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Highest-paying jobs in Charlotte

Highest paying jobs in Charlotte

Looking for big pay days and fat bonuses? In Charlotte, the annual mean wage is $52,150 or 2.5% lower than national mean of $53,490. The good news is that of the top 100 paying individual professions, some actually pay a higher salary in Charlotte than the national average. Some pay less.

There are many reasons geographic location plays such a big role in whether pay for a job is high. Two main reasons are demand for a local job and the cost of living. The more demand, and the higher the cost of living, the more likely a job will pay more.

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC, using data from the U.S. Bureau Labor of Statistics. Jobs are ranked by average annual salary with information up to date as of May 2019.

#100. Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $76,460
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $85,240
- Employment: 13,850

#99. Surveyors

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $76,620
- Employment: 290

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,920
- Employment: 45,220

#98. Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $76,630
- Employment: 1,550

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,110
- Employment: 133,310

#97. Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $76,850
- Employment: 650

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,840
- Employment: 89,300

#96. Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $76,960
- Employment: 1,890

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,340
- Employment: 271,020

#95. First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $77,020
- Employment: 1,180

National
- Annual mean salary: $94,950
- Employment: 121,340

#94. Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $77,280
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $87,530
- Employment: 37,480

#93. Business Teachers, Postsecondary

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $77,620
- Employment: 440

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,440
- Employment: 83,920

#92. Insurance Underwriters

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $77,870
- Employment: 1,400

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,640
- Employment: 100,050

#91. Loan Officers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $78,260
- Employment: 5,310

National
- Annual mean salary: $76,200
- Employment: 308,370

#90. Radiation Therapists

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $79,270
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $91,620
- Employment: 17,860

#89. Chemists

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $79,440
- Employment: 730

National
- Annual mean salary: $84,150
- Employment: 83,530

#88. Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $79,860
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,720
- Employment: 15,880

#87. Emergency Management Directors

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $80,170
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $82,530
- Employment: 10,060

#86. Commercial Pilots

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $81,100
- Employment: 760

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,870
- Employment: 37,830

#85. Statisticians

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $81,640
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $95,680
- Employment: 39,090

#84. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $82,370
- Employment: 17,030

National
- Annual mean salary: $71,110
- Employment: 1,344,530

#83. Transportation Inspectors

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $82,550
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,530
- Employment: 30,020

#82. Occupational Therapists

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $82,560
- Employment: 790

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,210
- Employment: 133,570

#81. Architects, Except Landscape and Naval

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $82,770
- Employment: 980

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,560
- Employment: 105,850

#80. Commercial and Industrial Designers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $82,860
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,820
- Employment: 32,770

#79. Web Developers and Digital Interface Designers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $83,480
- Employment: 1,440

National
- Annual mean salary: $82,370
- Employment: 148,340

#78. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $83,790
- Employment: 420

National
- Annual mean salary: $121,620
- Employment: 201,920

#77. Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $83,970
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $94,810
- Employment: 25,860

#76. Postmasters and Mail Superintendents

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $84,410
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $78,220
- Employment: 13,850

#75. Accountants and Auditors

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $84,850
- Employment: 12,960

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,520
- Employment: 1,280,700

#74. Lodging Managers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $85,340
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,570
- Employment: 38,340

#73. Materials Engineers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $85,410
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $97,890
- Employment: 26,820

#72. Industrial Engineers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $85,470
- Employment: 2,500

National
- Annual mean salary: $92,660
- Employment: 291,710

#71. Physical Therapists

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $86,130
- Employment: 1,300

National
- Annual mean salary: $90,170
- Employment: 233,350

#70. Credit Analysts

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $86,310
- Employment: 1,720

National
- Annual mean salary: $84,930
- Employment: 73,930

#69. Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $86,380
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,290
- Employment: 15,750

#68. Mechanical Engineers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $86,580
- Employment: 2,850

National
- Annual mean salary: $93,540
- Employment: 306,990

#67. Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $86,840
- Employment: 3,890

National
- Annual mean salary: $88,410
- Employment: 354,450

#66. Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $87,890
- Employment: 720

National
- Annual mean salary: $87,450
- Employment: 113,270

#65. Computer Hardware Engineers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $88,150
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $123,030
- Employment: 67,880

#64. Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $88,310
- Employment: 270

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,430
- Employment: 31,800

#63. Environmental Engineers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $89,950
- Employment: 280

National
- Annual mean salary: $94,220
- Employment: 53,150

#62. Civil Engineers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $90,110
- Employment: 3,420

National
- Annual mean salary: $94,360
- Employment: 310,850

#61. Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $90,610
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $112,110
- Employment: 36,080

#60. Operations Research Analysts

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $92,390
- Employment: 1,770

National
- Annual mean salary: $90,600
- Employment: 99,680

#59. Economics Teachers, Postsecondary

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $92,740
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,160
- Employment: 13,270

#58. Electronics Engineers, Except Computer

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $92,850
- Employment: 660

National
- Annual mean salary: $110,210
- Employment: 128,800

#57. Aerospace Engineers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $92,930
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,220
- Employment: 63,200

#56. Chiropractors

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $94,070
- Employment: 350

National
- Annual mean salary: $85,010
- Employment: 35,010

#55. Computer Programmers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $94,960
- Employment: 1,590

National
- Annual mean salary: $92,610
- Employment: 199,540

#54. Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $95,470
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,910
- Employment: 13,640

#53. Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $95,540
- Employment: 230

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,770
- Employment: 127,180

#52. Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $95,890
- Employment: 6,710

National
- Annual mean salary: $93,090
- Employment: 437,880

#50 (tie). Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $98,110
- Employment: 3,750

