Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 541300 - Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services


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 541300 - Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services.

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 541300 - Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services is part of: NAICS 541000 - Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services.

NAICS 541300 - Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services consists of:

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SOC Major Groups in NAICS 541300 - Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services:


NAICS 541300 - Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services

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 1,441,330 100.00% $26.93 $31.05 $64,580 0.4 %
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 116,200 8.06% $53.16 $58.00 $120,630 0.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 5,800 0.40% (5) $84.62 $176,010 1.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 30,200 2.10% $59.31 $64.35 $133,840 0.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 (7) $27.54 $38.40 $79,860 11.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 4,580 0.32% $48.10 $53.78 $111,860 3.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,440 0.10% $55.24 $58.34 $121,350 2.6 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 230 0.02% $41.39 $45.97 $95,620 5.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 2,560 0.18% $37.51 $40.43 $84,100 1.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 4,870 0.34% $50.94 $54.60 $113,580 1.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 5,460 0.38% $47.06 $51.02 $106,120 1.1 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 660 0.05% $38.72 $42.65 $88,700 1.9 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 120 0.01% $50.44 $51.49 $107,100 3.8 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 860 0.06% $47.99 $50.90 $105,880 2.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 650 0.05% $48.05 $49.83 $103,650 2.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,190 0.08% $48.78 $50.67 $105,400 1.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 200 0.01% $44.24 $48.24 $100,330 3.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 9,210 0.64% $40.81 $44.04 $91,600 1.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 39,740 2.76% $54.86 $58.09 $120,840 0.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 50 (7) $45.12 $50.09 $104,190 9.3 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 2,450 0.17% $47.58 $52.69 $109,590 2.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 120 0.01% $44.43 $41.79 $86,920 9.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 5,720 0.40% $45.81 $49.14 $102,220 1.8 %
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 66,800 4.63% $30.96 $33.90 $70,510 0.9 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 160 0.01% $33.05 $35.30 $73,410 5.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 0.01% $23.14 $23.81 $49,520 4.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 5,550 0.39% $29.49 $30.74 $63,940 1.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 2,580 0.18% $23.23 $26.37 $54,850 3.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 4,950 0.34% $30.88 $32.62 $67,840 3.2 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists (8) (8) $24.74 $26.77 $55,680 7.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 1,190 0.08% $26.70 $28.53 $59,350 3.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 1,750 0.12% $28.21 $29.30 $60,930 1.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 1,730 0.12% $27.73 $28.85 $60,000 2.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 2,180 0.15% $29.91 $31.06 $64,610 1.5 %
13-1081 Logisticians 3,170 0.22% $31.82 $33.47 $69,620 2.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 10,370 0.72% $35.80 $40.68 $84,620 3.9 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 60 (7) $23.97 $25.00 $52,010 3.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 14,630 1.02% $33.35 $36.36 $75,640 1.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 14,370 1.00% $29.41 $31.53 $65,590 0.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 290 0.02% $21.95 $22.63 $47,060 7.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 1,160 0.08% $35.60 $37.44 $77,880 2.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,240 0.09% $33.21 $34.70 $72,170 1.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers (8) (8) $27.74 $27.48 $57,150 7.8 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 770 0.05% $33.83 $38.12 $79,280 7.3 %
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 72,580 5.04% $36.49 $37.96 $78,950 1.0 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 1,300 0.09% $48.77 $48.90 $101,720 2.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 5,240 0.36% $32.72 $34.50 $71,750 1.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 12,810 0.89% $41.36 $42.17 $87,710 1.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 14,030 0.97% $43.75 $45.01 $93,610 1.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 8,020 0.56% $21.92 $23.01 $47,850 1.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 12,750 0.88% $37.02 $38.20 $79,450 1.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 2,120 0.15% $31.77 $32.96 $68,550 1.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 8,360 0.58% $33.19 $34.90 $72,580 1.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 4,320 0.30% $37.71 $39.46 $82,070 2.5 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 2,450 0.17% $36.26 $36.24 $75,390 1.9 %
