Highest Paying Industries for Laborers and Material Movers, Hand

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Natural Gas Distribution30.4963410
Postal Service (federal government)24.8151600
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing23.6649220
Support Activities for Water Transportation22.0445840
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation21.4544620
Utilities21.1944070
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution20.9543570
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries20.9343530
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned20.6642970
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters20.6542960
Coal Mining19.4640480
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing19.3440230
Performing Arts Companies19.2740090
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers19.2239970
Federal government, including the US Postal Service18.939320
Federal Executive Branch18.8739250
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil18.7939080
Water Transportation18.0137460
Rail Transportation17.3936160
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries17.2735920
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills17.2635890
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned17.0135380
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events16.734740
Scheduled Air Transportation16.6834680
Air Transportation16.6134550
Casino Hotels16.5234350
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing16.3934090
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing16.3233940
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing16.1533600
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing16.0733420
Federal, State, and Local Government16.0633410
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service16.0633410
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing16.0433360
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing15.9533180
Support Activities for Transportation15.9233110
Radio and Television Broadcasting15.933080
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities15.8632990
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals15.8232910
Broadcasting (except Internet)15.7832820
Household Appliance Manufacturing15.7432730
Mining (except Oil and Gas)15.6632580
Cable and Other Subscription Programming15.6632580
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing15.6432520
Local government, including schools and hospitals15.6332520
Support Activities for Rail Transportation15.632440
Pipeline Transportation15.5832410
Roofing Contractors15.5332300
Oil and Gas Extraction15.5132260
Grain and Oilseed Milling15.4832210
Engineering Services15.4832200
Hardware Manufacturing15.4732170
Ship and Boat Building15.4632170
Scientific Research and Development Services15.4532130
Metal Ore Mining15.4432120
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing15.4432120
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service15.4332100
Specialized Design Services15.432040
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors15.3932010
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences15.3831990
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation15.3331890
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing15.3131850
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing15.331820
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing15.2531710
Information15.2231660
Mining15.231610
Urban Transit Systems15.1731540
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing15.0631330
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities15.0531300
Basic Chemical Manufacturing15.0331270
Hospitals, State government owned15.0231250
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing15.0231240
Wired Telecommunications Carriers15.0231240
General Freight Trucking14.9531090
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned14.9531090
Primary Metal Manufacturing14.931000
Utility System Construction14.930990
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction14.930980
Support Activities for Mining14.8830960
Nonresidential Building Construction14.8130810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned14.7730710
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing14.7530690
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers14.7530680
Building Equipment Contractors14.7430660
Machinery Manufacturing14.730580
Telecommunications14.6930560
Warehousing and Storage14.6830540
Dairy Product Manufacturing14.6830530
Activities Related to Real Estate14.6830530
Educational Services, Local government owned14.6430460
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing14.6230420
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing14.6230410
Masonry Contractors14.6130400
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing14.630380
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing14.630370
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing14.630370
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers14.630370
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.5830320
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction14.5730300
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers14.5530260
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers14.5130180
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned14.530160
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing14.4830120
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing14.4830120
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing14.4730090
Hospitals, Privately owned14.4430040
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing14.4330010
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors14.4230000
Transportation and Warehousing14.4230000
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation14.4129980
Rubber Product Manufacturing14.429960
Foundries14.4129960
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel14.3929930
Construction14.3829910
Specialty Trade Contractors14.3829900
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)14.3729900
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.3629860
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing14.3529840
Offices of Other Health Practitioners14.3329800
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners14.3329800
Travel Agencies14.3229790
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing14.2829710
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services14.2929710
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing14.2729690
Freight Transportation Arrangement14.2529640
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)14.2429630
Other Specialty Trade Contractors14.2229580
Offices of Physicians14.2229570
Truck Transportation14.229530
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing14.1929520
Beverage Manufacturing14.1929510
Paper Manufacturing14.1829490
Drywall and Insulation Contractors14.1629450
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing14.1629440
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing14.1429420
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors14.1429410
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing14.1429400
Educational Services, Privately owned14.1329390
Construction of Buildings14.1329380
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction14.1129350
