Highest Paying Industries for Production Occupations

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned40.7684780
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution35.6174080
Natural Gas Distribution34.3571440
Scheduled Air Transportation33.3869420
Utilities33.0968820
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil31.8466230
Air Transportation31.7566040
Oil and Gas Extraction31.3865270
Postal Service (federal government)31.1564790
Pipeline Transportation30.8164080
Other Pipeline Transportation30.7563960
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas30.5363490
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing29.4661280
Activities Related to Real Estate28.0158260
Federal government, including the US Postal Service27.7857790
Federal Executive Branch27.7657750
Lessors of Real Estate27.3956970
Spectator Sports26.8555850
Real Estate26.3454780
Coal Mining26.0954270
Basic Chemical Manufacturing25.6853400
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers25.6553360
Waste Treatment and Disposal25.4552930
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities25.4452920
Utility System Construction24.6751320
Federal, State, and Local Government24.6651300
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service24.6651300
Metal Ore Mining24.6651280
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories24.6251210
Mining24.4650870
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service24.3650670
Scientific Research and Development Services24.3350610
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences24.3350600
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals24.1350190
Educational Services, Local government owned24.0449990
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing23.9849880
Local government, including schools and hospitals23.9449800
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction23.7749440
Rail Transportation23.7449370
Outpatient Care Centers23.7249340
Junior colleges, Local government owned23.6149100
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction23.5649000
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals23.5348950
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing23.3748610
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned23.3448540
Water, Sewage and Other Systems23.1748190
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned22.9547730
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned22.9447720
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)22.8147450
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing22.847420
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)22.7447300
State government, including schools and hospitals22.7447290
Mining (except Oil and Gas)22.6747160
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors22.6747140
Support Activities for Mining22.6547100
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)22.5946980
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities22.5846960
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)22.5646920
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)22.4446670
Automobile Dealers22.4346650
Exterminating and Pest Control Services22.3546480
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned22.2446260
Support Activities for Water Transportation22.2146190
Nonresidential Building Construction22.246170
Specialty hospitals, State government owned22.1746110
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills22.1446050
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction22.1346020
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors22.0645890
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries22.0445850
Educational Services, State government owned21.9745700
Educational Services, Privately owned21.9745690
Wired Telecommunications Carriers21.8945540
Management of Companies and Enterprises21.8745500
Waste Management and Remediation Services21.8445420
Motion Picture and Video Industries21.8245380
Construction of Buildings21.7645270
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners21.7645260
Finance and Insurance21.7345190
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries21.6845100
Building Equipment Contractors21.5344790
Nonscheduled Air Transportation21.4844670
Tobacco Manufacturing21.4644630
Educational Support Services, Local government owned21.4244540
Insurance Carriers21.4144530
Inland Water Transportation21.3644430
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing21.3244340
Telecommunications21.2944290
Support Activities for Air Transportation21.2444180
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers21.1544000
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing21.0843850
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events21.0343750
Office Administrative Services20.9243510
Computer Systems Design and Related Services20.8943450
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities20.8743410
Construction20.8543370
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction20.8443350
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned20.8443350
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned20.8443350
Transportation and Warehousing20.8343330
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)20.7543160
Other Telecommunications20.6843010
Engineering Services20.6742980
Other Specialty Trade Contractors20.6642970
Chemical Manufacturing20.6142860
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned20.5942820
Sound Recording Industries20.5842810
Ship and Boat Building20.4942620
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing20.4642570
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations20.4142460
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services20.3942420
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores20.3242260
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying20.3142250
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)20.3142240
Other Insurance Related Activities20.1841980
Junior colleges, State government owned20.1741950
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services20.1741950
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services20.1441890
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned20.1241850
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing20.141820
Support Activities for Transportation20.141800
Testing Laboratories20.0841770
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair20.0741740
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities20.0541710
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services19.9841560
Water Transportation19.9641530
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)19.9641510
Other Building Equipment Contractors19.9541490
Other Information Services19.941390
Hospitals, Privately owned19.8741330
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing19.7741130
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation19.7741120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned19.7741120
Hospitals, State government owned19.7441050
Offices of Dentists19.7140990
Offices of Physicians19.740980
Automotive Repair and Maintenance19.6840940
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)19.6740910
Support Activities for Road Transportation19.6540870
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers19.6340840
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services19.6340840
