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Old 12-17-2008, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Chief Executives
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. Los Angeles, $194,050
2. San Jose, $192,030
3. Seattle, $189,970
4. Bridgeport-Stamford, Conn., $189,900
5. New York City, $189,340
6. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks, Calif., $185,580
7. San Francisco-Oakland, $183,230
8. Minneapolis-St. Paul, $181,890
9. Stockton, Calif., $180,460
10. San Diego, $179,790

Computer and Information System Managers
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. San Jose, $147,320
2. New York City, $139,510
3. San Francisco-Oakland, $137,440
4. Seattle, $132,280
5. Poughkeepsie, N.Y., $131,690
6. Bridgeport-Stamford, Conn., $131,340
7. Washington, $128,300
8. Philadelphia, $126,220
9. Boston, $125,140
10. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks, Calif., $125,120

Computer Software Engineers
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. San Jose, $105,400
2. San Francisco-Oakland, $100,050
3. Baltimore, $96,110
4. Boston, $96,010
5. Bridgeport-Stamford, Conn., $95,080
6. Poughkeepsie, N.Y., $93,560
7. Los Angeles, $92,770
8. New York City, $92,520
9. Austin, $92,340
10. Washington, $91,700

Computer Software Engineers(Systems Software)
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. Stockton, Calif., $131,270
2. San Jose, $111,070
3. Bakersfield, Calif., $104,700
4. San Francisco-Oakland, $101,490
5. New York City, $101,320
6. Washington, $100,810
7. Baltimore, $99,800
8. Boston, $97,170
9. Albuquerque, $95,480
10. Jacksonville, $95,010

Construction Managers
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. Albany, $124,650
2. New York City, $124,630
3. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks, Calif., $118,950
4. Bridgeport-Stamford, Conn., $118,710
5. Toledo, Ohio, $115,410
6. Buffalo, $113,770
7. Syracuse, N.Y., $113,070
8. Seattle, $111,750
9. San Francisco-Oakland, $110,160
10. Poughkeepsie, N.Y., $107,670

Dentists
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. Charlotte, $195,540
2. Hartford, $185,860
3. Ogden, Utah, $181,620
4. Colorado Springs, $181,000
5. Madison, Wis., $180,380
6. St. Louis, $180,160
7. Raleigh, $178,650
8. Cincinnati, $178,250
9. Harrisburg, Pa., $176,840
10. Omaha, $176,830

Education Administrators(Colleges and Universities)
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. Austin, $132,840
2. Albuquerque, $119,580
3. Columbus, $115,230
4. Hartford, $115,040
5. Cincinnati, $114,010
6. Youngstown, Ohio, $109,470
7. Rochester, N.Y., $108,960
8. Stockton, Calif., $108,380
9. Philadelphia, $108,170
10. Little Rock, Ark., $107,220

Education Administrators(Elementary and Secondary Schools)
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. Bridgeport-Stamford, Conn., $109,740
2. San Diego, $107,360
3. Hartford, $106,560
4. New Haven, Conn., $104,300
5. Stockton, Calif., $102,520
6. New York City, $102,310
7. San Francisco-Oakland, $101,710
8. Los Angeles, $101,480
9. Chicago, $101,440
10. Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif., $100,140

Electrical Engineers
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. Stockton, Calif., $113,620
2. San Jose, $103,850
3. Austin, $93,120
4. Houston, $93,010
5. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks, Calif., $92,910
6. San Francisco-Oakland, $91,010
7. Milwaukee, $90,430
8. Washington, $90,220
9. Dallas-Fort Worth, $89,470
10. New Orleans, $88,520

Electrical Engineers(Except Computer Engineers)
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. San Jose, $104,720
2. Providence, $98,330
3. San Diego, $97,760
4. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks, Calif., $96,420
5. Tucson, $95,960
6. Albuquerque, $94,330
7. Dayton, $93,320
8. Washington, $93,270
9. New York City, $92,740

Engineering Managers
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. San Jose, $152,880
2. Poughkeepsie, N.Y., $146,500
3. Baton Rouge, La., $137,490
4. Austin, $135,280
5. Boston, $133,850
6. Las Vegas, $131,870
7. San Francisco-Oakland, $131,700
8. New York City, $131,480
9. Seattle, $128,310
10. Dallas-Fort Worth, $127,270

10. Boston, $92,060

Family and General Practitioners(Health Care)
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. Syracuse, N.Y., $198,350
2. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Fla., $195,810
3. Wichita, Kans., $194,580
4. Milwaukee, $193,840
5. Greensboro, $187,590
6. Tulsa, $187,030
7. Jackson, Miss., $186,820
8. San Jose, $185,250
9. Columbus, $185,150
10. Kansas City, $184,840

Financial Managers
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. New York City, $141,900
2. San Jose, $135,190
3. San Francisco-Oakland, $130,370
4. Bridgeport-Stamford, Conn., $128,140
5. Minneapolis-St. Paul, $118,530
6. Houston, $117,100
7. Charlotte, $116,890
8. Chicago, $116,770
9. Los Angeles, $115,620
10. Philadelphia, $114,410
10. Washington, $114,410

