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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Kansas

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Kansas (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 Kansas are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Kansas is actuaries with an average annual salary of $153,790. The second highest paying job is general dentist (average salary $151,010). The salary and the employment information in Kansas is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Kansas

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Actuaries
$153,790
700
2 General Dentists
$151,010
740
3 Chief Executives
$142,310
4,520
4 Physicists
$140,880
0
5 General Pediatricians
$137,790
0
6 Nurse Anesthetists
$136,190
260
7 Air Traffic Controllers
$126,910
450
8 Pharmacists
$122,620
3,220
9 Petroleum Engineers
$116,640
90
10 Marketing Managers
$113,570
1,330
11 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$110,930
230
12 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$109,600
40
13 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$109,290
1,560
14 Podiatrists
$106,790
80
15 Chemical Engineers
$103,810
160
16 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$101,940
2,400
17 Materials Engineers
$101,530
50
18 Aerospace Engineers
$99,450
2,930
19 Nuclear Engineers
$98,690
0
20 Sales Managers
$96,770
3,120
21 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$96,750
410
22 Optometrists
$96,060
440
23 Financial Managers
$95,000
3,750
24 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$94,110
60
25 Other Education Administrators
$93,650
150
26 Personal Financial Advisors
$91,930
1,850
27 Physician Assistants
$91,290
890
28 Natural Sciences Managers
$90,960
220
29 Other Psychologists
$90,900
110
30 Systems Software Developers
$90,830
2,760
31 Computer Network Architects
$89,310
1,200
32 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$88,680
130
33 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$88,660
100
34 Purchasing Managers
$88,530
700
35 Transportation Inspectors
$88,170
420
36 Human Resources Managers
$87,480
990
37 Nurse Practitioners
$86,630
1,330
38 General and Operations Managers
$86,460
18,470
39 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$85,710
100
40 Computer Hardware Engineers
$85,240
100
41 Applications Software Developers
$85,160
3,600
42 Training and Development Managers
$85,100
240
43 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$83,600
1,640
44 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$82,540
1,320
45 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$82,390
1,500
46 Electrical Engineers
$82,090
1,630
47 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$81,100
2,210
48 All Other Managers
$81,070
3,240
49 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$80,840
670
50 Environmental Engineers
$80,620
310
51 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$79,900
410
52 Sales Engineers
$79,550
370
53 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$79,310
130
54 Lawyers
$79,250
3,860
55 Physical Therapists
$78,940
1,620
56 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$78,510
1,200
57 Occupational Therapists
$78,450
1,120
58 Industrial Production Managers
$78,430
1,760
59 Information Security Analysts
$77,530
540
60 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$75,820
3,420
61 Medical and Health Services Managers
$75,770
2,840
62 Computer Systems Analysts
$75,650
3,370
63 Financial Examiners
$75,020
280
64 Administrative Services Managers
$74,870
2,370
65 Database Administrators
$74,750
920
66 Statisticians
$74,660
240
67 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$73,950
90
68 Veterinarians
$73,790
770
69 Other Biological Scientists
$73,440
160
70 Industrial Engineers
$72,980
1,760
71 Management Analysts
$72,400
3,790
72 Radiation Therapists
$72,240
110
73 Civil Engineers
$71,970
1,530
74 Construction Managers
$71,900
1,970
75 Engineers, All Other
$71,550
520
76 Conservation Scientists
$71,530
180
77 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$71,380
320
78 Commercial Pilots
$71,160
640
79 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$70,830
230
80 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$70,090
150
81 Dental Hygienists
$69,790
1,780
82 Financial Analysts
$69,770
1,320
83 Computer Programmers
$69,560
2,690
84 Mechanical Engineers
$69,440
2,220
85 Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers
$69,400
230
86 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$69,330
260
87 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$69,310
210
88 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$68,550
80
89 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$68,180
190
90 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$67,950
2,870
91 Other Computer Occupations
$67,920
1,510
92 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$67,870
140
93 Agricultural Engineers
$67,720
80
94 Power Plant Operators
$67,450
720
95 Gaming Managers
$66,870
50
96 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$66,810
500
97 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$66,520
100
98 Logisticians
$65,990
1,180
99 Speech-Language Pathologists
$65,190
1,280
100 Operations Research Analysts
$65,060
1,100
101 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$65,050
60
102 Other Plant and System Operators
$64,970
0
103 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$64,940
310
104 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$64,920
