Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sector 42 - Wholesale Trade


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 Sector 42 - Wholesale Trade.

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).

Sector 42 - Wholesale Trade consists of:

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SOC Major Groups in Sector 42 - Wholesale Trade:


Sector 42 - Wholesale Trade

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 6,011,920 100.00% $17.72 $23.41 $48,700 0.3 %
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 342,850 5.70% $49.46 $57.09 $118,740 0.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 20,300 0.34% (5) $85.41 $177,650 0.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 141,880 2.36% $48.58 $57.82 $120,260 0.6 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 3,000 0.05% $39.03 $45.19 $94,000 2.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 12,750 0.21% $56.55 $60.30 $125,420 1.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 64,770 1.08% $52.32 $58.53 $121,740 0.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 580 0.01% $53.25 $57.43 $119,450 4.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 11,140 0.19% $36.74 $41.25 $85,800 1.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 17,620 0.29% $56.60 $59.23 $123,190 1.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 18,820 0.31% $49.72 $55.54 $115,510 0.9 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 1,060 0.02% $46.63 $50.37 $104,780 2.4 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 810 0.01% $48.38 $50.85 $105,770 2.3 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 2,110 0.04% $47.68 $52.11 $108,400 1.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 4,010 0.07% $41.37 $46.16 $96,020 1.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 8,780 0.15% $39.40 $44.10 $91,730 1.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 17,880 0.30% $34.67 $37.94 $78,920 0.7 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 180 (7) $30.41 $30.59 $63,630 5.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 300 (7) $36.47 $41.88 $87,120 6.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 3,240 0.05% $58.51 $61.03 $126,940 1.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 550 0.01% $47.91 $51.62 $107,370 3.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 880 0.01% $58.99 $63.23 $131,530 3.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 110 (7) $23.19 $31.59 $65,700 9.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 12,040 0.20% $45.86 $49.78 $103,540 2.0 %
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 230,500 3.83% $27.75 $30.83 $64,120 0.5 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 6,380 0.11% $23.83 $30.11 $62,630 8.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 55,680 0.93% $23.98 $27.38 $56,950 1.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 17,640 0.29% $23.88 $25.47 $52,970 0.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) (8) $29.17 $29.00 $60,330 4.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 2,020 0.03% $27.82 $30.07 $62,550 2.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 5,610 0.09% $23.94 $25.96 $54,000 3.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 1,380 0.02% $24.72 $27.37 $56,940 2.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 3,950 0.07% $26.66 $28.32 $58,900 1.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 7,350 0.12% $28.07 $29.83 $62,040 1.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 4,930 0.08% $28.83 $30.95 $64,380 1.2 %
13-1081 Logisticians 5,540 0.09% $29.56 $32.78 $68,190 3.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 13,900 0.23% $41.45 $43.21 $89,880 2.0 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 460 0.01% $25.13 $25.40 $52,840 2.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 36,320 0.60% $29.29 $32.35 $67,300 1.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 59,240 0.99% $29.64 $32.26 $67,100 0.7 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 580 0.01% $31.74 $34.03 $70,780 2.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 4,130 0.07% $25.28 $28.34 $58,960 1.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 3,890 0.06% $35.26 $36.85 $76,640 1.0 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 40 (7) $46.73 $44.79 $93,160 2.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 30 (7) $28.92 $32.61 $67,820 9.5 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 30 (7) $22.66 $25.15 $52,310 9.0 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 1,270 0.02% $29.21 $34.21 $71,160 4.5 %
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 174,970 2.91% $34.92 $36.60 $76,120 0.8 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 1,160 0.02% $56.90 $57.78 $120,190 2.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 23,960 0.40% $36.48 $37.66 $78,320 0.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 24,360 0.41% $43.60 $43.86 $91,230 0.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 20,320 0.34% $45.54 $45.96 $95,600 0.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 37,980 0.63% $22.58 $24.00 $49,930 0.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 27,190 0.45% $40.79 $42.15 $87,680 1.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 7,270 0.12% $34.95 $36.18 $75,250 1.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 16,500 0.27% $31.16 $32.84 $68,320 0.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 9,960 0.17% $33.41 $35.63 $74,110 1.6 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 4,920 0.08% $30.01 $33.10 $68,860 2.2 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 1,270 0.02% $37.09 $38.30 $79,670 2.2 %
15-2099 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other 50 (7) $31.97 $31.32 $65,150 3.5 %
