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Highest Paying Industries for Engineers, All Other

The top 100 highest paying industries for engineers, all other (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 $177,080, specialized design services is the highest paying industry for engineers, all other. It is followed by pipeline transportation of crude oil industry (average annual salary $120,720). 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 engineers, all other in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Engineers, All Other

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Specialized Design Services
$177,080
n/a
2 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$120,720
230
3 Oil and Gas Extraction
$116,780
820
4 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$116,080
60
5 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$114,990
n/a
6 Pipeline Transportation
$114,860
270
7 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$114,590
26,720
8 Federal government, including USPS
$114,430
26,750
9 Nonstore Retailers
$114,030
60
10 Electronics and Appliance Stores
$113,750
n/a
11 Mining
$111,330
1,140
12 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$110,190
280
13 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$109,390
31,180
14 Federal, State, and Local Government
$109,390
31,180
15 Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$107,550
n/a
16 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$107,450
33,700
17 Software Publishers
$106,580
50
18 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$105,270
2,520
19 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$104,680
110
20 Support Activities for Mining
$104,490
270
21 Retail Trade
$102,930
200
22 Outpatient Care Centers
$102,800
170
23 Postal Service (federal government)
$102,740
30
24 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$102,610
2,850
25 Other Information Services
$102,210
n/a
26 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$102,100
630
27 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$101,190
390
28 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$101,010
50
29 Tobacco Manufacturing
$100,810
40
30 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$100,500
940
31 Other Financial Investment Activities
$100,030
n/a
32 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$100,030
n/a
33 Facilities Support Services
$99,820
110
34 Radio Broadcasting
$97,780
30
35 Scientific Research and Development Services
$97,170
8,970
36 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$97,160
590
37 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$97,100
8,910
38 Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$95,490
40
39 Natural Gas Distribution
$95,400
1,100
40 Testing Laboratories
$95,210
3,080
41 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$95,010
50
42 Support Activities for Transportation
$94,870
220
43 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$94,820
60
44 Support Activities for Air Transportation
$94,500
190
45 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$94,380
7,430
46 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$94,270
40
47 Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$94,220
50
48 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$94,040
50
49 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$93,470
5,340
50 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$93,410
31,390
51 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$93,160
50
52 Chemical Manufacturing
$92,930
1,510
53 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$92,550
300
54 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$91,740
730
55 Office Administrative Services
$91,550
280
56 Utilities
$91,470
2,040
57 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$91,180
500
58 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$91,170
3,010
59 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$91,110
2,480
60 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$90,910
5,120
61 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$90,530
2,550
62 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$90,340
740
63 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$90,210
15,500
64 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$89,930
90
65 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$89,760
120
66 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$89,660
3,570
67 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$89,430
70
68 Engineering Services
$89,390
12,000
69 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$89,210
60
70 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$88,980
80
71 Administrative and Support Services
$88,590
8,830
72 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$88,580
70
73 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$88,580
8,910
74 Employment Services
$88,570
8,180
75 Temporary Help Services
$88,470
7,750
76 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$88,060
90
77 Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$87,660
50
78 Machinery Manufacturing
$87,610
5,300
79 Manufacturing
$87,610
31,120
80 Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$87,540
170
81 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$87,490
1,520
82 Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$87,440
210
83 Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$87,380
60
84 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$87,380
1,340
85 Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$87,360
250
86 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$87,340
80
87 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$87,300
1,150
88 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$87,060
770
89 Paper Manufacturing
$86,990
350
90 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$86,880
270
91 Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$86,870
60
92 Finance and Insurance
$86,850
590
93 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$86,780
360
94 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$86,580
8,770
95 Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$86,500
410
96 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$86,280
620
97 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$86,020
290
98 Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$85,930
190
99 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$85,910
330
100 Hospitals - Privately owned
$85,900
290
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