Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sector 51 - Information


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 Sector 51 - Information.

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 XLS files.

Sector 51 - Information consists of:

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Sector 51 - Information

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 2,876,820 100.00% $23.61 $28.40 $59,070 1.2 %
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 204,890 7.12% $56.16 $62.20 $129,380 1.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 10,760 0.37% (5) $98.68 $205,260 6.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 53,540 1.86% $54.22 $62.85 $130,730 1.2 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 5,850 0.20% $39.42 $46.28 $96,270 1.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 15,190 0.53% $57.83 $62.79 $130,610 2.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 19,810 0.69% $56.33 $61.82 $128,590 1.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 2,410 0.08% $51.78 $56.17 $116,840 2.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 7,930 0.28% $42.62 $45.76 $95,190 2.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 34,260 1.19% $59.94 $63.42 $131,900 1.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 14,650 0.51% $57.76 $63.36 $131,780 1.8 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 1,220 0.04% $46.83 $50.69 $105,430 1.6 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 1,200 0.04% $49.54 $53.83 $111,970 2.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 2,490 0.09% $53.82 $59.25 $123,240 2.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 1,980 0.07% $42.21 $45.67 $95,000 1.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 920 0.03% $50.16 $54.17 $112,680 2.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 1,140 0.04% $40.28 $43.16 $89,760 2.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 310 0.01% $42.65 $46.13 $95,960 3.7 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 40 (7) $38.61 $42.84 $89,110 7.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 4,860 0.17% $58.69 $60.88 $126,640 1.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 70 (7) $51.08 $61.32 $127,540 13.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 230 0.01% $47.49 $48.12 $100,090 5.0 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 25,920 0.90% $51.95 $56.88 $118,310 4.3 %
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 158,330 5.50% $32.31 $34.47 $71,700 0.9 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 380 0.01% $23.51 $33.97 $70,650 12.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 600 0.02% $27.20 $29.76 $61,900 3.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 6,930 0.24% $28.93 $30.24 $62,900 2.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 220 0.01% $33.01 $35.42 $73,670 5.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 2,970 0.10% $28.77 $30.85 $64,180 1.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 740 0.03% $28.60 $30.71 $63,870 2.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 3,170 0.11% $30.26 $31.88 $66,320 2.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 3,260 0.11% $29.25 $30.69 $63,840 1.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 9,640 0.34% $28.61 $30.10 $62,620 1.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 6,980 0.24% $31.61 $33.23 $69,110 1.6 %
13-1081 Logisticians 2,570 0.09% $34.35 $35.75 $74,360 1.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 24,260 0.84% $37.53 $39.70 $82,580 1.2 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 1,580 0.05% $24.63 $26.61 $55,340 2.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 44,370 1.54% $33.27 $34.92 $72,620 1.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 27,940 0.97% $31.31 $33.50 $69,680 0.9 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 1,680 0.06% $33.52 $34.57 $71,910 1.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 1,700 0.06% $32.08 $34.08 $70,890 3.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 11,390 0.40% $34.65 $37.21 $77,390 2.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 440 0.02% $28.26 $32.24 $67,050 5.0 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 110 (7) $33.29 $35.32 $73,450 4.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 500 0.02% $29.18 $32.15 $66,860 4.0 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 6,780 0.24% $28.34 $31.31 $65,120 4.9 %
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 421,000 14.63% $37.24 $38.12 $79,290 1.6 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 4,420 0.15% $53.82 $56.39 $117,290 2.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 44,340 1.54% $36.86 $38.16 $79,380 3.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 72,750 2.53% $43.09 $43.83 $91,170 1.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 63,550 2.21% $45.03 $46.18 $96,060 1.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 58,530 2.03% $21.11 $22.82 $47,470 1.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 49,130 1.71% $38.32 $39.06 $81,240 0.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 12,260 0.43% $35.65 $36.51 $75,930 0.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 43,070 1.50% $34.09 $35.63 $74,110 1.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50,380 1.75% $37.67 $38.59 $80,280 0.9 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 16,280 0.57% $33.70 $35.00 $72,810 2.7 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 5,790 0.20% $36.75 $37.35 $77,690 1.3 %
