(STACKER) – Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Lexington-Fayette, KY, 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 Lexington, the annual mean wage is $45,430 or 15.1% lower than national mean of $53,490, while the highest-paying occupation makes $192,070. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

ABO PHOTOGRAPHY // Shutterstock

#50. Occupational therapists

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $77,830
– #249 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 270

National
– Annual mean salary: $86,210
– Employment: 133,570
– Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— The Villages, FL ($115,090)
— Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($108,870)
— Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($107,450)

PIYAWAT WONGOPASS // Shutterstock

#49. Computer programmers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $77,900
– #153 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 210

National
– Annual mean salary: $92,610
– Employment: 199,540
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($116,400)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($113,990)
— Charlottesville, VA ($113,760)

g-stockstudio // Shutterstock

#48. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $79,180
– #147 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 540

National
– Annual mean salary: $86,180
– Employment: 249,090
– Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($116,640)
— Raleigh, NC ($112,570)
— Lake Charles, LA ($110,260)

Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock

#47. Industrial engineers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $79,500
– #248 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 940

National
– Annual mean salary: $92,660
– Employment: 291,710
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($131,850)
— Billings, MT ($124,350)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($121,940)

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

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $80,060
– #90 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 40

National
– Annual mean salary: $94,810
– Employment: 25,860
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($124,110)
— Albuquerque, NM ($122,020)
— Kennewick-Richland, WA ($121,620)

Stock Rocket // Shutterstock

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

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $80,360
– #181 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 220

National
– Annual mean salary: $92,980
– Employment: 306,980
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($136,780)
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($128,380)
— Casper, WY ($125,850)

Csomos Attila // Shutterstock

#44. Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $80,490
– #55 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 60

National
– Annual mean salary: $108,350
– Employment: 29,200
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Tulsa, OK ($207,900)
— Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($170,220)
— Midland, TX ($165,590)

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#43. Computer systems analysts

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $80,570
– #189 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 490

National
– Annual mean salary: $96,160
– Employment: 589,060
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($122,990)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($121,300)
— Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($119,540)

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#42. Civil engineers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $82,450
– #212 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 650

National
– Annual mean salary: $94,360
– Employment: 310,850
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($120,110)
— Midland, TX ($117,900)
— Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL ($117,200)

BDUK fibre // flickr

#41. Electronics engineers, except computer

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $83,250
– #171 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 80

National
– Annual mean salary: $110,210
– Employment: 128,800
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($141,660)
— Santa Rosa, CA ($132,600)
— Austin-Round Rock, TX ($130,890)

USACE NY // Flickr

#40. Construction managers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $83,410
– #281 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 380

National
– Annual mean salary: $105,000
– Employment: 293,380
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ ($160,500)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($148,140)
— Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ ($146,820)

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#39. Management analysts

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $83,780
– #171 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 790

National
– Annual mean salary: $95,560
– Employment: 709,750
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Dothan, AL ($132,090)
— Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL ($127,750)
— Barnstable Town, MA ($127,570)

Aykut Erdogdu // Shutterstock

#38. Physical therapists

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $84,510
– #268 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 400

National
– Annual mean salary: $90,170
– Employment: 233,350
– Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Yuba City, CA ($116,360)
— Bakersfield, CA ($116,120)
— Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($113,950)

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#37. Advertising and promotions managers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $84,940
– #62 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 30

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)

Natee K Jindakum // Shutterstock

#36. Financial examiners

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $85,310
– #45 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 60

National
– Annual mean salary: $92,330
– Employment: 64,550
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($125,290)
— Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($125,150)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($124,720)

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#35. Mechanical engineers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $85,530
– #184 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 700

National
– Annual mean salary: $93,540
– Employment: 306,990
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($125,640)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($123,270)
— Lake Charles, LA ($120,950)

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#34. Materials engineers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $86,120
– #76 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 80

National
– Annual mean salary: $97,890
– Employment: 26,820
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($127,690)
— Boulder, CO ($127,260)
— Albuquerque, NM ($126,970)

Austin Community College // Flickr

#33. Veterinarians

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $86,640
– #223 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 340

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)

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#32. Electrical engineers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $87,000
– #229 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 410

