Highest Paying Industries for Miscellaneous Production Workers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Oil and Gas Extraction29.0360380
Natural Gas Distribution26.354690
Federal Executive Branch24.9351850
Federal government, including the US Postal Service24.9351850
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing22.8247460
Coal Mining2245760
Utilities20.6142860
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills20.5342700
General Freight Trucking20.2842180
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned20.141800
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals20.0141630
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing19.6640900
Rail Transportation19.6440840
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution19.4840530
Support Activities for Air Transportation19.0739670
Rubber Product Manufacturing18.9439390
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing18.7138920
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned18.4338340
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers18.4238320
Scientific Research and Development Services18.4138280
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences18.4138280
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)18.2738010
Hospitals, Privately owned18.2637980
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned18.2637980
Mining18.2137870
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)18.1937840
Federal, State, and Local Government18.0737590
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service18.0737590
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers17.9437320
State government, including schools and hospitals17.8237060
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service17.837030
Mining (except Oil and Gas)17.7937010
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing17.7636940
Water Transportation17.7636940
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries17.7236850
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas17.7136840
Educational Services, Local government owned17.6236640
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing17.5936590
Water, Sewage and Other Systems17.4136220
Paper Manufacturing17.4136210
Pipeline Transportation17.3536090
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction17.2935960
Masonry Contractors17.1635690
Motion Picture and Video Industries17.1535670
Tobacco Manufacturing16.9335210
Testing Laboratories16.7434810
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing16.7234770
Support Activities for Mining16.6634650
Household Appliance Manufacturing16.4534220
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers16.3433980
Support Activities for Transportation16.3333960
Metal Ore Mining16.3233940
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing16.333910
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing16.333900
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing16.2833860
Support Activities for Animal Production16.2633830
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories16.2733830
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing16.2533800
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing16.0733410
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers16.0533390
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers16.0233330
Computer Systems Design and Related Services1633290
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction1633280
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing15.9933270
Local government, including schools and hospitals15.9433160
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)15.9333140
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing15.933070
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals15.8733000
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions15.8432940
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services15.8132880
Dairy Product Manufacturing15.7632790
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying15.7632780
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services15.7232690
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services15.7132680
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing15.7132670
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers15.6832620
Educational Services, State government owned15.6832610
Engineering Services15.6732600
Truck Transportation15.6732590
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services15.6732590
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing15.6632570
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing15.6332510
Foundries15.6332510
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing15.6132470
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers15.632440
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing15.5932420
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries15.5232280
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing15.4832210
Building Finishing Contractors15.4632160
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores15.3932010
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing15.3831980
Utility System Construction15.3531930
Basic Chemical Manufacturing15.3431910
Death Care Services15.2731770
Restaurants and Other Eating Places15.2631750
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers15.2631740
Casino Hotels15.1831580
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers15.1631530
Waste Treatment and Disposal15.1331480
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction15.0831360
Chemical Manufacturing15.0731360
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers15.0531310
Junior colleges, Local government owned14.9931170
Manufacturing14.9331040
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing14.9131010
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing14.8430870
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores14.8230830
Primary Metal Manufacturing14.8130800
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers14.7930770
Specialized Design Services14.7930770
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers14.7730730
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services14.7130600
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)14.7130600
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing14.730580
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing14.730570
Construction14.6630500
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation14.6630500
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing14.6530480
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing14.6430440
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing14.6330430
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services14.6130390
Machinery Manufacturing14.5730310
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers14.5730310
Communications Equipment Manufacturing14.5230200
Hardware Manufacturing14.530150
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel14.4830120
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing14.4630070
Waste Management and Remediation Services14.4330010
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services14.4230000
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services14.4230000
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing14.4129970
Food Services and Drinking Places14.4129970
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing14.429950
Ship and Boat Building14.3929940
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing14.3729880
Other Building Equipment Contractors14.3629860
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers14.3529850
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing14.3429830
Health and Personal Care Stores14.3229780
Specialty Trade Contractors14.2929720
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing14.2829710
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing14.2629660
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors14.2629650
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing14.2529640
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing14.2429610
Footwear Manufacturing14.2229580
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing14.2229580
Forging and Stamping14.229530
Other General Merchandise Stores14.1829490
Other Personal Services14.1829490
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers14.1629450
Miscellaneous Store Retailers14.1529430
