May 2010 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 nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in Sector 51 - Information.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Sector 51 - Information consists of:

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Sector 51 - Information

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 2,708,760 100.00% $24.17 $29.09 $60,500 1.1 %
 
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 191,890 7.08% $57.47 $63.68 $132,450 1.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 8,800 0.32% (5) $101.71 $211,550 3.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 51,990 1.92% $54.27 $63.83 $132,760 1.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 4,770 0.18% $38.59 $46.30 $96,300 1.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 16,360 0.60% $59.43 $63.92 $132,960 1.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 20,040 0.74% $58.12 $63.44 $131,960 0.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 2,050 0.08% $52.55 $56.81 $118,160 1.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 7,070 0.26% $44.01 $46.55 $96,820 1.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 34,060 1.26% $61.48 $64.92 $135,020 1.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 13,630 0.50% $58.60 $64.67 $134,510 1.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 1,780 0.07% $42.57 $46.00 $95,670 1.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,000 0.04% $52.39 $57.81 $120,250 5.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 1,130 0.04% $39.53 $42.38 $88,150 3.2 %
11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers 1,090 0.04% $47.86 $51.74 $107,610 1.6 %
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 2,560 0.09% $56.71 $62.35 $129,680 2.5 %
11-3131 Training and Development Managers 1,070 0.04% $50.58 $54.32 $112,990 1.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 360 0.01% $48.38 $49.42 $102,790 3.2 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 30 (7) $34.00 $39.22 $81,570 6.4 %
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 4,430 0.16% $60.54 $62.65 $130,310 1.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 70 (7) $54.26 $68.68 $142,850 11.6 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers (8) (8) $44.66 $54.46 $113,270 14.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 250 0.01% $49.48 $49.16 $102,250 3.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 19,210 0.71% $54.98 $59.75 $124,280 5.4 %
 
Business and Financial Operations 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)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 171,900 6.35% $33.96 $36.08 $75,040 1.8 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 400 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 630 0.02% $26.94 $30.02 $62,440 3.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 6,960 0.26% $28.57 $29.67 $61,710 3.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 280 0.01% $32.28 $34.26 $71,250 5.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers 2,600 0.10% $30.62 $32.92 $68,470 1.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 820 0.03% $29.57 $31.81 $66,150 2.5 %
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 9,730 0.36% $31.79 $33.17 $68,980 1.8 %
13-1081 Logisticians 3,050 0.11% $40.48 $42.44 $88,270 7.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 21,640 0.80% $39.89 $42.53 $88,470 2.5 %
13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners* 1,520 0.06% $24.85 $26.19 $54,480 1.6 %
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 3,130 0.12% $29.96 $31.23 $64,960 1.3 %
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 9,450 0.35% $29.71 $30.73 $63,920 1.2 %
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 23,430 0.86% $34.12 $36.06 $75,010 3.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 42,750 1.58% $35.41 $36.80 $76,550 1.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 25,800 0.95% $32.22 $34.58 $71,920 0.7 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 1,540 0.06% $34.70 $35.39 $73,610 1.5 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 2,300 0.08% $30.17 $32.66 $67,940 3.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 10,900 0.40% $36.91 $39.71 $82,600 2.2 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 260 0.01% $28.57 $34.07 $70,860 6.8 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 100 (7) $35.47 $36.88 $76,700 3.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 340 0.01% $30.56 $34.19 $71,110 5.0 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 4,080 0.15% $30.71 $33.20 $69,050 1.5 %
 
