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Employment by major occupational group

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Table 1.1 Employment by major occupational group, 2019 and projected 2029
(Numbers in thousands)

2019 National Employment Matrix title and code

Employment

Change, 2019–29

Median annual wage, 2019(1)

2019

2029

Number

Percent

Total, all occupations

00-0000

162,795.6

168,834.7

6,039.2

3.7

$39,810

Management occupations

11-0000

10,697.2

11,202.2

505.0

4.7

$105,660

Business and financial operations occupations

13-0000

9,016.3

9,492.5

476.2

5.3

$69,820

Computer and mathematical occupations

15-0000

4,845.1

5,432.4

587.4

12.1

$88,340

Architecture and engineering occupations

17-0000

2,728.9

2,803.7

74.8

2.7

$81,440

Life, physical, and social science occupations

19-0000

1,460.3

1,528.5

68.2

4.7

$68,160

Community and social service occupations

21-0000

2,797.7

3,146.3

348.6

12.5

$46,090

Legal occupations

23-0000

1,335.6

1,403.2

67.6

5.1

$81,820

Educational instruction and library occupations

25-0000

9,744.7

10,185.6

441.0

4.5

$50,790

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

27-0000

2,923.6

2,997.6

73.9

2.5

$51,150

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

29-0000

9,133.7

9,967.3

833.6

9.1

$68,190

Healthcare support occupations

31-0000

7,013.4

8,598.1

1,584.8

22.6

$28,470

Protective service occupations

33-0000

3,615.9

3,711.1

95.2

2.6

$41,580

Food preparation and serving related occupations

35-0000

13,761.3

14,769.7

1,008.4

7.3

$24,220

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

37-0000

5,664.0

5,943.4

279.5

4.9

$28,330

Personal care and service occupations

39-0000

4,724.1

5,088.4

364.3

7.7

$26,220

Sales and related occupations

41-0000

15,525.3

15,222.0

-303.4

-2.0

$29,630

Office and administrative support occupations

43-0000

20,633.0

19,673.3

-959.7

-4.7

$37,580

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

45-0000

1,116.6

1,115.1

-1.5

-0.1

$27,180

Construction and extraction occupations

47-0000

7,349.1

7,645.4

296.3

4.0

$47,430

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

49-0000

6,128.0

6,301.3

173.3

2.8

$46,630

Production occupations

51-0000

9,447.0

9,023.8

-423.2

-4.5

$36,000

Transportation and material moving occupations

53-0000

13,134.8

13,583.6

448.9

3.4

$32,440

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.
Note: Data is unavailable for values denoted with a "—".
Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Last Modified Date: September 1, 2020