The 40 Highest-Paying Jobs That Don’t Require A Bachelor’s Degree And How Much Each One Pays

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Wednesday we shared with you the best places to live for Americans who do not have a college degree and the jobs that are earning them the most money. (Which dovetailed nicely with the recent list of the top 20 business schools with the best starting salaries and a study that addressed the value of a college education in 2018.)

Today, we are going to keep the ball rolling in the same direction as we take a look at the 40 highest-paying jobs that don’t require you to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Using the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Business Insider found plenty of well-paying jobs that don’t require you to spend at least four years in college. Plus, the 40 jobs they listed have a median annual salary of at least $60,000.

40. Boilermakers – Median annual wage (2016): $62,060

39. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians – Median annual wage (2016): $62,190

38. Computer network support specialists – Median annual wage (2016): $62,670

37. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers – Median annual wage (2016): $62,980

36. Auto damage insurance appraisers – Median annual wage (2016): $63,510

35. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers – Median annual wage (2016): $63,540

34. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators – Median annual wage (2016): $63,680

33. Subway and streetcar operators – Median annual wage (2016): $64,680

32. Signal and track switch repairers – Median annual wage (2016): $65,350

31. Web developers – Median annual wage (2016): $66,130

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30. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers – Median annual wage (2016): $66,360

29. Transit and railroad police – Median annual wage (2016): $66,610

28. Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers – Median annual wage (2016): $67,400

27. Gas plant operators – Median annual wage (2016): $67,580

26. Electrical power-line installers and repairers – Median annual wage (2016): $68,010

25. Aerospace engineering and operations technicians – Median annual wage (2016): $68,020

24. Magnetic resonance imaging technologists – Median annual wage (2016): $68,420

23. Gaming managers – Median annual wage (2016): $69,180

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22. Diagnostic medical sonographers – Median annual wage (2016): $69,650

21. Ship engineers – Median annual wage (2016): $70,570

20. Postmasters and mail superintendents – Median annual wage (2016): $71,670

19. Transportation inspectors – Median annual wage (2016): $72,220

18. Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels – Median annual wage (2016): $72,680

17. Dental hygienists – Median annual wage (2016): $72,910

16. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers – Median annual wage (2016): $73,150

15. Funeral service managers – Median annual wage (2016): $73,830

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14. Nuclear medicine technologists – Median annual wage (2016): $74,690

13. First-line supervisors of fire fighting and prevention workers –

12. Power plant operators – Median annual wage (2016): $75,670

11. Powerhouse, substation, and relay electrical and electronics repairers –

10. Commercial pilots – Median annual wage (2016): $77,200

9. Detectives and criminal investigators – Median annual wage (2016):$78,120

8. Elevator installers and repairers – Median annual wage (2016): $78,890

7. Nuclear technicians – Median annual wage (2016): $79,140

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6. Radiation therapists – Median annual wage (2016): $80,160

5. Power distributors and dispatchers – Median annual wage (2016): $81,900

4. First-line supervisors of police and detectives – Median annual wage (2016): $84,840

3. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers – Median annual wage (2016): $89,190

2. Nuclear power reactor operators – Median annual wage (2016): $91,170

1. Air traffic controllers – Median annual wage (2016): $122,410

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View the entire results of the research, including a description of each job, its educational requirements, number of projected job openings, work experience required and on-the-job training for all 40 positions here.

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