Highest-paying jobs in Bakersfield

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Bakersfield

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Bakersfield, CA, 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 Bakersfield, the annual mean wage is $54,570 or 6.3% lower than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $323,900. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $109,060
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,280

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,880
- Employment: 592,000
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bakersfield, CA ($109,060)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($107,280)
--- Yuba City, CA ($94,480)
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#49. Chemical engineers

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $109,390
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $121,840
- Employment: 24,180
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($173,640)
--- Anchorage, AK ($159,010)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($152,820)
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#48. Information security analysts

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $110,020
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $113,270
- Employment: 157,220
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($150,820)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($149,250)
--- Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA ($135,080)
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#47. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $110,400
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,750
- Employment: 54,470
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($114,400)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($113,220)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($112,950)
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#46. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $110,410
- #59 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,760
- Employment: 128,230
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($182,700)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($170,740)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($164,600)

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#45. Sales engineers

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $110,760
- #55 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $118,630
- Employment: 59,550
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salisbury, MD-DE ($169,330)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($158,740)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($158,320)
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#44. General and operations managers

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $111,880
- #111 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,690

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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#43. Sales managers

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $111,930
- #281 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 850

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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SeventyFour // Shutterstock

#42. Computer hardware engineers

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $112,380
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $136,230
- Employment: 73,750
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($185,210)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($183,320)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($161,580)
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#41. Computer and information research scientists

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $112,780
- #46 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,650
- Employment: 30,840
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($209,890)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($202,020)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($183,750)

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#40. Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $114,130
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $99,700
- Employment: 22,870
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($127,700)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($123,690)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($122,770)
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BDUK fibre // flickr

#39. Electronics engineers, except computer

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $114,170
- #41 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 640

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,490
- Employment: 107,170
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($152,060)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($138,480)
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($136,310)
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#38. Clinical and counseling psychologists

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $114,280
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $99,640
- Employment: 58,100
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($136,630)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($134,200)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($133,060)
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#37. Public relations managers

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $114,420
- #84 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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#36. Medical and health services managers

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $114,690
- #137 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 860

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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#35. Education administrators, postsecondary

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $115,240
- #72 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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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#34. Aerospace engineers

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $116,150
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 650

National
- Annual mean salary: $122,970
- Employment: 56,640
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA ($166,060)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($149,490)
--- Boulder, CO ($148,990)
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#33. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $116,210
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#32. Purchasing managers

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $117,810
- #117 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $134,590
- Employment: 69,310
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($181,030)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,010)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($174,760)
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#31. Software developers

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $117,910
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 610

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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#30. English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $118,310
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#29. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $120,250
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#28. Construction managers

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $120,310
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 580

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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#27. Industrial production managers

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $120,660
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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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#26. Veterinarians

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $121,860
- #27 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#25. Optometrists

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $122,840
- #86 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#24. Human resources managers

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $124,150
- #109 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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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#23. Education administrators, kindergarten through secondary

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $124,400
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 640

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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#22. Physicists

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $124,750
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $151,580
- Employment: 20,020
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($199,830)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($195,300)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($188,250)
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#21. Natural sciences managers

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $129,190
- #70 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#20. Commercial pilots

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $132,040
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#19. Training and development managers

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $132,660
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#18. Marketing managers

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $132,700
- #129 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#17. Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $136,390
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $103,550
- Employment: 23,620
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($161,290)
--- Corpus Christi, TX ($156,870)
--- Midland, TX ($156,270)
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Rappaport Center // Wikimedia Commons

#16. Lawyers

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $136,760
- #65 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 590

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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#15. Physician assistants

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $137,100
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,460
- Employment: 132,940
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portsmouth, NH-ME ($167,240)
--- Panama City, FL ($165,000)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($164,150)
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#14. Financial managers

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $137,350
- #127 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,030

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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#13. Petroleum engineers

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $138,320
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 690

National
- Annual mean salary: $145,720
- Employment: 22,100
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($214,700)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($175,590)
--- Anchorage, AK ($169,650)
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#12. Pharmacists

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $142,140
- #24 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 590

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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#11. Nurse practitioners

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $144,770
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

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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#10. General internal medicine physicians

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $145,270
- #131 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $242,190
- Employment: 58,260
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Rockford, IL ($359,200)
--- Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC ($350,330)
--- Sumter, SC ($334,810)
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#9. Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $151,060
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#8. Dentists, general

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $152,590
- #236 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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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#7. Computer and information systems managers

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $153,100
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

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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#6. Architectural and engineering managers

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $159,960
- #47 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 380

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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Maurizio Pesce // flickr

#5. Chief executives

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $187,150
- #191 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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. Pediatricians, general

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $215,550
- #34 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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#3. Psychiatrists

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $273,650
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $249,760
- Employment: 25,520
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($360,840)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($360,740)
--- Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN ($333,190)
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#2. Family medicine physicians

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $307,990
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 560

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. Obstetricians and gynecologists

Bakersfield, CA
- Annual mean salary: $323,900
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $296,210
- Employment: 21,570
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($377,980)
--- Austin-Round Rock, TX ($375,200)
--- Modesto, CA ($362,780)

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