Highest Paying Industries for Sales and Related Occupations

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage64.68134530
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities62.3129590
Other Financial Investment Activities56.08116640
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences46.2296140
Coal Mining46.1796040
Scientific Research and Development Services45.6694960
Other Investment Pools and Funds45.2894190
Other Pipeline Transportation44.9193420
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing43.5590580
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles43.4190300
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing42.2487860
Communications Equipment Manufacturing42.2387840
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing42.1987750
Computer Systems Design and Related Services42.0687480
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing41.7286780
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas41.7286780
Engineering Services41.6286570
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing41.5786460
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills41.0285330
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing40.9985250
Pipeline Transportation40.8184880
Oil and Gas Extraction40.3383880
Software Publishers40.283620
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills40.1583500
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing40.0683320
Support Activities for Mining39.9383050
Basic Chemical Manufacturing39.682370
Mining39.2281590
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing39.2281570
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing39.0581220
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services38.7980680
Paper Manufacturing38.6980480
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing38.379670
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing37.7578530
Textile Mills37.6578320
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services37.6278260
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing37.5678110
Chemical Manufacturing37.5378050
Finance and Insurance37.477800
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds37.1377230
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers36.9276780
Natural Gas Distribution36.8676660
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing36.8276580
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities36.6976310
Inland Water Transportation36.6576220
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing36.676140
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers36.3875660
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing36.3575600
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction36.3375570
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing36.0474960
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing35.9974860
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing35.9374730
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing35.8274500
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing35.774250
Other Insurance Related Activities35.6874210
Foundries35.6874200
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers35.6774200
Rail Transportation35.4173650
Testing Laboratories35.473630
Nonresidential Building Construction35.3773570
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing35.3273470
Hardware Manufacturing35.373420
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media35.2373290
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction35.0372860
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing34.9372650
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers34.9272640
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil34.8572490
Machinery Manufacturing34.7272230
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills34.7272220
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing34.6672090
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers34.6572080
Support Activities for Water Transportation34.6572080
Postal Service (federal government)34.6372040
Primary Metal Manufacturing34.5471840
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing34.571760
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities34.4571660
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing34.4471640
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing34.4271600
Other Information Services34.471540
Plastics Product Manufacturing34.3271380
Forging and Stamping34.2971330
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing34.2671260
Management of Companies and Enterprises34.2271180
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing34.1270970
Fabric Mills34.0770860
Utilities33.9970700
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services33.9970700
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing33.9470600
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing33.7770240
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing33.7170120
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel33.5669800
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services33.469460
Support Activities for Rail Transportation33.2469140
Utility System Construction33.1268880
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing33.0968820
Television Broadcasting33.0668770
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing33.0368690
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services32.9368500
Ship and Boat Building32.8968400
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing32.8468320
Mining (except Oil and Gas)32.7268070
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution32.7268050
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing32.7168040
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing32.7168040
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing32.5767740
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing32.5267630
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing32.567610
Grain and Oilseed Milling32.567590
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories32.4667520
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing32.3967360
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing32.3467270
Nonscheduled Air Transportation32.2167000
Machine Shops32.1266810
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned32.0966740
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)32.0766710
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying32.0366610
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers32.0266610
Other Building Equipment Contractors31.9966540
Freight Transportation Arrangement31.9966530
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors31.9866520
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers31.9366410
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers31.9166360
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)31.966350
Roofing Contractors31.8566250
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing31.866150
Wholesale Trade31.7566050
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing31.6765880
Support Activities for Animal Production31.5765660
Insurance Carriers31.5465600
Miscellaneous Manufacturing31.3965300
Building Equipment Contractors31.2565000
Metal Ore Mining31.2564990
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities31.1564780
Sound Recording Industries31.0464560
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction31.0364530
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities31.0164500
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors30.9264320
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing30.9264320
Household Appliance Manufacturing30.964270
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction30.8564170
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages30.7363920
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors30.7163880
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods30.6163670
Masonry Contractors30.6163660
Printing and Related Support Activities30.5863600
