Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 541700 - Scientific Research and Development 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 541700 - Scientific Research and Development 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 541700 - Scientific Research and Development Services is part of: NAICS 541000 - Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services.

NAICS 541700 - Scientific Research and Development Services consists of:

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NAICS 541700 - Scientific Research and Development Services

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 613,700 100.00% $34.29 $39.20 $81,530 0.8 %
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 68,910 11.23% $64.92 $70.59 $146,830 0.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 2,780 0.45% (5) $103.82 $215,940 2.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 14,030 2.29% $71.68 $76.90 $159,960 1.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 0.01% $52.16 $52.87 $109,960 7.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 2,980 0.49% $66.10 $70.65 $146,960 1.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,340 0.22% $66.89 $73.28 $152,420 2.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 590 0.10% $55.39 $58.70 $122,090 2.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 2,180 0.36% $48.20 $50.97 $106,020 1.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 6,590 1.07% $63.19 $66.90 $139,140 1.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 4,010 0.65% $61.76 $69.00 $143,520 1.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 1,150 0.19% $56.55 $59.87 $124,540 2.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,060 0.17% $54.54 $56.69 $117,910 2.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 230 0.04% $46.30 $50.17 $104,350 7.1 %
11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers 530 0.09% $53.66 $58.24 $121,150 2.9 %
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 1,090 0.18% $57.83 $62.69 $130,390 1.8 %
11-3131 Training and Development Managers 380 0.06% $55.75 $58.57 $121,830 2.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 140 0.02% $54.52 $57.29 $119,160 3.1 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 80 0.01% $47.56 $52.24 $108,670 5.0 %
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 8,960 1.46% $66.72 $70.46 $146,560 2.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 1,210 0.20% $58.59 $66.55 $138,420 4.1 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 10,960 1.79% $69.70 $75.30 $156,630 1.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 100 0.02% $46.72 $54.21 $112,760 13.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 270 0.04% $36.60 $38.66 $80,410 4.3 %
11-9161 Emergency Management Directors 130 0.02% $39.35 $40.40 $84,040 3.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 8,030 1.31% $58.54 $60.75 $126,350 3.3 %
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 58,720 9.57% $35.26 $37.92 $78,870 0.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 0.01% $30.48 $31.52 $65,560 5.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 4,240 0.69% $32.61 $33.79 $70,280 1.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers 2,950 0.48% $34.08 $36.94 $76,840 1.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 900 0.15% $34.74 $35.95 $74,770 1.8 %
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 2,620 0.43% $32.56 $34.13 $70,990 1.3 %
13-1081 Logisticians 2,300 0.37% $36.72 $39.16 $81,460 3.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 8,250 1.34% $42.13 $44.89 $93,380 1.8 %
13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners* 530 0.09% $24.99 $26.57 $55,270 2.5 %
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 1,280 0.21% $33.21 $34.52 $71,800 1.9 %
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 2,750 0.45% $32.08 $32.81 $68,240 1.2 %
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 5,020 0.82% $35.43 $38.24 $79,540 1.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 15,600 2.54% $34.78 $37.64 $78,280 1.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 7,330 1.19% $34.02 $37.48 $77,960 1.2 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 1,250 0.20% $35.82 $36.72 $76,370 1.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 70 0.01% $29.84 $32.27 $67,130 6.5 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 2,800 0.46% $38.33 $39.14 $81,420 1.4 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 100 0.02% $44.27 $48.81 $101,520 14.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 560 0.09% $35.35 $38.70 $80,490 4.7 %
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 74,400 12.12% $41.98 $43.21 $89,870 1.1 %
15-1111 Computer and Information Research Scientists 3,500 0.57% $50.50 $52.06 $108,270 1.9 %
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 7,680 1.25% $41.96 $44.05 $91,620 3.0 %
15-1131 Computer Programmers 5,740 0.94% $37.93 $39.64 $82,450 2.0 %
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 13,110 2.14% $44.06 $44.66 $92,890 1.2 %
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software 17,460 2.85% $48.60 $49.02 $101,960 1.6 %
15-1141 Database Administrators 2,000 0.33% $37.47 $37.46 $77,920 1.0 %
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 5,530 0.90% $37.18 $38.51 $80,110 1.5 %
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 4,430 0.72% $26.16 $27.50 $57,200 1.1 %
