25 highest-paying jobs in New York City

Are your career aspirations as grand as a Manhattan skyscraper? These are the jobs in NYC that can help you take a bite out of the Big Apple.

25 highest-paying jobs in New York City

Highest-paying jobs in NYC.

Ever wonder what kind of job would get you a New York City brownstone, a closet full of designer clothes from Fifth Avenue, rides through the city in Town Cars, dinners at the most exclusive restaurants, and all of the other luxuries that come from living a life as part of the big apple's elite? The answer is the kind of job that pays you a really high salary. The Bureau of Labor Statistics identified the highest-paying jobs in NYC—the majority of which are found in the C-suite and the health care sector.

Also, some of these jobs' salaries are high compared to the what the same job title earns in the rest of the country. For example, a dentist/orthodontist salary in New York City is 2% higher than the national median, and a lawyer salary in New York City is 16% higher than the national median.

Of course, you have to take into consideration the high cost of living in New York—68% higher than the national average, according to financial technology company SmartAsset—but as they say: If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.

Check out the full list of the highest-paying jobs in NYC below so you can set your goals on earning a paycheck as big as a Manhattan skyscraper.

Highest-paying jobs in NYC

Job title Annual mean pay
1. Chief executive  $252,880
2. Surgeon  $239,950
3. Oral and maxillofacial surgeon  $236,450
4. Anesthesiologist $236,210
5. Obstetrician and gynecologist  $229,600
6. Dentist, specialty $221,330
7. Psychiatrist  $216,570
8. Financial manager  $208,770
9. Nurse anesthetist   $206,740
10. Family medicine physician   $198,780
11. Athletes and sports competitors $197,5550
12. Computer and info systems manager   $196,290
13. Sales manager  $195,220
14. Orthodontist  $188,820
15. Marketing manager $188,810
16. Natural science manager   $187,570
17. Advertising and promotions manager    $186,040
18. General internal medicine physician   $184,900
19. Physician, all other; & ophthalmologist   $183,100
20. Compensation and benefits manager $181,770
21. Public relations and fundraising manager $179,610
22. Pediatrician, general   $177,680
23. Lawyer  $174,720
24. Architectural and engineering manager  $172,970
25. Purchasing manager $171,560

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