15-2021 Mathematicians 160 0.01% $46.29 $46.48 $96,680 4.1 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 730 0.05% $38.71 $40.11 $83,430 3.1 %
15-2041 Statisticians 110 0.01% $34.10 $35.11 $73,030 7.1 %
15-2091 Mathematical Technicians 80 0.01% $33.41 $30.30 $63,020 2.6 %
15-2099 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other (8) (8) $28.09 $27.97 $58,190 9.9 %
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 748,120 51.90% $28.88 $31.80 $66,140 0.4 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 96,480 6.69% $33.37 $36.75 $76,430 0.9 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 13,540 0.94% $28.66 $31.11 $64,700 2.0 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 4,470 0.31% $23.53 $26.61 $55,350 3.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors 43,500 3.02% $24.94 $26.49 $55,110 0.8 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 10,120 0.70% $43.48 $45.78 $95,220 3.1 %
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers 420 0.03% $36.93 $38.98 $81,070 3.1 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 480 0.03% $31.69 $35.09 $72,980 5.9 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 4,720 0.33% $40.91 $43.30 $90,060 3.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 134,750 9.35% $35.80 $38.40 $79,880 0.6 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 2,880 0.20% $51.29 $53.07 $110,380 7.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 34,830 2.42% $39.36 $41.34 $85,990 1.3 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 10,450 0.73% $40.49 $43.13 $89,700 2.4 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 15,110 1.05% $35.65 $38.68 $80,450 3.0 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 1,530 0.11% $35.99 $37.48 $77,960 2.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 11,500 0.80% $37.35 $38.56 $80,210 1.6 %
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 3,030 0.21% $30.72 $34.58 $71,920 10.3 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 2,290 0.16% $40.79 $42.01 $87,390 3.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 49,660 3.45% $36.96 $39.15 $81,440 1.0 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 1,840 0.13% $33.61 $35.83 $74,530 3.8 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 2,940 0.20% $49.19 $52.54 $109,280 6.0 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 2,330 0.16% $45.57 $57.37 $119,330 17.9 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 27,910 1.94% $39.05 $40.09 $83,380 1.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 91,990 6.38% $21.34 $22.20 $46,180 0.7 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 9,660 0.67% $23.04 $24.16 $50,250 1.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 21,600 1.50% $22.90 $23.90 $49,710 0.9 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 7,680 0.53% $20.67 $22.28 $46,340 2.6 %
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 1,180 0.08% $24.87 $25.93 $53,940 3.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 42,450 2.95% $21.10 $21.90 $45,550 0.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 15,830 1.10% $24.83 $25.32 $52,660 1.2 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 630 0.04% $22.84 $24.25 $50,440 7.2 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 7,860 0.55% $19.00 $20.74 $43,140 1.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,960 0.14% $23.42 $25.13 $52,280 5.2 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 12,420 0.86% $22.66 $23.69 $49,270 1.4 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 8,670 0.60% $22.40 $23.52 $48,920 2.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 51,400 3.57% $15.97 $17.06 $35,480 0.7 %
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 81,690 5.67% $23.47 $27.15 $56,470 1.0 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 210 0.01% $25.85 $24.49 $50,940 5.7 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 420 0.03% $26.48 $30.09 $62,580 7.2 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 570 0.04% $35.41 $36.80 $76,540 4.2 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 550 0.04% $23.82 $27.97 $58,180 5.2 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 430 0.03% $30.59 $31.48 $65,480 3.6 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 510 0.04% $32.19 $33.49 $69,650 4.7 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 140 0.01% $32.51 $31.76 $66,060 7.1 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 1,520 0.11% $34.91 $38.57 $80,220 10.2 %
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other 300 0.02% $35.17 $36.28 $75,460 6.4 %
19-2012 Physicists 710 0.05% $44.98 $45.14 $93,880 4.1 %
