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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 the Albuquerque area. 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 And Surgeons, All Other are the highest paid people in Albuquerque.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Albuquerque:
Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 3 on the list of highest paid professions in Albuquerque. 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 Albuquerque and New Mexico job scene here:
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 474 job classifications in Albuquerque 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 BLS data for this analysis which came out on March 30, 2018.
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|1||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$208,980|
|2||Obstetricians and Gynecologists||$204,840|
|4||Family and General Practitioners||$156,520|
|5||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$145,400|
|7||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$140,130|
|8||Personal Financial Advisors||$128,110|
|15||Atmospheric and Space Scientists||$112,170|
|16||Engineers, All Other||$110,320|
|17||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$109,270|
|19||Natural Sciences Managers||$106,760|
|20||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$106,750|
|23||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$104,820|
|24||Computer Network Architects||$104,410|
|25||Information Security Analysts||$104,230|
|28||General and Operations Managers||$101,070|
|29||Medical and Health Services Managers||$100,380|
|31||Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||$100,140|
|33||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$98,210|
|35||Software Developers, Systems Software||$96,130|
|36||Computer Hardware Engineers||$94,920|
|38||Human Resources Managers||$91,850|
|39||Training and Development Managers||$91,750|
|40||Industrial Production Managers||$90,640|
|47||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$87,850|
|48||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$87,680|
|49||Managers, All Other||$87,360|
|50||Computer and Information Research Scientists||$86,680|
|52||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$85,350|
|53||Operations Research Analysts||$84,510|
|54||Producers and Directors||$84,360|
|56||Psychologists, All Other||$83,820|
|57||Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$82,740|
|58||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$82,650|
|60||Software Developers, Applications||$82,160|
|61||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers||$82,060|
|62||Administrative Services Managers||$82,030|
|63||Physical Scientists, All Other||$81,550|
|64||Computer Occupations, All Other||$81,360|
|65||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$80,840|
|67||Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers||$79,900|
|69||Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||$79,410|
|72||Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other||$78,290|
|73||Occupational Health and Safety Specialists||$78,030|
|75||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$77,420|
|77||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$76,880|
|78||Education Administrators, All Other||$76,540|
|79||Education Teachers, Postsecondary||$76,400|
|82||Computer Systems Analysts||$74,450|
|83||Nuclear Medicine Technologists||$74,280|
|85||Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary||$73,140|
|88||Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists||$72,140|
|89||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$71,730|
|90||Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents||$71,340|
|91||First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$71,240|
|94||Postsecondary Teachers, All Other||$70,290|
|95||Biological Scientists, All Other||$70,250|
|97||Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other||$69,390|
|98||Business Operations Specialists, All Other||$68,880|
|99||Mechanical Engineering Technicians||$68,570|
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