Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2010 Edition)

Table 11. Employed persons by detailed occupation and sex, 2009 annual averages (Numbers in thousands)
Occupation Total employed Percent women

Total, 16 years and over

139,877 47.3

Management, professional, and related occupations

52,219 51.4

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

21,529 42.7

Management occupations

15,447 37.4

Chief executives

1,631 25.0

General and operations managers

1,004 30.0

Legislators

19 -

Advertising and promotions managers

78 56.5

Marketing and sales managers

938 42.8

Public relations managers

70 53.1

Administrative services managers

118 40.9

Computer and information systems managers

471 29.0

Financial managers

1,183 54.7

Human resources managers

283 66.8

Industrial production managers

240 16.4

Purchasing managers

198 50.3

Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

234 16.4

Farm, ranch, and other agricultural managers

226 17.5

Farmers and ranchers

729 25.2

Construction managers

1,099 5.9

Education administrators

808 62.6

Engineering managers

124 8.1

Food service managers

1,003 45.7

Funeral directors

41 -

Gaming managers

21 -

Lodging managers

160 48.2

Medical and health services managers

533 69.5

Natural sciences managers

13 -

Postmasters and mail superintendents

33 -

Property, real estate, and community association managers

597 46.7

Social and community service managers

343 69.4

Managers, all other

3,249 34.0

Business and financial operations occupations

6,082 56.3

Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes

42 -

Purchasing agents and buyers, farm products

10 -

Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products

167 55.9

Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products

239 55.5

Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators

280 60.6

Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation

200 50.6

Cost estimators

117 11.4

Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists

843 71.1

Logisticians

64 43.9

Management analysts

640 42.8

Meeting and convention planners

56 83.3

Other business operations specialists

317 68.4

Accountants and auditors

1,754 61.8

Appraisers and assessors of real estate

99 28.9

Budget analysts

57 59.3

Credit analysts

26 -

Financial analysts

94 30.9

Personal financial advisors

400 32.1

Insurance underwriters

97 62.8

Financial examiners

8 -

Loan counselors and officers

346 55.8

Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents

74 73.8

Tax preparers

99 65.9

Financial specialists, all other

53 66.6

Professional and related occupations

30,690 57.5

Computer and mathematical occupations

3,481 24.8

Computer scientists and systems analysts

759 26.9

Computer programmers

498 20.2

Computer software engineers

952 20.2

Computer support specialists

384 26.7

Database administrators

110 35.3

Network and computer systems administrators

207 22.3

Network systems and data communications analysts

401 24.7

Actuaries

21 -

Mathematicians

3 -

Operations research analysts

108 46.9

Statisticians

35 -

Miscellaneous mathematical science occupations

3 -

Architecture and engineering occupations

2,740 13.8

Architects, except naval

204 25.3

Surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists

53 18.2

Aerospace engineers

136 10.0

Agricultural engineers

3 -

Biomedical engineers

16 -

Chemical engineers

65 18.4

Civil engineers

338 7.1

Computer hardware engineers

61 8.6

Electrical and electronics engineers

314 9.4

Environmental engineers

31 -

Industrial engineers, including health and safety

186 17.4

Marine engineers and naval architects

12 -

Materials engineers

33 -

Mechanical engineers

302 5.9

Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers

11 -

Nuclear engineers

11 -

Petroleum engineers

26 -

Engineers, all other

346 13.8

Drafters

149 24.7

Engineering technicians, except drafters

365 19.6

Surveying and mapping technicians

80 7.8

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,328 46.8

Agricultural and food scientists

32 -

Biological scientists

98 45.1

Conservation scientists and foresters

23 -

Medical scientists

170 56.9

Astronomers and physicists

13 -

Atmospheric and space scientists

6 -

Chemists and materials scientists

113 30.0

Environmental scientists and geoscientists

91 29.5

Physical scientists, all other

127 37.4

Economists

36 -

Market and survey researchers

127 53.6

Psychologists

161 68.8

Sociologists

2 -

Urban and regional planners

23 -

Miscellaneous social scientists and related workers

43 -

Agricultural and food science technicians

30 -

Biological technicians

20 -

Chemical technicians

54 38.0

Geological and petroleum technicians

15 -

Nuclear technicians

1 -

Other life, physical, and social science technicians

144 55.2

Community and social services occupations

2,341 62.9

Counselors

697 70.5

Social workers

725 80.7

Miscellaneous community and social service specialists

349 65.2

Clergy

427 17.0

Directors, religious activities and education

66 68.8

Religious workers, all other

76 67.6

Legal occupations

1,710 49.8

Lawyers

1,043 32.4

Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers

73 44.2

Paralegals and legal assistants

354 85.9

Miscellaneous legal support workers

240 73.8

Education, training, and library occupations

8,627 74.3

Postsecondary teachers

1,321 49.2

Preschool and kindergarten teachers

691 97.8

Elementary and middle school teachers

2,862 81.9

Secondary school teachers

1,212 54.9

Special education teachers

385 86.0

Other teachers and instructors

758 68.3

Archivists, curators, and museum technicians

41 -

Librarians

206 81.8

Library technicians

50 76.4

Teacher assistants

1,006 91.5

Other education, training, and library workers

96 77.2

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

2,724 46.6

Artists and related workers

213 45.5

Designers

764 54.3

Actors

26 -

Producers and directors

138 40.1

Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers

258 31.5

Dancers and choreographers

18 -

