Highest Paying Industries for Motor Vehicle Operators

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing29.9862370
Wired Telecommunications Carriers27.7157640
Other Financial Investment Activities26.6455410
Postal Service (federal government)25.8253710
Couriers and Express Delivery Services25.452830
Performing Arts Companies25.1152230
Other Pipeline Transportation24.8551690
Motion Picture and Video Industries24.7551470
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries24.6351240
Support Activities for Water Transportation24.4650880
Federal government, including the US Postal Service24.3350610
Telecommunications24.2950530
Couriers and Messengers24.2750490
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities24.1450210
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing23.7449380
Coal Mining23.6149110
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing23.1848210
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing23.0948030
Natural Gas Distribution23.0848000
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing22.6347070
Pipeline Transportation22.5746950
Rail Transportation22.4346660
Federal Executive Branch22.1646080
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution22.0645880
Metal Ore Mining21.9945750
Spectator Sports21.9945750
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas21.9745690
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction21.8445420
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing21.7945320
Utilities21.6545030
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals21.6144960
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries21.5544830
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil21.3744440
Oil and Gas Extraction21.2944280
Scientific Research and Development Services21.1744030
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences21.1744030
Utility System Construction21.1243920
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing21.143880
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing21.0643810
Basic Chemical Manufacturing21.0643800
Support Activities for Mining20.8443340
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing20.6342910
General Freight Trucking20.642840
Mining20.4942620
Other Telecommunications20.4942610
Grain and Oilseed Milling20.442440
Truck Transportation20.3842380
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing20.2442110
Primary Metal Manufacturing20.2342070
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction20.1841970
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing20.1341870
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction20.1141820
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers20.0341670
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events19.8641320
Specialized Freight Trucking19.8641310
Mining (except Oil and Gas)19.8441260
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage19.8141200
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills19.841190
Other Building Equipment Contractors19.7941170
Chemical Manufacturing19.7941160
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing19.6840940
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills19.6240810
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction19.6240800
Dairy Product Manufacturing19.5340630
Landscaping Services19.4840520
Waste Treatment and Disposal19.4640480
Transportation and Warehousing19.4340420
Federal, State, and Local Government19.4240400
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service19.4240400
State government, including schools and hospitals19.3540250
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel19.2540030
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals19.2540030
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers19.1739880
Construction19.1339790
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors19.0939720
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers19.139720
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing19.0939710
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing19.0739660
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing19.0639650
Freight Transportation Arrangement19.0339570
Waste Management and Remediation Services1939520
Waste Collection18.9339370
Rubber Product Manufacturing18.9139340
Nonresidential Building Construction18.8539200
Inland Water Transportation18.8339160
Other Specialty Trade Contractors18.7939090
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing18.7939090
Water, Sewage and Other Systems18.7939070
Ship and Boat Building18.7639020
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing18.7438990
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing18.7338950
Warehousing and Storage18.7138920
Water Transportation18.7138910
Paper Manufacturing18.6638820
Roofing Contractors18.6638810
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services18.6638810
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors18.6538790
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation18.5738630
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers18.5638600
Specialty Trade Contractors18.5638590
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing18.5538580
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing18.4738410
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing18.4638390
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing18.4238320
Construction of Buildings18.3838220
Engineering Services18.3538170
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers18.3438140
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing18.338070
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing18.2938040
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services18.2637990
Forestry and Logging18.2637980
Logging18.2637980
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying18.2337910
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods18.1837820
Support Activities for Rail Transportation18.1737790
Management of Companies and Enterprises18.1537750
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services18.1137670
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories18.0837600
Forging and Stamping18.0737590
Drywall and Insulation Contractors18.0237480
Finance and Insurance17.9937430
Book Stores and News Dealers17.9837390
Household Appliance Manufacturing17.9437320
Land Subdivision17.9437310
Building Equipment Contractors17.8837190
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing17.8737180
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing17.8737180
Direct Selling Establishments17.8837180
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing17.8737160
Manufacturing17.8537130
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance17.8437100
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing17.7936990
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing17.7536920
Beverage Manufacturing17.7536920
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing17.7336890
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers17.7336870
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services17.7236870
Tobacco Manufacturing17.6836780
Facilities Support Services17.6836760
Legal Services17.6636730
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors17.6436700
Masonry Contractors17.6336670
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers17.5936600
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing17.5836570
Plastics Product Manufacturing17.5736540
