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25 highest-paying jobs in Miami

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25 highest-paying jobs in Miami

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 Miami 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 Miami area.

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#25. Marketing managers

- Average annual salary: $118,060
- Entry level salary: $39,770
- Total employment in Miami: 1,130

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#24. Psychiatrists

- Average annual salary: $119,920
- Entry level salary: $43,630
- Total employment in Miami: 190

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#23. Human resources managers

- Average annual salary: $120,080
- Entry level salary: $67,320
- Total employment in Miami: 580

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#22. Administrative services managers

- Average annual salary: $122,330
- Entry level salary: $60,610
- Total employment in Miami: 1,430

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#21. Natural sciences managers

- Average annual salary: $123,670
- Entry level salary: $81,690
- Total employment in Miami: 130

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U.S. Navy

#20. Industrial production managers

- Average annual salary: $124,490
- Entry level salary: $69,400
- Total employment in Miami: 560

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#19. Education administrators, postsecondary

- Average annual salary: $127,650
- Entry level salary: $82,230
- Total employment in Miami: 230

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#18. Advertising and promotions managers

- Average annual salary: $128,080
- Entry level salary: $60,940
- Total employment in Miami: 150

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#17. Architectural and engineering managers

- Average annual salary: $130,460
- Entry level salary: $69,970
- Total employment in Miami: 930

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#16. Personal financial advisors

- Average annual salary: $131,820
- Entry level salary: $60,170
- Total employment in Miami: 2,040

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#15. Air traffic controllers

- Average annual salary: $131,930
- Entry level salary: $83,750
- Total employment in Miami: 560

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#14. Sales engineers

- Average annual salary: $132,070
- Entry level salary: $43,900
- Total employment in Miami: 240

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#13. Public relations and fundraising managers

- Average annual salary: $135,000
- Entry level salary: $73,050
- Total employment in Miami: 250

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#12. Pediatricians, general

- Average annual salary: $138,110
- Entry level salary: $53,670
- Total employment in Miami: 260

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#11. Computer and information systems managers

- Average annual salary: $140,940
- Entry level salary: $87,070
- Total employment in Miami: 1,400

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#10. General and operations managers

- Average annual salary: $141,220
- Entry level salary: $62,700
- Total employment in Miami: 10,630

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#9. Lawyers

- Average annual salary: $141,430
- Entry level salary: $58,320
- Total employment in Miami: 9,060

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#8. Sales managers

- Average annual salary: $141,940
- Entry level salary: $55,670
- Total employment in Miami: 2,500

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#7. Financial managers

- Average annual salary: $153,320
- Entry level salary: $80,790
- Total employment in Miami: 2,970

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#6. Chiropractors

- Average annual salary: $169,500
- Entry level salary: $44,920
- Total employment in Miami: 160

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#5. Dentists, general

- Average annual salary: $173,000
- Entry level salary: $66,420
- Total employment in Miami: 930

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#4. Physicians and surgeons, all other

- Average annual salary: $183,840
- Entry level salary: $53,240
- Total employment in Miami: 2,000

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#3. Family and general practitioners

- Average annual salary: $195,650
- Entry level salary: $62,940
- Total employment in Miami: 1,520

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#2. Chief executives

- Average annual salary: $211,480
- Entry level salary: $101,750
- Total employment in Miami: 2,310

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#1. Internists, general

- Average annual salary: $213,070
- Entry level salary: $48,340
- Total employment in Miami: 350

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