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Highest-paying jobs in Sacramento

  • 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

    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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