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Highest Paying Industries for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists

The top 100 highest paying industries for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists (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 $87,700, natural gas distribution is the highest paying industry for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists. It is followed by aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry (average annual salary $87,410). 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 compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Natural Gas Distribution
$87,700
190
2 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$87,410
310
3 Software Publishers
$79,390
470
4 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$78,530
60
5 Utilities
$77,130
530
6 Other Information Services
$77,120
270
7 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$75,600
840
8 Other Telecommunications
$75,470
90
9 Telecommunications
$75,050
1,130
10 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$74,250
580
11 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$73,710
490
12 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$73,030
770
13 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$72,900
690
14 Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services
$72,860
140
15 Information
$72,690
2,690
16 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$72,560
310
17 Scientific Research and Development Services
$72,480
750
18 Rail Transportation
$72,180
100
19 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$71,560
40
20 Federal government, including USPS
$71,210
480
21 Postal Service (federal government)
$71,210
460
22 Spectator Sports
$71,110
50
23 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$70,420
70
24 Investigation and Security Services
$70,360
170
25 Support Activities for Mining
$70,360
80
26 Health and Personal Care Stores
$70,190
n/a
27 Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$70,180
140
28 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$69,940
290
29 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$69,710
370
30 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$69,440
330
31 Mining
$69,340
300
32 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$69,230
870
33 Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$69,120
150
34 Oil and Gas Extraction
$69,090
200
35 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$68,990
240
36 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$68,850
1,050
37 Testing Laboratories
$68,790
50
38 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$68,740
50
39 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$68,630
90
40 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$68,610
40
41 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$68,570
60
42 Legal Services
$68,520
710
43 Other Financial Investment Activities
$68,290
670
44 Specialized Design Services
$68,030
30
45 Freight Transportation Arrangement
$67,620
50
46 Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$67,620
30
47 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$67,590
1,730
48 Apparel Manufacturing
$67,500
30
49 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$67,370
120
50 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$67,330
200
51 Engineering Services
$67,300
530
52 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$67,240
320
53 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$67,150
710
54 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$67,060
150
55 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$66,640
80
56 Ship and Boat Building
$66,530
100
57 Personal and Laundry Services
$66,480
40
58 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$66,360
60
59 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$66,260
110
60 Nonresidential Building Construction
$66,240
180
61 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$65,990
30
62 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$65,970
110
63 Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)
$65,890
30
64 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$65,880
90
65 Hospitals - State government owned
$65,860
170
66 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$65,800
230
67 Support Activities for Transportation
$65,680
100
68 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$65,650
7,650
69 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$65,440
140
70 Television Broadcasting
$65,380
110
71 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$65,360
140
72 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$65,330
50
73 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$65,250
110
74 Support Activities for Air Transportation
$65,230
40
75 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$65,180
1,020
76 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$65,180
130
77 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$65,170
100
78 Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$65,140
30
79 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$65,090
9,970
80 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$64,800
80
81 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$64,750
30
82 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$64,700
300
83 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$64,700
170
84 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$64,420
270
85 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$64,360
180
86 Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$64,280
80
87 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$64,250
230
88 Chemical Manufacturing
$63,830
480
89 Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
$63,810
30
90 Machinery Manufacturing
$63,810
620
91 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$63,780
40
92 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$63,580
120
93 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$63,290
10,200
94 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$63,150
10,610
95 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$63,120
290
96 Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$63,040
60
97 Transportation and Warehousing
$63,010
1,460
98 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$63,000
50
99 Construction of Buildings
$62,960
260
100 Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$62,790
80
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