Support Activities for Air Transportation30.5163450
Rubber Product Manufacturing30.3863190
Office Administrative Services30.3563130
Manufacturing30.2762960
Satellite Telecommunications30.1762750
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers30.0162420
Depository Credit Intermediation3062390
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services29.9662320
Water, Sewage and Other Systems29.9562300
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing29.9362260
General Freight Trucking29.962190
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing29.8862160
Air Transportation29.8962160
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers29.8262040
Ambulance Services29.8362040
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing29.761780
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers29.6361620
Wired Telecommunications Carriers29.5561460
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods29.5161370
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers29.4761300
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers29.4261200
Specialty Trade Contractors29.3861100
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing29.3160960
Publishing Industries (except Internet)29.360940
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing29.2860910
Radio and Television Broadcasting29.2960910
Scheduled Air Transportation29.2560850
Waste Management and Remediation Services29.2260790
Truck Transportation29.2260780
Construction29.1960720
Specialized Design Services29.1160540
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors29.0960500
Support Activities for Transportation29.0460410
Legal Services28.9760250
Broadcasting (except Internet)28.8259940
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors28.7559790
Waste Treatment and Disposal28.6659610
Sawmills and Wood Preservation28.5359340
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry28.5259310
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing28.4859230
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing28.4659200
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers28.4559170
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing28.4159100
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting28.3658990
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing28.3558980
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities28.3458950
Land Subdivision28.3258910
Construction of Buildings28.2758810
Specialized Freight Trucking28.2458730
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers28.1858620
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing28.1858600
Information28.1258490
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging28.0658360
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers28.0258290
Water Transportation27.9958220
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services27.9158050
Other Food Manufacturing27.857820
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing27.857820
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations27.7957790
Tobacco Manufacturing27.7857780
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing27.7757770
Drywall and Insulation Contractors27.7657740
Wood Product Manufacturing27.7357680
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance27.7257650
Support Activities for Crop Production27.7157640
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)27.6557520
Educational Support Services, Privately owned27.6557520
Couriers and Express Delivery Services27.5657330
Home Health Care Services27.5457290
Other Wood Product Manufacturing27.5257240
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers27.4857160
Telecommunications27.3456870
Building Finishing Contractors27.356790
Transportation and Warehousing27.2356650
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing27.1656500
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing27.1456450
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation27.1156390
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing26.9556050
Apparel Manufacturing26.9356010
Other Telecommunications26.9356010
Residential Building Construction26.8455830
Waste Collection26.8255770
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance26.7755680
Other Specialty Trade Contractors26.7455610
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)26.7255570
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers26.6555440
Couriers and Messengers26.5355190
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations26.4955090
Radio Broadcasting26.4755060
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures26.4454980
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing26.4354970
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers26.3854870
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned26.2954670
Textile Furnishings Mills26.2754630
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation26.2654610
Cable and Other Subscription Programming26.1854460
Child Day Care Services26.1554380
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing26.0754230
Security Systems Services25.8753810
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers25.8153680
Ambulatory Health Care Services25.853670
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned25.7253490
Investigation and Security Services25.6253290
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services25.5653160
Animal Food Manufacturing25.4652960
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing25.3752760
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing25.352630
Outpatient Care Centers25.1552320
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing25.152220
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services25.0252040
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)24.9951980
Nondepository Credit Intermediation24.9551890
Federal government, including the US Postal Service24.8751730
Textile Product Mills24.7851550
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned24.7651500
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)24.7351440
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)24.6451250
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)24.6251210
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services24.5851130
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers24.5351020
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing24.550960
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned24.4550860
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services24.3550640
Other Textile Product Mills24.3150570
Exterminating and Pest Control Services24.2350410
Junior colleges, Privately owned24.1150150
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)23.9749850
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers23.9449790
Offices of Physicians23.9249760
Animal Slaughtering and Processing23.6649210
Federal Executive Branch23.6449170
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers23.649080
Educational Services, Privately owned23.3948660
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers23.2748410
Other Support Services23.248260
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly23.1848210
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers23.0848000
Services to Buildings and Dwellings22.7447290
Real Estate22.6847180
Landscaping Services22.5146830
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation22.3946580
Automobile Dealers22.3846550
Warehousing and Storage22.3446470
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities22.0845930
Charter Bus Industry21.945540
Local Messengers and Local Delivery21.8745500
Activities Related to Real Estate21.3344370
Newspaper Publishers21.0543790
Facilities Support Services21.0243730
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations20.9743620
Other Support Activities for Transportation20.9243510
Death Care Services20.8843430
Dairy Product Manufacturing20.8743420
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair20.6743000
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other20.5442720
