Highest-paying business jobs in Columbia

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November 30, 2022
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Highest-paying business jobs in Columbia

Stacker compiled a list of the highest paying business jobs in Columbia, SC 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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#24. Tax preparers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $37,950
- #211 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

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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#23. Credit counselors

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $49,960
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#22. Meeting, convention, and event planners

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $53,490
- #100 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#21. Labor relations specialists

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $54,130
- #180 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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. Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $54,480
- #239 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#19. Fundraisers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $59,650
- #131 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#18. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $59,840
- #318 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,230

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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#17. Human resources specialists

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $60,150
- #308 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,480

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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#16. Loan officers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $60,310
- #472 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 830

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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#15. Compliance officers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $61,510
- #367 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 770

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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#14. Training and development specialists

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $61,900
- #213 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 910

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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#13. Cost estimators

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $64,190
- #309 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 380

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. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $65,290
- #276 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 930

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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#11. Accountants and auditors

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $66,400
- #437 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,010

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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#10. Credit analysts

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $68,750
- #153 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#9. Insurance underwriters

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $69,080
- #120 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

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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#8. Financial and investment analysts

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $69,580
- #344 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

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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#7. Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $70,610
- #51 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#6. Logisticians

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $71,630
- #215 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

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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#5. Financial examiners

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $73,450
- #105 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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. Budget analysts

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $74,090
- #129 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#3. Project management specialists

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $83,920
- #269 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 720

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. Management analysts

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $84,140
- #298 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,660

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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#1. Personal financial advisors

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $103,400
- #234 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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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