Occupational Employment Statistics

Table 2. Employment and mean hourly wages for the largest occupations in employment services, May 2008

Occupation Employment Percent of total industry employment Mean hourly wage
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 386,000 11.3 $10.02
Office clerks, general 185,100 5.4 12.03
Team assemblers 174,220 5.1 10.63
Packers and packagers, hand 138,980 4.1 9.27
Helpers—production workers 130,270 3.8 9.99
Construction laborers 108,110 3.2 12.39
Customer service representatives 103,050 3.0 13.22
Registered nurses 91,980 2.7 33.23
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 122,940 2.6 21.51
Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 83,530 2.5 25.44
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 69,050 2.0 17.64
Industry total 3,408,230 100.0 15.64

Last Modified Date: November 25, 2009

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