Highest-paying jobs in Buffalo

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Buffalo

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, 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 Buffalo, the annual mean wage is $56,140 or 3.6% lower than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $346,280. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Commercial pilots

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $107,660
- #64 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#49. Personal financial advisors

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $107,890
- #161 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 600

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

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $107,960
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#47. Economics teachers, postsecondary

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $110,140
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#46. Actuaries

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $112,640
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#45. Clinical and counseling psychologists

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $112,970
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $99,640
- Employment: 58,100
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($136,630)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($134,200)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($133,060)
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#44. Physician assistants

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $113,170
- #188 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 660

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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#43. Engineering teachers, postsecondary

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $113,310
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,590
- Employment: 35,440
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($157,030)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($154,130)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($153,050)
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#42. General and operations managers

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $114,810
- #86 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 10,460

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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#41. Nurse practitioners

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $116,380
- #135 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,120

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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#40. Veterinarians

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $116,940
- #51 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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#39. Optometrists

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $117,460
- #119 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#38. Pharmacists

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $118,120
- #290 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,310

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. Administrative services managers

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $119,600
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

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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#36. Lawyers

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $120,390
- #155 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,060

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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#35. Epidemiologists

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $124,460
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,740
- Employment: 8,180
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($145,410)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($139,240)
--- Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY ($124,460)
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#34. Industrial production managers

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $125,850
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 620

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. Advertising and promotions managers

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $127,860
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#32. Medical and health services managers

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $133,280
- #27 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,120

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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#31. Natural sciences managers

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $140,820
- #44 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#30. Public relations managers

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $141,220
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#29. Training and development managers

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $142,180
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#28. Purchasing managers

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $143,920
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#27. Fundraising managers

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $144,820
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#26. Human resources managers

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $147,210
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

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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#25. Compensation and benefits managers

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $148,010
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#24. Architectural and engineering managers

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $148,730
- #102 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 390

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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#23. Education administrators, postsecondary

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $152,810
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#22. Sales managers

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $153,150
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,100

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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#21. Computer and information systems managers

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $156,400
- #41 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 890

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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#20. Financial managers

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $159,740
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,780

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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#19. Marketing managers

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $161,410
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 500

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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#18. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $161,630
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

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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#17. Dentists, general

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $165,030
- #172 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

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. General internal medicine physicians

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $169,150
- #127 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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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#15. Pediatricians, general

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $170,260
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#14. Podiatrists

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $176,630
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#13. Nurse anesthetists

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $208,300
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#12. Neurologists

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $212,690
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#11. Family medicine physicians

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $226,380
- #166 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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. Chief executives

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $238,390
- #53 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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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#9. Physicians, pathologists

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $242,510
- #24 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#8. Psychiatrists

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $253,350
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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. Radiologists

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $265,450
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#6. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $273,980
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $311,460
- Employment: 5,330
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Memphis, TN-MS-AR ($338,150)
--- Lexington-Fayette, KY ($327,280)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($318,610)

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#5. Ophthalmologists, except pediatric

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $296,400
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#4. Obstetricians and gynecologists

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $300,140
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#3. Orthopedic surgeons, except pediatric

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $313,980
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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)
49 / 50
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#2. Emergency medicine physicians

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $321,530
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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)
50 / 50
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#1. Cardiologists

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
- Annual mean salary: $346,280
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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