May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 541710 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences


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 NAICS Industry 541710 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences.

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

NAICS Industry 541710 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences is part of: NAICS 541700 - Scientific Research and Development Services.

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SOC Major Groups in NAICS 541710 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences:


NAICS 541710 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences

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 486,510 100.00% $28.91 $32.89 $68,420 1.0 %
 
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 59,720 12.28% $52.25 $55.73 $115,910 0.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 3,380 0.69% (5) $83.80 $174,310 1.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 11,080 2.28% $59.40 $62.58 $130,160 1.4 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 230 0.05% $44.57 $48.75 $101,410 8.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 2,940 0.60% $51.95 $53.69 $111,670 2.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,980 0.41% $53.76 $56.14 $116,760 2.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 720 0.15% $43.10 $46.15 $95,990 4.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 2,570 0.53% $35.84 $39.56 $82,280 2.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 5,290 1.09% $51.87 $53.58 $111,450 2.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 3,840 0.79% $48.27 $51.48 $107,080 1.6 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 560 0.12% $41.03 $44.46 $92,470 2.3 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 340 0.07% $44.44 $47.36 $98,510 3.9 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 800 0.16% $46.41 $49.75 $103,470 1.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 1,230 0.25% $50.27 $51.37 $106,850 1.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,520 0.31% $42.13 $43.54 $90,560 2.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 240 0.05% $44.91 $45.99 $95,660 2.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 90 0.02% $40.90 $42.94 $89,320 4.4 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 70 0.01% $36.02 $44.99 $93,580 11.9 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other (8) (8) $42.34 $47.59 $98,980 6.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 7,720 1.59% $56.26 $58.56 $121,810 2.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 30 0.01% $30.75 $29.00 $60,310 4.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 1,140 0.23% $40.44 $44.69 $92,960 3.1 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 6,830 1.40% $51.49 $55.39 $115,220 2.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 0.01% $29.34 $38.22 $79,500 10.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 160 0.03% $22.69 $30.86 $64,180 17.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 6,770 1.39% $48.19 $49.08 $102,090 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 34,430 7.08% $29.62 $32.05 $66,660 1.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 90 0.02% $33.33 $36.44 $75,800 8.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 3,370 0.69% $26.74 $27.68 $57,570 2.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 1,650 0.34% $30.10 $31.23 $64,970 2.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 530 0.11% $30.80 $32.64 $67,880 4.0 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists (8) (8) $33.97 $34.33 $71,410 2.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 670 0.14% $25.76 $27.77 $57,770 2.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 760 0.16% $27.68 $29.61 $61,590 2.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 1,100 0.23% $30.30 $30.59 $63,620 2.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 1,070 0.22% $29.86 $31.73 $65,990 2.1 %
13-1081 Logisticians 1,220 0.25% $36.07 $36.65 $76,240 6.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 4,480 0.92% $34.09 $37.44 $77,880 3.5 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 390 0.08% $20.67 $22.48 $46,760 3.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 9,550 1.96% $29.83 $32.29 $67,170 2.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 5,790 1.19% $27.65 $30.42 $63,270 1.7 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 980 0.20% $34.38 $36.46 $75,840 2.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 60 0.01% $27.95 $28.63 $59,540 5.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,590 0.33% $31.69 $32.98 $68,600 2.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 990 0.20% $29.77 $29.50 $61,350 3.0 %
 
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 65,810 13.53% $37.17 $38.29 $79,650 1.9 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 3,220 0.66% $44.33 $45.20 $94,020 4.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 5,690 1.17% $31.76 $32.91 $68,450 2.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 8,900 1.83% $38.20 $38.56 $80,210 1.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 17,960 3.69% $43.98 $45.39 $94,400 3.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 3,650 0.75% $21.87 $23.17 $48,190 1.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 5,220 1.07% $33.54 $35.41 $73,650 2.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 1,930 0.40% $31.95 $33.24 $69,140 2.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 3,600 0.74% $31.78 $32.70 $68,020 2.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 3,030 0.62% $31.64 $34.34 $71,430 4.9 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 8,440 1.73% $37.85 $37.82 $78,670 2.2 %
15-2021 Mathematicians 310 0.06% $49.48 $50.31 $104,650 3.5 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 1,840 0.38% $36.15 $36.59 $76,110 3.9 %
15-2041 Statisticians 1,680 0.35% $34.25 $36.42 $75,760 3.4 %
15-2091 Mathematical Technicians 180 0.04% $23.38 $23.72 $49,330 2.9 %
15-2099 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other (8) (8) $27.23 $31.24 $64,970 6.1 %
 
