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National Compensation Survey - Wages
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Occupational Job Descriptions

Below is a list of occupations used when collecting pay data for the Occupational Compensation Survey Program. Click on a job to view the job description for that group. Click the text file or the pdf file to view all jobs and their definitions.

Surveys collected before January 1994 had a slightly different job list. Specialty surveys have unique jobs and use different definitions.

Pre 1995 job list

Specialty survey job list available in hard copy by request.

Job Title/BLS Occupation Codes, NOTE: Job titles on the OCSP limited job list are in bold. ACCOUNTANTS 1400
ACCOUNTANTS 1 1401
ACCOUNTANTS 2 1402
ACCOUNTANTS 3 1403
ACCOUNTANTS 4 1404
ACCOUNTANTS 5 1405
ACCOUNTANTS 6 1406

PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS 1430
PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS 1 1431
PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS 2 1432
PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS 3 1433
PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS 4 1434

ATTORNEYS 1600
ATTORNEYS 1 1601
ATTORNEYS 2 1602
ATTORNEYS 3 1603
ATTORNEYS 4 1604
ATTORNEYS 5 1065
ATTORNEYS 6 1606

ENGINEERS 1710
ENGINEERS 1 1711
ENGINEERS 2 1712
ENGINEERS 3 1713
ENGINEERS 4 1714
ENGINEERS 5 1715
ENGINEERS 6 1716
ENGINEERS 7 1717
ENGINEERS 8 1718

REGISTERED NURSES 2050
REGISTERED NURSES 1 2051
REGISTERED NURSES 2 2052
REGISTERED NURSES 2 SPECIALIST 2030
REGISTERED NURSES 3 2053
REGISTERED NURSES 3 ANESTHETISTS 3413
REGISTERED NURSES 4 2054

COMPUTER/ENGINEERING SCIENTISTS 1720
COMPUTER/ENGINEERING SCIENTISTS 1 1721
COMPUTER/ENGINEERING SCIENTISTS 2 1722
COMPUTER/ENGINEERING SCIENTISTS 3 1723
COMPUTER/ENGINEERING SCIENTISTS 4 1724
COMPUTER/ENGINEERING SCIENTISTS 5 1725
COMPUTER/ENGINEERING SCIENTISTS 6 1726
COMPUTER/ENGINEERING SCIENTISTS 7 1727
COMPUTER/ENGINEERING SCIENTISTS 8 1728

PHYSICAL/BIOLOGICAL SCIENTISTS 1730
PHYSICAL/BIOLOGICAL SCIENTISTS 1 1731
PHYSICAL/BIOLOGICAL SCIENTISTS 2 1732
PHYSICAL/BIOLOGICAL SCIENTISTS 3 1733
PHYSICAL/BIOLOGICAL SCIENTISTS 4 1734
PHYSICAL/BIOLOGICAL SCIENTISTS 5 1735
PHYSICAL/BIOLOGICAL SCIENTISTS 6 1736
PHYSICAL/BIOLOGICAL SCIENTISTS 7 1737
PHYSICAL/BIOLOGICAL SCIENTISTS 8 1738

BUDGET ANALYSTS 1450
BUDGET ANALYSTS 1 1451
BUDGET ANALYSTS 2 1452
BUDGET ANALYSTS 3 1453
BUDGET ANALYSTS 4 1454

BUYERS/CONTRACTING SPECIALISTS 1810
BUYERS/CONTRACTING SPECIALISTS 1 1811
BUYERS/CONTRACTING SPECIALISTS 2 1812
BUYERS/CONTRACTING SPECIALISTS 3 1813
BUYERS/CONTRACTING SPECIALISTS 4 1814

COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS 2900
COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS 1 2901
COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS 2 2902
COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS 3 2903
COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS 4 2904
COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS 5 2905

SYSTEMS ANALYSTS 2910
SYSTEMS ANALYSTS 1 2911
SYSTEMS ANALYSTS 2 2912
SYSTEMS ANALYSTS 3 2913
SYSTEMS ANALYSTS 4 2914
SYSTEMS ANALYSTS 5 2915

SYSTEMS ANALYST SUPERVISOR/MGRS 2920
SYSTEMS ANALYST SUPERVISOR/MGRS 1 2921
SYSTEMS ANALYST SUPERVISOR/MGRS 2 2922
SYSTEMS ANALYST SUPERVISOR/MGRS 3 2923
SYSTEMS ANALYST SUPERVISOR/MGRS 4 2924

PERSONNEL SPECIALISTS 1510
PERSONNEL SPECIALISTS 1 1511
PERSONNEL SPECIALISTS 2 1512
PERSONNEL SPECIALISTS 3 1513
PERSONNEL SPECIALISTS 4 1514
PERSONNEL SPECIALISTS 5 1515
PERSONNEL SPECIALISTS 6 1516

