Highest-paying jobs in Boston

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Boston

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH, 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 Boston, the annual mean wage is $76,850 or 31.9% higher than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $358,450. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $131,710
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $104,160
- Employment: 13,840
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kansas City, MO-KS ($151,900)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($148,800)
--- Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN ($141,070)
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#49. Nurse practitioners

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $132,070
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,610

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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#48. Materials scientists

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $133,380
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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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#47. Computer network architects

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $134,140
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,150

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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#46. Physics teachers, postsecondary

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $134,380
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

National
- Annual mean salary: $99,480
- Employment: 12,460
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($148,140)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($144,580)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($142,450)

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#45. Electronics engineers, except computer

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $134,790
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,710

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. Biochemists and biophysicists

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $135,070
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,640

National
- Annual mean salary: $113,460
- Employment: 35,050
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($135,070)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($133,520)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($133,390)
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#43. Optometrists

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $135,620
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 550

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. Athletes and sports competitors

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $139,500
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

National
- Annual mean salary: $116,930
- Employment: 12,320
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN ($212,500)
--- Cleveland-Elyria, OH ($210,210)
--- Columbus, OH ($201,290)
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#41. Actuaries

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $139,510
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 630

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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#40. Personal financial advisors

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $140,520
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,940

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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#39. Computer and information research scientists

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $141,890
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#38. Administrative services managers

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $141,950
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 8,510

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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#37. Database architects

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $142,790
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,150

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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#36. Physicists

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $145,160
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

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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#35. Medical and health services managers

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $146,490
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 13,570

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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#34. Industrial production managers

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $147,150
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,990

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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#33. Training and development managers

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $147,490
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,110

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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#32. General and operations managers

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $149,640
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 85,750

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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#31. Compensation and benefits managers

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $150,690
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 640

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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#30. Air traffic controllers

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $150,740
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

National
- Annual mean salary: $127,920
- Employment: 21,230
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($158,210)
--- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($154,180)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($153,770)
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#29. Purchasing managers

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $152,170
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,770

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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#28. Fundraising managers

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $153,980
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 990

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,400
- Employment: 23,190
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($175,610)
--- Syracuse, NY ($155,700)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($153,980)
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#27. Sales managers

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $155,730
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 15,830

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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#26. Public relations managers

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $157,330
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,520

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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#25. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $157,460
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,760

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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#24. Marketing managers

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $164,210
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 13,920

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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#23. Human resources managers

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $165,700
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,580

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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#22. Economics teachers, postsecondary

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $166,870
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

National
- Annual mean salary: $124,090
- Employment: 11,790
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($180,550)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($180,490)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($172,600)
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#21. Financial managers

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $166,890
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 25,760

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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#20. Architectural and engineering managers

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $170,870
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,970

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. Lawyers

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $171,660
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 16,730

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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#18. Computer and information systems managers

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $172,010
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 19,180

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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#17. Dentists, general

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $178,360
- #105 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,220

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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#16. Podiatrists

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $187,530
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#15. General internal medicine physicians

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $187,810
- #119 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,410

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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#14. Pediatricians, general

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $212,300
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

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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#13. Natural sciences managers

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $222,360
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,680

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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#12. Psychiatrists

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $230,130
- #65 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 670

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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#11. Nurse anesthetists

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $231,700
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

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. Neurologists

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $246,590
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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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#9. Family medicine physicians

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $269,230
- #60 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,330

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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#8. Chief executives

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $269,560
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,660

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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#7. Physicians, pathologists

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $289,560
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $267,180
- Employment: 11,010
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Lexington-Fayette, KY ($351,450)
--- Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA ($344,900)
--- Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR ($341,360)
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#6. Obstetricians and gynecologists

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $303,870
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

National
- Annual mean salary: $296,210
- Employment: 21,570
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($377,980)
--- Austin-Round Rock, TX ($375,200)
--- Modesto, CA ($362,780)

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#5. Cardiologists

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $309,290
- #20 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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#4. Emergency medicine physicians

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $311,770
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 890

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

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $315,790
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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. Orthopedic surgeons, except pediatric

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $354,880
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $306,220
- Employment: 16,260
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($366,650)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($364,290)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($354,880)
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Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
- Annual mean salary: $358,450
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 870

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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