Highest-paying jobs in Alexandria

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Alexandria

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Alexandria, LA, 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 Alexandria, the annual mean wage is $42,850 or 26.5% lower than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $115,790. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $58,010
- #355 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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#49. Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $58,670
- #198 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,070
- Employment: 101,450
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fort Collins, CO ($91,980)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($90,780)
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($88,600)
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#48. Detectives and criminal investigators

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $58,970
- #238 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#47. Millwrights

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $59,180
- #63 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,260
- Employment: 39,240
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($91,590)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($90,580)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($80,780)
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#46. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $59,510
- #354 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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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#45. Aircraft mechanics and service technicians

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $59,520
- #155 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,470
- Employment: 125,440
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($86,470)
--- Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD ($86,370)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($85,860)
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#44. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $60,940
- #318 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#43. Financial and investment analysts

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $61,280
- #287 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $62,480
- #256 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#41. Cost estimators

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $64,390
- #252 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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#40. Dietitians and nutritionists

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $64,610
- #87 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,620
- Employment: 66,690
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,240)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($97,490)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($97,270)
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#39. Diagnostic medical sonographers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $64,780
- #234 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,680
- Employment: 78,640
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($138,110)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($137,140)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($131,080)
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#38. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $65,050
- #310 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

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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#37. Accountants and auditors

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $65,370
- #358 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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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#36. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $66,370
- #333 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $92,320
- Employment: 243,920
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-South Portland, ME ($129,860)
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($121,360)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($121,250)

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#35. Project management specialists

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $66,530
- #374 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#34. Registered nurses

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $67,020
- #305 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,120

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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#33. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $67,890
- #60 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,750
- Employment: 54,470
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($114,400)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($113,220)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($112,950)
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#32. Compliance officers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $68,910
- #174 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,810
- Employment: 334,340
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,650)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($99,460)
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($96,030)
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#31. Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $69,030
- #24 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,350
- Employment: 172,830
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($88,140)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($84,690)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($80,570)

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#30. Chefs and head cooks

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $69,100
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $56,920
- Employment: 129,810
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Leominster-Gardner, MA ($81,020)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($79,600)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($79,430)
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#29. Personal financial advisors

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $69,110
- #330 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#28. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $71,780
- #89 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,960
- Employment: 278,140
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($104,350)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($95,200)
--- Salinas, CA ($90,800)
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#27. Computer systems analysts

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $72,370
- #339 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#26. Dental hygienists

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $74,410
- #164 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#25. Education administrators, postsecondary

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $75,750
- #212 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#24. Social and community service managers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $75,760
- #96 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $76,790
- Employment: 156,400
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($100,530)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($98,240)
--- Charlottesville, VA ($98,200)
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#23. Administrative services managers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $77,850
- #329 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#22. Management analysts

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $79,710
- #291 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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#21. Sales managers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $80,970
- #381 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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. Construction managers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $85,880
- #316 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#19. Civil engineers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $86,140
- #217 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#18. Architects, except landscape and naval

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $87,710
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#17. Speech-language pathologists

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $87,990
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $85,820
- Employment: 147,470
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($118,260)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($111,120)
--- Salinas, CA ($107,160)
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#16. Human resources managers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $91,220
- #316 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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. Software developers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $91,330
- #283 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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. Veterinarians

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $95,420
- #226 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#13. Lawyers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $96,290
- #332 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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. Occupational therapists

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $97,060
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#11. Physical therapists

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $100,600
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#10. Medical and health services managers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $100,670
- #292 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 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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#9. Computer and information systems managers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $100,720
- #358 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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. General and operations managers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $101,030
- #208 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 950

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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#7. Electrical engineers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $103,040
- #110 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#6. Nurse practitioners

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $105,550
- #296 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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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#5. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $106,750
- #68 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#4. Industrial production managers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $108,250
- #217 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#3. Financial managers

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $108,720
- #352 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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. Pharmacists

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $114,070
- #352 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#1. Physician assistants

Alexandria, LA
- Annual mean salary: $115,790
- #165 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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