Musicians, singers, and related workers

168 31.5

Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers, all other

51 42.8

Announcers

52 11.2

News analysts, reporters and correspondents

80 42.8

Public relations specialists

137 60.7

Editors

169 55.8

Technical writers

51 50.4

Writers and authors

178 62.7

Miscellaneous media and communication workers

94 67.3

Broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators

93 9.4

Photographers

188 44.8

Television, video, and motion picture camera operators and editors

46 -

Health care practitioner and technical occupations

7,738 74.6

Chiropractors

58 19.6

Dentists

164 30.2

Dietitians and nutritionists

99 87.3

Optometrists

26 -

Pharmacists

267 49.3

Physicians and surgeons

914 32.2

Physician assistants

91 57.1

Podiatrists

16 -

Registered nurses

2,839 92.0

Audiologists

18 -

Occupational therapists

106 87.0

Physical therapists

175 64.7

Radiation therapists

14 -

Recreational therapists

23 -

Respiratory therapists

119 59.9

Speech-language pathologists

140 95.8

Therapists, all other

128 81.0

Veterinarians

69 61.2

Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other

25 -

Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians

349 74.7

Dental hygienists

137 96.6

Diagnostic related technologists and technicians

342 74.4

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

156 30.1

Health diagnosing and treating practitioner support technicians

476 79.8

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

633 91.4

Medical records and health information technicians

103 88.7

Opticians, dispensing

50 67.4

Miscellaneous health technologists and technicians

146 71.5

Other health care practitioners and technical occupations

52 33.5

Service occupations

24,598 57.2

Health care support occupations

3,309 89.4

Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides

2,002 88.4

Occupational therapist assistants and aides

16 -

Physical therapist assistants and aides

79 79.3

Massage therapists

150 85.7

Dental assistants

286 97.6

Medical assistants and other health care support occupations

776 90.7

Protective service occupations

3,164 22.3

First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers

50 24.0

First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives

91 14.7

First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers

54 7.3

Supervisors, protective service workers, all other

94 27.5

Fire fighters

284 3.4

Fire inspectors

18 -

Bailiffs, correctional officers, and jailers

435 26.9

Detectives and criminal investigators

141 26.4

Fish and game wardens

4 -

Parking enforcement workers

10 -

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

714 15.5

Transit and railroad police

3 -

Animal control workers

13 -

Private detectives and investigators

76 40.4

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers

942 21.9

Crossing guards

67 63.6

Lifeguards and other protective service workers

167 53.3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

7,733 55.7

Chefs and head cooks

348 20.7

First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers

597 56.9

Cooks

2,004 41.5

Food preparation workers

748 58.0

Bartenders

404 56.4

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

341 67.0

Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop

264 65.8

Waiters and waitresses

2,005 71.5

Food servers, nonrestaurant

169 65.7

Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers

320 54.1

Dishwashers

263 20.9

Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop

258 86.4

Food preparation and serving related workers, all other

11 -

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5,349 40.4

First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers

276 40.6

First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

263 5.0

Janitors and building cleaners

2,149 32.2

Maids and housekeeping cleaners

1,428 89.8

Pest control workers

55 3.5

Grounds maintenance workers

1,178 5.3

Personal care and service occupations

5,043 78.1

First-line supervisors/managers of gaming workers

154 46.0

First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers

212 72.3

Animal trainers

44 -

Nonfarm animal caretakers

163 66.3

Gaming services workers

127 49.1

Motion picture projectionists

5 -

Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers

34 -

Miscellaneous entertainment attendants and related workers

163 39.6

Funeral service workers

10 -

Barbers

93 18.6

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists

800 90.4

Miscellaneous personal appearance workers

242 84.5

Baggage porters, bellhops, and concierges

74 22.2

Tour and travel guides

29 -

Transportation attendants

133 72.3

Child care workers

1,292 95.0

Personal and home care aides

926 85.2

Recreation and fitness workers

369 65.0

Residential advisors

71 68.1

Personal care and service workers, all other

103 54.5

Sales and office occupations

33,787 63.0

Sales and related occupations

15,641 49.6

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

3,311 44.1

First-line supervisors/managers of nonretail sales workers

1,291 28.0

Cashiers

3,056 74.4

Counter and rental clerks

142 48.5

Parts salespersons

102 13.2

Retail salespersons

3,182 51.8

Advertising sales agents

209 49.6

Insurance sales agents

548 46.3

Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents

329 27.9

Travel agents

72 79.7

Sales representatives, services, all other

514 33.4

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing

1,317 27.4

Models, demonstrators, and product promoters

63 78.0

Real estate brokers and sales agents

860 54.6

Sales engineers

29 -

Telemarketers

122 66.7

Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers

217 64.0

Sales and related workers, all other

277 56.0

Office and administrative support occupations

18,146 74.5

First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers

1,632 71.3

Switchboard operators, including answering service

47 -

Telephone operators

41 -

Communications equipment operators, all other

15 -

Bill and account collectors

