Highest Paying Industries for Computer Occupations

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing53.38111040
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores53.02110280
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing51.75107640
Other Information Services51.56107250
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage51.3106700
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing49.65103260
Securities and Commodity Exchanges49.42102790
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities49.18102290
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing49.08102090
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil48.94101790
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing47.7699340
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing47.7699340
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences47.7699340
Oil and Gas Extraction47.6599120
Scientific Research and Development Services47.3198390
Software Publishers46.9597660
Mining46.5896890
Other Financial Investment Activities46.596710
Communications Equipment Manufacturing46.2296130
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing46.1696010
Publishing Industries (except Internet)45.7895230
Support Activities for Mining45.7595160
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank45.394220
Manufacturing45.1793960
Federal Executive Branch44.8793340
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing44.8193200
Federal government, including the US Postal Service44.7393040
Natural Gas Distribution44.1291770
Satellite Telecommunications44.0691650
Engineering Services43.9691440
Information43.4690390
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)43.3490160
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services43.2790010
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing4389440
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers42.9689350
Rail Transportation42.8989210
Nondepository Credit Intermediation42.7688950
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing42.6288650
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media42.6188640
Pipeline Transportation42.4688320
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services42.3188010
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing42.2787910
Other Pipeline Transportation42.1387630
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services42.187570
Computer Systems Design and Related Services42.0387420
Finance and Insurance41.7986910
Utilities41.6486600
Other Investment Pools and Funds41.6186550
Travel Agencies41.4686250
Waste Treatment and Disposal41.3686030
Scheduled Air Transportation41.1485570
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles41.0985460
All industries, private ownership only41.0685410
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities41.0585380
Specialty hospitals, State government owned41.0485360
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation41.0285330
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation40.9485150
Air Transportation40.7784800
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution40.784660
Chemical Manufacturing40.584240
Water Transportation40.584230
Motion Picture and Video Industries40.4884200
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers40.4684150
Depository Credit Intermediation40.4584140
Telecommunications40.4184040
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation40.3984020
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas40.3984010
All industries40.3183840
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers40.283620
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing40.1683530
Wired Telecommunications Carriers40.1583510
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers40.1283460
Tobacco Manufacturing40.1283440
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing40.183400
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing40.0983380
Management of Companies and Enterprises40.0383260
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries40.0283240
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing39.9883160
Insurance Carriers39.9483070
Testing Laboratories39.9383060
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers39.9283030
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing39.982980
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing39.8882950
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities39.7782710
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing39.7482660
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing39.6282400
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods39.4281990
Cable and Other Subscription Programming39.3681870
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities39.381750
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing39.2981720
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services39.2581640
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations39.2281590
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services39.2281580
Waste Management and Remediation Services39.0381190
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services38.9481000
Wholesale Trade38.9380970
Machinery Manufacturing38.980910
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services38.8780860
Support Activities for Water Transportation38.8480780
Footwear Manufacturing38.8280750
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing38.6680410
Basic Chemical Manufacturing38.6680400
Other Building Equipment Contractors38.4980060
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing38.3879820
Water, Sewage and Other Systems38.3479740
Hardware Manufacturing38.2779600
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing38.2279500
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events38.279450
Employment Services38.0879210
Rental and Leasing Services37.9778970
Other Insurance Related Activities37.7978610
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)37.7778560
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing37.778410
Miscellaneous Manufacturing37.6978390
Other Personal Services37.6378280
Other Telecommunications37.5578090
Federal, State, and Local Government37.577990
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service37.577990
Postal Service (federal government)37.4977970
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction37.4377850
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations37.3977780
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services37.2777530
Support Activities for Air Transportation37.1977360
Office Administrative Services37.1977350
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing36.976750
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing36.8876720
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities36.8676660
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing36.8176560
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing36.7976520
Broadcasting (except Internet)36.7176360
Transportation and Warehousing36.5976120
Other Support Services36.5776060
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers36.5275960
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services36.3775640
Pharmacies and Drug Stores36.3475590
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses36.2875470
Television Broadcasting36.2675420
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services36.2675410
Administrative and Support Services36.2375360
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned36.1975270
Nonstore Retailers36.1775240
