Highest-paying jobs in Grand Rapids that don't require a college degree

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June 13, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Grand Rapids that don't require a college degree

From the moment they arrive on campus, today’s high school students are inundated with messages about the importance of receiving a college education. They hear it from their guidance counselors, teachers, parents, family members, neighbors, and coaches. While graduation from a four-year college can certainly work wonders for students’ future careers, it’s not necessary for all fields — something admissions officers and guidance counselors sometimes fail to mention.

To find the highest paying jobs that don’t require a college degree, Stacker consulted the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook to compile a list of all jobs that don’t require higher education. All professions that listed a high school diploma, some college education (without a degree conferred), postsecondary nondegree award, or no formal education requirements for entry-level positions were considered. Jobs that didn’t list any entry-level education requirement were excluded, as were job titles that grouped several positions together. Jobs are ranked by 2021 annual mean wage.

Keep reading to discover the highest paying jobs in Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI that don’t require a college degree.

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#50. Glaziers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $54,310
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,950
- Employment: 52,700
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Olympia-Tumwater, WA ($78,840)
--- Salem, OR ($78,000)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($74,990)
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#49. Eligibility interviewers, government programs

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $54,530
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

National
- Annual mean salary: $48,570
- Employment: 151,340
- 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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#48. Riggers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $54,680
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,100
- Employment: 17,980
- 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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#47. Postal service mail carriers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $54,830
- #83 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,050

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,370
- Employment: 335,540
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Modesto, CA ($57,160)
--- Bismarck, ND ($57,090)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($56,820)
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#46. Structural iron and steel workers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $55,020
- #94 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,270
- Employment: 68,620
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($95,020)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($88,250)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($83,340)

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#45. Advertising sales agents

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $55,350
- #138 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,540
- Employment: 96,660
- 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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#44. Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $55,590
- #122 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,940

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,690
- Employment: 356,960
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($78,020)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($76,750)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($71,710)
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#43. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $55,650
- #187 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 970

National
- Annual mean salary: $56,280
- Employment: 404,820
- 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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#42. Tool and die makers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $55,670
- #95 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,800

National
- Annual mean salary: $56,150
- Employment: 63,630
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($75,920)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($72,510)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($71,910)
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#41. Private detectives and investigators

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $55,820
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,970
- Employment: 28,860
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Jackson, MI ($93,360)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($91,080)
--- Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO ($87,760)

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#40. Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $55,840
- #44 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,390
- Employment: 51,040
- 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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#39. Skincare specialists

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $56,110
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $41,700
- Employment: 50,580
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Olympia-Tumwater, WA ($79,860)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($67,750)
--- Danbury, CT ($67,480)
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#38. Brickmasons and blockmasons

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $56,470
- #101 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,430
- Employment: 55,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($95,980)
--- Decatur, IL ($92,670)
--- Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ ($89,340)
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#37. Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $56,500
- #273 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,350
- Employment: 172,830
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($88,140)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($84,690)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($80,570)
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#36. Automotive body and related repairers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $56,850
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 730

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,660
- Employment: 137,300
- 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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#35. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $56,940
- #132 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,280
- Employment: 145,230
- 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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#34. Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $57,410
- #195 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,230
- Employment: 50,780
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($87,890)
--- Fresno, CA ($86,230)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($85,640)
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#33. Fire inspectors and investigators

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $57,510
- #69 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,680
- Employment: 14,600
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dayton, OH ($116,740)
--- Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA ($112,040)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($107,220)
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#32. Computer numerically controlled tool programmers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $57,600
- #88 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,360
- Employment: 25,800
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($93,600)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($92,910)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($86,660)
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#31. First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $58,070
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,450
- Employment: 25,770
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Longview, WA ($74,500)
--- Redding, CA ($72,680)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($71,740)

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#30. Massage therapists

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $58,440
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,260
- Employment: 81,030
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($96,260)
--- Kalamazoo-Portage, MI ($74,980)
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($74,850)
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#29. Food service managers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $58,700
- #248 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 990

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,970
- Employment: 210,680
- 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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#28. Correctional officers and jailers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $58,790
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 580

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,420
- Employment: 392,600
- 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. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $59,230
- #192 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,530

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,350
- Employment: 417,620
- 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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#26. Model makers, metal and plastic

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $59,390
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $59,080
- Employment: 3,690
- 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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#25. First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $60,950
- #150 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,630

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,380
- Employment: 1,443,630
- 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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#24. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $61,600
- #141 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 880

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,870
- Employment: 466,910
- 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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#23. Property, real estate, and community association managers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $62,140
- #176 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,030
- Employment: 234,680
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($109,540)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($106,420)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($103,610)
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#22. Insurance appraisers, auto damage

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $63,130
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,180
- Employment: 11,430
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($89,810)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($86,970)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($86,050)
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#21. First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $63,700
- #300 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,820

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,330
- Employment: 629,420
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($98,170)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($97,910)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($90,410)

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

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $65,880
- #146 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,050

National
- Annual mean salary: $71,110
- Employment: 1,026,390
- 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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#19. Boilermakers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $66,470
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,070
- Employment: 12,920
- 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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#18. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $68,660
- #198 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,020

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,960
- Employment: 278,140
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($104,350)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($95,200)
--- Salinas, CA ($90,800)
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#17. Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $68,690
- #107 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,310
- Employment: 44,870
- 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 construction trades and extraction workers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $69,410
- #224 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,180

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,060
- Employment: 665,870
- 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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#15. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $69,700
- #173 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,820

National
- Annual mean salary: $72,390
- Employment: 1,242,490
- 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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#14. Insurance sales agents

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $70,760
- #95 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,760

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,340
- Employment: 422,600
- 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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#13. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $72,400
- #186 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,780

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,590
- Employment: 526,240
- 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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#12. Aircraft mechanics and service technicians

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $73,600
- #41 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,470
- Employment: 125,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($86,470)
--- Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD ($86,370)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($85,860)
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#11. Millwrights

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $75,280
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,260
- Employment: 39,240
- 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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#10. First-line supervisors of firefighting and prevention workers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $75,290
- #160 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,270
- Employment: 80,890
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($171,060)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($145,740)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($135,860)
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#9. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $80,020
- #51 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,750
- Employment: 54,470
- 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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#8. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $84,780
- #162 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 850

National
- Annual mean salary: $92,320
- Employment: 243,920
- 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. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $87,070
- #103 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,060
- Employment: 123,940
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($117,700)
--- Salinas, CA ($110,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($109,490)
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#6. Gas plant operators

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $87,990
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $76,970
- Employment: 15,110
- 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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#5. Postmasters and mail superintendents

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $89,860
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,820
- Employment: 12,750
- 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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#4. Detectives and criminal investigators

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $97,670
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $90,370
- Employment: 107,890
- 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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#3. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $97,900
- #177 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 760

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,580
- Employment: 144,640
- 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

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $99,100
- #110 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,760
- Employment: 128,230
- 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. Commercial pilots

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Annual mean salary: $110,110
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,080
- Employment: 42,770
- 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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