Highest-paying jobs in Seattle

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Seattle

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, 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 Seattle, the annual mean wage is $76,170 or 30.7% higher than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $363,270. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Data scientists

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $135,900
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,120

National
- Annual mean salary: $108,660
- Employment: 105,980
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($157,110)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($153,180)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($135,900)
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#49. Computer network architects

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $136,100
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,660

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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#48. Pharmacists

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $137,670
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,150

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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#47. Nurse practitioners

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $137,830
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,210

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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#46. Sales engineers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $138,010
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 670

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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#45. Education administrators, kindergarten through secondary

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $138,990
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,870

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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#44. Engineering teachers, postsecondary

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $139,300
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

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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#43. Physician assistants

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $139,400
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,390

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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#42. Fundraising managers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $140,030
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,400
- Employment: 23,190
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($175,610)
--- Syracuse, NY ($155,700)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($153,980)
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#41. Computer and information research scientists

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $142,070
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,030

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,650
- Employment: 30,840
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($209,890)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($202,020)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($183,750)

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#40. Administrative services managers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $142,650
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,340

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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#39. Education administrators, postsecondary

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $142,980
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,440

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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#38. Training and development managers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $143,940
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

National
- Annual mean salary: $128,800
- Employment: 35,830
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($180,360)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($176,270)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($166,410)
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#37. Air traffic controllers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $144,470
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

National
- Annual mean salary: $127,920
- Employment: 21,230
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($158,210)
--- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($154,180)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($153,770)
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#36. Web and digital interface designers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $144,720
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 13,910

National
- Annual mean salary: $95,460
- Employment: 82,380
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($144,720)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($137,720)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($129,760)

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#35. Lawyers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $144,740
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 8,540

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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#34. Epidemiologists

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $145,410
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 400

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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#33. General and operations managers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $146,860
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 27,930

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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#32. Medical and health services managers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $147,610
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,250

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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#31. Personal financial advisors

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

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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#30. Software developers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $148,220
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 73,860

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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#29. Orthotists and prosthetists

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $150,940
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,820
- Employment: 10,410
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($150,940)
--- Kansas City, MO-KS ($116,980)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($103,180)
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#28. Purchasing managers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $152,920
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,460

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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#27. Advertising and promotions managers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $153,660
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,860
- Employment: 22,520
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($193,980)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($182,520)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($166,620)
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#26. Public relations managers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $153,880
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 900

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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#25. Database architects

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $156,530
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,520

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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#24. Human resources managers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $159,830
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,700

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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#23. Compensation and benefits managers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $161,210
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $139,470
- Employment: 15,330
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($190,560)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($187,770)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,130)
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Canva

#22. Sales managers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $168,450
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,670

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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#21. Marketing managers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $168,930
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,520

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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#20. Architectural and engineering managers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $169,630
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,360

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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#19. Dentists, general

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $173,990
- #128 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,410

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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#18. Financial managers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $174,530
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,930

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. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $176,220
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,290

National
- Annual mean salary: $133,310
- Employment: 191,830
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($226,440)
--- Jackson, MS ($202,690)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($183,250)
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#16. Computer and information systems managers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $185,210
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 11,220

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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#15. Podiatrists

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $185,790
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $158,380
- Employment: 8,840
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($231,930)
--- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($219,920)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($205,040)
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#14. Natural sciences managers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $188,200
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,410

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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#13. Pediatricians, general

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $205,140
- #42 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $198,420
- Employment: 33,620
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Austin-Round Rock, TX ($298,760)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($298,320)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($291,940)
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#12. Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $224,860
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,140

National
- Annual mean salary: $198,190
- Employment: 81,310
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($255,250)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($243,380)
--- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL ($242,540)
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#11. Nurse anesthetists

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $239,110
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $202,470
- Employment: 43,950
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Springfield, IL ($298,890)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($283,550)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($276,810)

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#10. Family medicine physicians

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $242,440
- #118 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 640

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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#9. General internal medicine physicians

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $250,300
- #72 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 520

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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#8. Obstetricians and gynecologists

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $284,590
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $296,210
- Employment: 21,570
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($377,980)
--- Austin-Round Rock, TX ($375,200)
--- Modesto, CA ($362,780)
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#7. Neurologists

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $303,940
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $267,660
- Employment: 7,120
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($350,140)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($348,500)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($346,670)
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#6. Chief executives

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $313,440
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,900

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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#5. Physicians, pathologists

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $322,860
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $267,180
- Employment: 11,010
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Lexington-Fayette, KY ($351,450)
--- Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA ($344,900)
--- Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR ($341,360)
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#4. Psychiatrists

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $325,450
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $249,760
- Employment: 25,520
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($360,840)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($360,740)
--- Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN ($333,190)
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#3. Ophthalmologists, except pediatric

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $337,590
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $270,090
- Employment: 11,610
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($356,830)
--- Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA ($355,740)
--- York-Hanover, PA ($344,470)
49 / 50
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#2. Emergency medicine physicians

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $357,090
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $310,640
- Employment: 36,180
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($368,310)
--- Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL ($357,650)
--- Richmond, VA ($357,130)
50 / 50
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#1. Cardiologists

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $363,270
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $353,970
- Employment: 18,610
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($411,230)
--- Cleveland-Elyria, OH ($365,880)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($363,270)

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