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
2 Construction of Buildings
3 Residential Building Construction
4 Construction
5 Drywall and Insulation Contractors
6 Building Finishing Contractors
7 Specialty Trade Contractors
8 Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
9 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
See also: Highest paying cities for tapers.