Highest paying jobs in Ocean City for high school graduates

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July 20, 2022
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Highest paying jobs in Ocean 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 Ocean City, NJ 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. Office clerks, general

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $37,660
- #210 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 690

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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#49. Shipping, receiving, and inventory clerks

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $37,860
- #206 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#47 (tie). Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $37,980
- #59 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $33,960
- Employment: 91,430
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Pittsfield, MA ($58,590)
--- Reno, NV ($50,700)
--- Springfield, MA-CT ($50,600)
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#47 (tie). Social and human service assistants

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $37,980
- #211 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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#46. Library assistants, clerical

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $38,720
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $30,740
- Employment: 84,560
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($53,770)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($52,500)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($49,030)

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#45. Highway maintenance workers

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $38,850
- #299 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $43,200
- Employment: 149,890
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($70,690)
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($67,370)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($67,340)
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#44. Medical secretaries and administrative assistants

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $40,100
- #102 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#43. Data entry keyers

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $40,310
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $35,850
- Employment: 151,520
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($48,170)
--- Olympia-Tumwater, WA ($46,500)
--- Western Washington nonmetropolitan area ($45,800)
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#42. Maintenance and repair workers, general

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $40,330
- #327 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 780

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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#41. Light truck drivers

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $40,400
- #248 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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#40. Billing and posting clerks

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $41,140
- #154 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#39. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $41,250
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,550
- Employment: 134,660
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($45,950)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($45,550)
--- Portland-South Portland, ME ($44,840)
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#38. Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $41,310
- #117 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 700

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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#37. First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $41,710
- #87 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 550

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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#36. Public safety telecommunicators

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $45,200
- #157 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,800
- Employment: 93,290
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($97,380)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($92,790)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($76,950)

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#35. Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $45,800
- #162 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,860
- Employment: 188,450
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($64,510)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($64,140)
--- Decatur, IL ($60,740)
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#34. First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $45,920
- #353 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#33. Word processors and typists

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $46,940
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $42,630
- Employment: 42,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($57,060)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($55,590)
--- Anchorage, AK ($54,140)
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#32. First-line supervisors of housekeeping and janitorial workers

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $47,640
- #81 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#31. Motorboat mechanics and service technicians

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $48,060
- #46 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,490
- Employment: 20,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($66,390)
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($59,690)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($57,930)

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#30. First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $48,100
- #107 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

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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#29. Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $51,190
- #42 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,650
- Employment: 248,070
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($69,160)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($68,140)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($64,980)
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#28. Court, municipal, and license clerks

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $51,840
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#27. Postal service clerks

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $53,140
- #191 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,200
- Employment: 86,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houma-Thibodaux, LA ($59,410)
--- Florence, SC ($59,360)
--- Monroe, MI ($59,320)
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#26. Postal service mail carriers

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $53,680
- #254 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#25. Self-enrichment teachers

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $53,850
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,930
- Employment: 222,700
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($70,350)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($66,650)
--- Utica-Rome, NY ($63,470)
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#24. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $54,880
- #136 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#23. Carpenters

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $56,490
- #90 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 380

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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#22. Production, planning, and expediting clerks

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $56,520
- #59 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#21. Electricians

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $56,970
- #247 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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#20. Industrial machinery mechanics

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $57,380
- #232 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#19. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $59,160
- #195 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#18. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $59,790
- #182 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#17. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $59,840
- #41 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,090
- Employment: 253,010
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($75,900)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($73,400)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($70,480)
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#16. First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $60,370
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

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

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $62,310
- #174 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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#14. Insurance sales agents

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $63,640
- #189 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#13. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $66,270
- #74 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#12. Construction and building inspectors

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $66,400
- #109 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $66,850
- #129 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $67,560
- #165 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#9. Chefs and head cooks

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $71,770
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $71,960
- #196 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $73,550
- #89 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $77,890
- #90 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#5. Lodging managers

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $83,570
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,270
- Employment: 31,790
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area ($122,290)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($121,090)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($111,410)
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#4. Food service managers

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $83,960
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $84,760
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#2. Detectives and criminal investigators

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $91,420
- #73 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#1. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Ocean City, NJ
- Annual mean salary: $120,590
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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