Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2005 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sector 51 - Information


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 51 - Information.

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

Sector 51 - Information consists of:

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SOC Major Groups in Sector 51 - Information:


Sector 51 - Information

All Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 3,081,510 100.00% $20.40 $24.06 $50,040 0.8 %
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Management Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 195,240 6.34% $47.21 $51.79 $107,730 0.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 9,610 0.31% (5) $78.85 $164,010 0.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 51,060 1.66% $49.53 $54.55 $113,460 0.7 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 7,510 0.24% $35.29 $40.41 $84,050 1.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 14,830 0.48% $48.37 $52.12 $108,400 1.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 21,130 0.69% $48.85 $53.20 $110,650 0.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 2,120 0.07% $39.54 $44.49 $92,530 1.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 8,470 0.27% $36.61 $39.08 $81,290 1.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 31,760 1.03% $49.61 $52.34 $108,860 0.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 14,520 0.47% $45.70 $49.73 $103,450 0.8 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 1,710 0.06% $38.49 $41.54 $86,400 1.6 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 920 0.03% $45.01 $47.18 $98,130 2.2 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 2,260 0.07% $46.55 $49.82 $103,620 1.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 2,190 0.07% $40.36 $43.22 $89,900 1.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,020 0.03% $44.20 $46.67 $97,070 2.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 1,430 0.05% $34.01 $36.45 $75,810 2.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 530 0.02% $38.76 $40.46 $84,150 2.4 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 70 (7) $34.02 $39.43 $82,010 6.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 5,880 0.19% $49.97 $52.31 $108,810 1.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 40 (7) $46.69 $54.19 $112,710 8.3 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 180 0.01% $52.16 $54.31 $112,970 5.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 160 0.01% $35.87 $36.56 $76,050 5.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 17,820 0.58% $41.14 $44.19 $91,920 1.5 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 145,890 4.73% $27.69 $29.88 $62,150 0.8 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 610 0.02% $20.63 $29.51 $61,380 11.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 1,770 0.06% $23.47 $26.68 $55,490 2.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 7,460 0.24% $27.88 $29.46 $61,280 1.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 520 0.02% $19.40 $19.88 $41,350 6.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 3,940 0.13% $27.43 $28.80 $59,910 1.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 630 0.02% $29.27 $29.86 $62,110 2.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 2,840 0.09% $26.75 $28.43 $59,130 2.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 2,950 0.10% $26.97 $28.20 $58,660 1.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 9,510 0.31% $25.73 $27.01 $56,180 0.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 5,080 0.16% $27.96 $29.69 $61,760 1.0 %
13-1081 Logisticians 3,040 0.10% $32.83 $33.51 $69,700 2.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 21,180 0.69% $30.11 $32.96 $68,550 1.3 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 1,010 0.03% $22.31 $23.64 $49,180 4.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 36,890 1.20% $28.42 $30.46 $63,360 1.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 29,240 0.95% $26.06 $28.29 $58,850 1.0 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 90 (7) $23.66 $25.85 $53,770 4.1 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 1,600 0.05% $30.00 $31.06 $64,600 1.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 1,780 0.06% $24.90 $27.09 $56,350 2.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 10,160 0.33% $30.45 $32.13 $66,830 1.1 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 210 0.01% $25.58 $27.71 $57,630 8.5 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 180 0.01% $29.68 $32.50 $67,600 5.3 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 170 0.01% $16.87 $20.71 $43,080 15.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 930 0.03% $25.61 $30.33 $63,100 8.7 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 330 0.01% $16.73 $18.22 $37,890 3.3 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 3,560 0.12% $25.70 $28.88 $60,080 2.6 %
