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, 2018(1)

2016

2026

Number

Percent

Total, all occupations

00-0000

156,063.8

167,582.3

11,518.6

7.4

$38,640

Management occupations

11-0000

9,533.1

10,340.4

807.3

8.5

$104,240

Business and financial operations occupations

13-0000

8,066.8

8,840.7

773.8

9.6

$68,350

Computer and mathematical occupations

15-0000

4,419.0

5,026.5

607.5

13.7

$86,340

Architecture and engineering occupations

17-0000

2,601.0

2,795.4

194.3

7.5

$80,170

Life, physical, and social science occupations

19-0000

1,299.5

1,424.3

124.8

9.6

$66,070

Community and social service occupations

21-0000

2,570.7

2,942.6

371.9

14.5

$44,960

Legal occupations

23-0000

1,283.3

1,399.5

116.2

9.1

$80,810

Education, training, and library occupations

25-0000

9,426.5

10,315.4

888.9

9.4

$49,700

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

27-0000

2,772.9

2,941.0

168.1

6.1

$49,290

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

29-0000

8,751.5

10,088.1

1,336.6

15.3

$66,440

Healthcare support occupations

31-0000

4,315.6

5,335.2

1,019.6

23.6

$29,740

Protective service occupations

33-0000

3,505.6

3,663.8

158.2

4.5

$40,640

Food preparation and serving related occupations

35-0000

13,206.1

14,438.1

1,232.0

9.3

$23,070

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

37-0000

5,654.1

6,177.9

523.8

9.3

$26,840

Personal care and service occupations

39-0000

6,419.7

7,647.4

1,227.6

19.1

$24,420

Sales and related occupations

41-0000

15,747.8

16,206.5

458.7

2.9

$28,180

Office and administrative support occupations

43-0000

23,081.2

23,230.8

149.6

0.6

$35,760

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

45-0000

1,060.1

1,056.7

-3.5

-0.3

$25,380

Construction and extraction occupations

47-0000

6,812.5

7,560.0

747.6

11.0

$46,010

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

49-0000

5,905.4

6,293.6

388.2

6.6

$45,540

Production occupations

51-0000

9,356.9

8,950.0

-406.9

-4.3

$35,070

Transportation and material moving occupations

53-0000

10,274.2

10,908.4

634.3

6.2

$32,730

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: April 12, 2019