Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 541900 - Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical 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 541900 - Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical 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 541900 - Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services is part of: NAICS 541000 - Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services.

NAICS 541900 - Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services consists of:

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NAICS 541900 - Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

All Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 588,560 100.00% $13.80 $19.36 $40,270 0.7 %
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 17,740 3.01% $49.13 $56.58 $117,680 1.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,190 0.20% (5) $89.09 $185,300 3.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 8,000 1.36% $48.76 $57.20 $118,980 1.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 0.01% $41.22 $49.51 $102,970 9.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,870 0.32% $52.97 $59.63 $124,040 3.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 840 0.14% $49.04 $53.54 $111,360 2.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 90 0.02% $59.20 $60.54 $125,930 7.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 880 0.15% $31.91 $35.18 $73,180 3.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 1,190 0.20% $52.15 $55.17 $114,740 2.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 930 0.16% $53.62 $58.89 $122,500 4.4 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 0.01% $39.16 $46.87 $97,480 10.2 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 60 0.01% $42.73 $46.33 $96,360 6.2 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 140 0.02% $43.67 $47.85 $99,530 4.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 40 0.01% $39.71 $47.94 $99,710 12.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 0.01% $62.92 $66.16 $137,600 4.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 160 0.03% $26.19 $38.31 $79,680 15.8 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 110 0.02% $57.45 $59.78 $124,350 6.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 40 0.01% $39.14 $41.00 $85,280 6.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 1,950 0.33% $41.49 $45.30 $94,230 5.0 %
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 20,260 3.44% $24.85 $29.86 $62,110 2.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 0.01% $21.44 $24.42 $50,780 14.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 270 0.05% $25.74 $27.95 $58,150 6.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) (8) $19.06 $23.05 $47,940 14.6 %
13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage 330 0.06% $24.85 $30.10 $62,610 17.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 1,030 0.18% $20.63 $24.88 $51,760 6.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 230 0.04% $15.91 $20.35 $42,330 13.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 840 0.14% $20.21 $21.75 $45,230 5.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 200 0.03% $24.60 $26.61 $55,350 2.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 1,160 0.20% $24.20 $24.73 $51,440 4.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 450 0.08% $25.46 $26.74 $55,610 6.3 %
13-1081 Logisticians 180 0.03% $26.82 $31.05 $64,590 6.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 3,410 0.58% $36.79 $45.28 $94,180 8.2 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 190 0.03% $23.84 $24.51 $50,990 5.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 4,120 0.70% $23.50 $27.84 $57,900 3.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 2,540 0.43% $29.22 $32.38 $67,350 2.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 730 0.12% $21.12 $23.95 $49,830 6.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 150 0.03% $29.08 $30.95 $64,380 4.5 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 310 0.05% $22.27 $24.44 $50,830 10.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 640 0.11% $32.45 $34.55 $71,870 7.4 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 1,250 0.21% $22.32 $27.18 $56,540 9.5 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 1,340 0.23% $16.90 $18.35 $38,170 4.4 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 500 0.08% $15.19 $19.98 $41,560 10.3 %
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 13,880 2.36% $31.18 $32.74 $68,110 3.2 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research (8) (8) $42.34 $42.59 $88,580 6.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 3,090 0.53% $31.61 $34.11 $70,940 4.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,380 0.23% $40.42 $42.12 $87,600 2.1 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 520 0.09% $42.47 $43.83 $91,170 2.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 2,660 0.45% $16.20 $17.82 $37,060 6.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,080 0.18% $36.20 $36.84 $76,630 2.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 670 0.11% $30.13 $32.23 $67,040 3.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 1,860 0.32% $34.92 $37.03 $77,030 7.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 800 0.14% $34.27 $36.06 $75,010 4.0 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 590 0.10% $28.86 $30.87 $64,210 2.6 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 370 0.06% $29.30 $31.48 $65,470 6.5 %
15-2041 Statisticians 500 0.08% $35.65 $37.90 $78,840 4.7 %
15-2099 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other 220 0.04% $25.99 $31.36 $65,240 5.6 %
