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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 nurse anesthetists with an average annual salary of $156,420. The second highest paying job is other physicians and surgeons (average salary $143,480). The salary and the employment information in Nebraska is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Nebraska

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

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