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Highest Paying Industries for Mathematical Science Occupations

The top 100 highest paying industries for mathematical science 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 $113,110, communications equipment manufacturing is the highest paying industry for mathematical science occupations. It is followed by travel arrangement and reservation services industry (average annual salary $110,020). 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 mathematical science occupations in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Mathematical Science Occupations

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$113,110
390
2 Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services
$110,020
80
3 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$105,930
n/a
4 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$104,210
10,390
5 Federal government, including USPS
$102,750
10,730
6 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$102,450
2,830
7 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$102,140
100
8 Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$101,980
70
9 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$97,750
50
10 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$97,430
n/a
11 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$97,320
220
12 Other Information Services
$96,220
1,160
13 Machinery Manufacturing
$95,940
800
14 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$95,790
n/a
15 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$95,420
70
16 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$94,100
380
17 Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$94,050
90
18 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$93,730
940
19 Paper Manufacturing
$93,090
120
20 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$91,740
n/a
21 Scientific Research and Development Services
$91,200
7,110
22 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$91,090
310
23 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$91,070
5,950
24 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$90,870
6,180
25 Engineering Services
$90,280
1,580
26 Postal Service (federal government)
$89,920
340
27 Rail Transportation
$89,680
80
28 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$89,080
300
29 Software Publishers
$88,720
1,180
30 Ship and Boat Building
$88,550
40
31 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$88,440
360
32 Other Financial Investment Activities
$88,070
2,950
33 Manufacturing
$87,960
11,010
34 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$87,240
130
35 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$86,910
3,000
36 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$86,700
1,540
37 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$86,540
5,030
38 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$85,940
5,060
39 Other Personal Services
$85,830
40
40 Personal and Laundry Services
$85,830
40
41 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$85,710
3,780
42 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$85,320
1,890
43 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$85,120
25,420
44 Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$84,980
120
45 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$84,760
340
46 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$84,400
2,060
47 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$84,190
50
48 Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$84,160
60
49 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$84,000
370
50 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$83,920
34,390
51 Employment Services
$83,600
760
52 Outpatient Care Centers
$83,580
380
53 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$83,570
650
54 Insurance Carriers
$83,510
19,470
55 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$83,500
12,350
56 Temporary Help Services
$83,490
450
57 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$83,450
1,160
58 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$83,440
430
59 Other Insurance Related Activities
$83,270
3,110
60 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$83,230
390
61 Utilities
$82,930
780
62 Facilities Support Services
$82,840
40
63 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$82,370
18,140
64 Federal, State, and Local Government
$82,370
18,140
65 Wholesale Trade
$82,340
2,070
66 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$82,330
30
67 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$82,150
12,360
68 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$81,910
1,170
69 Chemical Manufacturing
$81,490
1,550
70 Other Telecommunications
$81,200
150
71 Finance and Insurance
$80,850
39,600
72 Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$80,560
70
73 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$80,500
10,970
74 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$80,490
360
75 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$80,320
1,430
76 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$79,680
620
77 Information
$79,270
5,300
78 Oil and Gas Extraction
$79,160
90
79 Telecommunications
$78,730
730
80 Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$78,610
140
81 Other Support Services
$78,540
180
82 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$78,310
720
83 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$78,160
680
84 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$77,930
180
85 Natural Gas Distribution
$77,930
130
86 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$76,690
930
87 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$76,520
220
88 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$76,110
50
89 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$76,090
n/a
90 Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$76,020
n/a
91 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$75,990
150
92 Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing
$75,670
30
93 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$75,530
23,660
94 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$75,420
6,590
95 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$74,630
40
96 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$74,620
480
97 Social Advocacy Organizations
$74,400
70
98 Transportation and Warehousing
$74,370
1,020
99 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$74,360
170
100 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$74,140
1,570