Highest Paying Industries for Office and Administrative Support Occupations

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Natural Gas Distribution25.4953030
Support Activities for Water Transportation25.2152430
Postal Service (federal government)24.6251210
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing24.4350810
Securities and Commodity Exchanges24.1250170
Federal government, including the US Postal Service23.649100
Rail Transportation23.4648790
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank23.2748400
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage23.2348310
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution23.1548150
Utilities22.9647750
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences22.7447300
Other Investment Pools and Funds22.5846970
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities22.4546690
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing22.4346660
Scientific Research and Development Services22.3746530
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas22.3546490
Ship and Boat Building22.1446050
Metal Ore Mining22.0945950
Pipeline Transportation22.0545850
Software Publishers21.6845100
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing21.6745060
Other Financial Investment Activities21.6344980
Oil and Gas Extraction21.5344790
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing21.4744660
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil21.444510
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing21.3844480
Communications Equipment Manufacturing21.2444170
Federal Executive Branch21.1543990
Other Pipeline Transportation21.0743830
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing21.0643800
Wired Telecommunications Carriers2143690
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds20.8743400
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing20.8443350
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills20.7243100
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing20.743050
Transportation and Warehousing20.6743000
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations20.6642970
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing20.6542950
Basic Chemical Manufacturing20.5942820
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities20.5642760
Engineering Services20.5542740
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing20.4542540
Telecommunications20.3642350
Freight Transportation Arrangement20.2742150
Computer Systems Design and Related Services20.0541700
Inland Water Transportation20.0441680
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services19.9541500
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing19.9541490
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing19.9241440
Chemical Manufacturing19.8741330
Management of Companies and Enterprises19.8241230
Specialty hospitals, State government owned19.8241220
Mining19.7841140
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing19.7441060
Insurance Carriers19.6840930
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing19.6540880
Tobacco Manufacturing19.6540870
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers19.640770
Cable and Other Subscription Programming19.5740700
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing19.5240600
Legal Services19.5140590
Paper Manufacturing19.4140380
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing19.4240380
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing19.440360
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing19.3640280
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing19.3640260
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)19.2940120
Nonresidential Building Construction19.2239980
Support Activities for Mining19.239930
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing19.1939910
Motion Picture and Video Industries19.1939910
Support Activities for Transportation19.1839900
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service19.1839900
Household Appliance Manufacturing19.1739870
Grantmaking and Giving Services19.1739870
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals19.1739870
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing19.1639850
Land Subdivision19.0839690
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing19.0839680
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing19.0739670
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing19.0739660
Water Transportation19.0739660
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries19.0539620
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction19.0439600
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing19.0139540
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing1939520
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing1939510
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing18.9939500
Information18.9839480
Scheduled Air Transportation18.9739460
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned18.9739450
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations18.9539420
Air Transportation18.9439400
Television Broadcasting18.9439400
Machinery Manufacturing18.9339370
Other Telecommunications18.9339370
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services18.9239360
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)18.9239350
Primary Metal Manufacturing18.939320
Federal, State, and Local Government18.8939300
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service18.8939300
Hardware Manufacturing18.8939290
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing18.8939280
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned18.8739250
Couriers and Express Delivery Services18.8639230
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing18.8439190
Coal Mining18.7939090
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing18.839090
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation18.7939080
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned18.7639020
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services18.7438970
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)18.7238930
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing18.738910
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel18.6538800
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing18.6438770
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities18.6238730
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction18.6138720
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing18.6238720
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media18.6138710
Satellite Telecommunications18.5738630
Manufacturing18.5638610
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing18.5338550
Testing Laboratories18.5338550
Specialized Design Services18.5338550
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers18.5238520
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction18.5138500
Other Insurance Related Activities18.4838430
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing18.4138290
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers18.438280
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers18.438270
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing18.3938250
Broadcasting (except Internet)18.3838230
Forging and Stamping18.3438150
Utility System Construction18.3238110
State government, including schools and hospitals18.3238110
Nonscheduled Air Transportation18.3138090
Educational Support Services, Local government owned18.3138080
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals18.2938040
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction18.2838030
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing18.2838030
Other Information Services18.2637990
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing18.2537970
Nondepository Credit Intermediation18.2637970
Publishing Industries (except Internet)18.1937830
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing18.1737790
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing18.1637760
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)18.1437730
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing18.1437720
Foundries18.1337710
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing18.1237690
