Lately, we’ve all been daydreaming about winning the Mega Millions. Living in a mansion, driving a fancy car, treating our friends to expensive dinners out on Chippewa - that’s the life, right?

So many Western New Yorkers are dealing with debt, high housing costs, and other crazy expenses. Not to mention how hard inflation has hit our necessities like groceries and school supplies this past year. 

More money would definitely make most of our lives more comfortable. So which careers are guaranteed to make you lots of it in Buffalo, New York?

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High school and college students, along with anyone else just starting out on the journey of picking a career, might want to consider what we found.

The Best Paying Jobs In Buffalo Are In One Field

We’ve compiled a list of the ten highest-paying jobs in Buffalo using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Not surprisingly, most of them are in the healthcare field. 

That shouldn’t be a shock considering Jacobs School of Medicine at the University of Buffalo, one of the most prestigious medical schools in the country, is right in our backyard.


However, if you don’t want to spend a decade or more in school (while putting yourself in massive debt), then this probably isn't the career move for you. 

But which type of medical position brings home the biggest paycheck?

This Healthcare Career Pays The Most In Buffalo, NY

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Cardiologists are the highest paying profession in Western New York, making an annual mean wage of $346,280, or $166.48 per hour. 

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In fact, New York State is one of the states with the highest number of Cardiologists employed, with 1,610 active cardiologists in the field in 2021.

Cardiologists are absolutely essential in the healthcare field. The Cleveland Clinic defines a Cardiologist as a type of healthcare provider that treats chest pain, high blood pressure, heart failure, and other heart-related and vascular issues. 

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Keep in mind that even though Cardiologists are set to bring home big bucks, it takes an average of 14 years of schooling to become one, and even longer to become board-certified.

On top of that, a cardiologist’s job is grueling and demanding, as they work incredibly long hours often in high-pressure situations.

What else landed on the list of the highest paying jobs in Buffalo? Keep scrolling to find out.

10 Highest Paying Jobs In Buffalo, New York

Here’s a list of the ten highest-paying jobs in Buffalo, New York, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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