Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 541720 - Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS Industry 541720 - Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

NAICS Industry 541720 - Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities is part of: NAICS 541700 - Scientific Research and Development Services.

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SOC Major Groups in NAICS 541720 - Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities:


NAICS 541720 - Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 63,550 100.00% $21.92 $26.64 $55,410 1.6 %
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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 3,770 5.93% $49.22 $53.72 $111,740 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 370 0.58% (5) $74.91 $155,800 3.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,450 2.28% $53.12 $57.33 $119,250 3.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 40 0.06% $49.64 $50.92 $105,920 8.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 150 0.24% $31.05 $36.03 $74,950 9.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 170 0.27% $39.33 $41.12 $85,520 3.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 240 0.38% $49.66 $50.04 $104,080 5.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 270 0.42% $44.02 $51.52 $107,170 4.0 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 0.06% $31.57 $36.43 $75,770 6.4 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 60 0.09% $53.03 $51.19 $106,480 4.2 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 0.05% $45.35 $45.98 $95,630 5.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 0.05% $45.27 $45.49 $94,620 5.0 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 70 0.11% $46.32 $45.18 $93,980 7.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 30 0.05% $37.53 $41.77 $86,880 10.5 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 210 0.33% $53.45 $55.63 $115,720 5.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 0.14% $32.10 $32.32 $67,220 4.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 390 0.61% $43.40 $48.86 $101,620 4.5 %
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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 5,020 7.90% $26.96 $30.04 $62,470 2.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 0.24% $26.02 $27.12 $56,410 2.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 0.11% $27.14 $27.55 $57,290 5.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 200 0.31% $27.29 $29.85 $62,080 9.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 80 0.13% $26.34 $27.70 $57,620 2.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 550 0.87% $25.30 $27.85 $57,930 3.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 100 0.16% $25.64 $28.09 $58,440 3.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,020 1.61% $28.82 $33.86 $70,430 4.8 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 120 0.19% $23.42 $24.28 $50,500 3.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,720 2.71% $26.94 $29.34 $61,030 3.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 710 1.12% $26.33 $28.80 $59,890 2.5 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 50 0.08% $27.21 $27.66 $57,540 4.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 150 0.24% $34.75 $38.91 $80,930 13.8 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 40 0.06% $29.55 $27.55 $57,310 7.4 %
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Computer and Mathematical Science 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)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 4,330 6.81% $27.96 $29.59 $61,540 1.8 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research (8) (8) $32.07 $34.21 $71,160 5.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 450 0.71% $27.70 $30.01 $62,430 5.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 140 0.22% $37.37 $36.95 $76,860 2.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 90 0.14% $43.15 $43.48 $90,440 10.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 880 1.38% $20.56 $21.41 $44,530 2.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 680 1.07% $33.54 $34.05 $70,820 2.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 230 0.36% $27.15 $28.12 $58,490 2.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 350 0.55% $28.97 $30.55 $63,540 2.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 440 0.69% $28.19 $28.49 $59,250 2.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other (8) (8) $27.94 $29.72 $61,810 2.7 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 200 0.31% $28.27 $33.76 $70,220 9.5 %
15-2041 Statisticians 250 0.39% $32.35 $33.81 $70,310 4.4 %
15-2091 Mathematical Technicians (8) (8) $21.41 $21.72 $45,190 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 1,730 2.72% $31.61 $32.36 $67,310 2.3 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (8) (8) $39.34 $40.04 $83,280 2.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) (8) $35.78 $35.92 $74,720 8.9 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other (8) (8) $39.93 $39.83 $82,850 2.8 %
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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 19,430 30.57% $24.34 $28.85 $60,010 3.2 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 50 0.08% $26.79 $30.81 $64,070 11.1 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (8) (8) $21.69 $25.17 $52,360 11.1 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 330 0.52% $30.67 $36.56 $76,030 7.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 350 0.55% $26.95 $28.87 $60,040 7.1 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 460 0.72% $31.12 $32.22 $67,020 5.4 %
19-3011 Economists 1,170 1.84% $37.95 $45.38 $94,380 7.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 1,110 1.75% $26.65 $28.40 $59,070 5.7 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 2,350 3.70% $19.48 $21.77 $45,290 8.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (8) (8) $24.83 $29.92 $62,230 14.3 %
19-3032 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 150 0.24% $37.27 $40.55 $84,350 5.7 %
19-3039 Psychologists, All Other (8) (8) $37.49 $37.87 $78,770 9.0 %
19-3041 Sociologists 1,140 1.79% $31.57 $34.41 $71,560 4.1 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 130 0.20% $27.02 $27.04 $56,240 2.1 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 1,050 1.65% $20.54 $22.81 $47,440 3.8 %
19-3093 Historians 220 0.35% $19.12 $21.75 $45,250 10.9 %
19-3094 Political Scientists 500 0.79% $31.60 $37.33 $77,640 10.7 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 3,710 5.84% $29.15 $33.19 $69,030 6.6 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 80 0.13% $20.22 $20.52 $42,670 6.7 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 2,950 4.64% $17.01 $18.14 $37,740 2.3 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 110 0.17% $17.39 $17.96 $37,370 5.5 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 1,040 1.64% $15.88 $18.10 $37,660 7.5 %
