These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Arkansas For 2019

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by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Arkansas

Ever wonder who gets paid the most? Or how much your dentist makes for all the pain they put you through?

We had that same burning desire to know more about the highest paid professions in Arkansas. And if you can’t tell by that sentence, we’re a bit of what you’d call data nerds.

We decided to go directly to the source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

After scrounging through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we discovered that Surgeons are the highest paid people in Arkansas.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Arkansas:

  1. Surgeons
  2. Family and General Practitioners
  3. Internists, General
  4. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  5. Pediatricians, General
  6. Nurse Anesthetists
  7. Podiatrists
  8. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  9. Dentists, General
  10. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 9 on the list of highest paid professions in the Natural State. So the next time you sit there while they drill you can dwell on the fact that they are getting extremely well paid for it.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Arkansas For 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 631 job classifications in Arkansas in order to identify those that get paid the most.

Pretty straightforward and easy to do when the government does your job for you 🙂

We used the most recently released data on March 29, 2019.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Arkansas

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $266,630 $101,100 130
2 Family And General Practitioners $228,620 $110,600 1,200
3 Internists, General $220,010 $59,350 110
4 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $205,650 $134,310 130
5 Pediatricians, General $198,660 $79,900 80
6 Nurse Anesthetists $186,970 $91,130 360
7 Podiatrists $183,190 $88,410 70
8 Dentists, All Other Specialists $175,030 $105,380 30
9 Dentists, General $165,480 $77,310 810
10 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $165,290 $51,290 2,840
11 Marketing Managers $155,020 $73,030 1,340
12 Psychiatrists $153,920 $57,380 200
13 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $146,380 $37,400 1,600
14 Chief Executives $126,960 $27,550 2,150
15 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $122,840 $19,570 280
16 Architectural And Engineering Managers $121,390 $79,180 860
17 Advertising And Promotions Managers $120,990 $57,530 140
18 Sales Managers $119,090 $53,910 2,210
19 Pharmacists $118,320 $83,590 3,270
20 Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $118,080 $46,780 30
21 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $114,450 $46,460 340
22 Training And Development Managers $113,370 $45,670 230
23 Purchasing Managers $111,940 $50,970 570
24 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $110,300 $59,750 1,190
25 Natural Sciences Managers $109,910 $52,380 270
26 Computer And Information Systems Managers $109,890 $59,460 2,360
27 Computer Hardware Engineers $109,810 $56,190 280
28 Financial Managers $106,530 $41,720 4,350
29 Human Resources Managers $105,000 $51,470 950
30 Nurse Practitioners $104,300 $72,780 1,900
31 Compensation And Benefits Managers $103,740 $50,960 140
32 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $101,870 $46,890 1,270
33 Sales Engineers $99,820 $49,090 200
34 Physician Assistants $99,280 $43,770 530
35 Lawyers $98,780 $46,950 3,150
36 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $98,490 $42,490 160
37 Industrial Production Managers $97,770 $56,010 2,010
38 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $96,690 $67,750 60
39 Personal Financial Advisors $96,600 $32,880 930
40 Optometrists $95,500 $49,760 320
41 Computer And Information Research Scientists $95,220 $59,010 40
42 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $94,750 $62,600 40
43 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $93,550 $41,730 60
44 Air Traffic Controllers $93,370 $70,960 110
45 Administrative Services Managers $93,180 $51,890 1,870
46 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $91,380 $38,250 240
47 Computer Network Architects $89,840 $53,520 930
48 Environmental Engineers $89,540 $44,780 120
49 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $88,260 $38,480 400
50 Philosophy And Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $88,200 $30,570 70
51 Software Developers, Applications $87,960 $52,730 3,910
52 Chemical Engineers $87,880 $58,200 140
53 Materials Engineers $87,780 $50,220 140
54 Actuaries $87,730 $52,430 40
55 General And Operations Managers $87,650 $23,850 20,440
56 Managers, All Other $86,410 $41,130 3,360
57 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $85,990 $34,970 620
58 Software Developers, Systems Software $85,830 $55,690 1,190
59 Medical And Health Services Managers $85,290 $49,330 4,900
60 Food Scientists And Technologists $84,580 $45,060 190
61 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $84,540 $46,310 80
62 Psychologists, All Other $83,030 $24,020 80
63 Electrical Engineers $82,200 $50,390 1,030
64 History Teachers, Postsecondary $82,070 $34,270 220
65 Commercial And Industrial Designers $82,070 $33,650 100
66 Veterinarians $82,060 $34,770 540
67 Occupational Therapists $81,810 $51,390 1,210
68 Civil Engineers $81,780 $51,620 1,570
69 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $81,780 $36,550 60
70 Information Security Analysts $81,710 $43,200 890
71 Physical Therapists $81,430 $46,590 2,000
72 Broadcast News Analysts $80,750 $35,740 30
73 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $79,630 $58,700 2,210
74 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $79,520 $47,140 410
75 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $79,270 $53,580 300
76 Postmasters And Mail Superintendents $78,860 $67,740 190
77 Commercial Pilots $78,310 $19,480 710
78 Construction Managers $78,250 $43,210 2,010
79 Financial Analysts $78,050 $41,410 1,060
80 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $78,030 $51,550 170
81 Industrial Engineers $77,100 $45,490 1,820
82 Funeral Service Managers $76,810 $42,210 120
83 Statisticians $76,630 $38,840 380
84 Soil And Plant Scientists $75,440 $30,300 40
85 Economists $75,380 $50,650 90
86 Therapists, All Other $74,870 $51,730 50
87 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $74,490 $29,560 1,450
88 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $74,450 $38,140 440
89 Biological Scientists, All Other $74,380 $45,630 250
90 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $74,120 $31,550 2,660
91 Loan Officers $73,990 $33,220 2,650
92 Computer Occupations, All Other $73,670 $39,990 700
93 Speech-Language Pathologists $73,660 $45,240 2,060
94 Database Administrators $73,600 $42,150 480
95 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $73,510 $56,670 170
96 Chemists $72,840 $34,800 320
97 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $72,560 $39,670 160
98 Computer Systems Analysts $71,990 $42,580 3,500
99 Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other $71,970 $59,050 150
100 Mechanical Engineers $71,730 $47,840 1,040

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