These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Wisconsin For 2019

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by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Wisconsin

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 Obstetricians And Gynecologists are the highest paid people in Wisconsin.

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

  1. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  2. Pediatricians, General
  3. Anesthesiologists
  4. Internists, General
  5. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  6. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  7. Dentists, General
  8. Orthodontists
  9. Nurse Anesthetists
  10. Podiatrists

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 7 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 2019

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 29, 2019.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Wisconsin

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $278,730 $182,670 260
2 Pediatricians, General $266,160 $178,240 330
3 Anesthesiologists $257,450 $46,770 830
4 Internists, General $251,480 $173,740 750
5 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $239,610 $110,470 7,050
6 Dentists, All Other Specialists $238,170 $76,890 130
7 Dentists, General $213,210 $115,160 1,930
8 Orthodontists $209,880 $94,060 90
9 Nurse Anesthetists $204,820 $160,510 680
10 Podiatrists $201,060 $55,010 160
11 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons $187,400 $53,560 70
12 Psychiatrists $186,200 $64,740 460
13 Chief Executives $154,820 $61,400 5,240
14 Physicists $150,670 $73,460 90
15 Sales Managers $135,940 $76,260 4,500
16 Financial Managers $134,850 $77,650 7,420
17 Pharmacists $132,400 $106,420 5,390
18 Lawyers $130,450 $57,060 7,840
19 General And Operations Managers $126,950 $49,310 33,340
20 Marketing Managers $125,100 $76,000 2,690
21 Computer And Information Systems Managers $124,770 $82,500 5,970
22 Architectural And Engineering Managers $122,400 $86,100 3,530
23 Optometrists $122,310 $61,590 610
24 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $119,560 $61,020 200
25 Human Resources Managers $118,330 $72,510 2,510
26 Personal Financial Advisors $115,820 $50,100 4,730
27 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $114,820 $46,090 160
28 Compensation And Benefits Managers $114,280 $69,490 210
29 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $114,030 $59,750 170
30 Construction Managers $113,270 $67,340 2,990
31 Advertising And Promotions Managers $113,020 $65,510 80
32 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $111,230 $56,360 60
33 Funeral Service Managers $110,990 $70,060 120
34 Industrial Production Managers $110,250 $69,080 6,580
35 Administrative Services Managers $108,760 $59,260 7,400
36 Nurse Midwives $108,690 $85,810 70
37 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $108,690 $55,760 2,940
38 Physician Assistants $107,920 $78,100 2,020
39 Medical And Health Services Managers $107,920 $68,270 6,250
40 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $107,830 $66,540 900
41 Actuaries $106,850 $63,520 690
42 Nurse Practitioners $106,790 $85,560 3,030
43 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $106,240 $85,600 40
44 Purchasing Managers $106,180 $67,970 1,200
45 Natural Sciences Managers $106,110 $67,050 610
46 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $104,290 $52,840 1,210
47 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $103,980 $60,230 500
48 Air Traffic Controllers $100,500 $71,270 120
49 Sales Engineers $99,630 $59,230 1,150
50 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $98,860 $67,510 4,810
51 Training And Development Managers $98,770 $61,430 520
52 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $98,520 $58,130 2,510
53 Real Estate Brokers $97,970 $39,780 460
54 Computer Network Architects $97,110 $58,940 1,900
55 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $95,730 $53,760 300
56 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $94,100 $49,300 5,900
57 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $93,760 $56,730 650
58 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $93,100 $39,280 70
59 Chemical Engineers $92,310 $54,550 320
60 Broadcast News Analysts $91,770 $32,620 70
61 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $90,940 $47,710 210
62 Software Developers, Systems Software $90,660 $58,180 3,790
63 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $90,210 $69,810 180
64 Veterinarians $90,120 $60,660 1,770
65 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $89,980 $41,570 210
66 Chiropractors $89,020 $39,820 1,120
67 Computer Hardware Engineers $88,780 $55,080 620
68 Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary $88,360 $52,250 60
69 Software Developers, Applications $87,700 $54,850 16,940
70 Transportation Inspectors $86,990 $53,910 140
71 Engineers, All Other $86,600 $50,370 910
72 Nursing Instructors And Teachers, Postsecondary $86,040 $54,390 960
73 Electrical Engineers $86,020 $56,740 3,920
74 Aerospace Engineers $85,880 $55,550 50
75 Physical Therapists $85,200 $61,950 5,040
76 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $85,150 $46,600 820
77 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $85,140 $41,840 340
78 Managers, All Other $85,050 $40,890 12,400
79 Database Administrators $84,990 $51,180 1,760
80 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $84,980 $60,290 1,400
81 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $84,930 $47,270 250
82 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $84,200 $50,210 280
83 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $83,670 $66,410 1,540
84 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $83,640 $57,770 70
85 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $83,420 $50,480 3,060
86 Audiologists $82,880 $54,170 290
87 Computer Systems Analysts $82,480 $50,530 15,150
88 Materials Engineers $82,410 $50,590 380
89 Statisticians $82,330 $59,120 580
90 Biochemists And Biophysicists $82,170 $48,170 410
91 Genetic Counselors $82,070 $62,900 60
92 Environmental Engineers $81,860 $52,290 680
93 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $81,620 $42,010 990
94 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $81,090 $43,620 400
95 Information Security Analysts $81,050 $43,900 1,250
96 Financial Analysts $81,000 $46,000 4,190
97 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $80,740 $60,570 370
98 Psychologists, All Other $80,620 $41,560 200
99 History Teachers, Postsecondary $80,590 $47,700 340
100 Commercial Pilots $80,520 $44,650 320

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