May 13, 2008
Management was the highest paying occupational group in 2007, with a mean hourly wage of $46.22, followed by legal occupations at $42.53.
Food preparation and serving related occupations ($9.35 per hour); farming, fishing, and forestry occupations ($10.89 per hour); and building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations ($11.33 per hour) were among the lowest paying occupational groups.
These data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program. Learn about occupational earnings and employment in "Occupational Employment and Wages, 2007," (PDF) (HTML) USDL news release 08-0620.