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How Much Does an Expert Earn In The United States?

Expert Salaries
Updated June 17, 2021
Average Expert Salary
$109,000
$67,000
$109,000
$176,000
Experts in the United States make an average salary of $109,383 per year or $52.59 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $67,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $176,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, California, Rhode Island, New York, and Oregon provide the highest expert salaries.
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Average Expert Salary By State

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Highest Paying Cities For Expert

While an expert can average a salary of $109,383 per year, or $52.59 per hour, there are many opportunities for experts to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $121,950 per year. Other high-paying locations include Washington, DC, New York, NY and Beaverton, OR. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $54,000. The highest paying states for experts include Hawaii, California and Rhode Island. Meanwhile, South Dakota, Colorado, and Idaho offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. San Francisco, CA
$121,950
Avg. Salary
$32k
$185k
2. Washington, DC
$96,113
Avg. Salary
$32k
$185k
3. New York, NY
$88,367
Avg. Salary
$32k
$185k
4. Beaverton, OR
$86,241
Avg. Salary
$32k
$185k
5. Seattle, WA
$82,392
Avg. Salary
$32k
$185k
6. Piscataway, NJ
$81,429
Avg. Salary
$32k
$185k

High Paying Expert Jobs

Which Companies Pay Experts The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like McKinsey & Company and Bain & Company as they offer the highest salaries for experts.
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Avg. Salary
$123k
$229k
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$123k
$229k
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$123k
$229k
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$123k
$229k
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$123k
$229k
Avg. Salary
$123k
$229k

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    Expert Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for an expert can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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