These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Lake Charles, 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 Lake Charles 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 Lake Charles.

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

  1. Chief Executives
  2. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  3. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  4. Pharmacists
  5. Chemical Engineers
  6. Industrial Production Managers
  7. Electrical Engineers
  8. Mechanical Engineers
  9. Industrial Engineers
  10. Purchasing Managers

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

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Lake Charles For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 264 job classifications in Lake Charles 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 Lake Charles

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Chief Executives $219,600 $114,900 30
2 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $182,380 $100,010 140
3 Architectural and Engineering Managers $136,650 $86,450 100
4 Pharmacists $111,630 $58,680 200
5 Chemical Engineers $107,040 $65,150 380
6 Industrial Production Managers $104,140 $64,800 130
7 Electrical Engineers $103,650 $59,930 110
8 Mechanical Engineers $100,020 $59,530 230
9 Industrial Engineers $99,110 $66,560 80
10 Purchasing Managers $94,990 $51,820 30
11 General and Operations Managers $94,950 $44,040 1,200
12 Managers, All Other $93,530 $38,690 190
13 Marketing Managers $92,360 $55,740 30
14 Civil Engineers $91,700 $55,440 100
15 Nurse Practitioners $86,870 $65,170 110
16 Sales Managers $86,440 $37,350 110
17 Financial Managers $83,810 $52,310 140
18 Computer and Information Systems Managers $83,690 $60,430 30
19 Occupational Therapists $82,640 $56,960 70
20 Construction Managers $80,110 $44,950 260
21 Mechanical Drafters $80,100 $41,330 90
22 Veterinarians $79,090 $60,520 40
23 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $78,820 $45,570 630
24 Medical and Health Services Managers $78,590 $53,760 100
25 Human Resources Managers $77,730 $51,040 50
26 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $77,370 $55,470 70
27 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $75,890 $35,320 70
28 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $74,710 $44,110 80
29 Engineers, All Other $73,670 $46,630 220
30 Physical Therapists $72,170 $40,800 150
31 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $71,810 $42,110 100
32 Construction and Building Inspectors $70,540 $43,660 80
33 Commercial Pilots $70,320 $51,480 100
34 Chemical Plant and System Operators $69,380 $52,160 1,020
35 Management Analysts $69,360 $43,480 80
36 Chemists $68,440 $42,770 120
37 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $68,040 $27,580 60
38 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers $66,920 $51,070 490
39 Speech-Language Pathologists $66,910 $42,010 140
40 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $66,690 $48,490 30
41 Administrative Services Managers $66,170 $35,300 110
42 Industrial Machinery Mechanics $64,170 $41,420 480
43 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $62,880 $35,570 610
44 Computer Programmers $62,410 $42,630 90
45 Personal Financial Advisors $62,400 $36,470 70
46 Lawyers $62,310 $40,520 240
47 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $61,880 $41,710 600
48 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $60,920 $30,920 90
49 Avionics Technicians $60,420 $43,800 40
50 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks $59,860 $31,710 90
51 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators $59,720 $32,590 90
52 Compliance Officers $59,550 $35,200 130
53 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels $59,190 $31,660 30
54 Instructional Coordinators $58,720 $43,190 140
55 Cost Estimators $58,540 $37,680 120
56 Accountants and Auditors $58,510 $40,680 460
57 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $58,250 $31,670 110
58 Chemical Technicians $58,000 $33,350 350
59 Food Service Managers $57,760 $38,110 90
60 Architectural and Civil Drafters $57,620 $34,670 70
61 Registered Nurses $57,480 $39,790 1,800
62 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders $56,810 $34,890 320
63 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment $56,740 $35,740 60
64 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians $56,480 $40,400 430
65 Human Resources Specialists $55,810 $36,550 100
66 Social and Community Service Managers $55,440 $35,620 60
67 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors $55,340 $41,920 170
68 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $54,900 $28,330 330
69 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $53,310 $34,270 180
70 Surveyors $53,280 $34,400 50
71 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $52,780 $33,760 90
72 Respiratory Therapists $52,550 $40,730 60
73 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $52,470 $32,870 160
74 Postal Service Clerks $51,330 $32,520 50
75 Postal Service Mail Carriers $51,080 $34,630 210
76 Structural Iron and Steel Workers $50,930 $34,640 210
77 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door $50,930 $32,870 140
78 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $50,920 $35,300 1,320
79 Child, Family, and School Social Workers $50,640 $33,000 40
80 Computer Network Support Specialists $50,550 $30,910 40
81 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand $50,290 $31,410 100
82 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $50,240 $28,160 180
83 Dredge Operators $50,080 $33,550 60
84 Machinists $49,960 $33,180 190
85 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators $49,930 $37,510 140
86 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators $49,530 $32,780 80
87 Training and Development Specialists $49,410 $29,950 70
88 Electricians $49,030 $33,560 900
89 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers $48,800 $32,350 1,280
90 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $48,670 $35,440 30
91 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $48,620 $33,160 120
92 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators $48,560 $27,970 760
93 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $48,360 $27,610 60
94 Insurance Sales Agents $48,010 $26,950 330
95 Dietitians and Nutritionists $48,000 $36,850 40
96 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers $47,630 $32,200 310
97 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $47,290 $32,360 50
98 Dental Hygienists $46,960 $28,630 80
99 Computer Systems Analysts $46,830 $32,890 30
100 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $46,790 $32,470 70