Highest paying jobs in Sacramento for high school graduates

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July 20, 2022
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Highest paying jobs in Sacramento 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 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, 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. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $66,390
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 790

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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#49. Lodging managers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $66,990
- #73 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

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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#48. Glaziers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $67,580
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,970
- Employment: 52,190
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Olympia-Tumwater, WA ($78,840)
--- Salem, OR ($78,000)
--- Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area ($76,680)
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#47. Stonemasons

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $67,830
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $48,290
- Employment: 11,830
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($72,900)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($67,830)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($66,650)
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#46. Industrial machinery mechanics

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $67,940
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 900

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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#44 (tie). Sheet metal workers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $67,960
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 990

National
- Annual mean salary: $55,320
- Employment: 128,220
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($101,150)
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($94,930)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($93,840)
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#44 (tie). Rail car repairers

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $67,960
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,250
- Employment: 22,310
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($86,690)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($76,530)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($74,740)
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#43. Public safety telecommunicators

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $69,290
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 590

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

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $70,270
- #71 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,270

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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#41. Transportation inspectors

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA
- Annual mean salary: $70,460
- #64 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,320
- Employment: 27,360
- 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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#40. 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: $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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#38 (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: $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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#38 (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: $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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#37. 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: $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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#36. 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: $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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#35. 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: $58,650
- Employment: 71,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($95,020)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($88,250)
--- Western Washington nonmetropolitan area ($84,570)
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#34. 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: $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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#33. 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: $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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#32. 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: $49,770
- Employment: 53,370
- 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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#31. 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: $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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#30. Electricians

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

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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#29. 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: $70,650
- 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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#28. 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: $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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#27. 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: $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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#26. 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: $77,610
- Employment: 40,480
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($105,090)
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($101,900)
--- St. Louis, MO-IL ($97,860)

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#25. 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: $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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#24. 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: $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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#23. 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: $48,500
- Employment: 40,240
- 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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#22. 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: $73,100
- 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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#21. 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: $52,340
- Employment: 405,870
- 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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#20. 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: $64,010
- Employment: 44,060
- 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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#19. 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: $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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#18. 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: $79,660
- Employment: 13,880
- 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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#17. 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: $76,810
- Employment: 5,670
- 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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#16. 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: $68,170
- Employment: 29,550
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($106,300)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,930)
--- South Illinois nonmetropolitan area ($101,630)

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#15. 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: $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. 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: $69,100
- 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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#13. 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: $81,630
- Employment: 44,610
- 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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#12. 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: $71,880
- Employment: 3,820
- 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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#11. 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: $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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#10. 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: $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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#9. Gambling managers

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

National
- Annual mean salary: $85,440
- Employment: 3,240
- 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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#8. 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: $105,100
- 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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#7. 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: $86,200
- Employment: 24,730
- 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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#6. 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: $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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#5. 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: $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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#4. 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: $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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#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: $93,260
- Employment: 9,940
- 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: $97,180
- Employment: 122,310
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($182,700)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($170,740)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($164,600)
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#1. Commercial pilots

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

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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