December 16, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employment and wages in large occupations, May 2008

Employment and median annual wages, large occupations, May 2008
Occupation Employment Median annual wages

Retail salespersons

4,426,280 $ 20,510


3,545,610 $ 17,660

Office clerks, general

2,906,600 $ 25,320

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

2,708,840 $ 16,430

Registered nurses

2,542,760 $ 62,450

Waiters and waitresses

2,371,750 $ 16,660

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

2,335,510 $ 22,660

Customer service representatives

2,233,270 $ 29,860

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

2,145,320 $ 21,450

These data featured in the TED article, Employment and wages in large occupations, May 2008.




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