Highest paying jobs in Bremerton for high school graduates

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April 25, 2022
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Highest paying jobs in Bremerton 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 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 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. Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $52,030
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,860
- Employment: 188,450
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($64,510)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($64,140)
--- Decatur, IL ($60,740)
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#49. Postal service mail carriers

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $52,270
- #442 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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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#48. Postal service clerks

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $52,280
- #258 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#47. Procurement clerks

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $53,630
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#46. Hazardous materials removal workers

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $54,060
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,170
- Employment: 44,010
- 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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#45. Community health workers

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $54,090
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,000
- Employment: 58,670
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($66,110)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($65,530)
--- Bend-Redmond, OR ($61,820)
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#44. Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $54,480
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#43. Eligibility interviewers, government programs

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $54,700
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,990
- Employment: 138,820
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($75,570)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($67,900)
--- New Haven, CT ($63,790)
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#42. Court, municipal, and license clerks

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $55,140
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $43,490
- Employment: 156,100
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($66,520)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($62,040)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($60,730)
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#41. Payroll and timekeeping clerks

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $55,480
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#40. Surveying and mapping technicians

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $55,980
- #46 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,770
- Employment: 53,370
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($84,710)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($77,840)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($76,960)
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#39. Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $56,160
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#38. Structural metal fabricators and fitters

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $59,130
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#37. Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $59,910
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,650
- Employment: 248,070
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($69,160)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($68,140)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($64,980)
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#36. Highway maintenance workers

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $60,220
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $43,200
- Employment: 149,890
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($70,690)
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($67,370)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($67,340)

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#35. Carpenters

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $60,420
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 930

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,200
- Employment: 699,300
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($81,730)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($78,680)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($78,280)
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#34. Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $61,820
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#33. Layout workers, metal and plastic

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $62,170
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,980
- Employment: 7,570
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($77,050)
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($62,170)
--- Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC ($57,820)
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#32. Advertising sales agents

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $62,650
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#31. Riggers

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $63,080
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 580

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,020
- Employment: 21,700
- 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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#30. Insulation workers, mechanical

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $63,440
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $55,470
- Employment: 27,700
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($109,380)
--- Syracuse, NY ($97,670)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($93,740)
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#29. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $63,880
- #44 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#28. Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $64,180
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 680

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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#27. Machinists

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $64,520
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

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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#26. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $65,250
- #79 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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. Electricians

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $65,290
- #130 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,070

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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#24. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $65,860
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#23. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $66,040
- #100 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 970

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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#22. Public safety telecommunicators

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $66,200
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,800
- Employment: 93,290
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($97,380)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($92,790)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($76,950)
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#21. Sheet metal workers

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $66,390
- #45 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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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#20. Production, planning, and expediting clerks

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $67,140
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 590

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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#19. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $69,360
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#18. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $69,840
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#17. Industrial machinery mechanics

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $70,790
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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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#16. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $71,420
- #139 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $71,690
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 770

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

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $73,570
- #88 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $74,640
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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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#12. Construction and building inspectors

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $75,400
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#11. Real estate sales agents

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $75,430
- #24 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#10. Food service managers

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $79,880
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#9. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $83,770
- #134 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $84,580
- #27 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $85,530
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 500

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

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $85,770
- #148 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $86,930
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 720

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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#4. Real estate brokers

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $90,460
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $93,830
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,030

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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#2. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $111,090
- #60 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#1. Detectives and criminal investigators

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
- Annual mean salary: $111,550
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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