Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 541000 - Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services


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 541000 - Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services.

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.

NAICS Industry 541000 - Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services is part of: Sector 54 - Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services.

NAICS 541000 - Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services consists of:

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NAICS 541000 - Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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 7,610,310 100.00% $26.30 $32.81 $68,240 0.3 %
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 564,510 7.42% $57.67 $63.96 $133,050 0.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 30,700 0.40% (5) $93.52 $194,510 1.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 160,450 2.11% $62.18 $68.84 $143,190 0.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 10,790 0.14% $49.90 $57.10 $118,770 2.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 33,020 0.43% $56.78 $62.11 $129,190 1.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 22,700 0.30% $59.98 $64.74 $134,660 1.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 8,250 0.11% $54.82 $62.39 $129,770 2.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 20,640 0.27% $42.32 $46.45 $96,620 1.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 77,230 1.01% $57.58 $61.71 $128,350 0.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 47,920 0.63% $55.68 $62.96 $130,950 0.9 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 4,280 0.06% $45.16 $48.84 $101,590 1.2 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 3,080 0.04% $47.21 $51.24 $106,580 1.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 6,560 0.09% $51.90 $55.72 $115,900 1.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 3,120 0.04% $50.53 $53.60 $111,480 1.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 3,820 0.05% $51.09 $52.80 $109,820 1.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 1,690 0.02% $43.38 $45.44 $94,520 2.1 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 160 (7) $25.58 $28.08 $58,410 5.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 12,130 0.16% $41.83 $45.64 $94,940 1.5 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 40 (7) $61.23 $63.90 $132,900 19.3 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 150 (7) $46.97 $50.99 $106,060 5.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 58,740 0.77% $58.56 $62.19 $129,360 0.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 170 (7) $31.75 $32.94 $68,520 9.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 2,640 0.03% $50.28 $57.92 $120,460 3.3 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 15,910 0.21% $61.70 $67.58 $140,570 1.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 1,600 0.02% $29.31 $34.66 $72,100 4.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 430 0.01% $37.20 $38.25 $79,560 6.0 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 38,240 0.50% $51.21 $54.73 $113,830 1.6 %
Business and Financial Operations 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)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 963,250 12.66% $30.81 $35.98 $74,830 0.5 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 450 0.01% $40.70 $52.04 $108,240 19.0 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 400 0.01% $41.62 $38.37 $79,800 4.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 1,330 0.02% $24.33 $27.44 $57,070 4.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 23,410 0.31% $28.83 $30.41 $63,240 0.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 2,380 0.03% $25.54 $27.24 $56,660 2.4 %
13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage 340 (7) $27.16 $30.71 $63,870 15.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 11,660 0.15% $28.13 $31.19 $64,870 1.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 8,660 0.11% $31.93 $33.38 $69,420 1.9 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 1,180 0.02% $31.55 $38.08 $79,220 12.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 30,920 0.41% $27.80 $32.43 $67,450 2.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 13,790 0.18% $29.27 $31.66 $65,850 2.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 23,260 0.31% $28.59 $30.55 $63,550 1.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 14,030 0.18% $30.02 $31.16 $64,810 1.4 %
