Highest Paying Industries for Human Resources Specialists

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil52.07108300
Software Publishers42.488180
Pipeline Transportation42.1687690
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage40.6784600
Oil and Gas Extraction40.5384310
Other Information Services39.9483070
Federal Executive Branch39.7282610
Federal government, including the US Postal Service39.4181980
Publishing Industries (except Internet)38.8780860
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing38.6580390
Sound Recording Industries38.0379110
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities37.9778980
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing37.8678740
Other Financial Investment Activities37.7178430
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing37.5678120
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)37.4677910
Natural Gas Distribution37.3777730
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing36.9776890
Information36.8576650
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries36.6676250
Motion Picture and Video Industries36.5876080
Communications Equipment Manufacturing36.2875460
Other General Merchandise Stores36.2475370
Specialty hospitals, State government owned36.275290
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing36.1975280
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing36.1475180
Telecommunications35.7974450
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas35.6374110
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences35.6274090
Scientific Research and Development Services35.4473710
Mining35.4273680
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing35.3773560
Utilities35.3273460
Wired Telecommunications Carriers35.1873170
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media35.0772950
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds34.9972780
Nondepository Credit Intermediation34.8372450
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution34.872390
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing34.7572270
Other Telecommunications34.5471840
Metal Ore Mining34.4971750
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores34.4171570
Television Broadcasting34.3571450
Legal Services34.2371190
Cable and Other Subscription Programming34.1771060
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing3470710
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services33.9470590
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations33.8770460
Broadcasting (except Internet)33.8670420
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing33.6970080
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities33.6970070
Radio and Television Broadcasting33.6469980
Mining (except Oil and Gas)33.5869850
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation33.4469550
Finance and Insurance33.3869430
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers33.3569370
Coal Mining33.3269310
Basic Chemical Manufacturing33.2969240
Insurance Carriers33.2669190
Computer Systems Design and Related Services33.2469140
Chemical Manufacturing33.269060
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers33.1168870
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services33.0468720
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing33.0368700
Waste Treatment and Disposal32.9268480
Testing Laboratories32.8968410
Other Support Activities for Transportation32.7468100
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing32.6867980
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing32.6667940
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers32.6567920
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation32.6567910
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying32.6267850
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations32.6167830
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services32.667800
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services32.5567690
Rail Transportation32.5467680
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities32.4967590
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing32.4667520
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers32.4467480
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities32.2767120
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing32.2567090
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing32.2567080
Management of Companies and Enterprises32.0966750
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing32.0866730
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services32.0766710
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing32.0266600
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing3266570
Securities and Commodity Exchanges31.9266390
Engineering Services31.9266390
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services31.8566250
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing31.8466230
Federal, State, and Local Government31.866150
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service31.866150
Depository Credit Intermediation31.7966110
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers31.6965920
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing31.6865900
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores31.6465810
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures31.5965700
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing31.5665630
Machinery Manufacturing31.5565630
Manufacturing31.5465600
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers31.4965500
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers31.4765460
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting31.3865280
Support Activities for Mining31.3765250
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers31.3365160
Apparel Manufacturing31.365110
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing31.365110
Grantmaking and Giving Services31.2765050
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry31.264900
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing31.1764830
Scheduled Air Transportation31.1764820
Postal Service (federal government)31.1664810
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned31.1464770
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)31.0764620
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing31.0364550
Land Subdivision31.0164490
Air Transportation30.9964460
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing30.9764410
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing30.9664400
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing30.9464360
Miscellaneous Manufacturing30.9164300
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing30.8464150
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)30.8364130
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers30.7764010
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service30.7764000
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing30.7663990
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods30.7763990
Support Activities for Air Transportation30.6763790
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories30.6363710
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing30.6163680
Wholesale Trade30.5863610
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing30.5463530
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills30.5463520
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages30.5463520
Footwear Manufacturing30.5263480
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation30.4963410
Couriers and Express Delivery Services30.4663350
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)30.4463320
