Highest Paying Industries for Financial Specialists

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage54.03112390
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities53.37111020
Other Financial Investment Activities52.96110160
Securities and Commodity Exchanges52.24108660
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank46.0495770
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles43.6190710
Other Information Services43.3290100
Software Publishers42.9189250
Automobile Dealers42.3788140
Oil and Gas Extraction41.4986290
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers41.4186140
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media41.2185720
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences41.1985670
Scientific Research and Development Services41.0785430
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing41.0485370
Mining40.9285110
Finance and Insurance40.8284910
Support Activities for Mining40.7184680
Satellite Telecommunications40.1483490
Personal Care Services40.1283450
Publishing Industries (except Internet)40.0483280
Natural Gas Distribution40.0283250
Postal Service (federal government)40.0283240
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing4083210
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities4083210
Wired Telecommunications Carriers39.8682910
Motion Picture and Video Industries39.882780
Exterminating and Pest Control Services39.5182190
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing39.582160
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries39.4782100
Pharmacies and Drug Stores39.4682080
Computer Systems Design and Related Services39.3981920
Telecommunications39.3881910
Information39.3781890
Federal government, including the US Postal Service39.3281780
Federal Executive Branch39.3181760
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing39.1981520
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)39.1981520
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing39.1781470
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers39.0281160
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services38.9681040
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing38.8680840
General Rental Centers38.8480790
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing38.6180320
Communications Equipment Manufacturing38.680290
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance38.5680210
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)38.5480160
Rail Transportation38.4579970
Television Broadcasting38.3979860
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers38.3879840
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing38.3679780
Metal Ore Mining38.379650
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores38.2479540
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil38.1679370
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services38.1679370
Lessors of Real Estate38.179240
Utilities38.0979230
Health and Personal Care Stores37.9778980
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing37.8778780
Engineering Services37.8278660
Radio and Television Broadcasting37.6278240
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas37.5978190
Management of Companies and Enterprises37.5978190
Sound Recording Industries37.5978180
All industries, private ownership only37.4877950
Pipeline Transportation37.4777930
Retail Trade37.4677920
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution37.3777720
Broadcasting (except Internet)37.3177610
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers37.2477470
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services37.1777320
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations37.1477250
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services36.9976940
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing36.9876910
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers36.9676880
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages36.8676670
Chemical Manufacturing36.8276580
Roofing Contractors36.8176560
Specialized Design Services36.7776480
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing36.7376400
All industries36.6976320
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing36.6776270
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing36.6376180
Cable and Other Subscription Programming36.676120
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services36.5375990
Footwear Manufacturing36.4975910
Radio Broadcasting36.4975900
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities36.4475800
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers36.4475790
Other Telecommunications36.3375570
Basic Chemical Manufacturing36.2975470
Drywall and Insulation Contractors36.2675430
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation36.2575410
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing36.2475380
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers36.2275350
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing36.275290
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing36.1675220
Support Activities for Water Transportation36.1475180
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing36.1275140
Grantmaking and Giving Services36.0775020
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures36.0574970
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers35.9874840
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers35.9774820
Land Subdivision35.8774620
Office Administrative Services35.8274500
Manufacturing35.7974430
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers35.7674380
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing35.7574360
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods35.7374320
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities35.7274300
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers35.7274300
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing35.7174280
Other Insurance Related Activities35.6874210
Machinery Manufacturing35.6874200
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing35.6774200
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities35.6374110
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services35.6274090
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing35.674050
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing35.5473920
Wholesale Trade35.573850
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing35.4773770
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities35.4273680
Legal Services35.4273680
Mining (except Oil and Gas)35.3873580
Depository Credit Intermediation35.3773580
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing35.3473500
Rental and Leasing Services35.3373480
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing35.3273460
Insurance Carriers35.373430
Nonscheduled Air Transportation35.2873380
Specialty hospitals, State government owned35.2473290
Apparel Manufacturing35.2373280
Nondepository Credit Intermediation35.2273250
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations35.2273250
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers35.1573110
Forging and Stamping35.0872960
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing35.0672930
Other Pipeline Transportation35.0672930
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction35.0572900
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying35.0272840
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods34.9972770
Beverage Manufacturing34.9472670
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing34.9472670
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance34.9472670
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing34.9272640
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing34.9272630
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers34.9172600
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing34.972580
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing34.8872550
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers34.8772520
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services34.8572500
