Highest Paying Industries for Operations Specialties Managers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers85176800
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage83.8174300
Securities and Commodity Exchanges83.5173690
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities82.52171640
Other Financial Investment Activities81.2168900
Other Information Services79.26164850
Other Investment Pools and Funds76.8159750
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles74.66155290
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures73.25152360
Software Publishers73.08152000
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)73.07151990
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds72.87151570
Satellite Telecommunications72.24150260
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services72.2150170
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil71.49148700
Oil and Gas Extraction70.89147450
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing70.58146800
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank70.46146560
Information69.4144350
Cable and Other Subscription Programming69.19143910
Telecommunications68.38142220
Publishing Industries (except Internet)68.24141930
Computer Systems Design and Related Services68.22141900
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences68.04141520
Motion Picture and Video Industries67.95141330
Scientific Research and Development Services67.86141140
Wired Telecommunications Carriers67.82141060
Specialty hospitals, State government owned67.16139700
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries67.12139610
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services66.94139240
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services66.54138400
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services65.75136750
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media65.49136230
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores65.2135610
Management of Companies and Enterprises64.93135050
Mining64.48134120
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities64.45134050
Nondepository Credit Intermediation64.41133980
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services63.48132030
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing63.45131990
Insurance Carriers63.27131600
Broadcasting (except Internet)62.89130820
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing62.87130760
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages62.64130300
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities62.64130290
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers62.55130090
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation62.23129430
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers62.21129400
Finance and Insurance62.2129380
Other Telecommunications62.2129370
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing61.97128900
Natural Gas Distribution61.96128880
Communications Equipment Manufacturing61.95128850
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation61.89128740
Television Broadcasting61.7128340
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores61.32127540
Sound Recording Industries61.25127390
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities61.02126910
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing60.87126620
Land Subdivision60.85126570
Travel Agencies60.85126570
Support Activities for Mining60.6126040
Engineering Services60.41125640
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing59.89124580
Legal Services59.83124450
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services59.66124090
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation59.62124010
Other Insurance Related Activities59.46123670
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers59.42123580
Lessors of Real Estate59.1122920
Pipeline Transportation58.81122310
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers58.76122210
Radio and Television Broadcasting58.61121910
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers58.59121860
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events58.57121820
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries58.17120990
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers58.1120860
Utilities58.02120680
Grantmaking and Giving Services57.87120380
Office Administrative Services57.86120350
Tobacco Manufacturing57.84120300
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services57.82120270
Activities Related to Real Estate57.8120220
Water Transportation57.76120140
All industries, private ownership only57.7120010
Testing Laboratories57.54119690
Real Estate57.49119580
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses57.3119180
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)57.25119070
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)57.23119050
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction57.18118940
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing57.14118850
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution57.08118720
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers56.97118490
Federal Executive Branch56.9118360
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores56.87118300
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing56.61117740
Federal government, including the US Postal Service56.52117560
All industries56.44117390
Clothing Stores56.12116740
Nonscheduled Air Transportation56.01116510
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services56116480
Nonstore Retailers55.93116340
Spectator Sports55.87116210
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned55.7115870
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas55.23114870
Specialized Design Services55.2114820
Chemical Manufacturing55.2114810
Support Activities for Animal Production55.14114700
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods55.14114690
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations55.01114430
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors54.78113930
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations54.76113900
Basic Chemical Manufacturing54.73113840
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing54.71113790
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities54.71113790
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing54.59113540
Other Pipeline Transportation54.54113440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned54.35113050
Hospitals, Privately owned54.24112820
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing54.12112580
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing54.13112580
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing54.1112530
Wholesale Trade54.03112380
Employment Services53.85112010
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)53.84111990
Miscellaneous Manufacturing53.81111930
Air Transportation53.78111860
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing53.7111690
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)53.66111610
Shoe Stores53.59111460
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing53.58111440
Scheduled Air Transportation53.56111410
Other Building Equipment Contractors53.51111300
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories53.42111110
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction53.38111020
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned53.36110990
Administrative and Support Services53.33110930
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors53.17110590
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services53.15110560
Building Equipment Contractors53.15110550
Hardware Manufacturing53.1110440
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors53.09110420
Waste Treatment and Disposal52.74109700
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing52.73109690
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers52.69109590
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing52.6109400
Support Activities for Water Transportation52.55109310
Automobile Dealers52.24108660
Newspaper Publishers52.18108540
Depository Credit Intermediation52.13108440
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers52.12108410
