Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 813900 - Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations


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 813900 - Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations.

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 813900 - Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations is part of: NAICS 813000 - Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations.

NAICS 813900 - Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations consists of:

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SOC Major Groups in NAICS 813900 - Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations:


NAICS 813900 - Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations

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 438,890 100.00% $19.25 $24.06 $50,040 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 45,320 10.33% $42.26 $48.94 $101,790 1.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 3,320 0.76% $73.02 $74.57 $155,110 3.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 18,270 4.16% $47.38 $54.79 $113,970 1.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 1,090 0.25% $41.86 $46.61 $96,940 3.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 970 0.22% $39.06 $45.80 $95,270 4.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 280 0.06% $55.43 $60.71 $126,280 6.2 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 2,730 0.62% $41.52 $47.12 $98,020 2.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 1,970 0.45% $36.07 $38.62 $80,330 2.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 1,270 0.29% $51.26 $51.99 $108,140 2.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 2,780 0.63% $45.13 $47.20 $98,170 1.8 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 350 0.08% $39.51 $43.34 $90,150 4.3 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 210 0.05% $35.82 $40.05 $83,300 5.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 470 0.11% $45.04 $46.60 $96,930 3.4 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 0.01% $21.91 $23.10 $48,050 3.7 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 90 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 500 0.11% $38.88 $37.65 $78,310 8.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 130 0.03% (5) $84.41 $175,580 20.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 0.01% $16.11 $18.85 $39,210 14.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 220 0.05% $47.64 $59.36 $123,460 12.1 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 0.01% $53.48 $53.03 $110,290 10.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 4,590 1.05% $22.84 $25.05 $52,110 3.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 1,360 0.31% $29.59 $34.91 $72,610 7.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 4,240 0.97% $38.85 $42.06 $87,480 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 125,610 28.62% $24.16 $25.77 $53,610 1.1 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 70 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 210 0.05% $29.31 $34.10 $70,920 12.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 330 0.08% $25.22 $26.62 $55,370 6.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 1,280 0.29% $28.46 $29.62 $61,610 3.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 750 0.17% $24.65 $31.45 $65,420 16.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 2,950 0.67% $27.71 $28.96 $60,240 3.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 3,350 0.76% $28.61 $29.68 $61,740 2.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 54,100 12.33% $22.15 $23.52 $48,920 2.1 %
13-1081 Logisticians 60 0.01% $27.03 $30.35 $63,140 11.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 3,600 0.82% $32.65 $36.75 $76,430 4.8 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 6,690 1.52% $22.92 $24.53 $51,030 1.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 42,940 9.78% $23.98 $25.98 $54,040 1.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 7,630 1.74% $28.68 $30.61 $63,670 1.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 30 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2031 Budget Analysts 250 0.06% $27.46 $29.13 $60,580 6.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 50 0.01% $24.55 $28.95 $60,210 16.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 240 0.05% $32.15 $40.24 $83,690 10.2 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 80 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 200 0.05% $25.68 $28.60 $59,500 7.4 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 260 0.06% $36.05 $38.71 $80,520 5.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers (8) (8) $21.40 $30.17 $62,760 13.5 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 430 0.10% $25.53 $28.49 $59,260 4.2 %
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 11,250 2.56% $29.95 $31.47 $65,460 1.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 1,590 0.36% $32.63 $33.20 $69,060 1.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 440 0.10% $40.62 $41.34 $85,990 4.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 270 0.06% $39.87 $40.45 $84,130 1.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 2,330 0.53% $22.56 $23.69 $49,270 1.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 540 0.12% $34.55 $35.02 $72,840 3.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 1,570 0.36% $29.52 $30.73 $63,920 1.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 2,240 0.51% $32.29 $33.84 $70,390 2.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 1,360 0.31% $30.24 $31.22 $64,940 2.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 360 0.08% $31.91 $33.20 $69,060 5.4 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 270 0.06% $29.38 $30.61 $63,660 8.0 %
15-2041 Statisticians 220 0.05% $41.46 $39.96 $83,130 7.3 %
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 1,060 0.24% $34.55 $37.78 $78,580 5.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 180 0.04% $38.09 $37.95 $78,940 5.0 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (8) (8) $31.97 $42.26 $87,910 15.1 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors (8) (8) $37.02 $36.37 $75,650 14.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 160 0.04% $33.70 $35.16 $73,130 8.5 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 190 0.04% $25.71 $30.85 $64,180 14.0 %
