May 2005 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sector 52 - Finance and Insurance


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 52 - Finance and Insurance.

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

Sector 52 - Finance and Insurance consists of:

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SOC Major Groups in Sector 52 - Finance and Insurance:


Sector 52 - Finance and Insurance

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 5,863,340 100.00% $17.54 $23.65 $49,200 0.4 %
 
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 444,090 7.57% $45.10 $51.30 $106,700 0.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 25,270 0.43% (5) $76.02 $158,110 0.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 109,480 1.87% $48.65 $54.72 $113,810 0.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 1,510 0.03% $36.56 $42.83 $89,090 2.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 20,960 0.36% $46.98 $52.09 $108,350 1.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 26,470 0.45% $49.61 $54.56 $113,480 1.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 3,540 0.06% $42.18 $46.71 $97,160 1.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 23,760 0.41% $36.25 $39.18 $81,500 1.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 32,350 0.55% $49.41 $51.83 $107,810 0.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 150,570 2.57% $41.98 $48.62 $101,130 1.0 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 5,520 0.09% $36.72 $40.78 $84,830 1.2 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 4,390 0.07% $36.41 $38.46 $79,990 1.9 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 4,460 0.08% $42.57 $45.68 $95,020 1.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 (7) $41.77 $47.21 $98,190 9.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 760 0.01% $41.67 $44.66 $92,900 2.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 120 (7) $37.53 $43.01 $89,470 6.7 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers (8) (8) $29.52 $28.87 $60,060 3.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 150 (7) $37.80 $39.87 $82,930 7.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 80 (7) (4) (4) $65,790 10.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 300 0.01% $49.15 $51.81 $107,770 3.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 40 (7) $24.45 $26.63 $55,390 5.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 4,320 0.07% $39.04 $44.89 $93,360 2.4 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 90 (7) $57.41 $59.56 $123,890 5.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 2,840 0.05% $28.99 $34.02 $70,760 3.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 220 (7) $27.51 $28.61 $59,510 5.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 26,600 0.45% $41.37 $45.18 $93,970 1.1 %
 
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 1,232,060 21.01% $24.81 $28.95 $60,210 0.4 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 150 (7) $24.57 $27.18 $56,540 6.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 320 0.01% $22.49 $25.72 $53,490 11.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 5,160 0.09% $24.81 $25.81 $53,680 1.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 206,530 3.52% $22.23 $23.73 $49,350 0.6 %
13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage 11,820 0.20% $23.22 $23.47 $48,830 0.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 23,870 0.41% $25.85 $28.03 $58,310 0.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 1,170 0.02% $26.63 $28.08 $58,410 2.2 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 230 (7) $20.66 $21.95 $45,660 4.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 7,820 0.13% $22.59 $24.22 $50,370 1.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 16,990 0.29% $23.18 $24.90 $51,780 0.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 23,840 0.41% $22.50 $24.03 $49,980 0.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 9,520 0.16% $25.67 $27.12 $56,420 1.2 %
13-1081 Logisticians 690 0.01% $27.90 $30.03 $62,460 2.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 46,370 0.79% $29.11 $31.84 $66,230 1.0 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 990 0.02% $23.49 $25.58 $53,210 3.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 73,390 1.25% $26.25 $28.87 $60,040 1.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 101,160 1.73% $25.19 $28.03 $58,300 1.0 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 4,860 0.08% $26.23 $27.68 $57,580 6.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 2,510 0.04% $27.03 $28.61 $59,500 1.5 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 35,290 0.60% $23.57 $27.14 $56,450 1.5 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 83,230 1.42% $31.58 $38.12 $79,290 1.5 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 97,530 1.66% $31.21 $40.79 $84,840 1.6 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 92,620 1.58% $24.83 $27.35 $56,890 0.9 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 11,260 0.19% $27.04 $29.83 $62,040 1.4 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 16,020 0.27% $18.58 $23.32 $48,500 7.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 309,290 5.27% $23.65 $28.55 $59,390 0.7 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 700 0.01% $21.58 $25.08 $52,170 12.3 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 48,720 0.83% $24.04 $27.15 $56,470 1.4 %
 
