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Highest Paying Industries for Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians

The top 100 highest paying industries for electrical and electronics engineering 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 $82,470, newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers is the highest paying industry for electrical and electronics engineering technicians. It is followed by natural gas distribution industry (average annual salary $78,340). 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 engineering technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$82,470
40
2 Natural Gas Distribution
$78,340
430
3 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$77,500
7,440
4 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$73,640
11,450
5 Federal, State, and Local Government
$73,640
11,450
6 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$73,150
70
7 Oil and Gas Extraction
$72,120
310
8 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$71,240
360
9 Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$68,780
40
10 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$68,340
70
11 Utilities
$68,310
6,430
12 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$67,910
1,720
13 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$67,850
5,970
14 Security Systems Services
$67,510
100
15 Investigation and Security Services
$67,510
100
16 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$67,310
130
17 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$67,190
810
18 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$67,110
1,620
19 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$66,500
3,260
20 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$66,380
110
21 Metal Ore Mining
$66,310
280
22 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$66,120
140
23 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$66,060
3,450
24 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$66,010
310
25 Electronics and Appliance Stores
$65,320
70
26 Warehousing and Storage
$65,190
60
27 Retail Trade
$64,980
70
28 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$64,420
150
29 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$64,110
160
30 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$64,090
30
31 Educational Services - Local government owned
$63,740
80
32 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$63,740
150
33 Federal government, including USPS
$63,650
13,970
34 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$63,640
19,140
35 Postal Service (federal government)
$63,640
6,530
36 Transportation and Warehousing
$63,630
7,660
37 Health Care and Social Assistance
$63,450
220
38 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$63,050
4,920
39 Scientific Research and Development Services
$63,050
4,920
40 Hospitals - Privately owned
$62,920
120
41 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$62,810
120
42 Other Food Manufacturing
$62,700
30
43 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$62,600
1,920
44 Telecommunications
$62,280
4,560
45 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$61,920
n/a
46 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$61,910
380
47 Chemical Manufacturing
$61,910
1,300
48 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$61,530
40
49 Facilities Support Services
$61,180
n/a
50 Software Publishers
$61,100
110
51 Information
$61,100
5,900
52 Pipeline Transportation
$60,800
660
53 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$60,730
4,020
54 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$60,700
290
55 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$60,620
2,200
56 Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$60,410
130
57 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$60,400
360
58 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$60,280
1,080
59 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$60,210
50
60 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$60,110
210
61 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$60,090
50
62 Casino Hotels
$60,080
90
63 Traveler Accommodation
$60,080
90
64 Accommodation
$60,080
90
65 Accommodation and Food Services
$60,080
90
66 Mining
$59,850
1,430
67 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$59,760
210
68 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$59,440
5,060
69 Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$59,440
170
70 Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$59,350
230
71 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$59,320
520
72 Television Broadcasting
$59,280
410
73 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$58,390
500
74 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$58,380
2,990
75 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$58,200
1,240
76 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$58,130
380
77 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$58,030
32,600
78 Telephone Call Centers
$58,020
50
79 Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$57,980
120
80 Business Support Services
$57,930
60
81 Paper Manufacturing
$57,920
250
82 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$57,910
290
83 Primary Metal Manufacturing
$57,820
420
84 Administrative and Support Services
$57,790
2,850
85 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$57,790
1,400
86 Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$57,730
310
87 Satellite Telecommunications
$57,630
210
88 Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$57,480
40
89 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$57,390
2,600
90 Engineering Services
$57,110
17,200
91 Wholesale Trade
$56,960
7,710
92 Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$56,950
470
93 Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$56,900
80
94 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$56,800
3,360
95 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$56,760
20,740
96 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$56,730
6,420
97 Ship and Boat Building
$56,570
n/a
98 Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$56,490
240
99 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
$56,310
60
100 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$56,130
36,930
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