Highest-paying jobs in Augusta

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(STACKER) – Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by average annual salary with information up to date as of May 2019.

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In Augusta, the annual mean wage is $46,160 or 13.7% lower than national mean of $53,490, while the highest-paying occupation makes $194,080. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

#50. Computer systems analysts

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $78,960
– #210 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 560

National
– Annual mean salary: $96,160
– Employment: 589,060
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($122,990)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($121,300)
— Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($119,540)

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#49. Occupational therapists

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $80,030
– #229 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 180

National
– Annual mean salary: $86,210
– Employment: 133,570
– Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— The Villages, FL ($115,090)
— Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($108,870)
— Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($107,450)

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#48. Speech-language pathologists

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $80,100
– #143 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 220

National
– Annual mean salary: $82,000
– Employment: 154,360
– Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($117,710)
— Corvallis, OR ($105,380)
— Chico, CA ($104,640)

4 / 50Jacob Lund // Shutterstock

#47. Database administrators and architects

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $82,040
– #146 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 120

National
– Annual mean salary: $96,110
– Employment: 125,460
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($140,580)
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($116,780)
— Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($114,960)

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#46. Web developers and digital interface designers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $82,660
– #21 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 50

National
– Annual mean salary: $82,370
– Employment: 148,340
– Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($138,600)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($110,790)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,250)

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#45. Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $83,070
– #117 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 90

National
– Annual mean salary: $87,450
– Employment: 113,270
– Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Santa Rosa, CA ($136,390)
— Jefferson City, MO ($118,920)
— Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($117,960)

7 / 50Aykut Erdogdu // Shutterstock

#44. Physical therapists

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $85,230
– #252 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 350

National
– Annual mean salary: $90,170
– Employment: 233,350
– Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Yuba City, CA ($116,360)
— Bakersfield, CA ($116,120)
— Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($113,950)

8 / 50Austin Community College // Flickr

#43. Veterinarians

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $85,410
– #231 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 90

National
– Annual mean salary: $104,820
– Employment: 74,540
– Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Sherman-Denison, TX ($210,960)
— Lubbock, TX ($176,730)
— Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($161,230)

9 / 50PIYAWAT WONGOPASS // Shutterstock

#42. Computer programmers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $86,660
– #85 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 240

National
– Annual mean salary: $92,610
– Employment: 199,540
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($116,400)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($113,990)
— Charlottesville, VA ($113,760)

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#41. Electronics engineers, except computer

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $88,070
– #152 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 230

National
– Annual mean salary: $110,210
– Employment: 128,800
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($141,660)
— Santa Rosa, CA ($132,600)
— Austin-Round Rock, TX ($130,890)

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#40. Education administrators, kindergarten through secondary

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $88,370
– #217 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 400

National
– Annual mean salary: $100,340
– Employment: 271,020
– Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Modesto, CA ($150,080)
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($143,890)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($138,820)

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#39. Management analysts

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $89,950
– #112 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 550

National
– Annual mean salary: $95,560
– Employment: 709,750
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Dothan, AL ($132,090)
— Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL ($127,750)
— Barnstable Town, MA ($127,570)

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#38. Information security analysts

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $90,820
– #102 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 100

National
– Annual mean salary: $104,210
– Employment: 125,570
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($133,040)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($127,850)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($122,570)

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#37. Construction managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $91,750
– #211 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 470

National
– Annual mean salary: $105,000
– Employment: 293,380
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ ($160,500)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($148,140)
— Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ ($146,820)

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#36. Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $92,080
– #55 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 80

National
– Annual mean salary: $94,810
– Employment: 25,860
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($124,110)
— Albuquerque, NM ($122,020)
— Kennewick-Richland, WA ($121,620)

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#35. Industrial engineers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $93,080
– #104 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 730

National
– Annual mean salary: $92,660
– Employment: 291,710
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($131,850)
— Billings, MT ($124,350)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($121,940)

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#34. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $93,860
– #163 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 180

National
– Annual mean salary: $103,320
– Employment: 132,040
– Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO ($151,260)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($144,220)
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($139,860)

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#33. Lawyers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $94,670
– #275 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 500

National
– Annual mean salary: $145,300
– Employment: 657,170
– Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($218,420)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($188,910)
— Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($179,590)

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#32. Materials engineers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $95,890
– #41 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 60

National
– Annual mean salary: $97,890
– Employment: 26,820
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($127,690)
— Boulder, CO ($127,260)
— Albuquerque, NM ($126,970)

20 / 50Roman Samborskyi // Shutterstock

#31. Software developers and software quality assurance analysts and testers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $97,320
– #136 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 690

National
– Annual mean salary: $111,620
– Employment: 1,406,870
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($145,730)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($145,250)
— Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($134,090)

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#30. Architects, except landscape and naval

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $97,730
– #17 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 130

National
– Annual mean salary: $89,560
– Employment: 105,850
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Salinas, CA ($123,770)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($121,550)
— Lubbock, TX ($116,720)

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#29. Medical and health services managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $97,860
– #256 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 870

National
– Annual mean salary: $115,160
– Employment: 394,910
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA ($163,280)
— Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($159,190)
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($154,570)

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#28. Nurse practitioners

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $98,060
– #309 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 290

National
– Annual mean salary: $111,840
– Employment: 200,600
– Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($175,060)
— Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA ($160,110)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($157,150)

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#27. Physician assistants

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $99,860
– #249 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 190

National
– Annual mean salary: $112,410
– Employment: 120,090
– Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Salinas, CA ($161,370)
— Leominster-Gardner, MA ($156,250)
— Waterbury, CT ($154,550)

