May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sector 51 - Information


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in Sector 51 - Information.

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

Sector 51 - Information consists of:

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Sector 51 - Information

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 3,136,970 100.00% $20.12 $23.62 $49,130 0.7 %
 
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 218,390 6.96% $45.09 $50.16 $104,330 0.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 11,190 0.36% (5) $79.43 $165,220 1.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 56,150 1.79% $46.45 $52.50 $109,200 0.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 10,210 0.33% $33.01 $38.33 $79,720 1.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 15,350 0.49% $46.87 $50.60 $105,240 1.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 22,910 0.73% $47.15 $51.90 $107,950 1.6 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 2,660 0.08% $37.35 $43.21 $89,870 2.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 9,120 0.29% $33.33 $35.99 $74,850 1.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 33,710 1.07% $48.52 $50.94 $105,960 0.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 15,690 0.50% $45.34 $49.16 $102,250 0.8 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 1,900 0.06% $37.74 $40.96 $85,190 1.5 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 1,270 0.04% $42.40 $45.12 $93,840 1.8 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 2,600 0.08% $45.06 $49.02 $101,960 1.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 3,230 0.10% $36.24 $39.92 $83,040 1.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,190 0.04% $42.04 $44.12 $91,780 1.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 1,880 0.06% $28.42 $31.30 $65,090 2.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 520 0.02% $37.89 $39.42 $81,990 1.5 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 150 (7) $34.13 $41.55 $86,420 9.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 6,040 0.19% $49.37 $52.36 $108,900 1.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 80 (7) $9.24 $14.42 $30,000 11.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 40 (7) $46.39 $54.94 $114,280 5.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 200 0.01% $41.29 $48.12 $100,080 7.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 210 0.01% $38.81 $40.62 $84,480 3.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 22,040 0.70% $39.88 $43.56 $90,600 1.6 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 149,430 4.76% $27.24 $29.21 $60,760 0.7 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 450 0.01% $22.34 $32.24 $67,060 10.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 1,770 0.06% $24.89 $27.27 $56,720 2.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 6,750 0.22% $27.05 $28.45 $59,180 1.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 350 0.01% $17.64 $21.43 $44,560 5.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 3,600 0.11% $29.33 $30.23 $62,870 1.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 940 0.03% $25.73 $26.76 $55,670 2.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 3,730 0.12% $26.54 $28.07 $58,380 1.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 3,770 0.12% $27.27 $28.43 $59,130 1.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 9,580 0.31% $26.09 $27.32 $56,830 0.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 5,090 0.16% $28.04 $29.43 $61,210 1.0 %
13-1081 Logisticians 3,340 0.11% $32.65 $33.44 $69,550 1.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 23,480 0.75% $28.05 $31.19 $64,880 1.2 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 960 0.03% $22.24 $23.65 $49,200 4.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 36,850 1.17% $27.82 $29.72 $61,810 1.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 28,490 0.91% $25.50 $27.66 $57,540 0.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 110 (7) $21.36 $25.10 $52,210 5.2 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 1,740 0.06% $29.41 $30.62 $63,680 1.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 2,360 0.08% $22.97 $24.27 $50,490 2.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 10,610 0.34% $29.68 $31.18 $64,850 1.1 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 270 0.01% $19.83 $23.17 $48,190 7.4 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 480 0.02% $32.51 $32.66 $67,930 2.5 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 240 0.01% $15.34 $16.82 $34,980 6.0 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 3,520 0.11% $25.53 $28.43 $59,130 2.2 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 417,650 13.31% $31.78 $32.55 $67,710 1.3 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 2,990 0.10% $46.50 $47.26 $98,310 4.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 52,170 1.66% $32.20 $32.90 $68,420 2.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 79,280 2.53% $36.81 $37.55 $78,100 1.1 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 69,470 2.21% $37.31 $37.94 $78,900 1.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 60,950 1.94% $19.70 $21.56 $44,840 1.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 47,090 1.50% $32.58 $33.47 $69,610 0.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 13,210 0.42% $30.04 $31.13 $64,760 0.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 37,830 1.21% $30.13 $31.56 $65,650 1.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 32,800 1.05% $29.74 $30.47 $63,380 0.9 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 13,520 0.43% $25.09 $27.74 $57,700 2.0 %
15-2011 Actuaries 80 (7) $46.25 $51.24 $106,580 6.5 %
15-2021 Mathematicians (8) (8) $24.44 $27.29 $56,760 8.3 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 7,560 0.24% $29.78 $30.87 $64,210 1.5 %
15-2041 Statisticians 420 0.01% $28.55 $29.38 $61,110 7.7 %
15-2091 Mathematical Technicians (8) (8) $22.76 $23.34 $48,540 1.9 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 74,380 2.37% $29.35 $30.95 $64,370 0.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 90 (7) $43.96 $43.59 $90,660 5.2 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 180 0.01% $18.85 $20.83 $43,330 3.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 1,160 0.04% $30.80 $30.73 $63,930 0.8 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 8,020 0.26% $35.75 $36.89 $76,730 0.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 5,730 0.18% $32.02 $33.71 $70,120 1.3 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 28,040 0.89% $32.87 $34.06 $70,840 0.7 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 90 (7) $32.25 $32.29 $67,150 3.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 2,920 0.09% $31.02 $31.65 $65,830 1.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 390 0.01% $34.34 $34.17 $71,080 4.0 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 3,320 0.11% $31.24 $32.18 $66,940 1.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 (7) $20.58 $20.75 $43,160 3.0 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 1,540 0.05% $20.20 $21.54 $44,800 1.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 170 0.01% $23.80 $22.41 $46,610 1.8 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 790 0.03% $23.17 $22.95 $47,730 1.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 200 0.01% $26.73 $25.50 $53,040 2.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 17,370 0.55% $24.02 $23.61 $49,100 0.9 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 40 (7) $22.22 $24.10 $50,120 5.7 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 90 (7) $23.86 $23.32 $48,510 5.3 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,050 0.03% $30.36 $27.98 $58,190 1.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 380 0.01% $14.17 $14.92 $31,030 4.6 %
 
