To find the highest paying jobs for high school graduates 24/7 Wall Street reviewed data from the bureau of labor statistics. Of the 150 jobs reviewed researchers found 13 to have annual salaries higher than $60 thousand.
Transportation, storage and distribution managers topped the list at $86 thousand. Responsibilities include following budgets, supervising workers along with directing and routing operations.
Elevator installers and repair techs average over $80 thousand a year. While no college is required most complete an apprenticeship. The downside it can be difficult and dangerous work.
Detectives and criminal investigators earn over $77 thousand a year. No degree needed but must complete the training academy. The downside, its stressful and requires constant dealing with death and suffering.
Those who work as supervisors non-retail positions earn more than $72 thousand a year. Jobs include sales manager, branch manager, sales supervisor. Budgeting, accounting and personnel duties. Some of these jobs require prior experience in a related position.
And rounding out the top five, transportation inspectors also earn more than $70 thousand a year. Those in this field are responsible for conducting safety inspections for all modes of transportation including planes and trains. About half of all these employees work for Uncle Sam.
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