Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2007 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 nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS Industry 541710 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences.

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

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 520,770 100.00% $33.26 $37.33 $77,640 1.0 %
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 62,940 12.09% $61.04 $64.43 $134,020 1.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 2,480 0.48% (5) $90.44 $188,120 1.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 12,330 2.37% $64.59 $68.46 $142,390 1.7 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 0.01% $47.67 $51.44 $107,000 6.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 2,740 0.53% $66.05 $67.54 $140,470 1.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,370 0.26% $66.88 $69.10 $143,730 2.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 600 0.12% $49.73 $54.96 $114,320 2.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 1,800 0.35% $47.17 $52.74 $109,700 4.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 5,350 1.03% $59.44 $62.33 $129,640 2.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 4,180 0.80% $59.94 $63.92 $132,950 1.9 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 660 0.13% $47.26 $50.46 $104,950 2.7 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 320 0.06% $51.32 $53.20 $110,660 2.5 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 880 0.17% $57.03 $61.23 $127,360 3.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 1,130 0.22% $56.91 $59.23 $123,200 2.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,330 0.26% $51.74 $52.59 $109,380 1.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 230 0.04% $46.88 $48.47 $100,810 3.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 190 0.04% $43.90 $49.83 $103,640 7.6 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 80 0.02% $46.43 $51.60 $107,320 5.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 8,170 1.57% $65.48 $67.50 $140,400 2.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 1,020 0.20% $51.12 $56.41 $117,330 3.1 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 10,050 1.93% $61.99 $65.09 $135,390 1.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 0.01% $36.54 $43.84 $91,200 9.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers (8) (8) $42.10 $38.79 $80,690 9.0 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 7,700 1.48% $54.49 $56.52 $117,560 3.2 %
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 45,640 8.76% $33.57 $35.71 $74,280 1.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 0.02% $38.12 $36.52 $75,950 7.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 4,800 0.92% $31.47 $32.76 $68,140 1.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 2,420 0.46% $32.55 $34.86 $72,500 1.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 720 0.14% $32.42 $33.86 $70,420 3.2 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 80 0.02% $33.52 $33.69 $70,070 6.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 620 0.12% $30.02 $32.02 $66,610 2.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 1,130 0.22% $31.08 $32.35 $67,280 1.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 1,870 0.36% $31.04 $32.06 $66,690 1.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 1,650 0.32% $31.72 $33.55 $69,790 1.5 %
13-1081 Logisticians 1,810 0.35% $35.15 $35.41 $73,640 1.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 5,260 1.01% $38.19 $41.71 $86,760 3.2 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 350 0.07% $24.77 $26.73 $55,600 3.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 13,590 2.61% $35.00 $37.04 $77,030 2.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 6,560 1.26% $31.33 $33.72 $70,130 1.2 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 1,030 0.20% $35.15 $36.20 $75,300 1.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 160 0.03% $28.12 $28.49 $59,250 2.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 2,540 0.49% $35.24 $36.69 $76,320 2.1 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 860 0.17% $34.59 $35.91 $74,690 2.0 %
Computer and Mathematical 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)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 69,720 13.39% $41.89 $42.57 $88,540 1.3 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 3,530 0.68% $46.94 $48.33 $100,520 2.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 4,520 0.87% $36.84 $37.95 $78,940 2.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 13,830 2.66% $43.70 $44.20 $91,930 1.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 16,580 3.18% $48.92 $49.44 $102,840 1.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 3,690 0.71% $23.87 $25.23 $52,480 1.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 8,640 1.66% $42.01 $42.93 $89,290 2.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 2,600 0.50% $34.23 $35.62 $74,090 1.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 4,810 0.92% $35.37 $35.94 $74,760 3.6 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 3,120 0.60% $39.19 $40.89 $85,040 2.9 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 2,710 0.52% $36.65 $38.30 $79,670 2.7 %
