10 Podiatrists $147,770 $41,530 70
11 Psychiatrists $145,700 $34,780 270
12 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $141,550 $47,540 2,120
13 Dentists, General $138,970 $48,320 1,660
14 Physicists $129,480 $67,290 60
15 Architectural And Engineering Managers $128,980 $80,880 2,230
16 Sales Engineers $124,860 $66,940 480
17 Sales Managers $122,190 $57,120 4,430
18 Computer And Information Systems Managers $121,570 $61,430 5,440
19 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $120,110 $61,990 320
20 Air Traffic Controllers $118,410 $62,390 370
21 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $117,940 $52,080 550
22 Pharmacists $117,570 $51,210 2,540
23 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $117,380 $57,660 160
24 Marketing Managers $115,230 $58,830 2,940
25 Computer Network Architects $114,900 $65,620 910
26 Orthodontists $113,710 $84,330 40
27 Lawyers $112,380 $52,700 4,970
28 Financial Managers $110,750 $51,600 6,900
29 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $107,950 $57,020 180
30 Nurse Midwives $106,590 $79,560 80
31 Software Developers, Systems Software $106,040 $63,680 5,690
32 Nurse Practitioners $105,840 $72,150 1,380
33 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $105,560 $46,170 400
34 Aerospace Engineers $105,320 $68,770 900
35 Medical And Health Services Managers $104,770 $49,620 3,560
36 Human Resources Managers $104,440 $58,220 1,340
37 Art Directors $103,570 $50,700 500
38 Physician Assistants $102,710 $69,560 1,090
39 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $102,340 $18,160 130
40 Managers, All Other $102,290 $45,790 3,310
41 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $102,290 $49,480 530
42 Purchasing Managers $102,250 $65,320 450
43 Compensation And Benefits Managers $100,330 $65,410 250
44 Natural Sciences Managers $99,810 $47,530 1,200
45 Software Developers, Applications $99,070 $55,090 11,040
46 Computer And Information Research Scientists $98,210 $57,030 770
47 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $96,460 $46,070 770
48 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $95,070 $52,690 1,390
49 Chemical Engineers $95,000 $57,680 130
50 Industrial Production Managers $94,590 $44,760 1,810
51 Training And Development Managers $94,410 $54,800 530
52 Database Administrators $94,230 $53,320 1,050
53 Electrical Engineers $94,200 $54,220 1,860
54 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $94,160 $50,200 230
55 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $93,800 $40,770 170
56 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $93,590 $55,950 2,200
57 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $93,580 $58,310 340
58 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $92,950 $46,070 270
59 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $92,070 $34,450 850
60 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $91,930 $35,380 3,470
61 Materials Scientists $91,390 $55,480 60
62 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $90,810 $59,980 1,350
63 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $90,680 $52,880 100
64 Industrial Engineers $89,830 $54,440 2,240
65 Engineers, All Other $89,810 $45,100 1,160
66 Philosophy And Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $88,740 $45,110 180
67 Personal Financial Advisors $88,440 $29,620 1,460
68 Economists $88,280 $42,860 90
69 Mechanical Engineers $88,150 $56,880 3,600
70 Materials Engineers $88,100 $60,420 420
71 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $87,980 $69,180 160
72 Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $87,380 $33,820 30
73 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $87,130 $38,660 290
74 Information Security Analysts $86,790 $47,890 700
75 Psychologists, All Other $86,340 $24,020 70
76 Hydrologists $86,270 $53,620 70
77 History Teachers, Postsecondary $86,170 $43,100 250
78 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $86,170 $44,670 130
79 Physical Therapists $85,940 $58,980 1,790
80 Foreign Language And Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $85,810 $44,660 320
81 Radiation Therapists $85,760 $58,010 90
82 Genetic Counselors $85,330 $66,450 30
83 Administrative Services Managers $85,310 $46,130 2,320
84 Occupational Therapists $85,300 $61,820 900
85 Computer Systems Analysts $84,840 $48,490 3,850
86 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $84,680 $43,130 630
87 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $84,010 $37,640 170
88 Construction Managers $83,990 $51,310 2,930
89 Computer Programmers $83,700 $45,060 3,400
90 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $83,350 $47,590 70
91 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $83,080 $28,360 80
92 General And Operations Managers $82,370 $28,060 44,760
93 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $82,110 $42,200 1,720
94 Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary $81,790 $46,030 120
95 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $81,430 $49,950 3,400
96 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $80,970 $53,210 260
97 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $80,920 $37,370 1,330
98 Art, Drama, And Music Teachers, Postsecondary $80,850 $38,500 1,280
99 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $80,840 $41,780 320
100 Civil Engineers $80,690 $51,850 2,910

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