PERSONNEL SUPERVISORS/MANAGERS 1530
PERSONNEL SUPERVISORS/MANAGERS 1 1531
PERSONNEL SUPERVISORS/MANAGERS 2 1532
PERSONNEL SUPERVISORS/MANAGERS 3 1533
PERSONNEL SUPERVISORS/MANAGERS 4 1534
PERSONNEL SUPERVISORS/MANAGERS 5 1535

DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL 1520
DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL 1 1521
DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL 2 1522
DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL 3 1523
DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL 4 1524
DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL 5 1525

TAX COLLECTORS 1480
TAX COLLECTORS 1 1481
TAX COLLECTORS 2 1482
TAX COLLECTORS 3 1483

COMPUTER OPERATORS 2850
COMPUTER OPERATORS 1 2851
COMPUTER OPERATORS 2 2852
COMPUTER OPERATORS 3 2853
COMPUTER OPERATORS 4 2854
COMPUTER OPERATORS 5 2855

DRAFTERS 2220
DRAFTERS 1 2221
DRAFTERS 2 2222
DRAFTERS 3 2223
DRAFTERS 4 2224

ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS 1800
ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS 1 1801
ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS 2 1802
ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS 3 1803
ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS 4 1804
ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS 5 1805
ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS 6 1806

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS 2080
CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS 1 2081
CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS 2 2082
CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS 3 2083
CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS 4 2084
CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS 5 2085
CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS 6 2086

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES 2060
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES 1 2061
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES 2 2062
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES 3 2063

NURSING ASSISTANTS 2070
NURSING ASSISTANTS 1 2071
NURSING ASSISTANTS 2 2072
NURSING ASSISTANTS 3 2073
NURSING ASSISTANTS 4 2074

CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS 5100

FIREFIGHTERS 5200

POLICE OFFICERS 5300
POLICE OFFICERS 1 5301
POLICE OFFICERS 2 5302

ACCOUNTING CLERKS 1060
ACCOUNTING CLERKS 1 1061
ACCOUNTING CLERKS 2 1062
ACCOUNTING CLERKS 3 1063
ACCOUNTING CLERKS 4 1064

GENERAL CLERKS 1330
GENERAL CLERKS 1 1331
GENERAL CLERKS 2 1332
GENERAL CLERKS 3 1333
GENERAL CLERKS 4 1334

ORDER CLERKS 1090
ORDER CLERKS 1 1091
ORDER CLERKS 2 1092

KEY ENTRY OPERATORS 1120
KEY ENTRY OPERATORS 1 1121
KEY ENTRY OPERATORS 2 1122

PERSONNEL ASSISTANTS 1310
PERSONNEL ASSISTANTS 1 1311
PERSONNEL ASSISTANTS 2 1312
PERSONNEL ASSISTANTS 3 1313
PERSONNEL ASSISTANTS 4 1314
PERSONNEL ASSISTANTS 5 1315

SECRETARIES 1140
SECRETARIES 1 1141
SECRETARIES 2 1142
SECRETARIES 3 1143
SECRETARIES 4 1144
SECRETARIES 5 1145

SWITCHBOARD OPERATORS-RECEPTIONIST 1180

WORD PROCESSORS 1230
WORD PROCESSORS 1 1231
WORD PROCESSORS 2 1232
WORD PROCESSORS 3 1233

GENERAL MAINTENANCE WORKERS 3110
GENERAL MAINTENANCE WORKERS 1 3180
GENERAL MAINTENANCE WORKERS 2 3182

MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIANS 3020

MAINTENANCE ELECTRONICS TECHS 3190
MAINTENANCE ELECTRONICS TECHS 1 3191
MAINTENANCE ELECTRONICS TECHS 2 3192
MAINTENANCE ELECTRONICS TECHS 3 3193

MAINTENANCE MACHINISTS 3070

MAINTENANCE MECHANICS (MACHINERY) 3100

MOTOR VEHICLE MECHANICS 3090

MAINTENANCE PIPEFITTERS 3140

SKILLED MULTI-CRAFT MAINT WORKERS 3210

TOOL AND DIE MAKERS 3170

GUARDS 4020
GUARDS 1 4021
GUARDS 2 4022

JANITORS 4030

MATERIAL MOVEMENT/STORAGE WORKERS 4000
MATERIAL MOVEMENT/STORAGE 1 4070
FORKLIFT OPERATORS 4090
SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CLERKS 4360
MATERIAL MOVEMENT/STORAGE 3 4113

TRUCKDRIVERS 4080
TRUCKDRIVERS-LIGHT TRUCK 4081
TRUCKDRIVERS-MEDIUM TRUCK 4082
TRUCKDRIVERS-HEAVY TRUCK 4083
TRUCKDRIVERS-TRACTOR TRAILER 4084

 

Last Modified Date: January 16, 2014