These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Lincoln, NE 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 Lincoln 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 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other are the highest paid people in Lincoln.

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

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Dentists, General
  4. Family and General Practitioners
  5. Financial Managers
  6. Human Resources Managers
  7. Nurse Anesthetists
  8. Optometrists
  9. Sales Managers
  10. Personal Financial Advisors

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 3 on the list of highest paid professions in Lincoln. 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 Lincoln and Nebraska job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Lincoln For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 376 job classifications in Lincoln 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 Lincoln

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $238,360 $83,520 140
2 Chief Executives $218,520 $102,090 130
3 Dentists, General $195,100 $72,410 100
4 Family and General Practitioners $190,180 $87,850 260
5 Financial Managers $134,960 $63,610 410
6 Human Resources Managers $133,260 $77,940 70
7 Nurse Anesthetists $130,600 $104,140 60
8 Optometrists $129,490 $34,400 60
9 Sales Managers $125,290 $63,440 270
10 Personal Financial Advisors $123,410 $41,890 230
11 Lawyers $121,010 $54,740 570
12 General and Operations Managers $109,650 $49,040 2,070
13 Physician Assistants $108,310 $66,940 150
14 Computer and Information Systems Managers $105,960 $65,210 380
15 Architectural and Engineering Managers $105,740 $79,860 100
16 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $100,810 $47,330 60
17 Pharmacists $100,280 $44,860 350
18 Managers, All Other $98,250 $54,870 130
19 Natural Sciences Managers $97,000 $56,200 90
20 Marketing Managers $96,630 $50,890 160
21 Purchasing Managers $96,630 $58,170 60
22 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $96,440 $79,890 200
23 Chiropractors $95,630 $27,680 100
24 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $95,000 $61,020 40
25 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $94,770 $42,830 170
26 Actuaries $94,020 $39,640 80
27 Industrial Production Managers $92,790 $56,350 200
28 Electrical Engineers $91,060 $61,810 250
29 Advertising and Promotions Managers $91,010 $43,990 50
30 Medical and Health Services Managers $91,000 $52,700 480
31 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $90,930 $56,830 60
32 Nurse Practitioners $89,530 $66,250 140
33 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $89,450 $49,750 160
34 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $86,410 $49,380 90
35 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $85,910 $48,700 70
36 Loan Officers $85,420 $42,740 910
37 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $82,980 $52,280 70
38 Mechanical Engineers $82,920 $50,780 260
39 Administrative Services Managers $82,120 $45,520 470
40 Construction Managers $81,650 $51,020 440
41 Civil Engineers $81,340 $46,920 380
42 Information Security Analysts $81,290 $54,140 60
43 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $81,280 $47,200 120
44 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $81,220 $44,540 60
45 Occupational Therapists $80,850 $55,120 100
46 Veterinarians $80,600 $58,270 90
47 Environmental Engineers $78,470 $47,130 110
48 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $77,330 $40,440 270
49 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $76,730 $44,390 790
50 Industrial Engineers $76,110 $53,690 270
51 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $75,850 $25,270 410
52 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $74,610 $40,960 120
53 Physical Therapists $74,580 $53,680 280
54 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $74,130 $39,800 210
55 Financial Analysts $73,490 $46,670 210
56 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $72,920 $40,200 110
57 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $72,900 $62,140 30
58 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $72,780 $42,330 390
59 Biological Scientists, All Other $72,740 $24,030 40
60 Computer Occupations, All Other $72,630 $39,070 130
61 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary $71,550 $43,100 50
62 Software Developers, Systems Software $71,490 $42,120 470
63 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $71,450 $33,020 250
64 Software Developers, Applications $71,240 $45,160 1,160
65 Art Directors $71,070 $40,040 70
66 Computer Network Architects $70,710 $43,960 120
67 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $69,200 $51,840 50
68 Editors $68,820 $33,370 110
69 Chemists $68,690 $42,930 180
70 Management Analysts $68,260 $42,710 440
71 Insurance Sales Agents $67,790 $27,090 520
72 Credit Analysts $67,740 $37,220 110
73 Computer Programmers $67,580 $38,280 620
74 Computer Systems Analysts $66,830 $41,370 700
75 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $66,240 $42,600 730
76 Database Administrators $66,030 $38,070 200
77 Dental Hygienists $65,830 $36,500 350
78 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $65,640 $43,330 60
79 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $65,620 $38,340 50
80 Conservation Scientists $64,950 $42,000 50
81 Biochemists and Biophysicists $63,990 $41,130 30
82 Social and Community Service Managers $63,650 $43,820 220
83 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $63,300 $18,370 780
84 Engineers, All Other $63,050 $41,420 60
85 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $62,860 $40,470 710
86 Hydrologists $62,780 $42,010 60
87 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $62,610 $44,780 470
88 Speech-Language Pathologists $62,290 $43,970 150
89 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $62,070 $40,440 40
90 Accountants and Auditors $62,050 $35,660 1,710
91 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate $62,050 $39,090 70
92 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $61,820 $42,280 170
93 Fundraisers $61,810 $35,700 120
94 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $61,400 $32,170 800
95 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $61,220 $38,290 150
96 Compliance Officers $60,980 $39,270 1,340
97 Financial Specialists, All Other $60,930 $36,400 30
98 Computer Network Support Specialists $60,660 $40,060 210
99 Budget Analysts $60,200 $41,490 130
100 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $59,770 $36,250 100