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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Arkansas

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Arkansas (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 Arkansas are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Arkansas is family and general practitioners with an average annual salary of $205,320. The second highest paying job is other specialist dentist (average salary $201,440). The salary and the employment information in Arkansas is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Arkansas

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Family and General Practitioners
$205,320
1,300
2 Other Specialists Dentists
$201,440
40
3 Anesthesiologists
$188,900
130
4 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$187,240
2,750
5 General Pediatricians
$170,790
120
6 Nurse Anesthetists
$145,610
350
7 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$142,310
300
8 General Dentists
$141,300
750
9 Marketing Managers
$139,620
1,540
10 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$122,500
140
11 Podiatrists
$122,070
50
12 Pharmacists
$121,440
3,550
13 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$113,320
70
14 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$112,630
710
15 Petroleum Engineers
$110,410
100
16 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$106,720
1,670
17 Chief Executives
$105,930
2,140
18 Actuaries
$103,040
40
19 Psychiatrists
$102,100
240
20 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$101,940
40
21 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$101,020
2,080
22 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$98,720
1,450
23 Natural Sciences Managers
$97,240
250
24 Sales Managers
$96,700
2,270
25 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$95,880
80
26 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$94,410
40
27 Other Psychologists
$94,410
80
28 Nurse Practitioners
$94,270
1,830
29 Purchasing Managers
$93,070
530
30 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$91,230
240
31 Environmental Engineers
$90,650
150
32 Materials Engineers
$90,640
120
33 Optometrists
$90,520
290
34 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$90,460
100
35 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$89,470
40
36 Chemical Engineers
$89,340
170
37 Air Traffic Controllers
$88,400
110
38 Financial Managers
$86,870
3,840
39 Industrial Production Managers
$85,210
1,750
40 Lawyers
$84,280
2,730
41 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$84,240
30
42 Physician Assistants
$83,970
500
43 Applications Software Developers
$83,830
3,690
44 Training and Development Managers
$83,800
260
45 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$83,680
110
46 Human Resources Managers
$83,470
920
47 Information Security Analysts
$83,070
1,750
48 Systems Software Developers
$82,490
1,260
49 Environmental Science Teachers
$82,290
50
50 Administrative Services Managers
$81,560
1,850
51 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$81,510
1,300
52 Sales Engineers
$80,860
190
53 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$80,820
120
54 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$80,710
370
55 Electrical Engineers
$80,420
1,000
56 Computer Network Architects
$80,040
780
57 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$78,680
2,330
58 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$78,630
190
59 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$77,910
230
60 Power Plant Operators
$77,840
160
61 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$77,690
90
62 Physical Therapists
$77,690
1,910
63 Financial Examiners
$77,590
180
64 Computer Hardware Engineers
$76,730
260
65 All Other Managers
$76,370
3,230
66 Occupational Therapists
$76,330
1,090
67 Soil and Plant Scientists
$76,260
40
68 Statisticians
$76,010
370
69 Food Scientists and Technologists
$75,600
120
70 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$75,460
30
71 Other Education Administrators
$75,340
350
72 Funeral Service Managers
$75,080
130
73 Database Administrators
$74,870
630
74 Civil Engineers
$74,670
1,530
75 Medical and Health Services Managers
$74,160
4,360
76 Other Computer Occupations
$73,320
750
77 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$72,950
180
78 Industrial Engineers
$72,700
1,800
79 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$72,540
60
80 Chemists
$72,340
360
81 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$72,110
350
82 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$72,080
160
83 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$71,890
190
84 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$71,680
170
85 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$71,420
30
86 Demonstrators and Product Promoters
$71,200
1,650
87 Commercial Pilots
$71,160
760
88 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$70,830
30
89 Other Biological Scientists
$70,260
250
90 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$70,190
330
91 Dental Hygienists
$70,090
1,420
92 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$69,960
2,020
93 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$69,640
70
94 Computer Systems Analysts
$69,540
3,530
95 Gas Plant Operators
$69,350
330
96 Financial Analysts
$69,100
1,200
97 Transportation Inspectors
$68,930
290
98 Audiologists
$68,730
120
99 Aerospace Engineers
$68,510
200
100 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$68,480
40
