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Highest Paying Industries for Other Engineering Technicians

The top 100 highest paying industries for other 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 $73,440, federal government, including usps is the highest paying industry for other engineering technicians. It is followed by federal executive branch (oes designation) industry (average annual salary $73,440). 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 other engineering technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Other Engineering Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Federal government, including USPS
$73,440
14,020
2 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$73,440
14,020
3 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$72,050
200
4 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$71,400
850
5 Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$71,150
50
6 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$71,010
n/a
7 Oil and Gas Extraction
$70,910
1,640
8 Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$70,440
n/a
9 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$70,070
610
10 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$69,830
18,890
11 Federal, State, and Local Government
$69,830
18,890
12 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$68,970
2,070
13 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$68,580
1,480
14 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$68,440
810
15 Mining
$68,380
2,200
16 Utilities
$68,260
1,670
17 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$68,230
20,750
18 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$68,190
30
19 Natural Gas Distribution
$66,860
1,040
20 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$66,590
50
21 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$65,990
110
22 Support Activities for Mining
$65,730
310
23 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$65,520
320
24 Educational Services - Privately owned
$65,280
330
25 Chemical Manufacturing
$65,130
2,050
26 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$63,960
3,400
27 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$62,610
240
28 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$62,530
50
29 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$62,480
2,390
30 Office Administrative Services
$62,470
60
31 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$62,370
2,450
32 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$62,060
1,100
33 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$61,390
70
34 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$61,160
2,110
35 Ship and Boat Building
$61,160
560
36 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$61,080
720
37 Pipeline Transportation
$60,480
120
38 Educational Services - Local government owned
$59,820
30
39 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$59,730
210
40 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$59,670
370
41 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$59,460
150
42 Wholesale Trade
$59,210
1,450
43 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$59,030
940
44 Information
$58,870
80
45 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$58,660
4,630
46 Scientific Research and Development Services
$58,660
4,630
47 Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$58,490
90
48 Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$58,360
180
49 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$58,320
30
50 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$57,940
120
51 Engineering Services
$57,690
4,150
52 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$57,580
n/a
53 Administrative and Support Services
$57,560
n/a
54 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$57,220
200
55 Manufacturing
$57,160
16,070
56 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$57,110
14,150
57 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,030
380
58 Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,030
380
59 Temporary Help Services
$56,960
6,140
60 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$56,880
120
61 Grain and Oilseed Milling
$56,820
30
62 Repair and Maintenance
$56,800
110
63 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$56,780
300
64 Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$56,580
50
65 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$56,530
460
66 Employment Services
$56,520
6,430
67 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$56,480
460
68 Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$56,270
50
69 Health Care and Social Assistance
$55,930
540
70 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$55,670
1,290
71 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$55,650
60
72 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$55,540
40
73 Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$55,360
40
74 Transportation and Warehousing
$55,320
290
75 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$55,260
n/a
76 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$55,240
1,100
77 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$55,140
250
78 Building Equipment Contractors
$55,090
n/a
79 Specialty Trade Contractors
$55,090
n/a
80 Telecommunications
$54,950
40
81 Plastics Product Manufacturing
$54,850
600
82 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$54,790
50
83 Hospitals - State government owned
$54,790
50
84 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$54,660
130
85 Machinery Manufacturing
$54,600
1,640
86 Household Appliance Manufacturing
$54,520
80
87 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$54,500
510
88 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$54,320
2,480
89 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$54,270
940
90 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$54,160
740
91 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$54,150
60
92 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$53,890
3,180
93 Metal Ore Mining
$53,810
220
94 Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$53,790
60
95 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$53,610
380
96 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$53,390
7,100
97 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$53,070
100
98 Construction
$52,980
250
99 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$52,910
1,610
100 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$52,890
300
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