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, 2016(1)

2016

2026

Number

Percent

Total, all occupations

00-0000

156,063.8

167,582.3

11,518.6

7.4

$37,040

Management occupations

11-0000

9,533.1

10,411.5

878.3

9.2

$100,790

Business and financial operations occupations

13-0000

8,066.8

8,817.3

750.4

9.3

$66,530

Computer and mathematical occupations

15-0000

4,419.0

5,015.3

596.3

13.5

$82,830

Architecture and engineering occupations

17-0000

2,601.0

2,794.2

193.2

7.4

$77,900

Life, physical, and social science occupations

19-0000

1,299.5

1,422.4

122.9

9.5

$63,340

Community and social service occupations

21-0000

2,570.7

2,917.9

347.2

13.5

$42,990

Legal occupations

23-0000

1,283.3

1,409.1

125.8

9.8

$79,650

Education, training, and library occupations

25-0000

9,426.5

10,303.4

876.8

9.3

$48,000

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

27-0000

2,772.9

2,946.5

173.6

6.3

$47,190

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

29-0000

8,751.5

10,082.4

1,330.9

15.2

$63,420

Healthcare support occupations

31-0000

4,315.6

5,315.5

999.9

23.2

$27,910

Protective service occupations

33-0000

3,505.6

3,663.8

158.2

4.5

$38,660

Food preparation and serving related occupations

35-0000

13,206.1

14,438.3

1,232.2

9.3

$20,810

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

37-0000

5,654.1

6,147.3

493.2

8.7

$24,700

Personal care and service occupations

39-0000

6,419.7

7,589.0

1,169.2

18.2

$22,710

Sales and related occupations

41-0000

15,747.8

16,255.2

507.4

3.2

$26,590

Office and administrative support occupations

43-0000

23,081.2

23,230.6

149.4

0.6

$34,050

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

45-0000

1,060.1

1,060.6

0.5

0.0

$23,510

Construction and extraction occupations

47-0000

6,812.5

7,570.8

758.4

11.1

$43,610

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

49-0000

5,905.4

6,301.5

396.1

6.7

$43,440

Production occupations

51-0000

9,356.9

8,971.6

-385.3

-4.1

$33,130

Transportation and material moving occupations

53-0000

10,274.2

10,918.1

643.9

6.3

$30,730

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: October 24, 2017