Highest Paying Industries for Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing30.0662530
Wired Telecommunications Carriers27.5757350
Postal Service (federal government)25.8253710
Federal government, including the US Postal Service25.8253710
Couriers and Express Delivery Services25.452840
Other Pipeline Transportation24.8551690
Couriers and Messengers24.2850490
Telecommunications24.1450210
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing23.8349570
Support Activities for Water Transportation23.7449380
Coal Mining23.749300
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries23.5949060
Spectator Sports23.4248720
School and Employee Bus Transportation23.3248500
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing23.2448330
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing22.7147240
Pipeline Transportation22.5746950
Scientific Research and Development Services22.0745910
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences22.0745910
Rail Transportation21.9745700
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas21.9745690
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing21.945550
Metal Ore Mining21.8545450
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution21.8445430
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction21.8445430
Natural Gas Distribution21.8145370
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing21.7945320
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil21.3744440
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries21.344300
Oil and Gas Extraction21.2844270
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing21.1343960
Utility System Construction21.1243930
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing21.0643800
Basic Chemical Manufacturing21.0643800
Utilities2143680
Support Activities for Mining20.8543370
Transportation and Warehousing20.8443350
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing20.6342910
General Freight Trucking20.6142860
Mining20.4942610
Other Telecommunications20.4942610
Grain and Oilseed Milling20.4342500
Truck Transportation20.3942410
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries20.3642340
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing20.2442100
Primary Metal Manufacturing20.2342070
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction20.1841970
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing20.1341860
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction20.1241850
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers20.0341670
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service19.9141410
Specialized Freight Trucking19.8841350
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation19.8641310
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned19.8541280
Mining (except Oil and Gas)19.8241220
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills19.8141210
Other Building Equipment Contractors19.7941170
Chemical Manufacturing19.7741120
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills19.7241010
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing19.740970
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction19.6440850
Support Activities for Rail Transportation19.5840730
Dairy Product Manufacturing19.5540670
Landscaping Services19.4940530
Waste Treatment and Disposal19.4740500
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel19.2540030
Engineering Services19.2239970
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals19.2139950
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers19.1739880
Construction19.1539830
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries19.1439820
Inland Water Transportation19.1339800
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors19.0939720
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers19.139720
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned19.139720
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing19.0939710
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing19.0739660
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing19.0639640
Federal, State, and Local Government19.0639640
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service19.0639640
Freight Transportation Arrangement19.0339580
Facilities Support Services19.0139550
Waste Management and Remediation Services19.0139540
Management of Companies and Enterprises18.9639440
Nonresidential Building Construction18.9539420
Waste Collection18.9239350
Rubber Product Manufacturing18.9139340
Local government, including schools and hospitals18.939320
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage18.8939300
Ship and Boat Building18.8739250
Water Transportation18.8639230
Other Specialty Trade Contractors18.839110
Water, Sewage and Other Systems18.7939070
Educational Services, Privately owned18.7839050
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing18.7438990
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing18.7338950
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services18.7238940
Warehousing and Storage18.7238930
Paper Manufacturing18.6638820
Roofing Contractors18.6638810
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors18.6538780
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing18.6538780
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation18.5938670
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing18.5938660
Casino Hotels18.5938660
Specialty Trade Contractors18.5638600
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers18.5638600
Construction of Buildings18.538490
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories18.538490
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities18.4738420
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing18.4738410
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing18.4638390
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services18.4538380
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing18.4238320
Services to Buildings and Dwellings18.3638200
Other Support Activities for Transportation18.3438150
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers18.3438140
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing18.338070
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing18.2938040
Forestry and Logging18.2637980
Logging18.2637980
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying18.2237910
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods18.1837820
Household Appliance Manufacturing18.137640
All industries18.0937620
Forging and Stamping18.0737590
All industries, private ownership only18.0637560
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services18.0437520
Drywall and Insulation Contractors18.0237480
Book Stores and News Dealers17.9837390
Office Administrative Services17.9537350
Land Subdivision17.9437310
Educational Support Services, Privately owned17.8837200
Building Equipment Contractors17.8837190
Direct Selling Establishments17.8837190
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing17.8837180
