Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2005 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 541700 - Scientific Research and Development Services


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 541700 - Scientific Research and Development Services.

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

NAICS Industry 541700 - Scientific Research and Development Services is part of: NAICS 541000 - Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services.

NAICS 541700 - Scientific Research and Development Services consists of:

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NAICS 541700 - Scientific Research and Development Services

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 570,450 100.00% $28.69 $32.85 $68,330 0.9 %
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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 62,640 10.98% $54.56 $57.92 $120,480 0.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 3,310 0.58% (5) $81.32 $169,140 1.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 12,720 2.23% $60.53 $63.49 $132,060 1.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 90 0.02% $39.76 $45.45 $94,540 7.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 2,610 0.46% $58.35 $59.89 $124,560 1.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,650 0.29% $56.41 $60.07 $124,950 2.8 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 720 0.13% $43.38 $48.12 $100,090 2.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 2,590 0.45% $37.13 $40.91 $85,100 2.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 5,580 0.98% $54.65 $57.18 $118,930 2.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 4,130 0.72% $52.75 $56.69 $117,920 1.7 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 610 0.11% $41.32 $45.60 $94,860 2.4 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 310 0.05% $45.48 $48.91 $101,730 2.8 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 740 0.13% $49.48 $52.28 $108,750 2.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 1,050 0.18% $52.47 $54.52 $113,410 2.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,390 0.24% $45.04 $46.44 $96,590 1.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 180 0.03% $44.98 $47.62 $99,060 3.6 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 30 0.01% $32.00 $32.83 $68,300 9.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 130 0.02% $33.94 $39.04 $81,210 4.1 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 80 0.01% $47.75 $50.81 $105,680 12.0 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 120 0.02% $40.03 $42.04 $87,440 6.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 6,930 1.21% $57.06 $59.32 $123,380 1.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 1,070 0.19% $41.96 $48.39 $100,640 4.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 9,280 1.63% $55.20 $58.93 $122,570 1.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 80 0.01% $32.88 $41.09 $85,470 8.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 330 0.06% $25.53 $31.07 $64,630 7.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 6,850 1.20% $49.79 $50.45 $104,940 3.0 %
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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 42,530 7.46% $30.58 $32.69 $67,990 1.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (8) (8) $25.50 $25.58 $53,210 4.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 3,890 0.68% $28.69 $29.56 $61,490 1.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 2,120 0.37% $29.61 $31.12 $64,730 2.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 620 0.11% $29.51 $31.79 $66,120 4.0 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 110 0.02% $29.33 $30.96 $64,400 3.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 760 0.13% $26.80 $27.93 $58,080 2.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 850 0.15% $28.68 $30.44 $63,310 2.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 1,950 0.34% $28.84 $29.49 $61,340 2.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 1,590 0.28% $30.07 $31.56 $65,640 1.8 %
13-1081 Logisticians 1,400 0.25% $33.95 $35.02 $72,830 4.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 6,210 1.09% $35.69 $38.42 $79,910 2.2 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 590 0.10% $22.12 $24.48 $50,920 5.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 11,760 2.06% $31.56 $33.27 $69,210 2.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 7,160 1.26% $27.93 $30.87 $64,200 1.7 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 840 0.15% $33.99 $35.99 $74,860 2.2 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 0.01% $28.24 $29.40 $61,160 5.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,780 0.31% $32.29 $32.90 $68,430 1.4 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 750 0.13% $30.87 $32.60 $67,810 2.5 %
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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 71,270 12.49% $37.49 $38.77 $80,640 1.9 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 3,730 0.65% $44.50 $45.34 $94,300 2.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 5,320 0.93% $32.96 $34.32 $71,390 1.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 10,000 1.75% $38.87 $39.67 $82,500 1.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 18,750 3.29% $45.10 $46.75 $97,240 3.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 4,680 0.82% $21.82 $22.79 $47,390 1.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 6,570 1.15% $35.93 $37.65 $78,310 3.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 2,580 0.45% $31.37 $32.13 $66,830 1.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 4,200 0.74% $32.50 $33.79 $70,290 2.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 3,870 0.68% $32.93 $35.03 $72,850 4.9 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 5,720 1.00% $35.13 $36.04 $74,960 2.8 %
