Highest Paying Industries for Human Resources Workers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil52.07108300
Software Publishers42.4388250
Pipeline Transportation42.1187590
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage40.6984630
Oil and Gas Extraction40.6784590
Other Information Services39.8882940
Federal Executive Branch39.7282610
Federal government, including the US Postal Service39.481950
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing38.9781070
Publishing Industries (except Internet)38.8580810
Natural Gas Distribution38.6280330
Sound Recording Industries38.0379110
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing37.9178850
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities37.8378690
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing37.5578100
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)37.578000
Other Financial Investment Activities37.3677710
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing37.1777320
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing37.0176970
Information36.9276790
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas36.6776280
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries36.6676250
Specialty hospitals, State government owned36.6476210
Motion Picture and Video Industries36.5876080
Other General Merchandise Stores36.3975690
Communications Equipment Manufacturing36.2975480
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing36.2575400
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing36.2375350
Telecommunications36.0975060
Utilities36.0274930
Wired Telecommunications Carriers35.6974230
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences35.6774190
Mining35.5373900
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution35.3373490
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing35.3373480
Scientific Research and Development Services35.3173450
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media35.0772950
Nondepository Credit Intermediation34.9972780
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing34.8172390
Other Telecommunications34.5371820
Metal Ore Mining34.4371610
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores34.4171570
Television Broadcasting34.3571450
Cable and Other Subscription Programming34.3371410
Rail Transportation34.2971320
Legal Services34.2871290
Broadcasting (except Internet)33.9370570
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services33.9270560
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing33.6870050
Radio and Television Broadcasting33.6569980
Mining (except Oil and Gas)33.6169900
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing33.6169900
Finance and Insurance33.5969880
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers33.5669810
Testing Laboratories33.5469770
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction33.569680
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation33.4969670
Coal Mining33.4269510
Insurance Carriers33.2969250
Basic Chemical Manufacturing33.2669180
Computer Systems Design and Related Services33.2569160
Chemical Manufacturing33.269050
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing33.1668970
Waste Treatment and Disposal33.1568950
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers33.1468930
Postal Service (federal government)33.0368690
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services32.9368500
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing32.8968420
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation32.8568330
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers32.8468310
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities32.7968200
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services32.7168030
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying32.6667940
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing32.6467900
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities32.6167820
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services32.5867780
Other Support Activities for Transportation32.5267640
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing32.3767340
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers32.3467260
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing32.3367240
Other Insurance Related Activities32.2467050
Management of Companies and Enterprises32.2267030
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing32.2167000
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services32.1866930
Depository Credit Intermediation32.1466840
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing32.0966760
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing32.0266600
Engineering Services31.9866520
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services31.9866510
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities31.9566460
Securities and Commodity Exchanges31.9266390
Machinery Manufacturing31.8366200
Federal, State, and Local Government31.7966130
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service31.7966130
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers31.7666060
Manufacturing31.7165960
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores31.6465810
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing31.6265780
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures31.5965700
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing31.5465610
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing31.5365580
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers31.5265560
Support Activities for Mining31.4865470
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers31.4765460
Apparel Manufacturing31.3865270
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities31.3865260
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing31.365110
Scheduled Air Transportation31.2765050
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing31.2665020
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers31.2164910
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned31.1464770
Grantmaking and Giving Services31.1264740
Air Transportation31.0864660
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)31.0764620
Miscellaneous Manufacturing31.0464560
Land Subdivision31.0164490
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing30.9764410
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing30.9664400
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers30.9564380
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing30.9464360
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing30.9464360
Nonresidential Building Construction30.9364330
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing30.9264310
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing30.9164290
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills30.964280
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service30.8564160
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)30.8364130
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods30.8264110
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing30.7363910
Construction of Buildings30.6963840
Support Activities for Air Transportation30.6763790
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation30.6363710
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages30.6263680
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories30.6163680
Wholesale Trade30.5963630
Waste Management and Remediation Services30.5863600
Water Transportation30.5463530
Footwear Manufacturing30.5263480
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)30.4463320
