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Career
Hourly Pay
Annual Salary
Education
Writers and Authors $32 $67,100 Bachelor's degree
Instructional Coordinators $32 $67,000 Master's degree or higher
Buyers and Purchasing Agents $32 $66,700 Bachelor's degree
Cost Estimators $32 $66,600 Bachelor's degree
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians $31 $66,400 Some college
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists $31 $66,400 Bachelor's degree
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $31 $66,300 Master's degree or higher
Soil and Plant Scientists $31 $66,100 Bachelor's degree
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators $31 $66,100 Bachelor's degree
Anthropologists and Archeologists $31 $66,100 Master's degree or higher
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $31 $65,800 Bachelor's degree
Surveyors $31 $65,600 Bachelor's degree
Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage $31 $65,600 Some college
Police and Sheriff'S Patrol Officers $31 $65,500 High school diploma
Computer Network Support Specialists $31 $65,500 Associate's degree
Education Teachers, Postsecondary $31 $65,400 Master's degree or higher
Boilermakers $31 $65,400 High school diploma
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $31 $64,800 Bachelor's degree
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators $31 $64,700 High school diploma
Fire Inspectors and Investigators $31 $64,600 Some college
Conservation Scientists $30 $64,000 Bachelor's degree
Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters $30 $64,000 High school diploma
Loan Officers $30 $64,000 Bachelor's degree
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary $30 $63,600 Master's degree or higher
Human Resources Specialists $30 $63,500 Bachelor's degree
Animal Scientists $30 $63,500 Bachelor's degree
Pile Driver Operators $30 $63,400 High school diploma
Editors $30 $63,400 Bachelor's degree
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants $30 $63,100 High school diploma
Dietitians and Nutritionists $30 $63,100 Bachelor's degree
Occupational Therapy Assistants $30 $62,900 Associate's degree
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $30 $62,900 Bachelor's degree
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $30 $62,900 High school diploma
Construction and Building Inspectors $30 $62,900 High school diploma
Respiratory Therapists $30 $62,800 Associate's degree
Public Relations Specialists $30 $62,800 Bachelor's degree
Training and Development Specialists $30 $62,700 Bachelor's degree
Hoist and Winch Operators $30 $62,600 Some high school
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School $30 $62,500 Bachelor's degree
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School $30 $62,300 Bachelor's degree
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School $30 $62,300 Bachelor's degree
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $29 $62,100 High school diploma
Electrical and Electronics Drafters $29 $62,100 Associate's degree
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment $29 $62,000 Some college
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians $29 $61,900 Associate's degree
Special Education Teachers, Middle School $29 $61,800 Bachelor's degree
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers $29 $61,500 Some college
Special Education Teachers, Preschool $29 $61,400 Bachelor's degree
Roof Bolters, Mining $29 $61,200 High school diploma
First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $29 $60,900 High school diploma
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $29 $60,900 Bachelor's degree
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists $29 $60,800 Master's degree or higher
Wellhead Pumpers $29 $60,700 High school diploma
Forensic Science Technicians $29 $60,600 Bachelor's degree
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door $29 $60,600 High school diploma
Special Education Teachers, Elementary School $29 $60,600 Bachelor's degree
Real Estate Brokers $29 $60,400 High school diploma
Survey Researchers $28 $59,900 Master's degree or higher
Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians $28 $59,800 Associate's degree
Physical Therapist Assistants $28 $59,800 Associate's degree
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $28 $59,700 High school diploma
Crane and Tower Operators $28 $59,700 High school diploma
Tapers $28 $59,500 Some high school
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians $28 $59,100 Associate's degree
Flight Attendants $28 $59,100 High school diploma
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers $28 $58,900 High school diploma
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate $28 $58,700 Bachelor's degree
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers $28 $58,500 High school diploma
Mechanical Drafters $28 $58,300 Associate's degree
Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians $28 $58,200 Associate's degree
Set and Exhibit Designers $27 $58,200 Bachelor's degree
Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors $27 $58,100 Master's degree or higher
Fish and Game Wardens $27 $58,000 Bachelor's degree
Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators and Locomotive Firers $27 $57,900 High school diploma
Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers $27 $57,700 Associate's degree
Rail Car Repairers $27 $57,700 High school diploma
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers $27 $57,700 Some college
Healthcare Social Workers $27 $57,600 Master's degree or higher
Architectural and Civil Drafters $27 $57,500 Associate's degree
Judicial Law Clerks $27 $57,500 Master's degree or higher
Millwrights $27 $57,300 High school diploma
Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians $27 $57,300 Associate's degree
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Film $27 $57,200 Bachelor's degree
Interior Designers $27 $57,100 Bachelor's degree
Curators $27 $57,000 Master's degree or higher
Continuous Mining Machine Operators $27 $56,900 Some high school
Electricians $27 $56,900 High school diploma
Archivists $27 $56,800 Master's degree or higher
Lodging Managers $27 $56,700 High school diploma
Food Service Managers $27 $56,600 High school diploma
Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining $27 $56,600 Some high school
Health Education Specialists $27 $56,500 Bachelor's degree
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $27 $56,300 High school diploma
Wind Turbine Service Technicians $27 $56,200 Some college
Motorboat Operators $26 $55,900 Some college
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists $26 $55,700 Bachelor's degree
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents $26 $55,600 Bachelor's degree
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary $26 $55,600 Bachelor's degree
Industrial Machinery Mechanics $26 $55,500 High school diploma
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines $26 $55,400 High school diploma
Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English As A Second Language Instructors $26 $55,400 Bachelor's degree

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Data sourced from the United States Department of Labor.

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