May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sector 72 - Accommodation and Food Services


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 72 - Accommodation and Food Services.

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

Sector 72 - Accommodation and Food Services consists of:

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SOC Major Groups in Sector 72 - Accommodation and Food Services:


Sector 72 - Accommodation and Food Services

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 10,567,790 100.00% $7.71 $9.06 $18,840 0.3 %
 
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 320,290 3.03% $20.48 $24.69 $51,350 0.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 7,390 0.07% $41.78 $49.40 $102,750 2.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 83,690 0.79% $23.40 $29.06 $60,440 1.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 2,640 0.02% $22.31 $25.72 $53,500 1.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,020 0.01% $34.58 $40.23 $83,680 4.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 8,490 0.08% $24.12 $28.45 $59,180 1.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 320 (7) $36.23 $36.59 $76,110 8.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 4,100 0.04% $19.88 $23.01 $47,870 2.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 270 (7) $38.21 $40.42 $84,080 5.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 5,960 0.06% $31.61 $35.49 $73,820 2.2 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 1,140 0.01% $24.74 $28.76 $59,830 3.1 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 980 0.01% $22.20 $24.49 $50,940 4.6 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 1,320 0.01% $45.45 $42.25 $87,890 3.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 (7) $17.91 $28.13 $58,510 12.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,270 0.01% $25.73 $28.36 $59,000 4.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 160 (7) $22.92 $26.71 $55,550 7.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 290 (7) $38.29 $40.93 $85,140 4.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 130 (7) $34.66 $37.85 $78,730 5.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 169,110 1.60% $18.89 $20.99 $43,660 3.4 %
11-9071 Gaming Managers 1,100 0.01% $31.05 $34.68 $72,140 2.0 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 27,680 0.26% $17.98 $20.95 $43,580 1.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 710 0.01% $19.27 $27.02 $56,190 15.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 150 (7) $14.75 $20.48 $42,590 9.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 2,160 0.02% $27.72 $30.19 $62,800 2.5 %
 
Business and Financial Operations 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)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 36,460 0.35% $18.05 $19.57 $40,710 1.4 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products (8) (8) $18.00 $20.06 $41,720 14.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 1,060 0.01% $17.05 $18.97 $39,460 4.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 2,930 0.03% $17.09 $18.24 $37,930 2.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation (8) (8) $20.57 $19.86 $41,300 3.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 1,630 0.02% $17.06 $18.31 $38,080 3.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 630 0.01% $18.09 $19.63 $40,840 3.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 2,870 0.03% $15.45 $17.18 $35,720 4.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 1,000 0.01% $19.67 $20.63 $42,910 1.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 400 (7) $26.38 $27.12 $56,410 4.4 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 8,340 0.08% $17.38 $18.40 $38,280 1.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 3,070 0.03% $16.67 $19.30 $40,130 2.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 13,690 0.13% $19.16 $20.75 $43,150 1.9 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 80 (7) $21.82 $24.97 $51,940 2.2 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 50 (7) $22.52 $25.07 $52,150 5.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 190 (7) $27.39 $27.87 $57,970 2.6 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 220 (7) $19.90 $21.55 $44,820 3.4 %
 
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 2,750 0.03% $21.77 $23.16 $48,180 3.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 190 (7) $22.87 $23.67 $49,240 2.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 990 0.01% $16.52 $17.45 $36,300 1.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 60 (7) $23.13 $23.16 $48,180 3.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 670 0.01% $24.77 $25.61 $53,270 1.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 140 (7) $21.52 $21.73 $45,200 2.4 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 50 (7) $16.79 $17.54 $36,470 1.6 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 70 (7) $20.93 $22.84 $47,510 2.8 %
 
Architecture and Engineering 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)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 690 0.01% $21.67 $22.91 $47,650 2.8 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 70 (7) $37.71 $38.31 $79,690 11.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 210 (7) $18.27 $19.99 $41,580 5.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 40 (7) $20.20 $22.14 $46,050 8.3 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 180 (7) $21.06 $22.08 $45,920 3.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 (7) $22.11 $22.34 $46,470 7.2 %
 
Life, Physical, and Social Science 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)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 680 0.01% $21.55 $22.36 $46,500 6.4 %
19-1032 Foresters 30 (7) $24.22 $22.69 $47,200 6.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 550 0.01% $20.52 $22.23 $46,240 7.5 %
 
