November 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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SOC Major Groups in Sector 51 - Information:


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 3,111,850 100.00% $20.39 $23.94 $49,790 0.8 %
 
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 207,360 6.66% $46.43 $51.34 $106,780 0.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 10,740 0.35% (5) $80.03 $166,460 0.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 53,930 1.73% $48.69 $54.11 $112,540 0.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 8,930 0.29% $34.15 $39.40 $81,950 1.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 15,230 0.49% $47.75 $51.83 $107,800 1.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 22,150 0.71% $48.61 $53.09 $110,420 0.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 2,500 0.08% $39.12 $44.40 $92,360 2.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 8,720 0.28% $35.24 $37.70 $78,410 1.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 33,630 1.08% $49.17 $51.81 $107,770 0.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 15,050 0.48% $46.08 $49.88 $103,750 0.8 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 1,760 0.06% $37.81 $41.29 $85,880 1.7 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 1,110 0.04% $43.92 $46.26 $96,220 2.0 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 2,470 0.08% $45.65 $49.02 $101,960 1.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 2,620 0.08% $37.76 $40.98 $85,240 1.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,080 0.03% $43.25 $45.63 $94,920 1.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 1,650 0.05% $31.11 $33.28 $69,230 2.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 500 0.02% $38.78 $40.33 $83,890 1.7 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 130 (7) $35.48 $44.49 $92,530 10.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 5,840 0.19% $49.18 $52.15 $108,470 1.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 40 (7) $12.75 $17.50 $36,390 17.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 40 (7) $47.41 $54.41 $113,170 7.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 170 0.01% $46.64 $51.29 $106,680 8.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 220 0.01% $37.32 $38.15 $79,350 5.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 18,810 0.60% $39.68 $43.03 $89,500 1.5 %
 
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 145,760 4.68% $27.45 $29.55 $61,450 0.8 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 460 0.01% $24.54 $35.13 $73,070 11.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 1,710 0.05% $24.47 $27.16 $56,490 2.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 7,290 0.23% $27.99 $29.19 $60,720 1.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 270 0.01% $15.76 $17.97 $37,370 6.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 4,000 0.13% $27.79 $28.85 $60,010 1.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 770 0.02% $27.43 $28.51 $59,310 2.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 3,330 0.11% $26.76 $28.17 $58,600 2.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 3,420 0.11% $26.80 $28.07 $58,380 0.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 9,990 0.32% $25.97 $27.32 $56,830 0.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 5,040 0.16% $28.02 $29.60 $61,560 1.0 %
13-1081 Logisticians 3,450 0.11% $32.78 $33.56 $69,810 1.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 21,550 0.69% $28.73 $32.00 $66,550 1.5 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 1,050 0.03% $22.91 $24.21 $50,350 4.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 34,010 1.09% $28.20 $30.14 $62,690 1.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 29,300 0.94% $25.79 $28.03 $58,300 1.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 120 (7) $22.85 $25.02 $52,040 3.4 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 1,720 0.06% $29.83 $30.95 $64,370 1.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 1,830 0.06% $23.39 $24.88 $51,750 3.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 11,190 0.36% $29.87 $31.54 $65,610 1.2 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 170 0.01% $25.06 $27.64 $57,500 7.7 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 230 0.01% $21.60 $24.63 $51,230 8.6 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 230 0.01% $30.51 $32.20 $66,970 4.6 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 210 0.01% $14.97 $17.16 $35,700 9.3 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 3,600 0.12% $25.35 $28.60 $59,490 2.6 %
 
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 415,760 13.36% $32.41 $33.21 $69,080 1.5 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 3,440 0.11% $48.79 $49.64 $103,250 4.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 47,450 1.52% $32.86 $33.78 $70,260 3.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 79,010 2.54% $37.37 $38.23 $79,520 1.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 70,190 2.26% $38.32 $38.92 $80,960 1.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 60,400 1.94% $19.84 $21.71 $45,150 1.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 48,270 1.55% $33.40 $34.30 $71,340 0.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 13,100 0.42% $30.52 $31.55 $65,630 0.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 38,860 1.25% $30.67 $31.78 $66,110 0.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 35,040 1.13% $30.30 $31.08 $64,650 0.9 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 11,990 0.39% $25.25 $27.64 $57,500 2.0 %
15-2011 Actuaries 70 (7) $47.96 $51.84 $107,830 6.2 %
15-2021 Mathematicians (8) (8) $24.86 $28.28 $58,810 10.4 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 7,160 0.23% $29.79 $30.88 $64,240 1.3 %
15-2041 Statisticians 460 0.01% $24.30 $27.08 $56,330 8.5 %
15-2091 Mathematical Technicians (8) (8) $22.38 $22.75 $47,330 3.8 %
 
