Highest paying jobs in Kingsport for high school graduates

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July 20, 2022
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Highest paying jobs in Kingsport 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 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 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. Tax preparers

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $42,180
- #159 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,710
- Employment: 62,600
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($81,880)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($79,470)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($73,170)
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#49. Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $42,660
- #191 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $42,140
- Employment: 137,510
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Midland, MI ($60,190)
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($58,940)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($58,790)
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#48. Loan interviewers and clerks

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $42,830
- #188 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $42,780
- Employment: 204,100
- 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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#47. Maintenance and repair workers, general

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $42,920
- #230 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,320

National
- Annual mean salary: $43,790
- Employment: 1,357,630
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($60,230)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($59,870)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($56,650)
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#46. Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $43,100
- #55 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#45. First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $43,180
- #312 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,220

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,300
- Employment: 1,063,110
- 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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#44. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $43,400
- #460 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#43. Procurement clerks

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $44,060
- #130 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,400
- Employment: 61,000
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area ($58,310)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($56,800)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($56,330)
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#42. Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $44,540
- #316 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 400

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,690
- Employment: 397,550
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($72,500)
--- Anchorage, AK ($71,840)
--- West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area ($71,250)
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#41. Real estate sales agents

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $44,930
- #311 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#40. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $45,070
- #326 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#39. Brickmasons and blockmasons

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $45,740
- #186 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#38. Meter readers, utilities

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $45,880
- #83 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#37. First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $46,780
- #332 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#36. Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $46,790
- #70 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $43,930
- Employment: 29,880
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($72,260)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($65,320)
--- Joplin, MO ($65,210)

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#35. Machinists

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $47,680
- #215 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 390

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,800
- Employment: 360,340
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($76,230)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($71,070)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($69,300)
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#34. Telecommunications line installers and repairers

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $47,840
- #290 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#33. Computer numerically controlled tool operators

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $47,990
- #71 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,300
- Employment: 149,120
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($70,030)
--- Waco, TX ($63,080)
--- Springfield, MA-CT ($57,930)
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#32. Automotive body and related repairers

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $48,210
- #207 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,430
- Employment: 137,120
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($71,350)
--- Ames, IA ($68,340)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($68,060)
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#31. Payroll and timekeeping clerks

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $48,430
- #138 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $48,290
- Employment: 133,870
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($66,600)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($66,240)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($60,930)

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#30. Food service managers

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $48,490
- #473 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

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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#29. Advertising sales agents

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $48,720
- #226 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#28. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $49,330
- #378 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#27. Production, planning, and expediting clerks

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $49,860
- #241 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,000
- Employment: 362,090
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($74,970)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($71,160)
--- West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area ($67,770)
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#26. Electricians

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $49,970
- #396 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

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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#25. Maintenance workers, machinery

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $50,280
- #169 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#24. Chefs and head cooks

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $51,960
- #219 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#23. Lodging managers

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $52,070
- #189 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#22. Millwrights

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $52,090
- #154 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#21. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $52,260
- #305 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

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

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $52,340
- #406 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,480

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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#19. Construction and building inspectors

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $52,620
- #350 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#18. Postal service mail carriers

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $53,200
- #342 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

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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#17. Insurance sales agents

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $54,920
- #350 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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#16. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $55,270
- #322 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#15. Postal service clerks

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $55,490
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $58,290
- #347 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

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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#13. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $58,670
- #437 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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#12. Industrial machinery mechanics

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $59,970
- #141 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 700

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

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $60,320
- #157 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#10. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $60,510
- #121 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,600
- Employment: 53,420
- 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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#9. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $60,770
- #445 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 500

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

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $64,000
- #438 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

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

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $64,200
- #340 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

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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#6. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $64,280
- #292 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $69,500
- #114 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 880

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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#4. Detectives and criminal investigators

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $69,650
- #243 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $70,020
- #277 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $85,950
- #144 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#1. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $106,610
- #75 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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