Community and Social Services 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)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations (8) (8) $14.19 $15.97 $33,220 3.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 100 (7) $17.16 $19.06 $39,640 5.3 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 50 (7) $8.28 $11.45 $23,810 13.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 40 (7) $16.54 $17.01 $35,380 5.8 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 90 (7) $17.36 $18.69 $38,870 3.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 40 (7) $11.45 $12.00 $24,950 3.7 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) (8) $9.05 $10.01 $20,810 4.4 %
 
Education, Training, and Library 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)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 1,090 0.01% $11.23 $12.89 $26,800 2.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 70 (7) $10.55 $10.74 $22,330 2.6 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 80 (7) $17.72 $17.73 $36,880 6.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 240 (7) $11.65 $13.12 $27,280 5.2 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 120 (7) (4) (4) $27,320 11.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 410 (7) (4) (4) $21,550 6.8 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 110 (7) $15.15 $16.43 $34,170 7.7 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 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)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 18,000 0.17% $11.08 $14.27 $29,690 2.5 %
27-1011 Art Directors 40 (7) $25.40 $25.33 $52,690 8.3 %
27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other 70 (7) $19.25 $19.49 $40,530 7.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 430 (7) $12.30 $13.63 $28,340 5.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 150 (7) $17.53 $17.61 $36,620 2.8 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 250 (7) $23.79 $24.70 $51,380 5.7 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 50 (7) $11.60 $12.01 $24,970 3.3 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 50 (7) $22.51 $22.49 $46,790 7.9 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 80 (7) $22.55 $21.56 $44,840 12.5 %
27-2021 Athletes and Sports Competitors 90 (7) (4) (4) $34,920 4.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 870 0.01% (4) (4) $33,190 6.3 %
27-2031 Dancers 5,170 0.05% $6.75 $8.64 (6) 4.9 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 1,360 0.01% $11.56 $16.72 (6) 5.9 %
27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other 910 0.01% $11.33 $16.94 (6) 10.5 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 160 (7) $7.09 $7.77 $16,150 6.9 %
27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers 2,510 0.02% $10.11 $13.36 $27,790 5.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 1,910 0.02% $16.75 $19.34 $40,230 3.9 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 120 (7) $16.42 $17.85 $37,120 3.9 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 50 (7) $17.72 $17.00 $35,350 5.3 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 600 0.01% $24.58 $23.34 $48,540 2.1 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 1,430 0.01% $14.40 $15.74 $32,740 2.2 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 440 (7) $16.78 $17.99 $37,410 6.3 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 100 (7) $11.15 $13.14 $27,330 4.7 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 470 (7) $20.05 $20.60 $42,850 1.5 %
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical 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)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 3,060 0.03% $17.05 $19.04 $39,600 3.9 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,880 0.02% $19.07 $21.14 $43,980 3.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 160 (7) $25.35 $25.18 $52,380 2.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 210 (7) $12.59 $12.75 $26,530 3.4 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 340 (7) $11.75 $11.28 $23,460 3.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 70 (7) $14.89 $13.82 $28,750 2.9 %
 
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 5,250 0.05% $10.03 $12.31 $25,610 2.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 180 (7) $8.90 $9.24 $19,230 2.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 270 (7) $8.82 $9.59 $19,940 2.8 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 4,100 0.04% $10.05 $12.91 $26,850 3.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 50 (7) $14.82 $13.24 $27,540 10.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other (8) (8) $10.25 $10.43 $21,700 4.9 %
 
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 62,910 0.60% $10.04 $10.98 $22,830 0.8 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 2,220 0.02% $17.73 $18.19 $37,840 0.7 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 190 (7) $15.90 $15.49 $32,210 2.1 %
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 1,290 0.01% $14.32 $14.66 $30,490 0.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 54,900 0.52% $9.93 $10.70 $22,260 0.9 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 40 (7) $34.53 $23.36 $48,600 23.2 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 3,750 0.04% $8.52 $8.84 $18,390 1.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 470 (7) $12.79 $12.83 $26,690 2.4 %
 