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 72,600 2.33% $30.21 $31.75 $66,050 0.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 80 (7) $44.21 $44.05 $91,620 4.0 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists (8) (8) $20.19 $22.82 $47,460 2.7 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 120 (7) $43.09 $42.52 $88,440 6.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 1,100 0.04% $31.74 $31.74 $66,010 0.9 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 7,910 0.25% $36.55 $38.21 $79,480 1.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 5,560 0.18% $32.48 $34.19 $71,120 1.2 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 28,490 0.92% $33.60 $34.89 $72,570 0.8 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 30 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 90 (7) $32.26 $32.51 $67,620 3.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 2,350 0.08% $31.21 $31.76 $66,060 2.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 360 0.01% $36.48 $36.06 $75,010 2.9 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 2,450 0.08% $33.77 $34.46 $71,670 1.4 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 1,170 0.04% $20.12 $21.27 $44,250 1.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 120 (7) $20.17 $20.34 $42,320 2.8 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 750 0.02% $24.01 $23.22 $48,310 1.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 140 (7) $25.64 $25.66 $53,380 3.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 16,260 0.52% $23.95 $23.68 $49,250 1.0 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 50 (7) $22.55 $24.28 $50,500 4.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 70 (7) $24.20 $23.96 $49,830 5.6 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,140 0.04% $30.51 $28.42 $59,120 1.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 500 0.02% $13.65 $14.63 $30,440 5.0 %
 
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 25,620 0.82% $32.44 $34.22 $71,170 3.6 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists (8) (8) $40.91 $40.35 $83,920 5.8 %
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 600 0.02% $31.32 $36.52 $75,960 2.9 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 (7) $29.68 $31.55 $65,620 3.6 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (8) (8) $44.47 $44.33 $92,210 6.7 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other (8) (8) $61.69 $63.79 $132,690 7.1 %
19-3011 Economists 70 (7) $23.38 $27.83 $57,880 11.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 22,120 0.71% $32.85 $34.08 $70,890 3.9 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 500 0.02% $13.65 $15.09 $31,390 6.3 %
19-3093 Historians (8) (8) $12.91 $14.07 $29,260 8.0 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 1,000 0.03% $31.68 $32.84 $68,310 1.7 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 190 0.01% $17.29 $17.53 $36,450 7.1 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 190 0.01% $21.17 $22.83 $47,490 4.6 %
 
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 410 0.01% $15.56 $16.50 $34,310 6.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (8) (8) $13.13 $13.74 $28,590 5.1 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 70 (7) $17.47 $19.58 $40,730 3.7 %
21-2011 Clergy 30 (7) $19.18 $20.14 $41,890 8.9 %
21-2099 Religious Workers, All Other (8) (8) $12.43 $14.24 $29,620 8.1 %
 
Legal 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)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 6,270 0.20% $41.59 $49.52 $103,000 2.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 3,580 0.12% $65.54 $67.60 $140,610 2.2 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 40 (7) $28.30 $30.75 $63,970 7.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 1,180 0.04% $26.29 $27.12 $56,410 2.8 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 40 (7) $12.41 $15.67 $32,600 5.3 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 40 (7) $18.23 $19.90 $41,400 8.4 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 650 0.02% $26.67 $25.63 $53,310 3.3 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 740 0.02% $20.95 $23.42 $48,720 2.2 %
 