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Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 411,920 13.37% $32.40 $33.40 $69,470 1.5 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 3,930 0.13% $50.82 $52.10 $108,370 3.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 45,170 1.47% $33.01 $34.15 $71,040 3.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 79,510 2.58% $37.65 $38.55 $80,180 1.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 64,570 2.10% $38.83 $39.53 $82,210 1.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 65,320 2.12% $20.06 $21.80 $45,340 1.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 46,990 1.52% $33.43 $34.39 $71,530 0.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 12,370 0.40% $31.39 $32.23 $67,030 0.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 38,710 1.26% $30.75 $32.01 $66,590 0.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 36,740 1.19% $30.64 $31.76 $66,070 0.9 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 11,420 0.37% $25.65 $28.33 $58,920 2.1 %
15-2011 Actuaries 80 (7) $46.22 $47.64 $99,090 5.8 %
15-2021 Mathematicians 70 (7) $24.64 $30.30 $63,020 15.9 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 6,410 0.21% $30.42 $31.52 $65,560 1.5 %
15-2041 Statisticians 370 0.01% $26.98 $29.58 $61,520 10.1 %
15-2091 Mathematical Technicians (8) (8) $23.46 $23.67 $49,220 3.0 %
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Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 69,510 2.26% $30.72 $32.13 $66,840 0.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 60 (7) $44.52 $42.95 $89,330 2.7 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 370 0.01% $19.27 $21.62 $44,970 8.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 1,110 0.04% $31.89 $32.07 $66,710 1.2 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 7,190 0.23% $37.56 $39.32 $81,790 1.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 5,620 0.18% $33.23 $35.19 $73,190 1.4 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 27,370 0.89% $33.94 $35.05 $72,900 0.6 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 30 (7) $29.36 $24.73 $51,440 22.1 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 80 (7) $33.13 $32.59 $67,790 3.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 2,220 0.07% $32.39 $33.12 $68,890 2.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 380 0.01% $37.64 $37.44 $77,860 2.3 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 2,190 0.07% $34.60 $35.30 $73,430 1.5 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 880 0.03% $20.03 $20.52 $42,690 1.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 130 (7) $20.15 $20.78 $43,230 2.5 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 670 0.02% $24.13 $23.31 $48,480 1.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 180 0.01% $23.55 $24.89 $51,770 5.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 15,900 0.52% $24.67 $24.58 $51,140 1.1 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 70 (7) $21.68 $23.69 $49,270 5.8 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 70 (7) $22.02 $22.70 $47,220 5.6 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 960 0.03% $30.32 $28.11 $58,460 1.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 520 0.02% $13.59 $14.95 $31,090 4.8 %
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Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 27,300 0.89% $31.18 $33.19 $69,040 3.7 %
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 600 0.02% $32.47 $34.84 $72,460 2.9 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (8) (8) $40.41 $40.04 $83,280 12.7 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other (8) (8) $39.26 $42.65 $88,710 13.7 %
19-3011 Economists (8) (8) $22.27 $28.33 $58,920 14.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 22,970 0.75% $31.76 $33.61 $69,910 4.2 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 540 0.02% $15.87 $18.59 $38,670 5.5 %
19-3093 Historians (8) (8) $12.62 $13.70 $28,500 9.8 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 1,260 0.04% $32.03 $33.12 $68,890 1.5 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 470 0.02% $15.31 $16.32 $33,950 4.6 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 170 0.01% $21.68 $22.64 $47,080 4.4 %
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Community and Social Services Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 280 0.01% $15.90 $17.30 $35,990 7.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (8) (8) $13.69 $14.03 $29,170 3.3 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 60 (7) $17.46 $20.99 $43,670 8.7 %
21-2099 Religious Workers, All Other (8) (8) $12.83 $14.20 $29,530 6.1 %
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Legal Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 5,780 0.19% $41.96 $48.43 $100,740 2.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 3,380 0.11% $63.62 $65.24 $135,710 2.0 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 40 (7) $26.16 $28.30 $58,860 7.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 1,220 0.04% $26.61 $28.10 $58,440 2.5 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 60 (7) $12.58 $15.30 $31,830 4.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 190 0.01% $14.74 $18.40 $38,270 7.6 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other (8) (8) $20.41 $22.04 $45,840 2.1 %
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Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 15,890 0.52% $16.43 $17.84 $37,110 1.9 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (7) $19.76 $22.37 $46,540 14.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 190 0.01% $18.51 $19.84 $41,270 8.2 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 300 0.01% (4) (4) $59,020 6.3 %
25-4011 Archivists 990 0.03% $17.52 $19.33 $40,200 7.8 %
