Highest-paying business jobs in Wilmington

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November 30, 2022
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Highest-paying business jobs in Wilmington

Stacker compiled a list of the highest paying business jobs in Wilmington, 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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#19. Meeting, convention, and event planners

Wilmington, NC
- Annual mean salary: $49,450
- #177 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#18. Fundraisers

Wilmington, NC
- Annual mean salary: $50,820
- #274 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#17. Budget analysts

Wilmington, NC
- Annual mean salary: $50,980
- #193 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#16. Training and development specialists

Wilmington, NC
- Annual mean salary: $55,340
- #368 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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. Human resources specialists

Wilmington, NC
- Annual mean salary: $62,270
- #235 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

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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#14. Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents

Wilmington, NC
- Annual mean salary: $65,930
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#13. Cost estimators

Wilmington, NC
- Annual mean salary: $67,710
- #204 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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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#12. Logisticians

Wilmington, NC
- Annual mean salary: $67,800
- #275 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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. Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

Wilmington, NC
- Annual mean salary: $67,950
- #104 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#10. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Wilmington, NC
- Annual mean salary: $69,400
- #187 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#9. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

Wilmington, NC
- Annual mean salary: $73,290
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 580

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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#8. Compliance officers

Wilmington, NC
- Annual mean salary: $74,370
- #104 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#7. Financial and investment analysts

Wilmington, NC
- Annual mean salary: $76,980
- #277 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#6. Accountants and auditors

Wilmington, NC
- Annual mean salary: $77,330
- #127 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,000

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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#5. Insurance underwriters

Wilmington, NC
- Annual mean salary: $78,880
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#4. Management analysts

Wilmington, NC
- Annual mean salary: $84,900
- #281 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

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

Wilmington, NC
- Annual mean salary: $93,230
- #100 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 510

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

Wilmington, NC
- Annual mean salary: $100,430
- #262 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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. Loan officers

Wilmington, NC
- Annual mean salary: $104,930
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

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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