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Top 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area

The top 100 highest paying jobs in Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (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 Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area is architectural and engineering manager with an average annual salary of $100,680. The second highest paying job is applications software developers (average salary $93,490). The salary and the employment information in Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$100,680
80
2 Applications Software Developers
$93,490
50
3 Chemical Engineers
$90,690
50
4 Industrial Production Managers
$88,660
210
5 Construction Managers
$85,830
150
6 Medical and Health Services Managers
$84,840
290
7 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators
$82,790
70
8 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$81,520
340
9 Human Resources Managers
$80,150
130
10 Computer Programmers
$79,810
60
11 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$78,580
110
12 Computer Systems Analysts
$78,040
30
13 All Other Managers
$74,890
570
14 Chemists
$74,120
60
15 Purchasing Managers
$72,140
70
16 Sales Engineers
$70,030
50
17 Cost Estimators
$68,590
90
18 Other Computer Occupations
$67,350
70
19 Loan Officers
$65,640
400
20 Financial Analysts
$65,580
70
21 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$64,640
50
22 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$64,070
50
23 Funeral Service Managers
$61,860
70
24 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$60,950
130
25 Management Analysts
$60,390
130
26 Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators
$60,270
30
27 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$59,750
50
28 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$58,880
240
29 Property, Real Estate Managers
$58,290
40
30 Surveyors
$56,320
90
31 Social and Community Service Managers
$56,310
90
32 Accountants and Auditors
$55,610
740
33 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$55,000
230
34 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners
$54,030
50
35 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$53,140
30
36 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$52,560
110
37 Labor Relations Specialists
$52,220
100
38 Compliance Officers
$52,100
170
39 Computer Network Support Specialists
$51,860
70
40 Training and Development Specialists
$50,890
110
41 Meter Readers, Utilities
$50,210
50
42 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
$50,190
100
43 Other Business Operations Specialists
$49,850
580
44 Music Directors and Composers
$49,200
30
45 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
$48,220
210
46 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
$48,050
50
47 Human Resources Specialists
$47,080
200
48 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$46,500
210
49 Other Teachers and Instructors
$44,630
220
50 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$44,620
40
51 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
$44,070
40
52 Other Financial Specialists
$43,690
50
53 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$43,450
60
54 Tax Preparers
$43,420
70
55 Personal Financial Advisors
$43,040
80
56 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$42,920
50
57 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics
$42,730
0
58 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$42,470
50
59 Computer User Support Specialists
$42,240
320
60 Other Therapists
$40,860
40
61 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$40,770
30
62 Computer Operators
$39,380
30
63 Real Estate Sales Agents
$39,010
30
64 Food Service Managers
$38,840
220
65 Insurance Underwriters
$38,790
60
66 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$37,610
50
67 Psychiatric Technicians
$37,500
130
68 Surveying and Mapping Technicians
$37,030
30
69 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
$36,750
70
70 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
$35,840
40
71 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
$35,270
90
72 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers
$34,680
60
73 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
$33,990
40
74 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
$33,890
40
75 Procurement Clerks
$32,480
40
76 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$32,270
70
77 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$31,940
40
78 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$31,510
40
79 Radio and Television Announcers
$31,180
0
80 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
$31,090
60
81 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$30,900
160
82 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$30,510
0
83 Prepress Technicians and Workers
$29,590
40
84 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
$29,510
40
85 Grinding and Polishing Workers
$29,490
40
86 Reporters and Correspondents
$28,640
70
87 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants
$27,430
40
88 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$24,970
50
89 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders
$23,700
30
90 Orderlies
$22,840
90
91 Demonstrators and Product Promoters
$22,680
40
92 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
$22,530
0
93 Pharmacy Aides
$21,190
40
94 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
$19,050
270
95 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
$18,570
50

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