Bureau of Labor Statistics

Highest and lowest paying occupational groups, 2007

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.

Hourly mean wage rates, selected occupational groups, May 2007
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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.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Highest and lowest paying occupational groups, 2007 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/may/wk2/art02.htm (visited January 27, 2022).


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