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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 family and general practitioners with an average annual salary of $199,020. The second highest paying job is other specialist dentist (average salary $198,970). The salary and the employment information in Alabama is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Alabama

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Family and General Practitioners
$199,020
660
2 Other Specialists Dentists
$198,970
40
3 Chief Executives
$196,460
1,120
4 General Pediatricians
$189,820
470
5 General Dentists
$162,750
1,010
6 Nurse Anesthetists
$162,650
1,400
7 Psychiatrists
$156,450
380
8 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$149,440
0
9 Orthodontists
$147,110
120
10 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$137,700
100
11 Podiatrists
$135,330
110
12 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$134,330
2,450
13 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$124,380
110
14 Pharmacists
$121,710
5,430
15 Physicists
$120,400
200
16 Financial Managers
$118,310
5,200
17 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$116,990
3,120
18 Petroleum Engineers
$116,700
130
19 Nuclear Engineers
$115,730
180
20 Aerospace Engineers
$114,250
4,660
21 Engineers, All Other
$114,240
3,580
22 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$113,410
560
23 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$112,230
70
24 Sales Managers
$111,680
2,220
25 Training and Development Managers
$111,110
140
26 Purchasing Managers
$110,760
900
27 Computer Hardware Engineers
$110,550
1,320
28 Marketing Managers
$110,350
540
29 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$108,630
130
30 Other Physical Scientists
$107,720
100
31 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$106,680
3,000
32 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$106,650
2,120
33 Ship Engineers
$104,560
130
34 Natural Sciences Managers
$103,390
140
35 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$102,970
310
36 General and Operations Managers
$102,320
27,150
37 Chemical Engineers
$102,100
450
38 Optometrists
$102,070
510
39 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$101,110
260
40 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$101,060
310
41 Lawyers
$101,010
5,640
42 Computer Network Architects
$100,380
830
43 All Other Managers
$99,230
2,080
44 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$99,210
90
45 Other Life Scientists
$99,120
90
46 Systems Software Developers
$97,840
3,720
47 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$97,430
380
48 Physician Assistants
$97,270
720
49 Human Resources Managers
$97,260
1,200
50 Other Psychologists
$97,250
130
51 Materials Engineers
$96,910
640
52 Industrial Production Managers
$96,300
3,240
53 Electrical Engineers
$94,850
4,440
54 Other Education Administrators
$93,990
590
55 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$93,810
270
56 Operations Research Analysts
$93,300
670
57 Nurse Practitioners
$93,040
3,230
58 Administrative Services Managers
$92,550
590
59 Materials Scientists
$92,520
80
60 Medical and Health Services Managers
$92,070
2,810
61 Economists
$91,540
40
62 Air Traffic Controllers
$91,230
230
63 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$89,710
2,430
64 Applications Software Developers
$89,440
5,540
65 Biomedical Engineers
$89,010
80
66 Logisticians
$88,680
3,590
67 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$87,830
60
68 Mining and Geological Engineers
$87,770
170
69 Information Security Analysts
$87,660
1,100
70 Other Computer Occupations
$86,610
1,810
71 Physical Therapists
$86,350
2,520
72 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$86,310
470
73 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$85,890
60
74 Mechanical Engineers
$85,750
3,550
75 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$85,360
1,220
76 Commercial Pilots
$85,060
1,030
77 Computer Programmers
$84,230
7,420
78 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$83,290
750
79 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$83,140
170
80 Construction Managers
$83,030
2,780
81 Personal Financial Advisors
$82,700
1,950
82 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$82,480
160
83 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$82,400
430
84 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$82,360
1,090
85 Veterinarians
$82,260
980
86 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$82,220
150
87 Industrial Engineers
$82,090
5,510
88 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
$81,790
30
89 Actuaries
$81,650
80
90 Management Analysts
$81,290
4,250
91 Database Administrators
$81,290
1,910
92 Financial Analysts
$81,110
1,220
93 Funeral Service Managers
$80,540
140
94 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$79,880
3,430
95 Other Business Operations Specialists
$79,390
7,230
96 Occupational Therapists
$79,230
1,200
97 Budget Analysts
$78,940
840
98 Environmental Engineers
$78,910
750
99 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$78,830
280
100 Computer Systems Analysts
$78,800
4,010
101 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$78,440
60
102 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$78,370
1,060
103 Transportation Inspectors
$78,300
430
104 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$78,300
