You may or may not have heard of White collar and Blue collar workers. If you have not, in essence it basically means that a White-collar work is generally completed in an administrative / office setting. A Blue-collar requires manual work.
For a while it was perceived that White-collar jobs required more education and were a class above. This was because White-collar jobs generally required a bachelors degree from a college or University, whereas Blue-collared workers achieved a trade certificate. This perception was also reflected in their pay check.
But not now. Plumbers, electricians, builders and others hold their own when it comes to pay. Check out this article that lists the Top 10 highest paying Blue-collar jobs. Some of the jobs may suprise you.Top 10 highest paying Blue-collar jobs.