The highest-rated occupation outside of health care is chief executives, who rank 10th overall with average annual pay of $176,840.
BLS subdivides the workforce into 22 broad sectors. Sectors, in turn, are split into differing numbers of occupational groups, each of which has a distinct six-digit code. Click here to see definitions and descriptions of all occupations, along with additional national data.
Surgeons are the highest-paid workers in 37 of the 104 major markets, followed by general internists (tops in 13 markets), all other physicians and surgeons (13), obstetricians and gynecologists (12) and anesthesiologists (10).
Two Connecticut metros — Bridgeport-Stamford and New Haven — are the only places where the highest-paid workers are not in the field of health care. Chief executives are No. 1 in the local salary rankings for those two areas.