These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Albuquerque, NM For 2018

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by Chris Kolmar
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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:

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Dentists, General
  4. Family and General Practitioners
  5. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
  6. Podiatrists
  7. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  8. Personal Financial Advisors
  9. Optometrists
  10. Chemical Engineers

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:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Albuquerque For 2018

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.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Albuquerque

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $208,980 $49,620 780
2 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $204,840 $96,680 120
3 Dentists, General $160,390 $42,040 480
4 Family and General Practitioners $156,520 $97,700 180
5 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $145,400 $61,400 1,090
6 Podiatrists $142,040 $41,090 30
7 Architectural and Engineering Managers $140,130 $77,640 1,230
8 Personal Financial Advisors $128,110 $47,430 250
9 Optometrists $122,120 $27,950 70
10 Chemical Engineers $118,060 $80,480 60
11 Materials Engineers $117,050 $82,490 240
12 Pharmacists $116,270 $91,580 1,080
13 Nurse Practitioners $113,180 $83,210 510
14 Veterinarians $112,360 $65,170 220
15 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $112,170 $80,240 70
16 Engineers, All Other $110,320 $65,080 1,690
17 Computer and Information Systems Managers $109,270 $67,010 550
18 Mechanical Engineers $107,640 $79,090 840
19 Natural Sciences Managers $106,760 $74,870 180
20 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $106,750 $68,310 770
21 Computer Programmers $106,060 $60,720 1,000
22 Aerospace Engineers $104,920 $68,130 470
23 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $104,820 $56,580 180
24 Computer Network Architects $104,410 $78,000 240
25 Information Security Analysts $104,230 $62,170 360
26 Financial Managers $103,230 $53,710 1,110
27 Biomedical Engineers $102,270 $81,260 120
28 General and Operations Managers $101,070 $40,620 7,700
29 Medical and Health Services Managers $100,380 $49,700 1,100
30 Sales Managers $100,310 $50,770 850
31 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $100,140 $57,930 60
32 Physician Assistants $98,490 $70,020 350
33 Compensation and Benefits Managers $98,210 $63,920 30
34 Nurse Midwives $96,340 $65,920 80
35 Software Developers, Systems Software $96,130 $62,520 990
36 Computer Hardware Engineers $94,920 $37,770 290
37 Electrical Engineers $93,080 $43,020 1,660
38 Human Resources Managers $91,850 $50,890 260
39 Training and Development Managers $91,750 $49,100 50
40 Industrial Production Managers $90,640 $50,020 290
41 Environmental Engineers $89,520 $52,780 200
42 Lawyers $89,400 $44,120 1,860
43 Dental Hygienists $89,280 $44,810 480
44 Purchasing Managers $88,520 $41,870 120
45 Civil Engineers $88,340 $54,480 710
46 Chemists $88,140 $39,280 190
47 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $87,850 $40,530 80
48 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $87,680 $51,970 210
49 Managers, All Other $87,360 $41,870 1,160
50 Computer and Information Research Scientists $86,680 $43,240 320
51 Conservation Scientists $85,660 $54,860 70
52 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $85,350 $46,940 190
53 Operations Research Analysts $84,510 $50,340 230
54 Producers and Directors $84,360 $29,410 220
55 Physical Therapists $83,850 $51,400 580
56 Psychologists, All Other $83,820 $30,900 70
57 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $82,740 $53,090 100
58 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $82,650 $51,910 190
59 Marketing Managers $82,590 $42,930 230
60 Software Developers, Applications $82,160 $40,930 930
61 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $82,060 $43,340 120
62 Administrative Services Managers $82,030 $39,700 870
63 Physical Scientists, All Other $81,550 $33,640 220
64 Computer Occupations, All Other $81,360 $49,230 660
65 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $80,840 $43,230 230
66 Hydrologists $80,630 $49,480 140
67 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $79,900 $51,430 50
68 Financial Analysts $79,490 $46,270 390
69 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $79,410 $40,460 100
70 Speech-Language Pathologists $78,550 $42,620 560
71 Occupational Therapists $78,300 $38,530 400
72 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $78,290 $50,010 110
73 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $78,030 $39,780 310
74 Construction Managers $77,810 $38,110 800
75 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $77,420 $47,360 140
76 Credit Analysts $77,290 $35,480 80
77 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $76,880 $59,190 630
78 Education Administrators, All Other $76,540 $48,800 110
79 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $76,400 $50,630 90
80 Management Analysts $74,930 $41,310 1,300
81 Database Administrators $74,450 $45,620 250
82 Computer Systems Analysts $74,450 $41,360 810
83 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $74,280 $58,500 80
84 Statisticians $73,930 $36,380 60
85 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $73,140 $54,900 80
86 Budget Analysts $72,820 $48,410 240
87 Technical Writers $72,140 $45,810 250
88 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $72,140 $56,650 110
89 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $71,730 $45,700 790
90 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $71,340 $30,510 500
91 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $71,240 $32,330 430
92 Financial Examiners $70,860 $40,890 80
93 Electro-Mechanical Technicians $70,350 $51,390 180
94 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $70,290 $35,940 810
95 Biological Scientists, All Other $70,250 $34,420 160
96 Art Directors $69,900 $42,520 50
97 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $69,390 $44,690 110
98 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $68,880 $36,960 3,920
99 Mechanical Engineering Technicians $68,570 $47,230 90
100 Instructional Coordinators $68,300 $37,540 240