PITTSBURGH — The highest-paying jobs throughout the region included many occupations in the health care industry, which dominated the list of the highest-paying jobs in the Pittsburgh metro, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties make up the Pittsburgh MSA, according to BLS.
The ranking of the top 25 jobs — in this case, those earning $113,000 or more — is based on BLS’s annual mean wage data for each profession in the Pittsburgh MSA as of May 2019, the most recent data available. The BLS has not yet released salary data gathered during the coronavirus pandemic.
Only professions that employ at least 75 people in metro Pittsburgh are included. In some cases, the BLS job classifications lump together common occupations, such as “Dentists, General.” In other cases, certain jobs — like “manager” or “surgeon” — are divided up into different classifications based on specialty.
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