Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sector 52 - Finance and Insurance


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 52 - Finance and Insurance.

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 52 - Finance and Insurance consists of:

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SOC Major Groups in Sector 52 - Finance and Insurance:


Sector 52 - Finance and Insurance

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 5,706,700 100.00% $20.11 $27.31 $56,810 0.4 %
Management 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)
11-0000 Management Occupations 454,640 7.97% $51.30 $58.99 $122,710 0.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 23,040 0.40% (5) $91.19 $189,660 1.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 106,350 1.86% $54.07 $63.38 $131,830 0.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 750 0.01% $44.50 $50.29 $104,600 2.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 20,680 0.36% $52.53 $59.00 $122,720 1.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 31,620 0.55% $53.41 $61.02 $126,920 1.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 5,890 0.10% $47.98 $53.32 $110,900 1.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 21,750 0.38% $40.06 $43.60 $90,690 0.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 38,630 0.68% $55.84 $59.15 $123,020 0.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 158,620 2.78% $48.10 $55.67 $115,800 0.8 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 4,310 0.08% $44.40 $48.58 $101,050 1.3 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 4,400 0.08% $44.13 $46.31 $96,330 1.0 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 4,920 0.09% $50.99 $55.19 $114,800 1.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 170 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 850 0.01% $50.24 $52.27 $108,730 2.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 130 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9021 Construction Managers 180 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9041 Engineering Managers 340 0.01% $61.64 $64.37 $133,880 4.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 40 (7) $28.78 $31.01 $64,500 5.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 4,710 0.08% $45.27 $53.91 $112,130 2.1 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 90 (7) $72.27 $78.08 $162,400 9.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 2,410 0.04% $35.44 $39.39 $81,930 2.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 180 (7) $36.81 $38.41 $79,890 3.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 24,510 0.43% $47.67 $51.71 $107,560 1.1 %
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 1,296,180 22.71% $28.54 $33.33 $69,330 0.4 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 160 (7) $27.87 $29.07 $60,460 16.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 280 (7) $21.66 $25.56 $53,170 7.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 4,380 0.08% $26.59 $27.88 $57,980 1.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 204,130 3.58% $26.68 $27.76 $57,750 0.4 %
13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage 10,020 0.18% $26.54 $26.63 $55,390 1.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 26,090 0.46% $28.15 $31.35 $65,210 1.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 700 0.01% $30.34 $31.43 $65,380 4.1 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 60 (7) $36.35 $36.08 $75,050 4.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 8,130 0.14% $26.04 $28.18 $58,610 1.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 16,640 0.29% $26.96 $28.73 $59,750 1.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 25,110 0.44% $25.86 $27.25 $56,670 0.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 9,730 0.17% $28.98 $30.04 $62,490 0.8 %
13-1081 Logisticians 560 0.01% $33.25 $34.43 $71,610 2.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 62,620 1.10% $33.97 $36.87 $76,690 1.0 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 1,190 0.02% $25.33 $26.34 $54,780 1.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 76,400 1.34% $28.69 $31.42 $65,350 1.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 99,860 1.75% $29.69 $32.87 $68,370 0.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 4,400 0.08% $27.09 $28.99 $60,300 1.9 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 2,070 0.04% $31.55 $33.11 $68,860 1.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 41,340 0.72% $27.59 $32.85 $68,330 2.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 116,380 2.04% $36.51 $44.42 $92,400 1.5 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 133,740 2.34% $33.47 $46.23 $96,160 1.6 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 93,040 1.63% $27.85 $30.53 $63,510 0.7 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 12,090 0.21% $32.69 $36.13 $75,150 1.5 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 13,230 0.23% $17.89 $20.10 $41,800 1.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 271,130 4.75% $26.05 $30.21 $62,840 0.5 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 440 0.01% $23.60 $24.84 $51,660 4.9 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 62,270 1.09% $26.32 $30.80 $64,070 1.5 %
