Highest-paying business jobs in Seattle

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November 30, 2022
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Highest-paying business jobs in Seattle

Stacker compiled a list of the highest paying business jobs in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 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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#26. Credit counselors

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $55,360
- #27 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#25. Tax preparers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $59,780
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,160

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. Fundraisers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $70,510
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,960

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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#23. Insurance appraisers, auto damage

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $76,390
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,180
- Employment: 11,430
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($89,810)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($86,970)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($86,050)
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#22. Meeting, convention, and event planners

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $78,190
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,990

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. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $81,250
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,020

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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#20. Compliance officers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $83,300
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,680

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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#19. Cost estimators

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $84,260
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,520

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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#18. Training and development specialists

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $84,950
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,280

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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#17. Loan officers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $86,200
- #72 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,770

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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#16. Human resources specialists

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $89,680
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 14,270

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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#15. Credit analysts

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $90,100
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 980

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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#14. Budget analysts

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $90,770
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

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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#13. Labor relations specialists

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $91,420
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,540

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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#12. Accountants and auditors

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $91,560
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 21,600

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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#11. Logisticians

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $94,740
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,310

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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#10. Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $97,020
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,330

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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#9. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $99,510
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 18,730

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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#8. Insurance underwriters

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $99,520
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 920

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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#7. Financial risk specialists

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $103,870
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

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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#6. Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $106,020
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $116,410
- Employment: 12,480
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($132,660)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($131,780)
--- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL ($131,330)
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#5. Financial examiners

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $111,930
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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. Financial and investment analysts

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $113,830
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,750

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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#3. Management analysts

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $121,670
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 17,310

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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#2. Project management specialists

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $125,330
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 14,160

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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#1. Personal financial advisors

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $147,880
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,340

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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