Architecture and Engineering 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)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 64,220 1.07% $32.19 $34.61 $71,980 0.9 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 120 (7) $40.73 $39.77 $82,720 5.3 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers (8) (8) $48.45 $48.73 $101,350 2.1 %
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers 60 (7) $29.13 $29.42 $61,190 5.3 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 630 0.01% $40.45 $42.07 $87,500 4.6 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 990 0.02% $39.60 $40.67 $84,600 4.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 310 0.01% $38.92 $42.76 $88,950 7.5 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 4,470 0.07% $45.12 $46.28 $96,260 2.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 5,180 0.09% $38.99 $41.76 $86,850 3.2 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 11,090 0.18% $39.26 $40.61 $84,470 1.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 240 (7) $37.04 $38.06 $79,170 3.9 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 430 0.01% $35.16 $35.03 $72,850 3.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 4,940 0.08% $34.93 $35.85 $74,580 1.4 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 1,340 0.02% $40.87 $42.08 $87,530 4.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 6,700 0.11% $34.31 $35.95 $74,770 1.5 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 190 (7) $56.69 $58.96 $122,640 10.5 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 4,130 0.07% $36.13 $37.94 $78,920 1.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 620 0.01% $22.15 $23.17 $48,180 4.1 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 690 0.01% $23.70 $24.96 $51,920 3.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 1,910 0.03% $21.51 $22.86 $47,550 2.7 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 590 0.01% $23.22 $23.51 $48,900 4.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 12,250 0.20% $26.03 $26.97 $56,090 1.9 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 1,880 0.03% $21.56 $22.73 $47,280 2.0 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 200 (7) $21.57 $26.13 $54,350 12.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,860 0.03% $17.95 $20.06 $41,730 5.5 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 1,810 0.03% $24.04 $24.68 $51,330 2.5 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,370 0.02% $26.19 $27.44 $57,060 3.1 %
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 31,660 0.53% $30.89 $34.12 $70,960 1.1 %
19-1011 Animal Scientists 30 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 390 0.01% $33.98 $35.45 $73,730 5.5 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 1,820 0.03% $27.40 $30.72 $63,910 2.6 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 400 0.01% $40.88 $41.47 $86,260 2.8 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 30 (7) $29.58 $34.60 $71,980 7.0 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 70 (7) $41.79 $42.65 $88,710 6.3 %
19-1032 Foresters 170 (7) $25.20 $27.22 $56,620 7.6 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 2,810 0.05% $44.39 $45.60 $94,840 3.9 %
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other 340 0.01% $41.26 $40.61 $84,480 5.0 %
19-2012 Physicists 30 (7) $54.07 $55.09 $114,590 8.0 %
19-2031 Chemists 2,380 0.04% $31.60 $33.74 $70,180 3.3 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 220 (7) $40.63 $41.51 $86,330 3.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 130 (7) $35.08 $34.78 $72,350 4.8 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 80 (7) $68.47 $66.24 $137,770 6.8 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 190 (7) $45.08 $47.48 $98,750 6.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 18,950 0.32% $30.98 $34.28 $71,310 1.2 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 720 0.01% $34.41 $35.53 $73,890 1.7 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 770 0.01% $13.37 $14.80 $30,780 5.1 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 370 0.01% $19.15 $21.04 $43,760 7.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 1,280 0.02% $19.51 $20.27 $42,170 2.3 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 60 (7) $34.59 $36.30 $75,510 4.9 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 (7) $23.45 $25.47 $52,970 11.8 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians (8) (8) $9.44 $12.53 $26,060 21.2 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 280 (7) $21.13 $22.93 $47,680 4.1 %
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 320 0.01% $22.53 $26.85 $55,860 14.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 180 (7) $34.38 $35.73 $74,320 13.0 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 60 (7) $14.49 $16.01 $33,310 6.7 %
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 2,430 0.04% $51.54 $57.90 $120,430 3.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 1,600 0.03% $72.47 $75.93 $157,920 3.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 420 0.01% $27.88 $28.30 $58,850 1.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 230 (7) $14.53 $15.63 $32,510 4.2 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 140 (7) $18.72 $21.30 $44,300 6.1 %
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 730 0.01% $21.87 $23.58 $49,050 5.3 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (7) $29.63 $30.46 $63,350 12.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 80 (7) $17.37 $18.08 $37,600 3.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 320 0.01% (4) (4) $53,670 7.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 (7) $21.13 $23.15 $48,150 6.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 90 (7) $28.15 $29.16 $60,650 6.3 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 40 (7) $22.74 $25.88 $53,820 8.6 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 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)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 55,560 0.92% $19.47 $23.66 $49,220 1.5 %
