Highest paying jobs in Idaho Falls for high school graduates

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July 20, 2022
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Highest paying jobs in Idaho Falls 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 Idaho Falls, ID 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. Carpenters

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $41,030
- #404 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 660

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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#49. First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $41,970
- #435 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $42,420
- #441 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#47. Payroll and timekeeping clerks

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $42,780
- #332 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#46. Interviewers, except eligibility and loan

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $43,030
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $37,640
- Employment: 173,800
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($57,820)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($53,920)
--- Salinas, CA ($52,980)

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#45. Maintenance and repair workers, general

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $43,240
- #212 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 520

National
- Annual mean salary: $43,790
- Employment: 1,357,630
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($60,230)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($59,870)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($56,650)
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#44. Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $44,150
- #173 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#43. Recreational vehicle service technicians

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $45,590
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#42. Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $45,600
- #171 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,860
- Employment: 188,450
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($64,510)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($64,140)
--- Decatur, IL ($60,740)
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#40 (tie). Correctional officers and jailers

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $45,770
- #176 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#40 (tie). Millwrights

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $45,770
- #197 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $59,080
- Employment: 44,400
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($91,590)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($90,580)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($80,780)
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#39. First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $45,910
- #179 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 600

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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#38. Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $46,130
- #247 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,690
- Employment: 397,550
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($72,500)
--- Anchorage, AK ($71,840)
--- West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area ($71,250)
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#37. Farm equipment mechanics and service technicians

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $46,530
- #124 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,350
- Employment: 35,720
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($61,910)
--- Bellingham, WA ($61,210)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($60,760)
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#36. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $46,970
- #421 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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. Sheet metal workers

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $47,470
- #242 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#34. Automotive body and related repairers

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $47,480
- #235 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#33. File clerks

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $48,350
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,140
- Employment: 91,560
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($50,210)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($49,450)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($48,780)
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#32. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $48,390
- #296 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

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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#31. Surveying and mapping technicians

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $48,520
- #130 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#30. Tax preparers

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $51,570
- #59 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#29. Insurance sales agents

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $52,190
- #381 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#28. Postal service clerks

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $52,240
- #262 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#27. Machinists

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $52,270
- #84 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#26. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $52,640
- #235 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

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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#25. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $52,760
- #393 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#24. Advertising sales agents

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $53,380
- #168 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#23. Postal service mail carriers

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $54,450
- #135 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#22. Electricians

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $54,940
- #291 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

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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#21. Food service managers

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $55,450
- #354 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#20. Construction and building inspectors

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $57,600
- #251 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $58,040
- #108 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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#18. First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $58,670
- #213 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 940

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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#17. Telecommunications line installers and repairers

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $59,130
- #102 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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#16. Dental laboratory technicians

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $59,560
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,230
- Employment: 30,800
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($67,730)
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($59,560)
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($55,140)

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

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $61,390
- #436 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

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. Occupational health and safety technicians

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $63,340
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#13. Industrial machinery mechanics

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $63,680
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $63,730
- #351 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 610

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

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $64,140
- #185 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

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

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $64,770
- #417 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $68,170
- #147 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

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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#8. Security guards

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $70,350
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,360
- Employment: 1,054,400
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($70,350)
--- San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA ($58,440)
--- Western Washington nonmetropolitan area ($57,480)
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#7. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $72,100
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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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#6. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $72,180
- #122 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#5. Production, planning, and expediting clerks

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $74,970
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $81,290
- #206 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#3. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $84,590
- #339 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $88,690
- #196 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Idaho Falls, ID
- Annual mean salary: $94,340
- #45 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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