Highest-paying jobs in Miami

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December 4, 2018
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Highest-paying jobs in Miami

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, 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 Miami, the annual mean wage is $54,790 or 6.0% lower than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $349,220. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Atmospheric and space scientists

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $107,790
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $96,880
- Employment: 8,520
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($118,860)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($118,420)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($114,860)
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#49. Emergency management directors

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $107,920
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $84,800
- Employment: 10,320
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($142,000)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($124,780)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($123,170)
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#48. Personal financial advisors

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $108,610
- #157 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,720

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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#47. Aerospace engineers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $109,910
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 730

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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#46. Medical and health services managers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $110,140
- #185 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 9,220

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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#45. Podiatrists

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $110,430
- #47 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#44. Engineering teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $111,020
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#43. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $111,420
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,160

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,580
- Employment: 144,640
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($159,890)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($154,170)
--- Trenton, NJ ($144,620)
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#42. Computer network architects

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $112,600
- #71 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,470

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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#41. Industrial production managers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $112,950
- #159 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,550

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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#40. Fundraising managers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $113,610
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#39. Public relations managers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $114,840
- #83 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,000

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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#38. Physician assistants

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $115,420
- #169 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,930

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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#37. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $115,520
- #44 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,720

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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#36. Commercial pilots

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $116,980
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,070

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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#35. Construction managers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $117,060
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,010

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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#34. Purchasing managers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $119,910
- #109 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 880

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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#33. Compensation and benefits managers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $119,960
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#32. Pharmacists

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $120,620
- #231 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,560

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. Actuaries

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $121,130
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $125,300
- Employment: 23,040
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($245,520)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($144,550)
--- Springfield, MA-CT ($144,320)

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#30. Computer hardware engineers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $121,570
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 380

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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#29. Economists

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $121,610
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#28. Human resources managers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $121,870
- #123 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,390

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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#27. Database architects

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $125,660
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 700

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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#26. Computer and information research scientists

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $127,400
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#25. Training and development managers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $128,750
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

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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#24. Air traffic controllers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $129,830
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 780

National
- Annual mean salary: $127,920
- Employment: 21,230
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($158,210)
--- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($154,180)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($153,770)
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#23. Medical dosimetrists

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $129,860
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $124,750
- Employment: 2,400
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($144,120)
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($140,710)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($140,300)
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#22. Architectural and engineering managers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $130,230
- #242 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,790

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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#21. Sales managers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $131,200
- #104 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,620

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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#20. Law teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $132,550
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $130,820
- Employment: 14,110
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($165,990)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($152,750)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($152,190)
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#19. Lawyers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $138,390
- #56 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 24,760

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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#18. Athletes and sports competitors

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $140,040
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 700

National
- Annual mean salary: $116,930
- Employment: 12,320
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN ($212,500)
--- Cleveland-Elyria, OH ($210,210)
--- Columbus, OH ($201,290)
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#17. Marketing managers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $145,050
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,290

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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#16. Dentists, general

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $147,440
- #262 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,120

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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#15. Financial managers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $148,310
- #60 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 10,520

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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#14. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $148,980
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,940

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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#13. Computer and information systems managers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $151,730
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,060

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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#12. Nurse anesthetists

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $178,430
- #78 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#11. Family medicine physicians

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $184,500
- #241 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,420

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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#10. Pediatricians, general

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $204,460
- #44 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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#9. General internal medicine physicians

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $204,780
- #106 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,440

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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#8. Chief executives

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $218,330
- #101 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,740

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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#7. Psychiatrists

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $227,630
- #68 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,030

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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#6. Physicians, pathologists

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $232,820
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

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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#5. Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $242,540
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,330

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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#4. Ophthalmologists, except pediatric

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $282,320
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $270,090
- Employment: 11,610
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($356,830)
--- Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA ($355,740)
--- York-Hanover, PA ($344,470)
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#3. Emergency medicine physicians

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $309,770
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $310,640
- Employment: 36,180
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($368,310)
--- Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL ($357,650)
--- Richmond, VA ($357,130)
49 / 50
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#2. Radiologists

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $320,260
- #20 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)
50 / 50
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#1. Cardiologists

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $349,220
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

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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