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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 Alaska. 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 Alaska.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Alaska:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 3 on the list of highest paid professions in the Last Frontier. 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.
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 490 job classifications in Alaska 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.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|1||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$281,170|
|4||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$244,220|
|5||Family And General Practitioners||$227,730|
|11||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$151,640|
|12||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$148,820|
|19||Industrial Production Managers||$121,790|
|23||Managers, All Other||$118,650|
|24||Detectives And Criminal Investigators||$118,360|
|25||Human Resources Managers||$116,870|
|27||Marine Engineers And Naval Architects||$116,100|
|29||Medical And Health Services Managers||$114,670|
|31||Engineers, All Other||$114,040|
|32||First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives||$112,910|
|33||General And Operations Managers||$112,580|
|34||Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers||$112,110|
|35||Software Developers, Systems Software||$110,080|
|38||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$107,720|
|39||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$107,610|
|40||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$107,150|
|42||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$106,380|
|43||Natural Sciences Managers||$106,010|
|45||Information Security Analysts||$105,280|
|46||Software Developers, Applications||$104,970|
|47||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$102,790|
|50||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$101,670|
|51||Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents||$101,290|
|52||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$100,710|
|53||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers||$99,400|
|56||Computer Occupations, All Other||$98,830|
|57||Training And Development Managers||$98,200|
|58||Power Distributors And Dispatchers||$97,430|
|59||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$96,180|
|60||Administrative Services Managers||$95,470|
|61||Physical Scientists, All Other||$95,380|
|62||First-Line Supervisors Of Construction Trades And Extraction Workers||$95,220|
|63||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$95,160|
|64||Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$95,070|
|66||Computer Network Architects||$94,250|
|67||Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||$93,740|
|68||Personal Financial Advisors||$93,530|
|69||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$93,420|
|70||Architects, Except Landscape And Naval||$93,390|
|72||First-Line Supervisors Of Correctional Officers||$93,390|
|74||Career/technical Education Teachers, Middle School||$92,840|
|77||Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists||$91,450|
|78||Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay||$89,650|
|79||Tax Examiners And Collectors, And Revenue Agents||$89,450|
|81||First-Line Supervisors Of Mechanics, Installers, And Repairers||$88,410|
|82||Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers||$88,050|
|84||Police And Sheriff’s Patrol Officers||$88,030|
|86||Occupational Health And Safety Specialists||$86,940|
|91||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$85,980|
|93||Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists||$85,730|
|95||Emergency Management Directors||$85,120|
|96||Postsecondary Teachers, All Other||$84,740|
|97||Urban And Regional Planners||$83,630|
|99||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$83,460|
If you’re interested, you can read more about the Alaska job scene here:
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