15-2021 Mathematicians 720 0.13% $42.91 $43.70 $90,890 4.0 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 2,010 0.35% $36.94 $37.58 $78,160 3.4 %
15-2041 Statisticians 2,650 0.46% $34.90 $35.99 $74,870 1.9 %
15-2091 Mathematical Technicians 260 0.05% $27.25 $33.02 $68,680 9.9 %
15-2099 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other (8) (8) $25.21 $28.10 $58,460 3.4 %
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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 85,570 15.00% $35.61 $36.67 $76,270 1.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 40 0.01% $29.95 $30.86 $64,180 3.5 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 180 0.03% $28.51 $29.53 $61,420 4.6 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 4,740 0.83% $45.62 $45.57 $94,780 3.6 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 2,450 0.43% $39.76 $41.81 $86,960 3.2 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 2,930 0.51% $39.05 $42.63 $88,670 5.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 950 0.17% $33.28 $34.75 $72,270 3.5 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 2,840 0.50% $45.39 $46.79 $97,330 2.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 6,970 1.22% $39.10 $39.77 $82,710 1.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 7,760 1.36% $44.84 $44.43 $92,410 1.8 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 2,870 0.50% $36.86 $37.14 $77,240 5.1 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 370 0.06% $36.84 $37.47 $77,940 2.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 7,610 1.33% $37.75 $38.01 $79,060 1.8 %
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects (8) (8) $35.24 $34.38 $71,510 3.5 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 1,620 0.28% $38.96 $39.11 $81,350 4.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 10,660 1.87% $35.63 $36.61 $76,150 2.0 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 180 0.03% $37.68 $37.00 $76,950 4.7 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 2,950 0.52% $42.55 $44.17 $91,860 3.2 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 90 0.02% $41.96 $42.06 $87,480 7.5 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 8,800 1.54% $39.42 $40.00 $83,200 2.0 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 210 0.04% $25.75 $26.32 $54,740 5.2 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 810 0.14% $28.54 $27.98 $58,200 3.7 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 250 0.04% $22.25 $23.06 $47,970 4.1 %
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 440 0.08% $29.86 $29.58 $61,520 2.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 170 0.03% $14.38 $17.96 $37,360 12.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 5,600 0.98% $24.06 $24.53 $51,020 2.1 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 800 0.14% $28.21 $27.67 $57,550 2.0 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 1,720 0.30% $23.73 $23.73 $49,360 4.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,480 0.26% $23.84 $24.26 $50,460 2.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 4,150 0.73% $22.88 $23.60 $49,090 2.2 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 4,960 0.87% $26.31 $26.21 $54,520 2.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 180 0.03% $12.94 $14.69 $30,560 13.5 %
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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 138,720 24.32% $26.82 $30.39 $63,210 1.1 %
19-1011 Animal Scientists 190 0.03% $24.79 $26.46 $55,030 5.5 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 930 0.16% $33.21 $32.75 $68,110 3.8 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 1,360 0.24% $25.63 $27.45 $57,100 2.5 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 8,110 1.42% $35.98 $37.34 $77,670 2.2 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 4,130 0.72% $29.56 $32.53 $67,670 3.3 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 3,040 0.53% $27.63 $28.46 $59,200 4.3 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 2,860 0.50% $29.16 $32.45 $67,500 3.0 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 200 0.04% $26.81 $29.75 $61,890 4.7 %
19-1041 Epidemiologists 290 0.05% $32.87 $36.57 $76,070 4.1 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 21,600 3.79% $33.14 $36.15 $75,190 1.6 %
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other 2,810 0.49% $32.03 $35.83 $74,530 4.1 %
19-2011 Astronomers (8) (8) $53.65 $50.93 $105,940 5.9 %
19-2012 Physicists 5,320 0.93% $44.31 $44.18 $91,900 1.6 %
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 1,240 0.22% $34.65 $37.44 $77,880 3.5 %
19-2031 Chemists 12,890 2.26% $31.69 $34.14 $71,020 2.2 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 2,680 0.47% $34.96 $36.55 $76,030 2.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 2,800 0.49% $28.88 $32.45 $67,500 3.2 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 590 0.10% $29.41 $33.75 $70,190 5.2 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 6,360 1.11% $49.08 $45.45 $94,530 2.6 %
19-3011 Economists 1,620 0.28% $40.05 $47.15 $98,070 6.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 3,410 0.60% $32.39 $34.51 $71,780 2.8 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 2,800 0.49% $17.58 $19.29 $40,120 9.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 410 0.07% $25.13 $28.35 $58,970 3.5 %