25-4012 Curators 120 (7) $22.92 $24.74 $51,450 11.7 %
25-4013 Museum Technicians and Conservators 90 (7) $16.89 $16.70 $34,730 6.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 6,930 0.22% $20.11 $20.85 $43,370 2.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 6,220 0.20% $11.58 $12.32 $25,630 3.6 %
25-9011 Audio-Visual Collections Specialists (8) (8) $19.71 $19.76 $41,100 4.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 700 0.02% $27.96 $27.68 $57,570 2.9 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 160 0.01% $19.55 $20.09 $41,790 4.8 %
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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 483,050 15.68% $18.36 $22.65 $47,110 1.6 %
27-1011 Art Directors 6,960 0.23% $27.73 $32.66 $67,940 2.3 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 1,600 0.05% $23.74 $25.96 $54,000 7.0 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 9,790 0.32% $25.98 $30.23 $62,890 7.5 %
27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other 310 0.01% $19.16 $21.22 $44,140 4.3 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 550 0.02% $24.96 $27.55 $57,300 5.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 34,020 1.10% $16.82 $19.07 $39,660 1.0 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 50 (7) $11.01 $13.35 $27,770 11.4 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers 690 0.02% $25.62 $24.91 $51,820 6.4 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 1,020 0.03% $26.09 $27.69 $57,590 8.8 %
27-2011 Actors 26,220 0.85% $11.12 $24.43 (6) 8.5 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40,820 1.32% $26.85 $34.60 $71,970 4.4 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 580 0.02% $23.86 $27.63 $57,480 7.4 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 680 0.02% $21.87 $35.00 (6) 10.6 %
27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other 54,450 1.77% $16.16 $18.25 (6) 7.7 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 38,670 1.25% $11.42 $16.70 $34,730 2.0 %
27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers 700 0.02% $10.13 $12.80 $26,630 5.1 %
27-3021 Broadcast News Analysts 6,430 0.21% $20.55 $30.92 $64,320 2.6 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 51,350 1.67% $15.43 $19.26 $40,060 1.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 11,810 0.38% $22.23 $24.99 $51,980 1.7 %
27-3041 Editors 68,920 2.24% $21.56 $24.75 $51,480 1.3 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 9,000 0.29% $26.01 $27.01 $56,180 3.5 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 14,850 0.48% $20.78 $25.24 $52,490 2.6 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 1,010 0.03% $17.74 $19.31 $40,160 4.2 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 5,480 0.18% $19.98 $22.41 $46,610 3.5 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 14,040 0.46% $15.70 $17.78 $36,990 2.6 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 26,640 0.86% $13.86 $16.58 $34,490 1.7 %
27-4013 Radio Operators 280 0.01% $18.37 $19.79 $41,160 7.5 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 9,210 0.30% $19.79 $24.04 $50,010 3.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 11,810 0.38% $15.84 $17.88 $37,200 1.4 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 18,320 0.59% $19.91 $22.02 $45,810 5.3 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 13,100 0.43% $23.60 $27.14 $56,450 2.6 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 3,570 0.12% $20.00 $22.06 $45,890 3.5 %
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Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 1,310 0.04% $25.99 $27.57 $57,350 5.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 40 (7) $43.87 $43.28 $90,030 3.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 130 (7) $25.81 $26.52 $55,160 4.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (8) (8) $19.75 $20.02 $41,650 4.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 230 0.01% $14.87 $16.19 $33,680 5.9 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 260 0.01% $30.75 $30.60 $63,660 2.6 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 60 (7) $19.81 $21.30 $44,300 6.6 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 310 0.01% $34.31 $32.41 $67,410 6.4 %
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Healthcare Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations (8) (8) $12.03 $12.27 $25,520 2.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists (8) (8) $12.03 $12.28 $25,540 2.6 %
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Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 5,710 0.19% $12.29 $14.32 $29,780 4.0 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 280 0.01% $21.83 $24.01 $49,930 2.7 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 410 0.01% $22.35 $27.18 $56,530 7.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 4,520 0.15% $11.13 $12.58 $26,160 4.4 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 120 (7) $8.16 $11.53 $23,980 12.7 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 360 0.01% $13.73 $14.51 $30,170 4.0 %
