Occupational Employment and Wages News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Friday, May 14, 2010                USDL-10-0646

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               OCCUPATIONAL EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES -- MAY 2009


Retail salespersons, cashiers, general office clerks, combined food prepara-
tion and serving workers, and registered nurses were among the occupations
with the highest employment in 2009, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics re-
ported today. Occupations with the lowest employment included watch repairers,
astronomers, and radio operators. Employment and wage information for all oc-
cupations is shown in table 1.

These data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program,
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 divi-
sions, and nonmetropolitan areas, and by occupation and industry for the
nation. Data are available from the OES homepage at www.bls.gov/oes.

In addition to the occupations mentioned above, the largest occupations in-
cluded customer service representatives; elementary school teachers, except
special education; and general maintenance and repair workers. Occupations
with employment of more than 700,000 in 2009 are shown in table 4. These
occupations accounted for 46 percent of total U.S. employment, with the 10
largest occupations representing over 20 percent of total employment. Occu-
pations with employment of 4,000 or less are shown in table 5. These occu-
pations, which included historians, gaming managers, and motorboat operators,
represented less than 0.1 percent of total U.S. employment.

While some of the largest occupations were concentrated in specific indus-
tries, others were more widely distributed across industries. For example,
although 80 percent of teacher assistants worked in elementary and second-
ary schools, the largest employer of general office clerks--local govern-
ment--employed only about 7 percent of this occupation.

Most of the largest occupations were relatively low paying. Thirty of the
40 occupations in table 4 had average wages below the U.S. mean of $20.90
per hour or $43,460 annually. These occupations included cashiers, with an
hourly mean wage of $9.15, and combined food preparation and serving workers
($8.71); both also were among the lowest paying occupations overall. Large
occupations with above average wages included general and operations man-
agers ($53.15); registered nurses ($31.99); and sales representatives, whole-
sale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products ($29.52).

In contrast, the small occupations in table 5 included a more even mix of
high- and low-paying occupations. Nineteen of these 42 occupations had
wages above the U.S. average, including commercial divers ($27.91), agri-
cultural engineers ($35.89), and industrial-organizational psychologists 
($49.31). Seventeen occupations had below average wages, including seg-
mental pavers ($13.81) and dredge operators ($18.43). The remaining six oc-
cupations had wages similar to the U.S. average.

Major Occupational Group Employment and Wages

More than half of the 40 largest occupations were in 4 occupational groups:
food preparation and serving, sales, office and administrative support, or
transportation and material moving. Nine office and administrative support
occupations, with combined employment of about 14.9 million, appear in
table 4, making office and administrative support the group with both the
largest number of occupations in the table and the highest total employment
in those occupations. Five food preparation and serving related occupations
appear in the table, with combined employment of approximately 7.5 million.
Although only 4 of the 40 largest occupations were in the sales group, com-
bined employment in these 4 occupations was over 10.2 million, reflecting
in part the high employment levels for retail salespersons (4.2 million) and
cashiers (3.4 million). Office and administrative support and sales and re-
lated were also the 2 largest occupational groups overall, with total employ-
ment of 22.3 million and 13.7 million, respectively. (See table 2.)

Many of the small occupations in table 5 were specialized installation, main-
tenance, and repair; production; or transportation and material moving occu-
pations, such as refractory materials repairers, wood model makers, and shut-
tle car operators. Though these occupational groups also included some of the
largest occupations, such as team assemblers and construction laborers, these
large occupations tended to involve more general job duties than those listed
in table 5. Ten of the 42 smallest occupations were in the computer and math-
ematical science; architecture and engineering; and life, physical, and so-
cial science groups. These occupations included mathematicians, political sci-
entists, and agricultural engineers. Life, physical, and social science was
also one of the smallest occupational groups overall, along with arts, design,
entertainment, sports, and media; legal; and farming, fishing, and forestry
occupations.

The occupational groups with the highest mean hourly wages included manage-
ment occupations ($49.47), legal occupations ($46.07), and computer and math-
ematical science occupations ($36.68). Among the lowest paying occupational
groups were food preparation and serving related occupations ($10.04); farming,
fishing, and forestry occupations ($11.53); personal care and service occupa-
tions ($11.87); and building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
($12.00). (See table 3.)

