Highest-paying business jobs in Richmond

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November 30, 2022
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Highest-paying business jobs in Richmond

Stacker compiled a list of the highest paying business jobs in Richmond, VA metro area using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2021 annual mean wage. Jobs the BLS lists as "business and financial operations occupations" were included. Keep reading to discover the highest paying business jobs in your city.

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#25. Tax preparers

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $50,810
- #68 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,080
- Employment: 83,190
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($81,880)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($79,470)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($73,170)
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#24. Credit counselors

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $52,860
- #40 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,430
- Employment: 31,230
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($74,570)
--- Lincoln, NE ($69,990)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($66,410)
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#23. Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $53,830
- #111 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 540

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,200
- Employment: 52,270
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Stockton-Lodi, CA ($102,470)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($99,710)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($98,850)
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#22. Meeting, convention, and event planners

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $53,890
- #93 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,850
- Employment: 98,150
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($82,140)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($79,790)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($79,740)
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#21. Labor relations specialists

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $55,550
- #173 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,070
- Employment: 63,810
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($104,620)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($98,470)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($97,520)

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#20. Fundraisers

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $60,210
- #123 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,870
- Employment: 82,080
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($91,460)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($86,070)
--- Salinas, CA ($83,760)
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#19. Training and development specialists

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $64,000
- #175 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,540

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,620
- Employment: 336,030
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dothan, AL ($111,580)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($94,720)
--- Decatur, AL ($94,650)
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#18. Cost estimators

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $68,740
- #181 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,370

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,740
- Employment: 208,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($104,660)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($99,450)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($98,550)
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#17. Human resources specialists

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $69,200
- #83 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,280

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,720
- Employment: 740,830
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,590)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($95,460)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($91,400)
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#16. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $69,510
- #185 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,490

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,960
- Employment: 278,140
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($104,350)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($95,200)
--- Salinas, CA ($90,800)

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#15. Insurance underwriters

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $70,960
- #108 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 930

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,940
- Employment: 107,690
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($121,000)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($108,990)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,150)
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#14. Compliance officers

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $73,390
- #119 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,090

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,810
- Employment: 334,340
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,650)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($99,460)
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($96,030)
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#13. Logisticians

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $73,500
- #178 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,220

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,230
- Employment: 189,320
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($115,100)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($111,740)
--- Kokomo, IN ($101,310)
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#12. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $73,510
- #45 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,620

National
- Annual mean salary: $76,080
- Employment: 727,540
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($119,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($108,370)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($99,510)
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#11. Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $74,570
- #47 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,810
- Employment: 87,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,980)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($97,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($96,830)

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#10. Loan officers

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $79,530
- #151 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,040

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,570
- Employment: 340,170
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($111,830)
--- Bend-Redmond, OR ($106,290)
--- Wilmington, NC ($104,930)
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#9. Financial examiners

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $80,420
- #77 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $96,180
- Employment: 60,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($128,280)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($125,590)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($124,070)
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#8. Accountants and auditors

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $80,830
- #71 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 8,250

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,980
- Employment: 1,318,550
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,830)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($109,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($107,540)
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#7. Budget analysts

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $82,790
- #60 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

National
- Annual mean salary: $84,240
- Employment: 47,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($114,670)
--- Iowa City, IA ($108,870)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($106,380)
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#6. Project management specialists

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $90,850
- #132 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,070

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,420
- Employment: 743,860
- 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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#5. Management analysts

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $91,620
- #162 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,290

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,530
- Employment: 768,450
- 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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#4. Credit analysts

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $97,980
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 990

National
- Annual mean salary: $88,030
- Employment: 68,770
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($128,950)
--- Danbury, CT ($121,560)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($117,860)
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#3. Financial and investment analysts

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $99,240
- #42 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,140

National
- Annual mean salary: $103,020
- Employment: 291,880
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($135,620)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($133,640)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($132,820)
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#2. Financial risk specialists

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $108,470
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

National
- Annual mean salary: $110,610
- Employment: 54,320
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($146,590)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($141,890)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($141,590)
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#1. Personal financial advisors

Richmond, VA
- Annual mean salary: $132,640
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,490

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,960
- Employment: 263,030
- 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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