These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Little Rock, AR 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 Little Rock 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 Internists, General are the highest paid people in Little Rock.

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

  1. Internists, General
  2. Family and General Practitioners
  3. Surgeons
  4. Dentists, General
  5. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  6. Nurse Anesthetists
  7. Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
  8. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
  9. Optometrists
  10. Architectural and Engineering Managers

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

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Little Rock For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 483 job classifications in Little Rock 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 Little Rock

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Internists, General $254,730 $112,710 130
2 Family and General Practitioners $234,060 $128,890 460
3 Surgeons $230,590 $113,730 230
4 Dentists, General $183,230 $124,220 150
5 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $148,870 $46,260 1,600
6 Nurse Anesthetists $145,720 $107,120 310
7 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $130,840 $19,330 440
8 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $130,190 $34,160 940
9 Optometrists $123,730 $53,260 60
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers $119,620 $71,500 190
11 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $115,620 $35,350 70
12 Marketing Managers $108,340 $53,520 390
13 Pharmacists $106,750 $41,380 1,340
14 Personal Financial Advisors $105,840 $32,340 400
15 Computer and Information Systems Managers $103,230 $59,450 1,160
16 Nurse Practitioners $101,020 $66,590 530
17 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $100,480 $44,480 80
18 Sales Managers $100,100 $51,100 1,150
19 Lawyers $98,660 $48,220 1,890
20 Financial Managers $94,110 $28,730 1,150
21 Medical and Health Services Managers $93,600 $51,720 1,230
22 Sales Engineers $91,880 $50,720 70
23 General and Operations Managers $91,830 $34,150 6,080
24 Electrical Engineers $90,310 $64,390 360
25 Industrial Production Managers $90,170 $54,640 350
26 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $89,570 $42,800 40
27 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $89,110 $41,190 180
28 Natural Sciences Managers $88,070 $47,600 130
29 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $86,660 $48,880 290
30 Computer Network Architects $86,170 $51,970 300
31 Education Administrators, All Other $86,110 $59,510 50
32 Chemical Engineers $85,320 $49,030 30
33 Veterinarians $84,930 $44,880 160
34 Managers, All Other $84,590 $41,380 910
35 Insurance Sales Agents $84,420 $25,710 860
36 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $83,430 $41,700 550
37 Credit Analysts $83,400 $31,030 110
38 Occupational Therapists $81,850 $47,910 410
39 Computer Occupations, All Other $81,540 $56,120 330
40 Radiation Therapists $79,440 $35,720 90
41 Financial Examiners $79,370 $44,500 110
42 Elevator Installers and Repairers $79,350 $65,680 40
43 Psychologists, All Other $78,650 $24,060 60
44 Civil Engineers $78,230 $43,260 610
45 Biochemists and Biophysicists $78,170 $42,560 60
46 Physical Therapists $78,170 $42,600 780
47 Mechanical Engineers $78,100 $38,580 270
48 Database Administrators $77,690 $48,550 390
49 Computer Hardware Engineers $77,390 $50,740 160
50 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $77,300 $35,190 920
51 Software Developers, Applications $76,600 $41,330 580
52 Industrial Engineers $76,030 $54,220 490
53 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $75,740 $49,030 40
54 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $75,480 $42,480 70
55 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $75,050 $23,310 780
56 Construction Managers $75,020 $45,180 580
57 Speech-Language Pathologists $74,870 $44,320 580
58 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $74,480 $54,200 510
59 Physician Assistants $74,090 $32,540 180
60 Transportation Inspectors $73,740 $35,870 40
61 Compensation and Benefits Managers $72,870 $44,220 60
62 Administrative Services Managers $72,660 $43,090 780
63 Software Developers, Systems Software $72,420 $50,930 740
64 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $72,290 $51,460 260
65 Purchasing Managers $71,740 $40,850 180
66 Biological Scientists, All Other $71,530 $48,410 30
67 Human Resources Managers $71,440 $33,640 340
68 Computer Systems Analysts $70,360 $39,350 1,850
69 Information Security Analysts $70,180 $31,430 1,850
70 Logisticians $69,120 $43,330 150
71 Occupational Therapy Assistants $68,790 $43,610 90
72 Environmental Engineers $68,530 $45,070 90
73 Computer Programmers $68,020 $50,360 970
74 Real Estate Brokers $67,710 $17,700 40
75 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $67,680 $50,830 50
76 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $67,270 $43,100 1,120
77 Dental Hygienists $66,240 $39,040 430
78 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $66,050 $48,420 70
79 Art Directors $65,850 $43,090 40
80 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $65,750 $44,110 60
81 Economists $65,290 $41,500 70
82 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $65,020 $42,270 170
83 Accountants and Auditors $64,990 $40,380 2,550
84 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $64,760 $32,820 210
85 Financial Analysts $64,740 $40,750 550
86 Electrical and Electronics Drafters $64,730 $51,700 40
87 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $64,550 $32,170 150
88 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $64,430 $42,080 1,680
89 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $64,160 $16,710 130
90 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $63,740 $39,530 40
91 Farm and Home Management Advisors $63,330 $43,770 40
92 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $63,150 $33,350 820
93 Insurance Underwriters $63,140 $32,870 110
94 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary $62,890 $38,510 40
95 Operations Research Analysts $62,480 $37,880 180
96 Registered Nurses $61,900 $42,070 8,900
97 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $61,700 $34,940 100
98 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians $61,120 $24,030 140
99 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $60,930 $22,640 160
100 Loan Officers $60,890 $29,140 530