National
– Annual mean salary: $103,480
– Employment: 185,570
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($138,450)
— Salinas, CA ($129,850)
— Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($128,080)

rawpixel.com // Shutterstock

#31. Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $88,700
– #47 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 440

National
– Annual mean salary: $93,090
– Employment: 437,880
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($149,880)
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($148,960)
— Owensboro, KY ($133,600)

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#30. Environmental engineers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $88,810
– #84 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 90

National
– Annual mean salary: $94,220
– Employment: 53,150
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($123,340)
— Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX ($120,600)
— California-Lexington Park, MD ($117,170)

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#29. Detectives and criminal investigators

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $90,870
– #55 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 90

National
– Annual mean salary: $86,030
– Employment: 105,620
– Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($125,850)
— Anchorage, AK ($122,370)
— Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($122,130)

Kelly Ogden // Wikimedia Commons

#28. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $90,940
– #191 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 240

National
– Annual mean salary: $103,320
– Employment: 132,040
– Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO ($151,260)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($144,220)
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($139,860)

Financial Times // Wikimedia Commons

#27. Personal financial advisors

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $91,180
– #177 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 240

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)

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#26. General and operations managers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $93,750
– #296 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 4,870

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)

Roman Samborskyi // Shutterstock

#25. Software developers and software quality assurance analysts and testers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $95,860
– #147 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 1,260

National
– Annual mean salary: $111,620
– Employment: 1,406,870
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($145,730)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($145,250)
— Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($134,090)

Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock

#24. Nurse practitioners

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $96,180
– #323 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 600

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)

Pressmaster // Shutterstock

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

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $97,130
– #12 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 30

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)

Sunshine Seeds // Shutterstock

#22. Industrial production managers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $97,840
– #295 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: data not available

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)

Jacob Lund // Shutterstock

#21. Education administrators, postsecondary

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $97,900
– #140 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 320

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)

Ohiodominican // Wikimedia Commons

#20. Physician assistants

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $98,500
– #254 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 130

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

#19. Education administrators, kindergarten through secondary

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $100,050
– #116 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 440

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)

TopRank Online Marketing // Flickr

#18. Marketing managers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $100,110
– #234 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 270

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)

Jacob Lund // Shutterstock

#17. Human resources managers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $102,000
– #223 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 180

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)

Grace Nichols // U.S. Air Force

#16. Pharmacists

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $104,940
– #375 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 850

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)

Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock

#15. Medical and health services managers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $107,960
– #163 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 770

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)

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#14. Sales managers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $108,530
– #279 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 540

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)

Rappaport Center // Wikimedia Commons

#13. Lawyers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $110,210
– #180 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: data not available

National
– Annual mean salary: $145,300
– Employment: 657,170
– Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($218,420)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($188,910)
— Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($179,590)

rawpixel.com // Shutterstock

#12. Purchasing managers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $110,570
– #121 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 130

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)

Bradley Evans // U.S. Navy

#11. Chemical engineers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $117,500
– #19 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 80

National
– Annual mean salary: $117,090
– Employment: 30,120
– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($162,330)
— Midland, TX ($152,170)
— Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($150,680)

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#10. Dentists, general

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $118,000
– #283 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 190

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)

Skycolors // Shutterstock

#9. Commercial pilots

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $118,970
– #16 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 40

National
– Annual mean salary: $102,870
– Employment: 37,830
– Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Springfield, MA-CT ($164,720)
— Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($139,920)
— Jackson, MS ($136,010)

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#8. Financial managers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $120,320
– #196 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 900

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)

Almonroth // Wikimedia Commons

#7. Computer and information systems managers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $122,260
– #196 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 500

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)

NTNU // Flickr

#6. Natural sciences managers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $125,670
– #61 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 80

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)

Kzenon // Shutterstock

#5. Optometrists

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $134,530
– #47 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 80

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)

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#4. Architectural and engineering managers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $134,620
– #160 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 350

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)

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#3. Nurse anesthetists

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $172,370
– #64 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: data not available

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)

Maurizio Pesce // flickr

#2. Chief executives

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $188,500
– #144 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 380

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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#1. Family medicine physicians

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $192,070
– #207 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 290

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)