Highest paying jobs in Ogden for high school graduates

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July 20, 2022
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Highest paying jobs in Ogden 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 Ogden-Clearfield, UT 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. Correctional officers and jailers

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $49,170
- #136 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,340
- Employment: 405,870
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($96,580)
--- Salinas, CA ($89,100)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($86,260)
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#49. Telecommunications line installers and repairers

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $49,260
- #266 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#48. Maintenance workers, machinery

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $49,810
- #179 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

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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#47. Structural metal fabricators and fitters

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $49,880
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,750
- Employment: 69,550
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($59,130)
--- Anchorage, AK ($57,900)
--- Longview, WA ($57,410)
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#46. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $50,420
- #208 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

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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#45. Plating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $50,600
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,950
- Employment: 38,470
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH ($57,520)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($56,150)
--- Reading, PA ($53,660)
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#44. Food service managers

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $50,680
- #448 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#43. Postal service clerks

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $50,850
- #345 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#42. Crane and tower operators

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $50,960
- #171 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#40 (tie). Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $51,080
- #56 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,390

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,580
- Employment: 549,200
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area ($88,150)
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($80,420)
--- Odessa, TX ($70,950)

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#40 (tie). Brickmasons and blockmasons

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $51,080
- #148 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#39. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $51,250
- #257 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 940

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

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $51,280
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,350
- Employment: 35,720
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($61,910)
--- Bellingham, WA ($61,210)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($60,760)
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#37. First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $51,680
- #172 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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. Home appliance repairers

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $51,900
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $43,810
- Employment: 27,640
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($61,210)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($58,670)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($57,420)

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#35. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $52,820
- #290 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,020

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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#34. Postal service mail carriers

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $53,060
- #356 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 510

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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#33. Sheet metal workers

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $53,260
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 810

National
- Annual mean salary: $55,320
- Employment: 128,220
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($101,150)
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($94,930)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($93,840)
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#32. Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $53,450
- #61 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $53,480
- #370 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,340

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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#30. Tax preparers

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $54,610
- #40 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#29. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $55,170
- #326 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

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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#28. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $55,370
- #180 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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. Stationary engineers and boiler operators

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $55,600
- #107 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $56,110
- #263 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,780

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. Machinists

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $56,230
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,440

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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#24. Construction and building inspectors

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $56,890
- #265 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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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#23. Advertising sales agents

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $57,380
- #103 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#22. Millwrights

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $58,220
- #94 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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. Automotive body and related repairers

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $58,580
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

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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#20. Solar photovoltaic installers

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $58,900
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $48,020
- Employment: 11,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Nevada nonmetropolitan area ($63,040)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($62,090)
--- El Paso, TX ($61,400)
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#19. Production, planning, and expediting clerks

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $59,110
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,080

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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#18. Industrial machinery mechanics

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $60,280
- #133 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 780

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

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $63,010
- #219 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,230

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

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $63,580
- #356 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,700

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

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $64,570
- #128 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $65,840
- #329 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,920

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

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $65,950
- #223 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,740

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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#12. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $67,220
- #236 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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#11. Real estate brokers

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $70,090
- #56 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,630
- Employment: 44,610
- 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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#10. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $70,890
- #229 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,160

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,100
- Employment: 475,000
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($93,830)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($93,030)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($92,870)
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#9. Power plant operators

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $75,160
- #112 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,890
- Employment: 32,960
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fresno, CA ($129,650)
--- Wenatchee, WA ($123,180)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($114,660)
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#8. Occupational health and safety technicians

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $75,270
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#7. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $77,430
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#6. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $79,570
- #170 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $82,560
- #195 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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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#4. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $85,630
- #227 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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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#3. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $85,770
- #329 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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#2. Detectives and criminal investigators

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $89,640
- #93 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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

Ogden-Clearfield, UT
- Annual mean salary: $94,190
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

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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