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

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June 13, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in New York 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 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA that don’t require a college degree.

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#50. Fabric and apparel patternmakers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $84,960
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 960

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,070
- Employment: 3,220
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($84,960)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($83,260)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($74,480)
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#49. Electricians

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $85,070
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 41,270

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

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $85,860
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 28,920

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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#47. Telecommunications line installers and repairers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $86,170
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,420

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,250
- Employment: 101,530
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($90,680)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($90,370)
--- Salinas, CA ($88,050)
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#46. Pipelayers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $86,310
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 970

National
- Annual mean salary: $48,510
- Employment: 33,330
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($86,310)
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($75,510)
--- Madison, WI ($70,810)

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#44 (tie). Postmasters and mail superintendents

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $86,650
- #24 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 580

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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#44 (tie). Real estate sales agents

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $86,650
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,120

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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#43. Rail car repairers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $86,690
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 920

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,400
- Employment: 22,800
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($86,690)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($76,530)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($74,740)
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#42. Stationary engineers and boiler operators

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $86,730
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,920

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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#41. Insurance appraisers, auto damage

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $86,970
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,180
- Employment: 11,430
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($89,810)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($86,970)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($86,050)

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#40. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $87,850
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 14,340

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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#39. Boilermakers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $88,030
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 530

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,070
- Employment: 12,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($106,660)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($96,080)
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($90,620)
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#38. Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $88,750
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,670

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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#37. Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $90,120
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,560

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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#36. Chemical plant and system operators

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $90,170
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,020
- Employment: 21,740
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Lima, OH ($92,450)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($91,210)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($90,170)

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

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $91,430
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

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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#34. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $91,860
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 10,990

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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#33. Tapers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $93,010
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 660

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,140
- Employment: 14,580
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($93,010)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($87,750)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($86,880)
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#32. Choreographers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $94,910
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,630
- Employment: 3,990
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($94,910)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($79,760)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($63,250)
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#31. Structural iron and steel workers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $95,020
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,200

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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#30. Insurance sales agents

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $95,600
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 18,400

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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#29. Sound engineering technicians

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $96,070
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,180

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,360
- Employment: 10,800
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($96,070)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($84,930)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($84,620)
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#28. Court reporters and simultaneous captioners

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $96,370
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 930

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

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $97,640
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 21,400

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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#26. Advertising sales agents

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $97,840
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 13,620

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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#25. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $98,010
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $78,440
- Employment: 5,220
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($104,810)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($101,650)
--- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL ($101,610)
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#24. Power plant operators

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $98,730
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,420

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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#23. Terrazzo workers and finishers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $99,300
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,380
- Employment: 2,640
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($99,300)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($64,410)
--- Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($57,030)
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#22. Elevator and escalator installers and repairers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $99,520
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,080

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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#20 (tie). Gas plant operators

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $99,600
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 400

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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#20 (tie). Lodging managers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $99,600
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,440

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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#19. Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $100,370
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,790

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,330
- Employment: 33,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($126,420)
--- Anchorage, AK ($118,620)
--- New Orleans-Metairie, LA ($110,750)
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#18. Ship engineers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $100,970
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 650

National
- Annual mean salary: $96,910
- Employment: 7,650
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Lafayette, LA ($108,770)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($100,970)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($99,670)
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#17. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $102,650
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,670

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

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $103,610
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 9,220

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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#15. Railroad brake, signal, and switch operators and locomotive firers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $104,560
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,050
- Employment: 16,200
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($104,560)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($68,920)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($60,810)
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#14. Pile driver operators

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $106,620
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,950
- Employment: 3,760
- 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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#13. Insulation workers, mechanical

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $109,380
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 880

National
- Annual mean salary: $56,260
- Employment: 28,010
- 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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#12. Commercial divers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $110,130
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

National
- Annual mean salary: $82,010
- Employment: 2,670
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($155,470)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($110,130)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($92,100)
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#11. Power distributors and dispatchers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $112,040
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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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#10. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $114,400
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,650

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,750
- Employment: 54,470
- 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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#9. Detectives and criminal investigators

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $114,760
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 9,340

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

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $121,250
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 23,220

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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#7. Makeup artists, theatrical and performance

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $127,660
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $124,380
- Employment: 1,960
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($137,140)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($127,660)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($102,040)
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#6. First-line supervisors of firefighting and prevention workers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $129,950
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,870

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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#5. Crane and tower operators

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $131,160
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,290

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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#4. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $133,260
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,020

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

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $134,700
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 750

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)
49 / 50
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#2. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $137,060
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 10,510

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)
50 / 50
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#1. Athletes and sports competitors

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Annual mean salary: $177,830
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

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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