Highest Paying Industries for Metal Workers and Plastic Workers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution33.4469560
Natural Gas Distribution33.2569160
Utilities33.1568950
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil29.861980
Postal Service (federal government)27.8857990
Computer Systems Design and Related Services27.5657320
Hospitals, State government owned27.5157210
Utility System Construction27.0756310
Coal Mining26.9556050
Other Pipeline Transportation26.9255990
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals26.8455840
Local government, including schools and hospitals26.6155360
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)26.5855280
Federal, State, and Local Government26.555130
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service26.555130
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)26.4855070
Federal government, including the US Postal Service26.454910
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service26.454900
Federal Executive Branch26.3954900
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals26.3854870
Beverage Manufacturing26.3154730
Spectator Sports26.0354130
State government, including schools and hospitals25.8753800
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction25.8553780
Hospitals, Privately owned25.6553360
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned25.6553360
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing25.6453340
Scientific Research and Development Services25.653250
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences25.653250
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing25.5853200
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned25.452830
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing25.1352280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)25.0252040
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned24.8551690
Educational Services, State government owned24.7851540
Pipeline Transportation24.5551070
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation24.4450830
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)24.2750490
Mining (except Oil and Gas)24.1850300
Educational Services, Privately owned23.849510
Educational Services, Local government owned23.7949480
Water Transportation23.7449380
Rail Transportation23.6949280
Metal Ore Mining23.6749230
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned23.6749230
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)23.6549200
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing23.4448760
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing23.2748390
Newspaper Publishers23.2148280
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas23.2148270
Mining23.1848210
Support Activities for Mining22.9547740
Transportation and Warehousing22.9247660
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries22.8947620
Nonresidential Building Construction22.8947610
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors22.8947610
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction22.7447300
Construction of Buildings22.7147250
Inland Water Transportation22.7147230
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services22.5346870
Construction22.5146810
Publishing Industries (except Internet)22.4646730
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)22.3846540
Basic Chemical Manufacturing22.3446460
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation22.346390
Specialized Design Services22.2646300
Engineering Services22.246170
Animal Food Manufacturing22.1346030
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers22.0645890
Information22.0545870
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors22.0445850
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services22.0345830
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction21.945550
Facilities Support Services21.8445420
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction21.8345400
Dairy Product Manufacturing21.7245170
Building Equipment Contractors21.6545040
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging21.6244980
Oil and Gas Extraction21.4644630
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills21.4544620
Other Specialty Trade Contractors21.3544410
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries21.1944070
Ship and Boat Building21.1744030
Support Activities for Air Transportation20.9843640
Testing Laboratories20.8343330
Water, Sewage and Other Systems20.8143280
Waste Treatment and Disposal20.843270
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing20.843260
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing20.7443130
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing20.7243090
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries20.6742980
Motion Picture and Video Industries20.6642970
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)20.6542960
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing20.5942840
Support Activities for Water Transportation20.642840
Specialty Trade Contractors20.4742570
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying20.4442520
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing20.4442520
Landscaping Services20.4142460
Accommodation and Food Services20.3442310
Accommodation20.3442310
Rental and Leasing Services20.2342080
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing20.1641920
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing20.1241860
Management of Companies and Enterprises20.0341660
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing19.9141410
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services19.941400
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing19.8641300
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers19.8441280
Waste Management and Remediation Services19.7541090
Grain and Oilseed Milling19.7441060
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing19.7141000
Support Activities for Transportation19.7141000
Specialized Freight Trucking19.6440840
Truck Transportation19.6340830
General Freight Trucking19.6240810
Traveler Accommodation19.640770
Residential Building Construction19.5540670
Activities Related to Real Estate19.5240600
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair19.4840530
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing19.4740500
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors19.4540450
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers19.4340410
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing19.3940340
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors19.3640270
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers19.3640260
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance19.3540260
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing19.3440230
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses19.3440220
Other Building Equipment Contractors19.3240190
Building Finishing Contractors19.2740070
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing19.2740070
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)19.2540040
Repair and Maintenance19.2540040
Sawmills and Wood Preservation19.2340000
Waste Collection19.1839900
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services19.1639850
Business Support Services19.1439820
Other Food Manufacturing19.1439810
Paper Manufacturing19.0939710
Machinery Manufacturing19.0339570
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing18.9539420
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing18.8939300
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing18.8639240