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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 1,590 2.50% $18.52 $21.38 $44,460 5.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 400 0.63% $18.81 $21.85 $45,440 5.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (8) (8) $17.75 $19.19 $39,910 5.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators 290 0.46% $16.76 $19.39 $40,330 11.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 80 0.13% $13.08 $13.15 $27,360 7.8 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 110 0.17% $21.62 $22.83 $47,500 11.8 %
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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 610 0.96% $43.19 $46.98 $97,730 10.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 470 0.74% $51.40 $54.08 $112,480 11.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 60 0.09% $21.78 $22.56 $46,920 8.6 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) (8) $20.36 $21.36 $44,440 6.6 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 40 0.06% $21.44 $26.26 $54,620 22.5 %
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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 6,090 9.58% $22.09 $26.88 $55,910 5.4 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (8) (4) (4) $85,130 8.9 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 0.08% (4) (4) $77,860 10.6 %
25-1191 Graduate Teaching Assistants 230 0.36% (4) (4) $28,110 5.8 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 2,060 3.24% (4) (4) $72,850 6.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 30 0.05% $14.63 $16.40 $34,110 6.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 1,460 2.30% (4) (4) $27,730 4.3 %
25-4011 Archivists (8) (8) $18.62 $19.67 $40,910 3.1 %
25-4021 Librarians (8) (8) $23.15 $24.05 $50,020 3.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 0.06% $16.90 $17.70 $36,810 4.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 740 1.16% $28.09 $29.73 $61,840 2.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 160 0.25% (4) (4) $35,660 14.9 %
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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 2,320 3.65% $25.19 $27.24 $56,650 2.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 270 0.42% $22.27 $23.99 $49,900 3.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 1,020 1.61% $25.62 $27.93 $58,100 3.4 %
27-3041 Editors 230 0.36% $25.67 $27.01 $56,190 3.6 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 230 0.36% $23.32 $24.74 $51,470 3.6 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 340 0.54% $25.60 $28.79 $59,880 5.8 %
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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 320 0.50% $25.60 $27.52 $57,240 5.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 120 0.19% $30.52 $29.96 $62,320 4.3 %
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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 60 0.09% $18.30 $19.08 $39,680 7.1 %
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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 140 0.22% $16.33 $19.07 $39,660 6.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 60 0.09% $13.15 $14.80 $30,770 7.0 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) (8) $17.01 $17.34 $36,060 5.9 %
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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 140 0.22% $10.50 $11.95 $24,860 5.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 80 0.13% $9.18 $11.22 $23,340 9.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 40 0.06% $10.60 $11.08 $23,040 3.4 %
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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 260 0.41% $8.68 $10.61 $22,070 8.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 50 0.08% $9.76 $10.51 $21,870 6.7 %
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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 870 1.37% $20.10 $22.53 $46,870 11.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 110 0.17% $22.94 $25.94 $53,950 12.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (8) (8) $10.09 $11.02 $22,910 2.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 250 0.39% $27.74 $32.76 $68,130 10.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) (8) $21.35 $22.94 $47,720 10.9 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 130 0.20% $22.53 $26.93 $56,020 9.5 %
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Office and Administrative 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)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 16,170 25.44% $14.55 $16.02 $33,320 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,260 1.98% $24.44 $27.32 $56,820 3.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 780 1.23% $16.33 $17.10 $35,560 2.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 0.11% $18.36 $18.60 $38,690 2.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 380 0.60% $11.18 $14.86 $30,910 19.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 30 0.05% $12.55 $12.64 $26,300 5.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 3,330 5.24% $12.48 $12.74 $26,510 4.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150 0.24% $17.40 $17.72 $36,860 3.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 670 1.05% $11.94 $12.35 $25,690 3.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other (8) (8) $10.88 $11.82 $24,590 6.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 40 0.06% $19.18 $19.00 $39,510 4.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 40 0.06% $13.45 $13.30 $27,660 3.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,500 3.93% $19.75 $20.51 $42,650 1.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,280 3.59% $15.01 $15.16 $31,530 2.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 350 0.55% $11.52 $11.79 $24,520 3.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 0.08% $17.60 $18.68 $38,860 4.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 0.08% $12.65 $12.72 $26,450 4.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,910 4.58% $12.66 $13.25 $27,560 2.1 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 320 0.50% $13.82 $15.34 $31,900 15.5 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 120 0.19% $16.26 $17.39 $36,170 7.1 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 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)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 150 0.24% $22.03 $22.85 $47,540 3.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 90 0.14% $19.82 $20.77 $43,190 3.8 %
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Production 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)
51-0000 Production Occupations 170 0.27% $17.30 $18.86 $39,240 5.0 %
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Transportation and Material Moving 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)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 140 0.22% $10.79 $12.83 $26,700 4.6 %

About May 2006 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. Data are being corrected and revised wage estimates will be posted as soon as possible.




Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2006 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2006 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2006 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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