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Highest Paying Industries for Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters

The top 100 highest paying industries for engineering technicians, except drafters (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 $74,940, federal executive branch (oes designation) is the highest paying industry for engineering technicians, except drafters. It is followed by other pipeline transportation industry (average annual salary $71,360). 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 engineering technicians, except drafters in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$74,940
22,630
2 Other Pipeline Transportation
$71,360
80
3 Oil and Gas Extraction
$71,030
3,040
4 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$69,570
14,440
5 Rail Transportation
$68,640
350
6 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$68,620
1,520
7 Federal government, including USPS
$68,610
29,160
8 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$68,220
7,660
9 Utilities
$67,850
9,870
10 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$67,720
1,740
11 Natural Gas Distribution
$67,250
2,020
12 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$67,170
60
13 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$67,070
2,300
14 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$66,380
110
15 Security Systems Services
$65,900
120
16 Investigation and Security Services
$65,900
120
17 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$65,250
n/a
18 Postal Service (federal government)
$63,640
6,530
19 Transportation and Warehousing
$63,630
9,560
20 Electronics and Appliance Stores
$62,670
100
21 Hospitals - Local government owned
$62,610
70
22 Telecommunications
$62,520
4,820
23 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$62,230
70
24 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$61,960
1,670
25 Metal Ore Mining
$61,850
890
26 Pipeline Transportation
$61,430
1,090
27 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$61,420
540
28 Facilities Support Services
$61,250
n/a
29 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$61,230
2,380
30 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$60,930
750
31 Mining
$60,920
7,020
32 Information
$60,860
6,430
33 Educational Services - Local government owned
$60,700
160
34 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$60,690
470
35 Casino Hotels
$60,470
110
36 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$60,110
210
37 Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$60,090
n/a
38 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$60,050
80
39 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$59,960
5,710
40 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$59,910
78,510
41 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$59,760
210
42 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$59,560
16,570
43 Scientific Research and Development Services
$59,560
16,570
44 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$59,520
90
45 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$59,480
27,470
46 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$59,420
1,210
47 Beverage Manufacturing
$59,390
320
48 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$59,290
830
49 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$59,290
400
50 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$59,180
520
51 Television Broadcasting
$59,110
420
52 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$59,070
7,410
53 Chemical Manufacturing
$59,070
9,580
54 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$58,750
250
55 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$58,730
67,760
56 Federal, State, and Local Government
$58,730
67,760
57 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$58,640
340
58 Ship and Boat Building
$58,450
2,210
59 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$58,250
500
60 Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$58,210
460
61 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$58,040
6,750
62 Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$57,910
460
63 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$57,630
110
64 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$57,590
21,300
65 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$57,590
20,980
66 Traveler Accommodation
$57,530
120
67 Accommodation
$57,530
120
68 Accommodation and Food Services
$57,530
120
69 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$57,460
80
70 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$57,460
440
71 Satellite Telecommunications
$57,440
220
72 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$57,420
1,700
73 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$57,410
60
74 Software Publishers
$57,320
190
75 Other Food Manufacturing
$57,160
110
76 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$57,150
3,090
77 Hospitals - State government owned
$57,050
80
78 Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$57,030
190
79 Educational Services - Privately owned
$56,830
1,170
80 Utility System Construction
$56,680
660
81 Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$56,670
n/a
82 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$56,580
2,270
83 Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$56,310
110
84 Wholesale Trade
$56,170
12,400
85 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$56,150
40
86 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$56,100
10,180
87 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$56,090
660
88 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$55,950
160
89 Repair and Maintenance
$55,810
1,440
90 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$55,750
4,280
91 Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$55,740
380
92 Scheduled Air Transportation
$55,730
440
93 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$55,630
950
94 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$55,590
2,330
95 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$55,580
40
96 Telephone Call Centers
$55,560
n/a
97 Air Transportation
$55,520
450
98 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$55,510
1,540
99 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$55,480
1,390
100 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$55,420
67,520