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers34.872380
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing34.7972350
Investigation and Security Services34.7472250
Spectator Sports34.7372240
Other Specialty Trade Contractors34.7272230
Testing Laboratories34.7172200
Tobacco Manufacturing34.6872120
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing34.6672100
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction34.6472060
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation34.5971960
Waste Collection34.5871920
Specialty Food Stores34.5171790
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers34.571760
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing34.571750
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills34.4671670
Inland Water Transportation34.4371620
Waste Treatment and Disposal34.4271600
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction34.4271590
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers34.3971540
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing34.3571460
Miscellaneous Manufacturing34.3571440
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations34.3371410
Facilities Support Services34.3371400
Electronics and Appliance Stores34.3271380
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance34.3171360
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors34.371340
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing34.2971330
Repair and Maintenance34.2771270
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing34.2371200
Water, Sewage and Other Systems34.2371190
Waste Management and Remediation Services34.2371190
Nonresidential Building Construction34.2271180
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services34.2271180
Administrative and Support Services34.2271180
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing34.2171160
Water Transportation34.1871090
Travel Agencies34.1571030
Paper Manufacturing34.1571020
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation34.1371000
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers34.170930
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers34.0570830
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers34.0470810
Ship and Boat Building34.0470790
Other Food Manufacturing34.0370770
Construction34.0170750
Social Advocacy Organizations34.0270750
Building Equipment Contractors34.0170740
Construction of Buildings3470720
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers33.9970710
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing33.9870680
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing33.9670640
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors33.9570610
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing33.9570610
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries33.9570610
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair33.8970490
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)33.8970480
Fabric Mills33.8570410
Furniture Stores33.8570410
Coal Mining33.8470400
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses33.8470390
Plastics Product Manufacturing33.8270350
Textile Mills33.870300
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing33.7870260
Local Messengers and Local Delivery33.7870260
Specialty Trade Contractors33.7870250
Transportation and Warehousing33.7870250
Couriers and Messengers33.7670230
Couriers and Express Delivery Services33.7670210
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing33.7570190
Automotive Repair and Maintenance33.7370150
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services33.7270130
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing33.6970070
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction33.6770040
Residential Building Construction33.6670020
Household Appliance Manufacturing33.6369960
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores33.6369950
Employment Services33.6369950
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance33.669890
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores33.5969860
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills33.5669800
Department Stores33.5569790
Other Support Activities for Transportation33.5369730
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing33.5169700
Hardware Manufacturing33.5169690
Nonstore Retailers33.4969660
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors33.4669600
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing33.4469560
Warehousing and Storage33.4469560
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned33.4469550
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel33.4369540
Utility System Construction33.469480
Home Furnishings Stores33.469460
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing33.3769400
Forestry and Logging33.3469350
Logging33.3469350
Primary Metal Manufacturing33.3369330
Air Transportation33.3369320
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing33.2969230
Consumer Goods Rental33.2369120
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing33.1969030
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing33.1969030
Florists33.1768990
Food Manufacturing33.1568950
Scheduled Air Transportation33.1368920
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing33.1268900
Foundries33.0868820
Other Support Services33.0568740
Support Activities for Air Transportation33.0468720
Real Estate33.0468720
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing3368640
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing32.9968620
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores32.9868610
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing32.9668560
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events32.9468510
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing32.9268470
Services to Buildings and Dwellings32.9268470
Other Building Equipment Contractors32.8768380
Dairy Product Manufacturing32.8768360
Offices of Dentists32.8568340
Support Activities for Transportation32.8568320
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers32.8268280
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing32.8268260
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned32.8268260
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services32.7768150
Machine Shops32.7668140
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors32.7568120
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing32.7568120
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)32.7568120
Death Care Services32.7368090
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging32.6867970
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)32.6467890
Animal Food Manufacturing32.5967780
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers32.5867760
Masonry Contractors32.5567710
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned32.5567710
Newspaper Publishers32.4967590
Support Activities for Road Transportation32.4867560
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing32.4667520
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories32.4667520
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers32.4667510
Landscaping Services32.4367450
Freight Transportation Arrangement32.4267430
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers32.467400
Building Finishing Contractors32.3867350
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers32.3567290
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing32.3467280
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing32.3367240
Grain and Oilseed Milling32.2967160
Vending Machine Operators32.2467060
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing32.2367050
Book Stores and News Dealers32.2267010
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers32.266990
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned32.2166990
Specialized Freight Trucking32.266980
Printing and Related Support Activities32.1866930
Security Systems Services32.1766910
Restaurants and Other Eating Places32.0966740
Miscellaneous Store Retailers32.0366620
Business Support Services32.0366620
