Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 999200 (OES Designation) - State Government


The State government industry consists of all State government establishments, except schools and hospitals.

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 999200 (OES Designation) - State Government.

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 999200 (OES Designation) - State Government is part of: NAICS 999000 (OES Designation) - Federal, State, and Local Government.

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NAICS 999200 (OES Designation) - State Government

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 2,265,610 100.00% $20.73 $23.03 $47,910 0.2 %
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 123,900 5.47% $35.55 $36.98 $76,920 0.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers (8) (8) $35.67 $37.17 $77,310 0.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 210 0.01% $25.92 $27.08 $56,320 1.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 90 (7) $33.02 $34.72 $72,210 1.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 710 0.03% $35.18 $36.57 $76,060 0.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 14,500 0.64% $31.58 $33.41 $69,490 0.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 5,650 0.25% $42.79 $41.86 $87,070 0.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 8,090 0.36% $39.45 $40.32 $83,870 0.6 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 2,000 0.09% $36.81 $37.13 $77,230 0.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 740 0.03% $31.34 $32.67 $67,950 0.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 1,300 0.06% $31.11 $33.85 $70,400 0.9 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers (8) (8) $29.83 $30.39 $63,200 1.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers (8) (8) $31.83 $32.56 $67,720 0.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 910 0.04% (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9041 Engineering Managers 2,440 0.11% $42.37 $42.75 $88,930 0.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 7,280 0.32% $36.17 $39.50 $82,160 0.6 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 2,840 0.13% $33.28 $34.11 $70,940 0.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) (8) $28.42 $29.44 $61,230 0.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 8,480 0.37% $28.97 $30.31 $63,040 0.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 22,900 1.01% $35.47 $36.50 $75,930 0.8 %
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 266,330 11.76% $25.28 $26.18 $54,450 0.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 5,040 0.22% $22.70 $24.10 $50,130 0.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 32,600 1.44% $22.84 $23.74 $49,380 0.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 9,600 0.42% $18.74 $20.24 $42,110 0.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 6,040 0.27% $21.10 $21.69 $45,120 0.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 10,080 0.44% $23.31 $23.77 $49,450 0.4 %
13-1081 Logisticians 280 0.01% $25.79 $24.46 $50,870 2.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 35,940 1.59% $26.73 $27.15 $56,480 0.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 65,950 2.91% $28.81 $29.81 $62,010 0.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 35,400 1.56% $24.64 $25.27 $52,560 0.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 (7) $25.88 $27.64 $57,490 4.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 2,140 0.09% $27.19 $30.29 $63,010 1.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 890 0.04% $22.15 $26.65 $55,420 4.2 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 3,860 0.17% $28.44 $28.83 $59,970 0.5 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 90 (7) $17.07 $18.31 $38,070 1.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 270 0.01% $24.82 $25.12 $52,240 1.3 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 7,530 0.33% $23.93 $25.77 $53,610 1.3 %
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 74,510 3.29% $29.22 $29.36 $61,060 0.5 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 80 (7) $32.11 $33.14 $68,930 1.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 6,800 0.30% $32.08 $31.87 $66,290 1.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 10,970 0.48% $23.29 $24.30 $50,550 0.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 5,040 0.22% $29.45 $30.22 $62,860 0.6 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 6,610 0.29% $27.33 $28.12 $58,490 0.6 %
15-2041 Statisticians 1,680 0.07% $23.01 $23.97 $49,860 0.6 %
15-2091 Mathematical Technicians 260 0.01% $15.30 $15.85 $32,970 1.2 %
15-2099 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other 80 (7) $24.78 $25.56 $53,160 2.0 %
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 83,300 3.68% $28.23 $28.81 $59,930 0.4 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 1,070 0.05% $34.24 $34.91 $72,620 1.0 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 690 0.03% $36.12 $35.69 $74,240 0.9 %
17-1022 Surveyors 1,820 0.08% $31.88 $32.01 $66,580 0.7 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 160 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-2051 Civil Engineers 32,920 1.45% $34.17 $34.45 $71,660 0.4 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 70 (7) $27.27 $28.79 $59,870 1.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 6,680 0.29% $31.29 $31.40 $65,320 0.4 %
