Job’s Requiring an Associate’s Degree With the Highest Median Hourly Wages

These are the occupations with a typical entry-level education of an ‘associate’s degree’ with the highest median hourly wages in 2014. Select an occupation to learn more about it in the Occupation Profile.

1 Air Traffic Controllers $58.82 $122,300
2 Radiation Therapists $38.51 $80,100
3 Nuclear Technicians $35.91 $74,700
4 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $34.66 $72,100
5 Dental Hygienists $34.38 $71,500
6 Funeral Service Managers $33.11 $68,900
7 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $32.47 $67,500
8 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $32.26 $67,100
9 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians $30.66 $63,800
10 Web Developers $30.52 $63,500
11 Computer Network Support Specialists $29.72 $61,800
12 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other $29.60 $61,600
13 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians $28.76 $59,800
14 Electrical and Electronics Drafters $28.26 $58,800
15 Occupational Therapy Assistants $27.38 $57,000
16 Avionics Technicians $27.36 $56,900
17 Respiratory Therapists $27.27 $56,700
18 Radiologic Technologists $26.86 $55,900
19 Geological and Petroleum Technicians $26.35 $54,800
20 Physical Therapist Assistants $26.16 $54,400
21 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians $26.12 $54,300
22 Mechanical Engineering Technicians $25.74 $53,500
23 Industrial Engineering Technicians $25.66 $53,400
24 Electro-Mechanical Technicians $25.52 $53,100
25 Mechanical Drafters $25.10 $52,200
26 Drafters, All Other $24.04 $50,000
27 Architectural and Civil Drafters $24.03 $50,000
28 Civil Engineering Technicians $23.24 $48,300
29 Paralegals and Legal Assistants $23.24 $48,300
30 Environmental Engineering Technicians $23.16 $48,200
31 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers $23.05 $47,900
32 Respiratory Therapy Technicians $22.98 $47,800
33 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors $22.72 $47,300
34 Medical Equipment Repairers $21.95 $45,700
35 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other $21.47 $44,700
36 Chemical Technicians $21.24 $44,200
37 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health $20.29 $42,200
38 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers $19.24 $40,000
39 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians $18.45 $38,400
40 Desktop Publishers $18.37 $38,200
41 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping $18.29 $38,000
42 Broadcast Technicians $17.58 $36,600
43 Forest and Conservation Technicians $16.95 $35,300
44 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians $16.89 $35,100
45 Semiconductor Processors $16.67 $34,700
46 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians $14.94 $31,100
47 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $13.52 $28,100
48 Dietetic Technicians $12.39 $25,800