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 (8) (8) $34.83 $35.67 $74,200 1.3 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 100 0.02% $30.00 $29.38 $61,120 4.0 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 4,150 0.85% $44.73 $44.39 $92,320 5.0 %
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers (8) (8) $41.16 $39.26 $81,670 2.9 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 1,820 0.37% $35.41 $37.52 $78,040 5.1 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 4,100 0.84% $40.64 $42.12 $87,610 3.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 1,310 0.27% $33.33 $36.28 $75,470 6.2 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 2,600 0.53% $43.78 $45.24 $94,110 2.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 6,460 1.33% $37.56 $37.61 $78,220 1.4 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 7,870 1.62% $43.44 $43.31 $90,080 2.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 2,840 0.58% $33.77 $34.02 $70,750 6.3 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 600 0.12% $36.70 $37.93 $78,890 2.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 7,310 1.50% $37.76 $37.96 $78,960 1.6 %
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 240 0.05% $25.91 $26.48 $55,070 2.0 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 1,680 0.35% $36.98 $37.64 $78,290 3.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 10,400 2.14% $35.84 $36.65 $76,240 2.1 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 120 0.02% $37.83 $37.01 $76,980 5.0 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 2,910 0.60% $40.84 $42.03 $87,430 2.9 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 110 0.02% $45.18 $43.20 $89,860 5.1 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other (8) (8) $39.01 $40.16 $83,540 2.0 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 260 0.05% $21.14 $21.52 $44,770 3.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters (8) (8) $26.20 $25.93 $53,920 4.1 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 170 0.03% $22.18 $23.41 $48,690 4.9 %
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 530 0.11% $26.65 $26.49 $55,100 3.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 190 0.04% $20.74 $19.91 $41,400 9.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 5,850 1.20% $23.74 $24.03 $49,980 1.8 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 1,110 0.23% $26.04 $25.94 $53,950 3.1 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 1,500 0.31% $22.46 $22.29 $46,360 3.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,210 0.25% $22.52 $23.13 $48,100 2.5 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 3,980 0.82% $20.62 $21.62 $44,980 2.7 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other (8) (8) $23.44 $24.30 $50,550 3.3 %
 
