Employment by major occupational group

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Table 1.1 Employment by major occupational group, 2016 and projected 2026
(Numbers in thousands)

2016 National Employment Matrix title and code

Employment

Change, 2016–26

Median annual wage, 2017(1)

2016

2026

Number

Percent

Total, all occupations

00-0000

156,063.8

167,582.3

11,518.6

7.4

$37,690

Management occupations

11-0000

9,533.1

10,340.4

807.3

8.5

$102,590

Business and financial operations occupations

13-0000

8,066.8

8,840.7

773.8

9.6

$67,710

Computer and mathematical occupations

15-0000

4,419.0

5,026.5

607.5

13.7

$84,560

Architecture and engineering occupations

17-0000

2,601.0

2,795.4

194.3

7.5

$79,180

Life, physical, and social science occupations

19-0000

1,299.5

1,424.3

124.8

9.6

$64,510

Community and social service occupations

21-0000

2,570.7

2,942.6

371.9

14.5

$43,840

Legal occupations

23-0000

1,283.3

1,399.5

116.2

9.1

$80,080

Education, training, and library occupations

25-0000

9,426.5

10,315.4

888.9

9.4

$48,740

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

27-0000

2,772.9

2,941.0

168.1

6.1

$48,230

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

29-0000

8,751.5

10,088.1

1,336.6

15.3

$64,770

Healthcare support occupations

31-0000

4,315.6

5,335.2

1,019.6

23.6

$28,710

Protective service occupations

33-0000

3,505.6

3,663.8

158.2

4.5

$39,550

Food preparation and serving related occupations

35-0000

13,206.1

14,438.1

1,232.0

9.3

$21,910

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

37-0000

5,654.1

6,177.9

523.8

9.3

$25,620

Personal care and service occupations

39-0000

6,419.7

7,647.4

1,227.6

19.1

$23,610

Sales and related occupations

41-0000

15,747.8

16,206.5

458.7

2.9

$27,020

Office and administrative support occupations

43-0000

23,081.2

23,230.8

149.6

0.6

$34,740

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

45-0000

1,060.1

1,056.7

-3.5

-0.3

$24,390

Construction and extraction occupations

47-0000

6,812.5

7,560.0

747.6

11.0

$44,730

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

49-0000

5,905.4

6,293.6

388.2

6.6

$44,520

Production occupations

51-0000

9,356.9

8,950.0

-406.9

-4.3

$33,990

Transportation and material moving occupations

53-0000

10,274.2

10,908.4

634.3

6.2

$31,600

Footnotes:
  (1) Data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wage data cover non-farm wage and salary workers and do not cover the self-employed, owners and partners in unincorporated firms, or household workers.
Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Last Modified Date: April 11, 2018