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 140 0.01% $31.01 $32.02 $66,600 1.5 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 260 0.01% $36.03 $36.83 $76,600 1.4 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 70 (7) $41.47 $38.63 $80,340 1.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 1,120 0.05% $22.07 $22.27 $46,310 0.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 (7) $23.46 $23.34 $48,550 1.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 23,780 1.05% $18.77 $19.86 $41,300 0.4 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 390 0.02% $16.53 $17.20 $35,780 0.7 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 60 (7) $27.11 $25.87 $53,810 2.1 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 200 0.01% $24.79 $24.76 $51,490 1.6 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other (8) (8) $22.00 $21.80 $45,340 0.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 1,530 0.07% $20.24 $20.95 $43,580 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 82,010 3.62% $24.65 $25.88 $53,840 0.3 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 400 0.02% $24.02 $26.25 $54,600 0.7 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 1,370 0.06% $24.39 $24.61 $51,180 0.5 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 6,400 0.28% $23.93 $24.26 $50,470 0.2 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 800 0.04% $22.92 $26.68 $55,500 1.8 %
19-1032 Foresters 2,960 0.13% $22.88 $23.53 $48,930 0.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 2,070 0.09% $25.10 $25.53 $53,100 0.5 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 19,760 0.87% (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 2,750 0.12% $27.74 $28.76 $59,830 0.6 %
19-3011 Economists 2,050 0.09% $27.53 $27.96 $58,160 0.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 910 0.04% $24.40 $26.01 $54,090 0.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 4,740 0.21% $30.63 $33.03 $68,700 0.9 %
19-3032 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 70 (7) $25.09 $26.66 $55,450 2.0 %
19-3039 Psychologists, All Other 440 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-3041 Sociologists 100 (7) $23.44 $24.74 $51,450 1.5 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 330 0.01% $16.78 $17.82 $37,070 1.0 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 410 0.02% $19.44 $20.10 $41,800 1.3 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 4,060 0.18% $22.32 $22.69 $47,190 0.6 %
19-4092 Forensic Science Technicians 3,900 0.17% $24.38 $24.96 $51,910 0.3 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 4,250 0.19% $17.59 $17.89 $37,210 0.3 %
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 238,380 10.52% $19.96 $21.19 $44,080 0.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 3,770 0.17% $19.53 $19.69 $40,950 0.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 5,060 0.22% $24.33 $24.29 $50,530 0.4 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists 4,470 0.20% $24.41 $26.11 $54,310 0.8 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (8) (8) $19.15 $23.81 $49,530 0.8 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 15,640 0.69% $21.80 $22.52 $46,840 0.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 65,470 2.89% $19.04 $20.42 $42,470 0.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 4,890 0.22% $20.24 $21.90 $45,540 0.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 11,130 0.49% (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other (8) (8) $22.03 $22.26 $46,310 0.5 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 53,670 2.37% $22.39 $24.58 $51,130 0.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 37,150 1.64% $17.07 $17.46 $36,310 0.4 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 13,190 0.58% $20.57 $21.32 $44,350 0.5 %
21-2011 Clergy 1,540 0.07% $24.92 $24.81 $51,600 0.3 %
Legal Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 77,640 3.43% $32.90 $36.39 $75,690 0.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 33,690 1.49% $37.76 $38.89 $80,890 0.7 %
23-1021 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers (8) (8) $32.00 $33.53 $69,730 0.5 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 1,180 0.05% $26.20 $29.05 $60,430 0.4 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 12,170 0.54% $60.62 $56.65 $117,840 0.9 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 4,420 0.20% $26.86 $28.47 $59,220 0.6 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 3,900 0.17% (8) (8) (8) (8)
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 6,360 0.28% $22.92 $24.52 $51,010 0.5 %
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 35,580 1.57% $23.40 $24.33 $50,610 0.4 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (7) (4) (4) $84,900 1.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 3,440 0.15% $24.31 $24.66 $51,290 0.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 610 0.03% (4) (4) $49,060 0.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 1,060 0.05% $22.29 $21.65 $45,020 0.9 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 7,150 0.32% (4) (4) $50,870 0.3 %
25-4013 Museum Technicians and Conservators 660 0.03% $18.88 $20.09 $41,790 0.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 2,350 0.10% $24.83 $25.14 $52,290 0.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 1,210 0.05% $18.92 $19.49 $40,550 0.7 %
25-9011 Audio-Visual Collections Specialists 40 (7) $25.25 $24.19 $50,310 1.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 5,840 0.26% $30.34 $31.03 $64,550 1.8 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 2,120 0.09% $22.62 $24.39 $50,730 0.6 %
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 11,260 0.50% $22.25 $23.15 $48,150 0.5 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 210 0.01% $20.75 $20.38 $42,400 1.2 %
