Highest-paying jobs in Auburn

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Auburn

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Auburn-Opelika, AL, using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by average annual salary with information up to date as of May 2021.

In Auburn, the annual mean wage is $45,330 or 22.2% lower than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $175,640. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Insurance sales agents

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $67,750
- #117 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,340
- Employment: 422,600
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($104,230)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,470)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($95,620)
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#49. Speech-language pathologists

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $69,130
- #335 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $85,820
- Employment: 147,470
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($118,260)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($111,120)
--- Salinas, CA ($107,160)
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#48. Compliance officers

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $69,940
- #156 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,810
- Employment: 334,340
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,650)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($99,460)
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($96,030)
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#47. Accountants and auditors

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $70,300
- #286 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 530

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,980
- Employment: 1,318,550
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,830)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($109,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($107,540)
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#46. Occupational health and safety specialists

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $71,060
- #229 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $78,740
- Employment: 106,340
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($111,950)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($108,240)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($108,020)

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#45. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $73,780
- #164 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,060
- Employment: 123,940
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($117,700)
--- Salinas, CA ($110,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($109,490)
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#44. English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $75,730
- #54 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $82,680
- Employment: 58,480
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($162,660)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($145,980)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($132,320)
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#43. Database administrators

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $76,270
- #169 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $96,550
- Employment: 85,870
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($123,540)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($121,430)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($120,280)
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#42. Occupational therapists

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $80,040
- #260 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,470
- Employment: 127,830
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($121,190)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($113,210)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($113,190)
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#41. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $80,410
- #61 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $82,040
- Employment: 68,060
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($146,700)
--- Charlottesville, VA ($109,450)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($109,310)

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#40. Mechanical engineers

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $82,880
- #257 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $97,000
- Employment: 278,240
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($137,540)
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($128,790)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($127,030)
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#39. Management analysts

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $82,910
- #257 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,530
- Employment: 768,450
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dothan, AL ($135,020)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($127,320)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($125,250)
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#38. Network and computer systems administrators

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $84,040
- #131 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $91,250
- Employment: 316,760
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($135,440)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($116,370)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($110,930)
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#37. Civil engineers

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $84,790
- #245 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $95,490
- Employment: 304,310
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($119,720)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($116,550)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($115,120)
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#36. Education administrators, kindergarten through secondary

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $86,150
- #268 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,650
- Employment: 274,710
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($144,880)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($143,450)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($142,330)

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#35. Software developers

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $86,190
- #335 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $120,990
- Employment: 1,364,180
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($167,420)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($158,320)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($148,220)
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#34. Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $87,280
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,240
- Employment: 94,720
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($180,910)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($160,360)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($151,060)
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#33. Computer systems analysts

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $87,400
- #204 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,210
- Employment: 505,150
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($141,290)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($131,650)
--- Huntsville, AL ($118,690)
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#32. Industrial engineers

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $87,960
- #195 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

National
- Annual mean salary: $95,200
- Employment: 293,950
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($142,770)
--- Midland, TX ($129,440)
--- Billings, MT ($126,170)
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#31. Coaches and scouts

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $88,490
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,550
- Employment: 193,740
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Morgantown, WV ($100,120)
--- Lubbock, TX ($90,140)
--- Auburn-Opelika, AL ($88,490)

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#30. Physical therapists

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $88,830
- #211 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $92,920
- Employment: 225,350
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($123,190)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($118,370)
--- Midland, TX ($116,880)
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#29. History teachers, postsecondary

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $90,110
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,460
- Employment: 18,590
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($148,420)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($129,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($126,560)
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#28. Medical and health services managers

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $94,590
- #347 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,840
- Employment: 436,770
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($162,110)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($157,340)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($156,370)
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#27. Construction managers

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $96,650
- #195 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $108,210
- Employment: 284,750
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($160,710)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($149,050)
--- Napa, CA ($145,430)
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#26. Nurse practitioners

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $97,600
- #363 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $118,040
- Employment: 234,690
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($197,870)
--- Napa, CA ($184,700)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($180,380)

