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Top 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area

The top 100 highest paying jobs in Western North Carolina 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 Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area is chief executive with an average annual salary of $162,830. The second highest paying job is general pediatricians (average salary $151,500). The salary and the employment information in Western North Carolina 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 Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Chief Executives
$162,830
80
2 General Pediatricians
$151,500
30
3 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$118,340
50
4 Marketing Managers
$112,880
30
5 Industrial Production Managers
$104,380
80
6 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$97,330
30
7 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$93,660
50
8 Financial Managers
$91,590
220
9 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$91,290
360
10 Construction Managers
$91,090
250
11 General and Operations Managers
$89,410
1,310
12 Purchasing Managers
$89,390
60
13 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$88,750
40
14 Medical and Health Services Managers
$87,450
230
15 Human Resources Managers
$83,660
50
16 Administrative Services Managers
$82,020
90
17 Management Analysts
$78,620
60
18 All Other Managers
$75,990
90
19 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$73,300
40
20 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$70,630
50
21 Sales Managers
$69,260
40
22 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$67,240
300
23 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$65,670
30
24 Architectural and Civil Drafters
$62,380
40
25 Social and Community Service Managers
$62,150
120
26 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$59,360
40
27 Logisticians
$58,040
50
28 Other Education Administrators
$57,540
30
29 Postsecondary History Teachers
$57,240
90
30 Property, Real Estate Managers
$57,030
60
31 Food Service Managers
$53,760
180
32 Lodging Managers
$53,740
50
33 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$52,060
40
34 Cost Estimators
$51,570
180
35 Human Resources Specialists
$51,160
240
36 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$50,920
0
37 Emergency Management Directors
$49,930
40
38 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$49,920
170
39 Mechanical Drafters
$48,970
30
40 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$48,830
120
41 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$48,590
40
42 Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors
$48,100
260
43 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$47,690
40
44 First-line supervisors of transportation moving workers
$47,610
350
45 Writers and Authors
$47,280
40
46 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
$46,350
50
47 Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
$46,120
210
48 Fundraisers
$46,020
50
49 Compliance Officers
$45,750
130
50 Biological Technicians
$45,330
60
51 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
$44,090
150
52 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$43,300
30
53 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$42,750
50
54 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
$42,330
100
55 Training and Development Specialists
$40,490
110
56 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$39,760
30
57 Athletic Trainers
$38,810
40
58 Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators
$38,330
80
59 Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers
$38,210
40
60 Tile and Marble Setters
$37,720
0
61 Cargo and Freight Agents
$37,500
30
62 Log Graders and Scalers
$36,820
40
63 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$36,400
30
64 Rock Splitters, Quarry
$36,310
80
65 Credit Counselors
$35,570
0
66 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
$33,640
30
67 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$33,080
60
68 All Other Teachers and Instructors Except Substitute Teachers
$32,970
150
69 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
$32,630
30
70 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders
$31,300
40
71 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
$31,140
50
72 Electrical, electronic, and electromechanical assemblers
$30,150
210
73 All Occupations
$29,850
124,870
74 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$29,390
60
75 Technical Writers
$28,920
40
76 Community Health Workers
$28,690
30
77 Other Computer Occupations
$28,670
0
78 All other assemblers and fabricators
$28,540
1,170
79 Floor, Ceiling, and Wall Insulation Workers
$27,280
40
80 Office Machine Operators (Except Computer)
$27,000
0
81 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers
$26,030
50
82 Tree Trimmers and Pruners
$24,960
330
83 Dental Laboratory Technicians
$24,520
30
84 Medical Equipment Preparers
$24,210
40
85 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants
$23,900
30
86 Motorcycle Mechanics
$23,560
0
87 Other Counselors
$23,040
0
88 Concierges
$22,950
0
89 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
$22,450
0
90 Slaughterers and Meat Packers
$22,340
200
91 Other Construction Trades Helpers
$21,300
40
92 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals
$20,670
50
93 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
$19,570
0
94 Tour and Travel Guides
$19,480
30
95 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials
$19,370
80
96 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
$18,220
50

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