Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sector 11 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

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 Sector 11 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting.

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

Sector 11 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting consists of:

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SOC Major Groups in Sector 11 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting:

Sector 11 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

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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 369,340 100.00% $8.18 $10.43 $21,700 0.8 %
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 8,000 2.17% $27.99 $34.42 $71,590 1.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 960 0.26% $42.45 $50.99 $106,060 4.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,670 0.99% $29.57 $35.63 $74,100 2.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers (7) (7) $21.20 $25.74 $53,540 7.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 250 0.07% $38.52 $45.68 $95,020 5.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 270 0.07% $33.29 $37.96 $78,960 3.1 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 60 0.02% $27.00 $29.66 $61,680 6.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 250 0.07% $25.01 $30.13 $62,660 5.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 140 0.04% $24.31 $28.65 $59,580 5.9 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 1,830 0.50% $21.81 $24.70 $51,370 2.4 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 0.01% $47.89 $47.84 $99,510 6.4 %
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 1,290 0.35% $23.32 $25.87 $53,810 2.1 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 130 0.04% $23.25 $26.05 $54,190 3.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 0.03% $17.03 $17.51 $36,420 9.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 30 0.01% $30.41 $28.20 $58,650 11.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 40 0.01% $32.33 $30.39 $63,210 8.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 570 0.15% $23.32 $26.01 $54,090 2.4 %
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 270 0.07% $21.87 $23.75 $49,410 2.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 50 0.01% $23.71 $25.35 $52,730 4.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 50 0.01% $14.09 $16.13 $33,560 4.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 100 0.03% $21.61 $25.08 $52,160 4.4 %
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 170 0.05% $29.88 $30.39 $63,210 5.3 %
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers 40 0.01% $29.52 $31.32 $65,150 3.0 %
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 1,930 0.52% $17.09 $19.75 $41,080 3.7 %
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists 390 0.11% $24.33 $26.07 $54,220 3.0 %
19-1032 Foresters 480 0.13% $19.79 $20.76 $43,180 8.2 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 600 0.16% $12.08 $13.37 $27,820 3.6 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 50 0.01% $22.23 $20.64 $42,920 2.9 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 110 0.03% $13.94 $15.18 $31,570 6.9 %
Education, Training, and Library 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)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 130 0.04% $15.58 $22.80 $47,420 16.1 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 30 0.01% $9.72 $9.61 $19,980 5.4 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors 90 0.02% $20.11 $28.27 $58,800 6.5 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 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)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 160 0.04% $13.97 $15.07 $31,330 4.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 70 0.02% (4) (4) $29,470 10.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 0.01% $15.66 $18.33 $38,130 4.4 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical 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)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 470 0.13% $19.11 $32.79 $68,210 19.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (7) (7) $54.40 $63.28 $131,630 11.0 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 40 27.08% $20.10 $20.22 $42,050 5.9 %
Healthcare 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)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 350 0.09% $10.68 $11.06 $23,010 2.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 350 0.09% $10.68 $11.06 $23,010 2.9 %
Protective Service 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)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 560 0.15% $8.50 $9.64 $20,050 3.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 480 0.13% $8.33 $9.11 $18,950 2.5 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (7) (7) $12.17 $11.75 $24,440 6.0 %
Food Preparation and Serving 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)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 50 0.01% $10.25 $11.55 $24,020 8.4 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 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)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4,820 1.31% $9.06 $10.42 $21,670 3.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 130 0.04% $18.38 $18.80 $39,100 4.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,070 0.29% $7.93 $8.44 $17,550 1.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 100 0.03% $11.03 $11.13 $23,160 6.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 30 0.01% $10.34 $10.59 $22,020 4.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 820 0.22% $9.15 $10.13 $21,060 2.4 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 1,860 0.50% $8.81 $10.24 $21,290 7.1 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners 690 0.19% $12.21 $12.63 $26,260 3.9 %
Personal Care and Service 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)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 4,100 1.11% $9.77 $11.11 $23,110 3.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 150 0.04% $13.56 $15.03 $31,260 5.5 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers 1,480 0.40% $11.09 $13.17 $27,390 5.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 2,380 0.64% $9.10 $9.73 $20,240 2.6 %
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 2,630 0.71% $18.99 $21.14 $43,970 6.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 0.02% $27.42 $35.51 $73,850 8.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers (7) (7) $8.37 $8.42 $17,500 3.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 190 0.05% $7.79 $9.31 $19,360 5.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (7) (7) $35.90 $32.67 $67,950 13.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 150 0.04% $27.29 $32.06 $66,690 9.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,540 0.42% $20.93 $22.85 $47,530 5.3 %
