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Highest Paying Industries for Other Business Operations Specialists

The top 100 highest paying industries for other business operations 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 $93,460, other pipeline transportation is the highest paying industry for other business operations specialists. It is followed by satellite telecommunications industry (average annual salary $92,420). 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 business operations specialists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Other Business Operations Specialists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Other Pipeline Transportation
$93,460
40
2 Satellite Telecommunications
$92,420
120
3 Inland Water Transportation
$88,930
40
4 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$86,620
820
5 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$86,580
3,460
6 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$86,520
440
7 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$86,260
2,060
8 Hardware Manufacturing
$85,620
50
9 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$83,870
17,990
10 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$83,600
10,810
11 Natural Gas Distribution
$83,390
2,680
12 Masonry Contractors
$83,310
60
13 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$83,170
580
14 Telecommunications
$82,780
26,520
15 Pipeline Transportation
$81,930
810
16 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$81,640
25,020
17 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$81,580
560
18 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$81,480
3,900
19 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$81,290
1,110
20 Utilities
$81,020
7,050
21 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$80,910
230
22 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$80,730
9,240
23 Engineering Services
$80,520
11,700
24 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$80,500
580
25 Other Telecommunications
$80,190
1,550
26 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$80,140
250
27 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$79,900
4,260
28 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$79,860
6,850
29 Information
$79,790
47,990
30 Software Publishers
$79,340
4,950
31 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$79,170
120
32 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$78,950
11,530
33 Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$78,760
550
34 Scientific Research and Development Services
$78,520
12,590
35 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$78,120
12,080
36 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$77,870
3,570
37 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$77,860
80
38 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$77,740
1,900
39 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$77,440
3,720
40 Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$77,380
320
41 Coal Mining
$77,340
50
42 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$77,240
15,570
43 Water Transportation
$77,070
350
44 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$76,970
5,360
45 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$76,710
4,310
46 Federal government, including USPS
$76,450
161,640
47 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$76,450
160,070
48 Television Broadcasting
$76,430
1,050
49 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$76,320
1,640
50 Oil and Gas Extraction
$76,320
5,950
51 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$75,910
130
52 Other Information Services
$75,710
3,710
53 Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$75,020
310
54 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$74,890
1,060
55 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$74,770
340
56 Chemical Manufacturing
$74,770
7,130
57 Mining
$74,700
7,950
58 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$74,420
200
59 Postal Service (federal government)
$74,360
1,570
60 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$74,070
680
61 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$73,980
7,580
62 Testing Laboratories
$73,920
1,190
63 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$73,700
3,060
64 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$73,570
3,500
65 Rail Transportation
$73,490
930
66 Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$73,360
170
67 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$72,930
8,510
68 Manufacturing
$72,900
52,920
69 Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$72,840
210
70 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$72,750
1,310
71 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$72,350
5,370
72 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$72,230
111,860
73 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$72,180
1,380
74 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$72,110
7,470
75 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$72,070
2,160
76 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$72,040
2,900
77 Nonscheduled Air Transportation
$71,960
150
78 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$71,730
1,620
79 Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$71,630
420
80 Clothing Stores
$71,440
170
81 Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$71,270
40
82 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$71,070
480
83 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$71,040
251,750
84 Federal, State, and Local Government
$71,040
251,750
85 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$71,000
850
86 Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$70,950
1,200
87 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$70,930
5,030
88 Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance
$70,760
80
89 Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$70,690
750
90 Other Financial Investment Activities
$70,620
3,960
91 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$70,550
20,110
92 Couriers and Messengers
$70,490
1,250
93 Fabric Mills
$70,490
50
94 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$70,380
420
95 Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$70,350
220
96 Support Activities for Mining
$70,290
1,750
97 Exterminating and Pest Control Services
$70,270
80
98 Nonresidential Building Construction
$70,150
3,280
99 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$70,090
390
100 Metal Ore Mining
$69,950
80
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