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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