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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 general pediatricians with an average annual salary of $183,270. The second highest paying job is other specialist dentist (average salary $170,800). The salary and the employment information in North Carolina is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in North Carolina

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Pediatricians
$183,270
810
2 Other Specialists Dentists
$170,800
70
3 Podiatrists
$154,690
220
4 Nurse Anesthetists
$148,470
2,610
5 Natural Sciences Managers
$128,340
2,360
6 Pharmacists
$126,070
9,010
7 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$124,420
11,970
8 Marketing Managers
$123,020
5,580
9 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$120,740
3,850
10 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$119,430
2,720
11 Financial Managers
$118,410
15,560
12 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$118,190
450
13 Sales Managers
$116,230
7,930
14 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$115,300
420
15 Physicists
$112,820
230
16 Optometrists
$111,680
1,020
17 All Other Managers
$108,450
9,250
18 General and Operations Managers
$107,430
52,960
19 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$106,750
370
20 Nuclear Engineers
$106,730
0
21 Training and Development Managers
$106,080
690
22 Athletes and Sports Competitors
$105,990
360
23 Human Resources Managers
$105,190
3,500
24 Systems Software Developers
$104,490
10,540
25 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$104,370
8,120
26 Purchasing Managers
$101,780
2,180
27 Computer Network Architects
$100,800
3,980
28 Sales Engineers
$100,790
2,380
29 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$99,420
300
30 Other Mathematical Science Occupations
$99,340
80
31 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$97,380
1,140
32 Epidemiologists
$95,710
150
33 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$95,300
440
34 Computer Hardware Engineers
$95,150
1,310
35 Statisticians
$94,450
950
36 Industrial Production Managers
$94,210
5,120
37 Physician Assistants
$93,390
3,840
38 Medical and Health Services Managers
$92,960
7,700
39 Engineers, All Other
$92,730
2,130
40 Nurse Practitioners
$92,640
3,380
41 Lawyers
$92,610
12,380
42 Air Traffic Controllers
$92,020
550
43 Funeral Service Managers
$91,480
260
44 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$91,390
3,300
45 Other Psychologists
$90,850
320
46 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$90,340
160
47 Personal Financial Advisors
$90,180
5,620
48 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$89,770
1,350
49 Materials Scientists
$89,750
240
50 Aerospace Engineers
$89,560
660
51 Applications Software Developers
$89,340
21,190
52 Actuaries
$88,740
340
53 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$88,700
2,500
54 Nurse Midwives
$88,670
160
55 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$88,170
180
56 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$87,500
750
57 Administrative Services Managers
$87,460
4,960
58 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$86,860
360
59 Construction Managers
$86,830
6,830
60 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$86,240
5,010
61 Information Security Analysts
$86,180
3,030
62 Materials Engineers
$85,840
390
63 Chemical Engineers
$85,600
660
64 Agricultural Engineers
$85,580
40
65 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$85,360
130
66 Computer Systems Analysts
$84,640
16,680
67 Biomedical Engineers
$84,570
320
68 Economists
$84,240
230
69 Veterinarians
$84,130
2,460
70 Database Administrators
$83,860
2,640
71 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$83,710
4,450
72 Other Computer Occupations
$83,060
3,550
73 Chiropractors
$83,020
630
74 Electrical Engineers
$83,020
4,890
75 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$82,990
780
76 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$82,450
9,160
77 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$82,190
9,210
78 Hydrologists
$81,540
60
79 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
$79,840
110
80 Physical Therapists
$79,830
5,630
81 Credit Analysts
$79,220
2,740
82 Computer Programmers
$79,200
7,370
83 Mechanical Engineers
$78,310
5,690
84 Industrial Engineers
$77,600
6,850
85 Financial Examiners
$77,460
1,260
86 Art Directors
$77,390
360
87 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$77,070
390
88 Management Analysts
$76,790
12,280
89 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$76,620
330
90 Occupational Therapists
$76,560
3,220
91 Financial Analysts
$76,110
7,620
92 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$75,860
510
93 Other Physical Scientists
$75,460
1,040
94 Sociologists
$75,260
50
95 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$75,130
10,230
96 Radiation Therapists
$75,050
570
97 Commercial Pilots
$74,800
780
98 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$74,680
1,960
99 Nuclear Technicians
$73,990
380
100 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$73,900
290
101 Power Plant Operators
$73,550
1,950
102 Environmental Science Teachers
$73,480
180
103 Civil Engineers
$73,080
6,870
104 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$72,490
430
105 Environmental Engineers
$72,350
1,310
106 Insurance Underwriters
$72,200
2,460
107 Transportation Inspectors
$71,940
