Highest Paying Jobs You Can Get Without a College Degree

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50. Railroad brake, signal, and switch operators
> Median annual wage: $57,260
> Typical on-the-job training needed: None
> Total employment: 19,300
> Employment growth projection (2016-2026): -1.6%

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49. Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators
> Median annual wage: $57,260
> Typical on-the-job training needed: None
> Total employment: 106,700
> Employment growth projection (2016-2026): -16.5%

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48. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants
> Median annual wage: $57,410
> Typical on-the-job training needed: Less than 5 years
> Total employment: 685,300
> Employment growth projection (2016-2026): -17.4%

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47. Rail car repairers
> Median annual wage: $57,460
> Typical on-the-job training needed: None
> Total employment: 22,300
> Employment growth projection (2016-2026): +5.2%

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46. Pile-driver operators
> Median annual wage: $57,650
> Typical on-the-job training needed: None
> Total employment: 3,700
> Employment growth projection (2016-2026): +14.6%