Highest Paying Industries for Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage64.71134600
Depository Credit Intermediation63.49132070
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities60.96126800
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank59.21123150
Oil and Gas Extraction57.01118580
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities53.9112120
Other Information Services50.55105140
Lessors of Real Estate48.42100720
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing47.1598070
Mining46.6697050
Postal Service (federal government)46.5196750
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil46.4496590
Water Transportation46.3496390
Child Day Care Services46.2496180
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing46.1195910
Finance and Insurance45.9295520
Natural Gas Distribution44.9193410
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners44.5792710
Computer Systems Design and Related Services44.5692680
Offices of Physicians44.191730
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing43.6790840
Management of Companies and Enterprises43.4890430
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers43.2990040
Television Broadcasting42.5888570
Radio and Television Broadcasting42.4988380
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers42.3488060
Broadcasting (except Internet)42.3388060
Telecommunications42.0387420
Information41.9187180
Software Publishers41.5486410
Other Financial Investment Activities41.1785640
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing40.7584750
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing40.5984420
Legal Services40.5184260
Business Support Services40.4184060
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned40.3783970
Offices of Other Health Practitioners39.8182800
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences39.882790
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing39.882780
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)39.7382630
Activities Related to Real Estate39.782580
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance39.5582250
Ambulatory Health Care Services39.3381810
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations39.3181760
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists39.2181560
Other Pipeline Transportation39.1481420
Utilities39.0481200
Scientific Research and Development Services39.0381190
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution38.980920
Specialized Design Services38.8280750
Pipeline Transportation38.880710
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services38.7780650
Air Transportation38.7280550
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services38.5980280
Repair and Maintenance38.5680210
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing38.5380140
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance38.580070
Scheduled Air Transportation38.3879840
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories38.1379310
Services to Buildings and Dwellings37.9678960
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing37.5278050
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing37.4177800
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned37.2477460
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned37.2377440
Machinery Manufacturing37.277370
Federal government, including the US Postal Service37.1577280
Federal Executive Branch37.1577260
Hospitals, Local government owned37.1477240
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing36.9176770
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers36.8576650
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers36.5676040
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)36.5476000
Grantmaking and Giving Services36.475710
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)36.3975680
Other Support Services36.3675640
Educational Support Services, Privately owned36.375500
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing36.1175110
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing35.9874830
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned35.6974220
Personal and Laundry Services35.5974020
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers35.4973830
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing35.4473710
Other Personal Services35.4273670
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services35.273210
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)35.1373070
Engineering Services35.0772940
All industries, private ownership only35.0272830
Chemical Manufacturing34.8772530
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned34.8772530
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)34.8372440
Publishing Industries (except Internet)34.872390
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)34.8172390
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)34.7672290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned34.6772120
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned34.6572070
Outpatient Care Centers34.6272000
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned34.671970
Hospitals, Privately owned34.5871920
Support Activities for Mining34.5771910
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services34.5271790
Real Estate34.4871710
Wholesale Trade34.3371410
Hospitals, State government owned34.3371410
Educational Services, Local government owned34.1571040
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods34.170930
Transportation and Warehousing34.170920
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing33.9270560
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing33.8470380
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)33.8370360
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers33.8270340
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing33.7970290
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities33.7370150
All industries33.6970070
Facilities Support Services33.5969860
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities33.5869850
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities33.5469760
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing33.4369540
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing33.4169500
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)33.3569380
Manufacturing33.2369110
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)33.1869020
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing33.1668970
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods33.0968830
Tobacco Manufacturing33.0468730
Home Health Care Services32.8668350
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas32.7468110
Miscellaneous Manufacturing32.7268050
Federal, State, and Local Government32.6667940
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service32.6667940
Social Assistance32.5567700
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing32.4767540
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing32.4267440
Support Activities for Air Transportation32.3767330
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned32.3467260
Educational Support Services, Local government owned32.3367240
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)32.3167200
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations32.2967160
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers32.2767120
Construction of Buildings32.2667090
Waste Treatment and Disposal32.2467060
Insurance Carriers32.2166990
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations32.266970
Nonresidential Building Construction32.1666900
Individual and Family Services32.0666680
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services32.0466630
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers32.0166580
Social Advocacy Organizations31.9466430
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing31.7165950
Paper Manufacturing31.765940
Waste Management and Remediation Services31.6965920
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities31.6365800
