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

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June 13, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI that don’t require a college degree.

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#50. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $61,680
- #64 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 720

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,280
- Employment: 145,230
- 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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#49. Food service managers

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $62,040
- #159 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,070

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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#48. Maintenance workers, machinery

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $62,090
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,570
- Employment: 57,660
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Savannah, GA ($76,260)
--- Cedar Rapids, IA ($70,980)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($69,980)
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#47. Construction and building inspectors

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $62,250
- #147 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 560

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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#46. Lodging managers

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $62,340
- #114 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#45. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $62,470
- #120 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,320

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,870
- Employment: 466,910
- 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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#44. Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $62,590
- #121 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 760

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,350
- Employment: 172,830
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($88,140)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($84,690)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($80,570)
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#43. Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $63,060
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,460

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,690
- Employment: 356,960
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($78,020)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($76,750)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($71,710)
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#42. Floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $63,250
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,880
- Employment: 18,300
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($79,100)
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($78,800)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($77,540)
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#41. Occupational health and safety technicians

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $63,430
- #42 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,560
- Employment: 21,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Evansville, IN-KY ($77,880)
--- Anchorage, AK ($77,690)
--- Oklahoma City, OK ($77,100)

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#40. Brickmasons and blockmasons

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $63,840
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

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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#39. Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $65,270
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,210
- Employment: 31,650
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI ($65,270)
--- Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC ($57,100)
--- Lynchburg, VA ($57,020)
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#38. Aircraft cargo handling supervisors

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $65,330
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,080
- Employment: 8,590
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN ($79,660)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($72,800)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($71,910)
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#37. Millwrights

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $66,580
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,260
- Employment: 39,240
- 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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#36. First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $67,240
- #173 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,090

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,330
- Employment: 629,420
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($98,170)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($97,910)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($90,410)

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

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $67,400
- #116 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,040

National
- Annual mean salary: $71,110
- Employment: 1,026,390
- 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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#34. Hearing aid specialists

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $67,460
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $59,960
- Employment: 10,790
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($75,130)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($73,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($72,300)
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#33. Crane and tower operators

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $67,690
- #42 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#32. Pipelayers

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $68,160
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $48,510
- Employment: 33,330
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($86,310)
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($75,510)
--- Madison, WI ($70,810)
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#31. Advertising sales agents

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $68,540
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 750

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

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $69,540
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,060

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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#29. Electricians

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $69,690
- #69 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,230

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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#28. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $70,510
- #160 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,790

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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#27. Sheet metal workers

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $70,550
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

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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#26. Aircraft mechanics and service technicians

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $71,070
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,470
- Employment: 125,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($86,470)
--- Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD ($86,370)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($85,860)

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#25. Riggers

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $72,710
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,100
- Employment: 17,980
- 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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#24. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $73,240
- #72 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#23. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $73,260
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,910

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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#22. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $73,320
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,200

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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#21. Structural iron and steel workers

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $74,040
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

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

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $74,980
- #62 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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#19. Reinforcing iron and rebar workers

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $75,100
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,960
- Employment: 16,420
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($97,000)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($88,350)
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($75,440)
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#18. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $75,180
- #60 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 10,360

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

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $75,830
- #101 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,800

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

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $76,700
- #106 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,380

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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#15. Power plant operators

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $80,800
- #87 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#14. Elevator and escalator installers and repairers

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $80,890
- #41 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $84,640
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#12. Insurance sales agents

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $85,640
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,440

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,340
- Employment: 422,600
- 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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#11. Real estate brokers

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $88,710
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $89,850
- #68 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

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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#9. Postmasters and mail superintendents

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $90,070
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#8. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $92,050
- #62 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 400

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

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $93,530
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#6. Tank car, truck, and ship loaders

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $94,390
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $55,330
- Employment: 12,090
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI ($94,390)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($72,530)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($68,750)

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#5. Detectives and criminal investigators

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $96,140
- #55 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 510

National
- Annual mean salary: $90,370
- Employment: 107,890
- 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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#4. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $101,360
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,770

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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#3. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $108,200
- #63 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 660

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. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $112,110
- #55 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

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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#1. Commercial pilots

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
- Annual mean salary: $128,410
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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