Highest Paying Industries for Civil Engineers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Oil and Gas Extraction60.97126830
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services53.79111880
Specialized Design Services52.47109140
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil51.89107940
Employment Services50.46104970
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing50.11104230
Waste Treatment and Disposal49.22102380
Mining49.15102230
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers49.05102020
Pipeline Transportation48.96101830
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations48.59101070
Administrative and Support Services48.57101020
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas48.55100970
Basic Chemical Manufacturing48.21100270
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services48.2100260
Other Pipeline Transportation48.15100150
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing48.0299880
Land Subdivision47.598800
Computer Systems Design and Related Services47.2398240
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing47.0297790
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations46.7597250
Waste Management and Remediation Services46.6897100
Natural Gas Distribution46.5996900
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)46.1195900
Water, Sewage and Other Systems46.0895850
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services45.7995240
Amusement Parks and Arcades45.4894590
Coal Mining45.3994420
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction45.3994410
Management of Companies and Enterprises45.3794380
Repair and Maintenance45.0493690
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences44.9293430
Utilities44.7593080
Scientific Research and Development Services44.6992960
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries44.5592670
Transportation and Warehousing44.5392620
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services44.3992330
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation44.0791670
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution43.3790210
Federal Executive Branch43.0389500
Federal government, including the US Postal Service43.0389500
Chemical Manufacturing42.8889200
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services42.7989000
Engineering Services42.7688940
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services42.6588710
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing42.6188630
All industries, private ownership only42.5588500
Mining (except Oil and Gas)42.0987540
Utility System Construction41.9187180
All industries41.8987130
Metal Ore Mining41.8387000
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals41.6186540
Manufacturing41.5986500
Local government, including schools and hospitals41.5886480
Building Equipment Contractors41.4386170
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing41.3485990
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors41.2885870
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction41.1985670
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors41.1985670
Wholesale Trade41.0385350
Finance and Insurance40.8985050
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction40.7784810
Residential Building Construction40.784660
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing40.6884620
Communications Equipment Manufacturing40.6684580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned40.6384510
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services40.6284490
Hospitals, Privately owned40.5684370
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors40.4184050
Support Activities for Transportation40.3883990
Facilities Support Services40.3583930
Federal, State, and Local Government40.383830
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service40.383830
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service40.283610
Other Telecommunications40.183400
Specialty Trade Contractors40.0183220
Waste Collection39.9283030
Construction39.7282620
Wood Product Manufacturing39.4782100
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers39.4181970
Testing Laboratories39.3981940
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing39.3981930
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing39.3481830
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)39.2581640
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)39.2281570
Construction of Buildings39.281530
Nonresidential Building Construction39.0981300
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)39.0381170
Support Activities for Mining38.9681050
Rail Transportation38.9581010
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction38.8380770
Other Support Services38.8280740
Hospitals, State government owned38.7380550
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals38.4880040
State government, including schools and hospitals38.3579760
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing38.1879420
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing38.0679170
Machinery Manufacturing37.8178640
Educational Services, Privately owned37.7978590
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned37.6678330
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)37.6578320
Building Finishing Contractors37.6478300
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing37.5878170
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing37.5878160
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned37.4377860
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned37.3977780
Educational Services, Local government owned37.3677710
Junior colleges, Local government owned37.3477660
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)37.3377640
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing36.8776690
Other Specialty Trade Contractors36.8476630
Information36.7576450
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing36.5375980
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing36.4275750
Telecommunications36.3475580
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing36.3275540
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities36.0274930
Other Financial Investment Activities36.0274930
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing35.6574160
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)35.2273250
Wired Telecommunications Carriers35.2173240
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing35.0172820
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)34.9272630
Activities Related to Real Estate34.8772520
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors34.5971940
Educational Services, State government owned34.4771710
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned34.4271600
Real Estate34.4171570
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing34.0670850
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers34.0370790
Primary Metal Manufacturing33.8770460
Investigation and Security Services33.6469970
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods33.6269940
Security Systems Services33.3569370
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel32.6567920
Lessors of Real Estate32.4267440
Miscellaneous Manufacturing31.7566040
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers31.5665640
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers31.4165340
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing30.7463950

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