Highest-paying jobs in Greensboro

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Greensboro

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Greensboro-High Point, NC, 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 Greensboro, the annual mean wage is $49,420 or 15.2% lower than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $281,430. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Financial examiners

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $100,960
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $96,180
- Employment: 60,750
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($128,280)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($125,590)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($124,070)
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#49. Clinical and counseling psychologists

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $101,350
- #65 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#48. Engineering teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $102,510
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#47. Data scientists

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $102,550
- #46 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $108,660
- Employment: 105,980
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($157,110)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($153,180)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($135,900)
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#46. Industrial production managers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $103,370
- #280 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 700

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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#45. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $103,490
- #79 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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#44. Construction managers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $104,440
- #105 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 980

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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#43. Economics teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $104,650
- #40 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#42. Environmental engineers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $104,920
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,220
- Employment: 42,660
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($131,700)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($127,470)
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($127,160)
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#41. Chemical engineers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $104,990
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#40. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $105,010
- #61 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,750
- Employment: 266,160
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($150,760)
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($141,470)
--- Iowa City, IA ($138,870)
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#39. Commercial pilots

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $106,290
- #67 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#38. Computer programmers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $107,820
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

National
- Annual mean salary: $96,650
- Employment: 152,610
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($144,130)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($126,220)
--- Dalton, GA ($123,500)
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#37. Training and development managers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $109,450
- #78 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#36. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $110,250
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,580
- Employment: 144,640
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($159,890)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($154,170)
--- Trenton, NJ ($144,620)

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#35. Software developers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $110,290
- #77 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,760

National
- Annual mean salary: $120,990
- Employment: 1,364,180
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($167,420)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($158,320)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($148,220)
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#34. Computer network architects

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $110,950
- #82 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $120,650
- Employment: 168,830
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,600)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($152,900)
--- Rapid City, SD ($145,810)
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#33. Nurse practitioners

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $110,970
- #214 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

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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#32. Administrative services managers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $112,300
- #79 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

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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#31. Veterinarians

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $113,860
- #73 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#30. General and operations managers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $113,990
- #93 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,050

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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#29. Purchasing managers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $117,370
- #121 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $134,590
- Employment: 69,310
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($181,030)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,010)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($174,760)
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#28. Database architects

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $117,530
- #46 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#27. Education administrators, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $118,310
- #56 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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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#26. Aerospace engineers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $119,010
- #27 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $122,970
- Employment: 56,640
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA ($166,060)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($149,490)
--- Boulder, CO ($148,990)

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#25. Personal financial advisors

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $120,940
- #78 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 800

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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#24. Electronics engineers, except computer

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $123,740
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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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#23. Natural sciences managers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $124,390
- #82 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#22. Pharmacists

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $124,970
- #142 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 760

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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#20 (tie). Physician assistants

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $125,250
- #81 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

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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#20 (tie). Medical scientists, except epidemiologists

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $125,250
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $104,050
- Employment: 108,550
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Memphis, TN-MS-AR ($176,770)
--- Columbia, SC ($155,570)
--- Danbury, CT ($151,970)
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#19. Sales managers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $127,670
- #131 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 570

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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#18. Lawyers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $128,060
- #102 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 750

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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#17. Actuaries

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $128,320
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#16. Medical and health services managers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $129,480
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 950

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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#15. Compensation and benefits managers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $129,500
- #40 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#14. Human resources managers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $129,550
- #75 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

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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#13. Architectural and engineering managers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $132,820
- #228 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

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. Marketing managers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $134,670
- #109 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

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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#11. Sales engineers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $136,120
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#10. Optometrists

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $140,910
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#9. Computer and information systems managers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $142,780
- #93 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 830

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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#8. Financial managers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $146,770
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 990

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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#7. Public relations managers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $152,550
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#6. Dentists, general

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $164,680
- #176 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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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#5. Pediatricians, general

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $203,020
- #46 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#4. Nurse anesthetists

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $213,310
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#3. General internal medicine physicians

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $215,870
- #95 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#2. Chief executives

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $266,620
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#1. Family medicine physicians

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $281,430
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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