Computer and Mathematical Science 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)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 302,930 5.31% $36.12 $37.15 $77,270 0.4 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 60 (7) $53.34 $55.83 $116,120 5.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 26,410 0.46% $35.92 $37.28 $77,540 0.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 47,610 0.83% $42.28 $43.00 $89,440 0.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 19,460 0.34% $44.97 $45.39 $94,410 0.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 40,480 0.71% $22.69 $24.60 $51,160 0.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 66,150 1.16% $37.01 $37.76 $78,550 0.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 14,420 0.25% $38.38 $38.49 $80,060 0.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 30,530 0.53% $33.71 $35.38 $73,590 0.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 18,700 0.33% $36.98 $38.09 $79,240 0.6 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 11,120 0.19% $36.10 $36.36 $75,620 1.1 %
15-2011 Actuaries 12,450 0.22% $41.57 $46.38 $96,470 1.2 %
15-2021 Mathematicians 100 (7) $43.87 $43.38 $90,220 2.4 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 11,780 0.21% $30.33 $33.59 $69,870 1.6 %
15-2041 Statisticians 2,750 0.05% $32.57 $33.44 $69,550 1.8 %
15-2091 Mathematical Technicians 230 (7) $24.61 $25.36 $52,750 3.6 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2,760 0.05% $36.57 $38.51 $80,100 2.7 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 80 (7) $46.52 $46.64 $97,010 3.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (8) (8) $29.19 $31.25 $64,990 8.3 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 190 (7) $46.11 $47.76 $99,330 2.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 80 (7) $46.53 $47.46 $98,710 7.1 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 240 (7) $41.84 $43.44 $90,350 3.9 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 50 (7) $37.11 $38.88 $80,880 5.5 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 310 0.01% $41.93 $43.43 $90,340 5.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 300 0.01% $36.15 $37.85 $78,720 4.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 150 (7) $39.05 $41.09 $85,470 15.8 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 40 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 710 0.01% $37.13 $37.81 $78,640 4.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 50 (7) $25.01 $25.74 $53,540 2.8 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (8) (8) $21.25 $19.93 $41,460 7.7 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 50 (7) $25.70 $28.62 $59,530 8.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 (7) $20.86 $22.60 $47,000 7.1 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 26,290 0.46% $30.10 $32.82 $68,270 0.9 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 50 (7) $36.04 $38.32 $79,720 5.7 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 (7) $35.38 $36.84 $76,620 3.3 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 50 (7) $43.47 $42.62 $88,650 8.0 %
19-3011 Economists 690 0.01% $49.42 $52.38 $108,950 3.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 25,110 0.44% $29.76 $32.22 $67,010 0.9 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers (8) (8) $23.03 $25.68 $53,420 13.7 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 60 (7) $37.33 $39.39 $81,930 7.3 %
19-4092 Forensic Science Technicians 40 (7) $25.63 $28.24 $58,730 8.8 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 60 (7) $22.69 $23.82 $49,550 2.8 %
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 3,910 0.07% $24.09 $24.17 $50,280 1.8 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 220 (7) $21.50 $22.71 $47,240 6.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 30 (7) $23.75 $30.95 $64,370 11.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 380 0.01% $25.24 $23.28 $48,410 3.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (8) (8) $22.22 $22.04 $45,850 5.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 790 0.01% $26.63 $26.12 $54,340 3.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 70 (7) $22.54 $23.16 $48,170 5.9 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 560 0.01% $23.65 $25.71 $53,490 2.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators 580 0.01% $26.40 $26.12 $54,330 2.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 400 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 790 0.01% $22.85 $23.04 $47,920 4.8 %
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 51,760 0.91% $28.88 $39.34 $81,840 1.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 19,810 0.35% $58.92 $65.46 $136,160 1.1 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators (8) (8) $23.14 $26.98 $56,120 6.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 9,330 0.16% $25.21 $26.05 $54,170 0.8 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 50 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
23-2092 Law Clerks 390 0.01% $16.89 $18.64 $38,780 3.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 18,360 0.32% $19.42 $21.29 $44,290 1.4 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 2,220 0.04% $23.58 $24.64 $51,250 1.6 %
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 1,150 0.02% $26.40 $27.71 $57,640 2.3 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 160 (7) $22.13 $23.07 $47,990 8.3 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 260 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-4011 Archivists 50 (7) $21.49 $23.08 $48,010 4.7 %
