These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Alabama For 2019

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Alabama

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 Obstetricians And Gynecologists are the highest paid people in Alabama.

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

  1. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  2. Surgeons
  3. Internists, General
  4. Pediatricians, General
  5. Family and General Practitioners
  6. Chief Executives
  7. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  8. Dentists, General
  9. Psychiatrists
  10. Nurse Anesthetists

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 8 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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Alabama For 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 686 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 29, 2019.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Alabama

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $284,380 $193,350 180
2 Surgeons $278,810 $181,190 560
3 Internists, General $236,850 $94,030 200
4 Pediatricians, General $220,910 $96,930 410
5 Family And General Practitioners $211,550 $85,240 700
6 Chief Executives $204,590 $79,530 1,390
7 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $183,510 $54,590 4,980
8 Dentists, General $171,900 $50,270 1,160
9 Psychiatrists $166,220 $47,600 130
10 Nurse Anesthetists $161,780 $107,070 1,240
11 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $152,430 $74,430 90
12 Podiatrists $148,010 $46,320 90
13 Architectural And Engineering Managers $138,470 $89,270 2,290
14 Physicists $133,930 $50,720 160
15 Financial Managers $128,690 $66,830 4,910
16 Computer And Information Systems Managers $126,300 $77,970 3,200
17 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $124,100 $68,360 110
18 Physical Scientists, All Other $122,420 $85,590 110
19 Pharmacists $122,200 $85,610 4,880
20 General And Operations Managers $118,440 $50,180 28,600
21 Marketing Managers $118,200 $54,750 770
22 Personal Financial Advisors $117,350 $36,230 1,990
23 Lawyers $117,100 $49,310 5,540
24 Aerospace Engineers $115,820 $71,760 4,080
25 Sales Managers $115,750 $56,880 2,390
26 Engineers, All Other $115,710 $58,900 3,730
27 Petroleum Engineers $115,180 $70,150 90
28 Optometrists $114,070 $57,610 480
29 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $114,020 $56,110 130
30 Training And Development Managers $113,400 $65,710 140
31 Chemical Engineers $112,780 $73,310 470
32 Natural Sciences Managers $112,140 $72,440 170
33 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $111,960 $56,150 2,340
34 Advertising And Promotions Managers $110,480 $45,390 50
35 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $108,980 $66,370 1,730
36 Compensation And Benefits Managers $108,580 $49,250 60
37 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $108,310 $47,800 1,960
38 Computer Hardware Engineers $108,040 $67,730 1,160
39 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $107,400 $61,240 530
40 Purchasing Managers $106,940 $63,750 850
41 Managers, All Other $106,680 $50,850 2,110
42 Software Developers, Systems Software $105,890 $64,950 4,360
43 Human Resources Managers $105,190 $59,890 1,280
44 Computer Network Architects $104,580 $67,050 970
45 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $104,130 $56,570 230
46 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $103,750 $87,250 310
47 Economists $103,740 $52,630 50
48 Industrial Production Managers $103,430 $60,030 3,530
49 Nuclear Engineers $102,100 $74,060 80
50 Actuaries $102,080 $50,710 80
51 Medical And Health Services Managers $101,560 $55,240 3,240
52 Life Scientists, All Other $99,720 $68,370 120
53 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $98,110 $49,350 840
54 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $97,670 $57,670 180
55 Electrical Engineers $97,310 $63,080 4,540
56 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $97,260 $61,980 500
57 Construction Managers $96,500 $54,040 2,850
58 Software Developers, Applications $96,400 $54,070 6,210
59 Nurse Practitioners $95,970 $62,960 3,680
60 Education Administrators, All Other $95,830 $52,950 620
61 Materials Engineers $94,590 $57,880 710
62 Air Traffic Controllers $94,370 $66,320 250
63 Management Analysts $94,020 $45,480 4,540
64 Administrative Services Managers $93,840 $48,060 750
65 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $92,930 $50,550 410
66 Veterinarians $92,930 $50,880 930
67 Physician Assistants $92,880 $31,120 750
68 Information Security Analysts $92,500 $55,080 1,150
69 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $91,380 $51,300 1,210
70 Commercial Pilots $91,100 $48,840 1,150
71 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $90,870 $61,470 50
72 Physical Therapists $90,620 $58,750 2,780
73 Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary $90,520 $50,510 50
74 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $90,300 $38,670 180
75 Psychologists, All Other $90,050 $32,810 140
76 Mechanical Engineers $90,030 $57,240 3,430
77 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $89,950 $45,230 510
78 Operations Research Analysts $89,380 $47,170 650
79 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $88,820 $48,080 190
80 Financial Analysts $88,350 $49,850 1,330
81 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $88,330 $38,850 1,030
82 Industrial Engineers $87,870 $55,230 5,630
83 Logisticians $87,600 $50,340 3,730
84 Biochemists And Biophysicists $87,520 $38,710 60
85 Sales Engineers $87,350 $53,860 260
86 Computer Programmers $87,340 $48,820 7,750
87 Computer Occupations, All Other $87,060 $49,970 1,920
88 Chiropractors $86,910 $30,450 290
89 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $86,800 $46,030 90
90 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $86,670 $65,820 480
91 Radiation Therapists $86,020 $49,300 450
92 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $85,990 $54,440 140
93 Directors, Religious Activities And Education $85,670 $49,380 60
94 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $85,140 $45,570 7,470
95 Computer Systems Analysts $84,950 $53,870 3,910
96 Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other $84,890 $60,730 220
97 Civil Engineers $84,320 $48,470 4,370
98 Occupational Therapists $83,810 $55,740 1,260
99 Database Administrators $83,580 $48,210 1,880
100 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $83,420 $61,350 3,590

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