Minnesota One of the Highest Paying States for These 4 Jobs


If you are looking for a new job, Minnesota is one of the highest paying states when it comes to these four occupations.

If you were one of the Minnesotans who told their boss to take that job and shove it in the big resignation of the past two years, you might be looking for a new job. And, according to a new survey by data site Stacker, if you get any of the following jobs, you’ll earn more here in Minnesota than in most other states.

This is because the Land of 10,000 Lakes is among the top states when it comes to salaries in the following four jobs. Stacker used data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and looked at which states paid the most for each job, and Minnesota did pretty well, especially in the following four occupations:

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Art, drama and music teachers, post-secondary

Stacker defines this profession as “the teaching of courses in drama, music, and the arts, including fine and applied arts, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts.” Minnesota is ranked and the average salary here in Minnesota is $115,740, well above the national average of $84,700!

Environmental science teachers, post-secondary

Stacker says this occupation “Teach courses in environmental science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.” Minnesota is ranked second in this category, with an average Minnesota salary of $125,850, again well above the national average of $94,520.

Nurse midwives

Stacker defines this occupation as “Diagnosing and coordinating all aspects of the childbirth process, either independently or as part of a care team. May provide gynecological care to healthy women.” And Minnesota is ranked 7th out of 50 states in that category, with an average salary of $124,790, again well above the national average of $115,7040.

Biochemists and biophysicists

Stacker defines this profession as “Studying the chemical composition or physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena”. Minnesota is ranked 3rd in the nation in this occupation, with an annual salary of $131,720, again well above the national average of $104,810.

commercial pilots

Stacker says this occupation involves “Piloting and navigating the flight of fixed-wing aircraft on non-scheduled air routes or helicopters. Requires commercial pilot certification. Includes charter pilots with similar certification, as well as commercial pilots. ‘Air Ambulance and Air Tour.’ Minnesota is ranked 6th in the nation in this occupation, with an annual salary of $144,880, which is again well above the national average of $110,830.

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KEEP READING: The 30 Highest Paying Jobs in Minnesota

If you are considering going back to school to pursue a new career, you should definitely consider one of the jobs listed below. Zippia used Bureau of Labor Statistics data to determine the highest-paying jobs in the state. Keep scrolling to see who’s cashing out.

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