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service31.6365790
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing31.6265770
Basic Chemical Manufacturing31.5965710
Local government, including schools and hospitals31.5465590
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing31.465320
Forestry and Logging31.3565200
Logging31.3565200
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers31.2765040
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services31.1764820
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities30.8964260
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores30.8464150
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers30.7864030
Water, Sewage and Other Systems30.7864020
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned30.7363920
Metal Ore Mining30.7363910
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing30.563440
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities30.2662950
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing30.2562920
Utility System Construction30.2462900
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing30.1762750
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services30.1662730
Waste Collection29.9362250
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers29.8762120
Administrative and Support Services29.8362050
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers29.8262020
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals29.7861950
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities29.6261610
Plastics Product Manufacturing29.5761510
Wood Product Manufacturing29.5661470
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing29.561350
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing29.4561260
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing29.4361210
Mining (except Oil and Gas)29.3961120
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers29.2960930
Civic and Social Organizations29.2760880
Vocational Rehabilitation Services29.2560840
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers29.2460820
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services29.2360790
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing29.2160760
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries29.1860690
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing29.1760680
Employment Services29.1660650
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned29.1660640
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)29.0560430
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing29.0360380
Other Wood Product Manufacturing28.9260150
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services28.960110
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services28.960110
Other Food Manufacturing28.859910
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)28.859900
Sawmills and Wood Preservation28.6959680
Direct Selling Establishments28.6959680
Specialty hospitals, State government owned28.659480
Amusement Parks and Arcades28.5959480
Educational Services, Privately owned28.5859460
Construction28.5359350
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries28.559290
Printing and Related Support Activities28.4659200
Ship and Boat Building28.3759000
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing28.0358300
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing27.9858190
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel27.9258080
Warehousing and Storage27.958030
Other Residential Care Facilities27.8557920
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals27.857820
State government, including schools and hospitals27.5857370
Coal Mining27.5657310
Landscaping Services27.5357260
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing27.5257240
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned27.5157220
Support Activities for Transportation27.557190
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers27.4757140
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing27.4657130
Rubber Product Manufacturing27.456990
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned27.456990
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction27.3656910
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills27.3656900
Building Equipment Contractors27.2756720
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing27.1256400
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)27.0556270
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing27.0556260
Educational Services, State government owned26.9256000
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned26.9255990
Animal Food Manufacturing26.9155980
Traveler Accommodation26.7255580
Retail Trade26.655330
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries26.655330
Support Activities for Water Transportation26.5555220
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing26.5355180
Forging and Stamping26.5255160
Beverage Manufacturing26.4254960
Accommodation26.2754650
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing26.1154300
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging26.0854240
Land Subdivision25.9854030
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing25.9253910
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying25.8253700
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing25.7353520
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing25.653240
Nonstore Retailers25.5453130
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation25.4852990
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers25.4752970
Support Activities for Crop Production25.4252870
Primary Metal Manufacturing25.252420
Accommodation and Food Services25.1652340
Grain and Oilseed Milling25.1452280
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing25.1152230
Textile Furnishings Mills25.0552110
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction25.0352070
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers24.9251830
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions24.8951770
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned24.8751730
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting24.851580
Food Manufacturing24.851580
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)24.851580
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services24.4850910
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing24.350550
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing24.2550450
Truck Transportation24.1850300
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities24.1650240
Testing Laboratories23.9849880
Specialty Trade Contractors23.9349780
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry23.448680
Fabric Mills23.3548570
Other Specialty Trade Contractors23.3348520
Textile Product Mills23.3248510
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers23.2848430
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing23.0647970
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing23.0647970
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses23.0147870
Dairy Product Manufacturing22.9147650
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills22.8947610
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing22.7547320
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events22.7547320
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)22.647010
Textile Mills22.5746950
Junior colleges, Local government owned22.5446870
Junior colleges, State government owned22.4846760
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing22.4246630
Support Activities for Animal Production22.2946350
Foundries21.8845510
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing21.8745490
Machine Shops20.3642350
Animal Slaughtering and Processing19.9141400
Rental and Leasing Services18.7639020
General Freight Trucking18.7238940
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation17.3436070
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills16.6834690

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