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#26. General and operations managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $102,240
– #216 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 3,410

National
– Annual mean salary: $123,030
– Employment: 2,400,280
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($189,060)
— Trenton, NJ ($173,050)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($167,160)

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#25. Purchasing managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $105,620
– #150 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 120

National
– Annual mean salary: $128,400
– Employment: 72,100
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($171,560)
— Morgantown, WV ($163,830)
— Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO ($160,620)

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#24. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $105,640
– #58 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 50

National
– Annual mean salary: $128,550
– Employment: 28,670
– Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA ($206,390)
— Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($197,140)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($196,520)

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#23. Human resources managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $107,770
– #188 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 160

National
– Annual mean salary: $129,570
– Employment: 154,800
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($196,900)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($174,390)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($170,070)

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#22. Natural sciences managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $109,490
– #98 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 70

National
– Annual mean salary: $145,450
– Employment: 67,720
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($222,530)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($208,910)
— Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($206,710)

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#21. Nuclear engineers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $109,700
– #17 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 830

National
– Annual mean salary: $120,700
– Employment: 15,850
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($146,420)
— Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($145,330)
— Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($141,270)

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#20. Civil engineers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $109,720
– #14 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 750

National
– Annual mean salary: $94,360
– Employment: 310,850
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($120,110)
— Midland, TX ($117,900)
— Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL ($117,200)

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#19. Computer network architects

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $111,800
– #53 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 80

National
– Annual mean salary: $115,110
– Employment: 152,420
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($152,400)
— Dover-Durham, NH-ME ($151,650)
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($142,100)

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#18. Financial managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $111,810
– #251 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 450

National
– Annual mean salary: $147,530
– Employment: 654,790
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($208,770)
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($203,430)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($182,190)

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#17. Electrical engineers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $113,220
– #20 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 400

National
– Annual mean salary: $103,480
– Employment: 185,570
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($138,450)
— Salinas, CA ($129,850)
— Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($128,080)

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#16. Sales managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $113,330
– #259 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 340

National
– Annual mean salary: $141,690
– Employment: 402,600
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($195,220)
— Trenton, NJ ($178,020)
— Portsmouth, NH-ME ($175,500)

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#15. Chemical engineers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $115,200
– #25 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 60

National
– Annual mean salary: $117,090
– Employment: 30,120
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($162,330)
— Midland, TX ($152,170)
— Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($150,680)

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#14. Industrial production managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $116,520
– #118 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 240

National
– Annual mean salary: $115,110
– Employment: 185,790
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Florence, SC ($158,000)
— Boulder, CO ($149,990)
— Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX ($149,500)

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#13. Marketing managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $117,110
– #176 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 160

National
– Annual mean salary: $149,200
– Employment: 263,680
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($199,710)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($188,810)
— Boulder, CO ($183,460)

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#12. Mechanical engineers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $118,330
– #6 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 570

National
– Annual mean salary: $93,540
– Employment: 306,990
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($125,640)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($123,270)
— Lake Charles, LA ($120,950)

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#11. Pharmacists

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $122,280
– #252 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 680

National
– Annual mean salary: $125,510
– Employment: 311,200
– Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Tyler, TX ($161,790)
— Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($158,250)
— Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($157,850)

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#10. Computer and information systems managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $122,900
– #194 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 300

National
– Annual mean salary: $156,390
– Employment: 433,960
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($215,090)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($201,960)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($196,290)

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#9. Family medicine physicians

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $124,400
– #262 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 610

National
– Annual mean salary: $213,270
– Employment: 109,370
– Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Racine, WI ($286,030)
— Jacksonville, NC ($282,580)
— Gadsden, AL ($281,430)

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#8. Sales engineers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $138,090
– #9 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 40

National
– Annual mean salary: $112,780
– Employment: 63,550
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($158,150)
— Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($156,600)
— Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($153,860)

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#7. Training and development managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $140,560
– #12 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 40

National
– Annual mean salary: $123,470
– Employment: 38,510
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($168,900)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($167,850)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($152,380)

45 / 50Kzenon // Shutterstock

#6. Optometrists

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $141,520
– #33 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 70

National
– Annual mean salary: $122,980
– Employment: 39,420
– Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Champaign-Urbana, IL ($238,460)
— Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($210,490)
— Evansville, IN-KY ($183,380)

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#5. Architectural and engineering managers

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $143,550
– #97 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: data not available

National
– Annual mean salary: $152,930
– Employment: 194,250
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($203,310)
— Amarillo, TX ($198,010)
— Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL ($188,210)

47 / 50Maurizio Pesce // flickr

#4. Chief executives

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $149,220
– #251 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 350

National
– Annual mean salary: $193,850
– Employment: 205,890
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($270,040)
— Sioux Falls, SD ($264,330)
— Midland, TX ($258,760)

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#3. Dentists, general

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $167,360
– #208 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 130

National
– Annual mean salary: $178,260
– Employment: 110,730
– Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Burlington, NC ($278,360)
— Burlington-South Burlington, VT ($275,430)
— Longview, TX ($272,440)

49 / 50Jacob Lund // Shutterstock

#2. Education administrators, postsecondary

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $180,620
– #2 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 230

National
– Annual mean salary: $112,400
– Employment: 144,880
– Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Ithaca, NY ($186,580)
— Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC ($180,620)
— Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO ($170,400)

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#1. Nurse anesthetists

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
– Annual mean salary: $194,080
– #31 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: data not available

National
– Annual mean salary: $181,040
– Employment: 43,570
– Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Toledo, OH ($266,260)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($254,860)
— Columbus, GA-AL ($247,540)

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