How to find nth highest salary using SQL query

This is a common SQL question which will be asked in most of the interviews and also if you are working related to the financial application then most of them would have come across this scenario where you need to find Nth highest salary using SQL query or finding nth highest expenditure or something like that.

There are several ways to achieve this functionality lets look at all the possible ways.

SQL Query to find the highest salary of an employee:

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SQL query to find nth highest salary in the employee table using subquery

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DENSE_RANK() will give you all the employees who have the Nth highest salary – no matter how many employees have the (identical) highest salary.

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