These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin. 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 are the highest paid people in Wisconsin.

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

  1. Surgeons
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Pediatricians, General
  4. Anesthesiologists
  5. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  6. Family and General Practitioners
  7. Internists, General
  8. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  9. Dentists, General
  10. Podiatrists

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 9 on the list of highest paid professions in the Badger 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 Wisconsin For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 689 job classifications in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $279,510 $179,850 450
2 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $278,460 $179,950 200
3 Pediatricians, General $259,730 $173,490 350
4 Anesthesiologists $256,230 $46,440 760
5 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $249,490 $114,660 6,670
6 Family And General Practitioners $242,340 $137,030 2,420
7 Internists, General $240,500 $168,530 690
8 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons $227,290 $57,090 80
9 Dentists, General $217,800 $117,460 2,040
10 Podiatrists $211,060 $71,750 140
11 Dentists, All Other Specialists $194,640 $59,900 50
12 Nurse Anesthetists $191,730 $143,840 640
13 Psychiatrists $189,020 $61,770 420
14 Chief Executives $145,280 $58,500 5,160
15 Sales Managers $132,290 $73,310 4,940
16 Financial Managers $130,800 $71,980 8,080
17 Pharmacists $130,670 $100,410 5,390
18 Lawyers $123,600 $50,980 7,540
19 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $123,490 $51,100 150
20 General And Operations Managers $122,880 $45,870 32,590
21 Marketing Managers $121,470 $71,860 2,800
22 Computer And Information Systems Managers $121,040 $79,650 6,280
23 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $119,710 $63,720 210
24 Architectural And Engineering Managers $119,570 $83,750 3,700
25 Optometrists $116,640 $56,070 540
26 Orthodontists $116,070 $43,620 80
27 Human Resources Managers $113,330 $68,320 2,600
28 Funeral Service Managers $112,840 $58,150 130
29 Compensation And Benefits Managers $111,550 $67,310 290
30 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $110,360 $51,430 80
31 Construction Managers $110,100 $66,370 2,860
32 Nurse Midwives $109,280 $84,880 80
33 Industrial Production Managers $108,870 $68,050 6,500
34 Physicists $106,480 $45,030 270
35 Natural Sciences Managers $106,300 $70,510 590
36 Personal Financial Advisors $106,250 $38,210 4,950
37 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $104,420 $88,390 50
38 Purchasing Managers $104,210 $65,830 1,270
39 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $103,910 $64,350 940
40 Physician Assistants $103,000 $67,990 1,920
41 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $102,420 $56,820 2,650
42 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $102,340 $51,440 3,140
43 Agents And Business Managers Of Artists, Performers, And Athletes $102,330 $33,680 60
44 Nurse Practitioners $101,930 $83,020 2,900
45 Medical And Health Services Managers $101,430 $59,070 7,380
46 Sales Engineers $101,190 $56,870 1,470
47 Administrative Services Managers $101,090 $56,370 6,610
48 Training And Development Managers $100,540 $54,080 560
49 Air Traffic Controllers $100,410 $69,460 120
50 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $99,470 $53,320 1,280
51 Advertising And Promotions Managers $99,400 $50,100 110
52 Chemical Engineers $98,950 $59,330 590
53 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $96,690 $37,970 1,120
54 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $96,490 $65,150 4,970
55 Actuaries $95,750 $58,220 650
56 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $94,940 $38,510 90
57 Computer Network Architects $93,490 $58,100 2,060
58 Real Estate Brokers $92,230 $36,760 340
59 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $91,630 $51,390 210
60 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $89,560 $67,470 100
61 Veterinarians $88,990 $56,540 1,760
62 Computer Hardware Engineers $87,990 $48,980 630
63 Aerospace Engineers $87,520 $55,760 40
64 Software Developers, Systems Software $87,300 $56,370 4,000
65 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $86,770 $44,280 5,530
66 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $86,700 $38,110 680
67 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $85,900 $52,280 270
68 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $85,710 $53,290 660
69 Software Developers, Applications $85,580 $54,400 15,840
70 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $85,460 $34,970 3,640
71 Art Directors $85,320 $51,670 510
72 Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary $85,170 $50,760 60
73 Engineers, All Other $85,110 $51,010 1,180
74 Electrical Engineers $84,320 $54,850 3,780
75 Managers, All Other $84,200 $40,450 11,860
76 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $84,150 $52,570 280
77 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $83,940 $51,190 210
78 Transportation Inspectors $83,620 $51,590 130
79 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $83,280 $59,720 1,620
80 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $83,150 $40,720 340
81 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $82,390 $48,250 800
82 Chiropractors $82,140 $31,090 1,220
83 Biochemists And Biophysicists $82,080 $46,800 330
84 Gas Plant Operators $81,920 $61,270 30
85 Materials Engineers $81,830 $50,660 470
86 Statisticians $81,750 $56,500 490
87 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $81,410 $43,270 410
88 Broadcast News Analysts $81,240 $27,130 70
89 Database Administrators $81,220 $49,700 1,700
90 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $81,210 $41,690 1,010
91 Economists $81,180 $46,530 270
92 Commercial Pilots $81,090 $45,140 360
93 Psychologists, All Other $80,780 $39,260 190
94 Genetic Counselors $80,770 $59,560 60
95 Computer Systems Analysts $80,640 $49,360 14,270
96 Physical Therapists $80,570 $52,290 4,730
97 Education Administrators, All Other $79,740 $42,400 260
98 Financial Analysts $79,580 $46,220 4,280
99 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $79,580 $47,820 2,620
100 Environmental Engineers $78,740 $52,510 700

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