Highest and lowest paying health care jobs in New York City - Newark

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February 17, 2021
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Highest and lowest paying health care jobs in New York

Anybody who has taken a course in marketing, psychology or sociology is likely familiar with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. First detailed by psychologist Andrew Maslow in his 1943 work “A Theory of Human Motivation,” the hierarchy breaks down the complex network of human thoughts into a categorical triage, placing self-development at the top and security and physical health at the bottom. In setting up this pyramid, Maslow framed self-recognition and creative development as ultimate goals, while also prioritizing personal safety and strong physical health.

As such, it has never been more important to recognize the health care professionals who work tirelessly to keep the population healthy. In 2019, the United States spent 17.7% of its GDP on health. While it’s encouraging to know that the country is investing in those responsible for maintaining the nation’s well-being, not all health care professionals receive equal compensation.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest and lowest paying health care jobs in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2019 annual mean wage. Keep reading to see which health care jobs make the most and least in your city.

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#61. Physical therapist aides

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $29,800
- #55 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,700

National
- Annual mean salary: $29,180
- Employment: 49,270
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Savannah, GA ($50,470)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($44,720)
--- Boulder, CO ($41,450)

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#60. Pharmacy aides

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $29,830
- #65 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,650

National
- Annual mean salary: $30,490
- Employment: 37,280
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fresno, CA ($46,610)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($46,430)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($42,620)

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#59. Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $32,800
- #27 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,110

National
- Annual mean salary: $29,690
- Employment: 97,030
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New Haven, CT ($48,240)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($43,890)
--- Port St. Lucie, FL ($43,200)

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#58. Medical transcriptionists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $35,440
- #113 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,420

National
- Annual mean salary: $35,210
- Employment: 55,780
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($67,840)
--- Amarillo, TX ($56,970)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($54,080)

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#57. Orderlies

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $36,220
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,100

National
- Annual mean salary: $30,710
- Employment: 46,990
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($51,240)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($49,270)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($44,730)

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#56. Pharmacy technicians

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $36,250
- #102 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 20,910

National
- Annual mean salary: $35,250
- Employment: 417,780
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($51,090)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($50,790)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($50,070)

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#55. Nursing assistants

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $38,250
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 93,850

National
- Annual mean salary: $30,720
- Employment: 1,419,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($46,170)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($45,100)
--- Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA ($44,710)

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#54. Medical assistants

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $38,940
- #46 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 35,380

National
- Annual mean salary: $35,720
- Employment: 712,430
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($49,880)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($48,920)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($47,140)

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#53. Ophthalmic medical technicians

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $41,190
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,000

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,760
- Employment: 58,600
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Duluth, MN-WI ($56,620)
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($53,770)
--- New Bedford, MA ($53,250)

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#52. Dietetic technicians

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $41,520
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 910

National
- Annual mean salary: $31,180
- Employment: 29,230
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN ($52,880)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($45,910)
--- Salinas, CA ($44,730)

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#51. Psychiatric aides

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $41,680
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,880

National
- Annual mean salary: $32,590
- Employment: 55,020
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Utica-Rome, NY ($48,280)
--- Rochester, NY ($45,890)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($45,010)

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#50. Dental assistants

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $42,580
- #105 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 21,780

National
- Annual mean salary: $41,170
- Employment: 351,470
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($56,010)
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($54,510)
--- Rochester, MN ($53,010)

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#49. Veterinary technologists and technicians

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $42,960
- #24 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,970

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,670
- Employment: 110,650
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($76,660)
--- Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA ($57,740)
--- Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($50,100)

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#48. Occupational therapy aides

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $43,150
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,310
- Employment: 7,560
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($66,430)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($47,740)
--- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL ($43,240)

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#47. Psychiatric technicians

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $43,460
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,680

National
- Annual mean salary: $37,550
- Employment: 78,470
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($72,990)
--- Fresno, CA ($66,710)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($66,290)

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#46. Phlebotomists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $43,650
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,760

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,480
- Employment: 128,290
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($58,610)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($54,040)
--- Redding, CA ($52,310)

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#45. Medical equipment preparers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $45,520
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,310

National
- Annual mean salary: $39,530
- Employment: 56,900
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($63,400)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($61,080)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($60,670)

