Highest-paying jobs in Gadsden

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Gadsden

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Gadsden, 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 Gadsden, the annual mean wage is $38,830 or 33.4% lower than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $122,910. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Eligibility interviewers, government programs

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $44,470
- #153 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $48,570
- Employment: 151,340
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($75,570)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($67,900)
--- New Haven, CT ($63,790)
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#49. Tool and die makers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $44,600
- #172 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $56,150
- Employment: 63,630
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($75,920)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($72,510)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($71,910)
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#48. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $44,640
- #339 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,280
- Employment: 145,230
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($86,740)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($82,520)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($79,470)
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#47. Police and sheriff's patrol officers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $45,540
- #358 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,750
- Employment: 665,380
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($125,960)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($118,450)
--- Napa, CA ($116,010)
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#46. Child, family, and school social workers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $45,790
- #259 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,880
- Employment: 340,050
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($76,500)
--- Trenton, NJ ($75,250)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($73,840)

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#45. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $46,040
- #285 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 530

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,340
- Employment: 1,903,420
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Cape Girardeau, MO-IL ($62,600)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($62,290)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($61,540)
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#44. Radiologic technologists and technicians

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $46,500
- #347 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,490
- Employment: 216,380
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($127,890)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($118,480)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($118,100)
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#43. Healthcare social workers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $47,570
- #346 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,310
- Employment: 173,860
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($105,600)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($100,890)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($98,340)
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#42. Automotive body and related repairers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $47,740
- #197 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,660
- Employment: 137,300
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($71,350)
--- Ames, IA ($68,340)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($68,060)
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#41. Firefighters

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $48,020
- #181 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $55,290
- Employment: 317,310
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($114,210)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($98,150)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($97,470)

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#40. Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $48,140
- #375 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $71,110
- Employment: 1,026,390
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,810)
--- Boulder, CO ($101,630)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($97,360)
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#39. Property, real estate, and community association managers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $48,310
- #306 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,030
- Employment: 234,680
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($109,540)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($106,420)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($103,610)
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#38. First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $48,580
- #378 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,380
- Employment: 1,443,630
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($82,050)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($79,520)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($78,430)
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#37. Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $49,360
- #351 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $93,260
- Employment: 426,870
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($154,880)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($141,290)
--- Memphis, TN-MS-AR ($121,180)
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#36. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $50,790
- #327 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,080
- Employment: 1,329,280
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($92,860)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($91,430)
--- Salinas, CA ($91,280)

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#35. Human resources specialists

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $50,840
- #384 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,720
- Employment: 740,830
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,590)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($95,460)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($91,400)
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#34. Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $52,950
- #324 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,530
- Employment: 1,020,240
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($104,010)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($101,980)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($97,490)
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#33. Librarians and media collections specialists

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $53,350
- #270 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,180
- Employment: 127,790
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($94,230)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($89,990)
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($89,220)
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#32. Postal service mail carriers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $54,580
- #113 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,370
- Employment: 335,540
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Modesto, CA ($57,160)
--- Bismarck, ND ($57,090)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($56,820)
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#31. Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $55,390
- #237 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,090
- Employment: 296,370
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($91,540)
--- Napa, CA ($90,530)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($87,860)

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#30. First-line supervisors of transportation and material moving workers, except aircraft cargo handling supervisors

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $55,550
- #187 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,580
- Employment: 549,260
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houma-Thibodaux, LA ($78,410)
--- Savannah, GA ($73,850)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($69,640)
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#29. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $56,130
- #377 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $72,390
- Employment: 1,242,490
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,280)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($92,660)
--- Napa, CA ($92,620)
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#28. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $57,150
- #378 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,060
- Employment: 665,870
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,820)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($101,210)
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#27. Physical therapist assistants

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $57,950
- #179 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,740
- Employment: 93,660
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($85,960)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($78,740)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($76,390)
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#26. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $58,060
- #286 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $76,080
- Employment: 727,540
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($119,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($108,370)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($99,510)

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#25. Food service managers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $59,170
- #189 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,970
- Employment: 210,680
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($91,320)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($89,860)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($87,750)
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#24. Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $59,470
- #143 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,350
- Employment: 172,830
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($88,140)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($84,690)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($80,570)
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#23. Registered nurses

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $59,800
- #374 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,090

National
- Annual mean salary: $82,750
- Employment: 3,047,530
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($155,230)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($151,640)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($146,360)
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#22. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $60,450
- #372 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,590
- Employment: 526,240
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($93,830)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($93,030)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($92,870)
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#21. Loan officers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $60,700
- #347 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,570
- Employment: 340,170
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($111,830)
--- Bend-Redmond, OR ($106,290)
--- Wilmington, NC ($104,930)

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#20. First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $61,440
- #304 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,330
- Employment: 629,420
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($98,170)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($97,910)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($90,410)
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#19. Social and community service managers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $62,380
- #306 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $76,790
- Employment: 156,400
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($100,530)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($98,240)
--- Charlottesville, VA ($98,200)
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#18. Accountants and auditors

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $65,010
- #363 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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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#17. Compliance officers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $66,630
- #226 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#16. Speech-language pathologists

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $71,920
- #305 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#15. Training and development specialists

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $72,190
- #45 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,620
- Employment: 336,030
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dothan, AL ($111,580)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($94,720)
--- Decatur, AL ($94,650)
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#14. Civil engineers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $75,280
- #352 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#13. Industrial engineers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $76,260
- #329 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#12. Education administrators, kindergarten through secondary

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $81,550
- #315 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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#11. Medical and health services managers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $83,600
- #383 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#10. Sales managers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $84,800
- #378 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#9. Occupational therapists

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $87,030
- #158 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#8. Construction managers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $91,570
- #252 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#7. Industrial production managers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $93,020
- #343 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#6. Lawyers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $97,510
- #326 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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. Physical therapists

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $98,160
- #51 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#4. General and operations managers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $99,490
- #218 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

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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#3. Nurse practitioners

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $105,250
- #301 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#2. Financial managers

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $107,670
- #357 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#1. Pharmacists

Gadsden, AL
- Annual mean salary: $122,910
- #181 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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