General and Operations Managers
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. Bridgeport-Stamford, Conn., $148,190
2. New York City, $141,040
3. Seattle, $137,540
4. San Jose, $135,490
5. Washington, $125,310
6. San Francisco-Oakland, $123,750
7. Los Angeles, $120,430
8. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks, Calif., $120,100
9. Philadelphia, $119,030
10. Raleigh, $118,230

Industrial Production Managers
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. Austin, $113,460
2. San Jose, $110,400
3. San Francisco-Oakland, $110,310
4. Bridgeport-Stamford, Conn., $109,380
5. Houston, $107,520
6. Seattle, $104,430
7. New York City, $102,570
8. Lakeland, Fla., $101,760
9. Palm Bay-Melbourne, Fla., $101,300
10. Washington, $101,120

Lawyers
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. San Jose, $170,120
2. San Francisco-Oakland, $142,970
3. Los Angeles, $140,950
4. New York City, $140,000
5. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks, Calif., $139,900
6. Atlanta, $138,300
7. Washington, $136,960
8. Modesto, Calif., $136,750
9. Bakersfield, Calif., $136,250
10. Chattanooga, Tenn., $135,280

Marketing Managers
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. San Jose, $152,390
2. New York City, $142,640
3. San Francisco-Oakland, $139,380
4. Richmond, $130,070
5. Seattle, $127,390
6. Bridgeport-Stamford, Conn., $125,500
7. Los Angeles, $124,110
8. Austin, $124,020
9. Dallas-Fort Worth, $123,170
10. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks, Calif., $123,130

Medical and Health Services Managers
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. Seattle, $114,760
2. San Jose, $110,950
3. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Fla., $109,220
4. New Haven, Conn., $107,970
5. Daytona Beach, Fla., $106,230
6. New York City, $105,670
7. Orlando, $103,120
8. San Francisco-Oakland, $103,000
9. Boston, $102,340
10. Sacramento, $102,110

Pharmacists
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. Bakersfield, Calif., $121,020
2. Modesto, Calif., $117,160
3. San Jose, $117,020
4. San Francisco-Oakland, $114,640
5. San Diego, $113,670
6. Sacramento, $113,260
7. Fresno, Calif., $113,080
8. McAllen-Edinburg, Texas, $112,430
9. Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif., $110,650
10. Stockton, Calif., $110,570

Physicians and Surgeons
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. Daytona Beach, Fla., $214,990
2. McAllen-Edinburg, Texas, $209,660
3. Austin, $207,410
4. Bradenton-Sarasota, Fla., $206,770
5. Columbus, $204,330
6. Wichita, Kans., $203,610
7. Madison, Wis., $200,590
8. Chattanooga, Tenn., $200,280
9. Salt Lake City, $199,780
10. Indianapolis, $199,340

Purchasing Managers
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. Austin, $126,630
2. New York City, $116,210
3. San Jose, $111,290
4. Washington, $108,840
5. Minneapolis-St. Paul, $105,250
6. Bridgeport-Stamford, Conn., $104,910
7. Tampa-St. Petersburg, $104,810
8. Palm Bay-Melbourne, Fla., $104,670
9. Richmond, $104,010
10. Jacksonville, $103,390

Sales Managers
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. New York City, $140,030
2. San Jose, $139,770
3. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Fla., $133,780
4. Seattle, $132,430
5. Palm Bay-Melbourne, Fla., $132,320
6. Lakeland, Fla., $131,920
7. Poughkeepsie, N.Y., $129,780
8. Bradenton-Sarasota, Fla., $126,650
9. San Francisco-Oakland, $126,250
10. Boston, $123,760

Securities and Financial Services Sales Agents
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. Bridgeport-Stamford, Conn., $156,920
2. Hartford, $125,620
3. San Francisco-Oakland, $119,840
4. Memphis, $114,880
5. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Fla., $114,750
6. New York City, $113,710
7. Springfield, Mass., $108,260
8. Houston, $103,190
9. Chattanooga, Tenn., $103,080
10. Boston, $101,010

Surgeons
Top 10 metros (for average annual pay)
1. Albuquerque, $212,850
2. Atlanta, $211,050
3. Springfield, Mass., $209,020
4. Des Moines, Iowa, $208,570
5. Buffalo, $206,680
6. Boston, $206,390
7. Toledo, Ohio, $206,110
8. Jackson, Miss., $204,370
9. Indianapolis, $203,070
10. Albany, $202,850

bizjournals: How pay varies widely for same job -- bizjournals (http://www.bizjournals.com/edit_special/74.html - broken link)

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Old 12-17-2008, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I certainly wasn't expecting to see Little Rock anywhere on the list.

These high wages in CA cities are great but with the high cost of living, would it really be worth it to try to move there?
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I didn't see my profession on there.
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:30 PM
 
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I didn't see my profession on there.
Well, you know...Concubine isn't a nationally recognized profession but I hear it's a highly paid one!
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Well, you know...Concubine isn't a nationally recognized profession but I hear it's a highly paid one!
is that what they are calling psychologists where you are from?
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