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Small boy sitting in dentist's chair and learning how to brush teeth properly.

There are jobs that you hear of and immediately think, that person makes money. For me, it’s the occupation of Dr. or Lawyer. To my surprise though, there are tons more jobs that make serious cash.

From the bottom to the way, way top, we have a list of 100 high-paying jobs in the Charlotte area. Thanks to the folks at Zippa.com, a full list of 100 of the highest paying jobs for 2022. I was shocked to see dentists, physiatrists, and podiatrists within the top 10.

So, if you are in need of a little career inspiration or just want to have some fun browsing job options, check out the list of highest-paid professions in Charlotte below.

  • 100. Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers

    Average Salary: $87,910
    Entry Level Salary: $50,730

  • 99. Statisticians

    Average Salary: $88,400
    Entry Level Salary: $49,080

  • 98. Physical Therapists

    Average Salary: $88,820
    Entry Level Salary: $61,060

  • 97. Materials Engineers

    Average Salary: $90,300
    Entry Level Salary: $47,570

  • 96. Athletes and Sports Competitors

    Average Salary: $90,360
    Entry Level Salary: $22,760

  • 95. Loan Officers

    Average Salary: $90,750
    Entry Level Salary: $44,470

  • 94. Industrial Engineers

    Average Salary: $90,760
    Entry Level Salary: $60,900

  • 93. Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers

    Average Salary: $90,920
    Entry Level Salary: $46,470

  • 92. Architects, Except Landscape and Naval

    Average Salary: $91,320
    Entry Level Salary: $48,930

  • 91. Civil Engineers

    Average Salary: $91,360
    Entry Level Salary: $60,950

  • 90. Mechanical Engineers

    Average Salary: $92,320
    Entry Level Salary: $60,900

  • 89. Business Teachers, Postsecondary

    Average Salary: $92,520
    Entry Level Salary: $48,410

  • 88. First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives

    Average Salary: $92,540
    Entry Level Salary: $62,070

  • 87. Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other

    Average Salary: $92,850
    Entry Level Salary: $48,060

  • 86. Accountants and Auditors

    Average Salary: $92,960
    Entry Level Salary: $50,540

  • 85. Environmental Engineers

    Average Salary: $93,020
    Entry Level Salary: $49,350

  • 84. Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary

    Average Salary: $94,050
    Entry Level Salary: $61,820

  • 83. Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents

    Average Salary: $94,780
    Entry Level Salary: $47,910

  • 82. Funeral Home Managers

    Average Salary: $95,100
    Entry Level Salary: $50,230

  • 81. Computer Occupations, All Other

    Average Salary: $95,510
    Entry Level Salary: $47,080

  • 80. Education Administrators, Postsecondary

    Average Salary: $95,900
    Entry Level Salary: $47,150

  • 79. Operations Research Analysts

    Average Salary: $96,180
    Entry Level Salary: $59,270

  • 78. Credit Analysts

    Average Salary: $96,350
    Entry Level Salary: $60,820

  • 77. Psychologists, All Other

    Average Salary: $96,540
    Entry Level Salary: $26,480

  • 76. Fundraising Managers

    Average Salary: $97,070
    Entry Level Salary: $59,590

  • 75. Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers

    Average Salary: $97,460
    Entry Level Salary: $62,680

  • 74. Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary

    Average Salary: $98,570
    Entry Level Salary: $64,490

  • 73. Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors

    Average Salary: $98,940
    Entry Level Salary: $61,480

  • 72. Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers

    Average Salary: $99,160
    Entry Level Salary: $61,080

  • 71. Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary

    Average Salary: $99,280
    Entry Level Salary: $77,630

  • 70. Financial and Investment Analysts

    Average Salary: $99,290
    Entry Level Salary: $60,900

  • 69. Database Administrators

    Average Salary: $99,770
    Entry Level Salary: $49,140

  • 68. Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary

    Average Salary: $100,100
    Entry Level Salary: $56,340

  • 67. Facilities Managers

    Average Salary: $100,470
    Entry Level Salary: $59,010

  • 66. Project Management Specialists

    Average Salary: $100,930
    Entry Level Salary: $60,900

  • 65. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

    Average Salary: $102,460
    Entry Level Salary: $37,100

  • 64. Economics Teachers, Postsecondary

    Average Salary: $102,670
    Entry Level Salary: $61,820

  • 63. Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

    Average Salary: $102,770
    Entry Level Salary: $48,600

  • 62. Physics Teachers, Postsecondary

    Average Salary: $103,410
    Entry Level Salary: $60,410

  • 61. Electronics Engineers, Except Computer

    Average Salary: $103,490
    Entry Level Salary: $63,610

  • 60. Electrical Engineers

    Average Salary: $103,770
    Entry Level Salary: $61,480

  • 59. Computer Systems Analysts

    Average Salary: $104,020
    Entry Level Salary: $62,860

  • 58. Management Analysts

    Average Salary: $104,180
    Entry Level Salary: $50,580

  • 57. Aerospace Engineers

    Average Salary: $104,850
    Entry Level Salary: $60,900

