Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2010 Edition)

Table 18. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by detailed occupation and sex, 2009 annual averages (Numbers in thousands)
Occupation Total both sexes Women Men Women's earnings as percent of men's
Total employed Median weekly earnings Total employed Median weekly earnings Total employed Median weekly earnings

Total, 16 years and older

99,820 $739 44,712 $657 55,108 $819 80.2

Management, professional, and related occupations

39,080 1,044 20,152 907 18,928 1,248 72.7

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

15,879 1,138 7,244 955 8,635 1,334 71.6

Management occupations

10,907 1,208 4,399 1,002 6,508 1,384 72.4

Chief executives

1,105 1,916 268 1,553 837 2,084 74.5

General and operations managers

919 1,270 263 1,110 656 1,372 80.9

Legislators

16 (1) 4 (1) 12 (1) (2)

Advertising and promotions managers

62 1,085 33 (1) 28 (1) (2)

Marketing and sales managers

857 1,330 346 1,052 511 1,536 68.5

Public relations managers

64 1,402 35 (1) 29 (1) (2)

Administrative services managers

105 1,091 43 (1) 62 1,148 (2)

Computer and information systems managers

441 1,726 122 1,411 319 1,788 78.9

Financial managers

1,091 1,149 606 961 485 1,443 66.6

Human resources managers

282 1,234 182 1,072 100 1,548 69.3

Industrial production managers

230 1,254 33 (1) 197 1,332 (2)

Purchasing managers

181 1,176 91 1,029 90 1,383 74.4

Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

211 919 30 (1) 181 899 (2)

Farm, ranch, and other agricultural managers

93 785 12 (1) 81 812 (2)

Construction managers

454 1,218 29 (1) 424 1,236 (2)

Education administrators

674 1,208 407 1,093 266 1,432 76.3

Engineering managers

114 1,773 10 (1) 104 1,855 (2)

Food service managers

614 668 281 602 334 754 79.8

Funeral directors.

29 (1) 3 (1) 26 (1) (2)

Gaming managers

18 (1) 6 (1) 11 (1) (2)

Lodging managers

107 765 51 731 56 864 84.6

Medical and health services managers

489 1,211 337 1,143 152 1,448 78.9

Natural sciences managers

11 (1) 5 (1) 6 (1) (2)

Postmasters and mail superintendents

33 (1) 20 (1) 13 (1) (2)

Property, real estate, and community association managers

336 887 187 791 149 982 80.5

Social and community service managers

298 959 203 898 95 1,147 78.3

Managers, all other

2,072 1,174 788 1,037 1,284 1,292 80.3

Business and financial operations occupations

4,972 996 2,845 894 2,127 1,171 76.3

Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes

20 (1) 10 (1) 10 (1) (2)

Purchasing agents and buyers, farm products

5 (1) 1 (1) 4 (1) (2)

Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products

119 884 67 770 53 958 80.4

Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products

216 863 114 783 103 999 78.4

Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators

253 941 155 845 98 1,128 74.9

Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation

192 1,083 99 970 93 1,162 83.5

Cost estimators

104 1,027 15 (1) 89 1,050 (2)

Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists

765 918 539 845 226 1,103 76.6

Logisticians

56 1,078 18 (1) 38 (1) (2)

Management analysts

392 1,247 186 1,177 206 1,371 85.8

Meeting and convention planners

41 (1) 34 (1) 7 (1) (2)

Other business operations specialists

297 899 200 808 97 1,207 66.9

Accountants and auditors

1,403 1,003 857 902 546 1,190 75.8

Appraisers and assessors of real estate

59 994 24 (1) 35 (1) (2)

Budget analysts

56 1,227 29 (1) 27 (1) (2)

Credit analysts

25 (1) 11 (1) 14 (1) (2)

Financial analysts

73 1,364 24 (1) 49 (1) (2)

Personal financial advisors

306 1,255 98 1,088 208 1,450 75.0

Insurance underwriters

89 1,045 57 987 32 (1) (2)

Financial examiners

7 (1) 3 (1) 3 (1) (2)

Loan counselors and officers

321 901 185 754 137 1,118 67.4

Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents

72 922 52 912 20 (1) (2)

Tax preparers

51 938 36 (1) 15 (1) (2)

Financial specialists, all other

51 1,018 33 (1) 18 (1) (2)

Professional and related occupations

23,201 994 12,908 880 10,293 1,191 73.9

Computer and mathematical occupations

3,151 1,253 782 1,149 2,369 1,304 88.1

Computer scientists and systems analysts

663 1,245 184 1,167 479 1,268 92.0

Computer programmers

431 1,243 91 1,182 340 1,267 93.3

Computer software engineers

902 1,493 192 1,311 710 1,550 84.6

Computer support specialists

361 915 93 857 267 930 92.2

Database administrators

97 1,328 34 (1) 63 1,391 (2)

Network and computer systems administrators.