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing3674880
Beverage Manufacturing35.9474750
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers35.9474750
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing35.974680
Personal and Laundry Services35.7974450
Educational Support Services, Privately owned35.7874430
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers35.7774410
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing35.7774390
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers35.7774390
Dairy Product Manufacturing35.5573940
Coal Mining35.5373900
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing35.5273890
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers35.4973810
Security Systems Services35.4673750
Hospitals, State government owned35.473630
Land Subdivision35.3773580
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries35.3573520
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)35.2973390
Apparel Manufacturing35.273220
Specialized Design Services35.273210
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages35.1573110
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores35.173010
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing35.0672930
Legal Services35.0672930
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing35.0472890
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing34.9772730
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing34.9772730
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing34.9572700
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing34.9372660
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)34.8872550
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction34.8872540
Consumer Goods Rental34.7972370
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations34.7972370
Support Activities for Transportation34.7872350
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing34.7772320
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned34.6972160
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing34.6672090
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing34.6372020
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures34.5671880
Sound Recording Industries34.5571860
Couriers and Express Delivery Services34.5371830
Social Advocacy Organizations34.5271800
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction34.4771690
Couriers and Messengers34.4371620
Ship and Boat Building34.4271600
Radio and Television Broadcasting34.3771490
Amusement Parks and Arcades34.3771480
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing34.3571450
Hospitals, Privately owned34.3571450
Investigation and Security Services34.3571440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned34.3571440
Paper Manufacturing34.2771280
Spectator Sports34.2671250
Health and Personal Care Stores34.2571230
Food Manufacturing34.1971110
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners34.1771070
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing34.1471020
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)34.1571020
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing34.1270970
Activities Related to Real Estate34.1270960
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)34.0570820
Plastics Product Manufacturing34.0570810
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned34.0170740
Freight Transportation Arrangement33.9970690
Direct Selling Establishments33.9670640
Mining (except Oil and Gas)33.9570610
Building Equipment Contractors33.9470590
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing33.9470590
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service33.9170540
Sawmills and Wood Preservation33.8970490
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)33.8770450
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing33.8570420
Metal Ore Mining33.8570400
Other Food Manufacturing33.8170330
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing33.7970280
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)33.7770240
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel33.7270130
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation33.7270130
Household Appliance Manufacturing33.7170110
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals33.770100
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing33.6870060
Construction33.6469960
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors33.6369950
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing33.6269920
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods33.669900
Specialty Trade Contractors33.5969870
Nonresidential Building Construction33.5869840
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers33.5669810
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills33.5569770
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing33.4769610
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers33.4369540
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying33.3569370
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing33.3469340
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories33.2869230
Outpatient Care Centers33.2669170
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing33.2369130
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation33.2269100
Grantmaking and Giving Services33.269060
Urban Transit Systems33.269050
Grain and Oilseed Milling33.1869010
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing33.1769000
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing33.1468930
Specialized Freight Trucking33.0968820
Construction of Buildings33.0568740
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction33.0168670
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals3368630
Lessors of Real Estate32.9568550
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors32.9468510
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers32.9468510
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers32.8868390
Rubber Product Manufacturing32.8768360
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills32.8668350
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services32.8668350
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)32.8468310
Facilities Support Services32.8268270
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing32.868220
Waste Collection32.7868190
Utility System Construction32.6967990
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance32.6967990
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers32.6667920
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing32.6467900
Newspaper Publishers32.6267840
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers32.4967570
Real Estate32.4967570
Nonscheduled Air Transportation32.4367440
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing32.3567280
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned32.2767120
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers32.2667090
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services32.2567080
Residential Building Construction32.266970
Primary Metal Manufacturing32.266970
Local Messengers and Local Delivery32.266970
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers32.1966950
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned32.1966950
Ambulatory Health Care Services32.1966950
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)32.1566880
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation32.1166780
Support Activities for Crop Production32.0966740
Offices of Physicians32.0566660
Department Stores32.0266610
Educational Services, Privately owned32.0166580