15-2041 Statisticians 410 0.01% $34.87 $35.04 $72,880 3.9 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 58,010 2.02% $35.30 $36.88 $76,710 0.8 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 510 0.02% $20.71 $23.02 $47,880 9.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 620 0.02% $36.96 $36.67 $76,270 1.9 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 3,650 0.13% $47.91 $49.57 $103,110 3.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 4,070 0.14% $38.61 $40.41 $84,050 1.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 27,670 0.96% $39.81 $40.91 $85,090 0.6 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 (7) $28.33 $30.58 $63,610 7.5 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 40 (7) $37.98 $38.32 $79,710 2.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 1,790 0.06% $38.17 $39.26 $81,660 1.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 230 0.01% $42.86 $44.67 $92,910 3.8 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 1,620 0.06% $41.09 $42.86 $89,150 2.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (8) (8) $22.01 $22.40 $46,580 4.6 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 1,310 0.05% $23.52 $24.77 $51,520 1.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 (7) $22.48 $23.74 $49,380 4.7 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 510 0.02% $25.75 $25.06 $52,130 2.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 230 0.01% $27.37 $27.98 $58,210 2.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 13,610 0.47% $27.30 $27.46 $57,120 1.0 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 50 (7) $23.46 $23.56 $49,010 4.3 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other (8) (8) $24.37 $26.02 $54,110 8.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 760 0.03% $16.76 $19.05 $39,620 9.5 %
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 26,070 0.91% $35.79 $37.47 $77,950 4.8 %
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 750 0.03% $39.31 $39.97 $83,150 2.4 %
19-2031 Chemists 150 0.01% $26.69 $29.28 $60,900 9.5 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (8) (8) $44.30 $51.55 $107,220 15.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 24,230 0.84% $35.86 $37.51 $78,020 5.1 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 100 (7) $20.86 $22.31 $46,400 8.1 %
19-3093 Historians (8) (8) $20.76 $21.26 $44,210 7.2 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 240 0.01% $33.66 $33.51 $69,690 3.6 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants (8) (8) $20.24 $20.89 $43,440 3.8 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 60 (7) (8) (8) (8) (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 240 0.01% $17.30 $18.67 $38,830 6.0 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 110 (7) $15.83 $16.94 $35,230 13.5 %
21-2099 Religious Workers, All Other (8) (8) $17.40 $18.08 $37,600 10.6 %
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 6,720 0.23% $50.54 $57.98 $120,590 2.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 4,250 0.15% $71.49 $75.61 $157,270 2.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 1,560 0.05% $28.88 $29.46 $61,280 3.1 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 140 (7) $14.00 $18.00 $37,440 3.3 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) (8) $17.83 $18.51 $38,490 6.3 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 380 0.01% $28.95 $30.97 $64,410 3.6 %
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 14,540 0.51% $19.19 $20.66 $42,970 1.6 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 190 0.01% $24.96 $30.08 $62,570 7.1 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 80 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 40 (7) $17.36 $18.13 $37,710 6.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 240 0.01% (4) (4) $53,890 6.1 %
25-4011 Archivists 510 0.02% $27.20 $25.99 $54,070 4.1 %
25-4012 Curators 160 0.01% $28.02 $28.18 $58,610 4.3 %
25-4013 Museum Technicians and Conservators 70 (7) $20.00 $24.20 $50,330 5.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 6,800 0.24% $23.19 $23.58 $49,060 1.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 5,860 0.20% $14.73 $14.86 $30,900 2.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 420 0.01% $31.07 $32.71 $68,030 4.5 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 160 0.01% $27.86 $29.15 $60,640 9.4 %
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 446,580 15.52% $21.76 $27.83 $57,890 1.4 %
27-1011 Art Directors 8,750 0.30% $36.35 $41.99 $87,330 1.6 %
27-1012 Craft Artists 210 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 1,290 0.04% $29.61 $32.94 $68,520 4.5 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 14,410 0.50% $29.32 $31.80 $66,140 1.7 %
27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other 1,010 0.04% $31.77 $31.29 $65,090 3.1 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 550 0.02% $23.45 $26.00 $54,080 4.4 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers 220 0.01% $40.88 $44.64 $92,850 5.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (8) (8) $7.37 $7.59 $15,800 9.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 37,510 1.30% $19.56 $22.36 $46,500 1.8 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 (7) $12.38 $16.36 $34,040 9.8 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers 1,630 0.06% $26.69 $30.36 $63,160 5.6 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 1,010 0.04% $32.71 $31.76 $66,060 8.2 %
27-2011 Actors 10,080 0.35% $26.39 $46.86 (4) 10.9 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 54,420 1.89% $33.87 $43.67 $90,830 3.4 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 560 0.02% $22.98 $25.80 $53,660 4.5 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 540 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other 14,130 0.49% $14.48 $18.09 (4) 3.3 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 33,180 1.15% $13.04 $19.50 $40,560 3.4 %
27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers 850 0.03% $9.79 $13.05 $27,130 7.3 %
27-3021 Broadcast News Analysts 5,560 0.19% $24.33 $32.95 $68,540 2.5 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 44,960 1.56% $16.43 $20.76 $43,180 1.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 14,240 0.49% $25.91 $28.56 $59,410 1.5 %
