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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 $198,880. The second highest paying job is family and general practitioners (average salary $185,340). The salary and the employment information in North Carolina is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in North Carolina

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Psychiatrists
$198,880
470
2 Family and General Practitioners
$185,340
2,740
3 General Pediatricians
$184,860
860
4 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$182,170
10,360
5 General Dentists
$176,220
3,230
6 Other Specialists Dentists
$170,800
160
7 Nurse Anesthetists
$166,040
2,340
8 Natural Sciences Managers
$138,260
2,670
9 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$135,050
12,360
10 Podiatrists
$134,500
200
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$133,490
3,670
12 Marketing Managers
$132,300
5,790
13 Financial Managers
$130,100
15,780
14 Sales Managers
$127,260
6,710
15 Pharmacists
$125,230
9,430
16 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$120,940
550
17 Training and Development Managers
$119,660
730
18 Optometrists
$118,240
940
19 All Other Managers
$116,260
11,400
20 Nuclear Engineers
$113,930
780
21 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$112,930
1,130
22 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$111,870
10,260
23 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$111,620
330
24 Lawyers
$110,730
10,830
25 General and Operations Managers
$110,520
52,650
26 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$109,810
110
27 Purchasing Managers
$109,070
2,190
28 Actuaries
$108,910
340
29 Human Resources Managers
$108,700
3,670
30 Agricultural Engineers
$108,500
40
31 Systems Software Developers
$107,620
8,070
32 Athletes and Sports Competitors
$105,990
410
33 Computer Network Architects
$105,570
4,780
34 Air Traffic Controllers
$104,770
550
35 Physicists
$103,580
440
36 Computer Hardware Engineers
$103,570
1,730
37 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$103,510
740
38 Other Mathematical Science Occupations
$101,490
90
39 Medical and Health Services Managers
$100,190
8,660
40 Materials Scientists
$99,530
140
41 Nurse Practitioners
$99,510
4,130
42 Industrial Production Managers
$99,360
5,110
43 Nurse Midwives
$99,360
170
44 Physician Assistants
$99,240
4,510
45 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$98,870
2,430
46 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$98,650
3,230
47 Information Security Analysts
$98,500
4,090
48 Other Psychologists
$97,650
300
49 Applications Software Developers
$97,610
26,430
50 Electrical Engineers
$97,590
5,370
51 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$97,260
210
52 Statisticians
$96,260
1,330
53 Administrative Services Managers
$96,130
4,610
54 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$95,850
2,380
55 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$95,810
290
56 Construction Managers
$95,230
9,860
57 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$95,010
680
58 Engineers, All Other
$94,940
1,550
59 Aerospace Engineers
$94,400
610
60 Materials Engineers
$94,360
410
61 Other Physical Scientists
$93,810
560
62 Chemical Engineers
$93,770
970
63 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$92,070
120
64 Database Administrators
$90,430
2,730
65 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$89,660
3,840
66 Nuclear Technicians
$89,540
320
67 Computer Systems Analysts
$89,360
25,000
68 Power Plant Operators
$89,030
1,000
69 Economists
$88,620
220
70 Personal Financial Advisors
$87,960
6,640
71 Computer Programmers
$87,900
6,820
72 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$87,620
260
73 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$87,260
4,940
74 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
$87,160
140
75 Other Life Scientists
$86,910
170
76 Veterinarians
$86,130
2,880
77 Sales Engineers
$85,460
2,920
78 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$85,310
12,290
79 Physical Therapists
$85,260
6,190
80 Sociologists
$85,210
140
81 Art Directors
$84,000
350
82 Occupational Therapists
$83,420
3,330
83 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$83,220
8,670
84 Industrial Engineers
$83,210
9,080
85 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$83,000
1,510
86 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$82,650
50
87 Management Analysts
$82,280
15,470
88 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$82,200
680
89 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$82,120
11,550
90 Other Computer Occupations
$82,120
4,140
91 Mechanical Engineers
$81,750
7,980
92 Mining and Geological Engineers
$81,730
40
93 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$81,520
280
94 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$80,340
370
95 Financial Analysts
$80,100
8,690
96 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$79,930
350
97 Transportation Inspectors
$79,800
160
98 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$79,660
2,210
99 Financial Examiners
$78,930
2,800
100 Funeral Service Managers
$77,910
230
101 Other Education Administrators
$77,260
1,150
102 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$77,090
500
103 Civil Engineers
$76,910
7,940
104 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$76,870
