Highest-paying jobs in Austin

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Austin

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Austin-Round Rock, TX, 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 Austin, the annual mean wage is $60,260 or 3.4% higher than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $375,200. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Software developers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $112,520
- #61 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 21,940

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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#49. Atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $113,000
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,840
- Employment: 10,250
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($152,120)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($149,790)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($147,770)
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#48. Materials engineers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $116,290
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $101,950
- Employment: 21,530
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boulder, CO ($135,680)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($134,720)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($129,400)
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#47. Administrative services managers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $116,800
- #47 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,340

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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#46. Operations research analysts

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $118,710
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,390

National
- Annual mean salary: $95,830
- Employment: 98,700
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($164,730)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($127,330)
--- Austin-Round Rock, TX ($118,710)

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#45. Environmental engineers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $119,430
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,220
- Employment: 42,660
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($131,700)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($127,470)
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($127,160)
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#44. Veterinarians

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $120,240
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 680

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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#43. Medical and health services managers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $120,560
- #80 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,530

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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#41 (tie). Nurse practitioners

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $120,850
- #81 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,300

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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#41 (tie). Electrical engineers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $120,850
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,340

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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#40. Advertising and promotions managers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $121,640
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,860
- Employment: 22,520
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($193,980)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($182,520)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($166,620)
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#39. Computer network architects

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $122,640
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,860

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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#38. Data scientists

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $123,530
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 940

National
- Annual mean salary: $108,660
- Employment: 105,980
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($157,110)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($153,180)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($135,900)
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#37. Sales engineers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $124,340
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#36. Computer hardware engineers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $124,730
- #27 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,190

National
- Annual mean salary: $136,230
- Employment: 73,750
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($185,210)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($183,320)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($161,580)

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#35. Education administrators, postsecondary

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $125,270
- #41 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,370

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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#34. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $125,380
- #42 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,300

National
- Annual mean salary: $133,310
- Employment: 191,830
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($226,440)
--- Jackson, MS ($202,690)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($183,250)
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#33. Engineering teachers, postsecondary

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $126,160
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 660

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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#32. Business teachers, postsecondary

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $126,360
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 510

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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#31. Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $127,040
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 620

National
- Annual mean salary: $103,550
- Employment: 23,620
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($161,290)
--- Corpus Christi, TX ($156,870)
--- Midland, TX ($156,270)

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#30. Industrial production managers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $127,730
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 980

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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#29. Public relations managers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $128,070
- #46 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 690

National
- Annual mean salary: $138,000
- Employment: 59,850
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($183,410)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($182,890)
--- Boulder, CO ($174,250)
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#28. Physicists

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $128,120
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $151,580
- Employment: 20,020
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($199,830)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($195,300)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($188,250)
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#27. Natural sciences managers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $128,130
- #73 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

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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Ohiodominican // Wikimedia Commons

#26. Physician assistants

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $128,610
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

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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BDUK fibre // flickr

#25. Electronics engineers, except computer

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $129,260
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,720

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,490
- Employment: 107,170
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($152,060)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($138,480)
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($136,310)
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#24. Pharmacists

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $133,540
- #44 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,740

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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#23. Human resources managers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $135,670
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,450

National
- Annual mean salary: $136,590
- Employment: 166,530
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($190,020)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($186,930)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($175,410)
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#22. Economics teachers, postsecondary

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $136,050
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $124,090
- Employment: 11,790
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($180,550)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($180,490)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($172,600)
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#21. Optometrists

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $137,500
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

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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#20. Database architects

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $139,110
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 900

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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#19. Purchasing managers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $139,190
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 520

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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#18. Compensation and benefits managers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $140,550
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $139,470
- Employment: 15,330
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($190,560)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($187,770)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,130)
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#17. Lawyers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $140,790
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,950

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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#16. Dentists, general

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $145,170
- #269 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 390

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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#15. Computer and information research scientists

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $145,220
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,650
- Employment: 30,840
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($209,890)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($202,020)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($183,750)
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#14. Sales managers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $145,420
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,540

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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#13. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $145,490
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 650

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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#12. Marketing managers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $148,350
- #45 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,190

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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#11. Training and development managers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $151,420
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

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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#10. Computer and information systems managers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $159,430
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,930

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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#9. Financial managers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $162,510
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,510

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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#8. Petroleum engineers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $166,680
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 610

National
- Annual mean salary: $145,720
- Employment: 22,100
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($214,700)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($175,590)
--- Anchorage, AK ($169,650)
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#7. Architectural and engineering managers

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $179,490
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,910

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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#6. Family medicine physicians

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $271,910
- #51 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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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Maurizio Pesce // flickr

#5. Chief executives

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $279,910
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 500

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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#4. General internal medicine physicians

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $291,010
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#3. Pediatricians, general

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $298,760
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $198,420
- Employment: 33,620
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Austin-Round Rock, TX ($298,760)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($298,320)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($291,940)
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#2. Psychiatrists

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $304,200
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#1. Obstetricians and gynecologists

Austin-Round Rock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $375,200
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $296,210
- Employment: 21,570
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($377,980)
--- Austin-Round Rock, TX ($375,200)
--- Modesto, CA ($362,780)

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