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Top 100 Highest Paying Jobs in West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area

The top 100 highest paying jobs in West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (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 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area is general dentist with an average annual salary of $165,330. The second highest paying job is optometrists (average salary $122,980). The salary and the employment information in West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Jobs in West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Dentists
$165,330
60
2 Optometrists
$122,980
40
3 Chief Executives
$111,170
210
4 Sales Managers
$110,170
110
5 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$108,480
60
6 Boilermakers
$90,450
30
7 Marketing Managers
$89,210
50
8 Environmental Engineers
$84,260
40
9 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$82,950
70
10 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$73,290
60
11 Administrative Services Managers
$71,310
140
12 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
$68,520
90
13 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$68,500
30
14 Credit Analysts
$68,310
30
15 General and Operations Managers
$64,520
2,280
16 Information Security Analysts
$62,360
30
17 Other Engineering Technicians
$59,730
60
18 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$59,230
30
19 Funeral Service Managers
$59,000
40
20 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$58,830
80
21 Lodging Managers
$57,010
0
22 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$56,590
30
23 First-line supervisors of transportation moving workers
$55,450
550
24 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
$55,210
80
25 Environmental Engineering Technicians
$53,950
30
26 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders
$53,330
40
27 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$52,540
0
28 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$52,250
310
29 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$49,530
50
30 All Other Teachers and Instructors Except Substitute Teachers
$49,220
130
31 Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
$48,980
350
32 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
$48,840
60
33 Other Extraction Workers
$47,850
80
34 Financial Examiners
$46,750
30
35 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$45,890
260
36 Other Mining Machine Operators
$44,460
80
37 Other Motor Vehicle Operators
$44,260
0
38 Mental Health Counselors
$42,810
140
39 Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors
$40,690
200
40 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
$40,610
30
41 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
$40,560
50
42 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$38,520
310
43 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
$38,490
40
44 Floor, Ceiling, and Wall Insulation Workers
$38,470
100
45 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
$38,290
80
46 Web Developers
$36,910
40
47 Other Social Workers
$36,120
40
48 Interpreters and Translators
$35,820
30
49 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$35,730
0
50 Respiratory Therapy Technicians
$35,610
40
51 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders
$35,080
70
52 Demonstrators and Product Promoters
$35,010
90
53 Credit Counselors
$34,930
30
54 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$34,660
50
55 All Other Cooks
$33,820
0
56 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$33,700
30
57 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
$33,670
40
58 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$33,320
0
59 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
$33,290
40
60 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians
$32,860
50
61 Writers and Authors
$32,550
40
62 Forest and Conservation Technicians
$32,370
30
63 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
$31,810
0
64 All Occupations
$31,340
152,040
65 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers
$31,290
0
66 Tree Trimmers and Pruners
$31,150
0
67 Massage Therapists
$30,790
0
68 Electricians Helpers
$30,360
0
69 Editors
$30,220
70
70 Grinding and Polishing Workers
$29,650
0
71 Office Machine Operators (Except Computer)
$29,130
30
72 Animal Trainers
$29,110
0
73 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$28,960
30
74 Tax Preparers
$28,650
80
75 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$28,410
30
76 Electrical, electronic, and electromechanical assemblers
$28,310
140
77 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$28,090
140
78 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
$27,980
210
79 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
$27,910
350
80 Logging Equipment Operators
$27,790
50
81 All other assemblers and fabricators
$27,720
2,980
82 Community Health Workers
$27,430
110
83 Other Material Moving Workers
$26,520
30
84 Bailiffs
$24,670
50
85 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$24,350
100
86 Other Personal Care and Service Workers
$23,440
40
87 Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
$22,650
320
88 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
$22,070
110
89 Telemarketers
$21,940
30
90 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
$20,900
80
91 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
$19,710
70
92 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
$19,590
0
93 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
$19,580
50
94 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
$19,180
40
95 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
$18,550
580

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