19-3032 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 190 0.03% $33.64 $37.65 $78,320 4.7 %
19-3039 Psychologists, All Other 130 0.02% $31.37 $33.88 $70,480 5.1 %
19-3041 Sociologists 1,380 0.24% $29.39 $33.22 $69,090 3.2 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners (8) (8) $25.87 $26.28 $54,660 5.8 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 1,280 0.22% $19.17 $21.30 $44,300 3.3 %
19-3093 Historians 520 0.09% $21.69 $24.21 $50,360 5.7 %
19-3094 Political Scientists 550 0.10% $34.11 $37.97 $78,970 4.9 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 4,690 0.82% $27.15 $30.52 $63,490 6.1 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 2,160 0.38% $16.65 $17.77 $36,970 3.0 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 18,460 3.24% $18.37 $19.55 $40,660 1.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 6,860 1.20% $18.88 $19.78 $41,150 3.3 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 100 0.02% $16.98 $17.18 $35,730 8.9 %
19-4051 Nuclear Technicians 630 0.11% $31.86 $32.44 $67,470 3.0 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 7,890 1.38% $16.87 $17.82 $37,060 5.2 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 630 0.11% $15.74 $17.59 $36,580 4.8 %
19-4092 Forensic Science Technicians (8) (8) $39.74 $37.31 $77,600 6.2 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 6,870 1.20% $20.41 $22.26 $46,290 2.3 %
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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 4,150 0.73% $19.81 $21.32 $44,350 3.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 320 0.06% $18.38 $21.54 $44,800 5.8 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 80 0.01% $22.19 $22.17 $46,110 5.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 50 0.01% $17.10 $16.93 $35,220 6.4 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 430 0.08% $22.18 $28.14 $58,540 11.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 320 0.06% $16.33 $17.60 $36,610 4.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 1,270 0.22% $21.61 $21.12 $43,920 5.1 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 70 0.01% $10.38 $17.51 $36,420 15.9 %
21-1091 Health Educators 900 0.16% $20.33 $22.74 $47,310 5.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 70 0.01% $13.45 $13.58 $28,240 4.8 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 510 0.09% $16.99 $18.31 $38,090 4.2 %
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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 2,120 0.37% $50.22 $55.38 $115,190 3.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 1,620 0.28% $61.98 $63.96 $133,030 3.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 290 0.05% $25.83 $26.33 $54,770 1.9 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 190 0.03% $27.50 $30.03 $62,460 4.3 %
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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 9,870 1.73% $23.99 $28.90 $60,100 4.2 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 0.01% (4) (4) $93,670 11.1 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 490 0.09% (4) (4) $92,810 7.4 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 560 0.10% (4) (4) $64,170 9.9 %
25-1069 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other (8) (8) (4) (4) $102,950 2.3 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 2,290 0.40% (4) (4) $73,700 5.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 110 0.02% $11.61 $12.97 $26,970 8.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 130 0.02% $14.77 $15.13 $31,470 3.8 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 1,840 0.32% (4) (4) $28,790 5.8 %
25-4011 Archivists 150 0.03% $19.62 $21.18 $44,040 6.8 %
25-4012 Curators 30 0.01% $20.75 $21.79 $45,320 4.7 %
25-4013 Museum Technicians and Conservators (8) (8) $20.07 $19.13 $39,790 7.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 640 0.11% $25.69 $26.08 $54,240 1.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 190 0.03% $17.66 $17.65 $36,710 2.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 1,270 0.22% $25.67 $27.83 $57,890 2.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 210 0.04% (4) (4) $33,030 9.8 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 350 0.06% $20.57 $23.37 $48,610 9.2 %
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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 10,630 1.86% $26.05 $27.52 $57,240 1.8 %
27-1011 Art Directors 50 0.01% $40.93 $40.51 $84,250 4.8 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 110 0.02% $22.24 $23.39 $48,660 6.3 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 140 0.02% $22.81 $24.25 $50,450 2.6 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 1,010 0.18% $34.12 $34.33 $71,400 2.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 1,410 0.25% $22.86 $24.31 $50,560 2.9 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 290 0.05% $23.45 $24.01 $49,950 22.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 3,030 0.53% $24.95 $27.52 $57,240 2.6 %
27-3041 Editors 1,240 0.22% $24.22 $25.70 $53,460 1.8 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 2,260 0.40% $27.96 $28.83 $59,960 2.1 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 470 0.08% $24.16 $26.54 $55,200 3.1 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 80 0.01% $19.95 $21.29 $44,290 4.9 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 160 0.03% $23.85 $25.52 $53,070 3.4 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 90 0.02% $21.31 $21.76 $45,250 2.8 %
27-4021 Photographers 90 0.02% $20.31 $21.47 $44,650 4.7 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 50 0.01% $23.68 $24.79 $51,570 5.6 %
