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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Alabama

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Alabama (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 Alabama are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Alabama is chief executive with an average annual salary of $196,750. The second highest paying job is general pediatricians (average salary $189,820). The salary and the employment information in Alabama is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Alabama

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Chief Executives
$196,750
1,030
2 General Pediatricians
$189,820
360
3 Other Specialists Dentists
$179,950
40
4 Family and General Practitioners
$178,620
590
5 General Dentists
$174,170
1,130
6 Psychiatrists
$161,360
380
7 Nurse Anesthetists
$153,890
1,770
8 Orthodontists
$147,110
120
9 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$132,180
2,410
10 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$122,350
120
11 Pharmacists
$120,880
5,430
12 Marketing Managers
$120,270
530
13 Podiatrists
$119,600
90
14 Physicists
$115,170
190
15 Financial Managers
$114,350
4,990
16 Aerospace Engineers
$112,490
4,470
17 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$111,890
90
18 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$111,800
3,260
19 Engineers, All Other
$111,740
3,440
20 Computer Hardware Engineers
$111,230
1,460
21 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$110,060
530
22 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$109,230
130
23 Sales Managers
$109,210
2,510
24 Purchasing Managers
$108,330
950
25 Optometrists
$106,130
550
26 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$105,050
130
27 Training and Development Managers
$104,980
150
28 Chemical Engineers
$104,490
510
29 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$103,160
2,250
30 Economists
$103,110
30
31 General and Operations Managers
$103,030
26,930
32 Lawyers
$101,470
5,380
33 Natural Sciences Managers
$101,320
140
34 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$101,320
310
35 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$101,060
310
36 Materials Engineers
$99,980
540
37 Computer Network Architects
$98,900
850
38 All Other Managers
$98,520
2,010
39 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$97,810
240
40 Physician Assistants
$97,680
700
41 Operations Research Analysts
$96,640
720
42 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$96,400
410
43 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$96,210
2,960
44 Other Psychologists
$95,710
130
45 Systems Software Developers
$95,270
4,000
46 Human Resources Managers
$94,040
1,320
47 Electrical Engineers
$93,940
4,330
48 Industrial Production Managers
$93,280
3,110
49 Other Life Scientists
$93,250
90
50 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$93,180
220
51 Other Education Administrators
$92,590
560
52 Nurse Practitioners
$90,460
2,820
53 Applications Software Developers
$90,430
5,500
54 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$89,390
610
55 Commercial Pilots
$89,390
930
56 Biomedical Engineers
$89,010
80
57 Medical and Health Services Managers
$88,730
2,960
58 Materials Scientists
$88,520
80
59 Administrative Services Managers
$88,120
640
60 Logisticians
$87,890
3,460
61 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$87,580
2,460
62 Personal Financial Advisors
$86,160
2,060
63 Physical Therapists
$86,130
2,460
64 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$85,890
50
65 Air Traffic Controllers
$85,340
250
66 Other Computer Occupations
$85,250
1,800
67 Information Security Analysts
$85,230
970
68 Mechanical Engineers
$85,090
3,460
69 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$83,760
440
70 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$82,380
400
71 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$82,320
200
72 Construction Managers
$82,290
3,010
73 Mining and Geological Engineers
$81,820
180
74 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$81,260
890
75 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$80,780
130
76 Computer Programmers
$80,500
6,590
77 Management Analysts
$80,340
4,590
78 Occupational Therapists
$79,880
1,080
79 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$79,780
150
80 Industrial Engineers
$79,680
4,930
81 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$78,740
1,110
82 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$78,270
3,460
83 Computer Systems Analysts
$77,920
4,020
84 Database Administrators
$77,780
1,600
85 Other Business Operations Specialists
$77,010
6,870
86 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$77,010
230
87 Environmental Engineers
$76,950
760
88 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$76,480
1,190
89 Radiation Therapists
$76,350
360
90 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$76,040
1,020
91 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$76,040
340
92 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$76,000
60
93 Veterinarians
$75,900
860
94 Budget Analysts
$75,880
860
95 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$75,800
60
96 Chemists
$75,640
650
97 Actuaries
$75,310
60
98 Sales Engineers
$74,880
270
99 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$74,560
260
100 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$74,350
150
101 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons
$74,170
100