Mining (except Oil and Gas)18.1137670
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services18.1137670
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing18.0837610
Urban Transit Systems18.0837610
Footwear Manufacturing18.0837600
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers18.0737590
Waste Treatment and Disposal18.0637570
Other Building Equipment Contractors18.0237490
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing18.0237490
Grain and Oilseed Milling18.0237480
Couriers and Messengers18.0137470
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing18.0137450
Dairy Product Manufacturing1837440
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation17.9837410
Rubber Product Manufacturing17.9837390
Miscellaneous Manufacturing17.9737370
Offices of Dentists17.9737370
Finance and Insurance17.9437320
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing17.9237260
Plastics Product Manufacturing17.937240
Construction of Buildings17.8937210
Educational Services, Privately owned17.8837190
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities17.8737180
Hospitals, State government owned17.8837180
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers17.8637150
Sound Recording Industries17.837030
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned17.8137030
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing17.7936990
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned17.7836990
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)17.7936990
School and Employee Bus Transportation17.7836970
Other Food Manufacturing17.7736960
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned17.7736960
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing17.7536920
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors17.7536910
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging17.7136830
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers17.6936800
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services17.6736760
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers17.6636730
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services17.6636730
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers17.6236650
Local government, including schools and hospitals17.6236640
Office Administrative Services17.636610
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities17.5936600
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned17.636600
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods17.5936580
General Freight Trucking17.5636520
Radio and Television Broadcasting17.5636520
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing17.5336470
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing17.5336460
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing17.5236440
Truck Transportation17.5236440
Social Advocacy Organizations17.5236440
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers17.536410
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors17.536390
Construction17.4936380
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)17.4936380
Specialized Freight Trucking17.4436280
Hospitals, Privately owned17.4236220
Educational Support Services, Privately owned17.4136210
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing17.3836150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned17.3736130
Building Equipment Contractors17.3636110
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations17.3636100
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers17.3436070
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)17.3436070
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers17.3336060
Educational Services, State government owned17.3436060
Machine Shops17.3236030
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers17.3236030
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing17.335980
Printing and Related Support Activities17.335980
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned17.335980
Drywall and Insulation Contractors17.2835940
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers17.2835940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)17.2835940
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying17.2735910
Wholesale Trade17.2735910
Beverage Manufacturing17.2535890
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages17.2535880
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing17.2535870
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services17.2435860
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)17.2235830
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers17.2235820
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing17.235790
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)17.235770
Ambulance Services17.1935760
Other schools and instruction, Local government owned17.1835740
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers17.1835720
Waste Management and Remediation Services17.1735720
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures17.1635690
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing17.1535680
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation17.1635680
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services17.1535670
Specialty Trade Contractors17.1335630
Activities Related to Real Estate17.1335630
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services17.1235610
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing17.1235600
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing17.0935550
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries17.0935550
All industries17.0835530
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing17.0835530
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned17.0535460
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors17.0435450
Water, Sewage and Other Systems17.0135390
Other Specialty Trade Contractors1735370
Junior colleges, Privately owned16.9935350
Home Health Care Services1735350
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers16.9635270
Outpatient Care Centers16.9435240
Spectator Sports16.9135170
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors16.935150
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills16.8935130
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing16.8735100
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing16.8635070
Residential Building Construction16.8535050
Facilities Support Services16.8134960
Support Activities for Rail Transportation16.834940
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)16.834940
Food Manufacturing16.7934930
Fabric Mills16.7834900
Performing Arts Companies16.7834900
Roofing Contractors16.7734880
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities16.7734880
Warehousing and Storage16.7734870
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods16.7534840
Support Activities for Air Transportation16.7234780
All industries, private ownership only16.7234770
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing16.7234770
Educational Services, Local government owned16.7134750
Building Finishing Contractors16.734730
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services16.6834700
Textile Mills16.6834690
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned16.6734680
Other Wood Product Manufacturing16.6634650
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)16.6534630
Apparel Manufacturing16.6434620
Waste Collection16.6334600
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories16.6234580
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance16.6234580
Hospitals, Local government owned16.6134550
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)16.634530
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned16.5934510
Junior colleges, Local government owned16.5934500
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors16.5834490
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing16.5634440
Animal Food Manufacturing16.5534430
Wood Product Manufacturing16.5534420
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers16.5534420
Ambulatory Health Care Services16.4834280
Masonry Contractors16.4734260
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events16.4634230
