Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sector 53 - Real Estate and Rental and Leasing


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 53 - Real Estate and Rental and Leasing.

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 53 - Real Estate and Rental and Leasing consists of:

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SOC Major Groups in Sector 53 - Real Estate and Rental and Leasing:


Sector 53 - Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

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 2,137,390 100.00% $14.42 $18.61 $38,710 0.4 %
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 202,450 9.47% $27.39 $35.60 $74,040 0.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 4,480 0.21% (5) $81.43 $169,360 1.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 39,170 1.83% $43.43 $52.33 $108,840 1.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 890 0.04% $26.47 $34.40 $71,540 3.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 3,190 0.15% $42.15 $49.75 $103,480 2.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 5,700 0.27% $41.19 $48.30 $100,470 1.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 270 0.01% $38.56 $43.76 $91,020 6.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 4,010 0.19% $32.91 $35.32 $73,470 1.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 1,560 0.07% $51.79 $55.39 $115,220 2.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 8,760 0.41% $49.41 $56.62 $117,780 1.6 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 610 0.03% $43.35 $46.72 $97,190 2.8 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 270 0.01% $42.11 $44.95 $93,500 4.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 580 0.03% $42.27 $44.81 $93,200 2.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 50 (7) $44.93 $50.62 $105,290 7.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 200 0.01% $40.73 $45.21 $94,030 7.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 1,550 0.07% $25.72 $31.29 $65,080 3.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 4,920 0.23% $42.83 $47.89 $99,600 2.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 260 0.01% $51.22 $56.44 $117,400 12.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers (8) (8) $22.00 $23.66 $49,210 3.6 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 590 0.03% $20.27 $25.88 $53,830 5.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 290 0.01% $32.24 $38.94 $81,000 12.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 120,340 5.63% $20.24 $24.78 $51,540 1.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 400 0.02% $27.86 $28.92 $60,160 4.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 3,970 0.19% $42.45 $46.65 $97,030 2.7 %
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 102,260 4.78% $25.99 $29.34 $61,040 0.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 160 0.01% $23.78 $24.08 $50,080 7.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 1,880 0.09% $23.90 $26.00 $54,080 2.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 440 0.02% $23.35 $24.90 $51,800 8.6 %
13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage 120 0.01% $20.82 $22.78 $47,380 4.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 1,480 0.07% $23.32 $25.92 $53,910 3.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 420 0.02% $28.55 $30.41 $63,240 2.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 730 0.03% $21.97 $24.57 $51,110 2.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 1,270 0.06% $27.41 $28.55 $59,380 1.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 3,080 0.14% $23.39 $25.54 $53,120 2.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 1,100 0.05% $27.01 $28.12 $58,480 1.5 %
13-1081 Logisticians 260 0.01% $26.37 $29.47 $61,300 4.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 2,940 0.14% $31.32 $35.74 $74,340 4.1 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 380 0.02% $20.69 $21.83 $45,410 3.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 19,350 0.91% $21.81 $26.10 $54,290 2.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 27,250 1.27% $29.08 $31.70 $65,950 1.0 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 28,490 1.33% $22.86 $27.22 $56,620 2.6 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 280 0.01% $35.04 $35.36 $73,550 4.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 1,030 0.05% $25.27 $27.13 $56,430 4.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 4,550 0.21% $32.49 $37.21 $77,390 2.7 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 660 0.03% $38.16 $48.78 $101,470 14.1 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 70 (7) $30.74 $31.33 $65,170 5.7 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 80 (7) $18.42 $20.53 $42,710 7.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 4,960 0.23% $29.31 $33.19 $69,030 4.6 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 1,210 0.06% $28.76 $35.95 $74,780 8.4 %
