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Highest Paying Industries for Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians

The top 34 highest paying industries for aerospace engineering and operations technicians (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 $75,360, administrative and support services is the highest paying industry for aerospace engineering and operations technicians. It is followed by administrative and support and waste management and remediation services industry (average annual salary $75,360). 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 aerospace engineering and operations technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 34 Highest Paying Industries for Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Administrative and Support Services
$75,360
30
2 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$75,360
30
3 Temporary Help Services
$74,530
30
4 Employment Services
$74,530
30
5 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$72,040
80
6 Technical and Trade Schools
$72,040
80
7 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$70,670
440
8 Educational Services - Privately owned
$70,380
90
9 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$69,400
3,730
10 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$69,300
3,760
11 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$68,610
210
12 Manufacturing
$68,220
5,790
13 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$67,180
1,900
14 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$65,390
1,220
15 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$64,910
80
16 Support Activities for Air Transportation
$64,790
n/a
17 Support Activities for Transportation
$64,790
n/a
18 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$64,620
80
19 Educational Services
$63,160
130
20 Transportation and Warehousing
$62,960
610
21 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$60,680
260
22 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$60,440
550
23 Scientific Research and Development Services
$60,440
550
24 Scheduled Air Transportation
$59,920
370
25 Air Transportation
$59,730
370
26 Engineering Services
$59,550
1,970
27 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$58,590
4,620
28 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$58,120
3,790
29 Testing Laboratories
$56,350
1,810
30 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$53,650
40
31 Machinery Manufacturing
$38,790
30
32 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$37,370
40
33 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$36,990
40
34 Educational Services - State government owned
$36,990
40
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