These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Kansas For 2018

Chris Kolmar
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 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 Surgeons are the highest paid people in Kansas.

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

  1. Surgeons
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Psychiatrists
  5. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  6. Dentists, General
  7. Chief Executives
  8. Nurse Anesthetists
  9. Sales Managers
  10. Marketing Managers

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 6 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 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 654 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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Kansas

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $278,060 $182,340 210
2 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $273,420 $172,940 50
3 Family And General Practitioners $227,140 $115,000 680
4 Psychiatrists $211,920 $83,500 120
5 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $199,630 $54,720 3,190
6 Dentists, General $185,600 $99,220 1,090
7 Chief Executives $170,170 $63,710 4,210
8 Nurse Anesthetists $163,670 $112,210 390
9 Sales Managers $135,570 $67,770 2,780
10 Marketing Managers $133,820 $65,580 1,560
11 Natural Sciences Managers $128,300 $88,230 190
12 Architectural And Engineering Managers $128,300 $84,150 1,450
13 Podiatrists $128,050 $39,050 60
14 Financial Managers $124,160 $59,610 3,900
15 Air Traffic Controllers $121,220 $69,500 440
16 Computer And Information Systems Managers $121,180 $70,140 2,940
17 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $120,270 $76,240 50
18 Pharmacists $117,370 $59,510 3,030
19 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $111,810 $56,380 50
20 Optometrists $111,650 $69,720 500
21 Actuaries $111,070 $57,280 400
22 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $110,600 $55,140 550
23 Petroleum Engineers $109,710 $51,020 180
24 Materials Engineers $109,650 $69,060 210
25 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $107,750 $53,020 280
26 Chemical Engineers $107,380 $68,550 120
27 Compensation And Benefits Managers $105,900 $68,920 110
28 Aerospace Engineers $105,540 $67,360 2,380
29 Human Resources Managers $105,460 $62,550 1,180
30 Lawyers $104,730 $46,790 3,640
31 Psychologists, All Other $104,200 $72,170 120
32 Purchasing Managers $104,070 $62,520 680
33 Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners, All Other $103,710 $40,680 90
34 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $101,280 $58,930 1,130
35 Personal Financial Advisors $100,730 $38,470 1,650
36 General And Operations Managers $100,580 $44,890 18,050
37 Physician Assistants $100,360 $74,130 970
38 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $99,300 $46,660 1,640
39 Agents And Business Managers Of Artists, Performers, And Athletes $99,290 $46,130 30
40 Nurse Midwives $99,060 $85,430 30
41 Managers, All Other $98,660 $48,290 2,710
42 Software Developers, Systems Software $98,460 $62,700 2,410
43 Nurse Practitioners $97,870 $61,330 2,010
44 Industrial Production Managers $96,060 $54,960 1,880
45 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $95,120 $21,360 520
46 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $95,000 $47,380 1,590
47 Environmental Engineers $94,830 $59,680 460
48 Physical Scientists, All Other $94,830 $40,870 130
49 Computer Network Architects $94,620 $58,900 1,600
50 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $94,140 $30,580 450
51 Computer Hardware Engineers $94,110 $59,470 460
52 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $93,240 $51,220 250
53 Advertising And Promotions Managers $93,070 $57,280 180
54 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $92,580 $46,140 90
55 Medical And Health Services Managers $92,330 $55,270 3,610
56 Training And Development Managers $92,310 $54,200 210
57 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $91,610 $29,880 2,070
58 Computer And Information Research Scientists $89,880 $68,520 100
59 Administrative Services Managers $89,090 $52,390 2,330
60 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $89,000 $42,060 140
61 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $88,470 $51,520 170
62 Sales Engineers $88,430 $52,170 370
63 Electrical Engineers $88,190 $55,920 1,880
64 Operations Research Analysts $87,590 $47,380 780
65 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $87,410 $57,610 1,300
66 Commercial Pilots $87,030 $29,010 310
67 Software Developers, Applications $86,880 $48,360 5,440
68 Loan Officers $85,740 $37,310 4,100
69 Statisticians $85,070 $53,110 110
70 Veterinarians $84,560 $40,170 780
71 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $84,450 $23,180 140
72 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $84,280 $60,140 2,370
73 Transportation Inspectors $84,040 $32,590 390
74 Database Administrators $83,870 $46,440 870
75 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $83,790 $36,650 100
76 Construction Managers $83,640 $50,040 2,570
77 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $83,510 $48,770 560
78 Civil Engineers $83,150 $54,380 2,110
79 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $83,130 $36,340 260
80 Industrial Engineers $82,870 $51,140 2,470
81 Management Analysts $82,400 $40,030 4,510
82 Computer Occupations, All Other $82,160 $57,320 1,430
83 Physical Therapists $81,400 $56,310 1,990
84 Engineers, All Other $81,380 $43,550 560
85 Mechanical Engineers $80,760 $51,540 2,630
86 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $80,630 $50,340 100
87 Education Administrators, All Other $80,590 $40,390 260
88 Environmental Scientists And Specialists, Including Health $80,390 $49,290 560
89 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $80,020 $26,730 590
90 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $79,980 $57,480 300
91 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $79,670 $40,030 190
92 Funeral Service Managers $78,610 $42,090 60
93 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $78,570 $44,330 70
94 Media And Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $78,560 $60,000 40
95 Computer Systems Analysts $78,530 $46,920 5,120
96 Chemists $78,220 $40,520 530
97 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $77,990 $45,780 300
98 Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other $77,730 $54,990 190
99 Information Security Analysts $77,720 $45,020 870
100 Occupational Therapists $77,000 $50,830 1,330

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