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

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February 7, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Naples that don't require a college degree

From the moment they first set foot 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, coaches—the list goes on and on. 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 non-degree 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 2020 annual mean wage. Job descriptions are from O*NET.

Keep reading to discover the highest-paying jobs in Naples that don’t require a college degree.

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#50. Audio and video technicians

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $48,800
- #59 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,390
- Employment: 62,360
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($80,510)
--- Charleston-North Charleston, SC ($77,990)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($73,960)
- Job description: Set up, maintain, and dismantle audio and video equipment, such as microphones, sound speakers, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, video cameras, video monitors and servers, and related electronic equipment for live or recorded events, such as concerts, meetings, conventions, presentations, podcasts, news conferences, and sporting events.
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#49. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $48,950
- #192 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,090
- Employment: 253,010
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($75,320)
--- New Bedford, MA ($75,110)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($72,460)
- Job description: Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile or marine diesel engines.
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#48. Machinists

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $49,380
- #109 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 390

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,800
- Employment: 360,340
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($68,950)
--- Anchorage, AK ($64,610)
--- Farmington, NM ($64,190)
- Job description: Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments out of metal. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
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#47. Surveying and mapping technicians

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $49,410
- #91 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,770
- Employment: 53,370
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($86,090)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($82,010)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($79,790)
- Job description: Perform surveying and mapping duties, usually under the direction of an engineer, surveyor, cartographer, or photogrammetrist, to obtain data used for construction, mapmaking, boundary location, mining, or other purposes. May calculate mapmaking information and create maps from source data, such as surveying notes, aerial photography, satellite data, or other maps to show topographical features, political boundaries, and other features. May verify accuracy and completeness of maps.
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#46. Security and fire alarm systems installers

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $49,670
- #86 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,150
- Employment: 68,920
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($71,820)
--- Anchorage, AK ($68,510)
--- Rockford, IL ($65,040)
- Job description: Install, program, maintain, and repair security and fire alarm wiring and equipment. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.
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#45. First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $49,770
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,600

National
- Annual mean salary: $37,880
- Employment: 891,540
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($59,490)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($53,350)
--- Napa, CA ($53,230)
- Job description: Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.
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#44. Motorboat mechanics and service technicians

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $49,840
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,490
- Employment: 20,440
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX ($63,080)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($59,490)
--- Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD ($58,680)
- Job description: Repair and adjust electrical and mechanical equipment of inboard or inboard-outboard boat engines.
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#43. First-line supervisors of personal service and entertainment and recreation workers, except gambling services

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $50,040
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 380

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,820
- Employment: 174,860
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL ($61,470)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($59,540)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($59,030)
- Job description: Directly supervise and coordinate activities of entertainment and recreation related workers.
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#42. Payroll and timekeeping clerks

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $50,060
- #67 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $48,290
- Employment: 133,870
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($64,470)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($63,300)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($62,600)
- Job description: Compile and record employee time and payroll data. May compute employees' time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions, or prepare paychecks.
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#41. Computer user support specialists

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $50,240
- #214 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,000
- Employment: 634,820
- Entry level education requirements: Some college, no degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($86,350)
--- Napa, CA ($78,740)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($78,670)
- Job description: Provide technical assistance to computer users. Answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, via telephone, or electronically. May provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems.
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#40. Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $50,820
- #261 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,980
- Employment: 190,510
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Elmira, NY ($94,280)
--- Springfield, MA-CT ($92,920)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($87,940)
- Job description: Install, set up, rearrange, or remove switching, distribution, routing, and dialing equipment used in central offices or headends. Service or repair telephone, cable television, Internet, and other communications equipment on customers' property. May install communications equipment or communications wiring in buildings.
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#39. Postal service clerks

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $50,940
- #212 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,200
- Employment: 86,950
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Monroe, MI ($58,120)
--- El Centro, CA ($58,000)
--- Houma-Thibodaux, LA ($57,330)
- Job description: Perform any combination of tasks in a United States Postal Service (USPS) post office, such as receive letters and parcels; sell postage and revenue stamps, postal cards, and stamped envelopes; fill out and sell money orders; place mail in pigeon holes of mail rack or in bags; and examine mail for correct postage. Includes postal service clerks employed by USPS contractors.
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#38. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $51,000
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,260

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,100
- Employment: 1,443,940
- Entry level education requirements: Some college, no degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($56,700)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($55,720)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($55,720)
- Job description: Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.
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#37. Opticians, dispensing

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $51,350
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $41,380
- Employment: 68,180
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Utica-Rome, NY ($71,220)
--- Danbury, CT ($68,590)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($66,900)
- Job description: Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses and frames for client according to written optical prescription or specification. Assist client with inserting, removing, and caring for contact lenses. Assist client with selecting frames. Measure customer for size of eyeglasses and coordinate frames with facial and eye measurements and optical prescription. Prepare work order for optical laboratory containing instructions for grinding and mounting lenses in frames. Verify exactness of finished lens spectacles. Adjust frame and lens position to fit client. May shape or reshape frames. Includes contact lens opticians.
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#36. Industrial machinery mechanics

