Highest paying jobs in Florence for high school graduates

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Highest paying jobs in Florence for high school graduates

The average college graduate in 2020 earned $1,305 a week, while the average high school graduate takes home just $781, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Of course, college isn’t for everyone. There are many reasons high-school graduates may choose to not continue on to college, not the least of which being cost. Average tuition costs continue to rise each year, the exception being the 2020-2021 school year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Average tuition at a public, in-state university coming in at $9,687; tuition for out-of-state students at public schools, and for everyone at private universities, is significantly higher at $21,874 and $35,087, respectively.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest paying jobs for high school graduates in Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2021 annual mean wage.

Keep reading to see which jobs in your city pay the most for high school graduates.

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#50. Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $35,620
- #65 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,990
- Employment: 55,740
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($52,210)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($50,200)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($49,910)
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#49. Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $35,820
- #484 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,580
- Employment: 549,200
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area ($88,150)
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($80,420)
--- Odessa, TX ($70,950)
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#48. Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $35,980
- #482 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,860
- Employment: 188,450
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($64,510)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($64,140)
--- Decatur, IL ($60,740)
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#47. Highway maintenance workers

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $36,040
- #350 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $43,200
- Employment: 149,890
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($70,690)
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($67,370)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($67,340)
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#46. Maintenance and repair workers, general

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $36,180
- #477 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 580

National
- Annual mean salary: $43,790
- Employment: 1,357,630
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($60,230)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($59,870)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($56,650)

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#45. Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $36,350
- #402 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $42,140
- Employment: 137,510
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Midland, MI ($60,190)
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($58,940)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($58,790)
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#44. Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $36,610
- #107 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $39,710
- Employment: 25,080
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($65,530)
--- Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ ($59,150)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($53,620)
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#43. Chemical equipment operators and tenders

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $37,140
- #224 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,330
- Employment: 93,060
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area ($91,300)
--- Billings, MT ($88,420)
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($76,050)
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#42. Computer numerically controlled tool operators

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $37,320
- #338 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,300
- Employment: 149,120
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($70,030)
--- Waco, TX ($63,080)
--- Springfield, MA-CT ($57,930)
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#41. Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $37,550
- #506 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,690
- Employment: 397,550
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($72,500)
--- Anchorage, AK ($71,840)
--- West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area ($71,250)

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#40. Insurance claims and policy processing clerks

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $37,990
- #284 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,070
- Employment: 240,740
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($60,830)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($59,120)
--- Portsmouth, NH-ME ($58,380)
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#39. Payroll and timekeeping clerks

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $38,320
- #453 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $48,290
- Employment: 133,870
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($66,600)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($66,240)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($60,930)
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#38. Medical secretaries and administrative assistants

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $38,680
- #144 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $39,000
- Employment: 597,100
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($56,010)
--- Napa, CA ($52,630)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($52,300)
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#37. First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $38,800
- #457 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,040
- Employment: 103,730
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Madera, CA ($76,040)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($74,800)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($73,360)
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#35 (tie). First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $38,930
- #484 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 800

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,300
- Employment: 1,063,110
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($57,830)
--- Boulder, CO ($56,520)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($55,930)

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#35 (tie). Tree trimmers and pruners

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $38,930
- #107 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,040
- Employment: 52,040
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($66,120)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($66,000)
--- Anchorage, AK ($64,280)
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#34. Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $39,180
- #250 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $40,960
- Employment: 116,190
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area ($69,070)
--- South Illinois nonmetropolitan area ($61,970)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($60,690)
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#33. First-line supervisors of housekeeping and janitorial workers

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $39,330
- #361 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,500
- Employment: 141,260
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($60,770)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($60,250)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($59,160)
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#32. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $42,180
- #409 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $55,280
- Employment: 402,870
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($92,910)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($91,860)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($91,120)
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#31. Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $42,950
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,800
- Employment: 69,570
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Charleston-North Charleston, SC ($59,780)
--- Syracuse, NY ($51,600)
--- Albany, OR ($50,470)

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#30. Logging equipment operators

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $43,450
- #65 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $43,570
- Employment: 25,560
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($64,000)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($62,910)
--- Longview, WA ($62,780)
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#29. Carpenters