Nondepository Credit Intermediation19.5940740
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance19.5840740
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing19.5740700
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)19.5140590
Software Publishers19.3940320
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing19.3540250
Specialty Trade Contractors19.3440230
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing19.2640060
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing19.2640050
Other Financial Investment Activities19.2340010
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing19.1239770
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors19.0639650
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services19.0439610
Machine Shops18.9939490
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing18.9639430
Support Activities for Rail Transportation18.9439400
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation18.9239350
Paper Manufacturing18.8439180
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing18.8439180
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing18.8439180
Residential Building Construction18.8339170
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing18.8339160
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing18.839100
General Freight Trucking18.7839060
Beverage Manufacturing18.7338960
Ambulatory Health Care Services18.7338950
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing18.738900
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)18.6738840
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing18.6238740
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing18.6238720
Machinery Manufacturing18.6138710
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned18.5838650
Repair and Maintenance18.5538580
Security Systems Services18.5338530
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel18.5138510
Landscaping Services18.538490
Primary Metal Manufacturing18.4638390
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing18.3338130
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers18.3238100
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing18.3138090
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services18.2938050
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing18.2637970
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned18.2637970
Hospitals, Local government owned18.2437930
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing18.2237900
Educational Support Services, Privately owned18.237850
Investigation and Security Services18.1537750
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers18.1337700
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance18.0537540
Truck Transportation18.0237480
Support Activities for Animal Production18.0137450
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors17.9637350
Information17.9237270
Shoe Stores17.9237260
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing17.937230
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing17.937230
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing17.8737170
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing17.8437110
Forging and Stamping17.8337080
Publishing Industries (except Internet)17.837020
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers17.7836980
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers17.7636950
Grain and Oilseed Milling17.7536930
Rubber Product Manufacturing17.7436910
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers17.7236860
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing17.7236850
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers17.6936800
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing17.6936790
Communications Equipment Manufacturing17.6836770
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services17.6536720
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing17.6436690
Newspaper Publishers17.5436480
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing17.5336470
Household Appliance Manufacturing17.5236430
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing17.5136430
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing17.5136420
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation17.4836370
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores17.3836150
Manufacturing17.3736140
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing17.3636110
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing17.335990
Printing and Related Support Activities17.2935960
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing17.2835940
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations17.2635910
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing17.2335830
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services17.235770
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions17.235770
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance17.1935760
Specialized Freight Trucking17.1435650
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing17.1235610
Dairy Product Manufacturing17.1235600
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned17.0935550
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing17.0935540
All industries17.0635490
Foundries17.0635480
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing17.0535460
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned17.0435450
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing17.0335430
Building Finishing Contractors17.0135390
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing17.0135380
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance16.9935330
Drywall and Insulation Contractors16.9835310
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing16.9735300
Specialized Design Services16.9335220
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers16.9235190
All industries, private ownership only16.9135170
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers16.935140
Hardware Manufacturing16.8335010
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services16.8335000
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods16.8234990
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers16.8234990
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing16.834950
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing16.7934920
Facilities Support Services16.7734880
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing16.7434810
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers16.7234780
Miscellaneous Manufacturing16.7134750
Freight Transportation Arrangement16.6834700
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers16.6334590
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors16.6334580
Waste Collection16.6234570
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers16.6134550
Vending Machine Operators16.5934500
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media16.5634450
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing16.5534420
Wholesale Trade16.4734260
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers16.4634240
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services16.4534220
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing16.4334180
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers16.434120
Roofing Contractors16.434100
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers16.3734040
