Occupational Employment Statistics

Chart Book, May 2009

Industry Focus

Figure 12

Out of all the industries, the electric power generation industry had one of the highest annual mean wages with $63,400, and made up approximately 72 percent of the employment in the utilities sector.

Employment and wages for occupations with the largest employment in the electric power
generation industry, May 2009


Figure 13

Similar to the electric power generation industry, the natural gas distribution industry had one of the higher annual mean wages out of all industries, with $62,030.

Employment and wages for occupations with the largest employment in the natural gas
distribution industry, May 2009


Figure 14

Eight occupations made up over half of employment in heavy and civil engineering construction.

Employment of the largest occupations in the heavy and civil engineering
construction industry, May 2009


Figure 15

Truck drivers earned less in heavy and civil engineering construction than across all industries, while carpenters and construction laborers earned more.

Mean hourly wages of the largest occupations in the heavy and civil engineering
construction industry, May 2009


Figure 16

The largest occupations in the private sector tended to be lower paying occupations, while the largest occupations in the public sector tended to have above-average wages.

Employment and wages for the largest occupations in the private sector


Figure 17

Employment and wages for the largest occupations in local government


Figure 18

Registered nurses was one of the largest occupations in both the private and public sectors.

Employment and wages for the largest occupations in State government


Figure 19

Employment and wages for the largest occupations in Federal Government


Figure 20

Elementary school teachers, except special education, was the largest occupation in elementary and secondary schools, and accounted for 16 to 18 percent of employment in the industry, depending on the ownership of the school.

Employment shares of selected teaching occupations in elementary and
secondary schools by ownership, May 2009


Figure 21

For most teaching occupations in elementary and secondary schools, wages tended to be higher in local and State government-owned schools than in private schools.

Wages of selected teaching occupations in elementary and
secondary schools by ownership, May 2009


Figure 22

Employment in smaller, more specialized occupations was generally concentrated in one industry while employment in less specialized occupations was found in many industries.

Industries with the highest employment concentrations for selected occupations, May 2009


Figure 23

Editors accounted for 11 percent of employment in the newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers industry.

Employment and hourly mean wages for the largest occupations in the newspaper, periodical,
book, and directory publishers industry, May 2009


Previous: Occupations focus | Next: State and area focus

Last Modified Date: November 22, 2010

Recommend this page using: