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Highest Paying Industries for Training and Development Managers

The top 100 highest paying industries for training and development 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 $153,690, advertising, public relations, and related services is the highest paying industry for training and development managers. It is followed by support activities for mining industry (average annual salary $134,680). 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 training and development managers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Training and Development Managers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$153,690
110
2 Support Activities for Mining
$134,680
40
3 Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$133,480
50
4 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$131,130
60
5 Mining
$128,510
100
6 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$128,460
870
7 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$128,230
30
8 Oil and Gas Extraction
$127,550
50
9 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$126,820
40
10 Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers
$125,380
30
11 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$124,850
180
12 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$122,410
120
13 Other Financial Investment Activities
$122,190
180
14 Telecommunications
$122,080
360
15 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$121,020
250
16 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$120,950
140
17 Information
$120,020
1,240
18 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$119,780
380
19 Software Publishers
$118,860
320
20 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$118,430
350
21 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$118,260
430
22 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$118,250
370
23 Utilities
$117,220
460
24 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$117,210
400
25 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$117,070
140
26 Scientific Research and Development Services
$116,430
480
27 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$115,860
140
28 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$114,870
490
29 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$114,580
50
30 Legal Services
$114,520
260
31 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$114,380
150
32 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$113,860
320
33 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$113,780
3,750
34 Wholesale Trade
$113,740
1,080
35 Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$113,210
90
36 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$112,960
90
37 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$112,760
240
38 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$112,580
340
39 Natural Gas Distribution
$112,440
80
40 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$112,390
40
41 Real Estate
$111,780
80
42 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$111,700
470
43 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$111,430
190
44 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$111,050
60
45 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$109,320
170
46 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$108,710
40
47 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$108,530
120
48 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$108,480
5,250
49 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$108,250
130
50 Hospitals - Local government owned
$107,760
120
51 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$107,160
40
52 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$107,060
100
53 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$106,820
30
54 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$106,340
270
55 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$106,290
1,320
56 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$106,270
220
57 Engineering Services
$106,030
210
58 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$105,760
1,240
59 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$105,640
1,410
60 Insurance Carriers
$105,300
1,420
61 Hospitals - Privately owned
$105,260
1,360
62 Plastics Product Manufacturing
$104,920
50
63 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$104,740
440
64 Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
$104,720
40
65 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$104,530
90
66 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$104,530
1,570
67 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$104,320
710
68 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$104,080
220
69 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$103,980
310
70 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$103,370
720
71 Finance and Insurance
$103,350
3,520
72 Chemical Manufacturing
$103,320
480
73 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$103,170
70
74 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$103,170
540
75 Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$102,950
120
76 Couriers and Messengers
$102,950
120
77 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$102,620
220
78 Home Health Care Services
$102,280
110
79 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$102,250
1,170
80 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$102,050
100
81 Manufacturing
$101,950
2,040
82 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$101,840
50
83 Depository Credit Intermediation
$101,720
790
84 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$101,700
230
85 Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$101,460
30
86 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$101,380
1,930
87 Rail Transportation
$101,380
180
88 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$101,140
50
89 Food Services and Drinking Places
$100,960
n/a
90 Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$100,450
30
91 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$100,380
70
92 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$100,300
220
93 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$99,980
160
94 Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$99,980
40
95 Construction
$99,900
110
96 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$99,820
110
97 Machinery Manufacturing
$99,750
190
98 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$98,670
130
99 Educational Support Services
$98,330
280
100 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$98,120
1,060
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