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Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 45,720 1.48% $6.89 $7.62 $15,840 0.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 80 (7) $21.74 $26.33 $54,770 15.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 2,890 0.09% $11.27 $12.46 $25,910 1.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 50 (7) $15.82 $16.14 $33,570 6.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 40 (7) $10.61 $11.89 $24,740 4.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 250 0.01% $8.19 $9.12 $18,980 6.0 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 100 (7) $12.39 $13.35 $27,760 5.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 950 0.03% $7.36 $7.99 $16,630 4.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 110 (7) $8.22 $8.46 $17,590 4.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 6,940 0.23% $6.96 $7.52 $15,640 1.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 33,200 1.08% $6.71 $7.09 $14,760 0.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 350 0.01% $6.70 $7.35 $15,290 4.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 310 0.01% $7.45 $8.10 $16,850 4.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 80 (7) $6.77 $7.32 $15,220 4.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 100 (7) $8.31 $8.90 $18,510 2.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) (8) $9.03 $8.87 $18,450 4.7 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 210 0.01% $8.06 $9.20 $19,140 6.3 %
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Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 12,540 0.41% $9.71 $10.65 $22,160 1.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 370 0.01% $18.10 $18.23 $37,910 1.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 (7) $19.31 $19.11 $39,760 4.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 11,370 0.37% $9.53 $10.30 $21,430 1.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 400 0.01% $9.23 $10.32 $21,460 3.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 290 0.01% $12.76 $13.64 $28,370 5.6 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 40 (7) $9.73 $12.53 $26,060 6.2 %
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Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 56,210 1.82% $7.25 $8.21 $17,070 1.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 5,120 0.17% $12.37 $14.08 $29,290 1.8 %
39-3021 Motion Picture Projectionists 9,490 0.31% $8.02 $9.21 $19,160 1.4 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40,020 1.30% $6.83 $7.07 $14,700 0.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 550 0.02% $6.25 $6.66 $13,850 3.0 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 180 0.01% $7.53 $7.83 $16,290 6.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 60 (7) $24.73 $27.78 $57,790 21.8 %
39-5091 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance 120 (7) $31.72 $28.62 $59,530 6.0 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 150 (7) $10.07 $11.84 $24,630 9.5 %
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Sales and Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 398,730 12.94% $18.59 $22.43 $46,660 0.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 11,910 0.39% $18.47 $20.50 $42,640 1.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 23,410 0.76% $33.21 $36.73 $76,400 0.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 24,700 0.80% $7.31 $7.94 $16,520 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 680 0.02% $11.86 $12.39 $25,770 4.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 36,990 1.20% $10.92 $12.83 $26,680 1.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 91,060 2.96% $18.74 $22.91 $47,650 1.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 50 (7) $25.14 $27.26 $56,690 9.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 130 (7) $14.69 $15.39 $32,010 9.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 89,630 2.91% $23.53 $25.79 $53,640 1.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 22,040 0.72% $30.02 $34.02 $70,750 1.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 30,910 1.00% $21.62 $25.70 $53,450 1.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 430 0.01% $10.96 $14.59 $30,340 5.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 190 0.01% $26.23 $27.07 $56,310 5.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 7,190 0.23% $39.81 $41.57 $86,470 2.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 45,580 1.48% $12.25 $14.17 $29,480 1.8 %
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 3,340 0.11% $9.47 $12.58 $26,160 6.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 10,090 0.33% $18.11 $20.20 $42,020 2.3 %
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Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 725,490 23.54% $14.73 $16.06 $33,410 0.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 50,760 1.65% $24.07 $25.02 $52,040 0.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 6,450 0.21% $11.49 $11.84 $24,620 1.9 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 21,540 0.70% $17.27 $15.74 $32,740 1.2 %