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 4,140 0.94% $26.53 $29.82 $62,030 4.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (8) (8) $32.82 $27.72 $57,660 22.9 %
19-3011 Economists 430 0.10% $35.49 $38.95 $81,010 5.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 2,310 0.53% $25.51 $27.73 $57,680 1.7 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 580 0.13% $21.80 $22.33 $46,440 6.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (8) (8) $29.66 $30.72 $63,910 10.8 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other (8) (8) $41.79 $41.81 $86,960 6.6 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 60 0.01% $12.51 $14.09 $29,300 6.8 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants (8) (8) $18.00 $19.08 $39,690 5.8 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 0.01% $17.67 $18.04 $37,530 14.2 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 40 0.01% $14.87 $19.02 $39,560 9.8 %
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 2,840 0.65% $17.35 $20.35 $42,330 6.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 100 0.02% $20.49 $21.58 $44,890 3.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 80 0.02% $18.22 $19.04 $39,590 6.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 0.01% $23.75 $23.98 $49,880 7.1 %
21-1091 Health Educators 460 0.10% $26.86 $25.90 $53,880 10.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 360 0.08% $13.66 $14.64 $30,460 6.0 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 1,700 0.39% $16.31 $20.12 $41,850 9.6 %
21-2011 Clergy 40 0.01% $12.26 $11.36 $23,620 15.8 %
Legal Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 6,090 1.39% $39.89 $46.43 $96,570 3.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 4,040 0.92% $48.89 $55.36 $115,160 3.2 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 1,200 0.27% $29.15 $31.60 $65,720 7.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 600 0.14% $24.57 $25.79 $53,640 2.6 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 90 0.02% $13.78 $14.94 $31,080 10.0 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other (8) (8) $24.20 $26.74 $55,620 5.4 %
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 3,280 0.75% $20.39 $22.41 $46,610 5.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 340 0.08% $23.81 $24.92 $51,840 16.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 140 0.03% $11.30 $13.82 $28,750 12.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 620 0.14% $20.01 $20.65 $42,960 5.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 750 0.17% (4) (4) $47,080 9.8 %
25-4011 Archivists (8) (8) $23.41 $24.58 $51,120 2.3 %
25-4021 Librarians (8) (8) $25.06 $26.42 $54,950 6.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 0.01% $20.68 $20.69 $43,030 4.6 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors 110 0.03% $15.72 $14.54 $30,250 12.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 640 0.15% $23.98 $26.47 $55,060 4.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 50 0.01% (4) (4) $23,580 5.3 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other (8) (8) $7.77 $14.12 $29,380 24.5 %
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 30,220 6.89% $25.82 $29.53 $61,420 1.5 %
27-1011 Art Directors 120 0.03% $41.89 $44.92 $93,430 9.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 1,340 0.31% $22.70 $23.79 $49,480 1.8 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 80 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 1,250 0.28% (4) (4) $48,600 8.5 %
27-2023 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 140 0.03% (4) (4) $40,560 8.1 %
27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other (8) (8) $27.53 $25.96 (4) 8.5 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents (8) (8) $17.37 $16.95 $35,260 4.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 19,920 4.54% $26.66 $30.92 $64,310 2.0 %
27-3041 Editors 4,290 0.98% $25.85 $28.03 $58,310 3.2 %
27-3042 Technical Writers (8) (8) $28.84 $29.51 $61,380 4.0 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors (8) (8) $27.39 $30.40 $63,240 3.1 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 450 0.10% $20.89 $23.98 $49,870 9.3 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 100 0.02% $19.03 $19.54 $40,650 6.8 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 60 0.01% $21.45 $24.85 $51,690 6.6 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other (8) (8) $26.33 $30.53 $63,510 2.3 %
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 1,710 0.39% $30.12 $33.09 $68,840 3.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 130 0.03% $49.64 $49.54 $103,040 5.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 770 0.18% $35.32 $37.18 $77,330 5.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (8) (8) $28.00 $26.52 $55,150 7.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 50 0.01% $27.30 $23.80 $49,500 13.3 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 240 0.05% $24.77 $25.91 $53,900 5.0 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians (8) (8) $19.82 $25.20 $52,410 18.6 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 70 0.02% (4) (4) $42,610 20.2 %
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 180 0.04% $15.57 $16.38 $34,070 7.2 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 50 0.01% $10.82 $15.09 $31,380 19.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (8) (8) $16.12 $16.13 $33,550 3.4 %
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 13,840 3.15% $11.05 $12.48 $25,950 3.1 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (8) (8) $21.29 $21.84 $45,430 5.9 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 360 0.08% $20.06 $21.56 $44,850 3.5 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 140 0.03% $28.03 $26.99 $56,140 9.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 11,290 2.57% $11.18 $12.40 $25,790 3.6 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 1,750 0.40% $9.35 $9.65 $20,070 1.7 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 210 0.05% $10.47 $11.99 $24,950 8.9 %
