Highest Paying Industries for Assemblers and Fabricators

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Spectator Sports28.8459990
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries25.3452710
Utilities24.8551690
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution24.8351640
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation24.150130
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing22.4746730
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing22.3346450
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing21.8745490
Educational Services, State government owned21.7345190
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors21.3444400
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries20.5642750
Pipeline Transportation20.4842590
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas20.4842590
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries20.4542540
Building Equipment Contractors19.9141400
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions19.7241020
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)19.5240610
Testing Laboratories19.540550
Support Activities for Air Transportation19.0439590
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors18.9139340
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction18.7739040
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers18.4838440
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing18.4638390
Scientific Research and Development Services18.4538380
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences18.4538380
Other Building Equipment Contractors18.3838240
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing18.1237690
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing18.137640
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors18.0637560
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction1837440
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing17.9937410
Specialty Trade Contractors17.9437310
Support Activities for Transportation17.9237270
Support Activities for Rail Transportation17.8737180
Construction17.7836980
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services17.7436900
Foundries17.7336880
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction17.7136830
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing17.6536710
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing17.6536700
State government, including schools and hospitals17.636610
Engineering Services17.4136210
Utility System Construction17.3636110
Nonresidential Building Construction17.2935960
Support Activities for Water Transportation17.0335420
Federal, State, and Local Government17.0335410
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service17.0335410
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers1735370
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing16.9835320
Construction of Buildings16.9735290
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service16.9635270
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services16.9135170
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals16.8535050
Masonry Contractors16.834930
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing16.7334800
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing16.734740
Local government, including schools and hospitals16.634530
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance16.634520
Primary Metal Manufacturing16.5834480
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing16.5534420
Household Appliance Manufacturing16.5434410
Ship and Boat Building16.5434400
Other Specialty Trade Contractors16.534310
Computer Systems Design and Related Services16.4934300
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing16.4834280
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals16.4434200
Machinery Manufacturing16.4234160
Grain and Oilseed Milling16.3934090
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills16.3534020
Used Merchandise Stores16.3433980
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing16.2533800
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing16.2433780
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing16.2333750
Manufacturing16.1433570
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing16.1433570
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services16.0833440
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing16.0533370
Beverage Manufacturing15.9933270
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing15.9533190
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing15.8933060
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing15.8432940
Communications Equipment Manufacturing15.8132870
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing15.7532750
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing15.7232690
Dairy Product Manufacturing15.6532550
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing15.6532550
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing15.6432530
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing15.6232480
Machine Shops15.5932430
Paper Manufacturing15.5832400
Building Finishing Contractors15.5632360
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing15.5232270
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing15.4932230
Telecommunications15.4732170
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing15.4532130
Fabric Mills15.4432110
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing15.4432110
Basic Chemical Manufacturing15.432040
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing15.432040
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing15.3932020
General Rental Centers15.3932020
Specialized Design Services15.3932000
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing15.3331890
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers15.2931800
Roofing Contractors15.2831780
Management of Companies and Enterprises15.2831780
Other Telecommunications15.2731770
Chemical Manufacturing15.2531730
Repair and Maintenance15.2631730
All industries15.2531720
All industries, private ownership only15.2531710
Facilities Support Services15.2331680
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing15.2131640
General Freight Trucking15.1531510
Furniture Stores15.1331470
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance15.1231460
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing15.0631320
Mining15.0531300
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)15.0431290
Tobacco Manufacturing15.0331270
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers15.0431270
Electronics and Appliance Stores1531200
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing14.9931180
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers14.9931180
Support Activities for Mining14.9831170
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel14.9331060
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing14.9331050
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services14.9331050
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing14.9131010
Truck Transportation14.8930980
Drywall and Insulation Contractors14.8330850
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing14.8230830
Transportation and Warehousing14.8230830
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing14.7830750
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)14.7730720
