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

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June 13, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Hickory 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 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC that don’t require a college degree.

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#50. Cutters and trimmers, hand

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $44,360
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 630

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,330
- Employment: 7,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC ($44,360)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($44,160)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($41,880)
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#49. Loan interviewers and clerks

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $44,860
- #126 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,910
- Employment: 238,610
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($59,060)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($58,140)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($56,710)
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#48. Automotive service technicians and mechanics

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $45,100
- #261 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 740

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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#47. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $45,270
- #419 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

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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#46. First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $45,320
- #202 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,330

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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#45. Upholsterers

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $45,340
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,850

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,220
- Employment: 28,020
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($61,810)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($54,790)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($51,300)
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#44. Electricians

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $45,590
- #484 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 390

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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#43. Machinists

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $45,800
- #281 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,020
- Employment: 333,220
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($71,070)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($69,300)
--- Monroe, MI ($66,560)
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#42. Motorboat mechanics and service technicians

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $46,030
- #61 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,660
- Employment: 23,080
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($66,390)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($57,930)
--- Barnstable Town, MA ($57,210)
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#41. Advertising sales agents

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $46,690
- #247 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#40. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $47,100
- #420 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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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#39. Surveying and mapping technicians

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $47,500
- #148 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,810
- Employment: 56,070
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($84,710)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($77,840)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($76,960)
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#38. Opticians, dispensing

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $47,850
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#37. Fabric and apparel patternmakers

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $47,880
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#36. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $47,920
- #279 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 680

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

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#35. Massage therapists

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $48,200
- #116 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,260
- Employment: 81,030
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($96,260)
--- Kalamazoo-Portage, MI ($74,980)
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($74,850)
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#34. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $48,900
- #391 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#33. Industrial machinery mechanics

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $49,070
- #485 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 520

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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#32. Maintenance workers, machinery

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $49,880
- #178 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,570
- Employment: 57,660
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Savannah, GA ($76,260)
--- Cedar Rapids, IA ($70,980)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($69,980)
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#31. Computer user support specialists

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $50,180
- #294 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $50,370
- #396 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#29. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $50,800
- #195 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $51,020
- #335 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#27. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $51,240
- #118 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,240

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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#26. Telecommunications line installers and repairers

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $51,280
- #223 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#25. Detectives and criminal investigators

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $52,280
- #334 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#24. Cargo and freight agents

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $53,110
- #24 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $48,420
- Employment: 85,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($80,300)
--- Yakima, WA ($68,030)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($64,030)
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#23. Food service managers

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $53,230
- #402 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#22. Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $53,250
- #232 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,230
- Employment: 50,780
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($87,890)
--- Fresno, CA ($86,230)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($85,640)
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#21. Tool and die makers

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $53,590
- #122 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $56,150
- Employment: 63,630
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($75,920)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($72,510)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($71,910)

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

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $54,880
- #319 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,340

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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#19. Computer numerically controlled tool programmers

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $55,420
- #113 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,360
- Employment: 25,800
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($93,600)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($92,910)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($86,660)
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#18. Postal service mail carriers

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $55,610
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 390

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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#17. Chefs and head cooks

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $55,840
- #128 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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#15 (tie). First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $57,100
- #486 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,680

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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#15 (tie). Construction and building inspectors

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $57,100
- #261 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#14. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $57,460
- #241 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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#13. Postal service clerks

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $57,470
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $60,180
- #453 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 620

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

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $60,460
- #290 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 680

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

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $61,720
- #153 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#9. Power plant operators

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $63,510
- #150 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#8. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $65,280
- #277 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#7. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $65,450
- #396 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $66,060
- #275 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,580

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

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $68,970
- #284 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 530

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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#4. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $69,430
- #287 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $92,480
- #74 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#2. Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $92,690
- #41 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#1. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Annual mean salary: $97,520
- #186 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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