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 102,160 21.00% $26.76 $30.32 $63,070 1.3 %
19-1011 Animal Scientists 220 0.05% $28.15 $28.57 $59,420 4.7 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 770 0.16% $34.40 $32.67 $67,950 3.0 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 1,120 0.23% $25.63 $28.05 $58,340 3.6 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 6,540 1.34% $35.76 $35.48 $73,800 2.2 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 3,020 0.62% $29.47 $32.16 $66,890 3.2 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 1,920 0.39% $25.18 $26.45 $55,010 5.5 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 2,250 0.46% $29.97 $33.65 $69,980 3.6 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 130 0.03% $26.84 $29.68 $61,730 5.1 %
19-1041 Epidemiologists 570 0.12% $31.54 $34.23 $71,190 7.4 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 17,610 3.62% $31.31 $34.75 $72,280 2.6 %
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other 1,750 0.36% $34.82 $37.30 $77,590 4.2 %
19-2012 Physicists (8) (8) $43.75 $45.04 $93,670 2.6 %
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 1,210 0.25% $31.96 $35.19 $73,200 3.9 %
19-2031 Chemists 11,370 2.34% $30.19 $32.74 $68,100 2.7 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 2,000 0.41% $34.44 $35.96 $74,790 3.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 2,380 0.49% $29.21 $30.99 $64,470 3.4 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 510 0.10% $27.59 $32.06 $66,690 5.2 %
19-2043 Hydrologists 100 0.02% $29.67 $32.22 $67,020 4.8 %
19-3011 Economists 450 0.09% $39.80 $44.70 $92,970 5.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 2,030 0.42% $35.79 $36.11 $75,100 4.0 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers (8) (8) $22.88 $22.75 $47,310 5.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 660 0.14% $25.36 $26.84 $55,820 3.6 %
19-3032 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 40 0.01% $31.23 $34.71 $72,200 7.7 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 410 0.08% $16.78 $18.03 $37,500 2.7 %
19-3093 Historians 60 0.01% $25.99 $26.56 $55,240 6.6 %
19-3094 Political Scientists (8) (8) $39.82 $44.08 $91,680 3.6 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 680 0.14% $25.19 $27.18 $56,530 10.1 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 2,020 0.42% $16.50 $17.25 $35,890 3.7 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 14,720 3.03% $17.60 $18.96 $39,430 1.4 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 5,850 1.20% $20.09 $20.61 $42,880 2.8 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians (8) (8) $16.09 $16.97 $35,300 15.2 %
19-4051 Nuclear Technicians 690 0.14% $28.20 $30.35 $63,120 3.6 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 3,570 0.73% $14.48 $15.39 $32,020 8.8 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 360 0.07% $14.43 $16.15 $33,600 4.8 %
19-4092 Forensic Science Technicians (8) (8) $38.89 $36.57 $76,060 5.4 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians (8) (8) $12.43 $12.12 $25,210 5.9 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 4,120 0.85% $20.98 $22.48 $46,750 3.3 %
 
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 2,330 0.48% $18.71 $19.47 $40,500 4.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 50 0.01% $23.10 $25.76 $53,570 6.5 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 80 0.02% $18.59 $19.48 $40,520 5.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 1,130 0.23% $18.29 $17.73 $36,880 8.1 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 50 0.01% $21.65 $23.37 $48,620 8.8 %
21-1091 Health Educators 550 0.11% $22.41 $24.16 $50,250 5.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (8) (8) $15.77 $15.22 $31,650 7.4 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 350 0.07% $16.76 $17.33 $36,040 7.1 %
 
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 1,610 0.33% $49.43 $54.87 $114,140 2.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 1,230 0.25% $61.25 $64.46 $134,070 2.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 240 0.05% $24.30 $24.71 $51,400 2.8 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 110 0.02% $23.94 $26.74 $55,620 3.8 %
 
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 4,530 0.93% $25.42 $30.17 $62,750 6.3 %
25-1032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 50 0.01% (4) (4) $82,950 6.3 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 430 0.09% (4) (4) $92,540 7.5 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (8) (4) (4) $63,580 10.7 %
25-1191 Graduate Teaching Assistants 380 0.08% (4) (4) $27,810 6.5 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other (8) (8) $30.88 $38.69 $80,480 20.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (8) (8) $12.21 $13.09 $27,230 8.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 200 0.04% $12.75 $12.49 $25,980 2.0 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 70 0.01% (4) (4) $36,690 6.5 %
25-4011 Archivists 110 0.02% $16.91 $18.98 $39,470 8.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 570 0.12% $24.99 $25.43 $52,900 1.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 120 0.02% $18.32 $17.90 $37,230 1.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 440 0.09% $25.21 $25.89 $53,860 3.1 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 320 0.07% $20.63 $25.06 $52,130 10.6 %
 
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 7,860 1.62% $25.39 $27.16 $56,480 2.2 %
27-1011 Art Directors (8) (8) $38.78 $38.70 $80,490 7.8 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators (8) (8) $26.15 $26.85 $55,850 7.4 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 150 0.03% $22.41 $22.73 $47,290 2.9 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 970 0.20% $32.72 $32.76 $68,130 3.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 1,250 0.26% $21.97 $22.88 $47,580 1.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 1,700 0.35% $25.12 $27.81 $57,840 2.9 %
27-3041 Editors 1,090 0.22% $22.27 $25.37 $52,760 3.1 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 1,640 0.34% $26.78 $28.22 $58,700 1.8 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 330 0.07% $21.67 $26.30 $54,710 5.9 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 80 0.02% $20.10 $21.78 $45,310 5.7 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 170 0.03% $22.63 $25.15 $52,300 11.6 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 70 0.01% $20.82 $21.84 $45,420 3.5 %
27-4021 Photographers 70 0.01% $18.21 $19.58 $40,720 6.7 %
 
