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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 general dentist with an average annual salary of $156,520. The second highest paying job is nuclear power reactor operator (average salary $112,250). 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 2018 [1].

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

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Dentists
$156,520
110
2 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$112,250
370
3 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$107,890
100
4 Chief Executives
$103,040
330
5 Financial Examiners
$100,970
30
6 Industrial Production Managers
$100,570
220
7 Sales Managers
$99,870
370
8 Systems Software Developers
$99,090
40
9 Marketing Managers
$96,910
110
10 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$94,360
80
11 Financial Managers
$93,790
530
12 Human Resources Managers
$89,700
120
13 Medical and Health Services Managers
$87,340
250
14 Conservation Scientists
$85,660
40
15 Construction Managers
$85,220
180
16 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$85,020
110
17 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$83,700
360
18 Boilermakers
$78,840
0
19 Administrative Services Managers
$75,040
150
20 Purchasing Managers
$73,950
60
21 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$72,010
40
22 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$69,130
40
23 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$67,980
30
24 Database Administrators
$67,720
30
25 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$65,620
30
26 General and Operations Managers
$64,940
2,460
27 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$62,730
50
28 Logisticians
$62,660
40
29 Cargo and Freight Agents
$62,570
0
30 Funeral Service Managers
$61,860
70
31 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$61,820
50
32 Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators
$60,270
30
33 Court Reporters
$57,250
30
34 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$56,180
50
35 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$55,930
0
36 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$55,110
0
37 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders
$54,900
130
38 Continuous Mining Machine Operators
$53,540
120
39 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
$53,370
70
40 Forest and Conservation Technicians
$53,060
40
41 First-line supervisors of transportation moving workers
$52,930
400
42 Credit Analysts
$52,670
40
43 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$52,650
30
44 Respiratory Therapy Technicians
$52,000
40
45 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
$51,600
40
46 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$50,610
270
47 Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
$49,160
190
48 Carpet Installers
$48,340
50
49 Desktop Publishers
$46,260
30
50 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$43,750
40
51 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors
$43,240
0
52 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$42,310
60
53 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$41,130
0
54 Legislators
$41,110
390
55 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
$40,640
0
56 Wood Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$40,460
120
57 Other Health Technologists and Technicians
$39,820
100
58 Lodging Managers
$39,200
40
59 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$39,110
30
60 Preschool Special Education Teachers
$38,840
0
61 Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors
$38,650
360
62 Credit Counselors
$38,570
40
63 Other Education, Training, and Library Workers
$38,570
90
64 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
$38,200
60
65 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
$37,070
30
66 Community Health Workers
$36,380
50
67 Other Material Moving Workers
$36,020
50
68 Bailiffs
$35,840
30
69 Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians
$35,270
80
70 All Other Teachers and Instructors Except Substitute Teachers
$35,270
120
71 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic
$35,250
50
72 Home Appliance Repairers
$34,140
0
73 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
$33,960
40
74 All other assemblers and fabricators
$33,960
2,980
75 Motorcycle Mechanics
$33,760
60
76 Mechanical Door Repairers
$33,690
40
77 All Occupations
$33,690
135,250
78 Soil and Plant Scientists
$33,260
70
79 Food Service Managers
$32,580
270
80 Web Developers
$32,370
60
81 Other Motor Vehicle Operators
$31,570
30
82 Machine Feeders and Offbearers
$31,300
70
83 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
$31,100
50
84 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers
$30,290
0
85 Pest Control Workers
$29,650
60
86 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
$28,930
30
87 Medical Equipment Preparers
$28,910
40
88 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products
$28,270
0
89 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants
$28,110
30
90 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
$26,440
110
91 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders
$24,920
40
92 Other Grounds Maintenance Workers
$24,530
50
93 Sewing Machine Operators
$24,330
0
94 Photographers
$23,190
40
95 Carpenters Helpers
$23,190
0
96 All Other Cooks
$22,300
40
97 Parking Lot Attendants
$19,970
0
98 Electrical, electronic, and electromechanical assemblers
$19,370
210

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