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 3,330 0.57% $26.21 $30.27 $62,950 5.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors 180 0.03% $24.47 $23.95 $49,820 7.8 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 80 0.01% $43.35 $41.66 $86,650 5.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 50 0.01% $46.08 $49.56 $103,090 4.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 200 0.03% $37.08 $41.51 $86,350 5.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 0.01% $34.01 $33.20 $69,050 7.9 %
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 400 0.07% $40.77 $37.92 $78,880 7.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 290 0.05% $33.44 $35.05 $72,910 7.3 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers (8) (8) $54.71 $52.78 $109,770 3.9 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 300 0.05% $33.97 $35.43 $73,690 15.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 70 0.01% $19.00 $20.27 $42,170 3.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 0.01% $29.54 $27.30 $56,780 11.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 210 0.04% $23.87 $23.65 $49,180 4.7 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (8) (8) $19.97 $20.82 $43,310 3.2 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 370 0.06% $16.19 $19.73 $41,030 11.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (8) (8) $15.11 $15.99 $33,260 2.1 %
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 28,470 4.84% $21.55 $25.47 $52,980 2.4 %
19-2012 Physicists (8) (8) $43.84 $47.30 $98,370 8.8 %
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 1,400 0.24% $20.75 $25.16 $52,330 5.5 %
19-2031 Chemists 80 0.01% $32.89 $33.89 $70,490 7.1 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 230 0.04% $27.52 $33.46 $69,590 11.5 %
19-3011 Economists 40 0.01% $48.49 $55.15 $114,710 16.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 13,710 2.33% $28.12 $30.63 $63,710 2.2 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 10,040 1.71% $12.71 $17.28 $35,940 4.0 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 560 0.10% $37.68 $49.32 $102,590 18.9 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians (8) (8) $18.64 $18.43 $38,320 4.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 240 0.04% $18.26 $19.99 $41,590 4.3 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 540 0.09% $17.43 $17.51 $36,420 3.3 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 930 0.16% $18.66 $19.54 $40,650 5.8 %
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 140 0.02% $19.47 $20.04 $41,680 3.6 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) (8) $18.19 $19.48 $40,520 4.7 %
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 2,080 0.35% $22.55 $29.42 $61,200 9.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 230 0.04% $41.98 $53.95 $112,220 9.9 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 1,520 0.26% $21.96 $27.51 $57,230 12.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 80 0.01% $22.92 $23.66 $49,220 5.0 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 30 0.01% $23.63 $23.50 $48,880 17.8 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 190 0.03% $18.04 $19.01 $39,550 9.4 %
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 320 0.05% $21.66 $22.36 $46,510 4.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 30 0.01% $22.59 $26.29 $54,680 9.1 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 80 0.01% (4) (4) $40,810 5.3 %
25-4021 Librarians (8) (8) $24.31 $24.84 $51,660 5.2 %
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 57,800 9.82% $14.62 $18.24 $37,950 2.0 %
27-1011 Art Directors 280 0.05% $37.78 $42.26 $87,910 9.6 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators (8) (8) $22.43 $23.00 $47,840 5.2 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 410 0.07% $22.90 $22.30 $46,380 4.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 1,760 0.30% $19.29 $22.12 $46,020 5.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 60 0.01% $17.45 $16.73 $34,800 8.1 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers 200 0.03% $24.03 $23.30 $48,470 20.3 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 100 0.02% $21.33 $21.42 $44,550 11.5 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 70 0.01% $14.26 $18.76 $39,030 11.3 %
27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other (8) (8) $8.77 $9.25 (4) 6.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 1,440 0.24% $25.80 $34.00 $70,720 17.8 %
27-3041 Editors 950 0.16% $23.80 $25.08 $52,170 6.5 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 420 0.07% $23.56 $25.51 $53,060 6.0 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 140 0.02% $22.54 $30.39 $63,200 20.7 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 8,160 1.39% $22.08 $24.14 $50,200 3.3 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 120 0.02% $20.69 $22.25 $46,290 11.4 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 250 0.04% $15.06 $17.03 $35,420 9.3 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (8) (8) $10.58 $12.83 $26,690 15.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 41,710 7.09% $12.58 $15.85 $32,970 2.6 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 440 0.07% $21.79 $21.04 $43,760 7.2 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 190 0.03% $14.61 $15.24 $31,710 5.6 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 520 0.09% $13.29 $16.14 $33,580 13.6 %
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 122,840 20.87% $17.59 $25.81 $53,680 1.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 240 0.04% $32.39 $29.92 $62,230 4.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (8) (8) $19.93 $22.93 $47,700 25.0 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 48,880 8.31% $38.12 $43.32 $90,100 1.2 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other (8) (8) $19.61 $20.81 $43,290 7.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (8) (8) $15.27 $15.34 $31,900 2.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 100 0.02% $14.43 $14.75 $30,680 3.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 72,910 12.39% $13.72 $14.12 $29,360 0.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (8) (8) $15.53 $15.12 $31,440 9.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (8) (8) $13.15 $15.68 $32,610 18.9 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 60 0.01% $37.98 $40.63 $84,510 12.5 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other (8) (8) $19.16 $19.27 $40,090 23.6 %
