Highest-paying business jobs in Modesto

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November 30, 2022
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Highest-paying business jobs in Modesto

Stacker compiled a list of the highest paying business jobs in Modesto, CA metro area using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2021 annual mean wage. Jobs the BLS lists as "business and financial operations occupations" were included. Keep reading to discover the highest paying business jobs in your city.

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#20. Tax preparers

Modesto, CA
- Annual mean salary: $42,910
- #149 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,080
- Employment: 83,190
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($81,880)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($79,470)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($73,170)
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#19. Meeting, convention, and event planners

Modesto, CA
- Annual mean salary: $49,890
- #162 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,850
- Employment: 98,150
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($82,140)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($79,790)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($79,740)
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#18. Fundraisers

Modesto, CA
- Annual mean salary: $56,350
- #188 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,870
- Employment: 82,080
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($91,460)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($86,070)
--- Salinas, CA ($83,760)
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#17. Labor relations specialists

Modesto, CA
- Annual mean salary: $66,980
- #122 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,070
- Employment: 63,810
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($104,620)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($98,470)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($97,520)
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#16. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

Modesto, CA
- Annual mean salary: $67,620
- #117 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

National
- Annual mean salary: $76,080
- Employment: 727,540
- 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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#15. Compliance officers

Modesto, CA
- Annual mean salary: $68,280
- #224 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,810
- Employment: 334,340
- 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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#14. Human resources specialists

Modesto, CA
- Annual mean salary: $68,890
- #86 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 640

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,720
- Employment: 740,830
- 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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#13. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Modesto, CA
- Annual mean salary: $70,530
- #159 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,960
- Employment: 278,140
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($104,350)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($95,200)
--- Salinas, CA ($90,800)
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#12. Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

Modesto, CA
- Annual mean salary: $71,890
- #67 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,810
- Employment: 87,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,980)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($97,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($96,830)
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#11. Training and development specialists

Modesto, CA
- Annual mean salary: $72,550
- #54 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,620
- Employment: 336,030
- 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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#10. Cost estimators

Modesto, CA
- Annual mean salary: $73,420
- #98 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,740
- Employment: 208,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($104,660)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($99,450)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($98,550)
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#9. Logisticians

Modesto, CA
- Annual mean salary: $79,400
- #94 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,230
- Employment: 189,320
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($115,100)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($111,740)
--- Kokomo, IN ($101,310)
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#8. Credit analysts

Modesto, CA
- Annual mean salary: $80,440
- #77 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $88,030
- Employment: 68,770
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($128,950)
--- Danbury, CT ($121,560)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($117,860)
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#7. Budget analysts

Modesto, CA
- Annual mean salary: $80,950
- #72 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $84,240
- Employment: 47,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($114,670)
--- Iowa City, IA ($108,870)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($106,380)
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#6. Accountants and auditors

Modesto, CA
- Annual mean salary: $81,850
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 950

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,980
- Employment: 1,318,550
- 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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#5. Management analysts

Modesto, CA
- Annual mean salary: $85,380
- #272 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 390

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,530
- Employment: 768,450
- 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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#4. Loan officers

Modesto, CA
- Annual mean salary: $87,450
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,570
- Employment: 340,170
- 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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#3. Financial and investment analysts

Modesto, CA
- Annual mean salary: $89,560
- #115 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $103,020
- Employment: 291,880
- 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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#2. Project management specialists

Modesto, CA
- Annual mean salary: $92,340
- #108 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,420
- Employment: 743,860
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($133,950)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($130,250)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($125,330)
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#1. Personal financial advisors

Modesto, CA
- Annual mean salary: $106,550
- #207 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,960
- Employment: 263,030
- 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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