Highest Paying Industries for Material Moving Workers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Natural Gas Distribution32.1466840
Other Pipeline Transportation30.8364130
Pipeline Transportation26.8155770
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas26.3954900
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil25.853660
Support Activities for Water Transportation25.0452080
Utilities25.0152030
Coal Mining24.1350180
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution23.8249540
Postal Service (federal government)23.849510
Oil and Gas Extraction23.7149320
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing23.2948440
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation23.1448130
Educational Support Services, Local government owned22.3346450
Other Specialty Trade Contractors22.3346440
Metal Ore Mining21.3344370
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction21.3244350
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned21.1944080
Mining21.1544000
Mining (except Oil and Gas)20.9743630
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing20.9443560
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters20.6542950
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction20.4742580
Federal government, including the US Postal Service20.1741950
Support Activities for Mining20.0841770
Federal Executive Branch20.0641710
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing19.9341450
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction19.8741330
Water Transportation19.8541290
Specialty Trade Contractors19.6640900
Construction19.5140570
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing19.3940330
Performing Arts Companies19.2740070
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers19.2239970
Utility System Construction19.239940
Other Building Equipment Contractors19.0739670
Nonresidential Building Construction18.9439390
Rail Transportation18.8539210
Ship and Boat Building18.3938250
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors18.2938050
Support Activities for Transportation18.2437950
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills18.2237890
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying18.1137670
Construction of Buildings17.9837390
Waste Treatment and Disposal17.8837190
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)17.8637160
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors17.8537130
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction17.8137050
Basic Chemical Manufacturing17.837030
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing17.7236860
Federal, State, and Local Government17.5336470
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service17.5336470
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals17.5236440
Roofing Contractors17.3936180
Local government, including schools and hospitals17.3636100
Support Activities for Rail Transportation17.3236020
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries17.2835940
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel17.1435660
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing17.1435650
Scheduled Air Transportation17.1435650
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing17.0935550
Primary Metal Manufacturing17.0935540
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service17.0935540
Air Transportation17.0735490
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned17.0635480
Inland Water Transportation17.0135370
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing16.9135170
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing16.9135160
Building Equipment Contractors16.7534840
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events16.7334800
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors16.7334790
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing16.6834700
Masonry Contractors16.6534630
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers16.6234580
Casino Hotels16.4734250
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing16.333890
Grain and Oilseed Milling16.2733830
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing16.2633820
Engineering Services16.0833440
Scientific Research and Development Services16.0533380
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences1633270
Waste Management and Remediation Services15.9533170
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing15.9233110
Radio and Television Broadcasting15.933080
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing15.8733000
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities15.8632990
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing15.8232900
Broadcasting (except Internet)15.7832820
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing15.732650
Cable and Other Subscription Programming15.6632580
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors15.6632570
Household Appliance Manufacturing15.6632560
Waste Collection15.6232500
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing15.6132480
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing15.5832410
Foundries15.5732390
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing15.5432330
Urban Transit Systems15.5432330
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned15.4932220
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers15.4732170
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing15.4732170
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing15.4632160
General Freight Trucking15.4632150
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing15.4332100
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing15.4232070
Beverage Manufacturing15.4132060
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing15.4132050
Specialized Design Services15.4132050
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation15.3731960
Dairy Product Manufacturing15.3331890
Machinery Manufacturing15.3331890
Paper Manufacturing15.3131840
Hospitals, State government owned15.331820
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing15.2931800
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers15.2731770
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers15.2431700
Death Care Services15.2431700
Educational Services, Local government owned15.2131640
Information15.2131630
Residential Building Construction15.1931600
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing15.1931590
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing15.1831580
Hardware Manufacturing15.1831580
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing15.1831580
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing15.1831570
Transportation and Warehousing15.1531510
Chemical Manufacturing15.1431490
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing15.1431490
Water, Sewage and Other Systems15.0831360
Wired Telecommunications Carriers15.0631320
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities15.0531300
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers15.0331260
Rubber Product Manufacturing14.9931180
Warehousing and Storage14.9931170
Activities Related to Real Estate14.9531100
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)14.9431080
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing14.9331040
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage14.8930960
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services14.8330850
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned14.8330850
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing14.8130800
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors14.7930770
