These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Tuscaloosa, AL 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 Tuscaloosa 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 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other are the highest paid people in Tuscaloosa.

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

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Dentists, General
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  6. Business Teachers, Postsecondary
  7. Petroleum Engineers
  8. Financial Managers
  9. Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
  10. Mechanical Engineers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 2 on the list of highest paid professions in Tuscaloosa. 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 Tuscaloosa and Alabama job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Tuscaloosa For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 293 job classifications in Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $230,720 $161,890 210
2 Dentists, General $198,270 $100,320 40
3 Family and General Practitioners $195,050 $128,830 30
4 Chief Executives $175,460 $107,500 40
5 Architectural and Engineering Managers $164,440 $81,990 60
6 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $145,440 $36,850 100
7 Petroleum Engineers $134,470 $67,380 50
8 Financial Managers $131,260 $78,210 170
9 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $130,150 $28,620 60
10 Mechanical Engineers $122,230 $67,530 160
11 General and Operations Managers $119,700 $54,680 1,200
12 Administrative Services Managers $118,220 $64,270 40
13 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $117,140 $57,400 200
14 Sales Managers $117,010 $61,640 50
15 Pharmacists $115,140 $91,750 250
16 Lawyers $113,140 $49,250 190
17 Medical and Health Services Managers $109,360 $68,620 110
18 Computer and Information Systems Managers $105,980 $55,470 90
19 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $105,940 $69,070 40
20 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $105,860 $52,330 40
21 Purchasing Managers $104,530 $58,150 30
22 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $100,310 $39,810 50
23 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $98,950 $59,820 70
24 Industrial Production Managers $97,470 $68,790 160
25 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $97,360 $43,230 40
26 Nurse Practitioners $97,050 $66,670 140
27 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $96,630 $34,990 50
28 Human Resources Managers $95,760 $60,180 50
29 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $92,290 $42,080 60
30 Occupational Therapists $90,090 $66,350 40
31 Managers, All Other $89,770 $44,170 130
32 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $89,340 $52,700 30
33 Construction Managers $88,390 $56,260 90
34 Electrical Engineers $88,130 $52,180 60
35 Physical Therapists $86,910 $57,230 100
36 Personal Financial Advisors $86,180 $40,880 40
37 Coaches and Scouts $86,050 $18,870 130
38 Civil Engineers $82,600 $48,440 190
39 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $81,590 $37,930 70
40 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $81,080 $39,960 110
41 Computer Occupations, All Other $80,970 $55,110 60
42 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $79,770 $37,140 90
43 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $79,610 $39,090 80
44 Computer Programmers $79,480 $44,810 110
45 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $79,210 $55,870 140
46 History Teachers, Postsecondary $79,180 $35,500 50
47 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $78,180 $41,800 40
48 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $74,750 $39,150 120
49 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $74,640 $42,700 370
50 Chemists $72,780 $48,050 30
51 Loan Officers $72,630 $42,160 160
52 Management Analysts $72,310 $41,190 210
53 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $69,730 $35,880 50
54 Social Workers, All Other $67,340 $50,010 50
55 Computer Systems Analysts $67,330 $45,500 60
56 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $67,240 $46,610 70
57 Logisticians $66,810 $39,000 130
58 Veterinarians $66,630 $53,110 30
59 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $65,040 $40,870 50
60 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $64,930 $40,270 600
61 Accountants and Auditors $64,580 $35,740 640
62 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $64,350 $31,560 840
63 Industrial Machinery Mechanics $64,230 $43,740 890
64 Compliance Officers $64,000 $22,920 50
65 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $63,920 $43,020 170
66 Speech-Language Pathologists $63,860 $49,930 50
67 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $63,790 $38,820 40
68 Instructional Coordinators $63,550 $39,270 80
69 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $62,060 $28,390 60
70 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $61,530 $52,120 110
71 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators $61,500 $40,980 160
72 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $60,630 $52,200 40
73 Dietitians and Nutritionists $60,390 $46,640 60
74 Crane and Tower Operators $60,070 $23,370 50
75 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $59,760 $27,640 610
76 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $59,340 $33,830 160
77 Registered Nurses $59,110 $42,760 2,400
78 Social and Community Service Managers $58,250 $36,140 70
79 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $56,730 $25,690 120
80 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $56,680 $44,090 50
81 Industrial Engineering Technicians $56,580 $44,940 40
82 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand $56,290 $26,960 100
83 Human Resources Specialists $55,920 $35,450 330
84 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $55,280 $34,690 180
85 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents $55,070 $39,930 40
86 Real Estate Sales Agents $55,000 $27,330 50
87 Surveyors $54,360 $33,570 50
88 Database Administrators $54,280 $30,570 90
89 Computer User Support Specialists $53,990 $32,820 140
90 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $53,120 $30,380 40
91 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School $52,560 $38,710 80
92 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers $52,480 $29,600 100
93 Food Service Managers $52,380 $30,250 180
94 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks $52,310 $28,120 80
95 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers $51,560 $30,170 890
96 Painters, Transportation Equipment $51,070 $32,970 30
97 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $50,720 $33,650 250
98 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants $50,650 $35,910 130
99 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $50,530 $34,090 30
100 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School $50,460 $40,100 100