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25 highest-paying jobs in Boston

  • 25 highest-paying jobs in Boston
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    25 highest-paying jobs in Boston

    Careers in law, medicine, and business have long been considered paths to wealth. Digging into the nuances of a city’s labor landscape, however, reveals that each region has a blend of traditional industries and unique regional opportunities that provide a range of routes to a lucrative calling.

    To help discover the top-paying jobs in the Boston metro, Stacker compiled 2017 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Zippia, which ranked occupations by their average annual salary. For each occupation, Stacker also included the entry level salary and the estimated number of workers employed within the metro area.

    Some of these professions have humble starting salaries with serious upsides, with the potential to triple or even quadruple in time. Read on to discover the top earning occupations in the Boston area.

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  • #25. Advertising and promotions managers
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    #25. Advertising and promotions managers

    - Average annual salary: $139,230
    - Entry level salary: $64,980
    - Total employment in Boston: 880

  • #24. Compensation and benefits managers
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    #24. Compensation and benefits managers

    - Average annual salary: $140,700
    - Entry level salary: $71,650
    - Total employment in Boston: 530

  • #23. Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers
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    #23. Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers

    - Average annual salary: $140,840
    - Entry level salary: $58,690
    - Total employment in Boston: 80

  • #22. Political science teachers, postsecondary
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    #22. Political science teachers, postsecondary

    - Average annual salary: $140,930
    - Entry level salary: $59,990
    - Total employment in Boston: 450

  • #21. Podiatrists
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    #21. Podiatrists

    - Average annual salary: $141,980
    - Entry level salary: $57,980
    - Total employment in Boston: 110

  • #20. Marketing managers
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    #20. Marketing managers

    - Average annual salary: $142,610
    - Entry level salary: $78,820
    - Total employment in Boston: 7,610

  • #19. Financial managers
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    #19. Financial managers

    - Average annual salary: $143,000
    - Entry level salary: $67,780
    - Total employment in Boston: 17,030

  • #18. Nurse anesthetists
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    #18. Nurse anesthetists

    - Average annual salary: $143,230
    - Entry level salary: $43,000
    - Total employment in Boston: 700

  • #17. General and operations managers
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    #17. General and operations managers

    - Average annual salary: $147,910
    - Entry level salary: $60,330
    - Total employment in Boston: 34,850

  • #16. Computer and information systems managers
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    #16. Computer and information systems managers

    - Average annual salary: $148,260
    - Entry level salary: $88,290
    - Total employment in Boston: 11,140

  • #15. Law teachers, postsecondary
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    #15. Law teachers, postsecondary

    - Average annual salary: $151,400
    - Entry level salary: $55,110
    - Total employment in Boston: 910

  • #14. Sales managers
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    #14. Sales managers

    - Average annual salary: $154,150
    - Entry level salary: $70,470
    - Total employment in Boston: 8,690

  • #13. Economics teachers, postsecondary
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    #13. Economics teachers, postsecondary

    - Average annual salary: $158,570
    - Entry level salary: $58,940
    - Total employment in Boston: 460

  • #12. Lawyers
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    #12. Lawyers

    - Average annual salary: $164,230
    - Entry level salary: $61,580
    - Total employment in Boston: 12,970

  • #11. Psychiatrists
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    #11. Psychiatrists

    - Average annual salary: $170,250
    - Entry level salary: $46,470
    - Total employment in Boston: 540

  • #10. Dentists, general
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    #10. Dentists, general

    - Average annual salary: $171,140
    - Entry level salary: $65,040
    - Total employment in Boston: 1,900

  • #9. Natural sciences managers
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    #9. Natural sciences managers

    - Average annual salary: $179,190
    - Entry level salary: $75,020
    - Total employment in Boston: 2,510

  • #8. Family and general practitioners
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    #8. Family and general practitioners

    - Average annual salary: $210,330
    - Entry level salary: $111,770
    - Total employment in Boston: 2,780

  • #7. Chief executives
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    #7. Chief executives

    - Average annual salary: $218,090
    - Entry level salary: $105,180
    - Total employment in Boston: 7,180

  • #6. Surgeons
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    #6. Surgeons

    - Average annual salary: $221,420
    - Entry level salary: $62,560
    - Total employment in Boston: 1,300

  • #5. Internists, general
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    #5. Internists, general

    - Average annual salary: $234,080
    - Entry level salary: $73,740
    - Total employment in Boston: 1,060

  • #4. Obstetricians and gynecologists
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    #4. Obstetricians and gynecologists

    Average annual salary: $238,330
    Entry level salary: $68,030
    Total employment in Boston: 230

  • #3. Pediatricians, general
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    #3. Pediatricians, general

    - Average annual salary: $239,940
    - Entry level salary: $145,820
    - Total employment in Boston: 840

  • #2. Anesthesiologists
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    #2. Anesthesiologists

    - Average annual salary: $243,100
    - Entry level salary: $69,530
    - Total employment in Boston: 620

  • #1. Orthodontists
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    #1. Orthodontists

    - Average annual salary: $248,150
    - Entry level salary: $70,560
    - Total employment in Boston: 180

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