Highest Paying Jobs That Do Not Require a College Degree
According to the Federal Government's Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who work in the careers below earn above average wages working in fields that require a relatively small amount of training -- from just a few weeks to one year. The hourly wages listed are the median amounts earned in the last few years.
Note that "highest paying jobs" does not mean one will become wealthy working these jobs. It means that people working in these fields were paid a higher hourly wage than those working in other fields.
$14.71 Auto Mechanics
$16.64 Food Service Managers
$13.70 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters
$22.78 Telecommunications Equipment Installers/Repairers
$20.58 Postal Service Workers (Note that USPS is downsizing)
$15.97 Truck Drivers
$22.01 Police Officers
$24.00 Power Plant Operators
$15.67 Carpet and Tile Setters
$23.33 Line Repairers and Installers $23.26 Rail Transportation Workers $14.70 Real Estate Agents $20.11 Brick Masons and Stonemasons $16.21 Drywall Installers
$16.06 Executive Secretaries / Administrative Assistants
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