AdvisorSmith Finds the Highest Paying Jobs Without a College Degree

Fifty-four percent of adults 25 years or older do not have a college degree in the United States; yet, many of the top-paying jobs are considered essential workers
NEW YORK - Oct. 8, 2020 - PRLog -- AdvisorSmith, a leading resource for small business information, released its newest study that found the highest-paying jobs for people without a college degree.

To identify the highest-paying jobs, AdvisorSmith used data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to see which occupations had more than 50 percent of workers without a college degree. AdvisorSmith discovered the top 100 occupations and ranked them based on their annual median salary.

All the top professions had an annual median salary that was well above the national median wage of $39,810. Out of the top 25 occupations, the most common high-paying job was first-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers. Eighty-one percent of first-line supervisors do not hold a degree and earn an annual median salary of $66,210.

To see the top 25 jobs, their details, and the rest of the study, visit

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