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Highest Paying Industries for Other Management Occupations

The top 100 highest paying industries for other management occupations (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 $169,440, manufacturing and reproducing magnetic and optical media is the highest paying industry for other management occupations. It is followed by oil and gas extraction industry (average annual salary $151,500). 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 other management occupations in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Other Management Occupations

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$169,440
310
2 Oil and Gas Extraction
$151,500
5,800
3 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$147,760
4,710
4 Satellite Telecommunications
$146,430
50
5 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$145,240
9,030
6 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$144,960
2,110
7 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$144,520
33,850
8 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$143,880
480
9 Scientific Research and Development Services
$143,630
35,010
10 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$143,470
27,860
11 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$143,250
9,990
12 Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$142,690
80
13 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$140,390
11,450
14 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$138,490
2,370
15 Tobacco Manufacturing
$134,830
50
16 Pipeline Transportation
$134,140
900
17 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$133,900
12,980
18 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$132,770
1,150
19 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$131,990
3,650
20 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$131,660
1,940
21 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$130,070
1,490
22 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$129,860
17,440
23 Telecommunications
$129,200
5,930
24 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$129,020
310
25 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$128,340
720
26 Natural Gas Distribution
$127,000
1,530
27 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$126,910
1,370
28 Software Publishers
$126,640
1,690
29 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$126,560
10,800
30 Mining
$126,280
10,470
31 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$125,910
670
32 Other Pipeline Transportation
$125,850
80
33 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$125,740
4,570
34 Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$124,680
190
35 Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$124,610
610
36 Metal Ore Mining
$124,600
330
37 Manufacturing
$124,540
100,930
38 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$124,290
640
39 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$124,230
3,890
40 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$124,210
144,910
41 Chemical Manufacturing
$124,140
15,510
42 Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$123,990
260
43 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$123,800
250
44 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$123,690
2,030
45 Engineering Services
$123,540
47,750
46 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$122,510
1,860
47 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$122,510
810
48 Other Financial Investment Activities
$122,050
2,440
49 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$121,370
340
50 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$121,020
62,670
51 Information
$120,600
17,390
52 Fabric Mills
$120,550
70
53 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$120,470
6,010
54 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$120,460
3,240
55 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$120,430
n/a
56 Specialized Design Services
$120,380
660
57 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$120,310
5,330
58 Utilities
$120,020
9,760
59 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$119,780
1,320
60 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$119,600
7,860
61 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$119,370
1,300
62 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$118,900
930
63 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$118,160
550
64 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$117,720
230
65 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$117,580
1,300
66 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$117,560
4,480
67 Machinery Manufacturing
$117,270
11,920
68 Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$117,180
130
69 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$116,740
850
70 Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$116,450
140
71 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$116,380
100,290
72 Water Transportation
$115,920
270
73 Health and Personal Care Stores
$115,890
790
74 Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$115,800
140
75 Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$115,660
150
76 Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$115,630
1,770
77 Textile Mills
$115,250
140
78 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$115,210
3,640
79 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$115,200
3,900
80 Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$115,050
2,160
81 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$115,000
520
82 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$114,890
1,510
83 Other Information Services
$114,740
1,540
84 Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$114,370
60
85 Testing Laboratories
$114,200
4,530
86 Paper Manufacturing
$113,980
1,130
87 Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$113,920
370
88 Footwear Manufacturing
$113,720
n/a
89 Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$113,720
n/a
90 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$113,430
5,700
91 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$112,800
1,160
92 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$112,750
2,260
93 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$112,710
2,630
94 Finance and Insurance
$112,160
35,050
95 Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$112,070
530
96 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$112,060
4,390
97 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$111,740
220
98 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$111,700
8,920
99 Other Telecommunications
$111,680
740
100 Insurance Carriers
$111,620
18,600