These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Anchorage, AK For 2018

Chris Kolmar
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 Anchorage 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 Obstetricians And Gynecologists are the highest paid people in Anchorage.

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

  1. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  2. Dentists, General
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Internists, General
  5. Optometrists
  6. Chief Executives
  7. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  8. Petroleum Engineers
  9. Chiropractors
  10. Pharmacists

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 2 on the list of highest paid professions in Anchorage. 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 Anchorage and Alaska job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Anchorage For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 407 job classifications in Anchorage 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 Anchorage

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $244,580 $162,390 40
2 Dentists, General $234,390 $140,890 120
3 Family and General Practitioners $215,340 $101,300 220
4 Internists, General $196,120 $81,280 70
5 Optometrists $182,510 $108,860 40
6 Chief Executives $173,970 $82,210 490
7 Architectural and Engineering Managers $166,330 $98,720 280
8 Petroleum Engineers $158,020 $88,430 510
9 Chiropractors $139,410 $70,180 50
10 Pharmacists $135,180 $109,070 300
11 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $133,540 $51,460 1,630
12 Mechanical Engineers $133,500 $78,730 530
13 Environmental Engineers $131,750 $73,990 240
14 Medical and Health Services Managers $129,600 $63,980 510
15 Construction Managers $128,390 $70,670 620
16 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $127,960 $85,070 90
17 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $125,810 $68,410 350
18 Financial Managers $125,630 $65,280 540
19 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $125,470 $74,530 240
20 Lawyers $125,380 $75,600 710
21 Computer Network Architects $124,460 $78,520 50
22 Software Developers, Systems Software $124,090 $52,040 140
23 Engineers, All Other $123,650 $79,070 300
24 Computer and Information Systems Managers $122,870 $81,800 250
25 Purchasing Managers $121,900 $66,680 110
26 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $121,130 $69,150 90
27 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $116,290 $84,320 60
28 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $115,570 $95,430 240
29 Human Resources Managers $115,530 $73,050 120
30 Electrical Engineers $115,090 $67,310 270
31 Air Traffic Controllers $115,000 $55,070 290
32 Industrial Production Managers $114,370 $51,820 50
33 General and Operations Managers $114,330 $53,150 3,460
34 Nurse Practitioners $114,170 $79,640 190
35 Civil Engineers $113,970 $71,000 760
36 Personal Financial Advisors $113,270 $37,340 90
37 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $112,500 $67,380 110
38 Physician Assistants $112,500 $83,240 210
39 Managers, All Other $111,280 $58,850 910
40 Chemical Engineers $110,910 $56,950 90
41 Computer Hardware Engineers $107,140 $72,470 60
42 Marketing Managers $107,060 $56,580 110
43 Industrial Engineers $106,240 $69,300 40
44 Sales Engineers $105,040 $61,100 60
45 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $104,730 $67,360 160
46 Hydrologists $104,240 $64,280 30
47 Physical Therapists $103,210 $67,610 320
48 Computer Programmers $103,190 $57,370 320
49 Natural Sciences Managers $102,990 $76,620 250
50 Commercial Pilots $101,810 $44,230 190
51 Sales Managers $100,490 $52,140 290
52 Training and Development Managers $100,020 $53,310 40
53 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $99,280 $66,790 200
54 Financial Analysts $99,220 $59,280 280
55 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $96,260 $35,900 120
56 Transportation Inspectors $96,130 $48,150 130
57 Management Analysts $95,740 $55,690 450
58 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $95,630 $49,870 620
59 Physical Scientists, All Other $95,030 $47,830 70
60 Administrative Services Managers $94,850 $50,070 320
61 Labor Relations Specialists $94,170 $51,880 100
62 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $94,170 $54,770 310
63 Cost Estimators $94,110 $53,100 260
64 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $93,800 $59,140 50
65 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $93,730 $71,160 70
66 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas $92,560 $61,670 90
67 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $92,280 $52,010 430
68 Conservation Scientists $92,210 $53,760 90
69 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $92,150 $54,270 140
70 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents $91,450 $63,560 60
71 Speech-Language Pathologists $90,880 $66,850 170
72 Education Administrators, All Other $90,390 $45,420 70
73 Registered Nurses $88,990 $65,100 3,720
74 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $88,710 $64,810 40
75 Database Administrators $88,480 $37,950 90
76 Logisticians $88,460 $63,650 200
77 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $88,260 $61,230 940
78 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $88,000 $67,650 170
79 Dental Hygienists $87,970 $66,740 290
80 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $87,940 $62,010 310
81 Veterinarians $87,010 $59,880 110
82 Computer Occupations, All Other $86,700 $50,040 300
83 Surveyors $85,710 $64,240 330
84 Power Plant Operators $85,420 $68,010 100
85 Massage Therapists $84,870 $50,580 570
86 Construction and Building Inspectors $84,280 $55,880 200
87 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $83,130 $53,330 610
88 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining $83,040 $66,950 160
89 Urban and Regional Planners $82,770 $58,350 90
90 Computer Systems Analysts $82,580 $57,310 440
91 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels $82,420 $56,150 130
92 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $82,240 $55,870 310
93 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $82,120 $53,640 700
94 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment $82,030 $68,850 230
95 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate $81,910 $54,060 70
96 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $81,790 $61,160 50
97 Accountants and Auditors $81,760 $51,940 1,370
98 Anthropologists and Archeologists $81,750 $54,190 60
99 Biological Scientists, All Other $81,530 $43,220 140
100 Budget Analysts $81,020 $58,140 130