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 13,530 0.63% $27.47 $29.59 $61,550 1.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 1,090 0.05% $31.76 $32.97 $68,580 3.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 960 0.04% $39.16 $41.27 $85,840 5.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 220 0.01% $39.33 $41.00 $85,290 4.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 4,490 0.21% $20.45 $21.77 $45,280 1.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,070 0.05% $34.44 $35.80 $74,470 2.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 430 0.02% $22.73 $27.34 $56,870 3.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 3,440 0.16% $30.75 $32.01 $66,570 1.6 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 1,380 0.06% $29.49 $31.55 $65,630 2.4 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 250 0.01% $26.63 $29.31 $60,970 3.5 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 140 0.01% $33.23 $35.79 $74,440 5.7 %
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 4,720 0.22% $30.87 $33.47 $69,620 3.0 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 420 0.02% $34.91 $39.24 $81,620 7.9 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 350 0.02% $27.01 $29.24 $60,810 4.7 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists (8) (8) $19.36 $20.29 $42,200 11.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors 120 0.01% $26.29 $25.77 $53,600 15.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 1,190 0.06% $35.34 $36.17 $75,230 4.5 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers (8) (8) $53.89 $55.22 $114,850 8.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (8) (8) $31.76 $37.81 $78,630 9.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 50 (7) $41.77 $42.13 $87,640 5.6 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 40 (7) $33.01 $29.81 $62,010 12.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 40 (7) $34.03 $39.74 $82,650 16.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 830 0.04% $34.40 $36.79 $76,530 4.4 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 160 0.01% $37.60 $38.60 $80,290 5.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 480 0.02% $22.67 $23.90 $49,710 3.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 80 (7) $20.36 $21.87 $45,480 7.3 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 160 0.01% $19.85 $21.23 $44,150 3.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 (7) $23.41 $24.48 $50,920 4.6 %
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 6,200 0.29% $22.69 $25.23 $52,490 2.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 6,050 0.28% $22.67 $25.24 $52,500 2.0 %
Community and Social Services Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 2,010 0.09% $17.13 $17.71 $36,840 2.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 90 (7) $22.79 $21.92 $45,600 4.3 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 60 (7) $16.66 $17.77 $36,950 6.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 200 0.01% $17.51 $16.59 $34,510 10.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 0.01% $19.30 $19.95 $41,500 2.9 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 130 0.01% $17.88 $18.58 $38,650 3.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 660 0.03% $13.93 $14.19 $29,510 4.3 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 590 0.03% $21.09 $19.90 $41,400 4.4 %
21-2011 Clergy 80 (7) $21.80 $23.98 $49,880 10.3 %
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 7,360 0.34% $27.68 $36.57 $76,070 2.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 2,270 0.11% $56.95 $64.08 $133,290 3.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 1,120 0.05% $26.93 $27.47 $57,140 2.5 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 3,430 0.16% $20.92 $23.22 $48,290 3.3 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 540 0.03% $22.68 $24.74 $51,460 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 440 0.02% $18.48 $18.93 $39,380 7.6 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 100 (7) $14.01 $14.53 $30,220 5.1 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 270 0.01% (4) (4) $42,960 6.3 %
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 14,410 0.67% $19.60 $22.04 $45,850 1.6 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 80 (7) $19.90 $21.60 $44,920 9.8 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers (8) (8) $10.77 $12.05 $25,060 11.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (8) (8) $11.87 $12.39 $25,770 5.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 1,270 0.06% $21.47 $22.44 $46,670 2.2 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 430 0.02% $23.68 $25.81 $53,680 6.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 150 0.01% $14.64 $16.42 $34,160 3.9 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 80 (7) $20.60 $20.16 $41,930 7.1 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 70 (7) $30.10 $31.77 $66,090 3.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (8) (8) (4) (4) $36,230 10.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 3,730 0.17% $22.32 $25.34 $52,710 2.0 %
27-3041 Editors 110 0.01% $18.28 $21.33 $44,380 7.4 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 240 0.01% $19.54 $22.00 $45,770 4.2 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 200 0.01% $22.06 $28.49 $59,250 15.2 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 6,450 0.30% $18.04 $19.68 $40,940 2.8 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 130 0.01% $15.10 $17.65 $36,700 11.5 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 260 0.01% $19.06 $21.21 $44,120 7.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 80 (7) $13.14 $13.87 $28,850 10.5 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 70 (7) $32.82 $34.60 $71,970 12.4 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 650 0.03% $22.57 $25.00 $51,990 7.5 %