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores32.0266610
School and Employee Bus Transportation32.0266600
Urban Transit Systems31.9966540
Amusement Parks and Arcades31.9266390
Activities Related to Real Estate31.9166360
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing31.8966320
Direct Selling Establishments31.8866310
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing31.8666270
Rubber Product Manufacturing31.8566250
Gasoline Stations31.8566240
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation31.8266190
Federal, State, and Local Government31.866140
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service31.866140
Other Textile Product Mills31.7866090
Support Activities for Crop Production31.7265990
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting31.7165970
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills31.7265970
Outpatient Care Centers31.6965910
Drycleaning and Laundry Services31.6465810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned31.5865680
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry31.5765670
Support Activities for Rail Transportation31.5765670
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers31.565530
Home Health Care Services31.4265350
General Merchandise Stores31.465320
Textile Product Mills31.3865270
Truck Transportation31.3765250
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service31.3465180
Clothing Stores31.3265140
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing31.365110
Building Material and Supplies Dealers31.2765050
Photographic Services31.2765040
Ambulatory Health Care Services31.2765030
Performing Arts Companies31.1664800
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing31.1364750
Hospitals, State government owned31.1264730
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)31.0864640
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores31.0764630
Offices of Physicians31.0364540
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)30.9964470
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services30.9964460
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores30.9964450
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation30.9864450
Other Wood Product Manufacturing30.9364340
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services30.9164280
General Freight Trucking30.8664200
Sporting Goods Stores30.8664190
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation30.8364120
Animal Slaughtering and Processing30.8164080
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters30.7964040
Hospitals, Privately owned30.7363930
Textile Furnishings Mills30.6963840
Ambulance Services30.6863820
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)30.6663780
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned30.6463740
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned30.6363720
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps30.6263690
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)30.5863610
Full-Service Restaurants30.5663570
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned30.5663560
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions30.5563550
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists30.5263490
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation30.4963420
Support Activities for Animal Production30.4863410
Educational Support Services, Local government owned30.4463310
Food Services and Drinking Places30.4263280
Civic and Social Organizations30.463240
Taxi and Limousine Service30.3163050
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries30.2662940
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance30.2462900
Wood Product Manufacturing30.2362890
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)30.1662740
Other General Merchandise Stores30.0862560
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers30.0762540
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)30.0362470
Educational Support Services, Privately owned3062400
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water29.9962380
Hospitals, Local government owned29.8862160
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned29.8662120
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities29.8362050
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned29.8362040
Charter Bus Industry29.7761930
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing29.7661910
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities29.7461860
Offices of Chiropractors29.7161810
Educational Services, Local government owned29.7161790
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores29.761780
Sawmills and Wood Preservation29.6861730
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned29.6761710
Offices of Other Health Practitioners29.6361630
Child Day Care Services29.6361630
Educational Services, Privately owned29.5861520
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries29.5761500
Shoe Stores29.561350
Religious Organizations29.4861330
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners29.4761290
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)29.4461240
Veterinary Services29.4461230
Telephone Call Centers29.4161170
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing29.461150
Other Residential Care Facilities29.3861100
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly29.3761080
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing29.3160960
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land29.1160550
Apparel Knitting Mills29.0160330
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)28.9460190
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation28.960120
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing28.8560000
Special Food Services28.859890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)28.7759840
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers28.6659620
Used Merchandise Stores28.659490
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned28.559280
Food and Beverage Stores28.4259110
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)28.3358930
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned28.2858830
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities28.2758810
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing28.2358720
Local government, including schools and hospitals28.1858620
Accommodation and Food Services28.1758600
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors28.1158460
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals28.0458330
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services28.0258280
Vocational Rehabilitation Services2858250
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)2858240
State government, including schools and hospitals2858240
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals27.958020
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned27.8357890
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities27.7657730
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services27.6857570
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores27.6357470
Social Assistance27.6157430
Educational Services, State government owned27.6157420
Junior colleges, Local government owned27.4457070
Accommodation27.2456670
Individual and Family Services27.2156590
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities27.1856530
Traveler Accommodation27.0956360
Grocery Stores26.8355810
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)26.454900
Casino Hotels25.9553970
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned25.8353730
Gambling Industries25.5453130
Offices of Optometrists25.2752560
Personal and Laundry Services25.0352060
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)25.0152010
Junior colleges, State government owned24.9851960
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned24.9751930
Junior colleges, Privately owned24.3450630
Technical and trade schools, State government owned23.4848830
Other Personal Services22.9547730
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)21.8645460

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