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 4,600 1.05% $9.25 $10.93 $22,730 2.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 60 0.01% $25.66 $28.31 $58,890 5.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 260 0.06% $18.39 $19.81 $41,210 3.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 30 0.01% $9.50 $11.17 $23,220 5.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 670 0.15% $12.15 $12.69 $26,390 2.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 220 0.05% $9.36 $9.81 $20,400 3.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 830 0.19% $8.14 $9.03 $18,770 3.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (8) (8) $11.10 $12.45 $25,900 13.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 200 0.05% $7.25 $7.53 $15,660 4.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,400 0.32% $8.64 $10.00 $20,790 3.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 410 0.09% $8.41 $9.03 $18,790 3.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 300 0.07% $8.97 $9.29 $19,320 2.1 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 40 0.01% $23.05 $21.81 $45,370 6.5 %
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 21,310 4.86% $11.25 $12.10 $25,170 1.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 480 0.11% $17.03 $18.11 $37,660 2.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 800 0.18% $19.05 $20.65 $42,940 2.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 8,360 1.90% $11.16 $11.74 $24,430 1.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,730 0.85% $10.12 $10.81 $22,490 2.1 %
37-2019 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other (8) (8) $10.67 $10.47 $21,780 9.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 7,730 1.76% $11.17 $11.83 $24,610 1.4 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 60 0.01% $13.10 $13.50 $28,080 3.7 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 90 0.02% $11.44 $12.92 $26,860 5.3 %
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 7,860 1.79% $10.36 $11.97 $24,900 1.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 330 0.08% $20.09 $20.97 $43,630 4.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (8) (8) $7.98 $9.02 $18,760 5.8 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 70 0.02% $7.21 $7.31 $15,210 4.1 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners (8) (8) $8.14 $8.29 $17,240 8.2 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (8) (8) $7.42 $8.12 $16,890 5.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 1,620 0.37% $8.92 $9.28 $19,300 2.3 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 250 0.06% $10.62 $11.05 $22,980 5.5 %
39-3099 Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other 150 0.03% $11.73 $11.87 $24,690 5.0 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 390 0.09% $12.68 $12.61 $26,230 4.4 %
39-6012 Concierges 970 0.22% $12.97 $12.79 $26,600 3.4 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 140 0.03% $12.87 $11.76 $24,470 10.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 230 0.05% $8.66 $9.54 $19,840 5.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 790 0.18% $12.56 $16.35 $34,020 6.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 1,780 0.41% $10.26 $11.83 $24,600 3.0 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 530 0.12% $10.49 $12.09 $25,150 9.3 %
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 11,350 2.59% $19.02 $21.55 $44,820 2.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 80 0.02% $17.15 $19.03 $39,590 5.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 340 0.08% $27.37 $30.52 $63,480 6.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 440 0.10% $9.28 $9.57 $19,910 2.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 270 0.06% $14.18 $15.05 $31,310 6.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 520 0.12% $10.63 $13.81 $28,720 5.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 390 0.09% $20.08 $24.07 $50,050 6.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 210 0.05% $21.08 $24.86 $51,720 8.7 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 4,040 0.92% $23.29 $25.50 $53,040 3.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 60 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 460 0.10% $20.51 $24.11 $50,140 7.7 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (8) (8) $13.37 $22.14 $46,050 7.2 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (8) (8) $31.86 $30.42 $63,270 9.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 830 0.19% $18.62 $18.79 $39,090 10.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 2,010 0.46% $13.37 $15.89 $33,060 5.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 1,300 0.30% $19.58 $21.49 $44,690 3.8 %
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 124,880 28.45% $15.46 $16.49 $34,310 0.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 7,280 1.66% $25.08 $26.61 $55,350 1.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 690 0.16% $13.79 $14.21 $29,560 2.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 170 0.04% $18.51 $17.98 $37,400 4.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,500 0.34% $15.53 $16.16 $33,610 2.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 15,230 3.47% $16.44 $16.71 $34,760 1.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 310 0.07% $20.29 $20.51 $42,660 2.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 0.01% $17.50 $17.11 $35,590 3.5 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 80 0.02% $12.29 $13.68 $28,450 5.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 50 0.01% $12.37 $13.97 $29,060 13.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (8) (8) $16.52 $16.54 $34,390 2.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 9,670 2.20% $16.12 $16.78 $34,900 1.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 280 0.06% $13.23 $12.90 $26,820 3.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 700 0.16% $11.15 $11.28 $23,460 3.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 750 0.17% $12.40 $13.79 $28,680 3.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 30 0.01% $11.94 $13.18 $27,410 9.