Occupational Employment and Wages News Release

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         (NOTE:  This release was reissued on Thursday, February 12,
      2009, to correct mean annual wage data in table 1 for two
      occupations:  (1) flight attendants and (2) airline pilots,
      copilots, and flight engineers. These corrections did not affect
      any other tables in the release or the analysis of occupational
      employment and wage data.)


                 OCCUPATIONAL EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES, 2007


   Retail salespersons, cashiers, general office clerks, combined food
preparation and serving workers, and registered nurses were among the
occupations with the highest U.S. employment in 2007, according to the
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor.  The
highest paying occupations included physician specialists, dentist
specialists, and chief executives, while dishwashers, fast food cooks,
and combined food preparation and serving workers were among the lowest
paying occupations.  Employment and wage information for all occupations
is shown in table 1.

   These data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) pro-
gram, which provides employment and wage estimates for wage and salary
workers in 22 major occupational groups and 801 detailed occupations.  OES
produces data by occupation for the nation, states, metropolitan areas,
metropolitan divisions, and nonmetropolitan areas, and by occupation and
industry for the nation.  Data are available on the OES homepage at
http://www.bls.gov/oes/.

   OES data can be used to compare wages and employment for different
occupations, or to compare wages and employment for a given occupation
across industries.  For example, the largest occupational group was of-
fice and administrative support occupations, with employment of over
23 million.  Occupations within this group ranged in size from general
office clerks and customer service representatives, with employment of
nearly 3 million and 2.2 million, respectively, to smaller occupations
such as communications equipment operators, all other (3,830); corre-
spondence clerks (15,550); and proofreaders and copy markers (15,650).
The office and administrative support groupís high employment reflects,
in part, its wide distribution across industries.  (See table 2.)  The
largest employers of office and administrative support occupations in-
cluded the finance and insurance, health care and social assistance, and
retail trade sectors, but no single sector employed more than 13 percent
of this group.

   Mean hourly wages for the office and administrative support group
ranged from $18.83 in the utilities sector to $11.60 in accommodation
and food services.  (See table 3.)  Among the highest paying occupations
in the office and administrative support group were first-line supervi-
sors and managers of office and administrative support workers, with
a mean hourly wage of $22.89; postal service clerks ($21.29); postal
service mail carriers ($21.17); and production, planning, and expediting
clerks ($19.74).  Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks ($9.66); stock
clerks and order fillers ($10.93); and tellers ($11.36) were among the
lowest paid occupations in the group.

   OES data also can be used to make comparisons across geographical
areas.  For instance, loan interviewers and clerks earned a mean hourly 
wage of $22.65 in Santa Cruz-Watsonville, Calif., as compared to $9.79
in Alexandria, La.  Employment of loan interviewers and clerks was similar
in both areas:  130 in Santa Cruz-Watsonville and 110 in Alexandria.  (See
table 7.)



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Major Occupational Group Employment and Wages by Industry Sector

   After office and administrative support occupations, sales and related
occupations was the largest occupational group, with employment of over
14 million.  Food preparation and serving related occupations, production 
occupations, and transportation and material moving occupations also were 
among the largest occupational groups.  While some occupational groups were 
highly concentrated in specific industry sectors, others were widely dis-
tributed across sectors.  For example, nearly 89 percent of employment in 
education, training, and library occupations was found in the educational 
services sector, and over 87 percent of employment in healthcare support 
occupations was found in the health care and social assistance sector.  In 
contrast, management occupations; business and financial operations occupa-
tions; and installation, maintenance, and repair occupations were more
evenly distributed across sectors.  (See table 2.)

   Management was the highest paying occupational group, with a mean hourly
wage of $46.22, followed by legal occupations at $42.53.  Food preparation
and serving related occupations; farming, fishing, and forestry occupations;
and building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations were among the
lowest paying occupational groups.  (See table 3.)

   Utilities; management of companies and enterprises; finance and insurance;
information; and professional, scientific, and technical services were among
the highest paying sectors for several occupational groups.  Accommodation and
food services; retail trade; and agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
were among the lowest paying sectors.  For example, mean hourly wages for busi-
ness and financial operations occupations ranged from $34.27 in professional,
scientific, and technical services to $21.84 in accommodation and food services,
while wages for sales and related occupations ranged from $32.40 in finance and
insurance to $9.54 in accommodation and food services.

Detailed Occupational Employment and Wages by Detailed Industry

   In addition to the occupational group and industry sector data previously
discussed, OES data also are available for detailed occupations and industries.
For example, table 4 shows employment and wages by industry for loan officers.
Nearly 71 percent of loan officers were employed in two industries: depository
credit intermediation (includes commercial banks, savings institutions, and
credit unions) and nondepository credit intermediation (includes credit card
issuing, consumer lending, and real estate credit).  The other large employers 
of this occupation are:  activities related to credit intermediation (includes 
mortgage and nonmortgage loan brokers), management of companies and enterprises,
and insurance carriers.  The mean hourly wage for loan officers in depository credit
intermediation was $28.43, below the U.S. average of $30.10 for this occupation.  
Wages for loan officers in nondepository credit intermediation and in management of 
companies and enterprises were slightly above the U.S. average, at $31.09 and 
$31.28, respectively, while wages in the other two industries were similar to 
the U.S. average.

   Although depository credit intermediation was the largest employer of loan
officers, loan officers was only the second largest occupation in this industry,
representing about 7 percent of industry employment.  (See table 5.)  Tellers was
by far the largest occupation in the industry, with 545,470 jobs making up over 
30 percent of industry employment.  Many of the largest occupations in depository
credit intermediation were office and administrative support occupations.  In ad-
dition to tellers, these occupations included first-line supervisors/managers of
office and administrative support workers; customer service representatives; new
accounts clerks; loan interviewers and clerks; bookkeeping, accounting, and au-
diting clerks; and general office clerks.  Financial managers and securities, com-
modities, and financial services sales agents also were among the largest occupa-
tions in this industry.


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Occupational Wages by State and Area

   OES data also allow comparison of occupational employment and wages across
states and metropolitan areas.  Tables 6 and 7 show the highest- and lowest-
paying states and metropolitan areas for selected detailed occupations.  For
example, state mean hourly wages for financial managers ranged from $66.20 in
New York to $32.02 in West Virginia, while wages for construction laborers
ranged from $21.48 in Alaska to $10.38 in Texas.

   California, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York were among the
highest paying states for 2 of the 4 selected occupations.  Although signi-
ficantly smaller in terms of employment than the states listed above, Alaska also 
was among the highest paying states for three of the selected occupations, and
Hawaii was among the highest paying states for two.  West Virginia was among the 
lowest paying states for 3 of the 4 selected occupations, while Louisiana,
Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Wyoming were among the lowest paying 
states for 2 of the 4 occupations.  Although in general the lowest paying states
did not have large employment of the selected occupations, one notable exception 
is Texas, where nearly 120,000 construction laborers were employed, but which also 
was one of the lowest paying states for this occupation.

   At the metropolitan area level, mean hourly wages for the selected occupations
were about twice as much in the highest paying areas as in the lowest paying areas.
(See table 7.) For example, wages for financial managers ranged from $68.22 in
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa., to $27.18 in Pocatello, 
Idaho, while wages for construction laborers ranged from $23.91 in Leominster-F
itchburg-Gardner, Mass., to $8.23 in Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas.  Metropolitan 
areas in California appeared several times among the highest paying areas for the 
selected occupations; Anchorage, Alaska, and New York-Northern New Jersey-Long 
Island, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa., also were among the highest paying areas for 2 of the 4 
occupations.  Several of the lowest paying areas for construction laborers were 
located in Texas, while metropolitan areas in Idaho were among the lowest paying 
areas for both financial managers and loan officers.  Outside of these two states, 
many of the remaining lower paying areas for the selected occupations were located 
in the South.

Additional Information

   The Occupational Employment Statistics program produces cross-industry occupational
employment and wage estimates nationwide and for all states, 375 metropolitan areas,
34 metropolitan divisions, and 175 nonmetropolitan areas.  OES also publishes national
industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates for sectors and 3-, 4-,
and selected 5-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industries.
In addition to mean hourly and annual wages, wage data include 10th, 25th, 50th (me-
dian), 75th, and 90th percentile wages, which can be used to show the distribution of
wages within an occupation or industry.  OES data are produced by a cooperative effort
between BLS and State Workforce Agencies, and are based on a sample of 1.2 million 
business establishments, collected in 6 semiannual panels over a 3-year period.  Complete
May 2007 Occupational Employment Statistics data are available on the OES Web site at
http://www.bls.gov/oes/.





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   |                   Upcoming Reduction in Sample Size of                   |
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   |    Due to budget constraints, Occupational Employment Statistics has     |
   | reduced the sample size of the May 2008 panel by 20 percent.  Because    |
   | OES estimates are produced from 3 years of pooled data, this one-time    |
   | sample reduction will affect estimates for May 2008, May 2009, and May   |
   | 2010.  This reduction is expected to decrease the number of published    |
   | employment estimates by at least 5 percent, or about 25,000 estimates,   |
   | and will decrease the accuracy of the remaining estimates.  The number   |
   | and quality of wage estimates also are expected to decline.  These cut-  |
   | backs are being implemented in response to a reduction in funding to the |
   | BLS that resulted from The 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act enacted  |
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Technical Note



Scope of the survey

   The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey is a semiannual
mail survey measuring occupational employment and wage rates for wage
and salary workers in nonfarm establishments in the United States.
Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands also are surveyed, but their
data are not included in this release.  OES estimates are constructed
from a sample of about 1.2 million establishments.  Forms are mailed
to approximately 200,000 establishments in May and November of each
year for a 3-year period.  The nationwide response rate for the May
2007 survey was 77.9 percent based on establishments and 73.5 percent
based on employment.  The survey included establishments sampled in
the May 2007, November 2006, May 2006, November 2005, May 2005, and
November 2004 semiannual panels.

The occupational coding system

   The OES survey uses the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB)
occupational classification system, the Standard Occupational Classi-
fication (SOC) system.  The SOC system is the first OMB-required occu-
pational classification system for federal agencies.  The OES survey
categorizes workers in 1 of 801 detailed occupations.  Together, these
detailed occupations make up 23 major occupational groups, one of which--
military specific occupations--is not included in the OES survey.  The
major groups are as follows:

   Management occupations
   Business and financial operations occupations
   Computer and mathematical science occupations
   Architecture and engineering occupations
   Life, physical, and social science occupations
   Community and social services occupations
   Legal occupations
   Education, training, and library occupations
   Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
   Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations
   Healthcare support occupations
   Protective service occupations
   Food preparation and serving related occupations
   Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
   Personal care and service occupations
   Sales and related occupations
   Office and administrative support occupations
   Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
   Construction and extraction occupations
   Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
   Production occupations
   Transportation and material moving occupations
   Military specific occupations (not surveyed in OES)

   For more information about the SOC system, please see the Bureau of
Labor Statistics (BLS) Web site at http://www.bls.gov/soc/.



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The industry coding system

   The OES survey uses the North American Industry Classification Sys-
tem (NAICS).  For more information about NAICS, see the BLS Web site at
http://www.bls.gov/bls/naics.htm.

   The OES survey includes establishments in NAICS sectors 11 (logging
and agricultural support activities only), 21, 22, 23, 31-33, 42, 44-45,
48-49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 61, 62, 71, 72, 81 (except private house-
holds), state government, and local government.  The U.S. Postal Service
and the executive branch of the federal government also are included.  An
establishment is defined as an economic unit that processes goods or pro-
vides services, such as a factory, mine, or store.  The establishment is
generally at a single physical location and is engaged primarily in one
type of economic activity.

   The OES survey covers all full- and part-time wage and salary workers
in nonfarm industries.  The survey does not include the self-employed,
owners and partners in unincorporated firms, household workers, or unpaid
family workers.

Survey sample

   BLS funds the survey and provides the procedures and technical support,
while the State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) collect most of the data.  BLS
produces cross-industry and industry-specific estimates for the nation,
states, metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), metropolitan divisions, and
nonmetropolitan areas.  Industry-specific estimates are produced at the 
NAICS sector, 3-digit, 4-digit, and selected 5-digit industry levels.  BLS
releases all cross-industry and national estimates; the SWAs release indus-
try-specific estimates at the state and MSA levels.

   State Unemployment Insurance (UI) files provide the universe from which
the OES survey draws its sample.  Employment benchmarks are obtained from
reports submitted by employers to the UI program.  Supplemental sources are
used for rail transportation (NAICS 4821) and Guam because they do not re-
port to the UI program.  The OES survey sample is stratified by metropoli-
tan and nonmetropolitan areas and industry.  Samples selected in panels
prior to May 2005 were stratified using MSA definitions based on the 1990
Metropolitan Statistical Area standards.  Beginning with the May 2005 panel,
the sample was stratified using new MSA definitions based on the 2000 Met-
ropolitan Statistical Area standards.

   An annual census is taken of the executive branch of the federal govern-
ment, the U.S. Postal Service, state government, and Hawaii's local govern-
ment.  In order to provide the most occupational coverage, larger employers 
are more likely to be selected than smaller employers.  The unweighted em-
ployment of sampled establishments make up approximately 65 percent of total
national employment.

Concepts

   Occupational employment is the estimate of total wage and salary employ-
ment in an occupation across the industries surveyed.  The OES survey defines
employment as the number of workers who can be classified as full- or part-
time employees, including workers on paid vacations or other types of paid
leave; workers on unpaid short-term absences; salaried officers, executives,
and staff members of incorporated firms; employees temporarily assigned to
other units; and employees for whom the reporting unit is their permanent
duty station regardless of whether that unit prepares their paycheck.



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   The OES survey form sent to establishments with more than 10 workers con-
tains between 50 and 225 SOC occupations selected on the basis of the sampled
establishment's industry classification.  To reduce paperwork and respondent
burden, no survey form contains every SOC occupation.  Thus, data for specific
occupations are collected primarily from establishments in industries that are
the predominant employers of workers in those occupations.  Each survey form is
structured, however, to allow a respondent to provide detailed occupational in-
formation for each worker at the establishment; that is, unlisted occupations
can be added to the survey form.  Employers with 10 or fewer workers are sent a
form with no occupations listed, and are instructed to fill in the occupations
for their workers.

   Wages for the OES survey are straight-time, gross pay, exclusive of premium
pay.  Base rate, cost-of-living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay,
incentive pay including commissions and production bonuses, tips, and on-call
pay are included. Excluded are back pay, jury duty pay, overtime pay, sever-
ance pay, shift differentials, nonproduction bonuses, employer cost for supple-
mentary benefits, and tuition reimbursements.

   The OES survey collects wage data in 12 intervals.  Employers report the
number of employees in an occupation for each wage range. The wage intervals 
used for the May 2007 survey are as follows:



May 2007, November 2006, May 2006, and November 2005
panels

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            |                                         
            |                   Wages                 
  Interval  |-----------------------------------------
            |       Hourly      |        Annual       
------------|-------------------|---------------------
Range A     | Under $7.50       | Under $15,600       
Range B     | $7.50 to $9.49    | $15,600 to $19,759  
Range C     | $9.50 to $11.99   | $19,760 to $24,959  
Range D     | $12.00 to $15.24  | $24,960 to $31,719  
Range E     | $15.25 to $19.24  | $31,720 to $40,039  
Range F     | $19.25 to $24.49  | $40,040 to $50,959  
Range G     | $24.50 to $30.99  | $50,960 to $64,479  
Range H     | $31.00 to $39.24  | $64,480 to $81,639  
Range I     | $39.25 to $49.74  | $81,640 to $103,479 
Range J     | $49.75 to $63.24  | $103,480 to $131,559
Range K     | $63.25 to $79.99  | $131,560 to $166,399
Range L     | $80.00 and over   | $166,400 and over   
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May 2005 and November 2004 panels
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            |                                         
            |                  Wages                  
  Interval  |-----------------------------------------
            |       Hourly      |        Annual       
------------|-------------------|---------------------
Range A     | Under $6.75       | Under $14,040       
Range B     | $6.75 to $8.49    | $14,040 to $17,679  
Range C     | $8.50 to $10.74   | $17,680 to $22,359  
Range D     | $10.75 to $13.49  | $22,360 to $28,079  
Range E     | $13.50 to $16.99  | $28,080 to $35,359  
Range F     | $17.00 to $21.49  | $35,360 to $44,719  
Range G     | $21.50 to $27.24  | $44,720 to $56,679  
Range H     | $27.25 to $34.49  | $56,680 to $71,759  
Range I     | $34.50 to $43.74  | $71,760 to $90,999  
Range J     | $43.75 to $55.49  | $91,000 to $115,439 
Range K     | $55.50 to $69.99  | $115,440 to $145,599
Range L     | $70.00 and over   | $145,600 and over   
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   Mean hourly wage.  The mean hourly wage rate for an occupation is the
total wages that all workers in the occupation earn in an hour divided by
the total employment of the occupation.  To calculate the mean hourly wage
of each occupation, total weighted hourly wages are summed across all in-
tervals and divided by the occupation's weighted survey employment.  The 
mean wage for each interval is based on occupational wage data collected
by the BLS Office of Compensation and Working Conditions for the National
Compensation Survey (NCS).

