10. Financial Manager
Average annual salary: $116,970
Current employment: 478,940 Financial managers can be involved in a range of activities, including accounting, investing, banking, insurance, securities and other financial concerns of a branch, office or department, according to the BLS. The highest average salaries can be found in New York ($155,600), New Jersey ($136,960), Delaware ($134,790) and California ($130,040).
9. Marketing Manager
Average annual salary: $122,720
Current employment: 164,590 In charge of marketing policies and programs, marketing managers determine demand for products and services offered by their firm. They also identify new customers, develop pricing strategies and strive to maximize company profits and market share. San Jose, California has the largest concentration of marketing managers (7.4 per 1000 jobs) with an average annual salary of $152,560.
8. Computer and Information Systems Manager
Average annual salary: $123,280
Current employment: 288,660 For computer and information systems managers, their primary concern is to coordinate activities in data processing, information systems, systems analysis and computer programming. A job relatively high in demand, wages around the country can vary dramatically, from an average of $207,840 in Jacksonville, North Carolina to $73,430 in the non-metropolitan areas of Kansas.
7. Architectural and Engineering Manager
Average annual salary: $125,900
Current employment: 174,720 Interested in developing new properties or researching how structures are built? A career as an architectural and engineering manager could be for you. The states with the most people currently in these careers are California (28,860) and Texas (14,330), while the state with the highest-paying jobs is Alaska ($150,060).
6. Petroleum Engineer
Average annual salary: $127,970
Current employment: 28,210 According to the BLS, petroleum engineers devise methods to improve oil and gas extraction and production, as well as determine the need for new equipment and designs. They are also present during drilling operations, providing technical advice and overseeing ongoing jobs. Houston, Texas is the country’s epicenter for people working in this role, with over one-third of petroleum engineers living in the metro area. The average annual income for petroleum engineers in Houston ($135, 270) is also above the national average. See the Top 5 Highest Paying Jobs in America at CNBC.
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