Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2005 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 541710 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences


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 Industry 541710 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences.

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

NAICS Industry 541710 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences is part of: NAICS 541700 - Scientific Research and Development Services.

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SOC Major Groups in NAICS 541710 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences:


NAICS 541710 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences

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 507,100 100.00% $29.86 $33.75 $70,210 1.0 %
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Management 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)
11-0000 Management Occupations 58,250 11.49% $55.15 $58.58 $121,840 1.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 2,840 0.56% (5) $83.06 $172,770 1.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 11,170 2.20% $62.04 $64.79 $134,770 1.4 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 90 0.02% $39.10 $45.50 $94,640 7.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 2,480 0.49% $59.00 $60.75 $126,360 1.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,610 0.32% $56.66 $60.42 $125,670 2.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 560 0.11% $45.12 $50.18 $104,360 3.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 2,180 0.43% $38.41 $42.29 $87,960 3.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 5,310 1.05% $55.13 $57.73 $120,070 2.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 3,840 0.76% $53.47 $57.52 $119,650 1.8 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 570 0.11% $42.11 $46.40 $96,510 2.5 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 220 0.04% $44.39 $48.87 $101,650 3.6 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 710 0.14% $49.89 $52.75 $109,710 2.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 1,050 0.21% $52.49 $54.54 $113,450 2.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,360 0.27% $45.06 $46.55 $96,830 1.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 180 0.04% $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 0.03% $33.90 $39.34 $81,820 8.3 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 70 0.01% $46.29 $48.44 $100,740 13.2 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 90 0.02% $41.84 $45.30 $94,220 7.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 6,920 1.36% $57.08 $59.34 $123,420 1.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 1,020 0.20% $42.13 $48.46 $100,800 4.9 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 9,030 1.78% $55.47 $59.26 $123,260 1.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 0.01% $37.00 $43.82 $91,150 9.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 160 0.03% $21.76 $26.46 $55,050 10.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 6,530 1.29% $50.30 $50.83 $105,730 3.2 %
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Business and Financial Operations 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)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 37,290 7.35% $31.15 $33.02 $68,670 1.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 0.01% $25.50 $25.58 $53,210 4.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 3,740 0.74% $28.87 $29.76 $61,890 1.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 2,030 0.40% $29.86 $31.33 $65,170 2.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 620 0.12% $29.42 $31.70 $65,940 4.1 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists (8) (8) $32.86 $32.76 $68,150 3.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 590 0.12% $27.61 $28.64 $59,570 2.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 770 0.15% $29.06 $30.67 $63,800 2.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 1,400 0.28% $30.98 $31.10 $64,680 2.1 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 1,480 0.29% $30.45 $31.88 $66,310 1.9 %
13-1081 Logisticians 1,370 0.27% $34.02 $35.05 $72,900 4.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 5,040 0.99% $36.38 $38.27 $79,610 2.4 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 480 0.09% $22.42 $25.20 $52,410 6.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 9,990 1.97% $32.69 $34.20 $71,140 2.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 6,420 1.27% $28.23 $31.14 $64,770 1.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 800 0.16% $34.59 $36.47 $75,860 2.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 0.01% $28.24 $29.40 $61,160 5.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,680 0.33% $32.43 $33.08 $68,800 1.5 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 660 0.13% $29.94 $30.18 $62,780 1.9 %
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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 66,080 13.03% $38.26 $39.50 $82,150 2.0 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 3,290 0.65% $45.30 $45.98 $95,640 2.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 4,870 0.96% $33.33 $34.68 $72,140 1.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 9,800 1.93% $38.95 $39.75 $82,670 1.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 18,670 3.68% $45.14 $46.79 $97,330 3.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 3,570 0.70% $22.21 $23.37 $48,600 2.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 5,970 1.18% $36.46 $38.17 $79,390 3.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 2,370 0.47% $31.91 $32.51 $67,620 1.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 3,910 0.77% $32.76 $34.06 $70,840 2.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 3,510 0.69% $33.62 $35.75 $74,360 5.1 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 4,980 0.98% $36.23 $36.84 $76,630 3.0 %
