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Highest Paying Industries for Operations Specialties Managers

The top 100 highest paying industries for operations specialties 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 $181,180, independent artists, writers, and performers is the highest paying industry for operations specialties managers. It is followed by securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage industry (average annual salary $160,330). 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 operations specialties managers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Operations Specialties Managers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$181,180
370
2 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$160,330
21,350
3 Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$158,580
520
4 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$157,900
42,940
5 Other Financial Investment Activities
$155,490
21,070
6 Other Information Services
$154,720
10,140
7 Satellite Telecommunications
$148,910
190
8 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$144,980
220
9 Other Investment Pools and Funds
$143,010
n/a
10 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$141,150
8,930
11 Software Publishers
$141,030
15,820
12 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$139,890
3,300
13 Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$138,670
680
14 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$136,560
1,450
15 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$135,930
31,340
16 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$135,620
1,170
17 Information
$134,240
65,760
18 Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$134,010
n/a
19 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$133,110
88,740
20 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$132,980
17,320
21 Scientific Research and Development Services
$132,510
18,250
22 Telecommunications
$131,640
13,950
23 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$131,550
23,760
24 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$130,660
8,600
25 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$130,550
12,170
26 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$130,010
490
27 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$129,490
1,900
28 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$129,450
220
29 Oil and Gas Extraction
$128,630
6,150
30 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$127,870
213,960
31 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$127,480
2,170
32 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$125,030
7,060
33 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$124,350
43,990
34 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$124,320
13,650
35 Natural Gas Distribution
$124,190
3,050
36 Travel Agencies
$122,560
1,390
37 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$122,400
3,580
38 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$122,190
12,890
39 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$121,970
173,010
40 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$121,820
940
41 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$120,690
19,800
42 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$120,580
35,960
43 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$120,440
36,370
44 Federal government, including USPS
$120,410
38,000
45 Insurance Carriers
$120,340
42,250
46 Other Telecommunications
$120,100
1,850
47 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$119,860
3,870
48 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$119,820
15,140
49 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$119,600
17,170
50 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$119,450
13,390
51 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$118,800
58,620
52 Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
$118,320
90
53 Television Broadcasting
$118,230
1,500
54 Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$117,400
200
55 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$117,160
15,370
56 Engineering Services
$117,040
14,100
57 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$116,970
7,060
58 Mining
$116,550
10,750
59 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$115,120
18,020
60 Utilities
$115,000
11,850
61 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$114,600
8,010
62 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$114,590
12,570
63 Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$114,430
1,070
64 Finance and Insurance
$114,210
225,670
65 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$113,950
11,510
66 Other Pipeline Transportation
$113,850
70
67 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$113,840
16,370
68 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$113,380
8,250
69 Legal Services
$113,240
9,230
70 Other Insurance Related Activities
$113,110
8,360
71 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$112,590
2,130
72 Pipeline Transportation
$112,480
1,000
73 Tobacco Manufacturing
$112,120
430
74 Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$111,770
170
75 Land Subdivision
$111,600
1,120
76 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$111,510
7,940
77 Water Transportation
$110,580
1,310
78 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$110,050
4,210
79 Testing Laboratories
$109,860
1,940
80 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$109,840
1,900
81 Support Activities for Mining
$109,840
2,620
82 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$109,510
6,320
83 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$109,360
5,960
84 Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services
$109,260
2,810
85 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$108,900
4,350
86 Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$108,710
2,570
87 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$108,390
8,260
88 Other General Merchandise Stores
$108,220
350
89 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$108,000
1,190
90 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$107,880
3,600
91 Activities Related to Real Estate
$107,840
6,170
92 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$107,740
1,650
93 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$107,170
800
94 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$107,000
4,580
95 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$106,500
2,630
96 Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$106,410
3,090
97 Nonstore Retailers
$106,090
7,010
98 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$106,050
700
99 Office Administrative Services
$105,810
17,670
100 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$105,760
10,060