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Trade Jobs That Make More Than $100K a Year

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When you think of jobs that make more than $100K per year, you might think of jobs with a lot of higher education. But, some trade jobs make more than $100K a year. These are jobs that don’t require a college degree, but they do require some outside training. So, you need more than a high school diploma, but you won’t be spending years and years in college.

High-Paying Trade Jobs, Making More Than $100K

When it comes to the job market, some workers are turning to trade jobs, especially since these jobs are difficult to replace with technology. Trade jobs are especially good for people who don’t want to spend a lot of time getting extra degrees after high school. For years, there was a stigma about vocational careers, and many people assumed that vocational workers made less than those with traditional degrees. But, that’s just not true. My father was a high school guidance counselor, and he always encouraged students who didn’t want to go to college to instead go into an in-demand vocational career, and those students often made a really good salary. The trades are even more appealing in the U.S. because workers can earn a good salary without the debt of a college degree. has a new feature out about trade jobs that make more than $100,000 a year. “Whether you are a seasoned veteran or don’t know the difference between a toy screwdriver and the best cordless drill, there are opportunities for everyone wanting to make it in the industry,” they note. “We gathered data on the current state of trade jobs to provide you with all the information you need if you are looking to get your foot in the door.”

The job that makes the most on their tally is an elevator and escalator installer, which makes $100,060 per year. Of course, they note that this job is often extremely physical. “Workers often work in high spaces or cramped areas, depending on the situation at hand,” they state. So, this job requires some special training, but once you’re trained up, you can make a lot of dough. Other trade jobs that rake in the money are an electrical power-line installer at $85,900 per year and aircraft mechanics technician at $76,260 per year. An electrical power-line installer is responsible for handling the “installation, maintenance, and repair of the power grid.” Of course, “this job can be quite hazardous due to the high voltages involved.” An aircraft mechanics technician’s job involves “inspecting, repairing, maintaining, and occasionally overhauling aircraft engines and systems.” Read on for more jobs that make more than $100K without a college degree.

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Anne Erickson started her radio career shortly after graduating from Michigan State University and has worked on-air in Detroit, Flint, Toledo, Lansing and beyond. As someone who absolutely loves rock, metal and alt music, she instantly fell in love with radio and hasn’t looked back. When she’s not working, Anne makes her own music with her band, Upon Wings, and she also loves cheering on her favorite Detroit and Michigan sports teams, especially Lions and MSU football. Anne is also an award-winning journalist, and her byline has run in a variety of national publications. You can also hear her weekends on WRIF.

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