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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 optometrists (average salary $178,730). The salary and the employment information in Alaska is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Alaska

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$182,190
350
2 Optometrists
$178,730
70
3 General Pediatricians
$175,750
40
4 General Dentists
$171,590
270
5 Chief Executives
$149,330
760
6 Pharmacists
$142,730
470
7 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$140,470
370
8 Petroleum Engineers
$139,110
790
9 Industrial Engineers
$124,960
60
10 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$123,060
100
11 Mechanical Engineers
$122,840
530
12 Nurse Practitioners
$122,000
450
13 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$121,200
230
14 Construction Managers
$116,720
960
15 Electrical Engineers
$116,650
360
16 Engineers, All Other
$116,210
620
17 Lawyers
$114,990
930
18 Mining and Geological Engineers
$113,470
160
19 Physician Assistants
$112,310
430
20 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$111,690
340
21 Computer Network Architects
$111,200
60
22 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$111,160
180
23 Chemical Engineers
$110,800
110
24 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$110,640
150
25 Environmental Engineers
$110,420
460
26 Materials Engineers
$109,790
70
27 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$109,380
620
28 Human Resources Managers
$109,130
190
29 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$108,310
300
30 Purchasing Managers
$107,690
130
31 Sales Engineers
$107,300
70
32 Computer Hardware Engineers
$107,120
70
33 Dental Hygienists
$106,530
480
34 Civil Engineers
$105,830
1,210
35 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$104,360
80
36 Air Traffic Controllers
$103,760
500
37 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$103,450
2,030
38 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$103,040
30
39 All Other Managers
$101,740
1,460
40 Natural Sciences Managers
$101,660
410
41 Applications Software Developers
$100,920
360
42 Medical and Health Services Managers
$100,420
880
43 Chiropractors
$100,190
90
44 Financial Managers
$99,800
870
45 Veterinarians
$99,320
190
46 Transportation Inspectors
$98,590
210
47 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$97,300
460
48 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$94,530
1,350
49 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$94,140
60
50 Marketing Managers
$93,810
200
51 Financial Analysts
$92,470
350
52 Other Education Administrators
$92,450
110
53 General and Operations Managers
$92,270
6,490
54 Physical Therapists
$91,950
460
55 Information Security Analysts
$91,580
80
56 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$91,100
210
57 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$90,980
130
58 Other Computer Occupations
$90,840
490
59 Administrative Services Managers
$90,740
530
60 Conservation Scientists
$90,680
190
61 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$90,550
80
62 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$90,060
150
63 Sales Managers
$89,600
400
64 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$89,340
390
65 Landscape Architects
$88,780
30
66 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$88,530
120
67 Industrial Production Managers
$88,160
110
68 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$88,120
90
69 Cost Estimators
$88,110
320
70 Other Physical Scientists
$88,090
120
71 Construction and Building Inspectors
$88,090
310
72 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$87,860
60
73 Systems Software Developers
$87,590
120
74 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$87,550
1,140
75 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$87,200
550
76 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$86,830
350
77 Speech-Language Pathologists
$86,700
310
78 Training and Development Managers
$86,560
80
79 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$86,390
80
80 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$86,340
90
81 Labor Relations Specialists
$85,870
160
82 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$85,710
70
83 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$85,500
150
84 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$85,300
70
85 Registered Nurses
$85,300
5,570
86 Crane and Tower Operators
$85,000
100
87 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$84,930
160
88 Sheet Metal Workers
$84,490
450
89 Computer Programmers
$84,480
570
90 Hydrologists
$84,290
60
91 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$84,060
520
92 Management Analysts
$82,910
670
93 Economists
$82,910
40
94 Logisticians
$81,830
280
95 Personal Financial Advisors
$81,740
130
96 Massage Therapists
$81,700
770
97 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$81,340
490
98 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$81,100
1,010
99 Statisticians
$81,100
50
100 Computer Systems Analysts
$81,060
580
101 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$80,900
70
102 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$80,760
500
103 Surveyors
$80,460
310
104 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$80,350
1,110
105 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$79,400
2,250
106 Other Legal Support Workers
$79,370
130
107 Electricians
$79,340
1,830
108 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$79,210
40
109 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators
$79,160
70
110 Other Plant and System Operators
$79,140
140
111 Chemists
$79,030
130
112 Occupational Therapists
$79,000
270
113 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$78,330
40
114 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$78,160
470
115 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$77,880
90
116 Budget Analysts
$77,730
290
117 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$77,440
270
118 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$77,300
120
119 Other Biological Scientists
$77,010
340
120 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$76,930
180
121 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$76,680
640
122 Urban and Regional Planners
$76,680
190
123 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
$76,500
150
124 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$76,320
110
125 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$75,940
700
126 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$75,860
50
127 Accountants and Auditors
$75,670
2,350
128 Operations Research Analysts
$75,670
130
129 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$75,610
490
130 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$75,590
200
131 Other Business Operations Specialists
$75,500
2,830
132 Social and Community Service Managers
$75,470
380
133 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
$75,370
760
134 Middle School Special Education Teachers
$75,290
200
135 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$75,180
230
136 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$74,640
40
137 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$74,430
130
138 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
$74,210
240
139 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$74,060
160
140 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$74,000
1,420
141 Compliance Officers
$73,740
720
142 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$73,730
730
143 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$73,490
180
144 Mechanical Drafters
$73,340
110
145 Instructional Coordinators
$72,890
490
146 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
$72,800
220
147 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
$72,490
490
148 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
$72,340
470
149 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$72,320
50
150 Database Administrators
$72,090
210
151 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$72,050
290
152 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$71,640
600
153 Respiratory Therapists
$71,530
160
154 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
$71,350
3,020
155 Civil Engineering Technicians
$71,340
520
156 Foresters
$71,330
60
157 Real Estate Brokers
$71,300
90
158 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
$71,300
770
159 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$71,040
670
160 Other Engineering Technicians
$71,020
290
161 Power Plant Operators
$70,660
560
162 Other Construction and Related Workers
$70,440
100
163 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
$70,420
1,620
164 Writers and Authors
$70,120
120
165 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
$70,120
390
166 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
$69,910
80
167 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
$69,900
790
168 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
$69,790
1,000
169 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
$69,630
1,770
170 Pile-Driver Operators
$69,560
50
171 Carpenters
$69,390
2,350
172 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
$69,220
40
173 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
$69,120
80
174 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
$68,710
3,550
175 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
$68,670
70
176 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
$68,430
380
177 Avionics Technicians
$68,430
70
178 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
$68,110
130
179 Other Extraction Workers
$68,000
230
180 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$67,840
160
181 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
$67,490
250
182 Radiologic Technologists
$67,460
340
183 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
$67,370
1,150
184 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$67,140
180
185 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
$67,060
100
186 Soil and Plant Scientists
$67,010
40
187 Real Estate Sales Agents
$67,010
190
188 Hearing Aid Specialists
$66,340
0
189 Meter Readers, Utilities
$66,230
40
190 Preschool Special Education Teachers
$65,930
90
191 Librarians
$65,930
430
192 Commercial Pilots
$65,810
550
193 Technical Writers
$65,710
70
194 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$65,580
240
195 Millwrights
$65,490
260
196 Other Media and Communication Workers
$65,210
120
197 Training and Development Specialists
$65,060
470
198 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$65,030
200
199 Healthcare Social Workers
$64,950
370
200 Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators
$64,840
70

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