27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other 40 (7) $22.89 $22.80 $47,420 1.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 890 0.04% $21.21 $21.80 $45,350 0.6 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers 70 (7) $20.38 $22.54 $46,880 1.5 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 50 (7) $21.88 $23.39 $48,640 1.6 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 290 0.01% $24.52 $26.25 $54,600 0.8 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 40 (7) $17.85 $18.30 $38,050 2.0 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 (7) $17.85 $18.53 $38,530 1.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 5,470 0.24% $23.37 $24.29 $50,530 0.5 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 1,480 0.07% $21.39 $21.58 $44,890 0.8 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 430 0.02% $22.65 $23.01 $47,850 0.6 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 470 0.02% $21.95 $22.42 $46,630 0.6 %
27-4021 Photographers 230 0.01% $20.13 $20.52 $42,690 0.7 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 90 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 98,630 4.35% $24.66 $27.39 $56,980 0.3 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 1,200 0.05% $59.06 $67.71 $140,830 3.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 2,610 0.12% $23.67 $23.88 $49,680 0.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 1,300 0.06% $44.89 $44.54 $92,640 0.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 1,490 0.07% $63.45 $62.34 $129,670 1.3 %
29-1067 Surgeons 280 0.01% (5) $101.90 $211,950 8.2 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 1,250 0.06% $68.72 $69.76 $145,100 1.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 310 0.01% $38.16 $38.49 $80,050 0.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 39,090 1.73% $28.56 $29.21 $60,750 0.3 %
29-1121 Audiologists 140 0.01% $26.59 $26.30 $54,690 0.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 550 0.02% $31.64 $30.98 $64,430 0.6 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 2,140 0.09% $19.38 $20.94 $43,560 0.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 670 0.03% $29.66 $30.55 $63,550 0.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 600 0.03% $35.32 $39.61 $82,380 2.9 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 1,300 0.06% $29.90 $34.29 $71,310 1.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 430 0.02% $23.84 $24.37 $50,680 0.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 250 0.01% $20.90 $21.33 $44,370 0.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 1,140 0.05% $22.01 $22.21 $46,200 2.5 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 420 0.02% $14.47 $15.42 $32,070 0.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 820 0.04% $16.05 $16.19 $33,670 0.5 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 60 (7) $20.18 $19.48 $40,510 1.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 14,840 0.66% $18.41 $18.48 $38,450 0.4 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 630 0.03% $19.87 $23.37 $48,610 1.3 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 7,330 0.32% $26.73 $27.62 $57,440 0.7 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 2,230 0.10% $26.94 $26.93 $56,020 0.6 %
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 60,060 2.65% $14.21 $14.19 $29,510 0.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 16,270 0.72% (8) (8) (8) (8)
31-2012 Occupational Therapist Aides 80 (7) $14.39 $14.63 $30,440 1.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 370 0.02% $20.30 $19.62 $40,810 0.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 150 0.01% $14.71 $14.44 $30,040 1.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 1,470 0.06% $14.97 $15.24 $31,700 0.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 2,750 0.12% $11.74 $13.07 $27,180 1.6 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 90 (7) $14.34 $14.43 $30,010 1.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 130 0.01% $11.02 $12.81 $26,640 1.2 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 1,580 0.07% $14.14 $15.24 $31,690 1.4 %
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 394,100 17.39% $21.33 $22.89 $47,610 0.3 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 24,310 1.07% $27.43 $27.88 $58,000 0.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 11,680 0.52% $36.24 $36.81 $76,570 0.3 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 2,400 0.11% $27.56 $28.38 $59,030 0.8 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 3,280 0.14% $27.73 $28.17 $58,590 0.4 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 6,390 0.28% $18.21 $20.15 $41,920 0.9 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators 1,170 0.05% $22.16 $23.35 $48,560 0.6 %
33-2022 Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists 1,070 0.05% $14.33 $15.64 $32,530 0.7 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 237,100 10.47% $18.68 $20.31 $42,240 0.3 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 15,550 0.69% $25.92 $26.43 $54,980 0.5 %
33-3031 Fish and Game Wardens 6,710 0.30% $24.25 $28.05 $58,340 0.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 59,460 2.62% $27.53 $27.97 $58,180 0.4 %
33-3052 Transit and Railroad Police 120 0.01% $23.74 $24.08 $50,090 1.4 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 3,390 0.15% $25.83 $25.79 $53,630 1.1 %
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 210 0.01% $23.54 $24.13 $50,180 1.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 6,090 0.27% $15.30 $16.01 $33,300 0.5 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 80 (7) $11.06 $11.40 $23,720 2.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 8,790 0.39% $17.39 $18.63 $38,760 1.5 %
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 18,610 0.82% $14.15 $14.95 $31,100 0.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 5,600 0.25% $18.52 $19.32 $40,180 0.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 5,550 0.24% $14.51 $14.79 $30,760 0.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 2,620 0.12% $10.50 $11.04 $22,960 0.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,680 0.16% $11.87 $11.78 $24,500 0.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 90 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 430 0.02% $8.53 $8.79 $18,280 1.0 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 70 (7) $10.40 $10.74 $22,340 2.0 %
