Highest paying jobs in Minneapolis for high school graduates

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July 20, 2022
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Highest paying jobs in Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 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. Umpires, referees, and other sports officials

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $63,500
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $40,140
- Employment: 16,590
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL ($73,600)
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($63,500)
--- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL ($62,260)
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#49. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $64,270
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 940

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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#47 (tie). Aircraft cargo handling supervisors

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $65,020
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#47 (tie). Millwrights

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $65,020
- #42 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

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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#46. Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $65,310
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,400
- Employment: 44,560
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($87,510)
--- Nevada nonmetropolitan area ($81,690)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($78,180)

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#45. Food service managers

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $65,370
- #101 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,800

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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#44. Stationary engineers and boiler operators

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $65,870
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 800

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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#43. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $65,910
- #27 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 860

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. Industrial machinery mechanics

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $66,010
- #47 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,230

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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#41. Riggers

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $66,510
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $68,090
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 8,010

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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#39. Security and fire alarm systems installers

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $68,520
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 610

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,150
- Employment: 68,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Eugene, OR ($70,940)
--- Salem, OR ($68,640)
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($68,520)
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#38. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $68,780
- #196 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,300

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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#37. Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators, surface mining

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $69,730
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

National
- Annual mean salary: $48,500
- Employment: 40,240
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($87,740)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($86,630)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($83,090)
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#36. First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $70,020
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 14,630

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

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $70,620
- #102 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,620

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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#34. Dredge operators

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $70,650
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,790
- Employment: 1,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($70,650)
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($62,850)
--- St. Louis, MO-IL ($60,490)
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#33. Sheet metal workers

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $71,270
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,890

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

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $71,400
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#31. Electricians

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $72,430
- #51 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,630

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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#30. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $73,100
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,240

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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#29. Real estate brokers

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $73,330
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,240

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,630
- Employment: 44,610
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($152,460)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($133,810)
--- Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA ($132,320)
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#28. Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $73,370
- #75 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

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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#27. Property, real estate, and community association managers

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $73,380
- #78 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,210

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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#26. Pile driver operators

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $73,630
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $71,880
- Employment: 3,820
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($106,620)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($106,340)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($104,880)

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#25. Brickmasons and blockmasons

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $74,330
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,020

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,420
- Employment: 59,940
- 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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#24. Reinforcing iron and rebar workers

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $75,440
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $78,870
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 19,190

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

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $79,270
- #55 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,570

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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#21. Construction and building inspectors

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $80,000
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 810

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

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $81,130
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 15,780

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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#19. Postmasters and mail superintendents

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $82,380
- #61 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#18. Structural iron and steel workers

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $82,700
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

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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#17. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $83,580
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,210

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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#16. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $85,100
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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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#15. Insurance sales agents

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $85,540
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,020

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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#14. Detectives and criminal investigators

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $86,970
- #113 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,040

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

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $87,660
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,050

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. Insulation workers, mechanical

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $88,360
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $55,470
- Employment: 27,700
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($109,380)
--- Syracuse, NY ($97,670)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($93,740)
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#11. Gas plant operators

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $89,500
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#10. Power plant operators

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $90,170
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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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#9. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $90,610
- #77 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 870

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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#8. Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $90,640
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#7. Elevator and escalator installers and repairers

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $93,320
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,200
- Employment: 24,730
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($130,290)
--- Kansas City, MO-KS ($113,590)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($113,480)
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#6. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $93,420
- #65 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,340

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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#5. Power distributors and dispatchers

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $97,350
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#4. Transportation inspectors

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $103,340
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#3. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $110,260
- #63 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,040

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

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $115,520
- #24 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,840

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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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Annual mean salary: $133,450
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

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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