19-2031 Chemists 9,460 0.66% $24.60 $28.37 $59,010 2.8 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 550 0.04% $36.33 $38.73 $80,570 5.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 12,900 0.90% $27.86 $30.76 $63,990 1.3 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 7,590 0.53% $32.10 $36.40 $75,710 3.5 %
19-2043 Hydrologists 2,120 0.15% $36.03 $36.45 $75,830 1.8 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 770 0.05% $33.47 $35.40 $73,640 8.6 %
19-3011 Economists 110 0.01% $34.84 $32.35 $67,290 10.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 5,310 0.37% $28.59 $31.81 $66,170 1.8 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers (8) (8) $7.67 $13.76 $28,620 15.2 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 6,140 0.43% $30.66 $33.21 $69,090 1.7 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 230 0.02% $29.90 $31.78 $66,100 4.5 %
19-3092 Geographers 120 0.01% $29.61 $30.07 $62,550 6.2 %
19-3093 Historians 40 (7) $33.06 $33.36 $69,390 4.9 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 60 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 650 0.05% $13.25 $14.17 $29,460 4.3 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 3,290 0.23% $16.99 $18.07 $37,590 2.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 11,350 0.79% $15.69 $16.88 $35,110 1.2 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 2,550 0.18% $17.23 $19.40 $40,360 5.2 %
19-4051 Nuclear Technicians 1,020 0.07% $24.26 $26.04 $54,170 9.6 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 220 0.02% $19.21 $20.90 $43,480 4.5 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 6,590 0.46% $17.09 $18.39 $38,250 1.5 %
19-4092 Forensic Science Technicians 90 0.01% $25.47 $28.39 $59,040 9.2 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 160 0.01% $15.37 $16.92 $35,180 6.0 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 4,750 0.33% $16.59 $17.83 $37,080 2.7 %
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 1,040 0.07% $41.59 $50.17 $104,360 3.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 580 0.04% $61.46 $68.28 $142,010 3.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 240 0.02% $29.47 $29.80 $61,980 3.0 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 160 0.01% $18.61 $23.54 $48,970 7.2 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 60 (7) $23.56 $25.47 $52,970 3.8 %
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 620 0.04% $27.69 $28.60 $59,490 3.0 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (8) $34.86 $33.64 $69,960 6.2 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (8) (4) (4) $56,260 8.5 %
25-4011 Archivists 50 (7) $26.39 $25.56 $53,170 7.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 240 0.02% $26.26 $26.97 $56,110 2.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians (8) (8) $15.91 $16.83 $35,010 6.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 0.01% $34.43 $34.00 $70,730 4.8 %
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 26,800 1.86% $25.47 $27.43 $57,040 1.0 %
27-1011 Art Directors 110 0.01% $39.04 $42.62 $88,650 5.0 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 60 (7) $27.85 $25.33 $52,690 15.8 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 190 0.01% $29.33 $30.13 $62,660 4.0 %
27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other (8) (8) $15.12 $19.65 $40,880 22.7 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 3,910 0.27% $29.54 $30.95 $64,390 3.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (8) (8) $14.41 $14.18 $29,490 9.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 5,070 0.35% $23.85 $25.29 $52,600 1.2 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 10,160 0.70% $23.70 $25.68 $53,420 1.2 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 810 0.06% $27.08 $30.83 $64,130 5.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 1,820 0.13% $25.99 $29.29 $60,920 2.8 %
27-3041 Editors 450 0.03% $26.62 $27.27 $56,710 2.4 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 3,470 0.24% $28.91 $30.38 $63,190 2.3 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors (8) (8) $34.23 $34.21 $71,150 10.9 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 50 (7) $23.77 $24.42 $50,790 4.0 %
27-4021 Photographers 170 0.01% $18.60 $19.15 $39,840 5.2 %
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 3,870 0.27% $22.50 $24.98 $51,970 4.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (8) (5) $101.14 $210,360 24.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 100 0.01% $27.20 $28.15 $58,540 4.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 810 0.06% $24.67 $25.11 $52,240 10.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 760 0.05% $14.82 $16.00 $33,290 5.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 470 0.03% $21.55 $21.83 $45,420 7.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) (8) $17.95 $18.27 $38,000 3.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 40 (7) $15.58 $15.63 $32,510 5.4 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) (8) $21.21 $22.16 $46,100 8.6 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 710 0.05% $33.05 $32.35 $67,290 3.0 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 180 0.01% $21.82 $21.29 $44,280 5.5 %