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 23,220 0.74% $32.49 $33.64 $69,970 3.2 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists (8) (8) $39.72 $39.59 $82,340 4.7 %
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 540 0.02% $28.51 $34.74 $72,260 3.0 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 (7) $31.02 $31.29 $65,070 3.0 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (8) (8) $44.18 $44.32 $92,190 6.5 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 50 (7) $31.91 $34.71 $72,200 5.4 %
19-3011 Economists 80 (7) $24.05 $28.34 $58,940 12.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 20,410 0.65% $33.45 $34.31 $71,360 3.4 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 300 0.01% $12.85 $14.95 $31,100 8.9 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 1,040 0.03% $30.27 $30.69 $63,840 2.5 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 230 0.01% $20.34 $19.13 $39,790 3.9 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 240 0.01% $20.98 $22.61 $47,020 3.9 %
 
Community and Social Services Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 710 0.02% $13.17 $14.38 $29,910 5.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 130 (7) $12.73 $13.40 $27,860 4.1 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 80 (7) $16.53 $18.50 $38,470 3.3 %
21-2099 Religious Workers, All Other 400 0.01% $9.74 $12.29 $25,570 5.5 %
 
Legal Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 6,110 0.19% $39.33 $46.92 $97,600 2.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 3,400 0.11% $61.76 $63.76 $132,610 1.7 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 30 (7) $31.15 $33.35 $69,370 5.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 1,160 0.04% $25.71 $26.77 $55,690 2.7 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 50 (7) $15.41 $17.73 $36,870 8.3 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 690 0.02% $26.90 $26.14 $54,370 2.7 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 750 0.02% $21.23 $24.21 $50,350 4.2 %
 
