Highest Paying Industries for Computer and Mathematical Occupations

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing53.14110540
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores53.02110280
Other Information Services51.54107200
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage51.18106460
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing51.12106320
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing49.61103190
Securities and Commodity Exchanges49.28102490
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities49.12102180
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing48.56101010
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil48.44100760
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing47.7599320
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing47.6399080
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences47.6199040
Oil and Gas Extraction47.5898980
Scientific Research and Development Services47.1998160
Software Publishers46.9497630
Other Financial Investment Activities46.6597040
Communications Equipment Manufacturing46.6396990
Mining46.596720
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing46.0995870
Publishing Industries (except Internet)45.7695190
Support Activities for Mining45.694850
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank45.5394700
Federal Executive Branch45.4894610
Federal government, including the US Postal Service45.3494300
Manufacturing45.1393860
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing44.8293230
Satellite Telecommunications44.0391590
Natural Gas Distribution4491530
Engineering Services43.9791460
Information43.4490350
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)43.3790220
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services43.2589960
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers42.9589330
Rail Transportation42.9189250
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing42.7588920
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services42.6188630
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media42.688600
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing42.5588500
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing42.3488070
Nondepository Credit Intermediation42.1687690
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services42.1587680
Other Pipeline Transportation42.1387630
Pipeline Transportation42.0787510
Computer Systems Design and Related Services42.0387430
Finance and Insurance42.0387420
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles41.7786880
Utilities41.686530
Travel Agencies41.4686230
Other Investment Pools and Funds41.2585810
All industries, private ownership only41.1385540
Waste Treatment and Disposal41.1185520
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities41.0185300
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing40.9985250
Scheduled Air Transportation40.9485150
Specialty hospitals, State government owned40.9185100
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution40.7284700
Chemical Manufacturing40.684450
Insurance Carriers40.684450
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities40.684440
Air Transportation40.5984430
Motion Picture and Video Industries40.4884210
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers40.4784170
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers40.4684150
Telecommunications40.484040
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation40.3984010
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities40.3883990
All industries40.3783970
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing40.3583920
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing40.2383670
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages40.2383670
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers40.2283650
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation40.1683540
Management of Companies and Enterprises40.1683540
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers40.1483490
Wired Telecommunications Carriers40.1483490
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing40.1383460
Tobacco Manufacturing40.1283440
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing40.1183420
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation40.0983390
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries40.0283230
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas4083210
Depository Credit Intermediation39.9883160
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing39.9883150
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing39.7482660
Water Transportation39.7182600
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities39.5682280
Testing Laboratories39.4782090
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods39.4482030
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing39.481950
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations39.3681870
Cable and Other Subscription Programming39.2981730
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services39.2981730
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing39.2381600
Machinery Manufacturing39.1781480
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services39.1681450
Other Insurance Related Activities39.1681440
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services39.1581430
Waste Management and Remediation Services39.0481210
Basic Chemical Manufacturing3981120
Wholesale Trade38.9681030
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services38.8780860
Support Activities for Water Transportation38.8480780
Footwear Manufacturing38.8280750
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing38.5880250
Other Building Equipment Contractors38.4980060
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing38.4780010
Postal Service (federal government)38.3679780
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing38.3579760
Water, Sewage and Other Systems38.3479740
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events38.2279500
Hardware Manufacturing38.1179270
Employment Services38.179250
Rental and Leasing Services37.9278880
Miscellaneous Manufacturing37.978840
Other Personal Services37.7678540
Federal, State, and Local Government37.7378480
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service37.7378480
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing37.6678330
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations37.5978190
Other Telecommunications37.5778140
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction37.4377850
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)37.3977770
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services37.2877540
Support Activities for Air Transportation37.2477450
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing37.0777100
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing3776970
Office Administrative Services37.0176970
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing36.9876920
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing36.8576650
Broadcasting (except Internet)36.6976320
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses36.6376190
Other Support Services36.6176150
Transportation and Warehousing36.676120
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers36.5676050
Nonstore Retailers36.5175950
Pharmacies and Drug Stores36.4175720
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services36.4175720
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers36.3475590
Television Broadcasting36.2675420
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services36.2675410
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing36.2575400
Administrative and Support Services36.2375370
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing3674880
Beverage Manufacturing3674870
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers35.9474750
