Employment by major occupational group

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Table 1.1 Employment by major occupational group, 2018 and projected 2028
(Numbers in thousands)

2018 National Employment Matrix title and code

Employment

Change, 2018–28

Median annual wage, 2019(1)

2018

2028

Number

Percent

Total, all occupations

00-0000

161,037.7

169,435.9

8,398.1

5.2

$39,810

Management occupations

11-0000

10,193.3

10,900.2

706.9

6.9

$105,660

Business and financial operations occupations

13-0000

8,589.5

9,181.3

591.8

6.9

$69,820

Computer and mathematical occupations

15-0000

4,674.4

5,268.3

593.9

12.7

$88,340(2)

Architecture and engineering occupations

17-0000

2,699.1

2,812.4

113.3

4.2

$81,440

Life, physical, and social science occupations

19-0000

1,322.7

1,420.2

97.4

7.4

$68,160(2)

Community and social service occupations

21-0000

2,730.1

3,036.4

306.2

11.2

$46,090

Legal occupations

23-0000

1,346.0

1,439.3

93.3

6.9

$81,820(2)

Education, training, and library occupations

25-0000

9,647.4

10,160.3

512.9

5.3

$50,790

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

27-0000

2,899.8

2,996.6

96.8

3.3

$51,150(2)

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

29-0000

9,107.8

10,190.4

1,082.6

11.9

$68,190(2)

Healthcare support occupations

31-0000

4,315.6

5,100.8

785.2

18.2

$28,470(2)

Protective service occupations

33-0000

3,560.9

3,656.0

95.2

2.7

$41,580

Food preparation and serving related occupations

35-0000

13,664.0

15,152.2

1,488.3

10.9

$24,220

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

37-0000

5,756.9

6,047.7

290.8

5.1

$28,330

Personal care and service occupations

39-0000

7,117.2

8,354.8

1,237.6

17.4

$26,220(2)

Sales and related occupations

41-0000

15,728.6

15,648.8

-79.8

-0.5

$29,630

Office and administrative support occupations

43-0000

22,973.6

22,365.5

-608.1

-2.6

$37,580(2)

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

45-0000

1,096.9

1,100.0

3.2

0.3

$27,180

Construction and extraction occupations

47-0000

7,212.5

7,916.5

704.0

9.8

$47,430(2)

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

49-0000

6,108.1

6,341.3

233.2

3.8

$46,630

Production occupations

51-0000

9,452.4

9,022.9

-429.5

-4.5

$36,000

Transportation and material moving occupations

53-0000

10,841.0

11,324.1

483.1

4.5

$32,440(2)

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.
  (2) Wage included represents a comparable, but not exact, occupation due to coding changes in the May 2019 OES data. For more information, see Implementing the 2018 SOC in the OES program.
Note: Data is unavailable for values denoted with a "—".
Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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