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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage50.7105460
Securities and Commodity Exchanges49.04102010
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities48.58101040
Software Publishers46.5196730
Other Financial Investment Activities46.3696420
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing45.694850
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences43.7490970
Scientific Research and Development Services42.9789370
Oil and Gas Extraction42.7788960
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank42.7688940
Computer Systems Design and Related Services42.2687890
Other Information Services41.5586410
Other Investment Pools and Funds38.7880660
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil38.7780630
Engineering Services38.4379930
Federal Executive Branch38.1179260
Legal Services37.8978810
Management of Companies and Enterprises37.2477470
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services3776950
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned36.9876920
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services36.3375570
Communications Equipment Manufacturing36.275290
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing36.1475170
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing35.9674800
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services35.8974640
Natural Gas Distribution35.7174270
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing35.573850
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities35.2773360
Federal government, including the US Postal Service35.1273040
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution3572800
Offices of Physicians34.6372040
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures34.671960
Publishing Industries (except Internet)34.571760
Pipeline Transportation34.4971740
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services34.2771280
Utilities34.1370980
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds34.0970920
Other Pipeline Transportation33.9270560
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing33.7770240
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)33.6970070
Satellite Telecommunications33.669880
Television Broadcasting33.4469560
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas33.168850
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing32.968440
Information32.5567700
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services32.3267220
Nonscheduled Air Transportation32.1266810
Specialty hospitals, State government owned32.0666690
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing32.0466640
Insurance Carriers31.8966320
Other Telecommunications31.7766090
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned31.7466010
Telecommunications31.5865690
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)31.5865680
Wired Telecommunications Carriers31.5365580
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers31.4165330
Finance and Insurance31.365100
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers31.1564790
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers3164480
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers30.6763800
Basic Chemical Manufacturing30.6263690
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)30.2662950
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services30.2562910
Air Transportation30.1762760
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities30.0662510
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers30.0562500
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers30.0162430
Scheduled Air Transportation29.9962380
Mining29.9862360
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned29.9262240
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)29.8562080
Land Subdivision29.6761710
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing29.6761710
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media29.6361640
Other Insurance Related Activities29.661560
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)29.661560
Testing Laboratories29.5961550
Radio and Television Broadcasting29.5661480
Broadcasting (except Internet)29.5561470
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned29.5561460
Cable and Other Subscription Programming29.5461440
Grantmaking and Giving Services29.4461230
Offices of Dentists29.2660850
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing29.0460410
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned28.9760260
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned28.9360180
Sound Recording Industries28.9260150
Specialized Design Services28.9160140
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation28.8560020
Rail Transportation28.8459990
Nondepository Credit Intermediation28.8359970
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned28.7259740
Junior colleges, Local government owned28.6459560
Water Transportation28.6359550
Hospitals, Privately owned28.6359550
Chemical Manufacturing28.6359540
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)28.4959260
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing28.4159100
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)28.3658980
Inland Water Transportation28.358860
Support Activities for Water Transportation28.258660
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations28.158450
Educational Services, State government owned28.0958430
Ambulatory Health Care Services27.9858200
Office Administrative Services27.9458110
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations27.9258070
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities27.958040
Metal Ore Mining27.8858000
Nonresidential Building Construction27.8757960
Outpatient Care Centers27.8557920
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists27.8257860
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers27.8157850
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation27.6857570
Hospitals, State government owned27.5757350
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing27.2756720
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries27.2556690
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing27.2256610
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages27.256580
Motion Picture and Video Industries27.1856540
Federal, State, and Local Government27.1556470
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service27.1556470
Other Building Equipment Contractors27.156380
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)2756150
Junior colleges, Privately owned2756150
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation26.9456030
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing26.8155760
Coal Mining26.855740
Educational Services, Privately owned26.7555640
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned26.7355610
Hospitals, Local government owned26.7355600
State government, including schools and hospitals26.6955520
Support Activities for Mining26.6655440
Tobacco Manufacturing26.5655240
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)26.5255160
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities26.3354760
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories26.254500
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods26.1454370
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing26.0854250
Educational Support Services, Privately owned25.953880
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing25.8853830
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction25.8353730
Wholesale Trade25.8253710
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers25.8253710
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers25.6653370
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors25.5753180
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service25.5653170
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing25.5553140
Postal Service (federal government)25.4752980
Construction of Buildings25.4552930
Building Equipment Contractors25.3752770
Depository Credit Intermediation25.3552730
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)25.3552730
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals25.352620
