Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 452000 - General Merchandise Stores

These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 452000 - General Merchandise Stores.

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NAICS 452000 - General Merchandise Stores consists of:

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NAICS 452000 - General Merchandise Stores

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All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 2,862,750 100.00% $8.56 $9.97 $20,740 0.4 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 40,210 1.40% $24.83 $28.92 $60,150 1.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 520 0.02% $44.71 $55.93 $116,320 5.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 29,270 1.02% $25.36 $28.87 $60,050 0.7 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 320 0.01% $22.85 $27.99 $58,220 4.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 280 0.01% $36.03 $44.72 $93,010 8.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 3,530 0.12% $21.93 $24.91 $51,810 1.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 0.00% $37.37 $44.83 $93,250 14.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 590 0.02% $23.87 $27.89 $58,020 7.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 180 0.01% $41.47 $45.05 $93,700 17.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 310 0.01% $45.10 $49.31 $102,570 6.3 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 1,110 0.04% $21.81 $26.02 $54,120 4.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 760 0.03% $22.22 $27.76 $57,750 9.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 260 0.01% $33.64 $42.73 $88,880 8.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 260 0.01% $20.46 $21.56 $44,850 4.9 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 23,420 0.82% $15.71 $18.21 $37,870 5.8 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 80 0.00% $17.06 $17.32 $36,030 5.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 4,170 0.15% $21.57 $23.66 $49,220 5.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 0.01% $17.17 $19.07 $39,660 6.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation (6) (6) $11.47 $13.04 $27,130 6.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 430 0.02% $14.98 $16.71 $34,750 2.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 6,080 0.21% $12.42 $12.61 $26,220 0.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 180 0.01% $26.11 $28.21 $58,680 1.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 970 0.03% $21.28 $23.52 $48,910 7.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 50 0.00% $23.00 $25.80 $53,660 5.0 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 80 0.00% $10.40 $18.01 $37,470 26.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 130 0.00% $27.13 $28.87 $60,050 7.7 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 2,250 0.08% $26.44 $26.59 $55,300 11.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 250 0.01% $31.03 $31.47 $65,470 9.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 300 0.01% $14.50 $16.75 $34,840 9.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 100 0.00% $28.06 $28.44 $59,150 11.8 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 140 0.00% $27.13 $27.31 $56,800 6.4 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 120 0.00% $16.21 $18.19 $37,820 8.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 120 0.00% $16.07 $18.06 $37,570 8.6 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 17,700 0.62% $9.01 $10.69 $22,230 1.6 %
27-1011 Art Directors 80 0.00% $25.76 $26.16 $54,410 8.8 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators (6) (6) $25.11 $26.04 $54,170 10.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 0.00% $17.10 $17.09 $35,550 5.1 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 480 0.02% $14.00 $16.97 $35,300 3.1 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 13,960 0.49% $8.72 $10.21 $21,240 1.4 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers 30 0.00% $8.34 $11.46 $23,830 17.5 %
27-3041 Editors 30 0.00% $23.31 $23.11 $48,060 4.6 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 50 0.00% $22.63 $23.14 $48,130 7.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 90 0.00% $11.21 $15.42 $32,070 9.6 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 53,200 1.86% $13.73 $22.15 $46,060 0.4 %
29-1041 Optometrists 130 0.00% $32.03 $31.50 $65,520 4.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 22,440 0.78% $39.56 $37.29 $77,550 0.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 20,500 0.72% $10.14 $10.60 $22,050 0.3 %
Healthcare Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 2,650 0.09% $8.94 $9.79 $20,360 1.0 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 1,440 0.05% $8.60 $9.42 $19,600 2.0 %
Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 40,090 1.40% $10.06 $11.33 $23,560 0.5 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 8,420 0.29% $10.88 $11.94 $24,840 0.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 23,810 0.83% $9.79 $11.03 $22,930 0.7 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 45,690 1.60% $9.10 $9.89 $20,570 0.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 3,040 0.11% $14.39 $14.70 $30,580 1.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 410 0.01% $8.25 $8.39 $17,450 1.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 130 0.00% $10.83 $11.41 $23,740 5.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 80 0.00% $8.69 $9.32 $19,390 3.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 960 0.03% $7.60 $8.36 $17,400 2.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 8,640 0.30% $9.56 $9.95 $20,690 0.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 40 0.00% $9.04 $9.66 $20,100 3.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,690 0.69% $8.42 $9.11 $18,950 0.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 10,650 0.37% $9.78 $10.13 $21,060 0.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 900 0.03% $7.01 $8.50 $17,670 4.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 240 0.01% $6.93 $7.36 $15,310 2.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 210 0.01% $8.13 $8.25 $17,150 2.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 130 0.00% $8.41 $8.83 $18,370 1.8 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 39,700 1.39% $8.70 $9.22 $19,180 0.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 350 0.01% $10.63 $11.25 $23,400 2.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 0.00% $15.13 $14.26 $29,660 8.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 38,700 1.35% $8.70 $9.20 $19,140 0.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 440 0.02% $8.07 $8.45 $17,570 1.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 130 0.00% $8.15 $8.99 $18,700 3.0 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 54,960 1.92% $8.45 $9.25 $19,240 0.4 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 1,635,340 57.12% $8.16 $9.03 $18,790 0.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 129,430 4.52% $13.41 $14.31 $29,770 0.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 850 0.03% $12.54 $14.67 $30,510 9.