199 1,120 43 (1) 156 1,109 (2)

Network systems and data communications analysts

342 1,147 77 1,032 265 1,187 86.9

Actuaries

21 (1) 10 (1) 12 (1) (2)

Mathematicians

3 (1) 1 (1) 2 (1) (2)

Operations research analysts.

97 1,248 43 (1) 54 1,380 (2)

Statisticians

33 (1) 15 (1) 19 (1) (2)

Miscellaneous mathematical science occupations

2 (1) 1 (1) 1 (1) (2)

Architecture and engineering occupations

2,397 1,266 321 1,061 2,076 1,318 80.5

Architects, except naval

132 1,175 32 (1) 100 1,197 (2)

Surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists

46 (1) 10 (1) 36 (1) (2)

Aerospace engineers

126 1,488 14 (1) 112 1,505 (2)

Agricultural engineers

2 (1) - - 2 (1) (2)

Biomedical engineers

17 (1) 2 (1) 15 (1) (2)

Chemical engineers

60 1,551 12 (1) 48 (1) (2)

Civil engineers

289 1,326 24 (1) 265 1,336 (2)

Computer hardware engineers

52 1,342 5 (1) 47 (1) (2)

Electrical and electronics engineers

288 1,502 25 (1) 262 1,521 (2)

Environmental engineers

29 (1) 9 (1) 21 (1) (2)

Industrial engineers, including health and safety.

179 1,280 32 (1) 147 1,358 (2)

Marine engineers and naval architects

10 (1) 1 (1) 9 (1) (2)

Materials engineers.

25 (1) 2 (1) 22 (1) (2)

Mechanical engineers

278 1,343 14 (1) 264 1,350 (2)

Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers

9 (1) 1 (1) 9 (1) (2)

Nuclear engineers

13 (1) - - 13 (1) (2)

Petroleum engineers

19 (1) 4 (1) 15 (1) (2)

Engineers, all other

302 1,450 41 (1) 261 1,495 (2)

Drafters

130 916 32 (1) 98 936 (2)

Engineering technicians, except drafters

330 937 56 799 274 959 83.3

Surveying and mapping technicians

62 764 4 (1) 58 769 (2)

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,106 1,059 481 940 625 1,190 79.0

Agricultural and food scientists

26 (1) 6 (1) 20 (1) (2)

Biological scientists

93 1,120 38 (1) 55 1,158 (2)

Conservation scientists and foresters

23 (1) 7 (1) 15 (1) (2)

Medical scientists

155 1,102 87 975 68 1,388 70.2

Astronomers and physicists

11 (1) 3 (1) 9 (1) (2)

Atmospheric and space scientists

6 (1) 1 (1) 4 (1) (2)

Chemists and materials scientists

108 1,205 29 (1) 79 1,303 (2)

Environmental scientists and geoscientists

81 1,158 24 (1) 57 1,238 (2)

Physical scientists, all other

114 1,422 38 (1) 76 1,587 (2)

Economists

32 (1) 5 (1) 26 (1) (2)

Market and survey researchers

83 1,097 41 (1) 42 (1) (2)

Psychologists

84 1,145 56 1,091 28 (1) (2)

Sociologists

1 (1) 1 (1) - - (2)

Urban and regional planners

26 (1) 9 (1) 17 (1) (2)

Miscellaneous social scientists and related workers

29 (1) 18 (1) 12 (1) (2)

Agricultural and food science technicians

30 (1) 15 (1) 15 (1) (2)

Biological technicians

20 (1) 9 (1) 11 (1) (2)

Chemical technicians

50 767 19 (1) 31 (1) (2)

Geological and petroleum technicians

13 (1) 6 (1) 7 (1) (2)

Nuclear technicians

2 (1) - - 1 (1) (2)

Other life, physical, and social science technicians

121 736 69 740 52 723 102.4

Community and social services occupations

1,913 783 1,162 741 751 897 82.6

Counselors

551 761 376 750 175 797 94.1

Social workers

627 787 496 774 131 864 89.6

Miscellaneous community and social service specialists

291 712 188 680 103 826 82.3

Clergy

356 935 49 (1) 307 976 (2)

Directors, religious activities and education

47 (1) 27 (1) 19 (1) (2)

Religious workers, all other

40 (1) 25 (1) 16 (1) (2)

Legal occupations

1,217 1,200 681 985 536 1,741 56.6

Lawyers

653 1,757 239 1,449 414 1,934 74.9

Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers

64 1,101 28 (1) 36 (1) (2)

Paralegals and legal assistants

309 846 268 845 41 (1) (2)

