Highest Paying Industries for Top Executives

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Television Broadcasting91.97191290
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences90.86189000
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage90.51188260
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities89.27185680
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank88.76184620
Scientific Research and Development Services88.74184580
Other Financial Investment Activities88.66184410
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing86.84180630
Other Investment Pools and Funds86.01178900
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles85.72178300
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds85.45177730
Securities and Commodity Exchanges85.18177170
Software Publishers82.62171840
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing80.99168450
Oil and Gas Extraction80.9168280
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing79.66165700
Communications Equipment Manufacturing79.42165190
Computer Systems Design and Related Services79.01164340
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages78.67163630
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities78.49163260
Radio and Television Broadcasting78.47163220
Management of Companies and Enterprises78.22162700
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing78.18162610
Other Insurance Related Activities78.17162600
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services78.17162600
Other Information Services77.84161920
Broadcasting (except Internet)77.7161610
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities77.44161080
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing76.66159440
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing76.23158550
Insurance Carriers76.23158550
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services76.12158320
Engineering Services75.95157980
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services75.81157690
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities75.71157470
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing75.61157280
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing74.73155440
Finance and Insurance74.42154790
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services74.28154500
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned74.08154080
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned73.66153210
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing73.6153080
Publishing Industries (except Internet)73.48152830
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing73.45152780
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services73.03151910
Hospitals, Privately owned72.97151770
Tobacco Manufacturing72.5150810
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing72.15150070
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures72.09149940
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services72.06149890
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers72.06149880
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)71.88149500
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation71.8149340
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned71.77149280
Legal Services71.65149030
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing71.63148990
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers71.63148990
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers71.58148890
Information71.19148070
Chemical Manufacturing71.03147750
Metal Ore Mining70.91147490
Water Transportation70.79147250
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing70.58146800
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)70.43146500
Basic Chemical Manufacturing70.41146460
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing70.28146180
Land Subdivision70.1145800
Specialized Design Services70.04145680
Satellite Telecommunications70145600
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel69.98145550
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing69.93145460
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers69.91145410
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)69.75145080
Cable and Other Subscription Programming69.65144860
Automobile Dealers69.58144730
Nondepository Credit Intermediation69.4144340
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing69.09143700
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing69.07143680
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers68.89143280
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers68.86143220
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing68.73142950
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing68.64142760
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing68.6142690
Sound Recording Industries68.59142670
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)68.58142640
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation68.55142580
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers68.51142500
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers68.34142160
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers68.18141820
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing68.17141790
Forging and Stamping68.09141630
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing68.08141600
Casino Hotels68.03141490
Inland Water Transportation67.85141120
Mining67.8141020
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing67.76140940
Primary Metal Manufacturing67.68140760
Other Pipeline Transportation67.58140560
Wired Telecommunications Carriers67.56140530
Household Appliance Manufacturing67.48140360
Foundries67.45140300
Machinery Manufacturing67.39140170
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation67.18139720
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills67.17139710
Other Telecommunications66.96139280
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing66.89139120
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers66.86139070
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers66.73138790
Plastics Product Manufacturing66.55138430
Hardware Manufacturing66.5138330
Telecommunications66.5138310
Natural Gas Distribution66.43138180
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution66.37138060
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil66.25137800
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing66.13137550
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing65.89137060
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers65.87137010
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing65.78136830
Other Food Manufacturing65.71136670
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing65.59136430
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing65.57136380
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing65.52136280
Nonresidential Building Construction65.47136170
Paper Manufacturing65.32135860
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction65.29135800
Miscellaneous Manufacturing65.21135640
Grantmaking and Giving Services65.2135630
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing65.16135530
Dairy Product Manufacturing65.07135340
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing64.98135160
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing64.95135100
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging64.91135020
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities64.88134950
Wholesale Trade64.66134490
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction64.64134440
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers64.53134220
Support Activities for Mining64.52134200
Manufacturing64.48134120
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods64.48134120
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories64.4133950
Footwear Manufacturing64.19133510
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services64.18133500
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing64.11133350
Utilities64.01133140
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing63.93132980
Hospitals, Local government owned63.85132800
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers63.82132740
