Certificate Graduates' Salaries

Certificate Graduates' Salaries

Find out the highest paying jobs that only require a certificate.

Mostly everyone is aware that having some postsecondary training can greatly improve your job prospects.

But not everybody knows that all certificate programs are not created equal. You need to be discriminatory about which program you choose if you are looking for one that will lead to a prosperous career.

Certificate Graduates’ Salaries

After graduating from your certificate program, your salary is going to depend on two factors: the location and your employer. While a medical doctor is bound to make more money than a teacher, their pay rates will vary depending on where they live and what company they work for.

However, there are certain jobs that require only a certificate that can provide a lucrative pay off across the US. These careers are typically in technology, health & medical services and skilled trades.

Highest Paying Jobs with a Certificate

  1. Computer specialist, all other...$77,000
  2. Radiation Therapist...$74,200
  3. Nuclear Medicine Technologists...$67,900
  4. Dental Hygienists...$67,400
  5. Nuclear Technicians...$67,300
  6. Commercial Pilots...$65,800
  7. Fashion Designers...$64,300
  8. Registered Nurses...$63,800
  9. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers...$63,00
  10. Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay...$62,300
  11. Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other...$57,500
  12. Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians...$57,000
  13. Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers...$55,600
  14. Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage...$55,400
  15. Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians...$54,800
  16. Funeral Directors...$54,400
  17. Respiratory Therapists...$53,300
  18. Geological and Petroleum Technicians...$53,200
  19. Radiologic Technologists and Technicians...$53,200
  20. Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians...$52,800
  21. Commercial Divers...$52,500
  22. Electrical and Electronics Drafters...$52,100
  23. Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment...$50,700
  24. Avionics Technicians...$50,600
  25. Occupational Therapist Assistants...$50,300



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