Highest-paying jobs in Kansas City that don't require a college degree

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June 13, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Kansas City 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 Kansas City, MO-KS that don’t require a college degree.

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#50. Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $59,450
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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#49. Computer numerically controlled tool programmers

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $59,600
- #70 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#48. Reinforcing iron and rebar workers

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $59,650
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,960
- Employment: 16,420
- 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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#47. Construction and building inspectors

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $59,830
- #195 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 650

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,480
- Employment: 117,830
- 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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#46. Structural iron and steel workers

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $59,990
- #62 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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. Court reporters and simultaneous captioners

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $60,380
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,240
- Employment: 12,300
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($109,910)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($100,060)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($99,120)
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#44. Lodging managers

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $60,880
- #123 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,770
- Employment: 35,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($121,090)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($111,410)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($99,600)
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#43. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $61,270
- #133 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,050

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. Sheet metal workers

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $61,900
- #77 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,160

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,760
- Employment: 122,630
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($101,150)
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($94,930)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($93,840)
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#41. Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $61,980
- #151 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

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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#40. Real estate sales agents

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $62,620
- #109 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,270

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,480
- Employment: 175,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Midland, TX ($100,060)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($99,880)
--- Worcester, MA-CT ($93,400)
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#39. Advertising sales agents

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $62,760
- #56 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,040

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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#38. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $62,790
- #146 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,640

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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#37. Brickmasons and blockmasons

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $62,810
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 540

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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#36. Stationary engineers and boiler operators

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $62,860
- #64 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,510
- Employment: 29,820
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($106,300)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,930)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($99,740)

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#35. Electricians

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $63,150
- #156 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,550

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,310
- Employment: 650,580
- 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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#34. First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $64,020
- #80 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 10,390

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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#33. Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $64,750
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,590
- Employment: 44,200
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($87,510)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($78,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($75,380)
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#32. Food service managers

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $66,960
- #79 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 880

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

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $67,550
- #111 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 10,030

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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#30. Millwrights

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $68,140
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 580

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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#29. Pump operators, except wellhead pumpers

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $68,470
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,400
- Employment: 10,600
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($75,030)
--- Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX ($69,840)
--- St. Louis, MO-IL ($68,630)
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#28. First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $68,830
- #130 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,200

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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#27. Occupational health and safety technicians

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $69,910
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,560
- Employment: 21,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Evansville, IN-KY ($77,880)
--- Anchorage, AK ($77,690)
--- Oklahoma City, OK ($77,100)
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#26. Fire inspectors and investigators

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $69,950
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#25. Crane and tower operators

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $71,110
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,270
- Employment: 43,400
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($131,160)
--- Syracuse, NY ($103,350)
--- Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($99,990)
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#24. Insurance sales agents

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $71,210
- #90 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,640

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

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $71,280
- #219 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,620

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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#22. Aircraft mechanics and service technicians

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $71,510
- #53 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

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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#21. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $71,890
- #127 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,610

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

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $73,730
- #84 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 9,390

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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#19. Transportation inspectors

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $74,060
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,620
- Employment: 25,070
- 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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#18. Gas plant operators

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $74,990
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#17. First-line supervisors of firefighting and prevention workers

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $76,500
- #154 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 910

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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#16. Real estate brokers

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $77,070
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,490
- Employment: 48,460
- 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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#15. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $78,120
- #87 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,060

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

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $78,660
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,500
- Employment: 34,230
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($105,090)
--- St. Louis, MO-IL ($97,860)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($96,520)
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#13. Postmasters and mail superintendents

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $81,540
- #67 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#12. Detectives and criminal investigators

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $84,280
- #136 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 820

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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#11. Power plant operators

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $87,060
- #55 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,740
- Employment: 28,960
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fresno, CA ($129,650)
--- Wenatchee, WA ($123,180)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($114,660)

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#10. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $87,270
- #101 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,030

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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#9. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $89,050
- #101 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,280

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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#8. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $89,260
- #193 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,060

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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#7. Flight attendants

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $94,320
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,280
- Employment: 96,900
- 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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#6. Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $95,500
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $87,640
- Employment: 22,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($120,210)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($118,510)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($114,280)

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#5. Power distributors and dispatchers

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $97,230
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $95,520
- Employment: 9,660
- 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, storage, and distribution managers

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $99,260
- #161 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,120

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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#3. Commercial pilots

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $108,720
- #65 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

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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#2. Athletes and sports competitors

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $109,570
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $116,930
- Employment: 12,320
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN ($212,500)
--- Cleveland-Elyria, OH ($210,210)
--- Columbus, OH ($201,290)
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#1. Elevator and escalator installers and repairers

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $113,590
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $91,320
- Employment: 22,510
- 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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