195 68.6

Billing and posting clerks and machine operators

481 89.9

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

1,306 92.2

Gaming cage workers

8 -

Payroll and timekeeping clerks

150 86.7

Procurement clerks

24 -

Tellers

432 87.0

Brokerage clerks

4 -

Correspondence clerks

8 -

Court, municipal, and license clerks

105 73.6

Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks

48 -

Customer service representatives

1,862 67.9

Eligibility interviewers, government programs

63 86.7

File clerks

324 81.8

Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

143 65.5

Interviewers, except eligibility and loan

145 81.2

Library assistants, clerical

129 84.2

Loan interviewers and clerks

113 81.0

New accounts clerks

25 -

Order clerks

102 63.8

Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping

44 -

Receptionists and information clerks

1,277 91.5

Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks

111 57.9

Information and record clerks, all other

109 87.0

Cargo and freight agents

21 -

Couriers and messengers

255 17.5

Dispatchers

278 55.7

Meter readers, utilities

45 -

Postal service clerks

154 49.6

Postal service mail carriers

355 35.0

Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators

72 43.9

Production, planning, and expediting clerks

281 54.1

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks

483 33.8

Stock clerks and order fillers

1,397 36.4

Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping

61 48.1

Secretaries and administrative assistants

3,176 96.8

Computer operators

115 52.3

Data entry keyers

375 79.1

Word processors and typists

163 92.2

Desktop publishers

7 -

Insurance claims and policy processing clerks

252 82.7

Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service

104 50.0

Office clerks, general

1,002 81.9

Office machine operators, except computer

41 -

Proofreaders and copy markers

11 -

Statistical assistants

21 -

Office and administrative support workers, all other

533 76.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

13,323 4.4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

926 20.5

First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

49 -

Agricultural inspectors

17 -

Animal breeders

6 -

Graders and sorters, agricultural products

70 65.4

Miscellaneous agricultural workers

681 18.6

Fishers and related fishing workers

31 -

Hunters and trappers

2 -

Forest and conservation workers

11 -

Logging workers

59 0.7

Construction and extraction occupations

7,439 2.6

First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers

735 3.7

Boilermakers

22 -

Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons

151 0.1

Carpenters

1,264 1.6

Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers

223 2.3

Cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers

74 0.6

Construction laborers

1,427 2.7

Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators

19 -

Pile-driver operators

2 -

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

377 1.5

Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers

170 2.2

Electricians

776 2.2

Glaziers

46 -

Insulation workers

36 -

Painters, construction and maintenance

522 6.9

Paperhangers

6 -

Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

536 1.3

Plasterers and stucco masons

39 -

Reinforcing iron and rebar workers

11 -

Roofers

216 0.5

Sheet metal workers

132 2.5

Structural iron and steel workers

63 3.7

Helpers, construction trades

64 3.7

Construction and building inspectors

99 6.3

Elevator installers and repairers

33 -

Fence erectors

31 -

Hazardous materials removal workers

32 -

Highway maintenance workers

108 2.3

Rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators

12 -

Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners

8 -

Miscellaneous construction and related workers

40 -

Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining

30 -

Earth drillers, except oil and gas

15 -

Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters

11 -

Mining machine operators

54 2.0

Roof bolters, mining

5 -

Roustabouts, oil and gas

6 -

Helpers—extraction workers

6 -

Other extraction workers

40 -

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,957 4.2

First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers

342 8.7

Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers

329 13.0

Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers

179 8.3

Avionics technicians

14 -

Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers

34 -

Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment

7 -

Electrical and electronics repairers, industrial and utility

13 -

Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles

23 -

Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers

64 7.0

Security and fire alarm systems installers

71 3.5

Aircraft mechanics and service technicians

142 3.8

Automotive body and related repairers

163 1.5

Automotive glass installers and repairers

24 -

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

799 1.8

Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

330 0.8

Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and mechanics

223 1.6

Small engine mechanics

58 0.5

Miscellaneous vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers

91 2.4

Control and valve installers and repairers

25 -

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

376 0.7

Home appliance repairers

49 -

Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics

418 3.5

Maintenance and repair workers, general

415 2.6

Maintenance workers, machinery

34 -

Millwrights

54 2.9

Electrical power-line installers and repairers

126 1.3

Telecommunications line installers and repairers

183 3.7

Precision instrument and equipment repairers

55 14.2

Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers

41 -

Commercial divers

5 -

Locksmiths and safe repairers

32 -

Manufactured building and mobile home installers

7 -

Riggers

7 -

Signal and track switch repairers

7 -

Helpers—installation, maintenance, and repair workers

21 -

