Occupational Employment Statistics

Employment and wages of the largest occupations, May 2010
Occupation Percent of total employment Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage

Retail Salespersons

3.3% 4,155,190 $12.02 $25,000

Cashiers

2.6 3,354,170 9.52 19,810

Office Clerks, General

2.2 2,789,590 13.58 28,240

Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

2.1 2,692,170 8.95 18,610

Registered Nurses*

2.1 2,655,020 32.56 67,720

Waiters and Waitresses

1.8 2,244,480 9.99 20,790

Customer Service Representatives

1.7 2,146,120 15.76 32,780

Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

1.6 2,058,610 11.81 24,560

Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand

1.6 2,024,180 12.36 25,710

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive

1.4 1,841,020 15.38 32,000

Stock Clerks and Order Fillers

1.4 1,795,970 11.44 23,790

General and Operations Managers

1.3 1,708,080 54.38 113,100

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

1.3 1,675,250 16.99 35,340

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

1.2 1,485,600 (4) 54,330

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

1.2 1,466,740 18.97 39,450

* This occupation has the same title, but not necessarily the same content, as the 2010 SOC occupation

(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.

Last Modified Date: May 20, 2011

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