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

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June 13, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Denver 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 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO that don’t require a college degree.

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#50. Legal secretaries and administrative assistants

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $65,430
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,110

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,540
- Employment: 155,250
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($78,320)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($77,210)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($72,760)
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#49. Computer user support specialists

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $65,970
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 9,180

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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#48. Advertising sales agents

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $66,320
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 690

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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#47. Motorboat mechanics and service technicians

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $66,390
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,660
- Employment: 23,080
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($66,390)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($57,930)
--- Barnstable Town, MA ($57,210)
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#46. Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $66,520
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,600

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,350
- Employment: 172,830
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($88,140)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($84,690)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($80,570)

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#45. Insurance sales agents

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $68,410
- #126 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,910

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

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $69,730
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 13,620

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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#43. Stationary engineers and boiler operators

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $69,790
- #40 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $71,650
- #87 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,060

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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#41. Construction and building inspectors

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $72,590
- #63 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,030

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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#40. Tax preparers

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $73,170
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,110

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,080
- Employment: 83,190
- 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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#39. Airfield operations specialists

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $74,830
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,360
- Employment: 12,610
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Austin-Round Rock, TX ($88,510)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($80,230)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($79,230)
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#38. Real estate sales agents

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $75,090
- #27 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,180

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,480
- Employment: 175,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Midland, TX ($100,060)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($99,880)
--- Worcester, MA-CT ($93,400)
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#37. Court reporters and simultaneous captioners

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $75,610
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#36. Rotary drill operators, oil and gas

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $75,750
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,840
- Employment: 11,170
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($84,210)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($75,750)
--- Lafayette, LA ($75,710)

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#35. Occupational health and safety technicians

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $75,800
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,560
- Employment: 21,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Evansville, IN-KY ($77,880)
--- Anchorage, AK ($77,690)
--- Oklahoma City, OK ($77,100)
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#34. Rail car repairers

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $76,530
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,400
- Employment: 22,800
- 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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#33. Crane and tower operators

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $76,700
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

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

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $77,080
- #102 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 10,320

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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#31. Aircraft mechanics and service technicians

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $77,890
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,470

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

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $77,900
- #38 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 19,090

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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#29. Firefighters

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $77,940
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,540

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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#28. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $79,230
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,920

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

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $79,960
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,290

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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#26. Real estate brokers

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $80,020
- #44 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,010

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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#25. Postmasters and mail superintendents

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $80,200
- #82 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#24. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $80,240
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,430

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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#23. Gas plant operators

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $80,250
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $76,970
- Employment: 15,110
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($99,600)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($98,750)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($97,080)
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#22. Food service managers

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $81,430
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 610

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,970
- Employment: 210,680
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($91,320)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($89,860)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($87,750)
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#21. Transportation inspectors

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $81,860
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,620
- Employment: 25,070
- 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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#20. Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $83,310
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 22,440

National
- Annual mean salary: $71,110
- Employment: 1,026,390
- 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. Fire inspectors and investigators

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $83,760
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#18. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $83,830
- #38 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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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#17. Private detectives and investigators

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $87,020
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,970
- Employment: 28,860
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Jackson, MI ($93,360)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($91,080)
--- Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO ($87,760)
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#16. Lodging managers

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $90,500
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,770
- Employment: 35,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($121,090)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($111,410)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($99,600)

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#15. Power distributors and dispatchers

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $91,430
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $92,210
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 380

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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#13. Gas compressor and gas pumping station operators

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $92,260
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,130
- Employment: 2,910
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($92,260)
--- Charleston, WV ($67,600)
--- Pittsburgh, PA ($63,110)
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#12. Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $94,570
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#11. Gambling managers

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $95,440
- #8 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. Power plant operators

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $96,950
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#9. Elevator and escalator installers and repairers

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $97,360
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

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. Detectives and criminal investigators

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $101,330
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,120

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

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $101,900
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 660

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 non-retail sales workers

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $102,550
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,600

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

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $106,420
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,350

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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#4. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $115,860
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 810

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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#3. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $120,540
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 960

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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#2. Commercial pilots

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $130,160
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 710

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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#1. Athletes and sports competitors

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Annual mean salary: $186,990
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $116,930
- Employment: 12,320
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN ($212,500)
--- Cleveland-Elyria, OH ($210,210)
--- Columbus, OH ($201,290)

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