Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 624000 - Social Assistance


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 624000 - Social Assistance.

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 624000 - Social Assistance is part of: Sector 62 - Health Care and Social Assistance.

NAICS 624000 - Social Assistance consists of:

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NAICS 624000 - Social Assistance

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 2,422,840 100.00% $11.31 $13.82 $28,740 0.3 %
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 136,430 5.63% $25.33 $29.32 $60,990 0.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 5,620 0.23% $48.15 $56.24 $116,990 1.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 27,510 1.14% $31.46 $35.56 $73,960 0.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 120 (7) $27.14 $31.07 $64,630 7.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 390 0.02% $28.94 $33.11 $68,870 5.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 280 0.01% $33.91 $42.58 $88,570 9.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 2,670 0.11% $27.10 $30.40 $63,230 1.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 3,930 0.16% $23.10 $25.97 $54,030 1.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 390 0.02% $39.21 $40.31 $83,850 1.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 4,430 0.18% $35.77 $38.97 $81,050 1.2 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 530 0.02% $30.81 $32.96 $68,550 2.1 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 380 0.02% $32.58 $35.90 $74,660 3.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 780 0.03% $33.50 $34.16 $71,050 3.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 120 (7) $27.08 $27.81 $57,840 3.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 (7) $31.86 $33.68 $70,050 5.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 170 0.01% $34.09 $34.51 $71,780 3.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 190 0.01% $33.25 $35.13 $73,060 5.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 36,560 1.51% $18.35 $20.75 $43,150 1.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 550 0.02% (4) (4) $67,810 9.3 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 720 0.03% $28.82 $31.44 $65,390 3.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 860 0.04% $20.04 $21.57 $44,870 4.8 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 90 (7) $28.77 $30.89 $64,260 8.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 5,330 0.22% $31.24 $34.68 $72,140 1.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 740 0.03% $20.07 $23.47 $48,820 7.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 41,670 1.72% $25.19 $27.35 $56,890 0.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 2,330 0.10% $26.79 $29.28 $60,900 2.4 %
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 47,760 1.97% $20.31 $22.19 $46,150 0.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 420 0.02% $20.54 $21.36 $44,420 2.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 1,340 0.06% $20.60 $22.01 $45,790 2.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 160 0.01% $22.67 $23.77 $49,440 3.6 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 710 0.03% $20.42 $21.98 $45,720 5.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 8,730 0.36% $17.48 $19.06 $39,650 1.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 1,590 0.07% $21.59 $22.59 $46,990 2.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 8,020 0.33% $18.15 $20.05 $41,700 1.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 2,020 0.08% $21.90 $22.60 $47,000 1.6 %
13-1081 Logisticians (8) (8) $20.34 $22.34 $46,460 10.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,190 0.05% $25.52 $29.35 $61,040 4.2 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 310 0.01% $19.92 $21.56 $44,840 5.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 10,180 0.42% $19.95 $22.18 $46,130 1.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 11,050 0.46% $23.86 $25.27 $52,570 0.7 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 260 0.01% $25.28 $27.04 $56,230 5.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 110 (7) $30.04 $33.14 $68,930 5.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (8) (8) $17.00 $19.22 $39,970 3.6 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 580 0.02% $17.86 $18.94 $39,400 3.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 70 (7) $24.00 $28.07 $58,390 10.1 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 670 0.03% $22.22 $23.37 $48,610 3.2 %
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 5,840 0.24% $22.24 $24.24 $50,420 1.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 250 0.01% $27.71 $29.54 $61,440 2.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 130 0.01% $33.71 $34.98 $72,750 5.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 2,140 0.09% $18.51 $19.99 $41,570 1.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 320 0.01% $30.54 $30.20 $62,820 2.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 470 0.02% $22.67 $24.99 $51,970 2.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 1,720 0.07% $24.63 $25.78 $53,630 1.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 420 0.02% $26.97 $28.99 $60,290 3.2 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 290 0.01% $20.44 $21.78 $45,290 3.9 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 50 (7) $22.15 $22.89 $47,620 4.1 %
