Ther's are a lot of high-paying jobs that require a bachelor's degree or higher, but not all of them. Numerous well-paying jobs in every facet of employment are looking to hire full-timers. I listed 8 of the highest-paying jobs in Louisiana and included the salaries based on 3 factors: national, state, and local locations.

The good news is that you have a great opportunity to work in a professional field close to home, and almost all offer insurance and benefits. Most job offers don't require a college education because they offer on-the-job training and will pay for your certification. Look at the openings in the area offering full—and part-time jobs, competitive salaries, and an opportunity to advance and grow.

1.) REAL ESTATE AGENT
National Average Annual Salary: $96,972
Louisiana Average Annual Salary: $97,059
Lake Charles Average Salary: $104,771

Primary Duties: A real estate agent assists people or companies when selling or renting properties. They may specialize in working with those looking to find properties or those looking to sell or rent properties they own. Responsibilities for helping sellers include advising the pricing, listing the property, and showing it to potential buyers or renters. When working with renters or buyers, a real estate agent may help find suitable properties, tour them with clients, and provide guidance during bidding or applications.

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2.) TRUCK DRIVER

National Average Annual Salary: $74,931                                                              Louisiana Average Annual Salary: $91,283
Lake Charles Average Annual Salary: $95,195

Degree Not Required - Commercial Driver's License Highly Recommended

Primary Duties: Driving semi-trucks, pickup trucks, box trucks, and other work vehicles for a variety of professional purposes, including shipping and construction.

3.) WEB DEVELOPER

National Average Salary: $77,791 - $99,090
Louisiana Average Salary: $80,000
Lake Charles Average Salary: $86,270

Primary Duties: A web developer is a coding professional who creates webpages, websites, and online applications for employers or clients. They may work for an agency or as independent contractors. A web developer is skilled in coding, which builds the structure of a website, allowing them to create visually pleasing websites that allow users to navigate effectively.

4.) SOLAR TECHNICIAN

National Average Annual Salary: $91,515 and $101,136
Louisiana Average Annual Salary: $86,806
Lake Charles Average Annual Salary: $48,560

Salary ranges depend on important factors like education, certifications, additional skills, and time on the job as a professional. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your pay target.

Primary Duties: A solar technician is an energy pro who works with solar panels as part of a solar power generation network. Responsibilities include installing and troubleshooting systems and providing repairs. Install both private and commercial properties, including open fields and roofs.

5.) CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MAAGER 
National Average Annual Salary: $99,730 - $131,561
Louisiana Average Annual Salary: $113,219
Lake Charles Average Annual Salary: $90,650

Primary Duties: A construction project manager leads the construction job. They're responsible for the project being completed correctly and on time within restrictions set by the employer or client. , such as deadlines, costs, and quality. They oversee deadlines, costs, and quality, delegate, and oversee other team members.

6.) CAR SALESPERSON
National Average Annual Salary: $74,970
Louisiana Average Annual Salary: $63,087
Lake Charles Average Annual Salary: $60,397

Primary Duties: A car salesperson sells new and used automobiles to customers at a car dealership. A salesperson specializes in selling new or used vehicles, specific brands and types. They're responsible for knowing details about all vehicles on the lot, being able to answer questions for customers, negotiating prices on a sale, and more.

7.) WAREHOUSE MANAGER
National Average Annual Salary: $62,901
Louisiana Average Annual Salary: $57,355
Lake Charles Average Annual Salary: $53,643

Primary Duties: A warehouse manager is a pro in leadership, overseeing operations in a warehouse. They're responsible for ensuring that performance levels in the warehouse meet expectations of company safety, standards, and production. A warehouse manager may be responsible for hiring staff, setting a standard for enforcing company policies, and delegating responsibilities.

8.) INDUSTRIAL MECHANIC
National Average Annual Salary: $63,295
Louisiana Average Annual Salary: $63,332
Lake Charles Average Annual Salary: $65,260

Primary Duties: An industrial mechanic is a professional who specializes in the repair and maintenance of large machinery. They work in factory or production line settings, performing calibrations and various tasks to improve the efficiency of machine operations.

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