May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 541700 - Scientific Research and Development Services


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 541700 - Scientific Research and Development Services.

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NAICS Industry 541700 - Scientific Research and Development Services is part of: NAICS 541000 - Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services.

NAICS 541700 - Scientific Research and Development Services consists of:

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NAICS 541700 - Scientific Research and Development Services

Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Group Employment Employment RSE Percent of total employment Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations major 630,370 1.7% 100.00% $34.67 $39.73 $82,630 0.8%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 70,620 1.9% 11.20% $65.93 $71.68 $149,100 1.0%
11-1011 Chief Executives 2,680 5.0% 0.43% (5) $103.96 $216,230 2.4%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 14,600 2.6% 2.32% $72.02 $78.11 $162,470 1.4%
11-2021 Marketing Managers 2,980 4.4% 0.47% $67.96 $72.29 $150,360 2.1%
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,570 5.8% 0.25% $67.05 $73.04 $151,930 2.6%
11-2031 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 610 5.5% 0.10% $56.68 $60.07 $124,940 3.2%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 2,530 7.1% 0.40% $47.36 $50.10 $104,200 2.1%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 6,440 4.7% 1.02% $63.85 $67.59 $140,590 2.0%
11-3031 Financial Managers 4,030 3.4% 0.64% $63.95 $71.68 $149,100 1.7%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 1,210 7.6% 0.19% $55.59 $58.72 $122,130 2.2%
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,020 4.7% 0.16% $56.94 $59.11 $122,940 1.9%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 190 8.6% 0.03% $52.99 $55.99 $116,460 4.0%
11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers 340 6.8% 0.05% $52.92 $57.77 $120,150 3.3%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 1,310 3.8% 0.21% $58.94 $64.69 $134,550 1.8%
11-3131 Training and Development Managers 410 6.6% 0.07% $59.08 $60.64 $126,140 2.7%
11-9021 Construction Managers 130 11.7% 0.02% $54.91 $57.43 $119,460 3.7%
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 110 10.4% 0.02% $45.15 $48.18 $100,220 4.3%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 9,120 8.0% 1.45% $67.05 $70.16 $145,930 2.5%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 1,290 8.3% 0.20% $58.05 $66.73 $138,800 4.4%
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 11,740 3.2% 1.86% $72.19 $77.86 $161,940 2.0%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 90 29.3% 0.01% $37.00 $42.31 $87,990 5.1%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 370 27.0% 0.06% $37.26 $39.75 $82,670 2.9%
11-9161 Emergency Management Directors 210 15.0% 0.03% $40.39 $42.41 $88,220 3.3%
11-9199 Managers, All Other 7,550 3.3% 1.20% $59.68 $62.21 $129,410 3.3%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 62,580 3.0% 9.93% $35.67 $38.55 $80,190 0.7%
13-1021 Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products (8) (8) (8) $24.36 $24.27 $50,470 3.8%
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 110 13.4% 0.02% $31.77 $32.51 $67,620 3.5%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 4,240 3.8% 0.67% $33.06 $34.39 $71,530 1.0%
13-1041 Compliance Officers 3,910 4.7% 0.62% $34.76 $37.13 $77,220 1.5%
13-1051 Cost Estimators 1,190 11.9% 0.19% $36.60 $36.80 $76,540 1.5%
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 3,200 4.1% 0.51% $32.37 $33.88 $70,470 1.3%
13-1081 Logisticians 2,670 9.5% 0.42% $37.38 $39.35 $81,840 2.7%
13-1111 Management Analysts 9,130 8.7% 1.45% $43.47 $46.64 $97,010 1.8%
13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners* 610 9.1% 0.10% $24.51 $26.63 $55,390 2.6%
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 990 6.8% 0.16% $33.51 $34.83 $72,440 1.5%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 3,410 8.9% 0.54% $33.09 $34.15 $71,030 1.2%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 5,310 6.3% 0.84% $34.07 $38.22 $79,490 2.6%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 15,770 4.9% 2.50% $35.39 $38.26 $79,580 1.5%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 7,120 3.2% 1.13% $34.33 $38.05 $79,130 1.1%
