Highest Paying Industries for Construction and Extraction Occupations

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Restaurants and Other Eating Places36.5476000
Scheduled Air Transportation35.1773150
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities35.0272850
Air Transportation34.9372650
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned33.4769620
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned32.8668340
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance32.8568330
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution32.3767340
Tobacco Manufacturing31.9266390
Food Services and Drinking Places31.8566240
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing31.6265770
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers31.3565200
Publishing Industries (except Internet)31.2865070
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries31.0264530
Motion Picture and Video Industries31.0264530
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers30.9764410
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations30.9564380
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)30.5763590
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging30.5363490
Newspaper Publishers30.4763370
Scientific Research and Development Services30.3863190
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences30.3863190
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services30.3763170
Insurance Carriers30.3663150
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers30.3563140
Natural Gas Distribution30.2562920
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing30.1562710
Information30.0962600
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events29.9962370
Hospitals, Local government owned29.9662330
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned29.9462280
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing29.962190
Spectator Sports29.8862150
Utilities29.8162000
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing29.6761710
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing29.4261200
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation29.360950
Beverage Manufacturing29.0660450
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil28.9260160
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries28.5459360
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services28.4859230
Other Building Equipment Contractors28.4359140
Performing Arts Companies28.4359130
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing28.459070
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills28.2958840
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing28.0258290
Paper Manufacturing2858240
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing27.8858000
Postal Service (federal government)27.7857780
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing27.7357690
Engineering Services27.6957590
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries27.6257460
Outpatient Care Centers27.6157440
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers27.6157430
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing27.5257240
Other Telecommunications27.4657120
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services27.4657120
Rail Transportation27.4357060
Finance and Insurance27.3656910
Oil and Gas Extraction27.2956760
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing27.2856740
Cable and Other Subscription Programming27.2756730
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing27.1856530
Chemical Manufacturing27.1656480
Broadcasting (except Internet)27.156370
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services27.0756290
Grain and Oilseed Milling26.9656070
Security Systems Services26.8855920
Federal government, including the US Postal Service26.8555860
Federal Executive Branch26.8555850
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services26.8355800
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing26.7655650
Animal Food Manufacturing26.7555640
Telecommunications26.7255570
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing26.6355390
Household Appliance Manufacturing26.6355390
Specialty hospitals, State government owned26.6255380
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing26.5655250
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters26.5655250
Other Pipeline Transportation26.5655240
Investigation and Security Services26.5455190
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation26.5255170
Primary Metal Manufacturing26.555110
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing26.4454990
Metal Ore Mining26.4354980
Basic Chemical Manufacturing26.3754840
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned26.3154730
General Merchandise Stores26.3154720
Department Stores26.3154720
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing26.1954470
Educational Services, Privately owned26.1254330
Wired Telecommunications Carriers26.1254320
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)26.154290
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)26.0954270
Coal Mining26.0854250
Transportation and Warehousing26.0554180
Pipeline Transportation26.0254120
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing25.9654000
Ambulatory Health Care Services25.9353930
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing25.8353730
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing25.7853620
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing25.7353520
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned25.7253490
Hospitals, Privately owned25.6953440
Computer Systems Design and Related Services25.6853420
Rubber Product Manufacturing25.5653160
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities25.5253080
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned25.4953020
Casino Hotels25.4953010
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities25.3852790
Other Food Manufacturing25.3252660
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing25.3152640
Lessors of Real Estate25.352620
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses25.2952600
Educational Support Services, Local government owned25.2752560
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)25.2652550
Management of Companies and Enterprises25.2252460
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas25.252410
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors25.1852380
Educational Support Services, Privately owned25.1852370
Testing Laboratories25.1552310
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers25.1352280
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing25.152210
Building Equipment Contractors25.0652130
Food Manufacturing25.0452080
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing25.0352060
Automobile Dealers25.0252030
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing24.9651930
Offices of Physicians24.9651930
Dairy Product Manufacturing24.9551890
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers24.9451880
Printing and Related Support Activities24.9251840
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel24.8651710
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing24.8551680
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing24.8451670
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned24.8251630
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing24.7751520
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers24.6851340
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)24.6851330
Water Transportation24.6151180
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors24.5851120
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries24.5751100
Foundries24.5651080
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)24.5551070
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned24.5651070
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing24.5451030
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)24.4750890
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned24.4750890
Photographic Services24.4250790
Hospitals, State government owned24.3750700
Mining (except Oil and Gas)24.3550640
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance24.3450620
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing24.3250590
Mining24.3250580
Facilities Support Services24.3150570
Sawmills and Wood Preservation24.2350410
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation24.2250380
Nondepository Credit Intermediation24.1550230
Junior colleges, Local government owned24.1450210
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing24.0249960
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing23.9949910
Machine Shops23.9949890
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation23.9449790
Urban Transit Systems23.9449790
Real Estate23.9249750
Support Activities for Mining23.8549610
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)23.8549600
Nonresidential Building Construction23.8149530
Gambling Industries23.7849460
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)23.7549400
Forging and Stamping23.7549390
Other Support Services23.7149310
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers23.749300
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing23.749290
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing23.649090
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned23.5749020