   Beginning with the November 2005 panel the lower boundary of the highest
wage interval was increased from $70.00 to $80.00.   The mean hourly wage
value for the highest wage interval was computed separately for NCS data
from 2005 for $80.00 and over, and from 2004 and 2003 for $70.00 and over.
The mean wage rate from 2006 was used for the $80.00 and over interval for
the May 2007, November 2006, May 2006, and November 2005 panels.  The aver-
age of the 2004 and 2003 mean wage rates was used for the $70.00 and over
interval for the May 2005 and November 2004 panels.

   Percentile wage.  The p-th percentile wage rate for an occupation is the
wage where p percent of all workers earn that amount or less and where (100-p)
percent of all workers earn that amount or more. This statistic is calculated
by uniformly distributing the workers inside each wage interval, ranking the
workers from lowest paid to highest paid, and calculating the product of the
total employment for the occupation and the desired percentile to determine
the worker that earns the p-th percentile wage rate.

   Annual wage.  Many employees are paid at an hourly rate by their employers
and may work more than or less than 40 hours per week.  Annual wage estimates
for most occupations in this release are calculated by multiplying the mean
hourly wage by a "year-round, full-time" figure of 2,080 hours (52 weeks by
40 hours).  Thus, annual wage estimates may not represent the actual annual
pay received by the employee if they work more or less than 2,080 hours per
year.  Workers in some occupations typically work less than full time, year 
round.  For these occupations, the OES survey collects and reports either the 
annual salary or the hourly wage rate, depending on how the occupation is 
typically paid, but not both.  For example, teachers, flight attendants, and 
pilots may be paid an annual salary, but do not work the usual 2,080 hours per 
year.  In this case, an annual salary is reported. Other workers, such as 
entertainment workers, are paid hourly rates, but generally do not work full 
time, year round.  For these workers, only an hourly wage is reported.

   Hourly versus annual wage reporting.  For each occupation, respondents are
asked to report the number of employees paid within specific wage intervals. 
The intervals are defined both as hourly rates and the corresponding annual
rates, where the annual rate for an occupation is calculated by multiplying
the hourly wage rate by a typical work year of 2,080 hours.  The responding
establishment can reference either the hourly or the annual rate for full-
time workers, but they are instructed to report the hourly rate for part-time
workers.

Estimation methodology

   Each OES panel includes approximately 200,000 establishments.  The OES sur-
vey is designed to produce estimates using six panels (3 years) of data.  The
full six-panel sample of 1.2 million establishments allows the production of
estimates at detailed levels of geography, industry, and occupation.

   Wage updating.  Significant reductions in sampling errors are obtained by
combining six panels of data, particularly for small geographic areas and occu-
pations.  Wages for the current panel need no adjustment.  However, wages in the
five previous panels need to be updated to the current panel's reference period.



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   The OES program uses the BLS Employment Cost Index (ECI) to adjust survey data
from prior panels before combining them with the current panel's data.  The wage
updating procedure adjusts each detailed occupation's wage rate, as measured in 
the earlier panel, according to the average movement of its broader occupational
division.  The procedure assumes that there are no major differences by geography,
industry, or detailed occupation within the occupational division.  The wage rates
for the highest wage interval are not updated.

   Imputation.  About 20 percent of establishments do not respond for a given
panel.  A "nearest neighbor" hot deck imputation procedure is used to impute mis-
sing occupational employment totals.  A variant of mean imputation is used to im-
pute missing wage distributions.  The variant of mean imputation for wage distri-
butions also is applied to establishments that provide reports with occupational
totals but partial or missing wage data.

   Weighting and benchmarking.  The sample establishments in each panel are
weighted to represent all establishments that were part of the in-scope frame
from which the panel was selected.  Based on the sampled establishments, sam-
pling weights are adjusted when six panels are combined.  Sampling weights are 
further adjusted by the ratio of employment totals (the average of November 2006
and May 2007 employment) from the BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
to employment totals from the OES survey.

   May 2007 OES survey estimates.  The May 2007 OES survey estimates are based on
all data collected from establishments in the May 2007, November 2006, May 2006,
November 2005, May 2005, and November 2004 semiannual samples.

   Reliability of the estimates.  Estimates calculated from a sample survey are 
subject to two types of error:  sampling and nonsampling.  Sampling error occurs
when estimates are calculated from a subset (that is, a sample) of the popula-
tion instead of the full population.  When a sample of the population is sur-
veyed, there is a chance that the sample estimate of the characteristic of inter-
est may differ from the population value of that characteristic.  Differences
between the sample estimate and the population value will vary depending on the
sample selected.  This variability can be estimated by calculating the standard
error (SE) of the sample estimate.  If we were to repeat the sampling and estima-
tion process countless times using the same survey design, approximately 90 per-
cent of the intervals created by adding and subtracting 1.645 SEs from the sample
estimate would include the population value.  These intervals are called 90-per-
cent confidence intervals.  The OES survey, however, usually uses the relative
standard error (RSE) of a sample estimate instead of its SE to measure sampling
error.  RSE is defined as the SE of a sample estimate divided by the sample esti-
mate itself.  This statistic provides the user with a measure of the relative
precision of the sample estimate.  RSEs are calculated for both occupational em-
ployment and mean wage rate estimates.  Occupational employment RSEs are calcul-
ated using a subsample, random group replication technique called the jackknife.
Mean wage rate RSEs are calculated using a variance components model that accounts
for both the observed and unobserved components of the wage data.  The variances of
the unobserved components are estimated using wage data from the BLS National Com-
pensation Survey.  In general, estimates based on many establishments have lower
RSEs than estimates based on few establishments.  If the distributional assumptions
of the models are violated, the resulting confidence intervals may not reflect the
prescribed level of confidence.

   Nonsampling error occurs for a variety of reasons, none of which are directly
connected to sampling.  Examples of nonsampling error include:  nonresponse, data
incorrectly reported by the respondent, errors in the administrative data used to
create the sampling frame, mistakes made in entering collected data into the data-
base, and mistakes made in editing and processing the collected data.  Every at-
tempt is made to minimize nonsampling error through survey methods such as data
editing, imputation methods, and benchmarking of data to current employment totals.





Table 1.  National employment and wage data from the Occupational Employment Statistics survey by occupation, May 2007