13-2031 Budget Analysts 1,310 9.7% 0.21% $35.76 $36.94 $76,820 1.3%
13-2041 Credit Analysts 80 12.0% 0.01% $29.74 $33.35 $69,380 7.7%
13-2051 Financial Analysts 2,890 5.9% 0.46% $37.87 $40.08 $83,360 1.5%
13-2061 Financial Examiners 90 31.2% 0.01% $41.25 $46.14 $95,970 18.3%
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 440 13.9% 0.07% $33.58 $36.47 $75,870 3.0%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 72,500 3.6% 11.50% $42.76 $43.94 $91,400 1.1%
15-1111 Computer and Information Research Scientists 3,170 5.6% 0.50% $51.20 $52.98 $110,200 1.9%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 7,680 7.6% 1.22% $43.62 $44.99 $93,590 2.9%
15-1131 Computer Programmers 6,250 7.1% 0.99% $39.44 $40.71 $84,670 1.8%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 13,400 7.0% 2.13% $44.98 $45.60 $94,840 1.1%
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software 15,470 9.2% 2.45% $50.56 $50.91 $105,900 1.7%
15-1141 Database Administrators 1,920 4.2% 0.30% $38.05 $38.43 $79,940 1.1%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 5,390 4.3% 0.86% $37.85 $38.84 $80,790 1.1%
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 5,050 3.7% 0.80% $26.91 $28.36 $59,000 1.1%
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 4,660 7.1% 0.74% $40.95 $42.31 $88,010 1.0%
15-1799 Computer Occupations, All Other* 3,230 11.2% 0.51% $39.88 $39.80 $82,780 3.2%
15-2011 Actuaries 80 30.3% 0.01% $49.85 $53.38 $111,020 11.9%
15-2021 Mathematicians 750 11.4% 0.12% $53.71 $56.72 $117,970 5.5%
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 1,970 7.9% 0.31% $38.78 $40.52 $84,280 2.2%
15-2041 Statisticians 3,160 6.0% 0.50% $39.82 $41.53 $86,370 1.7%
15-2091 Mathematical Technicians 190 21.7% 0.03% $22.18 $26.47 $55,050 10.0%
15-2099 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other 150 28.0% 0.02% $31.81 $34.13 $71,000 4.8%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 88,960 4.7% 14.11% $42.08 $43.77 $91,050 1.2%
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 70 20.0% 0.01% $42.04 $41.61 $86,540 4.3%
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 110 14.2% 0.02% $28.75 $30.54 $63,530 5.5%
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 11,800 33.6% 1.87% $52.26 $52.76 $109,740 2.5%
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers (8) (8) (8) $37.12 $40.34 $83,910 2.3%
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 3,110 35.9% 0.49% $44.30 $47.16 $98,080 2.5%
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 3,360 7.6% 0.53% $46.89 $50.07 $104,140 2.4%
17-2051 Civil Engineers 850 11.0% 0.13% $42.40 $43.83 $91,180 2.7%
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 8,390 17.8% 1.33% $45.60 $46.76 $97,270 3.0%
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 7,040 6.0% 1.12% $44.29 $46.59 $96,900 1.4%
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 7,550 7.0% 1.20% $48.33 $48.83 $101,570 1.5%
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 1,470 6.4% 0.23% $44.10 $44.72 $93,010 2.1%
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 690 11.0% 0.11% $41.77 $42.07 $87,500 2.9%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 7,080 11.7% 1.12% $41.86 $42.90 $89,230 2.0%
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 200 42.4% 0.03% $39.97 $38.92 $80,940 4.7%
17-2131 Materials Engineers 1,520 11.0% 0.24% $42.00 $42.67 $88,760 1.7%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 10,930 5.4% 1.73% $41.27 $42.75 $88,930 1.3%
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 1,580 13.5% 0.25% $54.06 $55.51 $115,460 4.2%
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 520 49.1% 0.08% $61.34 $66.12 $137,530 6.7%
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 6,590 5.1% 1.05% $47.42 $48.31 $100,490 3.7%
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 120 25.7% 0.02% $27.94 $31.59 $65,710 12.4%
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 160 32.9% 0.03% $25.78 $26.69 $55,520 3.9%
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 440 11.8% 0.07% $27.58 $28.58 $59,440 3.2%
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 260 17.3% 0.04% $25.41 $26.03 $54,140 1.4%
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 330 21.8% 0.05% $27.68 $29.18 $60,690 3.9%
