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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 Pediatricians, General 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 5 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 492 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 30, 2018.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|2||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$261,680|
|3||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$256,630|
|7||Family And General Practitioners||$223,090|
|11||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$155,900|
|15||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$132,250|
|21||Medical And Health Services Managers||$122,760|
|24||Detectives And Criminal Investigators||$116,130|
|27||Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers||$112,520|
|28||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$112,140|
|29||Engineers, All Other||$111,560|
|30||Air Traffic Controllers||$110,770|
|31||Managers, All Other||$110,270|
|33||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$110,050|
|35||Human Resources Managers||$109,220|
|36||General And Operations Managers||$108,820|
|38||Computer Network Architects||$107,630|
|41||Natural Sciences Managers||$106,480|
|42||Industrial Production Managers||$106,170|
|43||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$106,060|
|44||First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives||$105,960|
|45||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$104,310|
|47||Training And Development Managers||$102,770|
|49||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers||$101,790|
|50||Personal Financial Advisors||$99,910|
|51||First-Line Supervisors Of Construction Trades And Extraction Workers||$99,690|
|53||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$99,000|
|54||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$98,560|
|56||Power Distributors And Dispatchers||$96,420|
|57||Information Security Analysts||$96,390|
|58||Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists||$96,350|
|59||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$96,220|
|61||Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents||$95,960|
|63||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$95,310|
|64||Administrative Services Managers||$95,240|
|65||Computer Occupations, All Other||$93,100|
|67||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$92,720|
|69||First-Line Supervisors Of Correctional Officers||$91,750|
|71||Environmental Scientists And Specialists, Including Health||$90,160|
|74||Operations Research Analysts||$87,790|
|78||Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$87,630|
|79||Career/technical Education Teachers, Middle School||$87,630|
|81||First-Line Supervisors Of Mechanics, Installers, And Repairers||$87,240|
|82||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$87,050|
|85||Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers||$86,610|
|86||Education Administrators, All Other||$86,590|
|87||Construction And Building Inspectors||$86,530|
|88||Occupational Health And Safety Specialists||$86,080|
|89||Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products||$85,700|
|90||Industrial Engineering Technicians||$85,440|
|91||Secondary School Teachers, Except Special And Career/technical Education||$85,420|
|92||Tax Examiners And Collectors, And Revenue Agents||$85,390|
|93||Training And Development Specialists||$85,050|
|94||Architects, Except Landscape And Naval||$84,870|
|95||First-Line Supervisors Of Fire Fighting And Prevention Workers||$84,830|
|96||Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, And Gaugers||$84,730|
|98||Network And Computer Systems Administrators||$83,770|
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