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 478,860 16.73% $7.59 $7.95 $16,530 0.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 9,870 0.34% $8.11 $8.80 $18,300 3.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 1,460 0.05% $9.42 $10.35 $21,530 9.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 961,540 33.59% $8.21 $8.84 $18,380 0.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 160 0.01% $14.22 $16.29 $33,890 9.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 950 0.03% $10.55 $13.61 $28,300 6.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 15,680 0.55% $9.08 $9.45 $19,660 0.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (6) (6) $9.95 $10.12 $21,050 2.2 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 654,900 22.88% $8.89 $9.66 $20,100 0.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 54,510 1.90% $10.66 $11.93 $24,810 0.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 2,700 0.09% $8.69 $9.02 $18,760 0.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 770 0.03% $11.27 $11.41 $23,730 3.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 9,810 0.34% $11.01 $11.53 $23,970 0.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,060 0.04% $15.46 $14.88 $30,940 1.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 870 0.03% $10.19 $10.88 $22,620 3.6 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 180 0.01% $11.69 $12.02 $25,010 3.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 830 0.03% $8.86 $9.44 $19,630 1.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 54,200 1.89% $9.34 $10.07 $20,950 0.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 150 0.01% $11.15 $11.05 $22,980 1.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 1,440 0.05% $10.63 $10.96 $22,790 0.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 2,050 0.07% $11.91 $12.17 $25,320 0.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 15,670 0.55% $8.17 $8.34 $17,340 0.4 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 920 0.03% $8.66 $8.93 $18,580 0.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 0.00% $12.57 $12.50 $26,000 2.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 4,610 0.16% $11.56 $12.51 $26,020 3.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 64,290 2.25% $8.54 $9.31 $19,360 0.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 360,270 12.58% $8.49 $8.95 $18,620 0.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 5,870 0.21% $11.52 $11.93 $24,810 1.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,570 0.05% $14.78 $15.53 $32,300 2.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,240 0.08% $12.92 $12.82 $26,660 1.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 750 0.03% $10.06 $10.66 $22,180 2.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,570 0.05% $9.64 $9.91 $20,620 1.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 220 0.01% $15.59 $14.98 $31,160 2.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 110 0.00% $9.04 $10.32 $21,470 7.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 18,010 0.63% $10.74 $11.27 $23,440 0.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 90 0.00% $12.00 $11.78 $24,510 3.1 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 160 0.01% $8.14 $9.23 $19,210 6.9 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 150 0.01% $8.11 $9.31 $19,360 7.4 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 460 0.02% $14.02 $15.74 $32,730 4.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 230 0.01% $15.74 $17.19 $35,750 4.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 110 0.00% $8.67 $11.00 $22,880 5.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (6) (6) $13.42 $16.15 $33,590 17.3 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39,080 1.37% $9.84 $11.16 $23,210 1.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 3,440 0.12% $13.36 $14.56 $30,290 1.0 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 40 0.00% $11.03 $11.25 $23,400 7.7 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 330 0.01% $16.85 $16.81 $34,960 1.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (6) (6) $12.57 $12.76 $26,550 1.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 130 0.00% $13.70 $13.70 $28,490 2.7 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 1,180 0.04% $12.03 $12.42 $25,830 2.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 8,220 0.29% $10.13 $10.64 $22,140 1.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 570 0.02% $15.07 $15.36 $31,940 1.8 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 2,710 0.09% $15.37 $15.04 $31,280 3.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 4,760 0.17% $11.79 $12.51 $26,020 1.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 100 0.00% $13.37 $13.76 $28,630 4.5 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 490 0.02% $8.66 $9.24 $19,220 2.8 %
Production Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations (6) (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
51-2092 Team Assemblers 100 0.00% $8.37 $8.51 $17,700 2.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 8,910 0.31% $10.85 $11.84 $24,620 0.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 6,840 0.24% $14.89 $15.09 $31,380 0.8 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 570 0.02% $11.61 $12.01 $24,990 1.2 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 220 0.01% $9.48 $9.62 $20,020 1.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 120 0.00% $12.66 $12.39 $25,770 1.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (6) (6) $12.37 $12.12 $25,220 3.8 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 150 0.01% $8.27 $9.00 $18,730 5.2 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 1,800 0.06% $12.90 $13.24 $27,530 1.3 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (6) (6) $20.10 $18.70 $38,900 5.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 110 0.00% $11.76 $12.36 $25,720 4.3 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 140 0.00% $13.51 $13.78 $28,660 2.6 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 80 0.00% $10.21 $11.00 $22,890 6.8 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 150,560 5.26% $8.40 $9.28 $19,310 0.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 3,120 0.11% $14.92 $15.22 $31,660 0.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 240 0.01% $17.08 $16.88 $35,110 4.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 90 0.00% $8.69 $9.62 $20,000 9.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 690 0.02% $14.39 $21.20 $44,090 20.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,930 0.07% $10.49 $11.75 $24,450 4.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 950 0.03% $11.92 $12.00 $24,950 1.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 6,950 0.24% $14.61 $14.38 $29,900 1.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 111,850 3.91% $8.30 $8.85 $18,410 0.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 24,440 0.85% $7.36 $8.35 $17,370 0.9 %

About May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) =Estimates not released.



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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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