13-1081 Logisticians 16,130 0.21% $32.16 $33.78 $70,260 1.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 215,500 2.83% $39.66 $45.90 $95,470 1.0 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 3,680 0.05% $23.48 $24.25 $50,440 1.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 108,640 1.43% $30.53 $34.77 $72,320 1.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 371,430 4.88% $30.16 $35.27 $73,360 0.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 1,660 0.02% $23.04 $25.49 $53,010 4.4 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 6,160 0.08% $33.63 $34.88 $72,560 1.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 1,270 0.02% $27.36 $31.09 $64,670 5.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 25,510 0.34% $35.34 $40.32 $83,860 2.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 7,320 0.10% $31.94 $41.34 $85,980 4.7 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 260 (7) $27.66 $28.40 $59,070 3.8 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 1,100 0.01% $31.66 $35.31 $73,440 2.9 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 1,770 0.02% $17.64 $20.21 $42,040 4.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 3,370 0.04% $29.35 $32.96 $68,550 4.4 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 60,270 0.79% $14.39 $17.24 $35,850 2.1 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 7,360 0.10% $29.33 $33.17 $68,990 3.5 %
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 1,124,020 14.77% $36.77 $38.84 $80,790 0.4 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 12,750 0.17% $48.21 $50.39 $104,800 1.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 159,000 2.09% $34.16 $36.53 $75,990 1.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 219,450 2.88% $41.88 $43.87 $91,250 0.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 169,180 2.22% $44.72 $46.49 $96,710 0.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 139,370 1.83% $21.72 $23.36 $48,600 1.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 185,040 2.43% $38.36 $40.77 $84,800 0.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 29,190 0.38% $35.54 $37.14 $77,260 2.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 88,710 1.17% $34.82 $36.29 $75,490 0.6 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 64,140 0.84% $35.57 $37.82 $78,660 1.0 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 33,170 0.44% $35.19 $36.05 $74,980 1.2 %
15-2011 Actuaries 2,850 0.04% $44.50 $51.74 $107,630 3.7 %
15-2021 Mathematicians 1,170 0.02% $43.47 $45.43 $94,490 3.3 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 14,270 0.19% $36.87 $39.22 $81,570 2.3 %
15-2041 Statisticians 4,470 0.06% $39.47 $40.87 $85,000 1.5 %
15-2091 Mathematical Technicians 190 (7) $23.20 $23.90 $49,720 7.1 %
15-2099 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other 1,080 0.01% $28.87 $38.18 $79,420 10.6 %
Architecture and Engineering 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)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 894,100 11.75% $31.47 $34.60 $71,980 0.4 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 89,760 1.18% $34.58 $37.88 $78,790 0.8 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 12,350 0.16% $29.30 $31.98 $66,510 1.8 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 5,660 0.07% $24.93 $29.64 $61,660 8.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 39,520 0.52% $25.39 $27.11 $56,380 0.8 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 21,560 0.28% $46.97 $48.93 $101,780 2.5 %
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers 660 0.01% $37.39 $40.47 $84,180 4.9 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 3,320 0.04% $40.08 $41.71 $86,760 2.3 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 8,420 0.11% $43.15 $45.82 $95,310 1.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 141,010 1.85% $36.49 $39.53 $82,220 0.6 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 21,630 0.28% $47.73 $49.13 $102,190 1.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50,600 0.66% $40.77 $42.56 $88,520 0.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 25,440 0.33% $43.84 $45.12 $93,840 1.1 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 27,060 0.36% $36.87 $39.68 $82,530 1.6 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 3,960 0.05% $38.09 $38.93 $80,970 1.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 28,550 0.38% $39.16 $40.53 $84,290 1.2 %
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 2,890 0.04% $32.33 $36.08 $75,040 9.5 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 3,770 0.05% $39.16 $40.73 $84,720 2.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 71,940 0.95% $39.33 $41.35 $86,020 1.0 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 2,320 0.03% $37.79 $38.66 $80,420 4.6 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 4,330 0.06% $50.45 $53.98 $112,270 4.4 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 4,330 0.06% $53.20 $59.33 $123,410 10.0 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 36,220 0.48% $40.23 $42.04 $87,440 1.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 86,390 1.14% $21.86 $22.84 $47,510 0.7 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 10,400 0.14% $24.26 $25.23 $52,470 1.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 22,700 0.30% $23.60 $24.63 $51,230 0.9 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 7,700 0.10% $21.52 $23.01 $47,870 1.8 %
