Occupational Employment Statistics

Employment and wages of the largest occupations, May 2007
Occupation Employment Percent of total employment Hourly mean wage

Retail salespersons

4,429,060 3.3% $11.79

Cashiers

3,545,330 2.6 8.84

Office clerks, general

2,980,350 2.2 12.48

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

2,602,950 1.9 8.03

Registered nurses

2,468,340 1.8 30.04

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

2,363,440 1.8 11.46

Waiters and waitresses

2,357,040 1.8 8.93

Customer service representatives

2,193,430 1.6 14.93

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

2,112,870 1.6 10.92

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

1,858,500 1.4 15.76

Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive

1,832,490 1.4 14.04

Stock clerks and order fillers

1,817,650 1.4 10.93

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

1,693,590 1.3 18.06

General and operations managers

1,655,410 1.2 49.89

Last Modified Date: October 30, 2008

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