Highest Paying Industries for Drafters, All Other

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Natural Gas Distribution36.0174900
Oil and Gas Extraction33.269060
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing32.4267440
Machine Shops32.4267440
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers31.8766290
Pipeline Transportation31.6265780
Mining31.1664800
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing31.1464770
Utilities31.0764620
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing30.8864220
Support Activities for Mining30.7463940
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction30.563440
Information30.0662520
Basic Chemical Manufacturing29.3361000
Scientific Research and Development Services28.8259940
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers28.8159910
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences28.7459790
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing28.5759420
Engineering Services28.4959250
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing28.4659200
Transportation and Warehousing28.3258910
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals28.358860
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing27.9558140
Local government, including schools and hospitals27.8857980
Nonstore Retailers27.8257870
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses27.8257870
Chemical Manufacturing27.8257860
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution27.7157630
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction27.4757140
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers27.4557090
Management of Companies and Enterprises27.2756730
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing27.1656490
Federal, State, and Local Government27.1356430
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service27.1356430
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services26.9556050
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services26.8355800
Wholesale Trade26.6655450
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing26.354710
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service26.2754640
Computer Systems Design and Related Services26.154280
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods26.0754220
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing25.9653990
Specialized Design Services25.9553970
All industries25.753450
Other Wood Product Manufacturing25.6853420
All industries, private ownership only25.6853400
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing25.653250
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing25.5753190
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing25.5453120
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing25.553050
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors25.4452920
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing25.3452710
Machinery Manufacturing25.3352690
Building Equipment Contractors25.3152650
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals25.1952400
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing25.1852370
Miscellaneous Manufacturing25.1852370
Wood Product Manufacturing25.152200
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing25.0852170
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services2552000
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing24.8351650
Specialty Trade Contractors24.7551490
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors24.7251410
Utility System Construction24.5851120
Manufacturing24.5651090
Paper Manufacturing24.5451050
Primary Metal Manufacturing24.550970
State government, including schools and hospitals24.4950940
Drywall and Insulation Contractors24.450760
Construction24.3950730
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing24.2650460
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors24.2350410
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers24.0850100
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing23.9449800
Employment Services23.7949490
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing23.7749440
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned23.6749230
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)23.6649220
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing23.6549180
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services23.6349150
Educational Services, Privately owned23.5649000
Administrative and Support Services23.5448960
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing23.5348940
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)23.4748810
Educational Services, State government owned23.4548780
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned23.3948660
Nonresidential Building Construction23.3348520
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods23.2548370
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing23.2348320
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers23.2348320
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing22.8347490
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers22.7847380
Building Finishing Contractors22.6947200
Retail Trade22.5746950
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing22.2746310
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing22.246180
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing22.1446040
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing22.0845920
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing22.0445840
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing22.0345820
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)21.9845730
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing21.9545660
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing21.745140
Repair and Maintenance21.6445010
Testing Laboratories21.5944920
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers21.3144330
Construction of Buildings21.0943880
Ship and Boat Building20.9943660
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing20.9543580
Building Material and Supplies Dealers20.141820
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing19.941400
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers19.8941360
Apparel Manufacturing19.8541280
Investigation and Security Services19.8441280
Security Systems Services19.8441280
Plastics Product Manufacturing19.8241230
Residential Building Construction19.4540450
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers19.3940330
Services to Buildings and Dwellings18.8139120
Landscaping Services18.8139120
Roofing Contractors18.5738620
Miscellaneous Store Retailers17.8737170
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers17.7636940

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