Computer and Mathematical 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)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 407,600 15.05% $37.48 $38.34 $79,740 1.6 %
15-1111 Computer and Information Research Scientists 2,420 0.09% $54.93 $57.20 $118,970 3.4 %
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 44,600 1.65% $38.24 $39.03 $81,180 0.7 %
15-1131 Computer Programmers 41,890 1.55% $36.55 $37.74 $78,500 2.1 %
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 74,950 2.77% $44.06 $44.79 $93,170 1.5 %
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software 55,880 2.06% $45.09 $46.80 $97,340 1.0 %
15-1141 Database Administrators 11,180 0.41% $37.10 $37.51 $78,020 0.7 %
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 38,850 1.43% $34.55 $35.84 $74,560 0.7 %
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 67,390 2.49% $22.74 $24.87 $51,730 1.5 %
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 48,570 1.79% $38.02 $38.94 $80,990 0.7 %
15-1799 Computer Occupations, All Other* 15,720 0.58% $35.39 $36.90 $76,760 4.3 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 5,420 0.20% $37.75 $38.65 $80,400 1.8 %
15-2041 Statisticians 690 0.03% $34.80 $34.70 $72,180 5.3 %
 
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 50,930 1.88% $36.41 $38.30 $79,660 0.7 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 50 (7) $54.48 $51.35 $106,820 3.3 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 390 0.01% $19.20 $20.34 $42,300 13.5 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 50 (7) $45.44 $45.16 $93,940 5.6 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (8) (8) $44.07 $40.81 $84,880 3.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 540 0.02% $36.93 $37.22 $77,420 2.2 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 3,710 0.14% $47.95 $50.05 $104,090 3.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 3,410 0.13% $39.01 $41.07 $85,430 1.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 27,400 1.01% $39.99 $41.30 $85,890 0.6 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 (7) $28.13 $28.64 $59,570 4.2 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 60 (7) $41.42 $41.63 $86,600 2.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 980 0.04% $39.81 $41.08 $85,450 2.0 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 50 (7) $33.61 $33.38 $69,430 13.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 200 0.01% $43.61 $45.13 $93,860 3.1 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 1,440 0.05% $42.55 $43.65 $90,790 2.7 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 940 0.03% $22.05 $23.63 $49,150 1.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 100 (7) $26.03 $26.24 $54,580 2.6 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 370 0.01% $26.30 $25.12 $52,240 2.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 290 0.01% $26.76 $26.69 $55,510 2.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 9,730 0.36% $27.80 $28.17 $58,600 1.0 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 250 0.01% $24.01 $25.39 $52,800 4.7 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (8) (8) $27.33 $27.05 $56,270 3.2 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 160 0.01% $29.50 $30.14 $62,690 4.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 540 0.02% $15.53 $16.59 $34,500 3.4 %
 
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 1,610 0.06% $36.48 $37.94 $78,920 2.4 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 100 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 850 0.03% $38.34 $39.17 $81,470 2.7 %
19-2031 Chemists 110 (7) $30.83 $31.91 $66,380 8.0 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 120 (7) $49.18 $52.23 $108,650 9.6 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 50 (7) $17.85 $19.95 $41,500 7.6 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 150 0.01% $27.93 $28.43 $59,140 6.3 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 60 (7) $42.00 $35.33 $73,490 16.7 %
 
Community and Social Service 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 Service Occupations 290 0.01% $18.13 $20.68 $43,000 5.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 70 (7) $16.68 $18.95 $39,410 12.8 %
21-1798 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other* 90 (7) $18.00 $18.26 $37,970 12.7 %
21-2011 Clergy 50 (7) $20.98 $23.95 $49,810 13.7 %
21-2099 Religious Workers, All Other 50 (7) $18.39 $19.24 $40,030 10.0 %
 
Legal Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 6,510 0.24% $45.26 $54.43 $113,210 3.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 3,710 0.14% $70.73 $74.73 $155,450 2.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants* 1,870 0.07% $28.92 $30.02 $62,450 3.8 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 210 0.01% $14.48 $18.29 $38,050 3.0 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 370 0.01% $16.26 $17.99 $37,420 7.4 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 310 0.01% $28.69 $29.36 $61,070 2.0 %
 
Education, Training, and Library 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)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 14,900 0.55% $18.49 $19.92 $41,430 1.3 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 150 0.01% $26.57 $31.15 $64,800 7.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 90 (7) $17.30 $18.70 $38,900 6.5 %
25-3999 Teachers and Instructors, All Other* 220 0.01% (4) (4) $57,110 5.2 %
25-4011 Archivists 590 0.02% $21.33 $23.61 $49,110 2.9 %
25-4012 Curators 170 0.01% $30.85 $31.74 $66,030 4.3 %
25-4013 Museum Technicians and Conservators 70 (7) $19.61 $22.27 $46,320 6.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 6,620 0.24% $23.33 $23.66 $49,210 1.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 6,420 0.24% $13.61 $14.02 $29,160 1.6 %
25-9011 Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists 30 (7) $22.33 $22.86 $47,550 10.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 400 0.01% $30.25 $30.43 $63,290 3.7 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 70 (7) $22.33 $29.60 $61,560 25.3 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 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)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 442,850 16.35% $22.04 $28.38 $59,030 1.3 %
27-1011 Art Directors 8,230 0.30% $37.93 $44.61 $92,780 2.0 %
27-1012 Craft Artists 130 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators (8) (8) $26.51 $29.75 $61,880 3.7 %
27-1014 Multimedia Artists and Animators 13,470 0.50% $30.18 $32.66 $67,940 1.3 %
27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other 1,200 0.04% $34.59 $33.90 $70,510 3.1 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 450 0.02% $24.99 $27.07 $56,300 4.0 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers 260 0.01% $41.14 $44.50 $92,570 5.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 36,370 1.34% $19.74 $22.35 $46,490 0.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 (7) $12.33 $16.76 $34,860 10.3 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers 1,700 0.06% $31.14 $32.13 $66,840 3.9 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 650 0.02% $23.95 $27.14 $56,460 4.3 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 55,670 2.06% $34.53 $44.86 $93,300 3.0 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 530 0.02% $24.35 $26.84 $55,830 5.2 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 530 0.02% $26.30 $34.15 (4) 6.6 %
27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other 11,720 0.43% $14.79 $18.85 (4) 4.3 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 30,680 1.13% $12.66 $18.69 $38,880 1.8 %
27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers 630 0.02% $11.30 $14.12 $29,380 4.6 %
27-3021 Broadcast News Analysts 5,420 0.20% $26.12 $35.27 $73,360 2.7 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 44,240 1.63% $16.51 $20.95 $43,580 1.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 12,820 0.47% $26.04 $28.58 $59,450 1.4 %
27-3041 Editors 70,950 2.62% $24.29 $28.66 $59,620 1.3 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 5,740 0.21% $32.50 $33.88 $70,470 3.4 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 15,040 0.56% $25.09 $30.42 $63,270 2.0 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 490 0.02% $22.70 $25.60 $53,250 10.0 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 8,740 0.32% $20.99 $26.31 $54,730 3.2 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 11,090 0.41% $19.22 $21.63 $45,000 1.9 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 26,480 0.98% $16.15 $19.50 $40,550 3.1 %
27-4013 Radio Operators 210 0.01% $16.86 $19.51 $40,580 16.0 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 10,310 0.38% $23.78 $28.03 $58,310 2.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 9,630 0.36% $18.19 $21.00 $43,690 1.8 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 13,410 0.50% $18.65 $23.19 $48,230 3.9 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 16,420 0.61% $26.77 $31.55 $65,630 2.4 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 6,280 0.23% $27.73 $30.22 $62,850 3.4 %
 
Healthcare Practitioners 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 Practitioners and Technical Occupations 900 0.03% $29.71 $33.78 $70,260 9.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (8) (8) $47.90 $47.10 $97,960 2.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 100 (7) $33.63 $35.86 $74,590 4.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 100 (7) $18.84 $19.01 $39,530 2.4 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 260 0.01% $35.81 $35.47 $73,780 1.6 %
29-9799 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other* (8) (8) $41.90 $32.65 $67,910 26.4 %
 