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 8,235,080 77.93% $7.37 $8.21 $17,080 0.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 99,390 0.94% $14.08 $15.73 $32,720 0.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 566,880 5.36% $11.93 $13.03 $27,100 0.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 619,950 5.87% $7.05 $7.30 $15,190 0.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 57,140 0.54% $9.64 $9.96 $20,720 0.8 %
35-2013 Cooks, Private Household 190 (7) $9.71 $10.36 $21,550 9.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 717,260 6.79% $9.34 $9.67 $20,120 0.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 178,380 1.69% $8.14 $8.47 $17,610 0.8 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 5,480 0.05% $9.88 $10.60 $22,040 2.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 445,820 4.22% $7.73 $7.99 $16,620 0.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 372,570 3.53% $7.40 $8.33 $17,330 0.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,725,710 16.33% $6.88 $7.08 $14,730 0.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 284,880 2.70% $7.49 $7.59 $15,790 0.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,007,500 19.00% $6.72 $7.60 $15,800 0.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 91,770 0.87% $7.18 $8.31 $17,290 1.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 307,850 2.91% $7.05 $7.31 $15,210 0.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 425,340 4.02% $7.29 $7.45 $15,500 0.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 300,640 2.84% $7.48 $7.76 $16,140 0.4 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 28,340 0.27% $7.65 $8.33 $17,330 1.8 %
 
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 571,360 5.41% $8.09 $8.82 $18,350 0.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 34,040 0.32% $11.72 $12.67 $26,360 0.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 3,820 0.04% $14.01 $15.88 $33,020 2.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 98,830 0.94% $8.44 $9.13 $18,990 0.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 408,130 3.86% $7.81 $8.31 $17,280 0.5 %
37-2019 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other 1,080 0.01% $10.46 $10.42 $21,680 2.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 24,570 0.23% $9.00 $9.76 $20,310 0.8 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 140 (7) $9.89 $10.76 $22,380 10.9 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 590 0.01% $7.60 $8.34 $17,350 2.5 %
 
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 141,090 1.34% $8.14 $9.96 $20,720 0.5 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 11,490 0.11% $20.59 $20.49 $42,620 0.9 %
39-1012 Slot Key Persons 5,410 0.05% $11.60 $11.88 $24,720 1.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 3,650 0.03% $15.78 $17.50 $36,410 2.1 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers (8) (8) $7.17 $10.30 $21,430 8.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 210 (7) $9.00 $10.38 $21,590 3.3 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 35,770 0.34% $6.42 $6.83 $14,220 1.2 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 2,340 0.02% $9.14 $9.35 $19,460 1.2 %
39-3019 Gaming Service Workers, All Other 5,630 0.05% $10.93 $11.61 $24,150 0.5 %
39-3021 Motion Picture Projectionists 40 (7) $10.37 $10.12 $21,050 5.2 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 2,780 0.03% $8.17 $8.59 $17,860 1.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 14,950 0.14% $7.78 $8.33 $17,330 1.0 %
39-3092 Costume Attendants 740 0.01% $12.00 $11.76 $24,470 1.0 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 2,320 0.02% $8.65 $9.14 $19,010 1.2 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 1,420 0.01% $7.92 $8.56 $17,790 2.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 540 0.01% $9.86 $10.86 $22,590 3.3 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists 280 (7) $8.19 $9.30 $19,350 4.3 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 870 0.01% $8.15 $9.74 $20,250 3.9 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 25,230 0.24% $7.65 $8.36 $17,390 0.9 %
39-6012 Concierges 7,320 0.07% $10.66 $11.56 $24,050 1.1 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 620 0.01% $9.43 $10.27 $21,370 4.7 %
39-6022 Travel Guides 80 (7) $13.87 $13.40 $27,870 4.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,010 0.01% $7.78 $8.23 $17,120 2.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 450 (7) $8.05 $8.13 $16,910 2.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 2,880 0.03% $12.47 $15.27 $31,770 2.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 9,300 0.09% $7.93 $8.98 $18,690 1.1 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 720 0.01% $8.79 $9.34 $19,420 3.0 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 4,520 0.04% $9.30 $10.26 $21,330 3.3 %
 