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 (8) (8) $22.14 $24.70 $51,380 1.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 60 0.01% $39.08 $37.08 $77,120 2.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) (8) $54.89 $57.00 $118,570 4.0 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 100 0.02% $39.10 $55.43 $115,300 18.6 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 160 0.03% $62.89 $63.06 $131,160 15.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 120 0.02% $35.50 $34.96 $72,720 2.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (8) (8) $24.45 $26.30 $54,710 4.2 %
29-1121 Audiologists 240 0.05% $24.54 $26.64 $55,410 1.6 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists 40 0.01% $26.06 $26.60 $55,330 2.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 150 0.03% $46.01 $45.34 $94,320 5.4 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 200 0.04% $20.95 $30.30 $63,030 11.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 1,640 0.34% $25.56 $25.40 $52,830 3.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 2,600 0.53% $16.23 $16.70 $34,730 1.5 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (8) (8) $20.33 $20.19 $41,990 2.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 170 0.03% $21.21 $21.86 $45,470 5.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 270 0.06% $15.30 $15.87 $33,000 4.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (8) (8) $18.81 $18.79 $39,090 2.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 620 0.13% $22.32 $23.50 $48,870 8.8 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) (8) $16.21 $16.80 $34,950 3.1 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 660 0.14% $28.40 $30.49 $63,420 4.9 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 160 0.03% $17.83 $23.14 $48,120 12.0 %
 
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 2,720 0.56% $12.31 $12.86 $26,750 2.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (8) (8) $13.23 $13.58 $28,250 3.0 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 280 0.06% $11.92 $12.60 $26,200 4.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 1,630 0.34% $11.73 $12.29 $25,560 2.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 170 0.03% $12.55 $13.71 $28,510 6.0 %
 
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 2,690 0.55% $19.04 $19.92 $41,430 1.8 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 30 0.01% $27.65 $29.09 $60,500 4.5 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 380 0.08% $26.51 $26.83 $55,810 1.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (8) (8) $19.92 $20.85 $43,370 8.3 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators 70 0.01% $20.76 $21.96 $45,670 4.4 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 130 0.03% $23.00 $25.26 $52,550 11.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards (8) (8) $17.62 $17.52 $36,440 2.1 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) (8) $23.75 $23.12 $48,080 3.9 %
 
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 540 0.11% $11.26 $11.58 $24,090 4.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 40 0.01% $12.94 $13.50 $28,070 4.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 100 0.02% $10.22 $10.35 $21,520 6.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) (8) $11.87 $11.49 $23,900 14.3 %
 
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 2,600 0.53% $11.92 $12.69 $26,390 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 110 0.02% $19.65 $20.20 $42,020 3.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,100 0.43% $11.86 $12.34 $25,670 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 160 0.03% $9.81 $10.05 $20,890 3.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 190 0.04% $12.05 $13.02 $27,090 4.7 %
 
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 750 0.15% $10.47 $11.30 $23,490 4.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 40 0.01% $18.66 $18.32 $38,110 6.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 350 0.07% $8.52 $9.70 $20,180 8.3 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 40 0.01% $12.58 $12.82 $26,670 9.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 50 0.01% $12.07 $10.85 $22,580 11.2 %
 
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 10,560 2.17% $32.98 $35.02 $72,840 1.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 40 0.01% $18.24 $19.04 $39,600 7.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 540 0.11% $40.04 $42.25 $87,870 4.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (8) (8) $20.13 $20.63 $42,920 3.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1,220 0.25% $33.14 $35.79 $74,440 5.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 6,180 1.27% $35.06 $37.84 $78,700 1.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 530 0.11% $22.77 $26.57 $55,270 6.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (8) (8) $39.98 $39.22 $81,570 2.8 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 450 0.09% $39.81 $42.68 $88,770 4.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 320 0.07% $8.77 $11.39 $23,680 11.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 920 0.19% $21.71 $24.93 $51,840 4.4 %
 
