Highest paying jobs in San Jose for high school graduates

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Highest paying jobs in San Jose 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 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, 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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#49 (tie). Private detectives and investigators

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $74,850
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#49 (tie). Glaziers

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $74,850
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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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#48. Eligibility interviewers, government programs

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $75,570
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,090

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,990
- Employment: 138,820
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($75,570)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($67,900)
--- New Haven, CT ($63,790)
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#47. Real estate sales agents

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $75,580
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 640

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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#46. Food service managers

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $75,750
- #24 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,750

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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#45. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $75,900
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 610

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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#44. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $76,130
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

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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#43. Photographers

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $76,810
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,290
- Employment: 41,600
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($76,810)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($71,160)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($70,440)
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#42. Industrial machinery mechanics

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $77,350
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 970

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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#41. Brickmasons and blockmasons

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $77,810
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#40. Legal secretaries and administrative assistants

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $78,320
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,070

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,750
- Employment: 160,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area ($84,640)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($78,320)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($77,210)
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#39. Carpenters

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $78,680
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,750

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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#38. Tax preparers

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $79,470
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 630

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,710
- Employment: 62,600
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($81,880)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($79,470)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($73,170)
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#37. Chefs and head cooks

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $79,600
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,110

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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#36. Lodging managers

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $80,030
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#35. Telecommunications line installers and repairers

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $80,440
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 850

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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#34. Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $80,460
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,950
- Employment: 54,960
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($81,390)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($80,460)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($73,070)
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#33. Structural iron and steel workers

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $81,760
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $82,050
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 8,330

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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#31. Advertising sales agents

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $83,050
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $83,420
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,350

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

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $84,200
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,240

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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#28. Surveying and mapping technicians

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $84,710
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

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

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $86,630
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#26. Sheet metal workers

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $86,750
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,390

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

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $89,430
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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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#24. Power plant operators

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $89,870
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#23. Electricians

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $91,090
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,380

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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#22. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $91,120
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,130

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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#21. Crane and tower operators

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $91,320
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#20. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $92,370
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 390

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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#19. Transportation inspectors

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $92,670
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $93,030
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,230

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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#17. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $94,580
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,440

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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#16. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $94,590
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,830

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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#15. Correctional officers and jailers

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $96,580
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 910

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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#14. Public safety telecommunicators

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $97,380
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

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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#13. Real estate brokers

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $101,200
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 730

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. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $101,840
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 950

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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#11. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $101,910
- #24 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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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#10. Commercial pilots

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $101,940
- #100 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $102,280
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,310

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

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $103,810
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 11,400

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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#7. Insurance sales agents

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $104,230
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,530

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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#6. Stationary engineers and boiler operators

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $106,300
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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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#5. Construction and building inspectors

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $107,330
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 570

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

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $112,020
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,800

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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#3. Detectives and criminal investigators

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $132,210
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $159,890
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,380

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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#1. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $182,700
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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