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Highest Pay Jobs without a High School Diploma

7. Wellhead Pumpers

Operate power pumps and auxiliary equipment to produce flow of oil or gas from wells in oil field.

Annual mean wage: $52,110

Highest-Paying Jobs Without a High School Diploma

Methodology: Excluded were occupations with fewer than 10,000 jobs nationwide or lacking sufficient data. Pay includes base rate, cost-of-living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay and incentive pay, including commissions, production bonuses and tips. Data were released in April 2013 for the year 2012.

Sources: Bloomberg News, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Education-Portal.com