Highest-paying jobs in Lawrence

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Lawrence

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Lawrence, KS, 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 Lawrence, the annual mean wage is $47,590 or 18.3% lower than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $187,460. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Chemical equipment operators and tenders

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $64,150
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,450
- Employment: 106,170
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Billings, MT ($88,420)
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($76,050)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($71,340)
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#49. Librarians and media collections specialists

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $64,810
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,180
- Employment: 127,790
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($94,230)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($89,990)
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($89,220)
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#48. Registered nurses

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $65,160
- #331 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 750

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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#47. Accountants and auditors

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $65,660
- #355 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,980
- Employment: 1,318,550
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,830)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($109,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($107,540)
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#46. First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $65,730
- #187 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,330
- Employment: 629,420
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($98,170)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($97,910)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($90,410)

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#45. Computer systems analysts

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $66,630
- #351 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#44. Cost estimators

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $66,880
- #191 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,740
- Employment: 208,950
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($104,660)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($99,450)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($98,550)
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#43. Financial and investment analysts

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $66,960
- #280 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#42. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $67,970
- #250 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,590
- Employment: 526,240
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($93,830)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($93,030)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($92,870)
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#41. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $69,210
- #194 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,060
- Employment: 665,870
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,820)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($101,210)

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#40. Dental hygienists

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $69,390
- #257 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#39. Project management specialists

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $71,810
- #361 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#38. Network and computer systems administrators

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $73,580
- #290 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $91,250
- Employment: 316,760
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($135,440)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($116,370)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($110,930)
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#37. Occupational therapists

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $74,690
- #318 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,470
- Employment: 127,830
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($121,190)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($113,210)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($113,190)
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#36. Insurance sales agents

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $74,700
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,340
- Employment: 422,600
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($104,230)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,470)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($95,620)

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#35. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $74,760
- #61 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

National
- Annual mean salary: $72,390
- Employment: 1,242,490
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,280)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($92,660)
--- Napa, CA ($92,620)
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#34. Personal financial advisors

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $75,630
- #322 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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. Facilities managers

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $75,650
- #286 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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. Software quality assurance analysts and testers

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $77,370
- #154 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $97,710
- Employment: 190,120
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($138,360)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($126,640)
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($122,750)
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#31. Chemists

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $78,060
- #103 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,130
- Employment: 80,600
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($131,290)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($115,790)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($108,330)

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#30. Computer network architects

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $80,750
- #237 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#29. Industrial engineers

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $81,010
- #301 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#28. Mechanical engineers

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $81,340
- #277 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#27. Construction managers

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $82,120
- #340 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#26. Computer programmers

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $82,410
- #137 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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#25. Management analysts

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $82,590
- #259 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#24. Clinical and counseling psychologists

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $83,110
- #141 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $99,640
- Employment: 58,100
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($136,630)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($134,200)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($133,060)
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#23. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $83,420
- #218 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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. Physical therapists

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $84,300
- #314 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#21. Loan officers

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $85,800
- #69 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,570
- Employment: 340,170
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($111,830)
--- Bend-Redmond, OR ($106,290)
--- Wilmington, NC ($104,930)

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#20. Information security analysts

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $86,130
- #175 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#19. General and operations managers

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $86,690
- #338 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 710

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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#18. Education administrators, kindergarten through secondary

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $86,850
- #257 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#17. Electrical engineers

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $87,430
- #274 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#16. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $87,990
- #71 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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#15. Software developers

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $91,150
- #286 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

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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#14. Architects, except landscape and naval

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $95,420
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $91,900
- Employment: 100,400
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($120,430)
--- Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL ($115,450)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($113,780)
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#13. Lawyers

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $95,720
- #334 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#12. Pharmacists

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $96,040
- #388 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#11. Human resources managers

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $96,790
- #302 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#10. Civil engineers

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $101,930
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#9. Nurse practitioners

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $107,320
- #275 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#8. Medical and health services managers

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $108,310
- #209 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#7. Marketing managers

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $113,220
- #242 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#6. Computer and information systems managers

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $115,910
- #313 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#5. Industrial production managers

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $116,670
- #125 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#4. Sales managers

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $133,050
- #94 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#3. Financial managers

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $134,880
- #145 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#2. Chief executives

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $160,370
- #257 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#1. Dentists, general

Lawrence, KS
- Annual mean salary: $187,460
- #65 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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