25-4012 Curators (8) (8) $22.82 $27.00 $56,160 2.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 200 (7) $30.32 $31.46 $65,430 2.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 30 (7) $19.12 $19.77 $41,110 3.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 260 (7) $31.51 $32.23 $67,030 2.7 %
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 20,620 0.36% $25.57 $28.03 $58,290 0.9 %
27-1011 Art Directors 130 (7) $38.31 $42.06 $87,490 4.0 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 190 (7) $28.51 $27.48 $57,150 3.1 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 30 (7) $28.71 $28.41 $59,100 5.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 2,430 0.04% $24.46 $25.57 $53,180 1.2 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 50 (7) $23.31 $23.99 $49,900 4.8 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 40 (7) $24.53 $26.72 $55,570 4.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 13,850 0.24% $25.62 $28.42 $59,100 1.2 %
27-3041 Editors 540 0.01% $29.76 $32.70 $68,010 2.7 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 1,090 0.02% $28.27 $29.75 $61,890 1.4 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 860 0.02% $28.55 $30.08 $62,570 3.9 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 80 (7) $14.14 $16.55 $34,420 10.1 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 1,000 0.02% $21.32 $23.35 $48,560 2.2 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 100 (7) $24.15 $24.74 $51,470 2.6 %
27-4021 Photographers 70 (7) $11.35 $14.14 $29,400 7.2 %
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 29,130 0.51% $29.75 $31.32 $65,150 0.8 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) (8) $42.61 $53.02 $110,270 8.8 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 70 (7) $26.73 $26.74 $55,630 2.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 1,190 0.02% $54.50 $53.14 $110,530 1.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 80 (7) (5) $84.37 $175,500 8.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 160 (7) (5) $90.26 $187,750 5.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 21,450 0.38% $30.52 $31.45 $65,420 0.7 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 (7) $33.03 $31.94 $66,440 2.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 60 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 260 (7) $30.12 $30.48 $63,400 3.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 1,270 0.02% $17.07 $17.36 $36,100 2.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 720 0.01% $19.49 $19.66 $40,890 1.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,470 0.03% $18.19 $19.18 $39,900 2.8 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 470 0.01% $19.24 $20.48 $42,600 5.0 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 710 0.01% $33.62 $33.75 $70,190 2.0 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians (8) (8) $23.25 $23.98 $49,870 2.4 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 590 0.01% $26.88 $28.22 $58,700 4.2 %
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 1,610 0.03% $14.65 $15.65 $32,550 6.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 580 0.01% $9.70 $12.41 $25,810 9.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 150 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
31-9091 Dental Assistants (8) (8) $17.97 $18.21 $37,880 3.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 210 (7) $14.51 $15.11 $31,420 4.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 130 (7) $17.18 $17.55 $36,510 5.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 410 0.01% $17.48 $19.47 $40,500 9.3 %
Protective 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)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 11,960 0.21% $18.23 $19.98 $41,560 1.4 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 540 0.01% $28.04 $29.91 $62,220 2.0 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators 140 (7) $37.57 $37.74 $78,490 9.4 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 4,570 0.08% $20.34 $22.97 $47,770 2.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 6,320 0.11% $15.88 $16.55 $34,430 1.7 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 400 0.01% $19.10 $20.50 $42,640 2.7 %
Food Preparation and Serving 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)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 1,530 0.03% $10.41 $13.06 $27,170 6.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 110 (7) $21.04 $22.95 $47,740 9.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 80 (7) $19.32 $21.70 $45,130 8.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 210 (7) $13.34 $14.37 $29,890 6.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (8) (8) $10.92 $10.71 $22,280 5.3 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 60 (7) $11.76 $13.19 $27,440 10.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 100 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 300 0.01% $9.63 $12.41 $25,810 14.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 180 (7) $8.17 $9.35 $19,440 5.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 150 (7) $7.90 $10.09 $20,990 16.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 160 (7) $8.85 $9.26 $19,250 3.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers (8) (8) $8.90 $9.04 $18,810 3.4 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 50 (7) $10.34 $11.89 $24,730 7.7 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 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)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 12,700 0.22% $10.78 $11.97 $24,890 1.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 570 0.01% $19.59 $20.82 $43,300 2.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 10,480 0.18% $10.38 $11.20 $23,300 0.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 800 0.01% $12.09 $14.11 $29,340 5.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 800 0.01% $12.50 $12.99 $27,020 2.8 %