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 260 11.8% 0.04% $24.12 $24.89 $51,780 5.3%
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 4,260 5.0% 0.68% $28.53 $28.81 $59,920 1.3%
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 1,240 14.6% 0.20% $27.82 $27.90 $58,030 2.1%
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 290 23.6% 0.05% $27.55 $26.63 $55,400 6.9%
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,260 9.4% 0.20% $25.96 $26.73 $55,590 2.6%
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 3,350 6.8% 0.53% $25.54 $25.81 $53,690 1.5%
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 3,920 10.6% 0.62% $27.15 $27.81 $57,850 1.3%
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 80 19.3% 0.01% $29.66 $27.69 $57,600 7.1%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 168,300 2.1% 26.70% $32.34 $36.60 $76,140 1.0%
19-1011 Animal Scientists 380 20.6% 0.06% $36.11 $37.95 $78,940 5.2%
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 1,640 9.7% 0.26% $34.22 $36.19 $75,270 3.1%
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 2,380 10.3% 0.38% $30.27 $33.38 $69,430 1.5%
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 11,960 5.4% 1.90% $40.81 $44.31 $92,160 2.2%
19-1022 Microbiologists 4,780 7.3% 0.76% $31.44 $34.22 $71,180 2.6%
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 1,710 16.0% 0.27% $29.85 $33.89 $70,480 6.6%
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 3,600 7.2% 0.57% $37.24 $39.98 $83,160 2.6%
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 170 27.6% 0.03% $35.97 $37.69 $78,390 8.0%
19-1041 Epidemiologists 290 17.4% 0.05% $39.12 $42.10 $87,570 5.8%
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 38,370 4.0% 6.09% $40.72 $45.89 $95,450 1.5%
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other 1,780 11.7% 0.28% $36.61 $39.62 $82,410 3.2%
19-2011 Astronomers 500 15.9% 0.08% $44.10 $47.99 $99,810 2.8%
19-2012 Physicists 5,310 9.4% 0.84% $49.97 $52.22 $108,620 2.9%
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 1,680 22.2% 0.27% $45.33 $46.59 $96,900 3.3%
19-2031 Chemists 16,540 4.7% 2.62% $37.47 $40.00 $83,190 1.6%
19-2032 Materials Scientists 2,640 7.4% 0.42% $45.23 $46.07 $95,830 2.4%
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 3,600 9.1% 0.57% $37.81 $39.71 $82,590 2.9%
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 1,020 31.4% 0.16% $40.36 $47.05 $97,860 9.7%
19-2043 Hydrologists 90 31.5% 0.01% $33.10 $36.55 $76,030 3.0%
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 5,150 13.0% 0.82% $51.49 $51.32 $106,750 5.7%
19-3011 Economists 1,020 12.9% 0.16% $44.46 $50.70 $105,460 3.6%
19-3022 Survey Researchers 2,550 7.3% 0.40% $29.83 $31.36 $65,230 5.7%
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 390 12.5% 0.06% $39.63 $42.09 $87,550 5.1%
19-3032 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 160 29.7% 0.03% $41.60 $45.75 $95,160 2.7%
19-3039 Psychologists, All Other 240 9.2% 0.04% $46.24 $47.55 $98,910 3.9%
19-3041 Sociologists 1,150 9.0% 0.18% $40.78 $43.10 $89,650 2.9%
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 120 35.7% 0.02% $31.38 $32.88 $68,390 4.2%
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 1,860 6.9% 0.30% $22.94 $25.10 $52,200 2.1%
19-3092 Geographers (8) (8) (8) $42.38 $43.93 $91,370 3.0%
19-3093 Historians 280 15.3% 0.05% $22.58 $23.34 $48,550 4.3%
19-3094 Political Scientists 900 11.1% 0.14% $45.41 $49.12 $102,170 6.6%
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 4,550 6.8% 0.72% $37.24 $38.93 $80,970 3.2%
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 1,740 15.3% 0.28% $16.92 $18.42 $38,320 4.5%
19-4021 Biological Technicians 20,200 5.0% 3.20% $20.52 $21.63 $44,990 0.9%
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 7,210 6.3% 1.14% $23.14 $23.77 $49,440 2.1%
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 330 35.8% 0.05% $22.09 $25.70 $53,460 7.3%
19-4051 Nuclear Technicians 940 11.9% 0.15% $33.76 $34.36 $71,470 2.7%
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 9,620 9.8% 1.53% $18.21 $20.53 $42,700 2.4%
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 870 8.8% 0.14% $21.80 $23.58 $49,040 8.0%
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 70 37.7% 0.01% $14.74 $18.50 $38,480 18.0%
