Highest paying jobs in Danville for high school graduates

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July 20, 2022
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Highest paying jobs in Danville 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 Danville, 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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#49. Recreation workers

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $28,710
- #324 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $30,960
- Employment: 325,640
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($50,710)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($45,730)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($44,200)
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#48. Receptionists and information clerks

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $29,430
- #328 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $32,410
- Employment: 968,420
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($45,080)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($44,680)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($41,290)
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#47. Data entry keyers

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $29,580
- #372 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#46. Tellers

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $31,510
- #371 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $32,960
- Employment: 423,570
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($45,040)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($43,490)
--- Napa, CA ($42,000)
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#45. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $32,480
- #297 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,550
- Employment: 134,660
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($45,950)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($45,550)
--- Portland-South Portland, ME ($44,840)

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#44. Stockers and order fillers

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $33,300
- #122 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 780

National
- Annual mean salary: $31,010
- Employment: 2,210,960
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($42,240)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($41,960)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($40,620)
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#43. Medical secretaries and administrative assistants

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $33,330
- #422 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $39,000
- Employment: 597,100
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($56,010)
--- Napa, CA ($52,630)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($52,300)
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#42. Pharmacy technicians

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $34,580
- #313 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,450
- Employment: 415,310
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($59,340)
--- Napa, CA ($58,620)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($58,390)
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#41. Driver/sales workers

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $34,930
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $31,870
- Employment: 420,890
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bismarck, ND ($48,560)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($46,390)
--- Fargo, ND-MN ($46,360)
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#40. Self-enrichment teachers

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $35,690
- #351 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,930
- Employment: 222,700
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($70,350)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($66,650)
--- Utica-Rome, NY ($63,470)

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#39. Security guards

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $35,870
- #151 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#38. Insurance claims and policy processing clerks

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $36,200
- #311 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,070
- Employment: 240,740
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($60,830)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($59,120)
--- Portsmouth, NH-ME ($58,380)
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#37. Billing and posting clerks

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $36,600
- #384 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#36. First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $36,640
- #234 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $37,880
- Employment: 891,540
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($52,950)
--- Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area ($52,620)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($52,140)
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#35. Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $36,710
- #301 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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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#34. Bill and account collectors

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $36,870
- #260 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $40,630
- Employment: 222,030
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($58,700)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($58,610)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($55,940)
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#33. Office clerks, general

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $37,370
- #224 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 630

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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#32. Customer service representatives

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $37,960
- #170 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,510
- Employment: 2,833,250
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($52,630)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($50,510)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($47,490)
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#31. Social and human service assistants

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $38,080
- #205 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#30. Shipping, receiving, and inventory clerks

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $38,450
- #167 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $37,210
- Employment: 727,640
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($51,470)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($48,440)
--- Anchorage, AK ($47,150)

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#29. Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $39,510
- #122 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,080
- Employment: 57,960
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($70,360)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($54,750)
--- West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area ($52,920)
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#28. Public safety telecommunicators

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $40,290
- #265 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#27. First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $40,520
- #437 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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#26. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $40,970
- #411 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#25. Light truck drivers

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $41,260
- #200 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $41,830
- #316 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#23. Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $42,280
- #146 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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#22. Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $42,920
- #388 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#21. Maintenance and repair workers, general

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $45,910
- #108 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

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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#20. Machinists

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $46,090
- #268 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#19. Postal service clerks

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $48,880
- #426 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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#18. Production, planning, and expediting clerks

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $51,480
- #185 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#17. Highway maintenance workers

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $51,740
- #70 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#16. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $52,390
- #405 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $52,770
- #457 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#14. Industrial machinery mechanics

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $53,050
- #392 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#13. Food service managers

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $53,990
- #385 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#12. Postal service mail carriers

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $54,370
- #149 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#11. Carpenters

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $54,880
- #110 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#10. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $55,420
- #78 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#9. Insurance sales agents

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $57,990
- #296 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $62,270
- #393 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $63,300
- #91 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $64,010
- #293 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#5. Electricians

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $68,160
- #89 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $68,720
- #291 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#3. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $72,760
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#2. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $94,080
- #152 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. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Danville, IL
- Annual mean salary: $107,370
- #68 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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