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8 of the Highest Paying Jobs in Auburn, AL for 2022

The top jobs in the Auburn area can pay up to $70,813 per year

You can find high paying jobs in the Auburn area on ZipRecruiter in many industries, and matching a range of qualifications and experience levels. On this page, read about the top tier of commonly found positions near Auburn by salary. Four of these have upper quadrant annual salaries over $47,419. If these careers are not the right fit for you, explore more jobs in Auburn here.

High Paying Auburn Jobs

  • RN

    An RN, short for Registered Nurse, works closely with doctors to provide patient care for illnesses and injuries. RNs are often the first medical professional the patient sees when entering a health care facility. As an RN, you can ask the patient questions and document their health history, but you are not allowed to diagnose patients; after the doctor or other supervising health care professional has determined what problem needs to be treated, you help administer treatment. Your job duties may include administering medications, checking patient vital signs, and charting medical records. RNs also advise patients and families about at-home care for medical conditions as well as disease prevention.

  • Nursing

    Salary range: $31,613-$61,118 per year

    Nursing jobs encompass a number of positions in the health care industry. There are several levels, including registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners, and nurse assistants. Each position has different duties and functions. RNs are responsible for much of a patient’s primary care, including educating them on health and wellbeing, managing disease, recommending alternate treatments, and providing emotional support. Nurse practitioners have additional duties and specializations, such as midwifery and assisting in anesthesiology, which require high levels of education and training.

  • Hotshot Driver

    Salary range: $40,464-$61,118 per year

    A hotshot driver is a truck driver whose responsibilities are to haul and deliver freight to a customer. In this career, you usually drive a pickup truck with a trailer or other specialized hauling equipment, but you may also operate a larger vehicle. Your primary duties are to expedite delivery of equipment or freight to your client. For example, you may haul essential equipment to distant locations in oil fields or to remote areas where power stations or other utilities are in need of equipment to keep service running. Many hotshot drivers operate as independent contractors.

  • Local Truck Driver

    Local Truck Driver jobs are not very different from their heavy-duty counterparts. Instead of driving long hauls overnight to deliver cargo or goods, Local Truck Driver work within a set regional area. The benefits of this kind of position is a more traditional schedule in which the driver can be home at set times every night instead of on the road for several days at a time. In this role, you usually operate box trucks or vehicles of a similar size instead of large tractor-trailers. Local Truck Driver responsibilities include loading and unloading cargo, making deliveries, and tracking and documenting their mileage and inventory.

  • Student

    "Student job" is the general term given to jobs that will fit with a full-time student’s schedule. Such jobs may be seasonal, coinciding with school vacations, or part-time. Other jobs, like restaurant work, are a good fit for students since the busiest time for a restaurant is often in the evening and on weekends. Having some work experience as a student, whether in your future professional field or not, makes strong evidence on your resume of your work ethic. Former employers can also serve as references for future jobs or write recommendation letters for college applications.

  • Nanny

    A nanny plays a special role in a child’s life. Nannies are childcare professionals who assist parents with the day-to-day work of caring and raising children and are responsible for the children’s well-being and supportive of their emotional needs. As a nanny, your responsibilities may include preparing meals, dressing and bathing the children, arranging playdates, accompanying children to activities, and helping with schoolwork. Nannies typically work during the parent's work hours, but some families have nannies come early in the morning or stay at night until the kids go to bed. You may also be responsible for dropping off and picking up the kids at school and performing light housework.

  • Medical Scribe

    A Medical Scribe provides clerical support to doctors, a similar role to a personal assistant, but with a focus on transcription. A Medical Scribe performs many tasks to make a doctor’s job easier. For example, a Medical Scribe will collect patient health information before scheduled visits so the doctor can prepare for upcoming appointments. During medical visits and procedures, a Medical Scribe documents the details of the encounter as well as new health data in the patient’s Electronic Health Record (EHR).

  • Manufacturing

    Salary range: $20,232-$27,397 per year

    Manufacturing jobs involve creating new products and goods. Manufacturers use raw materials or separate components to build something entirely new. Whether it’s chemical, physical, or mechanical, as long as you are creating a product, you are working in manufacturing. The only exception is construction, which is considered separate from manufacturing. Manufacturing jobs include making prepackaged food or beverages, creating computers and electronics, and producing clothing. Bakers, printers, tailors, furniture builders, and woodworkers are all considered manufacturers. Most manufacturers work in a factory, mill, or plant, but you can also find work in labs.