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 26,330 1.16% $13.31 $13.97 $29,050 0.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 1,480 0.07% $17.96 $18.81 $39,120 0.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 980 0.04% $20.70 $20.96 $43,590 0.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 13,890 0.61% $12.41 $12.56 $26,120 0.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 100 (7) $17.07 $16.88 $35,110 1.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 7,330 0.32% $14.74 $15.09 $31,400 0.4 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 230 0.01% $19.59 $20.07 $41,740 0.7 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 28,610 1.26% $11.62 $13.35 $27,780 0.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 1,960 0.09% $20.50 $20.09 $41,790 0.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 90 (7) $14.81 $15.32 $31,860 0.8 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 50 (7) $21.33 $20.33 $42,280 2.8 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 620 0.03% $14.55 $17.89 $37,200 1.8 %
39-6022 Travel Guides 90 (7) $7.60 $8.62 $17,930 2.4 %
39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters 820 0.04% $13.16 $13.03 $27,110 3.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 2,650 0.12% $17.01 $17.43 $36,260 0.5 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 15,820 0.70% $14.22 $15.89 $33,040 0.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,810 0.12% $18.80 $19.05 $39,620 0.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 310 0.01% $23.30 $23.92 $49,760 0.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 820 0.04% $21.82 $22.34 $46,470 0.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 480 0.02% $25.44 $24.36 $50,660 0.9 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 445,310 19.66% $16.30 $17.33 $36,040 0.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 40,130 1.77% $23.18 $24.03 $49,980 0.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 720 0.03% $13.21 $13.40 $27,870 0.5 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 140 0.01% $14.51 $15.23 $31,670 1.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 1,880 0.08% $19.02 $19.20 $39,930 1.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 600 0.03% $14.68 $18.13 $37,710 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 27,290 1.20% $16.74 $17.06 $35,480 0.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 900 0.04% $18.76 $19.39 $40,330 0.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 1,130 0.05% (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 29,910 1.32% $17.55 $19.03 $39,590 0.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 35,870 1.58% $17.31 $18.00 $37,440 0.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 610 0.03% $14.46 $14.93 $31,060 0.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 (7) $13.74 $15.11 $31,430 2.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 6,430 0.28% $19.15 $19.57 $40,710 0.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 3,530 0.16% $13.96 $14.83 $30,840 0.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 2,690 0.12% $16.30 $16.60 $34,520 0.5 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 30 (7) $23.05 $26.90 $55,960 2.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 4,540 0.20% $18.68 $19.07 $39,660 0.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 860 0.04% $15.19 $15.25 $31,720 0.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 100 (7) $21.31 $20.74 $43,140 2.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 530 0.02% $14.93 $15.21 $31,630 0.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 7,100 0.31% $14.86 $15.51 $32,250 0.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 210 0.01% $13.91 $15.35 $31,920 0.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 57,490 2.54% $17.09 $18.39 $38,250 0.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 7,420 0.33% $18.89 $19.29 $40,130 0.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 370 0.02% $16.44 $17.00 $35,350 1.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 41,860 1.85% $16.12 $16.74 $34,820 0.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 25,240 1.11% $14.55 $15.01 $31,210 0.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 2,090 0.09% $15.17 $14.97 $31,130 0.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 86,890 3.84% $14.34 $14.77 $30,730 0.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 840 0.04% $15.35 $15.39 $32,010 0.7 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 3,620 0.16% $11.28 $12.15 $25,260 0.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 12,240 0.54% (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 14,070 0.62% $14.81 $16.37 $34,050 0.3 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 1,850 0.08% $24.23 $25.26 $52,540 0.4 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 4,700 0.21% $18.68 $19.23 $40,010 0.3 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 180 0.01% $14.41 $16.07 $33,430 0.9 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 340 0.02% $11.60 $12.42 $25,830 0.9 %
