Highest Paying Industries for Business and Financial Operations Occupations

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage52.34108870
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities51.6107320
Other Financial Investment Activities51.21106520
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank45.7995240
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures45.5194660
Software Publishers44.0791660
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers43.9191340
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services43.7190910
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil42.7888980
Oil and Gas Extraction42.4788330
Satellite Telecommunications42.1187590
Securities and Commodity Exchanges42.0687490
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services41.7186750
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing41.5786470
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences41.385900
Natural Gas Distribution41.2285730
Scientific Research and Development Services40.9685200
Mining40.3683940
Publishing Industries (except Internet)40.2483690
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media40.0183230
Investigation and Security Services39.8482880
Wired Telecommunications Carriers39.7882740
Computer Systems Design and Related Services39.5582270
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing39.5382210
Pipeline Transportation39.4782110
Telecommunications39.4482040
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles39.3681870
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)39.3581850
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing39.2181560
Other Pipeline Transportation39.1881490
Other Information Services39.1781460
Information39.0881290
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing38.9981100
Utilities38.9681030
Engineering Services38.980910
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing38.8180720
Federal Executive Branch38.6580400
Federal government, including the US Postal Service38.6280320
Communications Equipment Manufacturing38.5480170
Motion Picture and Video Industries38.5180100
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing38.3579760
Finance and Insurance38.1779400
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution38.1779390
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing38.0979230
Support Activities for Mining38.0979220
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services37.9878990
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries37.9678970
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas37.9478910
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services37.9378900
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities37.8878800
Automobile Dealers37.8678750
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services37.8378680
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing37.4377850
Other Telecommunications36.8676680
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing36.8276580
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers36.776330
Postal Service (federal government)36.5776060
Chemical Manufacturing36.4875870
Basic Chemical Manufacturing36.4475800
Rail Transportation36.3175530
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation36.275300
Management of Companies and Enterprises36.1875260
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing36.0374950
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers35.8374520
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers35.7774400
Television Broadcasting35.7274290
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing35.5373900
Testing Laboratories35.5373900
Land Subdivision35.4373690
Nondepository Credit Intermediation35.4273680
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities35.3873600
Cable and Other Subscription Programming35.3673540
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing35.2373290
All industries, private ownership only35.273220
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing35.273210
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing35.1973200
Depository Credit Intermediation35.1973200
Broadcasting (except Internet)35.0672920
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services35.0472890
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds35.0472880
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers35.0272850
Radio and Television Broadcasting34.9272640
Office Administrative Services34.8872550
All industries34.8172410
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing34.872390
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers34.772170
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation34.6772110
Legal Services34.671980
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers34.5971940
Sound Recording Industries34.5571860
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing34.4871710
Support Activities for Water Transportation34.4471640
Metal Ore Mining34.471550
Waste Treatment and Disposal34.3671470
Exterminating and Pest Control Services34.3171370
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction34.3171360
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages34.371340
Manufacturing34.2471210
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries34.1671060
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation34.1571030
Lessors of Real Estate34.0270770
Specialized Design Services34.0270760
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing33.9970710
Water Transportation33.9970690
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services33.9670640
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing33.9470600
Nonresidential Building Construction33.8870480
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction33.8770460
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing33.7570210
Couriers and Express Delivery Services33.7570210
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers33.7570200
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing33.7370150
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)33.7270140
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying33.7270130
Specialty hospitals, State government owned33.6970070
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction33.6870060
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing33.6569980
Federal, State, and Local Government33.6369960
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service33.6369960
Couriers and Messengers33.5569770
Mining (except Oil and Gas)33.4869640
Insurance Carriers33.3469340
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing33.2769200
Miscellaneous Manufacturing33.2769190
Scheduled Air Transportation33.2369110
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction33.269060
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers33.1969040
Radio Broadcasting33.1969040
Air Transportation33.1769000
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers33.1568960
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing33.1268890
Utility System Construction33.0968830
Waste Management and Remediation Services33.0668760
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities33.0468710
Machinery Manufacturing32.9968610
Inland Water Transportation32.9668550
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service32.9568540
Wholesale Trade32.9268470
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing32.9268460
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance32.7968200
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing32.7668150
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods32.7668140
Tobacco Manufacturing32.7568130
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers32.7368090
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing32.7268060
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores32.768020
Waste Collection32.6968000
Water, Sewage and Other Systems32.6767950
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers32.6367880
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing32.5867770
Ship and Boat Building32.5167620
Nonscheduled Air Transportation32.4567500
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities32.3767340