27-1011 Art Directors 670 0.01% $38.92 $47.79 $99,400 5.5 %
27-1012 Craft Artists 230 (7) $14.64 $16.36 $34,030 9.1 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators (8) (8) $26.94 $23.96 $49,840 6.5 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 450 0.01% $24.12 $25.74 $53,530 4.6 %
27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other 40 (7) $20.34 $25.67 $53,380 8.7 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 2,890 0.05% $28.54 $30.76 $63,980 2.0 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers 8,030 0.13% $29.56 $35.06 $72,930 3.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 1,090 0.02% $9.73 $10.90 $22,680 4.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 11,220 0.19% $20.05 $21.84 $45,430 0.9 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 2,810 0.05% $21.90 $25.31 $52,650 3.3 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 16,100 0.27% $12.64 $13.75 $28,600 1.2 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 780 0.01% $19.16 $20.82 $43,310 5.1 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 60 (7) $29.20 $29.47 $61,290 6.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 6,690 0.11% $26.34 $31.40 $65,320 3.3 %
27-3041 Editors 530 0.01% $22.70 $25.08 $52,170 2.7 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 1,420 0.02% $29.44 $30.83 $64,130 2.2 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 580 0.01% $23.07 $27.45 $57,100 10.9 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 150 (7) $18.91 $22.66 $47,130 12.5 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 230 (7) $25.53 $27.19 $56,550 4.6 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 640 0.01% $19.63 $21.52 $44,760 6.5 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians (8) (8) $19.14 $22.91 $47,650 15.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 240 (7) $17.07 $20.21 $42,040 8.2 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 140 (7) $18.17 $22.29 $46,350 19.4 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other (8) (8) $21.23 $23.62 $49,130 4.3 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical 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)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 14,360 0.24% $23.09 $28.26 $58,780 1.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 190 (7) $24.41 $26.01 $54,110 8.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 3,830 0.06% $49.40 $49.01 $101,940 1.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,590 0.03% $30.18 $30.45 $63,340 1.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 130 (7) $29.49 $27.87 $57,970 16.2 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 920 0.02% $23.74 $24.50 $50,950 1.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 (7) $45.98 $42.76 $88,940 5.0 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other (8) (8) $16.93 $21.20 $44,090 8.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 (7) $34.19 $33.01 $68,660 2.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 (7) $19.22 $19.36 $40,260 4.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 4,680 0.08% $13.73 $14.03 $29,190 1.3 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 120 (7) $19.75 $21.42 $44,560 7.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 90 (7) $18.82 $19.29 $40,130 3.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 370 0.01% $15.93 $16.91 $35,170 3.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 170 (7) $12.29 $12.74 $26,490 5.5 %
29-2091 Orthotists and Prosthetists 200 (7) $35.48 $33.29 $69,250 3.7 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 280 (7) $16.77 $18.34 $38,140 5.7 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 490 0.01% $29.78 $29.92 $62,220 1.9 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 160 (7) $19.27 $20.89 $43,450 3.0 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 360 0.01% $18.18 $21.57 $44,870 6.7 %
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 970 0.02% $13.64 $15.14 $31,490 4.4 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 230 (7) $16.46 $17.63 $36,670 7.1 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 310 0.01% $10.23 $10.94 $22,760 3.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 320 0.01% $17.23 $17.82 $37,060 6.0 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 5,320 0.09% $11.74 $14.16 $29,460 2.4 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 220 (7) $23.97 $26.14 $54,360 4.2 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators 110 (7) $26.02 $26.05 $54,190 3.3 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (8) (8) $33.01 $31.74 $66,010 21.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 4,580 0.08% $11.28 $12.65 $26,310 1.5 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 40 (7) $8.78 $8.95 $18,620 6.2 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 250 (7) $16.29 $18.10 $37,640 6.8 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related 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)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5,390 0.09% $8.46 $9.75 $20,290 2.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 70 (7) $25.66 $26.48 $55,080 6.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 210 (7) $15.11 $17.43 $36,260 7.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) (8) $7.48 $7.56 $15,730 3.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 90 (7) $11.23 $11.75 $24,440 2.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 100 (7) $11.51 $12.05 $25,070 4.