November 07, 2002
The highest-paying major groups of occupations in 2001 were the management occupations group and the legal occupations group.
Wage and salary workers in management occupations had a mean hourly wage of $34.04, while those in legal occupations had an average wage of $33.19. The next highest paid groups were computer and mathematical ($29.02), architecture and engineering ($27.08), and business and financial operations ($24.32).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Highest paying occupations in 2001 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/nov/wk1/art04.htm (visited February 11, 2016).
Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.
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