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Highest Paying Industries for Computer Systems Analysts

The top 100 highest paying industries for computer systems 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 $110,960, support activities for mining is the highest paying industry for computer systems analysts. It is followed by other building equipment contractors industry (average annual salary $102,580). 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 systems analysts in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Computer Systems Analysts

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Support Activities for Mining
$110,960
790
2 Other Building Equipment Contractors
$102,580
n/a
3 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$102,460
n/a
4 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$102,110
n/a
5 Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$100,620
n/a
6 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$98,500
3,790
7 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$98,020
4,290
8 Mining
$97,890
4,300
9 Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$97,250
n/a
10 Other Information Services
$96,560
3,040
11 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$96,490
320
12 Natural Gas Distribution
$96,100
1,520
13 Oil and Gas Extraction
$95,700
3,450
14 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$95,650
1,280
15 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$95,600
5,840
16 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$94,970
2,400
17 Utilities
$94,700
4,210
18 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$94,680
200
19 Satellite Telecommunications
$94,530
110
20 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$94,410
7,680
21 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$94,300
2,640
22 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$93,820
11,070
23 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$93,540
130
24 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$93,500
220
25 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$93,310
510
26 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$92,910
730
27 Building Equipment Contractors
$92,780
370
28 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$92,540
3,510
29 Machinery Manufacturing
$92,350
3,210
30 Scientific Research and Development Services
$91,930
7,940
31 Specialty Trade Contractors
$91,830
390
32 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$91,810
7,210
33 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$91,490
180
34 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$91,330
280
35 Other Financial Investment Activities
$90,640
3,340
36 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$90,500
50
37 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$89,980
70
38 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$89,960
8,360
39 Lessors of Real Estate
$89,840
80
40 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$89,820
580
41 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$89,640
710
42 Pipeline Transportation
$89,520
190
43 Residential Building Construction
$89,350
80
44 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$89,290
290
45 Manufacturing
$89,010
32,300
46 Specialized Freight Trucking
$88,950
40
47 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$88,810
140
48 Tobacco Manufacturing
$88,500
140
49 Nonstore Retailers
$88,210
1,710
50 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$88,190
1,700
51 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$87,870
5,200
52 Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$87,670
40
53 Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$87,430
180
54 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$87,420
250
55 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$86,960
90
56 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$86,950
10,950
57 Construction
$86,840
830
58 Testing Laboratories
$86,560
850
59 Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$86,450
80
60 Water Transportation
$86,450
80
61 Plastics Product Manufacturing
$86,400
290
62 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$86,350
2,100
63 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$86,290
1,590
64 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$86,260
390
65 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$86,240
220
66 Scheduled Air Transportation
$86,220
1,240
67 Air Transportation
$86,150
1,240
68 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$86,040
50
69 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$85,920
1,630
70 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$85,910
2,890
71 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$85,750
13,330
72 Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$85,610
50
73 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$85,430
1,010
74 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$85,400
7,880
75 Wholesale Trade
$85,390
17,440
76 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$85,330
9,140
77 Engineering Services
$85,310
8,100
78 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$85,310
199,030
79 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$85,310
790
80 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$85,140
970
81 Chemical Manufacturing
$85,140
3,450
82 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$85,130
1,140
83 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$85,070
154,790
84 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$84,850
220
85 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$84,760
47,900
86 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$84,720
19,870
87 Television Broadcasting
$84,690
100
88 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$84,660
540
89 Construction of Buildings
$84,650
240
90 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$84,610
25,120
91 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$84,420
730
92 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$84,410
250
93 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$84,050
960
94 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$84,010
130
95 Information
$83,860
44,080
96 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$83,840
19,960
97 Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$83,760
390
98 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$83,730
410
99 Federal government, including USPS
$83,650
680
100 Employment Services
$83,580
15,590
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