Highest Paying Industries for Miscellaneous Plant and System Operators

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution33.5669800
Utilities32.0266610
Natural Gas Distribution31.8466230
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing31.6965920
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil31.3265140
Plastics Product Manufacturing30.8464150
Scientific Research and Development Services30.7764000
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences30.7764000
Other Pipeline Transportation30.6463730
Pipeline Transportation30.663640
Transportation and Warehousing30.3963220
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas30.3663150
Repair and Maintenance30.1362660
Management of Companies and Enterprises30.1162620
Oil and Gas Extraction29.6861730
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing29.6361630
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)28.9760260
All industries, private ownership only28.960110
All industries28.7959890
Manufacturing28.7359750
Basic Chemical Manufacturing28.4959260
Support Activities for Transportation28.4359130
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing28.3258900
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing28.2258700
Waste Treatment and Disposal28.1758600
Federal Executive Branch28.158440
Federal government, including the US Postal Service28.158440
Waste Management and Remediation Services27.9558150
Mining27.9458120
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills27.6457500
Paper Manufacturing27.4757140
Chemical Manufacturing27.2856750
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers27.1356420
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services2756160
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods26.8655860
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers26.6555430
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing26.5455200
Federal, State, and Local Government26.4955090
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service26.4955090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned26.3654820
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service26.3554810
Warehousing and Storage26.3354760
Hospitals, Privately owned26.3154730
Wholesale Trade26.2254540
Facilities Support Services26.1954470
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing26.1254320
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)26.0254120
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)2654080
Metal Ore Mining25.9553970
Utility System Construction25.9153890
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.953880
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers25.8453740
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing25.7253490
Support Activities for Mining25.6753400
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services25.6653380
Machinery Manufacturing25.3752770
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing25.1852380
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing24.8751730
Wood Product Manufacturing24.8351640
Mining (except Oil and Gas)24.5451030
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services24.4850920
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing24.4650870
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing24.3650670
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services24.2950530
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction24.2750470
Coal Mining24.0650050
Specialized Freight Trucking24.0349970
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing23.849510
Truck Transportation23.7249340
Local government, including schools and hospitals23.6649210
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals23.6449170
Construction23.4348730
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction23.3448560
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying23.1248080
Administrative and Support Services22.9647760
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing22.7447300
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing22.1646090
Primary Metal Manufacturing22.145970
Engineering Services21.7545240
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals21.5444800
Water, Sewage and Other Systems21.2544200
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing21.1343950
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers21.0343740
Employment Services20.9343530
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)20.7743200
Retail Trade20.2842190
Nonstore Retailers20.2842190
Direct Selling Establishments20.2842190
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing20.1241860
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)19.9841560
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods19.9141420
Specialty Trade Contractors19.8741330
State government, including schools and hospitals19.7241020
Other Specialty Trade Contractors18.7639020
Educational Services, State government owned18.5238520
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned18.5238520
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers18.4638390
Grain and Oilseed Milling17.8637150

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