Highest-paying business jobs in Roanoke

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November 30, 2022
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Highest-paying business jobs in Roanoke

Stacker compiled a list of the highest paying business jobs in Roanoke, 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

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $42,920
- #147 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $46,370
- #84 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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. Meeting, convention, and event planners

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $46,380
- #237 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#22. Labor relations specialists

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $50,110
- #191 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#21. Training and development specialists

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $55,730
- #352 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

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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#20. Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $58,070
- #91 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#19. Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $60,320
- #203 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#18. Human resources specialists

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $61,250
- #262 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 720

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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#17. Cost estimators

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $63,230
- #345 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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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#16. Fundraisers

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $63,750
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#14 (tie). Compliance officers

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $64,800
- #310 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

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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#14 (tie). Logisticians

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $64,800
- #325 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#13. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $64,880
- #184 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 500

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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#12. Loan officers

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $66,460
- #390 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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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#11. Insurance underwriters

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $69,710
- #117 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#10. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $71,050
- #148 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

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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#9. Accountants and auditors

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $72,490
- #251 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,310

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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#8. Credit analysts

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $72,920
- #117 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#7. Budget analysts

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $77,130
- #104 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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. Financial and investment analysts

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $80,480
- #232 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#5. Financial examiners

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $82,180
- #70 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#4. Management analysts

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $84,340
- #292 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 540

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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#3. Project management specialists

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $84,870
- #252 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 500

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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#2. Financial risk specialists

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $100,490
- #42 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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

Roanoke, VA
- Annual mean salary: $125,680
- #78 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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