Highest paying jobs in Crestview for high school graduates

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July 20, 2022
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Highest paying jobs in Crestview 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 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 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. Brickmasons and blockmasons

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $44,150
- #199 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#49. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $44,190
- #484 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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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#48. Loan interviewers and clerks

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $44,230
- #144 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $42,780
- Employment: 204,100
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($59,060)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($58,140)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($56,710)
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#47. First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $44,850
- #220 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,390

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,300
- Employment: 1,063,110
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($57,830)
--- Boulder, CO ($56,520)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($55,930)
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#46. First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $45,250
- #367 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#45. Tax preparers

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $45,280
- #122 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#44. Court, municipal, and license clerks

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $45,340
- #127 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $43,490
- Employment: 156,100
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($66,520)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($62,040)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($60,730)
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#43. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $45,530
- #312 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#42. Payroll and timekeeping clerks

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $45,720
- #233 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $48,290
- Employment: 133,870
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($66,600)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($66,240)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($60,930)
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#41. Opticians, dispensing

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $45,860
- #74 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#40. Security and fire alarm systems installers

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $45,990
- #137 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#39. Recreational vehicle service technicians

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $47,530
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $43,790
- Employment: 15,150
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($59,830)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($59,220)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($57,770)
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#38. Machinists

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $47,620
- #216 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,800
- Employment: 360,340
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($76,230)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($71,070)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($69,300)
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#37. Photographers

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $47,840
- #38 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#36. Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $48,850
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,580
- Employment: 549,200
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area ($88,150)
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($80,420)
--- Odessa, TX ($70,950)

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#35. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $49,090
- #261 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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. Electricians

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $49,680
- #404 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 550

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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#33. Sheet metal workers

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $49,720
- #206 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#32. Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $49,750
- #95 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#31. Motorboat mechanics and service technicians

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $50,420
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,490
- Employment: 20,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($66,390)
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($59,690)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($57,930)

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#30. Real estate sales agents

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $50,750
- #239 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

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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#29. Telecommunications line installers and repairers

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $51,010
- #229 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#28. Automotive body and related repairers

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $51,670
- #117 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#27. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $52,080
- #420 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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. Postal service clerks

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $52,350
- #255 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#25. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $52,580
- #398 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#24. Postal service mail carriers

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $53,180
- #345 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

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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#23. Structural metal fabricators and fitters

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $53,980
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,750
- Employment: 69,550
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($59,130)
--- Anchorage, AK ($57,900)
--- Longview, WA ($57,410)
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#22. Industrial machinery mechanics

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $55,260
- #314 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#21. Production, planning, and expediting clerks

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $56,380
- #61 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#20. Construction and building inspectors

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $56,520
- #277 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $57,130
- #255 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,080

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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#18. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $57,410
- #120 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#17. Insurance sales agents

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $58,750
- #283 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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. First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $59,560
- #436 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $61,010
- #441 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 630

National
- Annual mean salary: $72,990
- Employment: 614,080
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,820)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($101,210)
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#14. Property, real estate, and community association managers

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $61,620
- #184 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

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

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $61,810
- #259 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 810

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

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $63,670
- #355 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

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

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $65,410
- #390 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 580

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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#10. Chefs and head cooks

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $66,510
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

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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#9. Detectives and criminal investigators

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $66,730
- #265 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#8. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $67,930
- #223 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#7. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $70,800
- #353 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#6. Lodging managers

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $72,670
- #44 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#5. Food service managers

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $73,800
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

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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#4. Real estate brokers

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $88,130
- #34 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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#3. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $94,350
- #55 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#2. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $95,510
- #211 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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. Commercial pilots

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Annual mean salary: $128,470
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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