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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 nurse anesthetists with an average annual salary of $145,670. The second highest paying job is general dentist (average salary $143,910). The salary and the employment information in Arkansas is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Arkansas

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Nurse Anesthetists
$145,670
370
2 General Dentists
$143,910
790
3 Podiatrists
$130,140
50
4 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$125,500
340
5 Chief Executives
$119,710
2,200
6 Pharmacists
$118,580
2,920
7 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$117,290
120
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$107,100
640
9 Marketing Managers
$106,030
1,090
10 All Other Managers
$102,710
2,680
11 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$101,460
1,710
12 Optometrists
$99,570
320
13 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$98,810
180
14 Commercial Pilots
$98,180
580
15 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$94,110
100
16 Natural Sciences Managers
$94,020
310
17 Financial Managers
$93,370
2,730
18 Purchasing Managers
$92,670
520
19 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$92,530
210
20 Nurse Practitioners
$92,090
1,080
21 Sales Managers
$91,570
3,210
22 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$91,420
150
23 Sales Engineers
$89,190
150
24 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$88,210
1,780
25 Other Psychologists
$88,160
70
26 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$87,730
100
27 Human Resources Managers
$87,370
710
28 Lawyers
$84,710
3,660
29 Occupational Therapists
$83,960
980
30 Chemical Engineers
$83,620
190
31 Veterinarians
$83,460
470
32 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$83,400
40
33 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$82,930
230
34 Computer Network Architects
$82,370
1,320
35 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$81,940
170
36 Materials Engineers
$81,650
140
37 Physician Assistants
$81,260
310
38 Physical Therapists
$81,160
1,750
39 Air Traffic Controllers
$80,410
120
40 Applications Software Developers
$79,540
2,060
41 Radiation Therapists
$79,120
200
42 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$76,480
280
43 Electrical Engineers
$76,060
840
44 Other Computer Occupations
$75,900
510
45 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$75,760
2,260
46 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$75,150
290
47 Industrial Production Managers
$75,120
1,890
48 Computer Hardware Engineers
$74,720
110
49 Medical and Health Services Managers
$74,650
2,860
50 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$73,900
1,320
51 Environmental Engineers
$73,620
210
52 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$73,340
370
53 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$73,140
70
54 Industrial Engineers
$72,150
1,630
55 Civil Engineers
$72,150
1,210
56 Microbiologists
$71,810
160
57 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$71,780
1,420
58 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$71,380
110
59 Other Education Administrators
$70,080
90
60 Environmental Science Teachers
$69,760
60
61 Systems Software Developers
$69,680
1,050
62 General and Operations Managers
$69,510
17,810
63 Financial Examiners
$69,260
180
64 Mechanical Engineers
$69,000
1,280
65 Computer Programmers
$68,990
3,280
66 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$68,900
0
67 Power Plant Operators
$68,860
390
68 Chemists
$68,710
420
69 Soil and Plant Scientists
$68,260
100
70 Computer Systems Analysts
$68,020
2,640
71 Training and Development Managers
$67,880
270
72 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$67,730
30
73 Administrative Services Managers
$67,120
2,170
74 Construction Managers
$66,590
1,910
75 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$66,070
550
76 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$66,000
140
77 Engineers, All Other
$65,940
380
78 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$65,520
40
79 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$65,510
2,620
80 Rail Car Repairers
$65,480
210
81 Food Scientists and Technologists
$65,480
350
82 Personal Financial Advisors
$65,080
900
83 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$64,780
150
84 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$64,680
1,180
85 Economists
$64,480
60
86 Speech-Language Pathologists
$64,150
1,620
87 Conservation Scientists
$63,790
200
88 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$63,660
280
89 Information Security Analysts
$63,330
1,440
90 Financial Analysts
$63,310
830
91 Dental Hygienists
$63,260
1,340
92 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$63,180
80
93 Other Business Operations Specialists
$63,120
8,470
94 Agricultural Engineers
$62,780
80
95 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$62,040
40
96 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$61,860
1,310
97 Database Administrators
$61,700
1,020
98 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$61,300
780
99 Audiologists
$61,200
60
100 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$61,160
220
101 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$61,050
580
102 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$60,940
300
103 Instructional Coordinators
$60,590
1,630
104 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$60,430
1,960
105 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$60,410
110
106 Psychiatrists
$60,350
350
107 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$60,250
310
108 Gas Plant Operators
$60,230
150
109 Epidemiologists
$60,170
40
110 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$60,030
90
111 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$59,940
110
112 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$59,880
1,360
113 Loan Officers
$59,840
2,330
114 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$59,310
120
115 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$59,200
2,390
116 Chiropractors
$58,980
290
117 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$58,890
1,880
118 Logisticians
$58,810
840
119 Other Engineering Technicians
$58,770
230
120 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$57,990
40
121 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$57,790
100
122 Accountants and Auditors
$57,660
5,770
123 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$57,540
180
124 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$57,400
840
125 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$57,140
250
126 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$57,010
130
127 Management Analysts
$57,000
2,870
128 Mining and Geological Engineers
$56,400
30
129 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$56,070
290
130 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
$56,010
230
131 Broadcast News Analysts
$55,960
40
132 Foresters
$55,910
200
133 Operations Research Analysts
$55,690
420
134 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$55,680
250
135 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$55,640
260
136 Registered Nurses
$55,580
22,780
137 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
$55,380
0
138 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$55,300
600
139 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$55,290
70
140 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$55,270
100
141 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$55,130
60
142 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$54,870
130
143 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
$54,580
40
144 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$54,550
440
145 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$54,490
1,180
146 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$54,450
410
147 Boilermakers
$54,420
30
148 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$54,300
420
149 Locomotive Engineers
$54,270
690
150 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$54,120
2,900
151 Exercise Physiologists
$54,120
40
152 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$53,710
660
153 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$53,680
700
154 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
$53,440
90
155 Cost Estimators
$53,380
1,050
156 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
$53,360
180
157 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$53,160
580
158 Web Developers
$53,120
500
159 Postal Service Clerks
$52,830
970
160 Private Detectives and Investigators
$52,810
150
161 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$52,660
1,800
162 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$52,430
4,580
163 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$52,370
490
164 Physical Therapist Assistants
$52,190
1,130
165 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$52,030
580
166 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
$52,000
0
167 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$51,890
340
168 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$51,870
160
169 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
$51,720
2,030
170 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$51,400
630
171 Music Directors and Composers
$51,080
220
172 Credit Analysts
$50,960
310
173 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
$50,750
60
174 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$50,680
610
175 Librarians
$50,650
1,420
176 All Other Special Education Teachers
$50,630
330
177 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$50,630
50
178 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$50,610
310
179 Compliance Officers
$50,590
1,930
180 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$50,520
160
181 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$50,470
530
182 Insurance Underwriters
$50,260
250
183 Urban and Regional Planners
$50,230
110
184 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$50,000
230
185 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$49,940
1,070
186 Postsecondary History Teachers
$49,820
270
187 Avionics Technicians
$49,800
120
188 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$49,790
1,110
189 Mechanical Drafters
$49,740
330
190 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$49,520
1,150
191 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$49,470
320
192 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
$49,460
70
193 Middle School Special Education Teachers
$49,360
710
194 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$49,230
230
195 Other Plant and System Operators
$49,170
100
196 Court Reporters
$49,000
160
197 Farm and Home Management Advisors
$48,840
280
198 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
$48,810
1,410
199 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$48,640
1,570
200 Mental Health Counselors
$48,540
660

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