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Appendix table 2. Number of workers (1) represented,
National Compensation Survey, March 2011
Occupational group (2) Civilian workers Private industry
State & and local
government workers

All workers

119,726,200 100,764,900 18,961,200

Management, professional, and related

35,035,700 24,576,700 10,459,000

Management, business, and financial

9,362,500 7,785,200

Professional and related

25,673,100 16,791,500 8,881,600


6,190,800 4,921,200

Primary, secondary,and special education school teachers

4,128,500 3,602,900

Registered nurses



26,216,500 22,190,000 4,026,500

Protective service

3,024,800 1,214,300 1,810,400

Sales and office

31,364,800 28,600,200 2,764,600

Sales and related

11,452,500 11,303,100

Office and administrative support

19,912,300 17,297,100 2,615,200

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

9,401,500 8,443,700 957,800

Construction, extraction, farming,fishing,and forestry

4,746,700 4,217,700

Installation, maintenance, and repair

4,654,800 4,226,000

Production, transportation, and material moving

17,707,600 16,954,300 753,300


8,534,300 8,416,300

Transportation and material moving

9,173,300 8,538,000


(1) The number of workers represented by the survey are rounded to the nearest 100. Estimates of the number of workers provide a description of the size and composition of the labor force included in the survey. Estimates are not intended, however, for comparison to other statistical series to measure employment trends or levels.

(2) The 2000 Standard Occupational Classification system is used to classify workers.

NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. Dashes indicate that no estimates for this characteristic are provided in this publication.