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 170 (7) $8.67 $9.27 $19,280 2.0 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 100 (7) $11.35 $11.79 $24,520 4.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,160 0.02% $8.83 $9.53 $19,820 3.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders (8) (8) $18.22 $17.17 $35,720 4.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,130 0.02% $8.04 $8.93 $18,560 2.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,360 0.02% $7.69 $7.96 $16,560 5.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 300 (7) $8.93 $10.82 $22,500 6.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 80 (7) $8.25 $9.55 $19,850 5.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 90 (7) $8.01 $8.08 $16,800 2.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 30 (7) $8.75 $8.77 $18,240 3.3 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 360 0.01% $9.35 $10.24 $21,300 6.9 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 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)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,420 0.44% $10.95 $11.79 $24,510 0.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 270 (7) $19.88 $19.69 $40,950 3.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 210 (7) $20.04 $20.79 $43,250 6.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,640 0.36% $10.53 $11.34 $23,580 0.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 280 (7) $8.03 $9.66 $20,090 4.2 %
37-2019 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other 50 (7) $12.79 $12.41 $25,810 5.3 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (8) (8) $19.24 $19.44 $40,430 6.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,470 0.02% $10.72 $11.33 $23,560 3.3 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 2,390 0.04% $13.68 $14.39 $29,920 1.9 %
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 1,330 0.02% $10.18 $11.81 $24,570 5.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 500 0.01% $8.90 $9.46 $19,670 4.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 480 0.01% $11.07 $12.16 $25,300 10.8 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 90 (7) $17.24 $16.35 $34,020 8.0 %
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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 1,609,610 26.77% $24.38 $29.86 $62,110 0.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 19,250 0.32% $20.69 $24.24 $50,410 1.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 101,840 1.69% $35.02 $40.99 $85,270 0.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 22,040 0.37% $8.67 $9.42 $19,590 0.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 17,370 0.29% $13.88 $14.43 $30,020 0.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 58,970 0.98% $15.10 $15.85 $32,960 0.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 71,110 1.18% $11.99 $14.98 $31,150 1.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 910 0.02% $21.94 $28.00 $58,230 14.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (8) (8) $26.15 $22.81 $47,440 11.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 1,110 0.02% $33.37 $50.96 $106,000 20.7 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (8) (8) $17.29 $18.82 $39,150 8.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 20,520 0.34% $26.18 $33.52 $69,720 4.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 252,790 4.20% $33.54 $38.26 $79,580 0.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 964,070 16.04% $24.26 $29.55 $61,460 0.5 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 13,960 0.23% $12.97 $14.74 $30,650 2.2 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 230 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 180 (7) $18.94 $27.87 $57,970 13.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 26,940 0.45% $37.80 $41.76 $86,850 1.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 21,180 0.35% $13.92 $15.29 $31,810 1.4 %
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 470 0.01% $13.15 $17.90 $37,230 18.2 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 16,230 0.27% $19.56 $21.91 $45,570 1.9 %
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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 1,422,210 23.66% $14.44 $15.51 $32,250 0.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 76,370 1.27% $24.04 $25.95 $53,970 0.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 2,750 0.05% $12.60 $12.92 $26,870 1.1 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 60 (7) $14.23 $14.99 $31,180 6.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 23,330 0.39% $16.26 $17.10 $35,560 0.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 36,430 0.61% $14.70 $15.19 $31,590 0.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 151,980 2.53% $15.94 $16.54 $34,390 0.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 6,110 0.10% $17.40 $17.49 $36,380 0.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 8,710 0.14% $15.73 $16.04 $33,360 0.8 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 120 (7) $18.71 $19.52 $40,610 6.5 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 1,210 0.02% $14.41 $14.24 $29,630 6.7 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 7,270 0.12% $17.25 $17.85 $37,130 0.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 190,750 3.17% $15.91 $16.73 $34,790 0.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 2,560 0.04% $10.76 $11.25 $23,390 1.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 770 0.01% $12.28 $13.11 $27,270 4.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 130 (7) $9.69 $9.91 $20,620 4.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 79,680 1.33% $14.24 $14.67 $30,500 0.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 2,980 0.05% $17.48 $18.00 $37,440 0.