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Highest Paying Industries for Marketing Managers

The top 100 highest paying industries for marketing 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 $163,970, securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage is the highest paying industry for marketing managers. It is followed by securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments and related activities industry (average annual salary $163,870). 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 marketing managers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Marketing Managers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$163,970
1,820
2 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$163,870
4,170
3 Other Financial Investment Activities
$163,020
2,300
4 Oil and Gas Extraction
$161,870
380
5 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$159,060
2,220
6 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$159,020
3,390
7 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$158,460
320
8 Scientific Research and Development Services
$157,890
3,570
9 Other Information Services
$157,660
3,410
10 Mining
$155,780
490
11 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$154,590
2,080
12 Restaurants and Other Eating Places
$153,820
50
13 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$147,890
670
14 Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$147,790
90
15 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$147,720
7,980
16 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$147,410
460
17 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$147,040
n/a
18 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$146,760
1,790
19 Software Publishers
$146,750
3,770
20 Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$146,010
n/a
21 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$145,820
40
22 Pipeline Transportation
$145,030
60
23 Clothing Stores
$145,010
60
24 Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$144,680
240
25 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$144,560
4,590
26 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$144,250
10,870
27 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$143,860
790
28 Tobacco Manufacturing
$143,770
n/a
29 Information
$143,620
15,120
30 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$142,690
40
31 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$142,600
1,780
32 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$142,500
350
33 Telecommunications
$142,440
2,910
34 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$142,320
700
35 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$142,100
790
36 Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$141,320
260
37 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$140,910
5,970
38 Support Activities for Air Transportation
$139,830
70
39 Specialized Design Services
$138,980
470
40 Utility System Construction
$138,940
50
41 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$138,740
1,230
42 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$138,460
150
43 Support Activities for Mining
$138,310
70
44 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$137,930
2,840
45 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$137,540
40,470
46 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$137,510
860
47 Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$137,480
90
48 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$136,990
130
49 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$136,970
990
50 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$136,810
850
51 Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$136,740
60
52 Chemical Manufacturing
$136,660
3,050
53 Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$136,270
400
54 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$136,240
30
55 Footwear Manufacturing
$135,880
40
56 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$135,630
1,800
57 Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$135,060
70
58 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$135,000
50
59 Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$134,870
60
60 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$134,450
60
61 Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$134,280
100
62 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$134,140
110
63 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$133,960
1,740
64 Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$133,930
200
65 Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$133,750
30
66 Rubber Product Manufacturing
$133,700
50
67 Plastics Product Manufacturing
$133,700
430
68 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$133,700
480
69 Television Broadcasting
$133,580
410
70 Grain and Oilseed Milling
$133,130
60
71 Building Equipment Contractors
$133,130
170
72 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$132,930
180
73 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$132,870
4,380
74 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$132,600
120
75 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$132,470
640
76 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$132,450
480
77 Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$132,330
30
78 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$132,100
33,330
79 Manufacturing
$131,750
23,990
80 Couriers and Messengers
$131,690
110
81 Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$130,820
60
82 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$130,610
10,460
83 Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$130,380
30
84 Radio Broadcasting
$130,340
230
85 Finance and Insurance
$129,810
18,650
86 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$129,680
3,360
87 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$129,530
1,730
88 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$129,380
2,200
89 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$129,360
260
90 Repair and Maintenance
$128,950
160
91 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$128,640
120
92 Textile Furnishings Mills
$128,480
40
93 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$128,200
1,370
94 Water Transportation
$127,800
90
95 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$127,470
130
96 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$127,410
3,230
97 Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$127,280
80
98 Engineering Services
$127,190
2,900
99 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$126,900
2,490
100 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$126,590
260
See also: Highest paying cities for marketing managers.