Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 424000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods


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 424000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods.

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 424000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods is part of: Sector 42 - Wholesale Trade.

NAICS 424000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods consists of:

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NAICS 424000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods

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 1,953,670 100.00% $16.79 $22.00 $45,770 0.4 %
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 108,880 5.57% $48.30 $57.68 $119,980 0.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 6,060 0.31% (5) $93.69 $194,880 1.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 43,820 2.24% $48.26 $59.23 $123,190 0.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 2,270 0.12% $37.98 $44.68 $92,930 2.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 2,650 0.14% $56.69 $61.91 $128,770 2.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 19,910 1.02% $50.58 $58.48 $121,630 1.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 270 0.01% $47.83 $55.12 $114,640 4.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 3,980 0.20% $37.57 $41.27 $85,840 1.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 3,320 0.17% $50.67 $53.16 $110,580 1.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 6,670 0.34% $51.11 $57.83 $120,290 1.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 1,300 0.07% $43.13 $49.09 $102,100 2.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 2,930 0.15% $42.70 $49.33 $102,620 1.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 8,260 0.42% $36.34 $40.80 $84,850 1.1 %
11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers 240 0.01% $47.68 $51.71 $107,560 4.1 %
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 880 0.05% $49.05 $54.76 $113,890 3.4 %
11-3131 Training and Development Managers 240 0.01% $48.09 $50.60 $105,240 3.5 %
11-9013 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers 210 0.01% $33.63 $39.95 $83,090 7.0 %
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 340 0.02% $59.49 $64.00 $133,120 3.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 50 (7) $36.08 $41.63 $86,590 5.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 210 0.01% $51.88 $55.36 $115,150 6.3 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 820 0.04% $60.26 $65.92 $137,110 4.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 4,420 0.23% $48.35 $51.85 $107,850 2.6 %
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 69,700 3.57% $28.27 $31.26 $65,010 0.7 %
13-1021 Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products 4,540 0.23% $26.93 $30.57 $63,590 2.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 16,390 0.84% $24.87 $28.31 $58,890 1.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 2,630 0.13% $25.19 $26.85 $55,840 1.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers 1,380 0.07% $28.47 $30.11 $62,640 1.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 210 0.01% $26.91 $30.02 $62,450 5.9 %
13-1074 Farm Labor Contractors (8) (8) $24.50 $23.39 $48,640 9.9 %
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 3,030 0.16% $27.38 $28.78 $59,860 1.1 %
13-1081 Logisticians 2,570 0.13% $29.55 $33.07 $68,790 4.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 2,390 0.12% $36.48 $40.05 $83,300 2.6 %
13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners* 130 0.01% $22.59 $25.81 $53,690 5.7 %
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 670 0.03% $27.89 $29.54 $61,440 1.8 %
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 1,250 0.06% $28.61 $30.62 $63,700 2.6 %
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 6,010 0.31% $29.33 $31.81 $66,160 1.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 8,210 0.42% $29.27 $32.70 $68,010 2.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 16,180 0.83% $30.60 $33.37 $69,400 1.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 180 0.01% $33.94 $36.57 $76,050 4.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 2,210 0.11% $25.11 $28.07 $58,380 1.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,030 0.05% $35.39 $37.58 $78,170 2.5 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 620 0.03% $27.39 $30.66 $63,780 4.6 %
Computer and Mathematical 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 Occupations 18,810 0.96% $30.51 $32.10 $66,770 1.0 %
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 1,770 0.09% $37.97 $39.30 $81,750 2.6 %
15-1131 Computer Programmers 4,400 0.23% $34.41 $35.15 $73,100 1.0 %
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 1,080 0.06% $37.94 $39.22 $81,570 2.8 %
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software 400 0.02% $44.65 $45.39 $94,400 1.7 %
15-1141 Database Administrators 470 0.02% $36.15 $36.27 $75,440 2.0 %
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 3,410 0.17% $32.08 $33.68 $70,050 1.8 %
