Highest-paying jobs in Sacramento

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April 20, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Sacramento

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, 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 Sacramento, the annual mean wage is $65,580 or 12.6% higher than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $271,150. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Advertising and promotions managers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $129,520
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#49. Veterinarians

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $130,670
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 600

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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#48. Software developers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $130,690
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,440

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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#47. Human resources managers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $132,020
- #64 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,100

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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#46. Database architects

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $132,610
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $121,840
- Employment: 50,440
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($187,070)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($161,830)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($156,530)

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#45. Purchasing managers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $133,910
- #42 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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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#44. Nuclear medicine technologists

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $135,080
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $84,850
- Employment: 17,140
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($149,860)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($148,240)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($135,080)
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#43. Registered nurses

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $135,490
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 21,770

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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#42. Fundraising managers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $136,140
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,400
- Employment: 23,190
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($175,610)
--- Syracuse, NY ($155,700)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($153,980)
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#41. Optometrists

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $136,600
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

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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#40. Computer science teachers, postsecondary

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $137,680
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#39. Political science teachers, postsecondary

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $137,810
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#38. Compensation and benefits managers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $138,280
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#37. Family and consumer sciences teachers, postsecondary

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $139,060
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#36. Medical and health services managers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $141,090
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,270

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. Financial risk specialists

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $141,590
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

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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#34. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $143,790
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 740

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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#33. Physicists

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $145,630
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#32. Pharmacists

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $145,930
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,150

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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#31. Physics teachers, postsecondary

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $148,140
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $99,480
- Employment: 12,460
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($148,140)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($144,580)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($142,450)

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#30. Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $148,800
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

National
- Annual mean salary: $104,160
- Employment: 13,840
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kansas City, MO-KS ($151,900)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($148,800)
--- Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN ($141,070)
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#29. Business teachers, postsecondary

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $149,590
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#28. Financial managers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $149,610
- #56 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,870

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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#27. Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $150,970
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,450
- Employment: 7,370
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boulder, CO ($152,290)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($150,970)
--- Oklahoma City, OK ($149,070)
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#26. Nurse midwives

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $150,990
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $114,210
- Employment: 7,750
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Charleston, WV ($169,460)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($162,800)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($157,570)

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#25. Atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $152,120
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#24. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $152,140
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#23. Marketing managers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $152,210
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,310

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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#22. Nurse practitioners

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $153,050
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 900

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. Physician assistants

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $153,400
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 610

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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#20. Natural sciences managers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $154,010
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 600

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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#19. Engineering teachers, postsecondary

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $154,130
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#18. Lawyers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $157,540
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,600

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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#17. Chief executives

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $159,960
- #258 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,660

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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#16. Computer and information systems managers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $163,400
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,800

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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#15. Commercial pilots

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $165,400
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

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. Petroleum engineers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $166,540
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#13. Architectural and engineering managers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $169,820
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,890

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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#12. Computer and information research scientists

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $178,230
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#11. Economics teachers, postsecondary

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $180,550
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#10. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $183,250
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

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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#9. Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $191,740
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#8. Podiatrists

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $193,530
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $158,380
- Employment: 8,840
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($231,930)
--- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($219,920)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($205,040)
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#7. Dentists, general

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $201,080
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 860

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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#6. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $225,610
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,520
- Employment: 27,790
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($225,610)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($208,310)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($200,980)

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#5. Physicians, pathologists

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $225,640
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#4. Family medicine physicians

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $232,950
- #144 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,070

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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#3. Psychiatrists

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $241,900
- #55 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

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. Pediatricians, general

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $267,790
- #8 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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#1. General internal medicine physicians

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $271,150
- #59 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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