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)16.3734040
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing16.3133930
Rooming and Boarding Houses16.2933880
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing16.1833650
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores16.1833650
Business Support Services16.1833650
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers16.1333560
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing16.0933460
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers16.0733420
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing16.0333350
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing15.9933270
Direct Selling Establishments15.9833240
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers15.9433150
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing15.9233110
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities15.9133100
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods15.8933060
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores15.8733010
Masonry Contractors15.8432950
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing15.8132890
Rental and Leasing Services15.7432740
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers15.7332710
Other Food Manufacturing15.7232690
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists15.7132680
Furniture Stores15.6832610
Nonstore Retailers15.6632570
Animal Food Manufacturing15.6232490
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing15.6132480
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses15.632460
Plastics Product Manufacturing15.5632370
Offices of Other Health Practitioners15.5632350
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing15.5232290
Death Care Services15.4732180
Other Personal Services15.4732180
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores15.4432120
Building Material and Supplies Dealers15.4132040
Warehousing and Storage15.432030
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers15.3531940
Sawmills and Wood Preservation15.3431910
Social Advocacy Organizations15.3231870
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries15.331810
Civic and Social Organizations15.2631750
Casino Hotels15.2531710
Home Furnishings Stores15.2431700
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing15.2331680
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing15.1931600
Radio and Television Broadcasting15.1831580
Other Support Activities for Transportation15.1631540
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing15.1331480
Performing Arts Companies15.0931390
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance14.9631110
Electronics and Appliance Stores14.9531100
Offices of Optometrists14.9431080
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps14.8930960
Home Health Care Services14.8230830
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters14.8230820
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing14.8130800
Fabric Mills14.830780
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries14.7130590
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services14.730570
Wood Product Manufacturing14.5330230
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores14.530170
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores14.4129980
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers14.4129970
Clothing Stores14.4129960
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers14.3929940
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers14.3529850
Forestry and Logging14.3229780
Logging14.3229780
Textile Mills14.329730
Photographic Services14.2929720
Health and Personal Care Stores14.2729690
Retail Trade14.2729680
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills14.2629650
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing14.2129550
Food Manufacturing14.1929520
Gambling Industries14.1929510
Other Support Services14.1829500
Grocery Stores14.1629450
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing14.1429420
Other Wood Product Manufacturing14.0729270
General Rental Centers14.0429210
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.0329170
Food and Beverage Stores14.0229160
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)1429110
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers13.9829080
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned13.9829070
Textile Furnishings Mills13.9629030
Miscellaneous Store Retailers13.9328980
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)13.8328760
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing13.7128510
Used Merchandise Stores13.6928480
Textile Product Mills13.5628200
Services to Buildings and Dwellings13.4628000
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills13.427880
Footwear Manufacturing13.3827830
Other Textile Product Mills13.2427530
Special Food Services13.1627360
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting13.1527350
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing13.1427330
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry13.0927220
Sporting Goods Stores13.0827200
Support Activities for Crop Production13.0527150
Specialty Food Stores13.0527140
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services13.0327090
Animal Slaughtering and Processing12.9226870
Other General Merchandise Stores12.8826790
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services12.8426710
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers12.7726560
General Merchandise Stores12.7626540
Administrative and Support Services12.6826380
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing12.5926190
Employment Services12.5526110
Full-Service Restaurants12.4725930
Gasoline Stations12.3925770
Accommodation12.3525680
Traveler Accommodation12.3325650
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores12.2925550
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores12.2925550
Other Residential Care Facilities12.225370
Accommodation and Food Services12.1825340
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities12.1525270
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities12.0725100
Food Services and Drinking Places12.0525060
Department Stores12.0124990
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing11.9324810
Restaurants and Other Eating Places11.8824720
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging11.8824710
Consumer Goods Rental11.8824700
Apparel Manufacturing11.8724680
Telephone Call Centers11.8324610
Pharmacies and Drug Stores11.7524440
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing11.7224390
Legal Services11.6124160
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers11.5524030
Apparel Knitting Mills11.4223750
Vocational Rehabilitation Services11.3323570
Social Assistance11.3123530
Personal and Laundry Services11.323510
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities11.1923270
Drycleaning and Laundry Services11.1523180
Florists11.0623000
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly10.8922650
Individual and Family Services10.8222510
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities10.8222500
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)10.7222290
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities10.221220
Personal Care Services10.1621130
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers9.7720320

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