Highest-paying jobs in Beckley

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Beckley

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Beckley, WV, 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 Beckley, the annual mean wage is $43,350 or 25.6% lower than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $188,240. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Clinical and counseling psychologists

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $50,220
- #223 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#49. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $51,180
- #226 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,490
- Employment: 120,730
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($95,420)
--- Kingston, NY ($92,160)
--- Salinas, CA ($90,490)
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#48. Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $51,320
- #317 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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. Industrial machinery mechanics

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $51,680
- #329 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,780
- Employment: 373,090
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($85,900)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($85,360)
--- Anchorage, AK ($82,890)
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#46. First-line supervisors of transportation and material moving workers, except aircraft cargo handling supervisors

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $51,860
- #312 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,580
- Employment: 549,260
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houma-Thibodaux, LA ($78,410)
--- Savannah, GA ($73,850)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($69,640)

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#45. Radiologic technologists and technicians

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $53,030
- #310 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,490
- Employment: 216,380
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($127,890)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($118,480)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($118,100)
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#44. Postal service mail carriers

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $53,470
- #246 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,370
- Employment: 335,540
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Modesto, CA ($57,160)
--- Bismarck, ND ($57,090)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($56,820)
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#43. Physical therapist assistants

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $53,910
- #263 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,740
- Employment: 93,660
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($85,960)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($78,740)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($76,390)
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#42. Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $54,740
- #324 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $71,110
- Employment: 1,026,390
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,810)
--- Boulder, CO ($101,630)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($97,360)
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#41. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $54,890
- #277 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,870
- Employment: 466,910
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($94,590)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($87,760)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($87,420)

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#40. Human resources specialists

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $55,170
- #343 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,720
- Employment: 740,830
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- 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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#39. Loan officers

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $56,570
- #367 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#38. Computer network support specialists

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $57,910
- #258 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $71,350
- Employment: 176,200
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($94,120)
--- Barnstable Town, MA ($93,670)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($92,190)
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#37. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $58,780
- #352 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $72,390
- Employment: 1,242,490
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,280)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($92,660)
--- Napa, CA ($92,620)
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#36. First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $59,120
- #341 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,330
- Employment: 629,420
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($98,170)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($97,910)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($90,410)

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#35. Cost estimators

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $59,190
- #347 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,740
- Employment: 208,950
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- 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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#34. Dental hygienists

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $59,580
- #361 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#33. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $60,120
- #322 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#32. Electricians

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $60,810
- #156 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,310
- Employment: 650,580
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($93,900)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($91,090)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($86,600)
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#31. Compliance officers

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $61,380
- #298 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,810
- Employment: 334,340
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- 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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#30. Network and computer systems administrators

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $64,360
- #362 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#29. Registered nurses

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $64,550
- #336 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,190

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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#28. Project management specialists

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $64,610
- #375 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#27. Management analysts

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $64,680
- #371 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,530
- Employment: 768,450
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- 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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#26. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $69,180
- #220 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,590
- Employment: 526,240
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($93,830)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($93,030)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($92,870)

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#25. Speech-language pathologists

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $69,390
- #331 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#24. Accountants and auditors

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $70,730
- #268 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,980
- Employment: 1,318,550
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- 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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#23. Education administrators, kindergarten through secondary

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $71,180
- #373 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#22. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $71,620
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,750
- Employment: 54,470
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($114,400)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($113,220)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($112,950)
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#21. Dietitians and nutritionists

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $73,840
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,620
- Employment: 66,690
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,240)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($97,490)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($97,270)

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#20. Environmental engineers

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $75,620
- #161 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#19. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $80,040
- #61 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,060
- Employment: 665,870
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,820)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($101,210)
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#18. Administrative services managers

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $81,030
- #320 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#17. Lawyers

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $84,580
- #373 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#16. Education administrators, postsecondary

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $84,590
- #200 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#15. Civil engineers

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $84,880
- #243 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#14. General and operations managers

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $87,180
- #330 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 770

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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#13. Occupational health and safety specialists

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $89,400
- #27 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $78,740
- Employment: 106,340
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($111,950)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($108,240)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($108,020)
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#12. Physical therapists

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $89,620
- #190 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#11. Medical and health services managers

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $94,000
- #352 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#10. Facilities managers

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $106,080
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#9. Nurse practitioners

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $108,740
- #250 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#8. Sales managers

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $108,800
- #314 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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. Pharmacists

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $115,500
- #334 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#6. Financial managers

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $117,090
- #296 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#5. Human resources managers

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $123,120
- #115 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#4. Dentists, general

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $134,410
- #296 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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#3. Physician assistants

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $147,970
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#2. Architectural and engineering managers

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $166,150
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#1. Chief executives

Beckley, WV
- Annual mean salary: $188,240
- #187 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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