Highest-paying jobs in Blacksburg

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Blacksburg

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA, 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 Blacksburg, the annual mean wage is $50,210 or 13.8% lower than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $226,740. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Civil engineers

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $81,940
- #286 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $95,490
- Employment: 304,310
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($119,720)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($116,550)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($115,120)
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#49. Education administrators, kindergarten through secondary

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $82,100
- #312 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#48. History teachers, postsecondary

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $82,910
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,460
- Employment: 18,590
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($148,420)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($129,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($126,560)
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#47. Law teachers, postsecondary

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $83,140
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $130,820
- Employment: 14,110
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($165,990)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($152,750)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($152,190)
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#46. Electrical engineers

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $85,330
- #290 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#45. Project management specialists

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $85,760
- #198 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,420
- Employment: 743,860
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- 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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#44. Chemists

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $87,010
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,130
- Employment: 80,600
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($131,290)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($115,790)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($108,330)
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#43. Industrial engineers

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $87,140
- #207 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

National
- Annual mean salary: $95,200
- Employment: 293,950
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($142,770)
--- Midland, TX ($129,440)
--- Billings, MT ($126,170)
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#42. Physical therapists

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $87,380
- #248 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $92,920
- Employment: 225,350
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($123,190)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($118,370)
--- Midland, TX ($116,880)
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#41. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $88,600
- #162 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,750
- Employment: 266,160
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($150,760)
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($141,470)
--- Iowa City, IA ($138,870)

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#40. Mechanical engineers

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $88,620
- #162 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $97,000
- Employment: 278,240
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($137,540)
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($128,790)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($127,030)
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#39. Occupational therapists

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $89,280
- #115 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#38. Computer systems analysts

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $89,770
- #174 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,210
- Employment: 505,150
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($141,290)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($131,650)
--- Huntsville, AL ($118,690)
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#37. Construction managers

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $90,220
- #277 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#36. Medical scientists, except epidemiologists

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $90,680
- #72 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#35. Management analysts

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $92,090
- #124 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,530
- Employment: 768,450
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- 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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#34. Sociology teachers, postsecondary

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $92,550
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $87,850
- Employment: 12,550
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($143,100)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($139,630)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($119,830)
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#33. Computer network architects

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $93,950
- #200 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#32. Chemistry teachers, postsecondary

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $95,310
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $94,060
- Employment: 20,260
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($140,550)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($136,870)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($135,160)
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#31. Veterinarians

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $95,960
- #222 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#30. Nurse practitioners

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $97,460
- #364 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#29. Information security analysts

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $97,520
- #104 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $113,270
- Employment: 157,220
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($150,820)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($149,250)
--- Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA ($135,080)
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#28. Medical and health services managers

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $97,820
- #318 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#27. Computer science teachers, postsecondary

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $99,730
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,610
- Employment: 37,600
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($152,280)
--- Auburn-Opelika, AL ($145,360)
--- Tuscaloosa, AL ($144,170)
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#26. Software developers

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $100,090
- #177 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 380

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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#25. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $102,360
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,710
- Employment: 47,690
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR ($181,560)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($166,470)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($152,140)
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#24. Personal financial advisors

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $102,410
- #201 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#23. Physician assistants

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $103,330
- #275 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#22. General and operations managers

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $105,100
- #161 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,070

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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#21. Physics teachers, postsecondary

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $105,140
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $99,480
- Employment: 12,460
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($148,140)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($144,580)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($142,450)

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#20. Sales engineers

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $107,280
- #62 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#19. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $108,300
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $87,980
- Employment: 44,140
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($157,340)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($149,220)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($138,090)
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#18. Human resources managers

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $109,910
- #219 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#17. Business teachers, postsecondary

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $111,170
- #42 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

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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#16. Lawyers

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $112,180
- #213 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#15. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $115,260
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $92,320
- Employment: 243,920
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-South Portland, ME ($129,860)
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($121,360)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($121,250)
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#14. Engineering teachers, postsecondary

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $116,390
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 570

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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#13. Pharmacists

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $116,500
- #323 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#12. Education administrators, postsecondary

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $120,420
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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#11. Economics teachers, postsecondary

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $121,800
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#10. Industrial production managers

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $121,920
- #75 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#9. Sales managers

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $125,740
- #156 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#8. Architectural and engineering managers

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $126,990
- #263 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#7. Financial managers

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $127,060
- #216 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#6. Marketing managers

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $127,750
- #159 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#5. Computer and information systems managers

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $129,150
- #204 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#4. Dentists, general

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $141,380
- #280 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#3. Family medicine physicians

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $207,120
- #207 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#2. General internal medicine physicians

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $221,360
- #91 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
- Annual mean salary: $226,740
- #84 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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