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 5,480 0.28% $21.58 $22.68 $47,160 1.1 %
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 910 0.05% $33.84 $35.33 $73,490 2.4 %
15-1799 Computer Occupations, All Other* 770 0.04% $32.65 $33.75 $70,200 4.1 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 100 0.01% $32.86 $36.08 $75,040 6.8 %
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 4,070 0.21% $35.74 $37.26 $77,510 1.9 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 50 (7) $43.01 $43.79 $91,090 4.8 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 710 0.04% $42.39 $44.86 $93,300 4.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 80 (7) $41.20 $40.69 $84,620 2.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 40 (7) $39.06 $39.06 $81,250 2.4 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 80 (7) $39.22 $40.42 $84,070 6.1 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 80 (7) $35.72 $36.66 $76,240 3.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 1,150 0.06% $35.69 $36.26 $75,420 4.0 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 70 (7) $31.85 $35.69 $74,230 6.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 270 0.01% $47.23 $45.58 $94,810 3.3 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 130 0.01% $41.39 $49.21 $102,370 16.3 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 510 0.03% $38.68 $40.06 $83,320 3.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 (7) $23.01 $24.55 $51,070 5.0 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 140 0.01% $22.79 $22.54 $46,890 3.5 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 80 (7) $22.50 $29.67 $61,720 20.1 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 270 0.01% $20.70 $22.56 $46,920 3.1 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 30 (7) $21.70 $21.01 $43,700 4.5 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 130 0.01% $25.07 $28.52 $59,330 6.9 %
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 9,140 0.47% $29.51 $33.98 $70,670 2.2 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 170 0.01% $30.26 $33.46 $69,590 5.9 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 1,690 0.09% $27.55 $31.44 $65,400 2.7 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 140 0.01% $46.08 $47.96 $99,750 6.7 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 150 0.01% $31.20 $33.33 $69,330 5.4 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 2,460 0.13% $43.15 $45.29 $94,190 4.7 %
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other (8) (8) $41.56 $41.74 $86,820 9.4 %
19-2031 Chemists 1,370 0.07% $32.31 $34.25 $71,240 2.4 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 280 0.01% $45.08 $44.39 $92,330 2.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 110 0.01% $37.25 $36.24 $75,370 3.6 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 90 (7) $43.62 $47.38 $98,540 15.9 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 580 0.03% $14.69 $16.05 $33,390 4.2 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 90 (7) $19.00 $21.51 $44,750 7.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 1,410 0.07% $19.60 $20.75 $43,150 2.6 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 230 0.01% $42.67 $46.69 $97,110 3.5 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 80 (7) $13.49 $14.73 $30,650 8.1 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 140 0.01% $16.26 $17.79 $36,990 5.2 %
Community and Social 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)
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations (8) (8) $26.16 $25.44 $52,910 3.7 %
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 870 0.04% $51.92 $60.51 $125,850 4.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 610 0.03% $68.15 $73.85 $153,610 4.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants* 180 0.01% $28.56 $28.77 $59,840 3.2 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 70 (7) $23.90 $26.00 $54,080 7.8 %
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 240 0.01% $24.31 $25.86 $53,790 5.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 50 (7) $22.67 $23.14 $48,130 10.7 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors (8) (8) $23.53 $24.28 $50,510 7.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 (7) $30.82 $32.27 $67,130 6.5 %
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 29,230 1.50% $17.19 $21.99 $45,740 2.2 %
27-1011 Art Directors 330 0.02% $51.38 $60.76 $126,370 6.9 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 80 (7) $16.17 $25.52 $53,080 25.5 %
27-1014 Multimedia Artists and Animators 70 (7) $28.43 $29.65 $61,660 4.3 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 590 0.03% $25.06 $26.80 $55,750 3.5 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers 6,490 0.33% $30.58 $35.64 $74,120 2.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 1,110 0.06% $11.20 $12.16 $25,280 4.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 3,920 0.20% $20.13 $21.91 $45,560 1.6 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 100 0.01% $20.70 $22.42 $46,640 8.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 13,660 0.70% $13.13 $14.11 $29,340 1.7 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 210 0.01% $19.73 $23.91 $49,740 7.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 1,780 0.09% $26.15 $28.67 $59,630 2.1 %
