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Highest-Paying Careers
These are the occupations with the highest median wages as of May 2020 (the latest wage data available). You can view this list for any state by changing the location.
We found 45 occupations in California.
Results Filtered by:
Typical Education – Associate's degree.
Rank Occupation 2020 Median wages Typical Education
Hourly Annual
24
Air Traffic Controllers
$73.29
$152,500
Associate's degree
60
Radiation Therapists
$59.52
$123,800
Associate's degree
62
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$58.84
$122,400
Associate's degree
85
Nuclear Technicians
$55.63
$115,700
Associate's degree
105
Dental Hygienists
$52.65
$109,500
Associate's degree
115
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$51.66
$107,500
Associate's degree
128
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$50.19
$104,400
Associate's degree
166
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
$45.03
$93,700
Associate's degree
195
Respiratory Therapists
$41.17
$85,600
Associate's degree
240
Funeral Home Managers
$36.71
$76,400
Associate's degree