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Highest-paying jobs in Baltimore

  • 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

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

  • #24. Air traffic controllers

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

  • #23. Compensation and benefits managers

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

  • #22. Human resources managers

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

  • #21. Purchasing managers

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

  • #20. Aerospace engineers

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

  • #19. Natural sciences managers

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

  • #18. Nurse anesthetists

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

  • #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

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

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