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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 nurse anesthetists (average salary $185,040). The salary and the employment information in Nebraska is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Nebraska

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Internists
$198,080
130
2 Nurse Anesthetists
$185,040
300
3 Psychiatrists
$165,940
140
4 General Pediatricians
$162,810
150
5 Podiatrists
$150,830
50
6 General Dentists
$126,350
660
7 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$120,830
570
8 Pharmacists
$117,520
2,440
9 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$116,980
30
10 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$115,710
2,020
11 Optometrists
$106,560
450
12 Nuclear Engineers
$102,820
160
13 Physician Assistants
$102,460
1,170
14 Financial Managers
$100,930
2,810
15 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$100,180
180
16 Nurse Practitioners
$99,200
1,020
17 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$99,040
1,860
18 Human Resources Managers
$98,780
870
19 Purchasing Managers
$98,430
430
20 Natural Sciences Managers
$97,400
210
21 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$97,280
1,690
22 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$96,060
1,740
23 Computer Network Architects
$95,900
1,370
24 Medical and Health Services Managers
$95,060
2,820
25 All Other Managers
$94,410
1,480
26 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$94,380
110
27 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$93,420
220
28 Aerospace Engineers
$92,690
120
29 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$92,380
170
30 Sales Engineers
$91,450
280
31 Industrial Production Managers
$91,290
1,020
32 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$91,130
100
33 Systems Software Developers
$91,110
2,670
34 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$90,940
30
35 Sales Managers
$90,870
1,990
36 Electrical Engineers
$89,080
770
37 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$88,690
110
38 Engineers, All Other
$88,200
530
39 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$88,170
40
40 Marketing Managers
$87,900
1,360
41 Training and Development Managers
$87,850
380
42 Other Education Administrators
$87,380
240
43 Air Traffic Controllers
$87,020
70
44 Environmental Engineers
$86,220
320
45 Physicists
$85,960
40
46 Transportation Inspectors
$85,850
160
47 Lawyers
$85,830
2,950
48 Applications Software Developers
$85,510
4,590
49 Other Computer Occupations
$83,940
2,430
50 Administrative Services Managers
$83,120
1,670
51 Database Administrators
$82,830
1,000
52 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$82,070
100
53 Actuaries
$81,680
390
54 Commercial Pilots
$81,440
460
55 Chemical Engineers
$81,280
120
56 Agricultural Engineers
$81,160
50
57 Industrial Engineers
$80,950
1,280
58 Information Security Analysts
$80,830
630
59 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$80,720
700
60 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$80,430
1,210
61 Physical Therapists
$80,110
1,490
62 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$79,920
60
63 Civil Engineers
$79,820
1,690
64 Computer Hardware Engineers
$79,770
400
65 Animal Scientists
$79,750
90
66 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$79,380
1,960
67 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$79,120
280
68 Other Physical Scientists
$78,270
30
69 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$78,100
430
70 Chemists
$78,020
370
71 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$77,450
190
72 Management Analysts
$77,400
2,270
73 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$77,260
160
74 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$77,230
550
75 Construction Managers
$77,220
2,450
76 General and Operations Managers
$77,160
16,390
77 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$76,980
60
78 Loan Officers
$76,740
3,010
79 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$76,490
80
80 Materials Engineers
$76,490
80
81 Mechanical Engineers
$76,190
1,070
82 Computer Systems Analysts
$75,710
3,540
83 Occupational Therapists
$75,250
890
84 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$75,150
3,140
85 Computer Programmers
$75,040
2,580
86 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$74,810
640
87 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$74,670
30
88 Other Biological Scientists
$73,380
150
89 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$73,070
120
90 Other Psychologists
$72,170
50
91 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$72,140
210
92 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$72,120
90
93 Power Plant Operators
$71,760
390
94 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$71,670
610
95 Radiation Therapists
$71,530
110
96 Veterinarians
$71,160
690
97 Economists
$71,030
30
98 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$70,500
150
99 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$70,330
130
100 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$70,190
40
101 Other Business Operations Specialists
$70,120
4,370
102 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$70,120
540
103 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$69,860
50
104 Mining and Geological Engineers
$69,480
40
105 Art Directors
$69,260
200
106 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$69,220
40
107 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$68,980
160
108 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$68,770
1,060
109 Personal Financial Advisors
$68,500
1,290
110 Private Detectives and Investigators
$68,450
100
111 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$68,210
100
112 Farm and Home Management Advisors
$68,120
430
113 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$68,070
130
114 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$67,830
50
115 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$67,750
40
116 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$67,740
0
117 Audiologists
$67,590
60
118 Financial Analysts
$67,580
1,530
119 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$67,480
90
120 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$67,260
100
121 Postsecondary History Teachers
$67,070
110
122 Food Scientists and Technologists
$67,060
380
123 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$66,770
340
124 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$66,480
2,220
125 Dental Hygienists
$66,380
1,280
126 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$66,120
190
127 Speech-Language Pathologists
$66,040
1,050
128 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$65,920
2,040
129 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$65,830
110
130 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$65,770
3,480
131 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$65,260
250
132 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$65,090
550
133 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$65,080
150
134 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$65,020
290
135 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$64,900
750
136 Conservation Scientists
$64,710
220
137 Gas Plant Operators
$64,610
170
138 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$64,500
160
139 Other Social Workers
$64,220
150
140 Upholsterers
$64,180
70
141 Foresters
$63,850
50
142 Funeral Service Managers
$63,660
30
143 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$63,490
630
144 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$63,200
70
145 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$63,180
110
146 Statisticians
$62,750
240
147 Chiropractors
$62,690
470
148 Other Financial Specialists
$62,490
420
149 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$62,430
310
150 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
$62,250
70
151 Urban and Regional Planners
$62,230
240
152 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$62,180
530
153 Compliance Officers
$61,920
3,010
154 Insurance Underwriters
$61,850
1,540
155 Operations Research Analysts
$61,830
1,000
156 Financial Examiners
$61,740
480
157 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$61,610
440
158 Labor Relations Specialists
$61,530
400
159 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$61,280
40
160 Budget Analysts
$61,140
290
161 Social and Community Service Managers
$61,110
780
162 Registered Nurses
$60,890
22,870
163 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
$60,640
150
164 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$60,570
910
165 Credit Analysts
$60,540
560
166 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$60,400
450
167 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$60,190
290
168 Instructional Coordinators
$60,080
550
169 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$60,040
460
170 Locomotive Engineers
$59,800
1,010
171 Microbiologists
$59,610
170
172 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$59,600
540
173 Epidemiologists
$59,360
40
174 Accountants and Auditors
$59,030
8,340
175 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$59,030
50
176 Other Engineering Technicians
$59,010
410
177 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
$58,800
1,540
178 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$58,710
40
179 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$58,590
5,080
180 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$58,550
2,970
181 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$58,490
540
182 Biomedical Engineers
$58,330
60
183 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
$58,320
980
184 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$58,310
3,410
185 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
$58,220
160
186 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$57,850
140
187 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$57,730
140
188 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$57,640
40
189 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
$57,530
620
190 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$57,480
1,640
191 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$57,420
3,390
192 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$57,250
810
193 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$57,160
40
194 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$57,140
2,510
195 Technical Writers
$56,980
300
196 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$56,870
4,570
197 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$56,850
90
198 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$56,760
100
199 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$56,670
180
200 Real Estate Brokers
$56,610
210

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