Doctors, dentists have highest-paid jobs in Kansas, according to Kansas Department of Labor

? It’s good to be a doctor in Kansas.

The Kansas Department of Labor says surgeons in Kansas make an average of $230,090 a year. And the next 10 high-paying jobs are all doctors and dentists.

The labor department says the average wage in Kansas in May 2009 was $18.52 an hour. That is an increase from $18.10 in May 2008, but $2.38 an hour below the national pay average.

Other than doctors, some of the best-paying jobs were:

CEOs, $139,340; optometrists, $129,420; judges and magistrates, $122,970; nuclear engineers, $111,290; natural sciences managers, $110,270; engineering managers, $106,660; and marketing managers, $105,050.

The Kansas City Star reports that seven of the 10 lowest-paid occupations in Kansas were food preparation and service jobs.