Other installation, maintenance, and repair workers

195 8.8

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

15,951 21.4

Production occupations

7,654 28.1

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

739 18.1

Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers

23 -

Electrical, electronics, and electromechanical assemblers

147 59.4

Engine and other machine assemblers

18 -

Structural metal fabricators and fitters

21 -

Miscellaneous assemblers and fabricators

845 35.2

Bakers

193 56.0

Butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers

302 22.8

Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders

15 -

Food batchmakers

87 50.0

Food cooking machine operators and tenders

9 -

Computer control programmers and operators

64 9.8

Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

5 -

Forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

9 -

Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

9 -

Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

81 25.1

Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

4 -

Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

48 -

Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

16 -

Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

3 -

Machinists

372 5.4

Metal furnace and kiln operators and tenders

19 -

Model makers and patternmakers, metal and plastic

6 -

Molders and molding machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

40 -

Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

8 -

Tool and die makers

54 0.8

Welding, soldering, and brazing workers

459 4.0

Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

5 -

Lay-out workers, metal and plastic

6 -

Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

13 -

Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners

6 -

Metalworkers and plastic workers, all other

284 20.8

Bookbinders and bindery workers

25 -

Job printers

50 26.0

Prepress technicians and workers

44 -

Printing machine operators

155 21.9

Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

192 57.3

Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials

55 67.2

Sewing machine operators

197 72.9

Shoe and leather workers and repairers

6 -

Shoe machine operators and tenders

6 -

Tailors, dressmakers, and sewers

74 76.3

Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders

3 -

Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders

7 -

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

8 -

Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders

16 -

Fabric and apparel patternmakers

2 -

Upholsterers

47 -

Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers, all other

14 -

Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters

50 3.7

Furniture finishers

13 -

Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood

27 -

Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing

27 -

Woodworkers, all other

29 -

Power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers

41 -

Stationary engineers and boiler operators

98 2.7

Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators

72 5.8

Miscellaneous plant and system operators

38 -

Chemical processing machine setters, operators, and tenders

48 -

Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and blending workers

108 13.1

Cutting workers

81 25.6

Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders

33 -

Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders

10 -

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

612 34.0

Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers

39 -

Medical, dental, and ophthalmic laboratory technicians

96 51.8

Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders

237 54.7

Painting workers

153 10.4

Photographic process workers and processing machine operators

54 65.2

Semiconductor processors

3 -

Cementing and gluing machine operators and tenders

11 -

Cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment operators and tenders

5 -

Cooling and freezing equipment operators and tenders

3 -

Etchers and engravers

11 -

Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic

38 -

Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders

40 -

Tire builders

18 -

Helpers—production workers

40 -

Production workers, all other

807 25.1

Transportation and material moving occupations

8,297 15.3

Supervisors, transportation and material moving workers

221 22.6

Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

126 1.3

Air traffic controllers and airfield operations specialists

40 -

Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians

13 -

Bus drivers

655 51.5

Driver/sales workers and truck drivers

3,151 5.2

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

377 14.6

Motor vehicle operators, all other

61 5.9

Locomotive engineers and operators

57 2.2

Railroad brake, signal, and switch operators

5 -

Railroad conductors and yardmasters

50 5.9

Subway, streetcar, and other rail transportation workers

11 -

Sailors and marine oilers

21 -

Ship and boat captains and operators

35 -

Ship engineers

7 -

Bridge and lock tenders

4 -

Parking lot attendants

84 11.8

Service station attendants

89 13.0

Transportation inspectors

54 8.6

Other transportation workers

15 -

Conveyor operators and tenders

10 -

Crane and tower operators

61 1.1

Dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators

50 6.0

Hoist and winch operators

4 -

Industrial truck and tractor operators

507 6.9

Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

316 11.2

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

1,707 17.2

Machine feeders and offbearers

29 -

Packers and packagers, hand

378 56.4

Pumping station operators

22 -

Refuse and recyclable material collectors

83 5.8

Shuttle car operators

3 -

Tank car, truck, and ship loaders

4 -

Material moving workers, all other

46 -

NOTE: Dash indicates data not shown for occupations where employment base is less than 50,000.

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Last Modified Date: March 16, 2011

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