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Best Jobs for High School Dropouts in America

/ October 18, 2014

6) Carpenter

Annual Median Salary: $36,900

The median annual pay for a carpenter is $36,900. According to experts, need for carpenters is expected to grow 20 percent through 2020. This is more than the average for all occupations.


5) Heavy Equipment Operator

Annual Median Salary: $38,900

Heavy equipment operators work with heavy machinery used in the construction of buildings, roads, bridges, etc. The median annual pay for a heavy equipment operator is $38,900. The job can be challenging. Heavy equipment operators work throughout the year in different weathers under tough work environments. They may also be asked work at odd hours.

Heavy Equipment Operator