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Highest Paying Jobs in Lewiston for High School Graduates

The average college graduate in 2020 earned $1,305 a week, while the average high school graduate takes home just $781, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Of course, college isn’t for everyone. There are many reasons high-school graduates may choose to not continue on to college, not the least of which being cost. Average tuition costs continue to rise each year, the exception being the 2020-2021 school year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Average tuition at a public, in-state university coming in at $9,687; tuition for out-of-state students at public schools, and for everyone at private universities, is significantly higher at $21,874 and $35,087, respectively.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest paying jobs for high school graduates in Lewiston, ID-WA using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2021 annual mean wage.

#10. Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

Lewiston, ID-WA
– Annual mean salary: $64,020
– #188 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 70

National
– Annual mean salary: $70,490
– Employment: 977,070
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,810)
— Boulder, CO ($101,630)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($97,360)

#9. Construction and building inspectors

Lewiston, ID-WA
– Annual mean salary: $64,140
– #129 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 40

National
– Annual mean salary: $66,470
– Employment: 113,770
– Metros with highest average pay:
— New Haven, CT ($121,510)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($107,330)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($106,190)

#8. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

Lewiston, ID-WA
– Annual mean salary: $65,280
– #306 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 170

National
– Annual mean salary: $73,500
– Employment: 1,278,670
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,280)
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($92,660)
— Napa, CA ($92,620)

#7. Industrial machinery mechanics

Lewiston, ID-WA
– Annual mean salary: $67,120
– #40 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 70

National
– Annual mean salary: $57,350
– Employment: 385,980
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Fairbanks, AK ($85,900)
— Lake Charles, LA ($85,360)
— Anchorage, AK ($82,890)

#6. Millwrights

Lewiston, ID-WA
– Annual mean salary: $70,670
– #18 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 40

National
– Annual mean salary: $59,080
– Employment: 44,400
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Kennewick-Richland, WA ($91,590)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($90,580)
— Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($80,780)

#5. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

Lewiston, ID-WA
– Annual mean salary: $75,120
– #120 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 130

National
– Annual mean salary: $73,100
– Employment: 475,000
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($93,830)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($93,030)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($92,870)

#4. First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Lewiston, ID-WA
– Annual mean salary: $75,540
– #44 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 210

National
– Annual mean salary: $66,800
– Employment: 599,900
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Baton Rouge, LA ($98,170)
— Lake Charles, LA ($97,910)
— West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area ($96,900)

#3. Electricians

Lewiston, ID-WA
– Annual mean salary: $77,110
– #19 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 260

National
– Annual mean salary: $61,550
– Employment: 656,510
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($93,900)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($91,090)
— Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($86,600)

#2. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Lewiston, ID-WA
– Annual mean salary: $79,990
– #72 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 140

National
– Annual mean salary: $72,990
– Employment: 614,080
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,020)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,820)
— Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($101,210)

#1. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Lewiston, ID-WA
– Annual mean salary: $89,520
– #191 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 40

National
– Annual mean salary: $97,180
– Employment: 122,310
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($182,700)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($170,740)
— Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($164,600)