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing63.79132680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned63.77132640
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned63.74132580
Office Administrative Services63.68132450
Testing Laboratories63.46131990
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction63.39131850
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing63.37131810
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned63.33131730
Activities Related to Real Estate63.31131690
Nonscheduled Air Transportation63.17131400
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods63.16131370
Ship and Boat Building63.14131330
Rail Transportation63.14131320
Postal Service (federal government)63.01131050
Support Activities for Water Transportation62.98130990
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing62.91130860
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing62.88130790
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction62.84130710
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers62.79130610
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers62.77130560
Depository Credit Intermediation62.74130500
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing62.7130420
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers62.66130340
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing62.66130330
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing62.59130200
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing62.56130130
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing62.47129940
Spectator Sports62.39129770
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills62.38129760
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing62.34129670
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills62.13129230
Junior colleges, Local government owned62.01128980
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations62128950
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing61.95128850
Pipeline Transportation61.95128850
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing61.89128730
Rubber Product Manufacturing61.77128480
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media61.67128280
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned61.66128250
Real Estate61.52127970
Textile Mills61.52127960
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)61.5127920
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)61.3127500
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities61.27127440
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)61.18127260
Employment Services61.06127000
Construction of Buildings60.98126840
Fabric Mills60.8126470
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)60.72126300
Coal Mining60.58126000
Utility System Construction60.38125590
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing60.32125470
All industries, private ownership only60.29125400
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries60.26125330
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned60.21125230
Food Manufacturing60.11125030
Air Transportation59.82124430
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing59.69124140
Offices of Physicians59.68124130
Junior colleges, State government owned59.6123970
Educational Support Services, Privately owned59.53123820
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing59.52123800
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing59.51123770
Travel Agencies59.5123750
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)59.48123730
Motion Picture and Video Industries59.3123340
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses59.21123160
Machine Shops59.19123110
Animal Slaughtering and Processing59.17123070
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers59.15123020
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing59.12122970
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing58.86122420
Other Building Equipment Contractors58.8122300
Federal government, including the US Postal Service58.77122250
Freight Transportation Arrangement58.76122210
Federal Executive Branch58.73122150
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors58.72122130
All industries58.68122060
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers58.54121770
Educational Services, Local government owned58.46121590
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)58.44121550
Construction58.39121440
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas58.3121260
Educational Support Services, Local government owned58.29121230
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers58.26121180
Junior colleges, Privately owned58.17120990
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers58.17120980
Lessors of Real Estate58.12120890
Educational Services, State government owned58.12120890
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services58.01120670
Outpatient Care Centers58120650
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers57.99120620
Apparel Manufacturing57.91120460
Building Equipment Contractors57.9120430
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned57.88120380
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing57.85120330
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing57.81120250
Scheduled Air Transportation57.76120150
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing57.72120060
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations57.64119890
Specialty hospitals, State government owned57.61119820
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other57.45119500
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services57.39119370
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services57.21119000
Grain and Oilseed Milling57.2118980
Urban Transit Systems57.2118970
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors57.12118800
Mining (except Oil and Gas)56.94118430
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing56.92118400
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)56.76118070
Ambulatory Health Care Services56.76118050
Support Activities for Air Transportation56.62117780
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing56.57117660
Apparel Knitting Mills56.56117640
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing56.42117360
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing56.29117080
Specialty Trade Contractors56.15116780
Business Support Services56.14116760
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing56.1116690
Waste Management and Remediation Services56.04116570
Textile Furnishings Mills55.93116330
Hospitals, State government owned55.85116160
Newspaper Publishers55.74115940
Home Health Care Services55.69115830
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries55.68115810
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers55.65115750
Support Activities for Transportation55.62115700
Waste Treatment and Disposal55.6115640
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists55.6115640
Printing and Related Support Activities55.46115350
Other Support Services55.46115350
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services55.44115310
Educational Services, Privately owned55.44115310
Administrative and Support Services55.38115200
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing55.15114720
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing55.16114720
Charter Bus Industry55.1114610
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors55.09114590
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance55.09114580
Technical and trade schools, State government owned55.02114450
Residential Building Construction54.97114340
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance54.93114250
Drywall and Insulation Contractors54.86114100
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing54.83114040
Waste Collection54.8113990
Radio Broadcasting54.61113580
Beverage Manufacturing54.51113370
Other Support Activities for Transportation54.47113310
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors54.37113080
Veterinary Services54.36113060
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing54.28112900
Masonry Contractors54.25112850
Nonstore Retailers54.21112750
Support Activities for Crop Production54.15112640
Roofing Contractors54.14112610
