Highest Paying Industries for Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Securities and Commodity Exchanges90.15187520
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage89.16185460
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities87.79182610
Other Financial Investment Activities86.14179180
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing79.09164500
Other Information Services78.56163410
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences77.62161450
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers77.49161170
Oil and Gas Extraction77.08160320
Scientific Research and Development Services76.58159280
Software Publishers75.05156100
Motion Picture and Video Industries75.03156050
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages75155990
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing74.7155370
Specialized Design Services74.34154630
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities73.88153660
Nondepository Credit Intermediation73.69153270
Computer Systems Design and Related Services73.58153050
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation73.1152040
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing72.92151680
Finance and Insurance72.83151500
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing72.77151360
Other Investment Pools and Funds72.73151270
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing72.02149790
Cable and Other Subscription Programming71.89149530
Satellite Telecommunications71.5148710
Other Insurance Related Activities71.01147700
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging70.94147560
Communications Equipment Manufacturing70.93147530
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media70.8147270
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)70.69147040
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services70.5146650
Telecommunications70.24146100
Wired Telecommunications Carriers70.17145960
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services70.11145830
Information69.57144700
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing69.56144680
Legal Services69.28144110
Other Telecommunications69.28144100
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities69.25144050
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing69.12143770
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries69.09143710
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing69143520
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers68.86143230
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing68.79143090
Federal Executive Branch68.74142980
Support Activities for Water Transportation68.73142950
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services68.65142790
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds68.52142530
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing68.43142320
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services68.29142040
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation68.26141980
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers68.26141970
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities68.1141650
Publishing Industries (except Internet)68.09141630
Paper Manufacturing67.97141370
Basic Chemical Manufacturing67.6140610
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers67.55140510
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing67.48140370
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services67.47140330
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services67.41140210
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction67.4140200
Chemical Manufacturing67.26139890
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers67.25139890
Apparel Manufacturing67.18139740
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers67.17139700
Engineering Services67.07139500
Mining66.93139210
Testing Laboratories66.87139080
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing66.85139050
Insurance Carriers66.79138920
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services66.52138350
Management of Companies and Enterprises66.48138270
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing65.84136940
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing65.82136910
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas65.63136510
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing65.58136410
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers65.47136180
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers65.43136100
Textile Furnishings Mills65.23135680
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities65.17135560
Depository Credit Intermediation65.07135350
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing64.89134970
Pipeline Transportation64.67134510
Other Food Manufacturing64.63134420
Footwear Manufacturing64.35133850
Miscellaneous Manufacturing64.34133820
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)64.29133720
Broadcasting (except Internet)64.21133560
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories64.2133540
Investigation and Security Services64.18133490
Television Broadcasting64.05133230
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods63.9132920
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing63.67132430
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank63.56132210
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance63.48132030
Wholesale Trade63.39131840
Natural Gas Distribution63.31131680
Manufacturing63.04131120
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing63.02131090
Radio and Television Broadcasting62.99131020
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing62.91130840
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors62.86130740
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing62.85130720
Hospitals, State government owned62.81130650
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned62.62130260
Textile Mills62.53130070
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing62.37129720
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil62.32129630
Ambulance Services62.29129570
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills62.14129250
Grain and Oilseed Milling62.09129140
All industries, private ownership only61.78128510
Fabric Mills61.74128430
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing61.73128390
Building Equipment Contractors61.64128200
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers61.6128140
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing61.58128090
Photographic Services61.58128080
Land Subdivision61.55128030
All industries61.48127880
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing61.39127690
Security Systems Services61.29127490
Hardware Manufacturing61.18127260
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing61.18127240
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing61126870
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing60.96126810
Utilities60.86126590
Office Administrative Services60.79126450
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction60.78126430
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction60.73126310
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors60.7126260
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing60.67126190
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing60.66126170
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers60.66126170
Radio Broadcasting60.66126170
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution60.61126070
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills60.53125910
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers60.47125770
