Highest-paying jobs in Phoenix that don't require a college degree

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June 13, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Phoenix that don't require a college degree

From the moment they arrive on campus, today’s high school students are inundated with messages about the importance of receiving a college education. They hear it from their guidance counselors, teachers, parents, family members, neighbors, and coaches. While graduation from a four-year college can certainly work wonders for students’ future careers, it’s not necessary for all fields — something admissions officers and guidance counselors sometimes fail to mention.

To find the highest paying jobs that don’t require a college degree, Stacker consulted the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook to compile a list of all jobs that don’t require higher education. All professions that listed a high school diploma, some college education (without a degree conferred), postsecondary nondegree award, or no formal education requirements for entry-level positions were considered. Jobs that didn’t list any entry-level education requirement were excluded, as were job titles that grouped several positions together. Jobs are ranked by 2021 annual mean wage.

Keep reading to discover the highest paying jobs in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ that don’t require a college degree.

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#50. Tool and die makers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $57,690
- #65 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $56,150
- Employment: 63,630
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($75,920)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($72,510)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($71,910)
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#49. Travel agents

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $57,990
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 800

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,580
- Employment: 37,190
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($72,820)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($59,110)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($57,990)
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#48. Semiconductor processing technicians

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $58,150
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,200

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,910
- Employment: 24,020
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($58,450)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($58,150)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($56,580)
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#47. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $58,540
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,120

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,850
- Employment: 641,240
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Napa, CA ($76,890)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($75,880)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($75,410)
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#46. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $58,790
- #348 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 9,760

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,960
- Employment: 278,140
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($104,350)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($95,200)
--- Salinas, CA ($90,800)

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#45. Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $59,070
- #168 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,230
- Employment: 50,780
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($87,890)
--- Fresno, CA ($86,230)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($85,640)
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#44. Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $59,590
- #190 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,850

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,350
- Employment: 172,830
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($88,140)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($84,690)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($80,570)
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#43. Power plant operators

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $59,860
- #155 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,740
- Employment: 28,960
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fresno, CA ($129,650)
--- Wenatchee, WA ($123,180)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($114,660)
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#42. First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $60,300
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 380

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,450
- Employment: 25,770
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Longview, WA ($74,500)
--- Redding, CA ($72,680)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($71,740)
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#41. Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $61,170
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,650
- Employment: 10,710
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($89,080)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($87,130)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($86,160)

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#40. Home appliance repairers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $61,210
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,340
- Employment: 28,120
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($61,210)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($58,670)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($57,420)
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#39. First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $61,250
- #140 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 23,560

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,380
- Employment: 1,443,630
- 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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#38. Insurance appraisers, auto damage

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $61,410
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,180
- Employment: 11,430
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($89,810)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($86,970)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($86,050)
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#37. Tax preparers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $61,490
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,640

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,080
- Employment: 83,190
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($81,880)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($79,470)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($73,170)
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#36. Chefs and head cooks

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $61,650
- #47 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,120

National
- Annual mean salary: $56,920
- Employment: 129,810
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Leominster-Gardner, MA ($81,020)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($79,600)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($79,430)

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#35. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $61,740
- #117 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 980

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,750
- Employment: 54,470
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($114,400)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($113,220)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($112,950)
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#34. Insurance sales agents

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $63,490
- #192 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,320

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,340
- Employment: 422,600
- 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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#33. Crane and tower operators

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $63,520
- #62 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,270
- Employment: 43,400
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($131,160)
--- Syracuse, NY ($103,350)
--- Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($99,990)
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#32. Aircraft cargo handling supervisors

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $63,690
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,080
- Employment: 8,590
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN ($79,660)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($72,800)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($71,910)
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#31. Flight attendants

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $64,640
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,810

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,280
- Employment: 96,900
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kansas City, MO-KS ($94,320)
--- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL ($72,130)
--- Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL ($67,620)

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#30. Airfield operations specialists

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $64,710
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,360
- Employment: 12,610
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Austin-Round Rock, TX ($88,510)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($80,230)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($79,230)
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#29. Computer numerically controlled tool programmers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $65,160
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,360
- Employment: 25,800
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($93,600)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($92,910)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($86,660)
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#28. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $65,580
- #73 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,950