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 15,920 0.51% $16.17 $17.33 $36,050 1.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 210 0.01% $18.32 $20.55 $42,750 8.9 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 260 0.01% (4) (4) $58,730 4.9 %
25-4011 Archivists 710 0.02% $17.28 $18.93 $39,370 2.7 %
25-4012 Curators 100 (7) $24.32 $27.36 $56,910 6.6 %
25-4013 Museum Technicians and Conservators 70 (7) $17.62 $17.08 $35,530 6.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 7,390 0.24% $19.43 $20.06 $41,730 1.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 6,130 0.20% $11.08 $11.93 $24,820 3.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 570 0.02% $27.22 $27.97 $58,180 2.8 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other (8) (8) $13.63 $16.90 $35,150 8.3 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 471,590 15.03% $17.73 $21.98 $45,720 1.6 %
27-1011 Art Directors 5,070 0.16% $29.77 $34.12 $70,970 2.4 %
27-1012 Craft Artists 130 (7) $14.41 $22.46 $46,710 19.3 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 1,510 0.05% $19.41 $21.01 $43,710 4.2 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 13,540 0.43% $27.74 $31.14 $64,780 5.8 %
27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other 390 0.01% $19.53 $20.52 $42,670 5.1 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 970 0.03% $23.05 $24.88 $51,750 3.7 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers 30 (7) $26.52 $28.43 $59,130 9.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (8) (8) $25.17 $23.38 $48,640 8.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 28,650 0.91% $16.32 $18.23 $37,910 1.0 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 50 (7) $12.81 $14.22 $29,580 10.3 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers 920 0.03% $25.08 $25.75 $53,550 3.7 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 1,160 0.04% $23.01 $26.26 $54,620 7.1 %
27-2011 Actors 30,430 0.97% $9.41 $22.82 (6) 7.1 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 36,710 1.17% $25.40 $34.69 $72,150 6.0 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 570 0.02% $24.77 $28.09 $58,430 7.2 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 920 0.03% $25.20 $33.14 (6) 12.5 %
27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other 43,830 1.40% $17.45 $19.27 (6) 7.7 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 38,910 1.24% $10.54 $15.08 $31,360 1.6 %
27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers 640 0.02% $8.48 $11.07 $23,020 4.8 %
27-3021 Broadcast News Analysts 6,450 0.21% $17.54 $27.55 $57,310 2.9 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 51,250 1.63% $15.04 $18.54 $38,570 1.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 10,890 0.35% $22.43 $25.00 $51,990 2.2 %
27-3041 Editors 71,110 2.27% $21.01 $23.65 $49,200 1.1 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 8,160 0.26% $26.38 $27.67 $57,550 2.5 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 17,010 0.54% $19.07 $22.62 $47,050 2.9 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 1,330 0.04% $16.84 $18.36 $38,190 4.2 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 6,760 0.22% $17.25 $21.09 $43,870 3.9 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 14,220 0.45% $15.38 $18.55 $38,580 2.7 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 25,870 0.82% $12.92 $15.84 $32,940 1.8 %
27-4013 Radio Operators 540 0.02% $16.65 $17.58 $36,570 5.3 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 7,900 0.25% $19.41 $23.25 $48,360 2.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 10,420 0.33% $15.22 $16.99 $35,340 1.2 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 16,950 0.54% $18.10 $20.01 $41,620 5.7 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 13,960 0.45% $21.12 $24.77 $51,510 2.4 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 4,260 0.14% $17.31 $19.72 $41,010 2.6 %
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 1,030 0.03% $18.19 $21.62 $44,960 11.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (8) (8) $47.01 $45.05 $93,710 5.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 110 (7) $23.44 $24.87 $51,730 5.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (8) (8) $13.96 $14.76 $30,690 2.6 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 270 0.01% $31.21 $30.41 $63,260 2.7 %
 
Healthcare Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 170 0.01% $12.71 $14.34 $29,820 4.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 170 0.01% $12.78 $14.42 $29,980 6.8 %
 
