Highest-paying jobs in Santa Maria

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Santa Maria

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, 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 Santa Maria, the annual mean wage is $62,020 or 6.5% higher than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $298,320. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Database administrators

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $108,890
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $96,550
- Employment: 85,870
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($123,540)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($121,430)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($120,280)
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#48 (tie). Mechanical engineers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $109,570
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

National
- Annual mean salary: $97,000
- Employment: 278,240
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($137,540)
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($128,790)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($127,030)
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Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock

#48 (tie). Industrial engineers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $109,570
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $95,200
- Employment: 293,950
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($142,770)
--- Midland, TX ($129,440)
--- Billings, MT ($126,170)
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Aykut Erdogdu // Shutterstock

#47. Physical therapists

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $110,910
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $92,920
- Employment: 225,350
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($123,190)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($118,370)
--- Midland, TX ($116,880)
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#46. Computer systems analysts

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $111,190
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 650

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,210
- Employment: 505,150
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($141,290)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($131,650)
--- Huntsville, AL ($118,690)

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#45. Construction managers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $115,660
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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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rawpixel.com // Shutterstock

#44. Art directors

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $115,910
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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Luisa Leal Photography // Shutterstock

#43. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $117,700
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,060
- Employment: 123,940
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($117,700)
--- Salinas, CA ($110,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($109,490)
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#42. General and operations managers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $118,090
- #67 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,090

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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#41. Veterinarians

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $118,220
- #40 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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#40. Optometrists

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $118,370
- #114 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#39. Industrial production managers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $119,200
- #103 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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. Fundraising managers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $121,950
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#37. Detectives and criminal investigators

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $122,260
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $90,370
- Employment: 107,890
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($132,210)
--- Anchorage, AK ($127,070)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($123,460)
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#36. Electrical engineers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $122,380
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

National
- Annual mean salary: $107,890
- Employment: 186,020
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($148,870)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($133,640)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($124,680)

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#35. Data scientists

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $122,640
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $122,770
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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Ohiodominican // Wikimedia Commons

#33. Physician assistants

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $123,420
- #92 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 710

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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David Bibo // Wikimedia Commons

#32. Education administrators, kindergarten through secondary

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $124,170
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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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#31. Public relations managers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $124,310
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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NTNU // Flickr

#30. Natural sciences managers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $125,540
- #80 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#29. Dental hygienists

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $125,750
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,360
- Employment: 207,190
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($125,750)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($122,660)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($119,320)
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#28. Software developers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $126,150
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,760

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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Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock

#27. Medical and health services managers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $126,420
- #54 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

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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Jacob Lund // Shutterstock

#26. Education administrators, postsecondary

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $127,990
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

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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Financial Times // Wikimedia Commons

#25. Personal financial advisors

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $128,000
- #54 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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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#24. Sales engineers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $128,160
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#23. Database architects

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $128,940
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#22. Sales managers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $130,060
- #117 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 870

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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#21. Aerospace engineers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $130,310
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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U.S. Air Force

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

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $131,420
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#19. Training and development managers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $131,800
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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BDUK fibre // flickr

#18. Electronics engineers, except computer

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $131,810
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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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#17. Nurse practitioners

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $133,060
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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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#16. Human resources managers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $136,980
- #47 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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#15. Purchasing managers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $139,590
- #24 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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Grace Nichols // U.S. Air Force

#14. Pharmacists

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $150,730
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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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TopRank Online Marketing // Flickr

#13. Marketing managers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $151,690
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

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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Canva

#12. Financial managers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $152,450
- #42 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 900

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

#11. Lawyers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $153,410
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 650

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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#10. Computer hardware engineers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $154,610
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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Canva

#9. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $164,600
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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Pixabay

#8. Architectural and engineering managers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $170,680
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 400

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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Almonroth // Wikimedia Commons

#7. Computer and information systems managers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $171,360
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 720

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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Gorodenkoff // Shutterstock

#6. Computer and information research scientists

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $183,750
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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Canva

#5. Dentists, general

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $210,330
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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Maurizio Pesce // flickr

#4. Chief executives

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $217,800
- #105 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

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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Canva

#3. General internal medicine physicians

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $251,620
- #71 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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Canva

#2. Family medicine physicians

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $269,030
- #62 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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Canva

#1. Pediatricians, general

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $298,320
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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