1,240
105 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$64,610
40
106 Audiologists
$64,310
110
107 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$64,000
2,150
108 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$63,760
780
109 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$63,730
5,020
110 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$63,520
0
111 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$62,940
70
112 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$62,830
220
113 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$62,730
90
114 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$62,630
1,440
115 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$62,510
150
116 Millwrights
$62,330
450
117 Other Business Operations Specialists
$62,030
9,320
118 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$61,840
220
119 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$61,600
50
120 Insurance Underwriters
$61,470
970
121 Loan Officers
$61,100
3,820
122 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$60,910
220
123 Gas Plant Operators
$60,040
0
124 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$60,020
40
125 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$59,200
3,100
126 Other Engineering Technicians
$59,110
310
127 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$59,090
430
128 Chemists
$59,000
640
129 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$58,810
360
130 Accountants and Auditors
$58,570
11,310
131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$58,510
340
132 Soil and Plant Scientists
$58,370
350
133 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$58,190
80
134 Landscape Architects
$58,070
80
135 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$58,040
160
136 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$58,010
70
137 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$57,980
3,330
138 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$57,700
1,050
139 Economists
$57,580
40
140 Cost Estimators
$57,370
2,090
141 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$57,330
830
142 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$57,140
1,140
143 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$57,110
940
144 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$57,070
470
145 Insurance Sales Agents
$56,990
3,320
146 Avionics Technicians
$56,940
650
147 Chiropractors
$56,850
450
148 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$56,790
0
149 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$56,770
1,490
150 Choreographers
$56,730
0
151 Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
$56,620
970
152 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$56,490
40
153 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$56,460
1,720
154 Training and Development Specialists
$56,440
3,140
155 Urban and Regional Planners
$56,390
380
156 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$56,310
0
157 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$56,260
620
158 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$56,190
130
159 Credit Analysts
$56,060
500
160 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
$56,030
15,010
161 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$55,990
5,460
162 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$55,990
220
163 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$55,890
4,350
164 Registered Nurses
$55,880
26,380
165 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$55,780
440
166 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$55,700
420
167 Wind Turbine Service Technicians
$55,690
40
168 Art Directors
$55,600
280
169 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$55,590
5,750
170 Postal Service Clerks
$55,580
820
171 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$55,340
480
172 Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists
$55,160
160
173 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
$55,050
0
174 Physical Therapist Assistants
$54,950
1,100
175 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$54,930
430
176 Human Resources Specialists
$54,880
4,210
177 Other Financial Specialists
$54,870
0
178 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$54,730
510
179 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$54,680
3,270
180 Brickmasons and Blockmasons
$54,630
590
181 Compliance Officers
$54,570
2,480
182 Exercise Physiologists
$54,530
70
183 Social and Community Service Managers
$54,510
920
184 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$54,290
730
185 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$54,050
7,940
186 Technical Writers
$53,890
460
187 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$53,860
80
188 Boilermakers
$53,780
80
189 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$53,720
0
190 Instructional Coordinators
$53,720
820
191 Airfield Operations Specialists
$53,600
50
192 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
$53,580
560
193 Postsecondary History Teachers
$53,580
100
194 Labor Relations Specialists
$53,190
330
195 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$53,170
500
196 Surveyors
$53,170
390
197 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$53,140
250
198 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
$53,110
0
199 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$53,020
200
200 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$52,930
2,060

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