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Highest Paying Industries for Electrical and Electronics Engineers

The top 100 highest paying industries for electrical and electronics engineers (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 $126,030, research and development in the social sciences and humanities is the highest paying industry for electrical and electronics engineers. It is followed by other information services industry (average annual salary $122,400). 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 electrical and electronics engineers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$126,030
40
2 Other Information Services
$122,400
n/a
3 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$117,810
60
4 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$116,380
60
5 Oil and Gas Extraction
$114,260
270
6 Residential Building Construction
$113,980
40
7 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$113,190
60
8 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$112,810
10,710
9 Scientific Research and Development Services
$108,010
17,580
10 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$107,980
17,540
11 Software Publishers
$106,940
330
12 Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$106,080
40
13 Other Support Services
$106,030
70
14 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$105,910
350
15 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$105,460
n/a
16 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$104,690
14,440
17 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$103,330
130
18 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$102,880
170
19 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$102,660
90
20 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$102,460
40
21 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$102,370
25,850
22 Federal government, including USPS
$101,870
20,840
23 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$101,870
20,800
24 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$101,470
40
25 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$100,610
25,670
26 Federal, State, and Local Government
$100,610
25,670
27 Finance and Insurance
$99,660
290
28 Specialized Design Services
$99,590
470
29 Insurance Carriers
$99,490
160
30 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$99,170
26,910
31 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$99,070
170
32 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$98,960
250
33 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$98,620
11,700
34 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$98,450
61,710
35 Support Activities for Air Transportation
$98,000
330
36 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$97,950
5,210
37 Support Activities for Transportation
$97,940
350
38 Natural Gas Distribution
$97,820
1,240
39 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$97,230
230
40 Mining
$97,150
650
41 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$97,140
110
42 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$97,050
300
43 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$96,510
21,700
44 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$96,260
290
45 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$96,220
170
46 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$95,990
330
47 Utility System Construction
$95,840
1,150
48 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$95,630
1,190
49 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$94,840
1,080
50 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$94,740
3,790
51 Manufacturing
$94,680
101,560
52 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$94,590
92,510
53 Construction of Buildings
$94,500
450
54 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$94,410
7,110
55 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$94,120
40
56 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$94,050
1,110
57 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$93,970
220
58 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$93,910
7,490
59 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$93,700
3,940
60 Support Activities for Mining
$93,620
270
61 Warehousing and Storage
$93,400
80
62 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$93,380
n/a
63 Chemical Manufacturing
$93,080
1,100
64 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$92,220
7,240
65 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$92,140
520
66 Telephone Call Centers
$92,130
370
67 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$92,120
8,140
68 Nonresidential Building Construction
$92,010
410
69 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$91,830
1,080
70 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$91,570
180
71 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$91,570
170
72 Business Support Services
$91,550
400
73 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$91,290
130
74 Hospitals - Privately owned
$91,290
130
75 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$91,250
770
76 Engineering Services
$91,170
53,100
77 Pipeline Transportation
$91,170
100
78 Health Care and Social Assistance
$91,070
210
79 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$91,000
160
80 Satellite Telecommunications
$90,930
280
81 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$90,600
57,230
82 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$90,450
5,500
83 Administrative and Support Services
$90,320
5,330
84 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$90,240
2,490
85 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$89,940
580
86 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$89,730
4,730
87 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$89,720
1,490
88 Employment Services
$89,450
3,970
89 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$89,410
90
90 Repair and Maintenance
$89,390
1,440
91 Utilities
$89,260
19,050
92 Transportation and Warehousing
$89,030
890
93 Rail Transportation
$89,010
170
94 Wholesale Trade
$88,890
15,970
95 Temporary Help Services
$88,750
3,170
96 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$88,740
17,780
97 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$88,600
13,370
98 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$88,330
110
99 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$88,190
40
100 Postal Service (federal government)
$88,120
40