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Highest-paying jobs in Charlotte

  • Highest-paying jobs in Charlotte
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    Highest-paying jobs in Charlotte

    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 Charlotte, 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 Charlotte, North Carolina.

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

  • #25. Pharmacists
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    #25. Pharmacists

    Average annual salary: $120,960
    Entry level salary: $97,420
    Total employment in Charlotte: 2,220

  • #24. Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents
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    #24. Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents

    Average annual salary: $122,590
    Entry level salary: $30,690
    Total employment in Charlotte: 3,830

  • #23. Managers, all other
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    #23. Managers, all other

    Average annual salary: $123,810
    Entry level salary: $67,130
    Total employment in Charlotte: 3,570

  • #22. Optometrists
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    #22. Optometrists

    Average annual salary: $123,840
    Entry level salary: $55,450
    Total employment in Charlotte: 260

  • #21. Human resources managers
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    #21. Human resources managers

    Average annual salary: $128,950
    Entry level salary: $70,370
    Total employment in Charlotte: 1,470

  • #20. Training and development managers
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    #20. Training and development managers

    Average annual salary: $129,670
    Entry level salary: $70,730
    Total employment in Charlotte: 300

  • #19. General and operations managers
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    #19. General and operations managers

    Average annual salary: $133,280
    Entry level salary: $55,490
    Total employment in Charlotte: 17,640

  • #18. Architectural and engineering managers
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    #18. Architectural and engineering managers

    Average annual salary: $135,970
    Entry level salary: $87,650
    Total employment in Charlotte: 1,130

  • #17. Marketing managers
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    #17. Marketing managers

    Average annual salary: $136,580
    Entry level salary: $71,950
    Total employment in Charlotte: 2,260

  • #16. Lawyers
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    #16. Lawyers

    Average annual salary: $139,080
    Entry level salary: $46,180
    Total employment in Charlotte: 4,060

  • #15. Compensation and benefits managers
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    #15. Compensation and benefits managers

    Average annual salary: $139,550
    Entry level salary: $79,050
    Total employment in Charlotte: 160

  • #14. Computer and information systems managers
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    #14. Computer and information systems managers

    Average annual salary: $139,870
    Entry level salary: $86,350
    Total employment in Charlotte: 4,510

  • #13. Sales managers
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    #13. Sales managers

    Average annual salary: $142,220
    Entry level salary: $63,960
    Total employment in Charlotte: 3,020

  • #12. Financial managers
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    #12. Financial managers

    Average annual salary: $152,890
    Entry level salary: $83,750
    Total employment in Charlotte: 7,180

  • #11. Podiatrists
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    #11. Podiatrists

    Average annual salary: $163,840
    Entry level salary: $105,180
    Total employment in Charlotte: 90

  • #10. Nurse anesthetists
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    #10. Nurse anesthetists

    Average annual salary: $166,030
    Entry level salary: $111,970
    Total employment in Charlotte: 780

  • #9. Dentists, general
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    #9. Dentists, general

    Average annual salary: $222,440
    Entry level salary: $92,920
    Total employment in Charlotte: 910

  • #8. Chief executives
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    #8. Chief executives

    Average annual salary: $222,910
    Entry level salary: $110,410
    Total employment in Charlotte: 1,610

  • #7. Physicians and surgeons, all other
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    #7. Physicians and surgeons, all other

    Average annual salary: $226,140
    Entry level salary: $113,770
    Total employment in Charlotte: 1,930

  • #6. Family and general practitioners
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    #6. Family and general practitioners

    Average annual salary: $233,500
    Entry level salary: $138,380
    Total employment in Charlotte: 650

  • #5. Psychiatrists
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    #5. Psychiatrists

    Average annual salary: $234,360
    Entry level salary: $139,930
    Total employment in Charlotte: 140

  • #4. Pediatricians, general
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    #4. Pediatricians, general

    Average annual salary: $236,940
    Entry level salary: $110,860
    Total employment in Charlotte: 200

  • #3. Anesthesiologists
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    #3. Anesthesiologists

    Average annual salary: $245,400
    Entry level salary: $133,000
    Total employment in Charlotte: 120

  • #2. Internists, general
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    #2. Internists, general

    Average annual salary: $248,430
    Entry level salary: $167,870
    Total employment in Charlotte: 300

  • #1. Surgeons
    26/ Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver // U.S. Air Force

    #1. Surgeons

    Average annual salary: $256,160
    Entry level salary: $172,940
    Total employment in Charlotte: 480

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