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories14.129340
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers14.129330
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying14.129320
Chemical Manufacturing14.0829280
Building Finishing Contractors14.0629250
Insurance Carriers14.0129140
Communications Equipment Manufacturing1429130
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing1429130
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned13.9929090
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing13.9629030
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)13.9328980
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned13.9328980
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing13.9328970
Other Building Equipment Contractors13.9228950
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers13.928900
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers13.8828880
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers13.8628840
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media13.8628830
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing13.8428780
Civic and Social Organizations13.8328760
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing13.828710
Nonscheduled Air Transportation13.7828670
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing13.7728650
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers13.7828650
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas13.7728650
Testing Laboratories13.7728640
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services13.7728640
Tobacco Manufacturing13.7528600
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities13.7528600
Inland Water Transportation13.7528590
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing13.728500
Support Activities for Animal Production13.6928480
Other Food Manufacturing13.6528400
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing13.6428380
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors13.6428360
Legal Services13.6228330
Ambulatory Health Care Services13.6128310
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing13.628300
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing13.628300
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing13.5928270
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing13.5728220
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing13.5628210
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing13.5528180
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services13.5128110
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing13.4728020
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services13.4628000
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods13.4427940
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing13.4327930
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers13.4227920
Management of Companies and Enterprises13.427870
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing13.3927850
Water, Sewage and Other Systems13.3727800
Traveler Accommodation13.3627790
Manufacturing13.3627780
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers13.3527780
Outpatient Care Centers13.3627780
Footwear Manufacturing13.3527760
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing13.3527760
Finance and Insurance13.3427760
Security Systems Services13.3327740
Educational Support Services, Privately owned13.3427740
Machine Shops13.3327720
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services13.327660
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions13.327660
Hospitals, Local government owned13.2927650
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned13.2927650
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers13.2827630
Accommodation13.2827620
Support Activities for Air Transportation13.2727610
Wholesale Trade13.2627580
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals13.2327530
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers13.2227500
Forging and Stamping13.2127490
Book Stores and News Dealers13.227460
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods13.1727400
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services13.1727390
Specialized Freight Trucking13.1627380
Computer Systems Design and Related Services13.1627380
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction13.1527350
Other Information Services13.1227300
Junior colleges, Local government owned13.1227300
Residential Building Construction13.1227290
Home Health Care Services13.127240
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing13.0927230
Ambulance Services13.0927230
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)12.9927030
Other Telecommunications12.9927010
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)12.9827010
Support Activities for Road Transportation12.9526940
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing12.9426910
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing12.9326890
Miscellaneous Manufacturing12.9326890
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers12.9326890
Real Estate12.9326890
Waste Treatment and Disposal12.9326880
Death Care Services12.8826790
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors12.8726770
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance12.8626750
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers12.8526720
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services12.8426710
Services to Buildings and Dwellings12.7926600
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services12.7926590
Spectator Sports12.7726560
Software Publishers12.7526510
Lessors of Real Estate12.7526510
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging12.7226450
Facilities Support Services12.7226450
Other Financial Investment Activities12.7126440
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing12.726410
Animal Food Manufacturing12.6926400
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing12.6926390
Amusement Parks and Arcades12.6626320
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing12.6526300
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)12.6426300
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing12.6426290
Telephone Call Centers12.6326260
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing12.6226250
Food Manufacturing12.626220
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing12.6126220
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities12.5626130
All industries12.5626120
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers12.5226050
All industries, private ownership only12.5126020
Plastics Product Manufacturing12.4625910
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers12.4325860
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing12.4225840
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills12.4225820
Landscaping Services12.425800
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned12.425790
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing12.3825740
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services12.3725720
Waste Management and Remediation Services12.3525680
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance12.3425670
State government, including schools and hospitals12.3425660
Printing and Related Support Activities12.3325640
Sound Recording Industries12.3225630
Wood Product Manufacturing12.3225620
Accommodation and Food Services12.3225620