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 4,580 0.75% $39.93 $41.54 $86,400 1.5 %
15-1799 Computer Occupations, All Other* 3,920 0.64% $39.24 $39.58 $82,320 2.4 %
15-2021 Mathematicians 790 0.13% $52.03 $55.20 $114,820 5.7 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 2,210 0.36% $37.51 $39.26 $81,660 2.1 %
15-2041 Statisticians 3,090 0.50% $39.97 $41.22 $85,730 1.9 %
15-2091 Mathematical Technicians 120 0.02% $27.08 $29.86 $62,100 13.8 %
15-2099 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other (8) (8) $30.73 $35.95 $74,770 5.6 %
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 93,230 15.19% $41.23 $42.76 $88,940 1.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 60 0.01% $41.00 $40.95 $85,170 4.6 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 70 0.01% $27.90 $28.87 $60,040 4.4 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 10,820 1.76% $50.71 $51.37 $106,840 2.7 %
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers 70 0.01% $33.13 $33.08 $68,800 8.3 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 2,900 0.47% $42.46 $45.16 $93,930 3.3 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 3,620 0.59% $45.50 $48.16 $100,180 2.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 930 0.15% $42.62 $43.69 $90,880 2.1 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 7,800 1.27% $44.27 $45.39 $94,410 2.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 8,090 1.32% $43.65 $45.41 $94,460 1.4 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 6,940 1.13% $48.14 $48.81 $101,530 1.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 1,500 0.24% $42.82 $43.30 $90,060 2.1 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 930 0.15% $44.44 $43.94 $91,400 1.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 7,680 1.25% $40.90 $41.81 $86,960 2.9 %
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 110 0.02% $39.69 $41.19 $85,670 2.1 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 1,150 0.19% $41.27 $42.13 $87,630 2.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 15,280 2.49% $42.37 $43.55 $90,590 2.2 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 1,330 0.22% $50.56 $50.94 $105,960 1.7 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 430 0.07% $60.90 $63.09 $131,230 6.1 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 7,060 1.15% $46.09 $47.19 $98,150 3.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 110 0.02% $27.67 $31.27 $65,040 10.8 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 260 0.04% $25.71 $27.16 $56,490 2.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 620 0.10% $26.50 $27.27 $56,710 3.6 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 210 0.03% $26.79 $26.76 $55,650 1.7 %
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 370 0.06% $27.77 $28.60 $59,490 3.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 310 0.05% $21.30 $22.01 $45,790 8.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 4,380 0.71% $27.34 $27.80 $57,830 1.3 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 1,190 0.19% $27.75 $27.60 $57,420 2.1 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 340 0.06% $25.66 $25.36 $52,760 6.0 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,150 0.19% $24.37 $25.49 $53,010 2.7 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 3,770 0.61% $25.65 $26.13 $54,350 1.6 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 3,580 0.58% $26.72 $27.14 $56,460 1.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 80 0.01% $29.33 $27.19 $56,560 7.7 %
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 159,440 25.98% $31.43 $36.02 $74,920 1.0 %
19-1011 Animal Scientists 310 0.05% $37.37 $37.79 $78,600 3.3 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 1,720 0.28% $33.40 $35.96 $74,800 2.8 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 2,250 0.37% $29.91 $33.24 $69,140 1.7 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 11,260 1.83% $40.09 $43.66 $90,810 2.0 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 5,100 0.83% $32.73 $35.03 $72,860 2.6 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 1,470 0.24% $30.70 $34.81 $72,410 6.8 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 3,040 0.50% $34.16 $37.05 $77,050 2.8 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 110 0.02% $34.57 $34.83 $72,440 7.3 %
19-1041 Epidemiologists 330 0.05% $32.29 $35.75 $74,370 4.2 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 34,350 5.60% $39.49 $44.58 $92,720 1.5 %
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other 2,070 0.34% $34.04 $37.57 $78,150 3.6 %
19-2011 Astronomers 470 0.08% $44.25 $47.02 $97,800 3.5 %
19-2012 Physicists 6,850 1.12% $51.25 $53.93 $112,180 3.9 %
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 1,090 0.18% $41.89 $43.51 $90,490 2.9 %
19-2031 Chemists 15,350 2.50% $37.08 $39.18 $81,490 1.5 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 2,650 0.43% $44.61 $44.97 $93,530 1.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 3,310 0.54% $36.50 $38.68 $80,460 2.5 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 640 0.10% $39.05 $44.42 $92,390 7.2 %
19-2043 Hydrologists 110 0.02% $30.46 $33.93 $70,570 3.8 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 5,080 0.83% $50.47 $50.47 $104,970 5.9 %
