Highest-paying jobs in Baltimore

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Baltimore

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, 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 Baltimore, the annual mean wage is $64,500 or 10.7% higher than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $342,390. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Industrial production managers

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $120,140
- #92 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 830

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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#49. Economists

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $121,690
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#48. Real estate brokers

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $123,790
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,490
- Employment: 48,460
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($152,460)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($133,810)
--- Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA ($132,320)
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#47. Public relations managers

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $124,110
- #61 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 770

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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#46. Chemical engineers

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $124,500
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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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#45. Electronics engineers, except computer

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $124,720
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,760

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,490
- Employment: 107,170
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($152,060)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($138,480)
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($136,310)
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#44. Education administrators, postsecondary

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $125,660
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,550

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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#43. Optometrists

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $125,920
- #73 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

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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#42. Aerospace engineers

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $126,300
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 970

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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#41. Training and development managers

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $126,580
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 500

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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#40. Database architects

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $127,360
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

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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#39. Computer hardware engineers

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $127,740
- #24 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,540

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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#38. Personal financial advisors

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $127,790
- #55 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,160

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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#37. Advertising and promotions managers

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $128,910
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,860
- Employment: 22,520
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($193,980)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($182,520)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($166,620)
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#36. Computer and information research scientists

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $130,010
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 930

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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#35. Natural sciences managers

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $130,190
- #67 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 830

National
- Annual mean salary: $156,110
- Employment: 74,760
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($222,360)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($219,240)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($216,750)
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#34. Purchasing managers

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $130,480
- #56 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 730

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. Information security analysts

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $130,580
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,050

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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#32. Actuaries

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $130,810
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 400

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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#31. Commercial pilots

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $130,950
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#30. Medical and health services managers

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $134,530
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,500

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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#29. Human resources managers

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $135,380
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,380

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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#28. Compensation and benefits managers

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $135,600
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#27. Computer network architects

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $136,990
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,500

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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#26. Software developers

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $137,510
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 13,060

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. Sales managers

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $137,950
- #60 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,230

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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#24. Lawyers

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $139,660
- #51 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,540

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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#23. Materials scientists

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $142,410
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $104,790
- Employment: 6,690
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD ($142,410)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($135,480)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($133,380)
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#22. Marketing managers

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $143,670
- #62 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,980

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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#21. Sales engineers

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $146,900
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

National
- Annual mean salary: $118,630
- Employment: 59,550
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salisbury, MD-DE ($169,330)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($158,740)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($158,320)

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#20. Architectural and engineering managers

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $148,420
- #106 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,570

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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#19. Physicists

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $150,980
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $151,580
- Employment: 20,020
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($199,830)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($195,300)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($188,250)
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#18. Political scientists

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $151,830
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $120,430
- Employment: 5,650
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD ($151,830)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($129,130)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($121,250)
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#17. Computer and information systems managers

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $154,530
- #45 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,780

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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#16. Financial managers

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $154,720
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,230

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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#15. Podiatrists

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $159,870
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#14. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $160,600
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#13. Dentists, general

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $167,700
- #162 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,080

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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#12. Pediatricians, general

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $175,050
- #72 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 520

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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#11. Nurse anesthetists

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $175,160
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

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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#10. Radiologists

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $191,460
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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)
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#9. Chief executives

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $225,010
- #87 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,510

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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#8. Family medicine physicians

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $229,540
- #154 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 580

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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#7. Psychiatrists

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $268,690
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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. General internal medicine physicians

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $276,230
- #54 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,570

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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#5. Neurologists

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $285,710
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $267,660
- Employment: 7,120
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($350,140)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($348,500)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($346,670)
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#4. Emergency medicine physicians

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $286,740
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 600

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)
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#3. Ophthalmologists, except pediatric

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $309,820
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#2. Orthodontists

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $330,490
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $267,280
- Employment: 5,140
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($348,850)
--- Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD ($330,490)
--- St. Louis, MO-IL ($288,640)
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#1. Cardiologists

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Annual mean salary: $342,390
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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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