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 15,410 0.50% $16.06 $17.35 $36,090 1.6 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (7) $19.46 $21.71 $45,150 22.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 190 0.01% $18.00 $19.55 $40,660 7.6 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 250 0.01% (4) (4) $58,510 5.4 %
25-4011 Archivists 800 0.03% $17.69 $19.14 $39,810 2.4 %
25-4012 Curators 90 (7) $27.23 $28.59 $59,460 6.9 %
25-4013 Museum Technicians and Conservators 90 (7) $16.05 $16.42 $34,160 5.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 6,680 0.21% $19.67 $20.52 $42,690 1.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 6,340 0.20% $11.16 $11.96 $24,870 2.9 %
25-9011 Audio-Visual Collections Specialists (8) (8) $19.22 $18.86 $39,230 3.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 530 0.02% $27.99 $28.62 $59,540 3.3 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 190 0.01% $17.85 $18.34 $38,140 6.5 %
 
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 483,490 15.54% $17.93 $22.11 $45,980 1.7 %
27-1011 Art Directors 6,060 0.19% $27.95 $32.58 $67,760 2.0 %
27-1012 Craft Artists (8) (8) $11.42 $14.12 $29,370 10.1 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 1,460 0.05% $20.07 $21.68 $45,080 5.2 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 12,550 0.40% $27.26 $31.85 $66,250 8.1 %
27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other 440 0.01% $18.42 $20.03 $41,650 5.0 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 740 0.02% $24.00 $26.41 $54,930 4.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 32,470 1.04% $16.57 $18.76 $39,010 1.2 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 (7) $12.45 $13.85 $28,800 9.2 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers 860 0.03% $24.69 $25.18 $52,380 4.4 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 1,110 0.04% $24.03 $26.25 $54,590 8.8 %
27-2011 Actors 29,070 0.93% $10.27 $23.75 (6) 8.1 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 39,640 1.27% $25.61 $33.81 $70,330 4.7 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 620 0.02% $21.96 $27.25 $56,690 8.7 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 720 0.02% $20.96 $30.94 (6) 8.8 %
27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other 51,860 1.67% $16.15 $18.25 (6) 7.6 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 38,640 1.24% $10.88 $15.49 $32,230 1.5 %
27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers 620 0.02% $9.84 $12.18 $25,340 5.8 %
27-3021 Broadcast News Analysts 6,480 0.21% $19.62 $29.59 $61,560 2.7 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 51,230 1.65% $15.19 $18.75 $39,000 1.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 11,190 0.36% $22.36 $25.21 $52,440 2.1 %
27-3041 Editors 69,580 2.24% $21.20 $24.16 $50,250 1.1 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 8,310 0.27% $26.54 $27.68 $57,560 2.7 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 15,500 0.50% $19.60 $22.69 $47,200 2.5 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 1,140 0.04% $17.01 $18.67 $38,830 4.7 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 6,050 0.19% $18.60 $21.45 $44,620 4.5 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 14,460 0.46% $15.96 $18.46 $38,400 2.4 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 26,670 0.86% $13.37 $16.11 $33,500 1.7 %
27-4013 Radio Operators 470 0.02% $17.81 $18.65 $38,790 5.5 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 8,580 0.28% $20.30 $23.56 $49,010 3.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 11,710 0.38% $15.52 $17.42 $36,230 1.4 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 18,000 0.58% $18.71 $20.21 $42,040 5.2 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 13,180 0.42% $21.87 $25.80 $53,670 2.4 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 3,890 0.13% $18.65 $21.09 $43,860 3.5 %
 
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 1,530 0.05% $17.65 $20.61 $42,860 13.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 60 (7) $46.31 $44.38 $92,320 4.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 120 (7) $24.28 $25.36 $52,750 5.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 110 (7) $19.55 $19.92 $41,430 3.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (8) (8) $14.36 $14.88 $30,950 2.2 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 280 0.01% $30.30 $29.77 $61,920 2.5 %
 
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 240 0.01% $13.09 $14.34 $29,840 5.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 230 0.01% $13.15 $14.53 $30,230 7.1 %
 
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 5,420 0.17% $12.19 $14.27 $29,680 5.1 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 270 0.01% $22.10 $24.46 $50,870 2.8 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 400 0.01% $21.39 $26.82 $55,790 7.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 4,330 0.14% $10.95 $12.34 $25,660 5.6 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 400 0.01% $14.75 $15.67 $32,600 3.7 %
 