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 7,160 0.33% $21.57 $22.98 $47,790 1.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 90 (7) $25.42 $23.39 $48,660 7.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 250 0.01% $48.77 $48.38 $100,630 1.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,280 0.06% $27.86 $27.78 $57,770 2.6 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 120 0.01% $14.82 $16.00 $33,280 4.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 2,770 0.13% $22.06 $22.22 $46,210 2.0 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 190 0.01% $9.77 $12.68 $26,370 13.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 380 0.02% $15.85 $16.09 $33,480 1.4 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 240 0.01% $14.39 $15.00 $31,190 5.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,000 0.05% $19.36 $19.72 $41,010 3.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 (7) $11.51 $12.20 $25,370 3.6 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 200 0.01% $20.38 $21.97 $45,690 7.5 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 140 0.01% $20.05 $23.06 $47,970 7.3 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 50 (7) $24.53 $24.20 $50,330 8.5 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 170 0.01% $18.26 $19.08 $39,690 2.8 %
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 4,490 0.21% $11.92 $12.54 $26,080 1.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 450 0.02% $9.89 $10.49 $21,810 3.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,920 0.14% $11.47 $11.69 $24,310 2.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 110 0.01% $13.01 $13.17 $27,390 4.4 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 520 0.02% $14.81 $15.88 $33,040 5.1 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 450 0.02% $14.35 $15.15 $31,510 4.9 %
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 30,890 1.45% $12.45 $13.94 $29,000 1.2 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 530 0.02% $23.50 $25.51 $53,060 4.2 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 30 (7) $26.63 $31.73 $66,000 18.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 29,330 1.37% $12.45 $13.82 $28,740 1.2 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 720 0.03% $9.64 $9.98 $20,750 3.7 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 250 0.01% $11.40 $13.09 $27,220 9.0 %
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 21,950 1.03% $9.19 $10.25 $21,320 1.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 340 0.02% $19.60 $20.37 $42,380 2.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 890 0.04% $15.35 $16.30 $33,910 1.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 2,140 0.10% $11.19 $11.57 $24,070 1.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 670 0.03% $11.03 $11.20 $23,290 1.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 60 (7) $8.72 $9.27 $19,290 8.4 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 120 0.01% $11.46 $11.86 $24,670 5.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,650 0.08% $8.93 $9.37 $19,500 1.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 860 0.04% $9.01 $9.98 $20,760 3.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,310 0.15% $8.84 $9.45 $19,650 2.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,640 0.08% $7.93 $8.16 $16,980 1.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,810 0.18% $8.56 $9.51 $19,770 1.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 3,560 0.17% $9.32 $10.45 $21,730 3.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 860 0.04% $8.73 $9.17 $19,070 3.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 1,430 0.07% $8.69 $8.91 $18,530 1.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 140 0.01% $11.43 $11.36 $23,630 5.2 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 250 0.01% $7.98 $8.61 $17,910 3.5 %
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 159,130 7.45% $10.91 $11.92 $24,800 0.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 5,610 0.26% $17.17 $18.06 $37,560 1.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 2,960 0.14% $18.57 $19.82 $41,230 1.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 78,350 3.67% $11.10 $11.97 $24,900 0.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 33,640 1.57% $9.72 $10.33 $21,490 1.0 %
37-2019 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other 460 0.02% $15.51 $14.28 $29,700 8.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 37,450 1.75% $10.90 $11.65 $24,240 0.8 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 40 (7) $13.94 $13.68 $28,440 3.3 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 560 0.03% $12.90 $13.78 $28,670 4.2 %
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 24,130 1.13% $11.45 $12.52 $26,050 1.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 750 0.04% $16.70 $18.13 $37,710 2.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 80 (7) $12.18 $11.89 $24,730 7.2 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 3,580 0.17% $10.80 $12.11 $25,180 4.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 2,260 0.11% $8.69 $9.37 $19,500 1.8 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 310 0.01% $8.51 $8.73 $18,170 3.6 %
39-3099 Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other (8) (8) $7.33 $7.71 $16,040 9.1 %
