Highest Paying Industries for Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Other Financial Investment Activities46.997560
Water, Sewage and Other Systems46.4796650
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences46.3996490
Pharmacies and Drug Stores46.1796040
Scientific Research and Development Services46.195880
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services46.0995870
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services45.6694980
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills44.1491810
Computer Systems Design and Related Services43.4390330
Motion Picture and Video Industries43.2589960
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing42.9989420
Oil and Gas Extraction42.8389080
Health and Personal Care Stores42.1587670
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing42.0387420
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing41.5986520
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services41.4986310
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services40.7184680
Engineering Services40.5484320
Software Publishers40.3683960
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills40.3583930
Communications Equipment Manufacturing40.383820
Office Administrative Services40.0883380
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing40.0183230
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services39.982990
Basic Chemical Manufacturing39.8282830
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing39.5382230
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries39.3981930
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services39.1781470
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing39.0481210
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing38.9981090
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing38.9280950
Testing Laboratories38.8380770
Support Activities for Air Transportation38.6880460
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing38.5880260
Paper Manufacturing38.5780220
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair38.2979650
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers38.2379520
Chemical Manufacturing38.2279500
Natural Gas Distribution38.1979430
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations38.1779390
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation38.1579360
Specialized Design Services38.0279080
Textile Mills3879040
Water Transportation37.9979020
Support Activities for Mining37.9178860
Management of Companies and Enterprises37.978840
Apparel Manufacturing37.8678750
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media37.7178430
Insurance Carriers37.6778350
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing37.5378070
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing37.5178020
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing37.4877950
Utilities37.4477880
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers37.3977770
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing37.3877750
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing37.3777720
Other Information Services37.3477660
Mining37.2177390
Information37.1977360
Publishing Industries (except Internet)37.1977360
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing36.8176560
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers36.7576430
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities36.7476410
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing36.5175930
Outpatient Care Centers36.4775860
Support Activities for Water Transportation36.2375350
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing36.275300
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing36.0574990
Wired Telecommunications Carriers36.0374940
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing35.9574780
Grain and Oilseed Milling35.8274510
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing35.8174490
Support Activities for Rail Transportation35.7674370
Foundries35.7174280
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services35.774260
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)35.5373900
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned35.5373900
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)35.4373700
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing35.3673540
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing35.3273460
Rail Transportation35.2573310
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing34.9972770
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance34.9772740
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing34.8772540
Hardware Manufacturing34.7172210
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities34.772170
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities34.6472040
Other Insurance Related Activities34.6372030
Educational Services, Privately owned34.671970
Nonresidential Building Construction34.5971950
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers34.5671870
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers34.5471840
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance34.4371620
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution34.471550
Ship and Boat Building34.3571450
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors34.3371400
Telecommunications34.2971320
Forging and Stamping34.2871300
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging34.2771280
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)34.1671060
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing34.0970900
Plastics Product Manufacturing34.0770860
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing33.9570620
Primary Metal Manufacturing33.9270560
Fabric Mills33.9270550
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services33.8470380
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities33.870310
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills33.870300
Other Personal Services33.7670230
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing33.7470180
Machinery Manufacturing33.7370160
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages33.6970070
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing33.6569990
Other Food Manufacturing33.6269940
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities33.669880
All industries, private ownership only33.5969870
Manufacturing33.5969870
All industries33.5969860
Support Activities for Road Transportation33.5669800
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing33.5469770
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing33.5369740
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing33.4969660
Wholesale Trade33.3869430
Finance and Insurance33.3869430
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories33.3469360
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing33.3369340
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing33.369270
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing33.2369130
Support Activities for Animal Production33.1769000
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction33.1468930
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing33.168850
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing33.0668770
Utility System Construction33.0668760
Offices of Physicians33.0368700
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel33.0268670
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers32.9668560
Facilities Support Services32.9668550
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services32.8668350
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing32.8368290
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing32.8168240
Automotive Repair and Maintenance32.868230
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing32.6968000
Rental and Leasing Services32.6567910
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing32.6467890
Miscellaneous Manufacturing32.6367870
Other Building Equipment Contractors32.5967790
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores32.5567700
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers32.5367670
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction32.5367660
Building Equipment Contractors32.5167630
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing32.5167610
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing32.4767530
Footwear Manufacturing32.4467470
Sound Recording Industries32.2867130
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing32.2467060
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers32.2367030
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing32.2167000
Machine Shops32.1866940
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers32.1666900
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation3266560
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods31.9766490
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing31.9666480
Support Activities for Transportation31.9466430
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing31.9366420
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)31.9266380
Roofing Contractors31.8766290
Repair and Maintenance31.8466220
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction31.8366200
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers31.8366200
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas31.8366200
Other Telecommunications31.866150
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing31.7766070
Printing and Related Support Activities31.7366000
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors31.6665850
Ambulatory Health Care Services31.6565830
Food Manufacturing31.6265780