While some occupational groups were highly concentrated in specific industry
sectors, others were distributed more evenly across sectors. For example, near-
ly 89 percent of employment in education, training, and library occupations was
found in the educational services sector, and about 88 percent of employment in
healthcare support occupations was found in the health care and social assis-
tance sector. In contrast, although retail trade, finance and insurance, and
health care and social assistance were among the largest employers of office
and administrative support occupations, no single sector employed more than
12.3 percent of this group.

Detailed Occupational Employment and Wages by Detailed Industry

In addition to the occupational group and industry sector data, OES data are
available for detailed occupations and industries. For example, table 6 shows
employment and wages by industry for laborers and hand freight, stock, and
material movers. Employment in this occupation was widely distributed across
industries. The employment services industry, which includes temporary help
services, employed the highest number of laborers and hand freight, stock, and
material movers, but less than 14 percent of this occupation was employed in
this industry. Other large employers of this occupation were warehousing and
storage; other general merchandise stores, which include warehouse clubs and
supercenters; grocery and related product merchant wholesalers; and general
freight trucking, each representing less than 7 percent of employment in this
occupation. The mean hourly wage for laborers and hand freight, stock, and
material movers in these industries ranged from $9.29 in other general mer-
chandise stores to $13.78 in general freight trucking.

Although employment services employed a relatively small percentage of all
laborers and hand freight, stock, and material movers, it was the largest oc-
cupation in the employment services industry, representing about 11 percent of
industry employment. (See table 7.) Most of the largest occupations in this
industry were also among the largest occupations overall, including registered
nurses; customer service representatives; secretaries, except legal, medical,
and executive; general office clerks; construction laborers; team assemblers;
and hand packers and packagers. Of the occupations in table 7, employment, re-
cruitment, and placement specialists had the lowest national employment across
all industries and was the most concentrated in employment services: of the
198,000 jobs in this occupation, nearly 39 percent were found in this industry.

Most of the largest occupations in the employment services industry had wages
below the U.S. average. The exceptions were registered nurses and employment,
recruitment, and placement specialists, which had mean hourly wages in this
industry of $33.71 and $25.61, respectively.

Occupational Employment and Wages by State and Area

OES data also allow comparison of occupational employment and wages across
states and metropolitan areas. Tables 8 and 9 show the states and metropoli-
tan areas with the highest employment and highest employment concentrations
of four selected detailed occupations. Areas with high total employment also 
tend to be among the largest employers of any individual occupation, while em-
ployment concentrations reflect factors other than overall employment levels, 
such as the industry mix. For example, California employed more janitors than 
any other state, with 199,070 jobs in this occupation; and Nevada, although it 
employed fewer total janitors than California, had one of the highest employment
concentrations in this occupation, with janitors representing over 24 jobs out
of every 1,000 in the state. The District of Columbia and Hawaii also had among
the highest concentrations of janitors, while New York had both one of the high-
est employment levels and one of the highest employment concentrations of this
occupation. (See table 8.)

California, Texas, and New York, which were among the largest employers of sev-
eral of the selected occupations, were also the three largest states in terms of
total employment. On the other hand, Indiana was one of the largest employers of
team assemblers primarily because of its high employment concentration in this
occupation: total employment in Indiana was approximately one-fifth of that in
California, but its employment concentration of 20.3 team assemblers per 1,000
jobs was over 3 times as high as in California. New York, Ohio, and North 
Carolina had both high employment levels and high employment concentrations of
home health aides, while several Southern states had among the highest employ-
ment concentrations of cashiers.

Although all of the selected occupations in table 8 had national mean wages be-
low the U.S. average, wages for each occupation varied across states. For exam-
ple, among the states shown in the table, mean wages for janitors varied from
$9.79 in Texas to $13.51 in New York, and mean wages for cashiers varied from
$8.03 in Louisiana to $10.85 in California.

At the metropolitan area level, as at the state level, areas with high employ-
ment of the selected occupations also tended to have high overall employment
levels. (See table 8.) Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, Ill., and Houston-Sugar Land-
Baytown, Texas, were among the areas with the highest employment of all of the
selected occupations, while New York-White Plains-Wayne, N.Y.-N.J., and Los
Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, Calif., were among the areas with the highest em-
ployment of 3 out of the 4 occupations. These were also among the largest met-
ropolitan areas or metropolitan divisions in the United States in terms of
total employment.

