Highest-paying business jobs in Raleigh

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November 30, 2022
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Highest-paying business jobs in Raleigh

Stacker compiled a list of the highest paying business jobs in Raleigh, NC metro area using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2021 annual mean wage. Jobs the BLS lists as "business and financial operations occupations" were included. Keep reading to discover the highest paying business jobs in your city.

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#25. Tax preparers

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $42,920
- #147 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,080
- Employment: 83,190
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($81,880)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($79,470)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($73,170)
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#24. Credit counselors

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $49,680
- #62 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,430
- Employment: 31,230
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($74,570)
--- Lincoln, NE ($69,990)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($66,410)
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#23. Meeting, convention, and event planners

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $54,630
- #83 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,850
- Employment: 98,150
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($82,140)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($79,790)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($79,740)
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#22. Fundraisers

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $62,380
- #91 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 380

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,870
- Employment: 82,080
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($91,460)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($86,070)
--- Salinas, CA ($83,760)
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#21. Labor relations specialists

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $62,960
- #144 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,070
- Employment: 63,810
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($104,620)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($98,470)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($97,520)

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#20. Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $66,370
- #64 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,200
- Employment: 52,270
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Stockton-Lodi, CA ($102,470)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($99,710)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($98,850)
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#19. Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $66,720
- #120 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 550

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,810
- Employment: 87,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,980)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($97,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($96,830)
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#18. Human resources specialists

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $68,020
- #109 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,650

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,720
- Employment: 740,830
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,590)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($95,460)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($91,400)
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#17. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $69,060
- #193 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 910

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,960
- Employment: 278,140
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($104,350)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($95,200)
--- Salinas, CA ($90,800)
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#16. Training and development specialists

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $69,650
- #94 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,060

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,620
- Employment: 336,030
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dothan, AL ($111,580)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($94,720)
--- Decatur, AL ($94,650)

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#15. Cost estimators

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $70,190
- #152 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,150

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,740
- Employment: 208,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($104,660)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($99,450)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($98,550)
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#14. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $72,870
- #56 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,000

National
- Annual mean salary: $76,080
- Employment: 727,540
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($119,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($108,370)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($99,510)
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#13. Compliance officers

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $73,020
- #127 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,290

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,810
- Employment: 334,340
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,650)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($99,460)
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($96,030)
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#12. Logisticians

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $74,350
- #166 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 670

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,230
- Employment: 189,320
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($115,100)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($111,740)
--- Kokomo, IN ($101,310)
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#11. Budget analysts

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $76,980
- #109 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

National
- Annual mean salary: $84,240
- Employment: 47,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($114,670)
--- Iowa City, IA ($108,870)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($106,380)

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#10. Insurance underwriters

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $77,190
- #71 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 710

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,940
- Employment: 107,690
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($121,000)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($108,990)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,150)
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#9. Accountants and auditors

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $81,940
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,450

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,980
- Employment: 1,318,550
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,830)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($109,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($107,540)
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#8. Credit analysts

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $86,050
- #41 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $88,030
- Employment: 68,770
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($128,950)
--- Danbury, CT ($121,560)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($117,860)
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#7. Loan officers

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $88,430
- #60 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,750

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,570
- Employment: 340,170
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($111,830)
--- Bend-Redmond, OR ($106,290)
--- Wilmington, NC ($104,930)
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#6. Financial and investment analysts

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $89,540
- #117 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,090

National
- Annual mean salary: $103,020
- Employment: 291,880
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($135,620)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($133,640)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($132,820)

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#5. Financial examiners

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $90,130
- #44 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $96,180
- Employment: 60,750
- 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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#4. Management analysts

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $93,490
- #125 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,870

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,530
- Employment: 768,450
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dothan, AL ($135,020)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($127,320)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($125,250)
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#3. Project management specialists

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $103,210
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,490

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,420
- Employment: 743,860
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($133,950)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($130,250)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($125,330)
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#2. Personal financial advisors

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $109,030
- #187 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,870

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,960
- Employment: 263,030
- 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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#1. Financial risk specialists

Raleigh, NC
- Annual mean salary: $109,970
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

National
- Annual mean salary: $110,610
- Employment: 54,320
- 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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