15-2021 Mathematicians 710 0.14% $42.89 $43.70 $90,900 4.0 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 1,750 0.35% $38.52 $38.63 $80,340 3.5 %
15-2041 Statisticians 2,260 0.45% $35.87 $37.13 $77,230 2.0 %
15-2091 Mathematical Technicians 250 0.05% (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-2099 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other (8) (8) $25.86 $29.10 $60,540 3.3 %
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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 84,450 16.65% $35.69 $36.74 $76,420 1.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 30 0.01% $31.23 $32.59 $67,790 4.5 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 160 0.03% $29.05 $30.22 $62,850 4.2 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 4,700 0.93% $45.60 $45.57 $94,780 3.6 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 2,440 0.48% $39.78 $41.82 $86,980 3.2 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 2,930 0.58% $39.06 $42.63 $88,680 5.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 940 0.19% $33.38 $34.84 $72,460 3.5 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 2,840 0.56% $45.38 $46.77 $97,280 2.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 6,950 1.37% $39.09 $39.75 $82,670 1.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) (8) $44.87 $44.45 $92,450 1.8 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 2,860 0.56% $36.92 $37.17 $77,320 5.2 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 370 0.07% $36.84 $37.47 $77,940 2.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 7,610 1.50% $37.76 $38.02 $79,070 1.8 %
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects (8) (8) $35.24 $34.38 $71,510 3.5 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 1,610 0.32% $39.02 $39.17 $81,470 4.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 10,650 2.10% $35.64 $36.62 $76,170 2.1 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 180 0.04% $37.68 $37.00 $76,950 4.7 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 2,950 0.58% $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) (8) $39.49 $40.08 $83,360 2.1 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 210 0.04% $25.75 $26.32 $54,740 5.2 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters (8) (8) $28.95 $28.12 $58,480 4.0 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 230 0.05% $22.51 $23.28 $48,420 4.3 %
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 440 0.09% $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 1.10% $24.06 $24.53 $51,020 2.1 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 800 0.16% $28.21 $27.67 $57,550 2.0 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 1,720 0.34% $23.73 $23.73 $49,360 4.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,480 0.29% $23.84 $24.26 $50,460 2.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 4,150 0.82% $22.89 $23.61 $49,110 2.2 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other (8) (8) $26.49 $26.35 $54,820 2.7 %
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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 120,730 23.81% $27.44 $30.91 $64,300 1.1 %
19-1011 Animal Scientists 190 0.04% $24.79 $26.46 $55,030 5.5 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 930 0.18% $33.32 $32.88 $68,390 3.7 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 1,360 0.27% $25.63 $27.45 $57,100 2.5 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists (8) (8) $36.00 $37.37 $77,730 2.2 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 4,120 0.81% $29.57 $32.54 $67,680 3.3 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 2,990 0.59% $27.75 $28.58 $59,450 4.3 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other (8) (8) $29.71 $33.02 $68,690 2.8 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 200 0.04% $26.81 $29.75 $61,890 4.7 %
19-1041 Epidemiologists (8) (8) $32.06 $34.73 $72,240 4.7 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 21,360 4.21% $33.19 $36.22 $75,330 1.6 %
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other (8) (8) $32.32 $36.15 $75,200 4.2 %
19-2011 Astronomers (8) (8) $54.23 $51.73 $107,590 5.9 %
19-2012 Physicists 5,040 0.99% $44.59 $44.47 $92,500 1.6 %
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists (8) (8) $34.90 $37.60 $78,210 3.6 %
19-2031 Chemists 12,740 2.51% $31.83 $34.25 $71,240 2.2 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 2,680 0.53% $34.96 $36.56 $76,040 2.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 2,370 0.47% $28.56 $32.12 $66,810 2.6 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 550 0.11% $29.90 $34.26 $71,250 5.6 %
19-3011 Economists 320 0.06% $37.88 $40.79 $84,840 7.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 2,370 0.47% $37.19 $37.89 $78,820 2.9 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 670 0.13% $18.16 $20.06 $41,730 10.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 260 0.05% $25.83 $29.30 $60,930 4.8 %
19-3032 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 30 0.01% $31.97 $35.59 $74,020 8.3 %
19-3041 Sociologists 410 0.08% $31.84 $34.05 $70,830 2.7 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 260 0.05% $22.96 $22.83 $47,500 4.9 %
19-3093 Historians 110 0.02% $32.25 $32.08 $66,730 7.0 %
