Highest Paying Industries for Industrial Machinery Mechanics

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers31.8366200
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution31.2464980
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing30.964260
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers30.8764210
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing30.4763370
Utilities30.4163260
Federal Executive Branch30.3963220
Federal government, including the US Postal Service30.3963210
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil30.3463110
Natural Gas Distribution30.2562930
Oil and Gas Extraction29.7361830
Testing Laboratories29.6361640
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing29.360940
Casino Hotels29.1660650
Transportation and Warehousing28.3959050
Waste Treatment and Disposal28.3759020
Other Pipeline Transportation28.3558960
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned27.9258060
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals27.8557930
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing27.4657110
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing27.2956760
Metal Ore Mining27.2456660
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills27.1656490
Basic Chemical Manufacturing26.9856110
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services26.8955920
Federal, State, and Local Government26.8355800
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service26.8355800
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing26.855750
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service26.7555630
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction26.7455610
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing26.7355590
Specialized Design Services26.7355590
Pipeline Transportation26.6755480
Coal Mining26.5855290
Management of Companies and Enterprises26.4955110
State government, including schools and hospitals26.4555010
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services26.4154940
Mining26.3354770
Scientific Research and Development Services26.354700
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences26.354700
Chemical Manufacturing26.2254530
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing26.254490
Mining (except Oil and Gas)26.1954470
Waste Management and Remediation Services26.1254330
Rail Transportation25.9653990
Beverage Manufacturing25.8253710
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing25.8153680
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services25.7853610
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing25.7653580
Paper Manufacturing25.7453540
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing25.7253490
Computer Systems Design and Related Services25.6653370
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing25.6453340
Communications Equipment Manufacturing25.6453340
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services25.6453330
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers25.5953240
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing25.5353090
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers25.553040
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors25.4853000
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers25.4752980
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas25.4352890
Support Activities for Mining25.4252870
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing25.3652740
Hospitals, Local government owned25.3152640
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned25.3152640
Engineering Services25.2952590
Nonresidential Building Construction25.1352260
Educational Services, Privately owned25.1152240
Tobacco Manufacturing25.152210
Construction of Buildings25.0952180
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores25.0952180
Grain and Oilseed Milling25.0552110
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing25.0352050
Ship and Boat Building24.9551890
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing24.9251840
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)24.9251830
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing24.9151810
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing24.8651710
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing24.7851540
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel24.7851540
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing24.7751520
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers24.7551480
Building Equipment Contractors24.7451450
Specialty Trade Contractors24.7151400
Primary Metal Manufacturing24.6951350
Other Building Equipment Contractors24.5851130
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals24.5851120
Local government, including schools and hospitals24.5651080
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods24.5451050
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing24.5150970
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing24.4350820
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing24.4250790
Facilities Support Services24.3850700
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing24.3550640
All industries24.2550440
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing24.1950320
Manufacturing24.1850290
Truck Transportation24.1750280
Machinery Manufacturing24.1750270
All industries, private ownership only24.1450200
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying24.1350180
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing24.1250170
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing24.1150150
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)24.0650040
Dairy Product Manufacturing24.0550030
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media24.0550020
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing24.0449990
Accommodation24.0249960
Traveler Accommodation24.0249960
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers23.9949910
Hospitals, Privately owned23.9749860
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing23.9549820
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing23.9549820
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers23.9449790
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing23.9349770
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing23.8949690
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing23.8949680
Construction23.8749650
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)23.8749650
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors23.8649620
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing23.8249550
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned23.8249550
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing23.849490
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing23.7949480
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing23.7749450
Real Estate23.7549410
Lessors of Real Estate23.7549410
Publishing Industries (except Internet)23.7449380
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers23.7449380
Accommodation and Food Services23.7449370
Newspaper Publishers23.749300
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities23.6849260
Other Food Manufacturing23.6349160
Information23.6149110
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services23.5949070
Water, Sewage and Other Systems23.5749020
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers23.5448970
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)23.5448970
Wholesale Trade23.4848850
Educational Services, Local government owned23.4348740
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing23.4148700
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing23.3648590
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)23.3648590
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)23.3648580
Rubber Product Manufacturing23.3348520
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing23.3148490
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing23.2848420
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods23.2648380
Other Personal Services23.2548360
Miscellaneous Manufacturing23.2448340
Household Appliance Manufacturing23.2148290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned23.1948240
Printing and Related Support Activities23.1748190
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction23.1548150
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers23.0647970
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing23.0347900
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing23.0147860
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance2347840
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned2347830
Nonstore Retailers22.9947810
Administrative and Support Services22.9647760
Rental and Leasing Services22.9547740
Educational Services, State government owned22.9547730
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers22.9347700
Foundries22.8747560
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers22.8547530
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing22.8547520
Employment Services22.8347490
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing22.8147450
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers22.8147450
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing22.847430
Plastics Product Manufacturing22.6747150
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing22.6147020
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers22.6147020
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing22.5546910
Food Manufacturing22.5146830
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing22.4946780
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers22.4946780
Retail Trade22.4946780
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing22.4546690
General Rental Centers22.3246420
Forging and Stamping22.2746310
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance22.2546290
Warehousing and Storage22.2546280
Automotive Repair and Maintenance22.2246220
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing22.2146190
Other Support Services22.1946150
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers22.1546080
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance22.0245810
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers2245760
Other Specialty Trade Contractors21.9945740
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services21.9745700
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing21.8445420
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills21.8145360
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing21.7945320
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services21.6445010
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing21.6344980
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging21.6244970
Direct Selling Establishments21.5844880
Waste Collection21.4844680
Wood Product Manufacturing21.4644630
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing21.4544620
Social Assistance21.4444590
Vocational Rehabilitation Services21.4444590
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)21.444520
Repair and Maintenance21.444520
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance21.444510
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing21.3644430
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing21.3544400
Hardware Manufacturing21.344310
Machine Shops21.2744240
Sawmills and Wood Preservation21.2144110
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers21.1243940
Utility System Construction21.0343730
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers21.0243720
Animal Food Manufacturing20.9743620
Water Transportation20.9743610
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction20.9543580
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing20.9243520
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance20.9143490
Personal and Laundry Services20.943480
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers20.943460
Gambling Industries20.8843430
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries20.8643380
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting20.8343330
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry20.843250
Support Activities for Crop Production20.843250
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation20.7443150
Drycleaning and Laundry Services20.6943030
Other Wood Product Manufacturing20.6742980
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing20.6142870
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing20.642850
Inland Water Transportation20.442440
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing20.2842180
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing20.1441890
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing20.1341870
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing20.0841760
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing20.0641730
Support Activities for Rail Transportation20.0341670
Support Activities for Air Transportation19.9641520
Business Support Services19.9541500
Fabric Mills19.9541490
Footwear Manufacturing19.941390
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing19.841170
Textile Mills19.7841140
Animal Slaughtering and Processing19.6340820
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing19.6140780
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills19.1439800
Other Textile Product Mills19.1139750
Textile Product Mills19.0539630
Textile Furnishings Mills19.0439600
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction18.7338970
Apparel Manufacturing18.3438150
Apparel Knitting Mills17.4136220
Building Material and Supplies Dealers16.7434810
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries16.2733850

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