Occupational Employment Statistics

Chart Book, May 2010

Overview

Figure 1

Office and administrative support occupations made up more than one out of every six jobs in the United States.

Employment and percent of total employment for the largest and smallest occupational groups, May 2010


Figure 2

The average wage for the highest paying occupational group was nearly five times that of the lowest paying group.

Annual mean wages for the highest and lowest paying occupational groups, May 2010


Figure 3

The types of jobs found in the private sector were different from those found in the public sector.

Distribution of private and public sector employment by selected occupational group, May 2010


Figure 4

Ten occupations made up nearly a quarter of private sector employment.

Employment and annual mean wages for the largest occupations in the private sector, May 2010


Figure 5

Different types of teachers and teacher assistants made up 5 of the 10 largest public sector occupations.

Employment and annual mean wages for the largest occupations in the public sector, May 2010


Figure 6

Four occupations made up over 60 percent of retail trade employment.

Employment and annual mean wages for the largest occupations in retail trade, May 2010


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