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing14.1229370
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing14.129340
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing14.0929310
All industries14.0729270
All industries, private ownership only14.0629240
Rental and Leasing Services14.0429210
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing14.0429200
Nonresidential Building Construction14.0329190
Management of Companies and Enterprises14.0329180
Grain and Oilseed Milling14.0229170
Construction of Buildings14.0229160
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing14.0129140
Accommodation and Food Services14.0129130
Other Specialty Trade Contractors13.9829080
Printing and Related Support Activities13.9829070
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores13.9629050
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing13.9328980
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services13.9328970
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing13.9128940
General Merchandise Stores13.928920
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)13.8928900
Beverage Manufacturing13.8728860
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing13.8828860
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing13.8528810
Home Furnishings Stores13.8528810
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods13.8428800
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned13.8128720
Building Equipment Contractors13.828710
Miscellaneous Manufacturing13.828710
Wholesale Trade13.828700
Transportation and Warehousing13.7728640
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing13.7328550
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods13.7228540
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries13.7128510
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers13.6728430
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media13.6628410
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries13.6528390
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing13.6328340
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers13.6128310
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills13.5528170
Plastics Product Manufacturing13.5328140
Information13.5228130
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores13.5228120
Direct Selling Establishments13.4828040
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing13.3827830
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing13.3627790
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing13.3627790
Publishing Industries (except Internet)13.3527770
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing13.3327730
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers13.3227710
Accommodation13.327670
Traveler Accommodation13.327670
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing13.2827620
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing13.2727610
Other Food Manufacturing13.2427540
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)13.2427530
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned13.2427530
Nonstore Retailers13.2327520
Retail Trade13.2127490
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses13.1927430
Wood Product Manufacturing13.1827420
Ambulatory Health Care Services13.1727390
Educational Services, Privately owned13.1127270
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)13.1127260
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing13.127250
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores13.0927220
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors13.0627160
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing13.0527150
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers13.0227080
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing13.0127060
Machine Shops13.0127060
Newspaper Publishers12.9927030
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing12.9927020
Special Food Services12.9426920
Animal Food Manufacturing12.8926810
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing12.8826790
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance12.8826780
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors12.8326680
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers12.8126640
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing12.7826580
Business Support Services12.7326470
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance12.726420
Food Manufacturing12.726410
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers12.6926400
Textile Mills12.6726350
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers12.6726350
Facilities Support Services12.6626330
Photographic Services12.6526310
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities12.5526110
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers12.5326070
Other Support Services12.5126010
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills12.4725950
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction12.4625920
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores12.4625920
Grocery Stores12.4525900
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing12.4425880
Other Wood Product Manufacturing12.4325860
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair12.4125810
Support Activities for Rail Transportation12.3925770
Automotive Repair and Maintenance12.3925760
Warehousing and Storage12.3725720
Sawmills and Wood Preservation12.3525690
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing12.3325650
Specialized Freight Trucking12.3225640
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers12.3125610
Building Material and Supplies Dealers12.325590
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers12.2925570
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance12.2225410
Repair and Maintenance12.225370
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing12.1925340
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing12.1325240
Textile Furnishings Mills12.125170
Fabric Mills12.125160
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing11.9924950
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities11.9624880
Animal Slaughtering and Processing11.9324820
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores11.8524650
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores11.8524650
Sporting Goods Stores11.8424620
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services11.8224590
Waste Collection11.8224580
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing11.8124570
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)11.8124560
Administrative and Support Services11.824540
Employment Services11.7824500
Junior colleges, State government owned11.7224370
Other Support Activities for Transportation11.6724270
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing11.6124150
Food and Beverage Stores11.5924100
Automobile Dealers11.5824080
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing11.5724050
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance11.5424000
Textile Product Mills11.523920
Apparel Manufacturing11.3623620
Personal and Laundry Services11.2123320
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing11.1923270
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)11.1323140
Furniture Stores10.9822840
Used Merchandise Stores10.9622810
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers10.9422760
Drycleaning and Laundry Services10.9322730
Other Textile Product Mills10.9122690
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging10.922680
Specialty Food Stores10.8522570
Vocational Rehabilitation Services10.8522560
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance10.8422540
Social Assistance10.7222300
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting10.7122270
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry10.6722200
Support Activities for Crop Production10.6222080
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing10.5321900
Apparel Knitting Mills10.3421510
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities9.9120620
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities9.9120620
Individual and Family Services9.8820550
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities9.8820550
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)9.6320020
Educational Support Services, Privately owned9.6320020
Outpatient Care Centers8.6417960

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