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

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June 13, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Knoxville 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 Knoxville, TN that don’t require a college degree.

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#50. Brokerage clerks

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $50,900
- #60 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,710
- Employment: 39,980
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($74,310)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($69,330)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($68,970)
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#49. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $51,080
- #126 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,460

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,340
- Employment: 1,903,420
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Cape Girardeau, MO-IL ($62,600)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($62,290)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($61,540)
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#48. Crane and tower operators

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $51,230
- #170 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#47. Food service managers

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $51,310
- #439 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,020

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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#46. Lodging managers

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $51,850
- #191 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#45. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $52,380
- #293 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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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#44. Sheet metal workers

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $52,480
- #172 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

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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#43. Telecommunications line installers and repairers

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $52,580
- #197 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#42. Traffic technicians

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $53,150
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,210
- Employment: 7,770
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($85,160)
--- Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($77,500)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($76,460)
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#41. Electricians

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $53,190
- #322 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,420

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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#40. Construction and building inspectors

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $54,090
- #321 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#39. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $54,600
- #257 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,400

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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#38. Structural iron and steel workers

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $54,810
- #96 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

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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#37. Postal service mail carriers

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $55,120
- #62 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 900

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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#36. Postal service clerks

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $55,380
- #55 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#35. Chemical plant and system operators

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $55,640
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#34. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $56,200
- #156 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#33. Industrial machinery mechanics

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $56,330
- #276 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,090

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,780
- Employment: 373,090
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($85,900)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($85,360)
--- Anchorage, AK ($82,890)
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#32. Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $56,420
- #277 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 520

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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#31. Advertising sales agents

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $56,430
- #116 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $57,710
- #241 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,510

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

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $58,210
- #186 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $58,260
- #348 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,980

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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#27. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $58,610
- #438 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 570

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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#26. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $59,130
- #197 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 520

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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#25. Riggers

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $59,920
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#24. Fire inspectors and investigators

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $60,390
- #63 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $61,270
- #193 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 570

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

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $62,870
- #397 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,730

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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#21. Aircraft mechanics and service technicians

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $63,930
- #127 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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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#19 (tie). Chemical equipment operators and tenders

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $64,050
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 810

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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#19 (tie). Real estate brokers

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $64,050
- #69 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $65,090
- #403 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,200

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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#17. Insurance sales agents

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $65,360
- #166 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 710

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

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $65,470
- #241 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,310

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,330
- Employment: 629,420
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($98,170)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($97,910)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($90,410)

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

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $65,980
- #279 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,520

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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#14. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $66,310
- #254 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

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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#13. Computer numerically controlled tool programmers

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $66,750
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $67,290
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,070
- Employment: 12,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($106,660)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($96,080)
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($90,620)
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#11. First-line supervisors of firefighting and prevention workers

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $67,850
- #220 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#10. Hazardous materials removal workers

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $70,000
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,280
- Employment: 44,240
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA ($76,120)
--- Amarillo, TX ($73,270)
--- Knoxville, TN ($70,000)
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#9. Occupational health and safety technicians

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $70,370
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,560
- Employment: 21,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Evansville, IN-KY ($77,880)
--- Anchorage, AK ($77,690)
--- Oklahoma City, OK ($77,100)
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#8. Transportation inspectors

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $70,810
- #63 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#7. Detectives and criminal investigators

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $74,200
- #209 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#6. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $74,870
- #217 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $77,950
- #260 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 740

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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#4. Power plant operators

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $86,120
- #62 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $92,450
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $87,640
- Employment: 22,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($120,210)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($118,510)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($114,280)
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#2. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $94,580
- #223 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

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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#1. Commercial pilots

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $127,490
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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