Highest Paying Industries for Engineers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Oil and Gas Extraction71.14147970
Other Information Services66.35138010
Mining63.62132330
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas58.49121670
Other Pipeline Transportation57.4119400
Pipeline Transportation57.04118640
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing56.58117690
Software Publishers56.16116820
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil55.23114880
Publishing Industries (except Internet)54.98114370
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage54.56113480
Support Activities for Mining53.96112240
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers53.08110410
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media52.83109880
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities52.26108690
Vocational Rehabilitation Services51.99108150
Other Financial Investment Activities51.98108110
Footwear Manufacturing51.93108020
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities51.92107980
Social Assistance51.35106800
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing51.07106230
Computer Systems Design and Related Services50.83105720
Masonry Contractors50.34104720
Nondepository Credit Intermediation50.32104670
Support Activities for Road Transportation50.22104460
Scientific Research and Development Services50.13104270
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences50.12104260
Federal Executive Branch49.89103770
Federal government, including the US Postal Service49.84103670
Natural Gas Distribution49.72103420
Depository Credit Intermediation49.67103320
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries49.26102460
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers49.08102090
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing49.07102060
Basic Chemical Manufacturing49.03101990
Motion Picture and Video Industries49.03101990
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers48.57101030
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing48.39100660
Nonscheduled Air Transportation48.36100590
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing48.2100260
Insurance Carriers48.08100000
Finance and Insurance47.8899590
Land Subdivision47.8299470
Management of Companies and Enterprises47.4798730
Communications Equipment Manufacturing47.4598710
Telephone Call Centers47.1798110
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)47.0397830
Waste Treatment and Disposal47.0297790
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries4797760
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing46.8597450
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers46.8297390
Satellite Telecommunications46.6597030
Cable and Other Subscription Programming46.5896880
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing46.5696850
Services to Buildings and Dwellings46.2596210
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services46.2596190
Spectator Sports46.2596190
Specialized Design Services46.1896060
Business Support Services45.9995650
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services45.9695600
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing45.9695590
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services45.9395540
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation45.8995460
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services45.7695180
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers45.7495150
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation45.6594940
Information45.5994820
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities45.5394700
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank45.2394070
Office Administrative Services45.1193820
All industries, private ownership only45.0993790
Utilities45.0993780
Outpatient Care Centers45.0393670
All industries45.0193630
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities44.9393450
Federal, State, and Local Government44.9193420
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service44.9193420
Employment Services44.993390
Chemical Manufacturing44.8893350
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing44.8893340
Water, Sewage and Other Systems44.893180
Administrative and Support Services44.7693110
Tobacco Manufacturing44.7393050
Testing Laboratories44.7393040
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services44.7393030
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction44.7293020
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages44.7192990
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers44.5492630
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations44.5392620
Waste Management and Remediation Services44.5292610
Engineering Services44.4692490
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service44.4692480
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses44.4592460
Transportation and Warehousing44.4292380
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations44.492350
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services44.3992320
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing44.3792290
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution44.3392210
Water Transportation44.2492020
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance44.0891690
Broadcasting (except Internet)43.9891470
Social Advocacy Organizations43.9491400
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers43.8791260
Wholesale Trade43.8391170
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods43.7490980
Air Transportation43.6890850
Telecommunications43.6490770
Manufacturing43.5490570
Scheduled Air Transportation43.4590370
Television Broadcasting43.4490350
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)43.3490150
Repair and Maintenance43.3290110
Support Activities for Air Transportation43.390050
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)43.1789800
Educational Support Services, Privately owned43.1789800
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods43.1389720
Other Support Services43.1189660
Facilities Support Services43.0489530
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing42.9989410
Other Telecommunications42.8489100
Radio and Television Broadcasting42.7989000
Nonstore Retailers42.7388880
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services42.6688740
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing42.6588700
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)42.6188630
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers42.5788550
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers42.5688520
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance42.3888160
Electronics and Appliance Stores42.3788130
Wired Telecommunications Carriers42.3388050
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services42.3388040
Offices of Physicians42.2187800
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing42.2187790
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing42.1887740
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing42.1387640
Utility System Construction42.0987540
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing42.0487430
Coal Mining41.9987340
Metal Ore Mining41.9687270
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing41.7886910
Mining (except Oil and Gas)41.7886900
Support Activities for Transportation41.7786890
Legal Services41.7886890
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals41.7786890
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing41.7686850
Ambulatory Health Care Services41.7486830
Radio Broadcasting41.7286780
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions41.6686660
Local government, including schools and hospitals41.6486610
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers41.6386590
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories41.5786470
Beverage Manufacturing41.5686450
Dairy Product Manufacturing41.5686440
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers41.4886270
Inland Water Transportation41.4586220
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities41.3986090
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing41.3886080
Waste Collection41.385910
Investigation and Security Services41.2285740
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction41.1985690
Security Systems Services41.285690
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing41.185480
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing41.0785430
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing41.0785420
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction41.0385350
Miscellaneous Manufacturing40.9985260
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers40.9885240
Ship and Boat Building40.9885230
Roofing Contractors40.9785220
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned40.8384940
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying40.8284910
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing40.7784800
