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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 $176,110. The second highest paying job is general dentist (average salary $166,570). The salary and the employment information in Alabama is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Alabama

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Family and General Practitioners
$176,110
570
2 General Dentists
$166,570
950
3 General Pediatricians
$163,370
460
4 Nurse Anesthetists
$146,980
1,190
5 Orthodontists
$141,290
0
6 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$138,240
110
7 Other Specialists Dentists
$138,140
30
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$124,400
2,440
9 Pharmacists
$120,900
5,170
10 Petroleum Engineers
$115,220
80
11 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$114,990
3,310
12 Marketing Managers
$111,040
610
13 Engineers, All Other
$109,200
3,780
14 Physicists
$109,180
170
15 Aerospace Engineers
$108,390
3,550
16 Financial Managers
$108,280
4,080
17 Computer Hardware Engineers
$107,370
1,300
18 Purchasing Managers
$106,980
870
19 Natural Sciences Managers
$104,670
170
20 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$103,060
560
21 General and Operations Managers
$101,930
26,480
22 Materials Engineers
$101,850
480
23 Sales Managers
$101,750
2,330
24 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$98,860
580
25 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$97,360
380
26 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$96,210
1,970
27 All Other Managers
$95,930
2,440
28 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$95,800
110
29 Chemical Engineers
$95,500
610
30 Systems Software Developers
$95,370
4,520
31 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$95,230
1,920
32 Lawyers
$94,740
5,120
33 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$92,910
500
34 Physician Assistants
$92,530
410
35 Other Psychologists
$92,390
120
36 Commercial Pilots
$91,970
1,080
37 Training and Development Managers
$91,320
180
38 Applications Software Developers
$90,770
3,850
39 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$90,730
0
40 Industrial Production Managers
$90,640
2,700
41 Human Resources Managers
$90,470
1,210
42 Electrical Engineers
$90,420
5,190
43 Optometrists
$90,230
350
44 Administrative Services Managers
$89,870
780
45 Computer Network Architects
$89,470
760
46 Operations Research Analysts
$88,870
990
47 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$88,610
220
48 Sales Engineers
$88,570
250
49 Nurse Practitioners
$88,280
1,820
50 Mining and Geological Engineers
$88,110
150
51 Air Traffic Controllers
$87,880
210
52 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$87,830
60
53 Medical and Health Services Managers
$85,910
2,660
54 Other Education Administrators
$85,600
540
55 Personal Financial Advisors
$85,470
1,570
56 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$85,000
690
57 Physical Therapists
$84,400
2,210
58 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$84,180
2,110
59 Biomedical Engineers
$84,140
80
60 Other Computer Occupations
$83,980
1,600
61 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$83,960
1,060
62 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$83,740
450
63 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$83,440
160
64 Mechanical Engineers
$83,290
3,270
65 Management Analysts
$83,260
4,690
66 Information Security Analysts
$83,030
1,270
67 Logisticians
$82,400
3,600
68 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$81,720
160
69 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$81,710
260
70 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$81,330
40
71 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$80,960
80
72 Industrial Engineers
$80,840
4,250
73 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$80,200
360
74 Construction Managers
$80,170
2,450
75 Podiatrists
$80,090
70
76 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$79,870
3,390
77 Computer Systems Analysts
$78,010
6,110
78 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$77,780
410
79 Occupational Therapists
$77,300
1,120
80 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$76,820
180
81 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$76,440
120
82 Computer Programmers
$75,930
5,550
83 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$75,380
210
84 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$74,680
100
85 Other Business Operations Specialists
$74,640
6,660
86 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$74,250
0
87 Economists
$74,130
30
88 Actuaries
$73,270
60
89 Transportation Inspectors
$73,160
470
90 Other Plant and System Operators
$72,330
110
91 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$72,200
970
92 Database Administrators
$72,050
1,590
93 Conservation Scientists
$71,810
130
94 Environmental Engineers
$71,760
730
95 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$71,700
120
96 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$71,560
1,010
97 Radiation Therapists
$70,790
400
98 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$70,640
210
99 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$70,360
340
100 Chemists
$70,080
690
101 Other Financial Specialists
$69,630
0
102 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$69,500
860
