Table 3: Employment and mean wages by major occupational group, May 2009
Occupational group Employment Percent of total U.S. employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage

Management

6,116,380 4.7 $49.47 $102,900

Business and financial operations

6,063,670 4.6 31.68 65,900

Computer and mathematical science

3,303,690 2.5 36.68 76,290

Architecture and engineering

2,412,730 1.8 35.38 73,590

Life, physical, and social science

1,308,380 1.0 31.57 65,660

Community and social services

1,891,320 1.4 20.55 42,750

Legal

999,020 0.8 46.07 95,820

Education, training, and library

8,488,740 6.5 23.81 49,530

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media

1,745,670 1.3 24.87 51,720

Healthcare practitioner and technical

7,200,950 5.5 33.51 69,690

Healthcare support

3,886,690 3.0 12.84 26,710

Protective service

3,172,420 2.4 20.07 41,740

Food preparation and serving related

11,218,260 8.6 10.04 20,880

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance

4,269,480 3.3 12.00 24,970

Personal care and service

3,461,910 2.6 11.87 24,680

Sales and related

13,715,050 10.5 17.32 36,020

Office and administrative support

22,336,450 17.1 15.86 32,990

Farming, fishing, and forestry

419,200 0.3 11.53 23,990

Construction and extraction

5,751,630 4.4 20.84 43,350

Installation, maintenance, and repair

5,114,150 3.9 20.30 42,210

Production

8,927,130 6.8 16.01 33,290

Transportation and material moving

8,844,700 6.8 15.47 32,180

All Occupations

130,647,610 100.0 20.90 43,460

 

Last Modified Date: August 12, 2010