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,870
- Employment: 466,910
- 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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#27. Construction and building inspectors

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $66,420
- #108 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,980

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,480
- Employment: 117,830
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New Haven, CT ($121,510)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($107,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($106,190)
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#26. First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $66,630
- #199 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,670

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,330
- Employment: 629,420
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($98,170)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($97,910)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($90,410)

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#25. Fire inspectors and investigators

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $66,930
- #47 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,680
- Employment: 14,600
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dayton, OH ($116,740)
--- Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA ($112,040)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($107,220)
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#24. Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $68,320
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,340
- Employment: 2,770
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($134,990)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($104,060)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($84,900)
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#23. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $68,920
- #286 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,360

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,590
- Employment: 526,240
- 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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#22. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $69,570
- #176 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 18,490

National
- Annual mean salary: $72,390
- Employment: 1,242,490
- 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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#21. Property, real estate, and community association managers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $69,630
- #103 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,710

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,030
- Employment: 234,680
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($109,540)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($106,420)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($103,610)

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#20. Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $70,120
- #73 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 18,650

National
- Annual mean salary: $71,110
- Employment: 1,026,390
- 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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#19. Aircraft mechanics and service technicians

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $71,940
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,180

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,470
- Employment: 125,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($86,470)
--- Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD ($86,370)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($85,860)
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#18. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $72,310
- #169 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 11,830

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,060
- Employment: 665,870
- 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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#17. Stationary engineers and boiler operators

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $72,550
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,510
- Employment: 29,820
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($106,300)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,930)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($99,740)
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#16. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $73,480
- #344 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,040

National
- Annual mean salary: $92,320
- Employment: 243,920
- 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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#15. Lodging managers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $73,630
- #40 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 380

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,770
- Employment: 35,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($121,090)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($111,410)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($99,600)
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#14. Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $74,340
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 400

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,310
- Employment: 44,870
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA ($98,380)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($94,070)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($92,800)
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#13. Gambling managers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $76,040
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,190
- Employment: 3,660
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($106,830)
--- Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ ($104,140)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($103,210)
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#12. Food service managers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $78,090
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,910

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,970
- Employment: 210,680
- 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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#11. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $79,930
- #164 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,890

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,060
- Employment: 123,940
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($117,700)
--- Salinas, CA ($110,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($109,490)

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#10. Transportation inspectors

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $79,940
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,620
- Employment: 25,070
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-South Portland, ME ($112,260)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($111,930)
--- Anchorage, AK ($108,140)
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#9. First-line supervisors of firefighting and prevention workers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $80,220
- #131 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,140

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,270
- Employment: 80,890
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($171,060)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($145,740)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($135,860)
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#8. Elevator and escalator installers and repairers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $86,070
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

National
- Annual mean salary: $91,320
- Employment: 22,510
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($130,290)
--- Kansas City, MO-KS ($113,590)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($113,480)
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#7. Detectives and criminal investigators

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $89,800
- #90 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,310

National
- Annual mean salary: $90,370
- Employment: 107,890
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($132,210)
--- Anchorage, AK ($127,070)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($123,460)
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#6. Real estate brokers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $90,780
- #27 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 790

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,490
- Employment: 48,460
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($152,460)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($133,810)
--- Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA ($132,320)

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#5. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $93,000
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $78,440
- Employment: 5,220
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($104,810)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($101,650)
--- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL ($101,610)
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#4. Postmasters and mail superintendents

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $96,450
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,820
- Employment: 12,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL ($97,930)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($96,450)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($94,460)
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#3. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $97,620
- #183 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,220

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,580
- Employment: 144,640
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($159,890)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($154,170)
--- Trenton, NJ ($144,620)
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#2. Commercial pilots

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $104,230
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 930

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,080
- Employment: 42,770
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($185,920)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($184,260)
--- Savannah, GA ($177,450)
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#1. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
- Annual mean salary: $105,270
- #79 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,320

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,760
- Employment: 128,230
- 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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