Highest Paying Industries for Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Federal Executive Branch36.0274910
Federal government, including the US Postal Service34.7772320
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing34.7472260
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing34.0470790
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)33.8570410
Other Pipeline Transportation33.7470180
Oil and Gas Extraction33.6469970
Natural Gas Distribution33.1268900
Basic Chemical Manufacturing32.8368290
Utilities31.9466440
Rail Transportation31.8566240
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution31.8266180
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned31.8266180
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas31.3565210
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media30.9364330
Beverage Manufacturing30.7263900
Pipeline Transportation30.763850
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing30.4263270
Computer Systems Design and Related Services30.3363090
Postal Service (federal government)30.2762970
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing30.262810
Cable and Other Subscription Programming30.1862770
Telecommunications3062390
Transportation and Warehousing29.7561890
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing29.7361850
Mining29.7161810
Facilities Support Services29.4461230
Electronics and Appliance Stores29.4161180
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers29.3361020
Chemical Manufacturing29.2760880
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil29.260730
Metal Ore Mining29.1560640
Satellite Telecommunications29.1460610
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences29.1160550
Scientific Research and Development Services29.0960520
Information29.0460400
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned29.0260360
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing29.0160340
Management of Companies and Enterprises2960320
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing28.9860280
Hospitals, Local government owned28.8860080
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance28.8359970
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned28.8159930
Television Broadcasting28.7359770
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries28.6959680
Motion Picture and Video Industries28.6459570
Wired Telecommunications Carriers28.6459560
Broadcasting (except Internet)28.4759210
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors28.459070
Software Publishers28.459070
Publishing Industries (except Internet)28.3558970
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers28.358850
Radio and Television Broadcasting28.2958850
Federal, State, and Local Government28.2958850
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service28.2958850
Ship and Boat Building28.2758810
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers28.2358710
Casino Hotels28.1558560
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service28.1158480
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers28.0758380
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations27.9858200
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing27.8557930
Building Equipment Contractors27.7857790
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers27.7657740
Educational Services, Privately owned27.7557730
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing27.757610
Employment Services27.6357470
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing27.5957380
Office Administrative Services27.5557310
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers27.5557290
Scheduled Air Transportation27.5457280
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers27.557200
Mining (except Oil and Gas)27.4857170
Communications Equipment Manufacturing27.4957170
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers27.4857150
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing27.4257020
Insurance Carriers27.3956970
Air Transportation27.3856940
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors27.3456860
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers27.356790
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing27.2956760
Wholesale Trade27.2656700
Security Systems Services27.2256620
Waste Treatment and Disposal27.1856540
Investigation and Security Services27.1856530
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals27.1856530
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing27.1856520
Administrative and Support Services27.1756520
Local government, including schools and hospitals27.1756520
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing27.1556480
Specialty Trade Contractors27.156380
Support Activities for Air Transportation27.0856320
Repair and Maintenance27.0756310
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)26.9856120
Manufacturing26.9856110
Telephone Call Centers26.9856110
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned26.9856110
Support Activities for Transportation26.9756100
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services26.9656080
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods26.8855910
Dairy Product Manufacturing26.8555850
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing26.8455830
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing26.8355820
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing26.8255790
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing26.8255780
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing26.8155760
Other Telecommunications26.855740
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers26.7755690
All industries26.7755670
Ambulatory Health Care Services26.7655670
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction26.7455610
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods26.7155550
Educational Services, Local government owned26.6655460
All industries, private ownership only26.5555230
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing26.4955100
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing26.4955090
Hospitals, State government owned26.4755070
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services26.454910
Drywall and Insulation Contractors26.3754840
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services26.3554810
Social Assistance26.3554810
Specialized Design Services26.3154730
Nonstore Retailers26.2654620
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses26.2654620
Other Information Services26.2454590
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services26.2454570
Junior colleges, Local government owned26.2254530
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing26.1954470
Water, Sewage and Other Systems26.1454380
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing26.1454370
Engineering Services26.1454370
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers26.1254330
Other Building Equipment Contractors26.1154300
Radio Broadcasting26.154290
Rubber Product Manufacturing26.154280
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned26.0954270
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing26.0554180
Traveler Accommodation26.0454160
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing25.9654000
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)25.9653990
Paper Manufacturing25.9553980
Construction25.9453950
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers25.9153880
Accommodation and Food Services25.8953850
Accommodation25.8953850
Support Activities for Mining25.8653790
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing25.8453760
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations25.7853620
Machinery Manufacturing25.7153480
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing25.6853420
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction25.6753390
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing25.6553360
