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Highest Paying Industries for Media and Communication Equipment Workers

The top 100 highest paying industries for media and communication equipment workers (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 $99,410, oil and gas extraction is the highest paying industry for media and communication equipment workers. It is followed by federal government, including usps industry (average annual salary $81,090). 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 media and communication equipment workers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Media and Communication Equipment Workers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Oil and Gas Extraction
$99,410
70
2 Federal government, including USPS
$81,090
5,180
3 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$81,090
5,170
4 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$74,960
170
5 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$73,880
180
6 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$71,410
50
7 Utilities
$70,870
50
8 Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$69,760
40
9 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$69,530
220
10 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$63,780
9,770
11 Federal, State, and Local Government
$63,780
9,770
12 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$63,480
270
13 Scientific Research and Development Services
$61,220
360
14 Software Publishers
$60,790
330
15 Casino Hotels
$60,740
1,910
16 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$60,540
70
17 Activities Related to Real Estate
$59,640
n/a
18 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$58,130
n/a
19 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$57,240
47,000
20 Nonscheduled Air Transportation
$57,240
80
21 Air Transportation
$56,980
80
22 Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$55,950
60
23 Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$55,940
40
24 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$55,790
250
25 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$55,760
51,040
26 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$55,450
90
27 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$54,560
1,030
28 Other Telecommunications
$54,410
140
29 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$54,130
30
30 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$53,990
60
31 Telecommunications
$53,680
1,440
32 Traveler Accommodation
$53,500
3,300
33 Accommodation
$53,470
3,310
34 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$53,410
1,520
35 Legal Services
$53,330
140
36 Hospitals - State government owned
$52,910
50
37 Machinery Manufacturing
$52,510
40
38 Accommodation and Food Services
$50,910
4,120
39 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$50,660
1,390
40 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$50,520
18,160
41 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$49,880
100
42 Satellite Telecommunications
$49,270
260
43 Printing and Related Support Activities
$49,030
70
44 Social Advocacy Organizations
$48,960
130
45 Transportation and Warehousing
$48,940
240
46 Other Information Services
$48,660
1,330
47 Other Support Services
$48,590
1,620
48 Insurance Carriers
$47,620
140
49 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$47,600
830
50 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$47,480
n/a
51 Manufacturing
$46,870
1,160
52 Offices of Physicians
$46,760
310
53 Full-Service Restaurants
$46,730
230
54 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$46,700
420
55 Restaurants and Other Eating Places
$46,580
240
56 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$46,510
90
57 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$46,400
4,810
58 Information
$46,150
100,660
59 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$46,100
800
60 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$46,010
120
61 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$45,910
3,850
62 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$45,850
1,840
63 Hospitals - Privately owned
$45,700
700
64 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$45,370
4,610
65 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$45,330
730
66 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$45,250
660
67 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$45,130
1,340
68 Building Equipment Contractors
$45,030
1,360
69 Health Care and Social Assistance
$44,890
1,370
70 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$44,820
760
71 Facilities Support Services
$44,570
170
72 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$44,540
40
73 Specialty Trade Contractors
$44,490
1,440
74 Construction
$44,390
1,460
75 Repair and Maintenance
$44,330
80
76 Wholesale Trade
$44,300
1,160
77 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$44,230
14,420
78 Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$44,200
80
79 Finance and Insurance
$44,200
260
80 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$44,190
50
81 Hospitals - Local government owned
$44,190
50
82 Temporary Help Services
$43,910
1,760
83 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$43,910
5,120
84 Administrative and Support Services
$43,900
5,110
85 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$43,600
720
86 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$43,570
200
87 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$43,550
230
88 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$43,540
210
89 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$43,400
1,560
90 Testing Laboratories
$43,370
230
91 Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$43,360
110
92 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$43,350
130
93 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$43,300
270
94 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$43,200
150
95 Employment Services
$43,120
2,200
96 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$43,080
6,890
97 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$43,010
180
98 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$43,010
3,350
99 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$42,990
3,040
100 Educational Services - Local government owned
$42,970
3,450