27-3041 Editors 340 0.02% $23.78 $25.38 $52,780 6.9 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 110 0.01% $24.17 $25.35 $52,730 3.8 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 190 0.01% $23.53 $24.48 $50,920 4.5 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators (8) (8) $15.48 $14.75 $30,680 12.9 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 50 (7) $24.82 $26.47 $55,050 7.4 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 (7) $16.21 $19.86 $41,320 7.5 %
Healthcare Practitioners 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 Practitioners and Technical Occupations 7,760 0.40% $24.79 $31.60 $65,740 1.9 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 100 0.01% $26.69 $27.41 $57,020 6.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 3,050 0.16% $51.72 $51.08 $106,240 1.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 510 0.03% $30.99 $31.43 $65,370 3.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (8) (8) $24.62 $25.78 $53,620 8.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 (7) $17.87 $18.62 $38,720 3.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 3,110 0.16% $14.45 $14.85 $30,880 1.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 30 (7) $12.40 $13.09 $27,220 3.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 180 0.01% $17.10 $18.02 $37,480 3.1 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 350 0.02% $29.74 $30.05 $62,510 2.7 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 100 0.01% $22.65 $24.52 $50,990 3.8 %
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 520 0.03% $11.96 $13.86 $28,830 5.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 200 0.01% $11.19 $11.45 $23,820 5.1 %
31-9799 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other* (8) (8) $21.04 $19.36 $40,280 6.2 %
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 1,190 0.06% $13.53 $15.92 $33,120 2.6 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other 100 0.01% $23.68 $26.21 $54,510 4.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,000 0.05% $12.60 $14.24 $29,610 2.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other * 70 (7) $17.03 $20.95 $43,580 9.7 %
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 3,900 0.20% $8.91 $10.38 $21,590 4.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 90 (7) $26.84 $26.77 $55,670 4.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 160 0.01% $15.96 $17.42 $36,240 8.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) (8) $8.48 $8.48 $17,640 4.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 90 (7) $13.28 $15.87 $33,010 14.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 80 (7) $9.31 $10.11 $21,030 5.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 80 (7) $9.81 $10.10 $21,000 5.9 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 260 0.01% $9.05 $11.41 $23,720 8.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,010 0.05% $9.23 $10.04 $20,880 2.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 420 0.02% $8.85 $9.81 $20,410 3.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) (8) $7.77 $8.22 $17,090 5.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 250 0.01% $8.61 $8.59 $17,870 2.3 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other (8) (8) $13.18 $13.25 $27,550 5.5 %
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 14,830 0.76% $11.83 $12.73 $26,470 0.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 110 0.01% $22.87 $23.21 $48,280 2.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 200 0.01% $23.50 $22.63 $47,060 3.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 10,470 0.54% $11.07 $11.96 $24,880 0.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 100 0.01% $9.09 $10.59 $22,040 5.0 %
37-2019 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other 30 (7) $11.67 $12.00 $24,970 10.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 850 0.04% $9.75 $10.71 $22,270 4.3 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 3,040 0.16% $14.23 $14.96 $31,110 1.5 %
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 920 0.05% $8.98 $10.65 $22,160 6.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 480 0.02% $8.63 $9.56 $19,880 5.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) (8) $9.16 $10.28 $21,380 9.3 %
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 440,970 22.57% $23.44 $28.91 $60,120 0.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 6,700 0.34% $18.42 $21.11 $43,900 1.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 31,380 1.61% $33.54 $39.92 $83,040 1.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 19,520 1.00% $8.99 $9.70 $20,180 0.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 840 0.04% $12.94 $14.27 $29,690 3.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 340 0.02% $14.28 $15.27 $31,760 3.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 21,550 1.10% $10.82 $12.84 $26,710 2.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 120 0.01% $21.26 $23.45 $48,780 4.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 140 0.01% $40.17 $60.87 $126,600 24.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2,330 0.12% $27.12 $32.49 $67,580 8.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 56,790 2.91% $36.68 $41.97 $87,290 2.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 278,450 14.25% $23.74 $28.81 $59,930 0.7 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 8,940 0.46% $13.90 $15.50 $32,240 2.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 170 0.01% $41.03 $41.49 $86,300 8.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 7,460 0.38% $13.82 $14.99 $31,180 2.2 %
