Highest Paying Industries for Drafters

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Oil and Gas Extraction37.7178430
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas37.177170
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing36.9276790
Pipeline Transportation36.4675830
Natural Gas Distribution34.9872760
Facilities Support Services34.4971730
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil33.770100
Utilities33.2669190
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution33.2469130
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing32.8368290
Rail Transportation32.0766700
Mining (except Oil and Gas)31.7566050
Federal government, including the US Postal Service31.6965910
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing31.6765870
Federal Executive Branch31.6165740
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services31.4965500
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing31.3665230
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing31.2665010
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing30.9864430
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences30.8564160
Scientific Research and Development Services30.8364130
Mining30.5663550
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing30.5263480
Waste Management and Remediation Services30.2963010
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers30.0562510
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing30.0362460
Basic Chemical Manufacturing29.8662100
Computer Systems Design and Related Services29.7861930
Transportation and Warehousing29.6961750
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing29.661570
Support Activities for Mining29.2860900
Activities Related to Real Estate29.1660660
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers29.0560420
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals28.960110
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing28.8259940
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction28.859900
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing28.7759830
Local government, including schools and hospitals28.7159720
Employment Services28.6459580
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors28.4759220
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services28.4659210
Utility System Construction28.4559170
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services28.3759020
Administrative and Support Services28.3658980
Communications Equipment Manufacturing28.2458730
Building Equipment Contractors28.1358500
Air Transportation28.0358290
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors27.9558130
Information27.8457900
Chemical Manufacturing27.7557720
Wired Telecommunications Carriers27.7457710
Nonstore Retailers27.7257650
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses27.7257650
Management of Companies and Enterprises27.6557510
Federal, State, and Local Government27.6157420
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service27.6157420
Telecommunications27.5957380
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction27.5757350
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction27.5557300
Ship and Boat Building27.4857150
Software Publishers27.4657120
Specialty Trade Contractors27.4257030
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing27.3956980
Engineering Services27.2256610
Publishing Industries (except Internet)27.156370
Testing Laboratories27.0856330
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service26.9956130
Drywall and Insulation Contractors26.7555650
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing26.6855500
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services26.6355380
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing26.5955300
Construction26.5155140
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods26.4755060
All industries26.3754850
All industries, private ownership only26.3654820
Water, Sewage and Other Systems26.3254740
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing26.3254740
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services26.3154720
Specialized Design Services26.2854660
Manufacturing26.2654610
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing26.2454580
Security Systems Services26.254500
Real Estate26.1754430
Investigation and Security Services26.1754430
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing26.1654420
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services26.154290
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers26.154280
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing26.0654200
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing26.0554190
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services26.0354130
Other Building Equipment Contractors25.8653780
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing25.8353730
Paper Manufacturing25.7553560
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers25.7453550
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned25.6653380
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing25.6153270
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing25.5853200
Miscellaneous Manufacturing25.5853200
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing25.5753190
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing25.5653170
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing25.5453130
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing25.5353110
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction25.5353100
Other Support Services25.5153060
Nonresidential Building Construction25.4752980
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing25.3852780
Lessors of Real Estate25.3752770
Wholesale Trade25.3652750
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors25.3552730
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services25.2852580
Household Appliance Manufacturing25.2452510
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.252410
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities25.0652130
Machinery Manufacturing25.0652130
Building Finishing Contractors2551990
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers24.9751940
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing24.9651910
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing24.9351860
Other Specialty Trade Contractors24.9251840
Hospitals, Privately owned24.9351840
Educational Services, Privately owned24.951800
Office Administrative Services24.951790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)24.8651720
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)24.8351650
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned24.851590
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers24.7651490
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing24.6251210
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers24.6251210
Educational Services, Local government owned24.651160
Rental and Leasing Services24.5651080
Construction of Buildings24.550960
Foundries24.4850910
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers24.4550850
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing24.4350810
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned24.3550650
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance24.3150570
Printing and Related Support Activities24.3150560
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing24.2950530
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)24.2150360
Rubber Product Manufacturing24.0950110
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods24.0850090
Forging and Stamping24.0750060
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals24.0650040
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)24.0450010
Primary Metal Manufacturing24.0349990
Repair and Maintenance24.0249950
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing2449930
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing2449910
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing23.8649630
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing23.8449590
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers23.6749230
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing23.6449160
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)23.649100
State government, including schools and hospitals23.5649000
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing23.5548990
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing23.5348940
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing23.4448760
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing23.4248710
Machine Shops23.3948650
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers23.3648590
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing23.3648580
Residential Building Construction23.3148480
Automotive Repair and Maintenance23.348460
Plastics Product Manufacturing23.2948440
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)23.2248300
Hardware Manufacturing23.1348120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)23.1148080
Food Manufacturing23.0848000
Land Subdivision2347850
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing22.9847800
Warehousing and Storage22.9647760
Other Telecommunications22.9247680
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing22.8947620
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing22.847430
Support Activities for Air Transportation22.7247270
Roofing Contractors22.6347070
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers22.5646930
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing22.4446680
Other Textile Product Mills22.4446670
Support Activities for Transportation22.3846550
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned22.3646510
Educational Services, State government owned22.3546490
Other Wood Product Manufacturing22.2746320
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors22.2646300
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing22.2546270
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing22.2346240
Wood Product Manufacturing22.1846130
Textile Product Mills22.1246010
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing22.0745910
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers21.9345610
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing21.8345410
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel21.7845300
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing21.7745290
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing21.7645260
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers21.7245170
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing21.6445000
Retail Trade21.644930
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing21.5344790
Building Material and Supplies Dealers20.9843640
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers20.9443560
Apparel Manufacturing20.7643180
Services to Buildings and Dwellings20.7643170
Landscaping Services20.7643170
Miscellaneous Store Retailers19.8241220
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers19.7741130
Masonry Contractors19.5140570

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