43-2099 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other 600 0.02% $8.34 $10.85 $22,570 14.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 18,290 0.59% $15.48 $16.32 $33,950 1.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 11,290 0.37% $13.78 $14.49 $30,150 1.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 42,980 1.39% $15.05 $15.70 $32,650 0.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 3,530 0.11% $17.15 $17.66 $36,740 1.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 1,130 0.04% $16.06 $15.92 $33,120 1.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 650 0.02% $11.42 $11.21 $23,330 2.6 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 150 (7) $15.62 $17.12 $35,610 4.4 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 2,910 0.09% $16.52 $16.06 $33,410 2.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 209,490 6.80% $14.56 $16.26 $33,820 1.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 6,600 0.21% $13.67 $14.55 $30,260 2.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 1,000 0.03% $12.28 $13.68 $28,460 8.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 7,140 0.23% $9.68 $10.23 $21,270 2.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 21,710 0.70% $14.80 $16.10 $33,490 1.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 3,970 0.13% $16.72 $17.37 $36,120 1.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 16,240 0.53% $11.00 $11.72 $24,380 1.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 2,290 0.07% $15.86 $17.03 $35,420 3.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 3,380 0.11% $9.82 $10.64 $22,130 1.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 190 0.01% $16.20 $16.63 $34,590 1.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 7,850 0.25% $15.06 $15.69 $32,630 0.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 22,910 0.74% $19.91 $19.85 $41,290 0.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 12,330 0.40% $12.39 $13.42 $27,920 0.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 8,050 0.26% $12.93 $14.18 $29,500 4.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 810 0.03% $14.38 $16.91 $35,180 3.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 44,310 1.44% $18.61 $19.22 $39,980 0.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 420 0.01% $21.75 $22.53 $46,860 3.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 21,650 0.70% $13.83 $14.56 $30,280 1.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 15,640 0.51% $15.59 $16.15 $33,590 1.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 26,410 0.86% $10.90 $11.68 $24,290 1.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 3,690 0.12% $12.01 $12.73 $26,480 1.7 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 11,230 0.36% $14.73 $15.70 $32,650 1.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 350 0.01% $14.29 $14.19 $29,520 5.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 17,090 0.55% $10.92 $12.13 $25,230 2.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 72,370 2.35% $12.66 $13.48 $28,040 0.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 8,870 0.29% $10.88 $11.87 $24,700 2.0 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 5,050 0.16% $12.46 $13.46 $27,990 1.6 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 1,410 0.05% $15.17 $15.48 $32,200 5.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 9,890 0.32% $13.76 $15.06 $31,330 1.9 %
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Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3,320 0.11% $18.88 $21.34 $44,380 2.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 290 0.01% $25.71 $27.63 $57,470 4.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 360 0.01% $23.21 $25.61 $53,270 9.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 190 0.01% $15.18 $15.33 $31,880 4.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,030 0.03% $16.16 $16.71 $34,760 1.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 770 0.02% $24.24 $24.66 $51,280 3.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 80 (7) $26.04 $25.05 $52,110 12.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 (7) $26.29 $26.99 $56,150 4.8 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 40 (7) $10.07 $9.70 $20,170 10.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 (7) $20.46 $21.23 $44,160 3.2 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 280 0.01% $18.41 $19.04 $39,600 2.7 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 301,540 9.79% $24.30 $23.64 $49,180 0.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 23,200 0.75% $30.97 $30.99 $64,460 0.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 3,730 0.12% $19.16 $19.77 $41,120 2.0 %
49-2021 Radio Mechanics 1,100 0.04% $19.26 $19.15 $39,840 3.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 142,190 4.61% $25.00 $24.65 $51,270 0.4 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 80 (7) $16.29 $15.63 $32,520 15.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 4,970 0.16% $20.93 $21.20 $44,100 1.5 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 290 0.01% $24.07 $23.51 $48,900 3.4 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles (8) (8) $10.73 $12.74 $26,500 13.0 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 5,590 0.18% $14.74 $15.04 $31,290 1.9 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 70 (7) $25.95 $28.03 $58,290 6.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,100 0.04% $24.58 $23.12 $48,100 3.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 230 0.01% $21.25 $21.34 $44,400 2.1 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) (8) $12.99 $13.00 $27,040 3.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 500 0.02% $24.17 $22.88 $47,590 3.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 560 0.02% $22.11 $22.76 $47,330 3.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 11,680 0.38% $18.04 $19.01 $39,540 1.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 250 0.01% $18.51 $20.71 $43,090 6.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 8,960 0.29% $23.95 $22.94 $47,720 1.1 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 91,180 2.96% $23.16 $22.29 $46,350 0.6 %
