Highest Paying Industries for Business Operations Specialists

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures45.9795620
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank45.3294270
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers44.8293220
Software Publishers44.4592460
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil44.1691850
Oil and Gas Extraction43.3390120
Satellite Telecommunications43.2589970
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage43.1689760
Other Pipeline Transportation42.8389080
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services42.1487660
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing41.886950
Natural Gas Distribution41.6586630
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences41.3385960
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities40.9385130
Scientific Research and Development Services40.9385130
Pipeline Transportation40.7384710
Publishing Industries (except Internet)40.3183840
Mining39.9783130
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services39.8482870
Wired Telecommunications Carriers39.7682690
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing39.6982550
Computer Systems Design and Related Services39.5982360
Other Investment Pools and Funds39.5182190
Telecommunications39.4682080
Other Financial Investment Activities39.4282000
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)39.3881920
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media39.3281780
Utilities39.2581630
Engineering Services39.2381600
Information38.9981100
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing38.9280950
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing38.980920
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing38.7180520
Communications Equipment Manufacturing38.5380130
Federal Executive Branch38.580080
Federal government, including the US Postal Service38.4579980
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution38.4279910
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services38.3679790
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing38.2979640
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services38.2979640
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas38.2279500
Other Information Services3879050
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing3879030
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services37.9678960
Motion Picture and Video Industries37.9178850
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing37.3577680
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers37.3277630
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities37.3277630
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries37.2577480
Other Telecommunications37.0377030
Support Activities for Mining36.7876510
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing36.7876500
Basic Chemical Manufacturing36.4975900
Nondepository Credit Intermediation36.4975900
Chemical Manufacturing36.3875680
Postal Service (federal government)36.0274920
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation36.0274910
Securities and Commodity Exchanges35.8674580
Testing Laboratories35.7874430
Rail Transportation35.774250
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers35.2873380
Management of Companies and Enterprises35.2873380
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities35.2173230
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing35.1873170
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation35.1873170
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing35.173010
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing35.173010
Cable and Other Subscription Programming34.9572700
Television Broadcasting34.9272620
Land Subdivision34.972600
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing34.8772540
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers34.8672500
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing34.5771900
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing34.5171780
Office Administrative Services34.3871520
Federal, State, and Local Government34.3671470
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service34.3671470
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing34.3671460
Depository Credit Intermediation34.3471420
Waste Treatment and Disposal34.3371410
Broadcasting (except Internet)34.2771270
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers34.2571240
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries34.1971120
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation34.1571040
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction34.1371000
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles33.9570610
Radio and Television Broadcasting33.9470600
Water Transportation33.8870470
Legal Services33.8370370
Nonresidential Building Construction33.870310
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services33.7870250
Couriers and Express Delivery Services33.7570210
Manufacturing33.7570200
All industries, private ownership only33.7170120
All industries33.6970060
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction33.6169910
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service33.5869850
Metal Ore Mining33.5469750
Couriers and Messengers33.5269730
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction33.4969670
Support Activities for Water Transportation33.469460
Finance and Insurance33.3969450
Scheduled Air Transportation33.2669180
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing33.2369120
Specialized Design Services33.1668980
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services33.1568960
Air Transportation33.1268890
Specialty hospitals, State government owned33.1268880
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing33.0568750
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing33.0468720
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction33.0268670
Utility System Construction3368640
Sound Recording Industries32.9768570
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing32.9668560
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers32.9668560
Miscellaneous Manufacturing32.9468510
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying32.8668350
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing32.7968200
Mining (except Oil and Gas)32.7368090
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers32.6767950
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing32.6167830
Waste Management and Remediation Services32.5967790
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing32.5267650
Insurance Carriers32.467380
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers32.3567290
Tobacco Manufacturing32.3367240
Freight Transportation Arrangement32.1966950
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing32.1766920
Ship and Boat Building32.1666900
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)32.1666880
Machinery Manufacturing32.1366830
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance32.1166780
Wholesale Trade32.0866740
Inland Water Transportation32.0466640
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services32.0466640
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned32.0466640
Household Appliance Manufacturing32.0266600
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned31.9866510
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers31.9766490
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors31.966350
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing31.966350
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages31.8966340
Transportation and Warehousing31.8966330
Construction of Buildings31.8866300
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities31.8566250
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)31.8466230
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)31.8366200
Educational Support Services, Local government owned31.8366200
Educational Support Services, Privately owned31.8366200
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers31.7566040
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods31.7366000
