Highest Paying Industries for Lawyers, Judges, and Related Workers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing100.83209730
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing97.35202480
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing96.9201560
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage96.49200700
Other Information Services95.98199640
Securities and Commodity Exchanges91.77190880
Water Transportation90.58188400
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation90.58188400
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities89.81186800
Cable and Other Subscription Programming88.91184940
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing88.49184060
Wired Telecommunications Carriers88.45183970
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing88.41183890
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers88.39183860
Broadcasting (except Internet)88.06183170
Radio and Television Broadcasting87.66182330
Natural Gas Distribution87.59182190
Software Publishers87.22181420
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers86.68180300
Information86.58180090
Gambling Industries86.53179990
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers86.52179950
Lessors of Real Estate86.4179710
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing86.2179300
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing86.13179160
Nondepository Credit Intermediation85.92178720
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing85.91178690
Publishing Industries (except Internet)85.45177730
Other Financial Investment Activities85.36177550
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers85.31177440
Telecommunications85176800
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)84.84176470
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences84.76176310
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing84.51175780
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing84.41175580
Land Subdivision84.38175520
Scientific Research and Development Services83.81174320
Communications Equipment Manufacturing83.25173170
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing83.24173130
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities83.21173080
Basic Chemical Manufacturing82.91172460
Machinery Manufacturing82.84172320
Depository Credit Intermediation82.55171690
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services82.18170930
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers82.16170890
Paper Manufacturing81.99170540
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing81.86170270
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing81.83170210
Management of Companies and Enterprises81.53169570
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events81.52169550
Pipeline Transportation81.36169230
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing81.36169220
Food Manufacturing81.27169040
Manufacturing80.98168440
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned80.65167750
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation80.35167130
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods80.29167000
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing80.09166580
Rental and Leasing Services79.84166070
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing79.78165940
Newspaper Publishers79.34165030
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers79.31164970
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing78.79163880
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas78.49163260
Freight Transportation Arrangement78.47163220
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers78.32162910
Support Activities for Mining78.31162890
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services78.14162530
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers78162240
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories77.95162140
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers77.93162090
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation77.92162070
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing77.83161890
Utilities77.8161830
Engineering Services77.37160930
Real Estate77.33160840
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services76.99160130
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses76.9159940
Miscellaneous Manufacturing76.87159900
Activities Related to Real Estate76.76159650
Computer Systems Design and Related Services76.66159450
Hospitals, Privately owned76.66159450
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)76.62159370
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing76.55159230
Nonresidential Building Construction76.52159170
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned76.44159000
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures76.43158980
Wholesale Trade76.39158890
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction76.15158390
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing76.03158150
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation75.96157990
Support Activities for Transportation75.94157950
Spectator Sports75.93157940
Chemical Manufacturing75.87157810
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries75.67157390
Nonstore Retailers75.63157320
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing75.58157210
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing75.54157120
Accommodation and Food Services75.1156220
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)74.62155200
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)74.37154680
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing74.18154290
Finance and Insurance74.11154140
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers73.99153910
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds73.98153880
Mining73.94153790
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing73.74153390
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers73.75153390
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing73.65153180
Waste Treatment and Disposal73.64153170
Offices of Physicians73.54152970
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods73.45152780
Oil and Gas Extraction73.24152340
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution73.17152190
Construction of Buildings73.01151860
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers72.81151450
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing72.61151030
Construction72.41150600
Traveler Accommodation72.33150440
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services72.24150260
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services72.24150260
Rail Transportation71.89149530
Retail Trade71.87149500
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles71.82149390
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services71.81149370
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction71.59148900
Waste Management and Remediation Services71.4148520
Other Telecommunications71.07147820
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing70.84147340
Printing and Related Support Activities70.81147290
Transportation and Warehousing70.81147280
Accommodation70.8147260
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors70.78147230
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank70.72147090
Air Transportation70.62146880
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)70.59146820
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers70.57146780
Scheduled Air Transportation70.57146780
Residential Building Construction70.24146100
Beverage Manufacturing70.03145660
Testing Laboratories69.72145020
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned69.57144710
Other Investment Pools and Funds69.35144240
Hospitals, Local government owned69.3144150
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction69.25144040
Other Insurance Related Activities69.21143960
Direct Selling Establishments68.66142820
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned68.37142200
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing68.21141870
All industries, private ownership only67.74140890
Office Administrative Services67.68140770
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing67.31140010
Ambulatory Health Care Services67.31140010
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services67.21139800
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities67.19139750
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers66.98139330
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services66.86139080
Utility System Construction66.84139030
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers66.76138860
Legal Services66.75138830
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned66.64138610
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities66.55138430
Insurance Carriers66.43138170
Grantmaking and Giving Services66.37138040
Educational Services, Privately owned65.65136550
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services65.49136210
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities64.63134430
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages64.51134170
Building Equipment Contractors64.49134150
Educational Support Services, Privately owned64.27133670
Federal Executive Branch64.03133180
Federal government, including the US Postal Service64.01133150
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)63.47132020
Specialty Trade Contractors63.3131660
Hospitals, State government owned63.24131540
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers63.16131370
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers63.05131140
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers62.96130950
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services62.87130760
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)62.73130480
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing62.32129620
All industries62.21129410
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned62.05129070
Postal Service (federal government)61.81128550
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing60.55125940
Other Support Services60.42125660
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)60.34125500
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations60.15125110
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned58.64121960
Telephone Call Centers58.25121160
Educational Services, State government owned58.21121080
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations57.62119860
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing57.38119350
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers57.09118740
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors56.9118350
Junior colleges, Local government owned56.77118070
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)56.12116720
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations56.1116700
Outpatient Care Centers56.01116490
Truck Transportation55.91116300
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)55.81116080
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned55.81116080
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)55.57115590
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)55.17114750
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)54.48113320
Personal and Laundry Services54.45113250
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services54.09112510
Administrative and Support Services53.98112280
General Freight Trucking53.28110830
Employment Services52.23108640
Educational Services, Local government owned52108150
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned51.15106390
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)50.72105490
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned50.72105490
Other Personal Services50.48105000
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing49.98103960
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities49101920
Religious Organizations48.69101270
Business Support Services48.23100320
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service47.9499720
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services47.8299460
Federal, State, and Local Government47.8199440
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service47.8199440
Social Advocacy Organizations47.5798940
State government, including schools and hospitals43.7991080
Local government, including schools and hospitals43.6890850
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals43.5490550
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals43.590480
Civic and Social Organizations41.6686650
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)41.6486610
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services37.5278040
Social Assistance36.0975060
Individual and Family Services35.974670
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities34.5471850

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