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Highest Paying Industries for Other Computer Occupations

The top 100 highest paying industries for other computer occupations (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 $107,240, communications equipment manufacturing is the highest paying industry for other computer occupations. It is followed by beverage and tobacco product manufacturing industry (average annual salary $105,840). 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 computer occupations in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Other Computer Occupations

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$107,240
350
2 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$105,840
30
3 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$104,910
920
4 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$102,360
620
5 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$101,880
40
6 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$100,390
4,120
7 Telecommunications
$99,900
5,510
8 Utility System Construction
$99,090
40
9 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$98,230
30
10 Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$97,680
110
11 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$96,750
n/a
12 Postal Service (federal government)
$93,510
240
13 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$93,210
750
14 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$93,200
1,720
15 Other Financial Investment Activities
$93,130
650
16 Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing
$93,080
100
17 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$93,060
1,220
18 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$92,980
570
19 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$92,350
210
20 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$92,000
1,970
21 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$91,750
n/a
22 Rental and Leasing Services
$91,030
160
23 Federal government, including USPS
$90,910
72,950
24 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$90,910
72,720
25 Mining
$90,480
490
26 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$90,340
81,420
27 Federal, State, and Local Government
$90,340
81,420
28 Oil and Gas Extraction
$90,240
290
29 Scientific Research and Development Services
$89,130
2,300
30 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$88,730
2,860
31 Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$88,680
n/a
32 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$88,670
770
33 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$87,930
90,240
34 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$87,920
70
35 Chemical Manufacturing
$87,810
980
36 Other Telecommunications
$87,200
n/a
37 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$87,080
440
38 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$86,950
330
39 Information
$86,490
16,350
40 Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$86,390
50
41 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$85,870
430
42 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$84,900
12,620
43 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$84,660
120
44 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$84,460
150
45 Software Publishers
$84,190
4,150
46 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$83,560
920
47 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$83,260
160
48 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$83,250
3,380
49 Dairy Product Manufacturing
$83,070
40
50 Insurance Carriers
$83,020
6,390
51 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$82,900
1,140
52 Utilities
$82,890
830
53 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$82,730
1,590
54 Rail Transportation
$82,680
40
55 Finance and Insurance
$82,380
11,340
56 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$82,360
5,280
57 Manufacturing
$82,300
8,540
58 Activities Related to Real Estate
$82,250
180
59 Spectator Sports
$82,170
80
60 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$81,620
7,140
61 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$81,380
150
62 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$81,260
40
63 Pipeline Transportation
$81,250
30
64 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$81,080
990
65 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$81,010
27,640
66 Legal Services
$80,770
740
67 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$80,750
630
68 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$80,680
40,470
69 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$80,380
5,030
70 Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$80,340
50
71 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$80,240
280
72 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$80,220
n/a
73 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$80,020
330
74 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$79,910
1,720
75 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$79,810
330
76 Office Administrative Services
$79,760
1,020
77 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$79,660
2,820
78 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$79,520
2,550
79 Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$79,490
n/a
80 Employment Services
$79,470
n/a
81 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$79,460
2,980
82 Other Food Manufacturing
$79,340
40
83 Amusement Parks and Arcades
$79,120
40
84 Temporary Help Services
$78,930
n/a
85 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$78,280
n/a
86 Real Estate
$78,240
270
87 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$78,190
3,790
88 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$77,920
510
89 Wholesale Trade
$77,460
7,220
90 Outpatient Care Centers
$77,400
200
91 Natural Gas Distribution
$77,290
490
92 Administrative and Support Services
$77,180
n/a
93 Nonresidential Building Construction
$77,180
60
94 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$77,070
n/a
95 Radio Broadcasting
$77,040
50
96 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$77,040
140
97 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$76,920
2,440
98 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$76,580
100
99 Security Systems Services
$76,540
40
100 Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$76,340
40
See also: Highest paying cities for other computer occupations.