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 43,720 1.40% $6.82 $7.43 $15,460 0.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 90 (7) $23.54 $28.54 $59,370 12.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 2,830 0.09% $10.44 $11.66 $24,260 1.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 50 (7) $7.59 $7.66 $15,930 7.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 60 (7) $15.70 $16.64 $34,600 4.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 50 (7) $9.79 $10.71 $22,280 6.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 190 0.01% $7.89 $9.07 $18,860 5.9 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 80 (7) $11.57 $12.35 $25,700 2.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 790 0.03% $7.10 $8.01 $16,670 3.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 110 (7) $7.63 $7.90 $16,430 3.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 6,830 0.22% $6.78 $7.28 $15,140 1.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 31,650 1.02% $6.67 $6.95 $14,460 0.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 200 0.01% $7.09 $7.43 $15,450 3.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 360 0.01% $7.16 $7.81 $16,240 3.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 100 (7) $7.98 $8.50 $17,680 3.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) (8) $8.97 $8.81 $18,320 3.7 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 220 0.01% $7.56 $8.38 $17,430 2.9 %
 
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 12,660 0.41% $9.67 $10.62 $22,080 1.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 420 0.01% $17.62 $18.25 $37,960 1.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 (7) $19.04 $18.58 $38,660 3.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 11,300 0.36% $9.38 $10.16 $21,120 0.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 410 0.01% $9.45 $10.78 $22,420 4.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 410 0.01% $14.45 $14.21 $29,560 7.2 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 40 (7) $9.85 $12.20 $25,380 7.0 %
 
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 55,880 1.80% $7.13 $7.95 $16,530 0.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 4,710 0.15% $11.89 $13.41 $27,890 1.6 %
39-3021 Motion Picture Projectionists 9,070 0.29% $8.11 $9.15 $19,030 1.3 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40,420 1.30% $6.79 $6.94 $14,430 0.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 580 0.02% $6.38 $6.84 $14,230 3.6 %
39-3099 Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other 340 0.01% $7.98 $8.83 $18,370 7.7 %
39-5091 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance 120 (7) $30.65 $29.66 $61,690 5.9 %
39-6012 Concierges (8) (8) $11.43 $12.04 $25,040 3.0 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 40 (7) $10.03 $10.89 $22,650 15.7 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 130 (7) $10.27 $12.15 $25,270 9.6 %
 
