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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 nurse anesthetists with an average annual salary of $174,700. The second highest paying job is chief executive (average salary $162,950). 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 2017 [1].

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Nurse Anesthetists
$174,700
50
2 Chief Executives
$162,950
90
3 Optometrists
$140,040
30
4 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$118,340
50
5 Marketing Managers
$112,880
30
6 Industrial Production Managers
$90,380
90
7 Purchasing Managers
$89,390
60
8 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$87,590
60
9 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$86,690
30
10 Financial Managers
$86,050
210
11 General and Operations Managers
$84,740
1,260
12 Personal Financial Advisors
$78,310
30
13 Administrative Services Managers
$77,240
90
14 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$73,300
40
15 Sales Managers
$69,920
40
16 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$67,660
60
17 Computer Network Architects
$67,510
30
18 Financial Analysts
$67,200
30
19 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$66,310
0
20 Chiropractors
$62,650
50
21 Logisticians
$58,040
50
22 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$57,690
30
23 Foresters
$56,330
30
24 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$55,560
130
25 Lodging Managers
$53,740
50
26 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$51,040
40
27 Database Administrators
$50,870
50
28 Emergency Management Directors
$49,930
40
29 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$47,690
40
30 Civil Engineering Technicians
$43,970
180
31 Agricultural Inspectors
$43,630
40
32 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
$42,080
80
33 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$41,770
50
34 Upholsterers
$40,570
60
35 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$40,140
30
36 Procurement Clerks
$39,800
30
37 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$38,790
30
38 Legal Secretaries
$37,540
0
39 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$37,230
50
40 Fallers
$36,180
130
41 Interpreters and Translators
$36,110
50
42 Chemical Technicians
$36,040
50
43 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers
$35,890
30
44 Crane and Tower Operators
$35,680
0
45 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$34,970
230
46 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders
$34,650
90
47 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
$34,630
50
48 Other Production Workers
$33,970
160
49 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$33,950
260
50 Floor Sanders and Finishers
$33,150
80
51 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$33,020
100
52 Other Financial Clerks
$32,770
0
53 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$32,700
0
54 Medical Transcriptionists
$32,530
50
55 Cutters and Trimmers
$32,470
50
56 Other Teachers and Instructors
$32,290
340
57 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$32,040
100
58 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$31,750
30
59 Other Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers
$31,060
470
60 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$30,120
90
61 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
$30,070
260
62 Other Social Workers
$30,040
70
63 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
$29,920
60
64 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$29,880
180
65 Other Assemblers and Fabricators
$29,810
70
66 Desktop Publishers
$29,740
0
67 Etchers and Engravers
$29,700
30
68 All Occupations
$29,320
125,800
69 Animal Control Workers
$28,990
40
70 Word Processors and Typists
$28,870
30
71 Other Construction and Related Workers
$28,660
130
72 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$27,990
50
73 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners
$27,750
30
74 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$27,260
480
75 Furniture Finishers
$26,870
100
76 Grinding/Lapping/Polishing/Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Pla
$26,640
160
77 Conveyor Operators and Tenders
$25,680
100
78 Grinding and Polishing Workers
$25,370
80
79 Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters Helpers
$24,360
70
80 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$24,050
110
81 Physical Therapist Aides
$23,990
30
82 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$23,790
130
83 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders
$23,500
160
84 Home Appliance Repairers
$23,050
50
85 Other Motor Vehicle Operators
$22,840
0
86 Photographers
$22,750
30
87 Food Batchmakers
$22,330
60
88 Other Religious Workers
$22,300
40
89 Print Binding and Finishing Workers
$22,150
0
90 Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators
$21,420
70
91 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$20,800
360
92 Orderlies
$20,320
40
93 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$19,990
110
94 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
$19,100
80
95 Floral Designers
$19,060
60
96 All Other Cooks
$17,430
0

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