Miscellaneous legal support workers

191 845 146 791 44 (1) (2)

Education, training, and library occupations

6,426 887 4,728 836 1,698 1,068 78.3

Postsecondary teachers

873 1,169 428 1,030 446 1,342 76.8

Preschool and kindergarten teachers

496 612 487 614 8 (1) (2)

Elementary and middle school teachers

2,444 918 1,986 891 458 1,040 85.7

Secondary school teachers

1,106 978 603 940 503 1,028 91.4

Special education teachers

334 970 284 967 50 990 97.7

Other teachers and instructors

310 796 194 723 116 959 75.4

Archivists, curators, and museum technicians

33 (1) 18 (1) 15 (1) (2)

Librarians

144 886 113 875 30 (1) (2)

Library technicians

26 (1) 21 (1) 6 (1) (2)

Teacher assistants

596 472 546 474 51 453 104.6

Other education, training, and library workers

63 1,002 48 (1) 14 (1) (2)

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

1,416 888 600 775 816 960 80.7

Artists and related workers

64 1,085 17 (1) 47 (1) (2)

Designers

454 836 219 730 235 956 76.4

Actors

9 (1) 3 (1) 6 (1) (2)

Producers and directors

87 1,070 36 (1) 51 1,131 (2)

Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers

131 826 21 (1) 110 856 (2)

Dancers and choreographers

6 (1) 5 (1) 2 (1) (2)

Musicians, singers, and related workers

27 (1) 8 (1) 19 (1) (2)

Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers, all other

12 (1) 5 (1) 7 (1) (2)

Announcers.

21 (1) 1 (1) 20 (1) (2)

News analysts, reporters and correspondents

65 933 28 (1) 37 (1) (2)

Public relations specialists

108 981 57 922 51 1,044 88.3

Editors.

119 982 62 923 57 992 93.0

Technical writers

41 (1) 24 (1) 18 (1) (2)

Writers and authors

75 928 43 (1) 32 (1) (2)

Miscellaneous media and communication workers

52 680 33 (1) 19 (1) (2)

Broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators

61 928 5 (1) 56 954 (2)

Photographers

57 670 29 (1) 27 (1) (2)

Television, video, and motion picture camera operators and editors

27 (1) 4 (1) 24 (1) (2)

Health care practitioner and technical occupations

5,575 970 4,153 924 1,422 1,184 78.0

Chiropractors

10 (1) 3 (1) 7 (1) (2)

Dentists

39 (1) 22 (1) 17 (1) (2)

Dietitians and nutritionists

66 759 55 770 11 (1) (2)

Optometrists

6 (1) 2 (1) 3 (1) (2)

Pharmacists

214 1,841 92 1,475 122 1,954 75.5

Physicians and surgeons

615 1,738 211 1,228 404 1,914 64.2

Physician assistants

72 1,499 39 (1) 33 (1) (2)

Podiatrists

9 (1) 2 (1) 7 (1) (2)

Registered nurses

2,129 1,039 1,931 1,035 197 1,090 95.0

Audiologists

10 (1) 7 (1) 2 (1) (2)

Occupational therapists

71 1,146 58 1,155 13 (1) (2)

Physical therapists

114 1,166 68 1,104 46 (1) (2)

Radiation therapists

15 (1) 9 (1) 6 (1) (2)

Recreational therapists

17 (1) 15 (1) 3 (1) (2)

Respiratory therapists

95 943 58 935 36 (1) (2)

Speech-language pathologists

88 1,153 86 1,148 2 (1) (2)

Therapists, all other

73 832 56 786 17 (1) (2)

Veterinarians

35 (1) 20 (1) 15 (1) (2)

Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other

6 (1) 4 (1) 2 (1) (2)

Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians

301 829 217 791 85 925 85.5

Dental hygienists

52 956 49 (1) 2 (1) (2)

Diagnostic related technologists and technicians

271 921 192 893 78 1,018 87.7

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

137 696 37 (1) 101 717 (2)

Health diagnosing and treating practitioner support technicians

340 592 264 560 76 733 76.4

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

502 710 459 702 43 (1) (2)

Medical records and health information technicians

95 614 84 607 11 (1) (2)

Opticians, dispensing

36 (1) 24 (1) 13 (1) (2)

Miscellaneous health technologists and technicians

112 642 75 645 38 (1) (2)

Other health care practitioners and technical occupations.