In several cases, the metropolitan areas with high employment concentrations
of specific occupations reflected the state data shown in table 8. For example,
Nevada had one of the highest concentrations of janitors; approximately 78 per-
cent of the state's janitors were employed in the Las Vegas-Paradise metropoli-
tan area, which also had one of the highest employment concentrations of this
occupation. Four of the areas with high concentrations of team assemblers were
located in states with high concentrations of this occupation: Elkhart-Goshen,
Ind.; Lafayette, Ind.; Spartanburg, S.C.; and Tuscaloosa, Ala. Similarly, three
metropolitan areas in North Carolina--Goldsboro, Fayetteville, and Rocky Mount--
had among the highest concentrations of home health aides, as did the state as a
whole. Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas, and Duluth, Minn.-Wis., also had high em-
ployment concentrations of this occupation. While the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet,
Ill., metropolitan division had one of the highest employment levels for cash-
iers, another metropolitan area in Illinois--Kankakee-Bradley--reported one of
the highest employment concentrations of this occupation. Palm Coast, Fla., and
Bay City, Mich., also had high concentrations of cashiers.

Wages for the selected occupations varied by metropolitan area. For example,
among the metropolitan areas shown, mean wages for cashiers ranged from $7.86
in Anniston-Oxford, Ala., to $10.54 in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, Calif.,
while wages for team assemblers ranged from $11.68 in Rocky Mount, N.C., to
$25.14 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Additional Information

The Occupational Employment Statistics program produces cross-industry occupa-
tional employment and wage estimates nationwide and for all states, 377 metro-
politan areas, 34 metropolitan divisions, and 174 nonmetropolitan areas. OES
also publishes national industry-specific occupational employment and wage es-
timates for NAICS sectors and 3-, 4- , and selected 5-digit industries. In
addition to mean hourly and annual wages, wage data include 10th, 25th, 50th
(median), 75th, and 90th percentile wages, which can be used to show the dis-
tribution 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 2009 Occupational Employment Statistics data
are available from the OES Web site at www.bls.gov/oes.




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 mil-
lion establishments.  Each year forms are mailed to two semiannual panels of
approximately 200,000 sampled establishments, one panel in May and the other
in November.  May 2009 estimates are based on responses from six semiannual
panels collected over a 3-year period:  May 2009, November 2008, May 2008,
November 2007, May 2007, and November 2006.  The overall national response
rate for the six panels is 78.2 percent based on establishments and 74.5
percent based on employment.

The occupational coding system

   The May 2009 OES estimates are based on the Office of Management and Bud-
getís 2000 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system.  The OES sur-
vey categorizes workers into 801 detailed occupations.  Together, these de-
tailed occupations make up 22 of the 23 major occupational groups.  Military
specific occupations are 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 www.bls.gov/soc/.

The industry coding system

   The OES survey uses the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
Since May 2008, OES estimates and survey data have been based on the 2007 NAICS.
Earlier panel data and estimates were based on the 2002 NAICS. For more infor-
mation about NAICS, see the BLS Web site at www.bls.gov/bls/naics.htm.

   The OES survey includes establishments in NAICS sectors 11 (logging and agri-
cultural 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 households), 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 produces goods or provides services, such as a factory, mine, or store.
The establishment is generally at a single physical location and is engaged pri-
marily in one type of economic activity.

   The OES survey covers all full- and part-time wage and salary workers in non-
farm industries.  The survey does not include the self-employed, owners and part-
ners 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 sta-
tistical areas (MSAs), metropolitan divisions, and nonmetropolitan areas.  Indus-
try-specific estimates are produced at the NAICS sector, 3-digit, 4-digit, and se-
lected 5-digit industry levels.  BLS releases all cross-industry and national esti-
mates; many SWAs release industry-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 transport-
ation (NAICS 4821) and Guam because they do not report to the UI program.  The OES
survey sample is stratified by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas and industry.
The 2000 Metropolitan Statistical Area standards were used to define the metropoli-
tan areas.

