Highest-paying jobs in Charlotte

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Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-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 2021.

In Charlotte, the annual mean wage is $57,270 or 1.7% lower than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $350,330. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Chemical engineers

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
– Annual mean salary: $112,170
– #36 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 150

National
– Annual mean salary: $121,840
– Employment: 24,180
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($173,640)
— Anchorage, AK ($159,010)
— Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($152,820)

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#49. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
– Annual mean salary: $112,300
– #62 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 330

National
– Annual mean salary: $133,310
– Employment: 191,830
– Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($226,440)
— Jackson, MS ($202,690)
— Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA ($183,250)

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#48. Art directors

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
– Annual mean salary: $112,610
– #18 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 140

National
– Annual mean salary: $115,430
– Employment: 42,080
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($163,790)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($157,310)
— Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($146,040)

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#47. Transportation, storage, and distribution…