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

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June 13, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Seattle 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 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA that don’t require a college degree.

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#50. Brickmasons and blockmasons

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $77,550
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 600

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,430
- Employment: 55,950
- 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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#49. Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators, surface mining

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $78,800
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,850
- Employment: 35,720
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($87,740)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($86,630)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($83,090)
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#48. Airfield operations specialists

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $79,230
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,360
- Employment: 12,610
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Austin-Round Rock, TX ($88,510)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($80,230)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($79,230)
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#46 (tie). Gas plant operators

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $79,520
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $76,970
- Employment: 15,110
- 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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#46 (tie). First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $79,520
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 18,100

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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#45. Audio and video technicians

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $80,410
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 730

National
- Annual mean salary: $55,310
- Employment: 50,590
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($80,410)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($73,160)
--- St. Louis, MO-IL ($68,430)
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#44. Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $80,540
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 910

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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#43. Stationary engineers and boiler operators

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $80,830
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,510
- Employment: 29,820
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($106,300)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,930)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($99,740)
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#42. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $80,900
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 730

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,320
- Employment: 121,150
- 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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#41. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $81,250
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,020

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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#40. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $81,950
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,530

National
- Annual mean salary: $56,280
- Employment: 404,820
- 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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#39. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $82,040
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 21,010

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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#38. Lodging managers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $82,670
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 400

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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#37. Construction and building inspectors

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $83,560
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,480

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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#36. Boilermakers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $83,870
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#35. Electricians

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $84,790
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 10,160

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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#34. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $86,040
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,880

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

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $86,120
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,310
- Employment: 44,870
- 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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#32. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $86,250
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,270

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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#31. Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $87,130
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,650
- Employment: 10,710
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($89,080)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($87,130)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($86,160)

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#30. Postmasters and mail superintendents

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $87,140
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,820
- Employment: 12,750
- 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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#29. Firefighters

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $88,020
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,850

National
- Annual mean salary: $55,290
- Employment: 317,310
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($114,210)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($98,150)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($97,470)
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#28. Structural iron and steel workers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $88,250
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,580

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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#27. Pile driver operators

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $88,750
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,950
- Employment: 3,760
- 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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#26. Crane and tower operators

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $89,850
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

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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#25. Food service managers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $89,860
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,460

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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#24. Real estate brokers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $91,180
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 600

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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#23. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $92,200
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 400

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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#22. Computer numerically controlled tool programmers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $92,910
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 560

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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#21. Insulation workers, mechanical

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $93,740
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $56,260
- Employment: 28,010
- 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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#20. Sheet metal workers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $93,840
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,860

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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#19. Signal and track switch repairers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $95,230
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $74,220
- Employment: 8,090
- Metros with highest average pay: data not available
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#18. Gambling managers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $96,870
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,190
- Employment: 3,660
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($106,830)
--- Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ ($104,140)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($103,210)
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#17. Advertising sales agents

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $97,720
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,290

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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#16. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $98,150
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 970

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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#15. Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $98,480
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 980

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,330
- Employment: 33,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($126,420)
--- Anchorage, AK ($118,620)
--- New Orleans-Metairie, LA ($110,750)
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#14. Ship engineers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $99,670
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 550

National
- Annual mean salary: $96,910
- Employment: 7,650
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Lafayette, LA ($108,770)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($100,970)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($99,670)
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#13. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $101,210
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 10,870

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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#12. Elevator and escalator installers and repairers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $101,330
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

National
- Annual mean salary: $91,320
- Employment: 22,510
- 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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#11. Commercial pilots

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $103,640
- #90 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 910

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

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $104,510
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,050

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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#9. Fire inspectors and investigators

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $104,820
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $108,540
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $109,540
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,670

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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#6. Power plant operators

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $110,600
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#5. Transportation inspectors

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $111,930
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#4. First-line supervisors of firefighting and prevention workers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $118,460
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,630

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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#3. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $119,240
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,930

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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#2. Power distributors and dispatchers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $131,560
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $95,520
- Employment: 9,660
- 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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#1. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $134,440
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,190

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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