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

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

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Dentists, General
  4. Nurse Anesthetists
  5. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  6. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  7. Lawyers
  8. Marketing Managers
  9. General and Operations Managers
  10. Financial Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 3 on the list of highest paid professions in Huntsville. 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 Huntsville and Alabama job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Huntsville For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 368 job classifications in Huntsville 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 Huntsville

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $244,580 $156,350 540
2 Chief Executives $216,290 $111,420 140
3 Dentists, General $182,010 $37,280 140
4 Nurse Anesthetists $160,370 $128,130 220
5 Architectural and Engineering Managers $145,340 $97,370 1,000
6 Computer and Information Systems Managers $142,660 $80,120 900
7 Lawyers $137,400 $63,440 450
8 Marketing Managers $135,190 $67,720 110
9 General and Operations Managers $134,560 $62,440 3,350
10 Financial Managers $131,910 $67,780 550
11 Personal Financial Advisors $130,480 $42,490 140
12 Optometrists $127,780 $62,970 50
13 Sales Managers $126,820 $65,650 260
14 Physicists $125,160 $83,230 160
15 Pharmacists $125,020 $97,650 490
16 Computer and Information Research Scientists $123,630 $76,110 120
17 Managers, All Other $119,490 $81,860 520
18 Purchasing Managers $118,820 $97,980 320
19 Engineers, All Other $116,740 $66,780 3,150
20 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $114,320 $71,260 120
21 Natural Sciences Managers $114,190 $68,300 50
22 Aerospace Engineers $112,410 $71,330 3,700
23 Administrative Services Managers $112,110 $59,200 160
24 Computer Hardware Engineers $111,210 $76,090 1,160
25 Software Developers, Systems Software $110,580 $65,520 2,320
26 Industrial Production Managers $109,280 $64,790 290
27 Human Resources Managers $108,070 $65,240 200
28 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $107,920 $61,910 1,420
29 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $107,510 $74,140 180
30 Materials Engineers $106,210 $60,850 280
31 Sales Engineers $106,140 $63,430 100
32 Training and Development Managers $102,150 $70,760 40
33 Operations Research Analysts $102,120 $59,530 540
34 Software Developers, Applications $101,010 $59,710 2,800
35 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $99,770 $57,320 50
36 Electrical Engineers $99,240 $61,550 1,800
37 Medical and Health Services Managers $98,820 $60,540 190
38 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $98,720 $65,720 90
39 Chemical Engineers $98,280 $65,950 150
40 Financial Analysts $98,250 $54,920 260
41 Computer Programmers $97,840 $60,550 1,910
42 Management Analysts $97,280 $59,200 1,690
43 Industrial Engineers $96,310 $61,000 1,270
44 Physical Therapists $95,980 $73,420 110
45 Computer Occupations, All Other $95,100 $64,570 560
46 Mechanical Engineers $93,650 $62,640 1,180
47 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $93,440 $59,030 3,010
48 Environmental Engineers $93,150 $56,820 120
49 Nurse Practitioners $92,910 $69,340 300
50 Computer Network Architects $92,060 $56,560 240
51 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $90,130 $31,100 250
52 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $90,080 $42,390 300
53 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $89,860 $55,690 40
54 Logisticians $89,390 $59,530 2,640
55 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $88,120 $50,680 50
56 Information Security Analysts $87,820 $53,780 260
57 Loan Officers $87,200 $42,210 270
58 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $86,530 $27,170 150
59 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $86,270 $53,790 100
60 Budget Analysts $86,110 $55,760 390
61 Computer Systems Analysts $84,670 $55,220 1,350
62 Compliance Officers $83,190 $48,680 150
63 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $82,630 $53,200 130
64 Chemists $82,620 $48,170 280
65 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $82,160 $39,600 380
66 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $81,920 $49,190 110
67 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $80,930 $47,130 800
68 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $80,910 $46,580 2,000
69 Civil Engineers $80,010 $48,790 370
70 Construction Managers $79,400 $53,900 180
71 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $78,450 $27,210 130
72 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $77,630 $51,730 50
73 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $77,540 $55,510 100
74 Financial Specialists, All Other $76,970 $35,350 310
75 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $76,930 $54,060 300
76 Accountants and Auditors $76,750 $42,070 2,110
77 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $75,890 $30,130 40
78 Electrical and Electronics Drafters $74,680 $46,330 190
79 Mechanical Drafters $73,510 $43,660 160
80 Editors $73,440 $41,450 70
81 Transportation Inspectors $72,020 $23,960 60
82 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other $71,960 $39,720 430
83 Materials Scientists $71,130 $44,950 50
84 Human Resources Specialists $70,120 $38,670 900
85 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $69,750 $50,260 80
86 Instructional Coordinators $69,650 $36,330 100
87 Database Administrators $69,510 $44,180 190
88 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $69,100 $41,890 100
89 Occupational Therapists $68,930 $51,430 90
90 Real Estate Sales Agents $68,210 $34,240 170
91 Commercial Pilots $68,130 $40,380 150
92 Multimedia Artists and Animators $68,080 $43,950 50
93 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $67,890 $47,440 40
94 History Teachers, Postsecondary $67,280 $50,520 40
95 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians $66,630 $40,560 170
96 Speech-Language Pathologists $66,430 $44,250 150
97 Veterinarians $66,190 $39,230 110
98 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $65,600 $34,500 450
99 Cost Estimators $65,300 $36,330 240
100 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $64,650 $43,300 50