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 294,110 5.02% $31.39 $32.57 $67,740 0.6 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 180 (7) $45.35 $46.47 $96,650 3.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 37,310 0.64% $32.18 $33.15 $68,950 0.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 38,920 0.66% $37.13 $38.21 $79,470 1.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 17,760 0.30% $38.55 $39.15 $81,430 0.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 42,120 0.72% $20.62 $22.25 $46,280 1.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 62,580 1.07% $32.98 $33.67 $70,030 0.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 13,870 0.24% $32.83 $33.50 $69,690 1.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 30,060 0.51% $29.49 $31.17 $64,830 0.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 18,720 0.32% $31.87 $32.83 $68,280 1.1 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other (8) (8) $29.34 $31.14 $64,770 1.4 %
15-2011 Actuaries 9,620 0.16% $38.99 $42.57 $88,540 1.2 %
15-2021 Mathematicians 40 (7) $36.60 $38.91 $80,930 3.5 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 10,160 0.17% $26.05 $28.38 $59,030 1.2 %
15-2041 Statisticians 1,770 0.03% $27.29 $29.36 $61,060 1.8 %
15-2091 Mathematical Technicians 210 (7) $18.77 $20.88 $43,430 4.2 %
 
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 4,820 0.08% $33.61 $34.07 $70,870 1.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 110 (7) $40.23 $42.15 $87,670 5.0 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 50 (7) $14.80 $15.29 $31,810 13.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 (7) $36.09 $37.45 $77,890 6.7 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 640 0.01% $37.55 $37.87 $78,780 1.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 (7) $37.12 $37.53 $78,070 4.2 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 520 0.01% $40.81 $41.48 $86,270 2.0 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 1,150 0.02% $31.46 $32.98 $68,610 2.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers (8) (8) $31.73 $31.90 $66,340 5.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) (8) $39.38 $38.17 $79,400 2.8 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers (8) (8) $34.09 $39.11 $81,350 8.0 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 850 0.01% $33.25 $33.21 $69,080 3.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 30 (7) $22.66 $23.40 $48,670 4.2 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 40 (7) $20.34 $20.97 $43,620 3.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 30 (7) $24.42 $23.97 $49,860 2.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 80 (7) $23.60 $23.17 $48,190 3.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 100 (7) $17.54 $16.83 $35,000 3.7 %
 
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 29,700 0.51% $27.99 $31.49 $65,510 1.5 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 120 (7) $25.71 $27.88 $57,980 10.2 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 110 (7) $36.55 $40.40 $84,040 9.5 %
19-3011 Economists 710 0.01% $39.88 $42.82 $89,060 3.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 28,110 0.48% $27.87 $31.33 $65,170 1.5 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 170 (7) $13.55 $15.09 $31,390 7.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 90 (7) $26.76 $28.81 $59,930 5.0 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 100 (7) $27.95 $28.81 $59,920 4.9 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 40 (7) $26.85 $25.82 $53,700 3.2 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 80 (7) $20.45 $24.11 $50,140 8.9 %
 
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 2,830 0.05% $22.19 $21.53 $44,780 2.7 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 90 (7) $22.39 $21.32 $44,340 10.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 110 (7) $20.87 $21.11 $43,910 3.3 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 130 (7) $19.99 $20.51 $42,670 5.5 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 40 (7) $20.58 $21.36 $44,430 11.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 850 0.01% $24.57 $24.36 $50,660 2.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 60 (7) $17.21 $18.80 $39,100 7.9 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 110 (7) $25.75 $25.27 $52,570 1.7 %
21-1091 Health Educators 480 0.01% $22.30 $22.84 $47,510 2.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 390 0.01% $15.03 $15.55 $32,350 7.2 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 540 0.01% $21.81 $20.09 $41,780 9.0 %
 
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 59,720 1.02% $24.93 $32.95 $68,530 1.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 20,860 0.36% $50.22 $55.40 $115,220 1.1 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 470 0.01% $25.01 $25.91 $53,890 2.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 9,210 0.16% $22.12 $22.85 $47,530 1.0 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 350 0.01% $18.64 $18.79 $39,070 2.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 26,880 0.46% $17.62 $20.03 $41,670 1.7 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 1,940 0.03% $21.80 $22.72 $47,260 2.5 %
 
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 0.02% $22.56 $23.95 $49,820 3.0 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 170 (7) $18.56 $20.14 $41,880 3.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 60 (7) $28.47 $30.31 $63,050 5.1 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 230 (7) (4) (4) $41,580 9.3 %
25-4011 Archivists 60 (7) $19.25 $23.04 $47,920 14.5 %
25-4012 Curators 50 (7) $27.37 $29.17 $60,660 3.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 340 0.01% $25.14 $25.63 $53,300 2.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 (7) $17.20 $17.63 $36,670 4.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 100 (7) $32.02 $32.51 $67,620 3.2 %
 