  • 56. Engineers, All Other

    Average Salary: $107,790
    Entry Level Salary: $62,360

  • 55. First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers

    Average Salary: $108,160
    Entry Level Salary: $51,560

  • 54. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

    Average Salary: $109,930
    Entry Level Salary: $36,970

  • 53. Computer Programmers

    Average Salary: $109,940
    Entry Level Salary: $60,900

  • 52. Industrial Production Managers

    Average Salary: $110,460
    Entry Level Salary: $63,660

  • 51. Computer Network Architects

    Average Salary: $111,840
    Entry Level Salary: $62,090

  • 50. Chemical Engineers

    Average Salary: $112,170
    Entry Level Salary: $48,850

  • 49. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

    Average Salary: $112,300
    Entry Level Salary: $49,430

  • 48. Art Directors

    Average Salary: $112,610
    Entry Level Salary: $51,600

  • 47. Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

    Average Salary: $112,630
    Entry Level Salary: $62,800

  • 46. Commercial Pilots

    Average Salary: $112,640
    Entry Level Salary: $54,670

  • 45. Sales Engineers

    Average Salary: $113,000
    Entry Level Salary: $61,690

  • 44. Financial Examiners

    Average Salary: $113,540
    Entry Level Salary: $62,750

  • 43. Computer Hardware Engineers

    Average Salary: $113,790
    Entry Level Salary: $78,090

  • 42. Construction Managers

    Average Salary: $114,470
    Entry Level Salary: $62,910

  • 41. Nurse Practitioners

    Average Salary: $115,010
    Entry Level Salary: $95,970

  • 40. Physician Assistants

    Average Salary: $117,320
    Entry Level Salary: $79,600

  • 39. Database Architects

    Average Salary: $118,240
    Entry Level Salary: $64,090

  • 38. Veterinarians

    Average Salary: $119,670
    Entry Level Salary: $61,030

  • 37. Software Developers

    Average Salary: $120,240
    Entry Level Salary: $78,110

  • 36. Administrative Services Managers

    Average Salary: $120,890
    Entry Level Salary: $74,730

  • 35. Data Scientists

    Average Salary: $121,130
    Entry Level Salary: $77,290

  • 34. Nurse Midwives

    Average Salary: $121,400
    Entry Level Salary: $101,180

  • 33. General and Operations Managers

    Average Salary: $121,710
    Entry Level Salary: $48,770

  • 32. Personal Financial Advisors

    Average Salary: $121,730
    Entry Level Salary: $49,760

  • 31. Medical and Health Services Managers

    Average Salary: $124,170
    Entry Level Salary: $63,470

  • 30. Financial Risk Specialists

    Average Salary: $125,160
    Entry Level Salary: $77,290

  • 29. Information Security Analysts

    Average Salary: $126,160
    Entry Level Salary: $76,490

  • 28. Training and Development Managers

    Average Salary: $127,160
    Entry Level Salary: $63,420

  • 27. Purchasing Managers

    Average Salary: $129,780
    Entry Level Salary: $77,490

  • 26. Sociologists

    Average Salary: $129,870
    Entry Level Salary: $80,290

  • 25. Pharmacists

    Average Salary: $130,170
    Entry Level Salary: $99,790

  • 24. Public Relations Managers

    Average Salary: $130,620
    Entry Level Salary: $62,880

  • 23. Optometrists

    Average Salary: $135,170
    Entry Level Salary: $47,660

  • 22. Actuaries

    Average Salary: $136,750
    Entry Level Salary: $63,580

  • 21. Managers, All Other

    Average Salary: $139,470
    Entry Level Salary: $74,880

  • 20. Natural Sciences Managers

    Average Salary: $140,400
    Entry Level Salary: $75,170

  • 19. Human Resources Managers

    Average Salary: $141,530
    Entry Level Salary: $78,250

  • 18. Sales Managers

    Average Salary: $142,260
    Entry Level Salary: $60,390

  • 17. Marketing Managers

    Average Salary: $145,150
    Entry Level Salary: $78,230

  • 16. Lawyers

    Average Salary: $145,430
    Entry Level Salary: $60,450

  • 15. Advertising and Promotions Managers

    Average Salary: $150,170
    Entry Level Salary: $81,690

  • 14. Architectural and Engineering Managers

    Average Salary: $155,360
    Entry Level Salary: $99,480

  • 13. Computer and Information Systems Managers

    Average Salary: $160,930
    Entry Level Salary: $99,480

  • 12. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers

    Average Salary: $162,850
    Entry Level Salary: $105,810

  • 11. Compensation and Benefits Managers

    Average Salary: $163,460
    Entry Level Salary: $97,350

  • 10. Podiatrists

    Average Salary: $168,150
    Entry Level Salary: $81,210

  • 9. Financial Managers

    Average Salary: $175,180
    Entry Level Salary: $99,880

  • 8. Dentists, General

    Average Salary: $207,720
    Entry Level Salary: $88,500

  • 7. Anesthesiologists

    Average Salary: $242,960
    Entry Level Salary: $111,440

  • 6. Physicians, All Other

    Average Salary: $248,350
    Entry Level Salary: $60,190

  • 5. Psychiatrists

    Average Salary: $249,640
    Entry Level Salary: $78,610

  • 4. Family Medicine Physicians

    Average Salary: $255,210
    Entry Level Salary: $129,220

  • 3. Pediatricians, General

    Average Salary: $283,450
    Entry Level Salary: $167,030

  • 2. Chief Executives

    Average Salary: $291,130
    Entry Level Salary: $127,450

  • 1. General Internal Medicine Physicians

    Average Salary: $350,330
    Entry Level Salary: $174,690