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These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Alaska For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth 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 Obstetricians And Gynecologists are the highest paid people in Alaska.

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

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

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 2019

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:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Alaska

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $281,170 $192,130 50
2 Pediatricians, General $268,010 $156,770 50
3 Dentists, General $259,350 $175,300 240
4 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $244,220 $84,040 630
5 Family And General Practitioners $227,730 $72,700 480
6 Psychiatrists $222,310 $74,570 70
7 Nurse Anesthetists $187,690 $82,980 60
8 Chief Executives $179,630 $74,040 690
9 Optometrists $165,640 $93,560 70
10 Petroleum Engineers $161,290 $87,900 660
11 Architectural And Engineering Managers $151,640 $92,170 440
12 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $148,820 $58,050 1,950
13 Pharmacists $139,880 $107,690 420
14 Chemical Engineers $134,440 $72,630 70
15 Mechanical Engineers $128,690 $74,270 430
16 Civil Engineers $125,470 $70,040 1,260
17 Nurse Practitioners $122,880 $72,800 440
18 Physician Assistants $122,260 $83,400 520
19 Industrial Production Managers $121,790 $54,910 160
20 Lawyers $121,680 $73,940 950
21 Veterinarians $121,010 $59,580 210
22 Electrical Engineers $119,130 $71,480 350
23 Managers, All Other $118,650 $67,420 1,410
24 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $118,360 $68,400 90
25 Human Resources Managers $116,870 $66,310 250
26 Environmental Engineers $116,680 $73,210 390
27 Marine Engineers And Naval Architects $116,100 $67,960 50
28 Construction Managers $115,580 $66,520 1,150
29 Medical And Health Services Managers $114,670 $64,180 1,100
30 Dental Hygienists $114,320 $86,080 600
31 Engineers, All Other $114,040 $73,270 760
32 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $112,910 $70,640 300
33 General And Operations Managers $112,580 $51,610 6,790
34 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $112,110 $70,800 130
35 Software Developers, Systems Software $110,080 $66,050 170
36 Financial Managers $110,010 $64,600 1,000
37 Sales Managers $109,210 $43,080 440
38 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $107,720 $75,780 730
39 Computer And Information Systems Managers $107,610 $76,710 440
40 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $107,150 $79,630 40
41 Purchasing Managers $106,570 $64,280 130
42 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $106,380 $54,930 160
43 Natural Sciences Managers $106,010 $76,910 420
44 Transportation Inspectors $105,850 $72,610 210
45 Information Security Analysts $105,280 $65,050 70
46 Software Developers, Applications $104,970 $66,390 360
47 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $102,790 $51,830 170
48 Marketing Managers $101,750 $50,020 200
49 Financial Analysts $101,720 $48,450 460
50 Compensation And Benefits Managers $101,670 $68,080 40
51 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $101,290 $42,640 170
52 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $100,710 $45,110 480
53 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $99,400 $58,320 430
54 Physical Therapists $99,180 $69,790 640
55 Materials Engineers $99,010 $57,660 90
56 Computer Occupations, All Other $98,830 $68,500 630
57 Training And Development Managers $98,200 $49,530 110
58 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $97,430 $59,190 60
59 Advertising And Promotions Managers $96,180 $51,400 50
60 Administrative Services Managers $95,470 $56,770 840
61 Physical Scientists, All Other $95,380 $63,430 130
62 First-Line Supervisors Of Construction Trades And Extraction Workers $95,220 $57,380 1,220
63 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $95,160 $64,730 800
64 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $95,070 $69,530 70
65 Management Analysts $94,680 $58,020 580
66 Computer Network Architects $94,250 $36,690 60
67 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $93,740 $69,190 80
68 Personal Financial Advisors $93,530 $42,960 90
69 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $93,420 $68,030 200
70 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $93,390 $64,340 180
71 Conservation Scientists $93,390 $56,300 180
72 First-Line Supervisors Of Correctional Officers $93,390 $74,760 80
73 Chiropractors $93,160 $42,510 140
74 Career/technical Education Teachers, Middle School $92,840 $58,580 80
75 Commercial Pilots $91,850 $44,720 690
76 Art Directors $91,510 $40,800 50
77 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $91,450 $37,110 280
78 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $89,650 $54,660 90
79 Tax Examiners And Collectors, And Revenue Agents $89,450 $49,490 80
80 Registered Nurses $89,310 $62,310 5,730
81 First-Line Supervisors Of Mechanics, Installers, And Repairers $88,410 $55,670 1,160
82 Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers $88,050 $64,010 390
83 Hydrologists $88,050 $67,920 50
84 Police And Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $88,030 $59,380 1,070
85 Statisticians $87,020 $55,480 50
86 Occupational Health And Safety Specialists $86,940 $54,760 490
87 Occupational Therapists $86,860 $57,770 270
88 Logisticians $86,860 $58,020 320
89 Commercial Divers $86,600 $41,330 150
90 Computer Programmers $86,080 $53,030 620
91 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $85,980 $52,150 170
92 Economists $85,970 $58,220 100
93 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $85,730 $69,410 50
94 Nurse Midwives $85,210 $46,410 70
95 Emergency Management Directors $85,120 $54,070 120
96 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $84,740 $42,390 230
97 Urban And Regional Planners $83,630 $61,910 160
98 Speech-Language Pathologists $83,620 $50,250 230
99 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $83,460 $34,970 230
100 Cost Estimators $83,450 $47,490 260

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