101 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$68,240
150
102 Veterinarians
$68,230
580
103 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$67,510
600
104 Mechanical Engineers
$67,470
1,010
105 Speech-Language Pathologists
$67,150
1,900
106 Radiation Therapists
$66,930
290
107 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$66,630
80
108 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$66,590
150
109 Exercise Physiologists
$66,520
30
110 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$66,000
4,510
111 General and Operations Managers
$65,810
20,630
112 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$65,310
620
113 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$65,050
160
114 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$64,970
50
115 Construction Managers
$64,660
1,810
116 Personal Financial Advisors
$64,600
870
117 Agricultural Engineers
$64,280
40
118 Microbiologists
$64,110
140
119 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$64,070
2,720
120 Logisticians
$64,050
1,860
121 Computer Programmers
$64,040
2,040
122 Art Directors
$63,840
110
123 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$63,590
160
124 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$63,540
600
125 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$62,720
550
126 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$62,700
2,630
127 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$62,530
1,370
128 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$62,390
160
129 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$62,220
30
130 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$62,020
1,530
131 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
$61,460
30
132 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$61,290
60
133 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$61,050
620
134 Engineers, All Other
$60,750
590
135 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$60,650
80
136 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$60,640
100
137 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$60,560
3,220
138 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$60,380
380
139 Loan Officers
$60,210
2,400
140 Biomedical Engineers
$60,190
60
141 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$60,120
200
142 Economists
$59,830
90
143 Accountants and Auditors
$59,400
6,660
144 Other Therapists
$59,170
30
145 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$59,080
180
146 Broadcast News Analysts
$58,340
30
147 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
$58,310
3,080
148 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$58,310
520
149 Postsecondary History Teachers
$58,160
220
150 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$58,040
2,540
151 Other Engineering Technicians
$57,810
450
152 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$57,690
320
153 Wellhead Pumpers
$57,640
180
154 Registered Nurses
$57,570
24,380
155 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$57,260
560
156 Epidemiologists
$57,130
50
157 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$57,060
5,680
158 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$57,030
30
159 Instructional Coordinators
$56,990
1,770
160 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$56,800
60
161 Landscape Architects
$56,520
90
162 Mining and Geological Engineers
$56,400
30
163 Cost Estimators
$56,250
1,290
164 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$56,110
70
165 Fashion Designers
$56,110
0
166 Operations Research Analysts
$56,020
600
167 Physical Therapist Assistants
$55,960
1,010
168 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
$55,920
0
169 Judicial Law Clerks
$55,910
70
170 Other Business Operations Specialists
$55,770
6,070
171 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$55,710
260
172 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$55,540
530
173 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
$55,530
50
174 Budget Analysts
$55,520
670
175 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$55,330
120
176 Rail Car Repairers
$55,210
300
177 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$55,190
480
178 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$55,180
260
179 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$55,080
790
180 Locomotive Engineers
$54,800
330
181 Conservation Scientists
$54,740
190
182 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
$54,660
0
183 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$54,650
360
184 Producers and Directors
$54,360
440
185 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
$54,220
2,060
186 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
$54,160
60
187 Librarians
$53,530
1,300
188 Foresters
$53,410
160
189 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$53,400
60
190 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$53,400
90
191 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$53,180
870
192 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$53,000
460
193 Farm and Home Management Advisors
$52,900
250
194 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$52,840
1,280
195 Other Plant and System Operators
$52,590
110
196 Credit Analysts
$52,320
550
197 Lodging Managers
$52,160
490
198 Social and Community Service Managers
$52,030
1,300
199 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$51,910
90
200 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$51,770
70

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