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 376,600 3.56% $7.61 $8.65 $17,990 0.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 15,850 0.15% $12.85 $14.04 $29,200 3.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1,680 0.02% $22.50 $24.31 $50,570 5.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 299,980 2.84% $7.26 $7.53 $15,660 0.5 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 10,310 0.10% $10.45 $10.43 $21,690 0.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 5,470 0.05% $7.91 $8.68 $18,050 2.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (8) (8) $8.19 $8.11 $16,870 2.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 23,980 0.23% $8.26 $9.15 $19,030 1.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 210 (7) $14.32 $15.67 $32,600 5.2 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 (7) $13.98 $15.66 $32,570 7.1 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 10,320 0.10% $19.83 $21.16 $44,000 1.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,780 0.02% $17.37 $19.75 $41,070 3.8 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 40 (7) $10.00 $10.86 $22,590 8.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 320 (7) $11.82 $19.06 $39,650 9.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,480 0.01% $9.83 $10.70 $22,250 4.9 %
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 640 0.01% $9.22 $11.95 $24,860 12.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 4,350 0.04% $14.75 $16.39 $34,080 4.5 %
 
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 396,040 3.75% $9.79 $10.70 $22,250 0.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 25,860 0.24% $15.38 $16.38 $34,060 0.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 12,680 0.12% $10.07 $10.85 $22,560 0.8 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 120 (7) $10.81 $11.45 $23,810 2.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 320 (7) $13.51 $14.15 $29,440 3.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 3,350 0.03% $12.12 $12.42 $25,840 1.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 49,650 0.47% $11.67 $12.22 $25,410 0.9 %
43-3041 Gaming Cage Workers 5,380 0.05% $11.55 $11.84 $24,630 0.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 6,190 0.06% $12.19 $12.73 $26,480 0.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 860 0.01% $11.85 $12.42 $25,830 1.5 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 200 (7) $13.07 $13.60 $28,280 1.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 8,370 0.08% $10.05 $10.74 $22,340 2.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 340 (7) $9.79 $9.87 $20,530 2.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 181,490 1.72% $8.47 $8.87 $18,460 0.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 3,350 0.03% $7.45 $8.51 $17,690 3.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 4,510 0.04% $12.74 $13.25 $27,560 1.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 9,860 0.09% $9.46 $10.16 $21,130 1.1 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 13,290 0.13% $10.54 $11.33 $23,570 1.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 540 0.01% $10.49 $11.23 $23,370 3.0 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 40 (7) $10.84 $12.30 $25,570 9.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 770 0.01% $6.85 $8.02 $16,690 11.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 1,220 0.01% $11.43 $12.10 $25,160 1.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 490 (7) $12.16 $13.06 $27,170 2.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 4,050 0.04% $11.35 $12.13 $25,240 1.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 8,040 0.08% $9.83 $10.35 $21,530 1.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 730 0.01% $9.95 $11.39 $23,700 3.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 12,190 0.12% $14.69 $15.25 $31,730 0.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 11,380 0.11% $12.00 $12.39 $25,770 1.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 340 (7) $12.15 $12.51 $26,020 3.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 480 (7) $10.39 $10.89 $22,640 1.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 (7) $11.29 $12.37 $25,730 4.3 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (8) (8) $9.36 $8.69 $18,070 9.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 180 (7) $10.76 $10.93 $22,730 1.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 26,960 0.26% $9.75 $10.28 $21,380 1.2 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 40 (7) $13.61 $14.13 $29,390 5.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 2,280 0.02% $11.28 $11.50 $23,920 1.0 %
 
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 630 0.01% $9.65 $10.51 $21,850 5.3 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers (8) (8) $10.83 $13.76 $28,620 16.6 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 120 (7) $10.61 $10.06 $20,920 11.7 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 370 (7) $8.33 $9.40 $19,550 4.4 %
 
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 3,770 0.04% $18.29 $18.51 $38,510 2.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 100 (7) $25.10 $26.58 $55,280 3.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,010 0.01% $19.78 $19.55 $40,670 1.5 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 30 (7) $14.81 $15.74 $32,740 8.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers (8) (8) $11.17 $12.55 $26,110 2.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 710 0.01% $22.61 $23.13 $48,110 5.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 1,330 0.01% $16.09 $16.61 $34,540 2.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 170 (7) $14.50 $15.21 $31,630 3.4 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 30 (7) $10.76 $11.73 $24,410 4.8 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 30 (7) $11.25 $13.03 $27,090 7.9 %
 
