These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Nebraska For 2019

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by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Nebraska

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 Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in Nebraska.

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

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

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 12 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 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 609 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 29, 2019.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Nebraska

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $290,470 $203,580 150
2 Surgeons $287,890 $199,430 250
3 Internists, General $259,500 $76,730 100
4 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $241,350 $105,400 120
5 Psychiatrists $240,180 $108,280 110
6 Family And General Practitioners $237,320 $133,510 1,570
7 Chief Executives $220,950 $82,650 900
8 Podiatrists $219,670 $113,440 50
9 Nurse Anesthetists $189,030 $94,030 200
10 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $161,880 $56,450 2,220
11 Pediatricians, General $156,520 $59,660 180
12 Dentists, General $135,080 $59,870 610
13 Architectural And Engineering Managers $126,970 $85,820 660
14 Computer And Information Systems Managers $122,450 $77,340 2,200
15 Pharmacists $119,670 $93,020 2,550
16 Compensation And Benefits Managers $118,870 $67,300 160
17 Aerospace Engineers $115,120 $68,250 150
18 Financial Managers $113,910 $55,000 3,340
19 Lawyers $108,170 $54,490 2,910
20 Human Resources Managers $107,500 $61,400 990
21 Medical And Health Services Managers $107,250 $59,470 2,790
22 Sales Managers $107,030 $51,020 2,100
23 Advertising And Promotions Managers $106,780 $39,070 150
24 Physician Assistants $106,700 $76,120 1,190
25 Actuaries $106,630 $62,630 390
26 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $106,480 $56,680 130
27 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $104,810 $66,160 80
28 Purchasing Managers $104,240 $65,970 450
29 Optometrists $104,010 $51,180 530
30 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $103,950 $51,580 1,110
31 Nurse Practitioners $103,800 $81,970 1,070
32 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $103,500 $73,790 1,830
33 Nuclear Engineers $103,370 $73,820 140
34 Marketing Managers $101,520 $52,000 1,400
35 Managers, All Other $101,380 $50,470 1,700
36 Industrial Production Managers $100,900 $58,800 1,110
37 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $99,920 $52,900 110
38 Computer Network Architects $98,430 $53,290 1,250
39 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $98,250 $57,490 1,920
40 General And Operations Managers $96,900 $36,550 16,950
41 Training And Development Managers $95,540 $65,960 400
42 Software Developers, Systems Software $94,620 $62,270 2,880
43 Animal Scientists $93,140 $46,800 40
44 Construction Managers $93,080 $52,000 2,710
45 Air Traffic Controllers $92,720 $68,550 70
46 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $91,120 $42,820 1,750
47 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $91,090 $69,040 130
48 Chemical Engineers $90,600 $69,060 120
49 Art Directors $90,350 $41,090 220
50 Environmental Engineers $90,320 $56,580 320
51 Electrical Engineers $90,180 $59,030 730
52 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $89,990 $42,810 120
53 Natural Sciences Managers $89,620 $54,470 270
54 Administrative Services Managers $89,410 $50,030 1,840
55 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $88,550 $42,990 630
56 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $88,080 $46,950 250
57 Software Developers, Applications $87,800 $55,380 4,740
58 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $87,480 $54,540 180
59 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $87,190 $49,710 560
60 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $87,040 $48,410 430
61 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $86,920 $31,940 1,890
62 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $86,410 $50,030 650
63 Computer And Information Research Scientists $86,400 $66,500 30
64 Computer Occupations, All Other $86,230 $48,930 2,980
65 Transportation Inspectors $86,130 $52,040 170
66 Industrial Engineers $85,950 $57,290 1,220
67 Personal Financial Advisors $85,890 $38,960 1,280
68 Education Administrators, All Other $85,820 $42,390 250
69 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $85,490 $51,940 80
70 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $84,810 $51,350 250
71 Sales Engineers $84,600 $48,090 310
72 Information Security Analysts $84,540 $54,770 670
73 Civil Engineers $84,240 $55,470 1,740
74 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $83,970 $67,470 100
75 Radiation Therapists $83,260 $54,170 140
76 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $83,110 $38,470 620
77 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $82,900 $55,480 50
78 Engineers, All Other $82,760 $29,570 520
79 Database Administrators $82,550 $44,830 860
80 Biomedical Engineers $82,540 $45,070 60
81 Veterinarians $82,040 $44,100 630
82 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $81,760 $50,190 590
83 Loan Officers $81,740 $37,190 3,220
84 Materials Engineers $81,710 $58,140 120
85 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $81,300 $48,700 210
86 Economists $81,010 $52,380 30
87 Mechanical Engineers $80,650 $52,040 1,210
88 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $80,330 $49,470 140
89 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $80,240 $49,450 90
90 Physical Therapists $80,130 $56,570 1,590
91 Management Analysts $80,060 $49,230 2,290
92 Chemists $79,740 $42,800 370
93 Commercial Pilots $79,700 $43,670 310
94 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $79,570 $43,390 60
95 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $79,380 $50,550 280
96 Financial Specialists, All Other $79,250 $45,180 490
97 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $78,620 $48,680 2,800
98 Computer Systems Analysts $77,240 $47,030 3,800
99 Occupational Therapists $76,850 $54,650 910
100 Computer Programmers $76,540 $45,610 2,430

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