The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Wisconsin For 2020

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 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. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  4. Family Medicine Physicians
  5. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  6. Anesthesiologists
  7. Nurse Anesthetists
  8. Dentists, General
  9. Psychiatrists
  10. Orthodontists

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 8 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 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 674 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, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Wisconsin

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $274,410 $177,430 220
2 Pediatricians, General $258,850 $175,350 450
3 General Internal Medicine Physicians $253,900 $177,720 510
4 Family Medicine Physicians $251,710 $138,600 1,200
5 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $246,060 $113,650 8,280
6 Anesthesiologists $242,770 $45,660 410
7 Nurse Anesthetists $233,600 $171,750 760
8 Dentists, General $207,350 $111,970 1,730
9 Psychiatrists $202,240 $80,010 460
10 Orthodontists $186,850 $92,830 100
11 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons $182,010 $45,950 80
12 Podiatrists $180,060 $44,850 140
13 Chief Executives $159,500 $71,540 4,290
14 Sales Managers $139,230 $69,930 4,570
15 Financial Managers $138,420 $77,070 7,150
16 Pharmacists $134,090 $107,350 5,490
17 General And Operations Managers $131,220 $52,100 31,490
18 Lawyers $129,440 $56,990 7,970
19 Computer And Information Systems Managers $129,400 $84,950 5,850
20 Funeral Home Managers $128,870 $81,020 140
21 Architectural And Engineering Managers $128,090 $88,780 3,780
22 Compensation And Benefits Managers $126,020 $75,820 240
23 Marketing Managers $125,870 $77,030 2,720
24 Advertising And Promotions Managers $125,780 $67,890 80
25 Human Resources Managers $122,390 $78,890 2,560
26 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $119,930 $62,980 50
27 Construction Managers $116,240 $69,330 3,570
28 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $116,230 $58,550 160
29 Sales Engineers $115,790 $63,610 1,010
30 Optometrists $115,380 $58,690 700
31 Nurse Midwives $115,100 $85,400 100
32 Physician Assistants $114,240 $88,390 2,420
33 Training And Development Managers $112,940 $67,470 590
34 Industrial Production Managers $111,730 $70,190 6,310
35 Medical And Health Services Managers $111,640 $70,110 5,800
36 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $111,270 $41,830 150
37 Actuaries $111,240 $65,270 630
38 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $110,500 $62,250 6,450
39 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $109,480 $65,620 870
40 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $108,670 $53,510 230
41 Personal Financial Advisors $108,610 $49,670 5,320
42 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $108,550 $57,570 2,730
43 Natural Sciences Managers $108,250 $68,580 770
44 Purchasing Managers $107,450 $71,250 1,200
45 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $104,350 $63,850 2,300
46 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $100,480 $46,530 1,320
47 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $98,960 $67,890 4,380
48 Computer And Information Research Scientists $98,730 $60,590 620
49 Air Traffic Controllers $98,630 $71,260 120
50 Computer Hardware Engineers $96,910 $56,100 610
51 Computer Network Architects $96,800 $58,970 2,060
52 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $96,450 $49,380 630
53 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $95,030 $50,960 6,370
54 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $93,910 $53,690 300
55 Real Estate Brokers $93,400 $37,250 690
56 Chemical Engineers $93,010 $59,360 420
57 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $92,560 $56,340 23,120
58 Transportation Inspectors $92,070 $57,280 160
59 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $91,850 $46,260 190
60 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $91,560 $43,100 80
61 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $91,270 $53,250 580
62 Veterinarians $90,830 $64,330 1,720
63 Environmental Engineers $90,580 $53,960 820
64 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $90,460 $55,640 40
65 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $90,340 $41,110 11,950
66 Bioengineers And Biomedical Engineers $89,810 $55,100 510
67 Engineers, All Other $89,530 $55,440 1,070
68 Electrical Engineers $89,440 $59,640 4,370
69 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $88,810 $49,010 240
70 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $88,720 $66,830 180
71 Database Administrators And Architects $88,690 $53,480 1,990
72 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $88,680 $61,720 1,370
73 Physical Therapists $88,570 $66,130 5,590
74 Management Analysts $88,500 $48,260 13,160
75 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $88,380 $40,920 230
76 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $86,920 $52,790 3,250
77 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $86,770 $64,090 360
78 Aerospace Engineers $86,200 $57,090 60
79 Chiropractors $86,010 $39,380 1,080
80 Data Scientists And Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $85,690 $58,490 460
81 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $85,670 $68,070 1,440
82 Computer Systems Analysts $84,340 $51,810 13,640
83 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $84,280 $43,320 400
84 Nursing Instructors And Teachers, Postsecondary $83,690 $52,560 1,020
85 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $83,150 $39,870 4,370
86 Information Security Analysts $82,950 $40,340 1,590
87 Genetic Counselors $82,590 $65,930 60
88 Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary $82,530 $52,370 80
89 Psychologists, All Other $82,350 $43,110 220
90 Civil Engineers $82,250 $54,230 6,470
91 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $81,900 $48,860 70
92 Audiologists $81,740 $55,500 310
93 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $81,660 $42,190 970
94 Computer Programmers $81,510 $51,900 4,110
95 Biochemists And Biophysicists $81,210 $50,440 490
96 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $80,920 $55,250 350
97 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $80,780 $41,090 680
98 Mechanical Engineers $80,650 $54,390 12,090
99 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $80,540 $42,860 820
100 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $80,410 $56,790 1,360

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