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Highest Paying Industries for Computer and Information Systems Managers

The top 100 highest paying industries for computer and information systems 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 $180,620, securities and commodity exchanges is the highest paying industry for computer and information systems managers. It is followed by support activities for mining industry (average annual salary $172,270). 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 computer and information systems managers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Computer and Information Systems Managers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$180,620
n/a
2 Support Activities for Mining
$172,270
140
3 Satellite Telecommunications
$162,030
90
4 Other Information Services
$160,680
6,970
5 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$160,050
150
6 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$155,130
1,500
7 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$154,900
3,360
8 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$152,640
40
9 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$151,850
6,860
10 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$150,230
2,590
11 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$149,070
5,150
12 Other Financial Investment Activities
$147,990
3,360
13 Other Building Equipment Contractors
$147,370
50
14 Software Publishers
$146,620
10,560
15 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$145,860
n/a
16 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$144,630
2,960
17 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$144,490
5,730
18 Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$144,310
n/a
19 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$143,910
650
20 Scientific Research and Development Services
$143,840
5,950
21 Information
$143,680
35,940
22 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$143,380
14,090
23 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$143,150
5,480
24 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$142,890
12,950
25 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$142,080
3,450
26 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$142,000
40
27 Natural Gas Distribution
$141,860
340
28 Federal government, including USPS
$141,730
5,640
29 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$141,610
3,340
30 Mining
$141,580
810
31 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$141,320
500
32 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$141,140
180
33 Telecommunications
$140,520
6,550
34 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$140,120
560
35 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$139,400
4,150
36 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$139,230
1,060
37 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$138,490
4,000
38 Amusement Parks and Arcades
$138,340
80
39 Consumer Goods Rental
$138,340
30
40 Oil and Gas Extraction
$137,830
630
41 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$137,600
1,420
42 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$137,200
1,760
43 Pipeline Transportation
$136,950
100
44 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$136,390
6,060
45 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$135,620
1,810
46 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$135,370
1,800
47 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$135,320
50
48 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$135,300
7,720
49 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$135,190
69,020
50 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$134,420
100,770
51 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$134,390
70
52 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$134,150
12,780
53 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$134,080
40
54 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$133,640
30
55 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$133,240
1,190
56 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$133,190
n/a
57 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$133,130
1,700
58 Finance and Insurance
$132,580
36,370
59 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$132,320
80
60 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$132,290
90
61 Utility System Construction
$132,290
50
62 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$132,110
100
63 Nonstore Retailers
$131,710
1,840
64 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$131,690
1,620
65 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$131,410
100
66 Travel Agencies
$131,290
790
67 Sound Recording Industries
$131,210
60
68 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$131,070
12,590
69 Manufacturing
$130,970
30,740
70 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$130,790
34,540
71 Engineering Services
$130,710
4,380
72 Legal Services
$130,660
2,040
73 Chemical Manufacturing
$130,630
2,710
74 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$130,310
400
75 Depository Credit Intermediation
$130,090
8,000
76 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$129,510
320
77 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$128,610
190
78 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$128,390
10,210
79 Health and Personal Care Stores
$128,330
110
80 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$128,270
5,300
81 Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$127,880
110
82 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
$127,520
150
83 Other Insurance Related Activities
$127,390
1,900
84 Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$127,180
n/a
85 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$127,120
2,390
86 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$126,980
2,390
87 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$126,380
2,450
88 Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$126,280
140
89 Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services
$126,100
1,120
90 Water Transportation
$126,070
150
91 Rail Transportation
$125,980
400
92 Nonscheduled Air Transportation
$125,440
40
93 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$125,270
1,480
94 Wholesale Trade
$125,170
15,470
95 Rental and Leasing Services
$124,950
320
96 Insurance Carriers
$124,550
12,840
97 Activities Related to Real Estate
$124,430
500
98 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$124,360
6,050
99 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$124,360
250
100 Other Telecommunications
$124,320
970
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