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 35,420 0.59% $12.40 $12.64 $26,280 0.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 1,330 0.02% $14.53 $15.01 $31,220 2.5 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 1,050 0.02% $19.37 $19.73 $41,050 3.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 650 0.01% $11.18 $12.09 $25,150 5.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 9,180 0.15% $17.17 $18.01 $37,470 0.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 26,280 0.44% $18.53 $19.53 $40,620 0.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 169,970 2.83% $13.48 $14.07 $29,260 0.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 204,230 3.40% $11.98 $12.65 $26,320 0.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 14,330 0.24% $13.27 $13.88 $28,860 0.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 65,210 1.08% $19.45 $20.46 $42,570 0.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 80 (7) $23.30 $22.41 $46,610 5.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 410 0.01% $13.89 $13.86 $28,840 2.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 90,490 1.51% $13.21 $13.59 $28,280 0.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 6,490 0.11% $17.68 $18.40 $38,270 1.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 14,410 0.24% $12.37 $12.84 $26,700 0.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 300 (7) $14.36 $14.63 $30,430 3.7 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 550 0.01% $13.09 $15.12 $31,440 10.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 60 (7) $14.88 $15.91 $33,080 3.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 2,840 0.05% $12.26 $12.78 $26,580 1.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 176,330 2.93% $12.18 $12.88 $26,800 0.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 5,900 0.10% $13.98 $14.49 $30,130 1.3 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 160 (7) $14.49 $15.62 $32,480 9.4 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 160 (7) $22.13 $23.35 $48,560 6.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 4,990 0.08% $14.68 $15.79 $32,840 2.2 %
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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 50,870 0.85% $9.52 $11.06 $23,000 1.1 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 2,760 0.05% $19.03 $20.66 $42,970 1.8 %
45-1012 Farm Labor Contractors (8) (8) $23.14 $23.29 $48,440 7.9 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 410 0.01% $20.21 $22.87 $47,560 5.9 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 9,080 0.15% $9.10 $10.22 $21,250 2.6 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 4,280 0.07% $12.77 $13.12 $27,280 1.7 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 21,220 0.35% $9.17 $10.09 $20,980 1.3 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 10,630 0.18% $8.72 $9.90 $20,590 3.3 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 1,840 0.03% $9.93 $10.32 $21,470 3.2 %
45-3011 Fishers and Related Fishing Workers 110 (7) $11.57 $13.71 $28,520 17.4 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers 90 (7) $9.20 $11.04 $22,960 18.6 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 170 (7) $11.72 $12.86 $26,740 6.4 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers 150 (7) $15.01 $15.38 $32,000 4.7 %
45-4029 Logging Workers, All Other 50 (7) $10.41 $12.22 $25,420 25.0 %
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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 22,680 0.38% $17.44 $19.51 $40,580 1.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,620 0.03% $26.15 $28.57 $59,430 3.1 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 90 (7) $23.60 $23.40 $48,670 7.8 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 100 (7) $26.57 $25.93 $53,940 5.3 %
47-2022 Stonemasons 80 (7) $16.83 $17.22 $35,820 4.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 4,230 0.07% $17.83 $18.93 $39,380 2.9 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 440 0.01% $21.54 $23.03 $47,900 10.0 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 140 (7) $16.52 $17.13 $35,640 2.7 %
47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers (8) (8) $15.27 $15.36 $31,950 3.1 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 450 0.01% $19.54 $20.41 $42,450 5.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 140 (7) $14.80 $15.38 $31,990 4.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 2,010 0.03% $13.77 $14.82 $30,820 3.3 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) (8) $13.91 $13.22 $27,500 7.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,920 0.03% $17.62 $19.40 $40,360 4.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,750 0.03% $22.35 $24.32 $50,580 5.3 %
47-2121 Glaziers 520 0.01% $16.36 $16.38 $34,070 3.0 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 130 (7) $14.61 $15.23 $31,680 4.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 280 (7) $13.88 $16.18 $33,650 6.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 300 (7) $12.41 $13.00 $27,040 8.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 2,460 0.04% $18.86 $19.87 $41,320 2.9 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 260 (7) $16.31 $17.30 $35,980 6.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 360 0.01% $15.49 $16.37 $34,040 4.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 1,190 0.02% $13.83 $15.96 $33,200 4.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 440 0.01% $18.62 $20.23 $42,080 4.0 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) (8) $14.51 $14.95 $31,090 6.0 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 410 0.01% $10.68 $11.94 $24,830 5.8 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 40 (7) $14.26 $14.92 $31,030 4.6 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) (8) $15.18 $14.71 $30,600 6.9 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 140 (7) $10.97 $10.99 $22,870 6.