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 10,250 5.3% 1.63% $21.56 $23.01 $47,870 2.2%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 4,240 10.5% 0.67% $18.53 $20.49 $42,620 2.7%
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 140 34.4% 0.02% $22.90 $23.36 $48,600 3.5%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 340 14.1% 0.05% $24.88 $25.77 $53,590 2.3%
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 290 33.7% 0.05% $14.70 $20.74 $43,140 7.7%
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 40 16.2% 0.01% $23.84 $25.88 $53,820 3.2%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 450 43.3% 0.07% $19.97 $20.48 $42,610 5.0%
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers 200 8.7% 0.03% $26.68 $28.99 $60,300 5.0%
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 350 25.7% 0.06% $18.45 $21.51 $44,730 11.1%
21-1091 Health Educators 330 20.1% 0.05% $22.55 $23.29 $48,430 6.0%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 850 26.8% 0.13% $15.32 $15.74 $32,730 4.1%
21-1798 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other* 1,220 22.6% 0.19% $17.87 $19.29 $40,130 5.5%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 2,700 4.5% 0.43% $62.41 $68.57 $142,630 2.0%
23-1011 Lawyers 2,040 4.6% 0.32% $76.90 $80.45 $167,330 2.0%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants* 500 6.4% 0.08% $30.83 $31.07 $64,620 2.1%
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 110 15.7% 0.02% $33.32 $33.90 $70,510 5.5%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 7,170 7.9% 1.14% $26.93 $33.55 $69,780 6.3%
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 380 0.0% 0.06% (4) (4) $147,790 6.8%
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 360 39.6% 0.06% (4) (4) $87,940 13.6%
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 390 4.6% 0.06% (4) (4) $166,370 15.4%
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 30 25.4% 0.01% $39.10 $36.29 $75,490 6.7%
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 40 15.6% 0.01% (4) (4) $114,380 8.0%
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 90 43.2% 0.01% $21.51 $22.72 $47,270 7.4%
25-3999 Teachers and Instructors, All Other* 2,370 13.5% 0.38% (4) (4) $56,450 4.1%
25-4011 Archivists 90 16.9% 0.01% $22.48 $26.53 $55,180 6.1%
25-4012 Curators (8) (8) (8) $32.61 $31.02 $64,520 3.8%
25-4013 Museum Technicians and Conservators 70 43.6% 0.01% $11.28 $14.03 $29,190 13.3%
25-4021 Librarians 740 6.3% 0.12% $28.87 $29.66 $61,680 1.8%
25-4031 Library Technicians 170 11.3% 0.03% $21.33 $21.87 $45,480 2.8%
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 1,280 17.4% 0.20% $30.31 $30.90 $64,280 5.0%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 450 28.1% 0.07% (4) (4) $29,120 2.3%
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 210 16.0% 0.03% $20.72 $23.35 $48,570 7.0%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 8,460 3.6% 1.34% $30.52 $32.82 $68,270 1.1%
27-1011 Art Directors 140 14.5% 0.02% $48.16 $50.33 $104,680 3.6%
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 60 37.5% 0.01% $32.22 $34.39 $71,520 8.8%
27-1014 Multimedia Artists and Animators 160 13.4% 0.03% $29.92 $29.57 $61,510 2.7%
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 260 45.8% 0.04% $35.07 $37.56 $78,130 6.3%
27-1024 Graphic Designers 1,210 5.6% 0.19% $27.05 $28.01 $58,260 1.3%
27-2012 Producers and Directors 80 22.4% 0.01% $34.10 $37.37 $77,730 6.1%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 2,290 4.7% 0.36% $31.66 $36.16 $75,220 2.7%
27-3041 Editors 1,170 5.7% 0.19% $28.07 $30.29 $63,000 1.8%
27-3042 Technical Writers 2,230 5.5% 0.35% $31.99 $32.63 $67,880 1.5%
27-3043 Writers and Authors 470 8.2% 0.07% $31.09 $33.12 $68,890 2.8%
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 60 43.4% 0.01% $22.92 $25.56 $53,170 6.3%
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 90 17.8% 0.01% $24.09 $26.37 $54,850 6.8%
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 100 13.5% 0.02% $27.32 $28.00 $58,240 3.5%
27-4021 Photographers 80 11.4% 0.01% $26.23 $26.27 $54,650 4.3%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 16,340 4.3% 2.59% $26.28 $31.71 $65,960 3.1%
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 130 16.9% 0.02% $26.19 $26.35 $54,810 4.2%
29-1051 Pharmacists 140 6.7% 0.02% $53.69 $54.82 $114,020 3.9%
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 30 25.5% 0.01% $76.16 $74.21 $154,360 7.2%
