Highest paying jobs in Allentown for high school graduates

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July 20, 2022
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Highest paying jobs in Allentown for high school graduates

The average college graduate in 2020 earned $1,305 a week, while the average high school graduate takes home just $781, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Of course, college isn’t for everyone. There are many reasons high-school graduates may choose to not continue on to college, not the least of which being cost. Average tuition costs continue to rise each year, the exception being the 2020-2021 school year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Average tuition at a public, in-state university coming in at $9,687; tuition for out-of-state students at public schools, and for everyone at private universities, is significantly higher at $21,874 and $35,087, respectively.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest paying jobs for high school graduates in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2021 annual mean wage.

Keep reading to see which jobs in your city pay the most for high school graduates.

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#50. Surveying and mapping technicians

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $51,500
- #90 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,770
- Employment: 53,370
- 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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#49. Security and fire alarm systems installers

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $52,740
- #60 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,150
- Employment: 68,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Eugene, OR ($70,940)
--- Salem, OR ($68,640)
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($68,520)
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#48. Advertising sales agents

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $52,930
- #175 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,040
- Employment: 110,040
- 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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#47. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $53,500
- #125 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 800

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,090
- Employment: 253,010
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($75,900)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($73,400)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($70,480)
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#46. Maintenance workers, machinery

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $53,950
- #101 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,960
- Employment: 65,240
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area ($77,890)
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($77,690)
--- Savannah, GA ($76,260)

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#45. Crane and tower operators

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $53,970
- #138 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,010
- Employment: 44,060
- 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. Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $54,010
- #40 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,400
- Employment: 44,560
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($87,510)
--- Nevada nonmetropolitan area ($81,690)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($78,180)
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#43. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $54,470
- #204 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 860

National
- Annual mean salary: $55,280
- Employment: 402,870
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($92,910)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($91,860)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($91,120)
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#42. Correctional officers and jailers

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $54,810
- #96 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 500

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,340
- Employment: 405,870
- 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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#41. Postal service clerks

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $54,940
- #75 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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

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#40. Eligibility interviewers, government programs

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $55,330
- #42 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,990
- Employment: 138,820
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($75,570)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($67,900)
--- New Haven, CT ($63,790)
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#39. Postal service mail carriers

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $55,590
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 880

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,180
- Employment: 333,570
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Modesto, CA ($57,160)
--- Bismarck, ND ($57,090)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($56,820)
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#38. Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $55,970
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,250
- Employment: 15,380
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($78,200)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($69,720)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($69,320)
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#37. Real estate sales agents

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $56,270
- #171 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,990
- Employment: 168,740
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Midland, TX ($100,060)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($99,880)
--- Worcester, MA-CT ($93,400)
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#36. First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $56,400
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,040
- Employment: 103,730
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Madera, CA ($76,040)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($74,800)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($73,360)

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#35. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $56,850
- #139 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,000
- Employment: 147,680
- 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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#34. Meter readers, utilities

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $57,220
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,160
- Employment: 26,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($74,040)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($69,530)
--- Springfield, MA-CT ($67,510)
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#33. Industrial machinery mechanics

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $58,350
- #196 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,190

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,350
- Employment: 385,980
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($85,900)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($85,360)
--- Anchorage, AK ($82,890)
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#32. Brickmasons and blockmasons

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $58,600
- #84 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,420
- Employment: 59,940
- 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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#31. Chefs and head cooks

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $59,340
- #74 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,740
- Employment: 101,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Leominster-Gardner, MA ($81,020)
--- Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area ($79,820)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($79,600)

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#30. Millwrights

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $59,450
- #83 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $59,080
- Employment: 44,400
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($91,590)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($90,580)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($80,780)
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#29. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $60,010
- #70 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,890
- Employment: 119,380
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($93,980)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($92,370)
--- Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($87,990)
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#28. Construction and building inspectors

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $60,220
- #181 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,470
- Employment: 113,770
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New Haven, CT ($121,510)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($107,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($106,190)
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#27. Elevator and escalator installers and repairers

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $61,660
- #55 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,200
- Employment: 24,730
- 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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#26. First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $62,620
- #103 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,630

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,010
- Employment: 1,427,260
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($82,050)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($79,520)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($78,430)

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

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $62,660
- #145 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,400
- Employment: 50,660
- 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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#24. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $62,740
- #116 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 620

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,230
- Employment: 503,390
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($94,590)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($87,760)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($87,420)
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#23. Stationary engineers and boiler operators

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $62,780
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,170
- Employment: 29,550
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($106,300)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,930)
--- South Illinois nonmetropolitan area ($101,630)
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#22. Lodging managers

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $63,000
- #109 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,270
- Employment: 31,790
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area ($122,290)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($121,090)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($111,410)
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#21. Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $64,190
- #182 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,120

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,490
- Employment: 977,070
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,810)
--- Boulder, CO ($101,630)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($97,360)

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#20. Food service managers

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $64,230
- #127 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 510

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,000
- Employment: 197,010
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($91,320)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($89,860)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($87,750)
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#19. First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $67,240
- #173 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,850

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,800
- Employment: 599,900
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($98,170)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($97,910)
--- West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area ($96,900)
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#18. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $67,330
- #89 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 560

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,100
- Employment: 417,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($94,580)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($89,500)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($89,190)
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#17. Structural iron and steel workers

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $67,860
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,650
- Employment: 71,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($95,020)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($88,250)
--- Western Washington nonmetropolitan area ($84,570)
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#16. Electricians

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $68,780
- #78 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,100

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,550
- Employment: 656,510
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($93,900)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($91,090)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($86,600)

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#15. Insurance sales agents

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $70,140
- #104 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 830

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,100
- Employment: 409,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($104,230)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,470)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($95,620)
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#14. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $70,350
- #164 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,650
- Employment: 287,150
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($104,350)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($95,200)
--- Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area ($92,500)
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#13. Sheet metal workers

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $70,590
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $55,320
- Employment: 128,220
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($101,150)
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($94,930)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($93,840)
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#12. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $71,200
- #137 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,210

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,500
- Employment: 1,278,670
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,280)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($92,660)
--- Napa, CA ($92,620)
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#11. Transportation inspectors

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $72,950
- #60 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,320
- Employment: 27,360
- 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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#10. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $73,940
- #138 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,390

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,100
- Employment: 475,000
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($93,830)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($93,030)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($92,870)
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#9. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $77,330
- #98 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,060

National
- Annual mean salary: $72,990
- Employment: 614,080
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,820)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($101,210)
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#8. Property, real estate, and community association managers

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $78,840
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,210
- Employment: 219,800
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($109,540)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($106,420)
--- Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area ($105,220)
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#7. Postmasters and mail superintendents

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $80,740
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,660
- Employment: 13,880
- 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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#6. Telecommunications line installers and repairers

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $81,430
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,860
- Employment: 122,480
- 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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#5. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $90,040
- #81 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $74,410
- Employment: 114,930
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($117,700)
--- Salinas, CA ($110,180)
--- North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area ($109,740)
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#4. Detectives and criminal investigators

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $92,370
- #70 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,300
- Employment: 105,980
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($132,210)
--- Anchorage, AK ($127,070)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($123,460)
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#3. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $93,910
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 640

National
- Annual mean salary: $90,120
- Employment: 240,290
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-South Portland, ME ($129,860)
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($121,360)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($121,250)
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#2. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $102,580
- #118 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,100
- Employment: 132,210
- 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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#1. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Annual mean salary: $104,830
- #81 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

National
- Annual mean salary: $97,180
- Employment: 122,310
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($182,700)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($170,740)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($164,600)

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