49-9061 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 540 0.02% $16.50 $17.38 $36,150 4.6 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 490 0.02% $22.19 $19.59 $40,750 2.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 2,440 0.08% $11.55 $12.26 $25,500 2.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 1,640 0.05% $17.67 $17.95 $37,340 2.1 %
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Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 89,490 2.90% $14.27 $15.88 $33,030 1.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 7,460 0.24% $23.77 $25.07 $52,150 1.6 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 310 0.01% $13.40 $14.83 $30,840 5.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,420 0.11% $11.59 $12.99 $27,020 10.6 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) (8) $10.19 $13.88 $28,880 6.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $10.68 $11.11 $23,120 6.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 (7) $13.57 $14.01 $29,130 4.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 670 0.02% $24.16 $24.26 $50,460 4.3 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 40 (7) $11.66 $13.30 $27,670 12.2 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 6,160 0.20% $12.25 $12.80 $26,630 1.9 %
51-5012 Bookbinders 900 0.03% $15.35 $14.90 $30,990 5.9 %
51-5021 Job Printers 7,750 0.25% $15.94 $17.09 $35,550 2.6 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 17,980 0.58% $14.96 $16.01 $33,310 1.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 20,040 0.65% $16.77 $17.36 $36,120 1.5 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other (8) (8) $10.61 $10.97 $22,830 7.2 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 80 (7) $27.92 $27.04 $56,250 5.6 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other (8) (8) $24.00 $24.04 $50,010 7.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 (7) $14.54 $15.06 $31,330 10.4 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 (7) $10.13 $11.29 $23,490 9.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,890 0.06% $14.07 $15.99 $33,270 1.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 4,790 0.16% $10.42 $11.80 $24,550 2.9 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 2,950 0.10% $11.30 $13.70 $28,490 4.6 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 1,140 0.04% $12.33 $17.73 $36,870 19.2 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 30 (7) $14.83 $14.39 $29,930 7.3 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,140 0.07% $12.73 $13.29 $27,640 3.4 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 7,580 0.25% $9.30 $10.07 $20,940 2.5 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 2,330 0.08% $10.85 $11.90 $24,760 3.3 %
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Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 86,090 2.79% $10.39 $12.36 $25,700 1.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 3,670 0.12% $17.63 $19.26 $40,060 1.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 2,780 0.09% $22.12 $23.08 $48,000 2.7 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 60 (7) (4) (4) (9) (9)
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 210 0.01% (4) (4) $82,850 4.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 10,390 0.34% $9.79 $11.96 $24,870 4.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,180 0.04% $19.18 $19.05 $39,630 2.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 15,670 0.51% $11.70 $13.18 $27,420 3.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 130 (7) $17.11 $16.07 $33,420 6.6 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 130 (7) $12.68 $13.50 $28,080 7.2 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 30 (7) $10.37 $11.23 $23,360 6.0 %
53-6041 Traffic Technicians (8) (8) $13.15 $14.35 $29,840 8.6 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 500 0.02% $11.89 $11.63 $24,190 20.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) (8) $14.28 $14.40 $29,940 3.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 2,130 0.07% $12.98 $14.12 $29,370 2.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 170 0.01% $9.26 $10.27 $21,360 3.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 23,520 0.76% $9.86 $11.21 $23,310 1.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 13,320 0.43% $9.60 $10.26 $21,340 1.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 11,390 0.37% $8.28 $9.36 $19,460 2.9 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 160 0.01% $15.95 $16.08 $33,450 7.6 %

About May 2005 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(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) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(6) There is wide variation in the number of hours worked by those employed as actors, dancers, musicians, and singers. Many jobs are for a duration of 1 day or 1 week and it is extremely rare for a performer to have guaranteed employment for a period that exceeds 3 to 6 months.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) Wage data for this occupation were removed because of reporting errors.




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