Personal and Laundry Services35.9374740
Educational Support Services, Privately owned35.8774620
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers35.7674380
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing35.7574360
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned35.7274290
Dairy Product Manufacturing35.6374100
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing35.674050
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing35.5573950
Coal Mining35.5373900
Hospitals, State government owned35.573830
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing35.4973820
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers35.4873800
Legal Services35.4873790
Security Systems Services35.4473720
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing35.4173640
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries35.473630
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)35.3873590
Land Subdivision35.3773580
Apparel Manufacturing35.1573110
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing35.1473090
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing35.1373070
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores35.1273050
Specialized Design Services35.173010
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)35.0172820
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations34.9872760
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing34.9572690
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction34.8872540
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing34.872390
Support Activities for Transportation34.7872330
Ship and Boat Building34.7672300
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing34.7572280
Paper Manufacturing34.7472270
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing34.6672090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned34.6472060
Consumer Goods Rental34.6372040
Social Advocacy Organizations34.6171980
Couriers and Express Delivery Services34.5671890
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures34.5671880
Investigation and Security Services34.5471830
Sound Recording Industries34.5171770
Couriers and Messengers34.4671680
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction34.4571660
Radio and Television Broadcasting34.3871510
Spectator Sports34.3671470
Health and Personal Care Stores34.2971330
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing34.2771290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned34.2771280
Hospitals, Privately owned34.2671260
Food Manufacturing34.2271180
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners34.271130
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service34.1771060
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing34.1671050
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing34.1270960
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)34.0970910
Amusement Parks and Arcades34.0970910
Mining (except Oil and Gas)34.0870890
Other Food Manufacturing34.0770860
Plastics Product Manufacturing34.0770860
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned34.0470800
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)34.0470800
Activities Related to Real Estate34.0370790
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing33.9970700
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)33.9970700
Direct Selling Establishments33.9770650
Household Appliance Manufacturing33.9670630
Freight Transportation Arrangement33.9570610
Building Equipment Contractors33.9470590
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing33.9170520
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel33.8770450
Sawmills and Wood Preservation33.8670430
Metal Ore Mining33.8470380
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing33.8270340
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)33.870310
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods33.7770240
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation33.7270130
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying33.6670020
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing33.6670020
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing33.6469980
Outpatient Care Centers33.6369960
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors33.6369950
Construction33.6269940
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals33.6169910
Specialty Trade Contractors33.5969870
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers33.5669810
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills33.5569770
Nonresidential Building Construction33.5269720
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers33.4869630
Grantmaking and Giving Services33.3569360
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing33.3469340
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing33.3469340
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories33.3169280
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills33.369260
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing33.2769210
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation33.2169070
Urban Transit Systems33.1568940
Specialized Freight Trucking33.1168860
Facilities Support Services33.0268680
Construction of Buildings33.0168670
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing33.0168660
Lessors of Real Estate32.9968620
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction32.9968610
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors32.9468510
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing32.9468510
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers32.9468510
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing32.9368490
Rubber Product Manufacturing32.9168450
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers32.968430
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)32.8868390
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services32.8468320
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing32.7568110
Waste Collection32.7468100
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance32.768020
Utility System Construction32.6767950
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers32.6667930
Newspaper Publishers32.6367860
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing32.5767740
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals32.5567700
Real Estate32.4967590
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers32.4967570
Nonscheduled Air Transportation32.4967570
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services32.4967570
Ambulatory Health Care Services32.3467270
Primary Metal Manufacturing32.3367240
Grain and Oilseed Milling32.367180
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned32.2967160
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned32.2867140
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers32.2667090
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned32.2667090
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services32.2367040
Residential Building Construction32.266970
Local Messengers and Local Delivery32.266970
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers32.1866940
Offices of Physicians32.1866940
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)32.1766920
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation32.1566860
Educational Services, Privately owned32.1166780
Department Stores32.0266610
Hospitals, Local government owned31.9466420
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned31.966350
Fabric Mills31.8666260
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned31.8466220
Inland Water Transportation31.8366200
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers31.7966130
Printing and Related Support Activities31.7866110
Clothing Stores31.7666060
Support Activities for Crop Production31.7666050
