When it comes to education, you have a lot of options. But did you know that a degree or certificate from a technical college can help you get a job in some of America’s highest paying trades and industries?

Technical Career Salaries

As you make plans for your future, it’s important to consider your long-term financial goals. Whether you want to buy a car, save up for a house, or even start your own business, the highest-paid trade school careers offer the salaries that can help you get there.

But a degree or certificate isn’t all you need to land the best jobs in some of the highest paid trade school careers. You also need up-to-date technical skills, professionalism and to take pride in what you do. You’ll learn all three at Ranken, because as a nonprofit college, your success is our highest priority.

We design our programs to meet industry demands, making sure that our graduates have the skills that employers need – and are willing to pay for. You can see for yourself that we train for jobs in some of the highest paying trades in the table below. It shows the most current salary information for graduates of our day school programs.

Not sure which technical field is right for you? Check out the most current salary information to find the highest paid trade school careers. It could be the first step to finding a job you love in one of the highest paying trades.

MajorHigh Starting SalaryAverage Starting SalaryAverage Salary with
3-4 Years of Experience
Architectural Technology (Associate Degree)$42,000$33,000$39,000-$50,000
Architectural Technology (Bachelor Degree)$45,000

$38,000$45,000-$55,000
Automotive Collision Repair$37,000$30,000$45,000-$55,000
Automotive Maintenance Technology$44,000$31,000$45,000-$55,000

Carpentry & Building Construction Technology$40,000$31,000

$40,000-50,000
Control Systems Technology$60,000$49,000$45,000-$50,000
Electrical Automation Technology$52,000$36,000$40,000-$50,000
Electrical Systems Design Technology$47,000$40,000$55,000-$80,000
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology$40,000$31,000$45,000-$55,000
High Performance Racing Technology$35,000$30,000N/A
Industrial Technology$48,000$39,000$55,000-$60,000
Information Technology$49,000$39,500$40,000-$55,000
Internet and Web-Based Technology$50,000$38,000$45,000-$55,000
Plumbing Technology$47,000$34,000$45,000-$50,000
Precision Machining Technology$53,000$40,000$45,000-$50,000
Welding$46,000$34,000$30,000-$48,000

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