102 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$73,980
130
103 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$73,660
280
104 Financial Analysts
$73,330
1,420
105 Other Plant and System Operators
$73,190
70
106 Conservation Scientists
$73,060
110
107 Instructional Coordinators
$72,200
1,210
108 Other Financial Specialists
$71,520
740
109 Art Directors
$71,470
280
110 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$71,430
3,270
111 Civil Engineers
$71,220
3,970
112 Audiologists
$71,130
70
113 Nuclear Technicians
$70,730
100
114 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$70,730
2,730
115 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$70,610
1,050
116 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$70,260
250
117 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$70,120
810
118 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$69,400
240
119 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$68,360
130
120 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$68,310
3,790
121 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$68,270
4,410
122 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$68,240
50
123 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$67,970
900
124 Property, Real Estate Managers
$67,780
440
125 Chiropractors
$67,420
270
126 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$67,260
580
127 Other Biological Scientists
$67,150
220
128 Other Social Workers
$67,150
350
129 Gas Plant Operators
$66,810
270
130 Power Plant Operators
$66,750
820
131 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$66,710
280
132 Speech-Language Pathologists
$65,860
1,560
133 Private Detectives and Investigators
$65,280
220
134 All Other Special Education Teachers
$65,170
30
135 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$64,870
350
136 Compliance Officers
$64,430
1,400
137 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$64,160
120
138 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$63,670
120
139 Postsecondary History Teachers
$63,530
310
140 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$63,410
270
141 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$63,270
140
142 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$62,620
110
143 Broadcast News Analysts
$62,540
240
144 Epidemiologists
$62,390
40
145 Technical Writers
$62,340
660
146 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$62,100
130
147 Accountants and Auditors
$61,890
15,360
148 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$61,720
6,240
149 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$61,660
350
150 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$61,540
220
151 Foresters
$61,530
220
152 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$61,260
8,150
153 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$61,220
2,020
154 Soil and Plant Scientists
$61,220
40
155 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$61,170
3,730
156 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$61,130
230
157 Social and Community Service Managers
$61,090
1,190
158 Other Engineering Technicians
$60,720
830
159 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$60,690
690
160 Landscape Architects
$60,640
40
161 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$60,560
520
162 Financial Examiners
$60,520
1,030
163 Food Service Managers
$60,410
2,250
164 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$60,260
190
165 Statisticians
$60,120
170
166 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$59,920
1,530
167 Computer Network Support Specialists
$59,910
1,050
168 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$59,910
1,180
169 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$59,850
200
170 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$59,590
250
171 Mine Shuttle Car Operators
$59,380
50
172 Funeral Service Managers
$59,220
280
173 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$59,030
650
174 Credit Analysts
$59,020
490
175 Cost Estimators
$58,860
2,180
176 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$58,840
560
177 Locomotive Engineers
$58,820
800
178 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$58,680
120
179 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$58,540
590
180 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$58,510
1,010
181 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$58,460
170
182 Ship Engineers
$58,280
130
183 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$58,160
500
184 Emergency Management Directors
$58,000
180
185 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$57,960
1,130
186 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$57,960
90
187 Farm and Home Management Advisors
$57,740
390
188 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$57,300
60
189 Continuous Mining Machine Operators
$56,850
100
190 Postal Service Clerks
$56,790
1,330
191 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$56,780
1,030
192 Historians
$56,440
40
193 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$56,430
70
194 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$56,340
13,140
195 Loan Officers
$56,240
3,740
196 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$56,160
120
197 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$56,160
1,030
198 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$56,030
40
199 Urban and Regional Planners
$55,900
360
200 Web Developers
$55,860
550

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