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 19,290 0.33% $22.87 $25.87 $53,810 3.9 %
27-1011 Art Directors 150 (7) $35.59 $45.59 $94,830 21.1 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 130 (7) $25.51 $26.33 $54,770 3.8 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 100 (7) $24.20 $29.01 $60,340 11.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 2,200 0.04% $22.01 $23.21 $48,280 1.5 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 130 (7) $22.87 $23.87 $49,660 3.1 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 60 (7) $22.69 $23.52 $48,920 1.7 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 (7) $27.38 $27.79 $57,810 2.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 12,070 0.21% $22.49 $24.70 $51,370 1.0 %
27-3041 Editors 370 0.01% $23.96 $26.17 $54,420 3.2 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 990 0.02% $26.41 $27.75 $57,720 1.5 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 990 0.02% $24.76 $26.04 $54,160 2.2 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 60 (7) $14.50 $15.74 $32,740 7.2 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 730 0.01% $19.07 $19.96 $41,510 3.1 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 190 (7) $20.66 $22.16 $46,090 6.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 90 (7) $17.54 $16.88 $35,100 7.6 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 60 (7) $26.37 $26.28 $54,670 6.8 %
 
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 30,320 0.52% $25.72 $26.97 $56,090 0.9 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 80 (7) $48.62 $48.30 $100,470 7.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 90 (7) $23.51 $23.98 $49,870 3.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 1,190 0.02% $43.56 $42.79 $89,010 1.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 60 (7) $60.85 $54.88 $114,140 11.3 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 30 (7) $32.52 $43.75 $91,010 12.1 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 280 (7) $64.69 $62.52 $130,040 7.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 120 (7) $38.90 $38.67 $80,430 1.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 20,340 0.35% $26.51 $27.37 $56,930 0.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 90 (7) $28.47 $29.03 $60,390 2.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 110 (7) $27.94 $29.49 $61,330 6.3 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 270 (7) $28.21 $41.18 $85,650 9.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 740 0.01% $24.58 $25.00 $52,000 5.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 370 0.01% $14.67 $16.26 $33,820 7.1 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 80 (7) $19.48 $20.00 $41,590 3.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 230 (7) $21.41 $22.08 $45,920 3.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 1,030 0.02% $14.06 $13.95 $29,010 2.2 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 70 (7) $18.88 $19.52 $40,600 3.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 150 (7) $14.98 $15.01 $31,220 3.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 910 0.02% $19.05 $19.10 $39,730 2.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,710 0.03% $15.91 $17.01 $35,370 2.3 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 300 0.01% $20.65 $21.79 $45,320 5.8 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 650 0.01% $29.62 $29.51 $61,380 4.1 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 130 (7) $29.08 $28.01 $58,260 4.6 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 970 0.02% $22.13 $23.03 $47,900 5.0 %
 
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 2,130 0.04% $12.69 $13.56 $28,200 2.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 420 0.01% $12.19 $13.09 $27,220 8.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 290 (7) $10.80 $11.35 $23,610 4.6 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 30 (7) $18.31 $17.99 $37,420 3.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (8) (8) $15.51 $15.50 $32,230 4.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 360 0.01% $12.89 $13.15 $27,340 4.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 310 0.01% $15.80 $16.09 $33,470 3.5 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 170 (7) $9.86 $10.18 $21,170 2.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 420 0.01% $13.11 $14.69 $30,560 5.9 %
 
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 12,300 0.21% $15.50 $16.70 $34,730 1.7 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 630 0.01% $24.77 $26.66 $55,450 2.1 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators (8) (8) $21.12 $21.29 $44,290 3.8 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 2,550 0.04% $21.19 $22.15 $46,080 2.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 8,530 0.15% $14.14 $14.31 $29,770 1.7 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 540 0.01% $15.15 $16.61 $34,550 3.0 %
 
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 2,010 0.03% $9.38 $10.91 $22,680 2.9 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 80 (7) $20.98 $21.79 $45,310 3.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 100 (7) $13.73 $15.42 $32,080 4.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 160 (7) $12.59 $13.12 $27,290 3.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (8) (8) $15.69 $19.69 $40,960 15.6 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 40 (7) $12.25 $13.12 $27,300 5.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 70 (7) $9.70 $10.23 $21,270 2.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 340 0.01% $8.87 $9.46 $19,670 4.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 210 (7) $8.38 $9.01 $18,740 3.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (8) (8) $8.44 $9.44 $19,640 7.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) (8) $7.67 $7.99 $16,620 2.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 130 (7) $8.51 $9.16 $19,050 4.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 50 (7) $8.36 $8.67 $18,030 3.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 70 (7) $10.00 $10.06 $20,930 4.0 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 40 (7) $11.47 $12.23 $25,430 6.5 %
 