National
- Annual mean salary: $92,980
- Employment: 306,980

#50 (tie). Computer Systems Analysts

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $98,110
- Employment: 11,310

National
- Annual mean salary: $96,160
- Employment: 589,060

#49. Information Security Analysts

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $100,330
- Employment: 3,070

National
- Annual mean salary: $104,210
- Employment: 125,570

#48. Physics Teachers, Postsecondary

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $101,780
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $101,110
- Employment: 13,780

#47. First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $101,850
- Employment: 3,630

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,180
- Employment: 249,090

#46. Database Administrators and Architects

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $102,130
- Employment: 1,510

National
- Annual mean salary: $96,110
- Employment: 125,460

#45. Art Directors

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $102,660
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $109,600
- Employment: 42,890

#44. Management Analysts

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $103,170
- Employment: 8,220

National
- Annual mean salary: $95,560
- Employment: 709,750

#43. Physician Assistants

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $103,840
- Employment: 770

National
- Annual mean salary: $112,410
- Employment: 120,090

#42. Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $104,040
- Employment: 13,370

National
- Annual mean salary: $111,620
- Employment: 1,406,870

#41. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $104,100
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $174,870
- Employment: 84,520

#40. Sales Engineers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $104,380
- Employment: 1,040

National
- Annual mean salary: $112,780
- Employment: 63,550

#39. Nurse Practitioners

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $104,740
- Employment: 1,560

National
- Annual mean salary: $111,840
- Employment: 200,600

#38. Electrical Engineers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $105,050
- Employment: 1,670

National
- Annual mean salary: $103,480
- Employment: 185,570

#37. Education Administrators, Postsecondary

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $105,270
- Employment: 770

National
- Annual mean salary: $112,400
- Employment: 144,880

#36. Chemical Engineers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $107,390
- Employment: 310

National
- Annual mean salary: $117,090
- Employment: 30,120

#35. Medical and Health Services Managers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $108,120
- Employment: 2,340

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,160
- Employment: 394,910

#34. Nuclear Engineers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $108,280
- Employment: 360

National
- Annual mean salary: $120,700
- Employment: 15,850

#33. Nurse Midwives

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $108,790
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $108,810
- Employment: 6,930

#32. Real Estate Brokers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $110,350
- Employment: 870

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,450
- Employment: 42,730

#31. Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $113,060
- Employment: 930

National
- Annual mean salary: $103,320
- Employment: 132,040

#30. Computer Network Architects

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $113,800
- Employment: 1,790

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,110
- Employment: 152,420

#29. Psychiatrists

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $115,150
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $220,430
- Employment: 25,530

#28. Construction Managers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $117,620
- Employment: 4,460

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,000
- Employment: 293,380

#27. Industrial Production Managers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $119,870
- Employment: 1,680

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,110
- Employment: 185,790

#26. Pharmacists

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $122,240
- Employment: 2,240

National
- Annual mean salary: $125,510
- Employment: 311,200

#25. Purchasing Managers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $123,240
- Employment: 810

National
- Annual mean salary: $128,400
- Employment: 72,100

#24. Advertising and Promotions Managers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $124,530
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $141,890
- Employment: 25,100

#23. Natural Sciences Managers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $130,410
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $145,450
- Employment: 67,720

#22. General and Operations Managers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $131,910
- Employment: 18,980

National
- Annual mean salary: $123,030
- Employment: 2,400,280

#21. Training and Development Managers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $132,280
- Employment: 350

National
- Annual mean salary: $123,470
- Employment: 38,510

#20. Human Resources Managers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $137,900
- Employment: 1,430

National
- Annual mean salary: $129,570
- Employment: 154,800

#19. Veterinarians

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $141,400
- Employment: 760

National
- Annual mean salary: $104,820
- Employment: 74,540

#18. Optometrists

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $141,920
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $122,980
- Employment: 39,420

#17. Computer and Information Systems Managers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $143,970
- Employment: 5,700

National
- Annual mean salary: $156,390
- Employment: 433,960

#16. Personal Financial Advisors

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $146,410
- Employment: 2,940

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,290
- Employment: 210,190

#15. Compensation and Benefits Managers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $147,380
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $134,210
- Employment: 16,900

#14. Marketing Managers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $147,570
- Employment: 2,740

National
- Annual mean salary: $149,200
- Employment: 263,680

#13. Architectural and Engineering Managers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $149,180
- Employment: 1,490

National
- Annual mean salary: $152,930
- Employment: 194,250

#12. Lawyers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $149,540
- Employment: 4,620

National
- Annual mean salary: $145,300
- Employment: 657,170

#11. Actuaries

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $150,630
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $120,970
- Employment: 22,260

#10. Sales Managers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $151,560
- Employment: 3,310

National
- Annual mean salary: $141,690
- Employment: 402,600

#9. Financial Managers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $166,150
- Employment: 7,340

National
- Annual mean salary: $147,530
- Employment: 654,790

#8. Dentists, General

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $182,720
- Employment: 800

National
- Annual mean salary: $178,260
- Employment: 110,730

#7. Nurse Anesthetists

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $207,650
- Employment: 1,190

National
- Annual mean salary: $181,040
- Employment: 43,570

#6. Podiatrists

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $222,760
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,680
- Employment: 9,770

#5. Family Medicine Physicians

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $229,810
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $213,270
- Employment: 109,370

#4. Chief Executives

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $230,000
- Employment: 1,250

National
- Annual mean salary: $193,850
- Employment: 205,890

#3. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $231,520
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $252,040
- Employment: 36,270

#2. Pediatricians, General

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $232,790
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $184,410
- Employment: 29,740

#1. General Internal Medicine Physicians

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Annual mean salary: $264,210
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $201,440
- Employment: 44,610