Highest Paying Industries for Architects, Surveyors, and Cartographers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries47.5398860
Postal Service (federal government)47.4598700
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers47.3398450
Testing Laboratories47.2398240
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities46.0995870
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries46.0195690
Specialized Design Services44.4392410
Personal and Laundry Services43.4890440
Death Care Services43.4890440
Hospitals, State government owned43.2990040
Federal government, including the US Postal Service42.9589340
Federal Executive Branch42.8389080
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)42.6688730
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation42.4688310
Telecommunications42.3488070
Support Activities for Water Transportation42.3288030
Support Activities for Transportation42.0387420
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)42.0287410
Hospitals, Privately owned4287360
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned4287360
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned41.8787100
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)41.7486820
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods41.7186770
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences41.5986510
Educational Services, Privately owned41.3486000
Lessors of Real Estate40.7784800
Transportation and Warehousing39.8882950
Finance and Insurance39.7682700
Wholesale Trade39.782570
Computer Systems Design and Related Services39.2581630
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services39.1981520
Social Assistance39.0581220
Management of Companies and Enterprises38.8580810
Scientific Research and Development Services38.279460
Educational Services, Local government owned38.1579350
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned37.8978800
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)37.7478510
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods37.6578320
Natural Gas Distribution37.4977980
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)37.477780
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)37.3677710
Employment Services36.8976730
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas36.475710
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned36.2175320
Educational Services, State government owned36.1675220
State government, including schools and hospitals36.0975070
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing36.0574980
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals35.9574780
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing35.8774620
Real Estate35.8774610
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers35.7574350
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service35.6174060
Federal, State, and Local Government35.4273680
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service35.4273680
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services35.373420
Information35.2873380
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services35.2673340
All industries35.0272830
All industries, private ownership only34.9572700
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services34.7172200
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions34.4871730
Utilities34.3571450
Residential Building Construction34.3571450
Pipeline Transportation34.2471220
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing33.9770670
Activities Related to Real Estate33.8170330
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors33.8170320
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services33.6770020
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers33.6269930
Construction of Buildings33.4469560
Support Activities for Mining33.3969450
Engineering Services33.3969450
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing33.369260
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution33.2669180
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities32.9768570
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing32.9368500
Other Financial Investment Activities32.8168250
Waste Management and Remediation Services32.7968200
Nonresidential Building Construction32.7568120
Local government, including schools and hospitals32.5267640
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying32.3967370
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals32.3367250
Construction32.2767120
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction32.2667090
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing32.0866720
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction31.3765250
Building Equipment Contractors31.0964660
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing30.9164300
Manufacturing30.8464150
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors30.7663980
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services30.5963630
Mining30.4363300
Other Wood Product Manufacturing30.463220
Oil and Gas Extraction30.2362870
Utility System Construction30.0962580
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services30.0962580
Administrative and Support Services30.0462480
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction29.8962180
Specialty Trade Contractors29.3861110
Software Publishers29.3861110
Metal Ore Mining29.0960500
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)29.0560430
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction28.9560220
Wood Product Manufacturing28.8459980
Retail Trade28.7759840
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers28.7359750
Mining (except Oil and Gas)27.9758170
Landscaping Services27.7857780
Services to Buildings and Dwellings27.7757760
Other Specialty Trade Contractors27.5657320
Social Advocacy Organizations27.5157220
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores27.557200
Publishing Industries (except Internet)27.4857160
Wired Telecommunications Carriers27.2256620
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities27.2156590
Coal Mining27.0756310
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers26.2254530
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing24.8551690
Other Support Services22.7947400
Legal Services22.5546900

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