Highest Paying Industries for Art and Design Workers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Support Activities for Mining41.9187170
Mining40.0783340
Footwear Manufacturing39.4181960
Software Publishers37.477790
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences37.0276990
Cable and Other Subscription Programming36.575920
Other Information Services36.4675830
Federal Executive Branch36.2575400
Federal government, including the US Postal Service36.2575390
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing36.1875260
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing36.0675010
Scientific Research and Development Services36.0374950
Motion Picture and Video Industries35.9174690
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries35.7574350
Apparel Manufacturing35.1173020
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing34.9872760
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing34.872370
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations34.6372040
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing33.8570420
Natural Gas Distribution33.8370370
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing33.6870060
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage33.6670020
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing33.4669600
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers32.5367660
Federal, State, and Local Government32.2467070
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service32.2467070
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing32.2167000
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing31.8966330
Computer Systems Design and Related Services31.8666270
Other Telecommunications31.7365990
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing31.6665860
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities31.5865680
Household Appliance Manufacturing31.3565210
Engineering Services31.3165120
Forging and Stamping31.2865060
Communications Equipment Manufacturing31.164680
Broadcasting (except Internet)30.9864440
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers30.9864430
Information30.8264110
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing30.7864020
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing30.4763370
Investigation and Security Services30.3863190
Other Financial Investment Activities30.3563130
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing30.2462900
Testing Laboratories30.262810
Activities Related to Real Estate30.1562700
Management of Companies and Enterprises30.1562700
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing29.8262030
Television Broadcasting29.7961970
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services29.7961960
Depository Credit Intermediation29.7561890
Security Systems Services29.7561880
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing29.6561670
Radio and Television Broadcasting29.5761500
Ship and Boat Building29.5461450
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank29.3961140
Offices of Physicians29.1760680
Finance and Insurance29.1660660
Insurance Carriers29.160530
Social Advocacy Organizations29.0960510
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service29.0660440
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing28.9560210
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing28.8760040
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities28.8660030
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services28.8359970
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services28.8259940
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities28.7759830
Machinery Manufacturing28.7359750
Utilities28.6259520
Telecommunications28.4859250
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities28.4659190
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services28.3458940
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities28.2758790
Other Insurance Related Activities28.2158670
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing28.1758590
Specialized Design Services28.1558540
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)28.1458540
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing28.1358510
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing2858240
Wired Telecommunications Carriers27.9958230
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities27.9758180
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services27.9458120
Chemical Manufacturing27.9158050
Employment Services27.8858000
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)27.8557920
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing27.8457910
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services27.8357890
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations27.8357880
Nondepository Credit Intermediation27.8157850
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages27.8157850
Rubber Product Manufacturing27.7957810
Air Transportation27.7357680
Scheduled Air Transportation27.7357680
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors27.757620
Facilities Support Services27.6757550
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing27.5657330
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing27.2456650
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned27.1756510
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned27.1656490
Publishing Industries (except Internet)27.0856330
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing27.0356230
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing27.0256210
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing27.0156180
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing2756160
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing26.9956150
Plastics Product Manufacturing26.9656070
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals26.8155770
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing26.855750
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing26.7955720
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing26.6855500
Apparel Knitting Mills26.6455410
Building Equipment Contractors26.5755270
Radio Broadcasting26.5555210
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing26.555130
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services26.555110
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers26.4855070
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing26.4254950
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing26.3954900
Outpatient Care Centers26.3954890
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)26.3454780
Legal Services26.3454780
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing26.3354770
Local government, including schools and hospitals26.354700
Residential Building Construction26.2854670
Fabric Mills26.2854670
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations26.2554610
Paper Manufacturing26.2554590
Construction of Buildings26.2454580
Grantmaking and Giving Services26.1654410
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)26.0954260
Nonresidential Building Construction26.0754240
Sound Recording Industries26.0554190
Spectator Sports26.0454160
Textile Furnishings Mills26.0354150
Educational Services, Local government owned2654090
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution25.9854030
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned25.9754030
Ambulatory Health Care Services25.9353940
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly25.9253920
Real Estate25.9153900
Hospitals, Privately owned25.8853830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned25.7953650
Junior colleges, Local government owned25.7353510
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing25.6953430
Textile Mills25.6853410
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing25.6853410
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned25.6553360
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.6153270
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers25.5353100
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)25.5153050
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing25.4853000
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing25.4752990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.4552940
Educational Support Services, Privately owned25.3952820
Educational Services, Privately owned25.3952810
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing25.3752760
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills25.352630
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing25.352620
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing25.2852580
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors25.2652550
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)25.2652530
Hospitals, State government owned25.1952390
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing25.1552310
Construction25.0652130
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods25.0452070
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures25.0252040
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers24.9251830
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation24.8851750
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services24.8851750
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses24.8451670