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 120 (7) $27.96 $34.49 $71,750 14.0 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 70 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 8,860 0.37% $26.56 $31.59 $65,710 2.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 160 0.01% $18.80 $24.93 $51,850 13.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 670 0.03% $22.52 $23.89 $49,680 2.5 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 40 (7) $15.42 $15.01 $31,210 11.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 7,460 0.31% $27.12 $32.59 $67,780 2.9 %
19-3039 Psychologists, All Other 170 0.01% $41.36 $40.20 $83,620 7.0 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 200 0.01% $29.10 $29.42 $61,190 16.3 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 70 (7) $21.30 $20.05 $41,700 15.9 %
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 422,090 17.42% $15.21 $16.37 $34,060 0.3 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 14,000 0.58% $17.19 $18.17 $37,800 1.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 22,850 0.94% $17.15 $18.88 $39,270 1.4 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists 10,850 0.45% $19.63 $21.37 $44,450 2.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 21,590 0.89% $17.58 $18.86 $39,230 1.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 49,770 2.05% $13.84 $15.23 $31,670 0.9 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 7,020 0.29% $15.37 $16.41 $34,130 2.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 76,740 3.17% $16.51 $17.44 $36,270 0.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 18,260 0.75% $18.23 $19.10 $39,730 1.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 26,190 1.08% $16.97 $18.13 $37,700 1.2 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 15,600 0.64% $17.26 $18.58 $38,640 1.1 %
21-1091 Health Educators 9,120 0.38% $16.97 $18.66 $38,810 2.0 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 1,480 0.06% $15.11 $16.68 $34,690 4.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 120,830 4.99% $12.58 $13.27 $27,590 0.6 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 26,850 1.11% $15.50 $16.56 $34,440 0.9 %
21-2011 Clergy 500 0.02% $17.63 $19.92 $41,440 4.8 %
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education 210 0.01% $18.65 $19.93 $41,460 6.1 %
21-2099 Religious Workers, All Other 240 0.01% $12.35 $21.37 $44,440 20.5 %
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 1,660 0.07% $22.75 $29.49 $61,340 9.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 760 0.03% $29.93 $42.13 $87,640 11.2 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 200 0.01% $15.96 $18.03 $37,500 7.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 420 0.02% $19.47 $20.38 $42,400 3.0 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 260 0.01% $14.34 $16.35 $34,000 5.7 %
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 488,530 20.16% $10.91 $12.29 $25,570 0.5 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (7) (4) (4) $56,560 16.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 950 0.04% $17.91 $19.75 $41,080 4.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 291,720 12.04% $11.04 $11.92 $24,800 0.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 10,210 0.42% (4) (4) $33,500 4.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,800 0.07% (4) (4) $48,560 7.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 270 0.01% (4) (4) $44,640 4.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 500 0.02% (4) (4) $42,450 3.7 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 0.01% (4) (4) $39,500 6.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 8,810 0.36% (4) (4) $40,920 2.6 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (7) (4) (4) $46,220 7.9 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 730 0.03% (4) (4) $48,010 7.1 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 5,040 0.21% $17.86 $18.97 $39,460 1.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 14,290 0.59% $15.52 $18.34 $38,140 2.9 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 14,610 0.60% (4) (4) $35,460 2.8 %
25-4021 Librarians (8) (8) $15.42 $17.10 $35,560 5.0 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors (8) (8) $13.58 $17.35 $36,090 26.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 6,980 0.29% $18.25 $20.57 $42,790 1.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 130,570 5.39% (4) (4) $20,850 0.6 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 1,470 0.06% $15.65 $16.98 $35,320 5.0 %
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 11,850 0.49% $19.08 $20.66 $42,980 1.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 150 0.01% $22.98 $23.24 $48,340 3.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 320 0.01% (4) (4) $36,020 9.2 %
27-2023 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 50 (7) (4) (4) $26,020 9.9 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers (8) (8) $17.52 $19.56 $40,680 17.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 7,800 0.32% $20.10 $21.62 $44,980 1.0 %
27-3041 Editors 90 (7) $18.07 $20.94 $43,560 10.3 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 210 0.01% $20.29 $23.02 $47,880 7.2 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 600 0.02% $22.12 $23.00 $47,830 2.2 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 2,170 0.09% $15.47 $17.23 $35,850 4.6 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 50 (7) $21.93 $21.59 $44,900 5.8 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians (8) (8) $17.62 $20.02 $41,640 6.2 %
