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These are San Francisco’s top 20 highest-paying jobs of 2020


The top three highest-paying jobs in the San Francisco Bay area of 2020, that’s according to a new job market study, are anaesthesiologist, surgeon and chief executives. CEOWORLD magazine compiled a list of the best paying jobs in the San Francisco Bay area of 2020 by examining the annual mean salary of each job. The results come as no surprise, jobs in health care dominated the top 20.

  1. Anaesthesiologist – mean salary: $267,020 per year
  2. Surgeon – $255,110 per year
  3. Chief executives: $243,520 per year
  4. Oral and maxillofacial surgeon – $242,370 per year
  5. Obstetrician and gynecologist – $238,320 per year
  6. Psychiatrists: $213,200 per year
  7. Orthodontist: $206,00 per year
  8. Dentists: $202,950 per year
  9. Physician (except surgeons): $194,500 per year
  10. Prosthodontist – $191,400 per year
  11. Pediatricians: $180,850 per year
  12. Nurse anesthetists: $161,560 per year
  13. Family and general practitioners: $197,220 per year
  14. Podiatrist – $148,220 per year
  15. Marketing manager – $147,240 per year
  16. Financial managers: $142,890 per year
  17. Public Relations and Fundraising Managers: $131,570 per year
  18. Architectural and engineering managers: $128,230 per year
  19. Lawyers: $127,170 per year
  20. Computer and information systems managers: $125,820 per year

To calculate this year’s highest-paying jobs in the San Francisco Bay area, CEOWORLD magazine collected data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify jobs with the greatest hiring demand and annual wages. Jobs are then scored using seven component measures: 10-year growth volume, 10-year growth percentage, median salary, employment rate, future job prospects, stress level, and work-life balance. Annual wages for the top occupations grew by an average of just 1.6 percent in 2019 compared to the prior year, down from an average growth rate of nearly 1.9 percent that we reported on last year’s ranking.

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Mindy Wright

Mindy Wright

Deputy Commissioning Editor
Mindy Wright is CEOWORLD magazine's Deputy Commissioning Editor, and leads global newsroom coverage and management. She oversees and coordinates coverage of the news and ideas in partnership with writers across the continent. She has reported from more than 15 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. She has advised CEOs, investors, boards, and high-profile industry leaders on a wide range of issues impacting the global business landscape. She can be reached on email You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.