Highest paying jobs in Hartford for high school graduates

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Highest paying jobs in Hartford 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 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 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. Engine and other machine assemblers

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $61,320
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,190
- Employment: 41,510
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Winston-Salem, NC ($65,340)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($61,320)
--- Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA ($56,340)
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#49. Public safety telecommunicators

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $61,430
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

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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#48. Security and fire alarm systems installers

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $61,680
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,150
- Employment: 68,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Eugene, OR ($70,940)
--- Salem, OR ($68,640)
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($68,520)
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#47. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $61,900
- #63 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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#46. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $62,610
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 900

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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#45. Crane and tower operators

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $62,770
- #68 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#44. Food service managers

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $63,030
- #145 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

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

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $63,590
- #204 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,030

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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#42. Surveying and mapping technicians

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $63,690
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#41. Cargo and freight agents

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $64,030
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,170
- Employment: 96,510
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($80,300)
--- Yakima, WA ($68,030)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($64,030)

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#40. Industrial machinery mechanics

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $64,080
- #75 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,440

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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#39. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $64,170
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

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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#38. Opticians, dispensing

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $65,010
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#37. Carpenters

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $65,100
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,840

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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#36. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $65,760
- #105 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,610

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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#35. Photographers

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $66,090
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#34. Private detectives and investigators

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $67,140
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#33. Occupational health and safety technicians

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $67,660
- #27 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,870
- Employment: 20,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Evansville, IN-KY ($77,880)
--- Anchorage, AK ($77,690)
--- Oklahoma City, OK ($77,100)
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#32. Electricians

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $68,450
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,360

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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#31. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $68,580
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,190

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

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $69,400
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 8,500

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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#29. Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $69,720
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,250
- Employment: 15,380
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($78,200)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($69,720)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($69,320)
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#28. Insurance sales agents

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $70,830
- #94 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,660

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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#27. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $71,930
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,760

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. Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators, surface mining

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $73,540
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#25. Sheet metal workers

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $73,640
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 620

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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#24. Stationary engineers and boiler operators

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $74,140
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#23. Transportation inspectors

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $74,170
- #56 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#22. Brokerage clerks

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $74,310
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,460
- Employment: 44,720
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($74,310)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($69,330)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($68,970)
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#21. First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $74,800
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 650

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

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $74,970
- #64 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,210

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

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $76,110
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 700

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

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $76,600
- #38 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,370

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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#17. Brickmasons and blockmasons

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $76,800
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $79,440
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,970

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

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $80,140
- #46 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,810

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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#14. Real estate sales agents

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $81,180
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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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#13. Power plant operators

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $81,530
- #83 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $82,430
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $83,970
- #174 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 820

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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#10. Postmasters and mail superintendents

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $85,930
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#9. Lodging managers

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $88,050
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#8. Elevator and escalator installers and repairers

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $89,310
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#7. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $89,320
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,350

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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#6. Detectives and criminal investigators

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $91,270
- #75 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 380

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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#5. Construction and building inspectors

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $91,370
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

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. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $96,400
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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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#3. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $105,750
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 650

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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#2. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $113,330
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

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. Real estate brokers

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
- Annual mean salary: $152,460
- #1 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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