Highest Paying Industries for Tapers

The top 9 highest paying industries for tapers (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 $57,660, nonresidential building construction is the highest paying industry for tapers. It is followed by construction of buildings industry (average annual salary $57,310). 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 tapers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 9 Highest Paying Industries for Tapers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Nonresidential Building Construction
$57,660
1,070
2 Construction of Buildings
$57,310
1,460
3 Residential Building Construction
$56,760
390
4 Construction
$46,710
16,750
5 Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$46,020
13,890
6 Building Finishing Contractors
$45,980
15,160
7 Specialty Trade Contractors
$45,970
15,290
8 Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$44,130
120
9 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$39,840
980
See also: Highest paying cities for tapers.