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While college and university tuition costs may be skyrocketing, many still believe a bachelor’s degree is essential to landing a high-paying job in the United States. Stacker compiled a list of the highest paying jobs that typically require a bachelors in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2021 annual mean wage.

Whether highly technical, scientific, or based in finance or the arts, all the jobs require keeping up to date with the latest developments in culture, commerce, or tech.

Keep reading to discover the highest-paying jobs that require a bachelor degree in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA.

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#50. Zoologists and wildlife biologists

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $86,030
– #11 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 60

National
– Annual mean salary: $70,300
– Employment: 15,930
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Barnstable Town, MA ($109,570)
— Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS ($106,800)
— Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($100,350)

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#49. Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $86,790
– #7 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 330

National
– Annual mean salary: $73,810
– Employment: 87,750
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,980)
— Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($97,020)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($96,830)

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#48. Financial examiners

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $86,970
– #57 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 520

National
– Annual mean salary: $96,180
– Employment: 60,750
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($128,280)
— Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($125,590)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($124,070)

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#47. Accountants and auditors

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $88,010
– #21 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 6,170

National
– Annual mean salary: $83,980
– Employment: 1,318,550
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,830)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($109,330)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($107,540)

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#46. Emergency management directors

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $88,930
– #27 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 60

National
– Annual mean salary: $84,800
– Employment: 10,320
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($142,000)
— Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($124,780)
— Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($123,170)

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#45. Commercial and industrial designers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $89,530
– #15 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 390

National
– Annual mean salary: $79,680
– Employment: 27,940
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($132,150)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($111,370)
— Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($108,760)

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#44. Environmental engineers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $89,750
– #129 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 130

National
– Annual mean salary: $100,220
– Employment: 42,660
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($131,700)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($127,470)
— Idaho Falls, ID ($127,160)

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

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $89,780
– #88 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 50

National
– Annual mean salary: $99,700
– Employment: 22,870
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($127,700)
— Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($123,690)
— Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($122,770)

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#42. Budget analysts

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $90,260
– #23 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 100

National
– Annual mean salary: $84,240
– Employment: 47,440
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($114,670)
— Iowa City, IA ($108,870)
— Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($106,380)

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#41. Occupational health and safety specialists

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $90,400
– #23 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 190

National
– Annual mean salary: $78,740
– Employment: 106,340
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Kennewick-Richland, WA ($111,950)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($108,240)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($108,020)

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#40. Credit analysts

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $91,120
– #24 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 230

National
– Annual mean salary: $88,030
– Employment: 68,770
– Metros with highest average pay:
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($128,950)
— Danbury, CT ($121,560)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($117,860)

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#39. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $91,630
– #175 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 810

National
– Annual mean salary: $102,750
– Employment: 266,160
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($150,760)
— Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($141,470)
— Iowa City, IA ($138,870)

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#38. Insurance underwriters

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $92,160
– #14 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 570

National
– Annual mean salary: $79,940
– Employment: 107,690
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($121,000)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($108,990)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,150)

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#37. Architects, except landscape and naval

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $92,300
– #51 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 340

National
– Annual mean salary: $91,900
– Employment: 100,400
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($120,430)
— Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL ($115,450)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($113,780)

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#36. Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $92,440
– #44 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 40

National
– Annual mean salary: $103,550
– Employment: 23,620
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($161,290)
— Corpus Christi, TX ($156,870)
— Midland, TX ($156,270)

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#35. Network and computer systems administrators

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $94,070
– #37 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 1,290

National
– Annual mean salary: $91,250
– Employment: 316,760
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($135,440)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($116,370)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($110,930)

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#34. Chemists

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $95,410
– #36 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 170

National
– Annual mean salary: $89,130
– Employment: 80,600
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($131,290)
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($115,790)
— Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($108,330)

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#33. Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $97,960
– #2 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 100

National
– Annual mean salary: $56,110
– Employment: 24,580
– Metros with highest average pay:
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($116,440)
— Providence-Warwick, RI-MA ($97,960)
— Salt Lake City, UT ($90,370)

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#32. Computer programmers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $98,380
– #39 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 450

National
– Annual mean salary: $96,650
– Employment: 152,610
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($144,130)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($126,220)
— Dalton, GA ($123,500)

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#31. Chemical engineers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $98,490
– #80 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 40

National
– Annual mean salary: $121,840
– Employment: 24,180
– 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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#30. Industrial engineers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $100,970
– #64 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 1,150

National
– Annual mean salary: $95,200
– Employment: 293,950
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Anchorage, AK ($142,770)
— Midland, TX ($129,440)
— Billings, MT ($126,170)

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#29. Mechanical engineers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $101,950
– #44 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 1,500

National
– Annual mean salary: $97,000
– Employment: 278,240
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($137,540)
— Baton Rouge, LA ($128,790)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($127,030)

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#28. Information security analysts

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $102,310
– #74 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 440

National
– Annual mean salary: $113,270
– Employment: 157,220
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($150,820)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($149,250)
— Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA ($135,080)

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#27. Civil engineers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $102,760
– #33 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 1,050

National
– Annual mean salary: $95,490
– Employment: 304,310
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($119,720)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($116,550)
— Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA ($115,120)

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#26. Management analysts

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $103,780
– #39 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 3,500