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing52.1108360
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing52.07108310
Construction52.05108260
Security Systems Services52.01108180
Manufacturing51.92108000
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing51.87107890
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations51.8107730
Other Support Services51.78107710
Specialty Trade Contractors51.78107700
Coal Mining51.77107670
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing51.7107540
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers51.68107490
Nonresidential Building Construction51.67107470
Investigation and Security Services51.66107450
Masonry Contractors51.64107420
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing51.62107370
Machinery Manufacturing51.57107260
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers51.5107130
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing51.48107080
Construction of Buildings51.46107040
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services51.46107030
Metal Ore Mining51.41106930
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned51.41106920
Radio Broadcasting51.38106860
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods51.35106800
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned51.17106430
Hospitals, State government owned51.15106390
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing51.14106370
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned51.11106310
Residential Building Construction51.1106300
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing51.1106290
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers51106070
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing50.92105910
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing50.89105850
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers50.85105770
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors50.82105710
Drywall and Insulation Contractors50.81105680
Photographic Services50.79105650
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing50.75105560
Outpatient Care Centers50.73105530
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing50.59105220
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing50.56105170
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers50.55105140
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills50.53105100
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)50.44104910
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance50.44104910
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers50.39104820
Water, Sewage and Other Systems50.34104700
Waste Management and Remediation Services50.31104640
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction50.29104600
Building Finishing Contractors50.26104530
Roofing Contractors50.25104510
Hospitals, Local government owned50.21104440
Utility System Construction50.2104410
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers50.13104260
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills50.11104230
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned50.09104180
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing49.98103970
Footwear Manufacturing49.87103720
Household Appliance Manufacturing49.84103680
Paper Manufacturing49.81103600
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)49.78103530
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing49.75103480
Other General Merchandise Stores49.71103390
Mining (except Oil and Gas)49.69103360
Apparel Manufacturing49.69103350
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing49.62103210
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing49.62103200
Educational Support Services, Privately owned49.59103160
Direct Selling Establishments49.51102970
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing49.47102900
Business Support Services49.41102770
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair49.41102770
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)49.38102720
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores49.35102640
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)49.28102500
Retail Trade49.27102490
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation49.27102490
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing49.24102420
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing49.24102420
Educational Services, Privately owned49.24102410
Inland Water Transportation49.21102360
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing49.2102330
Couriers and Express Delivery Services49.18102300
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers49.17102260
Health and Personal Care Stores49.03101990
Other Food Manufacturing49.01101940
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance48.9101720
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction48.83101560
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services48.76101410
Waste Collection48.74101380
Social Advocacy Organizations48.71101310
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers48.61101100
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services48.6101080
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers48.56101000
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing48.53100950
Miscellaneous Store Retailers48.5100880
Repair and Maintenance48.46100800
Casino Hotels48.44100750
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)48.41100700
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing48.39100640
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors48.32100500
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers48.32100500
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers48.32100500
Ship and Boat Building48.25100360
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing48.24100340
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing48.24100340
Educational Support Services, Local government owned48.19100240
Specialty Food Stores48.16100170
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing48.16100160
Couriers and Messengers48.1100060
Freight Transportation Arrangement48.0699960
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing48.0399900
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers48.0299890
Rail Transportation47.9599740
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing47.9499720
Postal Service (federal government)47.9499710
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing47.8499510
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned47.8399480
Taxi and Limousine Service47.7899380
Other Specialty Trade Contractors47.7699330
Textile Mills47.7599310
Telephone Call Centers47.6999190
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing47.6399080
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions47.6299060
Support Activities for Air Transportation47.6299050
Ambulatory Health Care Services47.6199020
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers47.5998990
Support Activities for Transportation47.5998990
Fabric Mills47.598790
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance47.4698720
Federal, State, and Local Government47.3898550
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service47.3898550
Offices of Physicians47.3298420
Automotive Repair and Maintenance47.2998370
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)47.2598270
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying47.298180
Beverage Manufacturing47.1298000
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service47.0697890
Primary Metal Manufacturing46.997560
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing46.8797490
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing46.8697470
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned46.8497420
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners46.897330
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned46.7197170
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing46.6897090
Grain and Oilseed Milling46.6196950
General Merchandise Stores46.5896890
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services46.5396770
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing46.3796460
Printing and Related Support Activities46.3496390
