Highest Paying Industries for Transportation and Material Moving Occupations

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Federal Executive Branch42.0687480
Federal government, including the US Postal Service39.5382220
Nonscheduled Air Transportation34.9472670
Air Transportation34.6972150
Scheduled Air Transportation34.6672100
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned33.5869860
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)32.2667100
Inland Water Transportation29.1160540
Natural Gas Distribution28.8460000
Postal Service (federal government)28.6859650
Water Transportation28.2858820
Support Activities for Water Transportation28.1858610
Other Pipeline Transportation27.7357690
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities27.5457290
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation27.3956960
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas2756150
Rail Transportation26.8455830
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing26.3254750
Pipeline Transportation26.2754640
Utilities25.252410
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution24.9951980
Oil and Gas Extraction24.8251620
Coal Mining24.4950930
Television Broadcasting24.4850920
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing23.4948850
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil23.2348330
Federal, State, and Local Government23.1248090
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service23.1248090
Finance and Insurance23.0547940
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other22.9947820
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction22.5146830
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers22.4846770
Insurance Carriers22.3146410
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage22.2446270
Metal Ore Mining2245760
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals21.9645680
Motion Picture and Video Industries21.945550
Mining21.8145370
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities21.7845300
Support Activities for Mining21.6945120
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities21.6344990
Mining (except Oil and Gas)21.0443770
Wired Telecommunications Carriers20.9743630
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing20.9143500
Educational Services, Privately owned20.943470
Scientific Research and Development Services20.8843430
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences20.8243310
Other Telecommunications20.7443130
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters20.6943040
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing20.6342910
Utility System Construction20.6142870
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction20.5642770
Other Specialty Trade Contractors20.3942420
Support Activities for Transportation20.3242270
Transportation and Warehousing20.2842180
General Freight Trucking20.2642140
Telecommunications20.2442090
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction20.0641730
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction20.0541700
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals19.9341460
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers19.9141420
Truck Transportation19.941400
Performing Arts Companies19.8941370
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services19.8441270
Couriers and Express Delivery Services19.8241220
Land Subdivision19.7941170
Other Building Equipment Contractors19.7741130
Basic Chemical Manufacturing19.7741120
State government, including schools and hospitals19.7141000
Engineering Services19.7140990
Construction19.740970
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned19.6640900
Ship and Boat Building19.6540870
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service19.6240810
Couriers and Messengers19.5840730
Nonresidential Building Construction19.5240590
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)19.4140370
Specialty Trade Contractors19.3440240
Support Activities for Air Transportation19.3340210
Specialized Freight Trucking19.1139740
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers19.1139740
Waste Treatment and Disposal19.0439610
Legal Services1939520
Other Insurance Related Activities18.8939280
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors18.8639230
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities18.839110
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills18.7839070
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors18.7839050
Construction of Buildings18.738890
Support Activities for Rail Transportation18.6938880
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying18.6838860
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages18.6638820
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing18.5738640
Support Activities for Animal Production18.5238520
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing18.4938460
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing18.4838450
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories18.3338130
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services18.3238110
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water18.2738010
Roofing Contractors18.2237900
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers18.1737800
Forestry and Logging18.1237700
Logging18.1237700
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing18.0937620
Management of Companies and Enterprises1837440
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services17.9837390
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers17.9737370
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing17.9437320
Direct Selling Establishments17.8237060
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing17.8137050
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing17.8137040
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing17.7937010
Primary Metal Manufacturing17.7736960
Building Equipment Contractors17.7236850
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel17.6836770
Urban Transit Systems17.6136630
Waste Management and Remediation Services17.636610
Water, Sewage and Other Systems17.5336470
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing17.4436280
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation17.4236240
Masonry Contractors17.3436070
Freight Transportation Arrangement17.3236030
Waste Collection17.2835940
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing17.2635910
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors17.2635890
Local government, including schools and hospitals17.2435860
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors17.2235820
Grain and Oilseed Milling17.1835740
Cable and Other Subscription Programming17.1735710
Dairy Product Manufacturing17.1635700
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing17.1535680
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services17.1435640
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers17.1235610
Beverage Manufacturing17.1135580
Office Administrative Services17.0335420
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing17.0235410
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services16.9835320
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation16.9135180
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries16.9135180
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services16.8835110
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing16.8635070
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers16.8535040
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services16.8435030
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing16.8435020
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers16.8435020
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing16.8335000
Ambulance Services16.8235000
Landscaping Services16.834940
Broadcasting (except Internet)16.7934930
Chemical Manufacturing16.6734670
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing16.6734670
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing16.6634650
