Four High-Paying Jobs That Don’t Require a Master’s  

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When one thinks of high-paying jobs, a Master’s degree or any other form of higher education may come to mind. However, there are an ample number of job opportunities that don’t require a master’s degree or PhD. Here are four of the highest-paying, according to the website Study International.  


Average annual salary: $134,630 

While someone who wants to go sky high would have to get training, you just need a Bachelor’s to fulfill your educational requirements. According to Study International, commercial airlines usually pay more than regional ones, and salary is usually based on seniority.  

Financial Manager  

Average annual salary: $131,710 

This highly competitive job is expected to grow 17 percent in the next ten years.  

Financial managers are responsible for developing plans and creating goals for their organization or their company. They typically need five years of experience in another financial position, such as an accountant.  

Marketing Manager 

Average annual salary: $135,030 

Marketing managers are responsible for managing marketing campaigns around a product or service. It can also involve managing budgets, collaborating with advertising departments, analyzing market trends, or performing market research.  

IT Manager 

Average annual salary: $159,010 

The BLS predicts that employment growth for this position will hike 16.2 percent by 2031.  

IT management is the monitoring of a company or organization’s software, hardware, and networks. Most computer and information system managerial positions require a bachelor’s degree.  

Read more about the highest-paying jobs in the U.S. on Study International.  

The CNBC Make It Youtube channel lists five high paying jobs that don’t require a master’s.

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