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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Alaska

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Alaska (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 Alaska are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Alaska is other physicians and surgeons with an average annual salary of $182,190. The second highest paying job is general pediatricians (average salary $178,560). The salary and the employment information in Alaska is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Alaska

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$182,190
280
2 General Pediatricians
$178,560
50
3 Optometrists
$171,120
50
4 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$156,950
130
5 Chief Executives
$153,700
670
6 Petroleum Engineers
$141,860
770
7 Pharmacists
$137,950
480
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$135,380
420
9 Other Therapists
$135,210
30
10 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$125,430
1,760
11 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$123,640
190
12 Engineers, All Other
$120,410
610
13 Construction Managers
$119,520
1,150
14 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$116,600
110
15 Nurse Anesthetists
$114,140
40
16 Chemical Engineers
$113,650
160
17 Mining and Geological Engineers
$112,980
200
18 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$111,060
160
19 Industrial Engineers
$110,530
90
20 Purchasing Managers
$109,380
160
21 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$109,150
430
22 Lawyers
$108,230
1,090
23 Electrical Engineers
$108,230
450
24 Mechanical Engineers
$107,840
480
25 Nurse Practitioners
$107,710
370
26 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$105,780
190
27 Human Resources Managers
$104,280
190
28 Physician Assistants
$103,830
350
29 Medical and Health Services Managers
$103,710
960
30 Air Traffic Controllers
$103,470
480
31 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$103,390
580
32 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$103,040
30
33 Computer Hardware Engineers
$102,820
60
34 Civil Engineers
$101,160
1,170
35 Financial Managers
$101,020
890
36 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$100,830
520
37 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$100,700
190
38 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$99,670
310
39 Computer Network Architects
$99,240
60
40 Natural Sciences Managers
$98,920
420
41 Financial Analysts
$98,620
280
42 Environmental Engineers
$98,180
370
43 Nurse Midwives
$97,750
50
44 Sales Engineers
$97,510
90
45 All Other Managers
$97,100
1,470
46 Chemists
$96,700
70
47 Transportation Inspectors
$96,280
160
48 Industrial Production Managers
$94,230
70
49 Physical Therapists
$93,080
500
50 Training and Development Managers
$91,190
60
51 Veterinarians
$90,920
170
52 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$89,900
170
53 Massage Therapists
$89,800
470
54 Labor Relations Specialists
$89,220
220
55 General and Operations Managers
$88,690
6,710
56 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$88,480
140
57 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$88,080
100
58 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$87,860
60
59 Conservation Scientists
$87,250
140
60 Other Education Administrators
$86,990
110
61 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$86,740
40
62 Other Computer Occupations
$86,350
490
63 Cost Estimators
$85,670
310
64 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$85,660
130
65 Registered Nurses
$85,530
5,780
66 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$85,440
110
67 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$84,880
80
68 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$84,280
30
69 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$84,220
1,510
70 Aerospace Engineers
$84,040
30
71 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$83,800
60
72 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$83,720
90
73 Information Security Analysts
$83,630
50
74 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$83,470
420
75 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$83,270
80
76 Administrative Services Managers
$83,010
590
77 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$82,560
50
78 Hydrologists
$82,330
50
79 Logisticians
$82,330
280
80 Personal Financial Advisors
$81,370
180
81 Computer Programmers
$81,170
580
82 Construction and Building Inspectors
$81,100
300
83 Surveyors
$81,030
380
84 Marketing Managers
$80,980
120
85 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$80,750
140
86 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$80,740
450
87 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
$80,690
180
88 Speech-Language Pathologists
$80,550
300
89 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$80,550
580
90 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$80,540
300
91 Management Analysts
$80,480
580
92 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$80,360
1,140
93 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$80,040
100
94 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$79,920
150
95 Electricians
$79,610
2,280
96 Dental Hygienists
$79,560
540
97 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$78,680
80
98 Other Physical Scientists
$78,450
140
99 Budget Analysts
$78,180
290
100 Applications Software Developers
$77,870
250
101 Computer Systems Analysts
$77,760
310
102 Urban and Regional Planners
$77,400
180
103 Occupational Therapists
$77,330
210
104 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$77,220
60
105 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$76,780
60
106 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$76,690
1,100
107 Other Biological Scientists
$75,900
350
108 Economists
$75,830
30
109 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$75,080
60
110 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$74,450
210
111 Other Business Operations Specialists
$74,410
2,700
112 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$74,350
1,230
113 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$74,080
110
114 Other Plant and System Operators
$73,550
170
115 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$73,250
570
116 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
$72,830
700
117 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
$72,770
130
118 Accountants and Auditors
$72,740
2,370
119 Social and Community Service Managers
$72,720
320
120 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$72,510
550
121 Database Administrators
$72,430
170
122 Commercial Pilots
$71,820
630
123 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
$71,290
320
124 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
$71,210
1,810
125 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$70,930
1,620
126 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$70,880
70
127 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
$70,750
980
128 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$70,550
640
129 Compliance Officers
$70,510
680
130 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$70,450
2,220
131 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$70,450
260
132 Other Engineering Technicians
$70,400
290
133 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$70,390
160
134 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$69,990
520
135 Medical Equipment Repairers
$69,690
90
136 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$69,670
190
137 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$69,660
810
138 Soil and Plant Scientists
$69,660
40
139 Avionics Technicians
$69,560
120
140 Operations Research Analysts
$69,530
140
141 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$69,500
50
142 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$69,500
60
143 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
$69,460
170
144 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
$69,350
440
145 Respiratory Therapists
$69,320
190
146 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
$69,260
620
147 Radiologic Technologists
$69,110
450
148 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$69,070
130
149 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$69,050
710
150 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
$68,990
320
151 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$68,470
90
152 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
$68,410
3,230
153 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$68,390
270
154 Real Estate Sales Agents
$68,360
170
155 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$68,330
540
156 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
$68,320
550
157 Librarians
$68,130
310
158 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$68,100
100
159 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
$68,060
90
160 Foresters
$68,040
80
161 Crane and Tower Operators
$67,930
140
162 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders
$67,640
40
163 Instructional Coordinators
$67,570
540
164 Computer Network Support Specialists
$67,540
350
165 Millwrights
$67,360
160
166 Civil Engineering Technicians
$67,220
560
167 Motorboat Operators
$67,200
40
168 Microbiologists
$67,170
40
169 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
$67,050
70
170 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$66,910
50
171 Gas Plant Operators
$66,690
130
172 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$66,420
210
173 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
$66,170
580
174 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$66,000
170
175 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$65,860
440
176 Writers and Authors
$65,810
100
177 Preschool Special Education Teachers
$65,780
190
178 Carpenters
$65,650
2,780
179 Other Social Workers
$65,450
150
180 Lodging Managers
$65,330
140
181 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
$65,070
1,080
182 Training and Development Specialists
$65,060
470
183 Emergency Management Directors
$65,060
80
184 Loan Officers
$64,990
470
185 Airfield Operations Specialists
$64,940
80
186 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$64,850
900
187 Power Plant Operators
$64,790
560
188 Pipelayers
$64,790
90
189 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$64,100
40
190 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
$64,080
320
191 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
$63,820
370
192 Other Construction and Related Workers
$63,770
90
193 Pile-Driver Operators
$63,650
240
194 Middle School Special Education Teachers
$63,550
300
195 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$63,370
1,050
196 Ship Engineers
$63,300
340
197 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
$62,930
810
198 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
$62,800
3,750
199 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
$62,540
140
200 Other First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers
$62,480
200

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