These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Cedar Rapids, IA For 2018

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by Chris Kolmar
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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 the Cedar Rapids area. 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 Family And General Practitioners are the highest paid people in Cedar Rapids.

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

  1. Family and General Practitioners
  2. Dentists, General
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  5. Physician Assistants
  6. Optometrists
  7. Marketing Managers
  8. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  9. Financial Managers
  10. Purchasing Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 2 on the list of highest paid professions in Cedar Rapids. 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.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Cedar Rapids and Iowa job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Cedar Rapids For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 336 job classifications in Cedar Rapids 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 BLS data for this analysis which came out on March 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Cedar Rapids

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Family and General Practitioners $231,950 $133,650 260
2 Dentists, General $220,240 $115,760 60
3 Chief Executives $195,800 $63,910 200
4 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $184,140 $115,170 130
5 Physician Assistants $133,470 $79,040 80
6 Optometrists $126,750 $83,100 40
7 Marketing Managers $123,660 $66,510 260
8 Computer and Information Systems Managers $123,020 $86,820 960
9 Financial Managers $115,010 $58,840 860
10 Purchasing Managers $106,960 $65,810 130
11 Lawyers $104,870 $55,420 370
12 Pharmacists $104,350 $73,330 300
13 Sales Managers $100,740 $53,720 380
14 Industrial Production Managers $100,460 $60,140 370
15 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $100,320 $68,310 190
16 Veterinarians $97,350 $59,560 50
17 General and Operations Managers $94,120 $34,840 2,850
18 Human Resources Managers $92,230 $53,880 190
19 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $91,970 $49,770 50
20 Nurse Practitioners $91,410 $80,380 120
21 Computer Hardware Engineers $90,250 $58,710 110
22 Training and Development Managers $88,410 $46,690 50
23 Managers, All Other $87,520 $48,750 410
24 Computer Network Architects $87,460 $63,570 160
25 Agricultural Engineers $87,380 $65,500 30
26 Software Developers, Applications $86,740 $64,410 1,750
27 Electrical Engineers $86,670 $64,790 720
28 Information Security Analysts $84,520 $54,940 80
29 Database Administrators $83,500 $51,760 90
30 Administrative Services Managers $82,760 $53,150 270
31 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $81,660 $27,720 380
32 Industrial Engineers $80,730 $53,390 330
33 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $79,700 $43,830 80
34 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $79,330 $48,500 500
35 Management Analysts $79,020 $45,880 370
36 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $78,780 $42,800 40
37 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $78,700 $41,520 150
38 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $77,320 $42,960 240
39 Medical and Health Services Managers $77,130 $47,660 400
40 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $76,770 $40,230 40
41 Computer Systems Analysts $76,500 $51,260 720
42 Mechanical Engineers $76,400 $52,240 300
43 Civil Engineers $74,400 $41,030 230
44 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $74,340 $56,740 60
45 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers $73,780 $53,740 40
46 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $73,700 $37,480 60
47 Financial Analysts $73,460 $50,800 270
48 Construction Managers $73,420 $44,190 380
49 Physical Therapists $73,190 $54,730 190
50 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $71,760 $35,270 50
51 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $71,670 $38,780 410
52 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $71,660 $51,370 60
53 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $71,180 $42,820 80
54 Computer Occupations, All Other $70,600 $39,300 290
55 Occupational Therapists $70,290 $53,920 80
56 Web Developers $68,580 $31,020 150
57 Loan Officers $68,120 $33,590 480
58 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $68,090 $36,680 70
59 Dental Hygienists $67,700 $56,360 260
60 Computer Programmers $67,290 $47,480 180
61 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $66,800 $42,690 30
62 Financial Examiners $66,220 $35,720 180
63 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $66,210 $39,840 620
64 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $65,970 $50,940 60
65 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other $65,740 $30,260 600
66 Speech-Language Pathologists $65,580 $50,810 110
67 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $65,370 $41,850 60
68 Instructional Coordinators $65,290 $48,560 150
69 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $65,200 $54,030 30
70 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists $65,190 $34,270 60
71 Compliance Officers $64,820 $42,040 220
72 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $64,510 $31,040 1,680
73 Logisticians $64,430 $47,060 190
74 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $64,060 $51,570 50
75 Accountants and Auditors $63,980 $40,580 1,100
76 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $63,410 $31,110 220
77 Credit Analysts $63,310 $38,860 40
78 Social and Community Service Managers $63,120 $39,550 170
79 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door $62,660 $51,960 50
80 Engineers, All Other $62,590 $40,060 360
81 Insurance Sales Agents $62,200 $26,420 580
82 Financial Specialists, All Other $61,960 $38,200 160
83 Public Relations Specialists $61,690 $34,470 120
84 Mechanical Drafters $61,610 $33,060 130
85 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $61,380 $27,410 230
86 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $61,250 $42,140 340
87 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate $61,100 $39,980 60
88 Industrial Machinery Mechanics $60,870 $39,990 740
89 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $60,860 $32,350 130
90 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $60,820 $30,010 430
91 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $60,420 $32,450 1,200
92 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other $59,940 $39,560 40
93 Electricians $59,680 $33,370 1,000
94 Training and Development Specialists $59,290 $33,480 340
95 Electrical and Electronics Drafters $58,980 $37,870 60
96 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $58,930 $45,570 530
97 Technical Writers $58,250 $30,460 140
98 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $56,800 $40,840 560
99 Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program $56,050 $20,170 60
100 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $56,050 $38,460 630