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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Nebraska

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Nebraska (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 Nebraska are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Nebraska is general internists with an average annual salary of $198,080. The second highest paying job is general pediatricians (average salary $192,180). The salary and the employment information in Nebraska is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Nebraska

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Internists
$198,080
120
2 General Pediatricians
$192,180
230
3 Nurse Anesthetists
$181,130
270
4 Psychiatrists
$165,940
130
5 Podiatrists
$150,830
40
6 General Dentists
$139,280
620
7 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$119,740
600
8 Pharmacists
$114,650
2,360
9 Financial Managers
$113,870
2,590
10 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$112,730
1,910
11 Optometrists
$105,240
350
12 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$102,960
180
13 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$101,950
1,680
14 Human Resources Managers
$101,890
770
15 Other Physical Scientists
$101,340
60
16 All Other Managers
$101,230
1,820
17 Purchasing Managers
$100,170
490
18 Natural Sciences Managers
$98,200
200
19 Aerospace Engineers
$96,830
110
20 Physician Assistants
$95,920
940
21 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$94,690
100
22 Other Psychologists
$94,580
50
23 Nurse Practitioners
$94,210
1,080
24 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$93,760
1,610
25 Marketing Managers
$92,060
1,060
26 Sales Managers
$91,570
1,930
27 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$91,460
1,890
28 Medical and Health Services Managers
$91,060
2,920
29 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$89,800
110
30 Computer Network Architects
$88,980
1,180
31 Training and Development Managers
$88,030
280
32 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$87,990
180
33 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$87,570
110
34 Air Traffic Controllers
$87,020
70
35 Applications Software Developers
$86,680
4,920
36 Animal Scientists
$86,570
120
37 Electrical Engineers
$86,050
940
38 Physicists
$85,960
40
39 Industrial Production Managers
$85,300
1,080
40 Systems Software Developers
$85,080
2,180
41 Other Education Administrators
$83,900
220
42 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$83,650
200
43 Environmental Engineers
$82,750
370
44 General and Operations Managers
$82,150
14,420
45 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$81,740
60
46 Commercial Pilots
$81,100
420
47 Industrial Engineers
$81,080
1,310
48 Actuaries
$80,800
290
49 Lawyers
$80,520
2,920
50 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$80,440
40
51 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$80,370
580
52 Database Administrators
$80,080
910
53 Administrative Services Managers
$79,870
1,890
54 Farm and Home Management Advisors
$79,790
420
55 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$79,640
1,190
56 Construction Managers
$79,450
2,340
57 Computer Hardware Engineers
$79,390
400
58 Civil Engineers
$78,270
1,410
59 Chemical Engineers
$78,260
140
60 Other Computer Occupations
$78,110
1,380
61 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$77,830
390
62 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$77,380
70
63 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$77,260
160
64 Management Analysts
$76,470
2,370
65 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$75,900
90
66 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$75,720
80
67 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$75,440
220
68 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$75,340
200
69 Mechanical Engineers
$75,000
950
70 Physical Therapists
$74,800
1,600
71 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$74,670
30
72 Radiation Therapists
$74,630
130
73 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$74,430
580
74 Occupational Therapists
$73,820
980
75 Computer Systems Analysts
$73,790
3,430
76 Computer Programmers
$73,590
2,850
77 Other Biological Scientists
$73,380
150
78 Personal Financial Advisors
$73,130
1,080
79 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$72,490
80
80 Materials Engineers
$72,150
90
81 Information Security Analysts
$71,950
640
82 Financial Examiners
$71,880
240
83 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$71,850
660
84 Power Plant Operators
$71,700
360
85 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$71,520
2,920
86 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$71,350
610
87 Loan Officers
$71,050
2,980
88 Economists
$71,030
30
89 Veterinarians
$70,810
740
90 Transportation Inspectors
$70,190
250
91 Operations Research Analysts
$70,120
740
92 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$70,080
80
93 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$69,860
50
94 Other Business Operations Specialists
$69,110
4,540
95 Financial Analysts
$68,500
2,050
96 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
$68,480
50
97 Private Detectives and Investigators
$68,450
100
98 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$68,050
140
99 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$67,960
310
100 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$67,740
0
101 Dental Hygienists
$67,700
1,240
102 Sales Engineers
$67,600
110
103 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$67,030
80
104 Art Directors
$66,940
230
105 Food Scientists and Technologists
$66,810
410
106 Postsecondary History Teachers
$66,490
110
107 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$66,350
140
108 Microbiologists
$66,220
120
109 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$66,220
490
110 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$66,060
130
111 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$65,450
480
112 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$65,310
80
113 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$65,210
1,800
114 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$65,090
550
115 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$65,030
130
116 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$64,670
180
117 Audiologists
$64,450
80
118 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$64,360
240
119 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$64,240
160
120 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$64,240
640
121 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$64,210
110
122 Gas Plant Operators
$64,200
150
123 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$63,420
170
124 Logisticians
$63,410
590
125 Other Financial Specialists
$63,410
260
126 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$63,380
140
127 Urban and Regional Planners
$63,370
230
128 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$63,350
2,690
129 Other Social Workers
$63,200
150
130 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$63,180
110
131 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$63,180
40
132 Credit Analysts
$63,110
520
133 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$63,080
290
134 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$63,040
560
135 Speech-Language Pathologists
$62,920
970
136 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$62,610
3,540
137 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$62,370
320
138 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$62,340
120
139 Chemists
$62,120
620
140 Conservation Scientists
$62,010
250
141 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$61,870
410
142 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$61,820
40
143 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$61,050
570
144 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$61,050
320
145 Foresters
$60,730
40
146 Funeral Service Managers
$60,380
40
147 Lodging Managers
$60,030
50
148 Instructional Coordinators
$60,030
590
149 Compliance Officers
$59,870
2,900
150 Social and Community Service Managers
$59,720
840
151 Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators
$59,590
80
152 Epidemiologists
$59,360
30
153 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$59,320
1,300
154 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
$59,290
400
155 Statisticians
$59,260
200
156 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$59,260
70
157 Registered Nurses
$59,180
21,240
158 Soil and Plant Scientists
$59,040
730
159 Accountants and Auditors
$58,740
8,700
160 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$58,710
40
161 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$58,310
60
162 Biomedical Engineers
$57,750
30
163 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$57,700
120
164 Other Engineering Technicians
$57,630
300
165 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$57,480
1,640
166 Budget Analysts
$57,450
310
167 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$57,120
200
168 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$57,090
2,240
169 Locomotive Engineers
$57,070
1,010
170 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
$57,040
1,640
171 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$56,890
470
172 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$56,660
4,530
173 Web Developers
$56,620
770
174 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$56,560
1,460
175 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$56,490
40
176 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
$56,430
170
177 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$56,420
460
178 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$56,390
910
179 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$56,380
50
180 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
$56,370
140
181 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
$56,370
920
182 Chiropractors
$56,280
420
183 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$56,220
830
184 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
$56,100
550
185 Technical Writers
$56,070
300
186 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$56,070
50
187 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$56,060
5,010
188 Sales and Related Workers, All Other
$56,050
520
189 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$56,040
100
190 Cost Estimators
$55,950
1,340
191 Fundraisers
$55,850
490
192 Insurance Underwriters
$55,770
1,590
193 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$55,740
60
194 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$55,620
3,360
195 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$55,540
2,420
196 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$55,500
150
197 Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians
$55,480
290
198 Music Directors and Composers
$55,470
90
199 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$55,450
3,720
200 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
$55,160
1,190

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