These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In New Orleans, LA 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 the New Orleans 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 Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in New Orleans.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in New Orleans:

  1. Anesthesiologists
  2. Internists, General
  3. Surgeons
  4. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  5. Family and General Practitioners
  6. Chief Executives
  7. Petroleum Engineers
  8. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  9. Nurse Anesthetists
  10. Lawyers

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

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in New Orleans For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 508 job classifications in New Orleans 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 New Orleans

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $252,460 $138,280 40
2 Internists, General $250,690 $156,400 90
3 Surgeons $229,990 $151,670 120
4 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $200,460 $135,540 1,320
5 Family and General Practitioners $193,500 $133,470 250
6 Chief Executives $178,020 $87,530 250
7 Petroleum Engineers $151,160 $80,830 830
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers $136,420 $91,110 660
9 Nurse Anesthetists $132,030 $67,360 120
10 Lawyers $129,630 $57,430 3,130
11 Industrial Production Managers $129,420 $57,250 450
12 Podiatrists $125,160 $70,850 40
13 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $123,780 $54,340 320
14 General and Operations Managers $115,380 $51,530 9,500
15 Pharmacists $115,120 $79,750 1,160
16 Art Directors $111,420 $55,900 320
17 Chemical Engineers $110,240 $69,880 390
18 Environmental Engineers $109,580 $73,350 160
19 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $109,430 $18,050 60
20 Industrial Engineers $109,050 $64,180 770
21 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $108,430 $30,660 860
22 Personal Financial Advisors $106,490 $40,920 470
23 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $105,510 $70,960 110
24 Financial Managers $105,450 $51,880 1,760
25 Nuclear Engineers $104,330 $70,820 100
26 Electrical Engineers $104,270 $62,900 650
27 Engineers, All Other $104,010 $52,750 1,400
28 Natural Sciences Managers $103,510 $57,410 110
29 Mechanical Engineers $102,440 $52,840 890
30 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels $101,580 $52,870 3,030
31 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $100,980 $38,660 210
32 Sales Managers $100,730 $50,850 1,230
33 Emergency Management Directors $100,480 $55,770 30
34 Computer and Information Systems Managers $99,970 $52,550 570
35 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects $99,610 $55,510 60
36 Materials Engineers $97,620 $67,350 40
37 Nurse Practitioners $96,990 $71,230 410
38 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $96,130 $50,840 1,100
39 Marketing Managers $96,090 $46,830 340
40 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $95,930 $46,290 460
41 Industrial Engineering Technicians $95,770 $51,460 80
42 Civil Engineers $94,660 $57,790 1,340
43 Managers, All Other $93,870 $48,660 1,960
44 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $93,250 $43,800 130
45 Medical and Health Services Managers $92,680 $61,490 700
46 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $91,910 $48,070 950
47 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $91,450 $39,840 100
48 Sales Engineers $91,340 $46,350 40
49 Computer Hardware Engineers $90,600 $61,640 90
50 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas $90,510 $34,670 280
51 Software Developers, Applications $89,440 $56,790 630
52 Purchasing Managers $89,430 $51,710 220
53 Administrative Services Managers $89,060 $41,680 1,050
54 Information Security Analysts $88,870 $45,680 260
55 Construction Managers $87,930 $47,550 1,070
56 Physician Assistants $86,680 $29,340 140
57 Psychologists, All Other $86,280 $42,230 90
58 Credit Analysts $85,490 $44,060 110
59 Human Resources Managers $85,290 $44,340 510
60 Computer Network Architects $85,070 $46,480 90
61 Commercial Pilots $85,010 $52,140 80
62 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $84,580 $36,000 460
63 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $83,720 $17,760 40
64 Ship Engineers $83,580 $44,630 620
65 Training and Development Managers $81,740 $44,560 100
66 Computer and Information Research Scientists $81,510 $56,910 30
67 Financial Analysts $80,890 $43,920 360
68 Veterinarians $80,460 $50,400 300
69 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $80,060 $47,840 70
70 Financial Examiners $79,050 $41,660 140
71 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $78,650 $52,890 1,010
72 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $78,310 $60,600 40
73 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $78,000 $40,880 60
74 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $77,700 $54,340 50
75 Chiropractors $77,120 $43,970 130
76 Computer Systems Analysts $76,670 $33,840 580
77 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $76,470 $45,080 380
78 Computer Occupations, All Other $76,230 $30,450 1,280
79 Physical Therapists $74,800 $44,230 570
80 Occupational Therapists $74,370 $54,070 340
81 Commercial and Industrial Designers $74,310 $44,690 270
82 Radiation Therapists $74,110 $57,530 100
83 Chemists $74,040 $29,670 290
84 Multimedia Artists and Animators $73,930 $42,760 350
85 Biological Scientists, All Other $73,920 $51,640 110
86 Database Administrators $73,810 $38,260 180
87 Management Analysts $73,740 $45,590 1,500
88 Computer Programmers $73,300 $45,040 690
89 Logisticians $73,260 $40,250 260
90 Chemical Plant and System Operators $72,730 $57,990 920
91 Mechanical Engineering Technicians $72,630 $36,390 280
92 Software Developers, Systems Software $72,570 $35,750 370
93 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $72,500 $32,040 2,730
94 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $72,060 $36,640 260
95 Avionics Technicians $71,420 $41,290 70
96 Power Plant Operators $71,280 $42,410 60
97 Gas Plant Operators $70,500 $54,290 70
98 Registered Nurses $70,470 $49,930 14,100
99 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $70,370 $44,360 1,720
100 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $69,020 $30,870 420