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services32.3767330
Household Appliance Manufacturing32.3467270
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services32.3367250
Rental and Leasing Services32.3367240
General Rental Centers32.3167210
Transportation and Warehousing32.3167200
Construction of Buildings32.2767120
Freight Transportation Arrangement32.2667100
Coal Mining32.2567070
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors32.2367040
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing32.0966750
Apparel Manufacturing32.0966740
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned32.0866730
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)32.0366630
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing3266570
Building Equipment Contractors31.9966550
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills31.9666480
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned31.9666480
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods31.9666470
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)31.9466430
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing31.966340
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing31.8866300
Hardware Manufacturing31.8766280
Support Activities for Transportation31.8766280
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing31.8566260
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors31.8466220
Construction31.866140
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers31.7866090
Footwear Manufacturing31.7466020
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services31.7466010
Pharmacies and Drug Stores31.765940
Administrative and Support Services31.765940
Paper Manufacturing31.6965910
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing31.6265770
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing31.665720
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned31.5965710
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing31.5965700
Educational Support Services, Local government owned31.5965700
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories31.5965700
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)31.5765670
Educational Support Services, Privately owned31.5765670
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing31.5165550
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers31.5165540
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing31.565520
Support Activities for Air Transportation31.4665440
Other Building Equipment Contractors31.4365380
Drywall and Insulation Contractors31.3965300
Real Estate31.3965280
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned31.3765240
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing31.3665230
Grantmaking and Giving Services31.3165120
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing31.365110
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance31.365110
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing31.2965090
Hospitals, State government owned31.2965090
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills31.2765040
Newspaper Publishers31.2665030
Grain and Oilseed Milling31.2164910
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing31.264900
Beverage Manufacturing31.264890
Other Insurance Related Activities31.1764840
Forestry and Logging31.1764830
Logging31.1764830
Employment Services31.1564790
Activities Related to Real Estate31.1364750
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers31.164690
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers31.0864650
Amusement Parks and Arcades31.0864650
Specialty Trade Contractors31.0764630
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing31.0764630
Other Specialty Trade Contractors31.0464570
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned31.0164500
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners3164490
Hospitals, Privately owned30.9764420
Other Food Manufacturing30.9564370
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance30.9264310
Travel Agencies30.8964260
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)30.8964250
Direct Selling Establishments30.8664200
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing30.8564170
Death Care Services30.8564160
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing30.8464150
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing30.8464150
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)30.8464140
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned30.8364120
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing30.8164090
Urban Transit Systems30.7964040
Primary Metal Manufacturing30.7864030
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing30.7764010
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities30.7363920
Roofing Contractors30.7163880
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing30.6663780
Social Advocacy Organizations30.6663770
Outpatient Care Centers30.6463730
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing30.6263690
Offices of Physicians30.6263690
Nonstore Retailers30.5563540
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing30.5363510
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses30.5263490
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers30.5163460
Rooming and Boarding Houses30.4963420
Plastics Product Manufacturing30.4563330
Dairy Product Manufacturing30.4263280
Forging and Stamping30.4163250
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors30.463220
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)30.3963210
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing30.3863180
Electronics and Appliance Stores30.3663140
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers30.3563120
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers30.3263070
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel30.2762960
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing30.2662930
Other Support Activities for Transportation30.2562920
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation30.2462910
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing30.2362880
Facilities Support Services30.2162830
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers30.262810
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing30.1962800
Foundries30.1862780
Animal Food Manufacturing30.1762760
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers30.1762750
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing30.1462700
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing30.1262660
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned30.0862560
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers30.0662530
Vending Machine Operators30.0562510
Educational Services, Local government owned30.0462490
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors30.0362460
Warehousing and Storage29.9962380
Residential Building Construction29.9862370
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing29.9862350
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers29.9662310
Consumer Goods Rental29.8662100
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services29.8562080
Building Finishing Contractors29.8462060
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned29.8162010
Security Systems Services29.7961970
Ambulatory Health Care Services29.7861950
Health and Personal Care Stores29.7761930
Local Messengers and Local Delivery29.7661890
Food Manufacturing29.7561870
Educational Services, Privately owned29.6761710
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging29.6561670
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations29.6261600
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing29.661560
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing29.5761500
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations29.5761500
Support Activities for Rail Transportation29.5461450
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers29.5461440
Masonry Contractors29.5261410
Gasoline Stations29.4561260
Support Activities for Animal Production29.4561250
Retail Trade29.4261190
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)29.461150
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)29.3761100
Fabric Mills29.3661070
Local government, including schools and hospitals29.3561040
