25 highest-paying jobs in New York City

Are your career aspirations as grand as a Manhattan skyscraper? These are the jobs in NYC that can help you take a bite out of the Big Apple.

25 highest-paying jobs in New York City

Ever wonder what kind of job would get you a New York City brownstone, a closet full of designer clothes from Fifth Avenue, rides through the city in Town Cars, dinners at the most exclusive restaurants, and all of the other luxuries that come from living a life as part of Manhattan’s elite? The answer is the kind of job that pays you a really high salary.

Monster PayRight data recently identified the top-paying jobs in NYC—the majority of which are found in the C-suite and the health care sector.

All of the jobs on the list pay at least a quarter of a million dollars, with some shelling out close to $1 million a year. Of course, you have to take into consideration the high cost of living in New York—68% higher than the national average, according to financial technology company SmartAsset—but as they say: If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.

Take a bite out of the Big Apple, and check out the full list of the highest paying jobs below, so you can set your goals on earning a paycheck as big as a Manhattan skyscraper.

New York City jobs:

  1. Chief executive officer

    Median salary: $852,500 per year

  2. Neurosurgeon

    Median salary: $690,700 per year

  3. Cancer center medical director

    Median salary: $681,900 per year

  4. Dean of medicine

    Median salary: $634,100 per year

  5. Physician department chair

    Median salary: $628,800 per year

  6. Business partner

    Median salary: $575,800 per year

  7. Chief innovation officer

    Median salary: $538,000 per year

  8. Chief operating officer

    Median salary: $536,800 per year

  9. Pediatric surgeon

    Median salary: $534,500 per year

  10. Plastic and reconstruction surgeon

    Median salary: $510,600 per year

  11. Radiologist

    Median salary: $505,200 per year

  12. Marketing, advertising, and communications executive

    Median salary: $436,200 per year

  13. Investment executive

    Median salary: $427,100 per year

  14. Chief medical officer

    Median salary: $426,100 per year

  15. Chief academic affairs officer

    Median salary: $422,000 per year

  16. Wealth management services executive

    Median salary: $417,900 per year

  17. General counsel

    Median salary: $406,200 per year

  18. Chief financial officer

    Median salary: $404,000 per year

  19. Dean of law

    Median salary: $390,100 per year

  20. Dean of business

    Median salary: $350,800 per year

  21. Chief scientific officer

    Median salary: $347,500 per year

  22. Portfolio management executive

    Median salary: $331,600 per year

  23. Mergers and acquisitions executive

    Median salary: $321,100 per year

  24. IT chief information officer

    Median salary: $318,400 per year

  25. Retail banking executive

    Median salary: $242,400 per year

 

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