27-3041 Editors 75,520 2.63% $24.13 $28.28 $58,830 1.5 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 6,570 0.23% $31.32 $32.76 $68,140 3.5 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 15,910 0.55% $23.58 $29.19 $60,710 2.3 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 610 0.02% $24.76 $27.84 $57,910 9.8 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 9,370 0.33% $20.48 $26.17 $54,420 4.1 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 11,140 0.39% $19.43 $20.87 $43,410 1.8 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 26,840 0.93% $15.04 $17.81 $37,040 1.3 %
27-4013 Radio Operators 220 0.01% $17.82 $19.44 $40,440 14.2 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 10,130 0.35% $23.00 $27.57 $57,340 2.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 9,970 0.35% $18.61 $21.02 $43,720 1.5 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 14,020 0.49% $19.58 $23.49 $48,860 3.0 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 15,190 0.53% $25.37 $31.81 $66,170 2.6 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 5,800 0.20% $25.77 $28.21 $58,680 3.1 %
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 1,080 0.04% $27.80 $29.99 $62,370 2.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 70 (7) $48.04 $47.81 $99,440 2.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 170 0.01% $29.94 $31.03 $64,530 4.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 (7) $18.30 $18.82 $39,140 2.8 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 270 0.01% $35.74 $35.69 $74,240 1.8 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 140 (7) $33.28 $29.98 $62,350 27.1 %
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 100 (7) $15.64 $20.10 $41,810 18.9 %
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 4,480 0.16% $14.59 $17.21 $35,790 2.5 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 180 0.01% $22.10 $25.03 $52,060 3.2 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 480 0.02% $24.66 $27.21 $56,590 3.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 3,600 0.13% $13.21 $15.41 $32,060 2.7 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 120 (7) $19.87 $23.94 $49,790 10.9 %
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 43,510 1.51% $8.36 $9.07 $18,860 1.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 2,860 0.10% $12.25 $13.45 $27,970 1.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 50 (7) $9.16 $10.27 $21,360 9.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 190 0.01% $9.82 $10.83 $22,520 5.1 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 100 (7) $10.60 $11.63 $24,190 4.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,270 0.04% $8.94 $9.82 $20,420 4.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 190 0.01% $8.48 $9.47 $19,690 5.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5,670 0.20% $8.28 $8.79 $18,280 1.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 31,870 1.11% $8.17 $8.63 $17,940 1.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 920 0.03% $8.44 $9.90 $20,600 5.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers (8) (8) $8.64 $8.62 $17,920 3.5 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 100 (7) $9.69 $11.39 $23,680 7.1 %
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 12,660 0.44% $11.81 $12.58 $26,180 1.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 420 0.01% $21.54 $21.69 $45,110 1.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 11,720 0.41% $11.66 $12.25 $25,480 1.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 90 (7) $10.88 $10.98 $22,850 3.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 300 0.01% $11.91 $13.36 $27,780 6.6 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 55,890 1.94% $8.71 $10.21 $21,230 1.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 5,260 0.18% $14.45 $15.95 $33,170 2.0 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers 30 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-3021 Motion Picture Projectionists 9,830 0.34% $9.77 $10.90 $22,680 1.6 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 38,160 1.33% $8.26 $8.67 $18,030 0.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 720 0.03% $7.69 $8.12 $16,880 2.2 %
39-3092 Costume Attendants 440 0.02% $19.22 $21.56 $44,840 6.8 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 460 0.02% $9.20 $10.36 $21,540 4.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 190 0.01% $20.10 $28.89 $60,080 13.2 %
39-5091 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance 450 0.02% $37.85 $38.01 $79,070 6.0 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (8) (8) $13.75 $15.26 $31,740 10.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 70 (7) $9.60 $11.24 $23,380 6.6 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 80 (7) $7.61 $11.03 $22,950 25.8 %
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 378,400 13.15% $20.50 $25.17 $52,350 0.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 10,910 0.38% $19.82 $21.79 $45,320 1.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 20,950 0.73% $34.69 $38.53 $80,150 1.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 23,570 0.82% $8.45 $9.03 $18,780 1.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 310 0.01% $10.66 $12.36 $25,700 6.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 40,300 1.40% $12.19 $14.22 $29,580 1.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 87,310 3.03% $19.41 $24.17 $50,260 1.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 270 0.01% $39.24 $45.27 $94,170 6.7 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 30 (7) $18.63 $19.31 $40,160 4.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 94,670 3.29% $25.71 $28.45 $59,180 1.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 28,380 0.99% $36.71 $40.40 $84,040 1.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 25,810 0.90% $25.24 $29.90 $62,190 1.5 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 520 0.02% $10.39 $12.53 $26,060 5.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 360 0.01% $37.42 $37.13 $77,230 2.8 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 8,320 0.29% $44.40 $46.03 $95,730 1.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 26,660 0.93% $11.76 $13.20 $27,460 1.7 %
