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Top 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area

The top 100 highest paying jobs in Southeast Iowa 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 Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area is optometrists with an average annual salary of $115,180. The second highest paying job is materials engineer (average salary $76,220). The salary and the employment information in Southeast Iowa 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 Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Optometrists
$115,180
60
2 Materials Engineers
$76,220
0
3 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$74,710
30
4 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$74,250
40
5 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
$73,980
0
6 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$72,900
500
7 Boilermakers
$70,980
30
8 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$69,400
60
9 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$66,960
60
10 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$60,870
160
11 Surveyors
$59,920
30
12 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$59,720
60
13 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$58,280
30
14 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$57,590
130
15 Operations Research Analysts
$55,390
50
16 Urban and Regional Planners
$53,580
40
17 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$52,640
730
18 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$51,500
130
19 Correctional Officers and Jailers
$51,230
860
20 Chiropractors
$48,060
70
21 Firefighters
$46,250
200
22 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$44,110
40
23 Music Directors and Composers
$44,100
60
24 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators
$43,900
120
25 Surveying and Mapping Technicians
$42,980
40
26 Pipelayers
$41,090
110
27 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$40,900
60
28 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
$39,510
70
29 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
$38,140
220
30 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$37,730
50
31 Insurance Sales Agents
$37,630
750
32 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians
$37,290
30
33 Psychiatric Technicians
$37,090
70
34 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders
$36,720
80
35 Pest Control Workers
$34,760
70
36 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
$34,610
60
37 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
$34,200
180
38 Other Healthcare Support Workers
$33,130
100
39 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation
$32,510
240
40 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
$31,440
1,200
41 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
$30,890
2,100
42 Advertising Sales Agents
$30,460
200
43 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
$28,990
310
44 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders
$28,810
130
45 Grinding and Polishing Workers
$28,810
140
46 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
$28,110
40
47 Residential Advisors
$28,030
90
48 Etchers and Engravers
$27,970
0
49 Other First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers
$27,420
50
50 Proofreaders and Copy Markers
$27,200
0
51 Funeral Attendants
$26,640
80
52 Security Guards
$26,630
450
53 Parts Salespersons
$26,000
680
54 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators (Except Postal Service)
$25,640
360
55 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$24,980
80
56 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
$24,580
3,980
57 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
$24,470
1,290
58 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
$23,990
400
59 Chefs and Head Cooks
$23,930
110
60 Other Counselors
$23,910
0
61 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
$23,140
1,190
62 Crossing Guards
$22,870
40
63 Personal Care Aides
$22,500
2,170
64 Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators
$22,050
30
65 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
$21,970
1,290
66 Wood Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$21,810
0
67 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
$21,750
0
68 Recreation Workers
$21,630
320
69 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
$21,300
410
70 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
$21,090
350
71 Other Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers
$20,660
40
72 Retail Salespersons
$20,620
5,850
73 Other Motor Vehicle Operators
$20,440
30
74 Animal Control Workers
$20,350
30
75 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
$19,510
1,330
76 Food Preparation Workers
$19,180
610
77 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
$19,050
220
78 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
$19,030
540
79 Waiters and Waitresses
$18,880
2,960
80 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
$18,820
290
81 Counter and Rental Clerks
$18,820
510
82 Restaurant Cooks
$18,730
1,670
83 Bartenders
$18,570
1,150
84 Cashiers
$18,410
6,640
85 Short Order Cooks
$18,240
180
86 Motion Picture Projectionists
$18,220
30
87 Orderlies
$18,220
0
88 Fast Food Cooks
$18,140
350
89 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
$18,130
7,050
90 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
$18,060
250
91 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
$18,020
200
92 Dishwashers
$17,910
350
93 Childcare Workers
$17,850
880
94 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
$17,830
300

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