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#25. Veterinarians

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $99,990
- #189 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $109,920
- Employment: 77,260
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($144,440)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($141,670)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($140,390)
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#24. Electrical engineers

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $100,040
- #143 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $107,890
- Employment: 186,020
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($148,870)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($133,640)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($124,680)
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#23. Computer network architects

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $100,380
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $120,650
- Employment: 168,830
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,600)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($152,900)
--- Rapid City, SD ($145,810)
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#22. Education teachers, postsecondary

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $100,650
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $76,990
- Employment: 58,780
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($119,140)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($112,130)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($110,160)
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#21. Human resources managers

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $101,540
- #286 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $136,590
- Employment: 166,530
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($190,020)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($186,930)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($175,410)

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#20. Sales managers

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $105,460
- #335 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,390
- Employment: 453,800
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($198,960)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($196,910)
--- Boulder, CO ($182,820)
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#19. Psychology teachers, postsecondary

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $106,040
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $88,390
- Employment: 36,060
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($141,130)
--- Iowa City, IA ($131,770)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($117,020)
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#18. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $106,630
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,710
- Employment: 47,690
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR ($181,560)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($166,470)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($152,140)
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#17. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $106,700
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $87,980
- Employment: 44,140
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($157,340)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($149,220)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($138,090)
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#16. Facilities managers

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $109,610
- #38 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $101,970
- Employment: 101,230
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($146,040)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($136,440)
--- Ithaca, NY ($136,210)

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#15. General and operations managers

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $109,680
- #133 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 900

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,250
- Employment: 2,984,920
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($165,340)
--- Trenton, NJ ($165,030)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($159,210)
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#14. Environmental engineers

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $109,740
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,220
- Employment: 42,660
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($131,700)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($127,470)
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($127,160)
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#13. Industrial production managers

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $112,260
- #170 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $117,780
- Employment: 192,270
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($155,640)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($153,860)
--- Fort Collins, CO ($153,470)
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#12. Marketing managers

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $112,330
- #247 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $153,440
- Employment: 278,690
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($210,280)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($198,870)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($191,310)
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#11. Pharmacists

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $122,460
- #188 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $125,690
- Employment: 312,550
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($168,640)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($163,840)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($158,420)

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#10. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $124,100
- #44 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $133,310
- Employment: 191,830
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($226,440)
--- Jackson, MS ($202,690)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($183,250)
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#9. Computer and information systems managers

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $125,320
- #246 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $162,930
- Employment: 485,190
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($228,030)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($211,470)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($202,800)
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#8. Public relations managers

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $127,690
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $138,000
- Employment: 59,850
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($183,410)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($182,890)
--- Boulder, CO ($174,250)
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#7. Financial managers

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $127,840
- #206 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $153,460
- Employment: 681,070
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($209,100)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($201,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($188,900)
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#6. Lawyers

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $129,130
- #98 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $148,030
- Employment: 681,010
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($231,200)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($191,460)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($186,610)

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#5. Architectural and engineering managers

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $141,380
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $158,970
- Employment: 187,100
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($228,000)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($206,050)
--- Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL ($198,430)
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#4. Computer science teachers, postsecondary

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $145,360
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,610
- Employment: 37,600
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($152,280)
--- Auburn-Opelika, AL ($145,360)
--- Tuscaloosa, AL ($144,170)
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#3. Education administrators, postsecondary

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $158,890
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

National
- Annual mean salary: $111,260
- Employment: 155,990
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Corvallis, OR ($178,570)
--- Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC ($165,940)
--- Syracuse, NY ($164,660)
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#2. Dentists, general

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $174,990
- #118 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $167,160
- Employment: 108,680
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Manchester, NH ($276,510)
--- Salinas, CA ($234,410)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($229,800)
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#1. Business teachers, postsecondary

Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Annual mean salary: $175,640
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,720
- Employment: 79,640
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Auburn-Opelika, AL ($175,640)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($175,080)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($154,600)

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