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                                                                                             |             |       Mean wages     |              
                                           Occupational                                      |  Employment |----------------------| Median hourly
                                                                                             |             |   Hourly | Annual (1)|              
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                                                                                             |             |          |           |              
Management occupations ......................................................................|   6,003,930 |   $46.22 |   $96,150 |      $40.60  
   Chief executives .........................................................................|     299,160 |    72.77 |   151,370 |        (3)   
   General and operations managers                                                           |   1,655,410 |    49.89 |   103,780 |       42.64  
   Legislators ..............................................................................|      61,110 |     (2)  |    33,880 |        (2)   
   Advertising and promotions managers ......................................................|      36,300 |    43.80 |    91,100 |       37.62  
   Marketing managers .......................................................................|     165,240 |    54.52 |   113,400 |       50.19  
   Sales managers ...........................................................................|     322,170 |    51.34 |   106,790 |       45.63  
   Public relations managers ................................................................|      47,210 |    46.71 |    97,170 |       41.57  
                                                                                             |             |          |           |              
   Administrative services managers .........................................................|     239,360 |    36.72 |    76,370 |       34.13  
   Computer and information systems managers ................................................|     264,990 |    54.75 |   113,880 |       51.96  
   Financial managers .......................................................................|     484,390 |    51.06 |   106,200 |       45.82  
   Compensation and benefits managers .......................................................|      41,780 |    42.50 |    88,400 |       39.14  
   Training and development managers ........................................................|      28,170 |    43.41 |    90,300 |       40.55  
   Human resources managers, all other ......................................................|      58,100 |    47.98 |    99,810 |       44.57  
   Industrial production managers ...........................................................|     152,870 |    42.09 |    87,550 |       38.73  
   Purchasing managers ......................................................................|      65,600 |    43.47 |    90,430 |       41.08  
   Transportation, storage, and distribution managers .......................................|      92,790 |    39.41 |    81,980 |       36.69  
                                                                                             |             |          |           |              
   Farm, ranch, and other agricultural managers .............................................|       3,480 |    29.34 |    61,030 |       25.83  
   Farmers and ranchers .....................................................................|         340 |    20.43 |    42,480 |       16.04  
   Construction managers ....................................................................|     216,120 |    41.26 |    85,830 |       36.65  
   Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program ........................|      47,980 |    21.36 |    44,430 |       18.55  
   Education administrators, elementary and secondary school ................................|     218,820 |     (2)  |    82,120 |        (2)   
   Education administrators, postsecondary ..................................................|     101,160 |    41.29 |    85,870 |       36.43  
   Education administrators, all other ......................................................|      28,640 |    35.69 |    74,230 |       33.32  
   Engineering managers .....................................................................|     184,410 |    55.58 |   115,610 |       53.37  
   Food service managers ....................................................................|     191,460 |    23.39 |    48,660 |       21.43  
   Funeral directors ........................................................................|      24,020 |    27.72 |    57,660 |       24.21  
   Gaming managers ..........................................................................|       3,740 |    33.46 |    69,600 |       30.97  
   Lodging managers .........................................................................|      31,890 |    24.59 |    51,140 |       21.27  
   Medical and health services managers .....................................................|     242,640 |    40.86 |    84,980 |       37.01  
   Natural sciences managers ................................................................|      39,370 |    54.41 |   113,170 |       50.02  
   Postmasters and mail superintendents .....................................................|      26,500 |    27.81 |    57,850 |       27.84  
   Property, real estate, and community association managers ................................|     159,660 |    25.74 |    53,530 |       21.00  
   Social and community service managers ....................................................|     112,330 |    28.40 |    59,070 |       26.22  
   Managers, all other ......................................................................|     356,690 |    44.23 |    91,990 |       41.67  
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Business and financial operations occupations ...............................................|   6,015,500 |    30.01 |    62,410 |       26.87  
   Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes ........................|      11,680 |    39.77 |    82,730 |       31.94  
   Purchasing agents and buyers, farm products ..............................................|      12,930 |    25.95 |    53,980 |       23.27  
   Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products ........................................|     132,550 |    25.76 |    53,580 |       22.58  
   Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products ...........................|     281,950 |    26.95 |    56,060 |       25.22  
   Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators ...........................................|     279,400 |    26.67 |    55,470 |       25.75  
   Insurance appraisers, auto damage ........................................................|      12,150 |    25.01 |    52,020 |       24.76  
   Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and             |             |          |           |              
    transportation ..........................................................................|         910 |    25.35 |    52,740 |       23.27  
   Cost estimators ..........................................................................|     219,070 |    28.19 |    58,640 |       26.41  
   Emergency management specialists .........................................................|      11,610 |    24.75 |    51,470 |       23.26  
   Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists .......................................|     193,620 |    25.34 |    52,710 |       21.34  
   Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists .....................................|     109,870 |    26.80 |    55,740 |       25.08  
   Training and development specialists .....................................................|     202,820 |    25.50 |    53,040 |       23.86  
   Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other ....................|     211,770 |    27.28 |    56,740 |       26.10  
   Logisticians .............................................................................|      90,340 |    31.85 |    66,240 |       30.89  
   Management analysts ......................................................................|     499,640 |    38.68 |    80,460 |       34.21  
   Meeting and convention planners ..........................................................|      45,490 |    22.68 |    47,180 |       20.93  
   Business operations specialists, all other ...............................................|   1,017,640 |    29.88 |    62,140 |       27.45  
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   Accountants and auditors .................................................................|   1,115,010 |    30.37 |    63,180 |       27.43  
   Appraisers and assessors of real estate ..................................................|      66,210 |    25.14 |    52,290 |       22.18  
   Budget analysts ..........................................................................|      62,400 |    31.88 |    66,310 |       30.50  
   Credit analysts ..........................................................................|      70,890 |    30.20 |    62,820 |       26.24  
   Financial analysts .......................................................................|     228,300 |    39.28 |    81,700 |       33.85  
   Personal financial advisors ..............................................................|     132,460 |    42.89 |    89,220 |       32.53  
   Insurance underwriters ...................................................................|      98,920 |    28.91 |    60,120 |       26.22  
   Financial examiners ......................................................................|      25,510 |    35.36 |    73,550 |       32.05  
   Loan counselors ..........................................................................|      30,150 |    20.19 |    41,990 |       17.57  
   Loan officers ............................................................................|     356,990 |    30.10 |    62,610 |       25.48  
   Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents ............................................|      65,750 |    24.76 |    51,510 |       22.56  
   Tax preparers ............................................................................|      61,890 |    16.78 |    34,890 |       13.71  
   Financial specialists, all other .........................................................|     136,570 |    29.69 |    61,760 |       26.63  
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Computer and mathematical science occupations ...............................................|   3,191,360 |    34.71 |    72,190 |       33.21  
   Computer and information scientists, research ............................................|      28,720 |    48.39 |   100,640 |       47.10  
   Computer programmers .....................................................................|     394,710 |    34.62 |    72,010 |       32.73  
   Computer software engineers, applications ................................................|     495,810 |    41.18 |    85,660 |       39.97  
   Computer software engineers, systems software ............................................|     349,140 |    43.65 |    90,780 |       42.82  
   Computer support specialists .............................................................|     525,570 |    21.78 |    45,300 |       20.39  
   Computer systems analysts ................................................................|     464,440 |    36.48 |    75,890 |       35.14  
   Database administrators ..................................................................|     116,340 |    33.78 |    70,260 |       32.33  
   Network and computer systems administrators ..............................................|     309,660 |    32.62 |    67,850 |       31.10  
   Network systems and data communications analysts .........................................|     216,050 |    34.02 |    70,760 |       32.80  
   Computer specialists, all other ..........................................................|     182,690 |    34.77 |    72,310 |       34.38  
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   Actuaries ................................................................................|      18,030 |    45.87 |    95,420 |       41.20  
   Mathematicians ...........................................................................|       3,160 |    43.72 |    90,930 |       43.69  
   Operations research analysts .............................................................|      58,750 |    34.44 |    71,640 |       32.19  
   Statisticians ............................................................................|      20,270 |    34.69 |    72,150 |       33.61  
   Mathematical technicians .................................................................|       1,080 |    23.31 |    48,490 |       18.54  
   Mathematical scientists, all other .......................................................|       6,930 |    29.38 |    61,100 |       25.90  
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Architecture and engineering occupations ....................................................|   2,486,020 |    33.11 |    68,880 |       31.14  
   Architects, except landscape and naval ...................................................|     106,830 |    35.41 |    73,650 |       32.51  
   Landscape architects .....................................................................|      21,890 |    29.93 |    62,250 |       27.68  
   Cartographers and photogrammetrists ......................................................|      11,460 |    26.19 |    54,480 |       24.02  
   Surveyors ................................................................................|      56,670 |    26.18 |    54,450 |       24.82  
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   Aerospace engineers ......................................................................|      85,510 |    44.57 |    92,700 |       43.71  
   Agricultural engineers ...................................................................|       2,480 |    33.88 |    70,460 |       32.55  
   Biomedical engineers .....................................................................|      15,400 |    38.28 |    79,610 |       36.27  
   Chemical engineers .......................................................................|      28,780 |    40.50 |    84,240 |       39.18  
   Civil engineers ..........................................................................|     247,370 |    36.17 |    75,230 |       34.48  
   Computer hardware engineers ..............................................................|      79,330 |    45.32 |    94,270 |       44.16  
   Electrical engineers .....................................................................|     148,800 |    39.47 |    82,090 |       38.10  
   Electronics engineers, except computer ...................................................|     133,870 |    41.13 |    85,550 |       40.07  
   Environmental engineers ..................................................................|      51,210 |    35.97 |    74,820 |       34.78  
   Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors ...............|      24,770 |    34.12 |    70,970 |       33.45  
   Industrial engineers .....................................................................|     204,210 |    35.33 |    73,490 |       34.34  
   Marine engineers and naval architects ....................................................|       6,620 |    37.60 |    78,200 |       36.64  
   Materials engineers ......................................................................|      21,910 |    37.90 |    78,840 |       37.10  
   Mechanical engineers .....................................................................|     222,330 |    36.12 |    75,130 |       34.76  
   Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers .......................|       7,150 |    38.23 |    79,520 |       35.74  
   Nuclear engineers ........................................................................|      14,300 |    46.70 |    97,130 |       45.40  
   Petroleum engineers ......................................................................|      16,060 |    54.75 |   113,890 |       49.98  
   Engineers, all other .....................................................................|     169,950 |    41.07 |    85,430 |       40.99  
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   Architectural and civil drafters .........................................................|     111,460 |    21.77 |    45,280 |       20.82  
   Electrical and electronics drafters ......................................................|      32,350 |    24.86 |    51,710 |       23.68  
   Mechanical drafters ..................................................................... |      74,260 |    22.45 |    46,690 |       21.51  
   Drafters, all other ..................................................................... |      23,280 |    22.76 |    47,340 |       21.49  
   Aerospace engineering and operations technicians .........................................|       7,870 |    27.30 |    56,780 |       26.41  
   Civil engineering technicians ............................................................|      88,030 |    21.10 |    43,890 |       20.47  
   Electrical and electronic engineering technicians ........................................|     162,460 |    25.23 |    52,470 |       25.07  
   Electro-mechanical technicians ...........................................................|      15,730 |    23.14 |    48,120 |       22.41  
   Environmental engineering technicians ....................................................|      21,970 |    20.95 |    43,570 |       19.56  
   Industrial engineering technicians .......................................................|      74,930 |    24.72 |    51,410 |       22.83  
   Mechanical engineering technicians .......................................................|      46,230 |    23.70 |    49,290 |       22.73  
   Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other ......................................|      78,140 |    26.80 |    55,730 |       26.95  
   Surveying and mapping technicians ........................................................|      72,410 |    17.26 |    35,900 |       16.17  
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Life, physical, and social science occupations ..............................................|   1,255,670 |    29.82 |    62,020 |       26.59  
   Animal scientists ........................................................................|       4,210 |    26.10 |    54,290 |       23.25  
   Food scientists and technologists ........................................................|       9,910 |    30.09 |    62,580 |       27.82  
   Soil and plant scientists ................................................................|      10,270 |    30.28 |    62,970 |       27.89  
   Biochemists and biophysicists ............................................................|      19,490 |    41.01 |    85,290 |       38.11  
   Microbiologists ..........................................................................|      14,610 |    31.94 |    66,430 |       29.17  
   Zoologists and wildlife biologists .......................................................|      17,830 |    28.11 |    58,480 |       26.49  
   Biological scientists, all other .........................................................|      27,070 |    31.85 |    66,240 |       30.45  
   Conservation scientists ..................................................................|      16,570 |    27.51 |    57,220 |       27.00  
   Foresters ................................................................................|      10,510 |    25.98 |    54,030 |       25.21  
   Epidemiologists ..........................................................................|       3,960 |    30.58 |    63,600 |       28.85  
   Medical scientists, except epidemiologists ...............................................|      87,440 |    35.65 |    74,160 |       30.87  
   Life scientists, all other ...............................................................|      12,470 |    32.18 |    66,930 |       28.37  
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   Astronomers ..............................................................................|       1,520 |    47.21 |    98,200 |       47.61  
   Physicists ...............................................................................|      13,980 |    48.03 |    99,900 |       46.56  
   Atmospheric and space scientists .........................................................|       8,750 |    37.96 |    78,960 |       37.69  
   Chemists .................................................................................|      79,860 |    32.94 |    68,520 |       30.52  
   Materials scientists .....................................................................|       9,740 |    37.47 |    77,930 |       36.62  
   Environmental scientists and specialists, including health ...............................|      80,070 |    30.71 |    63,870 |       28.07  
   Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers .......................................|      31,390 |    40.43 |    84,100 |       36.44  
   Hydrologists .............................................................................|       7,670 |    33.77 |    70,250 |       32.76  
   Physical scientists, all other ...........................................................|      23,300 |    42.41 |    88,210 |       42.15  
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   Economists ...............................................................................|      12,740 |    41.68 |    86,700 |       38.57  
   Market research analysts .................................................................|     220,740 |    32.20 |    66,980 |       28.99  
   Survey researchers .......................................................................|      22,140 |    20.62 |    42,880 |       17.70  
   Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists ...........................................|      95,120 |    32.76 |    68,150 |       29.91  
   Industrial-organizational psychologists ..................................................|       1,240 |    41.64 |    86,610 |       38.85  
   Psychologists, all other .................................................................|       9,470 |    40.20 |    83,610 |       38.26  
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   Sociologists .............................................................................|       3,680 |    32.37 |    67,330 |       29.39  
   Urban and regional planners ..............................................................|      35,040 |    29.08 |    60,480 |       27.87  
   Anthropologists and archeologists ........................................................|       5,250 |    26.68 |    55,490 |       25.52  
   Geographers ..............................................................................|       1,010 |    31.94 |    66,440 |       31.58  
   Historians  ..............................................................................|       3,600 |    26.26 |    54,630 |       24.42  
   Political scientists .....................................................................|       3,940 |    43.29 |    90,050 |       44.03  
   Social scientists and related workers, all other .........................................|      30,410 |    33.52 |    69,720 |       32.31  
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   Agricultural and food science technicians ................................................|      19,280 |    17.08 |    35,520 |       16.17  
   Biological technicians ...................................................................|      69,110 |    19.35 |    40,240 |       18.18  
   Chemical technicians .....................................................................|      64,450 |    20.39 |    42,420 |       19.58  
   Geological and petroleum technicians .....................................................|      13,060 |    26.60 |    55,330 |       24.50  
   Nuclear technicians ......................................................................|       5,920 |    31.66 |    65,850 |       31.80  
   Social science research assistants .......................................................|      16,070 |    18.33 |    38,120 |       17.24  
   Environmental science and protection technicians, including health .......................|      33,950 |    20.28 |    42,190 |       18.93  
   Forensic science technicians .............................................................|      12,030 |    24.19 |    50,310 |       22.92  
   Forest and conservation technicians ......................................................|      26,900 |    17.20 |    35,770 |       16.12  
   Life, physical, and social science technicians, all other ................................|      59,910 |    19.82 |    41,230 |       18.33  
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Community and social services occupations ...................................................|   1,793,040 |    19.49 |    40,540 |       17.87  
   Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors .......................................|      76,830 |    18.19 |    37,830 |       17.10  
   Educational, vocational, and school counselors ...........................................|     232,260 |    24.85 |    51,690 |       23.77  
   Marriage and family therapists ...........................................................|      23,340 |    21.78 |    45,310 |       20.96  
   Mental health counselors .................................................................|      95,970 |    18.97 |    39,450 |       17.31  
   Rehabilitation counselors ................................................................|     123,890 |    16.03 |    33,350 |       14.25  
   Counselors, all other ....................................................................|      28,900 |    19.57 |    40,710 |       18.60  
   Child, family, and school social workers .................................................|     265,090 |    20.15 |    41,920 |       18.57  
   Medical and public health social workers .................................................|     120,060 |    22.27 |    46,320 |       21.48  
   Mental health and substance abuse social workers .........................................|     118,690 |    18.93 |    39,380 |       17.62  
   Social workers, all other ................................................................|      64,990 |    22.68 |    47,170 |       22.02  
   Health educators .........................................................................|      61,290 |    22.76 |    47,340 |       20.63  
   Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists ................................|      94,120 |    23.07 |    47,980 |       21.40  
   Social and human service assistants ......................................................|     316,380 |    13.68 |    28,450 |       12.80  
   Community and social service specialists, all other ......................................|     109,970 |    18.56 |    38,590 |       17.51  
   Clergy ...................................................................................|      40,960 |    21.02 |    43,720 |       19.45  
   Directors, religious activities and education ............................................|      14,780 |    18.98 |    39,470 |       17.00  
   Religious workers, all other .............................................................|       5,520 |    15.22 |    31,660 |       12.82  
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Legal occupations ...........................................................................|     998,590 |    42.53 |    88,450 |       33.54  
   Lawyers ..................................................................................|     555,770 |    56.87 |   118,280 |       51.02  
   Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers ............................|      14,100 |    37.81 |    78,650 |       35.66  
   Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators .................................................|       8,810 |    27.10 |    56,380 |       23.48  
   Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates ...............................................|      25,500 |    47.73 |    99,270 |       51.55  
   Paralegals and legal assistants ..........................................................|     241,270 |    22.88 |    47,600 |       21.63  
   Court reporters ..........................................................................|      20,120 |    23.26 |    48,380 |       21.79  
   Law clerks ...............................................................................|      31,160 |    19.65 |    40,880 |       18.06  
   Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers ..............................................|      62,200 |    19.78 |    41,140 |       17.88  
   Legal support workers, all other .........................................................|      39,670 |    26.23 |    54,560 |       23.30  
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Education, training, and library occupations ................................................|   8,316,360 |    22.41 |    46,610 |       20.47  
   Business teachers, postsecondary .........................................................|      67,700 |     (2)  |    73,240 |        (2)   
   Computer science teachers, postsecondary .................................................|      33,840 |     (2)  |    69,660 |        (2)   
   Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary .............................................|      44,560 |     (2)  |    65,450 |        (2)   
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   Architecture teachers, postsecondary .....................................................|       6,070 |     (2)  |    71,480 |        (2)   
   Engineering teachers, postsecondary ......................................................|      32,360 |     (2)  |    85,260 |        (2)   
   Agricultural sciences teachers, postsecondary ............................................|      10,700 |     (2)  |    80,280 |        (2)   
   Biological science teachers, postsecondary ...............................................|      52,560 |     (2)  |    84,130 |        (2)   
   Forestry and conservation science teachers, postsecondary ................................|       2,640 |     (2)  |    67,530 |        (2)   
   Atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary ...................|       9,030 |     (2)  |    78,890 |        (2)   
   Chemistry teachers, postsecondary ........................................................|      19,800 |     (2)  |    72,900 |        (2)   