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 1,830 0.02% $28.51 $32.35 $67,290 8.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40,020 0.53% $21.90 $22.62 $47,060 0.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 27,590 0.36% $25.80 $26.66 $55,440 1.0 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 1,660 0.02% $28.51 $28.18 $58,610 3.1 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 11,780 0.15% $19.28 $20.76 $43,180 1.3 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 5,390 0.07% $24.38 $25.59 $53,220 2.1 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 16,260 0.21% $23.81 $24.81 $51,610 1.3 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 14,270 0.19% $25.47 $26.12 $54,330 1.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 42,840 0.56% $16.74 $17.86 $37,150 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 382,200 5.02% $27.98 $32.51 $67,620 0.7 %
19-1011 Animal Scientists 280 (7) $32.99 $36.78 $76,510 4.4 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 2,420 0.03% $30.89 $33.45 $69,580 2.9 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 4,210 0.06% $28.95 $32.97 $68,570 3.9 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 11,500 0.15% $40.93 $44.21 $91,960 1.9 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 5,310 0.07% $32.70 $34.64 $72,060 2.5 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 3,290 0.04% $27.17 $30.41 $63,250 6.4 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 3,950 0.05% $31.61 $34.96 $72,710 2.8 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 890 0.01% $28.88 $30.02 $62,440 4.0 %
19-1032 Foresters (8) (8) $29.35 $29.54 $61,440 4.8 %
19-1041 Epidemiologists 550 0.01% $33.32 $35.51 $73,850 3.0 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 40,130 0.53% $39.28 $44.51 $92,590 1.5 %
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other 3,380 0.04% $34.46 $38.07 $79,180 3.1 %
19-2011 Astronomers 340 (7) $49.66 $51.52 $107,170 3.7 %
19-2012 Physicists 6,400 0.08% $51.67 $54.67 $113,720 4.0 %
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 3,010 0.04% $32.50 $37.69 $78,400 8.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 25,610 0.34% $32.99 $35.42 $73,670 1.4 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 2,770 0.04% $40.10 $41.98 $87,320 1.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 33,570 0.44% $29.75 $34.26 $71,270 2.0 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 13,790 0.18% $32.31 $36.64 $76,210 1.9 %
19-2043 Hydrologists 3,360 0.04% $35.95 $37.87 $78,770 2.6 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 9,000 0.12% $46.58 $46.98 $97,710 3.6 %
19-3011 Economists 3,370 0.04% $48.63 $59.26 $123,250 5.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70,200 0.92% $29.29 $32.41 $67,420 0.9 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 15,190 0.20% $15.74 $19.86 $41,320 5.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 930 0.01% $31.88 $37.78 $78,580 6.2 %
19-3032 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 1,080 0.01% $41.50 $54.59 $113,550 17.2 %
19-3039 Psychologists, All Other 280 (7) $33.24 $39.51 $82,180 9.5 %
19-3041 Sociologists 2,170 0.03% $35.57 $38.68 $80,460 3.3 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 8,030 0.11% $32.30 $34.87 $72,540 1.8 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 3,120 0.04% $22.37 $24.90 $51,800 2.1 %
19-3092 Geographers 240 (7) $33.29 $33.88 $70,460 3.0 %
19-3093 Historians 790 0.01% $28.76 $29.53 $61,420 6.5 %
19-3094 Political Scientists 840 0.01% $28.75 $36.74 $76,410 4.4 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 5,630 0.07% $35.17 $39.95 $83,090 5.5 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 3,560 0.05% $15.96 $18.01 $37,450 3.7 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 26,290 0.35% $19.73 $20.99 $43,660 1.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 20,170 0.27% $17.53 $19.00 $39,510 1.0 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 3,320 0.04% $19.72 $22.19 $46,160 2.6 %
19-4051 Nuclear Technicians 1,380 0.02% $29.28 $30.67 $63,790 6.9 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 8,290 0.11% $18.80 $20.73 $43,120 3.0 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 14,300 0.19% $18.58 $19.77 $41,110 1.2 %
19-4092 Forensic Science Technicians 370 (7) $27.50