Healthcare Support 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)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 50 (7) $15.29 $16.59 $34,500 9.7 %
31-9799 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other* 30 (7) $16.54 $18.87 $39,240 12.2 %
 
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 4,260 0.16% $15.29 $16.95 $35,250 2.0 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other 200 0.01% $24.30 $26.41 $54,920 3.0 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 410 0.02% $24.19 $24.79 $51,560 2.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 3,380 0.12% $13.84 $15.35 $31,920 2.2 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other * 110 (7) $20.73 $26.16 $54,400 16.6 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related 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)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 45,730 1.69% $8.68 $9.34 $19,440 0.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 3,120 0.12% $12.76 $14.06 $29,250 1.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) (8) $8.41 $8.28 $17,220 5.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 50 (7) $8.96 $9.33 $19,400 4.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 130 (7) $10.17 $11.64 $24,200 8.0 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 80 (7) $12.09 $13.00 $27,030 4.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,590 0.06% $8.89 $9.71 $20,210 4.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 160 0.01% $8.46 $8.71 $18,120 3.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,590 0.17% $8.79 $9.16 $19,050 1.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 35,100 1.30% $8.54 $8.90 $18,510 1.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 520 0.02% $8.29 $9.70 $20,170 4.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) (8) $8.35 $8.71 $18,110 10.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers (8) (8) $8.50 $8.67 $18,020 3.1 %
 
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 13,990 0.52% $12.72 $13.23 $27,510 1.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 350 0.01% $20.77 $21.04 $43,770 1.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 13,210 0.49% $12.62 $13.04 $27,130 1.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 80 (7) $11.35 $12.10 $25,160 5.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 250 0.01% $12.31 $12.51 $26,010 3.1 %
 
Personal Care and Service 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)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 54,220 2.00% $8.93 $10.70 $22,250 2.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 4,970 0.18% $14.35 $15.89 $33,040 2.0 %
39-3021 Motion Picture Projectionists 8,880 0.33% $9.75 $10.71 $22,280 1.5 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 37,260 1.38% $8.62 $8.99 $18,690 0.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 580 0.02% $7.90 $8.77 $18,240 2.5 %
39-3092 Costume Attendants 700 0.03% $23.09 $23.65 $49,190 5.6 %
39-3099 Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other (8) (8) $9.28 $11.22 $23,340 3.0 %
39-5091 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance 880 0.03% $37.31 $37.59 $78,200 4.4 %
39-7011 Tour Guides and Escorts 50 (7) $10.62 $10.97 $22,820 4.8 %
39-9011 Childcare Workers 120 (7) $9.66 $11.49 $23,890 7.6 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 50 (7) $8.43 $12.22 $25,430 19.5 %
 
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 357,340 13.19% $21.31 $25.97 $54,010 0.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 9,840 0.36% $19.74 $21.92 $45,590 1.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 18,880 0.70% $35.34 $39.57 $82,300 1.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 22,690 0.84% $8.89 $9.53 $19,830 0.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 230 0.01% $11.31 $12.98 $26,990 7.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 33,590 1.24% $12.45 $14.55 $30,260 1.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 81,510 3.01% $20.02 $24.45 $50,850 1.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 40 (7) $27.98 $32.61 $67,820 12.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 340 0.01% $39.82 $47.93 $99,690 12.0 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 (7) $18.56 $19.26 $40,060 3.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 95,200 3.51% $25.96 $29.12 $60,570 1.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 27,770 1.03% $36.23 $40.30 $83,820 1.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 26,620 0.98% $26.23 $30.79 $64,040 1.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 380 0.01% $11.12 $14.07 $29,260 6.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 440 0.02% $37.76 $37.09 $77,150 3.4 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 8,150 0.30% $45.50 $47.00 $97,750 1.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 23,430 0.86% $12.02 $13.60 $28,280 2.1 %
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 2,040 0.08% $10.50 $14.14 $29,410 4.0 %
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 6,130 0.23% $17.39 $21.82 $45,390 4.6 %
 