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing17.8737160
Manufacturing17.8537130
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance17.8437110
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing17.7937000
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing17.7736960
Beverage Manufacturing17.7736960
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing17.7336890
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers17.7336870
Tobacco Manufacturing17.6836780
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors17.6436700
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing17.6436680
Masonry Contractors17.6336670
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers17.5936600
Plastics Product Manufacturing17.5736550
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing17.5636520
Broadcasting (except Internet)17.5436470
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing17.5336460
Residential Building Construction17.5336450
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing17.5236450
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers17.5236450
Radio and Television Broadcasting17.536410
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging17.536400
Foundries17.536400
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing17.4636320
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)17.4636320
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals17.4636320
Employment Services17.4436280
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting17.4236240
Food Manufacturing17.4236240
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation17.4236240
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land17.4236240
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)17.4136220
Support Activities for Air Transportation17.3836160
Support Activities for Transportation17.3836150
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors17.3536080
Insurance Carriers17.3536080
Sawmills and Wood Preservation17.3436070
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions17.3336040
Finance and Insurance17.2935970
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services17.2835940
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing17.2735920
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services17.2635910
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services17.2635890
Wholesale Trade17.2535880
Animal Slaughtering and Processing17.2435850
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing17.1935760
Amusement Parks and Arcades17.1835730
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing17.1735720
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing17.1735720
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors17.1635700
Administrative and Support Services17.1735700
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing17.1635690
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing17.1335630
State government, including schools and hospitals17.1135590
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing17.135560
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing17.0735510
Nonstore Retailers17.0735500
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing17.0535470
Wood Product Manufacturing1735360
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)1735360
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing16.9935340
Building Finishing Contractors16.9835320
Animal Food Manufacturing16.9735300
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation16.9735300
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned16.9735300
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing16.9135180
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing16.935150
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing16.935140
Other Wood Product Manufacturing16.8635080
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)16.8635060
Machinery Manufacturing16.8335010
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned16.8335000
Computer Systems Design and Related Services16.7934920
Educational Services, Local government owned16.7934920
Lessors of Real Estate16.7934910
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers16.7234780
Gambling Industries16.734740
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing16.734730
Testing Laboratories16.734730
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing16.6734670
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities16.6134540
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)16.634530
Other General Merchandise Stores16.5934510
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing16.5934500
Support Activities for Road Transportation16.5734470
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities16.5634450
Real Estate16.5534430
Local Messengers and Local Delivery16.5434410
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing16.5234370
Other Food Manufacturing16.5234360
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing16.4834280
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation16.4834270
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned16.4734260
Junior colleges, Local government owned16.4534220
Security Systems Services16.4534210
Textile Mills16.4134140
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services16.3934080
Educational Services, State government owned16.3834070
Nondepository Credit Intermediation16.3634030
Fabric Mills16.3634020
Offices of Physicians16.3333960
Hospitals, State government owned16.3333960
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation16.2933880
Specialized Design Services16.2633830
Hardware Manufacturing16.2633810
Drycleaning and Laundry Services16.2433780
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services16.2133720
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers16.1933670
Civic and Social Organizations16.1733640
Scheduled Air Transportation16.1733630
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing16.1633620
Travel Agencies16.1433570
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing16.1333550
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned16.1333550
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers16.1233540
Rental and Leasing Services16.1233530
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)16.133490
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing16.0933470
Personal and Laundry Services16.0833440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned16.0633390
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)16.0433370
Hospitals, Privately owned16.0233320
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry15.9933250
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers15.9833240
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services15.9833240
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)15.9233110
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers15.9133100
Gasoline Stations15.9133100
