Table 4: Employment, median wages, and hourly mean wages for the largest occupations with wages near the U.S. median, May 2009
Occupation Employment Hourly median wage Annual median wage Hourly mean wage

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

1,757,870 $16.08 $33,450 $16.71

Maintenance and repair workers, general

1,268,930 16.65 34,620 17.56

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

1,163,040 16.78 34,900 18.81

Billing and posting clerks and machine operators

493,780 15.25 31,720 15.82

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

430,450 15.54 32,330 16.75

Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

357,740 16.71 34,750 17.61

Dental assistants

294,020 15.98 33,230 16.35

Insurance claims and policy processing clerks

235,480 16.36 34,040 17.18

Painters, construction and maintenance

214,240 16.21 33,720 17.94

Loan interviewers and clerks

195,310 16.03 33,350 16.67

Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance

185,100 16.58 34,480 17.94

First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers

177,730 16.73 34,810 17.88

Bus drivers, transit and intercity

177,510 16.43 34,180 17.30

Printing machine operators

174,720 15.85 32,970 16.84

Medical records and health information technicians

170,580 15.04 31,290 16.29

All occupations

130,647,610 15.95 33,190 20.90

Note: Table shows the largest occupations with hourly median wages between $15.00 and $17.00, approximately $1.00 above and $1.00 below the U.S. hourly median of $15.95.

 

Last Modified Date: August 12, 2010