These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Topeka, KS 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 Topeka 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 Dentists, General are the highest paid people in Topeka.

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

  1. Dentists, General
  2. Family and General Practitioners
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Marketing Managers
  5. Sales Managers
  6. Optometrists
  7. Personal Financial Advisors
  8. Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
  9. Pharmacists
  10. Human Resources Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 1 on the list of highest paid professions in Topeka. 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 Topeka and Kansas job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Topeka For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 316 job classifications in Topeka 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 Topeka

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Dentists, General $194,920 $103,750 70
2 Family and General Practitioners $171,360 $69,310 50
3 Chief Executives $160,260 $81,590 400
4 Marketing Managers $139,190 $67,940 110
5 Sales Managers $133,720 $65,940 210
6 Optometrists $128,230 $28,390 40
7 Personal Financial Advisors $114,600 $50,310 80
8 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $114,220 $65,630 80
9 Pharmacists $113,000 $80,950 220
10 Human Resources Managers $110,870 $58,460 80
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers $109,790 $79,190 70
12 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $107,740 $52,520 90
13 Financial Managers $99,210 $47,380 280
14 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $98,690 $38,410 80
15 Computer and Information Systems Managers $97,710 $62,610 230
16 Administrative Services Managers $97,480 $45,540 180
17 Physician Assistants $97,350 $69,420 70
18 Nurse Practitioners $96,530 $80,340 180
19 Purchasing Managers $93,460 $53,060 60
20 Industrial Production Managers $93,000 $53,190 50
21 Physical Therapists $90,490 $64,960 170
22 Occupational Therapists $88,790 $63,530 150
23 General and Operations Managers $88,240 $46,900 1,980
24 Software Developers, Systems Software $87,040 $53,920 210
25 Managers, All Other $86,520 $50,270 370
26 Environmental Engineers $85,910 $61,080 50
27 Actuaries $84,820 $51,740 70
28 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $84,200 $64,310 190
29 Mechanical Engineers $83,640 $48,780 50
30 Electrical Engineers $82,450 $59,990 40
31 Computer Network Architects $81,910 $47,200 40
32 Medical and Health Services Managers $81,500 $45,990 300
33 Lawyers $80,220 $51,580 670
34 Industrial Engineers $79,530 $63,100 90
35 Speech-Language Pathologists $78,380 $47,620 160
36 Veterinarians $76,970 $50,470 70
37 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $76,830 $37,420 80
38 Computer Occupations, All Other $76,380 $56,960 150
39 Construction Managers $76,370 $41,390 190
40 Database Administrators $72,640 $50,510 90
41 Information Security Analysts $71,820 $52,070 70
42 Financial Analysts $71,820 $45,540 100
43 Civil Engineers $71,560 $54,030 300
44 Software Developers, Applications $71,200 $47,860 470
45 Operations Research Analysts $69,820 $50,910 40
46 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $69,630 $45,660 110
47 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $69,020 $40,440 110
48 Computer Programmers $68,700 $50,220 150
49 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $66,870 $36,410 200
50 Engineers, All Other $66,110 $32,970 60
51 Logisticians $65,900 $43,910 200
52 Computer Systems Analysts $65,370 $38,730 380
53 Dental Hygienists $65,350 $48,200 200
54 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $65,110 $37,440 190
55 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $64,120 $30,690 490
56 Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists $63,830 $51,100 30
57 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $63,420 $26,470 120
58 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $63,230 $34,370 90
59 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $63,140 $47,560 60
60 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $62,680 $42,330 350
61 Surveyors $61,660 $49,260 30
62 Electricians $61,640 $35,350 540
63 Financial Specialists, All Other $61,510 $44,840 70
64 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $61,480 $26,860 150
65 Registered Nurses $61,280 $45,250 2,650
66 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $61,030 $35,050 350
67 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products $60,690 $36,750 160
68 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $60,660 $40,710 100
69 Web Developers $60,410 $35,560 70
70 Forensic Science Technicians $60,400 $46,630 40
71 Loan Officers $60,300 $42,970 350
72 Insurance Underwriters $59,910 $40,330 100
73 Occupational Therapy Assistants $59,480 $41,680 100
74 Accountants and Auditors $59,410 $39,060 1,220
75 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $58,940 $37,080 170
76 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $58,900 $39,550 70
77 Fundraisers $58,790 $25,490 70
78 Cost Estimators $58,670 $35,540 170
79 Management Analysts $58,660 $40,350 420
80 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists $58,370 $37,480 30
81 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $57,780 $35,190 440
82 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $57,670 $37,460 260
83 Real Estate Brokers $57,590 $41,640 50
84 Brickmasons and Blockmasons $57,520 $49,960 50
85 Physical Therapist Assistants $57,290 $41,830 220
86 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School $57,140 $41,810 140
87 Social and Community Service Managers $57,040 $38,970 120
88 Human Resources Specialists $56,300 $34,380 430
89 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $56,130 $37,430 80
90 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $56,090 $34,390 420
91 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers $56,050 $39,250 160
92 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $55,940 $42,370 40
93 Special Education Teachers, Middle School $55,740 $41,360 80
94 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks $55,090 $35,920 150
95 Compliance Officers $55,040 $33,890 290
96 Automotive Body and Related Repairers $55,030 $31,200 110
97 Dietitians and Nutritionists $55,000 $39,120 60
98 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other $54,840 $42,370 40
99 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians $54,560 $48,640 80
100 Construction and Building Inspectors $53,690 $35,810 50