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 16,790 0.29% $9.28 $10.15 $21,100 1.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 540 0.01% $16.68 $17.96 $37,350 2.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 (7) $21.48 $22.86 $47,540 5.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 14,080 0.24% $9.08 $9.73 $20,240 1.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 990 0.02% $8.91 $9.82 $20,430 6.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,040 0.02% $9.92 $11.41 $23,730 3.9 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 90 (7) $11.08 $11.73 $24,400 6.4 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 780 0.01% $10.30 $12.73 $26,480 4.8 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants (8) (8) $9.50 $9.79 $20,350 3.1 %
39-6012 Concierges 60 (7) $10.79 $11.18 $23,240 9.2 %
39-6031 Flight Attendants 50 (7) (4) (4) (9) (9)
39-9011 Child Care Workers 50 (7) $8.45 $9.26 $19,250 8.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 200 (7) $10.14 $12.15 $25,280 8.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 100 (7) $10.56 $12.09 $25,150 10.7 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 110 (7) $8.73 $9.54 $19,840 4.9 %
 
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 721,710 12.31% $22.22 $31.11 $64,710 0.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 8,990 0.15% $17.49 $20.53 $42,710 3.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 36,340 0.62% $32.68 $39.97 $83,140 1.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 18,000 0.31% $8.89 $9.29 $19,320 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 2,190 0.04% $9.82 $10.22 $21,260 2.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 14,530 0.25% $10.36 $11.59 $24,100 4.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 760 0.01% $22.83 $26.29 $54,680 8.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 292,570 4.99% $20.40 $27.45 $57,100 0.9 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 240,200 4.10% $32.21 $42.42 $88,240 1.2 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 500 0.01% $14.77 $16.38 $34,070 2.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 42,200 0.72% $20.77 $26.05 $54,180 1.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,010 0.02% $31.06 $32.43 $67,450 2.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 3,110 0.05% $23.75 $29.06 $60,440 5.2 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 2,530 0.04% $30.93 $38.75 $80,600 9.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 1,490 0.03% $19.15 $23.33 $48,530 4.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 280 (7) $47.41 $41.11 $85,500 5.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 40,460 0.69% $11.70 $12.71 $26,440 2.2 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 16,460 0.28% $15.91 $19.78 $41,140 3.8 %
 
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 2,967,540 50.61% $13.20 $14.52 $30,190 0.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 235,030 4.01% $20.73 $22.46 $46,710 0.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 15,370 0.26% $11.41 $11.89 $24,720 0.5 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 320 0.01% $12.79 $13.51 $28,100 2.7 %
43-2099 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other 130 (7) $15.62 $16.02 $33,310 5.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 87,210 1.49% $13.95 $14.73 $30,630 1.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 27,330 0.47% $13.79 $14.35 $29,850 0.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 147,520 2.52% $14.33 $15.03 $31,250 0.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 4,550 0.08% $16.29 $16.51 $34,340 1.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 1,060 0.02% $16.02 $16.19 $33,670 1.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 583,080 9.94% $10.23 $10.57 $21,990 0.3 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 64,400 1.10% $17.25 $18.55 $38,580 1.5 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 9,200 0.16% $13.92 $14.62 $30,410 1.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (8) (8) $16.88 $15.57 $32,390 7.6 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 32,460 0.55% $14.07 $14.77 $30,720 2.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 486,160 8.29% $13.92 $14.87 $30,940 0.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 270 (7) $16.69 $17.42 $36,240 2.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 28,490 0.49% $10.40 $11.01 $22,900 0.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 4,930 0.08% $14.26 $14.55 $30,260 2.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 70 (7) $11.93 $11.89 $24,730 4.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 203,410 3.47% $14.42 $15.26 $31,740 0.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 79,870 1.36% $13.19 $13.68 $28,460 0.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 1,860 0.03% $12.56 $13.62 $28,330 5.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 10,880 0.19% $16.03 $16.68 $34,690 0.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 53,480 0.91% $10.95 $11.44 $23,800 1.4 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 30 (7) $15.46 $15.73 $32,710 6.3 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 19,110 0.33% $14.43 $15.79 $32,850 1.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 10,400 0.18% $9.89 $10.40 $21,640 0.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 3,100 0.05% $17.47 $18.12 $37,690 1.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 2,110 0.04% $12.64 $13.32 $27,700 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,500 0.03% $11.24 $12.06 $25,090 1.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 550 0.01% $14.88 $14.79 $30,770 2.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 152,450 2.60% $18.47 $19.46 $40,480 0.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 4,480 0.08% $20.36 $20.70 $43,050 1.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 380 0.01% $15.38 $15.47 $32,190 2.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 110,230 1.88% $12.98 $13.68 $28,450 0.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 19,850 0.34% $14.75 $15.71 $32,670 0.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 40,690 0.69% $11.70 $12.17 $25,320 0.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 9,350 0.16% $13.87 $14.33 $29,800 0.8 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 1,330 0.02% $17.69 $17.22 $35,820 2.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 217,820 3.71% $14.48 $15.23 $31,680 0.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 21,990 0.38% $11.39 $11.82 $24,580 0.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 229,030 3.91% $11.32 $11.95 $24,860 0.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 17,020 0.29% $11.49 $12.23 $25,430 1.3 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 3,310 0.06% $10.48 $11.60 $24,130 2.6 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 3,140 0.05% $16.42 $17.13 $35,630 1.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 22,020 0.38% $14.61 $15.00 $31,190 2.0 %
 