15-2021 Mathematicians 1,110 0.21% $47.27 $46.76 $97,260 3.6 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 1,560 0.30% $35.19 $37.86 $78,740 3.1 %
15-2041 Statisticians 2,680 0.51% $39.74 $40.70 $84,650 1.4 %
15-2091 Mathematical Technicians 180 0.03% $32.17 $40.87 $85,000 14.5 %
15-2099 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other (8) (8) $28.55 $36.73 $76,390 9.4 %
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 83,380 16.01% $39.63 $41.04 $85,360 1.1 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 60 0.01% $39.83 $40.94 $85,150 3.5 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 80 0.02% $24.03 $24.69 $51,360 3.4 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 6,280 1.21% $47.14 $48.66 $101,210 2.9 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 2,460 0.47% $40.40 $44.71 $92,990 4.6 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 3,680 0.71% $41.09 $43.82 $91,150 3.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 930 0.18% $39.89 $40.20 $83,610 4.9 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 3,790 0.73% $48.84 $50.03 $104,060 1.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 7,890 1.52% $43.32 $44.15 $91,830 1.4 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 7,560 1.45% $48.51 $48.25 $100,350 1.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 1,820 0.35% $40.93 $41.73 $86,800 3.6 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 800 0.15% $39.76 $40.95 $85,180 2.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 7,110 1.37% $40.37 $40.44 $84,120 1.6 %
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 510 0.10% $40.92 $40.92 $85,110 3.4 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 1,360 0.26% $41.89 $42.00 $87,360 3.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 9,910 1.90% $40.95 $41.66 $86,660 1.9 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers (8) (8) $32.72 $34.01 $70,730 9.2 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 2,760 0.53% $49.81 $50.59 $105,240 2.9 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 70 0.01% $50.84 $49.65 $103,270 5.3 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 8,790 1.69% $44.57 $45.69 $95,030 2.8 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 410 0.08% $25.89 $26.13 $54,340 7.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 620 0.12% $27.01 $27.10 $56,370 4.2 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 160 0.03% $25.94 $25.78 $53,620 2.9 %
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 350 0.07% $30.82 $31.10 $64,690 5.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 260 0.05% $18.45 $21.23 $44,160 7.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 4,480 0.86% $26.22 $26.37 $54,850 1.8 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 920 0.18% $31.17 $31.13 $64,750 1.4 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 840 0.16% $23.06 $23.06 $47,970 4.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,640 0.31% $23.97 $25.03 $52,060 2.9 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 3,610 0.69% $26.15 $26.31 $54,730 2.2 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 4,080 0.78% $27.90 $27.94 $58,120 2.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 0.01% $11.41 $16.17 $33,630 22.3 %
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 127,570 24.50% $30.31 $34.02 $70,770 1.3 %
19-1011 Animal Scientists 380 0.07% $27.86 $31.23 $64,950 6.1 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 1,450 0.28% $33.71 $34.61 $71,990 4.1 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 1,370 0.26% $31.87 $33.76 $70,230 3.6 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 8,240 1.58% $40.72 $43.24 $89,940 1.7 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 3,270 0.63% $29.61 $32.25 $67,070 3.1 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 1,950 0.37% $28.42 $29.45 $61,250 5.5 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other (8) (8) $34.93 $37.11 $77,190 2.4 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 130 0.02% $32.76 $31.39 $65,290 6.3 %
19-1041 Epidemiologists 240 0.05% $32.90 $35.59 $74,030 5.7 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 26,400 5.07% $36.78 $40.71 $84,670 1.6 %
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other 2,430 0.47% $33.41 $37.23 $77,430 4.4 %
19-2011 Astronomers 380 0.07% $48.62 $49.43 $102,820 4.2 %
19-2012 Physicists 4,130 0.79% $48.30 $49.78 $103,550 2.2 %
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 1,610 0.31% $41.31 $43.10 $89,640 5.8 %
19-2031 Chemists 13,460 2.58% $35.41 $37.05 $77,070 1.7 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 2,370 0.46% $39.85 $40.77 $84,800 1.6 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 3,550 0.68% $32.15 $35.12 $73,050 2.7 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 1,000 0.19% $39.33 $38.00 $79,040 3.1 %
19-2043 Hydrologists (8) (8) $31.73 $32.74 $68,100 7.4 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 5,900 1.13% $47.23 $46.52 $96,770 3.9 %
