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Highest Paying Industries for Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers

The top 100 highest paying industries for miscellaneous 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 $73,410, electric power generation, transmission and distribution is the highest paying industry for miscellaneous construction and related workers. It is followed by utilities industry (average annual salary $67,890). 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 miscellaneous construction and related workers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

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

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$73,410
n/a
2 Utilities
$67,890
260
3 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$63,740
60
4 Metal Ore Mining
$61,940
50
5 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$60,870
n/a
6 Scientific Research and Development Services
$60,870
n/a
7 Natural Gas Distribution
$59,000
n/a
8 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$55,000
n/a
9 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$53,750
n/a
10 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$50,750
40
11 Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$48,260
n/a
12 Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$48,260
n/a
13 Transportation and Warehousing
$44,200
1,460
14 Information
$43,850
130
15 Rail Transportation
$42,960
1,240
16 Other Building Equipment Contractors
$42,890
490
17 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$41,980
80
18 Telecommunications
$41,980
80
19 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$41,660
120
20 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$41,370
560
21 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$40,130
250
22 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$39,910
280
23 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$39,910
280
24 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
$39,810
330
25 State government, including schools and hospitals
$38,950
900
26 Engineering Services
$38,920
170
27 Manufacturing
$38,370
2,360
28 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$38,250
210
29 Wholesale Trade
$37,990
530
30 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$37,970
5,520
31 Federal, State, and Local Government
$37,970
5,520
32 Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$37,810
150
33 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$37,810
150
34 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$37,560
4,960
35 Furniture Stores
$37,560
n/a
36 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$37,550
6,300
37 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$37,510
220
38 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$37,390
5,400
39 Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$37,230
150
40 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$36,530
60
41 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$36,460
70
42 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$36,350
60
43 Hospitals - Privately owned
$36,350
60
44 Building Equipment Contractors
$36,180
930
45 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$36,100
820
46 Specialized Design Services
$35,950
50
47 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$35,660
420
48 Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$35,520
160
49 Educational Services - Local government owned
$35,490
440
50 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$35,190
40
51 Landscaping Services
$35,050
n/a
52 Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$35,050
520
53 Employment Services
$34,940
740
54 Educational Services
$34,930
800
55 Rental and Leasing Services
$34,820
430
56 Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$34,800
70
57 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,730
1,770
58 Home Furnishings Stores
$34,710
470
59 Masonry Contractors
$34,700
190
60 Utility System Construction
$34,510
1,570
61 Nonresidential Building Construction
$34,440
710
62 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$34,380
70
63 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$34,240
340
64 Mining
$34,230
340
65 Educational Services - State government owned
$34,190
330
66 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$34,080
330
67 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$34,040
360
68 Roofing Contractors
$34,040
150
69 Temporary Help Services
$33,900
550
70 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$33,840
250
71 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$33,820
n/a
72 Services to Buildings and Dwellings
$33,810
320
73 Administrative and Support Services
$33,760
1,500
74 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$33,670
2,040
75 Lessors of Real Estate
$33,360
n/a
76 Building Finishing Contractors
$33,230
5,020
77 Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$33,220
1,450
78 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$33,150
210
79 Specialty Trade Contractors
$33,140
11,600
80 Construction
$33,080
15,700
81 Health Care and Social Assistance
$33,040
490
82 Retail Trade
$33,040
1,250
83 Other Support Services
$32,960
430
84 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$32,830
200
85 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$32,820
330
86 Social Advocacy Organizations
$32,790
200
87 Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$32,760
140
88 Textile Furnishings Mills
$32,690
40
89 Individual and Family Services
$32,660
200
90 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$32,480
290
91 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$32,380
4,190
92 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$32,300
330
93 Social Assistance
$32,230
390
94 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$32,030
n/a
95 Real Estate
$32,010
n/a
96 Construction of Buildings
$31,960
2,060
97 Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$31,660
n/a
98 Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$31,590
180
99 Repair and Maintenance
$31,420
80
100 Residential Building Construction
$30,780
1,350