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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Private employment and mean wages for the ten largest occupations by supersectors, May 2010.
Industry Occupation Employment Average Annual Wage Percent of Sector Employment

Mining and logging

Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 44,220 $34,080 6.6%

Mining and logging

Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 34,360 $42,120 5.1%

Mining and logging

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 34,010 $37,120 5.0%

Mining and logging

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 28,600 $42,910 4.2%

Mining and logging

First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 25,930 $70,360 3.8%

Mining and logging

Helpers--Extraction Workers 19,580 $38,350 2.9%

Mining and logging

Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 19,420 $59,870 2.9%

Mining and logging

Logging Equipment Operators 19,020 $33,680 2.8%

Mining and logging

Petroleum Engineers 17,490 $130,480 2.6%

Mining and logging

Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 16,800 $44,730 2.5%

Construction

Construction Laborers 608,810 $34,040 10.8%

Construction

Carpenters 509,700 $44,180 9.0%

Construction

Electricians 384,100 $51,450 6.8%

Construction

First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 357,830 $62,220 6.3%

Construction

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 287,830 $50,530 5.1%

Construction

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 203,020 $47,240 3.6%

Construction

Construction Managers 153,100 $94,000 2.7%

Construction

Office Clerks, General 152,240 $28,610 2.7%

Construction

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 151,380 $43,650 2.7%

Construction

Painters, Construction and Maintenance 150,020 $36,480 2.6%

Manufacturing

Team Assemblers 693,270 $30,620 6.0%

Manufacturing

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 404,770 $56,140 3.5%

Manufacturing

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 281,190 $35,830 2.5%

Manufacturing

Machinists 280,120 $39,820 2.4%

Manufacturing

Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 265,870 $27,750 2.3%

Manufacturing

Helpers--Production Workers 253,910 $25,140 2.2%

Manufacturing

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 239,820 $28,920 2.1%

Manufacturing

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 206,720 $65,720 1.8%

Manufacturing

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 203,260 $35,490 1.8%

Manufacturing

Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 197,750 $41,720 1.7%

Wholesale trade

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 896,090 $62,760 16.4%

Wholesale trade

Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 356,900 $26,460 6.5%

Wholesale trade

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 228,900 $84,900 4.2%

Wholesale trade

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 195,090 $39,700 3.6%

Wholesale trade

Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 183,400 $27,640 3.4%

Wholesale trade

Customer Service Representatives 169,400 $36,150 3.1%

Wholesale trade

Office Clerks, General 163,940 $28,200 3.0%

Wholesale trade

Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 157,730 $28,890 2.9%

Wholesale trade

Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 153,940 $30,280 2.8%

Wholesale trade

General and Operations Managers 141,790 $125,050 2.6%

Retail trade

Retail Salespersons 3,853,660 $24,800 26.4%

Retail trade

Cashiers 2,746,100 $19,780 18.8%

Retail trade

Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,266,870 $21,670 8.7%

Retail trade

First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1,053,100 $39,580 7.2%

Retail trade

Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 328,110 $22,350 2.2%

Retail trade

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 281,250 $38,960 1.9%

Retail trade

Pharmacy Technicians 247,690 $27,800 1.7%

Retail trade

Customer Service Representatives 241,400 $26,350 1.7%

Retail trade

Packers and Packagers, Hand 199,320 $19,580 1.4%

Retail trade

Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 188,950 $20,940 1.3%

Transportation and warehousing

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 827,550 $40,520 19.8%

Transportation and warehousing

Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 443,450 $28,140 10.6%

Transportation and warehousing

Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 220,760 $43,220 5.3%

Transportation and warehousing

Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 170,290 $29,620 4.1%

Transportation and warehousing

Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 116,130 $33,270 2.8%

Transportation and warehousing

Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 94,780 $31,430 2.3%

Transportation and warehousing

Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 89,780 $33,920 2.1%

Transportation and warehousing

Flight Attendants 87,780 $41,590 2.1%

Transportation and warehousing

Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 76,260 $37,620 1.8%

Transportation and warehousing

Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 75,960 $25,560 1.8%

Utilities

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 54,190 $61,470 9.8%

Utilities

Power Plant Operators 30,430 $63,640 5.5%

Utilities

Customer Service Representatives 29,230 $41,770 5.3%

Utilities

Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 20,810 $55,350 3.8%

Utilities

Meter Readers, Utilities 18,020 $40,270 3.3%

Utilities

Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 17,850 $65,270 3.2%

Utilities

First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 16,360 $74,770 3.0%