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers60.4125640
Support Activities for Crop Production60.39125600
Pharmacies and Drug Stores60.28125390
Support Activities for Air Transportation60.23125280
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods60.13125060
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners60.09124990
Plastics Product Manufacturing60.08124960
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing60.02124830
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers59.97124750
Other Building Equipment Contractors59.96124720
Printing and Related Support Activities59.82124430
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing59.54123850
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing59.53123820
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing59.45123660
Support Activities for Mining59.41123580
Textile Product Mills59.39123520
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers59.34123420
Specialty Trade Contractors59.28123300
Waste Treatment and Disposal59.27123270
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned59.26123260
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing59.24123220
Federal government, including the US Postal Service59.1122920
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing58.9122510
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)58.88122470
Travel Agencies58.82122350
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation58.66122010
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing58.65121990
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction58.62121930
Lessors of Real Estate58.58121840
Foundries58.51121700
Machinery Manufacturing58.4121470
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers58.27121200
Real Estate58.22121100
Water Transportation58.18121020
Primary Metal Manufacturing58.14120930
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing58.12120890
Household Appliance Manufacturing58.1120840
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing57.99120620
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing57.89120410
Activities Related to Real Estate57.85120320
Food Manufacturing57.84120310
Other Support Activities for Transportation57.82120260
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing57.76120150
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses57.72120050
Utility System Construction57.61119840
Construction57.61119830
Support Activities for Transportation57.56119730
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers57.48119550
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing57.33119250
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures57.3119180
Dairy Product Manufacturing57.29119150
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers57.27119130
Freight Transportation Arrangement57.21119000
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing57.16118900
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers57.16118890
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing57.1118770
Mining (except Oil and Gas)57.08118720
Couriers and Messengers56.99118530
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing56.97118500
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing56.91118380
Automobile Dealers56.87118280
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel56.84118220
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers56.6117740
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing56.56117650
Couriers and Express Delivery Services56.47117450
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry56.44117390
Administrative and Support Services56.41117340
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services56.38117270
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers56.36117230
Hospitals, Privately owned56.35117220
Other Personal Services56.36117220
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting56.35117210
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing56.3117100
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing56.24116990
Building Finishing Contractors56.18116860
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps56.1116680
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)56.08116660
Business Support Services55.98116430
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying55.93116330
Nonstore Retailers55.91116290
Employment Services55.91116290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned55.89116250
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing55.84116150
Residential Building Construction55.82116100
Construction of Buildings55.8116060
Nonresidential Building Construction55.78116020
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned55.78116020
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)55.69115830
Rail Transportation55.63115700
Ship and Boat Building55.55115550
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers55.5115430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)55.45115350
Waste Management and Remediation Services55.42115270
Rubber Product Manufacturing55.38115200
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services55.38115180
Telephone Call Centers55.25114910
Other Textile Product Mills55.23114880
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing55.03114460
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing54.99114380
Other Support Services54.89114170
Rental and Leasing Services54.82114020
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing54.74113860
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations54.64113650
Waste Collection54.42113190
General Rental Centers54.37113080
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing54.32112980
Animal Food Manufacturing54.24112830
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing54.16112650
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing54.04112410
Forging and Stamping53.79111890
Scheduled Air Transportation53.76111820
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services53.65111600
Air Transportation53.65111590
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned53.64111570
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance53.56111410
Ambulatory Health Care Services53.51111300
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing53.48111230
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers53.46111200
Transportation and Warehousing53.42111100
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing53.29110840
Sound Recording Industries53.23110710
Educational Support Services, Privately owned53.21110670
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)53.13110510
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing53.09110420
Amusement Parks and Arcades53.08110400
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services53.05110340
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing53.03110300
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing53.02110290
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing53.01110270
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing52.88109990
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing52.88109990
Repair and Maintenance52.84109910
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance52.78109780
Exterminating and Pest Control Services52.69109600
Sawmills and Wood Preservation52.65109510
Outpatient Care Centers52.64109500
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing52.64109490
Spectator Sports52.59109380
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing52.57109340
Nonscheduled Air Transportation52.49109180
Offices of Physicians52.45109100
Death Care Services52.27108710
