These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Nebraska For 2018

Chris Kolmar
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 Nebraska. 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 Nebraska.

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

  1. Surgeons
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Internists, General
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Family and General Practitioners
  6. Psychiatrists
  7. Podiatrists
  8. Nurse Anesthetists
  9. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  10. Pediatricians, General

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 11 on the list of highest paid professions in the Cornhusker 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 Nebraska For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 602 job classifications in Nebraska 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.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Nebraska

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $283,760 $190,870 330
2 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $237,520 $105,800 140
3 Internists, General $232,710 $77,750 130
4 Chief Executives $227,730 $95,590 780
5 Family And General Practitioners $227,020 $100,780 1,680
6 Psychiatrists $226,510 $92,550 140
7 Podiatrists $222,210 $105,370 50
8 Nurse Anesthetists $186,250 $98,460 300
9 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $167,230 $54,350 1,860
10 Pediatricians, General $151,780 $56,640 150
11 Dentists, General $148,230 $59,400 660
12 Architectural And Engineering Managers $121,980 $83,490 570
13 Computer And Information Systems Managers $121,040 $76,080 2,020
14 Financial Managers $117,670 $59,930 2,810
15 Pharmacists $113,720 $84,960 2,440
16 Compensation And Benefits Managers $111,040 $59,630 180
17 Lawyers $110,950 $54,170 2,950
18 Human Resources Managers $107,920 $65,890 870
19 Optometrists $107,360 $40,760 450
20 Medical And Health Services Managers $107,050 $61,620 2,820
21 Physician Assistants $105,760 $72,990 1,170
22 Purchasing Managers $102,610 $67,250 430
23 Sales Managers $102,180 $49,410 1,990
24 Nuclear Engineers $101,210 $72,500 160
25 Marketing Managers $100,970 $49,650 1,360
26 Managers, All Other $100,720 $48,300 1,480
27 Natural Sciences Managers $100,710 $55,490 210
28 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $100,620 $57,020 100
29 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $100,180 $47,100 1,210
30 Animal Scientists $99,960 $37,060 90
31 Nurse Practitioners $99,930 $73,030 1,020
32 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $99,550 $70,810 1,690
33 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $98,050 $49,490 110
34 Aerospace Engineers $97,810 $65,830 120
35 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $97,310 $57,730 1,740
36 General And Operations Managers $96,730 $35,470 16,390
37 Actuaries $96,380 $56,770 390
38 Industrial Production Managers $95,600 $57,710 1,020
39 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $94,900 $49,820 220
40 Computer Network Architects $94,420 $50,400 1,370
41 Construction Managers $93,780 $51,960 2,450
42 Training And Development Managers $93,430 $64,770 380
43 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $93,400 $43,270 700
44 Personal Financial Advisors $92,340 $37,540 1,290
45 Administrative Services Managers $92,060 $50,740 1,670
46 Sales Engineers $91,060 $55,480 280
47 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $90,770 $67,370 170
48 Software Developers, Systems Software $90,760 $57,110 2,670
49 Elevator Installers And Repairers $88,800 $80,930 30
50 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $88,580 $41,780 1,960
51 Electrical Engineers $88,370 $59,280 770
52 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $88,140 $48,050 110
53 Transportation Inspectors $87,220 $66,150 160
54 Software Developers, Applications $86,870 $56,750 4,590
55 Computer And Information Research Scientists $86,810 $65,210 40
56 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $86,740 $45,700 430
57 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $85,810 $52,450 190
58 Environmental Engineers $85,430 $52,580 320
59 Chemical Engineers $85,280 $66,570 120
60 Industrial Engineers $84,710 $56,710 1,280
61 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $84,360 $46,700 610
62 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $84,020 $52,590 280
63 Engineers, All Other $83,860 $29,180 530
64 Education Administrators, All Other $83,690 $42,550 240
65 Computer Occupations, All Other $83,560 $43,140 2,430
66 Civil Engineers $83,530 $54,230 1,690
67 Loan Officers $83,430 $41,550 3,010
68 Biochemists And Biophysicists $83,400 $52,300 60
69 Chiropractors $82,920 $23,840 470
70 Database Administrators $82,280 $45,870 1,000
71 Commercial Pilots $82,090 $51,450 460
72 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $81,220 $65,590 100
73 Materials Engineers $81,200 $53,380 80
74 Mechanical Engineers $81,070 $54,010 1,070
75 Radiation Therapists $81,070 $53,570 110
76 Information Security Analysts $80,830 $51,100 630
77 Physical Scientists, All Other $80,590 $49,760 30
78 Management Analysts $80,400 $49,760 2,270
79 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $80,340 $49,570 90
80 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $80,150 $45,890 210
81 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $79,840 $46,060 640
82 Physical Therapists $79,440 $54,500 1,490
83 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $78,650 $50,540 80
84 Chemists $78,610 $43,640 370
85 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $78,610 $47,610 60
86 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $78,300 $48,240 550
87 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $78,010 $48,170 150
88 Computer Programmers $77,670 $45,160 2,580
89 Computer Systems Analysts $77,170 $46,490 3,540
90 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $77,070 $45,860 3,140
91 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $77,020 $29,110 2,030
92 Occupational Therapists $75,780 $53,870 890
93 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $75,200 $34,500 2,220
94 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $74,980 $47,520 250
95 Art Directors $74,980 $39,110 200
96 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $74,850 $38,510 4,370
97 Financial Examiners $74,570 $42,050 480
98 Advertising And Promotions Managers $74,330 $32,880 100
99 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $74,300 $51,190 130
100 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $74,200 $38,180 540

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