47 (1) 14 (1) 33 (1) (2)

Service occupations

14,299 470 7,187 418 7,113 524 79.8

Health care support occupations

2,293 472 2,038 464 255 544 85.3

Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides

1,429 438 1,258 430 171 519 82.9

Occupational therapist assistants and aides

9 (1) 7 (1) 2 (1) (2)

Physical therapist assistants and aides

56 667 44 (1) 12 (1) (2)

Massage therapists

35 (1) 27 (1) 8 (1) (2)

Dental assistants

181 533 175 532 6 (1) (2)

Medical assistants and other health care support occupations

583 507 527 504 56 579 87.0

Protective service occupations

2,705 747 544 599 2,161 798 75.1

First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers

54 924 15 (1) 39 (1) (2)

First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives

100 1,165 12 (1) 88 1,169 (2)

First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers

51 1,345 4 (1) 48 (1) (2)

Supervisors, protective service workers, all other

78 742 17 (1) 61 828 (2)

Fire fighters

265 987 12 (1) 253 982 (2)

Fire inspectors

17 (1) - - 17 (1) (2)

Bailiffs, correctional officers, and jailers

424 688 112 623 312 726 85.8

Detectives and criminal investigators

129 1,076 33 (1) 96 1,073 (2)

Fish and game wardens

5 (1) - - 5 (1) (2)

Parking enforcement workers

7 (1) 2 (1) 4 (1) (2)

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

677 951 99 805 578 971 82.9

Transit and railroad police

4 (1) - - 4 (1) (2)

Animal control workers

11 (1) 4 (1) 7 (1) (2)

Private detectives and investigators

65 747 31 (1) 35 (1) (2)

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers

745 507 173 462 572 520 88.8

Crossing guards

18 (1) 9 (1) 9 (1) (2)

Lifeguards and other protective service workers

56 394 22 (1) 33 (1) (2)

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3,809 398 1,821 378 1,988 416 90.9

Chefs and head cooks

290 527 45 (1) 244 565 (2)

First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers

439 456 249 435 190 495 87.9

Cooks

1,203 389 441 371 762 400 92.8

Food preparation workers

311 376 161 367 150 385 95.3

Bartenders

197 494 100 418 97 560 74.6

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

154 350 99 347 54 357 97.2

Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop

63 333 43 (1) 20 (1) (2)

Waiters and waitresses

777 383 509 363 268 419 86.6

Food servers, nonrestaurant

77 378 43 (1) 35 (1) (2)

Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers

128 384 66 400 62 360 111.1

Dishwashers

110 334 18 (1) 92 339 (2)

Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop

55 379 44 (1) 11 (1) (2)

Food preparation and serving related workers, all other

6 (1) 4 (1) 2 (1) (2)

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

3,298 444 1,161 388 2,137 488 79.5

First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers

174 575 64 453 111 645 70.2

First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

95 727 4 (1) 91 740 (2)

Janitors and building cleaners.

1,505 473 399 401 1,105 494 81.2

Maids and housekeeping cleaners

762 377 664 371 98 444 83.6

Pest control workers

45 (1) 1 (1) 43 (1) (2)

Grounds maintenance workers

717 437 29 (1) 688 435 (2)

Personal care and service occupations

2,193 440 1,622 415 572 546 76.0

First-line supervisors/managers of gaming workers

86 637 39 (1) 47 (1) (2)

First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers

64 619 39 (1) 24 (1) (2)

Animal trainers

14 (1) 8 (1) 6 (1) (2)

Nonfarm animal caretakers

67 438 41 (1) 26 (1) (2)

Gaming services workers

87 631 46 (1) 41 (1) (2)

Motion picture projectionists

2 (1) - - 1 (1) (2)

Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers

8 (1) 2 (1) 6 (1) (2)

Miscellaneous entertainment attendants and related workers

66 454 28 (1) 38 (1) (2)

Funeral service workers

4 (1) 1 (1) 3 (1) (2)

Barbers

31 (1) 6 (1) 26 (1) (2)

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists

308 425 268 413 40 (1) (2)

Miscellaneous personal appearance workers

117 422 92 434 25 (1) (2)

Baggage porters, bellhops, and concierges

52 544 7 (1) 45 (1) (2)

Tour and travel guides

9 (1) 4 (1) 4 (1) (2)

Transportation attendants

85 690 56 606 29 (1) (2)

Child care workers

406 367 388 364 17 (1) (2)

Personal and home care aides

513 409 424 406 89 424 95.8

Recreation and fitness workers

178 575 111 487 67 677 71.9

Residential advisors

56 510 36 (1) 20 (1) (2)

Personal care and service workers, all other

42 (1) 25 (1) 18 (1) (2)

Sales and office occupations

23,503 624 14,458 590 9,045 737 80.1

Sales and related occupations

9,489 665 4,208 525 5,281 793 66.2

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

2,272 688 1,009 597 1,264 770 77.5

First-line supervisors/managers of nonretail sales workers

815 972 260 780 555 1,059 73.7

Cashiers

1,278 378 903 361 374 422 85.5

Counter and rental clerks

98 496 42 (1) 57 557 (2)

