These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Kansas 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 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 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. Psychiatrists
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  5. Dentists, General
  6. Chief Executives
  7. Nurse Anesthetists
  8. Sales Managers
  9. Marketing Managers
  10. Financial 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 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 636 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, 2019.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Kansas

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $282,940 $188,130 170
2 Psychiatrists $226,090 $86,590 110
3 Family And General Practitioners $215,450 $93,860 440
4 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $191,430 $55,620 3,540
5 Dentists, General $179,100 $105,420 960
6 Chief Executives $172,100 $59,570 3,790
7 Nurse Anesthetists $159,600 $109,100 300
8 Sales Managers $147,230 $70,530 2,820
9 Marketing Managers $142,740 $69,560 1,640
10 Financial Managers $129,660 $64,190 3,990
11 Architectural And Engineering Managers $129,220 $83,470 1,520
12 Natural Sciences Managers $127,440 $89,080 250
13 Air Traffic Controllers $122,510 $65,320 420
14 Podiatrists $122,390 $55,240 50
15 Pharmacists $121,790 $84,680 2,990
16 Computer And Information Systems Managers $119,050 $65,760 3,010
17 Petroleum Engineers $118,160 $60,390 150
18 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $118,070 $78,100 50
19 Optometrists $117,840 $81,780 520
20 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $114,000 $43,120 90
21 Actuaries $113,910 $57,750 330
22 Compensation And Benefits Managers $112,330 $71,920 90
23 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $111,740 $54,070 610
24 Lawyers $109,020 $45,080 3,460
25 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $107,820 $46,970 310
26 Human Resources Managers $107,810 $64,810 1,150
27 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $107,500 $32,860 2,380
28 Training And Development Managers $106,680 $66,510 220
29 Aerospace Engineers $105,540 $67,610 2,220
30 Purchasing Managers $104,740 $65,740 610
31 Physician Assistants $104,720 $77,920 1,040
32 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $104,210 $46,960 1,380
33 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $103,660 $62,860 1,100
34 Psychologists, All Other $102,910 $73,840 120
35 Managers, All Other $102,560 $50,860 2,420
36 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $102,190 $59,040 40
37 Advertising And Promotions Managers $100,970 $51,220 110
38 Nurse Practitioners $99,430 $64,250 2,270
39 Industrial Production Managers $99,270 $58,710 1,850
40 Veterinarians $98,260 $47,600 700
41 Chemical Engineers $98,090 $52,280 200
42 General And Operations Managers $97,920 $43,170 18,240
43 Physical Scientists, All Other $97,300 $61,590 130
44 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $97,080 $50,720 240
45 Commercial Pilots $96,370 $28,340 330
46 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $95,460 $49,510 110
47 Computer And Information Research Scientists $94,300 $69,930 100
48 Software Developers, Systems Software $94,240 $61,440 1,870
49 Medical And Health Services Managers $94,050 $54,880 3,890
50 Personal Financial Advisors $93,720 $36,390 1,620
51 Computer Network Architects $93,670 $57,760 1,600
52 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $93,520 $34,100 1,540
53 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $92,590 $44,360 150
54 Administrative Services Managers $92,150 $53,790 2,230
55 Electrical Engineers $90,880 $58,250 1,960
56 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $90,730 $19,530 570
57 Sales Engineers $90,410 $50,790 350
58 Agents And Business Managers Of Artists, Performers, And Athletes $89,730 $43,250 40
59 Statisticians $89,250 $55,980 130
60 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $89,110 $58,440 1,560
61 Computer Hardware Engineers $88,630 $55,310 370
62 Education Administrators, All Other $87,460 $42,210 280
63 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $87,270 $18,240 400
64 Construction Managers $87,270 $48,540 2,730
65 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $86,920 $23,580 140
66 Transportation Inspectors $86,500 $33,440 390
67 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $86,210 $52,940 170
68 Information Security Analysts $86,160 $52,010 760
69 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $85,880 $60,490 2,410
70 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $85,740 $50,700 130
71 Environmental Engineers $85,400 $53,540 370
72 Software Developers, Applications $85,380 $48,520 5,570
73 Physical Therapists $85,250 $56,850 2,270
74 Operations Research Analysts $85,050 $49,290 780
75 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $84,500 $62,200 340
76 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $84,400 $25,410 380
77 Loan Officers $84,320 $37,970 3,910
78 Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other $83,440 $57,700 200
79 Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary $82,720 $17,990 150
80 Elevator Installers And Repairers $82,460 $45,000 360
81 Database Administrators $82,430 $49,190 730
82 Art Directors $82,340 $40,150 410
83 Civil Engineers $82,340 $47,850 2,340
84 Mechanical Engineers $82,210 $51,280 2,710
85 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $82,070 $49,610 110
86 Engineers, All Other $82,060 $43,590 600
87 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $81,630 $46,860 80
88 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $81,530 $26,190 270
89 Animal Scientists $81,310 $29,310 30
90 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $81,190 $51,110 560
91 Industrial Engineers $79,580 $50,020 2,920
92 Media And Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $79,400 $61,090 40
93 Computer Occupations, All Other $79,300 $57,710 1,340
94 Occupational Therapists $78,720 $52,370 1,420
95 Computer Systems Analysts $78,520 $46,230 4,810
96 Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $78,350 $37,930 110
97 Tax Examiners And Collectors, And Revenue Agents $78,330 $31,320 80
98 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $77,950 $41,230 940
99 Management Analysts $77,690 $39,920 5,000
100 Chemists $77,600 $42,360 660

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