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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 judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates with an average annual salary of $191,850. The second highest paying job is other physicians and surgeons (average salary $182,190). The salary and the employment information in Alaska is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Alaska

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$191,850
80
2 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$182,190
500
3 Nurse Anesthetists
$181,330
60
4 General Pediatricians
$175,750
50
5 General Dentists
$171,590
200
6 Chief Executives
$152,840
680
7 Optometrists
$144,480
80
8 Pharmacists
$144,400
450
9 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$139,370
430
10 Petroleum Engineers
$137,780
820
11 Chemical Engineers
$133,710
70
12 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$126,440
100
13 Nurse Practitioners
$125,820
440
14 Industrial Engineers
$124,960
80
15 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$121,200
190
16 Physician Assistants
$117,960
510
17 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$117,650
2,160
18 Lawyers
$115,910
940
19 Engineers, All Other
$115,620
790
20 Mechanical Engineers
$115,530
540
21 Mining and Geological Engineers
$114,880
150
22 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$114,330
640
23 Purchasing Managers
$111,850
140
24 Construction Managers
$110,700
1,060
25 Dental Hygienists
$110,350
530
26 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$108,910
320
27 Electrical Engineers
$108,430
370
28 Environmental Engineers
$108,350
470
29 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$107,550
360
30 Sales Engineers
$107,300
70
31 Human Resources Managers
$107,230
200
32 Computer Hardware Engineers
$107,120
70
33 Air Traffic Controllers
$106,570
460
34 Civil Engineers
$105,760
1,150
35 Natural Sciences Managers
$104,270
420
36 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$103,040
30
37 All Other Managers
$102,590
1,550
38 Medical and Health Services Managers
$102,520
930
39 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$102,470
60
40 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$101,310
40
41 Transportation Inspectors
$101,130
220
42 Applications Software Developers
$100,920
340
43 Computer Network Architects
$100,880
90
44 Materials Engineers
$99,880
70
45 Financial Managers
$99,800
970
46 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$99,390
180
47 Other Psychologists
$99,320
0
48 Veterinarians
$99,190
190
49 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$97,470
140
50 Chiropractors
$96,870
100
51 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$96,540
450
52 Physical Therapists
$94,630
500
53 Information Security Analysts
$94,310
70
54 Art Directors
$93,600
60
55 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$93,570
50
56 General and Operations Managers
$93,400
6,580
57 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$93,050
1,190
58 Aerospace Engineers
$92,810
30
59 Sales Managers
$92,520
490
60 Marketing Managers
$91,820
220
61 Other Computer Occupations
$91,730
540
62 Conservation Scientists
$91,600
190
63 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$91,020
70
64 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$90,980
130
65 Financial Analysts
$90,950
450
66 Other Physical Scientists
$90,360
120
67 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$90,310
0
68 Training and Development Managers
$90,280
80
69 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$89,810
620
70 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$89,610
350
71 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$89,420
80
72 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$89,350
380
73 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$89,290
90
74 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$89,230
1,150
75 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$89,210
400
76 Speech-Language Pathologists
$89,060
270
77 Landscape Architects
$88,780
30
78 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$88,750
90
79 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$88,530
120
80 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators
$88,200
70
81 Other Education Administrators
$88,070
100
82 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$87,860
60
83 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$87,700
160
84 Systems Software Developers
$87,590
130
85 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$87,160
140
86 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$86,850
70
87 Administrative Services Managers
$86,530
590
88 Hydrologists
$86,480
60
89 Registered Nurses
$86,220
5,570
90 Nurse Midwives
$85,700
70
91 Computer Programmers
$85,590
600
92 Sheet Metal Workers
$85,390
470
93 Other Legal Support Workers
$85,280
130
94 Management Analysts
$85,060
640
95 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$85,060
480
96 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
$84,580
40
97 Construction and Building Inspectors
$84,580
220
98 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$84,530
160
99 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$84,480
170
100 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$84,250
70
101 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$84,230
140
102 Occupational Therapists
$83,700
270
103 Surveyors
$83,500
300
104 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$83,470
1,070
105 Massage Therapists
$83,130
640
106 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$82,720
280
107 Statisticians
$82,410
30
108 Economists
$82,150
70
109 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$82,120
2,250
110 Logisticians
$81,900
290
111 Training and Development Specialists
$81,240
870
112 Boilermakers
$81,090
50
113 Cost Estimators
$80,830
320
114 Crane and Tower Operators
$80,710
60
115 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$80,700
40
116 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$80,580
470
117 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$80,530
40
118 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$80,120
50
119 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$79,970
1,020
120 Other Biological Scientists
$79,810
360
121 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
$79,590
160
122 Labor Relations Specialists
$79,350
150
123 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$79,280
500
124 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$79,210
40
125 Instructional Coordinators
$78,850
410
126 Radiation Therapists
$78,840
40
127 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$78,650
170
128 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$78,510
620
129 Chemists
$77,960
120
130 Industrial Production Managers
$77,940
150
131 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$77,880
90
132 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
$77,880
60
133 Urban and Regional Planners
$77,620
170
134 Compliance Officers
$77,610
760
135 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$77,530
60
136 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
$77,520
160
137 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$77,390
230
138 Database Administrators
$77,210
200
139 Other Business Operations Specialists
$77,150
2,840
140 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
$76,950
740
141 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
$76,620
410
142 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$76,530
30
143 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$76,500
80
144 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$76,450
1,480
145 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$76,070
110
146 Budget Analysts
$75,940
320
147 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$75,700
440
148 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$75,560
710
149 Electricians
$75,540
1,610
150 Accountants and Auditors
$75,400
2,180
151 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$75,390
100
152 Commercial Divers
$75,200
110
153 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$75,180
230
154 Other Plant and System Operators
$74,700
80
155 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$74,640
40
156 Emergency Management Directors
$74,620
90
157 Operations Research Analysts
$74,450
120
158 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$74,450
690
159 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
$74,310
3,190
160 Social and Community Service Managers
$74,150
470
161 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$73,840
200
162 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
$73,720
270
163 Computer Systems Analysts
$73,660
860
164 Pipelayers
$73,170
40
165 Respiratory Therapists
$73,150
160
166 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$73,050
110
167 Gaming Managers
$72,920
0
168 Commercial Pilots
$72,670
620
169 Microbiologists
$72,600
30
170 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$72,560
240
171 Civil Engineering Technicians
$72,550
490
172 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
$72,440
1,260
173 Technical Writers
$72,430
70
174 Middle School Special Education Teachers
$72,300
230
175 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$72,220
40
176 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$71,880
70
177 Real Estate Brokers
$71,510
110
178 Financial Examiners
$71,350
70
179 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$71,040
670
180 Radiologic Technologists
$71,020
320
181 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
$70,990
70
182 Foresters
$70,950
60
183 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
$70,850
40
184 Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers
$70,840
90
185 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$70,440
290
186 Other Construction and Related Workers
$70,440
100
187 Machinists
$70,350
170
188 Writers and Authors
$70,300
130
189 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
$70,160
990
190 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
$70,140
3,220
191 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
$70,120
390
192 Real Estate Sales Agents
$69,960
200
193 Other Extraction Workers
$69,600
290
194 Pile-Driver Operators
$69,560
50
195 Rail Car Repairers
$69,530
160
196 Medical Equipment Repairers
$69,500
30
197 Healthcare Social Workers
$69,460
280
198 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
$69,410
230
199 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$69,260
150
200 First-line supervisors of transportation moving workers
$69,080
700

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