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

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June 13, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Carson 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 Carson City, NV that don’t require a college degree.

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#50. Billing and posting clerks

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $42,940
- #95 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $42,750
- Employment: 429,080
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($55,850)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($55,130)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($54,960)
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#49. Medical secretaries and administrative assistants

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $43,250
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $39,740
- Employment: 656,640
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($56,010)
--- Napa, CA ($52,630)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($52,300)
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#48. Butchers and meat cutters

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $43,330
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $35,670
- Employment: 145,930
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($50,570)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($50,510)
--- Barnstable Town, MA ($48,490)
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#47. Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $43,460
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $40,000
- Employment: 179,630
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($49,970)
--- Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH ($49,680)
--- La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN ($49,470)
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#46. Bill and account collectors

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $43,510
- #59 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $41,280
- Employment: 212,900
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($58,700)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($58,610)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($55,940)

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#45. Parts salespersons

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $43,740
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,920
- Employment: 265,130
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($48,330)
--- Danville, IL ($48,080)
--- Barnstable Town, MA ($47,620)
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#44. File clerks

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $44,560
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,820
- Employment: 85,460
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($50,210)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($49,450)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($48,780)
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#43. Computer numerically controlled tool operators

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $45,050
- #155 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,240
- Employment: 157,840
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($70,030)
--- Waco, TX ($63,080)
--- Springfield, MA-CT ($57,930)
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#42. Office clerks, general

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $45,810
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 770

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,990
- Employment: 2,578,180
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($49,980)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($49,740)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($48,850)
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#41. Maintenance and repair workers, general

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $46,070
- #102 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,920
- Employment: 1,416,740
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($60,230)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($59,870)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($56,650)

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#40. Painters, construction and maintenance

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $46,660
- #124 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,140
- Employment: 214,220
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($62,490)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($62,380)
--- Champaign-Urbana, IL ($62,380)
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#39. Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $47,530
- #193 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $48,290
- Employment: 397,600
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($72,500)
--- Anchorage, AK ($71,840)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($66,920)
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#38. Food service managers

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $48,340
- #474 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#37. Production, planning, and expediting clerks

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $48,490
- #313 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,220
- Employment: 367,200
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($74,970)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($71,160)
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($67,140)
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#36. First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $48,880
- #80 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,890
- Employment: 1,143,260
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($57,830)
--- Boulder, CO ($56,520)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($55,930)

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#35. Automotive service technicians and mechanics

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $49,660
- #97 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,990
- Employment: 629,780
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($62,810)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($62,690)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($61,350)
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#34. Legal secretaries and administrative assistants

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $49,760
- #71 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,540
- Employment: 155,250
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($78,320)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($77,210)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($72,760)
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#33. Roofers

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $49,780
- #78 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $48,890
- Employment: 129,890
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Worcester, MA-CT ($81,450)
--- Anchorage, AK ($74,990)
--- Danbury, CT ($73,020)
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#32. Social and human service assistants

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $50,650
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $40,460
- Employment: 398,380
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($56,140)
--- Danbury, CT ($54,870)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($54,590)
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#31. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $50,690
- #149 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,340
- Employment: 1,903,420
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Cape Girardeau, MO-IL ($62,600)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($62,290)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($61,540)

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#30. Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $51,080
- #56 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,810
- Employment: 551,380
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Odessa, TX ($70,950)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($66,260)
--- Bismarck, ND ($64,940)
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#29. Property, real estate, and community association managers

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $51,860
- #343 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#28. Eligibility interviewers, government programs

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $52,200
- #74 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#27. Automotive body and related repairers

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $52,430
- #96 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#26. Chefs and head cooks

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $52,780
- #200 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $56,920
- Employment: 129,810
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Leominster-Gardner, MA ($81,020)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($79,600)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($79,430)

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#25. Postal service mail carriers

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $53,100
- #352 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#24. Firefighters

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $53,190
- #147 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $55,290
- Employment: 317,310
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($114,210)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($98,150)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($97,470)
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#23. Correctional officers and jailers

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $55,260
- #92 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

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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#22. Tile and stone setters

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $55,330
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,330
- Employment: 41,160
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($83,400)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($79,330)
--- Springfield, MA-CT ($76,980)
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#21. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $57,210
- #255 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#20. Carpenters

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $57,490
- #81 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $55,190
- Employment: 668,060
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($81,730)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($78,680)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($78,280)
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#19. First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $57,620
- #242 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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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#18. Tool and die makers

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $58,960
- #53 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#17. Industrial machinery mechanics

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $59,170
- #164 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,780
- Employment: 373,090
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($85,900)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($85,360)
--- Anchorage, AK ($82,890)
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#16. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $59,840
- #147 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#15. Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $60,710
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#14. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $61,000
- #169 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#13. Community health workers

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $61,780
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,780
- Employment: 61,010
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($66,110)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($65,530)
--- Bend-Redmond, OR ($61,820)
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#12. First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $62,490
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,270
- Employment: 116,380
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Madera, CA ($76,040)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($74,800)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($73,360)
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#11. Real estate sales agents

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $65,330
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $65,440
- #242 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#9. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $65,460
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,850
- Employment: 641,240
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Napa, CA ($76,890)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($75,880)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($75,410)
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#8. Electricians

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $66,820
- #106 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#7. Cement masons and concrete finishers

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $66,980
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,900
- Employment: 186,600
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New Bedford, MA ($90,980)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($82,820)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($79,650)
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#6. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $67,850
- #319 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $69,950
- #169 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#4. Computer user support specialists

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $71,130
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 550

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,650
- Employment: 654,310
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($90,480)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($76,920)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($76,510)
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#3. Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $74,540
- #38 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $75,600
- #121 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#1. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $91,620
- #168 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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