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 6,000 0.19% $12.59 $14.37 $29,900 4.4 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 270 0.01% $22.70 $24.70 $51,380 2.9 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 420 0.01% $20.44 $26.07 $54,220 7.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 4,940 0.16% $11.88 $12.66 $26,340 5.1 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 350 0.01% $15.60 $16.67 $34,670 5.5 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 43,510 1.39% $6.80 $7.35 $15,300 0.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 50 (7) $18.33 $19.57 $40,710 5.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 2,810 0.09% $10.24 $11.44 $23,790 1.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 90 (7) $7.66 $7.58 $15,760 4.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 110 (7) $10.86 $15.78 $32,820 7.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 60 (7) $8.78 $9.44 $19,640 6.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 160 0.01% $7.11 $7.87 $16,380 3.7 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 80 (7) $12.42 $12.71 $26,440 3.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 910 0.03% $6.93 $7.96 $16,560 2.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 120 (7) $7.69 $7.92 $16,460 3.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 6,360 0.20% $6.78 $7.27 $15,130 1.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 31,660 1.01% $6.67 $6.91 $14,360 0.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 220 0.01% $6.96 $7.28 $15,150 3.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 350 0.01% $6.83 $7.21 $14,990 5.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 80 (7) $6.54 $6.98 $14,520 6.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 130 (7) $7.65 $8.08 $16,800 3.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 90 (7) $7.86 $8.04 $16,720 6.7 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 230 0.01% $7.54 $8.58 $17,840 4.9 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 12,760 0.41% $9.42 $10.39 $21,620 0.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 450 0.01% $16.94 $17.97 $37,370 1.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers (8) (8) $18.16 $18.23 $37,930 4.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 11,410 0.36% $9.06 $9.92 $20,640 0.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 350 0.01% $9.13 $10.81 $22,490 5.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 470 0.01% $13.28 $13.52 $28,110 5.4 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 55,980 1.78% $7.06 $7.87 $16,360 0.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 4,290 0.14% $11.78 $13.18 $27,420 1.6 %
39-3021 Motion Picture Projectionists 8,780 0.28% $8.06 $9.21 $19,160 1.4 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40,890 1.30% $6.79 $6.90 $14,340 0.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 680 0.02% $6.56 $6.89 $14,320 3.0 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 530 0.02% $9.06 $9.58 $19,920 3.1 %
39-5091 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance 120 (7) $30.21 $29.77 $61,920 5.5 %
39-6012 Concierges (8) (8) $11.54 $12.04 $25,030 3.5 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 40 (7) $8.32 $9.53 $19,820 19.4 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 150 (7) $8.90 $10.70 $22,250 13.1 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 389,220 12.41% $18.42 $22.05 $45,860 0.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 12,450 0.40% $18.03 $20.04 $41,680 1.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 22,200 0.71% $32.24 $35.12 $73,050 0.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 24,690 0.79% $7.21 $7.71 $16,040 0.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 3,890 0.12% $7.20 $8.84 $18,390 4.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 40 (7) $11.52 $12.53 $26,070 18.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 26,880 0.86% $11.91 $13.72 $28,530 1.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 84,930 2.71% $17.78 $22.00 $45,760 0.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 50 (7) $24.04 $27.50 $57,190 12.0 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 270 0.01% $17.55 $18.28 $38,010 5.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 75,330 2.40% $24.52 $26.89 $55,930 1.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 24,790 0.79% $27.86 $31.75 $66,040 1.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 39,420 1.26% $20.90 $24.46 $50,880 1.3 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 560 0.02% $13.10 $17.19 $35,760 5.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 230 0.01% $26.36 $26.22 $54,540 1.8 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 7,240 0.23% $38.40 $40.16 $83,530 2.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 47,540 1.52% $11.88 $13.95 $29,010 2.0 %
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 4,660 0.15% $8.62 $11.77 $24,480 4.6 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 13,510 0.43% $18.57 $19.87 $41,340 1.7 %
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 753,080 24.01% $14.55 $15.82 $32,900 0.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 52,560 1.68% $23.23 $24.08 $50,090 0.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 7,390 0.24% $10.85 $11.13 $23,160 1.6 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 29,010 0.92% $15.40 $15.27 $31,760 1.4 %
43-2099 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other 230 0.01% $14.56 $14.78 $30,750 6.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 20,420 0.65% $15.25 $15.93 $33,140 1.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 11,840 0.38% $13.69 $14.25 $29,640 0.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 44,000 1.40% $14.81 $15.69 $32,630 1.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 3,530 0.11% $16.89 $17.81 $37,050 1.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 890 0.03% $15.82 $15.86 $32,990 1.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 970 0.03% $11.17 $11.08 $23,040 2.3 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 180 0.01% $15.00 $16.46 $34,240 4.0 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 3,160 0.10% $16.23 $15.72 $32,700 1.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 207,530 6.62% $14.67 $16.28 $33,860 1.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 5,750 0.18% $12.90 $14.11 $29,350 1.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 1,080 0.03% $10.87 $13.21 $27,480 9.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 6,400 0.20% $9.48 $9.99 $20,770 3.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 19,250 0.61% $13.95 $14.88 $30,950 1.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 4,250 0.14% $16.22 $16.73 $34,800 1.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 15,840 0.50% $10.67 $11.18 $23,250 0.9 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 50 (7) $11.13 $13.13 $27,310 3.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 2,200 0.07% $12.44 $13.77 $28,650 3.4 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 30 (7) $28.49 $27.17 $56,520 5.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 3,430 0.11% $10.06 $10.66 $22,170 1.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (8) (8) $14.80 $14.75 $30,670 3.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 9,240 0.29% $15.82 $15.94 $33,160 1.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 25,020 0.80% $19.44 $19.19 $39,910 0.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 12,480 0.40% $12.27 $13.17 $27,400 0.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 7,510 0.24% $13.67 $14.93 $31,050 4.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 730 0.02% $13.47 $16.44 $34,200 5.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 45,420 1.45% $18.00 $18.78 $39,070 0.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 400 0.01% $21.33 $21.97 $45,700 2.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 50 (7) $10.61 $10.87 $22,620 4.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 21,900 0.70% $14.19 $14.61 $30,380 0.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 16,910 0.54% $15.84 $16.26 $33,810 1.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 29,440 0.94% $10.62 $11.35 $23,620 1.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 5,060 0.16% $11.30 $12.17 $25,320 1.8 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 14,170 0.45% $14.23 $15.22 $31,670 1.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 1,340 0.04% $12.89 $13.51 $28,100 2.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 16,710 0.53% $10.62 $11.72 $24,380 2.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 76,420 2.44% $12.69 $13.41 $27,900 0.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 8,680 0.28% $10.95 $11.82 $24,590 1.5 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 5,730 0.18% $12.34 $13.19 $27,440 1.2 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 850 0.03% $17.36 $16.77 $34,880 2.2 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 12,320 0.39% $14.52 $15.44 $32,110 1.9 %
 
