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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 other physicians and surgeons with an average annual salary of $207,140. The second highest paying job is obstetricians and gynecologists (average salary $200,370). The salary and the employment information in Kansas is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Kansas

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$207,140
4,170
2 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$200,370
100
3 Psychiatrists
$197,600
180
4 General Internists
$197,130
280
5 General Pediatricians
$153,840
260
6 General Dentists
$150,700
1,050
7 Actuaries
$149,760
490
8 Nurse Anesthetists
$149,330
330
9 Physicists
$143,470
40
10 Chief Executives
$141,210
4,410
11 Air Traffic Controllers
$124,100
450
12 Pharmacists
$121,520
3,010
13 Podiatrists
$118,290
70
14 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$114,540
1,490
15 Marketing Managers
$112,930
1,470
16 Sales Managers
$109,780
3,250
17 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$109,130
2,910
18 Petroleum Engineers
$108,440
140
19 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$108,130
310
20 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$106,960
50
21 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$105,030
60
22 Financial Managers
$104,980
3,900
23 Nuclear Engineers
$104,360
130
24 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$101,380
40
25 Chemical Engineers
$99,910
130
26 Materials Engineers
$99,450
160
27 Aerospace Engineers
$99,090
2,370
28 Natural Sciences Managers
$99,080
160
29 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$97,780
120
30 Physician Assistants
$97,660
1,050
31 Purchasing Managers
$97,080
730
32 Nurse Practitioners
$96,800
1,760
33 Systems Software Developers
$96,000
2,850
34 Other Physical Scientists
$95,820
140
35 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$94,810
30
36 Computer Hardware Engineers
$94,030
430
37 Other Education Administrators
$93,000
240
38 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$92,880
1,150
39 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$92,650
90
40 Optometrists
$92,430
500
41 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$92,390
480
42 Human Resources Managers
$91,160
1,180
43 Environmental Engineers
$90,950
430
44 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$90,900
550
45 Other Psychologists
$90,180
110
46 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$87,580
100
47 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$86,570
290
48 Industrial Production Managers
$85,730
1,800
49 Materials Scientists
$85,580
0
50 Applications Software Developers
$85,540
5,330
51 All Other Managers
$85,490
3,380
52 Transportation Inspectors
$84,930
360
53 Electrical Engineers
$83,890
2,070
54 General and Operations Managers
$83,390
19,620
55 Training and Development Managers
$83,060
230
56 Computer Network Architects
$82,350
1,550
57 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$82,220
2,270
58 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$82,220
980
59 Commercial Pilots
$81,410
520
60 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$81,400
70
61 Physical Therapists
$80,880
1,710
62 Medical and Health Services Managers
$79,620
3,440
63 Industrial Engineers
$79,240
2,210
64 Occupational Therapists
$79,190
1,170
65 Engineers, All Other
$78,780
630
66 Administrative Services Managers
$78,600
2,560
67 Lawyers
$78,300
3,650
68 Personal Financial Advisors
$78,110
1,870
69 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$77,970
2,420
70 Database Administrators
$77,960
980
71 Construction Managers
$77,220
2,290
72 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$77,170
200
73 Mining and Geological Engineers
$76,860
50
74 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$75,860
150
75 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$75,860
180
76 Agricultural Engineers
$75,740
30
77 Computer Systems Analysts
$75,560
5,010
78 Funeral Service Managers
$75,500
60
79 Statisticians
$75,200
230
80 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$75,130
1,340
81 Civil Engineers
$74,950
2,130
82 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$74,440
600
83 Sales Engineers
$74,070
340
84 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$73,470
70
85 Mechanical Engineers
$73,270
2,520
86 Other Computer Occupations
$73,160
1,820
87 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$73,130
230
88 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$72,590
70
89 Financial Analysts
$72,560
1,180
90 Veterinarians
$72,510
720
91 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$72,240
1,780
92 Financial Examiners
$72,070
330
93 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$71,970
140
94 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$71,940
70
95 Conservation Scientists
$71,870
190
96 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$71,610
1,750
97 Information Security Analysts
$71,370
650
98 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$71,120
110
99 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$71,100
640
100 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$70,200
1,810
101 Management Analysts
$70,050
4,410
102 Computer Programmers
$69,900
1,910
103 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$69,290
5,040
104 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$69,210
260
105 Loan Officers
$69,130
3,900
106 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$69,030
80
107 Gaming Managers
$68,890
30
108 Budget Analysts
$68,820
510
109 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$68,750
540
110 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$68,470
260
111 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$68,110
1,030
112 Speech-Language Pathologists
$68,090
1,370
113 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$68,070
40
114 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$67,690
60
115 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$67,590
220
116 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$67,470
50
117 Logisticians
$67,070
1,370
118 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$66,810
300
119 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$66,340
50
120 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$66,240
40
121 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$66,210
1,740
122 Cost Estimators
$66,070
2,060
123 Operations Research Analysts
$66,060
1,160
124 Other Business Operations Specialists
$65,370
8,330
125 Dental Hygienists
$65,260
2,380
126 Other Plant and System Operators
$64,970
130
127 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$64,710
290
128 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$64,610
60
129 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$64,280
840
130 Crane and Tower Operators
$64,230
410
131 Soil and Plant Scientists
$64,160
450
132 Chemists
$63,960
490
133 Animal Scientists
$63,370
30
134 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$63,200
140
135 Food Scientists and Technologists
$62,690
300
136 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$62,580
3,030
137 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$62,260
160
138 Radiation Therapists
$62,240
120
139 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$61,940
1,790
140 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$61,660
200
141 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$61,560
1,930
142 Urban and Regional Planners
$61,380
260
143 Insurance Underwriters
$61,260
1,010
144 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$61,260
100
145 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$60,890
3,410
146 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$60,740
960
147 Labor Relations Specialists
$60,560
280
148 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$60,180
30
149 Chiropractors
$59,740
510
150 Economists
$59,670
40
151 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$59,660
210
152 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$59,460
70
153 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$59,340
1,140
154 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$59,300
420
155 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$59,100
780
156 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$59,050
570
157 Avionics Technicians
$58,920
710
158 All Other Special Education Teachers
$58,840
520
159 Art Directors
$58,600
330
160 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$58,540
1,230
161 Accountants and Auditors
$58,490
12,010
162 Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists
$58,480
120
163 Technical Writers
$58,370
540
164 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$58,360
490
165 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$58,340
110
166 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
$58,150
14,990
167 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$58,090
450
168 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$58,050
120
169 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$58,040
5,700
170 Power Plant Operators
$57,770
560
171 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$57,770
90
172 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic
$57,740
60
173 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$57,250
5,000
174 Registered Nurses
$57,200
27,130
175 Wind Turbine Service Technicians
$56,960
80
176 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
$56,860
540
177 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$56,800
5,510
178 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$56,500
400
179 Exercise Physiologists
$56,440
50
180 Fashion Designers
$56,420
210
181 Other Engineering Technicians
$56,230
390
182 Fundraisers
$56,220
420
183 Training and Development Specialists
$56,120
3,330
184 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
$56,080
490
185 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$55,820
7,430
186 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$55,620
170
187 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$55,590
900
188 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$55,560
1,690
189 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$55,540
170
190 Computer Network Support Specialists
$55,530
870
191 Court Reporters
$55,480
220
192 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$55,340
540
193 Real Estate Sales Agents
$55,250
710
194 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$55,210
810
195 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$55,170
70
196 Credit Analysts
$55,090
570
197 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$55,060
1,360
198 Human Resources Specialists
$54,940
4,960
199 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$54,740
600
200 Social and Community Service Managers
$54,630
1,100

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