103 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$69,500
70
104 Art Directors
$69,410
280
105 Environmental Science Teachers
$68,720
70
106 Veterinarians
$68,440
920
107 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$68,300
3,410
108 Civil Engineers
$68,190
3,310
109 Financial Analysts
$68,130
1,310
110 Other Life Scientists
$68,050
50
111 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$67,840
3,090
112 Other Biological Scientists
$67,650
170
113 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$67,190
90
114 Budget Analysts
$66,770
1,160
115 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$66,710
280
116 Nuclear Technicians
$66,700
110
117 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$66,430
150
118 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$66,140
2,760
119 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$66,120
4,570
120 Real Estate Brokers
$65,770
370
121 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$65,760
60
122 Other Social Workers
$65,720
290
123 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$65,690
170
124 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$65,190
260
125 Instructional Coordinators
$65,180
1,190
126 Property, Real Estate Managers
$64,900
530
127 Landscape Architects
$64,620
60
128 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$64,620
250
129 Chiropractors
$64,340
340
130 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$64,160
460
131 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$63,960
800
132 Archivists
$63,780
50
133 Other Physical Scientists
$63,550
0
134 Gas Plant Operators
$63,350
260
135 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$63,350
90
136 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$63,200
250
137 Power Plant Operators
$62,750
1,000
138 Speech-Language Pathologists
$62,450
1,250
139 Broadcast News Analysts
$62,280
150
140 Epidemiologists
$61,630
40
141 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$61,620
510
142 Other Engineering Technicians
$61,510
770
143 Accountants and Auditors
$61,080
14,090
144 Set and Exhibit Designers
$60,700
60
145 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$60,690
5,720
146 Social and Community Service Managers
$60,370
850
147 Avionics Technicians
$60,160
750
148 Microbiologists
$60,130
140
149 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$60,120
160
150 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$60,050
330
151 Compliance Officers
$59,750
1,530
152 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$59,680
150
153 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$59,440
150
154 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$59,420
340
155 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$59,390
780
156 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$59,380
2,070
157 Emergency Management Directors
$58,950
170
158 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$58,930
150
159 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
$58,870
50
160 Urban and Regional Planners
$58,680
340
161 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$58,670
90
162 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$58,540
3,250
163 Audiologists
$58,490
180
164 Technical Writers
$58,380
700
165 Ship Engineers
$58,280
200
166 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$58,280
1,240
167 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$58,180
1,290
168 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$58,100
190
169 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$58,070
8,080
170 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$57,920
140
171 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$57,750
770
172 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$57,650
500
173 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$57,640
230
174 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$57,560
660
175 Postsecondary History Teachers
$57,520
420
176 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$57,290
1,050
177 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
$57,060
2,480
178 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$56,900
510
179 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$56,890
790
180 Loan Officers
$56,680
3,770
181 Roof Bolters, Mining
$56,280
580
182 Mine Shuttle Car Operators
$56,190
140
183 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$56,160
120
184 Postal Service Clerks
$55,580
1,140
185 Soil and Plant Scientists
$55,510
80
186 Boilermakers
$55,440
240
187 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$55,410
240
188 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$55,350
250
189 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$55,310
850
190 Locomotive Engineers
$55,230
860
191 Human Resources Specialists
$55,210
4,670
192 Food Service Managers
$55,140
2,020
193 Underground Mining Loading Machine Operators
$55,110
0
194 Training and Development Specialists
$55,010
2,570
195 Cost Estimators
$54,970
2,070
196 Registered Nurses
$54,900
43,680
197 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$54,530
920
198 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$54,520
1,130
199 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$54,470
120
200 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$54,470
5,130

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