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 63,420 13.04% $16.74 $17.72 $36,860 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 4,250 0.87% $24.02 $25.21 $52,440 1.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 140 0.03% $13.43 $13.46 $27,990 2.7 %
43-2099 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other 80 0.02% $18.43 $18.62 $38,730 3.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 430 0.09% $16.70 $17.52 $36,430 2.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 440 0.09% $17.03 $17.49 $36,370 3.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4,080 0.84% $16.70 $17.28 $35,950 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 540 0.11% $18.26 $18.12 $37,680 1.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 440 0.09% $18.21 $19.09 $39,710 3.0 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 140 0.03% $15.57 $16.06 $33,410 5.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 0.01% $17.42 $19.67 $40,920 5.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,750 0.36% $18.09 $19.39 $40,330 5.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 500 0.10% $14.24 $19.94 $41,480 15.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 2,530 0.52% $10.57 $10.94 $22,760 2.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 110 0.02% $13.02 $13.41 $27,900 3.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 450 0.09% $18.44 $18.21 $37,880 4.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,150 0.24% $18.85 $19.49 $40,530 1.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,460 0.51% $13.06 $13.23 $27,520 1.9 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 90 0.02% $17.30 $17.15 $35,670 2.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 240 0.05% $17.14 $17.13 $35,620 3.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 110 0.02% $11.55 $12.03 $25,030 2.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,610 0.33% $19.58 $20.65 $42,940 3.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 820 0.17% $14.50 $15.36 $31,960 2.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 690 0.14% $15.31 $16.38 $34,070 4.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 260 0.05% $10.70 $12.63 $26,270 4.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 16,390 3.37% $19.85 $20.50 $42,650 1.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) (8) $21.93 $21.30 $44,300 4.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 240 0.05% $13.72 $14.07 $29,270 3.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 8,340 1.71% $16.01 $16.38 $34,060 1.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 760 0.16% $17.69 $18.17 $37,800 3.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,390 0.29% $12.49 $12.87 $26,760 2.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 800 0.16% $15.87 $16.55 $34,430 4.6 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 100 0.02% $17.20 $18.72 $38,930 3.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 300 0.06% $12.58 $12.76 $26,530 2.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 9,080 1.87% $13.64 $14.28 $29,690 1.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 120 0.02% $15.90 $15.98 $33,230 3.5 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers (8) (8) $13.39 $17.37 $36,130 3.3 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 460 0.09% $16.52 $17.90 $37,220 3.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 1,820 0.37% $16.12 $17.28 $35,940 4.2 %
 
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 1,070 0.22% $9.76 $11.48 $23,890 5.5 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 80 0.02% $21.46 $23.44 $48,750 7.5 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (8) (8) $8.14 $8.15 $16,950 4.2 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 530 0.11% $8.96 $9.95 $20,710 5.0 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 110 0.02% $9.98 $9.91 $20,610 4.1 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers 40 0.01% $12.95 $14.85 $30,890 11.5 %
 
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 2,310 0.47% $24.94 $24.18 $50,290 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 110 0.02% $31.03 $30.58 $63,610 3.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 300 0.06% $25.26 $24.37 $50,700 2.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 80 0.02% $24.63 $24.02 $49,960 3.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 810 0.17% $25.57 $24.97 $51,940 2.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 150 0.03% $23.37 $21.69 $45,120 3.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 310 0.06% $25.30 $24.64 $51,260 2.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 160 0.03% $23.91 $22.61 $47,030 4.5 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 50 0.01% $24.72 $23.40 $48,670 5.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 0.01% $17.98 $20.40 $42,430 10.1 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 140 0.03% $23.45 $23.82 $49,550 4.4 %
 
