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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 optometrists with an average annual salary of $101,980. The second highest paying job is audiologists (average salary $94,650). The salary and the employment information in Columbia, SC is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Columbia, SC

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Optometrists
$101,980
110
2 Audiologists
$94,650
0
3 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$93,230
80
4 Electrical Engineers
$87,290
420
5 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$86,840
570
6 Actuaries
$85,880
50
7 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$84,700
150
8 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$80,320
40
9 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$79,030
40
10 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$76,150
270
11 Postsecondary History Teachers
$73,780
80
12 Nuclear Technicians
$73,460
180
13 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$73,020
0
14 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$72,180
170
15 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$70,510
40
16 Art Directors
$70,120
40
17 Computer Hardware Engineers
$68,810
60
18 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$68,800
50
19 Other Engineering Technicians
$68,240
60
20 Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators
$67,310
70
21 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
$60,640
50
22 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$60,430
630
23 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$60,130
80
24 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
$59,870
0
25 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$57,740
40
26 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$57,660
30
27 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$57,440
190
28 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$57,290
440
29 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$55,840
230
30 Avionics Technicians
$55,350
0
31 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$55,190
70
32 Biomedical Engineers
$52,970
30
33 All Other Teachers and Instructors Except Substitute Teachers
$52,640
490
34 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$52,460
860
35 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
$52,240
50
36 First-line supervisors of transportation moving workers
$50,140
1,250
37 Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
$47,100
1,070
38 Preschool Special Education Teachers
$46,870
80
39 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$46,600
30
40 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
$45,810
70
41 Sound Engineering Technicians
$45,480
0
42 Other Health Technologists and Technicians
$45,260
200
43 Choreographers
$45,090
0
44 Foresters
$44,650
40
45 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
$44,180
150
46 Music Directors and Composers
$43,210
50
47 Other Education, Training, and Library Workers
$42,700
470
48 Other Healthcare Support Workers
$42,700
160
49 Riggers
$42,010
60
50 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers
$40,660
50
51 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
$40,540
60
52 Exercise Physiologists
$39,180
50
53 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas
$38,930
40
54 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$38,560
0
55 Social Science Research Assistants
$38,450
120
56 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$37,960
30
57 Dental Laboratory Technicians
$37,640
0
58 Other Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers
$36,890
240
59 Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians
$36,760
0
60 Firefighters
$36,630
620
61 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$36,570
0
62 Community Health Workers
$36,490
80
63 Landscape Architects
$36,330
0
64 Massage Therapists
$35,750
160
65 Mechanical Door Repairers
$35,360
60
66 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles
$35,340
0
67 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
$34,910
60
68 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders
$34,670
80
69 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$33,770
0
70 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers
$33,650
60
71 All other assemblers and fabricators
$33,480
4,170
72 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners
$32,430
0
73 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners
$32,380
90
74 Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists
$31,830
60
75 Log Graders and Scalers
$31,670
0
76 Tree Trimmers and Pruners
$31,480
0
77 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
$31,360
260
78 Conservation Scientists
$31,210
120
79 Parking Enforcement Workers
$31,160
30
80 Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors
$30,890
380
81 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders
$30,690
80
82 Medical Equipment Preparers
$30,150
140
83 Animal Control Workers
$29,740
40
84 Electrical, electronic, and electromechanical assemblers
$29,610
330
85 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation
$29,200
0
86 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$27,860
30
87 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
$27,460
100
88 Bailiffs
$27,280
40
89 Highway Maintenance Workers
$25,960
30
90 Museum Technicians and Conservators
$25,710
40
91 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants
$24,700
120
92 Food Processing Workers, All Other
$24,200
40
93 Psychiatric Aides
$23,100
80
94 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
$22,920
290
95 Orderlies
$22,480
400
96 Tour and Travel Guides
$19,560
40
97 Forest and Conservation Workers
$18,660
50
98 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$18,560
850
99 Other Grounds Maintenance Workers
$18,180
40

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