29-1063 Internists, General 90 13.0% 0.01% $35.87 $59.01 $122,740 17.5%
29-1067 Surgeons 250 33.7% 0.04% (5) $118.54 $246,570 18.9%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 650 16.9% 0.10% $70.64 $68.63 $142,750 7.0%
29-1071 Physician Assistants 280 12.8% 0.04% $43.94 $45.16 $93,930 2.1%
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 2,890 6.1% 0.46% $33.71 $35.14 $73,090 3.5%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (8) (8) (8) $79.00 $70.58 $146,810 10.4%
29-1131 Veterinarians 330 16.0% 0.05% $47.34 $59.91 $124,610 7.9%
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 190 14.9% 0.03% $58.07 $45.79 $95,240 7.5%
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 1,940 7.4% 0.31% $27.62 $28.77 $59,850 2.4%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 3,890 5.9% 0.62% $19.19 $19.63 $40,840 1.4%
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 50 2.1% 0.01% $23.37 $24.84 $51,660 3.1%
29-2037 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians* 290 20.7% 0.05% $31.46 $31.79 $66,120 2.7%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (8) (8) (8) $20.73 $20.69 $43,040 2.5%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 100 16.0% 0.02% $15.63 $16.20 $33,690 3.4%
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 1,440 23.2% 0.23% $17.18 $18.14 $37,730 2.1%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 310 10.3% 0.05% $21.07 $21.03 $43,740 3.0%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 710 15.8% 0.11% $21.59 $21.98 $45,720 2.5%
29-2799 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other* 380 21.8% 0.06% $21.74 $23.89 $49,700 7.0%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 1,390 6.1% 0.22% $35.95 $38.38 $79,830 2.2%
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 300 8.8% 0.05% $22.81 $24.22 $50,380 4.4%
29-9799 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other* 230 16.8% 0.04% $27.44 $27.53 $57,260 6.9%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 4,460 8.2% 0.71% $15.37 $16.32 $33,950 2.2%
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants* 300 1.8% 0.05% $18.22 $17.75 $36,910 2.3%
31-9092 Medical Assistants 730 20.1% 0.12% $16.47 $17.81 $37,040 4.3%
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 500 15.7% 0.08% $12.87 $13.84 $28,790 5.1%
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 9.0% 0.01% $16.86 $17.27 $35,930 4.5%
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 2,070 11.6% 0.33% $15.11 $16.16 $33,610 3.5%
31-9799 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other* 780 22.7% 0.12% $15.36 $16.26 $33,820 3.6%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 3,500 15.0% 0.55% $20.26 $22.99 $47,820 5.6%
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other 300 10.5% 0.05% $31.64 $34.87 $72,520 7.1%
33-2011 Firefighters 300 37.7% 0.05% $30.88 $30.56 $63,570 5.4%
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 60 40.8% 0.01% $31.98 $31.64 $65,800 2.3%
33-9032 Security Guards 2,430 16.6% 0.39% $17.13 $18.99 $39,500 7.0%
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other * 360 24.4% 0.06% $29.15 $32.47 $67,540 7.6%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 450 14.4% 0.07% $11.35 $13.36 $27,780 3.5%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30 23.0% 0.01% $19.46 $19.65 $40,860 3.0%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 90 14.9% 0.01% $13.91 $13.78 $28,670 4.7%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers (8) (8) (8) $10.75 $10.87 $22,610 5.2%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 100 10.6% 0.02% $10.57 $10.71 $22,280 3.9%
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 40 0.0% 0.01% $11.79 $12.44 $25,880 2.3%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) (8) (8) $8.82 $9.38 $19,520 7.2%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 2,460 5.6% 0.39% $13.54 $14.28 $29,710 1.5%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 120 18.5% 0.02% $14.88 $17.91 $37,250 4.5%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,920 5.7% 0.30% $13.30 $13.73 $28,570 1.8%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 120 18.2% 0.02% $12.55 $13.47 $28,010 5.3%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 260 13.3% 0.04% $14.85 $15.72 $32,690 2.7%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 1,320 16.1% 0.21% $11.80 $13.28 $27,610 3.9%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 30 17.2% 0.01% $22.53 $22.96 $47,760 6.8%