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing17.5636530
Office Administrative Services17.5536510
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing17.5236450
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers17.5236450
Services to Buildings and Dwellings17.5236440
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging17.536400
Foundries17.536400
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing17.4436280
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting17.4236230
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)17.4136220
Food Manufacturing17.4136210
All industries, private ownership only17.436190
Residential Building Construction17.3836160
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors17.3536080
Sawmills and Wood Preservation17.3336050
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing17.3136000
All industries17.2935970
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water17.2835940
Urban Transit Systems17.2635890
Support Activities for Transportation17.2535880
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services17.2135800
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing17.1935760
Animal Slaughtering and Processing17.1835740
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing17.1735720
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing17.1735720
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing17.1635690
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors17.1535680
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing17.1535680
Wholesale Trade17.1635680
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing17.1335630
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing17.135560
Nonstore Retailers17.0735500
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing17.0535470
Other Support Activities for Transportation17.0335420
Building Finishing Contractors17.0235400
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation17.0235400
Wood Product Manufacturing16.9935340
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing16.9935340
Employment Services16.9935340
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing16.9835330
Animal Food Manufacturing16.9735310
Other Wood Product Manufacturing16.8635080
Machinery Manufacturing16.8535050
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing16.8535040
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing16.8435030
Administrative and Support Services16.7634870
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing16.7434820
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing16.734730
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services16.6534630
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing16.6434600
Other General Merchandise Stores16.5934510
Scheduled Air Transportation16.5734460
Local Messengers and Local Delivery16.5434410
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing16.5234370
Other Food Manufacturing16.5234360
Nondepository Credit Intermediation16.5134330
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing16.4834280
Security Systems Services16.4534210
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service16.4434190
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned16.4234160
Support Activities for Road Transportation16.4234150
Textile Mills16.434110
Testing Laboratories16.3934090
Information16.3734040
Fabric Mills16.3634020
Specialized Design Services16.2933880
Hardware Manufacturing16.2633810
Drycleaning and Laundry Services16.2433770
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers16.1933680
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services16.1933680
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing16.1433580
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers16.1233540
Local government, including schools and hospitals16.133500
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing16.0933470
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities16.0233310
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry15.9833240
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers15.9833240
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned15.8632990
Other Support Services15.8532970
Computer Systems Design and Related Services15.8432960
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)15.8332930
Other Information Services15.7432740
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers15.7132680
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing15.732660
Hospitals, State government owned15.732650
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing15.6832620
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities15.6632580
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services15.6332520
Machine Shops15.6232500
Support Activities for Air Transportation15.632450
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned15.632440
Support Activities for Crop Production15.5932430
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers15.5932430
Gasoline Stations15.5832420
Lessors of Real Estate15.5832410
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation15.5832400
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods15.5632360
Real Estate15.5332290
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers15.4832190
Building Material and Supplies Dealers15.4632150
Activities Related to Real Estate15.4532140
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing15.4432120
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers15.432040
School and Employee Bus Transportation15.432020
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned15.3731970
General Merchandise Stores15.3131850
Educational Services, State government owned15.331820
Insurance Carriers15.2931800
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned15.2831770
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers15.2631750
Specialty hospitals, State government owned15.2631740
Repair and Maintenance15.2631730
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities15.2231650
Air Transportation15.2131630
General Rental Centers15.1931580
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services15.1431480
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation15.1331470
Sound Recording Industries15.1131440
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing15.1131420
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries15.131410
Rental and Leasing Services15.0931390
Business Support Services15.0631320
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores15.0331270
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers15.0331260
Personal and Laundry Services15.0131220
Vending Machine Operators1531190
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing14.9731130
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance14.9731130
Junior colleges, Local government owned14.9531090
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills14.9431080
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)14.9331050
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services14.8530900
Nonscheduled Air Transportation14.8430860
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services14.8430860
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing14.8230820
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land14.8230820
Broadcasting (except Internet)14.830780
Educational Services, Privately owned14.7830750
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation14.7730720