Parts salespersons

87 571 8 (1) 80 589 (2)

Retail salespersons

1,837 523 786 443 1,051 624 71.0

Advertising sales agents

175 940 95 847 81 1,201 70.5

Insurance sales agents

390 760 205 692 185 860 80.5

Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents

259 1,139 70 798 189 1,237 64.5

Travel agents

44 (1) 37 (1) 7 (1) (2)

Sales representatives, services, all other

418 850 129 747 289 936 79.8

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing

1,110 939 297 736 813 986 74.6

Models, demonstrators, and product promoters

19 (1) 16 (1) 4 (1) (2)

Real estate brokers and sales agents

369 820 199 745 169 939 79.3

Sales engineers

31 (1) 3 (1) 28 (1) (2)

Telemarketers

62 417 41 (1) 21 (1) (2)

Door-to-door salesworkers, news and street vendors, and related workers

44 (1) 15 (1) 29 (1) (2)

Sales and related workers, all other

180 765 94 726 86 828 87.7

Office and administrative support occupations

14,014 612 10,249 602 3,765 657 91.6

First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers

1,451 740 1,000 705 451 837 84.2

Switchboard operators, including answering service

37 (1) 32 (1) 5 (1) (2)

Telephone operators

37 (1) 28 (1) 9 (1) (2)

Communications equipment operators, all other

12 (1) 9 (1) 4 (1) (2)

Bill and account collectors

184 572 131 563 53 590 95.4

Billing and posting clerks and machine operators

406 582 363 579 42 (1) (2)

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

869 633 782 627 87 671 93.4

Gaming cage workers

9 (1) 7 (1) 2 (1) (2)

Payroll and timekeeping clerks

122 656 108 648 14 (1) (2)

Procurement clerks

20 (1) 9 (1) 11 (1) (2)

Tellers

317 480 276 477 41 (1) (2)

Brokerage clerks

5 (1) 5 (1) - - (2)

Correspondence clerks

5 (1) 4 (1) 1 (1) (2)

Court, municipal, and license clerks

90 711 66 705 24 (1) (2)

Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks

45 (1) 39 (1) 7 (1) (2)

Customer service representatives

1,495 592 997 587 498 617 95.1

Eligibility interviewers, government programs

61 787 53 757 8 (1) (2)

File clerks

210 583 179 581 31 (1) (2)

Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

102 422 63 408 39 (1) (2)

Interviewers, except eligibility and loan

96 596 81 608 15 (1) (2)

Library assistants, clerical

47 (1) 42 (1) 5 (1) (2)

Loan interviewers and clerks

98 645 82 625 16 (1) (2)

New accounts clerks

25 (1) 19 (1) 5 (1) (2)

Order clerks

88 567 57 595 32 (1) (2)

Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping

37 (1) 27 (1) 9 (1) (2)

Receptionists and information clerks

843 517 778 516 64 537 96.1

Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks

88 697 46 (1) 42 (1) (2)

Information and record clerks, all other

90 679 80 681 10 (1) (2)

Cargo and freight agents.

18 (1) 5 (1) 13 (1) (2)

Couriers and messengers

185 683 28 (1) 157 719 (2)

Dispatchers

243 657 133 614 110 747 82.2

Meter readers, utilities

40 (1) 4 (1) 36 (1) (2)

Postal service clerks

149 904 73 904 75 905 99.9

Postal service mail carriers

330 936 98 908 232 944 96.2

Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators

75 930 29 (1) 46 (1) (2)

Production, planning, and expediting clerks

241 717 125 644 116 928 69.4

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks

398 534 122 525 276 538 97.6

Stock clerks and order fillers

936 483 327 479 609 485 98.8

Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping

49 (1) 24 (1) 25 (1) (2)

Secretaries and administrative assistants

2,425 620 2,349 619 77 666 92.9

Computer operators

100 629 47 (1) 54 740 (2)

Data entry keyers

282 587 220 568 62 689 82.4

Word processors and typists

130 606 120 604 10 (1) (2)

Desktop publishers

2 (1) 1 (1) 1 (1) (2)

Insurance claims and policy processing clerks.

