Highest-paying jobs in Albany

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Albany

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, 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 Albany, the annual mean wage is $61,560 or 5.7% higher than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $339,450. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Facilities managers

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $115,550
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

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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#49. Database architects

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $116,620
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#48. Financial risk specialists

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $116,770
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $110,610
- Employment: 54,320
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($146,590)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($141,890)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($141,590)
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#47. Nurse practitioners

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $116,980
- #127 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 630

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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#46. Electronics engineers, except computer

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $117,340
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#45. Physician assistants

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $117,660
- #141 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 740

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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#44. Medical and health services managers

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $117,970
- #110 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,460

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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#43. Chemical engineers

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $118,020
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#42. Sales engineers

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $118,960
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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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#41. Administrative services managers

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $119,500
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 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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#40. General and operations managers

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $119,750
- #59 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 8,600

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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#39. Advertising and promotions managers

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $119,930
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#38. Pharmacists

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $121,070
- #219 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 870

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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#37. Human resources managers

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $122,030
- #121 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 730

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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#36. Computer hardware engineers

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $124,010
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#35. Art directors

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $124,910
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,430
- Employment: 42,080
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($163,790)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($157,310)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($146,040)
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#34. Optometrists

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $125,350
- #75 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#33. Veterinarians

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $127,700
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

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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#32. Lawyers

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $128,270
- #101 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,010

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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#31. Materials scientists

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $129,630
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#30. Training and development managers

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $132,000
- #27 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#29. Construction managers

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $134,620
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

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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#28. Computer and information research scientists

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $135,120
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#27. Industrial production managers

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $138,160
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

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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#26. Compensation and benefits managers

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $138,770
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#25. Fundraising managers

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $140,190
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#24. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $143,320
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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#23. Personal financial advisors

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $149,290
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 710

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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#22. Computer and information systems managers

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $149,550
- #62 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,530

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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#21. Sales managers

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $149,680
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 840

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. Education administrators, postsecondary

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $149,700
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

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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#19. Financial managers

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $150,200
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,920

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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#18. Physicists

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $152,090
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#17. Pediatricians, general

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $157,160
- #84 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#16. Marketing managers

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $166,190
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

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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#15. Natural sciences managers

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $170,600
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#14. Chief executives

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $178,150
- #221 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 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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#13. Architectural and engineering managers

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $179,560
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 520

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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#12. Dentists, general

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $180,610
- #93 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#11. Family medicine physicians

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $193,460
- #232 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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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#10. Obstetricians and gynecologists

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $195,650
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#9. Neurologists

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $207,210
- #20 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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#8. Psychiatrists

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $209,910
- #83 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#7. Nurse anesthetists

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $223,840
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

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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#6. Ophthalmologists, except pediatric

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $248,230
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#5. Emergency medicine physicians

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $253,640
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#4. Orthopedic surgeons, except pediatric

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $289,470
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#3. Anesthesiologists

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $293,990
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $331,190
- Employment: 31,130
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Billings, MT ($367,320)
--- Tallahassee, FL ($363,190)
--- Fort Wayne, IN ($358,430)
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#2. Cardiologists

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $336,590
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Annual mean salary: $339,450
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $302,740
- Employment: 9,230
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL ($352,500)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($349,550)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($340,840)

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