These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Louisiana 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 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:

  1. Anesthesiologists
  2. Surgeons
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Internists, General
  5. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  6. Pediatricians, General
  7. Chief Executives
  8. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  9. Psychiatrists
  10. Architectural and Engineering Managers

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 17 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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Louisiana For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 675 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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Louisiana

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $284,510 $190,880 310
2 Surgeons $256,140 $153,300 240
3 Family And General Practitioners $218,480 $108,350 1,040
4 Internists, General $214,350 $62,510 220
5 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $209,860 $75,880 4,340
6 Pediatricians, General $208,740 $96,520 90
7 Chief Executives $197,320 $70,920 790
8 Dentists, All Other Specialists $192,490 $85,810 70
9 Psychiatrists $189,400 $56,680 50
10 Architectural And Engineering Managers $149,460 $89,150 1,310
11 Petroleum Engineers $148,600 $81,110 1,510
12 Nurse Anesthetists $147,090 $87,140 680
13 Podiatrists $129,760 $83,970 50
14 Aerospace Engineers $117,430 $85,800 50
15 Pharmacists $115,560 $73,110 4,460
16 Optometrists $115,310 $54,670 200
17 Dentists, General $115,050 $38,140 750
18 Industrial Production Managers $112,210 $52,910 1,660
19 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $112,080 $46,860 810
20 Sales Managers $111,700 $52,420 3,020
21 General And Operations Managers $111,620 $50,130 28,050
22 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $111,150 $69,440 40
23 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $110,520 $51,680 910
24 Chemical Engineers $108,070 $66,280 2,300
25 Computer And Information Systems Managers $106,380 $60,090 1,940
26 Materials Scientists $105,670 $61,440 70
27 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $103,950 $46,150 70
28 Nuclear Engineers $103,180 $72,110 140
29 Marine Engineers And Naval Architects $102,070 $60,160 180
30 Financial Managers $102,060 $54,880 5,060
31 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $101,610 $68,650 120
32 Lawyers $101,170 $44,140 6,820
33 Environmental Engineers $100,890 $53,950 500
34 Materials Engineers $100,480 $67,620 120
35 Economists $98,800 $61,240 40
36 Nurse Practitioners $98,780 $63,620 2,420
37 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $98,680 $44,700 200
38 Industrial Engineers $98,260 $54,150 1,760
39 Mechanical Engineers $97,250 $50,520 1,660
40 Construction Managers $96,700 $56,270 3,080
41 Medical And Health Services Managers $96,580 $57,340 3,860
42 Civil Engineers $96,570 $57,260 3,130
43 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $95,810 $46,770 1,700
44 Personal Financial Advisors $93,600 $37,060 1,350
45 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $93,000 $60,200 70
46 Marketing Managers $92,970 $51,110 780
47 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $92,080 $48,730 170
48 Financial Examiners $91,710 $51,500 150
49 Electrical Engineers $91,600 $57,310 1,160
50 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $91,520 $56,250 630
51 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $91,280 $47,220 1,280
52 Natural Sciences Managers $90,930 $57,330 370
53 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $90,670 $37,060 570
54 Sound Engineering Technicians $90,640 $36,340 240
55 Captains, Mates, And Pilots Of Water Vessels $90,100 $43,150 6,290
56 Sales Engineers $89,420 $49,790 140
57 Funeral Service Managers $88,910 $35,540 140
58 Database Administrators $88,390 $47,460 440
59 Engineers, All Other $87,710 $48,230 4,580
60 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $87,070 $27,350 2,290
61 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $86,930 $19,200 60
62 Physician Assistants $86,930 $40,080 910
63 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $86,810 $45,870 300
64 Mechanical Engineering Technicians $86,650 $38,370 150
65 Purchasing Managers $86,620 $48,710 670
66 Physical Therapists $85,810 $51,490 2,950
67 Commercial Pilots $85,690 $30,190 820
68 Managers, All Other $85,080 $36,680 8,170
69 Human Resources Managers $84,180 $50,440 1,470
70 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $84,100 $33,780 2,290
71 Occupational Therapists $84,020 $50,740 1,790
72 Air Traffic Controllers $84,010 $60,280 250
73 Ship Engineers $83,910 $39,730 630
74 Veterinarians $83,130 $53,110 840
75 Computer Hardware Engineers $83,090 $51,780 270
76 Orthotists And Prosthetists $82,370 $40,230 160
77 Financial Analysts $81,880 $42,770 910
78 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $81,810 $17,780 200
79 Management Analysts $81,680 $44,760 2,980
80 Computer Network Architects $80,480 $37,190 350
81 Art Directors $79,780 $42,360 160
82 Designers, All Other $79,670 $37,690 200
83 Emergency Management Directors $79,570 $43,340 90
84 Logisticians $79,240 $42,190 950
85 Administrative Services Managers $78,830 $40,130 2,730
86 Training And Development Managers $78,580 $48,130 350
87 Physical Scientists, All Other $77,900 $40,150 60
88 Postmasters And Mail Superintendents $77,360 $65,190 250
89 Farmers, Ranchers, And Other Agricultural Managers $77,260 $54,930 40
90 Geographers $76,800 $56,390 30
91 Information Security Analysts $76,710 $45,900 460
92 Software Developers, Applications $76,700 $44,090 1,160
93 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $76,510 $39,700 1,220
94 Multimedia Artists And Animators $76,000 $34,890 160
95 Psychologists, All Other $75,460 $27,290 230
96 Software Developers, Systems Software $75,250 $47,450 1,200
97 Insurance Underwriters $74,780 $36,330 1,070
98 Foresters $74,520 $51,420 120
99 Compensation And Benefits Managers $74,500 $48,010 170
100 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $74,310 $60,790 50

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