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $43,510
- #339 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,200
- Employment: 699,300
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($81,730)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($78,680)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($78,280)
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#28. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $44,350
- #342 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,890
- Employment: 119,380
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($93,980)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($92,370)
--- Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($87,990)
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#27. Eligibility interviewers, government programs

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $44,970
- #187 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,990
- Employment: 138,820
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($75,570)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($67,900)
--- New Haven, CT ($63,790)
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#26. Insurance sales agents

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $45,050
- #483 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,100
- Employment: 409,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($104,230)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,470)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($95,620)

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#25. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $45,720
- #448 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,000
- Employment: 147,680
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($86,740)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($82,520)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($79,470)
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#24. Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $46,840
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,920
- Employment: 15,760
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- South Georgia nonmetropolitan area ($61,690)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($58,630)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($58,100)
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#23. Automotive body and related repairers

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $47,120
- #258 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,430
- Employment: 137,120
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($71,350)
--- Ames, IA ($68,340)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($68,060)
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#22. Electricians

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $48,260
- #436 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 710

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,550
- Employment: 656,510
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($93,900)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($91,090)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($86,600)
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#21. First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $48,530
- #499 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,010
- Employment: 1,427,260
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($82,050)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($79,520)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($78,430)

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#20. Production, planning, and expediting clerks

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $48,650
- #302 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,000
- Employment: 362,090
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($74,970)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($71,160)
--- West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area ($67,770)
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#19. Millwrights

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $49,380
- #177 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $59,080
- Employment: 44,400
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($91,590)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($90,580)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($80,780)
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#18. Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $49,650
- #493 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,490
- Employment: 977,070
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,810)
--- Boulder, CO ($101,630)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($97,360)
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#17. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $50,320
- #347 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,100
- Employment: 417,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($94,580)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($89,500)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($89,190)
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#16. Industrial machinery mechanics

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $51,600
- #446 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 580

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,350
- Employment: 385,980
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($85,900)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($85,360)
--- Anchorage, AK ($82,890)

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#15. Postal service mail carriers

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $52,530
- #417 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,180
- Employment: 333,570
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Modesto, CA ($57,160)
--- Bismarck, ND ($57,090)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($56,820)
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#14. Machinists

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $52,970
- #72 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,800
- Employment: 360,340
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($76,230)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($71,070)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($69,300)
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#13. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $53,240
- #131 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,090
- Employment: 253,010
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($75,900)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($73,400)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($70,480)
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#12. Real estate sales agents

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $53,920
- #195 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,990
- Employment: 168,740
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Midland, TX ($100,060)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($99,880)
--- Worcester, MA-CT ($93,400)
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#11. Property, real estate, and community association managers

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $54,730
- #295 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,210
- Employment: 219,800
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($109,540)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($106,420)
--- Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area ($105,220)

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#10. Postal service clerks

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $56,500
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,200
- Employment: 86,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houma-Thibodaux, LA ($59,410)
--- Florence, SC ($59,360)
--- Monroe, MI ($59,320)
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#9. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $56,960
- #263 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,230
- Employment: 503,390
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($94,590)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($87,760)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($87,420)
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#8. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $58,200
- #473 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 600

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,500
- Employment: 1,278,670
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,280)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($92,660)
--- Napa, CA ($92,620)
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#7. Food service managers

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $60,710
- #192 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,000
- Employment: 197,010
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($91,320)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($89,860)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($87,750)
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#6. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $62,360
- #409 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

National
- Annual mean salary: $72,990
- Employment: 614,080
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,820)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($101,210)

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#5. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $62,870
- #464 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,100
- Employment: 475,000
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($93,830)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($93,030)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($92,870)
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#4. First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $63,340
- #321 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 500

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,800
- Employment: 599,900
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($98,170)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($97,910)
--- West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area ($96,900)
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#3. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $64,490
- #455 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $90,120
- Employment: 240,290
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-South Portland, ME ($129,860)
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($121,360)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($121,250)
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#2. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $65,490
- #395 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $97,180
- Employment: 122,310
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($182,700)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($170,740)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($164,600)
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#1. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $71,540
- #259 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $74,410
- Employment: 114,930
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($117,700)
--- Salinas, CA ($110,180)
--- North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area ($109,740)

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