19-3094 Political Scientists (8) (8) $40.69 $44.91 $93,420 3.3 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 1,120 0.22% $29.69 $31.56 $65,640 6.9 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 2,160 0.43% $16.66 $17.78 $36,980 3.0 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 18,260 3.60% $18.42 $19.59 $40,740 1.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 6,770 1.34% $18.92 $19.81 $41,200 3.3 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians (8) (8) $18.49 $19.41 $40,370 5.5 %
19-4051 Nuclear Technicians 630 0.12% $31.86 $32.44 $67,470 3.0 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 5,010 0.99% $17.15 $17.97 $37,380 8.1 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 580 0.11% $15.81 $17.62 $36,650 5.2 %
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 5,550 1.09% $20.89 $22.46 $46,720 2.6 %
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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 2,430 0.48% $20.30 $20.88 $43,430 3.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 40 0.01% $19.20 $21.83 $45,400 7.8 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other (8) (8) $19.77 $21.08 $43,840 5.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 1,270 0.25% $21.61 $21.12 $43,920 5.2 %
21-1091 Health Educators 530 0.10% $21.40 $23.24 $48,340 4.2 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 300 0.06% $16.30 $16.52 $34,370 3.0 %
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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 1,590 0.31% $49.82 $55.71 $115,870 2.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 1,220 0.24% $60.83 $63.86 $132,840 2.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 230 0.05% $26.47 $26.92 $56,000 1.8 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 140 0.03% $31.94 $32.84 $68,300 4.0 %
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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 4,060 0.80% $27.65 $32.90 $68,440 6.1 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (8) (4) (4) $95,320 7.8 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 560 0.11% (4) (4) $64,200 11.1 %
25-1191 Graduate Teaching Assistants 30 0.01% (4) (4) $29,600 8.7 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 360 0.07% (4) (4) $78,760 16.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (8) (8) $11.70 $13.01 $27,060 9.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 90 0.02% $14.45 $13.98 $29,080 3.1 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 100 0.02% (4) (4) $52,140 8.8 %
25-4011 Archivists 130 0.03% $19.74 $21.45 $44,620 7.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 530 0.10% $26.16 $26.73 $55,600 1.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 150 0.03% $18.10 $18.06 $37,560 2.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 390 0.08% $22.94 $24.90 $51,800 3.2 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 240 0.05% $35.18 $27.77 $57,750 11.1 %
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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 8,570 1.69% $26.95 $28.20 $58,650 2.0 %
27-1011 Art Directors 50 0.01% $40.71 $40.59 $84,420 4.4 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators (8) (8) $24.88 $25.69 $53,440 5.8 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 120 0.02% $23.38 $24.45 $50,850 3.1 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 1,010 0.20% $34.12 $34.33 $71,400 2.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 1,160 0.23% $23.41 $24.76 $51,490 3.5 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 240 0.05% $18.26 $23.02 $47,890 28.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 2,040 0.40% $26.23 $28.67 $59,630 3.5 %
27-3041 Editors 980 0.19% $24.72 $26.04 $54,160 2.0 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 2,140 0.42% $28.19 $28.98 $60,280 2.2 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 290 0.06% $24.15 $26.66 $55,450 4.2 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 70 0.01% $20.53 $22.42 $46,630 5.5 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other (8) (8) $24.41 $26.01 $54,100 2.6 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 80 0.02% $21.58 $21.98 $45,710 2.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 80 0.02% $20.03 $21.34 $44,380 5.5 %
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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 11,370 2.24% $23.33 $26.61 $55,340 3.5 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (8) (8) $23.85 $24.73 $51,430 4.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 110 0.02% $37.99 $40.45 $84,130 7.7 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 340 0.07% (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 340 0.07% $51.55 $53.77 $111,830 10.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 190 0.04% $37.32 $37.02 $77,010 2.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,700 0.53% $26.27 $27.93 $58,100 3.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 230 0.05% $39.56 $40.93 $85,130 3.6 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 170 0.03% $25.40 $35.52 $73,880 9.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 1,130 0.22% $24.72 $26.02 $54,130 6.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (8) (8) $16.73 $17.46 $36,320 2.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 180 0.04% $21.34 $22.55 $46,900 4.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 400 0.08% $15.88 $16.66 $34,650 4.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 290 0.06% $19.09 $18.83 $39,170 4.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 780 0.15% $18.81 $20.04 $41,680 5.7 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) (8) $18.10 $17.78 $36,980 3.7 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 810 0.16% $28.99 $30.54 $63,530 3.4 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 140 0.03% $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 3,950 0.78% $12.19 $13.01 $27,070 2.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 200 0.04% $12.36 $13.62 $28,330 13.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 730 0.14% $12.63 $12.48 $25,960 7.7 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 460 0.09% $11.31 $12.43 $25,850 3.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 2,260 0.45% $12.16 $13.06 $27,160 2.4 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 260 0.05% $11.13 $13.92 $28,950 7.8 %
