Highest Paying Industries for Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Federal Executive Branch36.3875680
Oil and Gas Extraction35.8374520
Federal government, including the US Postal Service35.0272830
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing34.9572710
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers34.4871720
Other Pipeline Transportation34.3171370
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)33.8570410
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing33.2869220
Basic Chemical Manufacturing33.0168670
Natural Gas Distribution32.6767950
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution32.667810
Utilities32.5267650
Rail Transportation31.8366200
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services31.4665430
Beverage Manufacturing30.7864010
Telecommunications30.6763790
Computer Systems Design and Related Services30.6263690
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance30.5463520
Mining30.5363500
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media30.5263490
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing30.5263470
Postal Service (federal government)30.2762970
Investigation and Security Services30.2162840
Security Systems Services30.2162840
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing30.1762750
Electronics and Appliance Stores30.162600
Publishing Industries (except Internet)29.9662320
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas29.8762130
Pipeline Transportation29.7561880
Transportation and Warehousing29.7561870
Information29.7261820
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned29.5761500
Ship and Boat Building29.5461440
Management of Companies and Enterprises29.5261400
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers29.4961330
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned29.4861330
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing29.4661270
Facilities Support Services29.3761080
Chemical Manufacturing29.3361000
Metal Ore Mining29.3160960
Satellite Telecommunications29.2460810
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)29.2360800
Wired Telecommunications Carriers29.1860700
Hospitals, Local government owned29.1860700
Educational Services, Local government owned29.1160550
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned29.1160550
Federal, State, and Local Government29.0660450
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service29.0660450
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing29.0160340
Scientific Research and Development Services2960320
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences2960320
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing28.8960100
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil28.8560000
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries28.8159910
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service28.859890
Motion Picture and Video Industries28.7459790
Television Broadcasting28.7359770
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers28.759690
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing28.6659620
Broadcasting (except Internet)28.6459570
Software Publishers28.659490
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals28.4459150
Local government, including schools and hospitals28.4359140
Mining (except Oil and Gas)28.3558980
Educational Services, Privately owned28.3158890
Radio and Television Broadcasting28.2958850
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing28.2258690
Casino Hotels28.258650
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers28.1258490
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations28.0858400
Water, Sewage and Other Systems27.9258070
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing27.8958020
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction27.8958010
Finance and Insurance27.8958010
Wholesale Trade27.8857990
Repair and Maintenance27.8757960
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers27.8657940
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers27.8657940
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers27.8257870
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)27.7657750
Utility System Construction27.6757560
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods27.6657540
All industries27.6157430
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers27.657410
Support Activities for Transportation27.657400
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction27.5857370
Support Activities for Air Transportation27.5557290
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing27.557200
Insurance Carriers27.4957180
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned27.4257040
Administrative and Support Services27.4157010
Communications Equipment Manufacturing27.3856950
All industries, private ownership only27.3556890
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing27.3556890
Scheduled Air Transportation27.3356840
Air Transportation27.3256820
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors27.356780
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers27.2556680
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing27.2456660
Other Building Equipment Contractors27.2356640
Hospitals, State government owned27.2256620
Manufacturing27.2156600
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers27.256580
Employment Services27.1856530
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing27.1556480
Junior colleges, Local government owned27.1656480
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing27.1256420
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services27.0656290
Waste Treatment and Disposal27.0556260
Other Telecommunications27.0356220
Dairy Product Manufacturing26.9956140
Telephone Call Centers26.9856110
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers26.9656080
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing26.9356020
Other Food Manufacturing26.9256000
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing26.9155970
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing26.8955930
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing26.8755880
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction26.8555850
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods26.8355800
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers26.7955720
Specialized Design Services26.755540
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services26.755530
Coal Mining26.6655450
Ambulatory Health Care Services26.6355400
Rubber Product Manufacturing26.4755060
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel26.3754850
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations26.3554800
Building Equipment Contractors26.3454790
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing26.354710
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services26.354700
Social Assistance26.2954690
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing26.2754630
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing26.2454580
Engineering Services26.2454580
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing26.2254540
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities26.2154520
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing26.254490
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers26.1954480
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing26.1554400
Machinery Manufacturing26.1354340
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers26.1254330
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services26.1154300
Radio Broadcasting26.154290
Accommodation and Food Services26.0854240
Accommodation26.0854240
Traveler Accommodation26.0854240
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors26.0554180
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing26.0454160
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing25.9954070
Paper Manufacturing25.9754020
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing25.9453960
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing25.8753800
Construction25.853670
Specialty Trade Contractors25.7953650
Retail Trade25.7953640
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing25.7653570
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing25.7253490
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing25.753450
Social Advocacy Organizations25.6953430
Support Activities for Mining25.6753390
Printing and Related Support Activities25.6653370
Testing Laboratories25.5853200
Nonresidential Building Construction25.5553150
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services25.5353110
Rental and Leasing Services25.4953030
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned25.4853010
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)25.4652960
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills25.4552930
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers25.4152860
Grain and Oilseed Milling25.3652760
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing25.3452720
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing25.3252660
Textile Furnishings Mills25.3152650
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing25.3152650
Primary Metal Manufacturing25.2952600
Miscellaneous Manufacturing25.2252460
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.2252450
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)25.1552320
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing25.0452090
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance25.0252040
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing24.9551890
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers24.9451880
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)24.9251830
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing24.951800
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction24.8851760
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)24.8651710
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing24.8551680
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing24.8151590
Construction of Buildings24.6951360
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing24.6551260
Household Appliance Manufacturing24.6151180
Waste Management and Remediation Services24.5251000
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing24.4850920
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying24.4750890
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing24.450750
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing24.3950720
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing24.3250590
Food Manufacturing24.2950520
Hospitals, Privately owned24.2450430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned24.1850290
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing24.150120
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing24.0950120
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing24.0550030
Machine Shops23.9449790
Plastics Product Manufacturing23.8749650
Animal Slaughtering and Processing23.8249550
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing23.8249550
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing23.7949480
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing23.7749450
Other Specialty Trade Contractors23.6449170
Warehousing and Storage23.5448970
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing23.5348940
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing23.4848840
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories23.4748830
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries23.4248720
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)23.3648580
Residential Building Construction23.2648370
Nonstore Retailers23.2448340
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses23.2448340
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing23.0547950
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)23.0547950
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing23.0147860
Foundries22.9247680
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers22.947630
Forging and Stamping22.8947610
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing22.8547530
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals22.7547320
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities22.7447290
Business Support Services22.747210
State government, including schools and hospitals22.647010
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services22.4846770
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing22.4546700
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing22.4346660
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation22.4346650
Wood Product Manufacturing22.3746530
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing22.3446470
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries22.346380
Textile Product Mills22.2546290
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing22.2446260
Other Wood Product Manufacturing22.145980
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing22.0245790
Junior colleges, State government owned21.7945320
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing21.7645260
Amusement Parks and Arcades21.7345190
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills21.6645040
Educational Services, State government owned21.5944900
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned21.5844890
Land Subdivision21.4944700
Hardware Manufacturing21.4744670
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors21.4444590
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing21.2544200
Fabric Mills2143670
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers20.7343120
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores20.6742990
Textile Mills20.4242480
Other Textile Product Mills20.2642130
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers19.540560
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills18.1637780

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