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Highest Paying Industries for Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers

The top 100 highest paying industries for advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $176,700, securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage is the highest paying industry for advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers. It is followed by securities and commodity exchanges industry (average annual salary $175,620). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$176,700
5,860
2 Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$175,620
200
3 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$172,730
11,230
4 Other Financial Investment Activities
$168,460
5,160
5 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$154,660
5,830
6 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$154,530
3,090
7 Scientific Research and Development Services
$152,600
6,370
8 Other Information Services
$152,150
6,720
9 Oil and Gas Extraction
$148,940
900
10 Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$147,170
70
11 Software Publishers
$146,670
7,660
12 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$146,640
4,200
13 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$145,820
410
14 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$145,140
980
15 Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$144,760
2,240
16 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$143,850
2,240
17 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$143,580
23,840
18 Satellite Telecommunications
$143,210
110
19 Specialized Design Services
$143,200
1,000
20 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$142,120
14,910
21 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$141,200
2,840
22 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$140,340
5,760
23 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$139,830
1,560
24 Other Investment Pools and Funds
$139,040
n/a
25 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$138,940
3,190
26 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$138,590
5,310
27 Telecommunications
$137,660
9,660
28 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$137,470
5,110
29 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$136,920
8,010
30 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$136,880
1,030
31 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$136,270
2,960
32 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$136,030
120
33 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$136,020
90,570
34 Finance and Insurance
$135,740
52,330
35 Information
$134,860
43,510
36 Other Telecommunications
$134,000
1,260
37 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$133,520
5,640
38 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$133,390
300
39 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$132,890
1,350
40 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$132,540
90
41 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$132,130
13,170
42 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$132,110
380
43 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$131,960
14,830
44 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$131,840
300
45 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$131,690
220
46 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$131,500
4,230
47 Legal Services
$131,340
1,750
48 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$131,080
2,880
49 Federal government, including USPS
$131,050
780
50 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$131,040
19,410
51 Chemical Manufacturing
$130,630
6,350
52 Pipeline Transportation
$130,560
160
53 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$130,540
670
54 Textile Furnishings Mills
$130,520
160
55 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$130,330
24,420
56 Engineering Services
$130,290
4,380
57 Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$130,010
70
58 Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$129,620
730
59 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$129,550
23,040
60 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$129,550
3,470
61 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$128,980
3,890
62 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$128,540
2,610
63 Footwear Manufacturing
$128,290
90
64 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$128,150
5,970
65 Testing Laboratories
$127,640
710
66 Other Insurance Related Activities
$127,230
2,250
67 Mining
$127,220
2,020
68 Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$126,860
1,230
69 Insurance Carriers
$126,570
15,020
70 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$126,290
19,340
71 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$126,270
4,070
72 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$126,080
5,040
73 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$125,700
4,930
74 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$125,480
73,670
75 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$125,420
7,230
76 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$124,820
210
77 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$124,710
17,850
78 Paper Manufacturing
$124,710
1,450
79 Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$124,070
1,640
80 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$123,760
5,370
81 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$123,730
590
82 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$123,460
n/a
83 Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$123,120
1,550
84 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$122,660
6,130
85 Other Food Manufacturing
$122,610
1,130
86 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$122,390
200
87 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$122,180
720
88 Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$122,130
170
89 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$121,360
1,110
90 Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$121,340
160
91 Natural Gas Distribution
$120,400
610
92 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$120,360
530
93 Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance
$120,310
50
94 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$120,260
50
95 Manufacturing
$120,240
70,660
96 Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$120,180
280
97 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$120,140
320
98 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$119,650
7,480
99 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$119,470
1,320
100 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$119,350
43,250