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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 $205,150. 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 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Kansas

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$205,150
3,190
2 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$200,370
50
3 Psychiatrists
$197,600
120
4 General Internists
$186,860
280
5 General Dentists
$156,340
1,090
6 Nurse Anesthetists
$155,440
390
7 Chief Executives
$146,110
4,210
8 Physicists
$143,470
40
9 Air Traffic Controllers
$128,570
440
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$123,670
1,450
11 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$122,010
520
12 Pharmacists
$121,930
3,030
13 Podiatrists
$119,340
60
14 Sales Managers
$119,210
2,780
15 General Pediatricians
$118,530
260
16 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$116,710
2,940
17 Marketing Managers
$115,930
1,560
18 Natural Sciences Managers
$110,720
190
19 Financial Managers
$110,000
3,900
20 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$109,770
50
21 Petroleum Engineers
$105,380
180
22 Optometrists
$104,190
500
23 Nuclear Engineers
$103,960
130
24 Aerospace Engineers
$102,000
2,380
25 Materials Engineers
$101,550
210
26 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$101,380
40
27 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$100,840
280
28 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$100,720
110
29 Other Physical Scientists
$100,580
130
30 Other Psychologists
$100,580
120
31 Chemical Engineers
$99,930
120
32 Physician Assistants
$99,750
970
33 Nurse Midwives
$99,040
30
34 Actuaries
$99,000
400
35 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$98,110
550
36 Nurse Practitioners
$96,770
2,010
37 Purchasing Managers
$95,910
680
38 Systems Software Developers
$95,830
2,410
39 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$94,810
30
40 Computer Hardware Engineers
$94,680
460
41 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$94,380
90
42 Environmental Engineers
$94,150
460
43 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$93,690
1,130
44 Human Resources Managers
$93,360
1,180
45 Computer Network Architects
$90,400
1,600
46 All Other Managers
$90,000
2,710
47 Industrial Production Managers
$89,330
1,880
48 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$89,330
250
49 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$89,250
140
50 Transportation Inspectors
$88,770
390
51 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$88,670
100
52 Other Education Administrators
$87,780
260
53 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$87,550
1,300
54 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$86,990
100
55 Applications Software Developers
$86,130
5,440
56 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$85,650
70
57 Materials Scientists
$85,580
0
58 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$85,330
450
59 Training and Development Managers
$84,220
210
60 General and Operations Managers
$83,860
18,050
61 Operations Research Analysts
$83,780
780
62 Electrical Engineers
$83,500
1,880
63 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$82,920
2,370
64 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$82,920
300
65 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$82,520
140
66 Sales Engineers
$82,510
370
67 Medical and Health Services Managers
$82,060
3,610
68 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$81,090
1,590
69 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$80,950
50
70 Physical Therapists
$80,890
1,990
71 Database Administrators
$80,850
870
72 Administrative Services Managers
$80,650
2,330
73 Engineers, All Other
$80,280
560
74 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$79,550
450
75 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$79,140
170
76 Industrial Engineers
$79,110
2,470
77 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$78,670
180
78 Veterinarians
$78,450
780
79 Commercial Pilots
$78,430
310
80 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$78,210
1,640
81 Lawyers
$78,080
3,640
82 Information Security Analysts
$77,440
870
83 Statisticians
$77,430
110
84 Construction Managers
$77,390
2,570
85 Occupational Therapists
$77,390
1,330
86 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$77,310
40
87 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$76,970
100
88 Civil Engineers
$76,930
2,110
89 Mining and Geological Engineers
$76,860
50
90 Other Computer Occupations
$76,640
1,430
91 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$76,470
190
92 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$76,240
100
93 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$75,760
260
94 Agricultural Engineers
$75,740
30
95 Mechanical Engineers
$75,340
2,630
96 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$74,650
300
97 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$74,480
1,520
98 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$74,270
190
99 Personal Financial Advisors
$74,210
1,650
100 Computer Systems Analysts
$74,020
5,120
101 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$73,230
140
102 Conservation Scientists
$73,090
190
103 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$72,580
5,510
104 Loan Officers
$72,170
4,100
105 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$71,970
30
106 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$71,910
60
107 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$71,610
60
108 Chemists
$71,160
530
109 Computer Programmers
$71,070
1,710
110 Funeral Service Managers
$71,020
60
111 Biomedical Engineers
$70,910
30
112 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$70,820
200
113 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$70,510
560
114 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$70,500
120
115 Management Analysts
$70,270
4,510
116 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$70,180
560
117 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$69,800
70
118 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$69,430
620
119 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$69,370
790
120 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$69,030
140
121 Gaming Managers
$68,890
30
122 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$68,560
90
123 Dental Hygienists
$68,220
2,280
124 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$68,070
40
125 Speech-Language Pathologists
$67,990
1,500
126 Logisticians
$67,710
1,290
127 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$67,470
50
128 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$67,460
2,990
129 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$67,390
590
130 Financial Examiners
$66,940
430
131 Audiologists
$66,730
110
132 Financial Analysts
$66,700
1,490
133 Other Business Operations Specialists
$66,530
7,680
134 All Other Special Education Teachers
$66,530
440
135 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$66,240
80
136 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$65,640
1,810
137 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$65,350
250
138 Radiation Therapists
$65,310
160
139 Insurance Underwriters
$65,260
1,280
140 Art Directors
$65,260
330
141 Other Plant and System Operators
$64,920
30
142 Cost Estimators
$64,910
1,930
143 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$64,870
950
144 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$64,710
290
145 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$64,670
350
146 Budget Analysts
$64,520
270
147 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$64,280
1,660
148 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$63,960
560
149 Tool and Die Makers
$63,750
940
150 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$63,630
270
151 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$63,460
1,630
152 Urban and Regional Planners
$63,390
230
153 Animal Scientists
$63,370
30
154 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$62,680
60
155 Food Service Managers
$62,510
1,010
156 Crane and Tower Operators
$62,410
470
157 Food Scientists and Technologists
$62,330
290
158 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$61,990
370
159 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$61,560
1,930
160 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$61,520
1,130
161 Wind Turbine Service Technicians
$61,340
80
162 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$61,040
520
163 Postsecondary History Teachers
$61,010
140
164 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$60,970
960
165 Gas Plant Operators
$60,920
370
166 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$60,890
3,410
167 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$60,860
120
168 Locomotive Engineers
$60,770
1,070
169 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$60,610
900
170 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$60,410
850
171 Chiropractors
$60,400
510
172 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$60,200
5,390
173 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$59,780
40
174 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
$59,710
490
175 Economists
$59,670
40
176 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$59,660
210
177 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$59,590
490
178 Other Biological Scientists
$59,510
250
179 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$59,320
140
180 Boilermakers
$59,100
30
181 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$59,100
560
182 Soil and Plant Scientists
$58,990
540
183 Accountants and Auditors
$58,910
12,390
184 Avionics Technicians
$58,890
670
185 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$58,870
1,190
186 Technical Writers
$58,860
550
187 Registered Nurses
$58,850
28,900
188 Fashion Designers
$58,690
140
189 Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists
$58,480
120
190 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$58,340
110
191 Credit Analysts
$58,300
550
192 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$58,140
5,780
193 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic
$58,130
100
194 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$58,070
5,290
195 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$58,060
120
196 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$57,810
190
197 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$57,770
5,640
198 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$57,630
2,070
199 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$57,550
200
200 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
$57,260
14,560

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