These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Arkansas For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 8 months ago
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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 Internists, General are the highest paid people in Arkansas.

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

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

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 8 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 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 641 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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Arkansas

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Internists, General $247,280 $70,940 220
2 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $235,130 $136,490 170
3 Family And General Practitioners $222,460 $104,540 1,300
4 Dentists, All Other Specialists $212,970 $153,880 40
5 Pediatricians, General $183,080 $75,770 120
6 Podiatrists $182,120 $86,470 50
7 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $180,350 $49,990 2,750
8 Dentists, General $170,440 $83,360 750
9 Nurse Anesthetists $161,690 $112,670 350
10 Psychiatrists $161,620 $55,980 240
11 Marketing Managers $147,370 $73,530 1,540
12 Advertising And Promotions Managers $145,680 $61,940 140
13 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $142,340 $35,550 1,670
14 Chief Executives $130,630 $28,890 2,140
15 Pharmacists $117,670 $83,270 3,550
16 Architectural And Engineering Managers $116,720 $71,900 710
17 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $114,820 $65,580 70
18 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $113,580 $57,540 1,450
19 Actuaries $112,920 $62,270 40
20 Sales Managers $112,380 $50,000 2,270
21 Purchasing Managers $111,450 $44,500 530
22 Computer And Information Systems Managers $111,410 $61,310 2,080
23 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $111,000 $19,030 300
24 Compensation And Benefits Managers $110,000 $47,550 110
25 Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $105,120 $43,040 40
26 Personal Financial Advisors $103,880 $31,410 870
27 Natural Sciences Managers $103,060 $51,540 250
28 Optometrists $102,280 $54,640 290
29 Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners, All Other $101,540 $49,600 160
30 Training And Development Managers $100,630 $33,090 260
31 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $100,510 $34,200 350
32 Financial Managers $100,370 $36,750 3,840
33 Human Resources Managers $100,220 $45,880 920
34 Lawyers $99,100 $41,300 2,730
35 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $98,650 $43,350 1,300
36 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $98,620 $31,210 120
37 Computer And Information Research Scientists $96,190 $76,960 40
38 Nurse Practitioners $95,230 $52,420 1,830
39 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $94,090 $41,600 70
40 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $93,910 $41,640 240
41 Industrial Production Managers $93,060 $57,040 1,750
42 Administrative Services Managers $92,860 $48,110 1,850
43 Environmental Engineers $91,980 $55,020 150
44 Materials Engineers $90,040 $60,480 120
45 Air Traffic Controllers $89,490 $66,390 110
46 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $89,380 $65,770 40
47 Sales Engineers $89,200 $48,930 190
48 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $89,030 $57,600 80
49 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $88,960 $38,140 370
50 Computer Hardware Engineers $88,580 $42,150 260
51 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $87,510 $34,940 620
52 Software Developers, Applications $87,500 $51,360 3,690
53 Managers, All Other $86,860 $39,960 3,230
54 Chemical Engineers $86,570 $53,790 170
55 Computer Network Architects $86,400 $50,080 780
56 Philosophy And Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $85,470 $30,580 80
57 General And Operations Managers $85,390 $24,150 20,630
58 Electrical Engineers $84,860 $53,740 1,000
59 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $83,450 $43,980 90
60 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $83,280 $43,200 60
61 Food Scientists And Technologists $83,110 $48,420 120
62 Information Security Analysts $83,070 $50,440 1,750
63 Medical And Health Services Managers $82,930 $48,010 4,360
64 Farmers, Ranchers, And Other Agricultural Managers $82,810 $37,800 150
65 Software Developers, Systems Software $82,580 $52,240 1,260
66 Psychologists, All Other $82,480 $24,020 80
67 Physician Assistants $82,050 $32,720 500
68 Funeral Service Managers $81,850 $39,000 130
69 Civil Engineers $81,790 $49,690 1,530
70 History Teachers, Postsecondary $81,180 $34,480 220
71 Power Plant Operators $80,780 $48,860 160
72 Physical Therapists $80,690 $43,850 1,910
73 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $79,600 $58,630 2,330
74 Occupational Therapists $79,220 $51,410 1,090
75 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $78,940 $49,110 230
76 Database Administrators $78,470 $43,390 630
77 Commercial Pilots $77,900 $19,090 760
78 Postmasters And Mail Superintendents $77,490 $65,780 190
79 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $77,230 $49,640 190
80 Speech-Language Pathologists $76,650 $46,540 1,900
81 Construction Managers $76,480 $43,390 1,810
82 Statisticians $76,050 $38,460 370
83 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $75,930 $31,650 2,630
84 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $75,650 $35,750 40
85 Financial Examiners $75,640 $41,750 180
86 Chemists $74,710 $34,060 360
87 Microbiologists $74,640 $33,460 140
88 Soil And Plant Scientists $74,510 $36,580 40
89 Mechanical Engineers $74,330 $43,150 1,010
90 Real Estate Brokers $73,930 $19,160 140
91 Industrial Engineers $73,680 $45,230 1,800
92 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $73,470 $40,100 530
93 Financial Analysts $73,210 $39,970 1,200
94 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $72,910 $53,890 180
95 Computer Occupations, All Other $72,420 $39,240 750
96 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $72,240 $55,550 170
97 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $71,590 $43,520 330
98 Biological Scientists, All Other $71,530 $33,450 250
99 Education Administrators, All Other $71,310 $30,340 350
100 Radiation Therapists $70,610 $45,060 290

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