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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 Kentucky. 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 Kentucky.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Kentucky:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 11 on the list of highest paid professions in the Bluegrass 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.
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 669 job classifications in Kentucky 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.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|2||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$268,250|
|3||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$230,730|
|4||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$224,170|
|5||Family And General Practitioners||$214,830|
|8||Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons||$205,530|
|14||Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates||$129,300|
|18||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$117,680|
|19||Training And Development Managers||$117,280|
|20||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$115,190|
|22||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$110,730|
|27||Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products||$109,500|
|29||Natural Sciences Managers||$104,520|
|30||Air Traffic Controllers||$103,550|
|31||Power Distributors And Dispatchers||$99,330|
|35||Biochemists And Biophysicists||$96,650|
|37||Industrial Production Managers||$95,860|
|39||Human Resources Managers||$93,780|
|41||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$92,620|
|42||Managers, All Other||$92,410|
|44||Personal Financial Advisors||$91,760|
|45||Computer Hardware Engineers||$91,440|
|47||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$91,210|
|48||General And Operations Managers||$90,270|
|49||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$90,170|
|50||Medical And Health Services Managers||$90,050|
|52||Psychologists, All Other||$87,970|
|53||Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers||$87,150|
|55||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$86,960|
|56||Software Developers, Systems Software||$86,380|
|57||Farmers, Ranchers, And Other Agricultural Managers||$86,310|
|58||Therapists, All Other||$86,240|
|59||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$86,220|
|60||Aircraft Mechanics And Service Technicians||$85,650|
|61||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$85,170|
|62||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$84,340|
|63||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$84,090|
|65||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$83,600|
|68||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$83,020|
|69||Information Security Analysts||$83,010|
|70||Criminal Justice And Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary||$82,800|
|72||Computer Occupations, All Other||$82,120|
|73||Physical Scientists, All Other||$81,500|
|74||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$80,950|
|75||Engineers, All Other||$80,930|
|76||Administrative Services Managers||$80,010|
|82||Software Developers, Applications||$78,260|
|83||Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$77,770|
|84||Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents||$77,560|
|85||Computer Network Architects||$77,440|
|86||Captains, Mates, And Pilots Of Water Vessels||$77,320|
|87||Education Administrators, All Other||$76,430|
|88||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$76,410|
|89||Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay||$76,390|
|91||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$76,250|
|92||Postmasters And Mail Superintendents||$76,230|
|96||Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary||$75,040|
|97||Architects, Except Landscape And Naval||$74,980|
|100||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers||$73,960|
If you’re interested, you can read more about the Kentucky job scene here:
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