Highest-paying business jobs in New Orleans

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November 30, 2022
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Highest-paying business jobs in New Orleans

Stacker compiled a list of the highest paying business jobs in New Orleans-Metairie, LA metro area using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2021 annual mean wage. Jobs the BLS lists as "business and financial operations occupations" were included. Keep reading to discover the highest paying business jobs in your city.

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#24. Meeting, convention, and event planners

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $38,490
- #331 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,850
- Employment: 98,150
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($82,140)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($79,790)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($79,740)
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#23. Credit counselors

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $39,660
- #120 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,430
- Employment: 31,230
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($74,570)
--- Lincoln, NE ($69,990)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($66,410)
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#22. Tax preparers

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $41,390
- #166 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 380

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,080
- Employment: 83,190
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($81,880)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($79,470)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($73,170)
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#21. Training and development specialists

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $59,120
- #267 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,620
- Employment: 336,030
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dothan, AL ($111,580)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($94,720)
--- Decatur, AL ($94,650)
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#20. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $60,330
- #305 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,070

National
- Annual mean salary: $76,080
- Employment: 727,540
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($119,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($108,370)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($99,510)

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#19. Human resources specialists

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $61,490
- #258 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,560

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,720
- Employment: 740,830
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,590)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($95,460)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($91,400)
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#18. Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $62,220
- #75 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,200
- Employment: 52,270
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Stockton-Lodi, CA ($102,470)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($99,710)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($98,850)
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#17. Fundraisers

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $64,070
- #72 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,870
- Employment: 82,080
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($91,460)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($86,070)
--- Salinas, CA ($83,760)
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#16. Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $64,130
- #151 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,810
- Employment: 87,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,980)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($97,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($96,830)
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#15. Insurance underwriters

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $64,920
- #140 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,940
- Employment: 107,690
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($121,000)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($108,990)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,150)

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#14. Credit analysts

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $66,200
- #177 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $88,030
- Employment: 68,770
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($128,950)
--- Danbury, CT ($121,560)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($117,860)
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#13. Labor relations specialists

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $67,970
- #113 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,070
- Employment: 63,810
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($104,620)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($98,470)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($97,520)
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#12. Loan officers

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $70,430
- #319 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 990

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,570
- Employment: 340,170
- 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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#11. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $70,710
- #155 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 840

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,960
- Employment: 278,140
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($104,350)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($95,200)
--- Salinas, CA ($90,800)
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#10. Cost estimators

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $71,780
- #128 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 610

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,740
- Employment: 208,950
- 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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#9. Accountants and auditors

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $73,350
- #229 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,190

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,980
- Employment: 1,318,550
- 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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#8. Compliance officers

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $73,510
- #116 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,220

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,810
- Employment: 334,340
- 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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#7. Logisticians

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $76,870
- #127 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 380

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,230
- Employment: 189,320
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($115,100)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($111,740)
--- Kokomo, IN ($101,310)
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#6. Project management specialists

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $82,850
- #292 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,080

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,420
- Employment: 743,860
- 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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#5. Budget analysts

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $83,670
- #53 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $84,240
- Employment: 47,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($114,670)
--- Iowa City, IA ($108,870)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($106,380)

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#4. Financial and investment analysts

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $86,650
- #147 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 680

National
- Annual mean salary: $103,020
- Employment: 291,880
- 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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#3. Management analysts

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $91,510
- #164 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,410

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,530
- Employment: 768,450
- 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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#2. Financial examiners

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $99,070
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $96,180
- Employment: 60,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($128,280)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($125,590)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($124,070)
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#1. Personal financial advisors

New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Annual mean salary: $112,930
- #156 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 590

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,960
- Employment: 263,030
- 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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