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Top 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Columbia, SC

The top 100 highest paying jobs in Columbia, SC (ranked by annual average salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid workers) and the number of employment of each job in Columbia, SC are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Columbia, SC is nurse anesthetists with an average annual salary of $180,500. The second highest paying job is chief executive (average salary $173,450). The salary and the employment information in Columbia, SC is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Columbia, SC

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Nurse Anesthetists
$180,500
60
2 Chief Executives
$173,450
830
3 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$113,660
350
4 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$108,380
60
5 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$108,100
1,120
6 Industrial Production Managers
$105,740
400
7 Financial Managers
$102,090
1,360
8 All Other Managers
$99,780
380
9 Marketing Managers
$99,640
350
10 Nuclear Engineers
$97,850
180
11 Sales Managers
$97,080
780
12 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$94,950
380
13 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$92,740
40
14 Construction Managers
$91,630
510
15 Human Resources Managers
$91,440
330
16 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$88,420
200
17 Medical and Health Services Managers
$87,740
1,090
18 General and Operations Managers
$87,170
4,810
19 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$84,250
690
20 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$79,670
70
21 Administrative Services Managers
$79,570
680
22 Purchasing Managers
$79,380
200
23 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$78,830
140
24 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$76,310
100
25 Training and Development Managers
$76,230
240
26 Physicists
$74,090
40
27 Natural Sciences Managers
$72,550
160
28 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$72,370
40
29 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$70,530
40
30 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$70,470
150
31 Commercial Pilots
$69,240
0
32 Other Education Administrators
$68,150
140
33 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$67,970
40
34 Property, Real Estate Managers
$65,650
180
35 Funeral Service Managers
$64,680
0
36 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$64,450
830
37 Social and Community Service Managers
$62,740
140
38 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
$61,560
110
39 Power Plant Operators
$60,300
90
40 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$59,880
90
41 Gas Plant Operators
$57,600
110
42 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$56,840
200
43 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$56,000
40
44 Other Teachers and Instructors
$55,350
210
45 Private Detectives and Investigators
$51,790
60
46 Respiratory Therapists
$49,090
370
47 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$48,640
40
48 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$48,340
750
49 Emergency Management Directors
$47,970
70
50 Lodging Managers
$47,910
40
51 Radio and Television Announcers
$47,680
80
52 Other Financial Clerks
$45,860
30
53 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
$44,450
0
54 Athletic Trainers
$44,190
70
55 Food Service Managers
$43,640
550
56 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers
$43,370
430
57 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$43,340
0
58 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$43,020
210
59 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$42,790
70
60 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
$42,240
0
61 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
$42,220
70
62 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
$41,300
80
63 Court Reporters
$40,400
80
64 Word Processors and Typists
$37,570
40
65 Forensic Science Technicians
$36,970
30
66 Stonemasons
$36,430
0
67 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
$36,300
130
68 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
$35,530
40
69 Archivists
$35,130
60
70 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders
$35,070
40
71 Home Appliance Repairers
$34,880
70
72 Furniture Finishers
$34,860
0
73 New Accounts Clerks
$34,790
70
74 All Occupations
$34,360
373,700
75 Manicurists and Pedicurists
$33,540
50
76 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
$33,500
30
77 Athletes and Sports Competitors
$33,370
40
78 Machine Feeders and Offbearers
$32,740
200
79 Judicial Law Clerks
$32,650
60
80 Other Production Workers
$30,600
80
81 Other Community and Social Service Specialists
$30,490
30
82 Carpet Installers
$30,140
50
83 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
$29,640
150
84 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators
$29,570
0
85 Conveyor Operators and Tenders
$29,270
50
86 Grinding and Polishing Workers
$28,520
60
87 Glaziers
$28,180
120
88 Proofreaders and Copy Markers
$27,950
0
89 Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
$27,000
40
90 Graduate Teaching Assistants
$25,210
100
91 Rehabilitation Counselors
$23,740
160
92 Psychiatric Technicians
$23,500
410
93 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic
$22,660
70
94 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$22,490
40
95 Other Plant and System Operators
$17,950
0
96 Legislators
$17,900
130

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