Residential Building Construction16.6134550
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods16.5834490
All industries16.5734460
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers16.5634440
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing16.5534420
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned16.5234360
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance16.5234360
Specialty hospitals, State government owned16.4834290
Drywall and Insulation Contractors16.4634230
Radio and Television Broadcasting16.4634230
Facilities Support Services16.4334180
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned16.4234160
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned16.3934100
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services16.3734060
Testing Laboratories16.3634020
All industries, private ownership only16.3434000
Information16.3534000
Local Messengers and Local Delivery16.3433980
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing16.3333970
Hospitals, State government owned16.3233940
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing16.2533800
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing16.2533790
Support Activities for Road Transportation16.2133710
Foundries16.1733640
Warehousing and Storage16.1733630
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing16.1333560
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned16.1233540
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors16.1133510
Machinery Manufacturing16.133480
Paper Manufacturing16.0533390
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing16.0533380
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events16.0533380
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures16.0233320
Household Appliance Manufacturing16.0133290
Rubber Product Manufacturing15.9933270
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing15.9633190
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing15.933070
Wholesale Trade15.8933050
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation15.8833030
Specialized Design Services15.8632990
Educational Support Services, Local government owned15.8632980
Ambulatory Health Care Services15.8532970
Building Finishing Contractors15.8532960
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)15.8232900
Drycleaning and Laundry Services15.8132880
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)15.832870
Nonstore Retailers15.7732810
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing15.7732790
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing15.7432730
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing15.7332720
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers15.6832610
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing15.6732590
Animal Food Manufacturing15.6532560
Book Stores and News Dealers15.6332520
Tobacco Manufacturing15.5832420
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)15.5732390
Hardware Manufacturing15.5532350
Manufacturing15.532250
School and Employee Bus Transportation15.4832210
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing15.4732170
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers15.4632160
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing15.4432120
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned15.432040
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing15.3831990
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing15.3431910
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing15.3331890
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing15.3331880
Vending Machine Operators15.3231860
Educational Support Services, Privately owned15.2831790
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing15.2431700
Services to Buildings and Dwellings15.2431690
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing15.2231660
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers15.2231660
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing15.231610
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing15.1931590
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing15.1931590
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing15.1631540
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods15.1431490
Computer Systems Design and Related Services15.1431490
Software Publishers15.1331470
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing15.1231440
Other Food Manufacturing15.131410
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land15.131410
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles15.0631320
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers15.0131210
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing14.9831160
Forging and Stamping14.9631120
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers14.8330850
Other Information Services14.8330840
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation14.8130810
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation14.8130810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned14.8130800
Junior colleges, Local government owned14.830780
Activities Related to Real Estate14.7930760
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned14.7930750
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers14.7630700
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers14.7430660
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.7430660
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing14.7230620
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers14.7130600
Educational Services, State government owned14.6730520
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing14.6630490
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing14.6630490
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.6630490
Communications Equipment Manufacturing14.6530470
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers14.6530470
Machine Shops14.6330430
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned14.6130400
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)14.6130390
Hospitals, Privately owned14.6130390
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers14.630370
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing14.5830320
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting14.5230210
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers14.4930130
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services14.4930130
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.4830120
Investigation and Security Services14.4830110
Spectator Sports14.4730110
Telephone Call Centers14.4630070
Rental and Leasing Services14.4430040
Charter Bus Industry14.4430030
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)14.4430030
Food Manufacturing14.4229990
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing14.4229990
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing14.4129980
Footwear Manufacturing14.4129970
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing14.429950
Security Systems Services14.3829920
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services14.3429830
Offices of Physicians14.3429830
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions14.3229790
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)14.329750
Rooming and Boarding Houses14.2829700
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing14.2729670
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners14.2729670
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging14.2429620
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing14.2429610
Business Support Services14.2329590
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing14.2129560
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media14.229540
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores14.229530
Other Support Activities for Transportation14.1629460
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)14.1629460
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing14.1329390
Wood Product Manufacturing14.1329380
