Highest-paying jobs in Yakima

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Yakima

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Yakima, 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 Yakima, the annual mean wage is $49,830 or 14.5% lower than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $215,650. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Food service managers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $81,760
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,970
- Employment: 210,680
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($91,320)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($89,860)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($87,750)
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#49. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $82,150
- #156 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $92,320
- Employment: 243,920
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-South Portland, ME ($129,860)
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($121,360)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($121,250)
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#48. Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $82,300
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,090
- Employment: 296,370
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($91,540)
--- Napa, CA ($90,530)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($87,860)
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#47. Loan officers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $82,520
- #98 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,570
- Employment: 340,170
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- 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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#46. Social and community service managers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $82,700
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#45. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $82,880
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,960
- Employment: 278,140
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($104,350)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($95,200)
--- Salinas, CA ($90,800)
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#44. Mechanical engineers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $83,210
- #252 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $97,000
- Employment: 278,240
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($137,540)
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($128,790)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($127,030)
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#43. Police and sheriff's patrol officers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $83,880
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,750
- Employment: 665,380
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($125,960)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($118,450)
--- Napa, CA ($116,010)
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#42. Diagnostic medical sonographers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $84,110
- #60 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,680
- Employment: 78,640
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($138,110)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($137,140)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($131,080)
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#41. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $84,140
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,960
- Employment: 84,360
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($122,160)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($121,490)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($115,060)

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#40. Registered nurses

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $84,690
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,560

National
- Annual mean salary: $82,750
- Employment: 3,047,530
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($155,230)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($151,640)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($146,360)
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#39. Speech-language pathologists

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $86,740
- #82 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $85,820
- Employment: 147,470
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($118,260)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($111,120)
--- Salinas, CA ($107,160)
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#38. Instructional coordinators

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $87,060
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,560
- Employment: 184,740
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salem, OR ($93,890)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($93,760)
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($91,430)
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#37. Civil engineers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $87,110
- #200 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#36. Industrial engineers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $89,020
- #177 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $95,200
- Employment: 293,950
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($142,770)
--- Midland, TX ($129,440)
--- Billings, MT ($126,170)

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#35. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $90,670
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,060
- Employment: 123,940
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($117,700)
--- Salinas, CA ($110,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($109,490)
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#34. Project management specialists

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $91,390
- #111 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#33. Computer systems analysts

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $91,550
- #152 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#32. School psychologists

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $92,320
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#31. Occupational therapists

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $92,360
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,470
- Employment: 127,830
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($121,190)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($113,210)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($113,190)

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#30. Veterinarians

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $93,040
- #250 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#29. Dental hygienists

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $96,110
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#28. Facilities managers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $96,320
- #120 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#27. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $97,730
- #156 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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#26. Physical therapists

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $97,760
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#25. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $100,690
- #95 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#24. Construction managers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $101,460
- #149 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#23. Detectives and criminal investigators

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $103,960
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $90,370
- Employment: 107,890
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($132,210)
--- Anchorage, AK ($127,070)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($123,460)
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#22. Electrical engineers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $105,510
- #89 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#21. Lawyers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $110,330
- #232 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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#20. General and operations managers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $110,840
- #118 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,060

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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#19. Industrial production managers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $112,720
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#18. Nurse practitioners

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $114,410
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#17. Software developers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $116,760
- #42 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#16. Human resources managers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $121,320
- #125 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#15. Education administrators, kindergarten through secondary

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $122,290
- #41 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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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#14. Medical and health services managers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $124,380
- #63 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#13. Pharmacists

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $126,050
- #119 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#12. Marketing managers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $129,070
- #149 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#11. Computer and information systems managers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $129,600
- #201 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $131,550
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#9. Education administrators, postsecondary

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $131,770
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#8. Sales managers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $136,610
- #68 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#7. Personal financial advisors

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $139,200
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#6. Legislators

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $139,690
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,110
- Employment: 44,590
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Yakima, WA ($139,690)
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($136,400)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($132,460)

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#5. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $139,980
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#4. Physician assistants

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $142,740
- #21 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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#3. Financial managers

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $143,880
- #80 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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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#2. Dentists, general

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $193,820
- #45 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#1. Chief executives

Yakima, WA
- Annual mean salary: $215,650
- #111 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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