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Highest Paying Industries for Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

The top 100 highest paying industries for other healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (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 $88,470, lime and gypsum product manufacturing is the highest paying industry for other healthcare practitioners and technical occupations. It is followed by oil and gas extraction industry (average annual salary $84,410). 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 healthcare practitioners and technical occupations in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$88,470
30
2 Oil and Gas Extraction
$84,410
1,220
3 Investigation and Security Services
$83,410
40
4 Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services
$82,810
40
5 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$82,400
50
6 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$81,570
570
7 Natural Gas Distribution
$80,650
240
8 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$80,110
n/a
9 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$79,710
460
10 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$79,410
1,760
11 Pipeline Transportation
$79,060
290
12 Scientific Research and Development Services
$78,790
1,810
13 Utilities
$78,550
2,240
14 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$78,510
1,960
15 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$78,230
280
16 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$78,220
880
17 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$78,010
11,530
18 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$77,810
720
19 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$77,760
670
20 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$77,750
50
21 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$77,640
170
22 Telecommunications
$77,600
270
23 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$77,160
240
24 Information
$77,030
450
25 Federal government, including USPS
$76,610
11,860
26 Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$76,230
90
27 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$75,410
520
28 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$75,050
940
29 Engineering Services
$74,590
n/a
30 Water Transportation
$74,220
40
31 Chemical Manufacturing
$74,050
3,270
32 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$73,800
630
33 Coal Mining
$72,430
410
34 Rail Transportation
$72,360
100
35 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$72,230
240
36 Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$72,180
120
37 Insurance Carriers
$71,960
960
38 Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$71,790
40
39 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$71,560
180
40 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$71,390
100
41 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$71,280
1,260
42 Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$71,220
40
43 Postal Service (federal government)
$71,210
330
44 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$71,160
820
45 Mining
$71,080
4,460
46 Metal Ore Mining
$70,940
250
47 Waste Collection
$70,830
80
48 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$70,440
100
49 Beverage Manufacturing
$70,320
90
50 Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$70,230
210
51 Finance and Insurance
$70,160
1,400
52 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$70,060
80
53 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$70,060
80
54 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$70,060
80
55 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$69,990
70
56 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$69,810
1,310
57 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$69,600
40
58 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$69,410
880
59 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$69,080
290
60 Freight Transportation Arrangement
$69,040
60
61 Other Insurance Related Activities
$68,790
210
62 Masonry Contractors
$68,690
40
63 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$68,640
40
64 Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$68,450
30
65 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$68,410
1,590
66 Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$68,240
150
67 Temporary Help Services
$68,100
1,130
68 Landscaping Services
$68,070
60
69 Textile Furnishings Mills
$68,000
40
70 Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$67,910
60
71 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$67,740
460
72 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$67,460
50
73 Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$67,030
170
74 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$66,880
810
75 Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$66,750
250
76 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$66,720
60
77 Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$66,700
40
78 Manufacturing
$66,600
13,750
79 Roofing Contractors
$66,550
170
80 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$66,540
80
81 Social Advocacy Organizations
$66,230
80
82 Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$66,040
80
83 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$65,940
110
84 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$65,870
n/a
85 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$65,800
280
86 Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$65,730
100
87 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$65,710
430
88 Scheduled Air Transportation
$65,650
200
89 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$65,630
240
90 Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$65,610
50
91 Office Administrative Services
$65,530
430
92 Support Activities for Mining
$65,490
2,430
93 Air Transportation
$65,470
220
94 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$65,460
330
95 Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$65,340
30
96 Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$65,320
150
97 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$65,280
9,930
98 Employment Services
$65,230
1,500
99 Machinery Manufacturing
$65,200
940
100 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$65,160
27,090