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $51,600
- #283 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,350
- Employment: 385,980
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($84,180)
--- San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA ($84,150)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($77,580)
- Job description: Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems. May also install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to plans.
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#35. Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $53,250
- #129 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 610

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,410
- Employment: 344,020
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($91,840)
--- Napa, CA ($82,650)
--- Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA ($76,440)
- Job description: Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, HVAC, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.
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#34. Postal service mail carriers

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $53,780
- #61 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,180
- Employment: 333,570
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bismarck, ND ($56,520)
--- Burlington, NC ($55,750)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($55,680)
- Job description: Sort and deliver mail for the United States Postal Service (USPS). Deliver mail on established route by vehicle or on foot. Includes postal service mail carriers employed by USPS contractors.
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#33. Brokerage clerks

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $53,900
- #55 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,460
- Employment: 44,720
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($75,240)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($73,770)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($69,860)
- Job description: Perform duties related to the purchase, sale, or holding of securities. Duties include writing orders for stock purchases or sales, computing transfer taxes, verifying stock transactions, accepting and delivering securities, tracking stock price fluctuations, computing equity, distributing dividends, and keeping records of daily transactions and holdings.
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#32. Insurance sales agents

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $54,620
- #253 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 620

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,100
- Employment: 409,950
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($109,540)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($105,840)
--- Fond du Lac, WI ($105,190)
- Job description: Sell life, property, casualty, health, automotive, or other types of insurance. May refer clients to independent brokers, work as an independent broker, or be employed by an insurance company.
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#31. Telecommunications line installers and repairers

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $54,710
- #80 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,860
- Employment: 122,480
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fresno, CA ($93,060)
--- Salinas, CA ($91,790)
--- Champaign-Urbana, IL ($89,000)
- Job description: Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.
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#30. Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $54,770
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,650
- Employment: 248,070
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New Haven, CT ($81,080)
--- Charleston-North Charleston, SC ($73,190)
--- Modesto, CA ($68,390)
- Job description: Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities for the primary purpose of personal fitness. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills. Develop and implement individualized approaches to exercise.
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#29. First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $55,670
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,040
- Employment: 103,730
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($85,110)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($77,260)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($76,940)
- Job description: Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities. Work may involve reviewing contracts to ascertain service, machine, and workforce requirements; answering inquiries from potential customers regarding methods, material, and price ranges; and preparing estimates according to labor, material, and machine costs.
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#28. Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $55,730
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $48,050
- Employment: 18,650
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Columbus, OH ($70,620)
--- New Orleans-Metairie, LA ($62,530)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($62,100)
- Job description: Design, fabricate, adjust, repair, or appraise jewelry, gold, silver, other precious metals, or gems.
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#27. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $56,380
- #136 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

National
- Annual mean salary: $55,280
- Employment: 402,870
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($96,440)
--- Barnstable Town, MA ($93,620)
--- Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA ($93,320)
- Job description: Operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties.
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#26. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $57,060
- #175 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 380

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,230
- Employment: 503,390
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($92,040)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($89,100)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($86,180)
- Job description: Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, and handling information requests, as well as performing routine administrative functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff.
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#24 (tie). Skincare specialists

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $59,560
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $41,230
- Employment: 46,640
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Olympia-Tumwater, WA ($117,340)
--- Waterbury, CT ($83,930)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($69,790)
- Job description: Provide skincare treatments to face and body to enhance an individual's appearance. Includes electrologists and laser hair removal specialists.
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#24 (tie). Detectives and criminal investigators

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $59,560
- #232 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,300
- Employment: 105,980
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($127,380)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($127,090)
--- Anchorage, AK ($126,530)
- Job description: Conduct investigations related to suspected violations of federal, state, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes.
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#23. Construction and building inspectors

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $59,880
- #142 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,470
- Employment: 113,770
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,820)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,920)
--- Salinas, CA ($98,360)
- Job description: Inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Inspections may be general in nature or may be limited to a specific area, such as electrical systems or plumbing.
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#22. First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $60,210
- #112 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,800

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,010
- Employment: 1,427,260
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($78,770)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($77,030)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($75,820)
- Job description: Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of clerical and administrative support workers.
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#21. Massage therapists

