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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 physicians and surgeons (average salary $190,350). The salary and the employment information in Arkansas is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Arkansas

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Family and General Practitioners
$205,320
1,360
2 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$190,350
2,560
3 Podiatrists
$178,540
70
4 General Pediatricians
$175,260
130
5 Other Specialists Dentists
$171,010
30
6 General Dentists
$166,020
700
7 Nurse Anesthetists
$151,480
320
8 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$141,550
320
9 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$126,400
150
10 Pharmacists
$119,950
3,520
11 Marketing Managers
$119,190
1,090
12 Petroleum Engineers
$110,410
90
13 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$109,430
630
14 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$108,810
1,550
15 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$107,500
80
16 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$102,410
120
17 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$101,820
2,100
18 Sales Managers
$100,730
2,650
19 Actuaries
$98,490
60
20 Purchasing Managers
$95,360
510
21 Optometrists
$95,060
320
22 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$94,080
140
23 All Other Managers
$93,800
3,540
24 Materials Engineers
$93,240
50
25 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$93,090
110
26 Other Psychologists
$92,880
80
27 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$92,870
1,290
28 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$92,130
40
29 Sales Engineers
$92,010
130
30 Environmental Engineers
$91,480
190
31 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$91,180
0
32 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$90,590
250
33 Nurse Practitioners
$90,180
1,620
34 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$89,010
300
35 Computer Network Architects
$86,520
1,420
36 Industrial Production Managers
$85,850
1,700
37 Natural Sciences Managers
$85,810
320
38 Chief Executives
$85,550
2,710
39 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$84,240
30
40 Lawyers
$84,080
3,040
41 Financial Managers
$84,070
3,020
42 Applications Software Developers
$83,410
2,120
43 Environmental Science Teachers
$82,290
50
44 Information Security Analysts
$81,290
2,160
45 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$80,780
1,290
46 Human Resources Managers
$80,090
870
47 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$79,780
260
48 Electrical Engineers
$79,690
880
49 Physical Therapists
$78,870
1,940
50 Occupational Therapists
$78,680
1,030
51 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$77,590
2,390
52 Chemical Engineers
$76,880
110
53 Soil and Plant Scientists
$76,170
50
54 Financial Examiners
$75,940
180
55 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$75,460
30
56 Industrial Engineers
$75,280
1,500
57 Power Plant Operators
$75,130
290
58 Other Computer Occupations
$75,060
630
59 Administrative Services Managers
$75,040
1,850
60 Physician Assistants
$74,490
580
61 Other Education Administrators
$74,460
230
62 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$74,360
210
63 Civil Engineers
$74,350
1,340
64 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$74,230
30
65 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$73,650
110
66 Medical and Health Services Managers
$73,640
3,630
67 Microbiologists
$73,370
150
68 Personal Financial Advisors
$73,340
910
69 Commercial Pilots
$72,900
640
70 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$72,800
90
71 Chemists
$72,770
370
72 Food Scientists and Technologists
$72,640
140
73 Database Administrators
$72,080
700
74 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$72,020
300
75 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$71,470
100
76 Psychiatrists
$71,310
310
77 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$71,290
300
78 Other Biological Scientists
$71,100
250
79 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$70,830
30
80 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$70,590
70
81 Training and Development Managers
$70,330
300
82 Computer Programmers
$70,040
3,540
83 Systems Software Developers
$69,720
1,020
84 Construction Managers
$69,030
1,590
85 Computer Hardware Engineers
$68,860
190
86 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$68,820
180
87 Audiologists
$68,730
60
88 Aerospace Engineers
$68,510
200
89 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$68,490
200
90 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$68,280
130
91 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$67,230
560
92 Mechanical Engineers
$67,220
1,130
93 Dental Hygienists
$67,160
1,430
94 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$67,050
1,720
95 Exercise Physiologists
$66,520
30
96 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$66,420
3,140
97 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$66,170
270
98 Radiation Therapists
$65,380
310
99 Computer Systems Analysts
$65,330
2,790
100 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$65,230
160
101 Veterinarians
$65,150
610
102 General and Operations Managers
$65,110
20,680
103 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$65,050
180
104 Financial Analysts
$63,850
910
105 Other Business Operations Specialists
$63,460
9,220
106 Gas Plant Operators
$63,440
170
107 Speech-Language Pathologists
$63,430
1,900
108 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$63,200
620
109 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$63,070
2,640
110 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$63,000
1,450
111 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$61,720
30
112 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$61,520
80
113 Funeral Service Managers
$61,490
140
114 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$61,350
150
115 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$61,070
490
116 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$60,930
570
117 Engineers, All Other
$60,770
500
118 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$60,720
130
119 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$60,670
160
120 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$60,650
80
121 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$60,640
360
122 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$60,640
90
123 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$60,640
150
124 Epidemiologists
$60,190
40
125 Art Directors
$60,140
60
126 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$59,920
250
127 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$59,770
1,100
128 Economists
$59,720
90
129 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$59,370
450
130 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$59,280
3,170
131 Other Therapists
$59,170
30
132 Accountants and Auditors
$59,150
5,980
133 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$58,860
2,840
134 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$58,560
260
135 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$58,440
690
136 Broadcast News Analysts
$58,340
30
137 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
$58,310
3,080
138 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$58,190
470
139 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$58,130
500
140 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
$58,010
540
141 Biomedical Engineers
$58,000
50
142 Budget Analysts
$57,820
430
143 Logisticians
$57,410
1,390
144 Locomotive Engineers
$57,360
650
145 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
$57,250
140
146 Postsecondary History Teachers
$57,130
190
147 Other Engineering Technicians
$56,980
440
148 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$56,970
530
149 Physical Therapist Assistants
$56,880
1,030
150 Loan Officers
$56,810
2,360
151 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$56,800
60
152 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$56,780
590
153 Registered Nurses
$56,700
23,380
154 Operations Research Analysts
$56,310
550
155 Fashion Designers
$56,110
0
156 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$56,110
480
157 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$56,110
80
158 Instructional Coordinators
$56,080
1,640
159 Rail Car Repairers
$55,890
390
160 Foresters
$55,510
190
161 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$55,130
60
162 Judicial Law Clerks
$55,110
70
163 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$55,080
140
164 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
$55,000
40
165 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$54,870
710
166 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$54,720
60
167 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$54,680
4,890
168 Statisticians
$54,640
170
169 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers
$54,320
160
170 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$54,190
580
171 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$54,160
150
172 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$54,090
250
173 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
$53,980
1,960
174 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$53,930
530
175 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$53,840
460
176 Web Developers
$53,820
610
177 Cost Estimators
$53,640
1,140
178 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$52,780
190
179 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$52,710
800
180 Farm and Home Management Advisors
$52,640
240
181 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$52,530
3,040
182 Management Analysts
$52,460
3,520
183 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$52,260
1,370
184 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$52,240
350
185 Librarians
$52,190
1,320
186 Lodging Managers
$52,160
280
187 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$52,010
1,180
188 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$51,880
2,190
189 Mental Health Counselors
$51,690
770
190 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$51,490
530
191 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$51,480
1,040
192 Insurance Underwriters
$51,160
200
193 Credit Analysts
$51,060
520
194 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$50,910
130
195 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$50,850
90
196 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$50,810
1,410
197 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$50,590
520
198 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
$50,580
1,340
199 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$50,530
270
200 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$50,510
400

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