227 625 183 620 44 (1) (2)

Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service

72 514 33 (1) 39 (1) (2)

Office clerks, general

723 602 594 594 129 647 91.8

Office machine operators, except computer

34 (1) 20 (1) 14 (1) (2)

Proofreaders and copy markers

5 (1) 5 (1) - - (2)

Statistical assistants

15 (1) 8 (1) 7 (1) (2)

Office and administrative support workers, all other

444 649 337 617 107 822 75.1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

10,216 719 416 542 9,800 727 74.6

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

707 416 135 372 572 428 86.9

First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

37 (1) 3 (1) 34 (1) (2)

Agricultural inspectors

18 (1) 8 (1) 10 (1) (2)

Animal breeders

1 (1) - - 1 (1) (2)

Graders and sorters, agricultural products

71 408 45 (1) 26 (1) (2)

Miscellaneous agricultural workers

515 396 77 346 438 405 85.4

Fishers and related fishing workers

10 (1) - - 9 (1) (2)

Hunters and trappers

1 (1) 1 (1) - - (2)

Forest and conservation workers

16 (1) - - 16 (1) (2)

Logging workers

37 (1) 1 (1) 36 (1) (2)

Construction and extraction occupations

5,267 718 113 673 5,154 719 93.6

First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers

532 965 14 (1) 517 963 (2)

Boilermakers

23 (1) 1 (1) 22 (1) (2)

Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons

102 701 - - 102 701 (2)

Carpenters

734 662 14 (1) 720 665 (2)

Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers

118 586 4 (1) 114 590 (2)

Cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers

55 631 - - 55 631 (2)

Construction laborers

959 596 22 (1) 937 595 (2)

Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators

13 (1) - - 13 (1) (2)

Pile-driver operators

4 (1) - - 4 (1) (2)

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

319 748 3 (1) 315 750 (2)

Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers

111 590 2 (1) 109 592 (2)

Electricians

644 856 16 (1) 628 858 (2)

Glaziers

33 (1) - - 33 (1) (2)

Insulation workers

27 (1) 1 (1) 26 (1) (2)

Painters, construction and maintenance

297 529 9 (1) 288 524 (2)

Paperhangers

2 (1) - - 2 (1) (2)

Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters.

415 793 4 (1) 411 795 (2)

Plasterers and stucco masons

20 (1) - - 20 (1) (2)

Reinforcing iron and rebar workers

9 (1) - - 9 (1) (2)

Roofers.

152 600 - - 152 600 (2)

Sheet metal workers

125 765 3 (1) 121 765 (2)

Structural iron and steel workers

53 779 2 (1) 50 779 (2)

Helpers, construction trades

63 507 3 (1) 60 520 (2)

Construction and building inspectors

72 916 4 (1) 67 926 (2)

Elevator installers and repairers

35 (1) - - 35 (1) (2)

Fence erectors

22 (1) - - 22 (1) (2)

Hazardous materials removal workers

27 (1) 2 (1) 26 (1) (2)

Highway maintenance workers

104 763 2 (1) 101 766 (2)

Rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators

12 (1) - - 12 (1) (2)

Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners

7 (1) - - 7 (1) (2)

Miscellaneous construction and related workers

29 (1) 1 (1) 28 (1) (2)

Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining

22 (1) - - 22 (1) (2)

Earth drillers, except oil and gas

15 (1) - - 15 (1) (2)

Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters

10 (1) - - 10 (1) (2)

Mining machine operators

52 1,018 - - 52 1,017 (2)

Roof bolters, mining

5 (1) - - 5 (1) (2)

Roustabouts, oil and gas

4 (1) - - 4 (1) (2)

Helpers—extraction workers

6 (1) 1 (1) 5 (1) (2)

Other extraction workers

37 (1) 2 (1) 35 (1) (2)

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,242 781 167 644 4,075 787 81.8

First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers

318 964 30 (1) 288 988 (2)

Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers

282 801 44 (1) 238 808 (2)

Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers

155 900 12 (1) 142 911 (2)

Avionics technicians

13 (1) 1 (1) 12 (1) (2)

Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers

28 (1) - - 28 (1) (2)

Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment

7 (1) - - 7 (1) (2)

Electrical and electronics repairers, industrial and utility

12 (1) - - 12 (1) (2)

Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles

17 (1) - - 17 (1) (2)

Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers

58 656 3 (1) 55 671 (2)

Security and fire alarm systems installers

61 718 1 (1) 60 722 (2)

Aircraft mechanics and service technicians

128 948 5 (1) 123 946 (2)

Automotive body and related repairers

129 661 - - 128 663 (2)

Automotive glass installers and repairers

20 (1) - - 20 (1) (2)

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

621 667 10 (1) 612 669 (2)

Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

297 803 1 (1) 295 804 (2)

Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and mechanics

208 837 3 (1) 205 848 (2)

Small engine mechanics

36 (1) - - 36 (1) (2)

Miscellaneous vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers

67 450 2 (1) 65 445 (2)

Control and valve installers and repairers

26 (1) 1 (1) 25 (1) (2)

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

309 764 2 (1) 306 764 (2)

Home appliance repairers

31 (1) 1 (1) 30 (1) (2)

Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics

400 800 12 (1) 388 805 (2)

Maintenance and repair workers, general

371 719 10 (1) 361 731 (2)