19-3011 Economists 270 0.05% $47.36 $50.87 $105,810 8.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 3,100 0.60% $37.18 $38.90 $80,910 2.6 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 600 0.12% $18.64 $21.04 $43,770 5.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 390 0.07% (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-3032 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 40 0.01% $39.30 $48.97 $101,860 14.6 %
19-3041 Sociologists 430 0.08% $34.90 $36.45 $75,810 3.0 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 470 0.09% $29.41 $30.64 $63,730 4.8 %
19-3094 Political Scientists 40 0.01% $44.04 $48.90 $101,710 8.5 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 1,020 0.20% $40.55 $43.91 $91,320 5.9 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 1,720 0.33% $18.17 $19.10 $39,730 2.3 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 19,120 3.67% $19.96 $21.12 $43,930 1.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 7,750 1.49% $20.47 $21.28 $44,260 2.8 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 470 0.09% $21.83 $21.70 $45,130 9.1 %
19-4051 Nuclear Technicians 730 0.14% $33.97 $34.72 $72,220 9.1 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 2,090 0.40% $20.09 $21.27 $44,250 2.6 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 890 0.17% $17.49 $18.88 $39,270 3.7 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 300 0.06% $16.20 $17.33 $36,050 2.9 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 7,000 1.34% $19.69 $21.94 $45,640 3.2 %
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 1,490 0.29% $21.94 $23.88 $49,680 3.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 80 0.02% $20.13 $20.67 $42,990 3.9 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 120 0.02% $20.49 $22.18 $46,140 7.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 290 0.06% $22.25 $23.69 $49,270 4.3 %
21-1091 Health Educators 620 0.12% $23.10 $26.19 $54,470 6.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 40 0.01% $18.21 $18.80 $39,110 11.4 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) (8) $22.70 $22.31 $46,410 7.8 %
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 2,140 0.41% $55.28 $60.93 $126,740 2.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 1,560 0.30% (5) $71.94 $149,620 2.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 370 0.07% $28.75 $29.56 $61,480 2.5 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 210 0.04% $34.59 $35.65 $74,140 3.7 %
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 2,860 0.55% $30.45 $38.60 $80,290 8.1 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 130 0.02% (4) (4) $102,530 13.1 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 250 0.05% (4) (4) $95,710 6.3 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (8) (4) (4) $145,530 9.6 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other (8) (8) (4) (4) $67,300 4.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 130 0.02% $17.50 $20.44 $42,510 7.0 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 240 0.05% (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-4011 Archivists 90 0.02% $23.48 $25.81 $53,690 3.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 380 0.07% $27.65 $27.84 $57,910 1.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 150 0.03% $17.71 $17.95 $37,330 2.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 290 0.06% $27.31 $29.23 $60,790 4.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 110 0.02% (4) (4) $27,840 6.3 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 70 0.01% $28.67 $29.78 $61,940 6.1 %
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 7,730 1.48% $29.36 $31.29 $65,090 1.5 %
27-1011 Art Directors 60 0.01% $43.19 $53.30 $110,870 12.1 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 100 0.02% $25.80 $25.52 $53,090 6.2 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 110 0.02% $27.32 $29.72 $61,810 3.6 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 570 0.11% $35.20 $37.85 $78,720 6.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 1,110 0.21% $24.60 $25.73 $53,520 1.9 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 0.01% $31.22 $35.34 $73,510 7.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 2,220 0.43% $29.82 $33.40 $69,470 2.7 %
27-3041 Editors 870 0.17% $27.50 $28.39 $59,050 1.9 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 1,880 0.36% $30.88 $31.70 $65,930 1.5 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 340 0.07% $28.03 $30.62 $63,700 4.0 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators (8) (8) $18.82 $23.85 $49,610 12.1 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 90 0.02% $29.04 $29.68 $61,730 6.6 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 60 0.01% $24.70 $24.65 $51,280 3.4 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 0.01% $25.45 $25.74 $53,540 4.7 %
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 10,380 1.99% $24.87 $28.31 $58,870 1.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 90 0.02% $27.42 $27.09 $56,350 2.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 220 0.04% $44.09 $44.02 $91,550 4.7 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists (8) (8) $41.70 $46.56 $96,850 9.0 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 600 0.12% $24.81 $44.50 $92,570 10.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 190 0.04% $40.02 $39.19 $81,510 2.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,220 0.43% $29.32 $31.47 $65,450 4.7 %
