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Many great opportunities exist for you to find your dream job in Arkansas. Here’s a sampling of salaries for some professions and jobs in Arkansas, according to the latest figures (2009) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top 25 Highest-paying Jobs in America

       Occupation    Mean Annual Salary
1.    Surgeons    $219,770
2.    Anesthesiologists    $211,750
3.    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons    $210,710
4.    Orthodontists    $206,190
5.    Obstetricians & Gynecologists    $204,470
6.    Internists, general    $183,990
7.    Physicians & Surgeons, all other    $173,860
8.    Chief Executive Officers    $167,280
9.    Family & General Practitioners    $168,550
10.    Psychiatrists    $163,660
11.    Pediatricians, general    $161,410
12.    Dentists, general    $156, 850
13.    Dentists, all other specialists    $153,570
14.    Podiatrists    $131,730
15.    Lawyers    $129,020
16.    Natural Sciences Managers    $127,000
17.    Prosthodontists    $125,400
18.    Engineering Managers    $122,810
19.    Computer & Information Systems Managers    $120,640
20.    Marketing Managers    $120,070
21.    Petroleum Engineers    $119, 960
22.    Airline Pilots, Co-pilots & Flight Engineers    $117, 060
23.    Financial Managers    $113, 730
24.    Sales Managers    $111,570
25.    Physicists    $111,250

Top Jobs in Arkansas

Accountants     $52,490
Advertising Sales Agents    $38,840
Aerospace Engineers    $68,740
Aircraft Mechanics     $44,510
Art Directors    $49,400
Athletic Trainers     $42,480
Audio & Video Technicians    $34,940
Automotive Service Technicians    $30,590
Bartenders     $17,970
Brick Masons    $39,110
Carpenters     $33,860
Chemical Engineer    $91,000
Chemists     $64,080
Childcare Workers    $16,750
Chiropractors    $88,240
Civil Engineers     $69,300
Clergy     $41,700
Coaches/Scouts     $42,920
Computer Programmers    $63,610
Computer Specialists    $56,200
Computer Systems Analysts    $61,700
Computer Software Engineers    $64,150
Court Reporters     $32,640
Credit Analysts    $53,900
Dental Hygienists     $63,670
Desktop Publishers     $33,020
Detectives & Criminal Investigators    $51,400
Dieticians & Nutritionists    $49,020
Electricians     $41,800
Electrical Engineers    $78,970
Elementary School Teachers    $42,570
Emergency Management Specialists     $38,860
Engineering Technicians    $43,730
Environmental Engineers    $70,100
Explosives Workers     $32,640
Film & Video Editors    $35,520
Financial Analysts     $60,470
Firefighters     $34,340
Floral Designers    $21,800
Food Scientists & Technologists    $49,180
Forest & Conservation Workers    $40,390
Funeral Attendants     $19,850
Graphic Designers     $36,030
Hairdressers/Hairstylists    $26,960
Home Health Aides    $18,270
Industrial Engineers    $66,370
Insurance Sales Agents    $49,930
Interior Designers     $40,110
Interpreters & Translators    $58,580
Janitors     $20,040
Judges     $53,520
Landscape Architects    $49,520
Librarians     $50,510
Mechanical Engineers    $66,710
Microbiologists     $64,460
Middle School Teachers    $43,520
Multimedia Artists & Animators     $61,340
Nuclear Medicine Technologists    $64,640
Nuclear Technicians    $84,730
Occupational Therapists    $76,260
Optometrists     $75,000
Paralegals    $37,130
Pest Control Workers     $27,660
Personal Financial Advisers    $81,990
Pharmacists     $96,110
Pharmacy Aides    $20,170
Photographers     $27,970
Physical Therapists    $74,310
Physical Therapist Assistants    $46,300
Physician Assistants    $64,120
Police Patrol Officers     $36,050
Public Relations Managers    $75,100
Radiation Therapists    $69,930
Radio & Television Announcers    $27,420
Radiologic Technologists    $44,380
Real Estate Agents     $37,910
Registered Nurses     $57,040
Reporters/Correspondents    $30,690
Secondary Education Teachers     $45,410
Secretaries     $34,670
Social Workers     $35,620
Speech-Language Pathologists     $62,530
Special Education, Elementary Teachers    $43,080
Technical Writers     $47,410
Telemarketers     $21,630
Truck Drivers    $35,450
Veterinarians     $74,750
Waiters/Waitresses     $17,300
Welders     $32,810
Zoologists     $51,500