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Highest-paying jobs in Sacramento

  • Highest-paying jobs in Sacramento
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    Highest-paying jobs in Sacramento

    Doctors, lawyers, CEOs … these are just a few of the occupations that may come to mind when you think of a high-paying job. Within those categories, however, high-paying jobs differ from state to state, even city to city—an occupation that is lucrative in one place may not be so coveted in another one.

    There are many reasons geographic location plays such a big role in whether pay for a job is high. Two main reasons are demand for a local job and the cost of living. The more demand, and the higher the cost of living, the
    more likely a job will pay more.

    Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Sacramento, using compilations by the U.S. Bureau Labor of Statistics. Organized by Zippia and ranked by average annual salary— with information up to date as of this past March—here are the top 25 highest-paying jobs in Sacramento, California.

    Click through the slideshow to see if your occupation made the list.

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  • #25. Computer network architects
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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
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    #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
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    #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
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    #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
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    #21. Optometrists

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

  • #20. Education administrators, postsecondary
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    #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
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    #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
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    #18. Natural sciences managers

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

  • #17. Lawyers
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    #17. Lawyers

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

  • #16. Pharmacists
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    #16. Pharmacists

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

  • #15. Veterinarians
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    #15. Veterinarians

    Average annual salary: $136,160
    Entry level salary: $85,250
    Total employment in Sacramento: 430

  • #14. Medical and health services managers
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    #14. Medical and health services managers

    Average annual salary: $138,490
    Entry level salary: $65,810
    Total employment in Sacramento: 1,890

  • #13. Radiation therapists
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    #13. Radiation therapists

    Average annual salary: $139,590
    Entry level salary: $106,300
    Total employment in Sacramento: 40

  • #12. Computer and information research scientists
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    #12. Computer and information research scientists

    Average annual salary: $143,020
    Entry level salary: $66,380
    Total employment in Sacramento: 70

  • #11. Chief executives
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    #11. Chief executives

    Average annual salary: $143,040
    Entry level salary: $52,660
    Total employment in Sacramento: 2,890

  • #10. Real estate brokers
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    #10. Real estate brokers

    Average annual salary: $144,180
    Entry level salary: $102,790
    Total employment in Sacramento: 180

  • #9. Architectural and engineering managers
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    #9. Architectural and engineering managers

    Average annual salary: $144,290
    Entry level salary: $106,090
    Total employment in Sacramento: 1,330

  • #8. Dentists, general
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    #8. Dentists, general

    Average annual salary: $164,300
    Entry level salary: $61,690
    Total employment in Sacramento: 840

  • #7. Family and general practitioners
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    #7. Family and general practitioners

    Average annual salary: $171,930
    Entry level salary: $67,700
    Total employment in Sacramento: 820

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

    Average annual salary: $182,680
    Entry level salary: $177,090
    Total employment in Sacramento: 110

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

    Average annual salary: $208,700
    Entry level salary: $94,360
    Total employment in Sacramento: 270

  • #4. Pediatricians, general
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    #4. Pediatricians, general

    Average annual salary: $215,410
    Entry level salary: $137,100
    Total employment in Sacramento: 130

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

    Average annual salary: $216,020
    Entry level salary: $129,880
    Total employment in Sacramento: 1,330

  • #2. Psychiatrists
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    #2. Psychiatrists

    Average annual salary: $228,850
    Entry level salary: $152,260
    Total employment in Sacramento: 70

  • #1. Surgeons
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    #1. Surgeons

    Average annual salary: $257,360
    Entry level salary: $171,650
    Total employment in Sacramento: 340

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