   An annual census is taken of the executive branch of the federal government, the
U.S. Postal Service, state government, and Hawaii's local government.  In order to
provide the most occupational coverage, larger employers are more likely to be se-
lected than smaller employers.  The unweighted employment of sampled establishments
across all six semiannual panels represents approximately 60.5 percent of total
national employment.

Concepts

   Occupational employment is the estimate of total wage and salary employment 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, in-
cluding workers on paid vacations or other types of paid leave; workers on unpaid
short-term absences; salaried officers, executives, and staff members of incorpor-
ated 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.

   The OES survey forms sent to larger establishments, generally those with 20 or
more workers, contain between 50 and 225 SOC occupations selected on the basis of
the sampled establishment's industry classification.  To reduce paperwork and re-
spondent burden, no survey form contains every SOC occupation.  Thus, data for spe-
cific 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 infor-
mation for each worker at the establishment; that is, unlisted occupations can be
added to the survey form.  Smaller establishments, generally those with fewer than
20 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, severance pay, shift differen-
tials, nonproduction bonuses, employer cost for supplementary benefits, and tuition
reimbursements.

   OES receives an annual census of Federal Government and U.S. Postal Service data
including wage rates. For non-federal establishments, 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 2009 survey are as follows:


May 2009 wage intervals
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            |                                         
            |                  Wages                  
  Interval  |-----------------------------------------
            |       Hourly      |        Annual       
------------|-------------------|---------------------
Range A     | Under $9.25       | Under $19,240       
Range B     | $9.25  to $11.49  | $19,240 to $23,919  
Range C     | $11.50 to $14.49  | $23,920 to $30,159  
Range D     | $14.50 to $18.24  | $30,160 to $37,959  
Range E     | $18.25 to $22.74  | $37,960 to $47,319  
Range F     | $22.75 to $28.74  | $47,320 to $59,799  
Range G     | $28.75 to $35.99  | $59,800 to $74,879  
Range H     | $36.00 to $45.24  | $74,880 to $94,119  
Range I     | $45.25 to $56.99  | $94,120 to $118,559 
Range J     | $57.00 to $71.49  | $118,560 to $148,719
Range K     | $71.50 to $89.99  | $148,720 to $187,199
Range L     | $90.00 and over   | $187,200 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.

   For data from non-federal establishments: Total weighted non-federal hourly wages
are summed across all intervals.  The occupation's weighted survey non-federal em-
ployment is also summed.  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).  With the exception of the highest wage interval,
mean wage rates for each panel are calculated using NCS data for the panel's refer-
ence year.  The lower boundary of the highest wage interval in May 2009 was $90.00.
The mean hourly wage for this interval was calculated using the average of the 2006,
2007, and 2008 NCS data.

  For federal workers:  The hourly wages for an occupation within an establishment
are summed to get total federal wages. Federal employment for that occupation within
that establishment is also summed to get total federal employment. The total wages
and total employment across all establishments in the occupation for the estimation
level of interest are summed.

   Mean Wage =   Total Non-Federal Wages + Total Federal Wages
                -------------------------------------------------------
                 Total Non-Federal Employment + Total Federal Employment

   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 first
distributing federal and non-federal workers inside each wage interval:  Federal
workers are distributed throughout the wage intervals according to their wage
rates, while non-federal workers are distributed uniformly within each wage inter-
val.  Next, workers are ranked from lowest paid to highest paid.  Finally, the
product of the total employment for the occupation and the desired percentile is
calculated 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.  Some workers typically work less
than 40 hours per week, 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 attend-
ants, 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 enter-
tainment workers, are paid hourly rates, but generally do not work 40 hours per
week, 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 inter-
vals 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 re-
port the hourly rate for part-time workers.

Estimation methodology

   With the exception of the May 2008 panel, each OES panel includes approximately
200,000 establishments.  Due to budget constraints, the May 2008 sample was reduced
to approximately 174,000 establishments. The OES survey is designed to produce esti-
mates using six panels (3 years) of data.  The full six-panel sample of nearly 1.2
million establishments allows the production of estimates at detailed levels of geo-
graphy, industry, and occupation.

   Wage updating.  Significant reductions in sampling errors are obtained by com-
bining six panels of data, particularly for small geographic areas and occupations.
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.