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 1,040 20.0% 0.16% $11.81 $12.99 $27,020 4.9%
39-9011 Childcare Workers 70 22.7% 0.01% $11.75 $12.71 $26,440 2.4%
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 30 49.8% 0.01% $21.00 $22.29 $46,360 8.1%
39-9032 Recreation Workers 70 38.8% 0.01% $9.49 $11.24 $23,380 5.9%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 10,960 4.8% 1.74% $39.10 $43.37 $90,210 1.9%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 730 8.7% 0.12% $47.86 $55.95 $116,380 4.0%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 50 22.5% 0.01% $10.24 $11.56 $24,040 7.4%
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 30 19.6% 0.01% $36.46 $40.62 $84,490 12.8%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 90 30.5% 0.01% $43.19 $47.88 $99,580 6.4%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2,660 8.4% 0.42% $36.38 $42.40 $88,190 5.4%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 4,710 6.9% 0.75% $42.77 $45.98 $95,640 1.8%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 640 18.9% 0.10% $33.38 $41.34 $86,000 11.2%
41-9031 Sales Engineers 910 16.2% 0.14% $49.86 $50.28 $104,580 3.0%
41-9041 Telemarketers 250 21.5% 0.04% $17.44 $17.71 $36,830 4.1%
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 760 11.3% 0.12% $23.62 $25.82 $53,700 5.9%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 71,310 2.4% 11.31% $19.93 $21.07 $43,830 0.8%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 4,040 3.6% 0.64% $30.97 $31.97 $66,490 0.9%
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 16.0% 0.01% $14.94 $15.28 $31,780 6.5%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 290 10.7% 0.05% $21.19 $22.36 $46,500 2.9%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 350 9.3% 0.06% $20.31 $20.60 $42,850 2.0%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4,660 3.3% 0.74% $20.01 $20.53 $42,690 0.9%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 540 7.2% 0.08% $21.46 $21.88 $45,510 2.6%
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 390 6.8% 0.06% $19.81 $19.59 $40,750 1.3%
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 30 17.1% 0.01% $19.83 $20.98 $43,630 8.5%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,660 8.3% 0.58% $18.29 $20.15 $41,900 4.8%
43-4071 File Clerks 470 12.5% 0.07% $18.42 $19.64 $40,860 4.9%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 2,740 7.9% 0.43% $13.46 $14.02 $29,160 2.3%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 10.8% 0.01% $15.25 $15.70 $32,660 3.0%
43-4151 Order Clerks 110 9.6% 0.02% $18.01 $19.33 $40,200 6.5%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 900 4.6% 0.14% $20.61 $20.84 $43,340 0.9%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,000 4.0% 0.32% $16.16 $16.77 $34,870 3.8%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 820 7.8% 0.13% $16.64 $17.28 $35,950 3.6%
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 19.5% 0.01% $11.93 $13.08 $27,200 7.6%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 130 30.9% 0.02% $24.40 $24.09 $50,100 6.6%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 2,290 6.3% 0.36% $24.68 $25.56 $53,170 2.3%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,810 9.0% 0.29% $16.74 $17.54 $36,480 1.3%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 860 7.4% 0.14% $17.65 $18.91 $39,340 6.1%
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 160 9.9% 0.02% $15.50 $16.94 $35,230 4.6%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 15,160 4.3% 2.41% $26.13 $26.84 $55,830 1.0%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 100 11.9% 0.02% $24.49 $25.10 $52,200 8.0%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 480 10.0% 0.08% $17.20 $17.38 $36,150 2.8%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 13,210 3.2% 2.09% $19.58 $19.36 $40,280 1.1%
43-9011 Computer Operators 320 14.4% 0.05% $19.59 $21.21 $44,110 3.1%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,370 8.6% 0.22% $14.44 $14.97 $31,130 1.8%
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 210 8.8% 0.03% $18.44 $19.63 $40,830 5.0%
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 210 12.9% 0.03% $24.00 $23.70 $49,290 2.5%