National
– Annual mean salary: $100,530
– Employment: 768,450
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Dothan, AL ($135,020)
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($127,320)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($125,250)

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#25. Computer systems analysts

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $104,850
– #38 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 1,900

National
– Annual mean salary: $102,210
– Employment: 505,150
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($141,290)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($131,650)
— Huntsville, AL ($118,690)

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#24. Actuaries

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $105,850
– #48 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 100

National
– Annual mean salary: $125,300
– Employment: 23,040
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($245,520)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($144,550)
— Springfield, MA-CT ($144,320)

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#23. Computer hardware engineers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $107,450
– #65 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 410

National
– Annual mean salary: $136,230
– Employment: 73,750
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($185,210)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($183,320)
— San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($161,580)

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#22. Construction managers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $112,300
– #56 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 450

National
– Annual mean salary: $108,210
– Employment: 284,750
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Anchorage, AK ($160,710)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($149,050)
— Napa, CA ($145,430)

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#21. Electrical engineers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $112,780
– #42 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 650

National
– Annual mean salary: $107,890
– Employment: 186,020
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($148,870)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($133,640)
— Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA ($124,680)

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#20. Sales engineers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $113,500
– #52 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 80

National
– Annual mean salary: $118,630
– Employment: 59,550
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Salisbury, MD-DE ($169,330)
— Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($158,740)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($158,320)

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#19. Industrial production managers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $116,140
– #156 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 640

National
– Annual mean salary: $117,780
– Employment: 192,270
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($155,640)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($153,860)
— Fort Collins, CO ($153,470)

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#18. Materials engineers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $119,710
– #5 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 40

National
– Annual mean salary: $101,950
– Employment: 21,530
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Boulder, CO ($135,680)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($134,720)
— Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($129,400)

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#17. Software developers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $121,860
– #23 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 2,960

National
– Annual mean salary: $120,990
– Employment: 1,364,180
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($167,420)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($158,320)
— Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($148,220)

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#16. Personal financial advisors

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $122,300
– #91 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 1,320

National
– Annual mean salary: $119,960
– Employment: 263,030
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Barnstable Town, MA ($172,780)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($161,010)
— East Stroudsburg, PA ($158,790)

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#15. Electronics engineers, except computer

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $123,590
– #20 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 1,040

National
– Annual mean salary: $115,490
– Employment: 107,170
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($152,060)
— Santa Rosa, CA ($138,480)
— Idaho Falls, ID ($136,310)

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#14. Training and development managers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $126,660
– #37 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 80

National
– Annual mean salary: $128,800
– Employment: 35,830
– Metros with highest average pay:
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($180,360)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($176,270)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($166,410)

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#13. General and operations managers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $127,900
– #28 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 8,400

National
– Annual mean salary: $115,250
– Employment: 2,984,920
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($165,340)
— Trenton, NJ ($165,030)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($159,210)

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#12. Medical and health services managers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $128,700
– #42 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 1,850

National
– Annual mean salary: $119,840
– Employment: 436,770
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($162,110)
— Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($157,340)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($156,370)

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#11. Purchasing managers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $134,150
– #40 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 240

National
– Annual mean salary: $134,590
– Employment: 69,310
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Trenton, NJ ($181,030)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,010)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($174,760)

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#10. Computer network architects

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $135,110
– #8 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 360

National
– Annual mean salary: $120,650
– Employment: 168,830
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,600)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($152,900)
— Rapid City, SD ($145,810)

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#9. Sales managers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $139,300
– #56 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 860

National
– Annual mean salary: $142,390
– Employment: 453,800
– Metros with highest average pay:
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($198,960)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($196,910)
— Boulder, CO ($182,820)

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#8. Compensation and benefits managers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $145,390
– #16 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 70

National
– Annual mean salary: $139,470
– Employment: 15,330
– Metros with highest average pay:
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($190,560)
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($187,770)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,130)

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#7. Natural sciences managers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $151,300
– #31 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 90

National
– Annual mean salary: $156,110
– Employment: 74,760
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($222,360)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($219,240)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($216,750)

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#6. Human resources managers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $151,410
– #19 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 420

National
– Annual mean salary: $136,590
– Employment: 166,530
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($190,020)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($186,930)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($175,410)

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#5. Computer and information systems managers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $159,190
– #32 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 1,130

National
– Annual mean salary: $162,930
– Employment: 485,190
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($228,030)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($211,470)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($202,800)

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#4. Architectural and engineering managers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $159,580
– #55 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 340

National
– Annual mean salary: $158,970
– Employment: 187,100
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($228,000)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($206,050)
— Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL ($198,430)

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#3. Financial managers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $162,230
– #17 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 2,410

National
– Annual mean salary: $153,460
– Employment: 681,070
– Metros with highest average pay:
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($209,100)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($201,330)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($188,900)

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#2. Marketing managers

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $162,710
– #18 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 730

National
– Annual mean salary: $153,440
– Employment: 278,690
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($210,280)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($198,870)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($191,310)

Maurizio Pesce // flickr

#1. Chief executives

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
– Annual mean salary: $241,030
– #49 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 420

National
– Annual mean salary: $213,020
– Employment: 200,480
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($313,440)
— Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($298,960)
— Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($296,480)

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