   Environmental science teachers, postsecondary ............................................|       4,470 |     (2)  |    75,220 |        (2)   
   Physics teachers, postsecondary ..........................................................|      12,530 |     (2)  |    77,440 |        (2)   
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   Anthropology and archeology teachers, postsecondary ......................................|       5,290 |     (2)  |    69,420 |        (2)   
   Area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers, postsecondary ...............................|       7,280 |     (2)  |    67,770 |        (2)   
   Economics teachers, postsecondary ........................................................|      12,840 |     (2)  |    83,030 |        (2)   
   Geography teachers, postsecondary ........................................................|       4,050 |     (2)  |    65,810 |        (2)   
   Political science teachers, postsecondary ................................................|      14,160 |     (2)  |    70,350 |        (2)   
   Psychology teachers, postsecondary .......................................................|      30,590 |     (2)  |    66,460 |        (2)   
   Sociology teachers, postsecondary  .......................................................|      16,130 |     (2)  |    65,230 |        (2)   
   Social sciences teachers, postsecondary, all other .......................................|       5,460 |     (2)  |    70,000 |        (2)   
   Health specialties teachers, postsecondary ...............................................|    1,14,070 |     (2)  |    95,440 |        (2)   
   Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary ..........................................|      42,660 |     (2)  |    60,850 |        (2)   
   Education teachers, postsecondary ........................................................|      54,420 |     (2)  |    59,250 |        (2)   
   Library science teachers, postsecondary ..................................................|       4,080 |     (2)  |    59,690 |        (2)   
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   Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, postsecondary .............................|      11,110 |     (2)  |    57,510 |        (2)   
   Law teachers, postsecondary ..............................................................|      12,610 |     (2)  |    95,510 |        (2)   
   Social work teachers, postsecondary ......................................................|       7,510 |     (2)  |    61,140 |        (2)   
   Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary ............................................|      73,890 |     (2)  |    61,050 |        (2)   
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   Communications teachers, postsecondary ...................................................|      23,690 |     (2)  |    58,610 |        (2)   
   English language and literature teachers, postsecondary ..................................|      60,910 |     (2)  |    60,580 |        (2)   
   Foreign language and literature teachers, postsecondary ..................................|      25,100 |     (2)  |    62,540 |        (2)   
   History teachers, postsecondary ..........................................................|      20,760 |     (2)  |    65,410 |        (2)   
   Philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary ..........................................|      18,140 |     (2)  |    61,700 |        (2)   
   Graduate teaching assistants .............................................................|     119,790 |     (2)  |    30,080 |        (2)   
   Home economics teachers, postsecondary ...................................................|       4,770 |     (2)  |    63,790 |        (2)   
   Recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary ...................................|      17,500 |     (2)  |    57,540 |        (2)   
   Vocational education teachers, postsecondary .............................................|     112,300 |    23.63 |    49,150 |       22.05  
   Postsecondary teachers, all other ........................................................|     265,500 |     (2)  |    71,950 |        (2)   
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   Preschool teachers, except special education .............................................|     380,930 |    12.40 |    25,800 |       11.12  
   Kindergarten teachers, except special education ..........................................|     170,880 |     (2)  |    47,750 |        (2)   
   Elementary school teachers, except special education .....................................|   1,538,030 |     (2)  |    50,040 |        (2)   
   Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education ..........................|     652,560 |     (2)  |    50,630 |        (2)   
   Vocational education teachers, middle school .............................................|      15,260 |     (2)  |    48,460 |        (2)   
   Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education .......................|   1,058,870 |     (2)  |    52,450 |        (2)   
   Vocational education teachers, secondary school ..........................................|      97,550 |     (2)  |    52,250 |        (2)   
   Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school ...............|     219,930 |     (2)  |    51,230 |        (2)   
   Special education teachers, middle school ................................................|     100,160 |     (2)  |    51,610 |        (2)   
   Special education teachers, secondary school .............................................|     141,330 |     (2)  |    53,020 |        (2)   
   Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors .....................|      72,240 |    23.00 |    47,830 |       21.50  
   Self-enrichment education teachers .......................................................|     156,960 |    19.04 |    39,600 |       16.62  
   Teachers and instructors, all other ......................................................|     555,460 |     (2)  |    37,840 |        (2)   
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   Archivists ...............................................................................|       5,420 |    22.32 |    46,420 |       20.73  
   Curators .................................................................................|      10,120 |    24.06 |    50,040 |       22.11  
   Museum technicians and conservators ......................................................|       9,950 |    18.84 |    39,180 |       17.00  
   Librarians ...............................................................................|     148,800 |    25.41 |    52,850 |       24.51  
   Library technicians ......................................................................|     114,150 |    13.96 |    29,040 |       13.31  
   Audio-visual collections specialists .....................................................|       6,530 |    21.04 |    43,770 |       20.42  
   Farm and home management advisors ........................................................|      12,050 |    21.30 |    44,300 |       20.11  
   Instructional coordinators ...............................................................|     117,940 |    27.92 |    58,070 |       26.57  
   Teacher assistants .......................................................................|   1,251,610 |     (2)  |    22,820 |        (2)   
   Education, training, and library workers, all other ......................................|      98,790 |    17.77 |    36,950 |       15.88  
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Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations ..................................|   1,761,270 |    23.27 |    48,410 |       19.28  
   Art directors ............................................................................|      32,290 |    40.01 |    83,230 |       34.77  
   Craft artists ............................................................................|       5,390 |    14.48 |    30,110 |       12.59  
   Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators ............................|      10,500 |    23.13 |    48,110 |       20.23  
   Multi-media artists and animators ........................................................|      29,440 |    29.33 |    61,010 |       26.23  
   Artists and related workers, all other ...................................................|       7,910 |    24.29 |    50,520 |       21.53  
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   Commercial and industrial designers ......................................................|      34,800 |    29.11 |    60,540 |       27.19  
   Fashion designers ........................................................................|      16,460 |    34.22 |    71,170 |       30.20  
   Floral designers .........................................................................|      59,530 |    11.51 |    23,950 |       10.84  
   Graphic designers ........................................................................|     201,080 |    21.80 |    45,340 |       19.85  
   Interior designers .......................................................................|      52,620 |    24.13 |    50,190 |       21.14  
   Merchandise displayers and window trimmers ...............................................|      68,660 |    13.16 |    27,370 |       11.94  
   Set and exhibit designers ................................................................|       8,620 |    22.89 |    47,620 |       20.78  
   Designers, all other .....................................................................|      11,890 |    24.24 |    50,420 |       21.01  
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   Actors ...................................................................................|      44,860 |    23.91 |      (2)  |       14.28  
   Producers and directors ..................................................................|      72,390 |    37.05 |    77,070 |       29.37  
   Athletes and sports competitors ..........................................................|      12,670 |     (2)  |    71,920 |        (2)   
   Coaches and scouts .......................................................................|     165,410 |     (2)  |    34,720 |        (2)   
   Umpires, referees, and other sports officials ............................................|      13,630 |     (2)  |    29,850 |        (2)   
   Dancers ..................................................................................|      12,530 |    14.74 |      (2)  |       10.72  
   Choreographers ...........................................................................|      15,250 |    19.04 |    39,600 |       17.11  
   Music directors and composers ............................................................|       9,110 |    25.95 |    53,970 |       19.30  
   Musicians and singers ....................................................................|      47,520 |    27.27 |      (2)  |       19.92  
   Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers, all other .......................|      32,040 |    15.67 |      (2)  |       13.99  
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   Radio and television announcers ..........................................................|      39,500 |    18.92 |    39,360 |       12.53  
   Public address system and other announcers ...............................................|       8,490 |    17.26 |    35,890 |       12.43  
   Broadcast news analysts ..................................................................|       6,550 |    33.83 |    70,370 |       23.59  
   Reporters and correspondents .............................................................|      51,620 |    20.76 |    43,170 |       16.68  
   Public relations specialists .............................................................|     225,880 |    27.45 |    57,100 |       23.94  
   Editors ..................................................................................|     105,920 |    26.45 |    55,020 |       23.23  
   Technical writers ........................................................................|      46,740 |    30.18 |    62,780 |       29.04  
   Writers and authors ......................................................................|      44,310 |    28.90 |    60,120 |       24.36  
   Interpreters and translators .............................................................|      33,680 |    20.05 |    41,690 |       18.02  
   Media and communication workers, all other ...............................................|      24,420 |    21.98 |    45,720 |       20.07  
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   Audio and video equipment technicians ....................................................|      40,360 |    18.88 |    39,260 |       17.33  
   Broadcast technicians ....................................................................|      34,250 |    18.00 |    37,440 |       15.50  
   Radio operators ..........................................................................|       1,110 |    19.54 |    40,650 |       19.33  
   Sound engineering technicians ............................................................|      15,490 |    26.07 |    54,220 |       22.38  
   Photographers ............................................................................|      62,370 |    16.35 |    34,010 |       13.32  
   Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture ..................................|      19,990 |    22.39 |    46,570 |       20.12  
   Film and video editors ...................................................................|      17,410 |    29.42 |    61,180 |       23.02  
   Media and communication equipment workers, all other .....................................|      18,580 |    26.00 |    54,090 |       24.93  
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Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations ...........................................|   6,877,680 |    31.26 |    65,020 |       26.17  
   Chiropractors ............................................................................|      27,190 |    39.13 |    81,390 |       31.68  
   Dentists, general ........................................................................|      85,260 |    70.68 |   147,010 |       66.17  
   Oral and maxillofacial surgeons ..........................................................|       5,040 |    85.79 |   178,440 |        (3)   
   Orthodontists ............................................................................|       5,350 |    89.11 |   185,340 |        (3)   
   Prosthodontists ..........................................................................|         380 |    81.42 |   169,360 |        (3)   
   Dentists, all other specialists ..........................................................|       4,490 |    57.87 |   120,360 |       50.69  
   Dietitians and nutritionists .............................................................|      52,800 |    24.05 |    50,030 |       23.56  
   Optometrists .............................................................................|      24,900 |    48.96 |   101,840 |       45.09  
   Pharmacists ..............................................................................|     253,110 |    47.58 |    98,960 |       48.31  
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   Anesthesiologists ........................................................................|      31,030 |    92.68 |   192,780 |        (3)   
   Family and general practitioners .........................................................|     113,250 |    73.86 |   153,640 |        (3)   
   Internists, general ......................................................................|      46,260 |    80.42 |   167,270 |        (3)   
   Obstetricians and gynecologists ..........................................................|      21,340 |    88.27 |   183,600 |        (3)   
   Pediatricians, general ...................................................................|      28,890 |    69.81 |   145,210 |       67.64  
   Psychiatrists ............................................................................|      21,790 |    70.97 |   147,620 |        (3)   
   Surgeons .................................................................................|      50,260 |    92.03 |   191,410 |        (3)   
   Physicians and surgeons, all other .......................................................|     237,400 |    74.59 |   155,150 |        (3)   
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   Physician assistants .....................................................................|      67,160 |    37.41 |    77,800 |       37.72  
   Podiatrists ..............................................................................|       9,320 |    57.59 |   119,790 |       53.13  
   Registered nurses ........................................................................|   2,468,340 |    30.04 |    62,480 |       28.85  
   Audiologists .............................................................................|      11,360 |    30.61 |    63,660 |       28.58  
   Occupational therapists ..................................................................|      91,920 |    31.51 |    65,540 |       30.67  
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   Physical therapists ......................................................................|     161,850 |    34.39 |    71,520 |       33.54  
   Radiation therapists .....................................................................|      14,620 |    34.61 |    71,990 |       33.66  
   Recreational therapists ..................................................................|      23,240 |    18.43 |    38,330 |       17.76  
   Respiratory therapists ...................................................................|     101,180 |    24.49 |    50,930 |       24.07  
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   Speech-language pathologists .............................................................|     103,810 |    30.64 |    63,740 |       29.18  
   Therapists, all other ....................................................................|      11,580 |    25.45 |    52,930 |       24.10  
   Veterinarians ............................................................................|      50,790 |    40.43 |    84,090 |       36.17  
   Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other ..................................|      44,350 |    38.93 |    80,980 |       30.64  
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   Medical and clinical laboratory technologists ............................................|     163,270 |    25.20 |    52,410 |       24.87  
   Medical and clinical laboratory technicians ..............................................|     145,890 |    17.36 |    36,110 |       16.48  
   Dental hygienists ........................................................................|     168,600 |    31.21 |    64,910 |       31.12  
   Cardiovascular technologists and technicians .............................................|      46,980 |    22.37 |    46,530 |       21.61  
   Diagnostic medical sonographers ..........................................................|      46,770 |    29.13 |    60,590 |       28.78  
   Nuclear medicine technologists ...........................................................|      20,410 |    31.43 |    65,380 |       31.09  
   Radiologic technologists and technicians .................................................|     200,370 |    24.59 |    51,150 |       24.16  
   Emergency medical technicians and paramedics .............................................|     201,200 |    14.84 |    30,870 |       13.66  
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   Dietetic technicians .....................................................................|      24,540 |    12.83 |    26,680 |       11.90  
   Pharmacy technicians .....................................................................|     301,950 |    13.25 |    27,560 |       12.85  
   Psychiatric technicians ..................................................................|      60,690 |    15.21 |    31,640 |       14.27  
   Respiratory therapy technicians ..........................................................|      17,610 |    20.00 |    41,590 |       19.52  
   Surgical technologists ...................................................................|      86,000 |    18.66 |    38,800 |       18.05  
   Veterinary technologists and technicians .................................................|      73,240 |    13.90 |    28,920 |       13.45  
   Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses ........................................|     719,240 |    18.72 |    38,940 |       18.24  
   Medical records and health information technicians .......................................|     165,590 |    15.12 |    31,450 |       14.08  
   Opticians, dispensing ....................................................................|      62,420 |    16.10 |    33,480 |       15.11  
   Orthotists and prosthetists ..............................................................|       5,600 |    30.90 |    64,280 |       29.10  
   Health technologists and technicians, all other ..........................................|      73,730 |    19.17 |    39,870 |       17.61  
   Occupational health and safety specialists ...............................................|      46,460 |    29.48 |    61,310 |       28.91  
   Occupational health and safety technicians ...............................................|      10,260 |    22.21 |    46,200 |       21.16  
   Athletic trainers ........................................................................|      14,970 |     (2)  |    40,720 |        (2)   
   Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other ................................|      53,640 |    22.94 |    47,710 |       19.49  
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Healthcare support occupations ..............................................................|   3,625,240 |    12.31 |    25,600 |       11.45  
   Home health aides ........................................................................|     834,580 |    10.03 |    20,850 |        9.62  
   Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants .................................................|   1,390,260 |    11.50 |    23,920 |       11.14  
   Psychiatric aides ........................................................................|      58,310 |    12.54 |    26,080 |       12.25  
   Occupational therapist assistants ........................................................|      25,130 |    21.72 |    45,180 |       21.66  
   Occupational therapist aides .............................................................|       7,640 |    13.91 |    28,930 |       12.54  
   Physical therapist assistants ............................................................|      59,120 |    21.32 |    44,340 |       21.22  
   Physical therapist aides .................................................................|      43,350 |    11.58 |    24,080 |       11.05  
   Massage therapists .......................................................................|      45,920 |    19.39 |    40,330 |       16.76  
   Dental assistants ........................................................................|     283,680 |    15.52 |    32,280 |       15.17  
   Medical assistants .......................................................................|     434,540 |    13.59 |    28,270 |       13.19  
   Medical equipment preparers ..............................................................|      43,790 |    13.43 |    27,940 |       13.00  
   Medical transcriptionists ................................................................|      86,990 |    15.44 |    32,120 |       15.02  
   Pharmacy aides ...........................................................................|      49,630 |    10.15 |    21,120 |        9.39  
   Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers ...................................|      71,190 |    10.66 |    22,180 |        9.98  
   Healthcare support workers, all other ....................................................|     191,110 |    14.24 |    29,620 |       13.62  
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Protective service occupations ..............................................................|   3,087,650 |    18.63 |    38,750 |       16.11  
   First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers .................................|      41,000 |    27.17 |    56,510 |       26.79  
   First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives .................................|      91,510 |    35.39 |    73,620 |       34.91  
   First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers ..................|      52,160 |    32.38 |    67,350 |       31.27  
   First-line supervisors/managers, protective service workers, all other ...................|      45,750 |    22.55 |    46,910 |       20.68  
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   Fire fighters ............................................................................|     289,710 |    21.22 |    44,130 |       20.75  
   Fire inspectors and investigators ........................................................|      12,980 |    25.31 |    52,640 |       24.44  
   Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists ........................................|       1,600 |    17.20 |    35,770 |       15.11  
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   Bailiffs .................................................................................|      18,830 |    18.52 |    38,510 |       17.74  
   Correctional officers and jailers ........................................................|     431,980 |    19.22 |    39,970 |       17.78  
   Detectives and criminal investigators ....................................................|     103,320 |    30.05 |    62,500 |       28.81  
   Fish and game wardens ....................................................................|       7,500 |    26.79 |    55,720 |       23.00  
   Parking enforcement workers ..............................................................|       9,910 |    15.78 |    32,830 |       15.13  
   Police and sheriff's patrol officers .....................................................|     625,880 |    24.36 |    50,670 |       23.86  
   Transit and railroad police ..............................................................|       5,530 |    23.80 |    49,500 |       22.29  
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   Animal control workers ...................................................................|      14,890 |    14.84 |    30,860 |       14.10  
   Private detectives and investigators .....................................................|      37,410 |    20.51 |    42,660 |       18.09  
   Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators ....................................|       9,030 |    14.59 |    30,350 |       13.19  
   Security guards ..........................................................................|   1,032,260 |    11.94 |    24,840 |       10.85  
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   Crossing guards ..........................................................................|      67,570 |    11.28 |    23,460 |       10.65  
   Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers ................|     107,420 |     9.34 |    19,430 |        8.64  
   Protective service workers, all other ....................................................|      81,410 |    15.27 |    31,760 |       13.58  
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Food preparation and serving related occupations ............................................|  11,273,850 |     9.35 |    19,440 |        8.24  
   Chefs and head cooks .....................................................................|     100,130 |    19.57 |    40,700 |       17.87  
   First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers ..................|     788,750 |    14.39 |    29,930 |       13.48  
   Cooks, fast food .........................................................................|     575,510 |     8.11 |    16,860 |        7.75  
   Cooks, institution and cafeteria .........................................................|     372,450 |    10.74 |    22,340 |       10.26  
   Cooks, private household .................................................................|         950 |    13.59 |    28,260 |       11.67  
   Cooks, restaurant ........................................................................|     878,990 |    10.56 |    21,960 |       10.20  
   Cooks, short order .......................................................................|     177,450 |     9.41 |    19,580 |        8.96  
   Cooks, all other .........................................................................|      15,440 |    11.62 |    24,170 |       10.64  
   Food preparation workers .................................................................|     873,470 |     9.30 |    19,350 |        8.73  
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   Bartenders ...............................................................................|     498,090 |     9.49 |    19,740 |        8.22  
   Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food .......................|   2,602,950 |     8.03 |    16,700 |        7.57  
   Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop ..........................|     541,370 |     8.57 |    17,820 |        8.12  
   Waiters and waitresses ...................................................................|   2,357,040 |     8.93 |    18,570 |        7.62  
   Food servers, nonrestaurant ..............................................................|     185,530 |     9.93 |    20,660 |        9.06  
   Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers ...............................|     401,070 |     8.36 |    17,380 |        7.71  
   Dishwashers ..............................................................................|     509,550 |     8.20 |    17,060 |        7.89  
   Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop .................................|     342,960 |     8.54 |    17,770 |        8.07  
   Food preparation and serving related workers, all other ..................................|      52,160 |     9.83 |    20,450 |        8.93  
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Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations ...................................|   4,403,900 |    11.33 |    23,560 |       10.18  
   First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers ...................|     179,850 |    16.93 |    35,220 |       15.79  
   First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers .|     110,340 |    20.06 |    41,730 |       18.62  
   Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners ............................|   2,112,870 |    10.92 |    22,710 |       10.00  
   Maids and housekeeping cleaners ..........................................................|     915,890 |     9.40 |    19,550 |        8.82  
   Building cleaning workers, all other .....................................................|      14,320 |    14.45 |    30,060 |       13.02  
   Pest control workers .....................................................................|      63,440 |    14.56 |    30,280 |       13.96  
   Landscaping and groundskeeping workers ...................................................|     932,730 |    11.53 |    23,980 |       10.69  
   Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation ................................|      25,560 |    14.60 |    30,370 |       13.73  
   Tree trimmers and pruners ................................................................|      30,670 |    14.96 |    31,110 |       14.33  
   Grounds maintenance workers, all other ...................................................|      18,230 |    12.33 |    25,640 |       10.27  
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Personal care and service occupations .......................................................|   3,339,510 |    11.53 |    23,980 |        9.50  
   Gaming supervisors .......................................................................|      25,800 |    21.29 |    44,290 |       20.66  
   Slot key persons .........................................................................|      13,680 |    12.45 |    25,900 |       11.42  
   First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers ..............................|     126,870 |    17.88 |    37,190 |       16.30  
   Animal trainers ..........................................................................|       9,110 |    14.61 |    30,390 |       12.59  
   Nonfarm animal caretakers ................................................................|     118,760 |    10.18 |    21,180 |        9.08  
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   Gaming dealers ...........................................................................|      86,210 |     8.71 |    18,120 |        7.51  
   Gaming and sports book writers and runners ...............................................|      17,370 |    10.64 |    22,120 |        9.27  
   Gaming service workers, all other ........................................................|      14,270 |    12.17 |    25,310 |       11.09  
   Motion picture projectionists ............................................................|      10,840 |    10.33 |    21,500 |        8.84  
   Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers ..............................................|     106,700 |     8.60 |    17,880 |        7.85  
   Amusement and recreation attendants ......................................................|     245,380 |     8.76 |    18,220 |        8.10  
   Costume attendants .......................................................................|       4,570 |    14.85 |    30,890 |       12.64  
   Locker room, coatroom, and dressing room attendants ......................................|      17,830 |     9.99 |    20,780 |        9.18  
   Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other ..................................|      42,020 |     9.69 |    20,150 |        9.06  
   Embalmers ................................................................................|       8,930 |    18.66 |    38,810 |       17.69  
   Funeral attendants .......................................................................|      33,100 |    10.80 |    22,470 |       10.07  
   Barbers ..................................................................................|      12,110 |    12.43 |    25,860 |       11.31  
   Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists ...........................................|     343,320 |    12.38 |    25,760 |       10.68  
   Makeup artists, theatrical and performance ...............................................|       1,400 |    19.57 |    40,710 |       16.95  
   Manicurists and pedicurists ..............................................................|      52,730 |    10.59 |    22,020 |        9.60  
   Shampooers ...............................................................................|      15,310 |     8.41 |    17,490 |        7.93  
   Skin care specialists ....................................................................|      24,960 |    14.71 |    30,600 |       13.07  
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   Baggage porters and bellhops .............................................................|      49,700 |    10.88 |    22,620 |        9.25  
   Concierges ...............................................................................|      19,770 |    12.93 |    26,900 |       12.28  
   Tour guides and escorts ..................................................................|      31,620 |    11.57 |    24,060 |       10.63  
   Travel guides ............................................................................|       3,520 |    16.09 |    33,470 |       14.74  
   Flight attendants ........................................................................|      97,010 |     (2)  |  c 35,470 |        (2)   
   Transportation attendants, except flight attendants and baggage porters ..................|      20,690 |    10.60 |    22,040 |        9.76  
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   Child care workers .......................................................................|     576,680 |     9.46 |    19,670 |        8.82  
   Personal and home care aides .............................................................|     595,350 |     9.11 |    18,940 |        8.89  
   Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors ................................................|     219,990 |    15.86 |    32,990 |       13.31  
   Recreation workers .......................................................................|     278,070 |    11.44 |    23,790 |       10.20  
   Residential advisors .....................................................................|      51,630 |    12.00 |    24,960 |       11.08  
   Personal care and service workers, all other .............................................|      64,210 |    10.72 |    22,300 |        9.22  
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Sales and related occupations ...............................................................|  14,332,020 |    16.94 |    35,240 |       11.41  
   First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers ..................................|   1,156,540 |    18.85 |    39,210 |       16.57  
   First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers ..............................|     280,770 |    37.58 |    78,170 |       32.22  
   Cashiers .................................................................................|   3,545,330 |     8.84 |    18,380 |        8.25  
   Gaming change persons and booth cashiers .................................................|      24,640 |    10.55 |    21,940 |       10.04  
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   Counter and rental clerks ................................................................|     462,040 |    11.47 |    23,850 |        9.65  
   Parts salespersons .......................................................................|     230,480 |    14.68 |    30,540 |       13.52  
   Retail salespersons ......................................................................|   4,429,060 |    11.79 |    24,530 |        9.69  
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   Advertising sales agents .................................................................|     161,440 |    25.14 |    52,290 |       20.59  
   Insurance sales agents ...................................................................|     321,920 |    28.16 |    58,580 |       21.21  
   Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents .............................|     268,480 |    43.49 |    90,470 |       32.90  
   Travel agents ............................................................................|      85,580 |    15.48 |    32,190 |       14.49  
   Sales representatives, services, all other ...............................................|     556,430 |    27.64 |    57,480 |       23.34  
   Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products ....|     403,320 |    36.76 |    76,460 |       32.82  
   Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific       |             |          |           |              
    products ................................................................................|   1,505,930 |    28.94 |    60,190 |       24.40  
   Demonstrators and product promoters ......................................................|      83,270 |    12.77 |    26,570 |       10.85  
   Models ...................................................................................|       2,060 |    12.04 |    25,040 |       10.83  
   Real estate brokers ......................................................................|      49,270 |    38.36 |    79,800 |       28.30  
   Real estate sales agents .................................................................|     172,030 |    26.49 |    55,090 |       19.52  
   Sales engineers ..........................................................................|      75,940 |    41.51 |    86,350 |       38.59  
   Telemarketers ............................................................................|     354,000 |    11.75 |    24,430 |       10.28  
   Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers .................|      11,600 |    12.59 |    26,190 |        9.33  
   Sales and related workers, all other .....................................................|     151,890 |    20.13 |    41,870 |       16.80  
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Office and administrative support occupations ...............................................|  23,270,810 |    15.00 |    31,200 |       13.91  
   First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers .............|   1,378,240 |    22.89 |    47,620 |       21.47  
   Switchboard operators, including answering service .......................................|     160,200 |    11.76 |    24,460 |       11.28  
   Telephone operators ......................................................................|      23,840 |    15.72 |    32,690 |       15.18  
   Communications equipment operators, all other ............................................|       3,830 |    17.06 |    35,470 |       16.23  
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   Bill and account collectors ..............................................................|     409,570 |    15.21 |    31,630 |       14.42  
   Billing and posting clerks and machine operators .........................................|     515,060 |    14.94 |    31,080 |       14.41  
   Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks .............................................|   1,858,500 |    15.76 |    32,780 |       15.17  
   Gaming cage workers ......................................................................|      17,120 |    11.83 |    24,610 |       11.30  
   Payroll and timekeeping clerks ...........................................................|     201,940 |    16.59 |    34,500 |       16.26  
   Procurement clerks .......................................................................|      77,180 |    16.62 |    34,570 |       16.40  
   Tellers ..................................................................................|     607,960 |    11.36 |    23,620 |       11.02  
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   Brokerage clerks .........................................................................|      71,170 |    19.23 |    39,990 |       17.96  
   Correspondence clerks ....................................................................|      15,550 |    14.71 |    30,600 |       14.18  
   Court, municipal, and license clerks .....................................................|     109,080 |    16.44 |    34,190 |       15.54  
   Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks .................................................|      67,480 |    15.00 |    31,200 |       14.25  
   Customer service representatives .........................................................|   2,193,430 |    14.93 |    31,040 |       13.96  
   Eligibility interviewers, government programs ............................................|     107,220 |    18.86 |    39,240 |       18.80  
   File clerks ..............................................................................|     214,590 |    11.76 |    24,450 |       11.06  
   Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks .....................................................|     223,210 |     9.66 |    20,100 |        9.11  
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   Interviewers, except eligibility and loan ................................................|     227,220 |    13.55 |    28,190 |       13.14  
   Library assistants, clerical .............................................................|     112,300 |    11.42 |    23,750 |       10.71  
   Loan interviewers and clerks .............................................................|     239,810 |    15.97 |    33,220 |       15.23  
   New accounts clerks ......................................................................|      88,880 |    14.64 |    30,450 |       14.24  
   Order clerks .............................................................................|     255,670 |    13.71 |    28,510 |       12.94  
   Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping ...............................|     161,970 |    17.31 |    36,000 |       16.81  
   Receptionists and information clerks .....................................................|   1,100,790 |    11.82 |    24,580 |       11.40  
   Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks ...........................|     167,390 |    14.94 |    31,080 |       14.34  
   All other information and record clerks ..................................................|     233,180 |    16.15 |    33,580 |       15.44  
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   Cargo and freight agents .................................................................|      81,380 |    18.64 |    38,760 |       17.82  
   Couriers and messengers ..................................................................|     100,820 |    11.54 |    24,000 |       10.75  
   Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers ..................................................|      93,670 |    16.38 |    34,060 |       15.70  
   Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance ..........................................|     190,190 |    17.07 |    35,500 |       15.93  
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   Meter readers, utilities .................................................................|      46,220 |    16.12 |    33,520 |       15.29  
   Postal service clerks ....................................................................|      79,500 |    21.29 |    44,290 |       21.66  
   Postal service mail carriers .............................................................|     348,070 |    21.17 |    44,030 |       21.39  
   Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators ................|     201,430 |    19.66 |    40,890 |       21.01  
   Production, planning, and expediting clerks ..............................................|     283,930 |    19.74 |    41,050 |       19.08  
   Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks ..................................................|     755,790 |    13.66 |    28,410 |       12.98  
   Stock clerks and order fillers ...........................................................|   1,817,650 |    10.93 |    22,720 |        9.85  
   Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping ...............................|      76,000 |    13.37 |    27,810 |       12.56  
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   Executive secretaries and administrative assistants ......................................|   1,517,410 |    19.57 |    40,700 |       18.58  
   Legal secretaries ........................................................................|     266,180 |    19.50 |    40,550 |       18.66  
   Medical secretaries ......................................................................|     424,670 |    14.45 |    30,050 |       13.92  
   Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive ........................................|   1,832,490 |    14.04 |    29,190 |       13.57  
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   Computer operators .......................................................................|     117,380 |    17.34 |    36,080 |       16.64  
   Data entry keyers ........................................................................|     286,540 |    12.67 |    26,350 |       12.20  
   Word processors and typists ..............................................................|     139,420 |    15.18 |    31,580 |       14.61  
   Desktop publishers .......................................................................|      29,320 |    18.02 |    37,470 |       17.07  
   Insurance claims and policy processing clerks ............................................|     232,700 |    16.24 |    33,780 |       15.41  
   Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service ............................|     138,990 |    12.32 |    25,630 |       11.73  
   Office clerks, general ...................................................................|   2,980,350 |    12.48 |    25,960 |       11.76  
   Office machine operators, except computer ................................................|      87,240 |    12.85 |    26,730 |       12.13  
   Proofreaders and copy markers ............................................................|      15,650 |    14.87 |    30,930 |       13.90  
   Statistical assistants ...................................................................|      19,210 |    16.45 |    34,220 |       15.64  
   Office and administrative support workers, all other .....................................|     266,220 |    14.75 |    30,680 |       13.70  
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Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations ..................................................|     448,000 |    10.89 |    22,640 |        8.94  
   First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers ................|      20,860 |    19.75 |    41,080 |       18.52  
   Farm labor contractors ...................................................................|       1,450 |    15.95 |    33,180 |       14.39  
   Agricultural inspectors ..................................................................|      14,510 |    19.15 |    39,830 |       19.13  
   Animal breeders ..........................................................................|       2,320 |    15.56 |    32,370 |       12.78  
   Graders and sorters, agricultural products ...............................................|      40,770 |     9.42 |    19,590 |        8.64  
   Agricultural equipment operators .........................................................|      22,490 |    11.13 |    23,140 |       10.18  
   Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse ..................................|     239,380 |     8.82 |    18,350 |        8.19  
   Farmworkers, farm and ranch animals ......................................................|      43,120 |    10.51 |    21,860 |        9.78  
   Agricultural workers, all other ..........................................................|       7,960 |    13.16 |    27,370 |       12.45  
   Fishers and related fishing workers ......................................................|         960 |    13.59 |    28,280 |       13.43  
   Forest and conservation workers ..........................................................|       8,770 |    11.62 |    24,160 |        9.86  
   Fallers ..................................................................................|       7,500 |    16.37 |    34,060 |       14.41  
   Logging equipment operators ..............................................................|      27,700 |    15.35 |    31,920 |       14.83  
   Log graders and scalers ..................................................................|       4,430 |    16.16 |    33,620 |       15.45  
   Logging workers, all other ...............................................................|       5,740 |    15.48 |    32,210 |       15.52  
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Construction and extraction occupations .....................................................|   6,708,200 |    19.53 |    40,620 |       17.57  
   First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers ............|     577,130 |    28.54 |    59,360 |       26.90  
   Boilermakers .............................................................................|      18,650 |    24.72 |    51,420 |       24.38  
   Brickmasons and blockmasons ..............................................................|     116,290 |    22.02 |    45,800 |       21.19  
   Stonemasons ..............................................................................|      18,760 |    18.98 |    39,470 |       17.76  
   Carpenters ...............................................................................|     969,670 |    19.84 |    41,260 |       18.11  
   Carpet installers ........................................................................|      34,630 |    19.21 |    39,960 |       17.33  
   Floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles ........................................|      14,070 |    18.74 |    38,980 |       16.88  
   Floor sanders and finishers ..............................................................|       8,220 |    16.08 |    33,460 |       15.04  
   Tile and marble setters ..................................................................|      52,790 |    19.62 |    40,810 |       18.61  
   Cement masons and concrete finishers .....................................................|     213,850 |    17.93 |    37,300 |       16.27  
   Terrazzo workers and finishers ...........................................................|       5,920 |    18.17 |    37,790 |       16.54  
   Construction laborers ....................................................................|   1,053,060 |    14.88 |    30,950 |       13.13  
   Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators .......................................|      63,850 |    17.04 |    35,450 |       15.56  
   Pile-driver operators ....................................................................|       5,050 |    24.80 |    51,580 |       22.86  
   Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators ...........................|     403,620 |    20.22 |    42,060 |       18.33  
   Drywall and ceiling tile installers ......................................................|     137,570 |    18.94 |    39,400 |       17.56  
   Tapers ...................................................................................|      37,280 |    21.09 |    43,870 |       20.22  
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   Electricians .............................................................................|     624,560 |    23.12 |    48,100 |       21.53  
   Glaziers .................................................................................|      50,800 |    18.60 |    38,680 |       16.94  
   Insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall .............................................|      29,660 |    16.45 |    34,220 |       15.04  
   Insulation workers, mechanical ...........................................................|      29,110 |    19.94 |    41,480 |       17.58  
   Painters, construction and maintenance ...................................................|     260,260 |    16.94 |    35,230 |       15.42  
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   Paperhangers .............................................................................|       5,970 |    18.67 |    38,820 |       16.62  
   Pipelayers ...............................................................................|      56,890 |    16.70 |    34,750 |       15.04  
   Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters ..................................................|     435,010 |    22.76 |    47,350 |       21.20  
   Plasterers and stucco masons .............................................................|      49,310 |    18.84 |    39,190 |       17.52  
   Reinforcing iron and rebar workers .......................................................|      28,270 |    20.50 |    42,640 |       18.21  
   Roofers ..................................................................................|     123,180 |    17.47 |    36,340 |       15.98  
   Sheet metal workers ......................................................................|     167,730 |    20.50 |    42,640 |       18.85  
   Structural iron and steel workers ........................................................|      65,100 |    21.99 |    45,730 |       20.26  
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   Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters ..............|      57,870 |    13.69 |    28,480 |       12.63  
   Helpers--carpenters ......................................................................|      96,180 |    12.18 |    25,330 |       11.70  
   Helpers--electricians ....................................................................|     101,370 |    12.51 |    26,010 |       11.96  
   Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons ...........................|      22,770 |    11.21 |    23,320 |       10.72  
   Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters .............................|      83,380 |    12.74 |    26,500 |       12.19  
   Helpers--roofers .........................................................................|      21,250 |    11.37 |    23,650 |       10.97  
   Helpers, construction trades, all other ..................................................|      33,870 |    12.43 |    25,850 |       11.49  
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   Construction and building inspectors .....................................................|      95,890 |    24.25 |    50,440 |       23.24  
   Elevator installers and repairers ........................................................|      22,950 |    31.89 |    66,330 |       32.69  
   Fence erectors ...........................................................................|      26,650 |    13.79 |    28,690 |       12.85  
   Hazardous materials removal workers ......................................................|      39,530 |    18.85 |    39,210 |       17.47  
   Highway maintenance workers ..............................................................|     137,140 |    16.21 |    33,710 |       15.67  
   Rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators ....................................|      14,050 |    20.00 |    41,600 |       20.25  
   Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners ............................................|      23,440 |    16.39 |    34,100 |       15.74  
   Segmental pavers .........................................................................|       1,090 |    12.95 |    26,940 |       12.65  
   Construction and related workers, all other ..............................................|      58,040 |    16.16 |    33,620 |       15.01  
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   Derrick operators, oil and gas ...........................................................|      19,410 |    18.98 |    39,480 |       18.17  
   Rotary drill operators, oil and gas ......................................................|      22,600 |    21.90 |    45,560 |       20.91  
   Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining..............................................|      30,440 |    18.55 |    38,580 |       16.73  
   Earth drillers, except oil and gas .......................................................|      19,760 |    18.85 |    39,200 |       17.46  
   Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters ..............................|       5,750 |    20.68 |    43,020 |       19.96  
   Continuous mining machine operators ......................................................|       9,830 |    21.06 |    43,800 |       21.09  
   Mine cutting and channeling machine operators ............................................|       8,460 |    18.92 |    39,360 |       19.20  
   Mining machine operators, all other ......................................................|       4,170 |    20.03 |    41,660 |       19.40  
   Rock splitters, quarry ...................................................................|       4,100 |    14.69 |    30,550 |       13.49  
   Roof bolters, mining .....................................................................|       4,130 |    21.15 |    43,990 |       20.80  
   Roustabouts, oil and gas .................................................................|      54,200 |    14.66 |    30,480 |       13.71  
   Helpers--extraction workers ..............................................................|      24,670 |    15.23 |    31,670 |       14.37  
   Extraction workers, all other ............................................................|       8,890 |    20.19 |    41,990 |       18.73  
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Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations ...........................................|   5,390,090 |    19.20 |    39,930 |       18.04  
   First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers ..................|     443,790 |    27.60 |    57,400 |       26.63  
   Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers .................................|     132,750 |    18.61 |    38,710 |       17.84  
   Radio mechanics ..........................................................................|       5,570 |    20.20 |    42,020 |       18.89  
   Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers ............|     189,290 |    24.88 |    51,760 |       25.99  
   Avionics technicians .....................................................................|      16,300 |    23.19 |    48,240 |       23.13  
   Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers ........................................|      22,150 |    17.40 |    36,180 |       16.41  
   Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment ............|      18,160 |    21.25 |    44,210 |       21.12  
   Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment ................|      79,150 |    22.90 |    47,630 |       22.65  
   Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay ..................|      23,320 |    27.98 |    58,200 |       28.35  
   Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles ............................|      19,310 |    14.60 |    30,360 |       13.53  
   Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers .........................|      38,170 |    15.94 |    33,160 |       15.03  
   Security and fire alarm systems installers ...............................................|      60,700 |    17.93 |    37,290 |       17.02  
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   Aircraft mechanics and service technicians ...............................................|     118,780 |    23.88 |    49,670 |       23.56  
   Automotive body and related repairers ....................................................|     152,790 |    18.53 |    38,530 |       17.16  
   Automotive glass installers and repairers ................................................|      18,340 |    15.80 |    32,870 |       15.13  
   Automotive service technicians and mechanics .............................................|     650,780 |    17.54 |    36,480 |       16.43  
   Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists ....................................|     250,370 |    19.04 |    39,610 |       18.58  
   Farm equipment mechanics .................................................................|      29,660 |    15.23 |    31,670 |       14.75  
   Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines .........................................|     124,180 |    20.57 |    42,790 |       19.93  
   Rail car repairers .......................................................................|      23,190 |    21.69 |    45,120 |       21.62  
   Motorboat mechanics ......................................................................|      19,610 |    17.06 |    35,490 |       16.45  
   Motorcycle mechanics .....................................................................|      16,800 |    15.49 |    32,210 |       14.57  
   Outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics .................................|      27,560 |    13.94 |    29,000 |       13.49  
   Bicycle repairers ........................................................................|       9,130 |    11.08 |    23,040 |       10.49  
   Recreational vehicle service technicians .................................................|      14,030 |    16.19 |    33,670 |       15.27  
   Tire repairers and changers ..............................................................|     100,510 |    11.24 |    23,380 |       10.52  
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   Mechanical door repairers ................................................................|      18,280 |    16.42 |    34,140 |       15.33  
   Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door .......................|      43,160 |    22.23 |    46,240 |       22.18  
   Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers ....................|     262,570 |    19.54 |    40,630 |       18.44  
   Home appliance repairers .................................................................|      39,130 |    16.92 |    35,200 |       16.14  
   Industrial machinery mechanics ...........................................................|     266,550 |    21.16 |    44,020 |       20.36  
   Maintenance and repair workers, general ..................................................|   1,308,350 |    16.51 |    34,350 |       15.66  
   Maintenance workers, machinery ...........................................................|      78,760 |    18.00 |    37,450 |       17.11  
   Millwrights ..............................................................................|      49,360 |    23.40 |    48,660 |       22.16  
   Refractory materials repairers, except brickmasons .......................................|       2,700 |    20.15 |    41,910 |       19.74  
   Electrical power-line installers and repairers ...........................................|     109,990 |    24.85 |    51,690 |       25.27  
   Telecommunications line installers and repairers .........................................|     160,250 |    22.39 |    46,570 |       22.70  
   Camera and photographic equipment repairers ..............................................|       3,870 |    18.06 |    37,570 |       17.23  
   Medical equipment repairers ..............................................................|      34,080 |    20.95 |    43,580 |       19.38  
   Musical instrument repairers and tuners ..................................................|       5,410 |    16.50 |    34,330 |       15.40  
   Watch repairers ..........................................................................|       2,840 |    17.40 |    36,200 |       15.92  
   Precision instrument and equipment repairers, all other ..................................|      13,640 |    23.23 |    48,320 |       22.80  
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   Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers .............................|      42,150 |    14.45 |    30,050 |       13.97  
   Commercial divers ........................................................................|       1,980 |    24.76 |    51,510 |       20.01  
   Fabric menders, except garment ...........................................................|         990 |    13.74 |    28,580 |       13.49  
   Locksmiths and safe repairers ............................................................|      18,750 |    16.55 |    34,430 |       15.98  
   Manufactured building and mobile home installers .........................................|       9,150 |    13.60 |    28,280 |       12.83  
   Riggers ..................................................................................|      12,390 |    19.58 |    40,720 |       18.95  
   Signal and track switch repairers ........................................................|       6,090 |    24.66 |    51,290 |       24.58  
   Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers ...................................|     153,320 |    11.94 |    24,840 |       11.02  
   Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other .................................|     141,980 |    17.26 |    35,910 |       15.87  
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Production occupations ......................................................................|  10,146,560 |    15.05 |    31,310 |       13.53  
   First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers ......................|     666,850 |    24.88 |    51,740 |       23.40  
   Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers ............................|      34,410 |    21.24 |    44,180 |       21.84  
   Coil winders, tapers, and finishers ......................................................|      22,300 |    13.44 |    27,960 |       13.03  
   Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers ...........................................|     216,470 |    13.75 |    28,590 |       12.76  
   Electromechanical equipment assemblers ...................................................|      64,570 |    14.41 |    29,970 |       13.73  
   Engine and other machine assemblers ......................................................|      41,100 |    15.99 |    33,260 |       15.14  
   Structural metal fabricators and fitters .................................................|     107,830 |    15.52 |    32,290 |       14.92  
   Fiberglass laminators and fabricators ....................................................|      31,810 |    13.21 |    27,490 |       12.80  
   Team assemblers ..........................................................................|   1,167,150 |    12.72 |    26,470 |       11.84  
   Timing device assemblers, adjusters, and calibrators .....................................|       2,710 |    14.40 |    29,940 |       13.67  
   Assemblers and fabricators, all other ....................................................|     330,940 |    15.72 |    32,700 |       13.42  
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   Bakers ...................................................................................|     141,560 |    11.71 |    24,360 |       10.86  
   Butchers and meat cutters ................................................................|     128,510 |    13.87 |    28,840 |       13.21  
   Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers .............................................|     150,190 |    10.45 |    21,730 |       10.12  
   Slaughterers and meat packers ............................................................|     110,020 |    10.83 |    22,520 |       10.82  
   Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders ..............|      18,130 |    13.04 |    27,130 |       12.18  
   Food batchmakers .........................................................................|      99,650 |    12.39 |    25,770 |       11.41  
   Food cooking machine operators and tenders ...............................................|      41,790 |    11.42 |    23,750 |       10.78  
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   Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic ............................|     140,380 |    16.20 |    33,690 |       15.65  
   Numerical tool and process control programmers ...........................................|      17,280 |    21.54 |    44,800 |       20.44  
   Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic .........|      95,330 |    14.44 |    30,030 |       13.82  
   Forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic .......................|      30,130 |    15.08 |    31,360 |       14.54  
   Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic .......................|      37,950 |    16.33 |    33,960 |       15.67  
   Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic ..|     254,160 |    13.72 |    28,540 |       13.10  
   Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic ......|      37,680 |    15.41 |    32,050 |       14.54  
   Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and  tenders,  |             |          |           |              
    metal and plastic .......................................................................|      96,730 |    14.60 |    30,360 |       13.77  
   Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic ........|      61,140 |    16.12 |    33,520 |       15.61  
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   Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic ...........|      26,430 |    15.92 |    33,100 |       15.36  
   Machinists ...............................................................................|     410,900 |    17.49 |    36,370 |       16.94  
   Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders .............................................|      19,180 |    16.98 |    35,330 |       16.63  
   Pourers and casters, metal ...............................................................|      15,470 |    15.69 |    32,640 |       15.20  
   Model makers, metal and plastic ..........................................................|       9,270 |    21.15 |    43,990 |       19.51  
   Patternmakers, metal and plastic .........................................................|       7,250 |    18.83 |    39,160 |       17.44  
   Foundry mold and coremakers ..............................................................|      15,000 |    14.60 |    30,370 |       14.04  
   Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and       |             |          |           |              
    plastic .................................................................................|     147,850 |    13.62 |    28,330 |       12.70  
   Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic .................|      91,090 |    15.52 |    32,280 |       14.61  
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   Tool and die makers ......................................................................|      92,560 |    22.36 |    46,520 |       21.68  
   Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers .................................................|     385,740 |    16.33 |    33,960 |       15.51  
   Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders ..................|      50,820 |    15.96 |    33,200 |       14.90  
   Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic ...............|      25,500 |    15.47 |    32,180 |       15.03  
   Lay-out workers, metal and plastic .......................................................|       9,190 |    17.67 |    36,760 |       16.93  
   Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic ...........|      41,370 |    14.20 |    29,540 |       13.40  
   Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners ....................................................|      17,240 |    15.75 |    32,760 |       14.90  
   Metal workers and plastic workers, all other .............................................|      47,100 |    17.56 |    36,530 |       15.75  
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   Bindery workers ..........................................................................|      62,990 |    13.56 |    28,200 |       12.73  
   Bookbinders ..............................................................................|       6,230 |    15.38 |    31,980 |       13.82  
   Job printers .............................................................................|      43,320 |    16.45 |    34,220 |       15.69  
   Prepress technicians and workers .........................................................|      65,540 |    17.08 |    35,520 |       16.34  
   Printing machine operators ...............................................................|     199,790 |    16.08 |    33,450 |       15.14  
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   Laundry and dry-cleaning workers .........................................................|     218,060 |     9.41 |    19,570 |        8.86  
   Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials ........................................|      69,260 |     9.27 |    19,280 |        8.87  
   Sewing machine operators .................................................................|     200,340 |    10.13 |    21,080 |        9.31  
   Shoe and leather workers and repairers ...................................................|       7,880 |    11.10 |    23,080 |       10.37  
   Shoe machine operators and tenders .......................................................|       4,130 |    11.78 |    24,510 |       11.73  
   Sewers, hand .............................................................................|       8,530 |    10.70 |    22,250 |       10.10  
   Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers ..................................................|      31,550 |    12.49 |    25,980 |       11.58  
   Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders ...............................|      18,050 |    11.63 |    24,180 |       11.36  
   Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders ..................................|      21,080 |    11.31 |    23,510 |       10.79  
   Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders .....................|      33,400 |    12.00 |    24,960 |       11.78  
   Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders .......|      40,450 |    11.44 |    23,790 |       11.23  
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   Extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass        |             |          |           |              
    fibers ..................................................................................|      15,240 |    14.79 |    30,760 |       14.34  
   Fabric and apparel patternmakers .........................................................|       8,370 |    19.67 |    40,900 |       17.18  
   Upholsterers .............................................................................|      40,290 |    14.24 |    29,620 |       13.50  
   Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers, all other .....................................|      21,760 |    12.53 |    26,060 |       11.48  
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   Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters .......................................................|     128,730 |    14.25 |    29,640 |       13.45  
   Furniture finishers ......................................................................|      23,470 |    13.19 |    27,440 |       12.42  
   Model makers, wood .......................................................................|       1,610 |    17.05 |    35,470 |       14.45  
   Patternmakers, wood ......................................................................|       2,040 |    16.98 |    35,320 |       15.63  
   Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood .....................................|      58,160 |    12.58 |    26,160 |       11.94  
   Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing .......................|      95,220 |    12.23 |    25,430 |       11.63  
   Woodworkers, all other ...................................................................|      11,470 |    12.40 |    25,790 |       11.25  
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   Nuclear power reactor operators ..........................................................|       4,220 |    34.24 |    71,220 |       33.85  
   Power distributors and dispatchers .......................................................|       9,410 |    30.33 |    63,100 |       30.44  
   Power plant operators ....................................................................|      34,400 |    27.41 |    57,020 |       27.23  
   Stationary engineers and boiler operators ................................................|      40,370 |    23.42 |    48,700 |       22.90  
   Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators ..............................|     108,290 |    18.44 |    38,360 |       17.83  
   Chemical plant and system operators ......................................................|      48,030 |    24.49 |    50,950 |       24.45  
   Gas plant operators ......................................................................|      13,190 |    26.21 |    54,510 |       26.27  
   Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers .........................|      43,270 |    25.68 |    53,420 |       25.49  
   Plant and system operators, all other ....................................................|      13,290 |    22.49 |    46,780 |       22.47  
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   Chemical equipment operators and tenders .................................................|      52,620 |    21.28 |    44,250 |       21.18  
   Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators    |             |          |           |              
    and tenders .............................................................................|      44,310 |    17.91 |    37,260 |       17.28  
   Crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders ................|      42,360 |    14.52 |    30,210 |       13.79  
   Grinding and polishing workers, hand .....................................................|      42,750 |    12.58 |    26,160 |       11.95  
   Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders ..............................|     139,370 |    15.24 |    31,710 |       14.59  
   Cutters and trimmers, hand .............................................................. |      26,180 |    12.25 |    25,480 |       11.19  
   Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders ..............................|      80,260 |    14.51 |    30,180 |       13.70  
   Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders .....|      88,600 |    14.20 |    29,540 |       13.46  
   Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders .............................|      24,590 |    15.40 |    32,030 |       14.78  
   Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers .....................................|     472,900 |    15.86 |    32,980 |       14.57  
   Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers ............................................|      27,160 |    16.35 |    34,010 |       15.00  
   Dental laboratory technicians ............................................................|      44,530 |    17.23 |    35,850 |       16.10  
   Medical appliance technicians ............................................................|      11,900 |    17.31 |    36,010 |       15.69  
   Ophthalmic laboratory technicians ........................................................|      30,900 |    13.71 |    28,530 |       12.76  
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   Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders ......................................|     368,320 |    12.43 |    25,860 |       11.42  
   Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders ..................|     102,600 |    13.89 |    28,900 |       13.24  
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   Painters, transportation equipment .......................................................|      51,260 |    18.69 |    38,870 |       17.31  
   Painting, coating, and decorating workers ................................................|      31,740 |    12.05 |    25,060 |       11.15  
   Photographic process workers .............................................................|      21,090 |    13.58 |    28,250 |       11.99  
   Photographic processing machine operators ................................................|      50,690 |    10.51 |    21,860 |        9.48  
   Semiconductor processors .................................................................|      36,690 |    16.74 |    34,820 |       15.32  
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   Cementing and gluing machine operators and tenders .......................................|      21,670 |    13.35 |    27,770 |       12.64  
   Cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment operators and tenders ....................|      16,850 |    12.12 |    25,210 |       11.07  
   Cooling and freezing equipment operators and tenders .....................................|       9,610 |    12.34 |    25,660 |       11.38  
   Etchers and engravers ....................................................................|      11,130 |    13.81 |    28,720 |       12.76  
   Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic ..................................|      41,650 |    13.51 |    28,100 |       12.81  
   Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders ......................................|     111,250 |    15.89 |    33,050 |       15.41  
   Tire builders ............................................................................|      20,530 |    19.01 |    39,540 |       20.06  
   Helpers--production workers ..............................................................|     524,440 |    10.86 |    22,600 |       10.14  
   Production workers, all other ............................................................|     288,480 |    14.18 |    29,500 |       12.33  
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Transportation and material moving occupations ..............................................|   9,629,030 |    14.75 |    30,680 |       12.65  
   Aircraft cargo handling supervisors ......................................................|       4,690 |    21.46 |    44,630 |       18.16  
   First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand ..........|     184,400 |    20.69 |    43,020 |       19.54  
   First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle |             |          |           |              
    operators ...............................................................................|     223,710 |    25.25 |    52,510 |       23.97  
   Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers ...........................................|      78,250 |     (2)  | c 113,940 |        (2)   
   Commercial pilots ........................................................................|      29,180 |     (2)  |    71,270 |        (2)   
   Air traffic controllers ..................................................................|      24,180 |    51.82 |   107,780 |       54.29  
   Airfield operations specialists ..........................................................|       6,210 |    19.68 |    40,930 |       18.42  
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   Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians ...................|      21,520 |    10.73 |    22,310 |       10.16  
   Bus drivers, transit and intercity .......................................................|     189,050 |    16.42 |    34,150 |       15.94  
   Bus drivers, school ......................................................................|     461,590 |    12.59 |    26,190 |       12.43  
   Driver/sales workers .....................................................................|     382,360 |    12.11 |    25,190 |       10.28  
   Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer .................................................|   1,693,590 |    18.06 |    37,560 |       17.41  
   Truck drivers, light or delivery services ................................................|     922,900 |    13.86 |    28,820 |       12.68  
   Taxi drivers and chauffeurs ..............................................................|     165,590 |    10.93 |    22,740 |       10.01  
   Motor vehicle operators, all other .......................................................|      77,660 |    13.40 |    27,870 |       11.63  
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   Locomotive engineers .....................................................................|      41,760 |    30.38 |    63,180 |       27.65  
   Locomotive firers ........................................................................|         580 |    23.88 |    49,660 |       21.78  
   Rail yard engineers, dinkey operators, and hostlers ......................................|       4,950 |    19.48 |    40,510 |       18.76  
   Railroad brake, signal, and switch operators .............................................|      23,120 |    26.22 |    54,530 |       24.59  
   Railroad conductors and yardmasters ......................................................|      37,540 |    29.56 |    61,480 |       28.20  
   Subway and streetcar operators ...........................................................|       6,600 |    22.95 |    47,740 |       24.29  
   Rail transportation workers, all other ...................................................|       5,210 |    18.62 |    38,730 |       18.87  
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   Sailors and marine oilers ................................................................|      32,520 |    16.37 |    34,050 |       15.66  
   Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels .............................................|      30,540 |    30.15 |    62,720 |       27.50  
   Motorboat operators ......................................................................|       3,250 |    17.58 |    36,570 |       15.66  
   Ship engineers ...........................................................................|      13,710 |    29.65 |    61,680 |       26.97  
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   Bridge and lock tenders ..................................................................|       4,750 |    18.33 |    38,120 |       18.86  
   Parking lot attendants ...................................................................|     131,860 |     9.29 |    19,320 |        8.66  
   Service station attendants ...............................................................|      93,140 |     9.48 |    19,720 |        8.79  
   Traffic technicians ......................................................................|       6,550 |    19.30 |    40,150 |       18.69  
   Transportation inspectors ................................................................|      24,130 |    27.43 |    57,050 |       24.73  
   Transportation workers, all other ........................................................|      46,720 |    16.51 |    34,330 |       15.51  
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   Conveyor operators and tenders ...........................................................|      45,580 |    13.95 |    29,020 |       13.49  
   Crane and tower operators ................................................................|      45,720 |    20.65 |    42,940 |       19.36  
   Dredge operators .........................................................................|       1,910 |    18.42 |    38,320 |       16.46  
   Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators ....................................|      68,040 |    17.79 |    36,990 |       16.37  
   Loading machine operators, underground mining ............................................|       2,770 |    20.18 |    41,980 |       18.79  
   Hoist and winch operators ................................................................|       3,220 |    18.84 |    39,190 |       16.72  
   Industrial truck and tractor operators ...................................................|     630,700 |    14.31 |    29,760 |       13.47  
   Cleaners of vehicles and equipment .......................................................|     336,210 |    10.03 |    20,870 |        8.98  
   Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand ...................................|   2,363,440 |    11.46 |    23,840 |       10.53  
   Machine feeders and offbearers ...........................................................|     143,140 |    12.15 |    25,260 |       11.48  
   Packers and packagers, hand ..............................................................|     798,450 |     9.77 |    20,320 |        8.80  
   Gas compressor and gas pumping station operators .........................................|       4,230 |    21.44 |    44,590 |       21.82  
   Pump operators, except wellhead pumpers ..................................................|      10,400 |    19.55 |    40,660 |       18.75  
   Wellhead pumpers .........................................................................|      15,780 |    18.12 |    37,680 |       17.65  
   Refuse and recyclable material collectors ................................................|     126,270 |    15.10 |    31,410 |       14.15  
   Shuttle car operators ....................................................................|       2,660 |    19.86 |    41,300 |       19.67  
   Tank car, truck, and ship loaders ........................................................|      14,870 |    17.22 |    35,820 |       15.93  
   Material moving workers, all other .......................................................|      43,840 |    15.95 |    33,170 |       14.74  
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   1  Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those
occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

