The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Nebraska For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our sixth 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 General Internal Medicine Physicians are the highest paid people in Nebraska.

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

  1. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Family Medicine Physicians
  4. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  5. Podiatrists
  6. Chief Executives
  7. Nurse Anesthetists
  8. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  9. Pediatricians, General
  10. Law Teachers, Postsecondary

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 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 612 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, 2020.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Nebraska

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 General Internal Medicine Physicians $249,510 $140,380 240
2 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $242,850 $102,650 100
3 Family Medicine Physicians $233,480 $81,270 1,040
4 Dentists, All Other Specialists $223,850 $110,560 90
5 Podiatrists $207,140 $113,430 60
6 Chief Executives $203,810 $67,510 1,380
7 Nurse Anesthetists $179,450 $69,370 380
8 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $177,080 $59,160 2,230
9 Pediatricians, General $168,500 $58,430 180
10 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $160,590 $65,260 100
11 Dentists, General $138,250 $57,330 490
12 Physicists $133,000 $54,410 30
13 Architectural And Engineering Managers $124,010 $83,490 720
14 Computer And Information Systems Managers $122,790 $74,540 2,680
15 Aerospace Engineers $119,170 $70,650 150
16 Medical And Health Services Managers $118,560 $63,590 2,640
17 Pharmacists $117,630 $71,490 2,550
18 Funeral Home Managers $117,080 $53,680 60
19 Financial Managers $116,450 $56,880 3,940
20 Lawyers $112,860 $57,220 2,930
21 Physician Assistants $112,640 $81,310 1,210
22 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $112,340 $56,740 940
23 Nuclear Engineers $112,110 $86,530 30
24 Compensation And Benefits Managers $111,070 $65,750 160
25 Advertising And Promotions Managers $110,850 $51,090 130
26 Sales Managers $109,660 $50,650 2,240
27 Petroleum Engineers $109,610 $69,670 60
28 Chemical Engineers $109,570 $88,850 30
29 Actuaries $108,370 $63,110 450
30 Computer Hardware Engineers $108,260 $67,600 110
31 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $106,380 $78,330 1,890
32 Human Resources Managers $106,190 $60,020 1,090
33 Nurse Practitioners $105,450 $82,960 1,190
34 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $104,150 $59,360 90
35 Purchasing Managers $103,870 $62,680 370
36 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $103,150 $65,660 70
37 Marketing Managers $103,120 $55,100 1,440
38 Computer Network Architects $101,770 $57,910 1,160
39 Industrial Production Managers $101,440 $59,840 1,210
40 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $100,800 $55,020 1,450
41 Optometrists $100,730 $52,520 480
42 General And Operations Managers $99,520 $39,360 15,200
43 Training And Development Managers $98,010 $60,210 450
44 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $97,300 $47,370 620
45 Personal Financial Advisors $97,260 $42,060 1,350
46 Education Administrators, All Other $97,170 $41,970 110
47 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $96,590 $51,310 160
48 Sales Engineers $96,120 $50,970 290
49 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $95,900 $53,180 250
50 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $94,940 $44,210 2,200
51 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $94,620 $44,140 1,940
52 Natural Sciences Managers $93,200 $57,640 260
53 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $93,040 $47,560 640
54 Agricultural Engineers $92,720 $69,700 30
55 Air Traffic Controllers $92,080 $69,850 70
56 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $91,840 $53,790 110
57 Electrical Engineers $91,720 $59,430 720
58 Construction Managers $91,580 $52,460 2,820
59 Information Security Analysts $91,150 $56,850 570
60 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $90,820 $58,520 7,740
61 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $90,630 $49,650 2,170
62 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $90,310 $58,020 60
63 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $90,020 $52,560 120
64 Civil Engineers $89,680 $55,620 1,690
65 Environmental Engineers $89,120 $53,550 460
66 Art Directors $89,090 $46,260 190
67 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $88,970 $53,060 520
68 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $88,180 $46,860 110
69 Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $87,790 $50,060 50
70 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $87,740 $57,280 140
71 Database Administrators And Architects $87,710 $50,010 1,020
72 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $87,480 $38,450 110
73 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $87,380 $50,360 520
74 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $85,450 $39,190 640
75 Physical Therapists $85,100 $63,730 1,660
76 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $85,040 $44,230 270
77 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $85,040 $54,340 280
78 Veterinarians $84,860 $54,230 660
79 Materials Engineers $84,750 $64,670 120
80 Engineers, All Other $84,670 $42,910 310
81 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $84,210 $61,990 90
82 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $84,040 $53,120 670
83 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $83,900 $50,850 180
84 Radiation Therapists $83,810 $54,270 130
85 Industrial Engineers $83,600 $52,450 1,370
86 Elevator And Escalator Installers And Repairers $83,040 $39,200 30
87 Mechanical Engineers $83,020 $51,850 1,040
88 Computer And Information Research Scientists $81,570 $51,180 70
89 Computer Occupations, All Other $81,480 $41,770 3,730
90 Loan Officers $81,410 $38,150 3,170
91 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $80,600 $49,050 2,730
92 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $80,320 $48,230 60
93 Commercial Pilots $80,120 $44,350 270
94 Computer Systems Analysts $79,900 $50,860 3,840
95 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $79,860 $34,870 2,400
96 Signal And Track Switch Repairers $79,540 $54,230 70
97 Art, Drama, And Music Teachers, Postsecondary $79,100 $39,350 630
98 Psychologists, All Other $79,020 $26,160 40
99 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $78,780 $40,160 2,180
100 Biological Scientists, All Other $78,480 $44,490 200

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