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned23.5548980
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers23.5448960
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)23.548890
Educational Services, State government owned23.4848840
Warehousing and Storage23.4448760
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing23.4148690
Electronics and Appliance Stores23.448680
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers23.448670
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance23.448670
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations23.3648590
Support Activities for Water Transportation23.3648580
Hardware Manufacturing23.3348530
Plastics Product Manufacturing23.3248510
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)23.1848220
Rental and Leasing Services23.1848210
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction23.1548160
Repair and Maintenance23.1548160
Civic and Social Organizations23.1248090
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing23.148060
Educational Services, Local government owned23.0948030
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers23.0848010
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers23.0647970
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions2347840
Accommodation and Food Services2347840
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing22.9447710
Support Activities for Air Transportation22.947640
Traveler Accommodation22.9147640
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities22.8847590
Accommodation22.8747580
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing22.8547530
Personal and Laundry Services22.8347490
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing22.8347480
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)22.8247480
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers22.7947400
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing22.7847380
Death Care Services22.7647350
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned22.7347280
Communications Equipment Manufacturing22.6947200
Ship and Boat Building22.6747150
Manufacturing22.6347070
Machinery Manufacturing22.5446880
Amusement Parks and Arcades22.5146810
All industries, private ownership only22.4346660
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction22.4346660
All industries22.446600
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers22.446580
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods22.3646500
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned22.3546500
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction22.3546480
Specialty Trade Contractors22.3146410
Construction22.2746330
Fabric Mills22.2146190
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing22.1746100
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing22.1546070
Water, Sewage and Other Systems22.1446060
Waste Treatment and Disposal22.1446040
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service22.1346030
Drywall and Insulation Contractors22.145960
Activities Related to Real Estate22.0845930
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction22.0745910
Construction of Buildings22.0645880
Local government, including schools and hospitals22.0445850
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers22.0145790
Federal, State, and Local Government2245770
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service2245770
Utility System Construction21.9645680
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers21.9545650
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals21.9545650
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills21.9445630
Wholesale Trade21.9245600
Textile Mills21.9245590
Office Administrative Services21.8445430
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing21.845340
Other Insurance Related Activities21.7545240
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities21.644920
Animal Slaughtering and Processing21.5944910
Waste Collection21.5644840
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations21.5644830
Support Activities for Rail Transportation21.5444800
Land Subdivision21.5344780
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities21.5344770
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods21.544710
Support Activities for Transportation21.4744660
Masonry Contractors21.4144530
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers21.3944480
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing21.3444380
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing21.3144330
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing21.344300
Junior colleges, State government owned21.2844260
Support Activities for Road Transportation21.2644230
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills21.1844060
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services21.1544000
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)21.1343950
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying21.143880
Waste Management and Remediation Services21.0143710
State government, including schools and hospitals21.0143700
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers20.943470
General Rental Centers20.8943450
Nonstore Retailers20.8743410
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services20.7543150
Specialized Freight Trucking20.6642970
Direct Selling Establishments20.6142870
Specialized Design Services20.5842820
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing20.5642770
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors20.5442720
Forestry and Logging20.5242690
Logging20.5242690
Building Finishing Contractors20.5142660
Textile Furnishings Mills20.4942620
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals20.4942620
Automotive Repair and Maintenance20.3642350
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities20.3542320
Miscellaneous Manufacturing20.342230
Residential Building Construction20.2942210
Other Specialty Trade Contractors20.1741960
Social Assistance20.1841960
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly20.1641930
Truck Transportation20.1341870
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing20.0841770
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance20.0441670
Grocery Stores20.0241650
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing19.9441480
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers19.9441470
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors19.8641310
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services19.7741120
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps19.7341030
Services to Buildings and Dwellings19.6840930
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing19.6440850
Individual and Family Services19.6140790
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing19.5840720
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair19.5740700
Social Advocacy Organizations19.5440640
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers19.4540460
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing19.4440440
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing19.3440230
Landscaping Services19.3440230
Home Furnishings Stores19.2239980
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores19.239940
Food and Beverage Stores19.1839890
Other Residential Care Facilities19.1339790
Roofing Contractors19.0839690
Child Day Care Services19.0639640
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers19.0239570
Retail Trade19.0339570
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing19.0139530
Inland Water Transportation18.9639440
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting18.9539420
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing18.8939280
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers18.8739260
Building Material and Supplies Dealers18.8839260
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing18.8639220
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers18.8339170
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services18.8339170
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors18.839110
Furniture Stores18.7238940
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing18.3138090
Exterminating and Pest Control Services18.2838020
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores18.2738000
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing18.1737790
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing18.1737790
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing18.1537750
Used Merchandise Stores18.0137460
Freight Transportation Arrangement17.9737380
Textile Product Mills17.8637150
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing17.8237060
Administrative and Support Services17.6636730
Wood Product Manufacturing17.4836350
General Freight Trucking17.4736340
Miscellaneous Store Retailers17.2335830
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers17.2135800
Other Wood Product Manufacturing17.0335420
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing16.734740
Other Support Activities for Transportation16.6434620
Other Textile Product Mills16.4934300
Employment Services16.4834290
Consumer Goods Rental15.8933050
Support Activities for Crop Production15.6532560
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance15.5632370
Vocational Rehabilitation Services14.9631120

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