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers (8) (8) $10.04 $12.05 $25,070 7.9 %
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 5,940 0.30% $15.78 $19.32 $40,180 4.3 %
Office and Administrative 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)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 449,410 23.00% $14.56 $15.75 $32,750 0.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 25,170 1.29% $24.48 $25.85 $53,770 0.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 180 0.01% $13.18 $13.40 $27,870 3.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 6,540 0.33% $16.69 $17.58 $36,570 0.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 10,350 0.53% $14.90 $15.53 $32,290 0.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 42,990 2.20% $16.05 $16.87 $35,080 0.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,980 0.15% $17.54 $17.90 $37,230 0.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 4,000 0.20% $16.32 $16.70 $34,740 0.9 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 40 (7) $24.79 $23.68 $49,260 8.3 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 80 (7) $16.71 $16.73 $34,800 4.3 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 1,550 0.08% $17.44 $18.35 $38,170 1.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 51,430 2.63% $15.73 $16.64 $34,620 0.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 660 0.03% $12.37 $13.01 $27,060 2.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (8) (8) $12.65 $13.37 $27,800 4.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 22,200 1.14% $13.96 $14.55 $30,260 1.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 860 0.04% $18.20 $18.81 $39,130 1.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 7,830 0.40% $12.85 $13.18 $27,420 0.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 680 0.03% $17.49 $17.99 $37,420 1.8 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 370 0.02% $18.47 $19.65 $40,870 4.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 140 0.01% $10.00 $11.55 $24,030 7.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 3,960 0.20% $18.38 $19.49 $40,550 1.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 9,400 0.48% $19.05 $20.15 $41,910 1.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 55,740 2.85% $13.65 $14.40 $29,950 0.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 95,690 4.90% $12.62 $13.32 $27,710 0.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 5,460 0.28% $14.24 $14.75 $30,670 1.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 14,790 0.76% $20.96 $22.13 $46,030 0.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 26,180 1.34% $13.93 $14.47 $30,090 0.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 2,290 0.12% $17.48 $18.23 $37,920 1.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 4,390 0.22% $12.95 $13.34 $27,740 0.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 30 (7) $12.54 $13.92 $28,950 10.3 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 140 0.01% $16.07 $17.12 $35,610 4.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 480 0.02% $14.15 $14.57 $30,310 2.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 50,450 2.58% $12.56 $13.26 $27,580 0.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 140 0.01% $13.88 $14.03 $29,180 2.5 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 50 (7) $17.43 $18.24 $37,940 7.5 %
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 1,760 0.09% $13.89 $14.59 $30,350 4.1 %
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 43,060 2.20% $10.06 $11.64 $24,220 1.1 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 2,390 0.12% $20.13 $21.21 $44,120 1.5 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 320 0.02% $21.25 $22.22 $46,220 7.5 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 8,360 0.43% $9.22 $10.08 $20,970 1.4 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 5,380 0.28% $13.62 $14.31 $29,760 1.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 17,500 0.90% $9.52 $10.53 $21,890 1.2 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 7,550 0.39% $9.25 $10.80 $22,460 4.8 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 1,390 0.07% $9.88 $10.25 $21,310 2.6 %
45-3011 Fishers and Related Fishing Workers 100 0.01% $11.50 $11.73 $24,410 7.4 %