Photographic Services31.5365590
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores31.3665220
Nonscheduled Air Transportation31.3665220
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)31.2865050
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)31.1964880
Mining (except Oil and Gas)31.1864850
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing31.1664820
Specialty Trade Contractors31.1564780
Household Appliance Manufacturing31.1464780
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers31.1364740
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods31.1164710
Rubber Product Manufacturing31.0964660
Pipeline Transportation31.0364540
Furniture Stores30.9964470
Construction30.9864430
Grocery Stores30.9564380
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing30.9564370
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services30.9464360
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors30.9164300
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers30.8564160
General Rental Centers30.8464150
Retail Trade30.8464140
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores30.8264110
Waste Management and Remediation Services30.8264100
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing30.7764000
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing30.763850
Home Furnishings Stores30.763850
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing30.6863820
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing30.6663780
Electronics and Appliance Stores30.6563760
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying30.6163660
Animal Food Manufacturing30.663650
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance30.5463520
Specialized Freight Trucking30.5263480
Vocational Rehabilitation Services30.5163470
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses30.4863390
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors30.4763380
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing30.4363280
Waste Treatment and Disposal30.4263280
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors30.3963210
Automobile Dealers30.3963210
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry30.3263070
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing30.3163050
Masonry Contractors30.2962990
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing30.2862980
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing30.2462910
Sawmills and Wood Preservation30.2262850
Amusement Parks and Arcades30.1762750
Animal Slaughtering and Processing30.1462690
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing30.0962580
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting30.0562510
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing30.0162410
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers3062400
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities29.9662310
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing29.9462280
Nonstore Retailers29.8562100
Building Finishing Contractors29.8562090
Direct Selling Establishments29.8262020
Air Transportation29.8162010
Gasoline Stations29.8162000
Construction of Buildings29.861980
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing29.861980
Waste Collection29.7861940
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing29.7761930
Dairy Product Manufacturing29.6861740
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction29.5961540
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers29.5361420
Support Activities for Crop Production29.561370
Hospitals, Privately owned29.4561250
Consumer Goods Rental29.4161170
Nondepository Credit Intermediation29.461160
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers29.461150
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing29.3160970
Other Specialty Trade Contractors29.360940
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing29.2960930
Transportation and Warehousing29.360930
Educational Support Services, Privately owned29.2660860
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)29.2160760
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)29.1760670
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing29.0960510
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers29.0860490
Business Support Services29.0860490
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries29.0760460
Freight Transportation Arrangement29.0560420
Spectator Sports2960310
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers28.8359970
Textile Furnishings Mills28.7759850
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil28.7759840
Restaurants and Other Eating Places28.6659600
Truck Transportation28.5959460
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance28.5759430
Other Support Services28.5459360
Miscellaneous Store Retailers28.5159310
Wood Product Manufacturing28.4659210
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing28.459070
Social Assistance28.3558960
Other Wood Product Manufacturing28.3458950
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing28.3158890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)28.2758800
Scheduled Air Transportation28.1958640
Food and Beverage Stores28.1758580
Textile Product Mills28.1658570
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned28.1558540
Home Health Care Services28.1458530
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers28.0858410
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers28.0658360
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers28.0258270
Warehousing and Storage28.0158260
Other Textile Product Mills27.9558130
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned27.9458110
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services27.9258070
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals27.9158060
Security Systems Services27.8657950
Food Services and Drinking Places27.8357880
Investigation and Security Services27.7957810
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers27.7757760
Administrative and Support Services27.7457710
Radio and Television Broadcasting27.6857570
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)27.6857570
Drywall and Insulation Contractors27.6657540
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing27.6557520
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries27.6657520
General Freight Trucking27.6457490
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers27.6357460
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing27.5657320
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures27.5457280
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation27.4257040
Beverage Manufacturing27.3856950
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing27.3756940
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage27.3756920
Couriers and Express Delivery Services27.3656910
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores27.2356630
Tobacco Manufacturing27.1656500
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers27.1256410
Lessors of Real Estate27.0956340
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers27.0356230
Broadcasting (except Internet)26.9756090
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation26.8455830
Building Material and Supplies Dealers26.8155760
Residential Building Construction26.7455620
Personal and Laundry Services26.6955510
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores26.6655460
Real Estate26.5755270
Couriers and Messengers26.5555220
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers26.5355180
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries26.4955090
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores26.3154710
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores26.1954480
Educational Services, State government owned26.1454370
Sporting Goods Stores26.1154320
Specialty Food Stores26.0254120
Special Food Services25.8853840
Local Messengers and Local Delivery25.8353720
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance25.853670
Newspaper Publishers25.6753400
Land Subdivision25.553030
Death Care Services25.553030
Accommodation and Food Services25.3152640
Federal, State, and Local Government25.1952400
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service25.1952400
Other Support Activities for Transportation25.1752360
Drycleaning and Laundry Services24.9651920
Local government, including schools and hospitals24.9551900
Radio Broadcasting24.6551270
Telephone Call Centers24.6151190
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers24.5351010
Employment Services24.4550850
Performing Arts Companies24.3650680
Landscaping Services24.250340
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners24.1850300
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service24.1550230
Vending Machine Operators23.849500
Exterminating and Pest Control Services23.6849250
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores23.4148700
Offices of Other Health Practitioners23.2148280
Clothing Stores22.6747150
Services to Buildings and Dwellings22.6647130
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events22.2546270
State government, including schools and hospitals22.0445840
Full-Service Restaurants21.4944690
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals21.3944490
Accommodation21.3144330
Traveler Accommodation21.3144330
Gambling Industries21.344310
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters21.2644230
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers20.4942630
Social Advocacy Organizations19.3840310
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services18.5538580
Offices of Optometrists17.0635490

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