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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 other physicians and surgeons with an average annual salary of $185,070. The second highest paying job is family and general practitioners (average salary $170,180). The salary and the employment information in Louisiana is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Louisiana

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$185,070
2,910
2 Family and General Practitioners
$170,180
1,100
3 Chief Executives
$163,400
1,010
4 General Pediatricians
$146,480
240
5 Nurse Anesthetists
$143,880
990
6 Podiatrists
$139,230
60
7 General Dentists
$132,960
870
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$128,410
1,710
9 Petroleum Engineers
$114,620
1,590
10 Pharmacists
$113,940
4,430
11 Chemical Engineers
$109,960
2,190
12 Nuclear Engineers
$102,440
150
13 Actuaries
$100,020
0
14 Aerospace Engineers
$99,880
90
15 Materials Scientists
$97,310
60
16 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$97,300
140
17 Economists
$97,220
40
18 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$95,980
200
19 Industrial Production Managers
$94,110
1,690
20 Nurse Practitioners
$93,250
1,250
21 Electrical Engineers
$92,960
1,630
22 Natural Sciences Managers
$92,550
370
23 Lawyers
$92,170
7,200
24 Psychiatrists
$91,970
110
25 Other Physical Scientists
$90,910
40
26 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$90,910
50
27 Other Psychologists
$90,900
250
28 Materials Engineers
$90,860
80
29 Environmental Engineers
$89,320
580
30 Mechanical Engineers
$88,590
2,660
31 Civil Engineers
$87,840
3,870
32 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$86,420
1,660
33 Industrial Engineers
$86,080
2,190
34 General and Operations Managers
$85,780
30,530
35 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$85,730
50
36 Sales Managers
$85,310
3,700
37 Financial Managers
$84,860
5,030
38 Ship Engineers
$84,060
1,870
39 Computer Network Architects
$83,590
330
40 Marketing Managers
$83,160
950
41 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$82,820
8,390
42 Sales Engineers
$82,160
200
43 Physician Assistants
$82,160
650
44 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$81,980
90
45 Mining and Geological Engineers
$81,810
190
46 Physical Therapists
$81,720
2,580
47 Medical and Health Services Managers
$81,570
2,790
48 Optometrists
$81,400
330
49 Biomedical Engineers
$80,970
40
50 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$80,550
880
51 Construction Managers
$80,290
3,730
52 Air Traffic Controllers
$79,520
250
53 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$78,930
410
54 Soil and Plant Scientists
$78,770
50
55 Environmental Science Teachers
$78,650
60
56 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$78,630
2,220
57 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$78,180
100
58 Microbiologists
$77,770
50
59 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$77,680
860
60 Computer Hardware Engineers
$76,870
250
61 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$76,790
210
62 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$76,750
1,300
63 Commercial Pilots
$76,050
960
64 Engineers, All Other
$75,330
3,720
65 Nuclear Technicians
$75,000
220
66 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$74,770
50
67 Applications Software Developers
$74,580
1,170
68 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$74,440
310
69 Veterinarians
$74,370
700
70 Human Resources Managers
$74,180
1,430
71 Occupational Therapists
$74,170
1,400
72 Chemists
$73,430
640
73 Food Scientists and Technologists
$73,280
40
74 Art Directors
$73,220
200
75 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$73,080
60
76 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$72,730
3,810
77 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$72,720
160
78 Purchasing Managers
$72,700
810
79 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$72,610
300
80 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$72,530
3,880
81 Emergency Management Directors
$71,950
170
82 Systems Software Developers
$71,620
950
83 Statisticians
$71,530
0
84 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$71,490
190
85 Chiropractors
$70,950
270
86 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$70,870
50
87 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$70,670
280
88 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$70,430
1,040
89 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$69,580
90
90 Transportation Inspectors
$69,500
290
91 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$69,480
0
92 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$69,470
170
93 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$69,300
250
94 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$69,170
4,710
95 Gaming Managers
$69,070
120
96 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$69,060
360
97 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$68,930
120
98 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$68,860
290
99 Foresters
$68,410
130
100 Financial Examiners
$68,280
210
101 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$68,270
440
102 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$68,170
120
103 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$67,640
90
104 Other Computer Occupations
$67,600
2,590
105 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$67,570
800
106 Radiation Therapists
$67,100
270
107 Set and Exhibit Designers
$66,790
150
108 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$66,740
90
109 Training and Development Managers
$66,610
350
110 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$66,570
900
111 Management Analysts
$66,230
3,190
112 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$65,860
60
113 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$65,720
200
114 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$65,710
0
115 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$65,590
140
116 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$64,860
5,380
117 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$64,240
100
118 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$63,980
230
119 Logisticians
$63,810
650
120 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$63,780
3,700
121 Social and Community Service Managers
$63,620
1,710
122 Financial Analysts
$63,260
710
123 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
$63,140
2,320
124 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$63,140
380
125 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$63,130
3,180
126 Computer Systems Analysts
$63,010
1,990
127 Database Administrators
$62,990
480
128 Gas Plant Operators
$62,810
680
129 Dental Hygienists
$62,430
1,960
130 Avionics Technicians
$62,410
240
131 Administrative Services Managers
$62,330
3,220
132 Information Security Analysts
$62,230
680
133 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$62,140
1,050
134 Other Biological Scientists
$62,040
410
135 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$61,970
60
136 Computer Programmers
$61,900
2,010
137 Budget Analysts
$61,600
440
138 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$61,500
10,810
139 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$61,350
720
140 Credit Analysts
$60,820
360
141 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$60,590
240
142 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$60,200
300
143 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$59,600
170
144 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$59,530
70
145 Other Life Scientists
$59,060
40
146 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$59,060
160
147 Mechanical Drafters
$58,960
1,070
148 Registered Nurses
$58,850
40,460
149 Personal Financial Advisors
$58,840
1,340
150 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
$58,740
450
151 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$58,690
1,760
152 Insurance Underwriters
$58,670
940
153 Chemical Technicians
$58,600
1,830
154 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$58,340
9,170
155 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$58,280
270
156 Motorboat Operators
$58,260
0
157 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$58,110
60
158 Producers and Directors
$58,100
800
159 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$57,890
670
160 Conservation Scientists
$57,790
630
161 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$57,740
1,630
162 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$57,410
10,430
163 Accountants and Auditors
$57,360
11,950
164 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$57,080
140
165 Rail Car Repairers
$56,810
350
166 Airfield Operations Specialists
$56,760
100
167 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$56,750
50
168 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$56,560
870
169 Speech-Language Pathologists
$56,450
2,040
170 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$56,410
150
171 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$56,380
1,980
172 Locomotive Engineers
$56,130
650
173 Compliance Officers
$56,120
4,050
174 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$56,030
3,290
175 Cost Estimators
$55,990
2,610
176 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$55,920
1,550
177 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$55,640
220
178 Postal Service Clerks
$55,590
1,060
179 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$55,510
600
180 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$55,270
4,350
181 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
$55,160
650
182 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$55,160
550
183 Other Social Workers
$54,910
470
184 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$54,520
1,210
185 Other Engineering Technicians
$54,420
710
186 Postsecondary History Teachers
$54,220
200
187 Audiologists
$54,200
140
188 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
$53,860
4,270
189 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
$53,760
1,740
190 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$53,670
170
191 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$53,610
610
192 Architectural and Civil Drafters
$53,560
1,400
193 Exercise Physiologists
$53,500
100
194 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
$53,370
810
195 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$53,360
230
196 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$53,300
310
197 Construction and Building Inspectors
$53,280
730
198 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$53,190
1,390
199 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$53,190
310
200 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
$53,170
3,610

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