Highest-paying jobs in Rochester

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (STACKER) — Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Rochester, 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.

In Rochester, the annual mean wage is $52,170 or 2.5% lower than national mean of $53,490, while the highest-paying occupation makes $268,190.

Read on to see which jobs make the list:


Reeta Asmai // UC Davis photo

#50. Bioengineers and biomedical engineers

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $102,820
  • #15 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 150

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $97,090
  • Employment: 19,780
  • Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($122,100
  • San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($119,000)
  • Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($117,790)

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#49. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $103,930
  • #59 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 440

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $94,950
  • Employment: 121,340
  • Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent

Metros with highest average pay:

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($189,800)
  • San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($180,940)
  • Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($178,670)

Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock photo

#48. Nurse practitioners

Rochester, NY

  • Annual mean salary: $106,040
  • #213 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 1,140

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)

Ohiodominican // Wikimedia Commons photo

#47. Physician assistants

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $106,620
  • #191 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 830

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)

David Bibo // Wikimedia Commons photo

#46. Education administrators, kindergarten through secondary

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $107,090
  • #79 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 1,160

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)

Fabrice Florin // flickr photo

#45. Education teachers, postsecondary

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $108,450
  • #1 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 330

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $74,560
  • Employment: 61,300
  • Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • Rochester, NY ($108,450)
  • Salt Lake City, UT ($107,300)
  • Toledo, OH ($106,940)

Suzannekweiss // Wikimedia Commons photo

#44. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $108,480
  • #2 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 480

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $83,160
  • Employment: 59,680
  • Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($120,980)
  • Rochester, NY ($108,480)
  • New Haven, CT ($107,320)

Irina.stelea // Wikimedia Commons photo

#42 (tie). History teachers, postsecondary

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $109,480
  • #8 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 190

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $84,210
  • Employment: 21,030
  • Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • Fresno, CA ($144,240)
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($127,460)
  • San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($114,750)

Grace Nichols // U.S. Air Force photo

#42 (tie). Pharmacists

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $109,480
  • #364 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 920

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)

National Eye Institute // Flickr photo

#41. Medical scientists, except epidemiologists

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $110,260
  • #24 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 270

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $98,770
  • Employment: 127,180
  • Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • New Haven, CT ($136,130)
  • Kennewick-Richland, WA ($135,240)
  • Trenton, NJ ($134,540)

Jacob Lund // Shutterstock photo

#40. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $110,560
  • #14 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 170

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $98,700
  • Employment: 53,090
  • Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($143,420)
  • Salt Lake City, UT ($142,610)
  • Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($140,810)

Gorodenkoff // Shutterstock photo

#39. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $111,750
  • #8 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 330

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $86,330
  • Employment: 51,150
  • Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($143,390)
  • Fresno, CA ($127,330)
  • Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA ($124,750)

Financial Times // Wikimedia Commons photo

#38. Personal financial advisors

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $111,910
  • #88 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 580

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $119,290
  • Employment: 210,190
  • Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • Montgomery, AL ($178,100)
  • Santa Fe, NM ($173,970)
  • San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA ($171,370)

Gorodenkoff // Shutterstock photo

#37. Computer science teachers, postsecondary

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $112,850
  • #18 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 180

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $98,430
  • Employment: 31,800
  • Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • Tuscaloosa, AL ($151,520)
  • College Station-Bryan, TX ($149,560)
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($142,520)

rawpixel.com // Shutterstock photo

#36. Purchasing managers

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $114,220
  • #102 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 190

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)

Pressmaster // Shutterstock photo

#35. Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $114,810
  • #2 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 720

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $83,220
  • Employment: 94,060
  • Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($119,250)
  • Rochester, NY ($114,810)
  • Provo-Orem, UT ($112,520)

Kzenon // Shutterstock photo

#34. Optometrists

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $116,820
  • #100 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 120

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)

rawpixel.com // Shutterstock photo

#33. Training and development managers

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $117,580
  • #50 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 150

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)

ESB Professional // Shutterstock photo

#32. Atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $117,650
  • #12 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 190

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $102,690
  • Employment: 11,020
  • Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA ($147,800)
  • Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($146,430)
  • Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI ($138,680)

Matej Kastelic // Shutterstock photo

#31. Business teachers, postsecondary

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $117,690
  • #27 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 640

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $105,440
  • Employment: 83,920
  • Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • College Station-Bryan, TX ($177,360)
  • Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA ($154,210)
  • Tuscaloosa, AL ($141,870)

Jacob Lund // Shutterstock photo

#30. Anthropology and archeology teachers, postsecondary

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $117,970
  • #2 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: data not available

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $95,140
  • Employment: 5,850
  • Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($131,860)
  • Rochester, NY ($117,970)
  • San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($117,490)