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 180 8.4% 0.03% $16.64 $16.76 $34,870 2.3%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 11,830 5.0% 1.88% $15.33 $15.88 $33,040 1.6%
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 60 21.3% 0.01% $19.37 $19.20 $39,940 4.1%
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 410 9.7% 0.06% $20.83 $21.41 $44,540 3.1%
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 1,270 7.9% 0.20% $19.88 $21.03 $43,740 3.3%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 740 12.1% 0.12% $11.45 $13.59 $28,270 4.5%
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 40 13.7% 0.01% $26.28 $25.31 $52,650 4.1%
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 210 19.8% 0.03% $16.96 $16.80 $34,950 3.4%
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 390 16.7% 0.06% $9.90 $10.51 $21,850 2.6%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 3,110 14.0% 0.49% $30.47 $29.15 $60,640 2.7%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 170 11.1% 0.03% $34.60 $35.51 $73,850 6.6%
47-2031 Carpenters 290 14.2% 0.05% $29.51 $27.96 $58,160 3.1%
47-2061 Construction Laborers 220 34.4% 0.04% $22.22 $24.07 $50,070 7.3%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 150 22.2% 0.02% $33.32 $32.21 $66,990 5.1%
47-2111 Electricians 880 19.1% 0.14% $31.18 $30.74 $63,940 2.8%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 150 10.9% 0.02% $24.35 $23.83 $49,570 3.9%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 470 32.7% 0.07% $31.24 $29.23 $60,790 5.1%
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 80 27.4% 0.01% $28.18 $26.20 $54,490 7.2%
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 290 5.2% 0.05% $27.56 $26.93 $56,020 4.7%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 8,900 7.7% 1.41% $26.47 $27.22 $56,620 2.5%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 770 5.0% 0.12% $40.47 $41.79 $86,920 5.2%
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 100 9.3% 0.02% $23.39 $23.16 $48,170 2.6%
49-2021 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairs (8) (8) (8) $37.35 $34.19 $71,110 20.9%
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 140 8.7% 0.02% $31.70 $32.42 $67,430 5.3%
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 570 13.4% 0.09% $30.31 $30.72 $63,910 2.5%
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 80 19.4% 0.01% $21.72 $24.23 $50,410 9.6%
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 160 43.8% 0.03% $31.91 $31.14 $64,780 2.8%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 190 35.3% 0.03% $27.03 $27.57 $57,350 3.7%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 50 42.6% 0.01% $31.20 $31.40 $65,310 4.2%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 430 15.1% 0.07% $28.67 $28.33 $58,940 3.3%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 750 15.2% 0.12% $27.04 $27.26 $56,710 2.8%
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 1,070 36.5% 0.17% $25.32 $24.66 $51,300 3.9%
49-9044 Millwrights (8) (8) (8) $31.96 $30.25 $62,930 5.8%
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 30 37.7% 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 60 17.5% 0.01% $23.73 $25.18 $52,370 3.6%
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 110 7.1% 0.02% $29.21 $28.42 $59,120 2.9%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3,710 4.3% 0.59% $23.61 $23.99 $49,900 1.8%
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 50 17.9% 0.01% $25.47 $25.01 $52,010 4.6%
49-9096 Riggers 40 43.0% 0.01% $31.61 $31.84 $66,230 7.1%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 70 41.9% 0.01% $13.60 $14.44 $30,030 4.9%
49-9799 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other* 100 5.7% 0.02% $21.08 $21.34 $44,390 3.0%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 18,170 9.5% 2.88% $22.82 $23.84 $49,590 3.5%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1,780 5.6% 0.28% $35.29 $36.68 $76,300 4.3%
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 410 11.9% 0.06% $17.30 $19.23 $40,000 4.1%
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 210 17.5% 0.03% $15.99 $16.37 $34,050 3.4%
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 70 46.5% 0.01% $17.31 $19.07 $39,660 9.1%
