Highest paying jobs in Fayetteville for high school graduates

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Highest paying jobs in Fayetteville 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 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 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. Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $43,820
- #144 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,850
- Employment: 47,930
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($92,800)
--- Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area ($83,130)
--- Napa, CA ($68,470)
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#49. Computer numerically controlled tool operators

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $44,420
- #173 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#48. Payroll and timekeeping clerks

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $44,630
- #257 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#47. Machinists

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $44,690
- #331 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

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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#46. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $44,730
- #435 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 870

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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#45. Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $44,870
- #201 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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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#44. Security and fire alarm systems installers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $44,950
- #155 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,150
- Employment: 68,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Eugene, OR ($70,940)
--- Salem, OR ($68,640)
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($68,520)
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#43. Maintenance workers, machinery

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $44,970
- #253 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,960
- Employment: 65,240
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area ($77,890)
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($77,690)
--- Savannah, GA ($76,260)
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#42. Electricians

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $45,600
- #483 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,790

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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#41. Telecommunications line installers and repairers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $46,780
- #305 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,860
- Employment: 122,480
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($90,680)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($90,370)
--- Salinas, CA ($88,050)

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#40. Automotive body and related repairers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $47,130
- #256 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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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#39. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $47,150
- #419 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 720

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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#38. Lodging managers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $47,390
- #210 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,270
- Employment: 31,790
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area ($122,290)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($121,090)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($111,410)
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#37. Cargo and freight agents

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $47,510
- #77 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 400

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,170
- Employment: 96,510
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($80,300)
--- Yakima, WA ($68,030)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($64,030)
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#36. First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $47,540
- #304 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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. Farm equipment mechanics and service technicians

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $48,320
- #89 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,350
- Employment: 35,720
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($61,910)
--- Bellingham, WA ($61,210)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($60,760)
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#34. Cooling and freezing equipment operators and tenders

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $48,330
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $39,610
- Employment: 8,020
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($61,370)
--- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($58,810)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($56,960)
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#33. Construction and building inspectors

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $48,960
- #395 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,470
- Employment: 113,770
- 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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#32. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $49,400
- #207 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,600
- Employment: 53,420
- 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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#31. Food service managers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $49,480
- #465 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 590

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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#30. Postal service clerks

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $49,650
- #399 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#29. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $49,730
- #367 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#28. Real estate sales agents

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $50,860
- #237 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 570

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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#27. Millwrights

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $50,900
- #168 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#26. Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $51,530
- #60 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,440
- Employment: 105,400
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Huntsville, AL ($55,830)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($55,260)
--- Wausau, WI ($55,060)

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#25. Industrial machinery mechanics

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $51,550
- #449 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,080

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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#24. Production, planning, and expediting clerks

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $52,380
- #147 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 710

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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#23. Postal service mail carriers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $53,430
- #304 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 510

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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#22. Brickmasons and blockmasons

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $54,370
- #115 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,420
- Employment: 59,940
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($95,980)
--- Decatur, IL ($92,670)
--- Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ ($89,340)
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#21. Chefs and head cooks

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $54,450
- #167 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,740
- Employment: 101,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Leominster-Gardner, MA ($81,020)
--- Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area ($79,820)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($79,600)

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

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $54,910
- #422 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,440

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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#19. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $57,150
- #258 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

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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#18. First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $58,460
- #218 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,920

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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#17. Insurance sales agents

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $58,480
- #292 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

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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#16. Advertising sales agents

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $59,630
- #82 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,040
- Employment: 110,040
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($97,840)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($97,720)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($83,050)

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#15. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $61,920
- #424 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 990

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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#14. First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $62,500
- #352 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,970

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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#13. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $66,270
- #256 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,650
- Employment: 287,150
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($104,350)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($95,200)
--- Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area ($92,500)
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#12. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $66,560
- #386 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $66,620
- #355 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,070

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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#10. Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $67,060
- #112 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,400
- Employment: 50,660
- 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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#9. Detectives and criminal investigators

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $67,280
- #261 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,300
- Employment: 105,980
- 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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#8. Power plant operators

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $67,540
- #135 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,890
- Employment: 32,960
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fresno, CA ($129,650)
--- Wenatchee, WA ($123,180)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($114,660)
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#7. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $68,780
- #289 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#6. Property, real estate, and community association managers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $78,220
- #55 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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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#5. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $79,460
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,950

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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#4. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $83,840
- #178 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 540

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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#3. Private detectives and investigators

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $87,760
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,100
- Employment: 32,200
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Jackson, MI ($93,360)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($91,080)
--- Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO ($87,760)
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#2. Commercial pilots

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $103,080
- #93 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $110,830
- Employment: 37,120
- 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. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
- Annual mean salary: $127,760
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,100
- Employment: 132,210
- 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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