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 549,650 20.29% $16.24 $17.71 $36,830 0.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 35,610 1.31% $26.85 $27.92 $58,070 0.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 3,230 0.12% $11.84 $12.47 $25,950 2.3 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 11,950 0.44% $16.93 $17.07 $35,500 1.9 %
43-2099 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other 230 0.01% $11.40 $12.77 $26,560 9.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 9,540 0.35% $17.15 $17.94 $37,300 1.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 8,620 0.32% $15.65 $16.32 $33,950 0.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,240 1.26% $17.47 $18.10 $37,650 1.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,650 0.10% $19.45 $19.70 $40,980 1.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 1,090 0.04% $19.44 $19.47 $40,500 2.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 350 0.01% $11.58 $12.08 $25,130 1.6 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 170 0.01% $15.47 $15.80 $32,860 3.4 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 2,250 0.08% $19.02 $19.28 $40,110 2.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 164,180 6.06% $15.92 $17.39 $36,180 0.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 240 0.01% $20.94 $20.82 $43,310 5.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 2,610 0.10% $14.06 $15.07 $31,340 1.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 400 0.01% $11.19 $13.05 $27,140 10.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 8,220 0.30% $9.59 $10.56 $21,960 1.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 540 0.02% $16.86 $17.80 $37,010 5.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 70 (7) $16.29 $16.54 $34,400 4.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 12,910 0.48% $15.28 $16.38 $34,080 1.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 3,750 0.14% $19.75 $20.60 $42,840 1.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 10,910 0.40% $12.80 $13.30 $27,660 0.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 2,880 0.11% $19.49 $19.52 $40,600 2.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 3,880 0.14% $9.20 $11.30 $23,510 8.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 (7) $19.10 $18.70 $38,890 8.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 7,190 0.27% $16.13 $17.00 $35,360 1.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 19,740 0.73% $23.33 $22.26 $46,310 0.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 8,530 0.31% $14.34 $15.66 $32,560 1.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5,190 0.19% $13.22 $14.28 $29,710 1.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 1,090 0.04% $13.51 $14.66 $30,480 7.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 28,910 1.07% $22.81 $23.89 $49,700 0.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 280 0.01% $25.77 $25.38 $52,790 1.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (8) (8) $14.66 $14.99 $31,180 3.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 27,960 1.03% $16.02 $16.46 $34,240 0.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 10,980 0.41% $17.51 $18.50 $38,480 1.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 20,480 0.76% $12.32 $12.91 $26,860 0.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 1,280 0.05% $13.19 $13.99 $29,110 1.9 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 7,820 0.29% $16.39 $18.02 $37,470 2.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 190 0.01% $15.50 $15.63 $32,520 6.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 13,480 0.50% $12.66 $13.52 $28,110 1.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 55,120 2.03% $13.64 $14.83 $30,850 0.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 4,590 0.17% $12.28 $13.24 $27,540 1.8 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 4,670 0.17% $14.06 $15.17 $31,550 1.5 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 560 0.02% $21.83 $21.64 $45,000 2.5 %
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 10,370 0.38% $15.01 $16.64 $34,620 1.7 %
 
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 4,830 0.18% $26.29 $27.74 $57,700 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 340 0.01% $32.31 $33.07 $68,780 3.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,600 0.06% $28.02 $29.46 $61,270 3.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 410 0.02% $17.26 $20.96 $43,590 6.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 610 0.02% $17.23 $18.47 $38,420 2.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,400 0.05% $31.41 $31.58 $65,700 2.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 150 0.01% $31.19 $29.87 $62,140 8.1 %
47-4799 Construction and Related Workers, All Other* 250 0.01% $18.25 $21.96 $45,670 7.6 %
 