   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 up-
dating procedure adjusts each detailed occupation's wage rate, as measured in the
earlier panel, according to the average movement of its broader occupational divi-
sion.  The procedure assumes that there are no major differences by geography, indus-
try, 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 missing occupa-
tional employment totals.  A variant of mean imputation is used to impute missing
wage distributions.  The variant of mean imputation for wage distributions also is
applied to establishments that provide reports with occupational totals but partial
or missing wage data.

   Weighting and benchmarking.  The sampled 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, sampling weights are ad-
justed when six panels are combined.  Sampling weights are further adjusted by the
ratio of employment totals (the average of November 2008 and May 2009 employment)
from the BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages to employment totals from the
OES survey.

   May 2009 OES survey estimates.  The May 2009 OES survey estimates are based on all
data collected from establishments in the May 2009, November 2008, May 2008, November
2007, May 2007, and November 2006 semiannual sample panels.

   Reliability of the estimates.  Estimates calculated from a sample survey are sub-
ject to two types of error:  sampling and nonsampling.  Sampling error occurs when es-
timates are calculated from a subset (that is, a sample) of the population instead of
the full population.  When a sample of the population is surveyed, there is a chance
that the sample estimate of the characteristic of interest may differ from the popula-
tion 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 estimation process countless times using the same survey
design, approximately 90 percent of the intervals created by adding and subtracting
1.645 SEs from the sample estimate would include the population value.  These inter-
vals are called 90-percent confidence intervals.  The OES survey, however, usually
uses the relative standard error (RSE) of a sample estimate instead of its SE to mea-
sure sampling error.  RSE is defined as the SE of a sample estimate divided by the
sample estimate itself.  This statistic provides the user with a measure of the rela-
tive precision of the sample estimate.  RSEs are calculated for both occupational em-
ployment and mean wage rate estimates.  Occupational employment RSEs are calculated
using a sub-sample, 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 Compensa-
tion 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 pre-
scribed level of confidence.
   
   Nonsampling error occurs for a variety of reasons, none of which are directly con-
nected to sampling.  Examples of nonsampling error include:  nonresponse, data incor-
rectly reported by the respondent, errors in the administrative data used to create
the sampling frame, mistakes made in entering collected data into the database, and
mistakes made in editing and processing the collected data.  Every attempt 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 2009

Occupation                                                                                Employment    Mean wages     Median hourly
                                                                                                      Hourly  Annual(1)

All occupations                                                                          130,647,610  20.90     43,460     15.95
Management occupations                                                                     6,116,380  49.47    102,900     42.95
   Chief executives                                                                          297,640  80.43    167,280     77.27
   General and operations managers                                                         1,689,680  53.15    110,550     44.55
   Legislators                                                                                65,750   (2)      37,530      (2)
   Advertising and promotions managers                                                        35,760  46.96     97,670     39.60
   Marketing managers                                                                        169,330  57.73    120,070     52.90
   Sales managers                                                                            328,980  53.64    111,570     46.53
   Public relations managers                                                                  53,270  48.97    101,850     43.12

   Administrative services managers                                                          243,580  39.20     81,530     36.31
   Computer and information systems managers                                                 287,210  58.00    120,640     54.67
   Financial managers                                                                        495,180  54.68    113,730     48.65
   Compensation and benefits managers                                                         35,630  45.78     95,230     42.33
   Training and development managers                                                          29,320  45.37     94,360     42.35
   Human resources managers, all other                                                        62,990  50.73    105,510     46.42
   Industrial production managers                                                            147,250  45.03     93,650     40.90
   Purchasing managers                                                                        65,080  46.59     96,910     43.96
   Transportation, storage, and distribution managers                                         92,380  41.09     85,470     38.22