Other Specialty Trade Contractors54.14112610
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors53.85112010
Transportation and Warehousing53.84111980
Animal Food Manufacturing53.68111650
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers53.54111350
School and Employee Bus Transportation53.51111290
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services53.46111200
Building Finishing Contractors53.45111170
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)53.33110920
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events53.33110920
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)53.28110830
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying53.27110790
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations53.23110720
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)53.2110650
Warehousing and Storage53.12110500
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing52.94110110
Telephone Call Centers52.85109930
Gambling Industries52.84109910
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing52.84109900
General Freight Trucking52.82109860
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing52.67109560
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned52.57109340
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned52.39108980
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry52.24108660
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation52.13108440
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing52.11108390
Social Advocacy Organizations52108150
Taxi and Limousine Service51.74107620
Security Systems Services51.73107590
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers51.45107010
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)51.42106950
Textile Product Mills51.41106940
Truck Transportation51.1106280
Photographic Services51.05106190
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions50.98106040
Offices of Other Health Practitioners50.91105890
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting50.69105440
Death Care Services50.53105100
Facilities Support Services50.4104840
Investigation and Security Services50.34104700
Water, Sewage and Other Systems50.32104670
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)50.21104430
Rental and Leasing Services50.19104390
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)50.19104390
Wood Product Manufacturing49.81103600
Other Wood Product Manufacturing49.81103600
Electronics and Appliance Stores49.81103590
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned49.75103470
Ambulance Services49.69103360
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores49.59103150
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services49.43102810
Couriers and Express Delivery Services49.33102610
Offices of Chiropractors48.83101570
Specialized Freight Trucking48.73101360
Other Textile Product Mills48.68101260
Offices of Dentists48.39100660
Direct Selling Establishments48.28100420
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair48.23100310
Sawmills and Wood Preservation48.18100220
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers48.18100210
State government, including schools and hospitals48.0299870
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing47.9299680
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation47.7899390
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation47.6499090
Support Activities for Rail Transportation47.6399060
Furniture Stores47.5798940
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers47.2898350
Religious Organizations47.1798110
Couriers and Messengers47.197970
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities46.9897710
Civic and Social Organizations46.8597450
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities46.897350
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores46.7897310
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation46.5896880
Repair and Maintenance46.296100
Performing Arts Companies46.0295730
Home Furnishings Stores45.9595580
Exterminating and Pest Control Services45.6995040
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers45.6194870
Amusement Parks and Arcades45.5194660
Services to Buildings and Dwellings45.3894390
Retail Trade45.3494310
Pharmacies and Drug Stores45.2594120
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters45.1693930
Vocational Rehabilitation Services45.1293840
Building Material and Supplies Dealers45.1193820
Traveler Accommodation45.0193620
General Rental Centers4593600
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities44.9793540
Special Food Services44.9593500
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services44.8193200
Individual and Family Services44.6292810
Landscaping Services44.5992750
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing44.4792500
Health and Personal Care Stores44.4192370
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals44.3692270
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service44.2792090
Accommodation44.2191960
Local Messengers and Local Delivery44.0591630
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers44.0391580
Other Residential Care Facilities43.7691020
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries43.7490970
Offices of Optometrists43.6290730
Department Stores43.5390530
Social Assistance43.4690390
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners43.4290310
Support Activities for Animal Production43.490280
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities43.1589760
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation43.0589540
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries42.9389290
Support Activities for Road Transportation42.8489110
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities42.7388880
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance42.5688530
Automotive Repair and Maintenance42.5588510
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores42.5588500
Consumer Goods Rental42.4588300
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly42.4488270
Vending Machine Operators42.3688120
Drycleaning and Laundry Services41.6686640
Shoe Stores41.3886070
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water41.3485990
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land41.2685830
Federal, State, and Local Government41.2485780
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service41.2485780
Forestry and Logging40.9685190
Logging40.9685190
Other Personal Services40.6784600
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance40.5684360
Clothing Stores40.5284280
Personal and Laundry Services40.5284280
Grocery Stores40.484030
Specialty Food Stores40.2583720
Food and Beverage Stores40.1883570
Local government, including schools and hospitals40.0483280
General Merchandise Stores39.5582260
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)39.2581630
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned39.1781470
Sporting Goods Stores39.0281170
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers39.0281160
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores38.6680420
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned38.4379930
Miscellaneous Store Retailers38.3979850
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores38.2379520
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores38.1379310
Full-Service Restaurants38.0579140
Accommodation and Food Services37.9778980
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores37.9778970
Other General Merchandise Stores37.9478910
Child Day Care Services37.4577900
Rooming and Boarding Houses37.477800
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores37.3377640
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition37.1777320
Used Merchandise Stores37.0777100
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance36.9476830
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps36.4875870
Food Services and Drinking Places36.3975700
Personal Care Services36.3475580
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals35.8874630
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)35.7674370
Restaurants and Other Eating Places35.5673970
Florists34.9672710
Gasoline Stations34.4171560
Book Stores and News Dealers33.269060

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