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing16.4534220
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers16.4434190
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned16.4334180
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing16.4334160
Rental and Leasing Services16.4234150
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing16.4134140
Investigation and Security Services16.3634040
Real Estate16.3634020
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers16.3534010
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)16.3133930
Depository Credit Intermediation16.3133920
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)16.2933890
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing16.2833870
Offices of Physicians16.2833860
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing16.2833850
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other16.2733840
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions16.2133710
Charter Bus Industry16.1533600
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance16.1533600
Security Systems Services16.1533580
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities16.1233540
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned16.1233530
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing16.0733430
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities16.0633410
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters16.0633410
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities16.0533380
Support Activities for Animal Production16.0333340
Automobile Dealers16.0233330
Radio Broadcasting16.0333330
Lessors of Real Estate16.0133310
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities15.9933250
Travel Agencies15.9733220
Other Residential Care Facilities15.9633190
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned15.9533170
Other Support Activities for Transportation15.9333130
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers15.9133100
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services15.8933050
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers15.8833030
Landscaping Services15.8632980
Direct Selling Establishments15.8132890
Sawmills and Wood Preservation15.7932850
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills15.7632790
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation15.7632790
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers15.7532760
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land15.7532750
Textile Furnishings Mills15.7432730
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers15.7332710
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)15.7232710
Local Messengers and Local Delivery15.7132670
Textile Product Mills15.6632580
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing15.6532550
Rooming and Boarding Houses15.6332510
Full-Service Restaurants15.6332510
Other Textile Product Mills15.6132470
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry15.5932430
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores15.5832410
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water15.5832410
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers15.5732390
Services to Buildings and Dwellings15.5532340
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services15.5432330
Casino Hotels15.5332300
Religious Organizations15.5232280
Individual and Family Services15.532250
Support Activities for Crop Production15.4932230
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair15.4832200
Junior colleges, State government owned15.4732180
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists15.4732180
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services15.4632150
Newspaper Publishers15.4332100
General Rental Centers15.4232070
Administrative and Support Services15.4132060
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation15.3531940
Repair and Maintenance15.3431910
Social Assistance15.3331880
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting15.3131840
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)15.2631730
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities15.1931600
Nonstore Retailers15.1831580
Employment Services15.1731550
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services15.1331470
Consumer Goods Rental15.1331460
Other Support Services15.131410
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly15.131410
Special Food Services15.131400
Animal Slaughtering and Processing15.0931390
Restaurants and Other Eating Places15.0731350
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses15.0731340
Support Activities for Road Transportation15.0431270
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners14.9931170
Amusement Parks and Arcades14.9831160
Food Services and Drinking Places14.9531090
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation14.9231030
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers14.9131010
Vocational Rehabilitation Services14.9131010
Exterminating and Pest Control Services14.8830960
Automotive Repair and Maintenance14.8830940
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation14.8730930
Apparel Knitting Mills14.8130810
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance14.7930770
Technical and trade schools, State government owned14.7930760
Offices of Other Health Practitioners14.7930760
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers14.7730730
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers14.7730720
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)14.7630700
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation14.7330640
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned14.7330630
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance14.7130600
Business Support Services14.6930550
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition14.6630500
Photographic Services14.6630500
Child Day Care Services14.6530480
Offices of Optometrists14.5130190
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance14.4930140
Death Care Services14.4230000
Electronics and Appliance Stores14.429950
Other Personal Services14.3929930
Taxi and Limousine Service14.3929920
Gambling Industries14.3729890
Drycleaning and Laundry Services14.3329810
Civic and Social Organizations14.3329810
Veterinary Services14.3129770
Furniture Stores14.2629660
Vending Machine Operators14.2329590
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores14.229530
Forestry and Logging14.1929510
Logging14.1929510
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores14.1329400
Home Furnishings Stores14.1329400
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores14.0729270
Telephone Call Centers13.9629040
Offices of Chiropractors13.9529010
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries13.9529010
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers13.9228950
Building Material and Supplies Dealers13.928920
Health and Personal Care Stores13.8828870
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries13.6628420
Pharmacies and Drug Stores13.5328140
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores13.4127900
Sporting Goods Stores13.3827830
Miscellaneous Store Retailers13.2627580
Florists13.1527350
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)13.1227300
Accommodation and Food Services13.0727180
Retail Trade13.0327100
Book Stores and News Dealers12.9827000
Personal and Laundry Services12.9326890
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores12.8826790
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores12.8726760
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps12.7526510
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers12.7326490
Accommodation12.6126240
Traveler Accommodation12.626200
Specialty Food Stores12.5826160
Gasoline Stations12.5526110
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores12.3125600
Food and Beverage Stores12.325590
Grocery Stores12.325570
Other General Merchandise Stores12.2225410
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores12.1425250
Shoe Stores12.1125180
General Merchandise Stores11.9324820
Clothing Stores11.6824300
Personal Care Services11.5924100
Department Stores11.5323990
Used Merchandise Stores11.0622990

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