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing14.0929310
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing14.0929310
Real Estate14.0929310
Home Health Care Services14.0729270
Miscellaneous Manufacturing14.0629240
Travel Agencies14.0629240
Hospitals, Local government owned14.0629240
General Rental Centers14.0529230
Lessors of Real Estate14.0529220
Nondepository Credit Intermediation14.0429210
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.0329190
Other Wood Product Manufacturing14.0329170
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing14.0129140
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned14.0129140
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned13.9929100
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)13.9328970
Educational Services, Local government owned13.9228950
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned13.9128930
Plastics Product Manufacturing13.8828870
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing13.8228740
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services13.8128720
Sawmills and Wood Preservation13.7528600
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing13.7228540
Newspaper Publishers13.7228540
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities13.7128510
Building Material and Supplies Dealers13.7128510
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing13.728500
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations13.6728440
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing13.6728430
Publishing Industries (except Internet)13.6528390
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers13.6428370
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers13.6228320
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers13.5928260
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing13.5728220
Civic and Social Organizations13.5128110
Other Support Services13.528070
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores13.4728020
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers13.4728020
Death Care Services13.4327930
Sound Recording Industries13.3927850
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance13.3727810
Printing and Related Support Activities13.3727800
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries13.3727800
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry13.3627780
Religious Organizations13.3327730
Electronics and Appliance Stores13.327650
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing13.2827620
Support Activities for Crop Production13.2527570
Shoe Stores13.2527570
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services13.2427540
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance13.2427530
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)13.2327510
Consumer Goods Rental13.2227490
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance13.1927440
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills13.1927430
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations13.1927430
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores13.1827410
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers13.1827410
Casino Hotels13.1627370
Fabric Mills13.1427330
Specialty Food Stores13.1327310
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers13.1327300
Special Food Services13.1227290
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses13.1127280
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned13.1127270
Textile Mills13.127250
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation13.127240
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries13.0827210
Grantmaking and Giving Services13.0727180
Offices of Dentists13.0527150
Taxi and Limousine Service13.0327090
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services13.0127070
Home Furnishings Stores1327040
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores1327040
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills1327030
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores12.9726970
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing12.9126850
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services12.9126850
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned12.8526730
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation12.7926610
Gambling Industries12.7626540
Outpatient Care Centers12.7426490
Animal Slaughtering and Processing12.7226450
Textile Furnishings Mills12.6926390
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing12.6526310
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores12.6526300
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities12.6226250
Veterinary Services12.6126220
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps12.5826160
Furniture Stores12.5626130
Amusement Parks and Arcades12.5426090
Textile Product Mills12.5126020
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing12.4925980
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)12.4925980
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned12.4825950
Sporting Goods Stores12.4325860
Social Advocacy Organizations12.4325860
Other General Merchandise Stores12.4225820
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly12.3925770
Offices of Other Health Practitioners12.3825750
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair12.3425670
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores12.3325650
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)12.3125600
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities12.2925570
Personal and Laundry Services12.2925570
Health and Personal Care Stores12.2425460
Clothing Stores12.2225420
Other Textile Product Mills12.2125390
Exterminating and Pest Control Services12.225380
Other Residential Care Facilities12.225380
Miscellaneous Store Retailers12.1825340
Accommodation12.125170
Traveler Accommodation12.0925140
Retail Trade12.0525070
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities12.0325030
Vocational Rehabilitation Services12.0425030
Administrative and Support Services11.9924950
Social Assistance11.9924930
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)11.924740
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers11.8824710
Photographic Services11.824550
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists11.7624470
Pharmacies and Drug Stores11.7524450
Individual and Family Services11.724330
Radio Broadcasting11.6924320
Child Day Care Services11.6924310
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers11.6724280
Employment Services11.6324190
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations11.624130
General Merchandise Stores11.5924120
Repair and Maintenance11.5924100
Gasoline Stations11.5624050
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers11.5424010
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing11.5323980
Offices of Chiropractors11.5323980
Automobile Dealers11.5123940
Apparel Manufacturing11.4923900
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities11.4723850
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities11.4523810
Used Merchandise Stores11.3923700
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers11.3823680
Automotive Repair and Maintenance11.3223550
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores11.1623210
Other Personal Services11.0623010
Apparel Knitting Mills11.0522980
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores11.0222930
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance11.0222930
Department Stores10.822460
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)10.7622380
Florists10.6322120
Technical and trade schools, State government owned10.4121660
Full-Service Restaurants10.4121650
Junior colleges, State government owned10.3321500
Accommodation and Food Services10.3421500
Food and Beverage Stores10.3121440
Food Services and Drinking Places10.1221060
Grocery Stores10.0220850
Restaurants and Other Eating Places9.8520480
Personal Care Services9.2319200

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