19-3011 Economists 1,170 0.19% $52.75 $58.76 $122,210 6.4 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 2,820 0.46% $29.39 $30.72 $63,900 7.9 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 640 0.10% $31.66 $35.86 $74,590 5.9 %
19-3032 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 240 0.04% $35.66 $39.93 $83,050 4.7 %
19-3039 Psychologists, All Other 200 0.03% $45.98 $48.46 $100,790 5.1 %
19-3041 Sociologists 1,700 0.28% $36.01 $40.08 $83,370 3.4 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 180 0.03% $30.17 $30.33 $63,100 7.3 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 1,780 0.29% $21.81 $24.44 $50,840 2.4 %
19-3092 Geographers 70 0.01% $36.23 $40.56 $84,360 4.8 %
19-3093 Historians 250 0.04% $22.24 $23.73 $49,370 5.6 %
19-3094 Political Scientists 740 0.12% $45.98 $50.19 $104,390 8.1 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 4,140 0.67% $35.39 $38.22 $79,500 4.2 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 1,610 0.26% $15.97 $17.53 $36,460 2.8 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 19,940 3.25% $20.37 $21.52 $44,760 1.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 6,360 1.04% $22.27 $23.29 $48,440 2.3 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 450 0.07% $26.10 $26.78 $55,700 5.3 %
19-4051 Nuclear Technicians 620 0.10% $32.11 $33.20 $69,050 3.7 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 8,920 1.45% $18.19 $20.13 $41,870 2.0 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 460 0.07% $18.34 $19.77 $41,120 3.1 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 70 0.01% $15.08 $18.65 $38,790 14.5 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 9,530 1.55% $20.86 $22.38 $46,540 2.4 %
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 3,410 0.56% $19.59 $21.33 $44,360 2.7 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 150 0.02% $22.72 $23.32 $48,500 3.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 290 0.05% $21.94 $23.68 $49,250 3.8 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 110 0.02% $14.49 $21.93 $45,600 11.1 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 40 0.01% $24.96 $26.02 $54,120 4.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 50 0.01% $19.23 $19.85 $41,290 3.6 %
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers 210 0.03% $25.28 $26.16 $54,410 3.6 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 370 0.06% $20.78 $23.13 $48,100 4.0 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 30 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1091 Health Educators 610 0.10% $23.44 $23.28 $48,430 6.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 600 0.10% $15.11 $15.95 $33,170 3.3 %
21-1798 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other* 940 0.15% $18.15 $20.62 $42,890 3.6 %
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 2,650 0.43% $63.50 $69.00 $143,510 2.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 2,060 0.34% $76.06 $79.73 $165,840 2.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants* 420 0.07% $29.99 $30.19 $62,800 1.7 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 140 0.02% $33.39 $35.08 $72,970 4.7 %
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 6,870 1.12% $26.26 $33.01 $68,660 6.2 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 360 0.06% (4) (4) $140,600 10.1 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 720 0.12% (4) (4) $89,350 7.5 %
25-1054 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 50 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 430 0.07% (4) (4) $155,790 16.2 %
25-1191 Graduate Teaching Assistants 650 0.11% (4) (4) $41,010 9.7 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other (8) (8) (4) (4) $85,600 10.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 30 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-3999 Teachers and Instructors, All Other* 1,660 0.27% (4) (4) $51,830 6.3 %
25-4011 Archivists 90 0.01% $23.10 $26.19 $54,480 7.0 %
25-4013 Museum Technicians and Conservators 30 (7) $16.39 $18.75 $39,000 7.2 %
25-4021 Librarians 700 0.11% $28.14 $28.71 $59,710 1.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 160 0.03% $20.68 $21.43 $44,570 2.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 1,080 0.18% $28.41 $29.95 $62,290 3.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 360 0.06% (4) (4) $28,410 2.5 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 210 0.03% $18.11 $20.70 $43,060 6.7 %
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 8,660 1.41% $29.48 $31.33 $65,170 1.2 %
27-1011 Art Directors 130 0.02% $42.34 $45.07 $93,750 4.7 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 50 0.01% $40.35 $38.66 $80,420 5.7 %
27-1014 Multimedia Artists and Animators 130 0.02% $29.54 $29.46 $61,270 3.0 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 430 0.07% $31.40 $31.16 $64,810 14.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 1,280 0.21% $26.45 $27.39 $56,980 1.3 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 110 0.02% $29.04 $30.27 $62,960 5.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 2,330 0.38% $30.36 $33.72 $70,130 2.1 %
27-3041 Editors 1,320 0.22% $28.12 $30.27 $62,960 2.2 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 1,900 0.31% $31.20 $31.80 $66,140 1.3 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 530 0.09% $30.80 $32.10 $66,760 2.3 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 0.01% $27.17 $29.33 $61,010 4.9 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 120 0.02% $24.07 $25.70 $53,460 5.5 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 110 0.02% $25.84 $26.36 $54,830 3.5 %
