May 2005 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sector 72 - Accommodation and Food Services


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in Sector 72 - Accommodation and Food Services.

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

Sector 72 - Accommodation and Food Services consists of:

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


Sector 72 - Accommodation and Food Services

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 10,842,570 100.00% $7.83 $9.18 $19,090 0.2 %
 
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 288,370 2.66% $21.34 $25.61 $53,270 0.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 6,600 0.06% $47.14 $54.03 $112,380 2.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 69,030 0.64% $25.49 $31.14 $64,770 0.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 2,530 0.02% $23.49 $27.12 $56,420 1.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,070 0.01% $40.62 $45.86 $95,380 2.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 7,910 0.07% $25.92 $31.05 $64,590 1.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 120 (7) $30.94 $33.41 $69,490 5.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 3,980 0.04% $23.29 $26.30 $54,690 2.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 260 (7) $38.03 $40.65 $84,540 3.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 4,870 0.04% $33.14 $36.29 $75,480 1.2 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 1,020 0.01% $26.32 $29.65 $61,680 2.1 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 330 (7) $33.50 $35.29 $73,410 2.1 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 810 0.01% $35.90 $37.04 $77,050 1.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 50 (7) $25.22 $24.83 $51,650 9.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,440 0.01% $26.54 $30.16 $62,740 3.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 110 (7) $29.91 $33.84 $70,390 4.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 170 (7) $44.61 $50.02 $104,050 5.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 (7) $32.46 $35.42 $73,680 6.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 155,930 1.44% $19.72 $21.33 $44,370 0.5 %
11-9071 Gaming Managers 1,020 0.01% $34.97 $37.35 $77,680 1.9 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 28,320 0.26% $19.33 $22.50 $46,790 1.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 420 (7) $23.38 $26.89 $55,930 4.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 (7) $24.59 $26.05 $54,180 6.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 2,150 0.02% $30.59 $33.11 $68,870 1.7 %
 
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 37,340 0.34% $18.92 $20.31 $42,250 0.7 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 40 (7) $17.40 $22.25 $46,280 7.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 1,430 0.01% $17.74 $20.00 $41,600 3.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 3,130 0.03% $17.96 $19.37 $40,280 1.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 180 (7) $16.38 $18.68 $38,850 3.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 1,380 0.01% $18.01 $19.56 $40,680 2.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 670 0.01% $19.34 $20.54 $42,710 1.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 3,170 0.03% $16.34 $17.74 $36,890 2.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 1,160 0.01% $21.29 $21.99 $45,740 1.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 360 (7) $26.42 $29.47 $61,290 7.1 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 9,520 0.09% $18.02 $19.07 $39,670 1.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 3,320 0.03% $17.84 $20.44 $42,520 2.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 12,340 0.11% $20.26 $21.59 $44,910 0.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 70 (7) $20.66 $24.53 $51,010 4.2 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 70 (7) $22.71 $23.83 $49,560 2.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 200 (7) $25.32 $26.55 $55,220 2.8 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 220 (7) $22.13 $23.94 $49,790 3.6 %
 
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 2,220 0.02% $22.33 $23.99 $49,900 1.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 260 (7) $26.81 $27.83 $57,890 2.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 70 (7) $31.38 $30.57 $63,590 6.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (8) (8) $32.30 $32.48 $67,550 5.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 770 0.01% $16.62 $17.63 $36,680 1.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 280 (7) $26.90 $28.72 $59,730 2.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 80 (7) $27.45 $28.72 $59,730 3.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 400 (7) $25.51 $26.53 $55,180 1.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 160 (7) $23.53 $24.57 $51,100 2.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 40 (7) $21.08 $22.92 $47,670 4.3 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 90 (7) $23.88 $27.06 $56,290 4.7 %
 
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 390 (7) $24.34 $25.56 $53,150 3.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 90 (7) $21.40 $23.69 $49,270 6.6 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (8) (8) $37.72 $37.69 $78,400 5.3 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 100 (7) $23.23 $24.00 $49,910 5.8 %
 
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 720 0.01% $20.59 $22.13 $46,030 2.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 660 0.01% $20.17 $21.92 $45,590 2.3 %
 
