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Highest Paying Industries for Industrial Production Managers

The top 100 highest paying industries for industrial production 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 $139,320, other information services is the highest paying industry for industrial production managers. It is followed by oil and gas extraction industry (average annual salary $130,440). 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 industrial production managers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Industrial Production Managers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Other Information Services
$139,320
180
2 Oil and Gas Extraction
$130,440
1,730
3 Finance and Insurance
$129,710
n/a
4 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$127,060
210
5 Natural Gas Distribution
$126,980
840
6 Federal government, including USPS
$126,960
210
7 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$124,540
150
8 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$123,660
30
9 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$123,110
1,250
10 Scientific Research and Development Services
$123,110
1,250
11 Telecommunications
$121,710
210
12 Software Publishers
$116,980
360
13 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$116,710
40
14 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$115,770
80
15 Utilities
$115,670
2,980
16 Tobacco Manufacturing
$113,580
230
17 Pipeline Transportation
$113,370
220
18 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$112,600
1,960
19 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$112,420
4,580
20 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$112,400
7,390
21 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$112,130
620
22 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$111,870
190
23 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$110,990
3,670
24 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$110,760
770
25 Mining
$110,520
3,440
26 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$109,630
420
27 Testing Laboratories
$108,960
380
28 Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$107,250
450
29 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$106,830
2,380
30 Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$106,530
110
31 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$106,450
40
32 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$106,160
40
33 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$105,950
4,060
34 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$105,640
1,030
35 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$105,490
4,800
36 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$105,210
1,380
37 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$104,950
1,110
38 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$104,670
11,240
39 Information
$104,400
1,800
40 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$103,990
80
41 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$103,400
5,040
42 Engineering Services
$103,310
640
43 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$102,500
30
44 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$102,210
3,450
45 Support Activities for Mining
$102,120
600
46 Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$101,930
180
47 Insurance Carriers
$101,440
30
48 Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$101,440
1,160
49 Employment Services
$101,210
480
50 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$100,790
1,550
51 Utility System Construction
$100,420
140
52 Chemical Manufacturing
$100,320
13,050
53 Metal Ore Mining
$100,320
190
54 Coal Mining
$100,320
310
55 Hospitals - Privately owned
$100,260
70
56 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$99,460
1,660
57 Business Support Services
$99,330
40
58 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$99,060
2,390
59 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$98,980
560
60 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$98,440
270
61 Support Activities for Air Transportation
$98,430
90
62 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$98,390
30
63 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$98,390
30
64 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$98,390
920
65 Other Building Equipment Contractors
$98,140
30
66 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$97,690
290
67 Specialized Design Services
$97,680
170
68 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$97,570
70
69 Building Equipment Contractors
$97,430
140
70 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$97,420
220
71 Food and Beverage Stores
$97,340
30
72 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$97,180
80
73 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$96,950
300
74 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$96,930
250
75 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$96,740
17,260
76 Administrative and Support Services
$96,580
1,270
77 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$96,150
1,290
78 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$96,080
480
79 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$95,770
1,050
80 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$95,750
1,580
81 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$95,540
80
82 Household Appliance Manufacturing
$95,440
660
83 Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$95,410
180
84 Temporary Help Services
$95,240
240
85 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$95,210
150
86 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$95,110
60
87 Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$94,900
190
88 Paper Manufacturing
$94,820
4,870
89 Wholesale Trade
$94,580
4,510
90 Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$94,430
40
91 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$94,310
1,370
92 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$94,270
1,110
93 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$94,250
170
94 Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$94,170
550
95 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$94,050
6,220
96 Repair and Maintenance
$93,770
270
97 Construction of Buildings
$93,510
270
98 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$93,450
1,920
99 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$93,450
2,170
100 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$92,960
4,320
See also: Highest paying cities for industrial production managers.