Highest paying jobs in Carson City for high school graduates

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Highest paying jobs in Carson City 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 Carson City, NV 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. Light truck drivers

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $35,370
- #451 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $41,050
- Employment: 929,470
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($51,860)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($51,560)
--- Waterbury, CT ($50,100)
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#49. First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $36,540
- #242 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $37,880
- Employment: 891,540
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($52,950)
--- Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area ($52,620)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($52,140)
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#48. Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $36,590
- #180 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,800
- Employment: 69,570
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Charleston-North Charleston, SC ($59,780)
--- Syracuse, NY ($51,600)
--- Albany, OR ($50,470)
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#47. Electrical, electronic, and electromechanical assemblers, except coil winders, tapers, and finishers

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $36,870
- #192 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,750
- Employment: 283,800
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($57,040)
--- Lima, OH ($56,660)
--- Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD ($50,510)
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#46. Shipping, receiving, and inventory clerks

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $38,190
- #185 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $37,210
- Employment: 727,640
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($51,470)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($48,440)
--- Anchorage, AK ($47,150)

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#45. First-line supervisors of housekeeping and janitorial workers

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $40,460
- #314 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,500
- Employment: 141,260
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($60,770)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($60,250)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($59,160)
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#44. Customer service representatives

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $40,610
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,510
- Employment: 2,833,250
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($52,630)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($50,510)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($47,490)
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#43. Tire repairers and changers

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $41,120
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $31,790
- Employment: 98,560
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area ($44,530)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($44,520)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($43,520)
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#42. Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $41,280
- #118 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,010

National
- Annual mean salary: $40,420
- Employment: 1,850,360
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($56,720)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($54,730)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($54,450)
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#41. Court, municipal, and license clerks

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $41,340
- #213 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $43,490
- Employment: 156,100
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($66,520)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($62,040)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($60,730)

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#40. Pharmacy technicians

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $41,540
- #60 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,450
- Employment: 415,310
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($59,340)
--- Napa, CA ($58,620)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($58,390)
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#39. Insurance sales agents

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $41,770
- #504 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#38. Machinists

Carson City, NV
- Annual mean salary: $42,090
- #430 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,800
- Employment: 360,340
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($76,230)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($71,070)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($69,300)
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#37. Billing and posting clerks

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

National
- Annual mean salary: $41,610
- Employment: 445,160
- 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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#36. 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: $39,000
- Employment: 597,100
- 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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#35. 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: $38,650
- Employment: 179,300
- 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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#34. Bill and account collectors

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

National
- Annual mean salary: $40,630
- Employment: 222,030
- 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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#33. File clerks

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

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,140
- Employment: 91,560
- 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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#32. 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: $44,300
- Employment: 149,120
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($70,030)
--- Waco, TX ($63,080)
--- Springfield, MA-CT ($57,930)
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#31. Office clerks, general

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

National
- Annual mean salary: $37,770
- Employment: 2,788,090
- 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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#30. 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: $43,790
- Employment: 1,357,630
- 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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#29. 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: $46,690
- Employment: 397,550
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($72,500)
--- Anchorage, AK ($71,840)
--- West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area ($71,250)
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#28. Food service managers

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

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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#27. 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: $52,000
- Employment: 362,090
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($74,970)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($71,160)
--- West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area ($67,770)
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#26. 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: $47,300
- Employment: 1,063,110
- 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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#25. 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: $52,750
- Employment: 160,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area ($84,640)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($78,320)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($77,210)
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#24. 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: $38,230
- Employment: 399,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($56,140)
--- North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area ($55,360)
--- Danbury, CT ($54,870)
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#23. 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: $44,580
- Employment: 549,200
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area ($88,150)
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($80,420)
--- Odessa, TX ($70,950)
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#22. 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: $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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#21. Eligibility interviewers, government programs

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

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,990
- Employment: 138,820
- 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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#20. 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: $49,430
- Employment: 137,120
- 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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#19. Chefs and head cooks

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

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,740
- Employment: 101,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Leominster-Gardner, MA ($81,020)
--- Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area ($79,820)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($79,600)
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#18. Postal service mail carriers

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

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,180
- Employment: 333,570
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Modesto, CA ($57,160)
--- Bismarck, ND ($57,090)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($56,820)
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#17. Correctional officers and jailers

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

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,340
- Employment: 405,870
- 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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#16. 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: $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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#15. Carpenters

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

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,200
- Employment: 699,300
- 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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#14. 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: $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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#13. Industrial machinery mechanics

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

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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#12. 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: $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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#11. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

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

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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#10. Community health workers

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

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,000
- Employment: 58,670
- 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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#9. 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: $54,040
- Employment: 103,730
- 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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#8. Real estate sales agents

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

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,990
- Employment: 168,740
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Midland, TX ($100,060)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($99,880)
--- Worcester, MA-CT ($93,400)
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#7. 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: $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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#6. Electricians

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

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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#5. 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: $73,100
- 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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#4. 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: $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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#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: $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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#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: $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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#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: $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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