29-1121 Audiologists 50 0.01% $26.93 $34.09 $70,910 24.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 260 0.05% $39.32 $40.64 $84,530 2.7 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 50 0.01% $30.86 $40.27 $83,760 8.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 950 0.18% $23.44 $24.92 $51,830 6.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 1,960 0.38% $18.64 $19.65 $40,870 2.5 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (8) (8) $34.86 $45.09 $93,790 27.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 160 0.03% $27.82 $28.24 $58,740 4.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 30 0.01% $16.98 $16.60 $34,520 5.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 100 0.02% $17.26 $17.89 $37,220 3.5 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 640 0.12% $16.88 $18.09 $37,640 4.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 230 0.04% $18.19 $18.25 $37,960 3.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 650 0.12% $18.41 $19.33 $40,210 2.9 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) (8) $21.58 $22.37 $46,530 4.9 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 950 0.18% $31.95 $33.70 $70,100 3.2 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 200 0.04% $26.91 $27.28 $56,730 4.8 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other (8) (8) $22.60 $24.28 $50,500 6.8 %
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 4,220 0.81% $13.72 $14.52 $30,200 1.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 140 0.03% $14.19 $14.24 $29,630 7.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 580 0.11% $15.01 $15.09 $31,390 5.2 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 440 0.08% $13.45 $13.75 $28,600 2.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 2,570 0.49% $13.36 $14.41 $29,960 2.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 410 0.08% $13.67 $14.64 $30,450 5.1 %
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 2,650 0.51% $19.20 $20.70 $43,050 3.5 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 220 0.04% $33.63 $33.77 $70,240 2.4 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 180 0.03% $23.78 $23.84 $49,590 3.5 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 120 0.02% $22.32 $23.65 $49,180 10.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,950 0.37% $17.53 $18.41 $38,290 4.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 140 0.03% $22.31 $23.39 $48,650 4.5 %
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 380 0.07% $10.87 $11.96 $24,870 4.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 150 0.03% $9.66 $10.92 $22,710 4.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 100 0.02% $9.66 $9.52 $19,810 7.3 %
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 3,040 0.58% $13.44 $14.63 $30,440 3.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 110 0.02% $18.46 $20.07 $41,740 6.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,430 0.47% $12.93 $14.18 $29,490 4.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 190 0.04% $16.92 $16.47 $34,250 6.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 260 0.05% $11.55 $13.34 $27,750 5.5 %
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 860 0.17% $12.73 $13.91 $28,930 4.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 40 0.01% $21.56 $23.88 $49,670 10.6 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers (8) (8) $17.16 $17.29 $35,970 2.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 600 0.12% $11.95 $12.48 $25,950 4.1 %
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 8,420 1.62% $37.12 $40.08 $83,360 1.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 560 0.11% $49.36 $51.16 $106,410 3.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 30 0.01% $11.60 $15.02 $31,240 9.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (8) (8) $25.28 $26.58 $55,290 12.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1,600 0.31% $36.29 $38.18 $79,420 2.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 3,470 0.67% $38.91 $42.50 $88,400 2.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 640 0.12% $36.52 $39.40 $81,950 5.8 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 1,040 0.20% $43.50 $44.70 $92,970 5.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 140 0.03% $17.47 $19.54 $40,630 8.9 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 790 0.15% $22.88 $27.90 $58,040 4.2 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 59,280 11.38% $18.66 $19.59 $40,740 0.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,740 0.72% $27.78 $29.21 $60,750 1.7 %
