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Highest Paying Industries for Database and Systems Administrators and Network Architects

The top 100 highest paying industries for database and systems administrators and network architects (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 $113,260, pipeline transportation of crude oil is the highest paying industry for database and systems administrators and network architects. It is followed by securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage industry (average annual salary $101,640). 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 database and systems administrators and network architects in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Database and Systems Administrators and Network Architects

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$113,260
140
2 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$101,640
4,530
3 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$99,820
n/a
4 Oil and Gas Extraction
$99,640
2,410
5 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$98,920
9,800
6 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$98,370
3,490
7 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$97,090
170
8 Mining
$96,510
3,410
9 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$96,460
110
10 Other Financial Investment Activities
$96,150
5,120
11 Support Activities for Mining
$96,150
800
12 Pipeline Transportation
$95,680
400
13 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$95,110
6,230
14 Natural Gas Distribution
$94,990
920
15 Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$94,930
40
16 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$94,890
4,990
17 Satellite Telecommunications
$94,720
440
18 Other Information Services
$94,300
5,350
19 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$93,980
4,030
20 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$93,620
30,410
21 Scheduled Air Transportation
$93,570
1,460
22 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$93,220
10,930
23 Telecommunications
$93,130
40,910
24 Scientific Research and Development Services
$92,630
11,780
25 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$92,180
10,490
26 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$91,980
2,120
27 Air Transportation
$91,850
1,570
28 Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$91,030
280
29 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$91,000
2,990
30 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$90,380
6,880
31 Information
$89,760
80,330
32 Insurance Carriers
$89,710
19,270
33 Water Transportation
$89,650
300
34 Other Pipeline Transportation
$89,610
70
35 Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing
$89,170
180
36 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$89,110
3,540
37 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$88,660
19,610
38 Finance and Insurance
$88,620
57,950
39 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$88,060
1,750
40 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$87,950
60
41 Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$87,950
180
42 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$87,920
5,910
43 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$87,590
25,830
44 Rail Transportation
$87,590
1,330
45 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$87,280
1,130
46 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$87,240
17,240
47 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$87,200
7,370
48 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$86,590
117,540
49 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$86,290
178,460
50 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$86,260
40
51 Software Publishers
$86,180
8,310
52 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$86,150
110
53 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$85,940
190
54 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$85,820
10,370
55 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$85,260
21,310
56 Other Telecommunications
$85,260
3,820
57 Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$85,160
n/a
58 Utilities
$84,660
3,730
59 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$84,640
42,310
60 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$84,560
1,850
61 Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$84,390
70
62 Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$84,230
240
63 Engineering Services
$84,000
10,720
64 Support Activities for Water Transportation
$83,970
100
65 Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$83,790
60
66 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$83,630
180
67 Specialized Freight Trucking
$83,440
220
68 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$83,340
670
69 Chemical Manufacturing
$83,250
3,360
70 Land Subdivision
$83,060
130
71 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$82,940
12,260
72 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$82,920
12,880
73 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$82,720
4,710
74 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$82,560
830
75 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$82,280
2,750
76 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$82,180
2,690
77 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$81,900
850
78 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$81,900
2,760
79 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$81,790
3,450
80 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$81,650
150
81 Sound Recording Industries
$81,610
70
82 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$81,570
160
83 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$81,540
560
84 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$81,530
3,360
85 Employment Services
$81,370
21,950
86 Temporary Help Services
$81,360
18,710
87 Testing Laboratories
$81,260
880
88 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$81,120
1,130
89 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$81,080
1,050
90 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$81,040
460
91 Other Insurance Related Activities
$81,010
4,120
92 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$80,830
460
93 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$80,750
1,390
94 Nonstore Retailers
$80,610
3,580
95 Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$80,610
390
96 Television Broadcasting
$80,510
1,290
97 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$80,470
6,570
98 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$80,290
210
99 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$80,160
410
100 Amusement Parks and Arcades
$80,060
290