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Top 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Ames, IA

The top 100 highest paying jobs in Ames, IA (ranked by annual average salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid workers) and the number of employment of each job in Ames, IA are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Ames, IA is chief executive with an average annual salary of $144,810. The second highest paying job is sales manager (average salary $115,640). The salary and the employment information in Ames, IA is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Ames, IA

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Chief Executives
$144,810
60
2 Sales Managers
$115,640
70
3 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$110,140
120
4 Industrial Production Managers
$101,270
90
5 Marketing Managers
$100,310
40
6 Nurse Practitioners
$99,460
40
7 Physician Assistants
$99,090
30
8 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$91,330
60
9 Financial Managers
$89,370
160
10 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$89,000
30
11 Administrative Services Managers
$88,810
70
12 Human Resources Managers
$85,260
30
13 General and Operations Managers
$83,630
670
14 Agricultural Engineers
$82,150
40
15 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$78,590
50
16 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$76,380
120
17 Construction Managers
$75,220
80
18 Other Biological Scientists
$74,270
60
19 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$72,480
80
20 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$70,860
40
21 Instructional Coordinators
$68,500
30
22 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$68,320
40
23 Logisticians
$68,220
40
24 Financial Analysts
$67,600
0
25 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$67,540
30
26 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$65,230
60
27 Soil and Plant Scientists
$63,350
210
28 Surveyors
$63,090
30
29 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$62,220
40
30 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$60,960
30
31 Animal Scientists
$59,000
50
32 Computer Network Support Specialists
$56,720
190
33 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$55,950
40
34 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$53,640
110
35 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
$52,360
320
36 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$52,030
50
37 First-line supervisors of transportation moving workers
$51,610
70
38 Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors
$50,450
70
39 Radiologic Technologists
$49,580
60
40 Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
$49,160
70
41 Middle School Special Education Teachers
$48,760
40
42 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$47,710
0
43 Fundraisers
$46,940
50
44 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
$46,770
40
45 Physical Therapist Assistants
$44,640
0
46 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
$43,660
0
47 Mechanical Drafters
$43,290
50
48 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
$42,720
70
49 Electrical, electronic, and electromechanical assemblers
$42,620
0
50 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$42,520
40
51 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$42,430
80
52 Lodging Managers
$42,350
30
53 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
$42,070
40
54 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
$42,040
40
55 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$41,690
0
56 Prepress Technicians and Workers
$41,320
70
57 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$40,570
50
58 Agricultural Equipment Operators
$40,550
30
59 All Occupations
$39,830
43,960
60 Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators
$39,760
40
61 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
$37,430
60
62 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
$37,350
130
63 Other Health Technologists and Technicians
$36,880
40
64 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
$36,670
30
65 Helpers--Production Workers
$36,600
90
66 Landscape Architects
$36,500
40
67 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
$36,410
50
68 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
$36,110
0
69 Procurement Clerks
$35,420
30
70 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators
$34,950
40
71 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
$34,860
80
72 Legal Secretaries
$34,050
40
73 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$33,610
0
74 Library Technicians
$33,560
0
75 New Accounts Clerks
$33,420
40
76 All other assemblers and fabricators
$33,330
450
77 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$33,250
60
78 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
$32,360
40
79 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics
$31,450
0
80 Print Binding and Finishing Workers
$31,390
30
81 Roofers
$31,120
30
82 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
$30,770
30
83 Data Entry Keyers
$30,250
30
84 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
$30,110
50
85 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
$29,780
40
86 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$29,250
0
87 Phlebotomists
$28,660
50
88 All Other Teachers and Instructors Except Substitute Teachers
$28,010
30
89 Personal Care Aides
$23,880
160
90 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
$23,620
0
91 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
$23,330
40
92 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers
$22,290
30
93 Recreation Workers
$22,060
180
94 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
$21,460
50
95 Short Order Cooks
$20,620
130
96 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
$19,200
0
97 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
$18,490
30

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