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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Kentucky

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Kentucky (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 Kentucky are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Kentucky is psychiatrists with an average annual salary of $204,120. The second highest paying job is family and general practitioners (average salary $200,050). The salary and the employment information in Kentucky is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Kentucky

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Psychiatrists
$204,120
170
2 Family and General Practitioners
$200,050
1,530
3 Other Specialists Dentists
$198,170
60
4 General Internists
$197,850
580
5 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$186,680
70
6 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$179,690
2,970
7 Nurse Anesthetists
$172,750
1,040
8 General Pediatricians
$169,210
410
9 General Dentists
$140,040
960
10 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$135,080
300
11 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$133,900
200
12 Chief Executives
$131,990
3,440
13 Pharmacists
$124,960
4,840
14 Petroleum Engineers
$119,310
0
15 Physicists
$113,300
40
16 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$112,960
1,950
17 Training and Development Managers
$111,910
430
18 Aerospace Engineers
$110,900
140
19 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$110,140
2,500
20 Purchasing Managers
$107,780
1,020
21 Sales Managers
$105,100
3,740
22 Air Traffic Controllers
$102,420
220
23 Optometrists
$102,190
480
24 Financial Managers
$99,980
6,100
25 Podiatrists
$99,930
90
26 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$99,370
70
27 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$99,060
120
28 Natural Sciences Managers
$99,020
300
29 Ship Engineers
$98,820
260
30 Actuaries
$98,140
160
31 Physician Assistants
$95,120
960
32 Nurse Midwives
$94,820
120
33 Other Psychologists
$94,400
160
34 Marketing Managers
$94,180
1,700
35 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$93,900
2,880
36 Nurse Practitioners
$93,850
3,110
37 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$93,640
1,930
38 Chemical Engineers
$92,030
450
39 Orthodontists
$91,810
110
40 Other Therapists
$91,240
390
41 Animal Scientists
$89,820
40
42 Industrial Production Managers
$88,480
3,910
43 All Other Managers
$88,310
3,330
44 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$88,260
600
45 Human Resources Managers
$88,120
1,510
46 Electrical Engineers
$87,760
1,690
47 Mining and Geological Engineers
$87,510
150
48 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$87,110
110
49 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$87,080
90
50 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$86,890
1,920
51 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$86,510
130
52 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$85,340
4,240
53 Sales Engineers
$85,120
290
54 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$84,990
2,460
55 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$84,790
260
56 Other Physical Scientists
$84,670
90
57 Physical Therapists
$84,160
2,460
58 Mechanical Engineers
$83,470
3,970
59 Radiation Therapists
$81,820
200
60 Systems Software Developers
$81,600
1,800
61 Boilermakers
$80,810
420
62 Medical and Health Services Managers
$80,710
4,710
63 Other Computer Occupations
$80,270
2,590
64 Commercial Pilots
$80,130
360
65 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
$79,820
40
66 Veterinarians
$79,250
940
67 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$78,600
130
68 Other Plant and System Operators
$78,590
170
69 Power Plant Operators
$78,330
640
70 Occupational Therapists
$78,030
1,340
71 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$77,990
70
72 Engineers, All Other
$77,820
830
73 Construction Managers
$77,740
2,380
74 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$77,680
150
75 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$77,080
530
76 Computer Hardware Engineers
$77,010
130
77 Industrial Engineers
$76,820
5,150
78 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$76,710
190
79 Civil Engineers
$76,330
3,230
80 Applications Software Developers
$76,290
5,200
81 Statisticians
$75,980
100
82 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$75,940
250
83 Lawyers
$75,700
5,540
84 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$75,680
90
85 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$75,540
220
86 Information Security Analysts
$75,360
780
87 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$75,340
180
88 Other Education Administrators
$74,440
590
89 Environmental Engineers
$74,270
370
90 Materials Engineers
$74,000
160
91 Art Directors
$73,740
160
92 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$73,370
60
93 Administrative Services Managers
$73,020
2,850
94 Database Administrators
$73,010
930
95 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$72,930
320
96 Transportation Inspectors
$72,590
220
97 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$72,370
820
98 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$72,360
50
99 Computer Network Architects
$72,290
1,260
100 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$72,090
50
101 Credit Analysts
$71,820
800
102 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$71,790
140
103 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$71,590
70
104 General and Operations Managers
$71,070
27,120
105 Management Analysts
$71,030
3,720
106 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$70,240
680
107 Computer Programmers
$69,370
1,040
108 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$69,020
200
109 Computer Systems Analysts
$68,770
4,430
110 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$68,740
960
111 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$68,710
2,440
112 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$68,690
1,830
113 Speech-Language Pathologists
$68,690
2,100
114 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$68,600
0
115 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$68,530
910
116 Logisticians
$68,230
2,200
117 Agricultural Engineers
$68,200
60
118 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$68,160
380
119 Broadcast News Analysts
$67,820
50
120 Materials Scientists
$67,300
30
121 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$67,280
400
122 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$67,200
90
123 Operations Research Analysts
$67,170
1,290
124 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$67,120
330
125 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$66,910
40
126 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$66,870
140
127 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
$66,700
90
128 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$66,240
350
129 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$66,170
110
130 Gas Plant Operators
$65,840
410
131 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$65,690
670
132 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$65,410
470
133 Personal Financial Advisors
$65,300
1,540
134 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$64,900
360
135 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$64,160
2,960
136 Financial Analysts
$63,900
1,700
137 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$63,820
720
138 Other Business Operations Specialists
$63,720
9,490
139 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$63,620
1,110
140 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$63,360
140
141 Loan Officers
$63,100
5,070
142 Other Biological Scientists
$63,040
210
143 Economists
$62,850
70
144 Biomedical Engineers
$62,640
60
145 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$62,590
1,660
146 Funeral Service Managers
$62,570
110
147 Audiologists
$62,570
100
148 Chiropractors
$62,010
440
149 Chemists
$61,930
660
150 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$61,570
310
151 Landscape Architects
$61,320
130
152 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$61,160
3,160
153 Postsecondary History Teachers
$61,020
270
154 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$60,960
480
155 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$60,690
630
156 Web Developers
$60,630
1,190
157 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$60,570
130
158 Food Scientists and Technologists
$60,530
90
159 Soil and Plant Scientists
$60,430
70
160 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$60,400
1,460
161 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$60,340
40
162 Registered Nurses
$60,340
44,410
163 Cost Estimators
$60,310
1,990
164 Other Grounds Maintenance Workers
$60,270
90
165 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$60,260
40
166 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$60,240
150
167 Other Social Workers
$60,210
550
168 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$60,160
90
169 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$59,900
190
170 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$59,720
370
171 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$59,660
1,180
172 Instructional Coordinators
$59,610
2,330
173 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
$59,530
3,210
174 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$59,530
7,100
175 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$59,470
930
176 Rail Car Repairers
$59,440
560
177 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$59,410
40
178 Dental Hygienists
$59,360
2,460
179 Accountants and Auditors
$59,250
10,970
180 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$59,030
6,940
181 Other Life Scientists
$58,750
100
182 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$58,750
550
183 Tapers
$58,590
70
184 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$58,470
580
185 Conservation Scientists
$58,260
170
186 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$58,250
160
187 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$58,240
2,200
188 Technical Writers
$58,090
250
189 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$58,020
410
190 Social and Community Service Managers
$57,980
1,990
191 Insurance Underwriters
$57,910
500
192 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$57,910
240
193 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$57,730
40
194 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$57,430
210
195 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$57,260
930
196 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$57,200
80
197 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$57,190
760
198 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$57,150
940
199 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$57,070
190
200 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$57,030
90

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