These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Wichita, 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 Wichita 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 Wichita.

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

  1. Internists, General
  2. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Dentists, General
  5. Nurse Anesthetists
  6. Chief Executives
  7. Personal Financial Advisors
  8. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  9. Marketing Managers
  10. Optometrists

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

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Wichita For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 437 job classifications in Wichita 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 Wichita

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Internists, General $270,810 $181,270 40
2 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $237,360 $146,690 570
3 Family and General Practitioners $229,870 $81,450 250
4 Dentists, General $178,130 $94,210 230
5 Nurse Anesthetists $157,270 $111,590 140
6 Chief Executives $153,450 $76,830 940
7 Personal Financial Advisors $126,030 $42,680 270
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers $124,220 $84,140 420
9 Marketing Managers $122,050 $59,170 210
10 Optometrists $121,560 $60,980 120
11 Pharmacists $118,970 $101,160 710
12 Psychiatrists $118,360 $57,820 50
13 Software Developers, Systems Software $105,670 $57,770 400
14 Lawyers $104,550 $51,750 730
15 Materials Engineers $103,720 $71,470 130
16 Sales Managers $102,760 $55,680 620
17 General and Operations Managers $101,850 $52,100 3,730
18 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $99,830 $36,090 200
19 Computer and Information Systems Managers $99,240 $65,370 410
20 Environmental Engineers $99,160 $68,540 70
21 Training and Development Managers $99,010 $54,420 40
22 Financial Managers $97,890 $51,610 870
23 Aerospace Engineers $97,410 $65,570 2,030
24 Purchasing Managers $97,050 $59,240 190
25 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $95,590 $64,150 40
26 Industrial Production Managers $90,550 $53,510 410
27 Human Resources Managers $89,800 $64,950 210
28 Computer Network Architects $87,900 $52,770 180
29 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $87,260 $63,450 80
30 Software Developers, Applications $87,180 $52,770 780
31 Nurse Practitioners $87,150 $63,600 310
32 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $87,090 $55,320 170
33 Financial Examiners $86,970 $49,990 50
34 Physician Assistants $86,220 $65,210 280
35 Industrial Engineers $85,770 $53,510 750
36 Commercial Pilots $85,650 $24,770 350
37 Managers, All Other $85,230 $50,630 500
38 Compensation and Benefits Managers $83,160 $52,250 40
39 Occupational Therapists $82,990 $55,640 150
40 Civil Engineers $81,750 $55,730 330
41 Administrative Services Managers $81,110 $44,970 450
42 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $80,820 $48,470 50
43 Chemists $80,770 $51,570 80
44 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $80,660 $62,920 440
45 Electrical Engineers $79,840 $52,640 370
46 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $79,200 $42,810 340
47 Medical and Health Services Managers $79,040 $51,200 710
48 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $78,520 $40,980 460
49 Sales Engineers $78,240 $49,470 90
50 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $77,490 $42,680 90
51 Physical Therapists $77,230 $56,100 260
52 Advertising and Promotions Managers $77,160 $45,080 50
53 Mechanical Engineers $76,250 $51,760 500
54 Industrial Engineering Technicians $76,070 $42,520 290
55 Loan Officers $75,920 $33,800 470
56 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $74,930 $44,740 70
57 Database Administrators $74,920 $42,680 150
58 Computer Systems Analysts $74,750 $47,620 610
59 Financial Analysts $74,670 $52,120 230
60 Management Analysts $73,090 $43,240 590
61 Engineers, All Other $72,190 $39,900 180
62 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage $72,050 $53,500 60
63 Logisticians $71,710 $51,570 460
64 Construction Managers $71,700 $50,980 510
65 Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products $71,440 $43,870 30
66 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $70,930 $48,610 410
67 Computer Programmers $69,990 $40,090 300
68 Computer Occupations, All Other $69,780 $39,380 450
69 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $69,580 $58,550 50
70 Credit Analysts $69,230 $34,740 60
71 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $69,130 $44,290 210
72 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $68,770 $36,330 410
73 Dental Hygienists $68,610 $53,230 490
74 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $68,470 $27,560 3,130
75 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $68,200 $52,680 130
76 Insurance Underwriters $68,010 $33,940 140
77 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $67,810 $42,660 160
78 Operations Research Analysts $67,310 $41,400 360
79 Information Security Analysts $67,250 $49,480 110
80 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $67,180 $43,970 290
81 Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic $66,630 $40,240 720
82 Financial Specialists, All Other $66,550 $29,300 80
83 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $66,180 $36,950 1,800
84 Labor Relations Specialists $65,680 $51,490 150
85 Accountants and Auditors $65,430 $39,180 2,570
86 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $65,350 $44,530 190
87 Cost Estimators $64,680 $43,120 480
88 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers $64,290 $42,620 280
89 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $64,250 $37,080 1,150
90 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic $63,950 $36,170 310
91 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $63,740 $33,740 400
92 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $63,500 $37,440 1,170
93 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $63,470 $39,630 170
94 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $62,820 $48,200 40
95 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $62,750 $43,830 260
96 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $62,710 $44,460 70
97 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians $62,480 $37,430 950
98 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $61,150 $33,210 890
99 Social and Community Service Managers $61,140 $37,390 210
100 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $61,020 $40,180 800