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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Table 6. Mean wages for the highest- and lowest-paying occupational groups, May 2010
Occupational group Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Highest paying groups:


$50.69 $105,440


46.60 96,940

Computer and mathematical science

37.13 77,230

Architecture and engineering

36.32 75,550

Healthcare practitioners and technical

34.27 71,280

Business and operations specialists

32.54 67,690
Lowest paying groups:

Transportation and material moving

$15.70 $32,660

Healthcare support

12.94 26,920

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance

12.16 25,300

Personal care and service

11.82 24,590

Farming, fishing, and forestry

11.70 24,330

Food preparation and serving related

10.21 21,240


Last Modified Date: June 20, 2011