Highest Paying Industries for Plant and System Operators, All Other

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Utilities33.6469970
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing31.8166160
Oil and Gas Extraction31.565530
Management of Companies and Enterprises30.7263900
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution30.4863410
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers30.0262440
Federal Executive Branch29.4461230
Federal government, including the US Postal Service29.4461230
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing29.3761090
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills28.4259120
Basic Chemical Manufacturing28.459080
Waste Treatment and Disposal28.3959050
Paper Manufacturing28.3959040
Waste Management and Remediation Services28.1458520
Pipeline Transportation28.0958420
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services27.6657530
Federal, State, and Local Government27.4157010
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service27.4157010
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing27.2456650
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas27.2256620
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service27.2256610
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing27.1856540
Transportation and Warehousing27.1156390
Facilities Support Services26.9356010
All industries26.5655240
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services26.3654830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned26.3654820
All industries, private ownership only26.3354760
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods26.3354760
Hospitals, Privately owned26.3154730
Warehousing and Storage26.2454580
Chemical Manufacturing26.1154300
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
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.953880
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing25.7253490
Primary Metal Manufacturing25.5653170
Manufacturing25.3352690
Mining24.8451670
Wood Product Manufacturing24.8351640
Mining (except Oil and Gas)24.6451250
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing24.6351220
Coal Mining24.350550
Wholesale Trade24.0750070
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing23.6149100
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction23.2648380
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying23.0948030
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction2347840
Local government, including schools and hospitals22.947630
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals22.8347490
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing22.8147440
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing22.7447300
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers22.6447100
Construction22.3946570
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals21.4144540
Support Activities for Mining21.2544200
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services21.0343750
Engineering Services21.0343750
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers21.0343740
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods20.9643590
Machinery Manufacturing20.943480
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)20.6642980
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing20.1741950
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)19.6740920
Specialty Trade Contractors19.4440430
State government, including schools and hospitals19.3340210
Administrative and Support Services19.3140160
Grain and Oilseed Milling18.8239140
Other Specialty Trade Contractors18.6338750
Educational Services, State government owned17.5136420
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned17.5136420
Employment Services16.434110

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