39-6012 Concierges 5,580 0.26% $14.14 $14.25 $29,630 2.5 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 320 0.01% $9.44 $11.23 $23,370 8.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (8) (8) $9.51 $9.66 $20,100 5.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 2,260 0.11% $9.94 $10.08 $20,970 1.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 360 0.02% $13.86 $16.25 $33,800 6.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 2,390 0.11% $10.95 $11.94 $24,830 2.3 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 980 0.05% $11.11 $12.05 $25,070 6.5 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 2,060 0.10% $13.60 $13.40 $27,870 2.7 %
Sales and 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)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 533,080 24.94% $12.91 $18.52 $38,510 0.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 34,890 1.63% $17.13 $18.97 $39,460 1.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 9,860 0.46% $24.94 $29.63 $61,640 2.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 41,940 1.96% $8.06 $8.35 $17,380 0.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 212,630 9.95% $10.12 $11.30 $23,500 0.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 620 0.03% $13.24 $13.68 $28,460 3.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 22,350 1.05% $10.48 $12.62 $26,250 1.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 460 0.02% $17.47 $21.69 $45,110 7.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 980 0.05% $22.18 $26.92 $55,990 10.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 17,020 0.80% $22.88 $27.47 $57,140 2.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 2,490 0.12% $28.49 $31.27 $65,030 3.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 9,360 0.44% $26.05 $28.89 $60,080 1.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 590 0.03% $12.86 $14.80 $30,780 7.5 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 45,830 2.14% $27.62 $37.20 $77,370 2.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 126,330 5.91% $18.16 $25.11 $52,230 1.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 80 (7) $29.40 $32.17 $66,920 7.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 3,920 0.18% $10.11 $11.68 $24,300 2.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 3,280 0.15% $15.94 $18.70 $38,900 3.7 %
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 483,130 22.60% $13.76 $14.83 $30,840 0.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 27,560 1.29% $21.29 $23.17 $48,190 1.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 3,230 0.15% $11.82 $12.25 $25,480 1.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 8,300 0.39% $14.36 $15.07 $31,350 1.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 6,640 0.31% $14.62 $15.26 $31,740 1.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 61,990 2.90% $16.06 $16.62 $34,570 0.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,680 0.13% $16.84 $17.17 $35,720 1.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 300 0.01% $16.27 $16.34 $33,990 3.4 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 470 0.02% $17.18 $17.40 $36,190 4.8 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 110 0.01% $14.67 $15.10 $31,410 2.6 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 630 0.03% $13.44 $14.38 $29,900 4.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 42,000 1.97% $13.31 $13.92 $28,950 0.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 130 0.01% $17.84 $17.44 $36,280 6.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 1,330 0.06% $11.13 $11.59 $24,100 2.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 4,210 0.20% $10.05 $10.56 $21,970 1.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 500 0.02% $14.94 $15.06 $31,330 3.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 4,240 0.20% $16.51 $16.90 $35,150 3.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 2,870 0.13% $12.62 $13.21 $27,470 2.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,330 0.06% $17.98 $18.53 $38,550 1.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 40,540 1.90% $11.43 $11.79 $24,510 0.6 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 1,940 0.09% $13.48 $14.94 $31,080 3.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 4,130 0.19% $12.58 $13.16 $27,380 1.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 860 0.04% $10.33 $10.78 $22,420 3.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 2,510 0.12% $16.77 $17.41 $36,210 1.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,080 0.05% $16.02 $17.34 $36,060 3.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 3,130 0.15% $12.82 $13.58 $28,240 2.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 6,960 0.33% $10.69 $11.71 $24,350 1.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 290 0.01% $13.81 $14.34 $29,820 2.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 60,150 2.81% $18.41 $19.47 $40,500 0.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 240 0.01% $20.34 $20.81 $43,290 5.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 70 (7) $16.94 $18.48 $38,430 10.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 74,570 3.49% $13.00 $13.33 $27,730 0.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 420 0.02% $15.72 $16.14 $33,570 2.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 3,230 0.15% $12.63 $12.88 $26,790 1.