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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 11,600 2.03% $23.33 $26.62 $55,370 3.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 90 0.02% $22.05 $22.86 $47,540 3.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 110 0.02% $38.02 $40.44 $84,110 7.5 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 340 0.06% (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 360 0.06% $52.16 $54.13 $112,580 10.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 190 0.03% $37.25 $36.98 $76,910 2.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,760 0.48% $26.32 $27.93 $58,100 3.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 230 0.04% $39.69 $41.32 $85,940 3.7 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 180 0.03% $25.72 $36.55 $76,030 9.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 1,160 0.20% $24.66 $25.97 $54,010 6.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 2,640 0.46% $16.72 $17.47 $36,350 2.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 180 0.03% $21.34 $22.55 $46,900 4.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 410 0.07% $15.89 $16.65 $34,640 4.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 290 0.05% $19.09 $18.83 $39,170 4.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 780 0.14% $18.81 $20.04 $41,680 5.7 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 280 0.05% $17.70 $17.43 $36,250 3.7 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 830 0.15% $29.06 $30.56 $63,560 3.3 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 140 0.02% $21.87 $23.43 $48,740 6.9 %
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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 4,030 0.71% $12.24 $13.08 $27,210 2.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 210 0.04% $12.68 $13.87 $28,840 12.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 730 0.13% $12.63 $12.48 $25,950 7.7 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 470 0.08% $11.27 $12.40 $25,790 2.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 2,260 0.40% $12.15 $13.05 $27,150 2.4 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 310 0.05% $12.45 $14.60 $30,370 6.7 %
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Protective Service 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)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 2,960 0.52% $18.03 $18.77 $39,040 2.2 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 40 0.01% $29.37 $29.08 $60,480 5.7 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 260 0.05% $26.74 $27.24 $56,660 2.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 240 0.04% $20.15 $21.22 $44,130 5.6 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 150 0.03% $22.11 $23.57 $49,030 8.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 2,120 0.37% $16.62 $16.83 $35,010 2.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 130 0.02% $17.48 $19.19 $39,920 3.5 %
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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)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 460 0.08% $11.60 $12.57 $26,150 3.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 30 0.01% $22.65 $22.44 $46,670 5.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 50 0.01% $11.85 $12.51 $26,010 4.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 40 0.01% $10.68 $11.64 $24,220 6.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 80 0.01% $10.78 $10.97 $22,830 6.5 %
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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)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,850 0.50% $12.49 $13.26 $27,590 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 110 0.02% $18.69 $19.83 $41,240 3.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,270 0.40% $12.16 $12.73 $26,490 2.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 240 0.04% $14.31 $14.04 $29,210 9.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 190 0.03% $12.22 $13.25 $27,550 3.9 %
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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)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,150 0.20% $10.57 $11.42 $23,750 3.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 0.01% $17.12 $18.94 $39,390 4.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 650 0.11% $10.61 $10.94 $22,740 3.2 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 50 0.01% $11.61 $12.32 $25,620 6.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 30 0.01% $7.27 $8.77 $18,250 17.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 70 0.01% $9.63 $11.67 $24,260 9.5 %
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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)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 9,840 1.72% $33.24 $35.87 $74,620 2.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 40 0.01% $17.40 $18.77 $39,040 4.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 600 0.11% $34.43 $41.11 $85,520 4.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 40 0.01% $9.02 $10.26 $21,340 9.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 60 0.01% $11.33 $13.30 $27,670 5.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (8) (8) $20.46 $22.83 $47,490 8.0 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 30 0.01% $18.64 $19.16 $39,850 3.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1,790 0.31% $35.63 $37.73 $78,480 4.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 4,490 0.79% $36.82 $40.03 $83,260 2.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 310 0.05% $26.42 $30.26 $62,940 7.8 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 850 0.15% $40.30 $39.94 $83,080 4.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 310 0.05% $14.72 $15.70 $32,660 5.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 1,170 0.21% $20.25 $23.45 $48,770 4.8 %