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 2,790 0.10% $9.44 $12.85 $26,730 3.9 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 7,180 0.25% $18.57 $22.58 $46,960 3.2 %
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 622,940 21.65% $15.86 $17.35 $36,100 0.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 39,030 1.36% $26.01 $26.93 $56,020 0.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 4,100 0.14% $11.87 $12.35 $25,680 1.9 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 14,230 0.49% $15.70 $16.52 $34,360 2.0 %
43-2099 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other 410 0.01% $12.62 $13.71 $28,530 7.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 12,350 0.43% $16.28 $17.15 $35,660 1.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 9,290 0.32% $15.67 $16.40 $34,110 0.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,170 1.26% $17.10 $17.53 $36,460 0.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,630 0.09% $18.77 $18.97 $39,450 0.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 1,370 0.05% $19.49 $19.46 $40,470 2.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 790 0.03% $12.48 $13.17 $27,400 3.0 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks (8) (8) $18.66 $20.40 $42,440 10.2 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 250 0.01% $16.26 $16.24 $33,790 3.1 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 1,650 0.06% $20.96 $20.52 $42,670 2.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 183,260 6.37% $15.60 $17.24 $35,850 0.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 360 0.01% $19.71 $20.02 $41,640 3.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 3,240 0.11% $13.89 $15.13 $31,460 1.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 410 0.01% $10.86 $12.42 $25,830 11.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 9,900 0.34% $9.51 $10.36 $21,540 1.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 770 0.03% $16.20 $17.18 $35,730 4.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 (7) $12.35 $12.82 $26,660 14.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 17,800 0.62% $15.15 $16.27 $33,830 1.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 5,180 0.18% $19.06 $19.59 $40,750 0.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 12,680 0.44% $12.57 $12.94 $26,920 0.6 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 2,840 0.10% $18.32 $18.57 $38,620 2.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 4,810 0.17% $8.77 $10.32 $21,460 9.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (8) (8) $19.59 $18.79 $39,090 9.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 7,700 0.27% $16.34 $17.29 $35,970 1.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 20,880 0.73% $21.60 $20.98 $43,640 1.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 9,840 0.34% $14.46 $15.62 $32,490 1.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 6,560 0.23% $12.39 $13.74 $28,580 1.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 490 0.02% $16.03 $16.64 $34,610 1.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 39,310 1.37% $22.11 $23.11 $48,060 0.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 400 0.01% $25.43 $25.29 $52,610 1.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (8) (8) $14.17 $14.17 $29,470 4.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 23,990 0.83% $15.17 $15.51 $32,260 0.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 13,200 0.46% $16.91 $17.77 $36,960 1.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 23,080 0.80% $12.29 $12.90 $26,840 1.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 1,800 0.06% $13.67 $14.39 $29,930 1.7 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 9,330 0.32% $16.08 $17.66 $36,740 2.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 270 0.01% $15.42 $16.98 $35,330 7.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 17,360 0.60% $12.35 $13.40 $27,880 1.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 59,700 2.08% $13.62 $14.81 $30,810 0.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 5,090 0.18% $12.24 $13.21 $27,480 1.5 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 5,090 0.18% $13.71 $14.77 $30,720 1.5 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 810 0.03% $20.54 $19.55 $40,660 5.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 13,440 0.47% $15.07 $16.35 $34,010 1.8 %
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 4,080 0.14% $23.68 $25.71 $53,480 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 330 0.01% $31.41 $32.36 $67,300 2.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,220 0.04% $26.75 $27.77 $57,760 3.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 450 0.02% $16.37 $19.86 $41,300 5.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 630 0.02% $17.88 $18.32 $38,090 1.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 800 0.03% $30.19 $31.37 $65,250 2.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 200 0.01% $24.08 $26.71 $55,550 7.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 30 (7) $23.16 $22.64 $47,090 4.2 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 320 0.01% $17.22 $20.09 $41,780 8.9 %
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 296,950 10.32% $26.95 $25.79 $53,640 0.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 18,810 0.65% $33.75 $33.94 $70,600 0.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 3,210 0.11% $20.18 $20.90 $43,470 2.2 %