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 290 (7) $13.08 $15.73 $32,730 4.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 110 (7) $8.48 $14.70 $30,580 11.9 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 50 (7) $23.85 $22.44 $46,680 6.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 30 (7) $12.48 $12.30 $25,580 4.8 %
 
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 120 (7) $32.80 $41.93 $87,210 5.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 60 (7) $53.50 $61.23 $127,360 5.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 50 (7) $23.73 $23.16 $48,170 3.0 %
 
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 880 0.01% $11.14 $13.14 $27,340 3.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 60 (7) $9.65 $9.91 $20,610 5.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 180 (7) $11.95 $13.97 $29,050 7.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 110 (7) (4) (4) $35,600 11.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 (7) $17.69 $19.65 $40,870 8.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 340 (7) (4) (4) $20,760 5.4 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 60 (7) $14.77 $15.02 $31,230 10.5 %
 
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 18,290 0.17% $11.26 $14.29 $29,720 2.4 %
27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other 90 (7) $19.78 $18.91 $39,340 9.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 400 (7) $12.45 $12.75 $26,520 1.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 170 (7) $18.29 $18.14 $37,740 4.1 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 140 (7) $21.90 $22.42 $46,630 4.3 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 60 (7) $21.87 $23.90 $49,720 6.6 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 250 (7) $24.56 $23.36 $48,590 4.2 %
27-2021 Athletes and Sports Competitors 80 (7) (4) (4) $39,770 4.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 940 0.01% (4) (4) $31,640 5.3 %
27-2031 Dancers 5,590 0.05% $6.90 $9.12 (6) 6.0 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 1,150 0.01% $13.01 $17.32 (6) 6.6 %
27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other 810 0.01% $18.70 $19.13 (6) 6.9 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 70 (7) $8.92 $9.80 $20,380 9.2 %
27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers 2,820 0.03% $9.50 $12.55 $26,110 3.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 1,800 0.02% $17.56 $19.59 $40,740 2.4 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 140 (7) $18.63 $19.16 $39,840 4.4 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 50 (7) $18.72 $17.87 $37,180 4.6 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 480 (7) $21.28 $21.64 $45,010 2.7 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 1,520 0.01% $14.00 $15.94 $33,160 1.7 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 430 (7) $15.17 $17.03 $35,420 6.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 (7) $11.96 $11.95 $24,850 2.7 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 500 (7) $21.10 $22.71 $47,240 2.4 %
 
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 2,260 0.02% $19.64 $20.17 $41,960 2.2 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,640 0.02% $20.16 $20.84 $43,340 1.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 120 (7) $27.01 $27.62 $57,440 1.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 130 (7) $13.61 $13.99 $29,110 3.9 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 200 (7) $9.54 $10.83 $22,520 6.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 40 (7) $16.10 $15.27 $31,770 4.3 %
 
Healthcare Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 5,330 0.05% $10.61 $13.36 $27,790 2.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 110 (7) $9.88 $10.26 $21,340 7.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 310 (7) $8.94 $9.65 $20,060 3.5 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 4,760 0.04% $10.92 $13.77 $28,650 2.7 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 120 (7) $8.75 $10.29 $21,400 12.8 %
 
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 61,340 0.57% $10.17 $11.21 $23,310 0.6 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 2,250 0.02% $18.27 $19.26 $40,060 0.7 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 130 (7) $16.26 $16.77 $34,880 2.9 %
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 1,390 0.01% $14.84 $15.00 $31,190 1.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 53,980 0.50% $10.06 $10.88 $22,620 0.7 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 60 (7) $12.12 $18.31 $38,080 27.6 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 3,140 0.03% $8.54 $8.83 $18,370 1.7 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 340 (7) $9.44 $12.00 $24,960 5.4 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 8,546,790 78.83% $7.54 $8.36 $17,390 0.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 98,490 0.91% $14.99 $16.63 $34,600 0.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 588,410 5.43% $12.26 $13.24 $27,530 0.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 599,730 5.53% $7.23 $7.43 $15,450 0.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 60,640 0.56% $9.63 $10.07 $20,950 0.9 %
35-2013 Cooks, Private Household 370 (7) $11.29 $11.43 $23,780 9.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 743,200 6.85% $9.50 $9.81 $20,410 0.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 163,450 1.51% $8.34 $8.68 $18,050 0.6 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 5,930 0.05% $10.36 $11.30 $23,510 2.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 465,730 4.30% $7.90 $8.22 $17,110 0.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 385,420 3.55% $7.60 $8.54 $17,760 0.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,859,160 17.15% $6.90 $7.16 $14,900 0.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 328,030 3.03% $7.56 $7.73 $16,070 0.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,066,850 19.06% $6.80 $7.79 $16,200 0.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 91,900 0.85% $7.74 $8.79 $18,290 1.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 317,150 2.93% $7.11 $7.47 $15,530 0.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 429,930 3.97% $7.40 $7.53 $15,660 0.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 313,880 2.89% $7.59 $7.85 $16,320 0.3 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 28,540 0.26% $7.94 $8.66 $18,010 1.7 %
 
