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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Nevada

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Nevada (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 Nevada are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Nevada is judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates with an average annual salary of $166,320. The second highest paying job is family and general practitioners (average salary $159,710). The salary and the employment information in Nevada is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Nevada

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$166,320
220
2 Family and General Practitioners
$159,710
1,020
3 Chief Executives
$158,200
1,500
4 General Internists
$150,740
220
5 General Pediatricians
$134,960
130
6 Podiatrists
$127,480
40
7 General Dentists
$126,560
990
8 Pharmacists
$125,800
1,930
9 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$120,800
650
10 Air Traffic Controllers
$117,500
260
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$115,380
880
12 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$108,910
1,360
13 Lawyers
$105,360
5,020
14 Other Physical Scientists
$104,670
120
15 Physicists
$103,140
60
16 Other Therapists
$102,360
40
17 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$100,490
800
18 Physical Therapists
$100,490
1,500
19 Engineers, All Other
$98,750
680
20 Medical and Health Services Managers
$97,830
1,950
21 Human Resources Managers
$96,860
770
22 Nurse Practitioners
$94,940
540
23 Physician Assistants
$94,680
750
24 Marketing Managers
$94,370
1,630
25 Natural Sciences Managers
$94,230
110
26 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$93,900
190
27 Occupational Therapists
$93,800
690
28 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$93,370
150
29 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$93,020
750
30 All Other Managers
$91,960
5,400
31 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$91,690
70
32 Computer Network Architects
$91,600
450
33 Other Psychologists
$90,910
50
34 Materials Engineers
$90,620
110
35 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$90,150
300
36 Mining and Geological Engineers
$90,020
520
37 Purchasing Managers
$89,930
480
38 Dental Hygienists
$89,890
1,320
39 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$89,810
750
40 Hydrologists
$88,560
200
41 Applications Software Developers
$88,260
2,600
42 Veterinarians
$87,510
560
43 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$87,150
1,620
44 Sales Managers
$87,050
3,590
45 Optometrists
$86,850
340
46 Financial Managers
$86,810
4,640
47 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$86,640
450
48 Electrical Engineers
$86,290
440
49 Emergency Management Directors
$86,160
40
50 Chemical Engineers
$85,950
50
51 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$85,940
530
52 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$85,720
130
53 Chemists
$84,740
260
54 Sales Engineers
$84,570
130
55 Systems Software Developers
$83,990
790
56 General and Operations Managers
$83,070
17,310
57 Urban and Regional Planners
$83,010
190
58 Civil Engineers
$82,660
1,810
59 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$82,600
360
60 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$82,210
80
61 Gaming Managers
$81,850
560
62 Training and Development Managers
$81,790
140
63 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$81,660
390
64 Radiation Therapists
$81,070
70
65 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$80,360
370
66 Economists
$80,310
80
67 Environmental Engineers
$80,310
350
68 Computer Programmers
$79,990
1,400
69 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$79,880
690
70 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$79,850
160
71 Industrial Production Managers
$79,740
740
72 Registered Nurses
$79,280
18,430
73 Computer Systems Analysts
$78,750
1,860
74 Database Administrators
$78,230
580
75 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$78,110
60
76 Industrial Engineers
$78,060
610
77 Aerospace Engineers
$76,940
30
78 Construction and Building Inspectors
$76,640
740
79 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$76,420
1,600
80 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$76,350
90
81 Real Estate Brokers
$76,250
320
82 Construction Managers
$76,060
2,610
83 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$75,980
190
84 Computer Hardware Engineers
$75,890
140
85 Farm and Home Management Advisors
$74,890
30
86 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$74,700
340
87 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$74,680
50
88 Mechanical Engineers
$74,490
550
89 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$74,100
270
90 Operations Research Analysts
$74,080
210
91 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$74,030
570
92 Administrative Services Managers
$74,000
1,260
93 Power Plant Operators
$72,940
530
94 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$72,830
1,300
95 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$72,450
210
96 Traffic Technicians
$72,340
40
97 Funeral Service Managers
$72,290
50
98 Art Directors
$72,230
180
99 Management Analysts
$72,020
2,960
100 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$71,990
330
101 Speech-Language Pathologists
$71,880
810
102 Other Social Workers
$71,800
240
