Highest Paying Industries for Architecture and Engineering Occupations

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Oil and Gas Extraction65.1135410
Other Information Services62.28129540
Mining56.17116830
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage54.46113270
Software Publishers53.35110970
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing53.34110950
Other Pipeline Transportation52.83109880
Publishing Industries (except Internet)51.22106530
Footwear Manufacturing49.57103110
Support Activities for Road Transportation49.52103000
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas49.03101980
Pipeline Transportation48.82101550
Vocational Rehabilitation Services48.18100200
Depository Credit Intermediation48.11100060
Computer Systems Design and Related Services47.8199440
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil47.4598700
Federal Executive Branch47.0397820
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers46.9897720
Insurance Carriers46.4996690
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation46.3596400
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences46.2896260
Scientific Research and Development Services46.2796240
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers46.2696230
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities46.2196110
Federal government, including the US Postal Service46.1595980
Support Activities for Mining45.9495560
Spectator Sports45.8195270
Basic Chemical Manufacturing45.7995250
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing45.7595160
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing45.795060
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation45.5894820
Other Financial Investment Activities45.3194250
Cable and Other Subscription Programming45.0693720
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)44.5992750
Finance and Insurance44.4192370
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries44.3792290
Social Assistance44.2592050
Telephone Call Centers44.2492010
Water Transportation44.291940
Management of Companies and Enterprises43.9491390
Outpatient Care Centers43.9391380
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media43.7490970
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries43.6290740
Death Care Services43.4890440
Natural Gas Distribution43.490270
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities43.3790220
Office Administrative Services43.1789780
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities43.1389700
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing43.1189670
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities42.9789380
Nondepository Credit Intermediation42.9589350
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing42.8989210
Tobacco Manufacturing42.7488900
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers42.7288850
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank42.5588500
Information42.4988390
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers42.287770
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing41.9587260
Communications Equipment Manufacturing41.9487230
Waste Treatment and Disposal41.9487230
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing41.7186750
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)41.786740
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers41.586330
Inland Water Transportation41.4586220
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing41.4586210
Chemical Manufacturing41.4286150
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers41.3886070
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing41.2785850
Telecommunications41.2785850
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing41.2485780
Utilities41.1685610
Land Subdivision41.1585580
Offices of Physicians40.9185090
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution40.7984850
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers40.6684560
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries40.5784380
Nonscheduled Air Transportation40.584230
Electronics and Appliance Stores40.3984000
Business Support Services40.3783980
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services40.383820
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations40.2983810
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services40.2783750
Waste Collection40.283620
Motion Picture and Video Industries40.1983600
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers40.1183440
Wired Telecommunications Carriers40.1183430
Satellite Telecommunications39.9783140
Dairy Product Manufacturing39.9683110
Specialized Design Services39.9583100
Other Telecommunications39.9383050
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned39.8982980
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods39.7782720
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing39.7582680
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses39.7482660
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging39.7182590
Air Transportation39.6282410
Federal, State, and Local Government39.6282410
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service39.6282410
Couriers and Express Delivery Services39.682360
Couriers and Messengers39.5982340
Scheduled Air Transportation39.5782310
Ambulatory Health Care Services39.5682290
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing39.4882130
Personal and Laundry Services39.4181980
Wholesale Trade39.2781680
Waste Management and Remediation Services39.2381590
All industries, private ownership only39.2281580
All industries39.1981520
Broadcasting (except Internet)39.1881490
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing39.1481410
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance39.1381380
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing39.0481200
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service39.0181140
Manufacturing38.9581010
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods38.9280950
Nonstore Retailers38.9180930
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation38.980910
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing38.8880870
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction38.8480800
Water, Sewage and Other Systems38.8180720
Other Insurance Related Activities38.7580600
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities38.6780440
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation38.6380350
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages38.5980280
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services38.5380150
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing38.4980050
Grain and Oilseed Milling38.4880040
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers38.4780010
Engineering Services38.4679990
Beverage Manufacturing38.4479960
Radio Broadcasting38.3679790
Support Activities for Air Transportation38.3579770
Rail Transportation38.379660
Other Food Manufacturing38.2779590
Employment Services38.2579560
Transportation and Warehousing38.2279490
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing38.1579340
Support Activities for Transportation38.1479340
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing38.1179260
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills38.179250
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction38.0379110
Repair and Maintenance37.8978810
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers37.8778780
Specialized Freight Trucking37.8778770
Drycleaning and Laundry Services37.8478700
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying37.6878380
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services37.6578320
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers37.6178230
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)37.678210
Support Activities for Water Transportation37.5378060
Paper Manufacturing37.578000
Metal Ore Mining37.4977970
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing37.4477880
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing37.3777720
Miscellaneous Manufacturing37.3277630
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services37.2777530
Radio and Television Broadcasting37.2577470
Animal Food Manufacturing37.2177400
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing37.2177390
Testing Laboratories37.1977350
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services37.1577280
Mining (except Oil and Gas)37.0277000
Administrative and Support Services37.0176990
Food Manufacturing3776950
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation36.9776900
Other Personal Services36.9776900
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing36.9476840
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing36.9376820
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing36.9376820
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)36.8876700
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories36.8476630
Television Broadcasting36.7876490
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing36.7676460
Nonresidential Building Construction36.6976320
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services36.6176150
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing36.676130
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services36.676130
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries36.5676050
Support Activities for Rail Transportation36.5275960
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing36.5175950
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance36.5175940
