These Are the 15 Highest-Paying New York City Jobs

July 18, 2016

4:45 pm

New York City is often seen as one of the most desirable places to live in the U.S. With the bustling mix of cultures and industries, it’s no wonder that so many flocks to this landmark city. But with its popularity comes a high price – particularly when it comes to the high cost of living and extremely competitive job market.

Here are the highest paying jobs for New York City residents – consider applying to these roles on your next job hunt.

1. General Counsel

Median Base Salary: $168,000

2. Solutions Architect

Median Base Salary: $130,000

3. Clinical Pharmacist

Median Base Salary: $115,500

4. Data Scientist

Median Base Salary: $111,760

5. Controller

Median Base Salary: $100,025

6. Software Engineer

Median Base Salary: $100,000

7. Mobile Developer

Median Base Salary: $95,000

8. Physician Assistant

Median Base Salary: $87,000

9. UX Designer

Median Base Salary: $86,328

10. Programmer Analyst

Median Base Salary: $80,000

11. QA Manager

Median Base Salary: $80,000

12. Registered Nurse

Median Base Salary: $77,940

13. Business Analyst

Median Base Salary: $76,131

14. Systems Administrator

Median Base Salary: $75,000

15. Physical Therapist

Median Base Salary: $74,608

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Cameron is a tech and culture journalist, comic book enthusiast, and lives near New York City. A graduate of Stockton University, she's using her words to shift the world of online journalism, one byline at a time. When she's not writing, she can be found reading sci-fi novels, collecting succulents, and planning her next obnoxious hair color. Cameron is an editorial fellow at Tech.Co. Send your tips to or tweet @BlkGirlManifest.

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