150
105 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$78,140
330
106 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$77,320
70
107 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$77,150
240
108 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$77,090
1,000
109 Conservation Scientists
$76,960
100
110 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$76,620
280
111 Radiation Therapists
$76,130
310
112 Art Directors
$75,790
220
113 Instructional Coordinators
$75,320
1,310
114 Sales Engineers
$74,730
350
115 Chemists
$73,980
530
116 Civil Engineers
$73,440
3,960
117 Power Plant Operators
$73,420
700
118 Gas Plant Operators
$72,630
290
119 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$72,150
860
120 Audiologists
$71,760
90
121 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$71,660
140
122 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$71,380
40
123 Environmental Science Teachers
$71,260
60
124 Nuclear Technicians
$70,730
100
125 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$70,730
2,730
126 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$70,660
50
127 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$70,610
4,230
128 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$69,980
990
129 Other Financial Specialists
$69,560
670
130 Other Extraction Workers
$69,200
40
131 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$69,150
580
132 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$69,100
120
133 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons
$68,980
70
134 Other Grounds Maintenance Workers
$68,970
60
135 Other Biological Scientists
$68,730
210
136 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$68,680
260
137 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$68,190
360
138 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$68,150
3,450
139 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$67,960
3,550
140 Postsecondary History Teachers
$67,090
310
141 Other Social Workers
$66,240
400
142 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$66,070
180
143 Compliance Officers
$65,520
1,460
144 Speech-Language Pathologists
$65,370
1,580
145 Landscape Architects
$65,280
40
146 Technical Writers
$65,230
700
147 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$65,210
850
148 All Other Special Education Teachers
$65,170
30
149 Chiropractors
$65,150
250
150 Credit Analysts
$65,140
580
151 Financial Examiners
$64,750
800
152 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$64,700
3,830
153 Soil and Plant Scientists
$64,210
30
154 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$64,160
120
155 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$63,780
370
156 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$63,780
710
157 Other Engineering Technicians
$63,690
660
158 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$63,400
1,390
159 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$63,230
140
160 Accountants and Auditors
$62,970
15,770
161 Property, Real Estate Managers
$62,930
590
162 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$62,620
110
163 Historians
$62,550
40
164 Broadcast News Analysts
$62,540
240
165 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$62,450
6,750
166 Social and Community Service Managers
$62,440
1,280
167 Epidemiologists
$62,390
40
168 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$62,350
1,750
169 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$62,100
30
170 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$62,040
80
171 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$62,030
220
172 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$61,970
220
173 Locomotive Engineers
$61,940
820
174 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$61,790
190
175 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$61,750
360
176 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$61,720
6,240
177 Statisticians
$61,630
180
178 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$61,500
1,490
179 Foresters
$61,440
210
180 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$61,420
8,280
181 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$61,250
230
182 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$61,160
130
183 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$60,960
670
184 Computer Network Support Specialists
$60,810
1,000
185 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$60,790
170
186 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$60,650
990
187 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$60,640
1,240
188 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$60,570
580
189 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$60,200
100
190 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$59,610
510
191 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$59,590
250
192 Mine Shuttle Car Operators
$59,380
50
193 Other Artists and Related Workers
$59,330
50
194 Roof Bolters, Mining
$59,180
250
195 Loan Officers
$59,080
3,850
196 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$58,730
1,050
197 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$58,660
140
198 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$58,540
610
199 Food Service Managers
$58,320
2,180
200 Cost Estimators
$57,950
2,070

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