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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:
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:
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.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|4||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$200,460|
|5||Family and General Practitioners||$193,500|
|8||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$136,420|
|11||Industrial Production Managers||$129,420|
|13||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers||$123,780|
|14||General and Operations Managers||$115,380|
|19||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers||$109,430|
|21||Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents||$108,430|
|22||Personal Financial Advisors||$106,490|
|23||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$105,510|
|27||Engineers, All Other||$104,010|
|28||Natural Sciences Managers||$103,510|
|30||Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels||$101,580|
|31||Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||$100,980|
|33||Emergency Management Directors||$100,480|
|34||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$99,970|
|35||Marine Engineers and Naval Architects||$99,610|
|38||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$96,130|
|40||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$95,930|
|41||Industrial Engineering Technicians||$95,770|
|43||Managers, All Other||$93,870|
|44||Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists||$93,250|
|45||Medical and Health Services Managers||$92,680|
|46||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$91,910|
|47||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$91,450|
|49||Computer Hardware Engineers||$90,600|
|50||Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas||$90,510|
|51||Software Developers, Applications||$89,440|
|53||Administrative Services Managers||$89,060|
|54||Information Security Analysts||$88,870|
|57||Psychologists, All Other||$86,280|
|59||Human Resources Managers||$85,290|
|60||Computer Network Architects||$85,070|
|62||Detectives and Criminal Investigators||$84,580|
|63||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$83,720|
|65||Training and Development Managers||$81,740|
|66||Computer and Information Research Scientists||$81,510|
|69||Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates||$80,060|
|71||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$78,650|
|72||Postmasters and Mail Superintendents||$78,310|
|73||Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other||$78,000|
|74||Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other||$77,700|
|76||Computer Systems Analysts||$76,670|
|77||Architects, Except Landscape and Naval||$76,470|
|78||Computer Occupations, All Other||$76,230|
|81||Commercial and Industrial Designers||$74,310|
|84||Multimedia Artists and Animators||$73,930|
|85||Biological Scientists, All Other||$73,920|
|90||Chemical Plant and System Operators||$72,730|
|91||Mechanical Engineering Technicians||$72,630|
|92||Software Developers, Systems Software||$72,570|
|93||First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers||$72,500|
|94||Occupational Health and Safety Specialists||$72,060|
|96||Power Plant Operators||$71,280|
|97||Gas Plant Operators||$70,500|
|99||Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators||$70,370|
|100||Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health||$69,020|
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