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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)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 78,290 13.72% $16.60 $17.73 $36,870 0.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 5,350 0.94% $25.34 $27.02 $56,210 1.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 30 0.01% $13.63 $14.69 $30,560 5.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 370 0.06% $16.67 $17.60 $36,610 2.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 380 0.07% $17.06 $17.29 $35,970 2.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4,530 0.79% $16.65 $16.98 $35,320 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 660 0.12% $17.46 $17.83 $37,090 1.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 430 0.08% $17.77 $17.95 $37,330 1.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,760 0.31% $16.56 $17.87 $37,170 4.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 530 0.09% (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 5,290 0.93% $12.02 $12.24 $25,460 2.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 140 0.02% $12.54 $12.88 $26,780 3.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 180 0.03% $18.35 $18.33 $38,120 3.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,290 0.23% $18.36 $19.03 $39,570 1.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 3,370 0.59% $12.53 $12.93 $26,900 2.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 250 0.04% $17.23 $18.44 $38,360 2.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 0.01% $10.43 $10.86 $22,590 3.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 40 0.01% $14.35 $15.29 $31,810 4.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,350 0.24% $20.60 $21.54 $44,800 3.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,080 0.19% $15.00 $15.67 $32,600 1.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 800 0.14% $14.55 $15.69 $32,640 4.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 340 0.06% $15.41 $15.26 $31,740 5.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 20,900 3.66% $20.11 $20.77 $43,200 0.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 70 0.01% $23.57 $23.91 $49,730 8.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 210 0.04% $13.40 $14.06 $29,240 3.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 10,310 1.81% $16.03 $16.30 $33,910 1.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 450 0.08% $18.53 $18.54 $38,560 2.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,730 0.30% $12.34 $12.79 $26,610 1.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 590 0.10% $15.57 $16.03 $33,340 2.4 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 110 0.02% $19.53 $20.37 $42,360 2.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 260 0.05% $13.56 $13.89 $28,880 2.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 12,470 2.19% $13.52 $14.32 $29,780 2.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 140 0.02% $16.24 $16.79 $34,930 2.5 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers (8) (8) $15.43 $18.47 $38,410 3.2 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 1,010 0.18% $15.49 $15.92 $33,120 6.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 1,390 0.24% $17.42 $18.47 $38,410 4.6 %
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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)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 1,110 0.19% $9.22 $11.10 $23,090 3.7 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 100 0.02% $19.86 $22.05 $45,860 10.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 770 0.13% $8.41 $9.25 $19,240 5.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 50 0.01% $11.00 $12.49 $25,980 7.6 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 70 0.01% $10.25 $11.28 $23,460 5.6 %
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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)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3,140 0.55% $25.06 $24.76 $51,500 2.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 160 0.03% $28.32 $28.80 $59,900 4.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 290 0.05% $25.07 $24.41 $50,760 2.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 230 0.04% $24.05 $23.80 $49,500 3.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,190 0.21% $26.83 $26.99 $56,130 2.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 160 0.03% $23.57 $22.72 $47,260 4.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 470 0.08% $24.93 $24.71 $51,390 3.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 170 0.03% $22.12 $21.77 $45,290 4.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 30 0.01% $25.69 $26.10 $54,300 4.0 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 40 0.01% $11.24 $13.48 $28,040 18.3 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 40 0.01% $13.86 $13.13 $27,300 16.2 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 0.01% $11.75 $12.60 $26,200 6.4 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (8) (8) $14.23 $14.05 $29,210 4.2 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 70 0.01% $26.82 $26.86 $55,870 3.7 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 40 0.01% $21.15 $21.67 $45,070 5.4 %
