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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Louisiana

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Louisiana (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 Louisiana are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Louisiana is family and general practitioners with an average annual salary of $202,060. The second highest paying job is other physicians and surgeons (average salary $201,930). The salary and the employment information in Louisiana is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Louisiana

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Family and General Practitioners
$202,060
1,040
2 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$201,930
4,340
3 Psychiatrists
$190,220
50
4 General Pediatricians
$188,830
90
5 Chief Executives
$186,470
790
6 Other Specialists Dentists
$177,000
70
7 Physicists
$159,230
40
8 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$148,640
520
9 Nurse Anesthetists
$146,380
680
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$143,440
1,310
11 Petroleum Engineers
$129,530
1,510
12 Pharmacists
$117,090
4,460
13 Aerospace Engineers
$117,080
50
14 Nuclear Engineers
$109,900
140
15 Materials Scientists
$107,670
70
16 Podiatrists
$106,390
50
17 General Dentists
$103,140
750
18 Industrial Production Managers
$102,230
1,660
19 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$101,200
910
20 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$100,370
40
21 Actuaries
$100,020
0
22 Chemical Engineers
$99,170
2,300
23 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$99,130
1,940
24 Orthodontists
$98,450
60
25 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$97,030
120
26 Environmental Engineers
$96,150
500
27 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$95,520
180
28 Materials Engineers
$95,110
120
29 Nurse Practitioners
$94,430
2,420
30 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$93,830
70
31 Civil Engineers
$93,770
3,130
32 Economists
$93,350
40
33 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$93,210
200
34 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$92,560
810
35 Industrial Engineers
$92,310
1,760
36 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$90,660
60
37 Physician Assistants
$89,980
910
38 Lawyers
$88,990
6,820
39 Construction Managers
$88,730
3,080
40 Sales Managers
$88,680
3,020
41 Natural Sciences Managers
$88,680
370
42 Mechanical Engineers
$88,100
1,660
43 Medical and Health Services Managers
$88,040
3,860
44 Financial Examiners
$87,990
150
45 Financial Managers
$87,870
5,060
46 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$87,450
70
47 General and Operations Managers
$87,440
28,050
48 Nurse Midwives
$86,650
30
49 Electrical Engineers
$86,380
1,160
50 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$86,210
420
51 Other Psychologists
$86,090
230
52 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$85,440
6,290
53 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$84,810
630
54 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$84,360
570
55 Marketing Managers
$82,170
780
56 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$82,020
1,280
57 Mining and Geological Engineers
$81,810
190
58 Optometrists
$81,730
200
59 Sales Engineers
$81,520
140
60 Occupational Therapists
$81,400
1,790
61 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
$81,060
150
62 Computer Hardware Engineers
$81,020
270
63 Air Traffic Controllers
$80,900
250
64 Engineers, All Other
$80,840
4,580
65 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$80,740
170
66 Physical Therapists
$80,480
2,950
67 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$80,300
60
68 Other Physical Scientists
$79,380
60
69 Purchasing Managers
$79,090
670
70 Database Administrators
$79,010
440
71 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$78,900
1,700
72 All Other Managers
$78,290
8,170
73 Geographers
$78,250
30
74 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$78,140
40
75 Microbiologists
$77,770
50
76 Sound Engineering Technicians
$77,620
240
77 Hydrologists
$77,080
60
78 Commercial Pilots
$76,860
820
79 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$76,320
90
80 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$76,230
250
81 Ship Engineers
$76,050
630
82 Personal Financial Advisors
$75,600
1,350
83 Biomedical Engineers
$75,520
50
84 Human Resources Managers
$75,470
1,470
85 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$75,410
300
86 Training and Development Managers
$75,260
350
87 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$75,020
50
88 Transportation Inspectors
$74,590
160
89 Management Analysts
$73,760
2,980
90 Applications Software Developers
$73,620
1,160
91 Food Scientists and Technologists
$73,280
40
92 Veterinarians
$73,110
840
93 Emergency Management Directors
$73,030
90
94 Logisticians
$72,660
950
95 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$72,390
50
96 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$72,250
60
97 Other Biological Scientists
$72,160
420
98 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$72,140
4,150
99 Statisticians
$72,130
50
100 Foresters
$71,890
120
101 Other Designers
$71,830
200
102 Environmental Science Teachers
$71,680
50
103 Systems Software Developers
$71,590
1,200
104 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$71,050
120
105 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$70,830