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners30.4263280
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing30.3363080
Water, Sewage and Other Systems30.3263060
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing30.3163050
Lessors of Real Estate30.2662940
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing30.2462900
Radio Broadcasting30.262820
Office Administrative Services30.1962790
Inland Water Transportation30.1862780
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing30.1462690
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers30.1362670
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events30.1262650
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing30.1162630
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services30.162600
Educational Support Services, Privately owned30.0862570
Specialized Design Services30.0762550
Social Advocacy Organizations30.0662530
Waste Collection30.0562510
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)30.0562510
Residential Building Construction30.0562500
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction30.0562500
Hardware Manufacturing29.9962390
Newspaper Publishers29.9962380
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance29.9862350
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers29.9362260
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction29.9262230
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods29.962200
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing29.8762120
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services29.8662110
All industries29.8562100
Support Activities for Water Transportation29.8462060
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing29.8362050
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing29.8162010
Couriers and Express Delivery Services29.7761930
Educational Support Services, Local government owned29.7761920
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing29.7561880
Other Food Manufacturing29.761780
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing29.6961760
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned29.6961750
All industries, private ownership only29.6761720
Construction29.6661700
Vending Machine Operators29.6761700
Couriers and Messengers29.5961540
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing29.5961540
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers29.5761510
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned29.5561470
Paper Manufacturing29.5361420
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing29.5261400
Rental and Leasing Services29.4961350
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers29.4961340
Support Activities for Transportation29.4961330
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers29.4861320
Beverage Manufacturing29.4661270
Forging and Stamping29.4461240
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel29.4161170
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing29.3861120
Electronics and Appliance Stores29.3861100
Other Personal Services29.3561060
Plastics Product Manufacturing29.3260990
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing29.3260980
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned29.3160960
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing29.2760880
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers29.2760880
Utility System Construction29.2660860
Consumer Goods Rental29.2660860
Primary Metal Manufacturing29.2560830
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing29.2460830
Grain and Oilseed Milling29.2260770
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing29.1860700
General Merchandise Stores29.1760670
Transportation and Warehousing29.1660650
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing29.1660650
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills29.1560620
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers29.1460620
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals29.1460610
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance29.1360590
Warehousing and Storage29.1360580
Freight Transportation Arrangement29.1260570
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)29.0760470
Real Estate29.0460410
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)29.0460400
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing29.0360390
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned29.0360380
Dairy Product Manufacturing28.9860280
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction28.9760260
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing28.9760250
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing28.9460200
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing28.9460200
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing28.9460200
Educational Services, Privately owned28.9460190
Repair and Maintenance28.9360180
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers28.9160140
Household Appliance Manufacturing28.8860080
Ship and Boat Building28.859910
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers28.859900
Nonscheduled Air Transportation28.7659820
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses28.7359750
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned28.7259740
Hospitals, State government owned28.7159710
Local government, including schools and hospitals28.759690
Furniture Stores28.6859660
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing28.6759630
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors28.6459560
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors28.6159510
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)28.6159500
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing28.5959460
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned28.5659400
Machine Shops28.5459360
Building Equipment Contractors28.5459350
Automobile Dealers28.5359340
Death Care Services28.5259330
Educational Services, Local government owned28.5259320
Specialty Food Stores28.4759230
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors28.4759220
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors28.4659190
Hospitals, Privately owned28.4359140
Nonstore Retailers28.4359130
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned28.3558980
Other Building Equipment Contractors28.3358920
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing28.3358920
School and Employee Bus Transportation28.3258910
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers28.3158890
Activities Related to Real Estate28.358860
Employment Services28.2858830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)28.2858830
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing28.2758800
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers28.2658790
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores28.2558750
Printing and Related Support Activities28.2358720
Foundries28.2358710
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)28.2258700
Specialty Trade Contractors28.2158680
Roofing Contractors28.258660
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services28.1958630
Administrative and Support Services28.1758590
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)28.1758590
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing28.1658580
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing28.1658570
Offices of Dentists28.1558550
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services28.1258490
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)28.0858410
Spectator Sports28.0458310
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers2858240