Specialized Freight Trucking14.7630690
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing14.7430660
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing14.7330640
Footwear Manufacturing14.7230620
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing14.6930550
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing14.6830540
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing14.6830540
Textile Mills14.6430440
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers14.6130390
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance14.5530260
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing14.5330230
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing14.5230210
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores14.5230200
Investigation and Security Services14.5130190
Security Systems Services14.5130190
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing14.4930140
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers14.4930140
Software Publishers14.4330020
Automotive Repair and Maintenance14.4229990
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair14.4229980
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing14.429950
Photographic Services14.3929930
Miscellaneous Manufacturing14.3829910
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers14.3829910
Home Furnishings Stores14.3329820
Hardware Manufacturing14.3129750
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities14.2929730
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers14.2929730
Residential Building Construction14.2529640
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing14.229540
Forging and Stamping14.229530
Rubber Product Manufacturing14.1729470
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers14.1729460
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance14.1629460
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services14.1529430
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing14.1429420
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods14.1329400
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers14.1229360
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing14.129340
Sporting Goods Stores14.0829280
Building Material and Supplies Dealers14.0629240
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses14.0229160
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing14.0129140
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media14.0129130
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing13.9929100
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers13.9729060
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing13.9228940
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing13.9128930
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers13.9128930
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers13.9128920
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing13.8828880
Educational Services, Privately owned13.8828870
Wholesale Trade13.8628830
Nonstore Retailers13.8628830
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores13.8228750
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers13.7828670
Business Support Services13.7628610
Animal Food Manufacturing13.7428580
Freight Transportation Arrangement13.7328550
Information13.6728420
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services13.6628400
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores13.6128310
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing13.5728230
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers13.5628200
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing13.5528170
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing13.5228120
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers13.4828050
Ambulatory Health Care Services13.4828040
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers13.4327920
Waste Management and Remediation Services13.427880
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services13.427880
Warehousing and Storage13.3427750
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing13.2627580
Direct Selling Establishments13.2227490
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers13.2127480
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing13.1527360
Publishing Industries (except Internet)13.1327310
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing13.1327300
Miscellaneous Store Retailers13.1227280
Other Textile Product Mills13.1127270
Printing and Related Support Activities13.1127270
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers13.1127270
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills13.0327110
Plastics Product Manufacturing13.0327110
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers13.0127070
Textile Product Mills12.9827000
Other Wood Product Manufacturing12.9726970
Sawmills and Wood Preservation12.9626960
Wood Product Manufacturing12.926830
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers12.8526740
Rental and Leasing Services12.826610
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing12.7926600
Other Personal Services12.7526520
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods12.726420
Food Manufacturing12.6726340
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing12.6626330
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing12.6626330
Retail Trade12.6326270
Other Support Activities for Transportation12.626200
Textile Furnishings Mills12.5526110
Health and Personal Care Stores12.5226050
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities12.4725930
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities12.4725930
Personal and Laundry Services12.4525900
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities12.4225840
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores12.4125820
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers12.3325640
Other Support Services12.2925550
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing12.1425260
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services12.0625080
Administrative and Support Services12.0625080
Employment Services12.0525050
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores12.0425040
Florists12.0325020
Clothing Stores11.9624870
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers11.924760
Other Food Manufacturing11.7824510
Consumer Goods Rental11.7724490
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers11.6724260
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores11.523920
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores11.523920
Department Stores11.4223740
Animal Slaughtering and Processing11.3823670
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging11.3723650
Accommodation and Food Services11.1323160
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations11.1423160
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing11.1323150
Apparel Manufacturing10.9122690
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing10.7722400
Food Services and Drinking Places10.7422350
Newspaper Publishers10.5121860
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)10.4821810
Vocational Rehabilitation Services10.421630
Social Assistance10.3921610
Individual and Family Services10.2621340
Food and Beverage Stores9.4719700
Grocery Stores9.4319620
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities8.6618020

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