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#44. Massage therapists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $53,270
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,440

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,180
- Employment: 107,240
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($76,930)
--- Yakima, WA ($72,870)
--- College Station-Bryan, TX ($70,090)

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#43. Athletic trainers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $53,670
- #41 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,460

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,540
- Employment: 28,600
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($73,250)
--- Lansing-East Lansing, MI ($66,390)
--- Trenton, NJ ($65,320)

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#42. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $56,610
- #42 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 37,110

National
- Annual mean salary: $48,500
- Employment: 697,510
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($69,490)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($68,160)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($67,990)

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#41. Opticians, dispensing

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $58,460
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,020

National
- Annual mean salary: $40,730
- Employment: 72,330
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Utica-Rome, NY ($70,730)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($68,970)
--- New Haven, CT ($66,020)

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#40. Surgical technologists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $59,620
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,760

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,110
- Employment: 109,000
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($74,280)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($72,790)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($69,750)

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#39. Recreational therapists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $59,750
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,360

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,130
- Employment: 19,070
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA ($83,590)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($82,800)
--- Fresno, CA ($82,170)

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#38. Physical therapist assistants

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $60,160
- #105 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,610

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,520
- Employment: 96,840
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($78,530)
--- Victoria, TX ($78,070)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($75,470)

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#37. Exercise physiologists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $67,510
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,750
- Employment: 7,280
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($184,950)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($88,760)
--- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL ($69,300)

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#36. Occupational therapy assistants

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $69,860
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,410

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,880
- Employment: 44,990
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($92,580)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($83,690)
--- Reno, NV ($81,800)

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#35. Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $71,160
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,860

National
- Annual mean salary: $59,600
- Employment: 56,110
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salem, OR ($106,620)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($103,050)
--- Medford, OR ($82,780)

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#34. Dietitians and nutritionists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $71,480
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,700

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,330
- Employment: 67,670
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($88,350)
--- Salinas, CA ($87,930)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($87,890)

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#33. Radiologic technologists and technicians

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $74,550
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 12,060

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,120
- Employment: 207,360
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($110,180)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($109,680)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,670)

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#32. Diagnostic medical sonographers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $78,680
- #68 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,260

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,780
- Employment: 72,790
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($126,850)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($118,880)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($115,280)

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#31. Respiratory therapists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $79,150
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,650

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,950
- Employment: 132,090
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($101,520)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($98,810)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($97,950)

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#30. Orthotists and prosthetists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $82,600
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $72,810
- Employment: 9,830
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($129,500)
--- Jackson, MS ($122,740)
--- Springfield, MA-CT ($103,700)

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#29. Dental hygienists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $86,990
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 12,010

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,230
- Employment: 221,560
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($140,150)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($120,420)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($113,940)

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#28. Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $87,870
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,510

National
- Annual mean salary: $74,270
- Employment: 37,900
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($124,950)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($104,870)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($99,920)

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#27. Audiologists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $89,920
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 680

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,900
- Employment: 13,590
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Reno, NV ($146,950)
--- Fresno, CA ($131,270)
--- Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR ($120,440)

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#26. Genetic counselors

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $90,010
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $84,310
- Employment: 2,390
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($108,000)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,210)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($100,580)

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#25. Nuclear medicine technologists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $91,410
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,040

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,240
- Employment: 18,110
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($127,930)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($124,660)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($119,340)

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#24. Registered nurses

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $93,280
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 174,210

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,460
- Employment: 2,982,280
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($140,740)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($138,000)
--- Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA ($134,000)

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#23. Occupational therapists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $95,990
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 12,430

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,210
- Employment: 133,570
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- The Villages, FL ($115,090)
--- Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($108,870)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($107,450)

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#22. Physical therapists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $97,380
- #54 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 17,790

National
- Annual mean salary: $90,170
- Employment: 233,350
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Yuba City, CA ($116,360)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($116,120)
--- Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($113,950)

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#21. Chiropractors

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $100,290
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,680

National
- Annual mean salary: $85,010
- Employment: 35,010
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Toledo, OH ($160,330)
--- Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN ($149,580)
--- Reno, NV ($140,260)