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills25.1952400
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing25.1752350
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers25.1752350
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction25.1252240
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers25.1152230
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers25.0452090
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing25.0352070
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned25.0352070
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers2552010
Mining (except Oil and Gas)24.9651920
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors24.9551900
Offices of Other Health Practitioners24.9251840
Machinery Manufacturing24.9251830
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction24.8851760
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing24.8851750
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers24.8851740
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction24.7951570
Ship and Boat Building24.7951550
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)24.7351440
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)24.751370
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing24.6651290
Waste Treatment and Disposal24.5551060
Performing Arts Companies24.5351020
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers24.5150990
Utility System Construction24.4750890
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing24.3650680
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners24.350550
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned24.2450410
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing24.1950310
Freight Transportation Arrangement24.1950310
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing24.1150160
Construction24.150120
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing24.150120
Radio Broadcasting24.0650040
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing24.0149930
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)23.9349770
Social Advocacy Organizations23.8849670
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals23.8349580
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing23.849510
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing23.7649420
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing23.7549390
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)23.6649210
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services23.6349160
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned23.5749020
Water, Sewage and Other Systems23.4848830
Local government, including schools and hospitals23.4748810
Specialty Trade Contractors23.4448750
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing23.448680
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers23.3948640
Manufacturing23.3748610
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers23.3148480
Hardware Manufacturing23.2948450
Junior colleges, State government owned23.2848420
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned23.2348320
Miscellaneous Manufacturing23.248250
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance23.1948230
Educational Services, Local government owned23.1848220
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries23.1548150
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services23.1448140
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods23.148050
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other23.0848000
Drywall and Insulation Contractors23.0647960
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned23.0147860
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services22.9847790
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing22.9347690
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers22.9347690
Residential Building Construction22.8447510
Educational Support Services, Local government owned22.8247460
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance22.8147440
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned22.7347270
All industries22.7147230
Technical and trade schools, State government owned22.747210
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)22.6847180
Support Activities for Transportation22.6147030
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing22.5546910
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing22.5446880
Travel Agencies22.546810
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing22.546790
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations22.4946770
Paper Manufacturing22.4346660
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing22.4246640
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters22.3946580
Security Systems Services22.3546500
Masonry Contractors22.3546490
Automobile Dealers22.2346250
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers22.2346240
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned22.1946150
All industries, private ownership only22.1746120
Activities Related to Real Estate22.1646090
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing22.1546080
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying22.0645880
Support Activities for Air Transportation22.0445850
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel22.0345830
Transportation and Warehousing2245760
Pharmacies and Drug Stores21.9845710
Primary Metal Manufacturing21.9645670
Household Appliance Manufacturing21.9245600
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors21.8745500
Waste Management and Remediation Services21.8445430
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers21.7645250
Other Specialty Trade Contractors21.6745080
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services21.6445010
Offices of Optometrists21.6344990
Building Finishing Contractors21.6144950
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing21.644930
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses21.644920
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing21.5744870
Grain and Oilseed Milling21.4944700
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing21.4844670
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing21.4744650
Forging and Stamping21.4644650
Machine Shops21.4544620
Real Estate21.4444590
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing21.4244550
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing21.3644420
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers21.244100
Roofing Contractors21.1143900
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers21.0943860
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing21.0743820
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors21.0343750
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing21.0143690
Newspaper Publishers2143690
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing20.9743630
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers20.9243520
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing20.9143500
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing20.9143490
Couriers and Express Delivery Services20.943470
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing20.8843430
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing20.8443360
General Freight Trucking20.8443360
Other schools and instruction, Local government owned20.8343320
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers20.7343120
Nonstore Retailers20.7343120
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing20.6742990
Support Activities for Rail Transportation20.6442930
Rubber Product Manufacturing20.6342920
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing20.6142860
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing20.5942840
Truck Transportation20.5942840
Couriers and Messengers20.5642760
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair20.542640
Beverage Manufacturing20.4642550
Spectator Sports20.4542540
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing20.4442510
Printing and Related Support Activities20.4242480
Offices of Chiropractors20.3442310
Foundries20.1841970
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing20.1741960
Health and Personal Care Stores20.1441890
