We combed through the data to identify the profession in Alabama that will get you rich.
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 Alabama. 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 Surgeons are the highest paid people in Alabama.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Alabama:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 9 on the list of highest paid professions in the Heart Of Dixie. 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 Alabama job scene here:
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 676 job classifications in Alabama 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 30, 2018.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|3||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$247,610|
|4||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$244,840|
|6||Family And General Practitioners||$208,400|
|8||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$193,050|
|12||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$145,860|
|13||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$139,100|
|18||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$126,110|
|19||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$124,360|
|20||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$124,270|
|21||Personal Financial Advisors||$124,240|
|22||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$123,790|
|23||Training And Development Managers||$123,450|
|25||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$122,890|
|27||General And Operations Managers||$120,730|
|28||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$118,200|
|32||Engineers, All Other||$113,700|
|33||Natural Sciences Managers||$112,580|
|34||Physical Scientists, All Other||$111,300|
|36||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$108,230|
|37||Computer Hardware Engineers||$108,090|
|40||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$106,500|
|41||Human Resources Managers||$105,670|
|42||Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$104,160|
|43||Medical And Health Services Managers||$103,660|
|44||Software Developers, Systems Software||$103,380|
|45||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$102,930|
|46||Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary||$102,820|
|47||Industrial Production Managers||$102,450|
|48||Computer Network Architects||$101,870|
|49||Managers, All Other||$101,420|
|50||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$99,880|
|52||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$98,720|
|53||Administrative Services Managers||$98,700|
|58||Life Scientists, All Other||$96,210|
|59||Air Traffic Controllers||$95,140|
|61||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$94,680|
|62||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$94,270|
|63||Education Administrators, All Other||$94,190|
|64||Operations Research Analysts||$93,630|
|66||Psychologists, All Other||$93,220|
|67||Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers||$93,100|
|69||Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$92,780|
|70||Software Developers, Applications||$92,360|
|73||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,950|
|74||Information Security Analysts||$89,320|
|75||Architects, Except Landscape And Naval||$89,210|
|76||Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products||$88,640|
|80||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$88,170|
|81||Computer Occupations, All Other||$87,900|
|85||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$87,560|
|86||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$87,170|
|87||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$87,060|
|89||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$85,470|
|90||Business Operations Specialists, All Other||$84,850|
|91||Geography Teachers, Postsecondary||$84,180|
|92||Power Distributors And Dispatchers||$83,840|
|93||Directors, Religious Activities And Education||$83,470|
|94||Funeral Service Managers||$83,300|
|96||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$82,940|
|99||Captains, Mates, And Pilots Of Water Vessels||$82,240|
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