Investigation and Security Services14.7630710
Specialty Food Stores14.7630690
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers14.7530690
Automotive Repair and Maintenance14.7530680
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services14.6930560
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)14.6730520
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation14.6530470
Telephone Call Centers14.6430450
Food and Beverage Stores14.6330420
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores14.630360
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned14.5630280
Grocery Stores14.5130180
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair14.4830120
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers14.4630080
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores14.4229990
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities14.429950
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned14.429940
Textile Furnishings Mills14.3929930
Charter Bus Industry14.3729900
Religious Organizations14.3629870
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media14.3529850
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned14.3429830
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers14.3429820
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries14.3429820
Shoe Stores14.3229780
Textile Product Mills14.2829690
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.2729680
Educational Support Services, Privately owned14.2329610
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.2329600
Printing and Related Support Activities14.2129560
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance14.1929510
Hospitals, Privately owned14.1829490
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.1129340
Newspaper Publishers14.0929300
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.0529230
Other Textile Product Mills14.0529220
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing14.0229170
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners14.0129140
Publishing Industries (except Internet)13.9529020
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers13.9529020
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance13.9428990
Home Furnishings Stores13.9328960
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)13.9128940
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses13.928910
Travel Agencies13.928910
Radio and Television Broadcasting13.8828870
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing13.8828860
Offices of Physicians13.8728860
Gambling Industries13.8728850
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned13.7528610
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers13.7528600
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)13.7428580
Used Merchandise Stores13.7128510
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)13.6928480
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores13.6828460
Educational Services, Local government owned13.6728440
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned13.6728440
Hospitals, Local government owned13.6528390
Educational Support Services, Local government owned13.6228340
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers13.6228320
Consumer Goods Rental13.628300
Electronics and Appliance Stores13.628290
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations13.628280
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned13.5928270
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)13.5428160
Retail Trade13.427860
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions13.3627780
Home Health Care Services13.3527770
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other13.3427760
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers13.3427750
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing13.3327720
Communications Equipment Manufacturing13.3227710
Apparel Manufacturing13.3127690
Miscellaneous Manufacturing13.2927640
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores13.2627570
Junior colleges, State government owned13.2427530
Special Food Services13.2327520
Grantmaking and Giving Services13.227460
Civic and Social Organizations13.1627380
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance13.1327310
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned13.0727190
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores13.0627160
Clothing Stores13.0127060
Veterinary Services12.9726980
Death Care Services12.9726970
Sporting Goods Stores12.9226870
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned12.9126860
Ambulatory Health Care Services12.8826790
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation12.8326700
Taxi and Limousine Service12.8326690
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers12.8226660
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)12.8126650
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores12.826620
Vocational Rehabilitation Services12.7726570
Casino Hotels12.7726550
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations12.7226450
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps12.726420
Furniture Stores12.6926400
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers12.6326280
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)12.5126020
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned12.5126020
Miscellaneous Store Retailers12.4725940
Outpatient Care Centers12.4325850
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services12.4225840
Offices of Dentists12.4125810
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services12.3925770
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)12.3625700
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly12.2525490
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)12.2125400
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities12.225370
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities12.1525280
Other Personal Services12.125160
Other Residential Care Facilities12.0725110
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing12.0625090
Health and Personal Care Stores12.0325030
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities12.0124990
Offices of Other Health Practitioners11.9924940
Department Stores11.9624880
Ambulance Services11.9324820
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities11.8324600
Social Assistance11.7624470
Apparel Knitting Mills11.7624450
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers11.6924310
Social Advocacy Organizations11.6724270
Child Day Care Services11.6324200
Pharmacies and Drug Stores11.624130
Accommodation11.5924120
Traveler Accommodation11.5924100
Automobile Dealers11.5624050
Offices of Chiropractors11.5323980
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists11.4823870
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores11.3523600
Individual and Family Services11.3523600
Rooming and Boarding Houses11.1623210
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities11.1523190
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers11.1523180
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores10.6622180
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)10.6422120
Florists10.5121870
Full-Service Restaurants10.3721560
Accommodation and Food Services10.0920990
Food Services and Drinking Places10.0320860
Restaurants and Other Eating Places9.8120410
Radio Broadcasting9.7420250

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