Highest paying jobs in Miami for high school graduates

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July 20, 2022
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Highest paying jobs in Miami 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 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, 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. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $53,030
- #162 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,640

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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#49. Photographers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $53,090
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,000

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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#48. Motorboat mechanics and service technicians

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $53,450
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,310

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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#47. Postal service clerks

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $54,170
- #121 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,000

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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#46. Postal service mail carriers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $54,390
- #145 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,000

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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#45. First-line supervisors of gambling services workers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $54,670
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,160
- Employment: 19,100
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($67,710)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($65,990)
--- Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY ($65,510)
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#44. Industrial machinery mechanics

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $54,730
- #337 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,140

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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#43. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $55,890
- #74 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,130

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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#42. Correctional officers and jailers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $56,040
- #83 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,070

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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#41. Insurance sales agents

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $56,200
- #327 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 9,560

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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#40. Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $56,420
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,130
- Employment: 2,900
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($134,990)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($104,060)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($84,900)
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#39. Real estate sales agents

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $56,530
- #165 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 9,940

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. Riggers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $56,690
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,020
- Employment: 21,700
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($89,080)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($73,310)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($73,160)
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#37. Advertising sales agents

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $57,040
- #107 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,250

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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#36. Public safety telecommunicators

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $57,950
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,340

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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#35. Railroad brake, signal, and switch operators and locomotive firers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $58,320
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $55,890
- Employment: 14,630
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($104,560)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($68,920)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($60,810)
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#34. First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $58,370
- #55 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,420
- Employment: 22,640
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area ($85,480)
--- Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area ($77,330)
--- Longview, WA ($74,500)
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#33. Traffic technicians

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $58,610
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,140
- Employment: 7,430
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($85,160)
--- Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($77,500)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($76,460)
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#32. Chefs and head cooks

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $60,430
- #55 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,650

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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#31. Flight attendants

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $60,460
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,520

National
- Annual mean salary: $59,150
- Employment: 116,260
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kansas City, MO-KS ($94,320)
--- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL ($72,130)
--- Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL ($67,620)

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#30. Private detectives and investigators

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $62,210
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 880

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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#29. Umpires, referees, and other sports officials

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $62,260
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $40,140
- Employment: 16,590
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL ($73,600)
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($63,500)
--- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL ($62,260)
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#28. Aircraft cargo handling supervisors

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $62,790
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 590

National
- Annual mean salary: $59,620
- Employment: 10,020
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN ($79,660)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($72,800)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($71,910)
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#27. First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $62,910
- #336 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,230

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

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $64,260
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $64,500
- #72 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 33,390

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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#24. Stationary engineers and boiler operators

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $64,790
- #54 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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. Brokerage clerks

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $65,120
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 920

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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#22. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $65,470
- #272 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,880

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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#21. Occupational health and safety technicians

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $65,570
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#20. Crane and tower operators

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $65,650
- #53 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 720

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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#19. Construction and building inspectors

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $66,260
- #110 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,800

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

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $67,440
- #331 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 9,390

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,100
- Employment: 475,000
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($93,830)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($93,030)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($92,870)
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#17. Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $67,550
- #111 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 28,280

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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#16. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $67,750
- #305 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,010

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

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $67,930
- #220 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 24,300

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

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $68,540
- #113 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 8,990

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. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $69,370
- #225 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 13,820

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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#12. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $71,110
- #80 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,410

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,600
- Employment: 53,420
- 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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#11. Power plant operators

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $75,910
- #107 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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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#10. Elevator and escalator installers and repairers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $82,670
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 870

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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#9. Gambling managers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $84,930
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $85,440
- Employment: 3,240
- 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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#8. Transportation inspectors

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $86,810
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

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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#7. Lodging managers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $92,070
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 690

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

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $93,000
- #68 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,870

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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#5. Detectives and criminal investigators

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $96,610
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,220

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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#4. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $101,610
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#3. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $111,420
- #45 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,160

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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#2. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $115,520
- #46 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,720

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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#1. Commercial pilots

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $116,980
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,070

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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