   Farm, ranch, and other agricultural managers                                                3,250  31.13     64,760     28.58
   Farmers and ranchers                                                                          520  20.53     42,710     15.55
   Construction managers                                                                     204,760  44.85     93,290     39.58
   Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program                          51,140  23.16     48,170     19.74
   Education administrators, elementary and secondary school                                 219,280   (2)      87,390      (2)
   Education administrators, postsecondary                                                   105,900  45.84     95,340     39.81
   Education administrators, all other                                                        28,710  38.53     80,140     35.54
   Engineering managers                                                                      178,110  59.04    122,810     56.25
   Food service managers                                                                     190,250  24.71     51,400     22.70
   Funeral directors                                                                          25,820  29.04     60,390     26.14
   Gaming managers                                                                             3,390  35.59     74,030     32.40
   Lodging managers                                                                           31,660  25.72     53,500     22.26
   Medical and health services managers                                                      271,710  43.74     90,970     39.35
   Natural sciences managers                                                                  44,180  61.06    127,000     55.08
   Postmasters and mail superintendents                                                       24,890  28.65     59,600     28.26
   Property, real estate, and community association managers                                 150,850  28.20     58,660     23.30
   Social and community service managers                                                     113,760  29.44     61,240     27.21
   Managers, all other                                                                       369,170  47.64     99,100     44.52

Business and financial operations occupations                                              6,063,670  31.68     65,900     28.32
   Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes                          11,700  42.04     87,430     29.76
   Purchasing agents and buyers, farm products                                                11,690  30.02     62,450     25.56
   Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products                                         116,900  26.68     55,480     23.39
   Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products                            281,910  28.15     58,550     26.35
   Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators                                            273,930  28.26     58,780     27.46
   Insurance appraisers, auto damage                                                          10,960  27.01     56,180     26.63
   Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and
       transportation                                                                        247,900  26.49     55,100     23.92
   Cost estimators                                                                           197,330  29.42     61,190     27.55
   Emergency management specialists                                                           13,060  27.36     56,900     25.28
   Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists                                        198,190  26.21     54,530     22.21
   Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists                                      111,890  28.13     58,520     26.74
   Training and development specialists                                                      205,020  26.59     55,310     25.06
   Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other                     219,240  28.40     59,070     27.14
   Logisticians                                                                              100,420  33.85     70,400     32.67
   Management analysts                                                                       552,770  40.70     84,650     36.18
   Meeting and convention planners                                                            51,530  23.11     48,060     21.53
   Business operations specialists, all other                                              1,036,450  31.71     65,960     29.14

   Accountants and auditors                                                                1,106,980  32.42     67,430     29.01
   Appraisers and assessors of real estate                                                    64,770  25.73     53,520     23.00
   Budget analysts                                                                            60,970  33.29     69,240     32.05
   Credit analysts                                                                            67,950  32.32     67,230     27.63
   Financial analysts                                                                        235,240  40.98     85,240     35.42
   Personal financial advisors                                                               149,460  45.28     94,180     32.79
   Insurance underwriters                                                                     98,430  30.45     63,330     27.80
   Financial examiners                                                                        26,050  38.01     79,070     34.49
   Loan counselors                                                                            30,360  19.68     40,930     17.94
   Loan officers                                                                             298,200  30.39     63,210     26.38
   Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents                                              69,500  25.87     53,800     23.34
   Tax preparers                                                                              61,130  17.34     36,060     14.45
   Financial specialists, all other                                                          153,720  31.16     64,810     28.05

Computer and mathematical science occupations                                              3,303,690  36.68     76,290     35.05
   Computer and information scientists, research                                              26,130  50.66    105,370     48.83
   Computer programmers                                                                      367,880  35.91     74,690     34.10
   Computer software engineers, applications                                                 495,500  43.35     90,170     42.06
   Computer software engineers, systems software                                             385,200  46.45     96,620     44.94
   Computer support specialists                                                              540,560  22.77     47,360     21.30
   Computer systems analysts                                                                 512,720  38.67     80,430     37.06
   Database administrators                                                                   108,080  35.72     74,290     34.40
   Network and computer systems administrators                                               338,890  34.10     70,930     32.55
   Network systems and data communications analysts                                          226,080  36.81     76,560     35.22
   Computer specialists, all other                                                           195,890  37.50     78,010     37.02

   Actuaries                                                                                  17,940  46.85     97,450     41.93
   Mathematicians                                                                              2,770  45.16     93,920     44.99
   Operations research analysts                                                               60,960  36.23     75,370     33.69
   Statisticians                                                                              21,370  36.16     75,220     35.01
   Mathematical technicians                                                                    1,090  21.27     44,230     19.83
   Mathematical scientists, all other                                                          2,610  29.74     61,850     23.18

