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Top Executive Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of top executives in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare top executive salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Top Executives

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,560
25th Percentile Wage
$77,470
50th Percentile Wage
$117,130
75th Percentile Wage
$177,480
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for top executives in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) top executives is $177,480. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $117,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid top executives is $53,560.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of top executives in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016117,1301.33%2.44%
2015115,5700.29%-
2014115,2400.31%-
2013114,8800.53%-
2012114,270--

Compare Top Executive Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of top executives in 112 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for top executive occupations is the computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing industry with an annual salary $174,110. The lowest paying industry is the cut and sew apparel manufacturing industry (annual salary $75,110). For detailed top executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$174,110
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$158,560
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$155,570
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$153,480
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$152,720
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$148,170
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$147,440
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$142,080
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$139,350
Tobacco Manufacturing
$138,100
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$138,020
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$137,630
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$136,330
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$134,710
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$133,000
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$132,990
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$132,780
Hardware Manufacturing
$132,750
Chemical Manufacturing
$132,730
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$131,610
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$131,220
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$130,500
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$130,440
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$129,970
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$129,860
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$129,680
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$128,780
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$126,230
Machinery Manufacturing
$126,070
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$125,920
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$125,260
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$125,260
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$125,080
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$124,680
Forging and Stamping
$124,190
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$123,790
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$123,270
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
$123,240
Ship and Boat Building
$123,050
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$122,590
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$122,140
Paper Manufacturing
$121,670
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$121,330
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$121,290
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$121,060
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$120,710
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$120,380
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$120,250
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$118,460
Foundries
$118,410
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$118,010
Other Food Manufacturing
$117,960
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$117,350
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$116,940
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$116,470
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$115,820
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$115,780
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$114,770
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$113,890
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$113,760
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$112,650
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$112,500
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$110,730
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$110,380
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$109,820
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$109,650
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$109,570
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$108,630
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$108,260
Textile Mills
$108,040
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$107,190
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$106,680
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$106,370
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$105,750
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$105,640
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$105,580
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$105,560
Food Manufacturing
$105,530
Fabric Mills
$105,170
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$103,520
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$103,290
Machine Shops
$103,250
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$102,000
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$101,820
Footwear Manufacturing
$100,900
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$100,550
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$99,060
Textile Furnishings Mills
$98,930
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$98,060
Printing and Related Support Activities
$97,360
Printing and Related Support Activities
$97,360
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$96,760
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing
$95,540
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$95,450
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$94,840
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$94,590
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$94,510
Textile Product Mills
$93,930
Beverage Manufacturing
$93,060
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
$92,000
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$91,360
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$91,010
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$90,190
Other Textile Product Mills
$90,130
Wood Product Manufacturing
$89,630
Animal Food Manufacturing
$89,340
Apparel Knitting Mills
$88,970
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$87,750
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$82,280
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$81,890
Apparel Manufacturing
$78,080
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$75,110

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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