These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Lafayette, 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 Lafayette 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 Chief Executives are the highest paid people in Lafayette.

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

  1. Chief Executives
  2. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  3. Petroleum Engineers
  4. General and Operations Managers
  5. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  6. Pharmacists
  7. Veterinarians
  8. Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers
  9. Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
  10. Lawyers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 11 on the list of highest paid professions in Lafayette. 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 Lafayette and Louisiana job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Lafayette For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 370 job classifications in Lafayette 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 Lafayette

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Chief Executives $213,610 $97,870 70
2 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $148,450 $85,520 470
3 Petroleum Engineers $129,490 $50,640 400
4 General and Operations Managers $116,110 $48,870 3,520
5 Architectural and Engineering Managers $113,160 $52,750 160
6 Pharmacists $113,000 $76,400 510
7 Veterinarians $112,820 $45,370 90
8 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $101,440 $37,540 310
9 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $99,800 $50,490 60
10 Lawyers $99,660 $45,560 720
11 Sales Managers $96,890 $54,780 590
12 Financial Managers $94,340 $50,960 540
13 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $90,480 $27,440 210
14 Medical and Health Services Managers $88,720 $52,390 200
15 Nurse Practitioners $84,130 $54,880 150
16 Industrial Production Managers $83,250 $53,610 220
17 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $83,160 $53,110 150
18 Construction Managers $82,690 $47,670 210
19 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $82,510 $52,390 70
20 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels $82,380 $43,930 700
21 Computer and Information Systems Managers $81,600 $51,790 120
22 Logisticians $80,830 $44,880 40
23 Civil Engineers $79,210 $54,440 360
24 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $77,780 $44,130 120
25 Occupational Therapists $77,070 $53,150 90
26 Managers, All Other $76,310 $26,970 520
27 Mechanical Engineers $76,120 $46,970 350
28 Marketing Managers $75,910 $35,830 90
29 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $75,140 $34,270 30
30 Engineers, All Other $74,040 $44,690 370
31 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $72,820 $51,920 180
32 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $72,780 $45,910 180
33 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $72,190 $38,140 30
34 Management Analysts $71,670 $41,100 350
35 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $71,400 $54,040 300
36 Purchasing Managers $70,970 $42,810 130
37 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $70,210 $47,390 80
38 Financial Analysts $70,090 $51,660 40
39 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $69,500 $46,480 140
40 Administrative Services Managers $69,490 $39,220 270
41 Personal Financial Advisors $68,730 $45,430 170
42 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $68,180 $37,010 40
43 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $67,900 $40,140 110
44 Optometrists $67,670 $51,120 60
45 Conservation Scientists $67,550 $46,580 70
46 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $67,210 $37,540 70
47 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians $67,160 $36,330 230
48 Chiropractors $66,970 $31,590 30
49 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $66,940 $34,110 160
50 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $66,510 $41,190 470
51 Computer Systems Analysts $65,220 $42,250 100
52 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $65,020 $30,610 170
53 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $64,930 $32,710 320
54 Environmental Engineers $64,880 $44,590 70
55 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $64,780 $38,130 1,010
56 Accountants and Auditors $64,670 $41,320 1,110
57 Database Administrators $64,470 $44,320 80
58 Human Resources Managers $64,290 $39,670 150
59 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $63,830 $35,050 240
60 Software Developers, Applications $62,070 $35,790 140
61 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $61,650 $34,950 1,270
62 Plant and System Operators, All Other $61,090 $37,440 170
63 Drafters, All Other $60,080 $41,950 170
64 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $59,950 $40,210 90
65 Chemists $59,670 $30,550 40
66 Financial Specialists, All Other $59,440 $32,500 170
67 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other $58,770 $24,790 110
68 Cost Estimators $58,680 $39,640 200
69 Instructional Coordinators $58,400 $43,790 170
70 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $58,320 $38,380 1,250
71 Real Estate Brokers $58,290 $37,440 80
72 Physical Therapists $58,200 $27,630 320
73 Speech-Language Pathologists $58,110 $42,790 290
74 Social and Community Service Managers $57,860 $36,400 80
75 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators $57,720 $35,170 390
76 Registered Nurses $57,600 $40,670 3,450
77 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers $57,540 $39,780 620
78 Computer Occupations, All Other $57,150 $32,690 80
79 Software Developers, Systems Software $56,590 $38,010 90
80 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers $56,410 $32,020 260
81 Compliance Officers $56,390 $32,130 400
82 Mechanical Drafters $56,280 $34,300 150
83 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $56,080 $33,290 1,380
84 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas $55,920 $34,970 760
85 Surveyors $55,410 $33,930 290
86 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors $55,210 $40,580 480
87 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators $55,120 $54,430 90
88 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health $54,960 $34,750 70
89 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $53,890 $43,150 40
90 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other $53,760 $35,600 50
91 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $53,590 $31,890 80
92 Construction and Building Inspectors $53,360 $35,180 140
93 Loan Officers $53,300 $33,210 600
94 Web Developers $52,880 $40,300 90
95 Crane and Tower Operators $52,870 $25,310 760
96 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $52,870 $34,620 50
97 Computer Programmers $52,830 $28,430 210
98 Librarians $52,730 $39,640 190
99 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School $52,370 $41,570 180
100 Special Education Teachers, All Other $52,330 $41,630 270