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 1,440 0.07% $15.31 $15.92 $33,120 5.5 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 130 0.01% $17.34 $18.44 $38,350 4.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 220 0.01% $13.02 $13.83 $28,770 7.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 620 0.03% $12.14 $12.80 $26,630 4.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 107,770 5.04% $11.26 $11.96 $24,880 0.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 110 0.01% $14.25 $14.06 $29,250 5.9 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 50 (7) $14.10 $15.78 $32,830 13.8 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 240 0.01% $15.48 $16.37 $34,060 3.4 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 3,810 0.18% $14.05 $14.69 $30,550 2.3 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 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)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 950 0.04% $11.48 $12.33 $25,640 3.2 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 70 (7) $23.31 $23.83 $49,560 6.6 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 50 (7) $9.11 $9.76 $20,290 6.0 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 300 0.01% $10.77 $11.42 $23,750 3.2 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 460 0.02% $11.87 $11.65 $24,220 5.5 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other (8) (8) $10.69 $10.92 $22,710 3.6 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 31,820 1.49% $18.14 $21.08 $43,840 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 3,400 0.16% $29.92 $31.53 $65,580 2.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) (8) $20.98 $21.73 $45,190 9.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters (8) (8) $19.84 $23.09 $48,030 5.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 120 0.01% $14.75 $16.46 $34,230 7.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 2,690 0.13% $13.67 $15.38 $32,000 2.6 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 60 (7) $15.33 $15.17 $31,560 6.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,210 0.06% $21.91 $24.48 $50,920 4.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,390 0.07% $22.74 $24.98 $51,960 3.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 8,280 0.39% $15.26 $16.66 $34,640 1.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) (8) $18.50 $20.77 $43,210 5.9 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 130 0.01% $12.81 $13.77 $28,640 4.5 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 150 0.01% $16.02 $15.86 $32,990 7.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 640 0.03% $20.94 $23.34 $48,540 4.0 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors 570 0.03% $15.68 $16.97 $35,290 5.7 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (8) (8) $22.25 $21.21 $44,110 16.3 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 590 0.03% $17.15 $16.90 $35,150 4.1 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 50 (7) $19.00 $19.65 $40,870 7.2 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 590 0.03% $23.42 $25.80 $53,670 8.2 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 140 0.01% $15.36 $16.95 $35,250 9.4 %
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 331,970 15.53% $14.96 $16.12 $33,530 0.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 23,700 1.11% $22.57 $23.95 $49,810 0.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 680 0.03% $17.55 $18.04 $37,510 3.7 %
49-2021 Radio Mechanics (8) (8) $21.72 $21.75 $45,230 14.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 150 0.01% $20.03 $20.47 $42,580 4.3 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 110 0.01% $16.74 $17.78 $36,980 8.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (8) (8) $19.70 $20.70 $43,070 5.1 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 90 (7) $15.22 $15.47 $32,180 4.3 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 960 0.04% $14.96 $16.37 $34,040 4.2 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (8) (8) $28.51 $27.80 $57,820 5.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 800 0.04% $18.20 $18.32 $38,110 2.1 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 180 0.01% $15.47 $15.61 $32,470 1.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 6,140 0.29% $17.79 $18.12 $37,690 1.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 15,010 0.70% $19.22 $19.61 $40,790 0.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 10,430 0.49% $19.12 $19.90 $41,390 1.1 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 70 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics (8) (8) $14.94 $15.11 $31,440 2.8 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 1,820 0.09% $14.62 $15.21 $31,640 1.9 %
49-3091 Bicycle Repairers (8) (8) $11.21 $11.42 $23,760 2.8 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians (8) (8) $15.15 $16.26 $33,820 5.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 690 0.03% $12.65 $13.53 $28,130 2.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 3,240 0.15% $21.28 $22.83 $47,480 2.8 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 720 0.03% $15.03 $15.52 $32,280 6.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 2,570 0.12% $17.92 $19.07 $39,660 2.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 244,910 11.46% $14.17 $14.96 $31,120 0.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 1,540 0.07% $15.53 $16.34 $33,990 5.1 %