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services52.21108590
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned52.17108520
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)52.07108310
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance52.03108220
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing51.97108090
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events51.96108070
Educational Services, Privately owned51.94108030
Social Advocacy Organizations51.88107910
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)51.85107840
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing51.82107800
Grantmaking and Giving Services51.8107730
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations51.79107720
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities51.67107470
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)51.56107230
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing51.44107000
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)51.41106920
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing51.38106880
Newspaper Publishers50.99106070
Health and Personal Care Stores50.81105690
Water, Sewage and Other Systems50.78105630
Wood Product Manufacturing50.78105620
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)50.71105480
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers50.63105310
Direct Selling Establishments50.59105230
Beverage Manufacturing50.29104610
Machine Shops50.18104370
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors50.17104350
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers50.13104280
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores50.13104280
Casino Hotels50.06104120
Other Wood Product Manufacturing50.02104050
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries50.02104040
Warehousing and Storage49.94103880
Landscaping Services49.94103880
Other Specialty Trade Contractors49.84103660
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores49.79103550
Junior colleges, Privately owned49.66103290
Support Activities for Road Transportation49.49102930
Taxi and Limousine Service49.46102870
General Freight Trucking49.45102850
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned49.4102760
Hospitals, Local government owned49.27102480
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned49.27102480
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned49.25102450
Truck Transportation49.2102340
Educational Services, State government owned49.09102100
Animal Slaughtering and Processing49.03101980
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations49101930
Specialized Freight Trucking48.74101390
Furniture Stores48.7101290
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers48.42100720
Roofing Contractors48.35100570
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned48.25100370
Postal Service (federal government)48.21100290
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)48.11100060
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)48.0299880
Junior colleges, Local government owned47.8899590
Consumer Goods Rental47.8499500
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers47.7599320
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation47.699000
Services to Buildings and Dwellings47.4398640
Personal and Laundry Services47.498580
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores47.3198390
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation47.2798320
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)47.1698090
Retail Trade4797770
Educational Services, Local government owned46.9297590
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service46.8397400
State government, including schools and hospitals46.6296970
Support Activities for Animal Production46.3496400
Home Health Care Services46.2896260
Drycleaning and Laundry Services46.2296140
Offices of Other Health Practitioners45.9595580
Home Furnishings Stores45.8395330
Electronics and Appliance Stores45.8195280
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned45.6394910
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)45.6294900
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned45.6294880
Charter Bus Industry45.4694550
Local government, including schools and hospitals45.4694550
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries45.294020
Building Material and Supplies Dealers45.193810
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals44.8193210
Federal, State, and Local Government44.7393040
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service44.7393040
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers44.4992540
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers44.1891890
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions44.1291770
Religious Organizations44.191720
Accommodation44.0691640
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)4491510
Traveler Accommodation43.9391380
Other Residential Care Facilities43.7691030
Performing Arts Companies43.7691020
Gambling Industries43.6890850
Vending Machine Operators43.5690600
Special Food Services43.2990050
Automotive Repair and Maintenance42.9989420
Gasoline Stations42.9189250
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance42.8289070
Accommodation and Food Services42.7989000
Civic and Social Organizations42.3988170
Veterinary Services42.2687900
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities42.2387840
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services42.1287600
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities41.586320
Miscellaneous Store Retailers41.2585800
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores41.2385750
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair41.1285530
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities41.1185510
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries41.0685400
Facilities Support Services41.0385340
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters4185270
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers40.7884830
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores40.4784190
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores40.3883980
Social Assistance40.2283650
Individual and Family Services39.8582880
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists39.7482660
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers39.4482030
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities39.2981730
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores39.2281580
Used Merchandise Stores39.1581430
Department Stores38.8180720
Vocational Rehabilitation Services38.6980470
General Merchandise Stores38.6280330
Child Day Care Services38.4379940
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land38.2479530
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities37.9478910
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)37.8978810
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals37.8278660
Other General Merchandise Stores37.6978390
Junior colleges, State government owned37.1477250
Food Services and Drinking Places36.8876710
Specialty Food Stores36.7976530
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly36.575910
Food and Beverage Stores36.2875470
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation36.1575180
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition35.3873580
Grocery Stores34.9872770
Personal Care Services34.6872130
Restaurants and Other Eating Places34.471560
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)32.467390
Florists31.0964660
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water29.0360390

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