Utilities

Electrical Engineers 15,760 $85,680 2.9%

Utilities

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 12,550 $42,800 2.3%

Utilities

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 11,810 $77,010 2.1%

Information

Customer Service Representatives 164,180 $36,180 6.1%

Information

Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 141,130 $54,440 5.2%

Information

Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 104,430 $53,530 3.9%

Information

Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 95,200 $60,570 3.5%

Information

Advertising Sales Agents 81,510 $50,850 3.0%

Information

Software Developers, Applications 74,950 $93,170 2.8%

Information

Editors 70,950 $59,620 2.6%

Information

Computer Support Specialists 67,390 $51,730 2.5%

Information

Software Developers, Systems Software 55,880 $97,340 2.1%

Information

Producers and Directors 55,670 $93,300 2.1%

Financial activities

Tellers 542,150 $24,930 7.3%

Financial activities

Customer Service Representatives 520,990 $34,000 7.0%

Financial activities

Insurance Sales Agents 308,460 $62,670 4.2%

Financial activities

Office Clerks, General 276,300 $28,090 3.7%

Financial activities

Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 262,480 $94,720 3.5%

Financial activities

First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 260,110 $52,350 3.5%

Financial activities

Loan Officers 260,070 $65,630 3.5%

Financial activities

Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 254,280 $32,690 3.4%

Financial activities

Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 211,430 $36,410 2.9%

Financial activities

Counter and Rental Clerks 199,100 $25,120 2.7%

Professional and business services

Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 815,890 $22,110 4.9%

Professional and business services

Security Guards 626,500 $25,290 3.8%

Professional and business services

Customer Service Representatives 553,390 $31,040 3.3%

Professional and business services

Office Clerks, General 536,790 $27,700 3.2%

Professional and business services

Accountants and Auditors 479,970 $72,400 2.9%

Professional and business services

Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 466,680 $24,670 2.8%

Professional and business services

Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 397,460 $22,890 2.4%

Professional and business services

Lawyers 395,260 $137,280 2.4%

Professional and business services

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 382,470 $36,260 2.3%

Professional and business services

General and Operations Managers 365,540 $128,920 2.2%

Education and health services

Registered Nurses 2,061,080 $67,840 11.0%

Education and health services

Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,263,500 $24,850 6.8%

Education and health services

Home Health Aides 917,220 $21,410 4.9%

Education and health services

Personal Care Aides 623,470 $20,190 3.3%

Education and health services

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 588,400 $41,290 3.1%

Education and health services

Medical Assistants 485,230 $29,850 2.6%

Education and health services

Medical Secretaries 454,230 $31,800 2.4%

Education and health services

Office Clerks, General 432,360 $27,760 2.3%

Education and health services

Receptionists and Information Clerks 428,640 $26,870 2.3%

Education and health services

Childcare Workers 365,070 $20,330 2.0%

Leisure and hospitality

Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,270,120 $18,110 17.5%

Leisure and hospitality

Waiters and Waitresses 2,167,730 $20,780 16.7%

Leisure and hospitality

Cooks, Restaurant 878,590 $23,220 6.8%

Leisure and hospitality

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 622,000 $31,240 4.8%

Leisure and hospitality

Cooks, Fast Food 508,460 $18,510 3.9%

Leisure and hospitality

Dishwashers 454,650 $18,580 3.5%

Leisure and hospitality

Food Preparation Workers 451,370 $19,690 3.5%

Leisure and hospitality

Bartenders 441,890 $21,530 3.4%

Leisure and hospitality

Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 431,400 $20,690 3.3%

Leisure and hospitality

Cashiers 356,140 $18,680 2.7%

Other services

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 316,200 $26,760 8.5%

Other services

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 221,940 $35,230 6.0%

Other services

Office Clerks, General 127,620 $25,510 3.4%

Other services

Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 116,650 $19,800 3.1%

Other services

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 105,110 $20,590 2.8%

Other services

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 97,050 $29,590 2.6%

Other services

Automotive Body and Related Repairers 91,610 $40,710 2.5%

Other services

Receptionists and Information Clerks 84,810 $22,180 2.3%

Other services

Counter and Rental Clerks 76,920 $22,060 2.1%

Other services

General and Operations Managers 76,770 $101,470 2.1%

Government

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,355,990 $55,350 6.2%

Government

Teacher Assistants 992,730 $25,330 4.5%

Government

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 951,690 $56,600 4.3%

Government

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 639,520 $55,670 2.9%

Government

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 602,480 $55,510 2.8%

Government

Office Clerks, General 574,120 $29,990 2.6%

Government

Teachers and Instructors, All Other 542,490 $37,200 2.5%

Government

Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 533,980 $28,930 2.4%

Government

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 474,760 $34,320 2.2%

Government

Registered Nurses 471,610 $67,040 2.1%

 

Last Modified Date: June 6, 2011