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 1,510 0.08% $17.86 $19.48 $40,510 4.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 160 0.01% $24.54 $25.92 $53,910 4.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 60 (7) $18.19 $19.93 $41,450 12.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 230 0.01% $9.93 $11.98 $24,910 11.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (8) (8) $14.84 $16.24 $33,770 6.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 120 0.01% $22.30 $24.33 $50,600 5.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance (8) (8) $14.51 $15.59 $32,430 12.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 110 0.01% $16.04 $17.31 $36,000 10.2 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers (8) (8) $9.43 $10.04 $20,890 9.1 %
47-4799 Construction and Related Workers, All Other* (8) (8) $24.33 $22.32 $46,430 12.4 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 310 0.02% $22.90 $23.78 $49,470 3.9 %
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 38,740 1.98% $18.44 $19.40 $40,350 0.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 3,190 0.16% $27.60 $28.55 $59,370 0.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 380 0.02% $17.53 $18.61 $38,710 5.0 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 150 0.01% $20.02 $23.35 $48,560 10.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 160 0.01% $18.07 $18.37 $38,220 4.3 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 140 0.01% $16.29 $16.53 $34,380 5.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 750 0.04% $16.36 $17.58 $36,570 2.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 6,050 0.31% $19.81 $20.17 $41,950 0.7 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 600 0.03% $15.94 $16.64 $34,620 2.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 520 0.03% $21.12 $21.11 $43,900 4.7 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 150 0.01% $14.77 $15.27 $31,750 6.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 270 0.01% $11.84 $12.19 $25,360 2.3 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 320 0.02% $20.96 $21.74 $45,210 4.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 940 0.05% $19.86 $20.76 $43,170 2.0 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 60 (7) $16.77 $16.96 $35,280 5.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 2,060 0.11% $21.35 $22.15 $46,070 2.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 780 0.04% $19.65 $20.61 $42,870 4.2 %
49-9044 Millwrights 80 (7) $25.20 $24.94 $51,880 7.6 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 60 (7) $19.70 $21.92 $45,590 17.4 %
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 16,080 0.82% $17.56 $18.12 $37,690 0.5 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 3,820 0.20% $15.76 $16.06 $33,400 1.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 420 0.02% $12.41 $12.65 $26,310 3.4 %
49-9799 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other* 1,640 0.08% $17.64 $18.42 $38,320 1.7 %
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 96,240 4.93% $13.06 $14.94 $31,070 0.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 8,360 0.43% $24.20 $25.79 $53,650 0.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 13,300 0.68% $11.28 $12.67 $26,360 2.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 2,060 0.11% $12.24 $13.47 $28,020 4.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 750 0.04% $11.02 $11.77 $24,490 2.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 3,270 0.17% $13.72 $14.70 $30,590 2.9 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 6,860 0.35% $11.36 $12.40 $25,790 2.2 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 490 0.03% $10.88 $11.46 $23,840 5.6 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 920 0.05% $12.13 $12.85 $26,720 3.3 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 3,570 0.18% $10.98 $12.21 $25,400 2.7 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 640 0.03% $10.72 $12.35 $25,700 6.1 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 180 0.01% $15.77 $16.87 $35,090 4.4 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $13.49 $13.88 $28,860 4.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 620 0.03% $12.88 $13.36 $27,800 3.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 320 0.02% $15.87 $16.38 $34,070 3.7 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 0.01% $13.42 $14.18 $29,500 6.4 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 (7) $15.21 $16.02 $33,330 5.1 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 50 (7) $19.73 $18.49 $38,450 11.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 190 0.01% $13.17 $13.99 $29,100 8.0 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 (7) $15.53 $16.73 $34,800 7.6 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 80 (7) $11.24 $11.73 $24,400 4.4 %
51-5111 Prepress Technicians and Workers 250 0.01% $14.96 $16.31 $33,920 2.9 %
51-5112 Printing Press Operators 1,980 0.10% $13.66 $14.71 $30,600 2.8 %
51-5113 Print Binding and Finishing Workers 150 0.01% $12.20 $13.22 $27,500 4.6 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 (7) $10.69 $10.79 $22,450 4.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 2,430 0.12% $11.34 $12.06 $25,090 3.7 %
