Occupational Employment Statistics

Table 4. Employment and mean wages for the largest occupations in the public sector, May 2010
Occupation Employment, public sector Hourly mean wage, public sector Annual mean wage, public sector

Elementary school teachers, except special education

1,355,990 (1) $55,350

Teacher assistants

992,730 (1) 25,330

Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

951,690 (1) 56,600

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

639,520 26.77 55,670

Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education

602,480 (1) 55,510

Office clerks, general

574,120 14.42 29,990

Teachers and instructors, all other

542,490 (1) 37,200

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

533,980 13.91 28,930

Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical and executive

474,760 16.50 34,320

Registered nurses

471,610 32.23 67,040
(1) 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.

Last Modified Date: June 20, 2011

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