Table 2: Employment and mean wages for the smallest U.S. occupations, May 2009
Occupation Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage

Prosthodontists

660 $60.29 $125,400

Fabric menders, except garment

840 13.28 27,630

Radio operators

870 20.86 43,400

Locomotive firers

960 24.71 51,400

Farm labor contractors

1,000 17.37 36,130

Segmental pavers

1,040 13.81 28,730

Mathematical technicians

1,090 21.27 44,230

Geographers

1,170 34.33 71,420

Astronomers

1,240 49.40 102,740

Models

1,510 17.51 36,420

Patternmakers, wood

1,540 18.53 38,540

Forest fire inspectors/prevention specialists

1,540 18.36 38,180

Animal breeders

1,700 16.93 35,210

Industrial-organizational psychologists

1,710 49.31 102,570

Model makers, wood

1,900 16.33 33,970

Makeup artists, theatrical and performance

1,930 21.64 45,010

Dredge operators

1,990 18.43 38,330
Note: Omits some occupations that are concentrated in private households and the agricultural sector (except logging and support activities for crop and animal production), which are not covered by the OES survey.

 

Last Modified Date: August 12, 2010