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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 Louisiana. 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 Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in Louisiana.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Louisiana:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 11 on the list of highest paid professions in the Pelican State. 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.
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 670 job classifications in Louisiana 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 data on March 29, 2020.
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|2||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$257,110|
|3||Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists||$252,510|
|4||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$229,690|
|6||Family Medicine Physicians||$207,000|
|7||Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric||$193,670|
|8||General Internal Medicine Physicians||$188,650|
|12||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$152,070|
|17||Industrial Production Managers||$122,890|
|18||Captains, Mates, And Pilots Of Water Vessels||$122,830|
|19||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$117,960|
|20||General And Operations Managers||$117,220|
|22||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$111,250|
|23||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$111,170|
|33||Natural Sciences Managers||$104,390|
|39||Medical And Health Services Managers||$102,210|
|40||Personal Financial Advisors||$102,150|
|41||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$102,050|
|43||Nuclear Power Reactor Operators||$100,080|
|46||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$97,860|
|47||Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists||$96,040|
|48||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$95,930|
|51||Marine Engineers And Naval Architects||$94,680|
|53||Human Resources Managers||$93,510|
|54||Physical Scientists, All Other||$93,370|
|55||Engineers, All Other||$93,080|
|56||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$92,390|
|57||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers||$91,960|
|58||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$90,780|
|60||Computer Hardware Engineers||$90,360|
|61||Training And Development Managers||$90,350|
|63||Psychologists, All Other||$90,190|
|64||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$90,020|
|67||Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other||$88,590|
|68||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$88,570|
|69||Designers, All Other||$87,850|
|72||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$87,030|
|73||Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$86,660|
|75||Administrative Services And Facilities Managers||$86,480|
|76||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$86,380|
|77||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$86,250|
|78||Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents||$86,040|
|79||Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary||$85,980|
|80||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$85,910|
|81||Air Traffic Controllers||$85,580|
|83||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$85,270|
|85||Commercial And Industrial Designers||$84,770|
|87||Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers||$84,100|
|88||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$84,030|
|89||Foreign Language And Literature Teachers, Postsecondary||$83,920|
|90||Geography Teachers, Postsecondary||$83,670|
|92||Computer Network Architects||$81,630|
|93||Computer Systems Analysts||$81,620|
|95||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$80,970|
|97||Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$79,800|
|98||Postmasters And Mail Superintendents||$79,280|
|100||Emergency Management Directors||$79,030|
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