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 63,390 10.77% $9.90 $10.55 $21,930 1.0 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (8) (8) $12.35 $14.89 $30,980 19.6 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 60 0.01% $12.37 $12.61 $26,230 9.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 0.01% $16.09 $16.23 $33,750 7.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 63,160 10.73% $9.89 $10.54 $21,910 1.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other (8) (8) $9.48 $9.72 $20,220 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 540 0.09% $10.29 $13.76 $28,620 11.9 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) (8) $11.81 $15.37 $31,970 13.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 410 0.07% $9.78 $11.46 $23,840 9.9 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 0.01% $12.55 $18.01 $37,470 22.6 %
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 (8) (8) $9.54 $12.04 $25,030 7.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (8) (8) $9.60 $11.86 $24,660 5.5 %
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 3,290 0.56% $9.50 $10.50 $21,850 2.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,920 0.50% $9.61 $10.49 $21,820 1.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 130 0.02% $8.87 $9.05 $18,830 4.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 190 0.03% $8.89 $10.83 $22,520 12.3 %
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 26,970 4.58% $8.86 $9.62 $20,010 0.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 190 0.03% $17.16 $18.08 $37,600 4.4 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers 100 0.02% $14.40 $17.65 $36,710 13.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 25,870 4.40% $8.84 $9.51 $19,790 0.8 %
39-3099 Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other (8) (8) $9.14 $9.05 $18,820 5.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) (8) $8.50 $9.74 $20,260 5.9 %
39-5091 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance 100 0.02% $7.32 $8.79 $18,270 6.0 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 220 0.04% $9.17 $10.83 $22,530 10.1 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 25,050 4.26% $13.67 $20.19 $41,990 3.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,100 0.19% $15.57 $18.05 $37,540 3.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 950 0.16% $32.76 $36.88 $76,720 4.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 880 0.15% $8.81 $9.10 $18,930 2.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 1,870 0.32% $9.53 $10.41 $21,660 2.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,100 0.87% $9.47 $11.03 $22,930 2.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 280 0.05% $12.65 $20.06 $41,730 14.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 6,850 1.16% $21.78 $28.23 $58,720 6.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 510 0.09% $33.85 $46.03 $95,750 28.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,050 0.18% $28.10 $31.31 $65,120 6.5 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 280 0.05% $12.20 $14.95 $31,100 14.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 120 0.02% $30.85 $44.25 $92,030 23.2 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 210 0.04% $37.92 $41.01 $85,310 6.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 3,300 0.56% $11.54 $12.65 $26,310 3.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 1,520 0.26% $16.70 $19.08 $39,680 8.9 %
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 181,410 30.82% $12.16 $13.30 $27,670 0.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 11,500 1.95% $19.07 $20.91 $43,500 1.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (8) (8) $11.59 $13.44 $27,960 12.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 160 0.03% $13.82 $14.62 $30,410 5.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 560 0.10% $15.83 $15.67 $32,590 4.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 9,580 1.63% $15.39 $15.91 $33,100 1.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 250 0.04% $15.98 $16.13 $33,550 3.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 80 0.01% $13.75 $14.32 $29,780 2.9 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 30 0.01% $15.33 $15.18 $31,580 4.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (8) (8) $9.62 $11.01 $22,900 13.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 12,290 2.09% $13.27 $14.16 $29,450 1.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 390 0.07% $11.40 $12.24 $25,450 3.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 46,100 7.83% $10.69 $11.88 $24,710 2.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (8) (8) $10.63 $10.86 $22,590 4.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 370 0.06% $13.56 $13.85 $28,810 2.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 240 0.04% $17.48 $17.43 $36,250 1.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 42,930 7.29% $11.28 $11.69 $24,310 0.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 850 0.14% $13.99 $15.49 $32,210 6.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 270 0.05% $12.40 $13.62 $28,330 7.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 0.01% $17.86 $18.67 $38,820 8.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 590 0.10% $19.40 $19.89 $41,370 3.