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 46,070 1.90% $24.64 $27.15 $56,470 1.4 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 90 (7) $60.56 $63.39 $131,840 5.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,620 0.07% $20.83 $22.61 $47,030 2.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 90 (7) $47.77 $46.50 $96,720 2.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 110 (7) $65.16 $68.79 $143,070 4.6 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 760 0.03% $77.10 $80.74 $167,940 3.6 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 70 (7) $75.24 $78.64 $163,580 8.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 70 (7) $39.15 $38.48 $80,040 3.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 18,240 0.75% $27.28 $28.61 $59,510 1.0 %
29-1121 Audiologists 80 (7) $20.17 $24.97 $51,940 10.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 5,800 0.24% $26.39 $26.89 $55,940 5.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 1,820 0.08% $36.04 $37.35 $77,690 2.6 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 1,050 0.04% $16.75 $17.66 $36,730 3.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 3,430 0.14% $30.29 $32.54 $67,690 3.5 %
29-1129 Therapists, All Other 1,520 0.06% $22.36 $25.64 $53,330 6.3 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 140 0.01% $25.05 $29.79 $61,970 10.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 (7) $16.24 $17.27 $35,920 5.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 110 (7) $29.92 $29.62 $61,610 2.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (8) (8) $14.09 $14.28 $29,700 3.9 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 280 0.01% $13.88 $14.58 $30,340 7.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 60 (7) $12.49 $14.51 $30,180 7.4 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians 900 0.04% $11.84 $12.39 $25,780 3.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 7,950 0.33% $18.31 $18.97 $39,460 1.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 500 0.02% $13.72 $14.75 $30,680 1.6 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 130 0.01% $17.73 $24.91 $51,810 9.7 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists (8) (8) $9.51 $15.48 $32,200 6.9 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 30 (7) $13.14 $15.45 $32,130 11.6 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 460 0.02% $13.78 $16.27 $33,850 6.6 %
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 166,900 6.89% $9.59 $10.16 $21,130 0.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 142,300 5.87% $9.49 $9.96 $20,720 0.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 17,600 0.73% $9.94 $10.21 $21,230 1.5 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 2,010 0.08% $10.50 $11.07 $23,030 3.2 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 800 0.03% $19.98 $19.88 $41,340 6.0 %
31-2012 Occupational Therapist Aides 610 0.03% $9.78 $11.44 $23,790 4.1 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 430 0.02% $26.20 $24.34 $50,620 3.3 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 220 0.01% $10.55 $11.67 $24,280 5.4 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 80 (7) $17.18 $20.22 $42,060 6.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 160 0.01% $15.00 $15.52 $32,280 2.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 500 0.02% $13.72 $13.86 $28,830 4.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 250 0.01% $14.59 $15.34 $31,910 2.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 1,930 0.08% $12.01 $13.13 $27,300 2.8 %
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 8,170 0.34% $11.32 $12.40 $25,790 1.3 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 210 0.01% $17.99 $19.11 $39,750 2.8 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 40 (7) $17.86 $18.82 $39,140 5.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 4,970 0.21% $11.48 $12.59 $26,180 1.8 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 1,260 0.05% $9.04 $9.53 $19,820 1.7 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 1,640 0.07% $12.12 $13.00 $27,050 2.1 %
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 52,340 2.16% $9.31 $10.07 $20,950 0.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 160 0.01% $16.67 $16.66 $34,650 5.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 3,280 0.14% $13.83 $14.69 $30,560 1.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) (8) $9.57 $9.56 $19,890 5.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 27,940 1.15% $9.43 $9.99 $20,780 0.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 50 (7) $8.43 $8.68 $18,050 6.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 130 0.01% $9.72 $10.45 $21,730 6.5 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 990 0.04% $10.22 $10.49 $21,830 2.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 9,790 0.40% $8.99 $9.42 $19,590 0.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 50 (7) $8.20 $8.26 $17,190 5.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5,970 0.25% $8.85 $9.39 $19,520 0.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,340 0.06% $8.96 $9.37 $19,480 1.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 100 (7) $7.72 $8.23 $17,120 4.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 590 0.02% $8.87 $9.17 $19,080 1.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 490 0.02% $9.35 $9.63 $20,030 2.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 790 0.03% $8.31 $8.65 $18,000 2.2 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 520 0.02% $8.69 $8.94 $18,590 2.3 %