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 (7) $22.90 $22.46 $46,710 8.0 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers 370 0.01% $31.98 $31.52 $65,570 8.2 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors 350 0.01% $12.65 $13.91 $28,920 9.3 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 310 0.01% $16.74 $17.24 $35,850 3.1 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 160 (7) $15.91 $22.44 $46,670 26.6 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 100 (7) $29.05 $27.66 $57,520 14.9 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 450 0.01% $17.18 $19.94 $41,470 8.4 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (8) (8) $13.87 $13.72 $28,530 4.4 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 410 0.01% $19.70 $21.13 $43,950 4.2 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 130 (7) $15.75 $19.35 $40,240 20.3 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 100 (7) $12.36 $12.55 $26,110 4.6 %
47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other (8) (8) $37.73 $39.09 $81,300 7.5 %
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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 389,110 6.47% $18.60 $19.73 $41,030 0.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 30,270 0.50% $27.88 $28.75 $59,800 0.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 44,040 0.73% $19.01 $19.81 $41,210 0.7 %
49-2021 Radio Mechanics 720 0.01% $16.87 $17.47 $36,340 4.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 4,670 0.08% $23.39 $23.06 $47,970 2.6 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 200 (7) $19.61 $20.70 $43,060 4.4 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 6,820 0.11% $17.19 $17.82 $37,060 1.6 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 1,770 0.03% $20.36 $20.95 $43,580 2.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 9,290 0.15% $21.50 $22.70 $47,220 2.3 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 290 (7) $23.83 $23.76 $49,410 8.0 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 1,860 0.03% $15.15 $15.61 $32,480 2.3 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 1,420 0.02% $17.30 $17.94 $37,310 3.0 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 4,630 0.08% $19.29 $19.84 $41,280 3.4 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 1,080 0.02% $20.20 $21.07 $43,830 4.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 4,040 0.07% $15.92 $17.43 $36,260 2.0 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 160 (7) $14.36 $14.40 $29,940 5.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 16,860 0.28% $15.78 $16.72 $34,780 1.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 39,560 0.66% $19.02 $19.51 $40,580 0.5 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 23,300 0.39% $15.58 $16.02 $33,320 0.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 36,590 0.61% $20.44 $21.10 $43,890 0.8 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 340 0.01% $18.37 $18.94 $39,390 6.5 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 80 (7) $21.86 $21.70 $45,140 6.0 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 2,200 0.04% $14.46 $14.97 $31,140 1.9 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 220 (7) $13.08 $12.89 $26,810 14.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 2,850 0.05% $11.79 $12.17 $25,310 2.7 %
49-9011 Mechanical Door Repairers 770 0.01% $17.63 $18.34 $38,150 6.7 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 4,340 0.07% $17.02 $17.97 $37,390 2.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 13,100 0.22% $21.07 $22.12 $46,000 1.3 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 1,880 0.03% $17.53 $17.82 $37,070 3.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 28,440 0.47% $20.03 $21.32 $44,340 1.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 49,660 0.83% $17.10 $17.79 $36,990 0.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 7,550 0.13% $17.43 $18.38 $38,230 2.0 %
49-9044 Millwrights 890 0.01% $20.96 $22.07 $45,910 5.0 %
49-9045 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons (8) (8) $23.48 $22.01 $45,780 13.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 750 0.01% $20.94 $21.12 $43,930 8.2 %
49-9061 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 1,150 0.02% $18.65 $19.20 $39,940 5.0 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 10,480 0.17% $20.26 $21.76 $45,270 2.2 %
49-9063 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners 30 (7) $15.80 $22.08 $45,920 28.2 %
49-9064 Watch Repairers 490 0.01% $21.67 $22.69 $47,190 11.8 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 1,730 0.03% $20.77 $22.44 $46,680 4.3 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 4,820 0.08% $16.01 $15.91 $33,100 1.3 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 450 0.01% $17.65 $17.95 $37,330 3.6 %
49-9095 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers 410 0.01% $14.71 $14.97 $31,130 6.0 %
49-9096 Riggers 110 (7) $17.10 $18.62 $38,720 8.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 9,860 0.16% $11.95 $12.62 $26,250 1.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 18,800 0.31% $15.26 $16.66 $34,650 1.3 %
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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)
