Highest-paying jobs in Charleston, South Carolina that don't require a college degree

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June 13, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Charleston, South Carolina 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 Charleston-North Charleston, SC that don’t require a college degree.

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#50. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $50,830
- #338 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 730

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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#49. Structural iron and steel workers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $51,260
- #110 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#48. Real estate sales agents

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $51,530
- #223 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,250

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,480
- Employment: 175,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Midland, TX ($100,060)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($99,880)
--- Worcester, MA-CT ($93,400)
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#47. Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $52,250
- #367 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 580

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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#46. Industrial machinery mechanics

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $52,730
- #405 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,300

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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#45. Telecommunications line installers and repairers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $52,840
- #192 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#44. Postal service mail carriers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $53,650
- #261 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 760

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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#43. Construction and building inspectors

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $53,880
- #324 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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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#42. Security and fire alarm systems installers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $53,940
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,170
- Employment: 77,420
- 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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#41. Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $54,200
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $40,520
- Employment: 59,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Charleston-North Charleston, SC ($54,200)
--- Spartanburg, SC ($51,910)
--- Albany, OR ($50,620)

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#40. Computer user support specialists

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $54,580
- #161 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,590

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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#39. Chemical equipment operators and tenders

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $55,210
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,450
- Employment: 106,170
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Billings, MT ($88,420)
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($76,050)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($71,340)
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#38. Advertising sales agents

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $55,320
- #139 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

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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#37. Postal service clerks

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $55,440
- #54 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#36. Production, planning, and expediting clerks

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $55,490
- #79 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 780

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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#35. Riggers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $55,930
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#34. Millwrights

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $56,100
- #111 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,260
- Employment: 39,240
- 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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#33. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $58,420
- #214 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 930

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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#32. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $58,430
- #101 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 500

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

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $59,230
- #194 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,670

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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#30. Maintenance workers, machinery

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $59,560
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#29. Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $59,780
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $40,030
- Employment: 67,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Charleston-North Charleston, SC ($59,780)
--- Syracuse, NY ($51,600)
--- Albany, OR ($50,470)
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#28. Food service managers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $61,470
- #177 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 530

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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#27. Tool and die makers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $61,540
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#26. Chemical plant and system operators

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $63,080
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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

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

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $64,490
- #103 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#24. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $64,580
- #347 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

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

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $65,180
- #159 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,230

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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#22. Aircraft mechanics and service technicians

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $65,780
- #101 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 500

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

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $65,910
- #282 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,640

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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#20. Lodging managers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $66,450
- #77 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,770
- Employment: 35,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($121,090)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($111,410)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($99,600)
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#19. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $66,950
- #343 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,530

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

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $67,300
- #223 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $68,070
- #258 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,000

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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#16. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $68,760
- #88 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#15. Insurance sales agents

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $69,100
- #118 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 630

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

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $70,500
- #94 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

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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#13. Crane and tower operators

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $70,830
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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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#12. Power plant operators

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $71,830
- #121 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $71,970
- #51 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 710

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

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $72,770
- #67 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,710

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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#9. Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $73,990
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,440
- Employment: 15,540
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Charleston-North Charleston, SC ($73,990)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($61,150)
--- Duluth, MN-WI ($58,790)
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#8. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $77,650
- #293 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

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

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $78,110
- #256 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

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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#6. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $85,530
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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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#5. Detectives and criminal investigators

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $89,450
- #97 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#4. Commercial pilots

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $90,950
- #141 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#3. Real estate brokers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $95,220
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,490
- Employment: 48,460
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($152,460)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($133,810)
--- Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA ($132,320)
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#2. Ship engineers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $96,670
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $96,910
- Employment: 7,650
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Lafayette, LA ($108,770)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($100,970)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($99,670)
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#1. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Annual mean salary: $106,690
- #73 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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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