43-2099 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other 50 0.01% $24.58 $24.37 $50,690 4.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 230 0.04% $18.48 $19.58 $40,720 2.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 420 0.08% $19.06 $19.12 $39,770 2.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4,220 0.81% $18.06 $18.49 $38,460 1.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 610 0.12% $18.85 $19.11 $39,750 1.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 550 0.11% $19.19 $18.97 $39,460 1.5 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 0.01% $19.03 $21.27 $44,240 8.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,040 0.39% $16.70 $19.02 $39,570 4.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 300 0.06% $15.29 $15.51 $32,260 2.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 820 0.16% $13.31 $14.15 $29,430 2.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 100 0.02% $13.98 $14.56 $30,290 4.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 140 0.03% $19.91 $19.76 $41,090 5.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,190 0.23% $19.66 $20.52 $42,670 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,820 0.35% $14.21 $14.51 $30,170 1.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 250 0.05% $19.88 $20.23 $42,070 4.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 0.01% $11.46 $11.70 $24,340 3.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,250 0.24% $22.39 $22.91 $47,660 1.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,240 0.24% $16.89 $17.55 $36,500 2.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 690 0.13% $15.42 $16.62 $34,560 4.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 370 0.07% $16.70 $17.88 $37,180 5.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 18,060 3.47% $21.68 $22.34 $46,470 0.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 90 0.02% $22.74 $24.74 $51,460 5.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 230 0.04% $16.46 $16.41 $34,140 3.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 7,620 1.46% $17.23 $17.50 $36,410 1.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 460 0.09% $19.58 $20.51 $42,660 5.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,470 0.28% $14.47 $14.89 $30,970 2.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 250 0.05% $15.37 $16.01 $33,300 2.6 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 130 0.02% $22.51 $23.34 $48,540 4.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 190 0.04% $15.04 $15.30 $31,830 2.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 9,010 1.73% $14.53 $15.28 $31,770 1.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 70 0.01% $18.45 $18.88 $39,260 3.9 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 770 0.15% $19.48 $19.58 $40,730 2.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 710 0.14% $17.95 $18.20 $37,870 2.0 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 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)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 1,430 0.27% $10.15 $11.59 $24,120 2.2 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 120 0.02% $21.19 $22.84 $47,500 5.9 %
45-2021 Animal Breeders 60 0.01% $11.03 $11.63 $24,190 6.0 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 70 0.01% $10.10 $10.63 $22,100 6.3 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 850 0.16% $9.16 $9.81 $20,410 2.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 190 0.04% $11.01 $11.66 $24,260 5.4 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 80 0.02% $10.92 $12.16 $25,290 7.2 %
Construction and Extraction 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)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2,130 0.41% $27.97 $27.63 $57,470 2.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 120 0.02% $35.76 $37.41 $77,820 6.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 190 0.04% $27.91 $27.70 $57,610 2.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 30 0.01% $11.42 $13.10 $27,240 10.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 80 0.02% $24.41 $22.99 $47,830 5.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 780 0.15% $30.29 $29.76 $61,900 3.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 130 0.02% $26.75 $26.17 $54,430 4.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 330 0.06% $27.52 $27.39 $56,970 3.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 70 0.01% $25.38 $24.97 $51,930 5.8 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (8) (8) $15.77 $15.69 $32,640 7.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 130 0.02% $27.39 $24.44 $50,840 8.1 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 80 0.02% $30.04 $29.50 $61,370 4.4 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 9,010 1.73% $22.85 $23.38 $48,630 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 570 0.11% $35.56 $35.65 $74,150 2.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 400 0.08% $26.98 $26.81 $55,760 6.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 170 0.03% $27.64 $27.89 $58,010 5.2 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 50 0.01% $23.70 $25.25 $52,530 9.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 340 0.07% $27.81 $25.76 $53,580 3.6 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 90 0.02% $30.27 $27.32 $56,840 14.6 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 50 0.01% $30.07 $30.45 $63,340 3.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 220 0.04% $26.06 $26.47 $55,050 5.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 250 0.05% $26.64 $25.79 $53,650 3.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 890 0.17% $25.33 $25.10 $52,210 2.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 4,700 0.90% $19.65 $20.40 $42,430 2.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 400 0.08% $26.19 $25.35 $52,730 4.4 %
