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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 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.
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.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|3||Family And General Practitioners||$218,480|
|5||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$209,860|
|8||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$192,490|
|10||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$149,460|
|18||Industrial Production Managers||$112,210|
|19||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$112,080|
|21||General And Operations Managers||$111,620|
|22||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$111,150|
|23||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers||$110,520|
|25||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$106,380|
|27||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$103,950|
|29||Marine Engineers And Naval Architects||$102,070|
|31||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$101,610|
|37||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$98,680|
|41||Medical And Health Services Managers||$96,580|
|43||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$95,810|
|44||Personal Financial Advisors||$93,600|
|45||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$93,000|
|47||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$92,080|
|50||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$91,520|
|51||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$91,280|
|52||Natural Sciences Managers||$90,930|
|53||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$90,670|
|54||Sound Engineering Technicians||$90,640|
|55||Captains, Mates, And Pilots Of Water Vessels||$90,100|
|57||Funeral Service Managers||$88,910|
|59||Engineers, All Other||$87,710|
|60||Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents||$87,070|
|61||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$86,930|
|63||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$86,810|
|64||Mechanical Engineering Technicians||$86,650|
|68||Managers, All Other||$85,080|
|69||Human Resources Managers||$84,180|
|70||Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products||$84,100|
|72||Air Traffic Controllers||$84,010|
|75||Computer Hardware Engineers||$83,090|
|76||Orthotists And Prosthetists||$82,370|
|78||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$81,810|
|80||Computer Network Architects||$80,480|
|82||Designers, All Other||$79,670|
|83||Emergency Management Directors||$79,570|
|85||Administrative Services Managers||$78,830|
|86||Training And Development Managers||$78,580|
|87||Physical Scientists, All Other||$77,900|
|88||Postmasters And Mail Superintendents||$77,360|
|89||Farmers, Ranchers, And Other Agricultural Managers||$77,260|
|91||Information Security Analysts||$76,710|
|92||Software Developers, Applications||$76,700|
|93||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$76,510|
|94||Multimedia Artists And Animators||$76,000|
|95||Psychologists, All Other||$75,460|
|96||Software Developers, Systems Software||$75,250|
|99||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$74,500|
|100||Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay||$74,310|
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