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Highest Paying Industries for Other Plant and System Operators

The top 72 highest paying industries for other plant and system operators (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 $69,530, fabricated metal product manufacturing is the highest paying industry for other plant and system operators. It is followed by other nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing industry (average annual salary $66,380). 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 plant and system operators in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 72 Highest Paying Industries for Other Plant and System Operators

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$69,530
n/a
2 Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$66,380
40
3 Utilities
$66,020
1,000
4 Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$64,800
110
5 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$60,940
120
6 Federal government, including USPS
$60,760
2,040
7 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$60,760
2,040
8 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$60,710
570
9 Oil and Gas Extraction
$59,730
220
10 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,710
200
11 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$58,330
2,930
12 Federal, State, and Local Government
$58,330
2,930
13 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$58,310
n/a
14 Paper Manufacturing
$58,170
n/a
15 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$58,100
3,010
16 Pipeline Transportation
$57,310
190
17 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$57,080
290
18 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$56,920
150
19 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$56,750
890
20 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$56,750
90
21 Facilities Support Services
$56,420
60
22 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$56,280
920
23 Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$56,220
n/a
24 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$56,080
390
25 Transportation and Warehousing
$55,470
340
26 Metal Ore Mining
$54,870
360
27 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$54,850
620
28 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$53,890
40
29 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$53,750
100
30 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$53,650
1,150
31 Wood Product Manufacturing
$53,500
n/a
32 Hospitals - Privately owned
$53,420
110
33 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$53,350
110
34 Health Care and Social Assistance
$53,140
130
35 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$53,030
120
36 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$52,930
n/a
37 Chemical Manufacturing
$52,900
550
38 Warehousing and Storage
$52,790
n/a
39 Manufacturing
$52,550
3,270
40 Primary Metal Manufacturing
$52,170
140
41 Mining
$51,810
1,350
42 Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$49,700
n/a
43 Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$49,280
100
44 Wholesale Trade
$49,270
510
45 Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$48,390
270
46 Coal Mining
$48,340
n/a
47 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$47,040
360
48 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$46,890
880
49 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$46,810
850
50 Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$46,790
740
51 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$46,360
910
52 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$46,060
350
53 Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$44,130
n/a
54 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$43,940
n/a
55 Construction
$43,650
460
56 Engineering Services
$41,520
n/a
57 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$41,520
n/a
58 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$41,370
80
59 Support Activities for Mining
$40,180
n/a
60 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$39,270
40
61 Grain and Oilseed Milling
$38,360
60
62 Machinery Manufacturing
$38,230
60
63 Administrative and Support Services
$38,160
230
64 Specialty Trade Contractors
$37,650
110
65 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$36,870
100
66 State government, including schools and hospitals
$36,300
90
67 Educational Services
$35,540
100
68 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$35,320
80
69 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$32,840
50
70 Educational Services - State government owned
$32,840
50
71 Employment Services
$29,620
160
72 Temporary Help Services
$29,360
140
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