45-3011 Fishers and Related Fishing Workers 60 (7) $15.46 $17.10 $35,560 1.3 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers 5,410 0.24% $10.39 $11.49 $23,900 0.6 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 69,120 3.05% $18.35 $19.27 $40,090 0.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 9,100 0.40% $23.71 $24.64 $51,250 0.3 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 40 (7) $21.15 $20.87 $43,420 2.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 (7) $18.40 $19.69 $40,950 1.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,910 0.08% $20.47 $21.14 $43,970 0.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 60 (7) $23.95 $27.42 $57,030 1.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,690 0.07% $14.86 $15.74 $32,750 0.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) (8) $14.30 $14.72 $30,620 1.3 %
47-2072 Pile-Driver Operators 40 (7) $22.74 $22.46 $46,710 3.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 3,140 0.14% $22.51 $22.90 $47,630 0.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 1,100 0.05% $21.50 $21.38 $44,460 0.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,590 0.07% $22.92 $23.59 $49,070 0.4 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 120 0.01% $20.65 $20.71 $43,080 0.8 %
47-2181 Roofers 40 (7) $16.60 $18.30 $38,070 1.6 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 150 0.01% $15.25 $17.26 $35,900 1.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 6,990 0.31% $21.97 $22.80 $47,430 0.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 31,350 1.38% $17.06 $17.51 $36,420 0.3 %
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 48,030 2.12% $17.70 $18.26 $37,980 0.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 8,400 0.37% $21.66 $21.97 $45,700 0.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 950 0.04% $21.61 $22.16 $46,100 0.8 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 60 (7) $21.42 $21.27 $44,240 1.8 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 130 0.01% $23.50 $23.86 $49,620 2.0 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 50 (7) $20.09 $21.34 $44,390 1.3 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 200 0.01% $23.83 $24.21 $50,350 1.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 4,800 0.21% $19.28 $19.36 $40,260 0.3 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 70 (7) $18.71 $19.57 $40,710 1.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 1,430 0.06% $18.82 $18.90 $39,300 0.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 290 0.01% $20.84 $19.45 $40,450 1.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 20,600 0.91% $15.44 $16.00 $33,290 0.2 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 140 0.01% $21.85 $21.51 $44,730 1.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 70 (7) $20.37 $21.11 $43,920 1.6 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 70 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 90 (7) $22.43 $22.35 $46,480 1.8 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 330 0.01% $21.53 $21.18 $44,050 0.5 %
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 13,300 0.59% $19.15 $20.17 $41,960 0.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 3,210 0.14% $19.71 $21.52 $44,760 0.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 (7) $15.51 $15.54 $32,320 1.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 210 0.01% $20.45 $20.15 $41,900 0.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 530 0.02% $18.64 $19.09 $39,700 0.4 %
51-5012 Bookbinders 60 (7) $22.11 $22.03 $45,820 3.6 %
51-5021 Job Printers 150 0.01% $17.10 $18.07 $37,580 1.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 1,180 0.05% $11.16 $11.40 $23,710 0.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 30 (7) $8.88 $9.31 $19,360 (8)
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 90 (7) $16.11 $16.00 $33,280 1.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 30 (7) $18.36 $18.49 $38,460 1.6 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 810 0.04% (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 830 0.04% $18.16 $18.90 $39,310 0.6 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 40 (7) $17.01 $16.57 $34,470 2.0 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 40 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 40 (7) $16.53 $16.60 $34,530 1.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 80 (7) $14.49 $14.66 $30,500 1.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 320 0.01% $16.00 $16.62 $34,570 0.7 %
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 40,710 1.80% $16.45 $17.33 $36,050 0.4 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 60 (7) (4) (4) $55,340 1.2 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 510 0.02% (4) (4) $60,960 0.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,430 0.11% $15.35 $16.65 $34,630 0.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,180 0.05% $15.81 $15.12 $31,450 0.6 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 4,840 0.21% $14.00 $14.19 $29,510 0.9 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 590 0.03% $27.22 $28.60 $59,480 1.3 %
53-5022 Motorboat Operators 210 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-5031 Ship Engineers 300 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-6011 Bridge and Lock Tenders 740 0.03% $16.37 $16.93 $35,220 0.7 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 70 (7) $15.43 $14.65 $30,480 1.4 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 2,610 0.12% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 390 0.02% $14.03 $15.05 $31,300 1.2 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 900 0.04% $17.11 $17.22 $35,820 0.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 4,050 0.18% $19.81 $18.61 $38,700 0.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 6,410 0.28% $9.80 $11.42 $23,760 1.2 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 1,260 0.06% $19.24 $18.11 $37,670 0.9 %

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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List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: February 24, 2010

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