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 582,390 5.37% $8.16 $8.98 $18,680 0.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 33,290 0.31% $12.51 $13.48 $28,040 0.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 3,620 0.03% $15.13 $17.03 $35,410 4.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 96,130 0.89% $8.63 $9.35 $19,450 0.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 423,710 3.91% $7.89 $8.41 $17,500 0.5 %
37-2019 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other 1,380 0.01% $7.83 $8.53 $17,740 6.4 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 170 (7) $9.25 $10.26 $21,340 8.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 22,760 0.21% $9.25 $10.05 $20,900 0.9 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 410 (7) $8.26 $9.95 $20,700 5.9 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 890 0.01% $9.56 $10.54 $21,920 5.7 %
 
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 136,930 1.26% $8.32 $10.19 $21,190 0.5 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 11,180 0.10% $20.46 $20.81 $43,290 1.2 %
39-1012 Slot Key Persons 4,420 0.04% $11.34 $11.82 $24,590 1.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 3,650 0.03% $16.02 $17.52 $36,440 1.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 550 0.01% $9.74 $10.49 $21,820 6.6 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 35,490 0.33% $6.42 $6.77 $14,070 1.1 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 2,040 0.02% $9.37 $9.47 $19,700 0.7 %
39-3019 Gaming Service Workers, All Other 6,150 0.06% $11.52 $12.12 $25,220 0.7 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 2,500 0.02% $8.09 $8.58 $17,840 1.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 12,570 0.12% $7.85 $8.37 $17,410 1.0 %
39-3092 Costume Attendants 780 0.01% $12.09 $11.93 $24,810 1.0 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 2,330 0.02% $8.77 $9.30 $19,350 1.3 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 850 0.01% $8.30 $9.33 $19,400 4.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 710 0.01% $9.96 $11.01 $22,900 2.3 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists 400 (7) $8.83 $10.46 $21,770 3.5 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 1,050 0.01% $8.52 $10.60 $22,040 4.1 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 25,080 0.23% $7.91 $8.71 $18,110 0.8 %
39-6012 Concierges 7,980 0.07% $10.70 $11.74 $24,430 1.3 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 780 0.01% $11.04 $11.83 $24,610 5.1 %
39-6022 Travel Guides 50 (7) $14.45 $13.78 $28,650 4.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 800 0.01% $8.63 $9.04 $18,810 2.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 520 (7) $8.61 $8.89 $18,480 2.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 2,620 0.02% $12.92 $15.21 $31,640 3.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 8,480 0.08% $8.77 $9.97 $20,740 1.4 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 740 0.01% $9.35 $10.45 $21,740 3.9 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 4,630 0.04% $9.37 $10.06 $20,920 2.1 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 354,840 3.27% $7.65 $8.89 $18,500 0.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 11,610 0.11% $14.46 $15.35 $31,930 1.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1,630 0.02% $25.49 $28.62 $59,530 3.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 289,650 2.67% $7.31 $7.58 $15,770 0.5 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 8,890 0.08% $10.87 $10.95 $22,770 0.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 4,770 0.04% $8.19 $9.19 $19,110 4.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 16,340 0.15% $8.65 $9.85 $20,480 1.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 230 (7) $15.69 $16.38 $34,060 5.4 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 80 (7) $13.41 $15.06 $31,320 7.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 13,330 0.12% $19.45 $21.45 $44,620 1.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) (8) $20.34 $20.97 $43,620 12.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,650 0.02% $18.38 $20.05 $41,700 3.3 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 30 (7) $10.69 $13.52 $28,120 10.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 680 0.01% $22.23 $24.11 $50,140 6.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,190 0.01% $8.55 $11.11 $23,110 6.1 %
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 500 (7) $8.81 $11.00 $22,880 11.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 4,170 0.04% $14.53 $17.05 $35,460 5.1 %
 
