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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 $73,410, electric power generation, transmission and distribution is the highest paying industry for other 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 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 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
$38,350
2,350
28 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$38,250
210
29 Wholesale Trade
$37,990
530
30 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$37,960
5,520
31 Federal, State, and Local Government
$37,960
5,520
32 Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$37,810
150
33 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$37,810
150
34 Furniture Stores
$37,560
n/a
35 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$37,550
4,950
36 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$37,540
6,300
37 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$37,510
220
38 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$37,380
5,390
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 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$36,100
820
45 Building Equipment Contractors
$36,000
870
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 Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$35,050
520
52 Employment Services
$34,940
740
53 Educational Services
$34,930
800
54 Rental and Leasing Services
$34,820
430
55 Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$34,800
70
56 Home Furnishings Stores
$34,710
470
57 Masonry Contractors
$34,690
160
58 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,570
1,570
59 Utility System Construction
$34,510
1,570
60 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$34,380
70
61 Nonresidential Building Construction
$34,320
700
62 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$34,240
340
63 Mining
$34,230
340
64 Educational Services - State government owned
$34,190
330
65 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$34,080
330
66 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$34,040
360
67 Roofing Contractors
$34,040
150
68 Temporary Help Services
$33,900
550
69 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$33,820
n/a
70 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$33,560
2,010
71 Specialty Trade Contractors
$33,420
10,700
72 Lessors of Real Estate
$33,360
n/a
73 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$33,280
3,410
74 Construction
$33,260
14,770
75 Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$33,240
1,400
76 Building Finishing Contractors
$33,230
5,020
77 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$33,230
230
78 Health Care and Social Assistance
$33,040
490
79 Retail Trade
$33,040
1,250
80 Administrative and Support Services
$33,010
1,300
81 Other Support Services
$32,960
430
82 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$32,830
200
83 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$32,820
330
84 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$32,800
210
85 Social Advocacy Organizations
$32,790
200
86 Textile Furnishings Mills
$32,690
40
87 Individual and Family Services
$32,660
200
88 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$32,480
290
89 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$32,300
330
90 Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$32,300
140
91 Social Assistance
$32,230
390
92 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$32,030
n/a
93 Real Estate
$32,010
n/a
94 Construction of Buildings
$31,920
2,050
95 Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$31,660
n/a
96 Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$31,590
180
97 Repair and Maintenance
$31,420
80
98 Residential Building Construction
$30,780
1,350
99 Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$30,170
70
100 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$29,900
280
See also: Highest paying cities for other construction and related workers.