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing20.1241850
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors20.0941790
Specialized Freight Trucking20.0641720
Veterinary Services20.0141630
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)19.9541490
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services19.9341460
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned19.9241430
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers19.9141410
Direct Selling Establishments19.8741320
Dairy Product Manufacturing19.8641300
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing19.7841140
Lessors of Real Estate19.6840940
Plastics Product Manufacturing19.5740700
Animal Food Manufacturing19.3740280
Other Support Services19.3640280
Waste Collection19.2840100
Religious Organizations19.2640050
Urban Transit Systems19.2239970
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities19.1739870
Other Food Manufacturing19.1439800
Rental and Leasing Services19.1239770
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events19.1239770
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions18.8239150
Repair and Maintenance18.7739040
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers18.738890
Facilities Support Services18.5738630
Forestry and Logging18.5438570
Logging18.5438570
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing18.5238520
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services18.4838440
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing18.4738420
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance18.4738410
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills18.3638190
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)18.3538170
Death Care Services18.3138080
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers18.2637970
Home Health Care Services18.1637780
Footwear Manufacturing18.1437720
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing18.0737590
General Rental Centers18.0737590
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing18.0737580
Warehousing and Storage18.0637570
Exterminating and Pest Control Services18.0537540
Fabric Mills18.0437520
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing17.9737370
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing17.8537130
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing17.7536930
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing17.7436910
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing17.736830
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing17.6736750
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation17.6236650
Textile Mills17.5136430
Photographic Services17.4836350
Automotive Repair and Maintenance17.4436270
Ambulance Services17.4336260
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water17.4336250
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing17.3636120
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing17.3236030
Local Messengers and Local Delivery17.335990
Business Support Services17.335990
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation17.2835950
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services17.2335840
Electronics and Appliance Stores17.2235810
Employment Services17.2135790
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance17.235780
Other Support Activities for Transportation17.1235610
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities17.1235610
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)17.0635470
Administrative and Support Services17.0235390
Wood Product Manufacturing16.9735300
Support Activities for Road Transportation16.9535260
Sawmills and Wood Preservation16.8134970
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land16.7734880
Other Wood Product Manufacturing16.7434820
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing16.7334800
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores16.7334790
Furniture Stores16.6934710
Food Manufacturing16.6734670
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation16.5934500
Textile Furnishings Mills16.5334390
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing16.4634230
Textile Product Mills16.4134140
Apparel Manufacturing16.434110
Other Textile Product Mills16.3233940
Vending Machine Operators16.3233940
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores16.2233740
Charter Bus Industry16.233700
Consumer Goods Rental16.1333540
Support Activities for Animal Production16.1133520
School and Employee Bus Transportation16.0833440
Other Residential Care Facilities15.9633190
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities15.8532970
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation15.8132890
Home Furnishings Stores15.832860
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers15.832860
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing15.5732380
Telephone Call Centers15.5632370
Building Material and Supplies Dealers15.5532350
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing15.5332300
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills15.532240
Vocational Rehabilitation Services15.4732190
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers15.4532140
Investigation and Security Services15.3932000
Casino Hotels15.3731960
Landscaping Services15.1931590
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging15.1731550
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores15.131420
Individual and Family Services15.1131420
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores14.7230620
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities14.7230620
Civic and Social Organizations14.7230610
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries14.730580
Retail Trade14.6930560
Social Assistance14.6230420
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries14.5430240
Taxi and Limousine Service14.4930150
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers14.4330010
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation14.3729890
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly14.2829700
Animal Slaughtering and Processing14.2229590
Amusement Parks and Arcades14.2229580
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services14.1729470
Apparel Knitting Mills14.1629450
Gambling Industries14.0629250
Traveler Accommodation14.0529220
Accommodation14.0429200
Personal and Laundry Services13.9529020
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps13.9228950
Services to Buildings and Dwellings13.8528800
Rooming and Boarding Houses13.6628420
Other Personal Services13.6628400
Personal Care Services13.6528390
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities13.4527970
Miscellaneous Store Retailers13.4127890
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores13.327650
Sporting Goods Stores13.1127280
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting12.9426920
Drycleaning and Laundry Services12.9326890
Special Food Services12.9326880
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores12.8126650
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores12.826630
Other General Merchandise Stores12.7926610
Grocery Stores12.7926600
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities12.7926590
Food and Beverage Stores12.7726550
Child Day Care Services12.6926400
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores12.6826370
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores12.6626340
Shoe Stores12.6426290
Specialty Food Stores12.5626130
General Merchandise Stores12.5326070
Florists12.3925770
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance12.3525680
Clothing Stores12.3425670
Department Stores12.225370
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry12.1525270
Used Merchandise Stores12.1325240
Support Activities for Crop Production11.8124570
Book Stores and News Dealers11.824550
Accommodation and Food Services11.3123530
Full-Service Restaurants11.2823450
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)11.2523400
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition11.0923070
Gasoline Stations10.8722600
Food Services and Drinking Places10.8222500
Restaurants and Other Eating Places10.6622170

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