Occupational Employment Statistics

Table 3. Employment and mean wages for the largest occupations in the private sector, May 2010
Occupation Employment, private sector Hourly mean wage, private sector Annual mean wage, private sector

Retail salespersons

4,143,330 $12.02 $24,990

Cashiers

3,311,000 9.47 19,710

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

2,547,480 8.85 18,400

Waiters and waitresses

2,234,880 9.99 20,790

Office clerks, general

2,215,470 13.36 27,790

Registered nurses

2,183,420 32.63 67,870

Customer service representatives

2,075,510 15.73 32,720

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

1,961,690 12.31 25,600

Stock clerks and order fillers

1,756,840 11.31 23,520

General and operations managers

1,570,180 55.01 114,430

Last Modified Date: June 20, 2011

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