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance36.3375570
Rental and Leasing Services36.1575190
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing36.1475170
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services36.175080
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)35.9674800
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction35.9574780
Coal Mining35.9474760
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing35.9174690
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers35.9174690
Textile Furnishings Mills35.7574350
Hospitals, State government owned35.7374330
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing35.7274300
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers35.674040
Machinery Manufacturing35.5773990
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing35.5673960
Utility System Construction35.5273880
Ship and Boat Building35.573840
Construction of Buildings35.4373700
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned35.473630
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers35.3473510
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals35.2473300
Security Systems Services35.2473290
Local government, including schools and hospitals35.273210
Investigation and Security Services35.1973190
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations35.1873170
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing35.1573120
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers35.1473090
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing35.173010
Animal Slaughtering and Processing35.0172810
Freight Transportation Arrangement34.9872750
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing34.8572500
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing34.8272430
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing34.8172410
Construction34.7472270
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing34.7472250
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing34.7172190
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing34.6972150
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing34.6772120
Hospitals, Privately owned34.5971950
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing34.5971940
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction34.5871920
Hardware Manufacturing34.5871920
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned34.5671890
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)34.5571850
Educational Services, Privately owned34.5371820
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing34.5271800
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services34.4671670
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned34.4571650
Sawmills and Wood Preservation34.4471640
Facilities Support Services34.4171570
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers34.3771500
Newspaper Publishers34.3371410
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)34.271130
Printing and Related Support Activities34.1971120
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing34.1871090
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing34.1571040
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel34.1571020
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing34.0970910
Other Building Equipment Contractors34.0870890
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing34.0770860
Legal Services34.0570820
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors34.0470810
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing34.0170740
Warehousing and Storage3470710
Building Equipment Contractors33.8470390
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing33.8270340
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing33.7570200
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)33.7270130
Activities Related to Real Estate33.770090
Lessors of Real Estate33.6569980
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned33.6469970
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services33.6269930
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills33.669890
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors33.5969870
Educational Services, Local government owned33.5969870
Real Estate33.5969860
Rubber Product Manufacturing33.5569780
Fabric Mills33.5169710
Primary Metal Manufacturing33.4869640
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing33.4569570
Other Support Activities for Transportation33.4169500
Health and Personal Care Stores33.369270
Junior colleges, Local government owned33.2869230
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing33.2569160
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services33.2269090
Plastics Product Manufacturing33.1668980
Textile Product Mills33.1668970
Specialty Trade Contractors33.1368920
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions33.0968830
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers32.9468520
Hospitals, Local government owned32.9368500
Household Appliance Manufacturing32.9368490
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned32.9368490
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing32.968440
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors32.8768370
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities32.8568340
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals32.7768150
Educational Support Services, Privately owned32.7168040
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers32.6967990
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)32.6767960
Textile Mills32.6567920
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors32.6267860
State government, including schools and hospitals32.5667730
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair32.5267650
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing32.4567500
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned32.367180
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing32.2867140
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers32.2767130
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers32.2767120
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)32.1466850
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)32.1266820
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)32.1266810
Foundries32.166770
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing32.0866730
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing32.0866730
Truck Transportation32.0666680
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing32.0266610
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing31.8966330
Machine Shops31.8966330
Social Advocacy Organizations31.866140
Direct Selling Establishments31.7866110
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers31.765930
Apparel Knitting Mills31.6965920
Forging and Stamping31.6965920
Retail Trade31.6965910
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned31.365100
Educational Services, State government owned31.2965090
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing31.2865060
Casino Hotels31.2464990
Accommodation and Food Services31.264890
Accommodation31.1964870
Postal Service (federal government)31.164690
Apparel Manufacturing31.0864650
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers30.9864430
Traveler Accommodation30.9664390
Other Textile Product Mills30.9364330
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)30.8364130
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned30.8364130
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores30.563440
Other Specialty Trade Contractors30.4463320
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors30.3163050
Masonry Contractors30.262820
Roofing Contractors30.0862560
Residential Building Construction3062400
Drywall and Insulation Contractors29.9262230
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned29.3761080
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)29.3561050
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting29.0660450
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers29.0360390
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing28.9560210
Junior colleges, State government owned28.960110
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers28.7759850
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing28.6459570
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers28.659490
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing28.4659190
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing28.2558750
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing28.2258700
Landscaping Services28.1558560
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills28.0958430
Other Support Services27.8958020
Services to Buildings and Dwellings27.8557920
Wood Product Manufacturing27.3456860
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores27.3256820
Other Wood Product Manufacturing27.356790
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing27.2756710
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing26.8255780
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing26.7555650
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing26.7355610
Building Finishing Contractors26.5255160
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing26.0954270
General Freight Trucking25.5853210
Miscellaneous Store Retailers24.3250580
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers24.1150150
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers23.7549390
Building Material and Supplies Dealers22.8347480

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