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#20. Speech-language pathologists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $104,180
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 13,240

National
- Annual mean salary: $82,000
- Employment: 154,360
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($117,710)
--- Corvallis, OR ($105,380)
--- Chico, CA ($104,640)

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#19. Nurse midwives

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $117,680
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

National
- Annual mean salary: $108,810
- Employment: 6,930
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($163,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($156,450)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($130,140)

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#18. Pharmacists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $121,900
- #259 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 21,310

National
- Annual mean salary: $125,510
- Employment: 311,200
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Tyler, TX ($161,790)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($158,250)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($157,850)

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#17. Radiation therapists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $123,080
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,190

National
- Annual mean salary: $91,620
- Employment: 17,860
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($142,300)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($126,260)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($124,720)

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#16. Veterinarians

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $124,590
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,430

National
- Annual mean salary: $104,820
- Employment: 74,540
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sherman-Denison, TX ($210,960)
--- Lubbock, TX ($176,730)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($161,230)

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#15. Physician assistants

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $128,420
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 11,470

National
- Annual mean salary: $112,410
- Employment: 120,090
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($161,370)
--- Leominster-Gardner, MA ($156,250)
--- Waterbury, CT ($154,550)

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#14. Nurse practitioners

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $128,720
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 13,910

National
- Annual mean salary: $111,840
- Employment: 200,600
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($175,060)
--- Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA ($160,110)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($157,150)

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#13. Optometrists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $132,810
- #53 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,980

National
- Annual mean salary: $122,980
- Employment: 39,420
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Champaign-Urbana, IL ($238,460)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($210,490)
--- Evansville, IN-KY ($183,380)

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#12. Podiatrists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $153,150
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,070

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,680
- Employment: 9,770
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC ($222,760)
--- Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI ($206,190)
--- Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA ($200,200)

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#11. Dentists, general

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $170,640
- #190 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 9,520

National
- Annual mean salary: $178,260
- Employment: 110,730
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Burlington, NC ($278,360)
--- Burlington-South Burlington, VT ($275,430)
--- Longview, TX ($272,440)

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#10. Pediatricians, general

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $177,680
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,310

National
- Annual mean salary: $184,410
- Employment: 29,740
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Rockford, IL ($277,390)
--- Killeen-Temple, TX ($273,770)
--- Chico, CA ($270,550)

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#9. General internal medicine physicians

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $184,900
- #83 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $201,440
- Employment: 44,610
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sioux Falls, SD ($282,610)
--- Rapid City, SD ($280,990)
--- Barnstable Town, MA ($280,500)

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#8. Orthodontists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $188,820
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $230,830
- Employment: 5,990
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL ($272,960)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($264,560)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($260,070)

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#7. Family medicine physicians

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $198,780
- #195 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,820

National
- Annual mean salary: $213,270
- Employment: 109,370
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Racine, WI ($286,030)
--- Jacksonville, NC ($282,580)
--- Gadsden, AL ($281,430)

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#6. Nurse anesthetists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $206,740
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,620

National
- Annual mean salary: $181,040
- Employment: 43,570
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Toledo, OH ($266,260)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($254,860)
--- Columbus, GA-AL ($247,540)

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#5. Psychiatrists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $216,570
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,860

National
- Annual mean salary: $220,430
- Employment: 25,530
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($282,400)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($280,270)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($280,200)

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#4. Obstetricians and gynecologists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $229,600
- #41 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,750

National
- Annual mean salary: $233,610
- Employment: 18,620
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fayetteville, NC ($284,520)
--- Akron, OH ($282,650)
--- Albuquerque, NM ($281,800)

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#3. Anesthesiologists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $236,210
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,190

National
- Annual mean salary: $261,730
- Employment: 31,010
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL ($283,660)
--- Tulsa, OK ($281,080)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($276,350)

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#2. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $236,450
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $237,570
- Employment: 4,650
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI ($255,360)
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($254,900)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($237,850)

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#1. Surgeons, except ophthalmologists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $239,950
- #62 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,600

National
- Annual mean salary: $252,040
- Employment: 36,270
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Wausau, WI ($285,230)
--- Oshkosh-Neenah, WI ($285,210)
--- Asheville, NC ($284,780)

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