   2  Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries
depending on how they are typically paid.

   3  Represents a wage above $70.00 per hour.

   c = corrected.




Table 2.  Employment by industry and occupational group

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                                  |              |               |  Business   |                |               |     Life,    |                |            |                 |   Arts, design, |                 
           Industry               |    Total     |               |     and     |   Computer and |  Architecture |   physical,  |    Community   |            |     Education,  |  entertainment, |     Healthcare  
                                  |              |   Management  | financial   |  mathematical  |      and      |  and social  |    and social  |   Legal    |  training, and  |    sports, and  |   practitioners 
                                  |              |               | operations  |     science    |  engineering  |    science   |     services   |            |     library     |        media    |   and technical 
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  All industries .................|  134,354,250 |     6,003,930 |   6,015,500 |      3,191,360 |     2,486,020 |    1,255,670 |      1,793,040 |    998,590 |       8,316,360 |       1,761,270 |       6,877,680 
                                  |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
Agriculture, forestry, fishing,   |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
 and hunting .....................|      385,730 |         6,350 |       1,400 |            280 |           110 |        2,310 |           (1)  |        (1) |              90 |             230 |             190 
Mining ...........................|      644,070 |        35,100 |      25,580 |          7,510 |        25,040 |       18,310 |           (1)  |      1,650 |            (1)  |             340 |           2,630 
Utilities ........................|      542,230 |        31,460 |      36,100 |         15,880 |        46,670 |        9,180 |           (1)  |      1,390 |            (1)  |           2,140 |           1,400 
Construction .....................|    7,671,680 |       368,880 |     218,060 |           (1)  |        78,700 |        3,560 |            100 |      1,510 |            (1)  |           7,510 |           2,050 
Manufacturing ....................|   13,960,700 |       684,760 |     432,010 |        270,190 |       803,280 |      152,870 |            120 |      5,510 |           1,350 |          87,760 |          17,550 
Wholesale trade ..................|    5,964,920 |       328,430 |     233,320 |        167,010 |        64,750 |       30,440 |           (1)  |      2,330 |             770 |          54,190 |          17,360 
Retail trade .....................|   15,642,700 |       350,610 |     162,200 |         59,820 |         4,790 |        5,240 |            390 |      1,460 |           6,000 |         119,550 |         430,610 
Transportation and warehousing ...|    5,306,240 |       148,500 |     102,150 |         24,130 |        24,080 |        2,960 |             90 |      1,740 |           1,200 |           3,880 |           4,200 
Information ......................|    3,019,040 |       202,230 |     161,600 |        407,870 |        65,210 |       29,480 |            230 |      6,550 |          15,510 |         466,610 |           1,380 
Finance and insurance ............|    5,990,930 |       462,540 |   1,329,030 |        308,270 |         3,060 |       29,210 |          3,280 |     55,320 |           1,600 |          19,750 |          31,750 
Real estate and  rental  and      |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
 leasing .........................|    2,143,100 |       197,760 |     102,610 |         13,460 |         4,920 |        5,240 |          1,920 |      8,050 |             440 |          11,820 |           7,880 
Professional, scientific, and     |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
 technical services ..............|    7,519,060 |       525,430 |     902,280 |      1,048,550 |       915,720 |      354,440 |          6,380 |    606,680 |          19,550 |         324,100 |         147,010 
Management of companies and       |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
 enterprises .....................|    1,915,250 |       324,040 |     334,540 |        188,470 |        49,550 |       33,690 |         15,170 |     21,900 |           5,730 |          31,880 |          24,920 
Administrative and support and    |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
 waste management and remediation |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
 services ........................|    8,506,680 |       235,330 |     286,990 |        147,260 |        80,540 |       29,220 |         12,650 |     25,320 |          34,640 |          53,050 |         201,040 
Educational services .............|   12,455,550 |       535,740 |     222,460 |        182,330 |        21,340 |      168,330 |        264,590 |      3,280 |       7,391,910 |         204,950 |         241,960 
Health care and social assistance.|   16,006,410 |       530,800 |     216,320 |         82,910 |         5,510 |       82,830 |        915,420 |      5,470 |         513,250 |          30,170 |       5,311,530 
Arts, entertainment, and          |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
 recreation ......................|    1,923,380 |        65,090 |      37,050 |          5,340 |         1,650 |        4,410 |            340 |        430 |          30,300 |         186,740 |           6,690 
Accommodation and food services ..|   11,341,810 |       283,190 |      38,940 |          2,580 |           380 |        1,090 |            440 |        190 |             550 |          16,520 |           4,570 
Other services (except public     |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
 administration) .................|    3,881,410 |       177,010 |     201,670 |         26,750 |         6,870 |       12,500 |         95,830 |      8,390 |          75,670 |          81,550 |           9,660 
Federal, state, and local         |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
 government ......................|    9,533,390 |       510,670 |     971,200 |        223,590 |       283,850 |      280,360 |        475,350 |    241,390 |         217,610 |          58,520 |         413,300 
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                                  |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
                                  |              |               |             |   Building and |    Personal   |              |    Office and  |  Farming,  |                 |                 |                 |   Transpor- 
                                  |   Healthcare |    Protective |     Food    |      grounds   |    care and   |    Sales and | administrative |  fishing,  |   Construction  |   Installation, |                 |  tation and 
                                  |     support  |      service  | preparation |   cleaning and |     service   |     related  |      support   |    and     |       and       |    maintenance, |     Production  |    material 
                                  |              |               | and serving |    maintenance |               |              |                |  forestry  |    extraction   |     and repair  |                 |     moving  
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  All industries ................ |    3,625,240 |     3,087,650 |  11,273,850 |      4,403,900 |     3,339,510 |   14,332,020 |     23,270,810 |    448,000 |       6,708,200 |       5,390,090 |      10,146,560 |   9,629,030 
                                  |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 |             
Agriculture, forestry, fishing,   |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 |             
  and hunting ....................|         (1)  |           360 |        (1)  |          4,950 |         5,560 |        2,380 |         20,860 |    273,340 |             760 |           7,350 |          11,890 |      47,250 
Mining ...........................|         (1)  |          (1)  |         320 |          1,340 |          (1)  |        9,180 |         59,360 |       (1)  |         255,530 |          51,970 |          53,360 |      95,720 
Utilities ........................|         (1)  |         4,690 |        (1)  |          2,950 |          (1)  |       10,820 |        114,640 |        380 |          31,330 |         142,920 |          78,100 |      11,930 
Construction .....................|          210 |         5,220 |       1,990 |         46,410 |          (1)  |      149,260 |        744,540 |      1,210 |       5,085,600 |         562,720 |         108,170 |     275,330 
Manufacturing ....................|        1,020 |        19,040 |      35,860 |         88,140 |         1,270 |      421,250 |      1,347,630 |     34,970 |         258,990 |         690,310 |       7,339,760 |   1,267,040 
Wholesale trade ..................|        1,330 |         5,180 |       5,360 |         26,250 |         1,400 |    1,584,970 |      1,423,300 |     51,210 |          21,370 |         387,650 |         317,930 |   1,239,610 
Retail trade .....................|       52,560 |        73,560 |     487,600 |        129,590 |        86,370 |    8,515,410 |      2,646,550 |     20,360 |          58,230 |         804,880 |         432,550 |   1,194,410 
Transportation and warehousing ...|          170 |        17,790 |       8,620 |         35,260 |       147,590 |       91,860 |      1,547,720 |      2,490 |          27,300 |         296,380 |          67,340 |   2,750,800 
Information ......................|         (1)  |         5,260 |      45,380 |         11,900 |        57,120 |      402,510 |        693,680 |       (1)  |           4,830 |         296,730 |          77,250 |      67,470 
Finance and insurance ............|        2,270 |        12,220 |       1,560 |         15,190 |         1,040 |      753,130 |      2,940,480 |        170 |           1,730 |          13,130 |           3,020 |       3,180 
Real estate and  rental and       |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 |             
 leasing .........................|        4,380 |        34,340 |      22,730 |        160,560 |        23,230 |      535,700 |        497,010 |      1,050 |          27,380 |         324,960 |          12,180 |     145,470 
Professional, scientific, and     |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 |             
 technical services ..............|       70,920 |        12,400 |       4,740 |         43,020 |        30,770 |      344,900 |      1,849,400 |      5,570 |          62,030 |          76,830 |         112,780 |      55,560 
Management of companies and       |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 |             
 enterprises .....................|        7,830 |         9,840 |      16,090 |         16,450 |         9,980 |      107,600 |        560,880 |      1,300 |          11,180 |          44,320 |          33,560 |      66,330 
Administrative and support and    |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 |             
 waste management and remediation |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 |             
 services ........................|      103,190 |       691,090 |     111,440 |      1,693,730 |        69,610 |      520,780 |      1,886,690 |     18,150 |         313,600 |         204,400 |         792,370 |     995,600 
Educational services .............|       34,050 |       106,640 |     457,160 |        535,070 |       215,310 |       36,770 |      1,336,150 |      2,980 |          41,270 |         147,260 |          21,610 |     284,400 
Health care and social assistance.|    3,162,470 |        68,420 |     522,920 |        447,930 |     1,036,020 |       53,220 |      2,657,060 |        990 |          17,630 |         126,350 |         109,150 |     110,030 
Arts, entertainment, and          |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 |             
 recreation ......................|        5,530 |        74,500 |     315,630 |        190,570 |       533,140 |      154,010 |        184,490 |      4,330 |           9,600 |          68,560 |           7,150 |      37,850 
Accommodation and food services ..|        7,540 |        66,390 |   9,026,350 |        600,840 |       140,880 |      336,650 |        419,280 |        530 |           4,220 |          97,680 |          78,060 |     214,930 
Other services (except public     |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 |             
 administration) .................|       29,840 |        45,360 |     104,040 |        107,340 |       704,360 |      235,640 |        603,620 |      1,080 |          14,420 |         664,180 |         324,970 |     350,670 
Federal, state, and local         |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 |             
 government ......................|      141,650 |     1,834,700 |     106,020 |        246,390 |       274,290 |       65,970 |      1,737,470 |     27,520 |         461,190 |         381,500 |         165,380 |     415,460 
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Table 3.  Hourly mean wage rates by industry and occupational group 

