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

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June 13, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Sacramento 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 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA that don’t require a college degree.

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

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $70,560
- #92 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,580

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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#48 (tie). First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $70,880
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 9,610

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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#48 (tie). Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $70,880
- #24 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,430

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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#47. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $70,920
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,030

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,350
- Employment: 417,620
- 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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#46. Advertising sales agents

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $71,750
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,540
- Employment: 96,660
- 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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#45. Structural iron and steel workers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $72,100
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 590

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,270
- Employment: 68,620
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($95,020)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($88,250)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($83,340)
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#44. Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $72,700
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,590
- Employment: 44,200
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($87,510)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($78,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($75,380)
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#43. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $72,860
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 820

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,320
- Employment: 121,150
- 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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#42. Surveying and mapping technicians

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $73,520
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,810
- Employment: 56,070
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($84,710)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($77,840)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($76,960)
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#41. First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $73,890
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,830

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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#40. Electricians

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $74,290
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,620

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,310
- Employment: 650,580
- 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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#39. Surgical technologists

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $74,470
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 620

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,590
- Employment: 109,060
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($80,450)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($80,170)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($77,460)
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#38. Court reporters and simultaneous captioners

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $74,810
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,240
- Employment: 12,300
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($109,910)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($100,060)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($99,120)
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#37. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $75,590
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,570

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

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $76,360
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

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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#35. Aircraft mechanics and service technicians

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $76,440
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

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

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $76,990
- #45 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,440

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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#33. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $78,240
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,540

National
- Annual mean salary: $56,280
- Employment: 404,820
- 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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#32. Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $78,300
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,500
- Employment: 34,230
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($105,090)
--- St. Louis, MO-IL ($97,860)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($96,520)
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#31. Telecommunications line installers and repairers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $78,760
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 600

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,250
- Employment: 101,530
- 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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#30. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $79,540
- #231 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,000

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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#29. Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators, surface mining

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $79,760
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,850
- Employment: 35,720
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($87,740)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($86,630)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($83,090)
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#28. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $80,410
- #44 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,060

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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#27. Correctional officers and jailers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $80,510
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,810

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,420
- Employment: 392,600
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($96,580)
--- Salinas, CA ($89,100)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($86,260)
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#26. Crane and tower operators

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $81,080
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $83,120
- #27 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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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#24. Postmasters and mail superintendents

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $83,230
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#23. Firefighters

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $83,250
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,800

National
- Annual mean salary: $55,290
- Employment: 317,310
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($114,210)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($98,150)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($97,470)
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#22. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $83,280
- #24 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#21. Fire inspectors and investigators

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $84,090
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#20. Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $85,940
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,330
- Employment: 33,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($126,420)
--- Anchorage, AK ($118,620)
--- New Orleans-Metairie, LA ($110,750)
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#19. Stationary engineers and boiler operators

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $88,240
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

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

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $89,970
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,210

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. Insurance sales agents

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $89,980
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,570

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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#16. Computer user support specialists

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $90,480
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 12,180

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,650
- Employment: 654,310
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($90,480)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($76,920)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($76,510)

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#15. Real estate brokers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $90,510
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#14. Pile driver operators

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $91,910
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,950
- Employment: 3,760
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($106,620)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($106,340)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($104,880)
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#13. Construction and building inspectors

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $91,990
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 850

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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#12. Detectives and criminal investigators

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $98,150
- #42 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,470

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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#11. Gambling managers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $100,150
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#10. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $105,080
- #91 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,050

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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#9. Elevator and escalator installers and repairers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $107,550
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#8. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $107,740
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 770

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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#7. First-line supervisors of firefighting and prevention workers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $111,120
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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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#6. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $112,950
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 530

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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#5. Power plant operators

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $114,660
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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#4. Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $118,510
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $87,640
- Employment: 22,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($120,210)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($118,510)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($114,280)
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#3. Power distributors and dispatchers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $121,840
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $95,520
- Employment: 9,660
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($131,560)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($129,570)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($123,540)
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#2. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $143,790
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 740

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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Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $165,400
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

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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