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers12.3125600
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities12.3125590
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing12.2925560
Investigation and Security Services12.2825530
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned12.2825530
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers12.2525480
Other Support Activities for Transportation12.2425460
Other Support Services12.2425460
Home Furnishings Stores12.2425450
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services12.2225420
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing12.2125390
Local Messengers and Local Delivery12.225370
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation12.1925350
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services12.1625290
Other Wood Product Manufacturing12.1525280
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing12.1325240
Building Material and Supplies Dealers12.1225220
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance12.1225210
General Rental Centers12.0825130
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers12.0525070
Rental and Leasing Services12.0425040
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services12.0425040
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing12.0124970
Textile Mills1224970
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills12.0124970
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)1224950
Sawmills and Wood Preservation11.9824920
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers11.9724900
Radio Broadcasting11.9424840
Business Support Services11.9424830
Vending Machine Operators11.9324820
Special Food Services11.9124780
Forestry and Logging11.9124770
Logging11.9124770
Direct Selling Establishments11.9124770
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation11.924760
Health and Personal Care Stores11.8524650
Consumer Goods Rental11.8524650
Nonstore Retailers11.8424630
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses11.8324600
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores11.8224590
Waste Collection11.8124570
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores11.7924520
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services11.7824500
Office Administrative Services11.7724480
Publishing Industries (except Internet)11.7624450
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers11.7524440
Fabric Mills11.7424430
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water11.7324400
Animal Slaughtering and Processing11.7324390
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores11.7224370
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries11.7124350
Gambling Industries11.724340
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores11.724330
Electronics and Appliance Stores11.6824300
Other General Merchandise Stores11.6824290
Educational Services, State government owned11.6824290
Land Subdivision11.6424220
Sporting Goods Stores11.6424220
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)11.6424210
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores11.6424200
Pharmacies and Drug Stores11.624130
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations11.5924120
Exterminating and Pest Control Services11.5924110
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores11.5824090
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair11.5824080
Other Textile Product Mills11.5624050
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing11.5624050
Newspaper Publishers11.5624040
Textile Product Mills11.5524020
Textile Furnishings Mills11.5424000
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries11.5323980
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned11.5123930
Food Services and Drinking Places11.4823870
Grantmaking and Giving Services11.4623830
Other Personal Services11.4523810
School and Employee Bus Transportation11.4423800
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing11.4223750
Furniture Stores11.4123730
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other11.3723660
Nondepository Credit Intermediation11.3323560
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation11.323510
Shoe Stores11.2923470
Social Advocacy Organizations11.2623430
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly11.2423380
Personal and Laundry Services11.2223340
Clothing Stores11.1723230
Charter Bus Industry11.1623200
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers11.1523190
Social Assistance11.1423160
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores11.1323150
General Merchandise Stores11.1323140
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)11.1223140
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores11.1223130
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation11.1123100
Automobile Dealers11.123090
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers11.123080
Miscellaneous Store Retailers11.0823040
Vocational Rehabilitation Services11.0623000
Veterinary Services11.0222930
Photographic Services11.0222920
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services11.0122910
Taxi and Limousine Service1122870
Florists10.9822840
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing10.9822840
Administrative and Support Services10.9722810
Full-Service Restaurants10.9722810
Drycleaning and Laundry Services10.9722810
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance10.9522790
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities10.8922660
Specialty Food Stores10.8622590
Retail Trade10.8522580
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation10.8322520
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing10.8222510
Employment Services10.8222510
Individual and Family Services10.8222510
Apparel Manufacturing10.8122480
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations10.7822420
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps10.7422350
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land10.7322320
Department Stores10.7122280
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers10.6922240
Religious Organizations10.6922230
Apparel Knitting Mills10.5521940
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting10.5321910
Restaurants and Other Eating Places10.5321910
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry10.4821800
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)10.4821790
Support Activities for Crop Production10.4621760
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities10.4321690
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations10.3321490
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)10.3221470
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)10.3121440
Used Merchandise Stores10.2921390
Repair and Maintenance10.2221260
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities10.1921200
Automotive Repair and Maintenance10.0820980
Gasoline Stations1020790
Junior colleges, State government owned9.9320650
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance9.9120610
Food and Beverage Stores9.7920350
Grocery Stores9.7220230
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores9.6820140
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned9.3619470
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities9.3619460
Personal Care Services9.1519040

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