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 51,830 2.14% $9.90 $10.79 $22,450 0.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 2,710 0.11% $15.58 $16.31 $33,920 0.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 390 0.02% $15.23 $16.24 $33,780 4.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 36,080 1.49% $9.84 $10.50 $21,850 0.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 6,150 0.25% $9.11 $9.54 $19,850 1.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 6,240 0.26% $9.59 $10.96 $22,800 2.8 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 130 0.01% $8.73 $9.14 $19,010 5.4 %
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 651,200 26.88% $9.41 $9.97 $20,730 0.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 21,870 0.90% $15.01 $15.95 $33,180 0.7 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers 80 (7) $14.22 $14.39 $29,930 12.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 160 0.01% $10.72 $11.38 $23,670 3.0 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 180 0.01% $13.05 $15.35 $31,920 15.0 %
39-3019 Gaming Service Workers, All Other 40 (7) $8.09 $7.95 $16,540 5.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 560 0.02% $8.79 $9.28 $19,290 3.2 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 170 0.01% $9.17 $10.57 $21,980 7.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 30 (7) $12.79 $13.34 $27,750 6.1 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 80 (7) $9.17 $10.29 $21,400 4.3 %
39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters 210 0.01% $8.33 $9.09 $18,900 5.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 269,000 11.10% $8.71 $9.22 $19,170 0.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 313,030 12.92% $9.81 $9.95 $20,700 0.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 1,450 0.06% $14.74 $18.10 $37,640 4.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 28,150 1.16% $10.70 $11.51 $23,930 0.8 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 12,010 0.50% $10.78 $11.47 $23,860 1.2 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 4,070 0.17% $9.42 $10.31 $21,450 2.5 %
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 18,270 0.75% $9.44 $12.63 $26,270 2.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,840 0.08% $14.13 $15.47 $32,170 1.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 170 0.01% $24.36 $26.49 $55,090 7.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,650 0.23% $8.68 $9.21 $19,170 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 100 (7) $10.46 $11.18 $23,240 4.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,260 0.26% $8.61 $9.67 $20,110 2.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1,550 0.06% $20.53 $21.21 $44,120 8.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 210 0.01% $21.45 $22.67 $47,160 5.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 (7) $18.89 $24.09 $50,110 14.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 460 0.02% $9.04 $10.10 $21,000 4.7 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 1,910 0.08% $18.87 $20.25 $42,120 3.3 %
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 205,140 8.47% $13.37 $14.12 $29,360 0.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 13,680 0.56% $19.99 $21.11 $43,900 0.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 2,190 0.09% $11.75 $11.90 $24,750 1.1 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 30 (7) $8.01 $9.74 $20,260 14.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 470 0.02% $14.94 $15.82 $32,900 3.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 5,860 0.24% $14.32 $14.65 $30,480 0.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 22,730 0.94% $14.96 $15.52 $32,290 0.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 3,100 0.13% $15.51 $16.00 $33,270 0.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 200 0.01% $14.94 $15.41 $32,050 3.1 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 60 (7) $18.21 $17.36 $36,110 19.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,210 0.13% $13.87 $14.31 $29,770 1.8 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 2,260 0.09% $16.30 $16.83 $35,020 2.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 920 0.04% $11.60 $12.04 $25,040 2.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 2,270 0.09% $13.97 $14.37 $29,890 1.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 (7) $15.57 $15.27 $31,770 7.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 250 0.01% $13.62 $14.11 $29,340 2.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 3,580 0.15% $15.46 $15.99 $33,270 0.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 20,070 0.83% $11.14 $11.49 $23,910 0.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 1,590 0.07% $14.67 $14.75 $30,680 3.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 360 0.01% $9.26 $10.59 $22,030 9.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 480 0.02% $13.19 $13.72 $28,540 2.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 870 0.04% $14.38 $15.81 $32,890 4.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,740 0.07% $10.69 $12.32 $25,620 4.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 6,800 0.28% $9.62 $10.74 $22,330 1.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 160 0.01% $10.36 $11.79 $24,520 6.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 22,690 0.94% $16.50 $17.18 $35,730 0.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 1,050 0.04% $13.24 $13.64 $28,370 2.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,860 1.31% $13.47 $13.80 $28,700 0.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 120 (7) $14.98 $15.19 $31,600 4.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 2,640 0.11% $12.15 $12.39 $25,760 1.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 470 0.02% $11.20 $12.94 $26,910 3.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 800 0.03% $9.71 $11.12 $23,140 4.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 49,200 2.03% $11.28 $11.78 $24,510 0.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 290 0.01% $9.81 $11.10 $23,090 7.0 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 2,790 0.12% $12.68 $13.21 $27,480 1.8 %