Communications Equipment Manufacturing18.8639220
Food Manufacturing18.8539200
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing18.8539200
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing18.7639030
Warehousing and Storage18.7739030
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing18.7639020
General Rental Centers18.7639010
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing18.7338970
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers18.7238950
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers18.6838860
Machine Shops18.6538790
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing18.6338750
Automotive Repair and Maintenance18.6338740
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing18.6238730
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance18.6238730
Nonstore Retailers18.6238720
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing18.638690
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing18.5738640
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing18.5538570
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing18.5338530
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing18.4738410
Household Appliance Manufacturing18.4238320
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting18.4138290
Chemical Manufacturing18.3938250
Fabric Mills18.3638190
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance18.3638190
All industries18.3338140
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing18.2938040
Real Estate18.2838020
All industries, private ownership only18.2738010
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing18.2838010
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing18.2437940
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers18.237850
Services to Buildings and Dwellings18.1937830
Manufacturing18.1537760
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel18.1437730
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers18.1237690
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods18.1137680
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing18.1137670
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing18.0937620
Wholesale Trade18.0537530
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers18.0337510
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing18.0337500
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing18.0237480
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing17.9837400
Primary Metal Manufacturing17.9337300
Tobacco Manufacturing17.8537120
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing17.8237070
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing17.837030
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing17.7336880
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing17.736820
Automobile Dealers17.736810
Support Activities for Rail Transportation17.6736750
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing17.6436700
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers17.6336670
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance17.636600
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing17.5736550
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers17.5736530
Miscellaneous Manufacturing17.5536490
Forging and Stamping17.4936370
Lessors of Real Estate17.4836370
Roofing Contractors17.4736350
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing17.4736340
Textile Mills17.4336260
Hardware Manufacturing17.4236240
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing17.4236230
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers17.436190
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)17.3936180
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing17.3936170
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing17.3936160
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media17.3636110
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry17.3436070
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing17.2835940
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing17.2135800
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing17.1835740
Wood Product Manufacturing17.1735710
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services17.1135580
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors17.0635490
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods16.9835310
Support Activities for Crop Production16.834950
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing16.7934920
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers16.7834890
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers16.7634850
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers16.6334600
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers16.6134550
Other Support Services16.5734470
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing16.5434400
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing16.5434400
Rubber Product Manufacturing16.4534210
Other Textile Product Mills16.4434200
Textile Product Mills16.4334170
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing16.4334170
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing16.4334160
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores16.4234140
Foundries16.3534020
Other Wood Product Manufacturing16.3433990
Printing and Related Support Activities16.3433990
Retail Trade16.3333970
Building Material and Supplies Dealers16.333910
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers16.333900
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing16.2533810
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores16.2433780
Textile Furnishings Mills16.2433770
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills16.1733640
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers16.133480
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing16.0233330
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing16.0133300
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills15.9633210
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance15.9233120
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing15.8833030
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers15.8733020
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing15.7932840
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities15.7532750
Support Activities for Road Transportation15.7332710
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing15.6132460
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing15.4932220
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services15.4532150
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores15.3631940
Home Furnishings Stores15.3631940
Drywall and Insulation Contractors15.3531930
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing15.2231660
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services15.1931600
Plastics Product Manufacturing15.1131420
Administrative and Support Services15.0931380
Employment Services15.0331270
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing14.9531100
Footwear Manufacturing14.9231030
Animal Slaughtering and Processing14.930980
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers14.0229160
Miscellaneous Store Retailers13.5428160
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores13.2227490
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores13.2227490
Sporting Goods Stores13.2227490
Social Assistance12.6926400
Vocational Rehabilitation Services12.3125610

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