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Data tables for the overview of May 2019 occupational employment and wages

Employment for the largest installation, maintenance, and repair occupations, May 2019
Occupation Employment

Maintenance and repair workers, general

1,418,990

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

655,330

First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

485,700

Industrial machinery mechanics

387,630

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

342,040

Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

266,330

Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers

208,480

Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other

161,290

Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

147,800

Automotive body and related repairers

144,180
Highest paying installation, maintenance, and repair occupations, May 2019
Occupation Annual mean wage

Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay

$81,280

Signal and track switch repairers

72,690

Electrical power-line installers and repairers

71,960

First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

70,550

Aircraft mechanics and service technicians

67,110

Commercial divers

67,100

Avionics technicians

66,970

Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment

63,670

Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment

60,360

Precision instrument and equipment repairers, all other

59,940

All occupations

53,490

All installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

50,130
Industries with the largest employment of installation, maintenance, and repair occupations, May 2019
Industry Employment

Automotive repair and maintenance

454,220

Building equipment contractors

437,470

Real estate

352,350

Automobile dealers

315,630

Local government (excluding schools and hospitals)

275,290

Telecommunications

233,700

Automotive parts, accessories, and tire stores

174,260

Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers

151,450

Electric power generation, transmission and distribution

116,280

Traveler accommodation

106,080
States with the highest and lowest employment shares of installation, maintenance, and repair occupations, May 2019
State Percent of state employment

Wyoming

6.6

Alaska

5.7

North Dakota

5.3

West Virginia

5.0

Alabama

5.0

United States

3.9

New York

3.3

Connecticut

3.2

California

3.1

Massachusetts

2.9

District of Columbia

1.3
Highest and lowest paying states for installation, maintenance, and repair occupations, May 2019
State Annual mean wage

Alaska

$61,260

District of Columbia

60,630

Connecticut

58,110

Hawaii

57,980

Wyoming

57,650

United States

50,130

South Carolina

45,540

Florida

44,550

Mississippi

43,820

Arkansas

43,580

West Virginia

43,520
Employment for the largest sales and related occupations, May 2019
Occupation Employment (millions)

Retail salespersons

4.3

Cashiers

3.6

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

1.3

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

1.2

Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

1.0

Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents

0.4

Counter and rental clerks

0.4

Insurance sales agents

0.4

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products

0.3

Parts salespersons

0.3
Metropolitan areas with the largest employment of sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products, May 2019
Metropolitan area Employment

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

84,870

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

63,550

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

57,050

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

41,290

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

33,300

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

31,830

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

31,460

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

27,130

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

24,980

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

22,680
Highest paying sales and related occupations, May 2019
Occupation Annual mean wage

Sales engineers

$112,780

Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents

93,090

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products

92,980

First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

86,180

Real estate brokers

81,450

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

71,110

Insurance sales agents

67,780

Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

66,760

Advertising sales agents

64,660

Real estate sales agents

62,060

All occupations

53,490

All sales and related occupations

43,060
Highest and lowest paying states for sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products, May 2019
State Annual mean wage

New Jersey

$84,170

Massachusetts

82,220

Colorado

81,670

Rhode Island

80,180

Connecticut

78,810

United States

71,110

Alaska

59,680

Oklahoma

59,660

West Virginia

58,930

Montana

57,510

Hawaii

55,260
Employment for the largest community and social service occupations, May 2019
Occupation Employment

Social and human service assistants

404,450

Child, family, and school social workers

327,710

Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors

296,460

Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors

283,540

Healthcare social workers

174,890

Mental health and substance abuse social workers

117,770

Rehabilitation counselors

109,040

Community and social service specialists, all other

97,480

Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists

88,120

Marriage and family therapists

59,050
Highest and lowest paying community and social service occupations, May 2019
Occupation Annual mean wage

Social workers, all other

$61,750

Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors

61,000

Health education specialists

60,500

Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists

59,910

Healthcare social workers

59,300

All occupations

53,490

All community and social service occupations

50,480

Community and social service specialists, all other

46,900

Community health workers

44,390

Rehabilitation counselors

40,160

Religious workers, all other

39,830

Social and human service assistants

37,050
Highest and lowest paying states for child, family, and school social workers, May 2019
State Annual mean wage