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 370 0.02% $8.65 $10.47 $21,770 5.4 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 230 0.01% $8.47 $10.17 $21,160 5.9 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 60 (7) $7.67 $9.17 $19,080 16.1 %
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 2,190 0.09% $15.75 $16.86 $35,070 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 650 0.03% $18.94 $20.84 $43,340 3.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 330 0.01% $15.92 $17.01 $35,380 3.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 630 0.03% $11.76 $13.61 $28,310 6.8 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 90 (7) $14.29 $15.22 $31,660 5.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 40 (7) $11.26 $12.21 $25,390 3.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 230 0.01% $17.24 $18.50 $38,480 3.7 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 130 0.01% $13.64 $13.25 $27,570 7.9 %
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 13,550 0.56% $14.18 $15.34 $31,910 0.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 990 0.04% $21.13 $22.47 $46,730 1.2 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 (7) $16.36 $16.45 $34,220 6.0 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 70 (7) $18.85 $18.75 $39,010 5.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 160 0.01% $18.33 $18.47 $38,420 2.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 80 (7) $17.73 $17.70 $36,810 2.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (8) (8) $26.06 $25.61 $53,280 4.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 90 (7) $18.32 $22.45 $46,700 11.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 40 (7) $15.56 $16.53 $34,390 6.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 11,430 0.47% $13.70 $14.45 $30,060 0.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 160 0.01% $10.12 $11.04 $22,970 4.3 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 150 0.01% $11.12 $13.77 $28,640 7.1 %
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 24,770 1.02% $8.74 $10.78 $22,420 2.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,950 0.08% $14.93 $16.96 $35,280 2.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 6,210 0.26% $8.41 $9.40 $19,540 1.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 6,380 0.26% $8.51 $10.79 $22,450 3.2 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $12.38 $13.59 $28,270 4.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 90 (7) $13.09 $12.91 $26,840 7.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 1,040 0.04% $8.82 $9.00 $18,720 2.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 1,700 0.07% $7.70 $8.44 $17,550 5.1 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other (8) (8) $20.83 $18.50 $38,470 10.6 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (8) (8) $17.96 $17.21 $35,790 6.0 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other (8) (8) $20.34 $18.50 $38,480 15.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 240 0.01% $7.39 $7.57 $15,750 7.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 780 0.03% $8.97 $12.27 $25,520 7.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 480 0.02% $10.18 $11.07 $23,030 5.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 940 0.04% $8.45 $9.26 $19,270 3.7 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 3,970 0.16% $8.56 $10.80 $22,460 5.7 %
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 58,910 2.43% $9.67 $10.82 $22,500 0.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 830 0.03% $16.38 $17.86 $37,140 3.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 1,370 0.06% $16.80 $18.07 $37,580 1.3 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 170 0.01% $13.97 $13.63 $28,340 5.4 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 980 0.04% $9.38 $9.94 $20,680 2.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 18,170 0.75% $9.96 $10.67 $22,200 1.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 180 0.01% $9.38 $10.74 $22,350 4.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 560 0.02% $14.33 $14.64 $30,450 2.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 7,150 0.30% $10.36 $11.36 $23,630 1.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 11,850 0.49% $9.63 $10.18 $21,170 0.9 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 990 0.04% $10.04 $10.85 $22,570 3.1 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (8) (8) $8.85 $8.88 $18,470 4.2 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other (8) (8) $9.39 $11.31 $23,520 14.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 340 0.01% $11.59 $12.52 $26,040 3.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 90 (7) $8.94 $9.74 $20,250 4.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 11,250 0.46% $8.93 $10.24 $21,290 1.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 100 (7) $11.98 $12.56 $26,130 10.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 4,130 0.17% $8.70 $9.55 $19,860 2.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 400 0.02% $8.14 $9.02 $18,750 4.3 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 90 (7) $10.73 $13.52 $28,110 10.5 %

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.

(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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