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 19,550 5.29% $10.46 $11.60 $24,120 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,150 0.31% $16.94 $18.40 $38,270 1.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 60 0.02% $10.40 $11.04 $22,970 3.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 90 0.02% $12.95 $13.31 $27,680 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 60 0.02% $7.11 $9.27 $19,270 5.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,990 1.08% $11.74 $12.53 $26,060 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 930 0.25% $11.74 $12.59 $26,180 2.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 0.02% $14.05 $14.24 $29,620 3.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 300 0.08% $13.49 $13.79 $28,690 2.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 410 0.11% $8.46 $8.83 $18,370 1.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 290 0.08% $11.77 $12.56 $26,120 2.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 180 0.05% $11.94 $13.06 $27,160 5.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 570 0.15% $9.86 $9.94 $20,680 2.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 40 0.01% $16.91 $17.74 $36,890 4.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,260 0.34% $10.23 $10.88 $22,620 1.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 80 0.02% $9.38 $10.00 $20,800 6.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 1,530 0.41% $7.98 $8.51 $17,710 2.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 980 0.27% $16.47 $17.33 $36,040 3.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,660 0.72% $9.73 $10.13 $21,080 1.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 190 0.05% $10.62 $11.50 $23,930 4.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 380 0.10% $8.66 $9.76 $20,310 3.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,150 1.12% $9.14 $9.82 $20,440 1.4 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 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)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 253,080 68.52% $7.80 $9.11 $18,950 0.8 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 7,960 2.16% $15.71 $17.36 $36,110 1.7 %
45-1012 Farm Labor Contractors 2,150 0.58% $7.76 $10.02 $20,850 4.5 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 500 0.14% $10.86 $13.61 $28,310 3.1 %
45-2021 Animal Breeders 1,060 0.29% $12.71 $14.86 $30,900 3.6 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 15,900 4.30% $7.26 $7.49 $15,580 1.1 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 14,140 3.83% $8.33 $9.06 $18,840 2.0 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 163,280 44.21% $7.41 $7.71 $16,030 0.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 12,320 3.34% $8.23 $9.00 $18,730 1.4 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers 730 0.20% $11.92 $12.67 $26,350 4.3 %
45-4021 Fallers 8,470 2.29% $13.80 $15.27 $31,760 3.1 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 20,660 5.59% $13.42 $13.92 $28,960 1.9 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers 760 0.21% $10.17 $11.43 $23,770 5.3 %
Construction and Extraction 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)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1,390 0.38% $13.57 $14.79 $30,760 3.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 80 0.02% $17.59 $20.41 $42,460 5.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 60 0.02% $10.15 $10.90 $22,660 8.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 840 0.23% $13.74 $14.58 $30,320 4.0 %
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 7,610 2.06% $13.08 $14.19 $29,520 1.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 340 0.09% $22.53 $22.94 $47,720 2.4 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 180 0.05% $12.95 $16.00 $33,280 12.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 60 0.02% $6.83 $9.23 $19,190 14.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 680 0.18% $14.79 $14.89 $30,970 1.9 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 1,070 0.29% $12.61 $14.26 $29,650 2.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 980 0.27% $15.20 $15.76 $32,780 2.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,490 0.67% $10.92 $11.98 $24,920 1.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 840 0.23% $10.90 $12.11 $25,180 5.0 %
49-9096 Riggers 360 0.10% $16.30 $16.47 $34,250 3.8 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 90 0.02% $7.27 $8.03 $16,700 3.9 %
Production 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)
51-0000 Production Occupations 13,060 3.54% $8.60 $10.01 $20,820 2.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,110 0.30% $17.21 $18.75 $38,990 4.8 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (7) (7) $6.78 $7.02 $14,590 10.5 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 230 0.06% $7.16 $8.64 $17,960 4.9 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) (7) $11.56 $12.81 $26,650 2.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 30 0.01% $11.12 $11.88 $24,700 9.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 2,180 0.59% $10.10 $10.75 $22,360 3.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 360 0.10% $10.70 $11.54 $24,010 4.0 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 600 0.16% $7.98 $9.27 $19,290 5.2 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 0.04% $11.59 $11.91 $24,770 3.8 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (7) (7) $13.28 $13.74 $28,590 7.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 0.03% $10.51 $11.00 $22,890 5.0 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 0.02% $10.41 $10.55 $21,930 7.2 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 0.04% $7.43 $7.38 $15,350 3.4 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 30 0.01% $10.46 $11.26 $23,430 5.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,110 0.30% $7.75 $8.82 $18,330 4.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 2,930 0.79% $7.64 $7.97 $16,580 2.4 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) (7) $13.22 $13.37 $27,800 8.4 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 140 0.04% $7.15 $7.73 $16,070 4.6 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 120 0.03% $12.07 $12.08 $25,130 3.9 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 1,800 0.49% $7.03 $7.65 $15,910 3.2 %
Transportation and Material Moving 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)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 49,720 13.46% $8.62 $10.29 $21,410 1.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 860 0.23% $16.11 $16.79 $34,920 2.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 400 0.11% $18.48 $18.97 $39,460 2.7 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 930 0.25% (4) (4) $55,480 7.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 12,760 3.45% $12.14 $12.87 $26,760 1.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,550 0.42% $9.98 $10.73 $22,310 3.0 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 490 0.13% $7.71 $8.20 $17,060 3.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 40 0.01% $13.08 $15.00 $31,190 7.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 140 0.04% $13.71 $14.69 $30,550 4.8 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators 240 0.06% $15.82 $15.30 $31,830 2.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 4,730 1.28% $9.22 $9.98 $20,750 2.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (7) (7) $12.98 $12.35 $25,680 3.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 10,570 2.86% $7.83 $8.46 $17,590 1.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 2,160 0.58% $7.66 $8.30 $17,260 3.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 13,860 3.75% $7.59 $7.80 $16,220 1.6 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 40 0.01% $10.10 $10.51 $21,860 12.5 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders (7) (7) $10.21 $10.32 $21,470 5.7 %

About November 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.

(4) Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(7) Estimates not released.



Other OES estimates and related information:

November 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

November 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: November 24, 2004

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