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing25.6553360
Testing Laboratories25.6253290
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services25.5653160
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned25.5553140
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)25.5353100
Activities Related to Real Estate25.5253090
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers25.553030
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills25.4953020
Other Food Manufacturing25.4652950
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel25.4352890
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing25.4252880
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing25.4152850
Printing and Related Support Activities25.3752780
Nonscheduled Air Transportation25.3552740
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction25.3452710
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers25.3352680
Nonresidential Building Construction25.352630
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing25.2852580
Miscellaneous Manufacturing25.2652540
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services25.2452510
Grain and Oilseed Milling25.2352480
Services to Buildings and Dwellings25.2352480
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.2252450
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing25.2152440
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing25.1852370
Rental and Leasing Services25.1352270
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance25.1352270
Primary Metal Manufacturing25.1352260
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services25.1252250
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors25.152200
Sawmills and Wood Preservation25.0652120
Social Advocacy Organizations24.9951990
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)24.9151820
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying24.8951770
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers24.8751740
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)24.8651720
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing24.8351640
Building Finishing Contractors24.8251630
Textile Furnishings Mills24.851580
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing24.7951570
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction24.7351430
Waste Management and Remediation Services24.751370
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)24.751370
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing24.6951360
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing24.6951350
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing24.6751320
Household Appliance Manufacturing24.6751320
Utility System Construction24.6651290
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing24.6651290
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing24.5751100
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing24.4950940
Construction of Buildings24.4450840
Hospitals, Privately owned24.350540
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing24.2650460
Food Manufacturing24.2350390
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned24.2350390
Other Specialty Trade Contractors24.2250380
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing24.2150350
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing24.2150350
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing24.250340
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing24.1350190
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors24.150130
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing24.0349980
Coal Mining24.0149940
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers23.8349560
Animal Slaughtering and Processing23.849500
Plastics Product Manufacturing23.7649420
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing23.7549410
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing23.6649210
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing23.5949060
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing23.5849050
Machine Shops23.5849040
Forging and Stamping23.5649000
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing23.5248930
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries23.5248920
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories23.4748830
Warehousing and Storage23.4448750
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing23.3748610
Residential Building Construction23.3148480
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities23.3148470
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)23.348460
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing23.2748400
Real Estate23.2348320
Foundries23.248250
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services23.1948240
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers23.1348120
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing23.0447930
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)23.0447930
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing22.9747780
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions22.9147660
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing22.947640
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals22.7547320
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)22.747210
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned22.747210
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services22.6847180
Hardware Manufacturing22.6847170
Roofing Contractors22.647020
State government, including schools and hospitals22.6147020
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing22.5246850
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation22.5246850
Finance and Insurance22.546810
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers22.3746520
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries22.3446460
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing22.2846350
Wood Product Manufacturing22.2446270
Textile Product Mills22.2246220
Other Wood Product Manufacturing22.2146210
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing22.246170
Automotive Repair and Maintenance22.246170
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities22.1446050
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing22.1146000
Retail Trade22.1145990
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing21.9245600
Business Support Services21.9245590
Junior colleges, State government owned21.8245380
Amusement Parks and Arcades21.7245170
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing21.6945120
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities21.6845090
Other Financial Investment Activities21.6845090
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills21.6645040
Educational Services, State government owned21.6545030
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned21.6545020
Lessors of Real Estate21.4944710
Other Support Services21.4544610
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers21.3644440
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities21.3544410
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers21.3344370
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores21.3244340
Fabric Mills21.0543780
Other Textile Product Mills20.9943660
Building Material and Supplies Dealers20.9843640
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing20.9643590
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers20.9443560
Landscaping Services20.7643170
Land Subdivision20.7343120
Textile Mills20.4642560
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers20.0441680
Masonry Contractors19.5140570
Miscellaneous Store Retailers18.839100
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers18.7639020
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills18.1637780
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities17.9537330
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages17.4236230

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