27-4021 Photographers 90 0.01% $23.77 $25.47 $52,980 5.7 %
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 15,110 2.46% $25.19 $30.77 $64,000 2.8 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 120 0.02% $25.92 $26.01 $54,090 3.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 210 0.03% $49.33 $49.79 $103,560 2.3 %
29-1063 Internists, General 50 0.01% (5) $95.01 $197,620 16.2 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 60 0.01% $75.25 $79.29 $164,920 7.0 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 880 0.14% $62.11 $63.06 $131,160 6.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 200 0.03% $43.06 $43.19 $89,840 1.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 2,350 0.38% $32.84 $34.65 $72,070 3.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 260 0.04% $46.84 $55.49 $115,420 7.6 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 90 0.01% $38.40 $39.92 $83,040 13.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 2,050 0.33% $26.07 $27.69 $57,590 2.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 3,720 0.61% $19.21 $19.68 $40,940 1.4 %
29-2037 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians* 170 0.03% $31.57 $32.17 $66,910 2.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 80 0.01% $18.60 $18.82 $39,150 2.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 80 0.01% $15.82 $16.53 $34,390 3.1 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 1,230 0.20% $17.40 $18.12 $37,700 2.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 270 0.04% $19.00 $19.69 $40,960 2.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 670 0.11% $19.56 $20.40 $42,420 4.6 %
29-2799 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other* 490 0.08% $21.59 $24.12 $50,170 6.7 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 1,180 0.19% $35.40 $37.53 $78,050 2.1 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 210 0.03% $25.79 $26.71 $55,550 3.2 %
29-9799 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other* 320 0.05% $23.64 $24.19 $50,320 9.0 %
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 4,290 0.70% $14.91 $15.89 $33,040 2.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 620 0.10% $15.97 $17.09 $35,550 4.5 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 530 0.09% $12.72 $13.64 $28,360 4.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 0.01% $18.32 $18.79 $39,080 2.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 1,870 0.30% $15.29 $16.20 $33,690 2.8 %
31-9799 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other* 920 0.15% $13.78 $15.02 $31,240 3.2 %
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 3,280 0.53% $20.43 $22.98 $47,800 5.2 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other 310 0.05% $31.63 $35.04 $72,870 6.8 %
33-2011 Firefighters 340 0.06% $18.28 $22.81 $47,450 15.3 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 40 0.01% $32.40 $29.07 $60,470 10.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 2,240 0.37% $18.99 $19.68 $40,940 4.0 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other * 330 0.05% $29.22 $32.53 $67,670 8.9 %
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 450 0.07% $12.65 $14.22 $29,570 2.8 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 0.01% $24.16 $26.13 $54,360 6.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 110 0.02% $14.71 $14.28 $29,690 3.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers (8) (8) $11.08 $11.35 $23,620 9.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 50 0.01% $11.74 $11.72 $24,370 3.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 100 0.02% $12.24 $12.91 $26,850 2.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) (8) $8.79 $9.50 $19,750 8.2 %
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 3,120 0.51% $13.64 $14.55 $30,260 1.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 170 0.03% $19.69 $21.88 $45,520 4.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,360 0.38% $13.27 $13.83 $28,760 1.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 180 0.03% $16.44 $15.56 $32,350 7.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 390 0.06% $13.84 $14.75 $30,680 2.8 %
Personal Care and 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)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,040 0.17% $11.63 $13.50 $28,090 2.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 810 0.13% $11.72 $13.52 $28,120 3.5 %
39-7011 Tour Guides and Escorts 40 0.01% $11.08 $11.12 $23,140 4.6 %
39-9011 Childcare Workers 60 0.01% $12.03 $12.75 $26,520 4.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (8) (8) $9.09 $11.08 $23,040 15.6 %
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 10,720 1.75% $38.93 $42.65 $88,700 2.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 610 0.10% $45.95 $52.37 $108,930 4.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 50 0.01% $9.28 $11.71 $24,360 11.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 60 0.01% $43.89 $48.70 $101,310 5.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2,430 0.40% $35.76 $42.75 $88,910 7.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 4,630 0.75% $43.12 $46.19 $96,080 2.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 400 0.07% $38.19 $45.52 $94,670 12.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 1,100 0.18% $49.67 $50.96 $105,990 2.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 600 0.10% $11.42 $12.81 $26,640 9.4 %
