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Highest Paying Industries for Office Clerks, General

The top 100 highest paying industries for office clerks, general (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 $55,590, postal service (federal government) is the highest paying industry for office clerks, general. It is followed by natural gas distribution industry (average annual salary $50,120). 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 office clerks, general in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Office Clerks, General

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Postal Service (federal government)
$55,590
1,300
2 Natural Gas Distribution
$50,120
3,240
3 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$44,510
350
4 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$40,810
6,210
5 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$40,180
170
6 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$39,820
5,480
7 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$39,510
650
8 Federal government, including USPS
$37,950
22,160
9 Utilities
$37,940
11,120
10 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$37,740
20,850
11 Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$37,420
520
12 Pipeline Transportation
$37,270
590
13 Telecommunications
$37,190
8,840
14 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$37,140
2,700
15 Other Pipeline Transportation
$36,640
n/a
16 Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$36,580
830
17 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$36,490
2,820
18 Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other
$36,270
n/a
19 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$36,200
1,180
20 Other Investment Pools and Funds
$36,090
n/a
21 Water Transportation
$36,060
1,060
22 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$36,060
3,910
23 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$35,970
340
24 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$35,960
3,010
25 Ship and Boat Building
$35,600
1,210
26 Metal Ore Mining
$35,300
n/a
27 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$35,240
2,230
28 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$35,160
450
29 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$35,160
9,230
30 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$35,150
8,450
31 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$35,040
1,140
32 Household Appliance Manufacturing
$34,800
380
33 Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$34,600
4,560
34 Scientific Research and Development Services
$34,590
10,140
35 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$34,590
360
36 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$34,520
2,720
37 Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$34,510
3,640
38 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$34,460
250
39 Inland Water Transportation
$33,980
230
40 Chemical Manufacturing
$33,780
8,350
41 Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$33,660
620
42 Rail Transportation
$33,650
2,300
43 Engineering Services
$33,580
20,740
44 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$33,410
370
45 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$33,410
960
46 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$33,210
1,160
47 Scheduled Air Transportation
$33,130
1,190
48 Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$33,110
220
49 Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$33,040
n/a
50 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$33,020
9,520
51 Primary Metal Manufacturing
$33,010
3,250
52 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$32,960
1,540
53 Oil and Gas Extraction
$32,920
4,660
54 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$32,810
1,280
55 Dairy Product Manufacturing
$32,810
1,050
56 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$32,800
13,520
57 Hospitals - Local government owned
$32,800
13,610
58 Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$32,700
1,650
59 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$32,680
34,990
60 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$32,660
3,790
61 Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$32,660
1,360
62 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$32,650
3,890
63 Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
$32,590
3,200
64 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$32,520
255,570
65 Federal, State, and Local Government
$32,520
255,570
66 Air Transportation
$32,470
1,930
67 Nonresidential Building Construction
$32,390
17,700
68 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$32,330
6,950
69 Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$32,330
700
70 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$32,330
710
71 Offices of Dentists
$32,280
33,660
72 Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$32,200
190
73 Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$32,200
1,630
74 Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$32,170
1,210
75 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$32,150
3,930
76 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$32,140
220
77 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$32,120
172,020
78 Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$32,060
520
79 Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$31,950
410
80 Satellite Telecommunications
$31,830
100
81 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$31,760
1,520
82 Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$31,740
1,070
83 Forging and Stamping
$31,720
1,160
84 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$31,720
4,870
85 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$31,700
1,690
86 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$31,700
3,500
87 Other Information Services
$31,640
4,080
88 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$31,530
53,950
89 Support Activities for Water Transportation
$31,530
1,050
90 Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$31,510
1,350
91 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$31,490
86,480
92 Insurance Carriers
$31,490
23,630
93 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$31,470
80,080
94 Hardware Manufacturing
$31,470
340
95 Other Telecommunications
$31,420
1,320
96 Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$31,420
3,390
97 Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$31,410
160
98 Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$31,390
640
99 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$31,360
1,210
100 Machinery Manufacturing
$31,350
14,750
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