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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 2,810 0.55% $18.15 $18.83 $39,180 2.3 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 250 0.05% $26.75 $27.22 $56,620 2.1 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (8) (8) $20.37 $21.81 $45,370 6.2 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 130 0.03% $21.96 $23.57 $49,020 8.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 2,070 0.41% $16.74 $16.89 $35,140 2.6 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 90 0.02% $19.03 $20.94 $43,560 4.9 %
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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 300 0.06% $12.02 $12.77 $26,570 3.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 40 0.01% $12.88 $13.56 $28,210 4.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 80 0.02% $10.89 $11.03 $22,940 6.4 %
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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 2,710 0.53% $12.55 $13.31 $27,680 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 0.02% $18.78 $20.05 $41,710 3.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,210 0.44% $12.21 $12.77 $26,570 2.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 200 0.04% $15.14 $14.71 $30,600 8.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 160 0.03% $11.89 $12.77 $26,570 3.7 %
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Personal Care and 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)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 890 0.18% $11.19 $11.92 $24,790 3.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 0.01% $17.43 $19.33 $40,210 5.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 650 0.13% $10.61 $10.94 $22,740 3.2 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 30 0.01% $12.07 $12.13 $25,230 7.5 %
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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 8,930 1.76% $34.46 $37.03 $77,020 2.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 500 0.10% $38.95 $43.44 $90,350 4.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (8) (8) $20.58 $23.08 $48,010 9.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1,580 0.31% $36.49 $38.33 $79,720 5.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 4,390 0.87% $37.04 $40.10 $83,400 2.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 290 0.06% $26.90 $30.14 $62,690 8.3 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 850 0.17% $40.30 $39.94 $83,080 4.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 130 0.03% $16.12 $15.47 $32,190 3.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 950 0.19% $21.11 $24.25 $50,440 4.3 %
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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)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 61,600 12.15% $17.25 $18.31 $38,080 0.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,970 0.78% $25.67 $27.06 $56,290 2.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 30 0.01% $13.48 $14.04 $29,210 4.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 340 0.07% $16.71 $17.64 $36,690 2.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 360 0.07% $16.97 $17.24 $35,850 2.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,850 0.76% $16.67 $16.99 $35,340 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 580 0.11% $17.35 $17.76 $36,950 1.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 410 0.08% $17.72 $17.90 $37,240 1.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,410 0.28% $17.55 $18.97 $39,460 3.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 490 0.10% (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 1,350 0.27% $11.33 $11.93 $24,810 2.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 120 0.02% $12.46 $12.87 $26,770 3.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 170 0.03% $18.62 $18.62 $38,730 3.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,140 0.22% $18.64 $19.30 $40,140 1.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,330 0.46% $13.10 $13.38 $27,830 1.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 210 0.04% $18.07 $19.16 $39,840 2.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 0.01% $10.49 $10.93 $22,730 3.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,310 0.26% $20.66 $21.62 $44,970 3.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,040 0.21% $15.04 $15.74 $32,740 2.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 780 0.15% $14.49 $15.69 $32,630 4.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (8) (8) $16.26 $15.77 $32,800 6.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 18,240 3.60% $20.33 $20.95 $43,580 0.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 210 0.04% $13.40 $14.06 $29,240 3.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 8,270 1.63% $16.36 $16.63 $34,590 1.