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 86,800 0.82% $11.74 $13.25 $27,550 0.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 5,600 0.05% $19.70 $21.11 $43,900 0.8 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 100 (7) $13.75 $14.82 $30,820 3.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 390 (7) $15.16 $14.95 $31,090 3.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 450 (7) $16.70 $17.14 $35,660 2.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 (7) $14.04 $14.25 $29,640 2.0 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 30 (7) $13.72 $13.67 $28,440 5.1 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 140 (7) $12.74 $12.98 $27,000 4.9 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 80 (7) $12.30 $13.06 $27,160 2.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 910 0.01% $17.06 $17.19 $35,760 1.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 120 (7) $15.83 $16.86 $35,060 6.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 73,100 0.69% $11.04 $12.42 $25,830 0.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 350 (7) $13.76 $14.90 $31,000 3.4 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 3,750 0.04% $13.89 $15.04 $31,280 1.4 %
49-9092 Commercial Divers 50 (7) $11.23 $11.60 $24,120 16.1 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 130 (7) $20.92 $20.06 $41,720 2.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 350 (7) $9.49 $10.33 $21,480 2.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 810 0.01% $15.16 $16.31 $33,930 2.2 %
 
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 84,960 0.80% $8.94 $9.80 $20,380 0.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 2,020 0.02% $14.39 $16.51 $34,350 2.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 36,370 0.34% $9.53 $10.06 $20,910 1.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 1,500 0.01% $10.46 $11.25 $23,390 1.8 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) (8) $9.98 $10.62 $22,090 7.1 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders (8) (8) $9.92 $9.96 $20,720 5.2 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 2,290 0.02% $7.04 $7.58 $15,770 4.3 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 2,010 0.02% $8.47 $8.93 $18,570 2.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 30 (7) $18.34 $15.44 $32,120 12.2 %
51-5021 Job Printers (8) (8) $14.78 $16.09 $33,470 4.9 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (8) (8) $12.82 $12.58 $26,160 5.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 32,640 0.31% $8.24 $8.71 $18,110 0.6 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 1,180 0.01% $9.74 $9.78 $20,340 1.8 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 130 (7) $10.16 $10.65 $22,160 5.4 %
51-6051 Sewers, Hand 130 (7) $11.39 $12.41 $25,810 2.6 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 360 (7) $12.15 $12.31 $25,610 1.8 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 80 (7) $19.74 $19.08 $39,700 2.0 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 30 (7) $9.54 $9.50 $19,760 12.2 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 990 0.01% $18.47 $18.81 $39,120 2.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 30 (7) $15.78 $16.41 $34,140 4.0 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 70 (7) $11.79 $13.34 $27,760 6.8 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 450 (7) $14.95 $14.97 $31,140 2.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 650 0.01% $12.64 $13.35 $27,760 6.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 290 (7) $11.04 $12.15 $25,280 4.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 140 (7) $8.15 $8.51 $17,700 8.3 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 500 (7) $7.86 $8.58 $17,840 6.9 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 130 (7) $13.84 $13.47 $28,020 5.1 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,650 0.02% $8.31 $9.03 $18,790 3.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 520 (7) $9.24 $12.94 $26,920 17.6 %
 
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 219,650 2.08% $7.05 $8.10 $16,850 1.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 580 0.01% $15.48 $16.10 $33,500 2.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 2,040 0.02% $15.29 $16.17 $33,630 2.6 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 190 (7) $8.42 $10.56 $21,960 26.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 60 (7) $9.07 $9.22 $19,190 4.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 152,980 1.45% $6.78 $7.62 $15,850 1.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer (8) (8) $19.73 $18.54 $38,560 4.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 27,880 0.26% $6.91 $8.28 $17,220 2.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 7,800 0.07% $8.48 $8.89 $18,480 1.1 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 360 (7) $7.94 $9.02 $18,760 6.3 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers (8) (8) $8.12 $8.38 $17,420 9.4 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 40 (7) $27.26 $27.25 $56,690 7.4 %
53-5022 Motorboat Operators 30 (7) $8.28 $11.11 $23,120 16.0 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 8,910 0.08% $7.45 $8.02 $16,670 1.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 190 (7) $8.49 $9.06 $18,840 3.3 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 320 (7) $9.10 $10.11 $21,040 3.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 550 0.01% $13.45 $14.27 $29,670 3.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 220 (7) $8.58 $8.85 $18,410 4.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 12,370 0.12% $9.79 $10.30 $21,430 1.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 4,430 0.04% $8.57 $9.56 $19,890 6.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 50 (7) $8.27 $9.02 $18,760 3.9 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 360 (7) $10.83 $12.05 $25,070 3.4 %

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.

(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