Highest paying jobs in Santa Maria for high school graduates

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July 20, 2022
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Highest paying jobs in Santa Maria 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 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, 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. Opticians, dispensing

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $53,180
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $41,380
- Employment: 68,180
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($70,300)
--- New Haven, CT ($69,460)
--- Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area ($66,670)
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#49. Postal service clerks

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $53,760
- #153 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#48. Postal service mail carriers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $54,340
- #154 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

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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#47. Semiconductor processing technicians

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $56,580
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,210
- Employment: 31,080
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($58,450)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($58,150)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($56,580)
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#46. Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $57,180
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $43,930
- Employment: 29,880
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($72,260)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($65,320)
--- Joplin, MO ($65,210)

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#45. Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $57,440
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,650
- Employment: 248,070
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($69,160)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($68,140)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($64,980)
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#44. Production, planning, and expediting clerks

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $58,120
- #40 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

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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#43. Highway maintenance workers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $58,520
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $43,200
- Employment: 149,890
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($70,690)
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($67,370)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($67,340)
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#42. Eligibility interviewers, government programs

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $58,600
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $58,740
- #47 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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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#40. Automotive body and related repairers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $59,580
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,430
- Employment: 137,120
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($71,350)
--- Ames, IA ($68,340)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($68,060)
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#39. Real estate sales agents

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $59,860
- #126 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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#38. Chefs and head cooks

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $60,110
- #62 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

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

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $60,150
- #209 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 630

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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#36. Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $60,660
- #69 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#35. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $61,250
- #26 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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#34. Carpenters

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $64,070
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,080

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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#33. Industrial machinery mechanics

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $64,690
- #68 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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#32. Food service managers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $65,540
- #98 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

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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#31. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $66,340
- #252 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#30. Sheet metal workers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $66,500
- #44 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#28 (tie). Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $66,790
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,000
- Employment: 147,680
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($86,740)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($82,520)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($79,470)
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#28 (tie). First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $66,790
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,740

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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#27. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $67,530
- #56 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 660

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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#26. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $67,700
- #87 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

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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#25. Electricians

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $67,810
- #95 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

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

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $68,110
- #150 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

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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#23. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $71,190
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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. Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $71,210
- #91 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#21. Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $71,740
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $71,830
- #55 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,100

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,490
- Employment: 977,070
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,810)
--- Boulder, CO ($101,630)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($97,360)
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#19. Advertising sales agents

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $71,990
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#18. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $73,880
- #27 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. Insurance sales agents

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $74,150
- #67 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,100
- Employment: 409,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($104,230)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,470)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($95,620)
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#16. Public safety telecommunicators

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $74,740
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $74,830
- #316 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

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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#14. Lodging managers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $75,520
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#13. Surveying and mapping technicians

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $75,640
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#12. Stationary engineers and boiler operators

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $76,060
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $76,410
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,110

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

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $76,420
- #91 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 500

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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#9. Correctional officers and jailers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $79,020
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

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

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $80,280
- #67 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 640

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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#7. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $83,880
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#6. Construction and building inspectors

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $90,920
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#5. Commercial pilots

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $105,160
- #79 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $108,530
- #60 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#3. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $117,700
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#2. Detectives and criminal investigators

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $122,260
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#1. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Annual mean salary: $164,600
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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