Hospitals, Local government owned29.3461030
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned29.3461030
Furniture Stores29.3260980
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing29.360940
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals29.2860900
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)29.2760890
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers29.2360800
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores29.2260770
Machine Shops29.1660650
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors29.1560620
Specialized Freight Trucking29.1360580
Rubber Product Manufacturing29.160520
Truck Transportation29.0860500
Business Support Services29.0760470
General Freight Trucking29.0760460
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing28.9760260
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned28.960120
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned28.8159930
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing28.8159920
Specialty Food Stores28.7959890
Photographic Services28.7859870
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers28.7559800
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation28.7559790
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)28.6959680
Printing and Related Support Activities28.6659620
Home Health Care Services28.6459560
Educational Services, State government owned28.6259540
Textile Furnishings Mills28.5859440
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing28.5859440
Repair and Maintenance28.5759420
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores28.5259330
Spectator Sports28.4859240
Sawmills and Wood Preservation28.4559170
Other Support Services28.4559170
Textile Mills28.3859030
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers28.3859020
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing28.3558960
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing28.3258910
Clothing Stores28.358850
Textile Product Mills28.258650
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned28.1958640
State government, including schools and hospitals28.1958640
Landscaping Services28.1858620
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services28.1658580
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation28.1558550
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services28.0758380
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition28.0658360
Junior colleges, Local government owned28.0458330
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other28.0258290
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned28.0258290
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)28.0258290
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned28.0158270
Wood Product Manufacturing27.9458120
Home Furnishings Stores27.9158060
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals27.958040
Other Textile Product Mills27.958030
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance27.8657940
Other Wood Product Manufacturing27.8457910
Services to Buildings and Dwellings27.8357880
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)27.857820
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing27.7957800
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations27.7457700
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing27.757610
Ambulance Services27.6757550
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation27.6357480
Florists27.5657330
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land27.5457280
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores27.5357270
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists27.4557090
Personal Care Services27.4357060
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing27.3756930
Drycleaning and Laundry Services27.356790
Apparel Knitting Mills27.2956760
Offices of Other Health Practitioners27.2256620
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)27.2256610
Automotive Repair and Maintenance27.256580
Support Activities for Road Transportation27.1756510
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing27.1656490
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair27.0356230
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores27.0356210
Miscellaneous Store Retailers2756170
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events26.9856110
Personal and Laundry Services26.9756100
Shoe Stores26.8955940
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)26.8855910
Religious Organizations26.7955730
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance26.7855700
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries26.6855500
Other Personal Services26.6755480
Telephone Call Centers26.6655450
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers26.6255360
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing26.6155350
Offices of Dentists26.5155130
Building Material and Supplies Dealers26.3654840
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers26.354700
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting26.2154510
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities26.1954480
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities26.1754430
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers26.1154300
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation26.0954270
Charter Bus Industry26.0954260
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing26.0854250
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned26.0254130
Animal Slaughtering and Processing25.9654010
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)25.9653990
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry25.8853830
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)25.8753820
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly25.8753820
School and Employee Bus Transportation25.8453750
Performing Arts Companies25.8353720
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries25.7553560
Restaurants and Other Eating Places25.6653360
Other Residential Care Facilities25.6353300
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores25.6253280
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services25.653240
Support Activities for Crop Production25.4352900
Veterinary Services25.3552720
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned25.2252450
Taxi and Limousine Service25.1652340
Accommodation25.1452290
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps25.1352260
Traveler Accommodation25.1152230
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions25.0952190
Junior colleges, Privately owned25.0752150
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters25.0552110
Sporting Goods Stores24.9751930
Other General Merchandise Stores24.9551900
Accommodation and Food Services24.9451880
Civic and Social Organizations24.9351860
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities24.8351650
Special Food Services24.8351650
Individual and Family Services24.8151610
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores24.7651490
Food Services and Drinking Places24.6451260
Junior colleges, State government owned24.550970
Offices of Chiropractors24.4350820
Child Day Care Services24.3550640
Social Assistance24.3250590
Full-Service Restaurants24.2350410
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water24.2250380
Casino Hotels24.1850300
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities24.1750260
Gambling Industries24.0450010
General Merchandise Stores23.9349770
Other schools and instruction, Local government owned23.8349570
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities23.8349570
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores23.6249120
Department Stores23.4748820
Used Merchandise Stores23.3148490
Technical and trade schools, State government owned23.2948440
Food and Beverage Stores23.0547950
Offices of Optometrists22.9847790
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores22.9547730
Vocational Rehabilitation Services22.6347070
Grocery Stores22.1646080
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills22.1346040
Book Stores and News Dealers20.2742170
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)17.1835730

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