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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in North Carolina

The top 200 highest paying jobs in North Carolina (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 North Carolina are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in North Carolina is psychiatrists with an average annual salary of $195,420. The second highest paying job is family and general practitioners (average salary $188,230). The salary and the employment information in North Carolina is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in North Carolina

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Psychiatrists
$195,420
570
2 Family and General Practitioners
$188,230
3,450
3 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$182,170
10,740
4 General Pediatricians
$177,930
880
5 General Dentists
$176,220
3,190
6 Other Specialists Dentists
$170,800
160
7 Nurse Anesthetists
$159,830
2,440
8 Natural Sciences Managers
$134,390
2,310
9 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$132,330
450
10 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$130,750
11,970
11 Podiatrists
$129,820
220
12 Marketing Managers
$129,670
5,650
13 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$127,350
3,660
14 Financial Managers
$125,810
15,170
15 Sales Managers
$125,100
6,750
16 Pharmacists
$123,470
9,550
17 Optometrists
$117,620
930
18 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$117,220
450
19 Training and Development Managers
$115,900
740
20 Lawyers
$113,430
11,330
21 All Other Managers
$113,140
10,630
22 Actuaries
$112,990
380
23 Nuclear Engineers
$112,990
900
24 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$111,430
510
25 General and Operations Managers
$109,730
53,770
26 Agricultural Engineers
$108,500
40
27 Systems Software Developers
$108,270
8,260
28 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$107,700
1,100
29 Purchasing Managers
$107,580
2,290
30 Athletes and Sports Competitors
$105,990
310
31 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$105,690
170
32 Human Resources Managers
$105,380
3,760
33 Physicists
$104,150
380
34 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$103,630
9,910
35 Computer Network Architects
$103,310
4,570
36 Computer Hardware Engineers
$102,230
1,560
37 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$101,700
580
38 Physician Assistants
$98,670
4,480
39 Medical and Health Services Managers
$98,520
7,990
40 Nurse Midwives
$98,470
170
41 Statisticians
$98,320
1,170
42 Aerospace Engineers
$98,060
710
43 Information Security Analysts
$98,010
3,590
44 Nurse Practitioners
$97,690
4,400
45 Industrial Production Managers
$97,120
5,230
46 Electrical Engineers
$96,940
5,100
47 Other Psychologists
$95,810
310
48 Applications Software Developers
$95,100
24,090
49 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$93,260
2,300
50 Materials Scientists
$93,220
230
51 Administrative Services Managers
$93,100
4,630
52 Other Physical Scientists
$93,010
810
53 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$92,920
2,990
54 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$92,510
1,620
55 Engineers, All Other
$91,820
2,170
56 Air Traffic Controllers
$91,490
600
57 Sales Engineers
$90,820
3,340
58 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$90,450
3,230
59 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$89,550
4,590
60 Computer Systems Analysts
$89,220
22,940
61 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$88,530
280
62 Economists
$87,690
190
63 Construction Managers
$87,570
9,060
64 Chemical Engineers
$87,480
790
65 Database Administrators
$87,470
2,780
66 Computer Programmers
$85,550
6,760
67 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$85,460
160
68 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$85,230
810
69 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$85,150
340
70 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$85,040
9,660
71 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$83,970
9,020
72 Materials Engineers
$83,780
550
73 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
$83,410
130
74 Veterinarians
$82,850
2,830
75 Funeral Service Managers
$82,260
250
76 Personal Financial Advisors
$82,090
5,500
77 Industrial Engineers
$81,690
8,270
78 Occupational Therapists
$81,340
3,150
79 Physical Therapists
$81,050
5,990
80 Other Computer Occupations
$80,570
4,140
81 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$80,560
620
82 Transportation Inspectors
$80,560
140
83 Mechanical Engineers
$80,410
7,100
84 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$80,010
11,740
85 Management Analysts
$79,920
15,220
86 Sociologists
$79,850
180
87 Financial Examiners
$79,710
2,190
88 Power Plant Operators
$78,780
880
89 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$78,660
2,010
90 Credit Analysts
$78,490
2,910
91 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$78,170
480
92 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$78,170
180
93 Art Directors
$78,100
320
94 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$77,700
210
95 Financial Analysts
$76,860
7,720
96 Chiropractors
$76,660
780
97 Soil and Plant Scientists
$75,020
1,140
98 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$74,910
490
99 Radiation Therapists
$74,910
530
100 Civil Engineers
$74,790
7,170
101 Technical Writers
$74,350
1,570
102 Insurance Underwriters
$74,110
2,390
103 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$73,960
440
104 Audiologists