49-9061 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 240 0.01% $21.32 $23.41 $48,700 13.9 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 2,680 0.13% $14.22 $15.76 $32,780 2.7 %
49-9063 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners 150 0.01% $15.75 $19.21 $39,960 13.2 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 160 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 830 0.04% $10.60 $11.20 $23,290 9.1 %
49-9093 Fabric Menders, Except Garment 60 (7) $10.80 $13.04 $27,110 18.5 %
49-9096 Riggers 350 0.02% $19.76 $20.26 $42,130 6.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 9,320 0.44% $11.86 $12.43 $25,850 1.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 3,280 0.15% $14.30 $15.18 $31,570 1.8 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 11,460 0.54% $13.63 $16.20 $33,700 2.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 670 0.03% $22.97 $24.03 $49,990 3.2 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers (8) (8) $14.39 $15.50 $32,240 8.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 700 0.03% $11.45 $13.42 $27,910 6.2 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 210 0.01% $12.31 $12.64 $26,300 6.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 760 0.04% $18.20 $19.08 $39,680 4.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,070 0.05% $17.56 $18.26 $37,980 2.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 30 (7) $13.42 $13.68 $28,440 8.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 2,590 0.12% $9.40 $10.04 $20,880 1.6 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 160 0.01% $8.87 $9.52 $19,800 6.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 370 0.02% $9.80 $9.86 $20,510 3.4 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 430 0.02% $11.40 $11.62 $24,170 4.0 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 40 (7) $15.47 $16.67 $34,670 9.3 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 1,950 0.09% $25.28 $26.40 $54,910 2.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 430 0.02% $13.55 $14.96 $31,120 7.1 %
51-9082 Medical Appliance Technicians 470 0.02% $13.43 $15.06 $31,320 10.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 100 (7) $12.81 $13.01 $27,060 4.3 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 60 (7) $16.42 $16.17 $33,630 3.3 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 50 (7) $13.15 $12.57 $26,150 9.8 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) (8) $7.33 $7.83 $16,280 9.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 240 0.01% $10.49 $11.90 $24,760 6.2 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 490 0.02% $9.95 $11.35 $23,600 9.0 %
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 143,860 6.73% $11.13 $12.78 $26,590 0.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 2,180 0.10% $19.37 $20.54 $42,720 1.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators (8) (8) $22.02 $23.70 $49,300 2.7 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 70 (7) (4) (4) $81,880 10.1 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 300 0.01% (4) (4) $71,550 8.1 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 3,020 0.14% $12.30 $13.29 $27,640 2.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 90 (7) $13.20 $12.74 $26,490 6.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 1,080 0.05% $11.49 $12.63 $26,280 3.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 14,770 0.69% $17.59 $18.35 $38,170 1.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 25,060 1.17% $12.50 $13.00 $27,030 0.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 10,070 0.47% $9.09 $9.98 $20,760 1.7 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 8,950 0.42% $9.73 $11.88 $24,710 2.9 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 750 0.04% $16.16 $17.48 $36,370 4.0 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 760 0.04% $33.15 $34.60 $71,980 7.6 %
53-5022 Motorboat Operators 180 0.01% $16.31 $18.02 $37,470 13.8 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers 280 0.01% $19.10 $25.66 $53,370 13.8 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 12,240 0.57% $8.97 $9.57 $19,900 1.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 840 0.04% $10.87 $11.10 $23,100 3.0 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 370 0.02% $16.07 $18.47 $38,410 4.7 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 520 0.02% $8.89 $10.01 $20,810 4.5 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 1,180 0.06% $22.57 $23.12 $48,090 2.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 130 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,220 0.06% $15.04 $16.13 $33,540 4.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 24,790 1.16% $9.30 $10.06 $20,920 0.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 31,390 1.47% $10.70 $11.52 $23,960 0.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 280 0.01% $10.76 $11.01 $22,910 5.4 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 150 0.01% $15.51 $18.07 $37,600 11.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (8) (8) $13.43 $12.71 $26,430 7.0 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 580 0.03% $10.74 $12.98 $27,000 12.5 %

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.




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