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

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June 13, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Watertown 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 Watertown-Fort Drum, NY that don’t require a college degree.

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#50. Bus drivers, school

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $43,210
- #92 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,750
- Employment: 361,420
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Elkhart-Goshen, IN ($55,400)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($55,150)
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($53,770)
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#49. Highway maintenance workers

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $43,280
- #208 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,340
- Employment: 141,150
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($70,690)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($67,340)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($65,550)
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#48. Maintenance and repair workers, general

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $43,340
- #205 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 700

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

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $43,390
- #234 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#46. Automotive body and related repairers

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $44,040
- #376 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#45. Construction laborers

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $44,640
- #153 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,130
- Employment: 968,760
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($65,910)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($64,590)
--- Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ ($63,820)
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#44. Procurement clerks

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $44,660
- #110 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,930
- Employment: 61,930
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($56,800)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($56,330)
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($56,260)
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#43. First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $45,030
- #218 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 550

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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#42. Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $45,070
- #77 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $42,490
- Employment: 108,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($60,690)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($59,040)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($57,940)
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#41. Automotive service technicians and mechanics

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $45,250
- #253 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

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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#40. Payroll and timekeeping clerks

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $45,320
- #239 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,560
- Employment: 149,290
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($66,600)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($66,240)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($60,930)
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#39. Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $46,140
- #95 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,060
- Employment: 48,620
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($92,800)
--- Napa, CA ($68,470)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($63,240)
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#38. Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $46,150
- #150 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,650
- Employment: 194,330
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($64,140)
--- Decatur, IL ($60,740)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($58,620)
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#37. First-line supervisors of housekeeping and janitorial workers

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $46,290
- #107 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,100
- Employment: 153,640
- 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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#36. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $46,970
- #321 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

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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#35. Production, planning, and expediting clerks

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $47,350
- #358 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#34. Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $47,980
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,180
- Employment: 87,480
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Longview, WA ($65,210)
--- Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL ($58,070)
--- Lewiston, ID-WA ($57,690)
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#33. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $48,200
- #303 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,020
- Employment: 261,420
- 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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#32. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $49,180
- #241 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,320
- Employment: 121,150
- 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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#31. Opticians, dispensing

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $49,700
- #41 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $43,060
- Employment: 73,270
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($70,300)
--- New Haven, CT ($69,460)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($65,010)

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#30. Painters, construction and maintenance

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $49,930
- #77 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#29. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $50,370
- #353 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,280
- Employment: 145,230
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($86,740)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($82,520)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($79,470)
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#28. Postal service clerks

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $50,430
- #371 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,210
- Employment: 79,320
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houma-Thibodaux, LA ($59,410)
--- Florence, SC ($59,360)
--- Monroe, MI ($59,320)
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#27. Carpenters

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $51,270
- #158 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

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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#26. Self-enrichment teachers

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $51,490
- #51 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,230
- Employment: 216,910
- 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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#25. Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $51,800
- #38 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,870
- Employment: 221,600
- 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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#24. Computer user support specialists

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $51,870
- #241 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#23. Postal service mail carriers

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $52,610
- #404 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#22. Chefs and head cooks

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $53,150
- #190 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#21. First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $56,520
- #271 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

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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#20. Firefighters

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $56,910
- #108 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#19. Electricians

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $57,330
- #243 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#18. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $58,470
- #159 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $58,820
- #465 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $58,930
- #73 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#15. Industrial machinery mechanics

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $60,940
- #121 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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Canva

#14. Construction and building inspectors

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $61,550
- #157 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $62,570
- #238 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#12. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $63,880
- #135 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#11. Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $64,010
- #93 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,350
- Employment: 172,830
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($88,140)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($84,690)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($80,570)

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#10. Food service managers

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $64,510
- #123 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $65,720
- #230 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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#8. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $67,100
- #340 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#7. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $69,150
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#6. Insurance sales agents

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $69,270
- #113 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $70,240
- #213 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $81,270
- #119 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#3. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $86,370
- #111 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#2. Detectives and criminal investigators

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $97,800
- #47 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#1. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Annual mean salary: $106,310
- #73 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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