Water Transportation30.4363290
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners30.4263280
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities30.4263270
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations30.3863190
Water, Sewage and Other Systems30.3263060
Lessors of Real Estate30.2662940
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing30.2562920
Other Insurance Related Activities30.2562920
Nonresidential Building Construction30.2262850
Waste Management and Remediation Services30.1962790
Inland Water Transportation30.1862780
Construction of Buildings30.1562720
Radio Broadcasting30.1562710
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing30.1462700
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers30.1362670
Couriers and Messengers30.1362660
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events30.1262650
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)30.162610
All industries30.0962590
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance30.0762540
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing30.0562500
Newspaper Publishers30.0562490
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing30.0362470
Educational Support Services, Privately owned30.0362470
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing30.0262450
Office Administrative Services30.0162430
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)30.0162410
Residential Building Construction29.9962390
Waste Collection29.9862350
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods29.9762330
All industries, private ownership only29.9562300
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers29.9362250
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction29.9262230
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing29.9162220
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services29.8662110
Support Activities for Water Transportation29.8462060
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction29.8362050
Educational Support Services, Local government owned29.7761920
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing29.7661910
Other Food Manufacturing29.7361850
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing29.6961760
Vending Machine Operators29.6761700
Specialized Design Services29.5961550
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing29.5461440
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned29.561360
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers29.4961340
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing29.4861330
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers29.4861320
Hardware Manufacturing29.4661270
Support Activities for Transportation29.4561260
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers29.4461230
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing29.3961130
Beverage Manufacturing29.3961120
Electronics and Appliance Stores29.3861100
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction29.3761080
Other Personal Services29.3561060
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel29.3461030
Grain and Oilseed Milling29.3461020
Paper Manufacturing29.3361010
Plastics Product Manufacturing29.3361010
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing29.3260980
Warehousing and Storage29.2960920
Consumer Goods Rental29.2660860
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing29.2460830
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing29.2460820
Forging and Stamping29.2460810
Construction29.2260780
Utility System Construction29.2160750
Rental and Leasing Services29.2160750
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills29.1560620
Primary Metal Manufacturing29.1560620
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers29.1460620
General Merchandise Stores29.1360600
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance29.1360590
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned29.1260580
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers29.1260560
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing29.1260560
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing29.0960500
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers29.0860490
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing29.0560420
Real Estate29.0460390
Dairy Product Manufacturing29.0360380
Freight Transportation Arrangement29.0360380
Building Material and Supplies Dealers29.0360370
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned2960310
Repair and Maintenance28.9860290
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing28.9760250
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing28.9460200
Social Advocacy Organizations28.9460200
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)28.9160120
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction28.8960100
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing28.8960090
Nonscheduled Air Transportation28.8660030
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals28.8660030
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing28.8359970
Household Appliance Manufacturing28.8359970
Educational Services, Privately owned28.7659820
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers28.7659810
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses28.7459770
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers28.759690
Furniture Stores28.6859660
Transportation and Warehousing28.6859660
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services28.6659610
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned28.6559600
Specialty Food Stores28.6559590
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors28.6459560
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing28.5959460
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing28.5759430
Nonstore Retailers28.5459370
Machine Shops28.5459360
Automobile Dealers28.5359340
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned28.5359340
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)28.5159300
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing28.5159290
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors28.4759210
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors28.4659190
Local government, including schools and hospitals28.4559170
Building Equipment Contractors28.4459150
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors28.4259120
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)28.4259120
Support Activities for Crop Production28.3759000
Other Building Equipment Contractors28.3658980
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing28.3658980
Offices of Dentists28.3458950
School and Employee Bus Transportation28.3258910
Educational Services, Local government owned28.3258910
Employment Services28.2958850
Activities Related to Real Estate28.2858830
Printing and Related Support Activities28.2558770
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers28.2658770
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing28.2458750
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores28.2558750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned28.2358730
Roofing Contractors28.258660
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers28.1858620
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services28.1758600
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing28.1658580
Administrative and Support Services28.1658580
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing28.1658570
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing28.1458520
Specialty Trade Contractors28.1358510
Hospitals, Privately owned28.1358510
Hospitals, State government owned28.0658370
Ship and Boat Building28.0458320
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers27.9858190
