The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Kansas For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Kansas

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 Kansas. 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 Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in Kansas.

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

  1. Anesthesiologists
  2. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  3. Family Medicine Physicians
  4. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  5. Dentists, General
  6. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  7. Physicists
  8. Chief Executives
  9. Pediatricians, General
  10. Marketing Managers

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 5 on the list of highest paid professions in the Sunflower 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 Kansas For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 628 job classifications in Kansas 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, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Kansas

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $276,800 $152,130 190
2 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $269,460 $173,590 120
3 Family Medicine Physicians $233,970 $123,090 550
4 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $221,660 $160,740 230
5 Dentists, General $184,070 $93,700 640
6 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $182,180 $56,450 2,930
7 Physicists $181,190 $87,840 30
8 Chief Executives $164,760 $37,580 3,620
9 Pediatricians, General $156,620 $45,490 90
10 Marketing Managers $145,440 $68,090 1,660
11 Sales Managers $144,370 $67,950 3,200
12 Financial Managers $135,720 $64,610 4,440
13 Architectural And Engineering Managers $133,560 $87,680 1,550
14 Natural Sciences Managers $131,920 $91,050 230
15 Computer And Information Systems Managers $124,350 $71,200 3,150
16 Air Traffic Controllers $122,120 $64,310 420
17 Compensation And Benefits Managers $121,770 $85,470 90
18 Pharmacists $121,710 $71,900 3,490
19 Optometrists $120,660 $73,040 520
20 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $120,140 $81,960 50
21 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $117,310 $39,880 90
22 Advertising And Promotions Managers $116,510 $55,660 90
23 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $114,400 $52,220 270
24 Human Resources Managers $112,060 $67,520 1,080
25 Actuaries $111,380 $61,120 430
26 Lawyers $110,290 $43,140 3,640
27 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $109,000 $60,730 590
28 Purchasing Managers $108,050 $68,430 580
29 Physician Assistants $107,610 $80,790 1,050
30 Aerospace Engineers $106,300 $68,810 2,450
31 Training And Development Managers $105,600 $60,730 220
32 Materials Engineers $105,290 $65,000 270
33 Psychologists, All Other $104,980 $73,840 130
34 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $104,360 $47,210 1,450
35 Computer And Information Research Scientists $104,110 $67,900 130
36 Industrial Production Managers $103,560 $60,190 1,810
37 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $103,480 $35,090 2,540
38 Personal Financial Advisors $102,660 $37,140 2,060
39 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $102,550 $50,110 2,170
40 Petroleum Engineers $101,970 $56,190 130
41 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $100,840 $62,700 980
42 Commercial Pilots $100,670 $31,140 450
43 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $100,640 $54,380 240
44 Nurse Practitioners $100,550 $63,670 2,790
45 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $100,090 $51,890 100
46 Computer Network Architects $99,470 $57,970 1,440
47 Sales Engineers $98,830 $60,200 380
48 General And Operations Managers $98,480 $43,300 18,340
49 Physical Scientists, All Other $98,020 $73,850 120
50 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $97,420 $50,180 150
51 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $97,310 $17,910 450
52 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $96,630 $52,850 1,910
53 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $95,270 $74,400 90
54 Medical And Health Services Managers $94,060 $53,660 4,110
55 Computer Hardware Engineers $93,790 $57,070 300
56 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $93,230 $25,760 530
57 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $92,430 $63,050 1,310
58 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $91,990 $55,300 9,000
59 Veterinarians $91,990 $50,970 780
60 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $91,050 $47,110 60
61 Statisticians $90,590 $57,710 150
62 Database Administrators And Architects $89,810 $52,380 810
63 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $89,190 $24,230 140
64 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $88,950 $53,270 150
65 Electrical Engineers $88,720 $63,860 1,960
66 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $88,710 $24,960 1,660
67 Physical Therapists $88,310 $60,520 2,340
68 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $87,830 $26,940 250
69 Construction Managers $87,510 $49,240 2,640
70 Environmental Engineers $87,420 $53,240 390
71 Information Security Analysts $87,290 $53,120 840
72 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $87,140 $63,410 2,390
73 Elevator And Escalator Installers And Repairers $87,050 $46,960 440
74 Education Administrators, All Other $86,270 $39,080 270
75 Operations Research Analysts $85,920 $51,020 810
76 Chemical Engineers $85,650 $50,850 180
77 Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary $85,310 $18,320 150
78 Gambling Managers $85,060 $52,750 30
79 Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other $83,540 $57,220 220
80 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $83,440 $19,080 3,230
81 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $83,320 $44,030 80
82 Philosophy And Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $82,660 $40,450 290
83 Chemists $82,390 $44,530 770
84 Art Directors $82,320 $41,870 400
85 Insurance Underwriters $82,220 $44,470 1,090
86 Occupational Therapists $81,830 $53,350 1,480
87 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $81,650 $57,170 230
88 Industrial Engineers $81,260 $51,560 3,030
89 Computer Programmers $81,150 $51,290 1,240
90 Civil Engineers $80,920 $46,400 2,100
91 Tax Examiners And Collectors, And Revenue Agents $80,590 $31,730 70
92 History Teachers, Postsecondary $80,130 $40,110 130
93 Engineers, All Other $79,910 $44,250 620
94 Mechanical Engineers $79,720 $50,970 2,800
95 Loan Officers $79,410 $33,570 4,060
96 Acupuncturists And Healthcare Diagnosing Or Treating Practitioners, All Other $79,210 $50,900 160
97 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $78,960 $60,020 150
98 Bioengineers And Biomedical Engineers $78,620 $49,960 50
99 Food Scientists And Technologists $78,170 $34,530 210
100 Financial And Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, And Financial Specialists, All Other $77,820 $39,030 2,780

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