Highest paying jobs in Redding for high school graduates

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July 20, 2022
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Highest paying jobs in Redding 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 Redding, CA 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. Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $49,220
- #145 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#49. Payroll and timekeeping clerks

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $49,410
- #109 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#48. Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $49,660
- #112 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#47. Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $49,860
- #70 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#46. Production, planning, and expediting clerks

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $50,380
- #215 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#45. Solar photovoltaic installers

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $50,550
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $48,020
- Employment: 11,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Nevada nonmetropolitan area ($63,040)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($62,090)
--- El Paso, TX ($61,400)
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#44. Millwrights

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $51,050
- #167 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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#43. Machinists

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $52,670
- #77 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#42. Recreational vehicle service technicians

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $52,740
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $43,790
- Employment: 15,150
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($59,830)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($59,220)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($57,770)
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#41. Automotive body and related repairers

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $53,260
- #74 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#40. Procurement clerks

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $53,580
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,400
- Employment: 61,000
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area ($58,310)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($56,800)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($56,330)
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#39. Postal service clerks

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $53,730
- #155 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $53,930
- #315 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#37. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $54,880
- #89 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#36. Postal service mail carriers

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $56,440
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#35. First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $56,860
- #68 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $58,120
- #353 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

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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#33. Public safety telecommunicators

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $58,140
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,800
- Employment: 93,290
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($97,380)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($92,790)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($76,950)
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#32. Carpenters

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $58,490
- #73 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

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

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $58,720
- #209 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 680

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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#30. Medical equipment preparers

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $58,770
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $41,070
- Employment: 56,870
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($68,230)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($67,170)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($66,150)
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#29. Lodging managers

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $58,830
- #144 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#28. Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $59,070
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,400
- Employment: 44,560
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($87,510)
--- Nevada nonmetropolitan area ($81,690)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($78,180)
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#27. Security and fire alarm systems installers

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $59,120
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#26. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $59,690
- #184 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#25. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $60,900
- #171 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#24. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $61,470
- #65 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#23. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $63,100
- #54 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#22. Food service managers

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $63,860
- #129 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#21. Insurance sales agents

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $64,390
- #180 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $65,820
- #285 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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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#19. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $68,020
- #221 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#18. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $68,860
- #54 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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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#17. Industrial machinery mechanics

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $68,990
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $70,910
- #383 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $71,870
- #80 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#14. First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $72,680
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,420
- Employment: 22,640
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area ($85,480)
--- Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area ($77,330)
--- Longview, WA ($74,500)
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#13. Telecommunications line installers and repairers

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $74,230
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $75,030
- #128 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $75,460
- #111 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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. Electricians

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $76,530
- #24 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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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#9. Construction and building inspectors

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $79,120
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $82,300
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#7. Real estate sales agents

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $83,320
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#6. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $83,980
- #346 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#5. Commercial pilots

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $90,050
- #144 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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#4. Fallers

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $91,830
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,520
- Employment: 4,820
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Redding, CA ($91,830)
--- Western Washington nonmetropolitan area ($88,620)
--- North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area ($87,800)
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#3. Detectives and criminal investigators

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $99,480
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#2. Power plant operators

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $107,680
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#1. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Redding, CA
- Annual mean salary: $150,200
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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