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Highest-paying jobs in Baltimore

  • Highest-paying jobs in Baltimore
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    Highest-paying jobs in Baltimore

    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 Baltimore, 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 Baltimore.

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

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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
    23/ Samuel King Jr. // U.S. Air Force

    #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
    26/ Senior Airman Josie Walck // U.S. Air Force

    #1. Obstetricians and gynecologists

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

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