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Top 25 Highest-Paying Jobs in New York: A Guide for Employers

Whether you’re a recruiter or an HR director, you need to know the market rate for each job in your organization. Keeping track of compensation data makes it easier to create attractive employment offers and retain employees, making it essential for a strong HR strategy. According to Indeed data for 2023, here are the top 25 highest-paying jobs in New York City based on their median annual salaries.¹

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Key takeaways

  • Most of the top 25 highest-paying jobs in New York are physician roles.

  • Only two of the highest-paid jobs in New York are in an industry other than healthcare.

  • Tax partners are the highest-paid professionals outside the healthcare industry.

  • Total employment is expected to increase by 4.7 million between 2022 and 2032.

Top 25 Highest-Paying Jobs in New York

1. Anesthesiologist

Average Salary: $431,123

Median Salary: $450,000

An anesthesiologist manages a patient’s pain during and after surgery.

2. Otolaryngology Physician

Average Salary: $246,387

Median Salary: $375,000

Otolaryngologists treat conditions affecting the ears, nose and throat.

3. Dermatologist

Average Salary: $313,464

Median Salary: $350,000

A dermatologist diagnoses and treats conditions involving the hair, nails and skin. Typical duties include examining the skin, prescribing medications, educating patients and performing procedures.

4. Gastroenterologist

Average Salary: $261,179

Median Salary: $300,624

Gastroenterologists focus on diseases and disorders of the digestive system, including colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome and celiac disease.

5. Vascular surgeon

Average Salary: $303,385

Median Salary: $303,385

A vascular surgeon treats conditions affecting the veins and arteries, including peripheral artery disease, blocked carotid arteries and problems with certain parts of the aorta.

6. Surgeon

Average Salary: $286,377

Median Salary: $300,000

A surgeon treats injuries and illnesses by performing surgical procedures. Some surgeons specialize in just one or two procedures, such as bariatric surgery, while others act as general surgeons.

7. Plastic surgeon

Average Salary: $301,492

Median Salary: $300,000

Plastic surgeons use their skills to perform reconstructive surgery or improve a patient’s appearance.

8. Urgent care physician

Average Salary: $226,258

Median Salary: $300,000

Urgent care physicians are MDs or DOs who work in urgent care centers, which serve patients with injuries and illnesses that aren’t life-threatening. This type of physician may diagnose and treat respiratory infections, muscle strains, urinary tract infections and other acute medical conditions.

9. Oncologist

Average Salary: $259,958

Median Salary: $275,000

Oncologists diagnose and treat a wide range of cancers. They order imaging studies, recommend appropriate cancer treatments and monitor patients to determine if their treatments are working as intended.

10. Pulmonologist

Average Salary: $244,827

Median Salary: $275,000

A pulmonologist diagnoses and treats patients with breathing problems, including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis.

11. Neurologist

Average Salary: $216,782

Median Salary: $266,175

Neurologists diagnose and treat diseases of the nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. For example, a neurologist may treat epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and dementia.

12. Obstetrics and gynecology physician

Average Salary: $208,868

Median Salary: $260,981

OB/GYN physicians care for women at all stages of life. Obstetricians deliver babies and provide medical support to pregnant women, while gynecologists treat a wide range of conditions affecting the female reproductive system.

13. Urologist

Average Salary: $257,716

Median Salary: $260,000

Urologists diagnose, treat and manage conditions of the urinary tract, such as kidney stones and recurrent bladder infections.

14. Hospitalist

Average Salary: $249,291

Median Salary: $259,175

A hospitalist functions like a primary care provider for patients who are admitted to the hospital. During a patient’s stay, the hospitalist makes daily rounds, develops plans of care and requests specialty consults as needed.

15. Cardiology physician

Average Salary: $235,924

Median Salary: $258,135

Cardiologists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the heart and great vessels.

16. Endocrinologist

Average Salary: $271,777

Median Salary: $257,792

An endocrinologist diagnoses and treats diseases affecting the endocrine system, a group of tissues responsible for producing hormones.

17. Psychiatrist

Average Salary: $224,258

Median Salary: $256,118

A psychiatrist diagnoses and treats a variety of mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression and eating disorders.

18. Internal medicine physician

Average Salary: $217,851

Median Salary: $249,569

Internal medicine physicians, also known as internists, provide general medical care to adults. For example, many internists serve as primary care physicians for their patients.

19. Ophthalmologist

Average Salary: $230,178

Median Salary: $248,152

Ophthalmologists diagnose and treat glaucoma, cataracts and other conditions affecting the eyes.

20. Pain management physician

Average Salary: $228,462

Median Salary: $245,000

Pain management physicians specialize in treating pain. They prescribe medications, perform nerve blocks and recommend other approaches to ease pain in patients with severe injuries and illnesses.

21. Tax partner

Average Salary: $235,721

Median Salary: $240,000

Although many of the good-paying jobs in New York are in the healthcare field, tax partner isn’t one of them. A tax partner prepares tax returns for individuals, limited liability companies and corporations.

22. Family medicine physician

Average Salary: $217,757

Median Salary: $235,452

Family medicine physicians provide general medical care to adults and children. They perform exams, recommend screening services, diagnose illnesses and develop treatment plans.

23. Head of finance

Average Salary: $234,783

Median Salary: $235,000

A head of finance manages risk to ensure that a company is as profitable as possible.

24. Certified registered nurse anesthetist

Average Salary: $215,952

Median Salary: $225,000

Certified registered nurse anesthetists are experienced nurses with specialized training in administering anesthesia and monitoring patients during surgical procedures.

25. Associate dentist

Average Salary: $204,348

Median Salary: $225,000

An associate dentist is a dentist who works for a dental practice but doesn’t own any part of it. Dentists provide preventive care and treat conditions affecting the teeth, gums and oral cavity.

¹Indeed data (US), Dec 2022 – Dec 2023

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