District of Columbia

$71,590

New Jersey

68,830

Connecticut

68,360

Rhode Island

63,310

Maryland

61,910

United States

51,030

Delaware

39,880

South Carolina

38,380

Missouri

38,170

Oklahoma

37,610

Mississippi

37,190
Employment by typical entry-level educational requirement, as a percentage of total employment, May 2019
Typical entry-level educational requirement Percent

Doctoral or professional degree

2.5

Master's degree

1.6

Bachelor's degree

22.4

Associate's degree

2.3

Postsecondary nondegree award

6.2

Some college, no degree

2.6

High school diploma or equivalent

38.2

No formal educational credential

24.2
Annual mean wages by typical entry-level educational requirement, May 2019
Typical entry-level educational requirement Annual mean wage

Doctoral or professional degree

$130,890

Master's degree

83,300

Bachelor's degree

88,260

Associate's degree

58,430

Postsecondary nondegree award

43,930

Some college, no degree

40,330

High school diploma or equivalent

44,190

No formal educational credential

29,190

All occupations

53,490
Highest paying occupations that typically require less than a bachelor's degree for entry, May 2019
Occupation Annual mean wage

Air traffic controllers

$120,140

Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

103,320

Commercial pilots

102,870

Nuclear power reactor operators

100,990

Funeral home managers

95,220

First-line supervisors of police and detectives

94,950

Athletes and sports competitors

93,140

Radiation therapists

91,620

Power distributors and dispatchers

88,910

Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels

87,420

All occupations

53,490
Employment for the largest STEM occupations, May 2019
Occupation Employment

Software developers and software quality assurance analysts and testers

1,406,870

Computer user support specialists

647,330

Computer systems analysts

589,060

Computer and information systems managers

433,960

Computer occupations, all other

393,160

Network and computer systems administrators

354,450

Civil engineers

310,850

Mechanical engineers

306,990

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products

306,980

Industrial engineers

291,710
Metropolitan areas with the highest employment shares of STEM occupations, May 2019
Metropolitan area Percent

California-Lexington Park, MD

28.1

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

21.0

Boulder, CO

17.1

Huntsville, AL

16.9

Bloomington, IL

13.4

Columbus, IN

13.0

Corvallis, OR

12.8

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

12.6

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

12.0

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

12.0

United States

6.4
Highest and lowest paying STEM occupations, May 2019
Occupation Annual mean wage

Petroleum engineers

$156,780

Computer and information systems managers

156,390

Architectural and engineering managers

152,930

Natural sciences managers

145,450

Physicists

131,080

All STEM occupations

95,350

All occupations

53,490

Environmental science and protection technicians, including health

50,760

Biological technicians

49,110

Surveying and mapping technicians

48,500

Forest and conservation technicians

45,860

Agricultural and food science technicians

44,440
Employment for the largest occupations, May 2019
Occupation Employment (millions)

Retail salespersons

4.3

Fast food and counter workers

4.0

Cashiers

3.6

Home health and personal care aides

3.2

Registered nurses

3.0

Office clerks, general

3.0

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

3.0

Customer service representatives

2.9

Waiters and waitresses

2.6

General and operations managers

2.4
Annual mean wages for the largest occupations, May 2019
Occupation Annual mean wage

General and operations managers

$123,030

Registered nurses

77,460

All occupations

53,490

Customer service representatives

37,320

Office clerks, general

36,360

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

32,130

Retail salespersons

29,360

Waiters and waitresses

26,800

Home health and personal care aides

26,440

Cashiers

24,370

Fast food and counter workers

23,250
Major occupational groups as a percentage of total employment, May 2019
Occupational group Percent

Office and administrative support

13.3

Sales and related

9.8

Food preparation and serving related

9.2

Transportation and material moving

8.5

Production

6.2

Educational instruction and library

6.1

Healthcare practitioners and technical

5.9

Business and financial operations

5.6

Management

5.5

Healthcare support

4.4

Construction and extraction

4.2

Installation, maintenance, and repair

3.9

Computer and mathematical

3.1

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance

3.0

Protective service

2.4

Personal care and service

2.2

Architecture and engineering

1.8

Community and social service

1.5

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media

1.4

Life, physical, and social science

0.9

Legal

0.8

Farming, fishing, and forestry

0.3
Occupations with the highest employment in the public sector, May 2019
Occupation Employment

Elementary school teachers, except special education

1,272,030

Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

1,050,770

Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

904,570

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

658,300

Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education

553,620

Office clerks, general

511,040

Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive

500,330

Registered nurses

497,740

Substitute teachers, short-term

496,830

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

491,410

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020