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Highest Paying Industries for Training and Development Specialists

The top 100 highest paying industries for training and development 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 $98,960, federal executive branch (oes designation) is the highest paying industry for training and development specialists. It is followed by natural gas distribution industry (average annual salary $87,610). 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 specialists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

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

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$98,960
580
2 Natural Gas Distribution
$87,610
500
3 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$87,000
2,480
4 Utilities
$86,960
3,010
5 Federal government, including USPS
$86,350
940
6 Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$85,130
90
7 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$84,810
110
8 Coal Mining
$84,800
60
9 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$84,630
340
10 Pipeline Transportation
$83,930
140
11 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$83,030
1,720
12 Offices of Dentists
$82,460
n/a
13 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$82,010
30
14 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$78,150
240
15 Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$77,330
130
16 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$74,960
90
17 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$74,810
60
18 Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$74,170
60
19 Satellite Telecommunications
$74,110
50
20 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$73,600
290
21 Engineering Services
$73,120
2,570
22 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$73,030
50
23 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$72,840
520
24 Legal Services
$72,680
570
25 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$72,680
40
26 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$72,600
2,860
27 Other Information Services
$72,570
810
28 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$72,340
40
29 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$72,330
100
30 Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$71,980
610
31 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$71,920
1,470
32 Oil and Gas Extraction
$71,530
210
33 Rail Transportation
$71,330
530
34 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$71,260
40
35 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$70,870
2,360
36 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$70,260
100
37 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$70,130
310
38 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$70,020
580
39 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$69,810
460
40 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
$69,640
50
41 Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$69,580
430
42 Other Financial Investment Activities
$69,540
800
43 Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$69,180
40
44 Specialized Design Services
$69,160
50
45 Scientific Research and Development Services
$69,150
2,790
46 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$69,120
240
47 Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$68,750
80
48 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$68,460
130
49 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$68,380
1,730
50 Mining
$68,250
950
51 Metal Ore Mining
$68,200
230
52 Telecommunications
$67,980
4,570
53 Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$67,760
n/a
54 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$67,730
890
55 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$67,710
13,130
56 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$67,630
690
57 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$67,590
60
58 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$67,580
520
59 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$67,450
1,820
60 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$67,390
1,640
61 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$67,350
1,220
62 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$67,290
80
63 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$67,010
530
64 Veterinary Services
$66,840
50
65 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$66,830
2,880
66 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$66,810
110
67 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$66,730
1,060
68 Newspaper Publishers
$66,620
110
69 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$66,600
2,700
70 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$66,360
5,510
71 Information
$66,180
10,100
72 Utility System Construction
$66,100
100
73 Chemical Manufacturing
$65,830
2,350
74 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$65,660
2,640
75 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$65,560
90
76 Support Activities for Mining
$65,530
420
77 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$65,490
780
78 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$65,460
34,820
79 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$65,460
110
80 Testing Laboratories
$65,370
250
81 Scheduled Air Transportation
$65,370
1,570
82 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$65,250
70
83 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$65,190
400
84 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$65,120
2,640
85 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$64,940
250
86 Wholesale Trade
$64,920
9,360
87 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$64,880
1,230
88 Air Transportation
$64,830
1,690
89 Clothing Stores
$64,710
60
90 Software Publishers
$64,470
2,110
91 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$64,310
1,460
92 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$64,150
n/a
93 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$64,130
50
94 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$63,900
310
95 Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$63,530
50
96 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$63,310
4,270
97 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$63,270
240
98 Technical and Trade Schools
$63,190
2,010
99 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$63,060
7,410
100 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$62,930
9,150
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