Highest-paying jobs in Los Angeles

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Los Angeles

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, 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 Los Angeles, the annual mean wage is $65,930 or 13.2% higher than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $315,790. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Producers and directors

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $143,610
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 36,850

National
- Annual mean salary: $101,950
- Employment: 138,250
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($143,610)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($128,810)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($124,990)
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#49. Computer science teachers, postsecondary

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $143,950
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 650

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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#48. Computer and information research scientists

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $144,720
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 980

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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#47. Nurse practitioners

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $144,930
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,490

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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U.S. Air Force

#46. First-line supervisors of firefighting and prevention workers

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $145,740
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,540

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,270
- Employment: 80,890
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($171,060)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($145,740)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($135,860)

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#45. English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $145,980
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,280

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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#44. Art directors

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $146,040
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,150

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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#43. Philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $147,650
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 750

National
- Annual mean salary: $88,260
- Employment: 20,850
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($147,650)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($129,190)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($127,730)
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#42. Engineering teachers, postsecondary

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $147,720
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 700

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,590
- Employment: 35,440
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($157,030)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($154,130)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($153,050)
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#41. History teachers, postsecondary

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $148,420
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

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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#40. Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $148,680
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,110

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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#39. Foreign language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $149,170
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 520

National
- Annual mean salary: $82,990
- Employment: 19,640
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($149,170)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($130,560)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($129,250)
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Simon Fraser Universtiy // flickr

#38. Communications teachers, postsecondary

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $149,400
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,090

National
- Annual mean salary: $84,580
- Employment: 27,330
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($149,400)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($127,260)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($124,320)
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#37. Atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $149,790
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,840
- Employment: 10,250
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($152,120)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($149,790)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($147,770)
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#36. Political science teachers, postsecondary

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $150,290
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,980
- Employment: 14,060
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($155,350)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($150,290)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($140,340)

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#35. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $150,650
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,070

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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#34. Human resources managers

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $150,720
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 8,910

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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#33. Dentists, general

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $151,540
- #241 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#32. Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, postsecondary

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $152,830
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 640

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,730
- Employment: 13,790
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($161,540)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($152,830)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($132,020)
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#31. Physicists

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $153,040
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

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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#30. Library science teachers, postsecondary

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $154,890
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,850
- Employment: 4,330
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($154,890)
--- Tuscaloosa, AL ($104,810)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($102,320)
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#28 (tie). Advertising and promotions managers

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $155,890
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,940

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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#28 (tie). First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $155,890
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,420

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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#27. Architecture teachers, postsecondary

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $155,970
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,600
- Employment: 5,950
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($155,970)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($144,550)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($142,180)
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#26. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $157,340
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,730

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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#25. Family and consumer sciences teachers, postsecondary

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $157,890
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $93,230
- Employment: 2,730
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($157,890)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($140,800)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($139,060)
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#24. Area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers, postsecondary

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $160,290
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $91,680
- Employment: 9,040
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($160,290)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($137,790)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($119,510)
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#23. Financial managers

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $160,890
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 37,650

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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#22. Marketing managers

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $161,750
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 17,020

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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#21. Natural sciences managers

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $163,130
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,900

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. Economics teachers, postsecondary

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $172,600
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

National
- Annual mean salary: $124,090
- Employment: 11,790
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($180,550)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($180,490)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($172,600)
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#19. Computer and information systems managers

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $172,880
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 24,140

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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#18. Pediatricians, general

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $173,360
- #75 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,810

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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#17. Architectural and engineering managers

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $174,660
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 10,310

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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#16. Lawyers

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $177,550
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 41,060

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. Commercial pilots

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $184,260
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,280

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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#14. Nurse anesthetists

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $224,010
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 680

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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#13. Neurologists

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $226,310
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $267,660
- Employment: 7,120
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($350,140)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($348,500)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($346,670)
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#12. Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $229,160
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,770

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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#11. Orthodontists

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $244,520
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $267,280
- Employment: 5,140
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($348,850)
--- Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD ($330,490)
--- St. Louis, MO-IL ($288,640)

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#10. General internal medicine physicians

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $246,100
- #75 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,940

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. Chief executives

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $256,600
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 12,110

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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#8. Family medicine physicians

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $261,120
- #77 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,080

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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#7. Orthopedic surgeons, except pediatric

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $273,980
- #27 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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#6. Obstetricians and gynecologists

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $277,960
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,120

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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#5. Anesthesiologists

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $286,130
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $331,190
- Employment: 31,130
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Billings, MT ($367,320)
--- Tallahassee, FL ($363,190)
--- Fort Wayne, IN ($358,430)
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#4. Physicians, pathologists

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $292,480
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $267,180
- Employment: 11,010
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Lexington-Fayette, KY ($351,450)
--- Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA ($344,900)
--- Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR ($341,360)
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#3. Psychiatrists

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $305,320
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,950

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)
49 / 50
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#2. Cardiologists

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $314,200
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,070

National
- Annual mean salary: $353,970
- Employment: 18,610
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($411,230)
--- Cleveland-Elyria, OH ($365,880)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($363,270)
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#1. Radiologists

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Annual mean salary: $315,790
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $301,720
- Employment: 29,530
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($370,570)
--- Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN ($358,680)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($358,450)

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