Highest paying jobs in Houston for high school graduates

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April 25, 2022
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Highest paying jobs in Houston 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 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 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. Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $55,640
- #186 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,150

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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#49. Electricians

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $56,090
- #264 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 12,810

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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#48. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $56,260
- #154 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 510

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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#47. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $56,380
- #230 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 9,330

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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#46. Postal service clerks

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $56,420
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 860

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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#45. Brokerage clerks

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $56,840
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 740

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,460
- Employment: 44,720
- 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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#44. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $56,870
- #135 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,940

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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#43. Cooling and freezing equipment operators and tenders

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $56,960
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $39,610
- Employment: 8,020
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($61,370)
--- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($58,810)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($56,960)
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#42. Real estate sales agents

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $58,290
- #144 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,290

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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#41. Pile driver operators

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $59,350
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $71,880
- Employment: 3,820
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($106,620)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($106,340)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($104,880)

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#40. Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $59,510
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,000

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,950
- Employment: 54,960
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($81,390)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($80,460)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($73,070)
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#39. Maintenance workers, machinery

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $60,120
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,090

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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#38. Millwrights

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $61,320
- #67 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 670

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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#37. Aircraft cargo handling supervisors

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $61,350
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $59,620
- Employment: 10,020
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN ($79,660)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($72,800)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($71,910)
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#36. Occupational health and safety technicians

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $62,090
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 890

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,870
- Employment: 20,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Evansville, IN-KY ($77,880)
--- Anchorage, AK ($77,690)
--- Oklahoma City, OK ($77,100)

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

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $62,220
- #112 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 34,230

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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#34. Telecommunications line installers and repairers

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $62,660
- #87 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,020

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. Private detectives and investigators

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $63,250
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,100
- Employment: 32,200
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Jackson, MI ($93,360)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($91,080)
--- Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO ($87,760)
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#32. Insurance sales agents

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $63,280
- #197 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,740

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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#31. Crane and tower operators

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $64,000
- #59 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,000

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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#30. Elevator and escalator installers and repairers

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $64,810
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#29. Industrial machinery mechanics

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $64,840
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 14,150

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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#28. Food service managers

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $67,530
- #75 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,090

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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#26 (tie). Pump operators, except wellhead pumpers

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $68,260
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,100

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,830
- Employment: 10,580
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($75,030)
--- Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX ($69,840)
--- West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area ($68,890)
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#26 (tie). Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $68,260
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,760

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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#25. Boilermakers

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $68,500
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 850

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,430
- Employment: 14,020
- 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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#24. Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $68,540
- #99 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 24,260

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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#23. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $69,730
- #181 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,470

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

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $69,890
- #171 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 22,680

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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#21. Tax preparers

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $70,190
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#20. Chemical equipment operators and tenders

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $71,340
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,720

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,330
- Employment: 93,060
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area ($91,300)
--- Billings, MT ($88,420)
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($76,050)
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#19. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $74,140
- #227 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,450

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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#17 (tie). Wellhead pumpers

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $75,610
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,190

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,500
- Employment: 12,050
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($77,750)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($75,610)
--- Midland, TX ($74,690)
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#17 (tie). First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $75,610
- #120 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 21,820

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

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $77,030
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 15,280

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

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $77,150
- #77 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 13,920

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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#14. Lodging managers

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $78,600
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 580

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

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $78,650
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,850

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

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $81,290
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,010

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,610
- Employment: 40,480
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($105,090)
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($101,900)
--- St. Louis, MO-IL ($97,860)
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#11. Transportation inspectors

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $81,480
- #38 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

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 non-retail sales workers

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $81,850
- #200 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,470

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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#9. Power distributors and dispatchers

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $82,060
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

National
- Annual mean salary: $93,260
- Employment: 9,940
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($131,560)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($129,570)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($123,540)
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#8. Chemical plant and system operators

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $82,410
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,960

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,460
- Employment: 29,710
- 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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#7. Postmasters and mail superintendents

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $87,880
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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. Construction and building inspectors

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $88,710
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,490

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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#5. Detectives and criminal investigators

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $96,570
- #53 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,530

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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#4. Gas plant operators

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $97,080
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,170

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,290
- Employment: 14,990
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($99,600)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($98,750)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($97,080)
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#3. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $98,260
- #117 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,530

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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#2. Commercial pilots

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $106,920
- #72 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,010

National
- Annual mean salary: $110,830
- Employment: 37,120
- 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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#1. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Annual mean salary: $112,650
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,540

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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