Highest paying jobs in Seattle for high school graduates

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July 20, 2022
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Highest paying jobs in Seattle 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 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, 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. Riggers

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $73,160
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#49. Private detectives and investigators

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $73,510
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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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#48. Occupational health and safety technicians

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $73,530
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#47. Millwrights

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $73,580
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $75,100
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,880

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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#45. Subway and streetcar operators

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $76,320
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,480
- Employment: 11,250
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($82,190)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($76,320)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($69,690)
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#44. Layout workers, metal and plastic

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $77,050
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#43. Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $77,060
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $43,670
- Employment: 6,080
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($77,060)
--- Western Washington nonmetropolitan area ($59,390)
--- Fort Wayne, IN ($58,460)
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#42. Insurance sales agents

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $77,280
- #46 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,630

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

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Annual mean salary: $77,370
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 11,150

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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#40. Brickmasons and blockmasons

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

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. 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: $48,500
- Employment: 40,240
- 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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#38. Airfield operations specialists

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

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,360
- Employment: 10,590
- 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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#36 (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: $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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#36 (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: $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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#35. 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: $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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#34. 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: $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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#33. 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: $70,650
- 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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#32. 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: $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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#31. 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: $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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#30. Lodging managers

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

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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#29. 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: $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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#28. Boilermakers

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

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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#27. Electricians

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

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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#26. 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: $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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#25. 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: $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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#24. 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: $73,100
- 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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#23. 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: $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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#22. 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: $58,650
- Employment: 71,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($95,020)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($88,250)
--- Western Washington nonmetropolitan area ($84,570)
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#21. Pile driver operators

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

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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#20. 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: $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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#19. 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: $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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#18. Real estate brokers

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

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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#17. 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: $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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#16. Insulation workers, mechanical

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

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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#15. 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: $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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#14. 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: $75,970
- Employment: 7,250
- Metros with highest average pay: data not available
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#13. Gambling managers

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

National
- Annual mean salary: $85,440
- Employment: 3,240
- 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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#12. 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: $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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#11. 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: $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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#10. 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: $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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#9. 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: $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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#8. Commercial pilots

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

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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#7. 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: $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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#6. 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: $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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#5. Power plant operators

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

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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#4. Transportation inspectors

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

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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#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: $105,100
- 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. 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: $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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#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: $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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