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing31.7265980
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers31.7165960
Coal Mining31.6665850
Building Equipment Contractors31.6265770
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing31.5465610
Water, Sewage and Other Systems31.5165540
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)31.4765450
Radio Broadcasting31.4565410
Support Activities for Transportation31.4465400
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners31.4265360
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors31.4265350
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories31.3665220
Construction31.3465190
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills31.3465190
Hospitals, State government owned31.3365160
Exterminating and Pest Control Services31.2865060
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing31.2264940
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing31.2164910
Hardware Manufacturing31.1864850
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing31.1664820
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned31.1364760
Waste Collection31.1164710
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services31.164700
Nonscheduled Air Transportation31.0764630
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned31.0764630
Administrative and Support Services31.0764620
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned31.0664610
Other Building Equipment Contractors31.0664600
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing31.0664600
Hospitals, Privately owned31.0564580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)30.9964460
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods30.9564390
Support Activities for Air Transportation30.9664390
Drywall and Insulation Contractors30.9564380
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned30.964260
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)30.8964260
Grain and Oilseed Milling30.8564180
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing30.7964040
Employment Services30.7563950
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities30.7263900
Paper Manufacturing30.763860
Apparel Manufacturing30.6763790
Newspaper Publishers30.6763790
Specialty Trade Contractors30.6263680
Urban Transit Systems30.5863600
Rental and Leasing Services30.5763580
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers30.5563550
Amusement Parks and Arcades30.5663550
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing30.5463510
Direct Selling Establishments30.4863410
Grantmaking and Giving Services30.4863390
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing30.4663370
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing30.4663370
Offices of Physicians30.4663360
Footwear Manufacturing30.4363290
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing30.3463100
Outpatient Care Centers30.3163040
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing30.2963010
Other Specialty Trade Contractors30.2862980
Other Insurance Related Activities30.2762950
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing30.2562920
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing30.2562910
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing30.2262870
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals30.262820
Educational Services, Local government owned30.1862770
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned30.1562700
Other Personal Services30.1362670
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)30.1162630
Other Food Manufacturing30.162620
Beverage Manufacturing30.162620
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance30.0962590
Automobile Dealers30.0762540
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing30.0662520
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation30.0562500
Local government, including schools and hospitals30.0462480
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors3062400
Social Advocacy Organizations29.9762340
Roofing Contractors29.9662310
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing29.9562300
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing29.8662110
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned29.8662110
Nonstore Retailers29.8462070
Forestry and Logging29.8462060
Logging29.8462060
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers29.8262020
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned29.8162000
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses29.7961960
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing29.7861940
Travel Agencies29.7261810
Educational Services, Privately owned29.7161790
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers29.761780
Dairy Product Manufacturing29.6761700
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers29.5961540
Primary Metal Manufacturing29.5861530
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors29.5861520
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers29.5561470
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)29.5461440
Warehousing and Storage29.5361430
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing29.5261400
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing29.4961340
Building Finishing Contractors29.4861320
Facilities Support Services29.4861320
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)29.4761310
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers29.4761300
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)29.4361220
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers29.4261200
Animal Food Manufacturing29.4261190
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing29.4261190
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors29.3461030
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills29.3461020
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing29.3361010
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers29.3361010
Ambulatory Health Care Services29.3260980
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned29.2760870
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing29.2660860
Masonry Contractors29.260750
Residential Building Construction29.260730
Electronics and Appliance Stores29.1760680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned29.1460620
Hospitals, Local government owned29.1460600
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers29.1360590
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations29.1260570
Plastics Product Manufacturing29.0760470
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations29.0460400
Security Systems Services29.0360390
Forging and Stamping28.9960290
Educational Services, State government owned28.9860270
Support Activities for Animal Production28.9760260
Foundries28.9760260
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers28.9760260
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services28.9660240
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing28.9460200
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing28.9160130
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)28.9160130
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing28.960120
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing28.960110
Activities Related to Real Estate28.8860060
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing28.8560000
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores28.859910
Other Support Activities for Transportation28.7759850
Vending Machine Operators28.7259730
Food Manufacturing28.6959680
Personal and Laundry Services28.6759640
General Freight Trucking28.6659600
Support Activities for Rail Transportation28.6559590
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel28.6259520
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing28.6159520
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing28.5859450
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities28.5259330
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing28.4759220
Truck Transportation28.4659190
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned28.4259110
Junior colleges, Local government owned28.3458950
