Highest-paying jobs in Olympia

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Olympia

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Olympia-Tumwater, WA, 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 Olympia, the annual mean wage is $63,610 or 9.2% higher than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $213,480. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Civil engineers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $93,820
- #89 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 730

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. Economists

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $94,590
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $120,830
- Employment: 15,640
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($162,870)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($161,320)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($156,360)
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#48. Network and computer systems administrators

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $95,420
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 620

National
- Annual mean salary: $91,250
- Employment: 316,760
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($135,440)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($116,370)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($110,930)
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#47. Database administrators

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $96,630
- #53 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

National
- Annual mean salary: $96,550
- Employment: 85,870
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($123,540)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($121,430)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($120,280)
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#46. Dental hygienists

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $96,660
- #27 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,360
- Employment: 207,190
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($125,750)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($122,660)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($119,320)

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#45. Environmental engineers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $96,690
- #83 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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. Software quality assurance analysts and testers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $96,860
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $97,710
- Employment: 190,120
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($138,360)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($126,640)
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($122,750)
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#43. Social and community service managers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $97,590
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $76,790
- Employment: 156,400
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($100,530)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($98,240)
--- Charlottesville, VA ($98,200)
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#42. Physical therapists

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $97,960
- #54 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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. Epidemiologists

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $99,150
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,740
- Employment: 8,180
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($145,410)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($139,240)
--- Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY ($124,460)

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#40. School psychologists

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $100,320
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $82,770
- Employment: 57,110
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boulder, CO ($116,280)
--- El Centro, CA ($116,010)
--- Fresno, CA ($115,360)
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#39. Computer systems analysts

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $100,400
- #53 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 700

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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#38. Electronics engineers, except computer

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $100,570
- #109 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#37. Facilities managers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $100,950
- #89 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $101,970
- Employment: 101,230
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($146,040)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($136,440)
--- Ithaca, NY ($136,210)
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#36. Computer network architects

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $102,690
- #149 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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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#35. Project management specialists

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $103,470
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

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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#34. First-line supervisors of firefighting and prevention workers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $103,490
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,270
- Employment: 80,890
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($171,060)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($145,740)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($135,860)
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#33. Electrical engineers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $106,390
- #82 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#32. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $107,470
- #64 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,580
- Employment: 144,640
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($159,890)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($154,170)
--- Trenton, NJ ($144,620)
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#31. Construction managers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $107,800
- #82 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

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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#30. Information security analysts

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $108,700
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#29. Industrial production managers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $109,980
- #198 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#28. Veterinarians

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $111,280
- #90 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#27. Clinical and counseling psychologists

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $113,810
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $99,640
- Employment: 58,100
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($136,630)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($134,200)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($133,060)
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#26. Purchasing managers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $113,840
- #141 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#25. General and operations managers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $115,520
- #82 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,140

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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#24. Lawyers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $115,780
- #190 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 540

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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#23. Software developers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $115,960
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,400

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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#22. Database architects

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $120,660
- #38 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#21. Human resources managers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $121,880
- #122 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#20. Administrative services managers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $122,530
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#19. Education administrators, kindergarten through secondary

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $124,680
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#18. Financial managers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $125,780
- #226 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 640

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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#17. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $126,930
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,760
- Employment: 128,230
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($182,700)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($170,740)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($164,600)
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#16. Nurse practitioners

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $127,020
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#15. Natural sciences managers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $127,100
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#14. Public relations managers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $127,210
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#13. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $127,310
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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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#12. Medical and health services managers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $132,560
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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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#11. Computer and information systems managers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $132,690
- #174 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 550

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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#10. Personal financial advisors

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $133,320
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#9. Pharmacists

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $134,160
- #40 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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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#8. Education administrators, postsecondary

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $135,340
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#7. Physician assistants

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $136,890
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#6. Marketing managers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $148,500
- #44 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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. Sales managers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $150,150
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

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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#4. Architectural and engineering managers

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $153,590
- #72 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#3. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $156,590
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#2. Chief executives

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $200,940
- #152 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#1. Dentists, general

Olympia-Tumwater, WA
- Annual mean salary: $213,480
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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