51-0000 Production Occupations 321,940 5.36% $13.40 $14.91 $31,000 0.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 29,050 0.48% $23.77 $25.18 $52,370 0.6 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 180 (7) $12.95 $13.20 $27,460 6.7 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 5,720 0.10% $12.47 $13.53 $28,140 1.9 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 480 0.01% $13.98 $15.15 $31,520 5.1 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 400 0.01% $15.99 $16.17 $33,620 3.9 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 1,260 0.02% $14.32 $15.10 $31,400 2.7 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 300 (7) $11.79 $13.09 $27,240 12.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 76,750 1.28% $11.68 $12.47 $25,930 0.6 %
51-2093 Timing Device Assemblers, Adjusters, and Calibrators (8) (8) $22.40 $22.24 $46,260 5.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 9,630 0.16% $12.27 $13.22 $27,490 1.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 1,380 0.02% $10.63 $11.09 $23,060 2.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 4,270 0.07% $13.77 $14.59 $30,350 2.4 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 7,020 0.12% $10.93 $11.76 $24,460 2.4 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 340 0.01% $10.19 $12.58 $26,160 8.1 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 1,880 0.03% $11.90 $12.45 $25,890 3.1 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 4,300 0.07% $9.95 $10.95 $22,770 2.1 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 250 (7) $13.19 $13.60 $28,290 5.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 1,060 0.02% $16.66 $17.27 $35,920 3.4 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 300 (7) $25.07 $24.40 $50,750 4.5 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 460 0.01% $13.01 $13.64 $28,380 3.1 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 (7) $11.21 $11.88 $24,720 8.8 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 570 0.01% $13.53 $13.30 $27,670 5.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 7,580 0.13% $13.89 $14.36 $29,870 1.2 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 300 (7) $12.15 $12.49 $25,980 3.4 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 870 0.01% $13.66 $14.32 $29,780 5.3 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 310 0.01% $14.13 $14.51 $30,180 4.0 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 300 (7) $13.62 $14.52 $30,200 3.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 19,460 0.32% $16.19 $16.87 $35,080 0.9 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 370 0.01% $15.94 $16.94 $35,230 4.9 %
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $9.31 $11.54 $23,990 4.7 %
51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $12.59 $13.71 $28,510 11.9 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers (8) (8) $15.47 $15.08 $31,370 3.9 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,070 0.02% $11.84 $12.38 $25,740 2.4 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,810 0.03% $14.31 $14.72 $30,620 2.0 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 330 0.01% $18.77 $19.16 $39,850 5.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 19,260 0.32% $15.40 $16.20 $33,700 1.2 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 950 0.02% $16.13 $16.25 $33,790 4.1 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $13.86 $13.45 $27,980 6.4 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 40 (7) $13.24 $15.15 $31,520 17.9 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 (7) $15.58 $16.15 $33,580 4.7 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 280 (7) $13.20 $13.65 $28,390 4.0 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 1,460 0.02% $13.41 $13.96 $29,030 3.3 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 290 (7) $12.36 $12.96 $26,960 5.3 %
51-5021 Job Printers 570 0.01% $15.49 $15.94 $33,150 4.6 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 440 0.01% $14.63 $16.20 $33,700 3.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 3,830 0.06% $14.48 $15.22 $31,650 2.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 (7) $10.36 $9.93 $20,660 6.3 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 250 (7) $9.67 $10.59 $22,030 9.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 4,860 0.08% $10.42 $10.89 $22,660 2.1 %
51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers 140 (7) $17.25 $16.58 $34,480 7.3 %
51-6051 Sewers, Hand 1,280 0.02% $9.60 $11.31 $23,530 6.1 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 780 0.01% $12.35 $14.33 $29,800 7.8 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders (8) (8) $10.44 $11.06 $23,010 4.7 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 650 0.01% $11.46 $11.58 $24,080 3.4 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 (7) $9.64 $10.97 $22,820 9.5 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 810 0.01% $22.98 $24.54 $51,050 5.6 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 110 (7) $15.57 $16.24 $33,770 6.6 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 660 0.01% $8.85 $9.84 $20,470 5.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 1,520 0.03% $14.03 $14.28 $29,710 2.4 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 770 0.01% $11.83 $13.04 $27,120 4.5 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 1,970 0.03% $11.91 $12.02 $24,990 2.7 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 1,680 0.03% $12.45 $12.93 $26,890 3.2 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other 270 (7) $13.12 $13.98 $29,070 4.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 90 (7) $22.86 $23.45 $48,780 4.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 230 (7) $20.64 $21.55 $44,820 5.4 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 250 (7) $24.96 $25.03 $52,050 6.0 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 160 (7) $22.68 $25.36 $52,760 10.2 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 1,340 0.02% $24.36 $23.90 $49,700 3.2 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 310 0.01% $16.22 $18.55 $38,580 4.3 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 2,340 0.04% $19.39 $20.11 $41,820 3.9 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,010 0.02% $15.76 $16.93 $35,220 4.2 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,240 0.04% $12.30 $13.23 $27,520 2.8 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 200 (7) $11.63 $13.53 $28,150 7.