These are the 10 highest paying jobs in the Portland area that require only a high school diploma – OregonLive

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College isn’t the only way to a lucrative career. For people in the Portland area looking to start a job now without a college degree, there are a variety of industries to consider.
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Using numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Stacker created a list of the highest-paying jobs for high school graduates in the greater Portland area. The jobs were ranked by annual mean wage in 2021.
Here are the 10 highest paying jobs in Portland that require a high school diploma, according to Stacker’s analysis:
10. Insulation workers, mechanical: Annual mean salary, $89,330
9. Transportation inspectors: Annual mean salary, $92,870
8. Electrical power-line installers and repairers: Annual mean salary, $96,700
7. Elevator and escalator installers and repairers: Annual mean salary, $99,010
6. Power plant operators: Annual mean salary, $99,720
5. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers: Annual mean salary, $100,380
4. Detectives and criminal investigators: Annual mean salary, $101,120
3. First-line supervisors of correctional officers: Annual mean salary, $105,640
2. First-line supervisors of police and detectives: Annual mean salary, $121,960
1. Power distributors and dispatchers: Annual mean salary, $129,570
Find out the top 50 highest-paying jobs in Portland that require a high school diploma here.
– Lizzy Acker
503-221-8052
lacker@oregonian.com, @lizzzyacker
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