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 310 0.02% $10.59 $12.03 $25,020 6.9 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers (8) (8) $12.02 $12.72 $26,450 6.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) (8) $10.99 $11.73 $24,390 7.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other (8) (8) $9.71 $11.50 $23,920 9.8 %
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 1,190 0.08% $17.22 $21.23 $44,160 6.8 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (8) (8) $30.18 $29.67 $61,710 5.6 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 (7) $32.95 $31.55 $65,630 6.9 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators (8) (8) $21.99 $22.55 $46,900 6.9 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 110 0.01% $39.82 $39.38 $81,920 7.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 640 0.04% $14.83 $16.80 $34,950 4.1 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 130 0.01% $17.82 $20.47 $42,580 5.4 %
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 80 0.01% $10.75 $12.72 $26,450 5.7 %
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 16,360 1.14% $11.61 $12.55 $26,100 1.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 (7) $22.10 $23.22 $48,300 7.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 1,340 0.09% $18.07 $19.06 $39,650 3.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,010 0.21% $11.59 $12.32 $25,640 1.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 170 0.01% $10.09 $10.78 $22,410 3.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 11,580 0.80% $11.20 $11.70 $24,340 1.6 %
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 150 0.01% $10.76 $12.20 $25,370 7.3 %
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 15,120 1.05% $32.37 $35.88 $74,630 1.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 40 (7) $23.55 $30.57 $63,590 19.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 570 0.04% $39.97 $43.04 $89,530 4.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 50 (7) $8.15 $8.74 $18,180 6.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 290 0.02% $10.26 $13.30 $27,670 10.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (8) (8) $16.87 $23.80 $49,500 28.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 4,670 0.32% $30.58 $34.64 $72,060 2.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 5,100 0.35% $34.91 $38.22 $79,510 2.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,630 0.11% $30.42 $32.61 $67,820 3.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 360 0.02% $31.94 $31.74 $66,010 9.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 1,740 0.12% $38.90 $44.63 $92,840 5.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 430 0.03% $19.51 $22.95 $47,740 6.7 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 184,530 12.80% $16.62 $17.56 $36,520 0.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 11,520 0.80% $26.16 $27.32 $56,830 1.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 880 0.06% $13.98 $14.10 $29,320 1.4 %
43-2099 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other 40 (7) $17.32 $17.21 $35,790 3.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 1,230 0.09% $18.27 $19.01 $39,550 1.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 2,080 0.14% $17.47 $18.10 $37,640 1.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 20,960 1.45% $17.90 $18.36 $38,180 0.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,670 0.12% $18.19 $18.45 $38,380 0.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 480 0.03% $18.73 $19.05 $39,620 2.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 4,900 0.34% $17.78 $18.34 $38,160 1.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 1,960 0.14% $13.05 $13.95 $29,010 1.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 270 0.02% $13.20 $14.94 $31,070 9.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 70 (7) $14.01 $14.21 $29,560 1.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 160 0.01% $16.14 $16.90 $35,160 5.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,920 0.13% $19.56 $20.21 $42,030 0.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 9,310 0.65% $13.80 $13.91 $28,930 0.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 240 0.02% $17.41 $18.22 $37,890 4.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 1,280 0.09% $11.97 $12.52 $26,030 1.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 0.01% $18.52 $19.37 $40,290 5.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (8) (8) $22.04 $22.51 $46,830 7.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 3,370 0.23% $20.21 $21.01 $43,690 1.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,530 0.11% $14.37 $14.84 $30,870 3.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,470 0.10% $16.30 $16.64 $34,620 3.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 950 0.07% $11.66 $12.80 $26,630 6.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 41,990 2.91% $20.15 $21.01 $43,690 0.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 40 (7) $12.32 $12.43 $25,860 5.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,470 2.39% $14.78 $15.11 $31,420 0.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 660 0.05% $19.00 $19.37 $40,300 2.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,160 0.08% $12.47 $13.09 $27,230 2.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 680 0.05% $17.33 $17.56 $36,520 2.4 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 80 0.01% $22.42 $22.40 $46,590 5.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 230 0.02% $13.18 $13.70 $28,500 3.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 37,030 2.57% $13.03 $13.56 $28,210 0.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 230 0.02% $14.99 $15.70 $32,650 2.2 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 40 (7) $16.96 $17.03 $35,430 7.5 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 1,220 0.08% $16.17 $16.22 $33,740 3.3 %
