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25 highest-paying jobs in Sacramento

  • 25 highest-paying jobs in Sacramento

    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 Sacramento 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 has 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 Sacramento area.

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  • #25. Computer network architects

    - Average annual salary: $124,940
    - Entry level salary: $84,500
    - Total employment in Sacramento: 630

  • #24. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

    - Average annual salary: $124,950
    - Entry level salary: $68,000
    - Total employment in Sacramento: 400

  • #23. Compensation and benefits managers

    - Average annual salary: $125,950
    - Entry level salary: $73,850
    - Total employment in Sacramento: 100

  • #22. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

    - Average annual salary: $126,370
    - Entry level salary: $83,180
    - Total employment in Sacramento: 400

  • #21. Optometrists

    - Average annual salary: $127,210
    - Entry level salary: $44,760
    - Total employment in Sacramento: 140

  • #20. Education administrators, postsecondary

    - Average annual salary: $128,470
    - Entry level salary: $77,870
    - Total employment in Sacramento: 690

  • #19. Computer and information systems managers

    - Average annual salary: $129,180
    - Entry level salary: $88,180
    - Total employment in Sacramento: 2,130

  • #18. Natural sciences managers

    - Average annual salary: $131,710
    - Entry level salary: $88,220
    - Total employment in Sacramento: 690

  • #17. Lawyers

    - Average annual salary: $133,150
    - Entry level salary: $69,590
    - Total employment in Sacramento: 5,100

  • #16. Pharmacists

    - Average annual salary: $135,490
    - Entry level salary: $105,420
    - Total employment in Sacramento: 2,020

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