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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.

ALSO: Ranking the worst commutes in Sacramento

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#25. Computer network architects

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

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#24. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

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

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#23. Compensation and benefits managers

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

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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

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#21. Optometrists

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

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#20. Education administrators, postsecondary

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

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Ed Barker // U.S. Navy

#19. Computer and information systems managers

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

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#18. Natural sciences managers

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

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#17. Lawyers

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

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#16. Pharmacists

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

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Army Medicine // Flickr

#15. Veterinarians

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

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Veteran's Health // Flickr

#14. Medical and health services managers

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

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Rhoda Baer // Wikimedia Commons

#13. Radiation therapists

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

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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

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#11. Chief executives

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

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#10. Real estate brokers

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

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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

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#8. Dentists, general

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

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#7. Family and general practitioners

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

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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

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#5. Internists, general

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

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#4. Pediatricians, general

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

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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

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Ensign Courtney Avon // U.S. Navy

#2. Psychiatrists

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

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Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver // U.S. Air Force

#1. Surgeons

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

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