50 Highest and Lowest Paying Jobs of 2017

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20. Construction laborer
> National median base pay: $39,741
> Highest median pay: $51,633 in San Francisco
> Lowest median pay: $35,469 in Atlanta
> YoY wage growth: 2.6%
> Employment outlook (2016-2026): 13%

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19. Maintenance Worker
> National median base pay: $39,544
> Highest median pay: $49,528 in San Francisco
> Lowest median pay: $37,453 in Philadelphia
> YoY wage growth: -1.8%
> Employment outlook (2016-2026): 6%

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18. Machine Operator
> National median base pay: $38,633
> Highest median pay: $49,863 in San Francisco
> Lowest median pay: $36,986 in Atlanta
> YoY wage growth: -1.1%
> Employment outlook (2016-2026):

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17. Administrative assistant
> National median base pay: $38,611
> Highest median pay: $53,681 in San Francisco
> Lowest median pay: $40,107 in Atlanta
> YoY wage growth: 0.6%
> Employment outlook (2016-2026): -5%

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16. Delivery driver
> National median base pay: $37,907
> Highest median pay: $47,879 in San Francisco
> Lowest median pay: $36,185 in Houston
> YoY wage growth: 3.0%
> Employment outlook (2016-2026): 4%