103 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$71,680
1,210
104 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$71,420
80
105 Personal Financial Advisors
$71,290
770
106 Microbiologists
$71,110
50
107 Respiratory Therapists
$70,990
920
108 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$70,980
550
109 Commercial Pilots
$70,380
470
110 Financial Analysts
$70,100
940
111 Other Biological Scientists
$69,580
190
112 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$69,510
140
113 Soil and Plant Scientists
$69,510
30
114 Budget Analysts
$69,500
300
115 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$69,350
190
116 Lodging Managers
$69,350
460
117 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$69,290
2,860
118 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$69,210
540
119 Chiropractors
$69,120
360
120 Forensic Science Technicians
$69,040
230
121 Music Directors and Composers
$68,800
80
122 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$68,710
4,330
123 Information Security Analysts
$68,430
290
124 Judicial Law Clerks
$67,650
90
125 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$67,590
710
126 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$67,500
100
127 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$67,410
1,100
128 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$67,390
410
129 Rail Car Repairers
$67,300
160
130 Other Engineering Technicians
$66,640
360
131 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$66,370
1,080
132 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$66,350
460
133 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$66,320
1,460
134 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$66,310
320
135 Environmental Engineering Technicians
$66,170
230
136 Respiratory Therapy Technicians
$65,570
40
137 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$65,500
4,340
138 Other Artists and Related Workers
$65,500
0
139 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$64,940
60
140 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$64,790
1,440
141 Other Computer Occupations
$64,690
2,740
142 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$64,620
60
143 Surveyors
$64,510
430
144 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$64,500
190
145 Producers and Directors
$64,390
890
146 Librarians
$64,380
630
147 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$64,330
240
148 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$64,270
40
149 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$64,050
520
150 Credit Analysts
$63,840
520
151 Technical Writers
$63,780
240
152 Medical Appliance Technicians
$63,710
0
153 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
$63,330
2,120
154 Social and Community Service Managers
$63,120
790
155 Crane and Tower Operators
$63,060
320
156 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$62,740
1,570
157 Healthcare Social Workers
$62,540
460
158 Radiologic Technologists
$62,460
1,390
159 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$62,220
90
160 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$61,950
230
161 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$61,850
260
162 Airfield Operations Specialists
$61,560
60
163 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians
$61,120
400
164 Other Extraction Workers
$61,060
70
165 Financial Examiners
$61,020
0
166 Logisticians
$60,820
310
167 Other Plant and System Operators
$60,640
110
168 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
$60,500
140
169 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$60,220
290
170 Food Service Managers
$60,050
2,540
171 Compliance Officers
$59,950
1,850
172 Conservation Scientists
$59,920
180
173 Continuous Mining Machine Operators
$59,800
1,530
174 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$59,560
160
175 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
$59,330
780
176 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$59,090
0
177 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$58,540
60
178 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
$58,530
330
179 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$58,490
170
180 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators
$58,410
750
181 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$58,390
80
182 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
$58,370
1,270
183 Clergy
$57,970
100
184 Other Mining Machine Operators
$57,900
120
185 Other Business Operations Specialists
$57,800
5,850
186 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$57,730
70
187 Surveying and Mapping Technicians
$57,560
200
188 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$57,550
520
189 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$57,500
340
190 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators
$57,430
870
191 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$57,250
120
192 Loan Officers
$57,250
2,680
193 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$57,200
2,260
194 Surgical Technologists
$57,160
870
195 All Other Special Education Teachers
$57,110
140
196 Other Education Administrators
$57,110
80
197 Physical Therapist Assistants
$56,960
400
198 Web Developers
$56,830
670
199 Accountants and Auditors
$56,750
7,600
200 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$56,690
60

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