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 410,700 3.79% $9.94 $10.95 $22,770 0.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 27,070 0.25% $15.92 $17.03 $35,420 0.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 11,090 0.10% $10.53 $11.16 $23,220 0.7 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 120 (7) $11.43 $12.48 $25,970 2.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 520 (7) $12.62 $13.12 $27,300 3.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 2,800 0.03% $12.50 $12.87 $26,760 1.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 48,960 0.45% $11.88 $12.49 $25,980 0.7 %
43-3041 Gaming Cage Workers 5,290 0.05% $11.60 $12.01 $24,980 0.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 5,690 0.05% $13.00 $13.42 $27,920 1.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 870 0.01% $12.70 $13.17 $27,390 1.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 280 (7) $12.88 $13.61 $28,310 2.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 9,530 0.09% $10.89 $11.69 $24,320 1.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 320 (7) $10.07 $10.26 $21,340 3.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 197,110 1.82% $8.52 $9.00 $18,720 0.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 (7) $13.97 $14.49 $30,140 6.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 2,430 0.02% $9.05 $10.28 $21,380 3.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 4,060 0.04% $13.45 $13.95 $29,020 1.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 8,590 0.08% $9.87 $10.39 $21,610 1.1 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 12,860 0.12% $10.75 $11.56 $24,050 1.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 420 (7) $11.27 $13.62 $28,330 4.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 760 0.01% $6.89 $8.00 $16,630 5.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 1,210 0.01% $12.67 $13.39 $27,850 1.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 480 (7) $12.79 $13.39 $27,850 2.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 3,800 0.04% $11.73 $12.61 $26,230 1.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 7,750 0.07% $10.10 $10.76 $22,390 1.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 910 0.01% $9.66 $10.59 $22,030 3.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 12,800 0.12% $15.36 $16.10 $33,500 1.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 11,840 0.11% $12.29 $12.67 $26,350 1.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 230 (7) $13.55 $14.42 $29,990 2.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 480 (7) $10.20 $10.65 $22,150 2.5 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (8) (8) $6.47 $7.37 $15,340 15.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 200 (7) $10.92 $11.24 $23,380 2.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 29,160 0.27% $10.12 $10.68 $22,210 1.0 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 2,550 0.02% $12.11 $12.21 $25,390 1.0 %
 
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 440 (7) $9.89 $11.17 $23,230 3.9 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 60 (7) $11.05 $14.51 $30,190 9.1 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 330 (7) $9.27 $10.49 $21,820 5.3 %
 
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 3,880 0.04% $18.82 $19.56 $40,680 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 120 (7) $24.56 $25.86 $53,790 2.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,000 0.01% $20.34 $20.24 $42,110 1.4 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 70 (7) $15.64 $16.42 $34,140 6.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers (8) (8) $14.44 $14.00 $29,130 5.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 780 0.01% $22.64 $23.84 $49,590 3.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 1,270 0.01% $17.34 $17.88 $37,180 2.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 240 (7) $16.82 $18.78 $39,050 3.2 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other (8) (8) $12.53 $13.42 $27,910 6.3 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 91,070 0.84% $12.17 $13.71 $28,520 0.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 6,140 0.06% $20.84 $22.02 $45,790 0.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 (7) $16.58 $18.02 $37,480 10.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 30 (7) $18.00 $19.26 $40,070 3.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 310 (7) $17.67 $17.12 $35,610 3.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 500 (7) $17.44 $17.46 $36,310 2.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 (7) $14.07 $14.72 $30,620 2.8 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 90 (7) $12.79 $13.30 $27,670 3.5 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 30 (7) $12.89 $12.82 $26,670 3.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 500 (7) $18.96 $19.05 $39,620 2.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 130 (7) $15.73 $16.33 $33,970 6.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 77,320 0.71% $11.47 $12.83 $26,690 0.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 290 (7) $15.01 $16.06 $33,400 3.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 4,050 0.04% $14.56 $15.41 $32,060 1.3 %
49-9092 Commercial Divers 30 (7) $12.44 $13.10 $27,240 28.6 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 160 (7) $20.93 $20.32 $42,270 2.4 %
49-9096 Riggers 60 (7) $25.58 $26.17 $54,430 2.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 340 (7) $9.28 $9.92 $20,640 2.6 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 770 0.01% $15.73 $16.98 $35,320 2.0 %
 