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing27.9858200
Travel Agencies27.9758170
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers27.9458110
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance27.9458110
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned27.9258080
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers27.9158060
Home Furnishings Stores27.8457900
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers27.7857780
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers27.7757770
Department Stores27.7457710
Special Food Services27.7557710
Building Material and Supplies Dealers27.7257670
Junior colleges, Local government owned27.7357670
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned27.7157630
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores27.757620
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation27.757610
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations27.6857580
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)27.6657540
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations27.6657530
Personal and Laundry Services27.6557510
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers27.6457480
Rubber Product Manufacturing27.6157430
Food Manufacturing27.5257240
Exterminating and Pest Control Services27.5157210
Textile Mills27.3956980
Sawmills and Wood Preservation27.3356850
Offices of Physicians27.3356850
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation27.3356840
Security Systems Services27.3356840
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging27.2456650
Building Finishing Contractors27.1956560
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing27.1856530
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations27.1756520
Retail Trade27.1156390
Urban Transit Systems27.0356230
Wood Product Manufacturing27.0356220
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned26.9956150
Other Specialty Trade Contractors26.9956140
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters26.9856120
Fabric Mills26.9255990
Drywall and Insulation Contractors26.8655870
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills26.8555840
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned26.6855500
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing26.6755470
Direct Selling Establishments26.6255360
Educational Services, State government owned26.6255360
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing26.6155350
Other Support Services26.5955310
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing26.5655250
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities26.5655240
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries26.5655240
Other Wood Product Manufacturing26.5455190
Charter Bus Industry26.555110
Drycleaning and Laundry Services26.4955100
Outpatient Care Centers26.4955090
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing26.4855080
Automotive Repair and Maintenance26.4655040
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned26.4254950
Hospitals, Local government owned26.4154930
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries26.3554800
Offices of Other Health Practitioners26.3454790
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)26.3154710
Taxi and Limousine Service26.2854660
Ambulatory Health Care Services26.2654620
Animal Food Manufacturing26.2554590
Miscellaneous Store Retailers26.2454590
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists26.1654420
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing26.1454370
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation26.0454170
Local Messengers and Local Delivery26.0354140
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned25.9954070
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned25.9654000
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions25.9653990
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.9153890
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries25.8853830
Food Services and Drinking Places25.8353720
Accommodation and Food Services25.7453550
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing25.7453540
Traveler Accommodation25.7353530
Facilities Support Services25.7153470
Accommodation25.7153470
Animal Slaughtering and Processing25.6253280
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services25.6153280
Business Support Services25.653240
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.5853200
Specialized Freight Trucking25.5553140
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services25.5453130
Investigation and Security Services25.553050
Junior colleges, Privately owned25.553030
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned25.4852990
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)25.4452910
Truck Transportation25.4352900
General Freight Trucking25.452840
Other Textile Product Mills25.3852800
Ambulance Services25.3652750
Telephone Call Centers25.2952610
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services25.2452500
Textile Product Mills25.2352480
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores25.1952400
Landscaping Services25.1852380
Textile Furnishings Mills25.0952180
Religious Organizations25.0752140
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly2552000
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing24.9151800
Personal Care Services24.8951770
Gasoline Stations24.8451660
Performing Arts Companies24.7751520
Restaurants and Other Eating Places24.7551480
State government, including schools and hospitals24.7351430
Full-Service Restaurants24.7151390
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors24.6551280
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers24.5351030
Health and Personal Care Stores24.4450840
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)24.4350810
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services24.4150780
Sporting Goods Stores24.3350600
Services to Buildings and Dwellings24.1950310
Home Health Care Services24.0750070
Photographic Services24.0650040
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting24.0149930
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry23.9949890
Support Activities for Road Transportation23.9749850
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals23.8649640
Support Activities for Crop Production23.7449370
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities23.6449160
Veterinary Services23.649080
Support Activities for Rail Transportation23.5849040
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)23.5248910
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps23.3248510
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers23.2248310
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities23.1948230
Junior colleges, State government owned23.1748190
Food and Beverage Stores23.1148070
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities22.9647760
Pharmacies and Drug Stores22.8547540
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities22.8247470
Grocery Stores22.7447290
Casino Hotels22.747220
Individual and Family Services22.5746950
Other Residential Care Facilities22.3846550
Social Assistance22.2246210
Child Day Care Services22.0545870
Technical and trade schools, State government owned21.9345620
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores21.6244970
Vocational Rehabilitation Services21.4544630
Civic and Social Organizations21.1944070
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers21.1644010
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities21.0443760
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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