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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)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 9,230 1.62% $22.08 $22.28 $46,330 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 560 0.10% $31.40 $32.13 $66,820 2.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 740 0.13% $27.55 $26.00 $54,080 3.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 160 0.03% $20.20 $22.55 $46,900 11.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 370 0.06% $21.73 $21.72 $45,180 4.1 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (8) (8) $30.46 $30.48 $63,390 3.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 330 0.06% $28.78 $28.08 $58,400 2.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 40 0.01% $23.94 $27.70 $57,610 10.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 260 0.05% $24.70 $23.94 $49,800 3.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 610 0.11% $24.64 $24.26 $50,470 2.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 4,670 0.82% $19.31 $19.77 $41,130 2.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 340 0.06% $22.18 $22.26 $46,310 7.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights (8) (8) $22.91 $20.63 $42,920 8.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 50 0.01% $10.92 $15.21 $31,640 11.9 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 80 0.01% $19.56 $20.69 $43,030 4.9 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 150 0.03% $25.65 $25.75 $53,570 4.4 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 30 0.01% $21.85 $21.55 $44,830 3.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 110 0.02% $12.39 $12.76 $26,540 3.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 130 0.02% $28.02 $29.11 $60,540 10.2 %
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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)
51-0000 Production Occupations 15,360 2.69% $18.24 $19.75 $41,080 2.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,680 0.29% $30.22 $31.89 $66,320 5.9 %
51-2011 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers 60 0.01% $17.27 $19.14 $39,810 6.3 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 920 0.16% $13.42 $14.55 $30,270 3.4 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 240 0.04% $16.35 $16.43 $34,180 4.5 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 910 0.16% $20.30 $18.49 $38,450 12.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,370 0.24% $12.81 $13.37 $27,820 5.1 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 1,310 0.23% $16.88 $17.78 $36,980 9.1 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) (8) $12.77 $12.84 $26,710 3.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,810 0.32% $22.90 $22.40 $46,600 2.6 %
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 50 0.01% $22.25 $23.80 $49,500 9.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 100 0.02% $26.11 $26.08 $54,260 2.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 630 0.11% $15.27 $16.68 $34,690 2.9 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 280 0.05% $21.60 $21.24 $44,180 7.8 %
51-5021 Job Printers 40 0.01% $17.00 $19.13 $39,790 6.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 140 0.02% $20.56 $21.71 $45,150 10.1 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 50 0.01% $27.55 $27.43 $57,060 4.2 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 200 0.04% $25.47 $25.74 $53,540 2.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 100 0.02% $17.20 $19.92 $41,440 4.4 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 120 0.02% $24.39 $23.27 $48,400 5.3 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 90 0.02% $23.02 $19.58 $40,730 13.0 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 330 0.06% $19.66 $20.31 $42,240 2.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 0.03% $17.18 $16.67 $34,670 5.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,860 0.33% $18.65 $19.61 $40,800 2.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 200 0.04% $13.64 $13.85 $28,810 6.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 0.01% $21.55 $19.69 $40,950 8.2 %
51-9141 Semiconductor Processors (8) (8) $15.85 $16.19 $33,680 5.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers (8) (8) $10.03 $10.48 $21,800 3.7 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 800 0.14% $17.07 $19.58 $40,730 5.8 %
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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 2,940 0.52% $15.18 $16.78 $34,900 3.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 0.01% $21.01 $23.64 $49,180 4.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 0.01% $29.87 $31.10 $64,680 5.1 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (8) (8) (4) (4) $67,900 3.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 150 0.03% $22.92 $21.42 $44,550 5.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 220 0.04% $17.99 $17.36 $36,110 4.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 110 0.02% $13.16 $14.33 $29,800 6.4 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 90 0.02% $30.65 $29.17 $60,660 5.4 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels (8) (8) $22.86 $24.19 $50,310 7.6 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers 80 0.01% $23.90 $25.04 $52,080 4.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 60 0.01% $13.14 $14.21 $29,550 4.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 60 0.01% $16.65 $17.19 $35,750 15.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,360 0.24% $12.36 $13.21 $27,480 3.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 180 0.03% $9.19 $9.64 $20,060 8.4 %

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.

(8) Estimates not released.

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




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