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 240 (7) $10.30 $11.73 $24,400 5.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) (8) $8.54 $9.07 $18,870 7.9 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 90 (7) $13.48 $12.43 $25,850 7.8 %
 
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 1,690 0.03% $20.31 $21.26 $44,220 8.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 120 (7) $24.95 $25.76 $53,580 4.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 550 0.01% $8.58 $12.62 $26,240 14.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 230 (7) $25.17 $26.48 $55,080 3.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 40 (7) $17.28 $18.01 $37,460 4.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) (8) $28.58 $26.68 $55,500 4.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 550 0.01% $27.42 $28.41 $59,080 5.6 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other (8) (8) $19.77 $19.88 $41,350 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 13,320 0.23% $16.57 $17.51 $36,420 0.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 580 0.01% $27.27 $27.94 $58,110 1.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 1,530 0.03% $16.69 $18.07 $37,580 3.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 140 (7) $21.24 $21.00 $43,680 4.2 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 130 (7) $29.27 $30.30 $63,020 5.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 210 (7) $18.88 $19.33 $40,210 4.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (8) (8) $21.98 $23.43 $48,730 7.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) (8) $20.45 $21.21 $44,120 2.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 9,820 0.17% $15.79 $16.38 $34,070 0.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 30 (7) $18.79 $18.61 $38,700 4.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 30 (7) $22.36 $21.42 $44,550 5.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 110 (7) $11.40 $11.59 $24,100 2.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 130 (7) $17.86 $18.89 $39,290 5.7 %
 
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 3,140 0.05% $16.11 $16.97 $35,300 2.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 410 0.01% $22.92 $25.08 $52,160 2.3 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 150 (7) $13.54 $13.90 $28,910 3.0 %
51-5021 Job Printers 250 (7) $17.13 $17.91 $37,260 3.0 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 180 (7) $16.61 $17.27 $35,930 5.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 690 0.01% $15.21 $16.01 $33,310 2.3 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 90 (7) $21.01 $20.92 $43,510 2.9 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 240 (7) $18.34 $18.93 $39,380 4.6 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 (7) $13.84 $14.26 $29,650 5.1 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 (7) $14.84 $14.48 $30,120 8.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 220 (7) $11.47 $13.20 $27,460 5.0 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers (8) (8) $16.85 $15.36 $31,950 14.7 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 60 (7) $12.58 $13.57 $28,220 7.1 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 100 (7) $11.24 $12.28 $25,540 12.0 %
 
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 3,680 0.06% $13.01 $18.67 $38,830 5.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 (7) $21.19 $22.33 $46,440 5.3 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 240 (7) (4) (4) (9) (9)
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 380 0.01% (4) (4) $73,640 5.8 %
53-2021 Air Traffic Controllers (8) (8) $54.28 $65.45 $136,140 12.5 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 40 (7) $9.28 $9.44 $19,640 3.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 150 (7) $12.71 $13.97 $29,060 7.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 500 0.01% $12.87 $12.95 $26,930 2.6 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 70 (7) $12.03 $12.00 $24,960 6.9 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 220 (7) $9.31 $9.20 $19,130 2.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 70 (7) $8.67 $10.37 $21,560 14.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 40 (7) $10.59 $10.61 $22,080 3.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 160 (7) $8.36 $9.09 $18,910 5.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 680 0.01% $11.26 $13.37 $27,820 8.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 120 (7) $8.48 $8.74 $18,180 4.5 %

About May 2005 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.

(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