The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Alaska For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Alaska

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 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric are the highest paid people in Alaska.

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

  1. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  2. Family Medicine Physicians
  3. Dentists, General
  4. Psychiatrists
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
  7. Petroleum Engineers
  8. Chemical Engineers
  9. Optometrists
  10. Pharmacists

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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Alaska For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 476 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, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Alaska

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $258,550 $118,270 710
2 Family Medicine Physicians $254,270 $133,890 400
3 Dentists, General $239,930 $122,880 190
4 Psychiatrists $197,680 $58,730 40
5 Chief Executives $176,790 $79,310 920
6 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $171,030 $60,600 1,460
7 Petroleum Engineers $150,120 $87,360 790
8 Chemical Engineers $144,110 $69,060 70
9 Optometrists $143,540 $87,420 80
10 Pharmacists $142,610 $107,520 460
11 Architectural And Engineering Managers $141,430 $88,450 540
12 Physician Assistants $128,530 $88,340 470
13 Human Resources Managers $122,590 $68,230 320
14 Commercial Pilots $121,080 $44,660 990
15 Industrial Production Managers $119,020 $41,520 210
16 Engineers, All Other $118,550 $84,890 580
17 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $115,930 $71,880 310
18 Nurse Practitioners $115,890 $61,530 490
19 Lawyers $115,260 $69,150 1,050
20 Dental Hygienists $114,790 $75,400 610
21 Medical And Health Services Managers $113,990 $64,140 1,030
22 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $113,420 $59,900 100
23 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $113,260 $69,250 170
24 Computer And Information Systems Managers $112,640 $76,710 500
25 Marine Engineers And Naval Architects $111,910 $63,030 40
26 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $111,450 $80,970 760
27 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $111,070 $82,160 40
28 Electrical Engineers $110,460 $56,650 330
29 Financial Managers $110,410 $65,460 1,320
30 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $110,410 $57,650 1,330
31 General And Operations Managers $109,290 $50,300 6,760
32 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $108,560 $52,830 180
33 Natural Sciences Managers $108,560 $79,230 450
34 Transportation Inspectors $107,780 $74,950 190
35 Compensation And Benefits Managers $106,770 $67,390 50
36 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $106,280 $47,430 70
37 Training And Development Managers $105,730 $53,230 110
38 Purchasing Managers $104,820 $60,120 160
39 Construction Managers $104,460 $38,970 1,210
40 Mechanical Engineers $103,360 $59,850 500
41 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $103,270 $66,220 360
42 Physical Therapists $102,650 $68,240 640
43 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $102,130 $59,090 460
44 Marketing Managers $101,620 $55,400 300
45 Financial And Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, And Financial Specialists, All Other $101,600 $51,510 580
46 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $101,440 $54,840 110
47 Civil Engineers $100,860 $65,210 1,590
48 Historians $100,460 $64,230 30
49 Physical Scientists, All Other $100,300 $70,200 100
50 Sales Managers $100,050 $44,540 530
51 First-Line Supervisors Of Correctional Officers $99,450 $80,000 80
52 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $99,360 $52,590 260
53 Environmental Engineers $99,080 $64,790 320
54 Career/technical Education Teachers, Middle School $97,310 $57,780 70
55 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $97,270 $80,560 150
56 Information Security Analysts $97,000 $59,680 70
57 Computer Occupations, All Other $96,780 $60,020 650
58 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $95,600 $63,380 870
59 Veterinarians $94,990 $43,470 240
60 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $94,740 $69,220 210
61 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $94,590 $54,750 1,000
62 Economists $94,490 $60,680 120
63 Emergency Management Directors $94,160 $56,150 130
64 Management Analysts $93,980 $60,410 510
65 Logisticians $93,950 $57,440 360
66 Computer Network Architects $93,730 $37,380 80
67 Materials Engineers $93,320 $57,590 80
68 Anthropologists And Archeologists $92,740 $63,120 90
69 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $92,420 $64,410 170
70 Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers $91,830 $59,470 470
71 Tax Examiners And Collectors, And Revenue Agents $91,690 $59,670 60
72 First-Line Supervisors Of Construction Trades And Extraction Workers $91,320 $55,900 1,440
73 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $91,190 $36,330 70
74 Computer Programmers $91,000 $56,920 530
75 Personal Financial Advisors $90,710 $42,320 110
76 Registered Nurses $90,500 $61,060 6,210
77 Occupational Therapists $90,340 $57,660 300
78 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $90,010 $69,350 70
79 Labor Relations Specialists $89,830 $45,080 120
80 Industrial Engineering Technologists And Technicians $89,780 $46,670 30
81 Statisticians $89,540 $58,710 70
82 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $89,340 $56,150 160
83 Arbitrators, Mediators, And Conciliators $89,270 $69,450 70
84 Hydrologists $88,810 $65,810 50
85 First-Line Supervisors Of Mechanics, Installers, And Repairers $87,900 $55,410 1,290
86 Police And Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $87,870 $55,230 1,120
87 Surveyors $87,050 $54,510 340
88 Database Administrators And Architects $86,940 $54,870 190
89 Speech-Language Pathologists $86,870 $52,540 250
90 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $86,540 $35,640 200
91 Occupational Health And Safety Specialists $86,230 $54,130 450
92 Nurse Midwives $85,920 $46,680 50
93 Acupuncturists And Healthcare Diagnosing Or Treating Practitioners, All Other $85,580 $55,580 160
94 Chemists $85,470 $53,770 70
95 Cost Estimators $85,450 $44,580 250
96 Electrical And Electronic Engineering Technologists And Technicians $85,310 $60,400 440
97 Advertising And Promotions Managers $85,260 $44,040 70
98 Construction And Building Inspectors $84,040 $56,180 260
99 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $83,770 $39,710 210
100 Project Management Specialists And Business Operations Specialists, All Other $82,950 $50,560 2,470

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