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Top 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

The top 100 highest paying jobs in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (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 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC is general internists with an average annual salary of $160,000. The second highest paying job is psychiatrists (average salary $113,350). The salary and the employment information in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Internists
$160,000
40
2 Psychiatrists
$113,350
80
3 Environmental Engineers
$104,340
140
4 Materials Scientists
$93,150
0
5 Insurance Underwriters
$86,590
60
6 Economists
$85,840
60
7 Survey Researchers
$74,960
130
8 Other Designers
$74,820
40
9 Other Social Workers
$66,380
120
10 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$66,000
750
11 Actuaries
$62,390
30
12 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$57,510
580
13 Postal Service Clerks
$56,790
110
14 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$56,210
30
15 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$55,790
1,030
16 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
$53,430
2,010
17 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$53,090
30
18 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
$52,150
80
19 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$51,200
130
20 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
$50,740
70
21 Construction and Building Inspectors
$49,630
150
22 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
$48,630
420
23 Exercise Physiologists
$45,660
60
24 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
$45,270
470
25 Painters, Transportation Equipment
$44,840
50
26 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$42,710
70
27 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers
$42,700
680
28 Electricians
$42,450
860
29 Other Construction and Related Workers
$42,350
60
30 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
$41,630
320
31 Legal Secretaries
$40,840
100
32 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors
$40,580
180
33 Glaziers
$39,900
50
34 New Accounts Clerks
$39,670
140
35 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
$39,640
200
36 Statistical Assistants
$39,540
370
37 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation
$39,510
0
38 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
$39,430
170
39 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics
$39,160
40
40 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
$39,020
50
41 Tool and Die Makers
$38,530
40
42 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
$38,380
6,180
43 Medical Transcriptionists
$38,250
60
44 Desktop Publishers
$37,970
30
45 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
$37,620
440
46 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
$37,250
570
47 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators
$37,090
50
48 Museum Technicians and Conservators
$36,910
50
49 Preschool Special Education Teachers
$36,880
40
50 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
$36,410
290
51 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers
$36,190
170
52 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
$36,110
180
53 Medical Secretaries
$35,750
650
54 Pipelayers
$35,620
50
55 Carpenters
$35,430
680
56 Computer Operators
$34,650
130
57 Semiconductor Processors
$34,590
0
58 Sheet Metal Workers
$34,280
70
59 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
$33,890
90
60 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$33,260
50
61 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants
$33,100
50
62 Carpenters Helpers
$32,970
30
63 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators (Except Postal Service)
$32,760
160
64 Animal Control Workers
$32,480
30
65 Grinding/Lapping/Polishing/Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Pla
$32,340
60
66 Roofers
$32,260
80
67 Office Clerks, General
$32,060
4,890
68 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$32,040
40
69 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas
$31,870
40
70 File Clerks
$30,880
100
71 Library Assistants, Clerical
$30,870
330
72 Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and SteamfittersHelpers
$30,580
110
73 Data Entry Keyers
$30,290
260
74 Highway Maintenance Workers
$30,260
110
75 Meter Readers, Utilities
$30,150
50
76 Office Machine Operators (Except Computer)
$29,710
70
77 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
$29,710
80
78 Forest and Conservation Technicians
$29,220
40
79 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
$29,170
1,110
80 Receptionists and Information Clerks
$28,840
1,920
81 Electricians Helpers
$28,740
290
82 Couriers and Messengers
$27,480
30
83 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$27,460
30
84 Construction Laborers
$27,400
450
85 Order Clerks
$27,380
250
86 Funeral Attendants
$26,360
70
87 Other Teachers and Instructors
$26,270
580
88 Animal Trainers
$26,030
0
89 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping
$26,020
70
90 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
$24,700
310
91 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
$24,620
160
92 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
$24,210
2,510
93 Other Construction Trades Helpers
$23,350
80
94 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
$22,630
470
95 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
$20,320
110
96 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
$18,100
30

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