Highest paying jobs in Carbondale for high school graduates

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July 20, 2022
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Highest paying jobs in Carbondale 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 Carbondale-Marion, IL 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. Data entry keyers

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $34,510
- #160 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $35,850
- Employment: 151,520
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($48,170)
--- Olympia-Tumwater, WA ($46,500)
--- Western Washington nonmetropolitan area ($45,800)
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#49. Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $35,250
- #492 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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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#48. Billing and posting clerks

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $35,550
- #432 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $41,610
- Employment: 445,160
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($55,850)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($55,130)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($54,960)
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#47. Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $35,750
- #311 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,650
- Employment: 248,070
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($69,160)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($68,140)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($64,980)
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#46. Court, municipal, and license clerks

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $35,760
- #385 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#45. Office clerks, general

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $36,660
- #259 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,620

National
- Annual mean salary: $37,770
- Employment: 2,788,090
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($49,980)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($49,740)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($48,850)
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#44. Loan interviewers and clerks

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $36,900
- #391 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#43. Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $36,950
- #510 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#42. Machinists

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $37,220
- #485 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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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#41. Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $37,310
- #272 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 600

National
- Annual mean salary: $40,420
- Employment: 1,850,360
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($56,720)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($54,730)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($54,450)

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#40. Printing press operators

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $37,420
- #242 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $40,200
- Employment: 160,270
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($56,850)
--- Dover-Durham, NH-ME ($51,730)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($50,370)
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#39. Social and human service assistants

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $37,820
- #219 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,230
- Employment: 399,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($56,140)
--- North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area ($55,360)
--- Danbury, CT ($54,870)
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#38. Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $39,190
- #326 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $42,140
- Employment: 137,510
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Midland, MI ($60,190)
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($58,940)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($58,790)
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#37. Legal secretaries and administrative assistants

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $40,520
- #246 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,750
- Employment: 160,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area ($84,640)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($78,320)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($77,210)
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#36. First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $40,870
- #423 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

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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#35. Maintenance and repair workers, general

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $41,110
- #297 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 860

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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#34. Light truck drivers

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $42,850
- #127 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 530

National
- Annual mean salary: $41,050
- Employment: 929,470
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($51,860)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($51,560)
--- Waterbury, CT ($50,100)
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#33. First-line supervisors of housekeeping and janitorial workers

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $44,810
- #147 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,500
- Employment: 141,260
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($60,770)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($60,250)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($59,160)
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#32. Real estate sales agents

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $45,850
- #302 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#31. Production, planning, and expediting clerks

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $46,110
- #412 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#30. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $46,400
- #364 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#29. Public safety telecommunicators

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $46,520
- #140 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#28. Automotive body and related repairers

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $47,220
- #246 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $48,050
- #378 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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#26. Property, real estate, and community association managers

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $49,430
- #375 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $49,740
- #59 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#24. Food service managers

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $49,860
- #461 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#23. Postal service clerks

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $50,710
- #354 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $51,080
- #476 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $52,480
- #400 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 380

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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#20. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $52,720
- #170 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#19. Highway maintenance workers

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $52,790
- #53 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $43,200
- Employment: 149,890
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($70,690)
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($67,370)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($67,340)
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#18. Postal service mail carriers

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $53,460
- #298 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#17. Insurance sales agents

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $53,590
- #363 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $55,160
- #327 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#15. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $55,260
- #184 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#14. Correctional officers and jailers

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $55,660
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $57,390
- #486 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $58,260
- #459 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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#11. Industrial machinery mechanics

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $58,860
- #176 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#10. Carpenters

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $60,650
- #53 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#9. Sheet metal workers

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $65,400
- #51 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $70,550
- #238 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#6 (tie). Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $73,440
- #38 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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#6 (tie). Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $73,440
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $73,640
- #342 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#4. Electricians

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $74,230
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $77,230
- #100 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#2. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $80,480
- #269 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $82,140
- #371 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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