Electronics and Appliance Stores46.2996280
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing46.2996270
Home Furnishings Stores46.2896260
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing46.2696220
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing46.2696210
Food Manufacturing46.296100
Junior colleges, Local government owned46.0995870
Transportation and Warehousing46.0495760
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other45.8295300
Plastics Product Manufacturing45.8195290
Educational Services, Local government owned45.7995230
Educational Services, State government owned45.7895220
Rental and Leasing Services45.6494930
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned45.6194870
Dairy Product Manufacturing45.5994830
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)45.5194670
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing45.4994620
Home Health Care Services45.4894590
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities45.4694560
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging45.4594550
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel45.4694550
Pharmacies and Drug Stores45.3894390
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)45.3694340
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing45.3594330
Death Care Services45.2494090
Forging and Stamping45.294010
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing45.1493880
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing45.0393660
Local government, including schools and hospitals45.0393660
Offices of Optometrists4593590
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing44.8893340
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned44.8293230
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing44.7793120
Performing Arts Companies44.792980
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing44.6292800
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores44.5892720
Traveler Accommodation44.4892510
Consumer Goods Rental44.3792280
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals44.3692270
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries44.3192170
Machine Shops44.2892100
State government, including schools and hospitals44.2291980
Accommodation44.2191950
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing44.1391780
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing44.0891690
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing44.0591610
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists4491510
Rubber Product Manufacturing43.9491400
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers43.9391380
Department Stores43.991320
Junior colleges, Privately owned43.8591210
Facilities Support Services43.7791040
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills43.7490970
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters43.6990880
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)43.5590580
Foundries43.5190500
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry43.4690400
Used Merchandise Stores43.3990250
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services43.3990250
Animal Food Manufacturing43.3390140
Furniture Stores43.3390120
Warehousing and Storage43.3290120
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting43.2689970
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers43.1289680
Offices of Other Health Practitioners42.9789380
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)42.9289270
Urban Transit Systems42.7788960
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers42.7188840
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing42.6488690
Support Activities for Crop Production42.5988580
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance42.5988580
Landscaping Services42.5688530
Accommodation and Food Services42.5388460
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing42.4788330
Animal Slaughtering and Processing42.4688320
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals42.4688320
Textile Furnishings Mills42.4288240
Textile Product Mills42.2587880
Building Material and Supplies Dealers42.2287820
Specialized Freight Trucking42.2287810
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing42.1887740
Other Textile Product Mills42.187570
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores41.9487240
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)41.8987120
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers41.8887110
Religious Organizations41.8487030
Sawmills and Wood Preservation41.7286780
Truck Transportation41.6186550
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing41.5186350
Services to Buildings and Dwellings41.4686240
General Freight Trucking41.4186130
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers41.3886060
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries41.3485990
Civic and Social Organizations41.2685830
Ambulance Services41.1785640
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing41.1385550
General Rental Centers41.1285530
Vending Machine Operators41.1185510
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing40.9485160
Forestry and Logging40.7184680
Logging40.7184680
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing40.6384520
Wood Product Manufacturing40.684450
Support Activities for Road Transportation40.3283860
Other Support Activities for Transportation40.2583710
Other Residential Care Facilities40.1983600
Other Wood Product Manufacturing40.183420
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities39.9383060
Offices of Chiropractors39.8782940
Exterminating and Pest Control Services39.8682900
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance39.8482870
Personal and Laundry Services39.7182590
Individual and Family Services39.6182390
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation39.5982350
Offices of Dentists39.5882320
Social Assistance39.5582260
Other Personal Services39.4582070
Vocational Rehabilitation Services39.3681860
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers39.3381800
Personal Care Services39.2781680
Support Activities for Rail Transportation39.2581640
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores39.2481620
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly39.1281370
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores39.0681240
Special Food Services3981120
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation38.7480580
Drycleaning and Laundry Services38.6280330
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)38.6180320
Junior colleges, State government owned38.5180090
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned38.3379740
Local Messengers and Local Delivery38.1779400
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned38.1779390
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities38.1479340
Food Services and Drinking Places38.0679160
Gasoline Stations38.0279080
Charter Bus Industry37.8978810
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water37.7278460
Restaurants and Other Eating Places37.6378270
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation37.5978180
Book Stores and News Dealers37.5878170
Apparel Knitting Mills37.5378060
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)37.5378060
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)37.4877970
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities37.4677910
School and Employee Bus Transportation37.3377650
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation37.3377650
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned37.2277410
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities36.8376600
Food and Beverage Stores36.7376410
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned36.2175320
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities36.1275140
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land35.7674380
Full-Service Restaurants35.373430
Grocery Stores33.6369940
Technical and trade schools, State government owned33.369260
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps33.1668960
Veterinary Services32.9168450
Child Day Care Services31.7365990
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition28.8359960

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