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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 $163,130. The second highest paying job is natural sciences manager (average salary $113,110). The salary and the employment information in Ames, IA is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Ames, IA

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Chief Executives
$163,130
60
2 Natural Sciences Managers
$113,110
40
3 Sales Managers
$106,410
110
4 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$102,890
120
5 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$102,510
70
6 Financial Managers
$95,320
180
7 Microbiologists
$94,850
130
8 Lawyers
$91,010
80
9 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$90,540
30
10 Industrial Production Managers
$90,310
90
11 Systems Software Developers
$90,140
70
12 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$88,550
30
13 Medical and Health Services Managers
$87,250
200
14 Civil Engineers
$83,260
240
15 Administrative Services Managers
$82,950
80
16 Applications Software Developers
$82,930
280
17 General and Operations Managers
$82,810
700
18 Industrial Engineers
$82,050
90
19 Engineers, All Other
$79,860
50
20 All Other Managers
$78,120
70
21 Other Computer Occupations
$75,920
130
22 Mechanical Engineers
$75,180
60
23 Cost Estimators
$74,700
50
24 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
$74,030
40
25 Computer Systems Analysts
$70,990
360
26 Management Analysts
$70,860
120
27 Civil Engineering Technicians
$68,430
120
28 Other Financial Specialists
$67,740
110
29 Construction Managers
$67,350
90
30 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$66,920
40
31 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$66,370
40
32 Chemists
$66,330
30
33 Architectural and Civil Drafters
$65,010
70
34 Occupational Therapists
$64,990
40
35 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$62,820
90
36 Loan Officers
$62,630
140
37 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$61,400
190
38 Accountants and Auditors
$60,140
320
39 Other Business Operations Specialists
$59,230
1,230
40 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$57,580
120
41 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$57,490
80
42 Computer Programmers
$57,130
90
43 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$56,350
260
44 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
$55,970
30
45 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$55,210
50
46 Speech-Language Pathologists
$55,110
60
47 Compliance Officers
$54,690
50
48 Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians
$53,870
40
49 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
$53,570
30
50 Social and Community Service Managers
$52,900
50
51 Training and Development Specialists
$52,240
40
52 Food Service Managers
$50,630
110
53 Web Developers
$49,320
40
54 Human Resources Specialists
$49,270
120
55 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
$48,150
70
56 Librarians
$47,990
60
57 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
$47,960
160
58 Graphic Designers
$47,550
90
59 Biological Technicians
$46,700
290
60 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$46,600
40
61 Other Engineering Technicians
$45,680
60
62 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
$44,930
40
63 Property, Real Estate Managers
$44,860
70
64 Editors
$44,660
40
65 Computer User Support Specialists
$44,100
160
66 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
$44,050
30
67 Security Guards
$43,320
40
68 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
$42,460
30
69 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
$41,860
40
70 Chemical Technicians
$41,810
40
71 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
$40,780
40
72 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
$39,390
210
73 Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators
$38,910
30
74 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
$38,400
80
75 All Occupations
$38,360
43,690
76 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
$37,760
0
77 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$36,760
40
78 Mental Health Counselors
$35,720
40
79 Photographers
$31,150
0
80 Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
$30,840
200
81 Opticians, Dispensing
$28,960
50
82 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
$28,710
130
83 Substitute Teachers
$27,640
370
84 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
$25,950
60
85 Social and Human Service Assistants
$24,690
60
86 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation
$22,810
0
87 Butchers and Meat Cutters
$22,100
50
88 Teacher Assistants
$21,850
400
89 Food Batchmakers
$19,590
30
90 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
$19,190
110
91 Office Machine Operators (Except Computer)
$18,840
50

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