Highest paying jobs in Janesville for high school graduates

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July 20, 2022
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Highest paying jobs in Janesville 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 Janesville-Beloit, WI 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. Eligibility interviewers, government programs

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $44,040
- #205 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#49. Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $44,620
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,990
- Employment: 69,300
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Charleston-North Charleston, SC ($54,200)
--- Spartanburg, SC ($51,910)
--- Albany, OR ($50,620)
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#48. Machinists

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $45,250
- #302 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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#47. Electrical, electronic, and electromechanical assemblers, except coil winders, tapers, and finishers

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $45,490
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,750
- Employment: 283,800
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($57,040)
--- Lima, OH ($56,660)
--- Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD ($50,510)
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#46. Automotive body and related repairers

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $45,580
- #306 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#45. Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $45,620
- #170 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#44. Structural metal fabricators and fitters

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $46,060
- #77 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#43. Highway maintenance workers

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $46,180
- #153 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#42. Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $46,330
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $39,130
- Employment: 23,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($59,160)
--- Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area ($55,010)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($54,710)
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#41. Maintenance and repair workers, general

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $46,600
- #86 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 740

National
- Annual mean salary: $43,790
- Employment: 1,357,630
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($60,230)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($59,870)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($56,650)

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#40. Farm equipment mechanics and service technicians

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $47,250
- #113 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#39. Production, planning, and expediting clerks

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $47,330
- #360 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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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#38. Court, municipal, and license clerks

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $48,300
- #84 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#37. Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $49,740
- #110 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

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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#36. First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $49,970
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 540

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,300
- Employment: 1,063,110
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($57,830)
--- Boulder, CO ($56,520)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($55,930)

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#35. Social and human service assistants

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $50,880
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,230
- Employment: 399,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($56,140)
--- North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area ($55,360)
--- Danbury, CT ($54,870)
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#34. Computer numerically controlled tool operators

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $51,140
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,300
- Employment: 149,120
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($70,030)
--- Waco, TX ($63,080)
--- Springfield, MA-CT ($57,930)
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#33. First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $51,250
- #190 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#32. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $52,000
- #156 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#31. Postal service mail carriers

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $52,740
- #389 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#30. Real estate sales agents

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $54,760
- #185 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#29. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $55,020
- #193 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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. Industrial machinery mechanics

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $55,220
- #318 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

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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#27. Postal service clerks

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $55,300
- #61 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#26. Telecommunications line installers and repairers

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $56,020
- #138 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#25. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $56,050
- #288 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#24. Advertising sales agents

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $56,210
- #121 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#23. Food service managers

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $57,020
- #300 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#22. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $57,110
- #100 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#21. Carpenters

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $59,560
- #64 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

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

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $60,120
- #298 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

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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#19. Insurance sales agents

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $60,670
- #241 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $63,430
- #358 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,010

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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#17. Construction and building inspectors

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $63,990
- #131 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#16. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $64,680
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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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#15. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $64,830
- #121 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $65,700
- #232 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 520

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

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $66,000
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 570

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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#12. Electricians

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $66,490
- #109 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

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

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $71,860
- #200 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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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#10. Brickmasons and blockmasons

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $72,740
- #24 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $75,270
- #72 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#8. Detectives and criminal investigators

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $75,820
- #199 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#7. Power plant operators

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $76,370
- #106 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $76,490
- #107 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

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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#5. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $78,650
- #179 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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#4. Real estate brokers

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $82,270
- #41 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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 police and detectives

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $95,070
- #138 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $97,180
- Employment: 122,310
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($182,700)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($170,740)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($164,600)
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#2. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $96,200
- #42 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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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#1. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Annual mean salary: $105,490
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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