Highest Paying Industries for Plant and System Operators

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned44.7893150
Outpatient Care Centers38.580080
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction36.8876700
Postal Service (federal government)36.8776680
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers36.1375160
Finance and Insurance35.9274710
Ambulatory Health Care Services35.5173860
Scientific Research and Development Services35.373420
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences35.373420
Management of Companies and Enterprises35.1373070
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution34.7572290
Hospitals, Local government owned34.2271180
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned34.2271180
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned33.9770650
Natural Gas Distribution33.7570210
Offices of Physicians33.1468920
Computer Systems Design and Related Services32.868220
Utilities32.0266600
Lessors of Real Estate31.9366420
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing31.6665850
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing31.5865690
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing31.2665020
Real Estate31.2665020
Federal government, including the US Postal Service31.2464970
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil31.2264940
Junior colleges, Local government owned31.2164920
Federal Executive Branch31.264890
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)31.1264720
Activities Related to Real Estate30.9464360
Educational Services, Local government owned30.7663970
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services30.6663770
Pipeline Transportation30.6463740
Other Pipeline Transportation30.6463730
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas30.4763380
Transportation and Warehousing30.4463320
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing30.2762960
Other Support Services29.9862350
Oil and Gas Extraction29.6661690
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)29.6261610
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)29.561350
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing29.4961340
All industries, private ownership only29.4861320
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned29.3561050
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)29.3461030
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers29.3160970
Hospitals, Privately owned29.2260790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned29.1260580
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)28.8159920
Engineering Services28.7559810
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)28.6759640
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing28.3859040
Basic Chemical Manufacturing28.3658990
Manufacturing27.8757960
Mining27.8557920
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing27.8357880
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing27.857830
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing27.857820
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing27.7657750
Foundries27.757610
Office Administrative Services27.6957600
Waste Treatment and Disposal27.6557520
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services27.6557500
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals27.6357470
Spectator Sports27.657400
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing27.5657330
All industries27.4957170
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned27.3556890
Chemical Manufacturing27.2756730
Plastics Product Manufacturing27.2456650
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel27.1856530
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers27.1456450
Educational Services, Privately owned27.156370
Support Activities for Transportation27.0856330
Repair and Maintenance27.0456240
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods26.955940
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills26.8955930
Metal Ore Mining26.8355810
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance26.8355810
Paper Manufacturing26.8355800
Waste Management and Remediation Services26.8255790
Facilities Support Services26.7155550
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing26.6955510
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries26.5355190
Wholesale Trade26.555120
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers26.4955090
Ship and Boat Building26.4455000
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)26.454900
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)26.3554810
Specialty hospitals, State government owned26.3454800
Warehousing and Storage26.3454790
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing26.354710
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned26.2854670
Accommodation and Food Services26.2354550
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing26.0854240
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)26.0654190
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services26.0454160
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned26.0354150
Beverage Manufacturing25.8953850
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing25.8753820
Traveler Accommodation25.853660
State government, including schools and hospitals25.7953650
Accommodation25.7653580
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing25.753450
Hospitals, State government owned25.6953430
Support Activities for Mining25.4852990
Rubber Product Manufacturing25.4152840
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)25.452830
Mining (except Oil and Gas)25.3952820
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing25.2952610
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing25.2352480
Services to Buildings and Dwellings25.1552320
Casino Hotels25.1352270
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services25.0352060
Building Equipment Contractors24.9951970
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing24.8751720
Machinery Manufacturing24.8651710
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors24.8351650
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing24.7251430
Junior colleges, State government owned24.6851340
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation24.6351240
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing24.5150970
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services24.4850920
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers24.4650880
Coal Mining24.4350800
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing24.4150780
Administrative and Support Services24.3250590
Support Activities for Air Transportation24.2950520
Gambling Industries24.1950320
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing24.1150160
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service24.0450000
Construction of Buildings24.0349990
Nonresidential Building Construction24.0349990
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying24.0249970
Specialized Freight Trucking24.0349970
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned23.9849880
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries23.9249750
Federal, State, and Local Government23.8649640
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service23.8649640
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries23.8349570
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned23.7349350
Educational Services, State government owned23.6949270
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned23.6949270
Truck Transportation23.6749240
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers23.6749230
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing23.5649000
Forging and Stamping23.5248920
Local government, including schools and hospitals23.4548770
Other Food Manufacturing23.3848620
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction23.3248510
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)23.2648390
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals23.2448340
Specialty Trade Contractors23.2148270
Utility System Construction23.0647970
Construction23.0347910
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing23.0347900
Primary Metal Manufacturing22.9347700
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods22.9347700
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction22.9147650
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing22.8547520
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing22.7347290
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing22.7347280
Grain and Oilseed Milling22.5746940
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing22.5746940
Employment Services22.5546910
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing22.4646710
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing22.3146410
Dairy Product Manufacturing22.2846330
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations22.2246220
Water, Sewage and Other Systems22.1846140
Food Manufacturing22.1246000
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities22.0945950
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services22.0445850
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing21.9745700
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)21.945550
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations21.7845310
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing21.5844890
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing21.5744860
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers21.4944700
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing21.4244560
Miscellaneous Manufacturing21.0343750
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned20.9543570
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing20.9343540
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers20.9343540
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing20.943480
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing20.8143280
Household Appliance Manufacturing20.6642970
Animal Slaughtering and Processing20.5542740
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction20.3542340
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing20.1141820
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing20.141800
Waste Collection19.9441460
Wood Product Manufacturing19.6940960
Testing Laboratories19.6940960
Direct Selling Establishments19.540550
Retail Trade19.4740500
Nonstore Retailers19.4740500
Sawmills and Wood Preservation19.3440220
Social Assistance19.1939920
Personal and Laundry Services19.0639650
Drycleaning and Laundry Services19.0239550
Other Specialty Trade Contractors18.7639020
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities18.6138710
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers18.538470
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills18.1537750
Vocational Rehabilitation Services18.0837600
Textile Mills17.7836980
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing17.536410
Fabric Mills17.3636110
Other Wood Product Manufacturing16.4634230

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