Highest-paying jobs in Columbia

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Highest-paying jobs in Columbia

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Columbia, SC, 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 Columbia, the annual mean wage is $48,080 or 17.5% lower than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $281,250. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $87,220
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $104,160
- Employment: 13,840
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kansas City, MO-KS ($151,900)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($148,800)
--- Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN ($141,070)
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#49. Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $87,770
- #24 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,240
- Employment: 94,720
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($180,910)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($160,360)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($151,060)
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#48. Sales engineers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $88,450
- #123 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#47. Real estate brokers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $88,600
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,490
- Employment: 48,460
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($152,460)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($133,810)
--- Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA ($132,320)
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#46. Natural sciences managers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $88,770
- #157 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#45. Occupational therapists

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $89,200
- #116 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,470
- Employment: 127,830
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($121,190)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($113,210)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($113,190)
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#44. Electrical engineers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $90,340
- #249 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $107,890
- Employment: 186,020
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($148,870)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($133,640)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($124,680)
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#43. Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $90,430
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#42. Communications teachers, postsecondary

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $91,130
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $84,580
- Employment: 27,330
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($149,400)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($127,260)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($124,320)
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#41. General and operations managers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $92,820
- #279 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 8,110

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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#40. Computer programmers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $93,070
- #54 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 730

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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#39. Veterinarians

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $94,460
- #238 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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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#38. Software developers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $96,920
- #219 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,270

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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#37. Education administrators, kindergarten through secondary

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $97,740
- #142 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 760

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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#36. Chemical engineers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $97,780
- #72 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#35. Construction managers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $98,460
- #180 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 520

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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#34. Training and development managers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $100,960
- #104 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#33. Nurse practitioners

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $101,300
- #344 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 560

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. Transportation inspectors

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $102,010
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,620
- Employment: 25,070
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-South Portland, ME ($112,260)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($111,930)
--- Anchorage, AK ($108,140)
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#31. Physician assistants

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $102,240
- #280 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

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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#30. Database architects

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $102,560
- #91 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#29. Computer network architects

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $102,910
- #146 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#28. Personal financial advisors

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

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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#27. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $103,580
- #100 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

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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#26. Lawyers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $103,710
- #283 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,030

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. Facilities managers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $103,770
- #69 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $101,970
- Employment: 101,230
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($146,040)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($136,440)
--- Ithaca, NY ($136,210)
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#24. Psychology teachers, postsecondary

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $107,010
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $88,390
- Employment: 36,060
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($141,130)
--- Iowa City, IA ($131,770)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($117,020)
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#23. Pharmacists

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $110,350
- #377 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 990

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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#22. Medical and health services managers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $110,650
- #182 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,380

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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#21. Nuclear engineers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $110,750
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $121,760
- Employment: 12,670
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($153,790)
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($143,500)
--- Niles-Benton Harbor, MI ($141,090)

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#20. Administrative services managers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $110,980
- #91 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,130

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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#19. Education administrators, postsecondary

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $111,130
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

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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#18. Purchasing managers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $113,110
- #145 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#17. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $113,820
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#16. Engineering teachers, postsecondary

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $116,870
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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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#15. Industrial production managers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $117,670
- #114 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

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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#14. Financial managers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $123,030
- #250 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,230

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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#13. Sales managers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $124,950
- #161 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 830

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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#12. Dentists, general

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $125,040
- #307 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

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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#11. Computer and information systems managers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $125,510
- #243 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 980

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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#10. Architectural and engineering managers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $127,300
- #261 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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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#9. Marketing managers

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $133,060
- #123 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

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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#8. Business teachers, postsecondary

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $138,100
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,720
- Employment: 79,640
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Auburn-Opelika, AL ($175,640)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($175,080)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($154,600)
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#7. Optometrists

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $147,820
- #15 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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#6. Medical scientists, except epidemiologists

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $155,570
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#5. Nurse anesthetists

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $208,840
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#4. Chief executives

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $210,250
- #128 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

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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#3. Psychiatrists

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $238,810
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#2. Family medicine physicians

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $254,140
- #89 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

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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#1. General internal medicine physicians

Columbia, SC
- Annual mean salary: $281,250
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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