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers24.7951560
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing24.7751510
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers24.7651500
Nonstore Retailers24.7351440
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)24.6751310
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers24.6651300
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)24.6651290
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation24.6551270
All industries24.5551070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned24.5251000
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)24.4650880
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)24.4350810
All industries, private ownership only24.4350800
Animal Food Manufacturing24.4150780
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing24.3750690
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned24.3750690
Manufacturing24.3150560
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing24.2850500
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers24.1350190
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing24.1150140
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media24.0249950
Support Activities for Transportation23.9949890
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing23.9549820
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)23.949720
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills23.8549600
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers23.849510
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals23.6849260
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities23.6749240
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers23.6749240
Machine Shops23.6149110
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers23.5649010
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing23.5548990
Other Wood Product Manufacturing23.548880
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries23.4948850
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned23.4648800
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions23.4548780
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing23.2748410
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing23.2648380
Wood Product Manufacturing23.2548350
State government, including schools and hospitals23.2448330
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation23.2148280
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing23.1948240
Hospitals, Local government owned23.1848210
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned23.1648170
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services23.1548150
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing23.1348110
Support Activities for Air Transportation23.1248090
Amusement Parks and Arcades23.1148080
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events23.0848020
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing23.0848010
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services23.0747990
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers23.0447930
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)23.0447930
Educational Services, State government owned23.0447910
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers23.0347900
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services2347840
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned22.9747780
Performing Arts Companies22.7747370
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing22.7447310
Direct Selling Establishments22.6947190
Specialty Trade Contractors22.6747160
Photographic Services22.6547120
Civic and Social Organizations22.6447100
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers22.6347070
Transportation and Warehousing22.5947000
Lessors of Real Estate22.5146820
Miscellaneous Manufacturing22.4446680
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers22.4146600
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers22.3746530
Religious Organizations22.3246430
Travel Agencies22.2546290
Accommodation22.2346240
Educational Support Services, Local government owned22.2246220
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned22.246170
Traveler Accommodation22.1446060
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing22.0745910
Rental and Leasing Services22.0745910
Building Finishing Contractors22.0145780
Casino Hotels21.9745700
Textile Product Mills21.9345620
Warehousing and Storage21.9345620
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services21.9245590
Administrative and Support Services21.9245580
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters21.8245390
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair21.8245390
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)21.745140
Other Food Manufacturing21.745130
Business Support Services21.6144960
Other Building Equipment Contractors21.5844890
Wholesale Trade21.5844890
Other Personal Services21.3844480
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers21.3844470
Repair and Maintenance21.344310
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods21.2944280
Consumer Goods Rental21.2944280
Telephone Call Centers21.2644230
Junior colleges, State government owned21.2244140
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries21.1844050
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores21.1744030
Automobile Dealers21.1343960
Furniture Stores21.143890
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing21.0743820
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance21.0543780
Primary Metal Manufacturing21.0443770
Other Specialty Trade Contractors21.0243730
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores2143680
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers20.9843640
Accommodation and Food Services20.9143500
Home Furnishings Stores20.7143070
Automotive Repair and Maintenance20.5442730
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors20.5442710
Newspaper Publishers20.542630
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers20.4442520
Gambling Industries20.4242470
Foundries20.442440
Food Manufacturing20.2942210
Printing and Related Support Activities20.2742170
Other Textile Product Mills20.2342090
Electronics and Appliance Stores20.1441880
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers20.0841760
Vocational Rehabilitation Services20.0641730
Personal and Laundry Services19.9341450
Dairy Product Manufacturing19.7941150
Personal Care Services19.1239770
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers18.9939510
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing18.9539420
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers18.939300
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing18.7839070
Home Health Care Services18.6138720
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors18.638690
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing18.538490
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing18.4838440
Shoe Stores18.3638180
Health and Personal Care Stores18.2537950
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing18.0737590
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers1837430
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities17.8237070
Social Assistance17.7236860
Restaurants and Other Eating Places17.0335430
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing16.7634860
Food Services and Drinking Places16.6134550
Individual and Family Services16.5534420
Sporting Goods Stores16.5334380
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing16.4634240
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)16.4334170
Gasoline Stations16.3333960
Book Stores and News Dealers16.1233540
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing16.0933470
Beverage Manufacturing16.0133300
Other General Merchandise Stores15.9233100
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores15.8332930
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers15.7432740
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries15.6932640
Special Food Services15.6832620
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers15.5932430
Full-Service Restaurants15.4632160
Retail Trade15.2931800
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores15.1831580
Clothing Stores15.0131210
Pharmacies and Drug Stores14.9631120
Services to Buildings and Dwellings14.8930980
Truck Transportation14.7230630
Landscaping Services14.6530480
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers14.6530460
Used Merchandise Stores14.5430230
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores14.4630080
Specialized Freight Trucking14.4530060
Building Material and Supplies Dealers14.229530
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers14.1729460
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores14.0829300
Specialty Food Stores14.0129140
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores13.9729060
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores13.9729050
Food and Beverage Stores13.8628820
Grocery Stores13.8328770
Miscellaneous Store Retailers13.6128310
General Merchandise Stores13.5428170
Department Stores13.1727380
Death Care Services12.9526940
Florists12.5926180
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores11.9724900

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