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 270 0.06% $15.97 $17.84 $37,120 9.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 680 0.15% $17.46 $17.72 $36,870 3.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 8,390 1.91% $11.61 $12.21 $25,400 1.0 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 230 0.05% $17.72 $20.61 $42,860 6.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 620 0.14% $13.22 $14.93 $31,060 10.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 250 0.06% $9.54 $10.49 $21,820 4.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 190 0.04% $20.51 $22.62 $47,050 9.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 130 0.03% $20.68 $20.95 $43,580 3.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 210 0.05% $15.66 $18.19 $37,840 10.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 110 0.03% $15.49 $15.51 $32,260 5.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 22,420 5.11% $19.49 $20.47 $42,580 0.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 520 0.12% $18.71 $19.72 $41,020 2.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (8) (8) $14.52 $14.91 $31,020 8.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 23,610 5.38% $14.27 $14.95 $31,100 0.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (8) (8) $18.35 $18.06 $37,560 6.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,450 0.33% $14.68 $14.84 $30,860 2.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 80 0.02% $11.36 $12.74 $26,510 9.2 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 290 0.07% $17.01 $17.07 $35,510 5.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) (8) $15.07 $16.34 $33,990 6.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 1,540 0.35% $15.08 $15.36 $31,950 1.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 24,140 5.50% $12.14 $13.01 $27,060 1.2 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 130 0.03% $14.69 $15.19 $31,590 4.6 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 60 0.01% $17.33 $17.05 $35,470 3.5 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants (8) (8) $19.52 $19.42 $40,400 5.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 1,850 0.42% $12.92 $14.25 $29,630 3.0 %
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 380 0.09% $10.90 $12.89 $26,810 6.6 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors (8) (8) $10.06 $12.46 $25,920 10.8 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 80 0.02% $9.22 $10.25 $21,310 8.5 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 170 0.04% $11.39 $12.69 $26,390 11.3 %
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 980 0.22% $18.45 $22.12 $46,000 12.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 50 0.01% $25.45 $29.43 $61,220 7.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 130 0.03% $19.27 $19.16 $39,860 5.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 100 0.02% $13.59 $12.66 $26,330 3.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 60 0.01% $12.74 $13.31 $27,690 8.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 30 0.01% $29.20 $27.47 $57,140 5.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 160 0.04% $15.01 $17.17 $35,720 6.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 0.01% $16.30 $17.94 $37,310 14.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 30 0.01% $13.40 $13.00 $27,030 3.9 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other (8) (8) $34.31 $30.80 $64,070 26.7 %
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 18,080 4.12% $14.65 $15.49 $32,210 1.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 980 0.22% $24.69 $25.17 $52,350 2.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) (8) $20.86 $22.37 $46,520 6.5 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 30 0.01% $15.53 $16.79 $34,920 3.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) (8) $25.27 $26.38 $54,880 13.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (8) (8) $18.98 $21.84 $45,420 3.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 15,850 3.61% $14.21 $14.71 $30,590 1.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) (8) $20.78 $21.35 $44,410 10.1 %
49-9061 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers (8) (8) $14.28 $14.65 $30,460 3.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 200 0.05% $9.19 $10.22 $21,250 10.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 230 0.05% $13.01 $13.66 $28,420 7.5 %
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 760 0.17% $16.13 $16.83 $35,020 3.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 50 0.01% $27.11 $27.03 $56,220 4.1 %
51-5021 Job Printers 80 0.02% $16.64 $17.57 $36,540 3.8 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (8) (8) $17.76 $18.97 $39,460 4.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 150 0.03% $18.46 $19.40 $40,350 3.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 150 0.03% $9.82 $11.20 $23,290 12.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 0.01% $21.37 $20.82 $43,310 5.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 50 0.01% $14.80 $14.01 $29,140 11.0 %
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 3,130 0.71% $11.40 $13.08 $27,210 3.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 0.01% $27.32 $26.40 $54,900 4.1 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) (8) $13.96 $13.70 $28,500 6.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 70 0.02% $13.79 $14.90 $30,990 10.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 280 0.06% $13.73 $17.61 $36,630 13.2 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 110 0.03% $10.46 $10.85 $22,570 5.1 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 1,150 0.26% $9.94 $10.44 $21,720 3.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 910 0.21% $10.94 $11.52 $23,950 3.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 50 0.01% $7.77 $9.20 $19,130 5.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 30 0.01% $14.99 $16.04 $33,370 7.1 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other (8) (8) $17.80 $21.51 $44,730 27.2 %

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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