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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 $205,690. The second highest paying job is other physicians and surgeons (average salary $200,490). The salary and the employment information in Louisiana is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Louisiana

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Family and General Practitioners
$205,690
1,190
2 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$200,490
3,560
3 Other Specialists Dentists
$193,210
80
4 General Pediatricians
$171,980
160
5 Physicists
$159,230
40
6 Chief Executives
$157,470
1,010
7 Orthodontists
$154,840
60
8 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$148,640
520
9 Nurse Anesthetists
$143,130
750
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$137,650
1,510
11 Psychiatrists
$131,380
150
12 Petroleum Engineers
$128,370
1,880
13 Pharmacists
$115,370
4,550
14 Podiatrists
$112,740
70
15 Economists
$109,770
40
16 Nuclear Engineers
$107,550
140
17 Aerospace Engineers
$105,220
40
18 Chemical Engineers
$105,190
2,380
19 Industrial Production Managers
$104,420
1,420
20 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$104,150
110
21 Sales Engineers
$102,210
200
22 Industrial Engineers
$99,950
1,750
23 Materials Engineers
$95,700
60
24 Nurse Practitioners
$95,120
1,780
25 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$94,820
40
26 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$94,500
1,930
27 Computer Network Architects
$94,040
240
28 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$93,900
790
29 Physician Assistants
$93,800
570
30 General Dentists
$92,420
870
31 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$92,320
60
32 Environmental Engineers
$92,180
490
33 Civil Engineers
$91,730
3,170
34 Mechanical Engineers
$90,720
1,990
35 Natural Sciences Managers
$90,080
310
36 Lawyers
$90,040
6,840
37 Computer Hardware Engineers
$87,940
210
38 Sales Managers
$87,640
3,560
39 Optometrists
$87,570
190
40 Art Directors
$87,520
220
41 General and Operations Managers
$87,480
29,920
42 Other Physical Scientists
$87,270
50
43 Nurse Midwives
$86,650
30
44 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$86,630
1,100
45 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$86,490
240
46 Financial Managers
$86,170
4,840
47 Electrical Engineers
$85,330
1,380
48 Construction Managers
$85,230
3,290
49 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$84,520
7,700
50 Other Psychologists
$84,430
220
51 Air Traffic Controllers
$83,870
290
52 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$82,880
280
53 Medical and Health Services Managers
$82,760
3,320
54 Mining and Geological Engineers
$81,810
190
55 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$80,590
2,760
56 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$80,300
60
57 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$80,080
650
58 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$79,850
730
59 Marketing Managers
$79,040
920
60 Physical Therapists
$78,710
2,970
61 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$78,430
90
62 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$78,140
40
63 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$78,100
80
64 Engineers, All Other
$77,970
4,020
65 Occupational Therapists
$77,860
1,660
66 Microbiologists
$77,770
50
67 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$77,450
1,660
68 Personal Financial Advisors
$76,950
1,250
69 Purchasing Managers
$76,580
710
70 All Other Managers
$76,140
6,980
71 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$75,750
50
72 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$75,700
1,510
73 Ship Engineers
$74,640
1,010
74 Foresters
$74,310
160
75 Database Administrators
$74,180
510
76 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$74,010
180
77 Information Security Analysts
$74,000
570
78 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$73,580
260
79 Applications Software Developers
$73,370
1,420
80 Food Scientists and Technologists
$73,280
40
81 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$73,240
350
82 Transportation Inspectors
$73,210
200
83 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$73,130
40
84 Human Resources Managers
$73,090
1,500
85 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$72,770
3,960
86 Hydrologists
$72,710
50
87 Training and Development Managers
$72,110
390
88 Veterinarians
$72,110
730
89 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$72,070
90
90 Administrative Services Managers
$71,890
2,980
91 Environmental Science Teachers
$71,680
50
92 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$71,610
1,290
93 Commercial Pilots
$71,360
750
94 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$71,050
120
95 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$71,040
3,040
96 Statisticians
$70,860
50
97 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$70,830
310
98 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$70,380
110
99 Management Analysts
$69,980
3,600
100 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$69,580
6,080
101 Systems Software Developers
$69,480
1,180
102 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$69,270
40
103 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$69,130
210
104 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
$69,070
290
105 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$69,030
4,550
106 Logisticians
$68,720
870
107 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$68,690
30
108 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$67,980
80
109 Financial Examiners
$67,670
230
110 Credit Analysts
$67,440
300
111 Financial Analysts
$67,110
820
112 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$66,890
420
113 Gaming Managers
$66,850
220
114 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$66,430
1,090
115 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$65,710
80
116 Radiation Therapists
$65,250
360
117 Chiropractors
$65,240
400
118 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$65,130
230
119 Other Computer Occupations
$65,030
3,080
120 Emergency Management Directors
$64,960
90
121 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$64,640
180
122 Chemists
$64,620
750
123 Computer Programmers
$63,990
2,430
124 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$63,960
250
125 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$63,920
600
126 Budget Analysts
$63,660
430
127 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$63,340
140
128 Computer Systems Analysts
$63,060
1,900
129 Gas Plant Operators
$63,010
770
130 Social and Community Service Managers
$62,940
1,810
131 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$62,750
70
132 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$62,580
960
133 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$62,330
60
134 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$62,280
240
135 Other Education Administrators
$62,180
510
136 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$62,170
960
137 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$62,160
120
138 Other Biological Scientists
$62,150
600
139 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$62,030
260
140 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$61,950
210
141 Insurance Underwriters
$61,930
1,240
142 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$61,900
10,840
143 Registered Nurses
$60,820
44,780
144 Chemical Technicians
$60,800
2,050
145 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$60,800
11,910
146 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$60,610
220
147 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$60,600
1,980
148 Technical Writers
$60,520
220
149 Audiologists
$60,190
140
150 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$60,050
2,780
151 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$59,890
100
152 Rail Car Repairers
$59,880
350
153 Locomotive Engineers
$59,800
670
154 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$59,610
9,140
155 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$59,510
620
156 Accountants and Auditors
$59,470
11,010
157 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$59,260
170
158 Boilermakers
$59,010
1,670
159 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$58,660
1,760
160 Avionics Technicians
$58,640
200
161 Motorboat Operators
$58,600
80
162 Power Plant Operators
$58,580
480
163 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$58,560
130
164 Speech-Language Pathologists
$58,270
2,420
165 Mechanical Drafters
$58,050
1,000
166 Compliance Officers
$57,810
4,460
167 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
$57,630
740
168 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$57,370
210
169 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$57,300
320
170 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
$57,300
1,060
171 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
$57,250
1,380
172 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
$57,150
3,850
173 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
$56,990
160
174 Cost Estimators
$56,890
2,300
175 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
$56,880
2,270
176 Construction and Building Inspectors
$56,810
880
177 Postal Service Clerks
$56,790
1,230
178 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$56,790
1,090
179 Conservation Scientists
$56,670
630
180 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$56,600
40
181 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$56,600
1,960
182 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$56,520
730
183 Wellhead Pumpers
$56,390
140
184 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$56,370
180
185 Architectural and Civil Drafters
$56,120
1,150
186 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$56,000
1,280
187 Airfield Operations Specialists
$55,950
100
188 Urban and Regional Planners
$55,590
70
189 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$55,510
790
190 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$55,500
130
191 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$55,320
1,650
192 Epidemiologists
$55,220
100
193 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$55,110
4,710
194 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$55,060
940
195 Surveyors
$54,980
920
196 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$54,740
1,160
197 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$54,700
510
198 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
$54,690
140
199 Web Developers
$54,620
480
200 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$54,560
320

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