Highest paying jobs in Detroit for high school graduates

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Highest paying jobs in Detroit 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 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 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. Watch and clock repairers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $59,710
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $48,560
- Employment: 2,430
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI ($59,710)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($55,740)
--- Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI ($48,230)
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#49. Reinforcing iron and rebar workers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $60,000
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,700
- Employment: 18,680
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($97,000)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($88,350)
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($75,440)
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#48. Glaziers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $60,020
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 530

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,970
- Employment: 52,190
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Olympia-Tumwater, WA ($78,840)
--- Salem, OR ($78,000)
--- Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area ($76,680)
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#47. Advertising sales agents

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $61,190
- #70 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,710

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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#46. Private detectives and investigators

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $61,300
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,100
- Employment: 32,200
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Jackson, MI ($93,360)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($91,080)
--- Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO ($87,760)

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#45. Insurance sales agents

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $61,400
- #227 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,030

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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#44. Structural iron and steel workers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $61,430
- #55 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,070

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,650
- Employment: 71,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($95,020)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($88,250)
--- Western Washington nonmetropolitan area ($84,570)
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#43. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $62,460
- #59 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,270

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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#42. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $62,470
- #120 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,840

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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#41. Riggers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $63,460
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,020
- Employment: 21,700
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($89,080)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($73,310)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($73,160)

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

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $63,600
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 13,700

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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#39. First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $63,690
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,420
- Employment: 22,640
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area ($85,480)
--- Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area ($77,330)
--- Longview, WA ($74,500)
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#38. Airfield operations specialists

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $63,820
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,360
- Employment: 10,590
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Austin-Round Rock, TX ($88,510)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($80,230)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($79,230)
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#37. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $64,270
- #91 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,850

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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#36. Flight attendants

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $64,380
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,850

National
- Annual mean salary: $59,150
- Employment: 116,260
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kansas City, MO-KS ($94,320)
--- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL ($72,130)
--- Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL ($67,620)

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#35. Food service managers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $66,010
- #90 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,990

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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#34. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $66,250
- #97 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,630

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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#33. Rail car repairers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $66,460
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,250
- Employment: 22,310
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($86,690)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($76,530)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($74,740)
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#32. Aircraft cargo handling supervisors

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $66,530
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $59,620
- Employment: 10,020
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN ($79,660)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($72,800)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($71,910)
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#31. Property, real estate, and community association managers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $66,940
- #126 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,630

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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#30. Electricians

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $66,960
- #104 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 10,980

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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#29. Real estate sales agents

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $68,250
- #67 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,190

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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#28. Occupational health and safety technicians

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $68,380
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $68,580
- #138 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 11,490

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

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $68,840
- #92 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 13,780

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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#25. Model makers, wood

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $68,970
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,600
- Employment: 800
- Metros with highest average pay: data not available
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#24. Model makers, metal and plastic

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $69,000
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 910

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,180
- Employment: 3,400
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($81,140)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($76,210)
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($74,210)
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#23. Stationary engineers and boiler operators

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $70,260
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,170
- Employment: 29,550
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($106,300)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,930)
--- South Illinois nonmetropolitan area ($101,630)
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#22. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $70,500
- #83 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,600
- Employment: 53,420
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($114,400)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($113,220)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($112,950)
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#21. Lodging managers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $71,690
- #46 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,270
- Employment: 31,790
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area ($122,290)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($121,090)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($111,410)

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#20. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $72,980
- #109 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,770

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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#19. Millwrights

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $73,580
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,440

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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#18. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $73,590
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $76,810
- Employment: 5,670
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($104,810)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($101,650)
--- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL ($101,610)
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#17. Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $74,510
- #65 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,030

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,400
- Employment: 50,660
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA ($98,380)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($94,070)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($92,800)
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#16. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $75,010
- #121 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,350

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

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $76,040
- #115 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,120

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

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $76,850
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 22,330

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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#13. Boilermakers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $77,560
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 510

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,430
- Employment: 14,020
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($106,660)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($96,080)
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($90,620)
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#12. Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $79,410
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,610
- Employment: 40,480
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($105,090)
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($101,900)
--- St. Louis, MO-IL ($97,860)
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#11. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $83,240
- #186 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,060

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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#10. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $84,220
- #129 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,210

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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#9. Transportation inspectors

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $85,020
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,320
- Employment: 27,360
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-South Portland, ME ($112,260)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($111,930)
--- Anchorage, AK ($108,140)
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#8. Postmasters and mail superintendents

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $86,810
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,660
- Employment: 13,880
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL ($97,930)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($96,450)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($94,460)
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#7. Gas plant operators

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $86,830
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,290
- Employment: 14,990
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($99,600)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($98,750)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($97,080)
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#6. Power plant operators

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $87,870
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,890
- Employment: 32,960
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fresno, CA ($129,650)
--- Wenatchee, WA ($123,180)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($114,660)

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#5. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $94,920
- #140 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,150

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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#4. Commercial pilots

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $95,770
- #118 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

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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#3. Detectives and criminal investigators

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $98,970
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,150

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,300
- Employment: 105,980
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($132,210)
--- Anchorage, AK ($127,070)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($123,460)
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#2. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $99,980
- #152 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,850

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. Power distributors and dispatchers

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Annual mean salary: $105,190
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $93,260
- Employment: 9,940
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($131,560)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($129,570)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($123,540)

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