10 Cities With the Most High-Paying Jobs for Workers Without Degrees

Gustavo Frazao / Shutterstock.com

Where do you look for a decent-paying job if you don’t have a college degree?

Certain cities have more of these jobs than others, says a report released by the Cleveland and Philadelphia Federal Reserve Banks. They may not have powerhouse economies otherwise but a strong share of their workers are in solid jobs that don’t require a college degree.

The report lists metro areas with strong “opportunity employment shares” — the share of a local job market offering good jobs for workers without a college degree.

Fed researchers scoured job postings for education requirements, pay information and a city’s share of occupations to come up with at their ratings, says The Kansas City Star. The research focuses on the availability of jobs paying at or above the local equivalent of the national median wage — $37,690.

What follows are the metro areas whose job markets have the biggest share of “opportunity jobs” — good-paying jobs that don’t need a bachelor’s degree.

Read Next

17 Unusual Things You Can Clean in a Dishwasher
17 Unusual Things You Can Clean in a Dishwasher

Many everyday items do not require meticulous hand washing.

5 Ways to Slash Your Tax Bill as a Retiree
5 Ways to Slash Your Tax Bill as a Retiree

Here’s how to keep Uncle Sam’s mitts away from your nest egg.

5 Ways to Avoid Taxes on Social Security Income
5 Ways to Avoid Taxes on Social Security Income

Here’s how to keep Uncle Sam from taxing your Social Security benefits.

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Comments

Trending Stories