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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 Surgeons 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 13 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 663 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, 2019.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|2||Family And General Practitioners||$217,580|
|4||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$199,510|
|6||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$183,920|
|10||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$151,220|
|17||Industrial Production Managers||$116,280|
|18||General And Operations Managers||$115,060|
|19||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$113,300|
|20||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$112,860|
|23||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers||$109,700|
|26||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$107,030|
|29||Marine Engineers And Naval Architects||$106,850|
|30||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$105,820|
|36||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$101,670|
|37||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$101,010|
|38||Medical And Health Services Managers||$100,710|
|40||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$99,640|
|42||Physical Scientists, All Other||$99,540|
|47||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$95,480|
|48||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$95,220|
|49||Natural Sciences Managers||$94,850|
|51||Captains, Mates, And Pilots Of Water Vessels||$93,010|
|53||Personal Financial Advisors||$92,300|
|54||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$91,740|
|55||Engineers, All Other||$90,580|
|56||Human Resources Managers||$90,490|
|60||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$89,810|
|61||Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents||$89,550|
|62||Funeral Service Managers||$89,320|
|63||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$89,190|
|64||Designers, All Other||$89,070|
|65||Sound Engineering Technicians||$88,610|
|66||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$88,210|
|68||Managers, All Other||$87,080|
|69||Administrative Services Managers||$86,760|
|70||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$86,750|
|71||Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists||$86,630|
|72||Air Traffic Controllers||$86,070|
|76||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$84,970|
|77||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$84,150|
|78||Emergency Management Directors||$83,610|
|79||Training And Development Managers||$83,270|
|80||Orthotists And Prosthetists||$83,060|
|81||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$82,610|
|82||Mechanical Engineering Technicians||$82,350|
|83||Computer Hardware Engineers||$81,660|
|84||Software Developers, Applications||$81,640|
|87||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$80,310|
|88||Computer Network Architects||$79,560|
|90||Postmasters And Mail Superintendents||$78,460|
|93||Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$76,900|
|95||Commercial And Industrial Designers||$76,520|
|96||Psychologists, All Other||$76,510|
|97||Occupational Health And Safety Specialists||$76,280|
|98||Software Developers, Systems Software||$76,200|
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