This is a very interesting and quite an important question. I would like to share some thoughts and give you some advice, but first I'd like to briefly answer your question. As it stands, no one today can tell you what job you will have a year or several years from now. Nothing is guaranteed. It will depend on what you choose to do. I am a strong proponent for college education but the truth is, not everyone is conducive to or meant for the college path. You have been clear in stating that you do not want to attend college.
As far as salaries go, there are no clear answers. You will go on interviews, get an offer of a salary and it is up to you to accept or decline that salary. But we all need to work and it's fine to take a job while you are exploring your main or other interests in a career. We build opportunities for ourselves and it starts with recognizing which way is the best for us. You've already decided that college is not in the plan. You can consider vocational school which is less of a duration. You can consider remote training on line for some type of certification. Unfortunately, there are today very few unskilled labor jobs if any left in your country. Hopefully one day that will change and the opportunities to work in manufacturing, factories, etc. will return. There is always retail and customer service, whether in person or on line. But no one would know your salary until you're being interviewed and they tell you the salary. It all depends on where you live and what the company is offering.
I wouldn't worry too much about how much money you will be making when you do not even have the job yet. There are opportunities to grow in the fields of work I've just mentioned and you just have to make the decision to start and see where it leads. I recall when I was in the throws of getting my degree in Theatre, many older people were baffled, asking what kind of job would I get with a degree in Theatre ? I kept telling them, I don't know, I'll just apply for the jobs that are out there. I ended up graduating and obtaining a very good job in Professional Theatre in Los Angeles, CA - straight out of college. So you never know. Trust your path and trust the wait. Explore every option.
I wish you the best in all you do and keep on asking questions !
You can take a gap year and develop your career skills intead of thinking how you can have a money. The reason is that if you think about how to get your money, I am sorry you are in an early stage to work for part-time and full-time job. Yet if you would like to work, you can be an intern during your gap year. After that you can pay your tuition fees for your college.
I hope this helps
If traditional education doesn't appeal to you, consider alternatives like the military. It may seem daunting, but I've known people who've joined and thrived, attributing their personal growth to the values they learned there. Trade school is another option that demands less time but requires dedication. Freelance work can also provide more autonomy, as long as you're confident in your skills and ready to deliver on tasks.
Remember, the questions you ask are crucial. Many young people are unaware of the vast array of opportunities available to them. You're still young with ample time to make a definitive choice. Ensure you're actively engaging in activities that will propel you towards success, regardless of the path you choose.
It's important to note that the high school experience greatly differs from that of college. Whether you're considering applying for FAFSA to financially support in-person or online courses, you'll be stepping into a fresh and unique environment.
I strongly recommend exploring the internet to discover the variety of jobs that don't require a degree. Additionally, even job-specific training or certifications can significantly enhance your earning potential over time.
Patience is your best ally on this journey towards success. After all, even the grandeur of Rome wasn't achieved overnight. Keep smiling! 😊
There are countless career paths that do not require college.... most "good" career paths require education beyond High School.
Trade school, technical school, certifications, apprenticeship, ....
Consider military service... you get paid to be trained in your career field of choice... in addition to all the other benefits that service has to offer.
Don't rule out a college degree... but it can happen in different ways bedside going straight out of high school. Some businesses offer tuition reimbursement.
PLEASE DO NOT go to college if you don't have a strong answer about "Why..." you're going. The reason(s) should include a career path with income that justifies the investment of time and money to get a diploma.