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Top 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

The top 100 highest paying jobs in Des Moines-West Des Moines, 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 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA is chief executive with an average annual salary of $185,730. The second highest paying job is nurse anesthetists (average salary $157,090). The salary and the employment information in Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Chief Executives
$185,730
410
2 Nurse Anesthetists
$157,090
80
3 Podiatrists
$131,080
0
4 Psychiatrists
$117,940
0
5 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$115,080
50
6 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$102,410
60
7 Agricultural Engineers
$91,780
90
8 Audiologists
$87,230
50
9 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$81,080
50
10 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$77,740
0
11 Radiation Therapists
$73,410
30
12 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$72,650
50
13 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$71,370
40
14 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
$70,360
150
15 Hearing Aid Specialists
$69,560
60
16 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$68,240
0
17 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$66,250
80
18 All Other Special Education Teachers
$66,250
70
19 Microbiologists
$66,020
30
20 Other Plant and System Operators
$65,130
0
21 Preschool Special Education Teachers
$64,720
70
22 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$63,450
160
23 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$60,860
30
24 Animal Scientists
$60,150
0
25 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$58,920
740
26 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
$58,710
60
27 Health Educators
$58,460
210
28 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$57,470
220
29 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$57,230
0
30 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$56,790
40
31 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers
$56,320
0
32 First-line supervisors of transportation moving workers
$53,900
880
33 Other Designers
$53,570
30
34 Correctional Officers and Jailers
$53,210
380
35 Carpet Installers
$52,440
110
36 Other Artists and Related Workers
$51,230
0
37 Environmental Engineering Technicians
$50,620
60
38 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
$50,180
110
39 Biomedical Engineers
$49,630
30
40 Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
$48,040
620
41 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$47,760
90
42 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
$47,640
40
43 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas
$46,460
50
44 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
$46,340
70
45 Plasterers and Stucco Masons
$44,360
0
46 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$44,170
0
47 Medical Appliance Technicians
$43,650
0
48 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
$42,130
50
49 Avionics Technicians
$41,820
40
50 Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians
$40,860
0
51 Manicurists and Pedicurists
$40,300
0
52 All Occupations
$40,020
363,420
53 Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors
$39,900
620
54 Private Detectives and Investigators
$38,510
30
55 Power Plant Operators
$38,270
80
56 Roofers
$38,140
270
57 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
$37,780
2,950
58 All Other Teachers and Instructors Except Substitute Teachers
$37,700
350
59 Furniture Finishers
$37,070
40
60 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders
$37,070
60
61 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators
$36,820
90
62 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$35,360
30
63 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians
$34,320
0
64 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$34,140
130
65 Electrical, electronic, and electromechanical assemblers
$33,770
250
66 Mechanical Door Repairers
$32,960
0
67 Other Financial Clerks
$32,540
60
68 Grinding and Polishing Workers
$32,340
0
69 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products
$31,980
30
70 All other assemblers and fabricators
$30,910
2,660
71 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
$30,880
650
72 Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and SteamfittersHelpers
$30,840
240
73 Roofers Helpers
$30,720
0
74 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants
$30,660
100
75 Electricians Helpers
$30,450
380
76 Floor, Ceiling, and Wall Insulation Workers
$29,920
50
77 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals
$29,810
100
78 Other Transportation Workers
$29,730
30
79 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
$29,320
40
80 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
$28,560
180
81 Public Address System and Other Announcers
$28,510
30
82 Other Woodworkers
$28,260
90
83 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
$27,030
160
84 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers
$26,960
80
85 Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons Helpers
$25,890
0
86 Animal Breeders
$25,790
40
87 Orderlies
$25,580
80
88 Tour Guides and Escorts
$23,490
40
89 Tour and Travel Guides
$21,070
60
90 Pharmacy Aides
$20,740
60
91 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants
$18,260
0
92 Other Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers
$18,100
0

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