These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Birmingham, AL 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham.

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

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Internists, General
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Pediatricians, General
  5. Orthodontists
  6. Family and General Practitioners
  7. Nurse Anesthetists
  8. Marketing Managers
  9. Dentists, General
  10. Petroleum Engineers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 9 on the list of highest paid professions in Birmingham. 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 Birmingham and Alabama job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Birmingham For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 500 job classifications in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $269,240 $158,980 2,360
2 Internists, General $250,560 $124,980 220
3 Chief Executives $245,110 $151,730 340
4 Pediatricians, General $203,840 $129,260 150
5 Orthodontists $176,160 $107,200 100
6 Family and General Practitioners $167,800 $109,520 170
7 Nurse Anesthetists $166,110 $110,620 600
8 Marketing Managers $147,850 $69,320 280
9 Dentists, General $143,170 $44,580 280
10 Petroleum Engineers $142,980 $81,700 90
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers $139,760 $89,770 620
12 Sales Managers $135,840 $75,180 970
13 Financial Managers $135,390 $72,680 1,740
14 General and Operations Managers $132,490 $62,850 8,540
15 Training and Development Managers $127,190 $61,490 70
16 Advertising and Promotions Managers $125,710 $65,750 40
17 Lawyers $121,630 $54,060 2,280
18 Personal Financial Advisors $121,220 $43,530 950
19 Compensation and Benefits Managers $120,130 $72,010 60
20 Computer and Information Systems Managers $119,130 $59,940 1,220
21 Pharmacists $112,080 $81,310 1,660
22 Human Resources Managers $110,570 $54,990 400
23 Purchasing Managers $110,400 $65,950 190
24 Engineers, All Other $109,480 $73,930 140
25 Medical and Health Services Managers $108,560 $64,750 890
26 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $107,920 $61,470 170
27 Broadcast News Analysts $106,970 $39,000 60
28 Managers, All Other $106,600 $53,160 630
29 Administrative Services Managers $105,580 $49,020 240
30 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $103,190 $53,390 60
31 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $103,160 $54,700 80
32 Nurse Practitioners $101,810 $69,780 560
33 Materials Engineers $101,290 $62,670 120
34 Computer Network Architects $101,140 $70,880 430
35 Construction Managers $100,580 $58,430 1,060
36 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $100,240 $62,190 280
37 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $94,770 $54,250 410
38 Commercial Pilots $94,430 $65,490 90
39 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $94,280 $33,010 750
40 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $94,280 $17,530 140
41 Electrical Engineers $93,590 $62,150 1,660
42 Chemical Engineers $93,450 $55,120 90
43 Actuaries $93,450 $57,590 40
44 Physician Assistants $92,630 $58,560 140
45 Financial Analysts $92,580 $37,830 840
46 Optometrists $92,470 $46,140 130
47 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $92,040 $53,770 180
48 Sales Engineers $90,740 $53,230 110
49 Industrial Production Managers $90,580 $59,120 430
50 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $90,520 $67,490 210
51 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $90,170 $46,730 30
52 Software Developers, Systems Software $89,190 $58,350 1,280
53 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $88,070 $35,370 530
54 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $87,870 $48,220 120
55 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $87,610 $50,960 110
56 Management Analysts $87,290 $38,210 1,030
57 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $87,110 $49,670 100
58 Operations Research Analysts $87,060 $52,070 150
59 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $87,060 $62,960 50
60 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $86,540 $50,480 480
61 Computer Occupations, All Other $85,770 $60,280 220
62 Physical Therapists $85,200 $53,940 730
63 Software Developers, Applications $84,950 $50,640 1,170
64 Financial Specialists, All Other $84,780 $48,410 130
65 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $84,250 $41,130 1,360
66 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $83,930 $43,770 140
67 Database Administrators $83,600 $52,700 640
68 Occupational Therapists $82,510 $52,790 450
69 Civil Engineers $81,790 $51,650 570
70 Industrial Engineers $80,430 $51,640 470
71 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $80,030 $55,770 760
72 Mechanical Engineers $79,380 $52,550 620
73 Labor Relations Specialists $78,600 $19,350 330
74 Radiation Therapists $78,470 $56,900 80
75 Computer Programmers $78,440 $48,980 1,960
76 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $77,600 $43,850 90
77 Budget Analysts $77,390 $52,060 150
78 Private Detectives and Investigators $77,110 $26,040 50
79 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $76,830 $49,900 240
80 Veterinarians $75,460 $54,500 270
81 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $75,330 $55,930 400
82 Art Directors $75,240 $45,200 180
83 Computer Systems Analysts $74,650 $51,120 1,780
84 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $74,470 $37,760 230
85 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $74,410 $46,810 1,660
86 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $74,240 $38,780 210
87 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $74,150 $60,380 60
88 Education Administrators, All Other $74,140 $44,180 70
89 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $73,620 $40,010 220
90 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $73,470 $45,770 310
91 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $72,800 $42,380 50
92 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $72,380 $47,390 130
93 Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products $72,200 $38,690 60
94 History Teachers, Postsecondary $71,970 $49,470 50
95 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $71,030 $36,750 1,170
96 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $70,330 $52,150 850
97 Social and Community Service Managers $69,880 $40,060 260
98 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $69,400 $29,010 9,200
99 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $69,150 $39,810 2,330
100 Accountants and Auditors $68,690 $42,860 4,980