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (8) (8) $10.25 $11.39 $23,690 20.5 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3,720 0.12% $17.76 $20.10 $41,810 3.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 360 0.01% $24.17 $25.20 $52,420 1.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 420 0.01% $21.06 $26.43 $54,980 18.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 330 0.01% $16.02 $15.65 $32,560 3.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,090 0.03% $14.62 $15.22 $31,660 1.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 870 0.03% $24.39 $24.07 $50,060 2.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance (8) (8) $25.08 $23.35 $48,580 5.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 (7) $22.42 $23.92 $49,750 6.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 90 (7) $19.16 $18.94 $39,400 4.2 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 290 0.01% $14.80 $15.58 $32,400 5.3 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 309,730 9.87% $23.77 $22.90 $47,640 0.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 25,290 0.81% $29.68 $29.86 $62,100 0.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 4,180 0.13% $19.05 $19.12 $39,760 2.0 %
49-2021 Radio Mechanics 940 0.03% $16.66 $17.18 $35,730 2.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 147,750 4.71% $24.57 $23.94 $49,790 0.4 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 70 (7) $18.89 $19.56 $40,690 3.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 5,310 0.17% $19.58 $19.96 $41,520 1.4 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 150 (7) $24.00 $23.42 $48,720 6.0 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 180 0.01% $10.21 $11.44 $23,800 7.3 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 4,230 0.13% $14.39 $14.76 $30,710 1.7 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 30 (7) $19.55 $18.80 $39,100 3.3 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 60 (7) $29.57 $28.64 $59,580 5.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,020 0.03% $24.45 $23.53 $48,940 1.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 250 0.01% $21.11 $20.97 $43,620 2.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 410 0.01% $23.52 $21.81 $45,370 4.4 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) (8) $12.33 $12.61 $26,230 6.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 430 0.01% $20.56 $20.61 $42,870 1.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 12,640 0.40% $18.30 $18.78 $39,070 1.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 560 0.02% $17.93 $20.66 $42,970 7.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 9,890 0.32% $23.79 $22.50 $46,790 0.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 90,500 2.88% $22.20 $21.16 $44,010 0.8 %
49-9061 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 510 0.02% $16.27 $17.76 $36,950 8.6 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 370 0.01% $20.78 $19.37 $40,300 2.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 1,970 0.06% $10.61 $11.78 $24,510 2.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 2,600 0.08% $18.62 $18.67 $38,830 2.4 %
 