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 560 0.04% $12.24 $14.11 $29,360 4.4 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 50 (7) $22.53 $21.96 $45,690 7.9 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 170 0.01% $13.73 $15.75 $32,760 9.1 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 50 (7) $10.04 $10.71 $22,270 2.4 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 280 0.02% $11.26 $12.16 $25,290 6.9 %
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 44,570 3.09% $22.44 $23.73 $49,360 1.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 3,310 0.23% $32.68 $34.29 $71,310 2.4 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 130 0.01% $24.91 $25.62 $53,290 3.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 620 0.04% $23.96 $26.19 $54,470 5.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 80 0.01% $23.32 $23.80 $49,500 11.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 4,310 0.30% $14.31 $16.67 $34,670 5.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 810 0.06% $20.48 $21.90 $45,560 5.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,210 0.08% $22.38 $23.86 $49,640 3.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 470 0.03% $20.58 $20.58 $42,800 6.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 860 0.06% $20.33 $21.83 $45,400 3.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) (8) $20.54 $20.64 $42,930 2.5 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 130 0.01% $19.82 $20.44 $42,510 4.9 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 80 0.01% $9.48 $11.92 $24,790 19.7 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 100 0.01% $14.76 $15.54 $32,330 8.4 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 980 0.07% $9.81 $10.97 $22,810 2.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 28,540 1.98% $23.71 $24.75 $51,490 1.1 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 350 0.02% $19.80 $20.68 $43,010 4.0 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 190 0.01% $15.00 $17.61 $36,630 8.3 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 130 0.01% $15.56 $16.81 $34,950 5.9 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 1,420 0.10% $16.87 $18.10 $37,640 2.9 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 320 0.02% $13.74 $14.09 $29,300 3.4 %
47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other 110 0.01% $21.91 $21.28 $44,260 6.2 %
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 15,720 1.09% $20.94 $21.38 $44,480 1.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 920 0.06% $30.26 $31.23 $64,950 2.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 300 0.02% $21.24 $21.79 $45,330 2.9 %
49-2021 Radio Mechanics (8) (8) $25.39 $24.80 $51,590 3.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 340 0.02% $26.78 $25.65 $53,350 8.0 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 520 0.04% $21.92 $21.59 $44,910 2.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 940 0.07% $23.60 $23.49 $48,860 5.1 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) (8) $33.38 $29.76 $61,900 13.8 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 1,600 0.11% $23.15 $23.72 $49,340 3.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 280 0.02% $20.03 $19.85 $41,290 3.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 130 0.01% $9.98 $13.85 $28,800 6.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 470 0.03% $18.70 $19.45 $40,460 3.6 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 680 0.05% $22.06 $21.50 $44,720 5.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 530 0.04% $22.25 $23.14 $48,140 4.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 900 0.06% $21.70 $22.25 $46,270 2.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 4,430 0.31% $19.98 $20.63 $42,900 3.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 230 0.02% $18.37 $18.69 $38,870 3.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights 330 0.02% $18.85 $20.12 $41,850 2.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 640 0.04% $14.37 $16.36 $34,030 20.3 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (8) (8) $17.03 $17.47 $36,330 10.5 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 440 0.03% $20.81 $21.40 $44,510 3.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 680 0.05% $13.68 $13.92 $28,940 3.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 850 0.06% $16.43 $17.53 $36,450 4.3 %
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 35,420 2.46% $16.27 $18.24 $37,940 1.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 2,370 0.16% $28.81 $30.52 $63,490 2.9 %