160
108 Other Biological Scientists
$71,720
780
109 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$71,680
0
110 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$71,360
170
111 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
$71,340
0
112 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$71,010
7,670
113 Other Life Scientists
$70,450
960
114 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$70,270
2,970
115 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$70,210
530
116 Chemists
$69,910
3,280
117 Audiologists
$69,720
400
118 Logisticians
$69,700
3,070
119 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$69,000
140
120 Landscape Architects
$68,980
410
121 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$68,780
260
122 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$68,600
980
123 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$67,960
2,040
124 Dental Hygienists
$67,470
5,540
125 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$66,980
140
126 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$66,900
1,250
127 Speech-Language Pathologists
$66,880
4,030
128 Emergency Management Directors
$66,620
250
129 Budget Analysts
$66,480
980
130 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$66,450
140
131 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$66,300
650
132 Food Scientists and Technologists
$66,300
200
133 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$65,880
1,000
134 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$65,720
210
135 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$65,340
730
136 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$64,860
580
137 Other Education Administrators
$64,740
1,130
138 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$64,490
1,870
139 Operations Research Analysts
$64,360
1,750
140 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$63,870
7,650
141 Accountants and Auditors
$63,640
30,170
142 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$63,620
340
143 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$63,470
1,130
144 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$63,190
1,540
145 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$63,050
810
146 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$62,700
530
147 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$62,510
1,610
148 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$62,510
12,910
149 Loan Officers
$62,470
11,440
150 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$62,420
1,220
151 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$62,410
850
152 Compliance Officers
$62,300
5,680
153 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$62,190
710
154 Other Business Operations Specialists
$62,130
29,730
155 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$61,780
150
156 Postsecondary History Teachers
$61,780
950
157 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$61,500
6,040
158 Broadcast News Analysts
$61,230
110
159 Social and Community Service Managers
$61,080
2,250
160 Other Financial Specialists
$61,030
3,370
161 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$60,980
2,190
162 Other Engineering Technicians
$60,300
730
163 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$60,190
2,100
164 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$60,120
2,110
165 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$60,090
3,940
166 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$59,850
910
167 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$59,780
170
168 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$59,410
15,220
169 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$59,230
320
170 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$59,210
190
171 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$59,180
790
172 Soil and Plant Scientists
$58,950
880
173 Registered Nurses
$58,930
89,070
174 Web Developers
$58,870
2,860
175 Foresters
$58,700
330
176 Property, Real Estate Managers
$58,440
2,790
177 Microbiologists
$58,360
370
178 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$58,310
0
179 Physical Therapist Assistants
$58,280
2,430
180 Computer Network Support Specialists
$57,970
6,360
181 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$57,560
2,330
182 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$57,520
1,300
183 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$57,440
480
184 Historians
$57,390
30
185 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$57,330
3,360
186 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$57,320
2,650
187 Urban and Regional Planners
$57,270
1,140
188 Conservation Scientists
$57,230
410
189 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$57,170
4,970
190 Training and Development Specialists
$57,020
7,560
191 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators
$57,010
2,630
192 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$56,860
1,990
193 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$56,810
1,180
194 Cost Estimators
$56,660
5,630
195 Genetic Counselors
$56,070
90
196 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$55,900
7,220
197 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$55,870
110
198 Postal Service Clerks
$55,590
1,820
199 Boilermakers
$55,560
160
200 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$55,500
1,040

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