Highest-paying jobs in New York City

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April 20, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in New York City

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, 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 New York, the annual mean wage is $74,150 or 27.3% higher than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $358,310. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Education administrators, kindergarten through secondary

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $144,880
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 21,570

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,650
- Employment: 274,710
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($144,880)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($143,450)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($142,330)
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#49. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $145,270
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 14,470

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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#48. Financial risk specialists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $146,590
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 10,740

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. Industrial production managers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $147,060
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,470

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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#46. Construction managers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $149,050
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 11,170

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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#45. Administrative services managers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $149,360
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 16,520

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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#44. Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $154,880
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 68,350

National
- Annual mean salary: $93,260
- Employment: 426,870
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($154,880)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($141,290)
--- Memphis, TN-MS-AR ($121,180)
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#43. Medical and health services managers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $156,370
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 28,240

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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#42. Personal financial advisors

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $157,610
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 21,290

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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#41. Education administrators, postsecondary

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $158,510
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#40. General and operations managers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $159,210
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 175,010

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. Economists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $162,870
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 670

National
- Annual mean salary: $120,830
- Employment: 15,640
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($162,870)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($161,320)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($156,360)
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#38. Public relations managers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $164,970
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,980

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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#37. Physicists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $167,880
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 930

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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#36. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $171,020
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,590

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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#35. Purchasing managers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $174,760
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,560

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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#34. Podiatrists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $174,860
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,180

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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#33. Fundraising managers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $175,610
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,880

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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#32. Architectural and engineering managers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $177,700
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,020

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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#31. General internal medicine physicians

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $177,820
- #125 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 8,740

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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#30. Athletes and sports competitors

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $177,830
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

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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#29. Training and development managers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $180,360
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,030

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. Dentists, general

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $182,190
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,110

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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#27. Advertising and promotions managers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $182,520
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,380

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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#26. Lawyers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $183,870
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 85,180

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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#25. Pediatricians, general

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $184,860
- #62 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,990

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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#24. Human resources managers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $186,930
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 11,410

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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#23. Compensation and benefits managers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $190,560
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,540

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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#22. Marketing managers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $191,310
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 29,690

National
- Annual mean salary: $153,440
- Employment: 278,690
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($210,280)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($198,870)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($191,310)
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#21. Natural sciences managers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $195,770
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,770

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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#20. Sales managers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $198,960
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 32,550

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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#19. Computer and information systems managers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $202,800
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 37,530

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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#18. Financial managers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $209,100
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60,600

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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#17. Psychiatrists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $210,170
- #82 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,930

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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#16. Petroleum engineers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $214,700
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $145,720
- Employment: 22,100
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($214,700)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($175,590)
--- Anchorage, AK ($169,650)

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#15. Family medicine physicians

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $220,640
- #185 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,130

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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#14. Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $222,470
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 8,690

National
- Annual mean salary: $198,190
- Employment: 81,310
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($255,250)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($243,380)
--- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL ($242,540)
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#13. Ophthalmologists, except pediatric

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $227,080
- #31 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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#12. Physicians, pathologists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $235,530
- #27 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 800

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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#11. Nurse anesthetists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $247,850
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,420

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. Obstetricians and gynecologists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $274,740
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,580

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

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $279,150
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,210

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. Chief executives

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $287,340
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,590

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. Radiologists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $289,120
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,040

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. Pediatric surgeons

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $295,660
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $290,310
- Employment: 820
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay: data not available

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#5. Orthopedic surgeons, except pediatric

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $296,590
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#4. Emergency medicine physicians

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $303,570
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,380

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. Dermatologists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $333,790
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#2. Anesthesiologists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $353,790
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,380

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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#1. Cardiologists

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $358,310
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,800

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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