Maintenance workers, machinery

31 (1) 1 (1) 31 (1) (2)

Millwrights

46 (1) - - 46 (1) (2)

Electrical power-line installers and repairers

128 1,018 2 (1) 126 1,026 (2)

Telecommunications line installers and repairers

176 795 6 (1) 170 799 (2)

Precision instrument and equipment repairers

47 (1) 5 (1) 42 (1) (2)

Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers

33 (1) 6 (1) 27 (1) (2)

Commercial divers

4 (1) - - 4 (1) (2)

Locksmiths and safe repairers

25 (1) 2 (1) 23 (1) (2)

Manufactured building and mobile home installers

3 (1) - - 3 (1) (2)

Riggers

6 (1) - - 6 (1) (2)

Signal and track switch repairers

6 (1) - - 6 (1) (2)

Helpers—installation, maintenance, and repair workers

19 (1) 1 (1) 18 (1) (2)

Other installation, maintenance, and repair workers

127 609 7 (1) 120 621 (2)

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

12,722 605 2,500 472 10,222 648 72.8

Production occupations

6,576 610 1,712 472 4,865 678 69.6

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

686 855 112 680 574 895 76.0

Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers

17 (1) 5 (1) 12 (1) (2)

Electrical, electronics, and electromechanical assemblers

134 525 80 486 54 611 79.5

Engine and other machine assemblers

15 (1) 3 (1) 12 (1) (2)

Structural metal fabricators and fitters

18 (1) - - 18 (1) (2)

Miscellaneous assemblers and fabricators

733 542 268 488 465 592 82.4

Bakers

118 455 57 466 62 448 104.0

Butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers

249 491 56 418 193 510 82.0

Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders

12 (1) 5 (1) 7 (1) (2)

Food batchmakers

60 493 21 (1) 39 (1) (2)

Food cooking machine operators and tenders

6 (1) 3 (1) 3 (1) (2)

Computer control programmers and operators

64 730 5 (1) 59 745 (2)

Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

4 (1) 1 (1) 3 (1) (2)

Forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

11 (1) 1 (1) 11 (1) (2)

Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

9 (1) 2 (1) 7 (1) (2)

Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

73 570 17 (1) 56 603 (2)

Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

5 (1) - - 5 (1) (2)

Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

38 (1) 6 (1) 32 (1) (2)

Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

15 (1) 2 (1) 13 (1) (2)

Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

5 (1) 1 (1) 4 (1) (2)

Machinists

341 714 21 (1) 320 722 (2)

Metal furnace and kiln operators and tenders

16 (1) 3 (1) 14 (1) (2)

Model makers and patternmakers, metal and plastic

4 (1) - - 4 (1) (2)

Molders and molding machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

36 (1) 6 (1) 30 (1) (2)

Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

8 (1) 1 (1) 7 (1) (2)

Tool and die makers

44 (1) - - 43 (1) (2)

Welding, soldering, and brazing workers

414 675 17 (1) 396 682 (2)

Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

7 (1) 1 (1) 6 (1) (2)

Lay-out workers, metal and plastic

6 (1) - - 6 (1) (2)

Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

11 (1) 1 (1) 10 (1) (2)

Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners

4 (1) - - 4 (1) (2)

Metalworkers and plastic workers, all other

259 594 48 (1) 211 623 (2)

Bookbinders and bindery workers

22 (1) 10 (1) 11 (1) (2)

Job printers

37 (1) 7 (1) 30 (1) (2)

Prepress technicians and workers

38 (1) 15 (1) 23 (1) (2)

Printing machine operators

146 620 31 (1) 115 672 (2)

Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

139 391 84 362 55 493 73.4

Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials

39 (1) 23 (1) 16 (1) (2)

Sewing machine operators

137 385 96 383 40 (1) (2)

Shoe and leather workers and repairers

5 (1) 2 (1) 3 (1) (2)

Shoe machine operators and tenders

5 (1) 3 (1) 2 (1) (2)

Tailors, dressmakers, and sewers

32 (1) 25 (1) 7 (1) (2)

Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders

2 (1) 1 (1) 2 (1) (2)

Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders

6 (1) 4 (1) 2 (1) (2)

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

4 (1) 2 (1) 2 (1) (2)

Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders

16 (1) 12 (1) 3 (1) (2)

Extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass fibers

1 (1) - - 1 (1) (2)

Fabric and apparel patternmakers

4 (1) 2 (1) 2 (1) (2)

Upholsterers

31 (1) 5 (1) 27 (1) (2)

Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers, all other.

10 (1) 3 (1) 7 (1) (2)

Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters

33 (1) 1 (1) 31 (1) (2)

Furniture finishers

8 (1) 2 (1) 6 (1) (2)

Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood

25 (1) 4 (1) 21 (1) (2)

Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing.