49-9044 Millwrights 100 0.02% $25.25 $23.88 $49,680 8.0 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 110 0.02% $21.73 $23.14 $48,120 7.7 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 170 0.03% $24.26 $24.56 $51,090 3.2 %
49-9092 Commercial Divers (8) (8) $17.07 $20.77 $43,200 14.6 %
49-9096 Riggers 80 0.02% $26.08 $24.01 $49,930 8.5 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 120 0.02% $19.30 $23.11 $48,060 7.2 %
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 12,790 2.46% $19.14 $20.76 $43,170 1.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,610 0.31% $31.75 $32.47 $67,530 2.6 %
51-2011 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers 210 0.04% $19.12 $19.06 $39,640 3.7 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 600 0.12% $15.82 $16.61 $34,560 4.3 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 310 0.06% $14.42 $15.21 $31,640 3.8 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers (8) (8) $10.30 $12.17 $25,310 11.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,010 0.19% $15.06 $15.64 $32,530 4.5 %
51-2093 Timing Device Assemblers, Adjusters, and Calibrators 50 0.01% $24.45 $24.61 $51,190 5.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 420 0.08% $12.94 $16.50 $34,330 9.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 80 0.02% $16.98 $17.53 $36,460 3.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,990 0.38% $22.11 $21.71 $45,160 2.8 %
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 60 0.01% $24.30 $24.21 $50,360 7.3 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $17.46 $17.16 $35,680 5.5 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 80 0.02% $28.79 $28.45 $59,170 2.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (8) (8) $16.12 $17.72 $36,860 5.7 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 50 0.01% $25.44 $25.34 $52,710 14.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 0.01% $22.65 $24.94 $51,870 7.7 %
51-8011 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators 180 0.03% $38.57 $43.48 $90,440 12.6 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 40 0.01% $28.61 $30.06 $62,530 5.2 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 190 0.04% $27.08 $26.91 $55,970 2.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 30 0.01% $25.31 $25.58 $53,210 4.0 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 70 0.01% $19.16 $18.92 $39,350 9.2 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 580 0.11% $21.86 $22.20 $46,170 2.7 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 0.03% $20.90 $21.19 $44,070 2.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 0.04% $17.21 $16.91 $35,180 4.2 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 0.02% $13.34 $14.85 $30,880 6.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,760 0.34% $18.61 $19.88 $41,340 2.5 %
51-9082 Medical Appliance Technicians (8) (8) $12.11 $13.14 $27,320 5.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 230 0.04% $14.45 $15.11 $31,440 6.0 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 0.01% $21.51 $20.81 $43,290 5.1 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (8) (8) $13.93 $14.26 $29,660 5.5 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 40 0.01% $12.10 $13.61 $28,310 11.3 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 260 0.05% $11.19 $12.60 $26,210 5.1 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 810 0.16% $20.56 $19.19 $39,910 5.3 %
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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)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2,680 0.51% $15.52 $17.77 $36,950 3.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 120 0.02% $22.32 $24.65 $51,270 3.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 60 0.01% $30.80 $32.15 $66,870 4.5 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 40 0.01% (4) (4) $86,320 6.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 120 0.02% $21.48 $20.52 $42,680 5.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 250 0.05% $18.23 $18.11 $37,660 5.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 0.02% $14.62 $16.30 $33,910 5.8 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels (8) (8) $20.11 $21.00 $43,690 7.0 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other (8) (8) $17.92 $18.55 $38,580 6.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 30 0.01% $15.17 $16.50 $34,320 5.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 50 0.01% $12.32 $12.64 $26,300 6.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 950 0.18% $13.49 $14.80 $30,790 4.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 480 0.09% $9.91 $10.66 $22,170 5.6 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 40 0.01% $30.38 $28.55 $59,380 12.6 %

About May 2007 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.



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Last Modified Date: May 12, 2008

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