Occupational Employment Statistics

Table 1. Employment and mean wages for the largest U.S. occupations, May 2010
Occupation Employment Percent of total U.S. employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage

Retail salespersons

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

Cashiers

3,354,170 2.6 9.52 19,810

Office clerks, general

2,789,590 2.2 13.58 28,240

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

2,692,170 2.1 8.95 18,610

Registered nurses

2,655,020 2.1 32.56 67,720

Waiters and waitresses

2,244,480 1.8 9.99 20,790

Customer service representatives

2,146,120 1.7 15.76 32,780

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

2,058,610 1.6 11.81 24,560

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

2,024,180 1.6 12.36 25,710

Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive

1,841,020 1.4 15.38 32,000

Last Modified Date: June 21, 2012

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