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 291,250 10.75% $26.93 $25.98 $54,030 0.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 17,230 0.64% $33.91 $34.26 $71,260 0.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 2,430 0.09% $19.95 $21.18 $44,050 2.0 %
49-2021 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairs 4,300 0.16% $17.34 $19.20 $39,940 5.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 141,130 5.21% $27.10 $26.17 $54,440 0.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 4,740 0.17% $26.00 $25.72 $53,500 1.8 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 40 (7) $27.27 $27.44 $57,070 2.7 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 70 (7) $14.84 $15.82 $32,910 11.8 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 2,520 0.09% $16.39 $16.72 $34,780 2.6 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 60 (7) $17.10 $16.51 $34,350 4.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 560 0.02% $27.72 $26.54 $55,210 1.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 200 0.01% $26.64 $25.72 $53,500 5.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 400 0.01% $28.55 $27.14 $56,450 3.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 490 0.02% $23.89 $24.26 $50,450 1.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 190 0.01% $20.52 $21.63 $44,990 3.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 1,200 0.04% $12.25 $16.67 $34,670 11.1 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 104,430 3.86% $27.32 $25.73 $53,530 0.7 %
49-9061 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 330 0.01% $26.37 $26.83 $55,810 3.8 %
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 7,170 0.26% $20.06 $20.81 $43,280 0.9 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 200 0.01% $23.52 $22.17 $46,110 4.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 2,190 0.08% $14.37 $15.01 $31,230 1.9 %
49-9799 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other* 900 0.03% $16.93 $18.97 $39,460 3.4 %
 
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 52,000 1.92% $15.71 $17.31 $36,010 0.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 5,220 0.19% $26.54 $27.58 $57,370 0.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 200 0.01% $14.42 $17.21 $35,800 7.9 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 70 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-2092 Team Assemblers 450 0.02% $12.24 $13.20 $27,450 5.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 160 0.01% $25.55 $21.66 $45,060 11.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 430 0.02% $24.00 $23.00 $47,840 3.9 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 40 (7) $27.48 $27.02 $56,200 3.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 60 (7) $19.53 $19.92 $41,430 7.6 %
51-5111 Prepress Technicians and Workers 8,700 0.32% $16.03 $17.11 $35,580 1.1 %
51-5112 Printing Press Operators 18,880 0.70% $16.50 $17.40 $36,190 1.1 %
51-5113 Print Binding and Finishing Workers 3,310 0.12% $13.21 $13.89 $28,890 1.5 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 140 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 170 0.01% $33.99 $32.62 $67,850 2.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 0.01% $15.09 $15.37 $31,960 3.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,550 0.06% $15.20 $16.86 $35,060 3.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 3,060 0.11% $11.34 $12.91 $26,860 2.4 %
51-9151 Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 2,050 0.08% $13.53 $15.41 $32,040 5.4 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,560 0.06% $15.16 $14.80 $30,770 3.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 3,490 0.13% $9.59 $10.75 $22,360 1.8 %
51-9399 Production Workers, All Other* 1,920 0.07% $14.17 $16.21 $33,720 5.2 %
 
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 46,050 1.70% $11.82 $14.04 $29,200 1.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,940 0.07% $21.01 $22.26 $46,300 1.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 1,830 0.07% $21.91 $23.45 $48,780 2.0 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 180 0.01% (4) (4) $79,060 5.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 5,590 0.21% $11.12 $12.96 $26,950 3.0 %
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 930 0.03% $23.21 $23.01 $47,860 2.3 %
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 7,820 0.29% $13.08 $15.09 $31,400 1.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 200 0.01% $18.82 $21.38 $44,480 13.1 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 100 (7) $22.84 $27.80 $57,830 20.2 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (8) (8) $10.72 $10.88 $22,640 2.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 980 0.04% $15.53 $16.54 $34,400 4.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 80 (7) $10.34 $11.17 $23,230 2.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 13,940 0.51% $11.39 $12.61 $26,230 1.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 5,550 0.20% $10.80 $12.12 $25,210 2.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 6,290 0.23% $9.30 $10.42 $21,680 1.8 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 130 (7) $11.69 $13.12 $27,280 12.3 %

About May 2010 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 $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.




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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011