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 393,360 12.64% $18.89 $22.37 $46,520 0.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 11,710 0.38% $18.59 $20.45 $42,540 1.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 22,900 0.74% $32.88 $35.94 $74,750 0.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 24,800 0.80% $7.17 $7.71 $16,040 1.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 2,160 0.07% $7.66 $9.70 $20,180 8.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 30,250 0.97% $11.66 $13.59 $28,280 1.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 88,820 2.85% $18.37 $22.36 $46,510 0.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 50 (7) $24.30 $27.00 $56,170 12.4 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 210 0.01% $15.47 $17.10 $35,560 5.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 82,880 2.66% $24.06 $26.20 $54,500 1.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 24,830 0.80% $30.17 $33.94 $70,590 1.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 35,050 1.13% $20.61 $24.31 $50,560 1.3 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 420 0.01% $11.50 $15.60 $32,450 4.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 200 0.01% $26.22 $26.19 $54,470 1.9 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 6,980 0.22% $38.13 $39.65 $82,470 2.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 46,160 1.48% $12.78 $14.59 $30,340 2.2 %
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 3,730 0.12% $8.86 $12.19 $25,350 5.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 11,820 0.38% $18.38 $19.77 $41,130 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 740,470 23.80% $14.72 $15.99 $33,270 0.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,060 1.71% $23.97 $24.70 $51,380 0.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 7,420 0.24% $11.12 $11.44 $23,800 1.8 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 27,200 0.87% $15.69 $15.15 $31,520 1.4 %
43-2099 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other 580 0.02% $8.14 $10.46 $21,750 11.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 19,900 0.64% $15.45 $16.24 $33,780 1.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 11,820 0.38% $13.68 $14.27 $29,690 0.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 42,810 1.38% $15.05 $15.85 $32,980 0.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 3,570 0.11% $17.01 $17.96 $37,360 1.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 1,050 0.03% $15.92 $15.81 $32,880 1.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 880 0.03% $11.36 $11.20 $23,300 2.3 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 190 0.01% $13.86 $14.89 $30,970 4.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 3,070 0.10% $15.89 $15.59 $32,430 2.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 208,860 6.71% $14.76 $16.36 $34,040 1.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 5,150 0.17% $12.69 $14.10 $29,330 1.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 1,230 0.04% $12.24 $13.64 $28,360 7.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 6,500 0.21% $9.54 $10.02 $20,840 2.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 20,950 0.67% $14.44 $15.53 $32,300 1.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 3,990 0.13% $16.61 $17.24 $35,860 1.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 16,070 0.52% $10.80 $11.48 $23,870 1.2 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 30 (7) $11.11 $13.02 $27,080 8.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 2,110 0.07% $13.30 $14.65 $30,470 3.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 3,550 0.11% $9.92 $10.64 $22,130 1.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (8) (8) $14.91 $14.76 $30,700 3.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 9,060 0.29% $15.99 $16.21 $33,720 1.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 24,190 0.78% $19.76 $19.61 $40,790 0.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 12,060 0.39% $12.33 $13.33 $27,720 0.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 7,930 0.25% $13.67 $14.64 $30,440 4.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 760 0.02% $13.26 $15.61 $32,460 5.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 45,560 1.46% $18.40 $19.09 $39,700 0.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 360 0.01% $21.47 $22.19 $46,150 3.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 40 (7) $11.16 $11.51 $23,940 7.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 20,670 0.66% $14.00 $14.60 $30,370 0.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 15,920 0.51% $15.56 $16.08 $33,450 1.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 28,290 0.91% $10.65 $11.35 $23,610 1.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 4,260 0.14% $11.30 $12.17 $25,310 1.5 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 12,170 0.39% $14.45 $15.25 $31,720 1.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 1,260 0.04% $13.95 $14.08 $29,290 2.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 16,330 0.52% $10.71 $11.88 $24,700 2.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 74,170 2.38% $12.69 $13.43 $27,930 0.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 7,800 0.25% $10.77 $11.92 $24,790 1.7 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 5,330 0.17% $12.35 $13.21 $27,480 1.2 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 790 0.03% $16.94 $16.49 $34,310 3.4 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 10,870 0.35% $14.17 $15.16 $31,540 1.8 %
 
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 3,290 0.11% $18.64 $21.09 $43,860 3.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 320 0.01% $25.91 $27.10 $56,360 3.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 310 0.01% $21.55 $27.44 $57,070 11.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 160 0.01% $15.78 $15.47 $32,170 4.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,040 0.03% $15.84 $16.42 $34,160 1.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 810 0.03% $24.72 $24.71 $51,400 1.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 (7) $21.73 $20.49 $42,610 6.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 (7) $23.54 $25.09 $52,180 5.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 80 (7) $19.82 $19.69 $40,950 5.2 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 260 0.01% $16.22 $17.39 $36,160 4.6 %
 
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 305,300 9.81% $24.22 $23.49 $48,870 0.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 23,770 0.76% $30.70 $30.78 $64,020 0.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 4,270 0.14% $19.60 $19.71 $41,000 2.2 %
49-2021 Radio Mechanics 1,120 0.04% $16.57 $16.99 $35,340 3.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 140,780 4.52% $24.89 $24.42 $50,790 0.4 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 50 (7) $18.34 $19.26 $40,060 4.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 4,590 0.15% $20.10 $20.44 $42,510 1.4 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 230 0.01% $23.55 $22.96 $47,760 5.4 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 210 0.01% $10.26 $11.34 $23,580 5.9 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 4,910 0.16% $14.37 $14.87 $30,930 1.8 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 60 (7) $30.39 $29.58 $61,530 6.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,020 0.03% $24.92 $24.13 $50,200 1.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 250 0.01% $20.96 $20.97 $43,630 2.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 490 0.02% $23.62 $22.38 $46,550 3.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 510 0.02% $20.84 $20.87 $43,410 1.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 12,160 0.39% $17.97 $18.90 $39,300 1.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 380 0.01% $20.45 $23.14 $48,140 4.2 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 9,270 0.30% $23.73 $22.82 $47,470 0.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 95,360 3.06% $23.32 $22.30 $46,380 0.6 %
49-9061 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 530 0.02% $16.02 $16.28 $33,870 5.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 460 0.01% $22.21 $20.13 $41,880 2.3 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 2,350 0.08% $11.74 $12.67 $26,350 2.3 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 2,050 0.07% $17.45 $17.99 $37,420 2.3 %
 