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 1,110 0.02% $10.62 $13.70 $28,500 6.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 50 (7) $10.52 $12.91 $26,860 8.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 520 0.01% $9.36 $10.49 $21,820 5.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 140 (7) $18.59 $22.62 $47,040 7.8 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 250 (7) $10.65 $13.98 $29,070 10.6 %
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 723,910 12.69% $23.35 $33.59 $69,860 0.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 5,760 0.10% $18.24 $21.27 $44,250 2.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 32,160 0.56% $33.20 $40.50 $84,250 1.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 17,960 0.31% $9.28 $10.25 $21,320 1.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 500 0.01% $12.52 $13.01 $27,050 5.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 9,730 0.17% $10.78 $13.03 $27,110 2.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 520 0.01% $23.48 $28.91 $60,130 6.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 314,540 5.51% $21.92 $29.54 $61,450 1.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 255,370 4.47% $31.82 $43.80 $91,110 1.1 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 820 0.01% $15.96 $15.49 $32,220 2.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 40,510 0.71% $21.54 $27.14 $56,450 1.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,020 0.02% $32.96 $39.04 $81,200 7.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 4,490 0.08% $25.16 $33.84 $70,390 6.1 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 30 (7) $13.06 $13.81 $28,720 6.7 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 2,480 0.04% $27.63 $37.61 $78,240 7.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 1,910 0.03% $22.59 $33.21 $69,090 13.5 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 90 (7) $42.82 $45.10 $93,800 6.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 22,240 0.39% $13.30 $13.96 $29,040 1.6 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 13,750 0.24% $18.87 $21.85 $45,450 2.4 %
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 2,746,020 48.12% $14.90 $16.29 $33,890 0.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 239,450 4.20% $22.98 $24.77 $51,530 0.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 8,790 0.15% $12.74 $13.21 $27,470 0.6 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 230 (7) $14.88 $14.87 $30,930 1.9 %
43-2099 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other 140 (7) $20.94 $23.36 $48,580 6.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 81,330 1.43% $15.23 $15.90 $33,060 0.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 27,150 0.48% $15.27 $16.06 $33,400 0.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 140,450 2.46% $16.35 $17.09 $35,550 0.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 4,450 0.08% $18.18 $18.42 $38,310 1.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 910 0.02% $17.63 $17.93 $37,300 1.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 559,870 9.81% $11.51 $11.89 $24,730 0.2 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 57,570 1.01% $19.34 $20.57 $42,780 1.0 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 4,950 0.09% $15.69 $16.18 $33,650 0.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 27,780 0.49% $15.27 $16.19 $33,680 1.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 500,100 8.76% $15.47 $16.32 $33,940 0.4 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 200 (7) $19.90 $19.75 $41,070 3.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks (8) (8) $12.22 $12.86 $26,750 1.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 5,380 0.09% $15.66 $15.98 $33,230 1.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 166,990 2.93% $15.98 $16.63 $34,590 0.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 79,200 1.39% $14.72 $15.12 $31,460 0.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 1,620 0.03% $15.22 $15.47 $32,180 2.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 7,720 0.14% $17.88 $18.38 $38,240 0.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 40,770 0.71% $12.39 $12.92 $26,870 0.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 17,180 0.30% $16.55 $17.20 $35,770 1.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 7,420 0.13% $11.40 $12.09 $25,140 0.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 990 0.02% $15.70 $16.22 $33,740 7.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 2,550 0.04% $19.04 $19.92 $41,420 1.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,370 0.02% $12.90 $13.68 $28,460 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,790 0.03% $11.84 $12.75 $26,520 1.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 770 0.01% $15.01 $15.95 $33,180 2.