Truck Transportation14.7930760
Telecommunications14.7630700
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned14.7530690
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing14.7330640
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.6730510
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing14.6730500
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing14.6630490
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing14.6130390
Outpatient Care Centers14.630370
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals14.5930360
Freight Transportation Arrangement14.5830320
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing14.5630290
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers14.5630290
Hospitals, Privately owned14.5430230
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing14.5230200
Drywall and Insulation Contractors14.4930150
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services14.4730100
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.4730100
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.4630080
Building Finishing Contractors14.4630070
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation14.4129980
Forestry and Logging14.4129970
Logging14.4129970
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing14.3629870
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services14.3529840
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing14.3429830
Other Telecommunications14.3429830
Educational Services, Privately owned14.3429830
Offices of Other Health Practitioners14.3329800
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners14.3329800
Other Food Manufacturing14.3229790
Travel Agencies14.3229790
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing14.2829690
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing14.2629660
Manufacturing14.2629650
Management of Companies and Enterprises14.2529650
Land Subdivision14.2429620
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing14.2429620
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers14.2129570
Offices of Physicians14.2229570
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing14.2129550
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing14.1629460
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing14.1429420
Tobacco Manufacturing14.1429400
Animal Food Manufacturing14.1229370
Communications Equipment Manufacturing14.1129350
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories14.129340
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing14.129330
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing14.0929310
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers14.0629250
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers14.0429200
Support Activities for Animal Production14.0229160
Insurance Carriers14.0129140
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned1429120
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers13.9729050
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing13.9429000
Nonscheduled Air Transportation13.9428990
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)13.9328980
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned13.9328980
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media13.9328970
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing13.9228950
Forging and Stamping13.9128940
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods13.928910
Landscaping Services13.8628830
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services13.8328770
Testing Laboratories13.8228740
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods13.8128730
Wholesale Trade13.828710
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing13.7928690
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers13.7628630
Ambulatory Health Care Services13.7628620
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing13.7628610
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities13.7528600
Specialized Freight Trucking13.7428570
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing13.7128530
Footwear Manufacturing13.6628410
Machine Shops13.6428370
Legal Services13.6228330
Traveler Accommodation13.628280
Civic and Social Organizations13.5528180
Hospitals, Local government owned13.5428150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned13.5428150
All industries13.5228120
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services13.5128110
Accommodation13.5228110
Book Stores and News Dealers13.528070
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers13.4928050
Miscellaneous Manufacturing13.4828030
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers13.4427960
All industries, private ownership only13.4327930
Computer Systems Design and Related Services13.4327930
Real Estate13.427880
Security Systems Services13.427870
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)13.3927860
Support Activities for Air Transportation13.3927850
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers13.3927840
State government, including schools and hospitals13.3727820
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing13.3727810
Facilities Support Services13.3527760
Educational Support Services, Privately owned13.3527760
Finance and Insurance13.3427750
Lessors of Real Estate13.3127690
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)13.3127680
Food Manufacturing13.327670
Support Activities for Road Transportation13.327660
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services13.327660
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions13.327660
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing13.2727600
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers13.2527560
Services to Buildings and Dwellings13.2527560
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing13.2427540
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing13.2427530
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing13.2227500
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers13.2127490
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers13.2127470
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services13.227450
Wood Product Manufacturing13.1827420
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers13.1727390
Home Health Care Services13.1527350
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance13.1427340
Other Information Services13.1227300
Junior colleges, Local government owned13.1227280
Ambulance Services13.0927230
Plastics Product Manufacturing13.0627170
Telephone Call Centers13.0627170
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging13.0327100
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing1327050
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing12.9927020
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing12.9927010
Software Publishers12.9927010
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing12.9726980
Sawmills and Wood Preservation12.9326890
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing12.926830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned12.8826790
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities12.8426710
Spectator Sports12.7926590
Other Wood Product Manufacturing12.7826580
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services12.7526520
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned12.7426490
Printing and Related Support Activities12.7326480
Direct Selling Establishments12.7226460
Other Financial Investment Activities12.7126440
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers12.6826380