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 700 0.11% $23.47 $26.46 $55,030 5.0 %
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 70,590 11.50% $19.46 $20.60 $42,840 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 4,040 0.66% $30.16 $31.15 $64,790 0.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 0.01% $15.35 $15.49 $32,220 4.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 290 0.05% $21.46 $22.37 $46,530 2.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 300 0.05% $19.95 $20.34 $42,310 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4,650 0.76% $19.45 $20.11 $41,830 0.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 610 0.10% $20.20 $20.20 $42,010 2.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 410 0.07% $19.19 $19.25 $40,040 1.5 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 0.01% $18.10 $19.45 $40,450 9.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,750 0.61% $17.42 $19.20 $39,930 4.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 470 0.08% $18.27 $18.98 $39,470 5.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 3,360 0.55% $13.03 $13.79 $28,680 2.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 70 0.01% $13.96 $14.62 $30,410 3.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 130 0.02% $17.06 $18.08 $37,600 6.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 990 0.16% $20.37 $20.64 $42,930 1.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,680 0.27% $15.16 $15.39 $32,010 0.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 970 0.16% $14.71 $15.60 $32,450 6.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 0.01% $11.17 $12.69 $26,390 8.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (8) (8) $27.25 $28.07 $58,380 3.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,880 0.31% $23.37 $24.52 $51,000 2.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,890 0.31% $16.77 $17.38 $36,150 1.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 770 0.13% $17.56 $18.80 $39,110 6.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 210 0.03% $14.29 $15.85 $32,960 5.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 17,430 2.84% $24.94 $25.62 $53,300 0.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 120 0.02% $22.50 $23.54 $48,950 5.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 320 0.05% $17.02 $17.07 $35,500 4.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 10,960 1.79% $18.98 $19.02 $39,570 1.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 270 0.04% $20.53 $21.44 $44,590 3.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,250 0.20% $14.70 $15.21 $31,630 2.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 220 0.04% $19.13 $20.83 $43,330 5.5 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 200 0.03% $23.89 $23.73 $49,360 2.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 220 0.04% $15.50 $15.64 $32,530 2.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 11,170 1.82% $15.01 $15.48 $32,210 1.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 70 0.01% $18.52 $18.51 $38,500 3.3 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 420 0.07% $19.22 $19.94 $41,480 3.0 %
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 1,150 0.19% $19.23 $20.09 $41,790 2.5 %
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 730 0.12% $11.39 $13.70 $28,490 3.5 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 40 0.01% $27.06 $25.68 $53,400 4.7 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors (8) (8) $17.74 $18.81 $39,120 6.9 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 130 0.02% $18.08 $18.26 $37,980 3.0 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 460 0.07% $9.83 $11.00 $22,880 3.7 %
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 3,660 0.60% $27.18 $26.93 $56,020 5.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 140 0.02% $34.75 $36.08 $75,040 3.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 250 0.04% $27.95 $26.93 $56,020 4.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 90 0.01% $15.72 $16.28 $33,850 4.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (8) (8) $16.66 $18.58 $38,640 7.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,120 0.18% $29.34 $29.13 $60,580 4.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 120 0.02% $26.00 $26.28 $54,670 4.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 480 0.08% $24.45 $24.68 $51,340 9.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 60 0.01% $20.60 $22.01 $45,770 5.6 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 260 0.04% $27.25 $27.75 $57,730 4.7 %
47-4799 Construction and Related Workers, All Other* 390 0.06% $32.44 $31.48 $65,470 5.6 %