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 90,950 2.92% $14.07 $15.68 $32,620 1.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 8,010 0.26% $23.88 $25.14 $52,300 1.5 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 230 0.01% $13.72 $13.74 $28,570 6.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,190 0.10% $11.53 $13.04 $27,130 10.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 550 0.02% $10.41 $13.19 $27,420 9.4 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders (8) (8) $6.57 $6.92 $14,390 9.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 (7) $12.88 $13.47 $28,020 4.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 630 0.02% $24.45 $24.51 $50,980 3.9 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 40 (7) $11.79 $13.79 $28,680 14.9 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 6,890 0.22% $11.98 $12.71 $26,450 1.9 %
51-5012 Bookbinders 820 0.03% $14.65 $14.76 $30,710 5.7 %
51-5021 Job Printers 8,290 0.27% $15.90 $17.05 $35,460 2.3 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 17,760 0.57% $14.72 $15.74 $32,740 1.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 19,670 0.63% $16.42 $16.89 $35,140 1.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 (7) $10.12 $11.13 $23,150 11.7 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other (8) (8) $9.20 $9.71 $20,190 5.1 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 70 (7) $24.70 $24.33 $50,610 3.2 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 240 0.01% $30.21 $28.92 $60,160 1.4 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other (8) (8) $23.76 $23.85 $49,620 6.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $13.95 $13.06 $27,160 7.1 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 80 (7) $11.68 $11.56 $24,040 5.9 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 (7) $12.57 $12.98 $26,990 6.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,990 0.06% $14.76 $16.58 $34,480 1.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 4,580 0.15% $10.34 $11.56 $24,050 2.2 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 2,890 0.09% $10.47 $12.82 $26,670 4.7 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 1,340 0.04% $13.19 $17.46 $36,310 14.2 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 40 (7) $14.10 $13.71 $28,520 5.6 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,440 0.08% $13.00 $13.95 $29,010 3.0 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 7,200 0.23% $9.04 $9.84 $20,460 2.5 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 2,710 0.09% $10.45 $11.68 $24,300 3.6 %
 
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 86,340 2.77% $10.11 $12.08 $25,130 1.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 3,290 0.11% $17.58 $18.97 $39,460 1.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 2,700 0.09% $20.73 $22.00 $45,760 2.3 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 50 (7) (4) (4) (9) (9)
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 170 0.01% (4) (4) $77,470 5.5 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 40 (7) $11.11 $12.69 $26,390 16.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 10,080 0.32% $9.41 $11.74 $24,430 5.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,170 0.07% $23.36 $21.19 $44,080 4.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 15,680 0.50% $11.01 $12.81 $26,650 3.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 80 (7) $11.36 $14.87 $30,940 7.2 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 120 (7) $11.37 $12.61 $26,230 4.6 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 60 (7) $8.09 $9.51 $19,770 18.2 %
53-6041 Traffic Technicians (8) (8) $13.07 $14.62 $30,420 10.8 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 400 0.01% $7.88 $9.77 $20,330 12.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 40 (7) $16.38 $16.56 $34,440 9.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,960 0.06% $12.94 $13.87 $28,860 2.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 170 0.01% $8.87 $9.99 $20,780 4.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 22,550 0.72% $9.69 $10.92 $22,710 1.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 13,520 0.43% $9.34 $9.94 $20,670 1.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 12,580 0.40% $8.24 $9.54 $19,840 2.6 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 210 0.01% $17.19 $17.01 $35,370 3.4 %

About November 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 10, 2008