Highest-paying jobs in Portland, Oregon that don't require a college degree

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June 13, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Portland, Oregon 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 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA that don’t require a college degree.

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#50. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $69,190
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 400

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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#49. Drywall and ceiling tile installers

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $69,590
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,190

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,810
- Employment: 97,070
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($86,380)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($82,560)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($81,460)
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#48. Property, real estate, and community association managers

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $69,990
- #101 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,520

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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#47. Aircraft mechanics and service technicians

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $70,400
- #60 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 710

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,470
- Employment: 125,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($86,470)
--- Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD ($86,370)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($85,860)
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#46. Sheet metal workers

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $70,850
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,320

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,760
- Employment: 122,630
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($101,150)
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($94,930)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($93,840)

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#45. Crane and tower operators

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $71,400
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#44. Stationary engineers and boiler operators

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $71,700
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#43. Correctional officers and jailers

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $72,270
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,920

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,420
- Employment: 392,600
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($96,580)
--- Salinas, CA ($89,100)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($86,260)
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#42. Sailors and marine oilers

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $73,580
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,800
- Employment: 26,610
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($73,580)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($72,930)
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($67,820)
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#41. Brickmasons and blockmasons

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $74,040
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,430
- Employment: 55,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($95,980)
--- Decatur, IL ($92,670)
--- Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ ($89,340)

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#40. Insurance sales agents

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $74,270
- #64 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,080

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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#38 (tie). Tapers

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $74,300
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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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#38 (tie). Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $74,300
- #40 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,420

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

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $74,830
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 10,340

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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#36. Insurance appraisers, auto damage

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $74,840
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#35. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $75,290
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $76,690
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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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#33. Structural iron and steel workers

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $76,930
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 580

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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#32. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $77,170
- #44 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,930

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

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $77,680
- #72 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,120

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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#30. Pile driver operators

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $78,120
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#29. Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $78,180
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,590
- Employment: 44,200
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($87,510)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($78,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($75,380)
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#28. Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $78,550
- #45 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $78,850
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#26. Private detectives and investigators

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $78,860
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,970
- Employment: 28,860
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Jackson, MI ($93,360)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($91,080)
--- Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO ($87,760)

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#25. Construction and building inspectors

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $79,870
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 690

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

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $80,820
- #211 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,490

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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#23. Fallers

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $82,250
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,760
- Employment: 4,170
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Redding, CA ($91,830)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($82,250)
--- Charlottesville, VA ($44,030)
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#22. Electricians

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $83,310
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,930

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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#21. Postmasters and mail superintendents

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $83,880
- #45 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#20. Firefighters

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $84,450
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,420

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. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $84,860
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,870

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

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $86,860
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,100

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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#17. Commercial pilots

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $87,570
- #153 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

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)
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#16. Riggers

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $89,080
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,100
- Employment: 17,980
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($89,080)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($73,310)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($73,160)

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#15. Insulation workers, mechanical

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $89,330
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#14. Transportation inspectors

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $92,870
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,620
- Employment: 25,070
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-South Portland, ME ($112,260)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($111,930)
--- Anchorage, AK ($108,140)
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#13. Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $96,600
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

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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#12. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $96,700
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 580

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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#11. Elevator and escalator installers and repairers

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $99,010
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#10. Power plant operators

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $99,720
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#9. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $100,380
- #150 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,300

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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#8. Detectives and criminal investigators

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $101,120
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

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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#7. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $105,640
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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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#6. Fire inspectors and investigators

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $107,220
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,680
- Employment: 14,600
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dayton, OH ($116,740)
--- Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA ($112,040)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($107,220)

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

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $120,210
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $120,700
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $121,960
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 630

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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#2. Athletes and sports competitors

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $128,900
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#1. Power distributors and dispatchers

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Annual mean salary: $129,570
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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