Architecture and engineering occupations                                                   2,412,730  35.38     73,590     33.07
   Architects, except landscape and naval                                                    101,630  37.93     78,880     34.95
   Landscape architects                                                                       18,940  31.69     65,910     29.12
   Cartographers and photogrammetrists                                                        11,750  28.53     59,340     25.50
   Surveyors                                                                                  50,360  27.61     57,420     26.05

   Aerospace engineers                                                                        70,570  46.29     96,270     45.57
   Agricultural engineers                                                                      2,620  35.89     74,640     33.44
   Biomedical engineers                                                                       14,760  39.69     82,550     37.92
   Chemical engineers                                                                         29,000  44.07     91,670     42.44
   Civil engineers                                                                           259,320  39.03     81,180     36.82
   Computer hardware engineers                                                                65,410  48.75    101,410     47.51
   Electrical engineers                                                                      151,660  41.47     86,250     39.96
   Electronics engineers, except computer                                                    135,990  44.01     91,540     42.94
   Environmental engineers                                                                    50,610  38.82     80,750     37.04
   Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors                 24,070  36.45     75,810     35.62
   Industrial engineers                                                                      209,300  37.06     77,090     36.11
   Marine engineers and naval architects                                                       5,270  38.10     79,240     35.74
   Materials engineers                                                                        22,510  41.18     85,660     39.99
   Mechanical engineers                                                                      232,660  38.74     80,580     37.03
   Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers                          6,310  39.46     82,080     38.19
   Nuclear engineers                                                                          16,710  48.25    100,350     46.59
   Petroleum engineers                                                                        25,540  57.67    119,960     52.36
   Engineers, all other                                                                      159,680  43.56     90,600     43.06

   Architectural and civil drafters                                                          105,320  22.94     47,710     21.92
   Electrical and electronics drafters                                                        30,590  26.34     54,800     25.04
   Mechanical drafters                                                                        71,890  23.94     49,790     22.98
   Drafters, all other                                                                        18,290  23.18     48,210     21.79
   Aerospace engineering and operations technicians                                            7,940  28.76     59,820     27.39
   Civil engineering technicians                                                              82,690  22.80     47,420     22.10
   Electrical and electronic engineering technicians                                         154,050  26.64     55,410     26.36
   Electro-mechanical technicians                                                             15,640  23.98     49,880     23.08
   Environmental engineering technicians                                                      20,630  21.99     45,730     20.36
   Industrial engineering technicians                                                         65,460  23.57     49,030     22.48
   Mechanical engineering technicians                                                         43,580  24.38     50,700     23.54
   Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other                                        69,070  28.04     58,330     27.66
   Surveying and mapping technicians                                                          62,940  18.98     39,470     17.88

Life, physical, and social science occupations                                             1,308,380  31.57     65,660     28.03
   Animal scientists                                                                           2,190  31.02     64,510     27.38
   Food scientists and technologists                                                          10,790  30.95     64,370     28.67
   Soil and plant scientists                                                                  11,830  31.34     65,180     28.45
   Biochemists and biophysicists                                                              22,860  42.57     88,550     39.61
   Microbiologists                                                                            16,260  34.61     71,980     32.01
   Zoologists and wildlife biologists                                                         17,460  29.17     60,670     27.16
   Biological scientists, all other                                                           29,630  33.38     69,430     31.98
   Conservation scientists                                                                    16,810  29.41     61,180     28.92
   Foresters                                                                                  10,230  26.55     55,220     25.89
   Epidemiologists                                                                             4,610  31.22     64,950     29.66
   Medical scientists, except epidemiologists                                                101,760  40.75     84,760     35.86
   Life scientists, all other                                                                 12,320  34.90     72,590     30.76

   Astronomers                                                                                 1,240  49.40    102,740     50.35
   Physicists                                                                                 13,630  53.49    111,250     51.15
   Atmospheric and space scientists                                                            8,320  40.94     85,160     40.73
   Chemists                                                                                   79,910  34.97     72,740     32.80
   Materials scientists                                                                        8,880  39.59     82,350     38.61
   Environmental scientists and specialists, including health                                 83,530  32.38     67,360     29.33
   Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers                                         31,860  44.57     92,710     39.05
   Hydrologists                                                                                7,150  36.91     76,760     35.42
   Physical scientists, all other                                                             25,310  45.62     94,880     45.17