Hospitals, Local government owned31.9266390
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned31.8866310
Fabric Mills31.8666260
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned31.8466240
Inland Water Transportation31.8366200
Printing and Related Support Activities31.866140
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers31.7866110
State government, including schools and hospitals31.7566040
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services31.7466020
Other Support Activities for Transportation31.7366000
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors31.7165960
Clothing Stores31.6865900
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing31.6565830
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers31.4765450
Forging and Stamping31.4365380
Electronics and Appliance Stores31.3265150
Home Health Care Services31.3265130
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)31.2464980
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers31.1464770
Retail Trade31.1464770
Truck Transportation31.1264720
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing31.0764620
Animal Slaughtering and Processing3164480
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing30.9864450
Textile Mills30.8464160
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging30.8364120
Machine Shops30.864060
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting30.7663980
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance30.7163880
Exterminating and Pest Control Services30.7163870
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry30.763860
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned30.763850
Warehousing and Storage30.6663760
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities30.5863610
Wood Product Manufacturing30.5363500
Other Specialty Trade Contractors30.5263490
Other Wood Product Manufacturing30.563440
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned30.4963410
Repair and Maintenance30.4863410
Textile Furnishings Mills30.4863400
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing30.4663360
Used Merchandise Stores30.3963200
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)30.2862990
Local government, including schools and hospitals30.2562920
Educational Services, State government owned30.1962780
General Freight Trucking30.1662730
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions3062410
Taxi and Limousine Service29.9562290
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)29.9262230
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing29.8362040
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries29.7461860
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing29.7261820
Drywall and Insulation Contractors29.6961760
Landscaping Services29.6461650
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers29.5761500
Animal Food Manufacturing29.5561470
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing29.561360
Offices of Other Health Practitioners29.4961350
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)29.4561260
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned29.4461230
Foundries29.4261200
Radio Broadcasting29.4161180
Textile Product Mills29.3361000
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing29.3260990
Special Food Services29.2960910
Photographic Services29.1360580
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers29.0360380
General Merchandise Stores28.9260150
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services28.7859870
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)28.7859850
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing28.7359760
Casino Hotels28.6559580
Support Activities for Animal Production28.6459570
Civic and Social Organizations28.6259530
Performing Arts Companies28.5959470
Building Finishing Contractors28.4959260
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing28.4759220
Gambling Industries28.4759220
Specialty Food Stores28.4359130
Business Support Services28.459080
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)28.459080
Services to Buildings and Dwellings28.3458950
Other Textile Product Mills28.3258910
Traveler Accommodation28.2558760
Food Services and Drinking Places28.1458540
Educational Support Services, Local government owned28.1258480
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers28.0658370
Vending Machine Operators28.0358310
Accommodation and Food Services28.0458310
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned28.0258290
Accommodation28.0158270
Support Activities for Road Transportation27.9958220
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters27.9258070
Automobile Dealers27.8958010
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers27.7457710
Restaurants and Other Eating Places27.6857580
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing27.6657530
Ambulance Services27.6457490
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries27.6157430
Drycleaning and Laundry Services27.4157020
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers27.2956760
Religious Organizations27.2756720
Furniture Stores27.2556670
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing27.2456650
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 owned26.955950
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers26.8855910
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned26.8255780
Personal Care Services26.7655660
Junior colleges, Privately owned26.7255590
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)26.6655440
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores26.6455400
Educational Services, Local government owned26.6255370
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities26.5455200
Social Assistance26.5255150
Other General Merchandise Stores26.5155130
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned26.4855090
Vocational Rehabilitation Services26.4755060
Shoe Stores26.4555010
Other Residential Care Facilities26.3154730
Individual and Family Services26.2754650
Home Furnishings Stores26.0754230
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)26.0454170
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities25.9153890
Telephone Call Centers25.6453330
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities25.4552940
Veterinary Services25.4452900
General Rental Centers25.3152640
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly25.2952610
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned25.2552530
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities25.1952390
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers25.1752360
Death Care Services24.8451670
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores24.7251420
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities24.7151400
Sporting Goods Stores24.1450210
Child Day Care Services24.1450210
Gasoline Stations24.0550020
Food and Beverage Stores24.0249970
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned23.9449800
Roofing Contractors23.8949690
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores23.7849450
Junior colleges, State government owned23.6849260
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers23.5248920
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 Stores22.7347290
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance22.0345830
Technical and trade schools, State government owned21.845350
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance21.1944080
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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