Highest-paying jobs in San Francisco

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April 20, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in San Francisco

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, 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 San Francisco, the annual mean wage is $86,590 or 48.6% higher than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $377,980. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Information security analysts

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $149,250
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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IBM Research // Flickr

#49. Aerospace engineers

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $149,490
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 680

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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Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock

#48. Fundraising managers

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $149,940
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 570

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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Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock

#47. Medical and health services managers

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $150,250
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,970

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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Rawpixel.com // Shutterstock

#46. Registered nurses

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $151,640
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 41,160

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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#45. General and operations managers

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $152,510
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 45,190

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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IBM Research // Flickr

#44. Computer network architects

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $152,900
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,850

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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GaudiLab // Shutterstock

#43. Engineering teachers, postsecondary

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $153,050
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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Chaay_Tee // Shutterstock

#42. Data scientists

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $153,180
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,290

National
- Annual mean salary: $108,660
- Employment: 105,980
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($157,110)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($153,180)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($135,900)
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Office of Naval Research // Flickr

#41. Marine engineers and naval architects

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $153,630
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $97,820
- Employment: 7,380
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($153,630)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($126,010)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($109,390)

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#40. Public relations managers

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $155,630
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,820

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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Sunshine Seeds // Shutterstock

#39. Industrial production managers

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $155,640
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,690

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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#38. Art directors

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $157,310
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,430

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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Roman Samborskyi // Shutterstock

#37. Software developers

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $158,320
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 64,460

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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#36. Advertising and promotions managers

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $159,650
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 900

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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#35. Radiation therapists

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $159,660
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $94,000
- Employment: 16,050
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($169,080)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($159,660)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($131,960)
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Financial Times // Wikimedia Commons

#34. Personal financial advisors

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $161,010
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,980

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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#33. Economists

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $161,320
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

National
- Annual mean salary: $120,830
- Employment: 15,640
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($162,870)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($161,320)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($156,360)
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#32. Economics teachers, postsecondary

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $161,620
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#31. Database architects

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $161,830
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,570

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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#30. Purchasing managers

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $161,960
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,310

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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Suzanne M. Day // Wikimedia Commons

#29. Nurse midwives

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $162,800
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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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#28. Pharmacists

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $163,840
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,040

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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Ohiodominican // Wikimedia Commons

#27. Physician assistants

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $164,150
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,760

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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Pixabay

#26. Compensation and benefits managers

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $166,330
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

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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#25. Training and development managers

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $166,410
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,240

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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Bureau of Land Management // Flickr

#24. Petroleum engineers

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $168,210
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

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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#23. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $170,740
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 690

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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#22. Sales managers

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $172,470
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 15,980

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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Jacob Lund // Shutterstock

#21. Human resources managers

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $175,410
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,190

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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Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock

#20. Nurse practitioners

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $177,160
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,550

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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#19. Dentists, general

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $181,700
- #87 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,250

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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#18. Computer hardware engineers

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $185,210
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,880

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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#17. Podiatrists

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $185,290
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#16. Commercial pilots

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $185,920
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

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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#15. Financial managers

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $188,900
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 20,350

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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Rappaport Center // Wikimedia Commons

#14. Lawyers

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $191,460
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 16,570

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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TopRank Online Marketing // Flickr

#13. Marketing managers

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $198,870
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 11,640

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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#12. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $200,230
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

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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#11. Architectural and engineering managers

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $206,050
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,930

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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#10. Computer and information research scientists

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $209,890
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,410

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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Almonroth // Wikimedia Commons

#9. Computer and information systems managers

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $211,470
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 25,690

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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NTNU // Flickr

#8. Natural sciences managers

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $216,750
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,100

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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#7. General internal medicine physicians

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $228,130
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#6. Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $243,380
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,070

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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Maurizio Pesce // flickr

#5. Chief executives

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $258,010
- #24 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,350

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. Family medicine physicians

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $275,220
- #44 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,430

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. Pediatricians, general

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $276,530
- #7 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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#2. Psychiatrists

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $360,740
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

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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#1. Obstetricians and gynecologists

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Annual mean salary: $377,980
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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