23 (1) 2 (1) 21 (1) (2)

Woodworkers, all other

13 (1) 2 (1) 10 (1) (2)

Power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers

37 (1) 2 (1) 36 (1) (2)

Stationary engineers and boiler operators

98 919 2 (1) 95 925 (2)

Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators

71 765 5 (1) 66 787 (2)

Miscellaneous plant and system operators

40 (1) 1 (1) 39 (1) (2)

Chemical processing machine setters, operators, and tenders

47 (1) 5 (1) 43 (1) (2)

Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and blending workers

97 601 10 (1) 87 606 (2)

Cutting workers

72 511 15 (1) 57 541 (2)

Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders

30 (1) 6 (1) 25 (1) (2)

Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders

12 (1) - - 12 (1) (2)

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

531 671 175 513 356 754 68.0

Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers

19 (1) 7 (1) 12 (1) (2)

Medical, dental, and ophthalmic laboratory technicians

75 618 41 (1) 34 (1) (2)

Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders

203 447 118 415 85 497 83.5

Painting workers

144 603 13 (1) 131 606 (2)

Photographic process workers and processing machine operators

40 (1) 25 (1) 15 (1) (2)

Semiconductor processors

2 (1) - - 2 (1) (2)

Cementing and gluing machine operators and tenders

12 (1) 8 (1) 4 (1) (2)

Cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment operators and tenders

7 (1) 3 (1) 4 (1) (2)

Cooling and freezing equipment operators and tenders

3 (1) - - 3 (1) (2)

Etchers and engravers

7 (1) 5 (1) 2 (1) (2)

Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic

24 (1) 1 (1) 23 (1) (2)

Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders

33 (1) 13 (1) 20 (1) (2)

Tire builders

20 (1) 1 (1) 20 (1) (2)

Helpers—production workers

26 (1) 5 (1) 21 (1) (2)

Production workers, all other

726 591 175 481 551 635 75.7

Transportation and material moving occupations

6,145 599 788 472 5,357 618 76.4

Supervisors, transportation and material moving workers

190 786 42 (1) 148 799 (2)

Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

92 1,650 - - 92 1,652 (2)

Air traffic controllers and airfield operations specialists

30 (1) 7 (1) 23 (1) (2)

Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians

11 (1) 2 (1) 10 (1) (2)

Bus drivers

368 563 176 527 193 605 87.1

Driver/salesworkers and truck drivers

2,460 685 92 512 2,368 690 74.2

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

211 514 32 (1) 179 519 (2)

Motor vehicle operators, all other

29 (1) 1 (1) 28 (1) (2)

Locomotive engineers and operators

54 1,122 1 (1) 53 1,140 (2)

Railroad brake, signal, and switch operators

5 (1) - - 5 (1) (2)

Railroad conductors and yardmasters.

49 (1) 2 (1) 47 (1) (2)

Subway, streetcar, and other rail transportation workers

10 (1) - - 10 (1) (2)

Sailors and marine oilers

17 (1) - - 17 (1) (2)

Ship and boat captains and operators

24 (1) - - 24 (1) (2)

Ship engineers

6 (1) - - 6 (1) (2)

Bridge and lock tenders

3 (1) 1 (1) 2 (1) (2)

Parking lot attendants

65 421 8 (1) 57 415 (2)

Service station attendants

60 398 11 (1) 48 (1) (2)

Transportation inspectors

47 (1) 4 (1) 43 (1) (2)

Other transportation workers

13 (1) - - 13 (1) (2)

Conveyor operators and tenders

6 (1) 2 (1) 4 (1) (2)

Crane and tower operators.

58 778 - - 58 778 (2)

Dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators

34 (1) 1 (1) 32 (1) (2)

Hoist and winch operators

5 (1) - - 5 (1) (2)

Industrial truck and tractor operators

479 531 36 (1) 444 532 (2)

Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

214 421 23 (1) 190 423 (2)

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

1,156 502 155 421 1,000 511 82.4

Machine feeders and offbearers

23 (1) 11 (1) 12 (1) (2)

Packers and packagers, hand

289 408 168 389 120 453 85.9

Pumping station operators

29 (1) - - 29 (1) (2)

Refuse and recyclable material collectors

59 463 4 (1) 55 473 (2)

Shuttle car operators

2 (1) - - 2 (1) (2)

Tank car, truck, and ship loaders

4 (1) - - 4 (1) (2)

Material moving workers, all other

45 (1) 9 (1) 36 (1) (2)

Footnotes:
(1) Data not shown where the employment base is less than 50,000.
(2) Data not shown where the employment base for either the numerator or denominator is less than 50,000.

NOTE: Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria.

 

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Last Modified Date: March 16, 2011