Highest Paying Industries for Miscellaneous Metal Workers and Plastic Workers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing30.1162620
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing25.4652960
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing25.3352680
Federal Executive Branch25.3152650
Federal government, including the US Postal Service25.3152650
Federal, State, and Local Government24.6551270
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service24.6551270
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service24.6451250
Transportation and Warehousing24.1750270
Basic Chemical Manufacturing23.6249130
Ship and Boat Building23.4948860
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing22.8447510
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing22.7247260
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers22.6547100
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries22.4546710
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation22.3646500
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing20.5842810
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing20.3942420
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction20.3942400
Support Activities for Air Transportation20.1942000
Support Activities for Transportation20.1641940
Sawmills and Wood Preservation19.9641520
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing19.6440860
Chemical Manufacturing19.5640680
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing19.5240600
Wood Product Manufacturing19.2540030
Household Appliance Manufacturing19.2440020
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing19.1539840
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing19.1439810
Paper Manufacturing18.9439400
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing18.8639230
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing18.6738840
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing18.5738620
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing18.5538580
Local government, including schools and hospitals18.4438360
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing18.438270
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing18.3438150
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing18.3338120
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals18.3338120
Primary Metal Manufacturing18.1237690
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing18.1237690
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing18.0837600
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel18.0437520
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing18.0337500
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers18.0237470
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing17.9937420
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing17.9937410
Rubber Product Manufacturing17.8637160
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers17.8737160
Machinery Manufacturing17.7936990
Construction17.7836980
Forging and Stamping17.6736760
Manufacturing17.5836560
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing17.536390
Other Wood Product Manufacturing17.4136210
All industries17.4136200
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing17.3936170
Engineering Services17.3736130
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing17.2735920
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing17.2535890
All industries, private ownership only17.2535870
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services17.2435860
Plastics Product Manufacturing17.2135800
Specialty Trade Contractors17.2135790
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing17.235780
Scientific Research and Development Services17.235770
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences17.235770
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing17.1335640
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods17.0535460
Hardware Manufacturing16.9935330
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers16.9635270
Management of Companies and Enterprises16.9535250
Mining16.834950
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services16.834940
Support Activities for Mining16.7934920
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing16.634530
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance16.5734470
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing16.5734460
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers16.5134350
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing16.4834270
Wholesale Trade16.4734260
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing16.4634230
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods16.4534220
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing16.4334170
Miscellaneous Manufacturing16.3934090
Testing Laboratories16.3834080
Machine Shops16.3133930
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)16.3233930
Repair and Maintenance16.3233930
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing16.2933890
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing16.2533800
Foundries16.1833660
Building Equipment Contractors16.1633620
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing16.1633600
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing16.0833450
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing16.0233330
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing15.8232900
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance15.8132890
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing15.6432530
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing15.6132470
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)15.4832210
Other Specialty Trade Contractors15.4132040
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities15.3531930
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers15.3431920
Automotive Repair and Maintenance15.2331670
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing14.8130800
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing14.6130380
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance14.5830330
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers14.5130190
Food Manufacturing14.4830110
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services14.3929930
Employment Services14.3929930
Administrative and Support Services14.3929920
Animal Slaughtering and Processing14.2629660
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing14.2129560
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing14.0329180
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media13.9829080
Communications Equipment Manufacturing13.3927850
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing13.2127470
Building Material and Supplies Dealers12.7226460
Retail Trade12.6826360
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers12.6726350

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