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Highest-paying jobs in Pittsburgh

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 Pittsburgh, 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 Pittsburgh.

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

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Pixabay

#25. Optometrists

Average annual salary: $109,760
Entry level salary: $38,200
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 490

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StartupStockPhotos // Pixabay

#24. Advertising and promotions managers

Average annual salary: $112,720
Entry level salary: $43,180
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 80

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Oregon Department of Transportation // Wikimedia Commons

#23. Construction managers

Average annual salary: $114,120
Entry level salary: $58,480
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 1,540

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Waseem Farooq // PxHere

#22. Dentists, general

Average annual salary: $114,500
Entry level salary: $48,760
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 830

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Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement // Flickr

#21. Petroleum engineers

Average annual salary: $117,980
Entry level salary: $63,480
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 440

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PxHere

#20. Purchasing managers

Average annual salary: $118,660
Entry level salary: $68,940
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 370

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Lisa Ferdinando // Dept. of Defense

#19. Compensation and benefits managers

Average annual salary: $121,280
Entry level salary: $67,330
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 150

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Ken Teegardin // Flickr

#18. Personal financial advisors

Average annual salary: $123,280
Entry level salary: $50,030
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 1,830

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Cluster Munition Coalition // Flickr

#17. General and operations managers

Average annual salary: $123,890
Entry level salary: $50,000
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 14,080

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Security and Defence Agenda // Flickr

#16. Training and development managers

Average annual salary: $125,060
Entry level salary: $66,350
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 170

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pzsolt // Pixabay

#15. Computer and information systems managers

Average annual salary: $126,890
Entry level salary: $78,160
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 2,660

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OIST // Wikimedia Commons

#14. Human resources managers

Average annual salary: $130,380
Entry level salary: $71,650
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 660

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CCO Public Domain // PxHere

#13. Architectural and engineering managers

Average annual salary: $138,860
Entry level salary: $81,310
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 1,560

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Tony Webster // Wikimedia Commons

#12. Lawyers

Average annual salary: $139,500
Entry level salary: $54,750
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 5,110

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Wonderlane // Flickr

#11. Sales managers

Average annual salary: $141,230
Entry level salary: $64,190
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 1,890

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Stacey // Flickr

#10. Podiatrists

Average annual salary: $142,640
Entry level salary: $54,630
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 90

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ISAF Headquarters Public Affairs Office // Wikimedia Commons

#9. Nurse anesthetists

Average annual salary: $143,320
Entry level salary: $118,030
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 900

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CCO Public Domain // PxHere

#8. Financial managers

Average annual salary: $143,490
Entry level salary: $78,370
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 3,100

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rawpixel.com // PxHere

#7. Marketing managers

Average annual salary: $145,350
Entry level salary: $79,280
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 1,040

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skeeze // Pixabay

#6. Physicists

Average annual salary: $145,850
Entry level salary: $93,030
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 30

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Ted Eytan // Flickr

#5. Psychiatrists

Average annual salary: $163,130
Entry level salary: $67,080
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 120

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rawpixel.com // PxHere

#4. Chief executives

Average annual salary: $196,580
Entry level salary: $81,990
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 1,920

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Geroffrey Schnorr // Wikimedia Commons

#3. Physicians and surgeons, all other

Average annual salary: $196,850
Entry level salary: $54,250
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 3,890

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Clear River Advertisting and Marketing // Flickr

#2. Family and general practitioners

Average annual salary: $200,460
Entry level salary: $74,060
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 410

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Matt Madd // Flickr

#1. Surgeons

Average annual salary: $244,560
Entry level salary: $106,030
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 190

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