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Highest Paying Industries for Other Construction and Related Workers

The top 100 highest paying industries for other construction and related 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 $87,590, other general purpose machinery manufacturing is the highest paying industry for other construction and related workers. It is followed by other building equipment contractors industry (average annual salary $78,030). 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 construction and related workers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Other Construction and Related Workers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$87,590
470
2 Other Building Equipment Contractors
$78,030
19,240
3 Machinery Manufacturing
$77,900
640
4 Building Equipment Contractors
$73,900
22,140
5 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$73,180
1,180
6 Natural Gas Distribution
$70,280
490
7 Utilities
$69,750
1,920
8 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$67,900
n/a
9 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$67,590
1,360
10 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$67,520
n/a
11 Insurance Carriers
$66,760
n/a
12 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$66,430
240
13 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$64,970
110
14 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$64,780
60
15 Pipeline Transportation
$64,760
50
16 Chemical Manufacturing
$64,090
70
17 Federal government, including USPS
$63,780
2,970
18 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$63,780
2,970
19 Metal Ore Mining
$61,940
50
20 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$61,640
230
21 Scientific Research and Development Services
$61,640
230
22 Engineering Services
$57,570
15,960
23 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,060
33,640
24 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$56,030
28,820
25 Educational Services - Privately owned
$55,970
170
26 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$55,870
160
27 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$55,330
n/a
28 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$54,770
160
29 Amusement Parks and Arcades
$54,350
50
30 Lessors of Real Estate
$53,910
190
31 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$53,370
390
32 Coal Mining
$53,080
90
33 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$52,460
240
34 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$52,430
2,950
35 Testing Laboratories
$51,660
1,620
36 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$50,550
360
37 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$49,900
640
38 Rail Transportation
$49,840
9,720
39 Transportation and Warehousing
$49,670
10,540
40 Mining
$49,510
760
41 Finance and Insurance
$49,190
280
42 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$49,110
630
43 Activities Related to Real Estate
$48,460
440
44 Real Estate
$48,060
860
45 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$47,700
240
46 Telecommunications
$46,950
120
47 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$46,610
1,080
48 Information
$46,350
160
49 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$46,260
120
50 Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers
$46,020
230
51 Repair and Maintenance
$45,900
310
52 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$45,870
100
53 Educational Services
$45,800
1,910
54 Educational Services - State government owned
$45,680
930
55 Support Activities for Mining
$45,660
570
56 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$45,210
900
57 Security Systems Services
$44,880
90
58 Investigation and Security Services
$44,880
90
59 Nonresidential Building Construction
$44,860
3,720
60 Specialized Freight Trucking
$44,810
60
61 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$44,700
410
62 Oil and Gas Extraction
$44,640
40
63 Truck Transportation
$44,460
80
64 Facilities Support Services
$44,420
270
65 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$44,290
40
66 Primary Metal Manufacturing
$44,280
70
67 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$43,750
1,080
68 Educational Services - Local government owned
$43,720
810
69 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$43,560
1,790
70 Wholesale Trade
$43,510
1,380
71 General Rental Centers
$43,440
290
72 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$42,150
720
73 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$42,130
2,540
74 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$41,870
140
75 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$41,600
4,820
76 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$41,570
148,320
77 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$41,560
147,490
78 Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$41,450
60
79 Wood Product Manufacturing
$41,230
60
80 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$41,210
190
81 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$41,140
60
82 Manufacturing
$40,710
3,760
83 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$40,570
197,940
84 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$40,540
196,150
85 Federal, State, and Local Government
$40,540
196,150
86 Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$40,110
n/a
87 Specialty Trade Contractors
$39,920
54,780
88 Rental and Leasing Services
$39,790
940
89 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
$39,220
590
90 Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$38,880
130
91 Construction
$38,830
74,240
92 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$38,790
740
93 Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$38,580
160
94 Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$38,430
220
95 Child Day Care Services
$38,380
30
96 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$38,340
160
97 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$38,250
210
98 Construction of Buildings
$38,220
6,510
99 Utility System Construction
$37,740
3,230
100 Furniture Stores
$37,560
n/a