Top 10 Paying Blue Collar Jobs

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No. 10: Telephone Line Installer/Repairer
Avg. Hourly Wage: $25.23 | Estimated Annual Income: $52,478
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No. 9: Oil Well Driller
Avg. Hourly Wage: $25.59 | Estimated Annual Income: $53,227
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No. 8: Mining Occupations
Avg. Hourly Wage: $26.30 | Estimated Annual Income: $54,704
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No. 7: Electrical Power Installers and Repairers
Avg. Hourly Wage: $26.63 | Estimated Annual Income: $55,390
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No. 6: Aircraft Engine Mechanics
Avg. Hourly Wage: $26.68 | Estimated Annual Income: $55,494
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No. 5: Locomotive Operating Occupations
Avg. Hourly Wage: $27.09 | Estimated Annual Income: $56,347
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No. 4: Power Plant Operators
Avg. Hourly Wage: $27.15 | Estimated Annual Income: $56,472
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No. 3: Brickmasters and Stonemasons
Avg. Hourly Wage: $27.50 | Estimated Annual Income: $57,200
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No. 2: Longshore Equipment Operators
Avg. Hourly Wage: $27.98 | Estimated Annual Income: $58,198
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No. 1: Public Transportation Attendant
Avg. Hourly Wage: $29.85 | Estimated Annual Income: $62,088

Note: This list was compiled from data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wages are based on national averages; actual pay can vary depending on geographic location and seniority. Estimated annual income is calculated by applying the hourly wage to an assumed 40-hour work week over 52 weeks per year. Income can be substantially higher for those working a lot of overtime, or who eventually open their own businesses.
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