51-6051 Sewers, Hand 1,050 0.05% $9.75 $11.42 $23,760 6.7 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 460 0.02% $12.96 $14.67 $30,500 6.7 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 60 (7) $11.03 $11.77 $24,480 3.8 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 180 0.01% $9.76 $11.65 $24,220 8.9 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 (7) $13.66 $13.53 $28,140 6.7 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 600 0.03% $25.57 $26.44 $55,000 6.9 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 820 0.04% $10.19 $13.42 $27,910 10.1 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (8) (8) $10.74 $11.61 $24,150 10.5 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other 60 (7) $12.68 $13.24 $27,530 9.9 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 30 (7) $25.52 $25.78 $53,620 4.0 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 240 0.01% $25.08 $25.33 $52,680 3.2 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 160 0.01% $23.72 $24.81 $51,610 7.6 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 1,550 0.08% $25.21 $25.18 $52,370 2.6 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 120 0.01% $22.33 $24.29 $50,520 8.3 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 1,780 0.09% $20.25 $21.51 $44,730 3.6 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 580 0.03% $16.88 $17.33 $36,050 2.9 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 860 0.04% $13.60 $14.34 $29,830 4.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 5,290 0.27% $14.28 $15.16 $31,540 1.6 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 330 0.02% $9.75 $10.65 $22,150 4.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,600 0.08% $15.76 $15.85 $32,980 4.5 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 350 0.02% $13.22 $13.94 $28,990 3.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 7,340 0.38% $14.07 $15.51 $32,270 1.3 %
51-9082 Medical Appliance Technicians 50 (7) $19.43 $19.64 $40,850 7.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 18,560 0.95% $11.60 $12.61 $26,220 1.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $11.97 $13.33 $27,730 5.8 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 50 (7) $12.92 $13.59 $28,260 7.1 %
51-9151 Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 90 (7) $12.89 $12.86 $26,760 5.5 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 130 0.01% $12.76 $12.83 $26,680 3.2 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 230 0.01% $16.23 $15.93 $33,130 5.9 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers 140 0.01% $13.56 $14.06 $29,240 7.7 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 540 0.03% $14.11 $14.68 $30,540 4.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,100 0.06% $12.36 $12.70 $26,410 3.0 %
51-9399 Production Workers, All Other* 4,210 0.22% $11.77 $13.19 $27,420 2.1 %
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 613,630 31.41% $14.39 $15.79 $32,830 0.3 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 110 0.01% $24.54 $25.99 $54,060 5.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 16,740 0.86% $22.29 $23.01 $47,860 0.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 18,060 0.92% $24.77 $25.86 $53,790 0.6 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 90 (7) (4) (4) $79,860 5.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 93,110 4.77% $14.60 $16.15 $33,590 0.9 %
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 133,800 6.85% $18.81 $19.64 $40,850 0.5 %
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 70,800 3.62% $13.66 $14.46 $30,070 0.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 0.01% $14.85 $17.25 $35,870 9.6 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 540 0.03% $23.55 $23.09 $48,020 10.6 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 150 0.01% $23.06 $34.79 $72,360 13.1 %
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 2,040 0.10% $10.47 $11.36 $23,620 1.7 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 1,010 0.05% $13.45 $14.42 $30,000 3.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 8,170 0.42% $12.75 $13.33 $27,730 1.3 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 120 0.01% $19.55 $19.69 $40,950 4.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 110 0.01% $17.05 $16.84 $35,030 3.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 46,930 2.40% $14.95 $15.43 $32,100 0.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 3,720 0.19% $10.77 $11.38 $23,670 1.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 167,140 8.56% $12.05 $12.86 $26,750 0.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 1,440 0.07% $16.03 $15.11 $31,430 4.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 47,010 2.41% $10.06 $11.06 $23,000 0.9 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 220 0.01% $17.54 $18.98 $39,480 7.9 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 540 0.03% $19.03 $20.63 $42,920 4.2 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 630 0.03% $17.60 $17.62 $36,640 3.2 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 850 0.04% $15.82 $15.64 $32,530 3.3 %

About May 2010 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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