Other Information Services15.9133100
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned15.8733010
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers15.8432950
Other Support Services15.8332940
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)15.7932850
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)15.7732800
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)15.7732800
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers15.7132680
Ambulatory Health Care Services15.7132670
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing15.732660
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities15.6832610
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods15.6632560
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing15.6432530
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers15.632460
Support Activities for Crop Production15.632440
Machine Shops15.5832400
Outpatient Care Centers15.532240
Building Material and Supplies Dealers15.4632150
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing15.4432120
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services15.4332090
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers15.432040
Information15.3932010
Repair and Maintenance15.3932010
General Merchandise Stores15.3531930
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers15.2631750
Junior colleges, State government owned15.2431710
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services15.2331670
General Rental Centers15.231620
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities15.1731550
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance15.0631330
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores15.0331270
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers15.0331260
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers15.0231250
Vending Machine Operators1531190
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing14.9731130
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills14.9431080
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations14.8930970
Automotive Repair and Maintenance14.8830940
Air Transportation14.8630900
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned14.8630900
Investigation and Security Services14.8430860
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing14.8230820
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair14.830790
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services14.7930760
Business Support Services14.7930760
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services14.7630710
Specialty Food Stores14.7630690
Nonscheduled Air Transportation14.6530460
Telephone Call Centers14.6430460
Food and Beverage Stores14.6430450
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores14.6130390
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers14.5730310
Death Care Services14.5730300
Grocery Stores14.5330230
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers14.530150
Vocational Rehabilitation Services14.4830120
Grantmaking and Giving Services14.4630070
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores14.4229990
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners14.4229990
Textile Furnishings Mills14.3929930
Educational Support Services, Local government owned14.3829910
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media14.3529850
Shoe Stores14.3229780
Textile Product Mills14.2829690
Traveler Accommodation14.2529640
Activities Related to Real Estate14.2429630
Printing and Related Support Activities14.2129560
Home Health Care Services14.2129560
Accommodation14.1729470
Newspaper Publishers14.0929300
Other Textile Product Mills14.0529220
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing14.0229170
Publishing Industries (except Internet)13.9529020
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers13.9529020
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations13.9429000
Home Furnishings Stores13.9328960
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance13.9128940
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses13.8928900
Charter Bus Industry13.828710
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)13.828700
Used Merchandise Stores13.7128510
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores13.6928470
Consumer Goods Rental13.6728430
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers13.6228330
Electronics and Appliance Stores13.628290
Retail Trade13.5828240
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance13.4728020
Hospitals, Local government owned13.4127900
Communications Equipment Manufacturing13.3227710
Miscellaneous Manufacturing13.2927640
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned13.2827630
Offices of Dentists13.2727610
Apparel Manufacturing13.2727600
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing13.2727600
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores13.2627570
Special Food Services13.2527570
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance13.1327310
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores13.0527140
Clothing Stores12.9927020
Veterinary Services12.9726980
Sporting Goods Stores12.9226870
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps12.9226870
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers12.8426720
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores12.826620
Other Personal Services12.7226460
Ambulance Services12.726420
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers12.726410
Furniture Stores12.6926400
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services12.6926390
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly12.6526320
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)12.6426280
Social Assistance12.5926200
Miscellaneous Store Retailers12.4825960
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities12.4425890
Offices of Other Health Practitioners12.4325850
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities12.2925570
Social Advocacy Organizations12.2925570
Taxi and Limousine Service12.0725100
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing12.0625080
Health and Personal Care Stores12.0225010
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities11.9924930
Department Stores11.9124770
Apparel Knitting Mills11.7624450
Individual and Family Services11.7324400
Automobile Dealers11.6824290
Child Day Care Services11.6824290
Pharmacies and Drug Stores11.624130
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities11.5624030
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores11.3523600
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers11.0723020
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores10.6622180
Florists10.5121870
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)10.521840
Full-Service Restaurants10.3621540
Accommodation and Food Services10.0320860
Food Services and Drinking Places10.0220840
Restaurants and Other Eating Places9.8120400

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