49-2021 Radio Mechanics (8) (8) $18.58 $19.02 $39,560 3.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 139,520 4.85% $27.52 $26.46 $55,040 0.4 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 60 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 5,240 0.18% $25.73 $25.30 $52,620 1.9 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 140 (7) $29.56 $29.68 $61,730 3.6 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 90 (7) $12.44 $13.05 $27,140 8.0 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 4,660 0.16% $15.75 $16.70 $34,730 2.1 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 60 (7) $16.15 $16.50 $34,310 7.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 830 0.03% $27.94 $26.60 $55,330 1.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 220 0.01% $24.20 $24.58 $51,120 6.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 570 0.02% $28.02 $26.67 $55,470 2.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 660 0.02% $24.19 $24.73 $51,450 2.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 8,680 0.30% $20.70 $21.22 $44,150 0.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 130 (7) $20.46 $21.06 $43,800 4.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 1,720 0.06% $15.30 $18.74 $38,970 10.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 106,310 3.70% $26.53 $24.97 $51,930 0.6 %
49-9061 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 250 0.01% $26.59 $26.99 $56,140 4.9 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 40 (7) $24.85 $24.39 $50,740 4.9 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 340 0.01% $23.00 $21.51 $44,740 4.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 2,300 0.08% $14.50 $15.11 $31,420 1.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 1,500 0.05% $17.47 $18.63 $38,740 2.1 %
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 64,180 2.23% $15.75 $17.36 $36,120 0.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 6,240 0.22% $26.47 $27.47 $57,130 1.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 250 0.01% $13.62 $16.26 $33,830 8.5 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 160 0.01% $17.86 $17.53 $36,450 10.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 550 0.02% $12.09 $13.23 $27,520 4.8 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 190 0.01% $14.84 $17.75 $36,910 13.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 460 0.02% $25.64 $23.72 $49,340 3.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 70 (7) $19.39 $19.75 $41,080 7.9 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 3,210 0.11% $12.72 $13.65 $28,390 2.2 %
51-5012 Bookbinders 320 0.01% $16.47 $18.33 $38,130 10.6 %
51-5021 Job Printers 5,390 0.19% $15.27 $16.13 $33,560 2.3 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 10,160 0.35% $16.19 $17.14 $35,640 1.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 17,650 0.61% $17.60 $18.51 $38,500 1.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 30 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 30 (7) $16.54 $21.72 $45,170 13.8 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 280 0.01% $34.79 $33.37 $69,410 2.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $16.21 $17.73 $36,890 5.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 0.01% $14.93 $15.15 $31,520 3.4 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $14.79 $17.22 $35,830 11.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,390 0.05% $15.74 $17.71 $36,840 3.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 3,450 0.12% $10.98 $12.36 $25,700 2.6 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 2,680 0.09% $13.07 $15.11 $31,430 5.0 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 580 0.02% $10.08 $12.77 $26,560 5.0 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders (8) (8) $17.10 $16.88 $35,100 2.6 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers 60 (7) $15.12 $16.47 $34,260 5.5 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,710 0.09% $15.88 $15.14 $31,500 2.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 5,070 0.18% $10.09 $11.15 $23,180 1.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 2,520 0.09% $13.85 $15.42 $32,060 2.7 %
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 56,150 1.95% $11.81 $14.01 $29,130 1.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 2,070 0.07% $20.72 $21.59 $44,900 1.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 2,110 0.07% $21.98 $23.60 $49,080 1.7 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 170 0.01% (4) (4) $89,620 4.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 6,450 0.22% $11.79 $14.17 $29,470 4.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,200 0.04% $22.95 $23.67 $49,230 5.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 10,410 0.36% $13.19 $15.09 $31,380 1.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 360 0.01% $14.80 $18.59 $38,670 10.9 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 160 0.01% $19.72 $21.98 $45,710 15.5 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 90 (7) $10.34 $10.55 $21,950 2.7 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 310 0.01% $9.99 $13.02 $27,080 17.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,070 0.04% $15.82 $17.33 $36,040 4.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 120 (7) $9.89 $10.68 $22,220 5.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 15,700 0.55% $11.20 $12.28 $25,550 1.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 6,850 0.24% $10.96 $12.16 $25,300 1.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 8,840 0.31% $9.26 $10.32 $21,470 1.7 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 110 (7) $13.43 $14.74 $30,650 10.4 %

About May 2009 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) Estimate not released.




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