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Highest Paying Industries for Extraction Workers Helpers

The top 26 highest paying industries for extraction workers helpers (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 $44,220, coal mining is the highest paying industry for extraction workers helpers. It is followed by mining (except oil and gas) industry (average annual salary $40,410). 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 extraction workers helpers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 26 Highest Paying Industries for Extraction Workers Helpers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Coal Mining
$44,220
2,830
2 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$40,410
4,320
3 Metal Ore Mining
$36,140
520
4 Mining
$35,580
20,220
5 Oil and Gas Extraction
$34,970
1,190
6 Support Activities for Mining
$34,680
14,710
7 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$33,400
n/a
8 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$33,400
n/a
9 Building Equipment Contractors
$32,930
90
10 Wholesale Trade
$32,810
120
11 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$32,810
90
12 Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$29,990
970
13 Specialty Trade Contractors
$29,910
810
14 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$29,510
690
15 Engineering Services
$29,340
230
16 Construction
$29,220
3,210
17 Utility System Construction
$29,200
2,030
18 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$29,040
330
19 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$29,040
370
20 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$28,980
2,400
21 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$28,790
40
22 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$28,220
50
23 Testing Laboratories
$28,170
30
24 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$27,920
n/a
25 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$27,630
70
26 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$27,400
90
See also: Highest paying cities for extraction workers helpers.