Travel Agencies27.9758170
Foundries27.9658160
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)27.9658160
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)27.9558140
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers27.9458110
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance27.9458110
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers27.9158050
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)27.9158050
Home Furnishings Stores27.8457900
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)27.8257860
Spectator Sports27.857810
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned27.7857790
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers27.7757770
Special Food Services27.7557710
Department Stores27.7457700
Food Manufacturing27.7157640
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation27.7157640
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores27.757620
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing27.6857580
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned27.6857560
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers27.6457480
Rubber Product Manufacturing27.6357460
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned27.5457290
Amusement Parks and Arcades27.5257240
Exterminating and Pest Control Services27.5157210
Junior colleges, Local government owned27.557200
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services27.4957170
Textile Mills27.4357060
Personal and Laundry Services27.4357050
Sawmills and Wood Preservation27.3356850
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation27.3356840
Security Systems Services27.2956760
Direct Selling Establishments27.2656690
Offices of Physicians27.2556680
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging27.2456650
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing27.2156600
Building Finishing Contractors27.1956560
Retail Trade27.1356430
Urban Transit Systems27.1356430
Wood Product Manufacturing26.9956140
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters26.9856120
Fabric Mills26.9856110
Drywall and Insulation Contractors26.8655870
Other Specialty Trade Contractors26.8655870
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills26.8555840
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned26.6855500
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned26.6655460
Other Support Services26.6355380
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing26.6155350
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing26.5655250
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities26.5655240
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers26.5555210
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries26.555120
Charter Bus Industry26.555110
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing26.4855080
Other Wood Product Manufacturing26.4755060
Automotive Repair and Maintenance26.4655040
Drycleaning and Laundry Services26.4354980
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries26.3554800
Animal Food Manufacturing26.3454790
Offices of Other Health Practitioners26.3454790
Educational Services, State government owned26.3154730
Taxi and Limousine Service26.2854660
Outpatient Care Centers26.2454570
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned26.254500
Hospitals, Local government owned26.1954480
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists26.1654420
Miscellaneous Store Retailers26.1454370
Ambulatory Health Care Services26.1454370
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)26.1454360
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing26.0954270
Local Messengers and Local Delivery25.9153880
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned25.953860
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation25.8653790
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions25.8453750
Death Care Services25.8453750
Food Services and Drinking Places25.8353720
Traveler Accommodation25.7953650
Accommodation and Food Services25.7853630
Accommodation25.7653590
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing25.6553360
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.6453340
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services25.6453330
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries25.6453330
Animal Slaughtering and Processing25.5853200
Business Support Services25.5853200
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services25.5453120
Facilities Support Services25.5253070
Junior colleges, Privately owned25.553030
Investigation and Security Services25.4953020
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned25.4652950
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned25.4352890
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)25.4252870
Other Textile Product Mills25.3852800
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.3852790
Specialized Freight Trucking25.3552720
Textile Product Mills25.3252670
Ambulance Services25.2752560
Textile Furnishings Mills25.2752550
Telephone Call Centers25.2552510
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services25.2452490
Truck Transportation25.2352470
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores25.1952400
General Freight Trucking25.1952400
Religious Organizations25.1952400
Landscaping Services25.1852380
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly2552010
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing2552000
Personal Care Services24.8951770
Gasoline Stations24.8451660
Performing Arts Companies24.7751520
Restaurants and Other Eating Places24.7551480
Full-Service Restaurants24.7151390
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors24.6551280
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers24.5451050
Health and Personal Care Stores24.4450840
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)24.4350810
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services24.3650680
Sporting Goods Stores24.3350600
State government, including schools and hospitals24.2350410
Services to Buildings and Dwellings24.1950310
Photographic Services23.9949900
Support Activities for Road Transportation23.9749850
Home Health Care Services23.8749660
Civic and Social Organizations23.8349560
Veterinary Services23.649080
Gambling Industries23.649080
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities23.5949070
Support Activities for Rail Transportation23.5849040
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)23.4648790
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps23.3248510
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals23.2848420
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities23.1948230
Junior colleges, State government owned23.1648170
Food and Beverage Stores23.0347910
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities22.8947600
Pharmacies and Drug Stores22.8547540
Grocery Stores22.7347270
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities22.747220
Casino Hotels22.5746950
Individual and Family Services22.5746940
Other Residential Care Facilities22.3446470
Social Assistance22.1546080
Child Day Care Services22.0545870
Technical and trade schools, State government owned21.9345620
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores21.6244970
Vocational Rehabilitation Services21.344290
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers21.1644010
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities21.0343750
Clothing Stores20.4342500
Used Merchandise Stores20.4342490
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores18.738890
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores18.5238510

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