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing12.6826370
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance12.6726360
Amusement Parks and Arcades12.6726340
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing12.6526310
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)12.6426300
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services12.6526300
Other Support Activities for Transportation12.5426090
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities12.5426090
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing12.5426090
Accommodation and Food Services12.5326060
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers12.5126030
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing12.526010
Other General Merchandise Stores12.4425870
Rental and Leasing Services12.4425870
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers12.4225830
Other Support Services12.4225830
Nonstore Retailers12.425790
Local Messengers and Local Delivery12.3825750
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills12.3725730
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services12.3725730
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses12.3625710
Investigation and Security Services12.3525690
Sound Recording Industries12.3325650
Textile Mills12.325590
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills12.2925560
Textile Furnishings Mills12.2825550
Fabric Mills12.2725530
Building Material and Supplies Dealers12.2625490
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers12.2425450
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services12.2325430
Home Furnishings Stores12.2225410
Office Administrative Services12.2125390
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries12.225380
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation12.1925350
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries12.1725310
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers12.1525270
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores12.1525260
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services12.1325230
Special Food Services12.1325220
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance12.1125190
Business Support Services12.1125180
General Rental Centers12.125170
Vending Machine Operators12.0925140
Textile Product Mills12.0725100
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores12.0425040
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation12.0225010
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other1224960
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)1224950
Educational Services, State government owned11.9924930
Animal Slaughtering and Processing11.9824920
Health and Personal Care Stores11.9624880
Radio Broadcasting11.9424840
Pharmacies and Drug Stores11.8724700
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing11.8624670
Publishing Industries (except Internet)11.8524660
Consumer Goods Rental11.8524650
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers11.8524640
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services11.8524640
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services11.8424630
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores11.8224590
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)11.7824500
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water11.7624460
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations11.7424420
Electronics and Appliance Stores11.7424410
Gambling Industries11.7324400
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores11.7224370
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing11.7124360
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores11.724330
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores11.724330
Other Textile Product Mills11.6924320
Grantmaking and Giving Services11.6824280
Sporting Goods Stores11.6324200
Food Services and Drinking Places11.6324180
Newspaper Publishers11.624130
Exterminating and Pest Control Services11.5924110
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair11.5824080
Personal and Laundry Services11.5524010
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned11.5123930
Furniture Stores11.523920
General Merchandise Stores11.523920
Other Personal Services11.4723850
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation11.4623830
School and Employee Bus Transportation11.4423800
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores11.3723650
Social Advocacy Organizations11.3423590
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly11.3423580
Nondepository Credit Intermediation11.3323560
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation11.323510
Administrative and Support Services11.323510
Shoe Stores11.2823470
Social Assistance11.2723450
Photographic Services11.2423380
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting11.2223330
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance11.2123320
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers11.223290
Vocational Rehabilitation Services11.223290
Miscellaneous Store Retailers11.1923280
Clothing Stores11.1823260
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers11.1823250
Employment Services11.1723230
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)11.1623210
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores11.1523200
Charter Bus Industry11.1523180
Automobile Dealers11.1223140
Retail Trade11.0823050
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry11.0623010
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations11.0522990
Support Activities for Crop Production11.0422960
Veterinary Services11.0222930
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing11.0122900
Drycleaning and Laundry Services1122890
Taxi and Limousine Service1122870
Florists10.9822840
Full-Service Restaurants10.9622810
Apparel Manufacturing10.9322730
Religious Organizations10.9322730
Specialty Food Stores10.922660
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing10.8722620
Apparel Knitting Mills10.8622590
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities10.8622580
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps10.8522580
Individual and Family Services10.8422550
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation10.8322520
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land10.7522370
Department Stores10.7322310
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers10.7222290
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations10.622050
Restaurants and Other Eating Places10.5221890
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)10.4821790
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities10.4621760
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)10.3621550
Gasoline Stations10.3321480
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)10.3221470
Used Merchandise Stores10.2821390
Repair and Maintenance10.2521320
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores10.2321280
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities10.1921190
Automotive Repair and Maintenance10.0920990
Junior colleges, State government owned9.9520690
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance9.9120610
Food and Beverage Stores9.820380
Grocery Stores9.7320250
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned9.7120190
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)9.3719490
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities9.3719480
Personal Care Services9.118930

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