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (8) (8) $19.24 $19.35 $40,240 2.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,390 0.27% $12.42 $12.92 $26,870 1.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 490 0.10% $15.51 $15.97 $33,220 2.8 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 100 0.02% $19.16 $19.91 $41,400 3.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 220 0.04% $13.78 $14.08 $29,280 2.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 9,620 1.90% $13.94 $14.73 $30,640 3.1 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 110 0.02% $16.92 $17.38 $36,160 2.9 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers (8) (8) $15.28 $18.44 $38,350 3.1 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 630 0.12% $16.55 $17.03 $35,420 3.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 1,270 0.25% $17.52 $18.46 $38,400 5.0 %
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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 1,100 0.22% $9.20 $11.10 $23,100 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 0.15% $8.40 $9.23 $19,200 5.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 40 0.01% $12.27 $13.04 $27,120 8.3 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 70 0.01% $10.25 $11.28 $23,460 5.6 %
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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 2,980 0.59% $25.18 $24.96 $51,910 2.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 130 0.03% $28.79 $28.79 $59,880 4.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 270 0.05% $25.28 $24.73 $51,440 2.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 230 0.05% $24.05 $23.80 $49,500 3.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,150 0.23% $26.85 $26.93 $56,020 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 450 0.09% $24.96 $24.66 $51,290 2.8 %
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 %
47-3019 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 9,060 1.79% $22.06 $22.27 $46,310 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 540 0.11% $31.34 $32.06 $66,680 2.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 720 0.14% $27.88 $26.11 $54,310 4.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 150 0.03% $20.13 $22.55 $46,900 11.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 370 0.07% $21.73 $21.72 $45,180 4.1 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (8) (8) $30.28 $30.23 $62,880 3.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 330 0.07% $28.87 $28.13 $58,510 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% $24.73 $23.98 $49,870 3.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (8) (8) $24.54 $24.20 $50,340 2.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 4,590 0.91% $19.33 $19.77 $41,130 2.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 340 0.07% $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 0.02% $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% $22.05 $21.60 $44,930 3.6 %
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 0.03% $28.02 $29.12 $60,560 10.3 %
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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 15,190 3.00% $18.22 $19.74 $41,060 2.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,640 0.32% $30.31 $31.99 $66,540 6.0 %
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 0.18% $13.42 $14.55 $30,270 3.4 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 240 0.05% $16.35 $16.43 $34,180 4.5 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 910 0.18% $20.30 $18.49 $38,450 12.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,360 0.27% $12.80 $13.36 $27,780 5.1 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 1,300 0.26% $16.86 $17.75 $36,910 9.1 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) (8) $12.77 $12.84 $26,710 3.8 %
51-4041 Machinists (8) (8) $22.89 $22.42 $46,620 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 610 0.12% $15.21 $16.58 $34,480 2.9 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other (8) (8) $23.01 $21.99 $45,730 8.2 %
51-5021 Job Printers 40 0.01% $17.00 $19.13 $39,790 6.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 130 0.03% $20.62 $21.79 $45,320 10.5 %
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 90 0.02% $17.25 $19.99 $41,590 4.5 %
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 0.07% $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 1,830 0.36% $18.77 $19.71 $40,990 2.3 %
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 0.02% $21.55 $19.69 $40,950 8.2 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 0.01% $18.91 $22.15 $46,070 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 790 0.16% $17.04 $19.52 $40,600 5.9 %
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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)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2,770 0.55% $15.43 $17.03 $35,420 3.4 %
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 0.02% $30.58 $31.68 $65,890 5.3 %
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 200 0.04% $18.22 $17.44 $36,260 5.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 0.02% $13.46 $14.92 $31,040 6.1 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 110 0.02% $22.24 $23.91 $49,720 7.4 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers 80 0.02% $23.79 $24.99 $51,980 4.3 %
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 1,260 0.25% $12.68 $13.51 $28,090 3.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 180 0.04% $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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