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Highest Paying Industries for Computer and Information Analysts

The top 100 highest paying industries for computer and information analysts (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 $109,450, support activities for mining is the highest paying industry for computer and information analysts. It is followed by metalworking machinery manufacturing industry (average annual salary $102,170). 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 computer and information analysts in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Computer and Information Analysts

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Support Activities for Mining
$109,450
840
2 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$102,170
n/a
3 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$102,110
n/a
4 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$101,830
7,010
5 Other Building Equipment Contractors
$101,210
n/a
6 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$97,820
3,960
7 Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$97,780
90
8 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$97,650
11,070
9 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$97,060
330
10 Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$97,050
n/a
11 Mining
$96,960
4,570
12 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$96,760
260
13 Natural Gas Distribution
$96,540
1,670
14 Other Information Services
$96,100
3,800
15 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$95,720
280
16 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$95,570
6,730
17 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$95,440
1,300
18 Oil and Gas Extraction
$94,980
3,660
19 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$94,920
2,720
20 Satellite Telecommunications
$94,630
n/a
21 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$93,770
12,250
22 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$93,700
2,460
23 Utilities
$93,010
5,080
24 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$92,960
4,090
25 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$92,880
210
26 Machinery Manufacturing
$92,740
3,440
27 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$92,650
9,260
28 Scientific Research and Development Services
$92,630
10,040
29 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$92,430
320
30 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$92,430
770
31 Building Equipment Contractors
$91,830
420
32 Other Financial Investment Activities
$91,740
3,960
33 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$91,600
3,360
34 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$91,590
150
35 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$91,410
840
36 Pipeline Transportation
$90,980
230
37 Specialty Trade Contractors
$90,950
440
38 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$90,610
60
39 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$90,450
600
40 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$90,440
9,310
41 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$90,200
2,060
42 Nonstore Retailers
$90,180
2,080
43 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$89,990
710
44 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$89,820
160
45 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$89,700
n/a
46 Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$89,600
130
47 Manufacturing
$89,320
35,390
48 Tobacco Manufacturing
$88,500
140
49 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$88,430
n/a
50 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$88,380
6,120
51 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$88,210
90
52 Engineering Services
$87,650
10,220
53 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$87,390
11,420
54 Lessors of Real Estate
$87,390
110
55 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$87,310
240
56 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$87,270
260
57 Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$87,190
50
58 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$87,160
12,150
59 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$87,040
90
60 Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$86,860
90
61 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$86,690
1,210
62 Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$86,690
190
63 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$86,530
33,490
64 Testing Laboratories
$86,520
960
65 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$86,440
9,310
66 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$86,420
23,710
67 Water Transportation
$86,210
90
68 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$86,200
2,220
69 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$86,060
3,110
70 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$85,980
230,430
71 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$85,940
15,110
72 Plastics Product Manufacturing
$85,930
310
73 Residential Building Construction
$85,930
120
74 Depository Credit Intermediation
$85,880
18,050
75 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$85,770
1,410
76 Other Telecommunications
$85,640
n/a
77 Telecommunications
$85,610
11,440
78 Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$85,610
50
79 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$85,590
50
80 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$85,560
820
81 Wholesale Trade
$85,550
19,620
82 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$85,520
1,090
83 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$85,500
176,530
84 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$85,380
280
85 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$85,350
3,790
86 Information
$85,210
51,990
87 Finance and Insurance
$85,100
80,730
88 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$84,990
1,990
89 Chemical Manufacturing
$84,980
3,710
90 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$84,860
54,240
91 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$84,850
740
92 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$84,740
600
93 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$84,720
22,530
94 Scheduled Air Transportation
$84,710
1,460
95 Construction
$84,680
1,120
96 Federal government, including USPS
$84,660
750
97 Air Transportation
$84,640
1,460
98 Employment Services
$84,630
17,120
99 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$84,600
1,030
100 Television Broadcasting
$84,280
170