Highest-paying jobs in Augusta

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Augusta

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, 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 Augusta, the annual mean wage is $48,300 or 17.1% lower than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $217,210. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Industrial engineers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $86,860
- #210 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 500

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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#49. Physical therapists

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $88,320
- #226 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

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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#48. Management analysts

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $88,660
- #161 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 610

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,530
- Employment: 768,450
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dothan, AL ($135,020)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($127,320)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($125,250)
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#47. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $90,240
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#46. Lawyers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $90,320
- #358 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 500

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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#45. Education administrators, kindergarten through secondary

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $90,960
- #196 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

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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#44. Information security analysts

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $91,050
- #139 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

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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#43. Construction managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $93,980
- #234 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

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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#42. Financial and investment analysts

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $93,990
- #67 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $103,020
- Employment: 291,880
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($135,620)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($133,640)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($132,820)
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#41. Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $94,140
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $87,640
- Employment: 22,490
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($120,210)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($118,510)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($114,280)

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#40. General and operations managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $94,700
- #265 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,300

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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#39. Veterinarians

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $94,760
- #233 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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#38. Computer systems analysts

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $94,840
- #97 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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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#37. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $94,990
- #185 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#36. Materials engineers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $96,130
- #47 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $101,950
- Employment: 21,530
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boulder, CO ($135,680)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($134,720)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($129,400)

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#35. Environmental engineers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $96,970
- #80 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,220
- Employment: 42,660
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($131,700)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($127,470)
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($127,160)
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#34. Administrative services managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $97,120
- #209 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

National
- Annual mean salary: $113,030
- Employment: 224,620
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($149,360)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($142,650)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($141,950)
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#33. Facilities managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $97,260
- #115 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $101,970
- Employment: 101,230
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($146,040)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($136,440)
--- Ithaca, NY ($136,210)
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#32. Project management specialists

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $97,670
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,420
- Employment: 743,860
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($133,950)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($130,250)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($125,330)
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#31. Computer programmers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $97,920
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $96,650
- Employment: 152,610
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($144,130)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($126,220)
--- Dalton, GA ($123,500)

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#30. Civil engineers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $98,680
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 890

National
- Annual mean salary: $95,490
- Employment: 304,310
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($119,720)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($116,550)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($115,120)
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#29. Nuclear technicians

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $100,790
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $95,200
- Employment: 5,360
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($106,790)
--- Monroe, MI ($105,220)
--- Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC ($102,270)
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#28. Computer network architects

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $101,280
- #156 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#27. Public relations managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $101,830
- #132 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#26. Software developers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $102,670
- #143 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

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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#25. Nurse practitioners

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $105,490
- #297 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

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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#24. Chemical engineers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $106,900
- #51 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $121,840
- Employment: 24,180
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($173,640)
--- Anchorage, AK ($159,010)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($152,820)
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#23. Medical and health services managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $107,510
- #223 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 770

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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#22. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $107,910
- #60 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#21. Human resources managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $110,400
- #216 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#20. Training and development managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $111,770
- #70 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#19. Electrical engineers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $113,550
- #38 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 590

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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#18. Sales managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $114,710
- #255 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 390

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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#17. Pharmacists

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $114,980
- #341 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 610

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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#16. Industrial production managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $115,870
- #134 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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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#15. Personal financial advisors

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $116,160
- #106 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#14. Financial managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $119,300
- #286 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 510

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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#13. Purchasing managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $119,750
- #110 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#12. Optometrists

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $123,910
- #81 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#11. Marketing managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $124,080
- #182 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#10. Nuclear engineers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $124,420
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $121,760
- Employment: 12,670
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($153,790)
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($143,500)
--- Niles-Benton Harbor, MI ($141,090)
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#9. Computer and information systems managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $129,560
- #202 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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#8. Dentists, general

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $136,340
- #291 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#7. Chief executives

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $149,040
- #279 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 560

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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#6. Architectural and engineering managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $151,540
- #86 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#5. Pediatricians, general

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $156,130
- #86 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#4. Nurse anesthetists

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $160,910
- #102 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#3. Education administrators, postsecondary

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $165,940
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#2. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $176,340
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 710

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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#1. Family medicine physicians

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Annual mean salary: $217,210
- #194 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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