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 8,880 1.45% $25.50 $26.57 $55,260 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 720 0.12% $39.24 $40.96 $85,190 5.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 140 0.02% $21.86 $22.21 $46,200 3.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 130 0.02% $30.57 $31.40 $65,320 5.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 500 0.08% $28.71 $29.06 $60,450 3.3 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 40 0.01% $30.26 $30.01 $62,410 4.4 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 80 0.01% $29.33 $28.65 $59,600 3.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 210 0.03% $33.25 $30.91 $64,280 6.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 40 0.01% $26.50 $28.31 $58,880 6.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (8) (8) $22.00 $21.29 $44,280 4.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 290 0.05% $27.37 $28.04 $58,310 2.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 710 0.12% $26.32 $28.03 $58,290 3.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 1,170 0.19% $24.92 $24.52 $51,000 3.6 %
49-9044 Millwrights 90 0.01% $30.09 $29.37 $61,080 4.0 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 60 0.01% $24.26 $24.84 $51,670 4.3 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 130 0.02% $26.89 $27.24 $56,660 3.4 %
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3,950 0.64% $23.64 $24.06 $50,050 1.6 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 40 0.01% $23.67 $22.76 $47,340 6.6 %
49-9096 Riggers (8) (8) $28.29 $28.45 $59,180 5.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (8) (8) $17.42 $17.04 $35,440 10.9 %
49-9799 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other* 190 0.03% $19.12 $20.09 $41,790 3.7 %
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 12,720 2.07% $20.90 $23.34 $48,540 3.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1,700 0.28% $35.75 $37.14 $77,260 4.4 %
51-2011 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers 40 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 370 0.06% $18.06 $20.26 $42,140 3.8 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 160 0.03% $16.01 $16.21 $33,710 3.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 890 0.15% $16.16 $16.80 $34,940 6.6 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 460 0.07% $16.00 $17.12 $35,610 4.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 60 0.01% $18.66 $19.40 $40,350 2.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 2,350 0.38% $20.47 $21.32 $44,350 5.8 %
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 80 0.01% $24.29 $23.29 $48,440 7.4 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 0.01% $19.64 $20.45 $42,530 9.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 60 0.01% $26.64 $26.40 $54,920 5.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 160 0.03% $22.78 $22.89 $47,610 2.8 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 0.01% $22.59 $23.21 $48,270 9.0 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 30 (7) $15.45 $17.62 $36,650 5.5 %
51-5112 Printing Press Operators 50 0.01% $22.49 $22.25 $46,290 6.3 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 130 0.02% $39.38 $36.47 $75,860 6.3 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 190 0.03% $27.58 $27.85 $57,930 3.7 %
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 0.01% $21.34 $22.42 $46,640 7.2 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 90 0.01% $25.34 $26.16 $54,400 5.6 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 130 0.02% $34.27 $33.92 $70,560 4.3 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 460 0.07% $19.67 $20.22 $42,070 7.3 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 0.02% $24.19 $22.66 $47,130 5.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 0.04% $18.11 $18.67 $38,830 3.4 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 0.01% $14.92 $15.55 $32,350 5.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 2,260 0.37% $21.18 $23.52 $48,920 5.3 %
51-9082 Medical Appliance Technicians 230 0.04% $20.01 $20.71 $43,070 2.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 380 0.06% $15.36 $15.58 $32,410 2.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $15.03 $16.19 $33,670 8.0 %
51-9141 Semiconductor Processors (8) (8) $15.43 $16.62 $34,580 5.9 %
51-9399 Production Workers, All Other* 580 0.09% $19.89 $19.65 $40,880 4.8 %
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 2,830 0.46% $18.69 $20.77 $43,200 3.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 120 0.02% $24.25 $25.68 $53,420 3.6 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 110 0.02% (4) (4) $83,320 11.5 %
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 200 0.03% $22.31 $21.96 $45,680 3.4 %
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 380 0.06% $14.83 $15.98 $33,250 8.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 90 0.01% $13.14 $14.13 $29,390 6.1 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 250 0.04% $25.11 $26.65 $55,430 5.7 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 160 0.03% $21.53 $22.37 $46,530 2.7 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 40 0.01% $27.94 $40.46 $84,150 3.3 %
53-6041 Traffic Technicians (8) (8) $15.22 $20.12 $41,850 27.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 150 0.02% $19.15 $18.39 $38,240 3.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 70 0.01% $16.69 $18.45 $38,370 5.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 800 0.13% $15.20 $16.09 $33,470 4.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 140 0.02% $11.48 $12.39 $25,770 5.6 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 60 0.01% $15.46 $15.61 $32,480 4.9 %

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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