Pixabay photo

#29. Compensation and benefits managers

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $118,890
  • #45 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 50

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $134,210
  • Employment: 16,900
    Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($181,770)
  • Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($179,430)
  • New Haven, CT ($179,310)

Sunshine Seeds // Shutterstock photo

#28. Industrial production managers

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $120,670
  • #84 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 730

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)

Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock photo

#27. Area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers, postsecondary

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $121,740
  • #2 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 90

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $88,410
  • Employment: 10,600
  • Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($142,330)
  • Rochester, NY ($121,740)
  • Providence-Warwick, RI-MA ($119,320)

Austin Community College // Flickr photo

#26. Veterinarians

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $122,240
  • #36 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 230

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)

TaLaNoVa // Shutterstock photo

#25. Sales engineers

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $123,180
  • #26 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 240

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)

Pixabay photo

#24. General and operations managers

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $124,200
  • #67 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 6,900

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)

Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock photo

#23. Political science teachers, postsecondary

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $133,050
  • #5 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 150

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $102,290
  • Employment: 15,750
  • Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($155,410)
  • Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($142,680)
  • Providence-Warwick, RI-MA ($136,460)

Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock photo

#22. Medical and health services managers

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $134,060
  • #18 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 1,040

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)

Pixabay photo

#21. Advertising and promotions managers

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $134,430
  • #13 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 50

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $141,890
  • Employment: 25,100
  • Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • Boulder, CO ($200,420)
  • New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($186,040)
  • San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($175,210)

TopRank Online Marketing // Flickr photo

#20. Marketing managers

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $136,760
  • #83 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 580

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)

Canva photo

#19. Sales managers

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $143,050
  • #72 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 910

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)

Jacob Lund // Shutterstock photo

#18. Physics teachers, postsecondary

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $144,220
  • #3 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 180

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $101,110
  • Employment: 13,780
  • Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • College Station-Bryan, TX ($148,240)
  • San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($144,430)
  • Rochester, NY ($144,220)

Pixabay photo

#17. Architectural and engineering managers

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $144,240
  • #95 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 620

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)

Almonroth // Wikimedia Commons photo

#16. Computer and information systems managers

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $146,410
  • #47 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 1,360

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)

Jacob Lund // Shutterstock photo

#15. Human resources managers

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $148,110
  • #12 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 340

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)

Sebastian Duda // Shutterstock photo

#14. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $149,930
  • #21 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 250

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)

Maurizio Pesce // flickr photo

#13. Chief executives

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $153,490
  • #238 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 410

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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#12. Financial managers

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $156,960
  • #19 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 1,100

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)

Jacob Lund // Shutterstock photo

#11. Education administrators, postsecondary

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $157,370
  • #6 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 560

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)

Syda Productions // Shutterstock photo

#10. Economics teachers, postsecondary

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $160,430
  • #4 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 210

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $119,160
  • Employment: 13,270
  • Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • College Station-Bryan, TX ($169,320)
  • San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($162,330)
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($161,460)

NTNU // Flickr photo

#9. Natural sciences managers

Rochester, NY

  • Annual mean salary: $163,900
  • #15 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 30

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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#8. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $169,340
  • #6 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 1,770

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $121,620
  • Employment: 201,920
  • Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • Jacksonville, FL ($202,430)
  • Jackson, MS ($185,500)
  • Kalamazoo-Portage, MI ($184,130)

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#7. Dentists, general

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $174,950
  • #170 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 320

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)


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#6. Family medicine physicians

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $184,870
  • #216 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 150

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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#5. Nurse anesthetists

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $189,850
  • #35 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 80

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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#4. General internal medicine physicians

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $230,060
  • #49 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 260

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $201,440
  • Employment: 44,610
  • Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • Sioux Falls, SD ($282,610)
  • Rapid City, SD ($280,990)
  • Barnstable Town, MA ($280,500)

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#3. Obstetricians and gynecologists

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $233,500
  • #36 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 90

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $233,610
  • Employment: 18,620
  • Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • Fayetteville, NC ($284,520)
  • Akron, OH ($282,650)
  • Albuquerque, NM ($281,800)

LightField Studios // Shutterstock photo

#2. Psychiatrists

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $265,460
  • #14 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 60

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $220,430
  • Employment: 25,530
  • Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($282,400)
  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($280,270)
  • Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($280,200)

Unsplash photo

#1. Surgeons, except ophthalmologists

Rochester, NY:

  • Annual mean salary: $268,190
  • #34 highest pay among all metros
  • Employment: 130

National:

  • Annual mean salary: $252,040
  • Employment: 36,270
  • Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

Metros with highest average pay:

  • Wausau, WI ($285,230)
  • Oshkosh-Neenah, WI ($285,210)
  • Asheville, NC ($284,780)

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