Highest-paying jobs in Fayetteville

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Fayetteville

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO, 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 Fayetteville, the annual mean wage is $51,590 or 11.4% lower than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $290,340. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Electrical engineers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $82,860
- #299 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#49. Occupational therapists

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $82,950
- #225 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#48. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $83,840
- #140 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 540

National
- Annual mean salary: $92,320
- Employment: 243,920
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-South Portland, ME ($129,860)
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($121,360)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($121,250)
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#47. School psychologists

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $84,750
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $82,770
- Employment: 57,110
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boulder, CO ($116,280)
--- El Centro, CA ($116,010)
--- Fresno, CA ($115,360)
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#46. Civil engineers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $85,550
- #228 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

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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#45. Construction managers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $85,860
- #317 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

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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#44. Management analysts

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $86,430
- #198 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,290

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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#43. Art directors

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $87,210
- #63 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,430
- Employment: 42,080
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($163,790)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($157,310)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($146,040)
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#42. Private detectives and investigators

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $87,760
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,970
- Employment: 28,860
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Jackson, MI ($93,360)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($91,080)
--- Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO ($87,760)
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#41. Public relations specialists

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $88,940
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,250
- Employment: 242,710
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($107,920)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($102,720)
--- Midland, MI ($90,820)

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#40. Financial and investment analysts

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $90,140
- #98 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

National
- Annual mean salary: $103,020
- Employment: 291,880
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($135,620)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($133,640)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($132,820)
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#39. Education administrators, kindergarten through secondary

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $90,860
- #199 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

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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#38. General and operations managers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $92,190
- #282 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,440

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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#37. Medical and health services managers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $92,290
- #361 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 780

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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#36. Software developers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $93,180
- #258 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,020

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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#35. Physical therapists

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $93,400
- #116 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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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#34. Industrial engineers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $93,950
- #109 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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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#33. Veterinarians

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $95,250
- #227 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#32. Financial risk specialists

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $95,870
- #51 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $110,610
- Employment: 54,320
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($146,590)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($141,890)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($141,590)
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#31. Computer network architects

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $100,740
- #161 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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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#30. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $103,070
- #67 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,750
- Employment: 266,160
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($150,760)
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($141,470)
--- Iowa City, IA ($138,870)
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#29. Commercial pilots

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $103,080
- #79 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,080
- Employment: 42,770
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($185,920)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($184,260)
--- Savannah, GA ($177,450)
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#28. Personal financial advisors

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $108,040
- #159 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,960
- Employment: 263,030
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Barnstable Town, MA ($172,780)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($161,010)
--- East Stroudsburg, PA ($158,790)
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#27. Optometrists

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $108,150
- #154 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $125,440
- Employment: 38,720
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Wilmington, NC ($198,370)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($172,190)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($169,140)
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#26. Facilities managers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $109,290
- #40 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#25. Computer programmers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $110,490
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 500

National
- Annual mean salary: $96,650
- Employment: 152,610
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($144,130)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($126,220)
--- Dalton, GA ($123,500)
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#24. Administrative services managers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $111,200
- #90 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $113,030
- Employment: 224,620
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($149,360)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($142,650)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($141,950)
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#23. Advertising and promotions managers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $113,300
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,860
- Employment: 22,520
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($193,980)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($182,520)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($166,620)
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#22. Nurse practitioners

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $113,780
- #171 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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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#21. Business teachers, postsecondary

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $118,290
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#20. Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $119,400
- #38 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $198,190
- Employment: 81,310
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($255,250)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($243,380)
--- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL ($242,540)
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#19. Industrial production managers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $120,430
- #88 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

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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#18. Pharmacists

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $127,390
- #104 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

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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#17. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $127,760
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,580
- Employment: 144,640
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($159,890)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($154,170)
--- Trenton, NJ ($144,620)
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#16. Training and development managers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $132,380
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $128,800
- Employment: 35,830
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($180,360)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($176,270)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($166,410)

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#15. Human resources managers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $140,150
- #38 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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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#14. Architectural and engineering managers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $140,330
- #170 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#13. Financial managers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $142,970
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,480

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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#12. Marketing managers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $147,720
- #47 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 530

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. Computer and information systems managers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $148,920
- #63 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 600

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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#10. Sales managers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $149,770
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 800

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. Lawyers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $151,200
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 580

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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#8. Compensation and benefits managers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $154,370
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $139,470
- Employment: 15,330
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($190,560)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($187,770)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,130)
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#7. Pediatricians, general

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $160,190
- #82 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $198,420
- Employment: 33,620
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Austin-Round Rock, TX ($298,760)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($298,320)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($291,940)
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#6. Nurse anesthetists

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $161,800
- #101 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $202,470
- Employment: 43,950
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Springfield, IL ($298,890)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($283,550)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($276,810)

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#5. Chief executives

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $173,290
- #235 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

National
- Annual mean salary: $213,020
- Employment: 200,480
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($313,440)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($298,960)
--- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($296,480)
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#4. Natural sciences managers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $185,840
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $156,110
- Employment: 74,760
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($222,360)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($219,240)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($216,750)
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#3. Dentists, general

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $201,510
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#2. Family medicine physicians

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $227,960
- #162 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $235,930
- Employment: 102,930
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Coeur d'Alene, ID ($336,820)
--- Fond du Lac, WI ($336,140)
--- Gainesville, GA ($330,930)
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#1. Orthopedic surgeons, except pediatric

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $290,340
- #24 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $306,220
- Employment: 16,260
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($366,650)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($364,290)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($354,880)

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