Other Support Activities for Transportation31.7366000
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors31.7165960
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing31.6365800
State government, including schools and hospitals31.5165530
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers31.4965500
Forging and Stamping31.4365380
Retail Trade31.4365380
Home Health Care Services31.3565200
Electronics and Appliance Stores31.3265150
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)31.264890
Truck Transportation31.1564780
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers31.1464770
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing31.0664610
Animal Slaughtering and Processing30.9964460
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing30.9764420
Textile Mills30.8464160
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging30.8364120
Exterminating and Pest Control Services30.8164080
Machine Shops30.7964040
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance30.7163880
Textile Furnishings Mills30.6963820
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting30.6563760
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry30.663640
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities30.5863610
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned30.5863600
Other Specialty Trade Contractors30.5263490
Wood Product Manufacturing30.5263480
Other Wood Product Manufacturing30.4963420
Warehousing and Storage30.4963410
Repair and Maintenance30.4863410
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing30.4663360
Used Merchandise Stores30.3963200
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)30.2962990
Local government, including schools and hospitals30.2762950
General Freight Trucking30.2162830
Educational Services, State government owned30.162600
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions3062400
Taxi and Limousine Service29.9562290
Foundries29.9262230
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries29.8662100
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)29.8462070
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing29.8462060
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing29.8362040
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)29.8262030
Drywall and Insulation Contractors29.6961760
Animal Food Manufacturing29.6761720
Landscaping Services29.6361630
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing29.5961550
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers29.5761500
Offices of Other Health Practitioners29.5661490
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing29.561360
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)29.561350
Radio Broadcasting29.4561260
Textile Product Mills29.4361220
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned29.4261200
Special Food Services29.2960910
Photographic Services29.1360580
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers29.1260570
Civic and Social Organizations28.9760250
General Merchandise Stores28.9260150
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services28.7559800
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing28.7359760
Support Activities for Animal Production28.7259740
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers28.7159720
Casino Hotels28.6459570
Specialty Food Stores28.6159510
Performing Arts Companies28.659500
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing28.5959460
Gambling Industries28.5259330
Building Finishing Contractors28.4959260
Business Support Services28.4459150
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)28.459080
Services to Buildings and Dwellings28.3658980
Other Textile Product Mills28.3258910
Traveler Accommodation28.2858820
Educational Support Services, Local government owned28.1958630
Food Services and Drinking Places28.1458540
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers28.0758380
Accommodation and Food Services28.0658370
Accommodation28.0458330
Vending Machine Operators28.0358310
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned28.0258290
Support Activities for Road Transportation27.9958220
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters27.9258070
Automobile Dealers27.8958010
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing27.6957590
Restaurants and Other Eating Places27.6857580
Ambulance Services27.6257460
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries27.6157430
Drycleaning and Laundry Services27.4157020
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers27.2956760
Religious Organizations27.2656700
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing27.2556670
Furniture Stores27.2556670
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists27.1956550
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)27.1356430
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing27.0856320
Apparel Knitting Mills27.0256210
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills2756170
Junior colleges, Local government owned26.9656080
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned26.8955920
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers26.8855910
Personal Care Services26.7655660
Junior colleges, Privately owned26.7255590
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)26.755550
Educational Services, Local government owned26.6855480
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores26.6455400
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities26.5855280
Social Assistance26.5555220
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned26.5455200
Other General Merchandise Stores26.5155130
Shoe Stores26.4555010
Vocational Rehabilitation Services26.4455000
Individual and Family Services26.3454790
Other Residential Care Facilities26.2954670
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)26.0954260
Home Furnishings Stores26.0754230
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities25.9854030
Telephone Call Centers25.6753400
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities25.553030
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly25.4652950
Veterinary Services25.4452900
General Rental Centers25.3152640
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned25.2452500
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities25.2252450
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers25.1752360
Death Care Services24.8451670
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores24.7451450
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities24.7151400
Sporting Goods Stores24.1450210
Child Day Care Services24.1350190
Food and Beverage Stores24.0750080
Gasoline Stations24.0550020
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned23.9449800
Roofing Contractors23.8949690
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores23.7849450
Junior colleges, State government owned23.6949280
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers23.5248930
Automotive Repair and Maintenance23.4648800
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair23.3348530
Building Material and Supplies Dealers23.3148490
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores23.2848420
Offices of Dentists23.0948020
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers23.0247870
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores22.8247470
Grocery Stores22.7847370
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance22.0345830
Technical and trade schools, State government owned21.845350
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance21.2344150
Book Stores and News Dealers20.1841980
Offices of Optometrists19.6440850
Offices of Chiropractors18.7338960
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps18.1137680
Miscellaneous Store Retailers17.8337090
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores15.6432530

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