51-2011 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers 140 0.01% $12.56 $15.04 $31,290 17.4 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 2,080 0.14% $14.46 $15.13 $31,470 2.7 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 610 0.04% $16.02 $16.54 $34,410 4.4 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 320 0.02% $15.73 $16.29 $33,890 7.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) (8) $19.13 $19.32 $40,180 6.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,400 0.10% $12.41 $13.22 $27,490 4.0 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 1,650 0.11% $15.81 $18.34 $38,140 6.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 340 0.02% $17.69 $19.78 $41,150 10.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 220 0.02% $12.41 $14.10 $29,340 7.9 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $16.78 $16.88 $35,100 5.1 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 0.01% $23.68 $23.21 $48,280 7.7 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 (7) $18.14 $19.85 $41,290 15.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 2,100 0.15% $18.54 $18.99 $39,500 3.1 %
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 460 0.03% $20.03 $24.09 $50,100 12.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 0.01% $14.99 $16.84 $35,020 13.8 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 0.02% $15.00 $15.06 $31,330 3.0 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 350 0.02% $22.52 $22.29 $46,360 5.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,600 0.11% $18.18 $19.41 $40,380 3.7 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 0.01% $14.50 $16.32 $33,940 9.5 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 110 0.01% $13.60 $14.33 $29,800 9.8 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 (7) $15.11 $15.76 $32,770 13.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 50 (7) $14.52 $15.58 $32,410 5.0 %
51-7031 Model Makers, Wood 150 0.01% $17.07 $18.88 $39,280 10.6 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators (8) (8) $24.86 $25.80 $53,670 4.9 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 260 0.02% $24.50 $25.54 $53,130 5.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 330 0.02% $19.26 $19.54 $40,640 2.9 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 160 0.01% $26.36 $23.83 $49,560 12.9 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other (8) (8) $13.79 $14.36 $29,860 6.9 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) (8) $16.44 $17.93 $37,300 11.2 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 360 0.02% $11.71 $14.01 $29,140 5.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 14,950 1.04% $16.06 $17.75 $36,910 1.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 120 0.01% $12.01 $12.82 $26,660 5.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 (7) $16.26 $16.16 $33,610 6.4 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 110 0.01% $22.94 $23.42 $48,720 4.5 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 100 0.01% $17.92 $17.18 $35,730 4.2 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) (8) $10.00 $10.38 $21,600 2.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,030 0.07% $11.64 $11.95 $24,860 3.1 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 1,910 0.13% $11.98 $14.08 $29,290 4.8 %
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 9,570 0.66% $13.19 $15.42 $32,070 2.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 190 0.01% $24.88 $25.15 $52,300 6.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 0.01% $26.66 $26.05 $54,190 3.8 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 30 (7) (4) (4) $78,670 7.8 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 200 0.01% (4) (4) $67,790 6.9 %
53-2022 Airfield Operations Specialists 60 (7) $23.25 $24.44 $50,840 5.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 650 0.05% $14.18 $14.88 $30,940 7.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,090 0.08% $13.50 $14.06 $29,250 4.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) (8) $11.30 $13.02 $27,070 6.1 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 480 0.03% $23.41 $20.75 $43,150 9.4 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers (8) (8) $21.53 $20.25 $42,120 7.5 %
53-6041 Traffic Technicians 410 0.03% $17.68 $19.54 $40,640 6.8 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors (8) (8) $23.50 $27.20 $56,570 9.9 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 40 (7) $27.87 $26.82 $55,790 14.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 190 0.01% $15.30 $15.60 $32,460 6.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 270 0.02% $13.55 $15.07 $31,340 5.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 100 0.01% $14.05 $14.20 $29,530 4.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 5,010 0.35% $11.57 $12.38 $25,760 2.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) (8) $10.15 $10.81 $22,480 7.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 150 0.01% $26.29 $21.19 $44,070 15.7 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 40 (7) $13.45 $13.74 $28,590 10.0 %

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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