490
105 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$76,780
560
106 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$76,650
330
107 Radiation Therapists
$76,160
490
108 Chiropractors
$75,360
770
109 Other Biological Scientists
$74,750
1,050
110 Credit Analysts
$74,640
3,120
111 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$74,110
130
112 Audiologists
$74,050
430
113 Insurance Underwriters
$73,770
2,140
114 Emergency Management Directors
$73,740
190
115 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$73,510
510
116 Epidemiologists
$72,920
90
117 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$72,890
270
118 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
$72,790
80
119 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$72,660
200
120 Technical Writers
$72,390
1,480
121 Chemists
$72,320
4,080
122 Logisticians
$72,160
4,600
123 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$71,880
1,330
124 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$71,480
680
125 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$71,460
3,480
126 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$71,420
520
127 Environmental Engineers
$71,390
1,320
128 Operations Research Analysts
$71,340
2,570
129 Survey Researchers
$70,990
330
130 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$70,980
660
131 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$70,630
380
132 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$70,340
2,040
133 Speech-Language Pathologists
$70,320
4,310
134 Biomedical Engineers
$70,280
430
135 Dental Hygienists
$70,030
6,260
136 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$69,630
1,110
137 Web Developers
$69,450
3,530
138 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$68,950
1,050
139 Budget Analysts
$68,780
1,100
140 Commercial Pilots
$68,410
1,250
141 Broadcast News Analysts
$68,280
50
142 Accountants and Auditors
$68,180
31,470
143 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$68,020
490
144 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
$67,880
140
145 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$67,710
2,110
146 Other Business Operations Specialists
$67,580
31,740
147 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$67,490
1,010
148 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$66,820
620
149 Soil and Plant Scientists
$66,110
920
150 Landscape Architects
$66,100
340
151 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$65,510
8,220
152 Postsecondary History Teachers
$65,390
930
153 Mathematicians
$65,340
30
154 Genetic Counselors
$65,240
90
155 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$65,140
1,160
156 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$65,100
1,940
157 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$65,090
870
158 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$64,980
600
159 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$64,810
1,130
160 Environmental Science Teachers
$64,510
150
161 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$64,490
250
162 Other Financial Specialists
$64,150
3,860
163 Compliance Officers
$63,790
7,030
164 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$63,570
130
165 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$63,560
2,200
166 Loan Officers
$63,490
13,100
167 Urban and Regional Planners
$63,430
1,370
168 Social and Community Service Managers
$63,300
2,350
169 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$63,240
15,990
170 Other Engineering Technicians
$63,030
810
171 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$63,030
1,280
172 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$62,980
1,370
173 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$62,920
1,700
174 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$62,900
16,680
175 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$62,810
560
176 Computer Network Support Specialists
$62,740
5,010
177 Surveyors
$62,710
1,040
178 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$62,700
2,990
179 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$62,700
2,030
180 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$62,420
80
181 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$62,120
8,290
182 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$62,120
2,460
183 Transit and Railroad Police
$62,020
30
184 Training and Development Specialists
$61,910
8,350
185 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$61,510
2,420
186 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$60,930
1,030
187 Registered Nurses
$60,880
99,210
188 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$60,870
350
189 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$60,740
2,040
190 Other Social Workers
$60,520
920
191 Writers and Authors
$60,430
830
192 Hydrologists
$60,240
160
193 Foresters
$60,200
280
194 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$60,010
4,890
195 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$59,430
11,420
196 Gas Plant Operators
$59,370
170
197 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$59,290
8,160
198 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$59,200
9,510
199 Physical Therapist Assistants
$58,940
2,790
200 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$58,900
570

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