These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Baton Rouge, LA 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 Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge.

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

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Internists, General
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Dentists, General
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  7. Petroleum Engineers
  8. Industrial Production Managers
  9. Business Teachers, Postsecondary
  10. Chemical Engineers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 4 on the list of highest paid professions in Baton Rouge. 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 Baton Rouge and Louisiana job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Baton Rouge For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 435 job classifications in Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $262,360 $157,080 560
2 Internists, General $222,940 $167,670 100
3 Family and General Practitioners $201,320 $78,040 100
4 Dentists, General $195,950 $108,570 130
5 Chief Executives $165,130 $57,890 350
6 Architectural and Engineering Managers $156,500 $105,860 370
7 Petroleum Engineers $137,340 $88,200 120
8 Industrial Production Managers $132,190 $66,580 350
9 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $129,180 $55,360 130
10 Chemical Engineers $117,630 $71,890 1,380
11 Sales Managers $116,950 $38,050 750
12 General and Operations Managers $115,070 $51,900 6,100
13 Personal Financial Advisors $113,740 $39,470 280
14 Pharmacists $111,650 $79,750 690
15 Lawyers $111,030 $51,050 1,250
16 Mechanical Engineers $107,860 $59,540 620
17 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $106,960 $55,680 580
18 Financial Managers $104,120 $61,280 1,260
19 Physician Assistants $101,800 $65,770 130
20 Computer and Information Systems Managers $98,750 $66,070 510
21 Environmental Engineers $97,900 $52,960 200
22 Purchasing Managers $97,790 $49,740 220
23 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $97,110 $55,340 380
24 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $96,630 $44,160 120
25 Industrial Engineering Technicians $96,530 $36,630 30
26 Civil Engineers $96,470 $58,640 1,010
27 Industrial Engineers $95,500 $43,500 630
28 Managers, All Other $93,890 $54,350 1,490
29 Electrical Engineers $92,760 $56,780 390
30 Nurse Practitioners $92,320 $64,230 300
31 Medical and Health Services Managers $90,970 $50,040 530
32 Marketing Managers $90,490 $45,910 220
33 Psychologists, All Other $89,250 $60,950 30
34 Producers and Directors $88,600 $31,530 340
35 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $87,390 $53,030 210
36 Construction Managers $87,180 $55,770 1,030
37 Physical Therapists $86,840 $50,870 590
38 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $86,680 $50,640 350
39 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $85,960 $39,430 2,770
40 Computer Hardware Engineers $85,940 $53,860 90
41 Natural Sciences Managers $84,260 $56,570 120
42 Compensation and Benefits Managers $83,760 $50,660 70
43 Human Resources Managers $83,610 $53,070 370
44 Education Administrators, All Other $82,450 $53,940 80
45 Occupational Therapists $81,830 $52,170 380
46 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $81,600 $52,830 200
47 Information Security Analysts $81,000 $49,760 190
48 Computer Network Architects $80,810 $54,580 80
49 Credit Analysts $79,360 $53,310 50
50 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $79,250 $25,140 370
51 Training and Development Managers $79,190 $43,950 210
52 Administrative Services Managers $78,470 $37,880 1,000
53 Engineers, All Other $78,330 $51,400 710
54 Advertising and Promotions Managers $77,900 $43,890 80
55 Financial Examiners $77,640 $39,530 70
56 Biological Scientists, All Other $76,510 $47,570 80
57 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $76,400 $34,730 490
58 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $76,090 $58,270 580
59 Software Developers, Systems Software $75,660 $52,870 280
60 Chemists $74,710 $37,940 130
61 Logisticians $74,560 $43,760 200
62 Transportation Inspectors $74,040 $44,110 180
63 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $73,360 $35,130 310
64 Computer Systems Analysts $72,900 $46,570 770
65 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers $72,850 $52,170 50
66 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $71,650 $39,050 170
67 Chemical Plant and System Operators $71,550 $55,430 2,150
68 Loan Officers $71,400 $34,990 600
69 Social and Community Service Managers $71,040 $43,970 600
70 Management Analysts $70,810 $33,040 810
71 Electrical and Electronics Drafters $70,470 $41,570 50
72 Computer Programmers $70,310 $40,760 630
73 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders $69,980 $41,170 1,180
74 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers $69,910 $45,500 1,330
75 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $69,690 $60,870 30
76 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $69,400 $35,320 250
77 Mechanical Drafters $68,650 $39,630 490
78 Database Administrators $68,220 $42,570 70
79 Real Estate Sales Agents $68,210 $33,040 110
80 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment $68,000 $42,450 270
81 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $67,730 $35,670 2,080
82 Insurance Underwriters $67,020 $40,150 340
83 Sales Engineers $66,990 $43,020 40
84 Radiation Therapists $66,800 $51,480 70
85 Speech-Language Pathologists $65,830 $43,300 580
86 Fire Inspectors and Investigators $65,580 $40,830 50
87 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $65,080 $33,030 1,040
88 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $64,830 $34,750 360
89 Legal Support Workers, All Other $64,770 $27,740 50
90 Commercial and Industrial Designers $64,550 $29,670 50
91 Health Educators $64,510 $39,570 60
92 Gas Plant Operators $64,350 $45,210 110
93 Chemical Technicians $64,290 $39,060 640
94 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $64,140 $41,850 380
95 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $64,060 $40,140 3,700
96 Web Developers $63,950 $42,800 100
97 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $63,430 $36,060 340
98 Surveyors $62,980 $36,430 240
99 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers $62,640 $38,820 50
100 Accountants and Auditors $62,260 $41,720 2,720