Highest paying jobs in California, Maryland for high school graduates

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Highest paying jobs in California, Maryland 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 California-Lexington Park, MD 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. Tellers

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $35,840
- #103 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#49. Social and human service assistants

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $38,280
- #196 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#48. Office clerks, general

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $38,970
- #144 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

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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#47. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $39,150
- #24 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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#46. First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $39,410
- #136 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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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#45. Medical secretaries and administrative assistants

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $41,110
- #78 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#44. Shipping, receiving, and inventory clerks

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $41,400
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#43. Eligibility interviewers, government programs

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $42,460
- #232 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,990
- Employment: 138,820
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($75,570)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($67,900)
--- New Haven, CT ($63,790)
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#42. Interviewers, except eligibility and loan

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $43,260
- #45 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#41. Maintenance and repair workers, general

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $43,980
- #172 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $44,040
- #69 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 770

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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#39. Security guards

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $44,910
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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. First-line supervisors of housekeeping and janitorial workers

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $44,920
- #140 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#37. Public safety telecommunicators

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $45,010
- #160 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#36. Billing and posting clerks

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $46,190
- #38 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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#35. Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $46,810
- #131 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#34. First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $48,140
- #105 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

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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#33. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $48,650
- #292 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#32. Bill and account collectors

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $49,690
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#31. Court, municipal, and license clerks

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $50,230
- #56 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#30. Postal service mail carriers

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $51,200
- #498 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#29. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $51,440
- #178 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#28. Correctional officers and jailers

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $51,740
- #112 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#27. Payroll and timekeeping clerks

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $52,140
- #64 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#26. Postal service clerks

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $52,430
- #250 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#25. Carpenters

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $53,760
- #119 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#24. Procurement clerks

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $54,090
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,400
- Employment: 61,000
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area ($58,310)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($56,800)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($56,330)
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#23. Electrical, electronic, and electromechanical assemblers, except coil winders, tapers, and finishers

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $57,040
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,750
- Employment: 283,800
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($57,040)
--- Lima, OH ($56,660)
--- Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD ($50,510)
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#22. Construction and building inspectors

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $57,640
- #246 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#21. Electricians

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $58,320
- #225 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#20. Self-enrichment teachers

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $58,730
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#19. Industrial machinery mechanics

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $58,930
- #171 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#18. Production, planning, and expediting clerks

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $59,070
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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. Insurance sales agents

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $61,300
- #230 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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. Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $61,370
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#15. Machinists

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $62,930
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $63,980
- #81 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

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

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $66,570
- #307 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $72,990
- Employment: 614,080
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,820)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($101,210)
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#12. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $68,030
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#11. Food service managers

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $68,730
- #61 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#10. Sheet metal workers

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $69,870
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#9. Chefs and head cooks

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $71,320
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,740
- Employment: 101,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Leominster-Gardner, MA ($81,020)
--- Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area ($79,820)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($79,600)
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#8. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $73,010
- #350 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $73,560
- #148 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $74,910
- #65 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $76,040
- #27 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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#4. First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $76,950
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#3. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $100,550
- #103 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#2. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $111,830
- #40 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#1. Commercial pilots

California-Lexington Park, MD
- Annual mean salary: $175,650
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $110,830
- Employment: 37,120
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($185,920)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($184,260)
--- Savannah, GA ($177,450)

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