These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Alaska For 2018

We combed through the data to identify the profession in Alaska that will get you rich.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings - 3 months ago

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:

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

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.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Alaska job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Alaska For 2018

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.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Alaska

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Pediatricians, General $265,750 $153,240 50
2 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $261,680 $180,950 70
3 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $256,630 $80,600 500
4 Psychiatrists $248,440 $107,550 70
5 Dentists, General $237,140 $154,460 200
6 Internists, General $229,820 $134,010 210
7 Family And General Practitioners $223,090 $68,290 450
8 Nurse Anesthetists $184,040 $81,620 60
9 Chief Executives $171,510 $73,240 680
10 Optometrists $161,620 $92,520 80
11 Architectural And Engineering Managers $155,900 $90,950 430
12 Petroleum Engineers $149,220 $87,480 820
13 Pharmacists $138,020 $110,670 450
14 Chemical Engineers $137,360 $83,260 70
15 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $132,250 $54,310 2,160
16 Mechanical Engineers $132,100 $81,410 540
17 Nurse Practitioners $125,140 $81,000 440
18 Environmental Engineers $122,970 $73,660 470
19 Lawyers $122,870 $74,710 940
20 Civil Engineers $122,760 $70,670 1,150
21 Medical And Health Services Managers $122,760 $64,010 930
22 Construction Managers $120,840 $71,100 1,060
23 Physician Assistants $116,460 $75,120 510
24 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $116,130 $67,540 100
25 Electrical Engineers $115,950 $73,050 370
26 Sales Managers $113,120 $51,350 490
27 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $112,520 $74,370 150
28 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $112,140 $82,790 640
29 Engineers, All Other $111,560 $67,910 790
30 Air Traffic Controllers $110,770 $73,060 460
31 Managers, All Other $110,270 $60,660 1,550
32 Veterinarians $110,270 $72,270 190
33 Computer And Information Systems Managers $110,050 $78,320 360
34 Financial Analysts $109,330 $46,910 450
35 Human Resources Managers $109,220 $66,950 200
36 General And Operations Managers $108,820 $47,860 6,580
37 Financial Managers $108,090 $60,750 970
38 Computer Network Architects $107,630 $37,500 90
39 Dental Hygienists $107,190 $82,890 530
40 Chiropractors $106,600 $54,560 100
41 Natural Sciences Managers $106,480 $79,750 420
42 Industrial Production Managers $106,170 $50,490 150
43 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $106,060 $73,520 40
44 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $105,960 $66,930 320
45 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $104,310 $49,610 180
46 Purchasing Managers $104,080 $61,380 140
47 Training And Development Managers $102,770 $60,480 80
48 Marketing Managers $102,400 $49,690 220
49 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $101,790 $60,050 450
50 Personal Financial Advisors $99,910 $39,070 110
51 First-Line Supervisors Of Construction Trades And Extraction Workers $99,690 $57,860 1,190
52 Transportation Inspectors $99,260 $67,700 220
53 Advertising And Promotions Managers $99,000 $50,350 60
54 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $98,560 $63,690 140
55 Physical Therapists $97,150 $69,260 500
56 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $96,420 $65,550 60
57 Information Security Analysts $96,390 $49,960 70
58 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $96,350 $47,300 280
59 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $96,220 $55,470 140
60 Art Directors $96,070 $47,410 60
61 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $95,960 $41,480 190
62 Materials Engineers $95,860 $55,990 70
63 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $95,310 $48,090 400
64 Administrative Services Managers $95,240 $48,540 590
65 Computer Occupations, All Other $93,100 $67,960 540
66 Computer Programmers $92,970 $53,120 600
67 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $92,720 $63,870 620
68 Conservation Scientists $92,540 $56,950 190
69 First-Line Supervisors Of Correctional Officers $91,750 $72,160 80
70 Speech-Language Pathologists $91,710 $64,110 270
71 Environmental Scientists And Specialists, Including Health $90,160 $54,780 620
72 Economists $89,370 $63,370 70
73 Statisticians $88,750 $54,580 30
74 Operations Research Analysts $87,790 $43,140 120
75 Radiation Therapists $87,680 $52,900 40
76 Logisticians $87,670 $60,470 290
77 Management Analysts $87,660 $54,990 640
78 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $87,630 $59,020 90
79 Career/technical Education Teachers, Middle School $87,630 $69,430 70
80 Registered Nurses $87,510 $62,270 5,570
81 First-Line Supervisors Of Mechanics, Installers, And Repairers $87,240 $54,440 1,150
82 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $87,050 $56,130 160
83 Massage Therapists $86,980 $43,990 640
84 Hydrologists $86,910 $60,480 60
85 Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers $86,610 $64,010 380
86 Education Administrators, All Other $86,590 $46,460 100
87 Construction And Building Inspectors $86,530 $62,890 220
88 Occupational Health And Safety Specialists $86,080 $55,280 480
89 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $85,700 $39,560 470
90 Industrial Engineering Technicians $85,440 $47,730 40
91 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special And Career/technical Education $85,420 $56,060 2,250
92 Tax Examiners And Collectors, And Revenue Agents $85,390 $47,650 70
93 Training And Development Specialists $85,050 $43,100 870
94 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $84,870 $55,180 170
95 First-Line Supervisors Of Fire Fighting And Prevention Workers $84,830 $64,340 160
96 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, And Gaugers $84,730 $57,900 350
97 Cost Estimators $84,080 $52,390 320
98 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $83,770 $54,270 1,020
99 Nurse Midwives $83,580 $46,010 70
100 Electro-Mechanical Technicians $83,550 $68,230 40

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