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Top 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area

The top 100 highest paying jobs in Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (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 Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area is optometrists with an average annual salary of $171,690. The second highest paying job is sales engineer (average salary $97,890). The salary and the employment information in Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Optometrists
$171,690
0
2 Sales Engineers
$97,890
0
3 Personal Financial Advisors
$89,830
50
4 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$87,730
0
5 Financial Analysts
$78,640
40
6 Veterinarians
$76,100
60
7 Chemists
$74,540
30
8 Other Computer Occupations
$72,720
0
9 Other Education Administrators
$71,700
40
10 Lawyers
$71,330
180
11 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$66,510
60
12 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$66,350
0
13 Chiropractors
$64,270
40
14 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$61,460
230
15 Budget Analysts
$57,760
90
16 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$57,710
30
17 Credit Analysts
$55,370
50
18 Court Reporters
$55,110
0
19 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$54,300
260
20 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$54,210
30
21 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$54,170
140
22 Writers and Authors
$53,530
0
23 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$53,390
40
24 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
$52,420
0
25 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$50,720
30
26 Embalmers
$50,160
0
27 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$49,280
40
28 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$47,100
80
29 First-line supervisors of transportation moving workers
$46,890
270
30 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
$45,750
0
31 Mechanical Drafters
$45,160
60
32 Other Financial Specialists
$45,050
40
33 All Other Special Education Teachers
$44,570
40
34 All Other Teachers and Instructors Except Substitute Teachers
$44,470
200
35 Editors
$44,040
0
36 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
$44,020
0
37 Other Health Technologists and Technicians
$43,920
60
38 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic
$43,790
30
39 Health Educators
$43,250
40
40 Painters, Transportation Equipment
$42,990
60
41 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
$42,570
80
42 Healthcare Social Workers
$42,480
90
43 Financial Examiners
$41,220
0
44 Preschool Special Education Teachers
$40,350
40
45 Other Community and Social Service Specialists
$40,190
50
46 Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
$39,720
190
47 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators
$39,690
180
48 Mental Health Counselors
$39,430
330
49 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
$39,080
0
50 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
$38,680
220
51 Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors
$38,530
600
52 Dental Laboratory Technicians
$38,510
70
53 Chemical Technicians
$38,330
50
54 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
$38,110
30
55 Postsecondary History Teachers
$37,600
30
56 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
$36,720
350
57 Rehabilitation Counselors
$36,620
120
58 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
$36,340
440
59 Other First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers
$35,720
30
60 Electrical, electronic, and electromechanical assemblers
$35,490
200
61 Marriage and Family Therapists
$35,000
40
62 Other Drafters
$34,830
0
63 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
$34,540
30
64 Other Mining Machine Operators
$33,410
0
65 Occupational Therapy Aides
$32,990
0
66 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
$32,950
50
67 Fallers
$31,880
70
68 Other Education, Training, and Library Workers
$30,680
50
69 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$30,670
110
70 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders
$30,540
70
71 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
$29,770
120
72 Community Health Workers
$29,310
70
73 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$28,530
50
74 Grinding/Lapping/Polishing/Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Pla
$28,210
30
75 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$27,870
100
76 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
$27,370
50
77 Furniture Finishers
$26,290
40
78 Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers
$25,110
40
79 All other assemblers and fabricators
$24,570
1,450
80 Psychiatric Technicians
$23,720
280
81 Psychiatric Aides
$23,300
0
82 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
$23,280
40
83 Cutters and Trimmers
$23,250
50
84 Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
$23,110
50
85 Conveyor Operators and Tenders
$23,100
70
86 Telemarketers
$22,860
50
87 Other Motor Vehicle Operators
$22,780
0
88 Fence Erectors
$22,730
0
89 Social and Human Service Assistants
$22,640
660
90 Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters Helpers
$22,230
30
91 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals
$22,150
30
92 Crossing Guards
$21,880
80
93 Computer Operators
$20,110
30
94 Log Graders and Scalers
$19,850
0
95 Short Order Cooks
$19,160
0
96 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials
$18,350
50
97 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders
$18,250
0
98 Radio and Television Announcers
$18,130
30

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