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25 highest-paying jobs in Baltimore

  • 25 highest-paying jobs in Baltimore
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    25 highest-paying jobs in Baltimore

    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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore area.

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  • #25. Computer hardware engineers
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    #25. Computer hardware engineers

    - Average annual salary: $124,690
    - Entry level salary: $80,840
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 1,820

  • #24. Air traffic controllers
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    #24. Air traffic controllers

    - Average annual salary: $125,210
    - Entry level salary: $92,680
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 50

  • #23. Compensation and benefits managers
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    #23. Compensation and benefits managers

    - Average annual salary: $125,430
    - Entry level salary: $82,570
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 170

  • #22. Human resources managers
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    #22. Human resources managers

    - Average annual salary: $125,540
    - Entry level salary: $82,660
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 960

  • #21. Purchasing managers
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    #21. Purchasing managers

    - Average annual salary: $126,730
    - Entry level salary: $76,730
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 710

  • #20. Aerospace engineers
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    #20. Aerospace engineers

    - Average annual salary: $127,300
    - Entry level salary: $80,960
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 380

  • #19. Natural sciences managers
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    #19. Natural sciences managers

    - Average annual salary: $128,960
    - Entry level salary: $70,080
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 600

  • #18. Nurse anesthetists
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    #18. Nurse anesthetists

    - Average annual salary: $129,790
    - Entry level salary: $82,470
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 290

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

    - Average annual salary: $132,280
    - Entry level salary: $54,740
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 22,520

  • #16. Education administrators, postsecondary
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    #16. Education administrators, postsecondary

    - Average annual salary: $132,530
    - Entry level salary: $67,370
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 1,070

  • #15. Financial managers
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    #15. Financial managers

    - Average annual salary: $133,560
    - Entry level salary: $67,180
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 5,480

  • #14. Optometrists
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    #14. Optometrists

    - Average annual salary: $134,670
    - Entry level salary: $38,000
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 160

  • #13. Marketing managers
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    #13. Marketing managers

    - Average annual salary: $136,160
    - Entry level salary: $69,360
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 1,490

  • #12. Architectural and engineering managers
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    #12. Architectural and engineering managers

    - Average annual salary: $140,760
    - Entry level salary: $95,340
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 2,400

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

    - Average annual salary: $141,840
    - Entry level salary: $87,320
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 4,240

  • #10. Sales managers
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    #10. Sales managers

    - Average annual salary: $141,920
    - Entry level salary: $65,070
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 2,810

  • #9. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates
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    #9. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

    - Average annual salary: $146,340
    - Entry level salary: $140,940
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 180

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

    - Average annual salary: $179,410
    - Entry level salary: $72,740
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 1,390

  • #7. Chief executives
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    #7. Chief executives

    - Average annual salary: $182,020
    - Entry level salary: $19,360
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 910

  • #6. Dentists, general
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    #6. Dentists, general

    - Average annual salary: $184,100
    - Entry level salary: $66,500
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 1,100

  • #5. Psychiatrists
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    #5. Psychiatrists

    - Average annual salary: $186,610
    - Entry level salary: $29,050
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 420

  • #4. Physicians and surgeons, all other
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    #4. Physicians and surgeons, all other

    - Average annual salary: $192,710
    - Entry level salary: $60,040
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 2,890

  • #3. Internists, general
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    #3. Internists, general

    - Average annual salary: $194,580
    - Entry level salary: $110,420
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 550

  • #2. Pediatricians, general
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    #2. Pediatricians, general

    - Average annual salary: $196,020
    - Entry level salary: $89,840
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 450

  • #1. Obstetricians and gynecologists
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    #1. Obstetricians and gynecologists

    - Average annual salary: $250,420
    - Entry level salary: $154,560
    - Total employment in Baltimore: 110

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