May 20, 2010

Highest and lowest mean hourly wages in May 2009

Occupational groups with the highest and lowest mean hourly wages, May 2009
Occupational group Mean hourly wage

Management

$49.47

Legal

$46.07

Computer and mathematical science

$36.68

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance

$12.00

Personal care and service

$11.87

Farming, fishing and forestry

$11.53

Food preparation and serving related

$10.04

These data featured in the TED article, Highest and lowest mean hourly wages in May 2009.