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In 2000, the highest-paying major groups of occupations were the legal occupations group and the management occupations group.
Wage and salary workers in legal occupations had a mean hourly wage of $33.14, while those in management occupations had an average wage of $32.78. The next highest paid groups were computer and mathematical ($27.91), architecture and engineering ($25.99), and business and financial operations ($23.30).
The BLS Occupational Employment Statistics program produced these data. Find more information on wages by occupation in 2000 in "Occupational Employment and Wages, 2000," news release USDL 01-415.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Highest paying occupations in 2000 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/nov/wk3/art03.htm (visited April 01, 2023).