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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 nurse anesthetists with an average annual salary of $153,330. The second highest paying job is general pediatricians (average salary $135,550). 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 2018 [1].

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

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Nurse Anesthetists
$153,330
290
2 General Pediatricians
$135,550
50
3 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$125,600
290
4 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$121,390
6,060
5 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$115,030
30
6 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$111,660
300
7 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$105,340
290
8 Systems Software Developers
$104,730
1,790
9 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$103,640
600
10 Epidemiologists
$100,470
30
11 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$95,200
100
12 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$94,700
280
13 Financial Examiners
$94,650
50
14 Materials Engineers
$92,880
50
15 Other Psychologists
$90,850
80
16 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$90,850
70
17 Power Plant Operators
$89,220
230
18 Soil and Plant Scientists
$83,220
230
19 Labor Relations Specialists
$82,180
30
20 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$81,010
210
21 Other Biological Scientists
$78,730
490
22 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$74,660
40
23 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$74,430
30
24 Radiation Therapists
$74,160
80
25 Environmental Science Teachers
$74,070
40
26 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$73,370
60
27 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$71,120
290
28 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$70,760
2,290
29 Genetic Counselors
$70,180
40
30 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$70,030
40
31 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$69,650
40
32 Landscape Architects
$69,170
30
33 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$69,010
90
34 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$67,820
90
35 Sound Engineering Technicians
$67,150
30
36 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$64,500
1,040
37 Radiologic Technologists
$63,000
600
38 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$62,670
40
39 Curators
$60,530
60
40 Credit Analysts
$59,840
120
41 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$57,970
70
42 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$57,840
640
43 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$57,640
210
44 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$57,590
1,280
45 Other Legal Support Workers
$56,850
40
46 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$56,190
40
47 Respiratory Therapists
$55,630
390
48 Other Media and Communication Workers
$55,150
60
49 Farm and Home Management Advisors
$51,950
0
50 First-line supervisors of transportation moving workers
$51,750
530
51 Marriage and Family Therapists
$50,110
0
52 Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
$49,950
1,870
53 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$48,830
90
54 Forensic Science Technicians
$47,770
40
55 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
$46,390
40
56 Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors
$46,340
600
57 Medical Appliance Technicians
$45,400
0
58 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
$45,190
60
59 Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
$44,430
110
60 Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists
$44,390
40
61 Other Health Technologists and Technicians
$43,970
550
62 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
$43,540
150
63 Proofreaders and Copy Markers
$42,980
40
64 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
$42,490
40
65 Film and Video Editors
$42,310
30
66 Correctional Officers and Jailers
$38,660
350
67 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
$38,520
750
68 Psychiatric Technicians
$37,360
50
69 Credit Counselors
$36,580
30
70 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$36,150
30
71 Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers
$36,050
90
72 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
$35,660
1,070
73 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$35,520
60
74 Tile and Marble Setters
$35,180
0
75 All Other Teachers and Instructors Except Substitute Teachers
$35,130
610
76 Reporters and Correspondents
$34,300
40
77 Tour Guides and Escorts
$32,810
50
78 Other Healthcare Support Workers
$32,140
450
79 Word Processors and Typists
$31,960
40
80 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders
$30,840
50
81 Skincare Specialists
$30,690
60
82 All other assemblers and fabricators
$30,550
1,430
83 Carpet Installers
$30,310
0
84 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic
$29,130
40
85 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other
$29,060
30
86 Photographers
$28,870
220
87 Electrical, electronic, and electromechanical assemblers
$28,710
770
88 Dietetic Technicians
$27,640
0
89 Orderlies
$27,630
190
90 Tour and Travel Guides
$26,000
70
91 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers
$24,490
0
92 Other Personal Care and Service Workers
$24,410
0
93 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
$22,830
0
94 Other Motor Vehicle Operators
$22,350
30
95 Manicurists and Pedicurists
$20,010
40
96 Crossing Guards
$19,370
60
97 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
$18,590
220

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