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 80,370 0.74% $9.24 $10.16 $21,120 0.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,830 0.02% $17.10 $18.43 $38,330 1.7 %
51-3011 Bakers 32,050 0.30% $9.91 $10.58 $22,000 0.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 1,210 0.01% $11.06 $11.61 $24,140 3.4 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 520 (7) $8.33 $9.11 $18,940 4.5 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders (8) (8) $10.02 $9.81 $20,400 5.5 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 2,090 0.02% $8.03 $8.97 $18,670 4.4 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 3,450 0.03% $8.50 $9.05 $18,830 2.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 30 (7) $20.87 $21.65 $45,030 13.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 31,560 0.29% $8.41 $8.90 $18,510 0.6 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 800 0.01% $8.98 $9.22 $19,180 2.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 160 (7) $10.32 $10.60 $22,050 3.2 %
51-6051 Sewers, Hand 120 (7) $11.01 $11.57 $24,060 1.9 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 390 (7) $12.14 $12.43 $25,850 2.2 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 100 (7) $19.59 $18.50 $38,470 2.3 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 40 (7) $9.82 $10.09 $20,990 8.6 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 730 0.01% $18.06 $18.90 $39,320 2.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 50 (7) $16.56 $17.27 $35,930 9.1 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 30 (7) $17.71 $18.57 $38,620 5.8 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 450 (7) $15.37 $15.44 $32,120 2.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 990 0.01% $12.32 $13.44 $27,960 8.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 300 (7) $11.27 $12.69 $26,390 4.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 100 (7) $9.43 $9.55 $19,870 9.0 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 410 (7) $9.55 $9.67 $20,110 5.0 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 40 (7) $8.58 $8.82 $18,340 5.4 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 170 (7) $13.32 $13.55 $28,190 5.4 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,750 0.02% $8.65 $9.46 $19,670 3.6 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 600 0.01% $10.01 $13.96 $29,040 13.8 %
 
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 217,600 2.01% $7.17 $8.36 $17,390 0.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 520 (7) $17.82 $18.44 $38,350 2.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 1,840 0.02% $16.38 $18.00 $37,440 2.7 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 130 (7) $7.75 $9.75 $20,280 16.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 40 (7) $9.90 $9.87 $20,520 6.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 152,730 1.41% $6.87 $7.82 $16,260 1.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 100 (7) $13.50 $16.33 $33,970 16.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 27,490 0.25% $7.23 $8.69 $18,080 1.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 7,830 0.07% $8.78 $9.24 $19,210 1.0 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 380 (7) $8.55 $10.04 $20,890 7.4 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 80 (7) $10.10 $10.69 $22,230 6.4 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 50 (7) $24.46 $23.47 $48,820 10.3 %
53-5022 Motorboat Operators 30 (7) $9.25 $15.41 $32,050 13.3 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 9,540 0.09% $7.72 $8.28 $17,230 0.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 240 (7) $8.83 $9.07 $18,860 3.1 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 770 0.01% $10.23 $11.29 $23,490 5.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 390 (7) $13.22 $14.11 $29,360 3.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 250 (7) $8.88 $9.54 $19,840 5.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 10,590 0.10% $10.53 $11.04 $22,960 1.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 4,090 0.04% $8.61 $9.71 $20,210 8.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 40 (7) $7.98 $8.23 $17,130 2.5 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 370 (7) $9.74 $11.00 $22,880 4.7 %

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.

(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