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 6,220 0.10% $13.57 $14.36 $29,880 1.7 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 780 0.01% $11.55 $12.29 $25,570 5.0 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 3,010 0.05% $13.95 $14.30 $29,740 2.4 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,430 0.02% $13.12 $14.11 $29,340 3.7 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 190 (7) $15.16 $15.04 $31,270 6.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 23,080 0.38% $14.21 $15.57 $32,390 0.9 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 3,180 0.05% $14.35 $16.12 $33,530 5.5 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 190 (7) $13.64 $15.03 $31,260 5.2 %
51-9082 Medical Appliance Technicians 850 0.01% $19.86 $22.58 $46,970 13.6 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 2,560 0.04% $11.96 $12.61 $26,240 2.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 28,260 0.47% $11.31 $12.15 $25,280 1.0 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,270 0.02% $13.04 $13.84 $28,790 2.4 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 840 0.01% $16.55 $17.78 $36,990 2.1 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 430 0.01% $12.52 $13.19 $27,430 4.3 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 370 0.01% $14.45 $15.98 $33,240 7.3 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 120 (7) $12.11 $12.19 $25,360 5.7 %
51-9141 Semiconductor Processors (8) (8) $18.70 $20.89 $43,440 15.2 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 30 (7) $11.94 $12.98 $27,000 6.1 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 330 0.01% $10.99 $11.25 $23,410 3.3 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 260 (7) $15.46 $14.86 $30,910 6.7 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers 300 (7) $13.06 $13.36 $27,790 5.2 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 760 0.01% $13.84 $14.62 $30,400 5.9 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,320 0.02% $15.43 $16.04 $33,360 3.4 %
51-9197 Tire Builders 30 (7) $14.97 $14.83 $30,840 9.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 3,690 0.06% $10.05 $11.11 $23,110 2.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 10,420 0.17% $12.50 $13.86 $28,840 3.4 %
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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)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 1,238,450 20.60% $13.35 $14.57 $30,310 0.2 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 240 (7) $25.21 $28.15 $58,550 3.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 37,620 0.63% $21.09 $21.95 $45,650 0.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 32,130 0.53% $23.49 $24.94 $51,870 0.7 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 60 (7) (4) (4) $88,980 7.8 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 710 0.01% (4) (4) $80,210 7.6 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 100 (7) $11.85 $12.64 $26,280 6.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (8) (8) $9.24 $9.41 $19,560 6.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 112,180 1.87% $13.64 $15.20 $31,610 0.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 212,380 3.53% $17.59 $18.41 $38,300 0.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 190,230 3.16% $12.95 $13.52 $28,130 0.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 1,090 0.02% $9.54 $10.48 $21,800 5.8 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 12,610 0.21% $9.51 $12.18 $25,340 2.7 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels (8) (8) $31.62 $31.74 $66,020 6.2 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 1,400 0.02% $9.06 $9.48 $19,720 3.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 2,450 0.04% $9.83 $10.88 $22,630 2.3 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 260 (7) $15.26 $19.00 $39,530 10.3 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 2,480 0.04% $11.83 $13.49 $28,050 4.6 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 13,600 0.23% $12.53 $13.09 $27,220 1.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 3,290 0.05% $15.09 $16.55 $34,420 1.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 1,180 0.02% $13.97 $14.93 $31,060 3.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 109,610 1.82% $14.15 $14.76 $30,690 0.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 13,010 0.22% $10.45 $11.09 $23,070 1.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 408,050 6.79% $11.51 $12.19 $25,360 0.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 3,370 0.06% $12.32 $12.99 $27,030 3.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 75,050 1.25% $10.03 $11.11 $23,110 1.0 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 500 0.01% $15.64 $17.38 $36,160 5.4 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 980 0.02% $14.78 $16.02 $33,320 3.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 900 0.01% $11.07 $11.79 $24,530 6.8 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 860 0.01% $15.90 $17.38 $36,150 4.7 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 1,560 0.03% $13.73 $14.55 $30,250 2.6 %

About May 2008 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 $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimates not released.




Other OES estimates and related information:

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May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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