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Highest-paying jobs in Baltimore

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JJS Photo // Wikicommons

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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Luke // Wikimedia Commons

#25. Computer hardware engineers

Average annual salary: $124,690
Entry level salary: $80,840
Total employment in Baltimore: 1,820

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Chris Thamann // Wikimedia Commons

#24. Air traffic controllers

Average annual salary: $125,210
Entry level salary: $92,680
Total employment in Baltimore: 50

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Lisa Ferdinando // Dept. of Defense

#23. Compensation and benefits managers

Average annual salary: $125,430
Entry level salary: $82,570
Total employment in Baltimore: 170

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OIST // Wikicommons

#22. Human resources managers

Average annual salary: $125,540
Entry level salary: $82,660
Total employment in Baltimore: 960

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Kemberly Groue // U.S. Air Force

#21. Purchasing managers

Average annual salary: $126,730
Entry level salary: $76,730
Total employment in Baltimore: 710

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Tobin // Flickr

#20. Aerospace engineers

Average annual salary: $127,300
Entry level salary: $80,960
Total employment in Baltimore: 380

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NTNU, Faculty of Natural Sciences // Flickr

#19. Natural sciences managers

Average annual salary: $128,960
Entry level salary: $70,080
Total employment in Baltimore: 600

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Mike Meares // Public Domain Files

#18. Nurse anesthetists

Average annual salary: $129,790
Entry level salary: $82,470
Total employment in Baltimore: 290

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Marius Hoefinger // Wikimedia Commons

#17. General and operations managers

Average annual salary: $132,280
Entry level salary: $54,740
Total employment in Baltimore: 22,520

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Daderot // Wikimedia Commons

#16. Education administrators, postsecondary

Average annual salary: $132,530
Entry level salary: $67,370
Total employment in Baltimore: 1,070

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PxHere

#15. Financial managers

Average annual salary: $133,560
Entry level salary: $67,180
Total employment in Baltimore: 5,480

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Government of Prince Edward Island // Flickr

#14. Optometrists

Average annual salary: $134,670
Entry level salary: $38,000
Total employment in Baltimore: 160

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Monmar Comunicació // Flickr

#13. Marketing managers

Average annual salary: $136,160
Entry level salary: $69,360
Total employment in Baltimore: 1,490

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CCO Public Domain // PxHere

#12. Architectural and engineering managers

Average annual salary: $140,760
Entry level salary: $95,340
Total employment in Baltimore: 2,400

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tstokes // Pixabay

#11. Computer and information systems managers

Average annual salary: $141,840
Entry level salary: $87,320
Total employment in Baltimore: 4,240

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pixfly // Shutterstock

#10. Sales managers

Average annual salary: $141,920
Entry level salary: $65,070
Total employment in Baltimore: 2,810

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maveric2003 // Wikimedia Commons

#9. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

Average annual salary: $146,340
Entry level salary: $140,940
Total employment in Baltimore: 180

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Vic // Flickr

#8. Family and general practitioners

Average annual salary: $179,410
Entry level salary: $72,740
Total employment in Baltimore: 1,390

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CCO Public Domain // PxHere

#7. Chief executives

Average annual salary: $182,020
Entry level salary: $19,360
Total employment in Baltimore: 910

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soyfeliz2018 // PxHere

#6. Dentists, general

Average annual salary: $184,100
Entry level salary: $66,500
Total employment in Baltimore: 1,100

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Dmytro Zinkevych // Shutterstock

#5. Psychiatrists

Average annual salary: $186,610
Entry level salary: $29,050
Total employment in Baltimore: 420

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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

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National Cancer Institute // Wikimedia Commons

#3. Internists, general

Average annual salary: $194,580
Entry level salary: $110,420
Total employment in Baltimore: 550

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Kaye Richey // Wikimedia Commons

#2. Pediatricians, general

Average annual salary: $196,020
Entry level salary: $89,840
Total employment in Baltimore: 450

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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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