Lessors of Real Estate28.3358940
State government, including schools and hospitals28.2958830
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers28.2858820
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers28.2658780
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)28.2558750
Business Support Services28.2258700
Pharmacies and Drug Stores28.2158670
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing28.258660
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing28.258650
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation28.1758590
Consumer Goods Rental28.0858400
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)28.0358300
Real Estate28.0158270
Textile Furnishings Mills2858240
Rubber Product Manufacturing2858240
Home Health Care Services27.9858210
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing27.9858190
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing27.9658150
Sawmills and Wood Preservation27.9458120
Specialized Freight Trucking27.8857990
Machine Shops27.8757970
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging27.8757960
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing27.8657950
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals27.8357880
Other Support Services27.7957810
General Rental Centers27.7957800
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services27.7857780
Repair and Maintenance27.7357670
Furniture Stores27.6957590
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services27.6357460
Photographic Services27.5957390
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned27.5957390
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores27.5557310
Clothing Stores27.5457270
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance27.5157220
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations27.5157210
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing27.4857150
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing27.4857150
Printing and Related Support Activities27.4357050
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing27.4357050
Specialty Food Stores27.2556690
Health and Personal Care Stores27.2256620
Fabric Mills27.1956560
Wood Product Manufacturing27.1856530
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned27.1756510
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)27.1556460
Textile Product Mills27.156360
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores27.0656290
Ambulance Services26.9656080
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers26.8655870
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing26.8655860
Landscaping Services26.8455840
Other Wood Product Manufacturing26.8355810
Local Messengers and Local Delivery26.855740
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation26.7755690
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance26.6855490
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair26.6855490
Automotive Repair and Maintenance26.6555440
Spectator Sports26.6355390
Home Furnishings Stores26.6355380
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land26.5855290
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation26.5255160
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists26.5255160
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers26.4755070
Retail Trade26.4455000
Offices of Other Health Practitioners26.4454990
Florists26.3354770
Gasoline Stations26.3254740
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)26.3254740
Other Textile Product Mills26.3154720
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores26.2354560
Apparel Knitting Mills26.254490
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing26.254490
Services to Buildings and Dwellings26.1854450
Death Care Services26.1354340
Telephone Call Centers26.1254330
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events26.0954270
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing26.0854240
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers26.0354150
Junior colleges, Privately owned26.0254120
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores26.0154100
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers25.9954060
Textile Mills25.9453960
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing25.9153900
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers25.8453740
Religious Organizations25.7753600
Building Material and Supplies Dealers25.6853410
Miscellaneous Store Retailers25.6653370
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing25.6553350
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned25.5953220
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance25.5453130
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers25.5253090
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)25.5153060
Shoe Stores25.3352680
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities25.2752560
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries25.2552510
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities25.252410
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly25.0852170
Drycleaning and Laundry Services25.0352070
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services24.9251830
Performing Arts Companies24.8451670
Other General Merchandise Stores24.7951570
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers24.6551280
Animal Slaughtering and Processing24.6151190
Rooming and Boarding Houses24.5951160
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)24.5551060
Support Activities for Road Transportation24.5150980
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation24.550950
Other Residential Care Facilities24.4850920
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned24.3550650
Junior colleges, State government owned24.2650460
School and Employee Bus Transportation24.2250380
Veterinary Services24.1650250
Traveler Accommodation24.1550230
Accommodation24.1450200
Individual and Family Services2449920
Restaurants and Other Eating Places2449910
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting23.9849880
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters23.9649840
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions23.9349770
Civic and Social Organizations23.9349770
Special Food Services23.9149730
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition23.949710
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores23.8849670
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores23.8749650
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities23.8649630
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries23.8349560
General Merchandise Stores23.8249540
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps23.849510
Accommodation and Food Services23.7349350
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry23.6549190
Sporting Goods Stores23.5248910
Social Assistance23.448660
Department Stores23.3948650
Other schools and instruction, Local government owned23.3348520
Gambling Industries23.2448340
Casino Hotels23.2248300
Food Services and Drinking Places23.2248290
Technical and trade schools, State government owned23.1548160
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities23.0447920
Support Activities for Crop Production23.0147870
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities22.8747580
Offices of Dentists22.7347270
Used Merchandise Stores22.6947200
Charter Bus Industry22.6247060
Offices of Chiropractors22.5546910
Child Day Care Services22.5446890
Taxi and Limousine Service22.4846760
Food and Beverage Stores22.3446470
Full-Service Restaurants22.2846350
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores21.9345620
Personal Care Services21.8845500
Vocational Rehabilitation Services21.8145360
Grocery Stores21.6745080
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water21.6445010
Offices of Optometrists21.5944910
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores21.444500
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills19.9941580
Book Stores and News Dealers19.5540670
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)16.1833660

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