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,310 43.1% 0.53% $25.04 $23.49 $48,860 10.5%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 690 21.3% 0.11% $15.83 $19.01 $39,540 9.1%
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 80 37.3% 0.01% $20.77 $22.11 $45,990 9.9%
51-4041 Machinists 2,020 8.3% 0.32% $23.57 $23.73 $49,360 2.1%
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) (8) $22.31 $22.90 $47,630 6.4%
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 23.7% 0.01% $11.37 $12.80 $26,620 9.4%
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) (8) $21.88 $21.06 $43,800 6.8%
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (8) (8) (8) $31.92 $30.94 $64,360 4.2%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 210 17.6% 0.03% $22.63 $22.83 $47,480 3.6%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators 50 28.3% 0.01% $19.76 $19.78 $41,130 7.7%
51-8011 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators 320 46.0% 0.05% (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers 40 16.4% 0.01% $39.28 $39.39 $81,930 2.9%
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 160 39.0% 0.02% $38.90 $35.98 $74,840 5.3%
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 150 14.4% 0.02% $27.34 $27.47 $57,140 4.7%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 120 36.0% 0.02% $27.90 $27.52 $57,240 5.0%
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 130 37.6% 0.02% $25.62 $26.20 $54,500 4.1%
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other (8) (8) (8) $32.74 $32.31 $67,200 3.6%
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 670 27.4% 0.11% $21.63 $22.81 $47,440 4.8%
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 310 25.3% 0.05% $21.49 $21.66 $45,050 6.4%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 8.6% 0.03% $17.77 $18.30 $38,070 2.8%
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 43.2% 0.01% $16.10 $16.05 $33,380 5.4%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 3,060 13.1% 0.48% $23.33 $24.25 $50,450 4.1%
51-9082 Medical Appliance Technicians 390 33.9% 0.06% $19.21 $19.36 $40,260 2.3%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 350 10.4% 0.06% $14.78 $15.28 $31,780 3.4%
51-9141 Semiconductor Processors 30 15.2% 0.01% $20.73 $21.39 $44,490 3.1%
51-9151 Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators (8) (8) (8) $16.76 $17.56 $36,530 6.6%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 430 38.6% 0.07% $11.92 $12.01 $24,990 3.2%
51-9399 Production Workers, All Other* 1,110 15.3% 0.18% $15.63 $16.75 $34,850 3.0%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 3,150 9.4% 0.50% $18.41 $20.12 $41,850 3.1%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 110 14.7% 0.02% $24.21 $24.97 $51,940 4.0%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 30 16.2% (7) $28.10 $27.74 $57,700 4.1%
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 90 13.2% 0.01% (4) (4) $94,420 3.5%
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 240 45.5% 0.04% $16.20 $17.89 $37,210 14.8%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 110 8.4% 0.02% $22.89 $23.11 $48,060 3.1%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 230 14.1% 0.04% $16.34 $17.51 $36,420 4.9%
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 23.5% 0.02% $12.93 $14.00 $29,120 5.5%
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 200 0.7% 0.03% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 300 38.8% 0.05% $20.41 $21.50 $44,720 4.2%
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 50 45.2% 0.01% $29.04 $37.35 $77,680 14.7%
53-6041 Traffic Technicians (8) (8) (8) $21.52 $24.54 $51,040 10.4%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 110 19.1% 0.02% $20.29 $19.71 $41,000 3.3%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 100 9.2% 0.02% $19.10 $18.10 $37,640 3.9%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,070 16.4% 0.17% $17.00 $16.91 $35,170 4.4%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 120 25.7% 0.02% $12.62 $14.85 $30,900 7.9%
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 50 42.2% 0.01% $20.26 $19.80 $41,190 3.3%

About May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $90.00 per hour or $187,199 per year.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.




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Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012