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Most people believe that in order to earn a good paycheck, you must go to college.  But that’s not always the case.  There are plenty of jobs that pay over $60,000 a year and only require a high school diploma or equivalent.  Here are the highest-paying jobs you can get without a college degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Transportation, storage, and distribution managers
  • Average salary: $92,460
  • Work experience: 5 years or more
  • Total employment: 115,500
  • Projected job growth (2016-2026): 6.7%
First-line supervisors of police and detectives
  • Average salary: $87,910
  • Work experience: Less than 5 years
  • Total employment: 104,700
  • Projected job growth (2016-2026): 6.6%
Detectives and criminal investigators
  • Average salary: $79,970
  • Work experience: Less than 5 years
  • Total employment: 110,900
  • Projected job growth (2016-2026): 4.5%
Elevator installers and repairers
  • Average salary: $79,480
  • Work experience: None
  • Total employment: 22,100
  • Projected job growth (2016-2026): 12.1%
Commercial pilots
  • Average salary: $78,740
  • Work experience: None
  • Total employment: 40,800
  • Projected job growth (2016-2026): 3.8%
Power plant operators
  • Average salary: $77,180
  • Work experience: None
  • Total employment: 36,100
  • Projected job growth (2016-2026): 1.3%
Gaming managers
  • Average salary: $72,930
  • Work experience: Less than 5 years
  • Total employment: 4,500
  • Projected job growth (2016-2026): 2.5%
Transportation inspectors
  • Average salary: $72,140
  • Work experience: None
  • Total employment: 28,200
  • Projected job growth (2016-2026): 5.9%
First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers
  • Average salary: $71,650
  • Work experience: Less than 5 years
  • Total employment: 405,200
  • Projected job growth (2016-2026): 4.9%
Transit and railroad police
  • Average salary: $70,280
  • Work experience: None
  • Total employment: 4,900
  • Projected job growth (2016-2026): 6.3%
Electrical power-line installers and repairers
  • Average salary: $69,380
  • Work experience: None
  • Total employment: 120,900
  • Projected job growth (2016-2026): 13.9%
Gas plant operators
  • Average salary: $69,030
  • Work experience: None
  • Total employment: 17,300
  • Projected job growth (2016-2026): 0%
Signal and track switch repairers
  • Average salary: $68,400
  • Work experience: None
  • Total employment: 10,000
  • Projected job growth (2016-2026): 1.3%
Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers
  • Average salary: $67,770
  • Work experience: None
  • Total employment: 41,800
  • Projected job growth (2016-2026): 2.8%
Subway and streetcar operators
  • Average salary: $66,420
  • Work experience: None
  • Total employment: 12,800
  • Projected job growth (2016-2026): 4.1%
First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers
  • Average salary: $64,780
  • Work experience: Less than 5 years
  • Total employment: 462,200
  • Projected job growth (2016-2026): 7.1%
First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers
  • Average salary: $64,070
  • Work experience: 5 years or more
  • Total employment: 602,500
  • Projected job growth (2016-2026): 12.6%
Gas compressor and gas pumping station operators
  • Average salary: $62,810
  • Work experience: None
  • Total employment: 3,900
  • Projected job growth (2016-2026): 3.4%
Boilermakers
  • Average salary: $62,260
  • Work experience: None
  • Total employment: 17,200
  • Projected job growth (2016-2026): 9%
Police and sheriff’s patrol officers
  • Average salary: $61,050
  • Work experience: None
  • Total employment: 684,200
  • Projected job growth (2016-2026): 7%