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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 oral and maxillofacial surgeons with an average annual salary of $186,680. The second highest paying job is general internists (average salary $179,800). The salary and the employment information in Kentucky is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Kentucky

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$186,680
0
2 General Internists
$179,800
510
3 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$174,570
3,460
4 Family and General Practitioners
$170,130
1,200
5 Orthodontists
$160,750
100
6 General Pediatricians
$156,310
560
7 Podiatrists
$149,330
90
8 Chief Executives
$145,920
3,470
9 Nurse Anesthetists
$142,870
1,100
10 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$134,860
150
11 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$134,270
310
12 Other Specialists Dentists
$134,210
40
13 General Dentists
$129,380
820
14 Pharmacists
$124,830
4,330
15 Air Traffic Controllers
$114,070
190
16 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$113,420
270
17 Physicists
$113,300
30
18 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$108,130
1,810
19 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$97,610
2,400
20 Natural Sciences Managers
$96,410
270
21 Sales Managers
$93,420
3,130
22 Physician Assistants
$92,580
850
23 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$92,450
190
24 Chemical Engineers
$91,800
420
25 Purchasing Managers
$90,750
950
26 Marketing Managers
$90,280
1,390
27 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$89,710
180
28 Nurse Practitioners
$89,510
2,190
29 Computer Hardware Engineers
$89,440
300
30 Nurse Midwives
$89,320
190
31 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$89,040
180
32 Other Therapists
$87,880
340
33 Optometrists
$86,590
520
34 Mining and Geological Engineers
$86,540
320
35 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$86,210
250
36 All Other Managers
$85,810
3,970
37 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$85,700
60
38 Other Psychologists
$85,400
180
39 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$84,300
30
40 Human Resources Managers
$83,650
1,610
41 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$83,480
870
42 Financial Managers
$83,430
7,210
43 Physical Therapists
$83,120
2,610
44 Systems Software Developers
$82,150
1,800
45 Industrial Production Managers
$82,150
3,580
46 Medical and Health Services Managers
$82,130
4,340
47 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$81,900
3,960
48 Electrical Engineers
$80,450
1,470
49 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$79,620
1,670
50 Occupational Therapists
$79,480
1,770
51 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$79,400
1,310
52 Training and Development Managers
$79,110
530
53 Materials Engineers
$78,260
100
54 Sales Engineers
$77,410
300
55 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$77,200
3,750
56 Mechanical Engineers
$76,940
2,780
57 Statisticians
$76,580
100
58 Industrial Engineers
$76,310
4,060
59 Radiation Therapists
$76,210
240
60 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$75,600
50
61 Engineers, All Other
$75,510
1,050
62 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$75,210
180
63 Lawyers
$74,750
5,090
64 General and Operations Managers
$74,660
24,050
65 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$74,540
70
66 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$74,530
580
67 Other Physical Scientists
$74,500
120
68 Construction Managers
$74,390
3,220
69 Veterinarians
$74,320
880
70 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$74,180
70
71 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$73,420
1,580
72 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$73,180
180
73 Applications Software Developers
$72,990
5,480
74 Commercial Pilots
$72,610
300
75 Civil Engineers
$72,570
2,460
76 Other Computer Occupations
$71,730
2,640
77 Biomedical Engineers
$71,600
100
78 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$71,440
0
79 Transportation Inspectors
$71,370
230
80 Aerospace Engineers
$71,140
120
81 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$71,130
1,220
82 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$70,630
740
83 Computer Network Architects
$70,560
1,450
84 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$70,420
90
85 Medical Appliance Technicians
$70,270
0
86 Other Education Administrators
$70,200
600
87 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$70,060
1,720
88 Environmental Engineers
$69,950
350
89 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$68,750
720
90 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$68,600
0
91 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$68,050
110
92 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$67,990
230
93 Administrative Services Managers
$67,990
2,370
94 Other Plant and System Operators
$67,940
500
95 Gas Plant Operators
$67,850
290
96 Operations Research Analysts
$67,620
860
97 Management Analysts
$67,600
3,220
98 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$67,500
420
99 Logisticians
$67,270
1,590
100 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$66,970
210
101 Power Plant Operators
$66,810
730
102 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$66,660
370
103 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$65,890
80
104 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$65,880
2,530
105 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$65,840
290
106 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$65,830
200
107 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$65,660
480
108 Food Scientists and Technologists
$65,660
140
109 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$65,480
160
110 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$65,390
1,060
111 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$65,140
290
112 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$65,110
1,370
113 Computer Systems Analysts
$65,050
3,250
114 Art Directors
$64,730
200
115 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$64,580
0
116 Technical Writers
$63,920
300
117 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$63,790
210
118 Conservation Scientists
$63,790
240
119 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$63,690
420
120 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$63,640
880
121 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$63,630
200
122 Chiropractors
$63,330
350
123 Funeral Service Managers
$63,290
110
124 Ship Engineers
$63,040
300
125 Postsecondary History Teachers
$63,030
420
126 Agricultural Engineers
$62,960
40
127 Database Administrators
$62,790
1,340
128 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$62,490
260
129 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$62,400
140
130 Speech-Language Pathologists
$62,190
2,100
131 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$62,140
1,390
132 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$61,810
230
133 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$61,650
550
134 Information Security Analysts
$61,570
540
135 Economists
$61,490
60
136 Computer Programmers
$61,460
1,160
137 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$61,020
700
138 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$60,790
2,490
139 Audiologists
$60,720
120
140 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$60,710
370
141 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$60,700
1,270
142 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$60,610
310
143 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$60,440
2,410
144 Broadcast News Analysts
$60,210
130
145 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$60,120
230
146 Airfield Operations Specialists
$60,050
90
147 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$59,950
120
148 Chemists
$59,860
850
149 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$59,440
80
150 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$59,250
330
151 Insurance Underwriters
$59,210
380
152 Locomotive Engineers
$58,990
990
153 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
$58,920
420
154 Financial Analysts
$58,650
1,200
155 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$58,570
980
156 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$58,560
2,600
157 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$58,540
1,420
158 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$58,430
3,420
159 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$58,270
870
160 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$58,200
90
161 Instructional Coordinators
$58,090
2,470
162 Other Biological Scientists
$57,980
230
163 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$57,900
340
164 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$57,800
760
165 Other Business Operations Specialists
$57,460
7,640
166 Registered Nurses
$57,120
43,740
167 Cost Estimators
$57,120
1,770
168 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$57,080
60
169 Loan Officers
$57,040
4,030
170 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$57,010
6,930
171 Other Artists and Related Workers
$56,790
40
172 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$56,690
500
173 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$56,570
1,020
174 Dental Hygienists
$56,530
2,040
175 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$56,450
2,160
176 Financial Examiners
$56,450
410
177 Interior Designers
$56,320
270
178 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
$56,300
3,460
179 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$55,960
7,270
180 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$55,860
230
181 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$55,620
520
182 Rail Car Repairers
$55,590
620
183 Postal Service Clerks
$55,580
1,100
184 Avionics Technicians
$55,440
80
185 Librarians
$55,390
2,270
186 Accountants and Auditors
$55,250
11,150
187 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$55,070
3,160
188 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$54,900
4,340
189 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$54,710
330
190 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$54,360
930
191 Social and Community Service Managers
$54,320
2,110
192 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$54,220
800
193 Roof Bolters, Mining
$54,210
1,170
194 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$54,060
360
195 Epidemiologists
$54,010
110
196 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$53,910
830
197 Millwrights
$53,750
660
198 All Other Special Education Teachers
$53,740
250
199 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$53,670
1,130
200 Other Legal Support Workers
$53,510
220

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