Other Food Manufacturing40.7584760
Other Support Activities for Transportation40.7584760
Retail Trade40.7384730
Paper Manufacturing40.7284690
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing40.6884610
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging40.5784390
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers40.5684370
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers40.5184250
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors40.4184040
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills40.3984020
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers40.3283870
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing40.2383680
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing40.1883570
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers40.1583520
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing40.1183420
Building Equipment Contractors40.0883360
Postal Service (federal government)40.0483290
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors40.0383260
Food Manufacturing4083210
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors39.9983180
Grain and Oilseed Milling39.9583100
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing39.9183000
Construction39.8882940
Rental and Leasing Services39.8582890
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing39.882770
Residential Building Construction39.7782730
Couriers and Express Delivery Services39.7782720
Couriers and Messengers39.7682700
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing39.7382630
Animal Food Manufacturing39.6382430
Rail Transportation39.6282400
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned39.6282400
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing39.682370
Specialty Trade Contractors39.5482240
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)39.5382220
Construction of Buildings39.4582050
Machinery Manufacturing39.4482040
Nonresidential Building Construction39.4282000
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing39.3481830
Automotive Repair and Maintenance39.3481820
Other Personal Services39.381750
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing39.2981730
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance39.2681650
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing39.281540
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills39.0981300
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing38.9981090
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing38.9781060
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers38.9180920
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation38.980920
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)38.8280750
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing38.7680620
Other Building Equipment Contractors38.7180510
Other Insurance Related Activities38.7180510
Personal and Laundry Services38.680290
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction38.4980060
Specialized Freight Trucking38.479880
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services38.3979860
Hospitals, State government owned38.3879840
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers38.2779610
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing38.1979440
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing38.1879410
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing38.1679360
Junior colleges, State government owned38.1179270
Drycleaning and Laundry Services38.1179260
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers38.0479120
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing38.0379100
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing38.0279080
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals37.9578940
Fabric Mills37.9278870
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing37.9278870
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing37.8578730
Animal Slaughtering and Processing37.8578730
Textile Mills37.8378680
Plastics Product Manufacturing37.8178630
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing37.7878590
Educational Services, Privately owned37.6978390
Drywall and Insulation Contractors37.6878370
State government, including schools and hospitals37.6378270
Hospitals, Privately owned37.5978180
Textile Furnishings Mills37.5778140
Sawmills and Wood Preservation37.5478090
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned37.5478090
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing37.5378060
Hardware Manufacturing37.5278030
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned37.4877960
Household Appliance Manufacturing37.4477880
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing37.4477870
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)37.4277840
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned37.4277840
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing37.3777720
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers37.3277630
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)37.3277620
Support Activities for Rail Transportation37.2377430
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing37.277370
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel37.177170
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers37.177170
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)37.177160
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers37.0877120
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing36.8776690
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)36.8276590
Warehousing and Storage36.7876510
Apparel Knitting Mills36.6276170
Primary Metal Manufacturing36.6276170
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores36.5976120
Junior colleges, Local government owned36.5576030
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing36.475720
Support Activities for Water Transportation36.3975680
Rubber Product Manufacturing36.2975480
Printing and Related Support Activities36.2175320
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing36.2175310
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing36.1575190
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)36.1575190
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing36.1475180
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)36.1175120
Textile Product Mills35.9774820
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers35.9374730
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills35.8574570
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned35.7974440
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services35.7774390
Educational Services, State government owned35.7574360
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned35.7474330
Other Specialty Trade Contractors35.7274290
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services35.6974240
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing35.6274080
Educational Services, Local government owned35.573850
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities35.4273670
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing35.473620
Freight Transportation Arrangement35.2873380
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)35.2473300
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned35.0972980
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors35.0872960
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing35.0872960
Machine Shops35.0572900
Wood Product Manufacturing34.9372660
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing34.9372660
Real Estate34.8772520
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers34.8572500
Building Material and Supplies Dealers34.8572500
Activities Related to Real Estate34.7872340
Other Wood Product Manufacturing34.6472040
Foundries34.6272010
Other Textile Product Mills34.3871520
Lessors of Real Estate34.3771500
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing34.3571450
Forging and Stamping34.2571250
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing34.2171150
Apparel Manufacturing34.1170940
Hospitals, Local government owned33.8170330
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned33.8170330
Accommodation33.6670010
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors33.2869220
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing33.1268900
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing33.0168650
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing32.6867980
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing32.5367670
Truck Transportation32.3167200
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing31.9666480
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing31.8166160
Direct Selling Establishments31.7866110
Building Finishing Contractors31.665720
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing31.4165330
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing28.7559800
General Freight Trucking25.7553550

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