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 8,160 1.68% $22.08 $22.12 $46,020 1.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 550 0.11% $30.83 $31.41 $65,340 2.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 760 0.16% $26.30 $25.10 $52,200 3.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 70 0.01% $27.89 $28.19 $58,630 11.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 400 0.08% $25.63 $24.85 $51,690 2.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 300 0.06% $25.82 $26.39 $54,890 4.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 30 0.01% $28.04 $26.16 $54,410 10.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 280 0.06% $25.56 $25.40 $52,830 2.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (8) (8) $23.36 $22.61 $47,030 2.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 4,140 0.85% $19.56 $19.95 $41,490 2.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (8) (8) $19.70 $19.53 $40,620 7.1 %
49-9044 Millwrights 110 0.02% $25.92 $25.41 $52,840 2.7 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 70 0.01% $25.67 $25.91 $53,900 5.3 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 40 0.01% $22.87 $22.33 $46,450 2.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 170 0.03% $9.85 $11.52 $23,970 10.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 430 0.09% $19.21 $21.11 $43,900 10.9 %
 
Production 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)
51-0000 Production Occupations (8) (8) $17.84 $19.56 $40,690 2.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers (8) (8) $28.31 $30.79 $64,030 6.1 %
51-2011 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers 70 0.01% $16.81 $20.17 $41,960 8.3 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 850 0.17% $14.50 $14.63 $30,420 2.6 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 270 0.06% $15.44 $15.85 $32,970 2.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,330 0.27% $12.38 $12.59 $26,180 3.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 1,320 0.27% $15.48 $16.23 $33,770 10.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 160 0.03% $14.85 $16.32 $33,940 4.2 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers (8) (8) $21.03 $21.43 $44,580 2.5 %
51-4041 Machinists (8) (8) $22.43 $21.79 $45,320 2.9 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $14.78 $15.81 $32,890 9.0 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 70 0.01% $25.13 $25.02 $52,030 3.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 350 0.07% $19.03 $19.89 $41,370 3.3 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other (8) (8) $22.63 $21.53 $44,790 8.7 %
51-5021 Job Printers 30 0.01% $16.83 $17.97 $37,380 5.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 160 0.03% $19.36 $20.21 $42,040 5.6 %
51-8011 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators 120 0.02% $26.31 $26.98 $56,110 4.0 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 80 0.02% $25.66 $25.78 $53,610 2.8 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 440 0.09% $24.27 $24.31 $50,570 4.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 100 0.02% $16.19 $18.67 $38,840 6.7 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 140 0.03% $23.79 $22.51 $46,830 6.3 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 160 0.03% $25.49 $24.53 $51,020 3.8 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 610 0.13% $20.90 $22.82 $47,460 3.7 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 0.02% $18.45 $16.52 $34,370 9.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 2,300 0.47% $17.96 $18.93 $39,370 2.5 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (8) (8) $14.45 $14.60 $30,360 3.0 %
51-9082 Medical Appliance Technicians 140 0.03% $13.38 $15.25 $31,720 8.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 140 0.03% $11.15 $11.13 $23,140 5.4 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 0.01% $17.65 $17.91 $37,250 15.3 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 0.01% $22.88 $23.46 $48,800 10.4 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $14.98 $15.43 $32,100 7.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 240 0.05% $11.66 $11.49 $23,900 2.1 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 780 0.16% $17.41 $20.66 $42,970 6.2 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving 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)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations (8) (8) $13.22 $15.23 $31,670 5.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 110 0.02% $19.70 $19.51 $40,590 8.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 70 0.01% $22.25 $25.11 $52,230 8.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 340 0.07% $23.91 $22.48 $46,760 3.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services (8) (8) $8.60 $10.13 $21,070 5.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 0.01% $14.10 $16.43 $34,170 5.8 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 100 0.02% $15.10 $15.03 $31,270 2.1 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 60 0.01% $22.50 $21.80 $45,350 12.4 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers 40 0.01% $22.01 $21.77 $45,290 3.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 70 0.01% $12.40 $13.60 $28,290 11.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 140 0.03% $21.86 $20.05 $41,710 9.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand (8) (8) $11.31 $12.24 $25,450 3.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 70 0.01% $9.37 $9.80 $20,390 4.8 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 70 0.01% $19.17 $17.14 $35,650 4.9 %

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.

(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