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 96,140 3.06% $13.73 $15.37 $31,960 1.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 8,780 0.28% $22.92 $24.48 $50,920 1.4 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 280 0.01% $13.86 $13.78 $28,670 5.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,160 0.10% $11.47 $12.95 $26,940 9.6 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 600 0.02% $10.28 $12.75 $26,520 10.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 (7) $12.51 $13.19 $27,430 4.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 670 0.02% $24.27 $24.29 $50,520 3.8 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 60 (7) $15.15 $16.36 $34,030 7.5 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 6,810 0.22% $11.32 $12.30 $25,580 1.7 %
51-5012 Bookbinders 660 0.02% $15.02 $15.01 $31,210 4.0 %
51-5021 Job Printers 8,740 0.28% $15.63 $16.72 $34,780 2.2 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 18,730 0.60% $14.15 $15.15 $31,510 1.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 19,830 0.63% $16.07 $16.54 $34,400 1.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 (7) $10.09 $10.00 $20,790 5.1 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other (8) (8) $9.25 $9.76 $20,300 6.9 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 70 (7) $24.46 $24.24 $50,420 2.8 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 240 0.01% $30.14 $29.12 $60,570 1.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $12.47 $12.38 $25,740 9.8 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 140 (7) $11.80 $11.50 $23,930 7.1 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 0.01% $13.86 $13.80 $28,710 3.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 2,340 0.07% $16.25 $17.96 $37,350 3.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 4,680 0.15% $10.01 $11.18 $23,250 2.4 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 3,090 0.10% $10.75 $13.10 $27,250 4.0 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 1,800 0.06% $13.79 $17.20 $35,770 11.2 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 50 (7) $13.78 $13.32 $27,700 4.6 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers 50 (7) $20.11 $19.24 $40,010 5.6 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,690 0.09% $12.64 $14.20 $29,530 3.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 8,670 0.28% $8.90 $9.71 $20,190 2.2 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 2,730 0.09% $8.85 $10.92 $22,710 3.3 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 88,180 2.81% $9.94 $11.81 $24,570 1.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 3,290 0.10% $17.18 $18.47 $38,420 1.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 2,630 0.08% $19.05 $21.09 $43,870 2.4 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 50 (7) (4) (4) (9) (9)
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 160 0.01% (4) (4) $75,490 5.3 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) (8) $11.08 $12.77 $26,560 17.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 9,740 0.31% $9.43 $11.62 $24,170 5.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,260 0.07% $23.15 $21.04 $43,770 4.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 15,050 0.48% $10.77 $12.52 $26,050 3.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 (7) $10.05 $13.05 $27,150 6.5 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 80 (7) $12.78 $12.49 $25,990 7.0 %
53-6041 Traffic Technicians 290 0.01% $12.92 $14.55 $30,260 10.7 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 320 0.01% $11.61 $11.87 $24,680 4.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 2,700 0.09% $12.89 $13.62 $28,320 1.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 160 0.01% $8.68 $10.01 $20,830 4.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 24,720 0.79% $9.40 $10.49 $21,820 1.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 12,590 0.40% $8.97 $9.68 $20,140 1.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 13,460 0.43% $8.21 $9.65 $20,070 2.7 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 250 0.01% $16.67 $16.79 $34,920 2.5 %

About May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) 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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(6) There is wide variation in the number of hours worked by those employed as actors, dancers, musicians, and singers. Many jobs are for a duration of 1 day or 1 week and it is extremely rare for a performer to have guaranteed employment for a period that exceeds 3 to 6 months.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) Wage data for this occupation were removed because of reporting errors.




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Last Modified Date: November 24, 2008