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 140,410 2.46% $21.52 $22.81 $47,450 0.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 3,770 0.07% $22.52 $22.56 $46,920 1.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 1,020 0.02% $14.62 $15.11 $31,430 2.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 95,750 1.68% $14.32 $14.80 $30,790 0.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 13,510 0.24% $16.51 $17.36 $36,100 0.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 28,180 0.49% $13.13 $13.53 $28,150 0.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 5,490 0.10% $15.41 $15.86 $32,980 0.8 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 620 0.01% $20.95 $21.22 $44,140 1.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 215,030 3.77% $16.40 $17.21 $35,800 0.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 15,270 0.27% $13.10 $13.56 $28,200 0.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 185,810 3.26% $12.95 $13.62 $28,340 0.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 13,400 0.23% $12.29 $13.01 $27,060 1.0 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 920 0.02% $13.96 $15.35 $31,920 3.1 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 3,180 0.06% $19.43 $20.20 $42,010 2.0 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 16,870 0.30% $15.76 $16.77 $34,880 1.0 %
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 190 (7) $10.13 $11.77 $24,470 4.2 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 150 (7) $10.07 $10.91 $22,690 3.5 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1,080 0.02% $22.79 $24.45 $50,860 3.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 120 (7) $33.03 $35.34 $73,510 4.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters (8) (8) $23.63 $24.45 $50,850 4.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 60 (7) $10.61 $14.94 $31,080 11.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 140 (7) $27.10 $27.02 $56,210 2.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance (8) (8) $18.50 $18.46 $38,400 3.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 290 0.01% $26.84 $27.24 $56,660 5.5 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 11,390 0.20% $18.08 $19.30 $40,150 0.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 720 0.01% $30.01 $30.30 $63,030 1.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 1,100 0.02% $17.76 $18.95 $39,410 2.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 100 (7) $27.84 $27.55 $57,290 2.9 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 70 (7) $24.91 $25.95 $53,980 3.9 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 100 (7) $36.49 $35.27 $73,360 5.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 240 (7) $15.54 $17.06 $35,490 6.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 120 (7) $19.02 $19.73 $41,040 4.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (8) (8) $22.51 $23.50 $48,890 12.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 190 (7) $23.29 $23.51 $48,890 2.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 8,300 0.15% $17.13 $17.95 $37,330 0.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 70 (7) $13.70 $13.57 $28,230 2.5 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 180 (7) $20.17 $20.34 $42,300 4.4 %
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 2,280 0.04% $16.01 $17.80 $37,030 2.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 150 (7) $30.56 $32.67 $67,960 4.2 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 90 (7) $15.18 $15.32 $31,860 3.0 %
51-5021 Job Printers 90 (7) $16.56 $17.08 $35,530 2.9 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 100 (7) $17.44 $19.49 $40,530 7.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 740 0.01% $17.27 $18.37 $38,200 3.6 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 100 (7) $26.31 $26.70 $55,540 3.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 100 (7) $16.53 $17.94 $37,310 4.4 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 240 (7) $14.92 $15.21 $31,630 3.5 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 220 (7) $12.20 $13.20 $27,450 5.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) (8) $18.18 $19.38 $40,310 7.0 %
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 3,550 0.06% $13.08 $18.18 $37,820 4.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 (7) $24.78 $24.31 $50,560 5.5 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 50 (7) (4) (4) $132,690 10.7 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 370 0.01% (4) (4) $87,910 5.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 180 (7) $16.71 $17.45 $36,300 6.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 220 (7) $14.49 $14.72 $30,620 3.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 590 0.01% $16.44 $18.97 $39,450 5.0 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 60 (7) $11.53 $12.66 $26,340 6.1 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 150 (7) $9.74 $10.20 $21,220 4.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 320 0.01% $9.47 $11.55 $24,020 10.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,160 0.02% $10.77 $12.26 $25,490 5.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 100 (7) $8.97 $9.99 $20,770 4.5 %

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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Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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