These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Lexington, KY 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 Lexington 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 Psychiatrists are the highest paid people in Lexington.

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

  1. Psychiatrists
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Surgeons
  4. Dentists, General
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Internists, General
  7. Pediatricians, General
  8. Family and General Practitioners
  9. Business Teachers, Postsecondary
  10. Pharmacists

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 4 on the list of highest paid professions in Lexington. 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 Lexington and Kentucky job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Lexington For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 412 job classifications in Lexington 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 Lexington

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Psychiatrists $256,750 $151,850 50
2 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $251,730 $140,790 60
3 Surgeons $232,910 $99,690 130
4 Dentists, General $188,620 $72,640 150
5 Chief Executives $185,720 $85,180 560
6 Internists, General $172,230 $80,690 70
7 Pediatricians, General $166,530 $89,710 90
8 Family and General Practitioners $157,510 $89,050 190
9 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $143,820 $43,580 130
10 Pharmacists $113,520 $86,850 600
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers $108,130 $68,050 490
12 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $107,260 $46,220 60
13 Natural Sciences Managers $106,970 $58,190 70
14 Computer and Information Systems Managers $105,490 $64,310 380
15 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $104,820 $25,080 300
16 Nurse Practitioners $104,090 $76,600 350
17 Financial Managers $103,400 $50,720 990
18 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $100,870 $50,900 50
19 Medical and Health Services Managers $100,660 $57,840 650
20 Marketing Managers $99,910 $46,040 270
21 Veterinarians $99,340 $32,040 280
22 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $96,080 $42,340 120
23 Therapists, All Other $95,380 $71,960 50
24 Industrial Production Managers $95,010 $56,430 500
25 Optometrists $94,160 $44,020 70
26 Physician Assistants $93,630 $75,010 60
27 Sales Managers $92,590 $40,910 470
28 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $92,120 $50,160 150
29 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $91,870 $43,730 70
30 General and Operations Managers $91,700 $37,040 3,420
31 Human Resources Managers $89,590 $51,410 220
32 Managers, All Other $89,360 $46,320 580
33 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $88,990 $43,230 40
34 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $88,350 $59,210 330
35 Electrical Engineers $87,480 $56,690 600
36 Lawyers $87,360 $35,920 1,030
37 Purchasing Managers $86,290 $46,820 130
38 Software Developers, Systems Software $85,420 $56,190 550
39 Financial Examiners $85,160 $45,220 60
40 Computer Systems Analysts $84,640 $50,810 520
41 Personal Financial Advisors $83,970 $28,510 180
42 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $83,700 $47,930 160
43 Environmental Engineers $82,100 $51,320 60
44 Physical Therapists $81,970 $60,220 470
45 Computer Network Architects $81,860 $53,150 250
46 Engineers, All Other $80,610 $49,740 220
47 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $80,330 $39,560 160
48 Industrial Engineers $79,830 $53,340 710
49 Construction Managers $79,110 $34,700 660
50 Occupational Therapists $78,720 $57,930 340
51 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other $78,660 $48,660 780
52 Mechanical Engineers $78,340 $54,410 640
53 Sales Engineers $77,490 $55,680 200
54 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $77,440 $32,800 440
55 Information Security Analysts $77,240 $49,440 60
56 Computer Programmers $77,200 $38,550 180
57 Training and Development Managers $75,790 $51,470 50
58 Operations Research Analysts $75,310 $43,710 130
59 Speech-Language Pathologists $75,190 $50,510 300
60 Advertising and Promotions Managers $74,940 $34,060 40
61 Loan Officers $74,460 $36,080 500
62 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $74,380 $49,560 70
63 Civil Engineers $73,840 $44,520 520
64 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $73,740 $52,820 250
65 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $73,470 $48,920 230
66 Economists $73,390 $52,980 40
67 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $72,820 $35,760 550
68 Insurance Underwriters $72,360 $42,290 50
69 Broadcast News Analysts $71,690 $33,610 30
70 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $71,690 $40,810 1,180
71 Chemists $71,600 $41,550 100
72 Software Developers, Applications $70,890 $47,470 1,630
73 Database Administrators $70,840 $35,660 270
74 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents $69,540 $38,080 30
75 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $67,460 $34,210 280
76 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $67,000 $32,660 210
77 Accountants and Auditors $66,750 $40,170 1,900
78 Biological Scientists, All Other $66,230 $42,190 60
79 Computer Occupations, All Other $66,090 $22,610 310
80 Landscape Architects $65,900 $49,970 60
81 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $65,830 $36,330 100
82 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $65,630 $38,210 250
83 Management Analysts $65,540 $34,120 550
84 Budget Analysts $65,330 $43,840 80
85 Instructional Coordinators $64,660 $41,480 230
86 Logisticians $63,830 $42,770 240
87 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers $63,680 $36,050 80
88 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $63,600 $34,340 110
89 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $63,210 $35,870 1,240
90 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $62,840 $46,830 30
91 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $62,320 $34,070 1,490
92 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $62,300 $40,600 680
93 Credit Analysts $62,100 $45,160 40
94 Technical Writers $61,760 $41,280 90
95 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $61,640 $36,630 190
96 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $61,610 $28,120 370
97 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $61,560 $42,850 150
98 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other $61,300 $27,960 1,580
99 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $61,210 $43,350 120
100 Tool and Die Makers $61,120 $41,570 230