$73,600
400
105 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$73,390
520
106 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$73,290
270
107 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$72,840
520
108 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
$72,790
80
109 Environmental Engineers
$72,780
1,180
110 Commercial Pilots
$72,710
820
111 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$72,480
310
112 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$72,150
1,100
113 Other Education Administrators
$71,780
1,150
114 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$71,460
500
115 Emergency Management Directors
$71,440
200
116 Logisticians
$71,300
4,090
117 Other Biological Scientists
$71,290
830
118 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$70,850
800
119 Biomedical Engineers
$70,620
360
120 Other Life Scientists
$70,110
130
121 Web Developers
$69,940
3,780
122 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$69,890
8,430
123 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$69,520
2,510
124 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$69,340
960
125 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$69,140
160
126 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$69,120
230
127 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$68,910
2,920
128 Dental Hygienists
$68,760
6,200
129 Speech-Language Pathologists
$68,460
4,040
130 Survey Researchers
$68,450
230
131 Chemists
$68,100
3,720
132 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
$67,880
140
133 Operations Research Analysts
$67,670
2,300
134 Epidemiologists
$67,660
100
135 Budget Analysts
$67,360
960
136 Landscape Architects
$67,070
440
137 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$66,650
1,790
138 Accountants and Auditors
$66,530
31,080
139 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$66,160
2,070
140 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$65,630
440
141 Other Business Operations Specialists
$65,180
34,370
142 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$65,160
180
143 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$65,150
530
144 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
$65,090
140
145 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$64,970
1,190
146 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$64,950
210
147 Social and Community Service Managers
$64,900
2,340
148 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$64,750
1,550
149 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$64,320
150
150 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$64,310
1,000
151 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$63,860
1,750
152 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$63,800
280
153 Compliance Officers
$63,700
6,390
154 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$63,590
970
155 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$63,540
1,210
156 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$63,450
8,120
157 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$63,270
500
158 Other Financial Specialists
$63,150
3,630
159 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$63,140
1,200
160 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$63,130
140
161 Other Engineering Technicians
$63,040
840
162 Loan Officers
$62,740
12,690
163 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$62,670
760
164 Computer Network Support Specialists
$62,560
6,330
165 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$62,490
1,980
166 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$62,490
1,240
167 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$62,300
2,140
168 Postsecondary History Teachers
$62,170
920
169 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$62,150
1,360
170 Urban and Regional Planners
$61,820
1,230
171 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$61,610
15,660
172 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$61,390
7,860
173 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$61,370
950
174 Environmental Science Teachers
$61,360
170
175 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$61,330
15,740
176 Genetic Counselors
$61,330
80
177 Microbiologists
$61,270
290
178 Training and Development Specialists
$61,050
8,860
179 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$60,870
3,210
180 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$60,850
2,020
181 Foresters
$60,720
290
182 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$60,400
3,090
183 Writers and Authors
$60,100
830
184 Hydrologists
$60,060
200
185 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$59,660
2,630
186 Registered Nurses
$59,590
99,050
187 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
$59,400
45,460
188 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$59,330
130
189 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$59,290
8,160
190 Surveyors
$59,090
960
191 Historians
$59,080
40
192 Physical Therapist Assistants
$59,050
2,550
193 Gas Plant Operators
$59,050
150
194 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$58,820
580
195 Property, Real Estate Managers
$58,800
2,900
196 Locomotive Engineers
$58,310
510
197 Broadcast News Analysts
$58,120
100
198 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$58,090
5,020
199 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$57,780
3,370
200 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$57,660
2,910

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