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                                  |            |    Business  |               |              |      Life,  |                |          |               |  Arts, design, |               |            
           Industry               |            |       and    |  Computer and | Architecture |   physical, |   Community    |          |    Education, | entertainment, |   Healthcare  | Healthcare 
                                  | Management |    financial | mathematical  |     and      |  and social |  and social    |   Legal  | training, and |   sports, and  | practitioner  |   support  
                                  |            |   operations |     science   |  engineering |     science |   services     |          |     library   |      media     | and technical |            
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                                  |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
  All industries .................|     $46.22 |       $30.01 |        $34.71 |       $33.11 |      $29.82 |         $19.49 |   $42.53 |        $22.41 |         $23.27 |        $31.26 |     $12.31 
                                  |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
Agriculture, forestry, fishing,   |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 and hunting .....................|      38.32 |        26.41 |         27.05 |        28.82 |       21.60 |           (1)  |     (1)  |         40.35 |           (1)  |         22.64 |      12.01 
Mining ...........................|      51.80 |        32.14 |         34.10 |        41.82 |       39.20 |           (1)  |    46.81 |          (1)  |          30.09 |         29.85 |       (1)  
Utilities ........................|      51.99 |        33.05 |         35.01 |        35.18 |       33.27 |           (1)  |    54.10 |          (1)  |          31.22 |         32.73 |       (1)  
Construction .....................|      46.54 |        29.35 |         29.67 |        31.00 |       28.90 |          18.68 |    45.65 |         24.79 |          23.78 |         26.91 |      10.96 
Manufacturing ....................|      51.66 |        29.65 |         38.12 |        33.88 |       30.10 |          21.04 |    56.94 |         29.22 |          23.82 |         27.74 |      15.16 
Wholesale trade ..................|      54.83 |        29.79 |         35.74 |        33.42 |       33.29 |          19.06 |    57.03 |         23.89 |          22.38 |         27.31 |      13.53 
Retail trade .....................|      42.13 |        25.17 |         26.59 |        30.01 |       27.55 |          18.41 |    25.71 |         16.41 |          14.41 |         27.12 |      10.17 
Transportation and warehousing ...|      42.12 |        28.32 |         31.62 |        32.67 |       30.23 |          20.16 |    52.15 |         23.45 |          22.52 |         24.14 |      12.91 
Information ......................|      57.30 |        32.36 |         35.94 |        34.04 |       35.82 |          18.59 |    57.52 |         19.44 |          25.22 |         30.85 |      17.56 
Finance and insurance ............|      54.93 |        31.56 |         35.33 |        38.24 |       32.06 |          21.32 |    35.76 |         24.68 |          26.70 |         29.34 |      14.30 
Real estate and rental  and       |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 leasing .........................|      33.82 |        28.53 |         29.48 |        33.34 |       26.16 |          17.18 |    33.61 |         19.20 |          21.10 |         21.68 |      11.87 
Professional, scientific, and     |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 technical services ..............|      59.72 |        34.27 |         36.91 |        32.27 |       30.70 |          21.67 |    45.10 |         27.80 |          26.08 |         25.13 |      10.70 
Management of companies and       |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 enterprises .....................|      55.65 |        31.24 |         34.79 |        36.83 |       33.56 |          18.60 |    54.14 |         18.84 |          29.21 |         30.30 |      13.98 
Administrative and support and    |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 waste management and remediation |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 services ........................|      45.46 |        27.95 |         31.51 |        30.28 |       26.58 |          17.03 |    32.16 |         19.78 |          21.89 |         29.21 |      12.63 
Educational services .............|      40.61 |        25.98 |         25.51 |        28.82 |       25.01 |          25.33 |    42.20 |         23.26 |          18.19 |         26.80 |      14.13 
Health care and social assistance.|      38.03 |        24.80 |         28.05 |        29.01 |       32.26 |          17.07 |    34.80 |         12.57 |          21.45 |         32.23 |      12.19 
Arts, entertainment, and          |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 recreation ......................|      40.37 |        29.77 |         26.26 |        37.10 |       22.98 |          15.98 |    56.44 |         19.05 |          24.09 |         20.46 |      18.53 
Accommodation and food  services .|      27.30 |        21.84 |         26.34 |        29.44 |       23.77 |          14.12 |    46.34 |         13.99 |          15.64 |         21.99 |      16.75 
Other services (except public     |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 administration) .................|      39.63 |        25.25 |         28.55 |        31.74 |       27.02 |          18.13 |    40.15 |         14.75 |          23.46 |         26.16 |      16.88 
Federal, state, and local         |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 government ......................|      37.47 |        28.44 |         32.40 |        33.47 |       29.07 |          21.24 |    37.21 |         20.07 |          25.28 |         30.05 |      14.24 
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                                  |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
                                  |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
                                  |            |      Food    |  Building and |    Personal  |             |    Office and  | Farming, |               |                |               |  Transpor- 
                                  | Protective |  preparation |   grounds     |   care and   |  Sales and  | administrative | fishing, |  Construction |  Installation, |               | tation and 
                                  |   service  |  and serving | cleaning and  |    service   |   related   |     support    |   and    |      and      |   maintenance, |   Production  |  material  
                                  |            |    related   |   maintenance |              |             |                | forestry |   extraction  |    and repair  |               |   moving   
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                                  |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
  All industries .................|      18.63 |         9.35 |         11.33 |        11.53 |       16.94 |          15.00 |    10.89 |         19.53 |          19.20 |         15.05 |      14.75 
                                  |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
Agriculture, forestry, fishing,   |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 and hunting .....................|      11.53 |         (1)  |         12.16 |        12.36 |       23.50 |          12.81 |    10.08 |         16.15 |          15.16 |         11.65 |      11.91 
Mining ...........................|       (1)  |        11.53 |         10.98 |         (1)  |       30.91 |          16.05 |     (1)  |         19.43 |          20.63 |         20.84 |      17.59 
Utilities ........................|      21.09 |         (1)  |         15.28 |         (1)  |       25.99 |          18.83 |    13.23 |         25.07 |          26.60 |         27.08 |      20.86 
Construction .....................|      13.84 |         9.90 |         12.15 |        11.32 |       27.67 |          15.30 |    12.42 |         19.66 |          19.31 |         16.97 |      16.60 
Manufacturing ....................|      15.85 |         9.75 |         11.97 |        13.76 |       28.49 |          16.32 |    12.12 |         19.87 |          20.91 |         15.40 |      13.85 
Wholesale trade ..................|      14.29 |         9.50 |         11.38 |        12.05 |       29.05 |          15.07 |    10.48 |         19.40 |          19.17 |         14.54 |      13.98 
Retail trade .....................|      13.14 |         9.93 |         10.21 |         9.55 |       11.89 |          11.72 |    10.27 |         17.43 |          17.16 |         12.97 |      10.89 
Transportation and warehousing ...|      16.75 |        12.67 |         17.00 |        23.76 |       25.19 |          18.02 |    13.57 |         21.64 |          21.62 |         17.87 |      18.82 
Information ......................|      15.58 |         8.21 |         11.49 |         9.18 |       23.87 |          16.71 |     (1)  |         23.56 |          25.13 |         16.81 |      13.43 
Finance and insurance ............|      18.93 |        11.96 |         11.24 |        14.30 |       32.40 |          15.36 |    12.83 |         20.04 |          18.08 |         17.96 |      19.80 
Real estate and rental and        |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 leasing ........................ |      13.54 |         9.81 |         11.55 |        12.09 |       18.43 |          14.32 |    11.43 |         19.99 |          15.49 |         15.49 |      12.48 
Professional, scientific, and     |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 technical services ..............|      19.42 |        10.95 |         11.80 |         9.98 |       29.61 |          16.34 |    11.59 |         22.91 |          21.53 |         16.78 |      14.16 
Management of companies and       |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 enterprises .....................|      17.26 |        11.75 |         12.53 |        11.91 |       27.69 |          16.98 |    16.34 |         23.35 |          21.14 |         17.82 |      15.34 
Administrative and support and    |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 waste management and remediation |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 services ........................|      11.62 |         9.94 |         11.02 |        10.83 |       16.48 |          13.50 |    11.58 |         15.78 |          17.41 |         11.37 |      11.67 
Educational services .............|      15.00 |        10.34 |         13.15 |        11.41 |       17.19 |          14.93 |    14.21 |         21.46 |          17.85 |         18.56 |      12.80 
Health care and social assistance.|      13.97 |        10.33 |         10.58 |         9.60 |       17.37 |          14.50 |    10.55 |         21.93 |          16.91 |         12.00 |      11.34 
Arts, entertainment, and          |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 recreation ......................|      11.31 |        10.06 |         11.37 |        11.89 |       11.55 |          13.30 |    11.43 |         22.56 |          15.88 |         16.46 |      12.55 
Accommodation and food services ..|      11.93 |         9.14 |          9.67 |        11.09 |        9.54 |          11.60 |    11.72 |         20.34 |          14.41 |         10.70 |       8.91 
Other services (except public     |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 administration) .................|      10.62 |         9.40 |         10.96 |        12.00 |       13.84 |          13.61 |    13.41 |         19.99 |          17.24 |         12.03 |      10.44 
Federal, state, and local         |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 government ......................|      22.78 |        12.18 |         14.00 |        12.01 |       14.95 |          16.62 |    16.73 |         19.32 |          20.86 |         20.82 |      19.60 
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   1 Data not available.






Table 4.  Employment and wages for loan officers by industry

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               Industry                   |            | Percent of |     Mean wages    
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                                          |            | employment |  Hourly | Annual  
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   Total, all industries (1) .............|    356,990 |     100.0  |  $30.10 | $62,610 
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Depository credit intermediation .........|    131,860 |      36.9  |   28.43 |  59,130 
Nondepository credit intermediation ......|    120,820 |      33.8  |   31.09 |  64,670 
Activities related to credit              |            |            |         |         
 intermediation ..........................|     66,080 |      18.5  |   30.76 |  63,980 
Management of companies and enterprises ..|    	 9,710 |       2.7  |   31.28 |  65,050 
Insurance carriers .......................|      5,330 |       1.5  |   30.82 |  64,110 
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   1 Includes other industries, not shown separately.






Table 5.  National employment and wages for the 10 largest occupations in the depository credit intermediation industry

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                                                              |            |            |     Mean wages   |   Percentiles   
                          Occupation                          |            | Percent of |------------------------------------
                                                              | Employment |  industry  |        |         |        |        
                                                              |            |  employment| Hourly |  Annual |  25th  |  75th  
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    Depository credit intermediation (NAICS 522100):          |            |            |        |         |        |        
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Tellers ......................................................|    545,470 |       30.4 | $11.32 | $23,550 |  $9.61 | $12.82 
Loan officers ................................................|    131,860 |        7.4 |  28.43 |  59,130 |  18.47 |  34.58 
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative  |            |            |        |         |        |        
 support workers .............................................|    114,390 |        6.4 |  21.75 |  45,240 |  16.48 |  25.29 
Customer service representatives .............................|    105,040 |        5.9 |  14.71 |  30,590 |  11.97 |  17.04 
New accounts clerks ..........................................|     79,520 |        4.4 |  14.56 |  30,280 |  12.12 |  16.86 
Loan interviewers and clerks .................................|     79,100 |        4.4 |  15.62 |  32,490 |  12.40 |  18.38 
Financial managers ...........................................|     75,520 |        4.2 |  42.37 |  88,130 |  26.26 |  52.56 
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks .................|     60,050 |        3.3 |  14.45 |  30,050 |  11.40 |  16.97 
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents .|     51,880 |        2.9 |  28.99 |  60,300 |  16.74 |  35.36 
Office clerks, general .......................................|     33,020 |        1.8 |  12.86 |  26,750 |   9.99 |  15.08 
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Table 6.  Highest and lowest paying states by selected occupations
                                                                                           
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                        | Hourly  |            |                     | Hourly |            
        State           |  mean   | Employment |      State          |  mean  | Employment 
                        |  wage   |            |                     |  wage  |            
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New York ................| $66.20 |     52,950 |Oklahoma ............| $35.62 |      5,740 
New Jersey ..............|  59.82 |     19,940 |Mississippi .........|  34.60 |      2,870 
Delaware ................|  56.21 |      1,950 |Montana .............|  33.98 |        800 
California ..............|  55.40 |     67,680 |Idaho ...............|  32.96 |      2,730 
Minnesota ...............|  54.83 |     11,720 |West Virginia .......|  32.02 |      1,440 
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Alaska ..................| $41.77 |        430 |West Virginia .......| $24.13 |        990 
Massachusetts ...........|  38.78 |      7,380 |Wyoming .............|  23.83 |        660 
California ..............|  36.58 |     44,590 |South Dakota ........|  23.48 |      1,540 
Rhode Island ............|  36.01 |      2,010 |Kentucky ............|  23.17 |      4,680 
Hawaii ..................|  35.53 |        910 |Louisiana ...........|  20.73 |      4,980 
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California ..............| $18.56 |     32,840 |West Virginia .......| $12.43 |        570 
Alaska ..................|  18.55 |        290 |Louisiana ...........|  12.41 |      2,900 
District of Columbia ....|  18.09 |       (1)  |New Mexico ..........|  12.27 |      1,680 
Washington ..............|  17.80 |      5,070 |Utah ................|  12.18 |      4,860 
Minnesota ...............|  17.79 |      5,520 |Wyoming .............|  12.11 |        360 
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Alaska ..................| $21.48 |      3,690 |South Dakota ........| $10.95 |      2,580 
New York ................|  21.28 |     46,520 |New Mexico ..........|  10.83 |     11,840 
Hawaii ..................|  21.28 |      5,620 |Alabama .............|  10.77 |     15,350 
New Jersey ..............|  21.09 |     20,730 |Mississippi .........|  10.48 |      6,900 
Massachusetts ...........|  20.67 |     14,710 |Texas ...............|  10.38 |    119,560 
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   1 Estimate not released.






Table 7. Highest and lowest paying metropolitan areas by selected occupations
                                                                                                            
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                    Highest paying                        |                  Lowest paying                  
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                                    | Hourly |            |                           | Hourly |            
    Metropolitan area               |  mean  | Employment |       Metropolitan area   |  mean  | Employment 
                                    |  wage  |            |                           |  wage  |            
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New York-Northern New Jersey-Long   |        |            |Lewiston, ID-WA ...........| $28.66 |        110 
 Island, NY-NJ-PA ..................| $68.22 |     58,080 |Hattiesburg, MS ...........|  27.84 |        100 
Midland, TX ........................|  66.35 |        380 |Danville, IL ..............|  27.30 |         40 
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA .|  65.00 |      5,780 |Cleveland, TN .............|  27.28 |        260 
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA ..|  62.68 |     13,460 |Pocatello, ID .............|  27.18 |        130 
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ....|  61.60 |      4,170 |                           |        |            
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Fort Collins-Loveland, CO ..........| $48.22 |        270 |Rocky Mount, NC ............| $18.13 |        120
Anchorage, AK ......................|  45.33 |        300 |Pocatello, ID ..............|  18.09 |        130
Flagstaff, AZ ......................|  43.33 |        100 |Lake Charles, LA ...........|  17.84 |        190
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ...|  42.64 |        900 |Idaho Falls, ID ............|  17.27 |        200
Savannah, GA .......................|  40.92 |        230 |Lewiston, ID-WA ............|  17.13 |         50
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Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA .........| $22.65 |        130 |Missoula,MT .................| $10.91 |        80
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--          |        |            |Owensboro, KY ...............|  10.52 |       180
 Roseville, CA .....................|  21.27 |      2,970 |Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA .|  10.45 |        30
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA ..|  19.81 |      4,230 |Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH .|   9.97 |        40
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA .|  19.38 |      1,130 |Alexandria, LA ..............|   9.79 |       110
Reno-Sparks, NV ....................|  19.33 |        280 |                             |        |          
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Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA ...| $23.91 |        430 |Wichita Falls, TX ............|  $9.09 |      560
Anchorage, AK ......................|  23.27 |      1,820 |Jacksonville, NC .............|   9.09 |      510
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long   |        |            |Florence, SC  ................|   9.08 |      680
 Island, NY-NJ-PA ..................|  23.20 |     43,580 |McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX .|   8.71 |    2,470
Bloomington-Normal, IL .............|  22.83 |        360 |Laredo, TX ...................|   8.41 |      490
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington,   |        |            |Brownsville-Harlingen, TX ....|   8.23 |    1,070
 MN-WI .............................|  22.26 |      5,850 |                              |        |         
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Last Modified Date: February 12, 2009