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Highest Paying Industries for All Other Managers

The top 100 highest paying industries for all other 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 $152,550, pipeline transportation of crude oil is the highest paying industry for all other managers. It is followed by oil and gas extraction industry (average annual salary $149,270). 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 all other managers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for All Other Managers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$152,550
190
2 Oil and Gas Extraction
$149,270
1,100
3 Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$143,920
70
4 Pipeline Transportation
$134,320
370
5 Other Financial Investment Activities
$133,790
1,920
6 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$133,640
1,100
7 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$132,550
2,430
8 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$131,770
660
9 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$131,580
3,330
10 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$131,360
6,770
11 Natural Gas Distribution
$131,240
710
12 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$131,170
2,620
13 Scientific Research and Development Services
$130,910
7,260
14 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$129,900
360
15 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$128,890
4,130
16 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$127,750
3,830
17 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$127,390
1,340
18 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$126,530
60
19 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$125,460
310
20 Mining
$125,300
2,170
21 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$125,180
500
22 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$124,780
580
23 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$124,640
1,830
24 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$123,320
320
25 Metal Ore Mining
$123,320
180
26 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$123,220
7,740
27 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$123,150
490
28 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$123,090
810
29 Chemical Manufacturing
$123,050
5,280
30 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$122,090
1,770
31 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$121,770
840
32 Software Publishers
$121,700
1,400
33 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$121,670
140
34 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$121,170
1,630
35 Telecommunications
$120,780
2,720
36 Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$120,730
140
37 Utilities
$120,210
3,520
38 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$120,090
350
39 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$119,970
140
40 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$119,080
2,640
41 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$118,850
4,110
42 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$118,210
38,390
43 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$117,630
4,980
44 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$117,370
760
45 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$117,130
490
46 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$117,070
100
47 Engineering Services
$117,060
4,290
48 Federal government, including USPS
$116,890
62,940
49 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$116,890
62,770
50 Other Pipeline Transportation
$116,730
40
51 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$116,660
2,210
52 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$116,610
4,140
53 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$115,980
9,520
54 Information
$115,640
12,840
55 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$115,540
39,200
56 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$115,420
310
57 Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$115,250
130
58 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$114,950
2,270
59 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$114,870
3,590
60 Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$114,860
130
61 Finance and Insurance
$114,090
27,460
62 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$113,650
7,680
63 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$113,270
1,990
64 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$113,230
1,230
65 Water Transportation
$113,000
210
66 Clothing Stores
$112,870
320
67 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$112,790
130
68 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$112,720
5,630
69 Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$112,600
150
70 Manufacturing
$112,280
25,330
71 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$112,190
1,110
72 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$112,040
450
73 Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$112,020
230
74 Insurance Carriers
$111,740
13,960
75 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$111,550
16,260
76 Support Activities for Animal Production
$111,280
n/a
77 Hardware Manufacturing
$111,170
90
78 Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$110,910
50
79 Other Information Services
$110,750
1,390
80 Depository Credit Intermediation
$110,610
4,810
81 Textile Mills
$110,610
40
82 Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$110,410
350
83 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$110,270
2,300
84 Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$109,950
50
85 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$109,430
80
86 Radio Broadcasting
$109,390
150
87 Travel Agencies
$109,120
120
88 Specialized Design Services
$109,060
410
89 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$109,060
170
90 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$109,020
130
91 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$108,990
2,330
92 Apparel Manufacturing
$108,740
160
93 Support Activities for Mining
$108,210
610
94 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$107,960
620
95 Television Broadcasting
$107,620
470
96 Activities Related to Real Estate
$107,580
1,060
97 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$107,380
3,720
98 Other Telecommunications
$107,250
350
99 Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$106,690
440
100 Full-Service Restaurants
$106,600
n/a
See also: Highest paying cities for all other managers.