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing20.5442720
Vending Machine Operators20.0141630
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses2041590
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)19.9741530
Footwear Manufacturing19.8741320
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services19.7741120
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)19.7341030
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists19.6340840
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing19.6340830
Employment Services19.6140800
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers19.5940740
Beverage Manufacturing19.5240590
Repair and Maintenance19.4840520
Nonstore Retailers19.4740500
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land19.3940340
Travel Agencies19.3140160
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation19.0639650
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals19.0539630
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned19.0439600
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)18.9939500
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned18.9939500
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services18.8439190
Administrative and Support Services18.6338760
All industries, private ownership only18.638690
All industries18.5938660
Direct Selling Establishments18.3738210
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance18.0937620
Offices of Dentists18.0837600
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation18.0537550
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers18.0137460
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners17.9237280
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation17.8737180
Traveler Accommodation17.8437110
Taxi and Limousine Service17.8337080
Federal, State, and Local Government17.837020
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service17.837020
Offices of Other Health Practitioners17.5936590
Accommodation17.5736550
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned17.5436480
Lessors of Real Estate17.5136430
State government, including schools and hospitals17.5136410
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities17.3836150
Photographic Services17.3736130
General Rental Centers17.3336040
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events17.1135590
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)17.0735510
Rental and Leasing Services17.0335420
Food Manufacturing16.9835320
Automotive Repair and Maintenance16.8635070
Other Residential Care Facilities16.7134760
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)16.734740
Furniture Stores16.6434610
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries16.5734460
Social Advocacy Organizations16.5534420
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries16.4534220
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing16.3834080
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service16.3634020
Hospitals, Privately owned16.2633830
Offices of Chiropractors16.2333760
Urban Transit Systems16.1933680
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals16.0933470
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)16.0433360
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)15.9433160
Electronics and Appliance Stores15.9333140
Motion Picture and Video Industries15.8933060
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned15.8933050
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities15.8532970
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water15.7132670
Spectator Sports15.732660
Support Activities for Road Transportation15.6632570
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance15.632450
Individual and Family Services15.4432110
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned15.432030
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores15.3331890
Grantmaking and Giving Services15.2931800
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)15.2731770
Civic and Social Organizations15.2631740
Offices of Optometrists15.131420
Technical and trade schools, State government owned14.9231030
Junior colleges, Local government owned14.8830950
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores14.8630910
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores14.8530890
Local government, including schools and hospitals14.8330840
Building Material and Supplies Dealers14.8230810
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned14.7430660
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers14.7130590
Business Support Services14.6630500
Junior colleges, State government owned14.6230400
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned14.630370
Hospitals, Local government owned14.5930350
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities14.5530270
Home Furnishings Stores14.4230000
Performing Arts Companies14.3529840
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters14.2829690
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers14.229530
Educational Services, State government owned14.1729470
Religious Organizations14.1429420
Consumer Goods Rental14.1329390
Hospitals, State government owned14.1129340
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned14.0829280
Casino Hotels14.0429200
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services13.6928470
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores13.6828450
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned13.6628410
Telephone Call Centers13.4728020
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation13.3227710
Other Personal Services13.1727400
Health and Personal Care Stores13.1527360
Social Assistance13.1427330
Pharmacies and Drug Stores13.1127260
Veterinary Services13.127260
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation13.0927230
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing13.0827200
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers12.9927020
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities12.9927020
Educational Services, Local government owned12.9526930
Retail Trade12.8826790
Personal and Laundry Services12.7426500
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries12.6626340
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance12.6226260
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing12.5726140
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps12.4725940
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries12.4225830
Personal Care Services12.325580
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions12.2525480
Amusement Parks and Arcades12.2525470
Drycleaning and Laundry Services12.225370
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores12.1325230
Miscellaneous Store Retailers12.1225220
Special Food Services12.0925150
Vocational Rehabilitation Services12.0725110
Shoe Stores12.0525060
Sporting Goods Stores1224950
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)11.9924950
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores11.9224790
Clothing Stores11.8424620
Gambling Industries11.7724470
Grocery Stores11.7124360
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores11.7124360
Food and Beverage Stores11.724340
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores11.6724280
Other General Merchandise Stores11.6124160
Specialty Food Stores11.5924100
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores11.5724070
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned11.5424000
Florists11.4923890
General Merchandise Stores11.3123520
Used Merchandise Stores11.2323360
Department Stores10.9322740
Accommodation and Food Services10.7822410
Book Stores and News Dealers10.7722400
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)10.7422330
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition10.3821600
Gasoline Stations10.2121240
Full-Service Restaurants9.8520490
Food Services and Drinking Places9.7120190
Restaurants and Other Eating Places9.4319610

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