1,280
106 Technical Writers
$70,440
180
107 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$70,380
110
108 Computer Network Architects
$70,070
350
109 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$70,060
170
110 Information Security Analysts
$69,950
460
111 Funeral Service Managers
$69,860
140
112 Administrative Services Managers
$69,800
2,730
113 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$69,700
40
114 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$69,590
400
115 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$69,270
40
116 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$69,000
240
117 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$68,690
30
118 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$68,570
5,050
119 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$68,340
200
120 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$68,240
2,520
121 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$68,230
220
122 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$68,140
2,290
123 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$67,980
80
124 Fashion Designers
$67,700
30
125 Radiation Therapists
$67,680
320
126 Labor Relations Specialists
$67,370
130
127 Financial Analysts
$67,280
910
128 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$67,100
5,330
129 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$66,750
410
130 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$66,480
1,100
131 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
$66,410
1,560
132 Insurance Underwriters
$66,400
1,070
133 Gas Plant Operators
$65,730
510
134 Gaming Managers
$65,530
220
135 Social and Community Service Managers
$64,830
1,800
136 Computer Systems Analysts
$64,650
1,930
137 Audiologists
$64,560
160
138 Chemists
$64,420
780
139 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$64,340
160
140 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$64,320
150
141 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$63,960
190
142 Art Directors
$63,850
160
143 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
$63,200
600
144 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$63,190
60
145 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$63,040
200
146 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$63,030
60
147 Budget Analysts
$63,030
430
148 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$63,020
200
149 Computer Programmers
$62,730
2,340
150 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$62,610
160
151 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$62,570
100
152 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$62,550
790
153 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$62,520
270
154 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$62,420
130
155 Other Computer Occupations
$62,350
3,340
156 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$62,300
9,930
157 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$62,080
190
158 Chiropractors
$62,050
370
159 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$61,530
1,760
160 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$61,440
1,780
161 Speech-Language Pathologists
$61,400
2,290
162 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$61,360
580
163 Chemical Technicians
$61,300
2,330
164 Registered Nurses
$61,300
45,970
165 Other Education Administrators
$61,110
360
166 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$60,800
11,620
167 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$60,610
220
168 Accountants and Auditors
$60,430
10,380
169 Credit Analysts
$60,310
290
170 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$60,080
280
171 Postsecondary History Teachers
$60,080
100
172 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$60,040
2,790
173 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$59,950
9,080
174 Locomotive Engineers
$59,800
670
175 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$59,450
700
176 Conservation Scientists
$58,930
630
177 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$58,700
100
178 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$58,560
130
179 Postal Service Clerks
$58,560
1,220
180 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$58,480
1,220
181 Power Plant Operators
$58,460
450
182 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$58,420
940
183 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$58,330
1,050
184 Surveyors
$58,300
930
185 Mechanical Drafters
$58,270
670
186 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$58,110
50
187 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$57,900
490
188 Boilermakers
$57,770
1,510
189 All Other Special Education Teachers
$57,760
710
190 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$57,660
1,110
191 Urban and Regional Planners
$57,660
130
192 Cost Estimators
$57,600
2,180
193 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$57,370
210
194 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$57,210
280
195 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
$57,150
3,850
196 Compliance Officers
$57,100
4,590
197 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$56,870
920
198 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$56,860
220
199 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$56,780
680
200 Construction and Building Inspectors
$56,750
880

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