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 440 0.07% $12.10 $12.94 $26,910 2.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 540 0.09% $11.22 $11.94 $24,840 4.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 370 0.06% $12.12 $13.28 $27,620 6.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 7,010 1.19% $18.19 $19.34 $40,230 1.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 4,590 0.78% $13.14 $13.50 $28,080 1.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 13,420 2.28% $12.13 $12.53 $26,070 1.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 430 0.07% $14.86 $15.68 $32,620 3.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 3,960 0.67% $12.37 $12.83 $26,680 1.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 440 0.07% $11.68 $12.51 $26,020 6.3 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 420 0.07% $18.70 $19.66 $40,880 6.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 610 0.10% $11.87 $12.48 $25,960 2.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 20,010 3.40% $10.97 $11.66 $24,240 1.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 240 0.04% $12.01 $13.03 $27,110 3.4 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 190 0.03% $17.63 $19.99 $41,570 10.6 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 610 0.10% $17.78 $17.78 $36,970 4.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 840 0.14% $13.07 $13.55 $28,180 5.2 %
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 730 0.12% $12.56 $16.02 $33,310 13.4 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 310 0.05% $17.07 $22.64 $47,090 19.2 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (8) (8) $8.88 $9.35 $19,440 5.1 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 280 0.05% $10.99 $10.75 $22,350 7.3 %
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 1,430 0.24% $21.56 $23.01 $47,860 4.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 90 0.02% $28.11 $27.56 $57,310 7.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 170 0.03% $18.04 $18.05 $37,550 3.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 80 0.01% $13.70 $14.91 $31,010 7.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (8) (8) $27.96 $26.27 $54,630 10.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 40 0.01% $28.27 $28.04 $58,330 3.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 30 0.01% $20.49 $18.69 $38,870 11.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) (8) $10.23 $12.71 $26,430 9.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 630 0.11% $22.02 $24.47 $50,890 8.5 %
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 2,620 0.45% $20.29 $20.76 $43,170 3.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 140 0.02% $35.90 $36.86 $76,670 6.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) (8) $27.53 $26.00 $54,070 6.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 140 0.02% $17.39 $19.16 $39,850 8.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 210 0.04% $26.23 $25.92 $53,910 3.5 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 60 0.01% $17.72 $19.77 $41,110 13.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,360 0.23% $15.63 $17.15 $35,680 3.6 %
49-9061 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 30 0.01% $10.69 $12.96 $26,960 4.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 120 0.02% $20.19 $20.00 $41,600 9.7 %
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 13,470 2.29% $13.22 $14.81 $30,810 1.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 670 0.11% $23.23 $24.60 $51,170 3.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 70 0.01% $13.39 $14.40 $29,940 5.3 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 200 0.03% $12.38 $13.93 $28,970 5.1 %
51-4041 Machinists (8) (8) $15.88 $17.38 $36,160 13.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 40 0.01% $22.14 $23.84 $49,580 9.6 %
51-5021 Job Printers (8) (8) $22.05 $29.02 $60,360 25.8 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (8) (8) $17.33 $18.78 $39,060 7.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 160 0.03% $13.58 $13.96 $29,040 2.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (8) (8) $14.68 $15.84 $32,940 17.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 3,460 0.59% $15.48 $16.55 $34,420 3.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 380 0.06% $10.61 $11.68 $24,300 4.3 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 5,450 0.93% $11.94 $13.79 $28,670 3.1 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 1,650 0.28% $10.85 $12.09 $25,150 4.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 560 0.10% $11.00 $11.22 $23,340 2.5 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 250 0.04% $12.78 $13.72 $28,540 4.1 %
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 2,750 0.47% $12.60 $14.68 $30,530 4.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 0.02% $20.14 $21.52 $44,750 6.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 40 0.01% $22.82 $23.62 $49,120 5.8 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 50 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 80 0.01% $22.05 $22.10 $45,970 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 490 0.08% $14.33 $15.30 $31,820 6.8 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors (8) (8) $24.82 $27.89 $58,010 17.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (8) (8) $9.63 $10.07 $20,940 4.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 920 0.16% $11.86 $12.53 $26,060 3.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 610 0.10% $8.80 $9.61 $19,990 4.6 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 70 0.01% $18.10 $19.99 $41,570 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.

(8) Estimates not released.




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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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