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $60,360
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,350
- Employment: 85,040
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Port St. Lucie, FL ($81,640)
--- Anchorage, AK ($77,530)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($72,730)
- Job description: Perform therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints. May assist in the assessment of range of motion and muscle strength, or propose client therapy plans.
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#20. First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $61,450
- #278 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,800
- Employment: 599,900
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($101,930)
--- Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX ($100,590)
--- Longview, WA ($99,590)
- Job description: Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of production and operating workers, such as inspectors, precision workers, machine setters and operators, assemblers, fabricators, and plant and system operators. Excludes team or work leaders.
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#19. Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $61,460
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,740
- Employment: 27,590
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New Orleans-Metairie, LA ($122,730)
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($111,530)
--- Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN ($111,140)
- Job description: Command or supervise operations of ships and water vessels, such as tugboats and ferryboats. Required to hold license issued by U.S. Coast Guard.
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#18. Aircraft mechanics and service technicians

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $61,490
- #109 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,040
- Employment: 128,300
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX ($95,680)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($89,710)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($87,830)
- Job description: Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
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#17. Automotive body and related repairers

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $62,400
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,430
- Employment: 137,120
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($81,730)
--- Midland, TX ($76,760)
--- Raleigh, NC ($75,460)
- Job description: Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.
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#16. Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $64,110
- #133 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,050

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,490
- Employment: 977,070
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($115,620)
--- Lawrence, KS ($97,910)
--- Boulder, CO ($94,870)
- Job description: Sell services to individuals or businesses. May describe options or resolve client problems.
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#15. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $64,980
- #286 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 510

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,100
- Employment: 475,000
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($95,680)
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($93,140)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($92,810)
- Job description: Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers. May also advise customers on recommended services. Excludes team or work leaders.
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#14. Lodging managers

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $66,610
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,270
- Employment: 31,790
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY ($108,990)
--- Reno, NV ($106,060)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($105,560)
- Job description: Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.
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#13. Chefs and head cooks

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $67,550
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,740
- Employment: 101,490
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($98,210)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($90,840)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($86,460)
- Job description: Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.
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#12. Firefighters

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $69,030
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

National
- Annual mean salary: $56,360
- Employment: 311,350
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($125,680)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($109,480)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($105,670)
- Job description: Control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. Duties may include fire prevention, emergency medical service, hazardous material response, search and rescue, and disaster assistance.
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#11. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $69,110
- #133 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,650
- Employment: 287,150
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($97,980)
--- Waterbury, CT ($92,160)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($88,750)
- Job description: Review settled claims to determine that payments and settlements are made in accordance with company practices and procedures. Confer with legal counsel on claims requiring litigation. May also settle insurance claims.
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#10. Property, real estate, and community association managers

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $69,190
- #95 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,210
- Employment: 219,800
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Charleston-North Charleston, SC ($117,770)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($113,800)
--- Boulder, CO ($107,230)
- Job description: Plan, direct, or coordinate the selling, buying, leasing, or governance activities of commercial, industrial, or residential real estate properties. Includes managers of homeowner and condominium associations, rented or leased housing units, buildings, or land (including rights-of-way).
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#9. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $72,190
- #121 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,450

National
- Annual mean salary: $72,990
- Employment: 614,080
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($107,870)
--- Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA ($103,930)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($100,620)
- Job description: Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.
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#8. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $72,330
- #113 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 790

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,500
- Employment: 1,278,670
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Danbury, CT ($112,810)
--- Napa, CA ($101,850)
--- Santa Fe, NM ($93,680)
- Job description: Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.
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#7. Commercial pilots

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $72,480
- #101 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $110,830
- Employment: 37,120
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sioux City, IA-NE-SD ($153,990)
--- Medford, OR ($152,730)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($152,290)
- Job description: Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing aircraft on nonscheduled air carrier routes, or helicopters. Requires Commercial Pilot certificate. Includes charter pilots with similar certification, and air ambulance and air tour pilots. Excludes regional, national, and international airline pilots.
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#6. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $72,790
- #298 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,100
- Employment: 132,210
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($163,580)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($137,680)
--- Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ ($136,410)
- Job description: Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
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#5. Fire inspectors and investigators

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $74,120
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,680
- Employment: 14,010
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($129,790)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($123,610)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($102,370)
- Job description: Inspect buildings to detect fire hazards and enforce local ordinances and state laws, or investigate and gather facts to determine cause of fires and explosions.
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#4. Food service managers

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $81,040
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,000
- Employment: 197,010
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($97,610)
--- Trenton, NJ ($95,640)
--- Waterbury, CT ($88,100)
- Job description: Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.
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#3. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $92,230
- #64 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $90,120
- Employment: 240,290
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN ($124,150)
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($122,460)
--- Leominster-Gardner, MA ($119,130)
- Job description: Directly supervise and coordinate activities of sales workers other than retail sales workers. May perform duties such as budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties.
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Canva

#2. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $96,530
- #106 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $97,180
- Employment: 122,310
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($200,090)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($182,810)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($182,720)
- Job description: Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.
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#1. First-line supervisors of firefighting and prevention workers

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
- Annual mean salary: $100,100
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,170
- Employment: 69,000
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($187,890)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($181,340)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($176,050)
- Job description: Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in firefighting and fire prevention and control.

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