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Top 100 Highest Paying Jobs in New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA

The top 100 highest paying jobs in New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA (ranked by annual average salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid workers) and the number of employment of each job in New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA is materials scientist with an average annual salary of $115,180. The second highest paying job is postsecondary health specialties teacher (average salary $109,090). The salary and the employment information in New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Jobs in New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Materials Scientists
$115,180
0
2 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$109,090
480
3 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$100,180
40
4 Materials Engineers
$95,720
30
5 Sales Engineers
$85,180
70
6 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$84,880
40
7 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$83,680
40
8 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$80,830
80
9 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$79,710
510
10 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$79,330
990
11 Psychiatrists
$77,910
40
12 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$76,140
30
13 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$74,840
70
14 Gas Plant Operators
$73,310
80
15 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$71,550
70
16 Art Directors
$65,150
100
17 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$63,900
60
18 Nuclear Technicians
$60,930
270
19 Other Education Administrators
$60,820
140
20 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$58,800
30
21 Motorboat Operators
$58,250
60
22 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$57,810
180
23 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$57,190
30
24 Conservation Scientists
$56,610
70
25 Boilermakers
$55,320
190
26 Rail Car Repairers
$55,170
0
27 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
$52,240
850
28 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$50,370
1,690
29 Middle School Special Education Teachers
$50,130
410
30 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$49,730
50
31 Other Life Scientists
$49,630
70
32 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
$49,590
620
33 Soil and Plant Scientists
$49,040
30
34 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$48,770
70
35 Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
$47,570
200
36 Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers
$47,350
470
37 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
$46,710
50
38 Music Directors and Composers
$46,650
60
39 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$46,360
40
40 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders
$45,770
50
41 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
$45,670
60
42 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$45,420
250
43 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
$45,220
110
44 Floor, Ceiling, and Wall Insulation Workers
$44,900
330
45 Avionics Technicians
$44,720
90
46 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$44,510
70
47 Statistical Assistants
$43,610
70
48 Interpreters and Translators
$43,420
80
49 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$42,640
100
50 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$42,170
40
51 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
$41,220
110
52 Private Detectives and Investigators
$40,890
80
53 Social Science Research Assistants
$40,440
40
54 Forensic Science Technicians
$39,130
50
55 Choreographers
$39,080
200
56 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$38,950
0
57 Other Therapists
$37,730
100
58 Tree Trimmers and Pruners
$37,660
0
59 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators
$37,140
0
60 Traffic Technicians
$36,540
120
61 Agricultural Equipment Operators
$36,290
50
62 Other Construction and Related Workers
$36,220
220
63 Dredge Operators
$36,080
0
64 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers
$35,960
40
65 Conveyor Operators and Tenders
$35,900
160
66 Upholsterers
$35,430
0
67 Other Psychologists
$35,100
120
68 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$34,260
0
69 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
$34,110
60
70 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
$33,570
0
71 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers
$32,760
90
72 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$32,170
90
73 All Other Teachers and Instructors Except Substitute Teachers
$31,630
2,640
74 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators
$31,070
50
75 Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons Helpers
$29,850
80
76 Sewers, Hand
$29,700
40
77 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders
$29,530
70
78 Telephone Operators
$28,520
50
79 Psychiatric Aides
$27,500
200
80 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants
$27,430
150
81 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders
$27,160
40
82 Other Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers
$26,480
0
83 Graduate Teaching Assistants
$26,400
710
84 Environmental Engineering Technicians
$24,530
110
85 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders
$24,200
120
86 Other Building Cleaning Workers
$24,060
60
87 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$23,950
80
88 Medical Appliance Technicians
$23,230
0
89 Other Grounds Maintenance Workers
$22,390
120
90 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals
$22,190
60
91 Slaughterers and Meat Packers
$19,620
140
92 Athletes and Sports Competitors
$19,460
190
93 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$18,770
40
94 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners
$18,460
0

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