   Economists                                                                                 13,160  46.31     96,320     41.79
   Market research analysts                                                                  226,410  32.45     67,500     29.61
   Survey researchers                                                                         20,300  20.35     42,330     17.01
   Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists                                             98,330  34.77     72,310     31.75
   Industrial-organizational psychologists                                                     1,710  49.31    102,570     40.03
   Psychologists, all other                                                                   10,260  40.49     84,220     41.60

   Sociologists                                                                                4,430  36.63     76,190     33.47
   Urban and regional planners                                                                38,950  31.10     64,680     29.72
   Anthropologists and archeologists                                                           5,570  27.52     57,230     25.70
   Geographers                                                                                 1,170  34.33     71,420     34.36
   Historians                                                                                  3,620  27.09     56,350     24.54
   Political scientists                                                                        3,970  48.58    101,050     50.04
   Social scientists and related workers, all other                                           29,250  35.31     73,450     33.59

   Agricultural and food science technicians                                                  18,490  17.72     36,850     16.54
   Biological technicians                                                                     74,560  19.78     41,140     18.61
   Chemical technicians                                                                       64,420  21.11     43,900     20.23
   Geological and petroleum technicians                                                       14,460  28.08     58,400     25.60
   Nuclear technicians                                                                         6,290  32.07     66,700     32.37
   Social science research assistants                                                         21,720  19.39     40,340     18.03
   Environmental science and protection technicians, including health                         30,870  20.92     43,520     19.61
   Forensic science technicians                                                               12,870  26.47     55,070     24.75
   Forest and conservation technicians                                                        31,440  17.49     36,370     15.80
   Life, physical, and social science technicians, all other                                  59,530  21.57     44,870     20.24

Community and social services occupations                                                  1,891,320  20.55     42,750     18.74
   Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors                                         78,470  19.43     40,420     18.13
   Educational, vocational, and school counselors                                            251,050  26.46     55,030     25.27
   Marriage and family therapists                                                             26,450  23.57     49,020     22.56
   Mental health counselors                                                                  106,920  20.05     41,710     18.28
   Rehabilitation counselors                                                                 112,690  16.69     34,710     15.01
   Counselors, all other                                                                      30,900  21.35     44,400     19.86
   Child, family, and school social workers                                                  277,670  20.93     43,540     19.21
   Medical and public health social workers                                                  133,510  23.24     48,340     22.26
   Mental health and substance abuse social workers                                          127,140  19.88     41,350     18.37
   Social workers, all other                                                                  73,250  24.26     50,470     23.76
   Health educators                                                                           63,320  23.59     49,060     21.32
   Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists                                  92,910  24.28     50,500     22.37
   Social and human service assistants                                                       344,050  14.37     29,880     13.44
   Community and social service specialists, all other                                       109,120  19.48     40,530     18.07
   Clergy                                                                                     42,670  22.58     46,960     20.65
   Directors, religious activities and education                                              15,060  19.60     40,770     17.40
   Religious workers, all other                                                                6,140  15.94     33,160     14.14

Legal occupations                                                                            999,020  46.07     95,820     35.59
   Lawyers                                                                                   556,790  62.03    129,020     54.44
   Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers                              13,140  42.13     87,620     40.35
   Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators                                                    8,110  30.41     63,250     25.37
   Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates                                                 26,350  49.99    103,990     54.24
   Paralegals and legal assistants                                                           246,810  24.08     50,080     22.58
   Court reporters                                                                            18,780  25.22     52,460     22.98
   Law clerks                                                                                 32,630  20.17     41,960     18.46
   Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers                                                56,820  20.65     42,960     18.64
   Legal support workers, all other                                                           39,590  28.19     58,630     25.03

Education, training, and library occupations                                               8,488,740  23.81     49,530     21.74
   Business teachers, postsecondary                                                           73,790   (2)      83,840      (2)
   Computer science teachers, postsecondary                                                   32,240   (2)      75,860      (2)
   Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary                                               48,100   (2)      70,550      (2)

   Architecture teachers, postsecondary                                                        7,090   (2)      77,830      (2)
   Engineering teachers, postsecondary                                                        34,270   (2)      92,970      (2)
   Agricultural sciences teachers, postsecondary                                              10,230   (2)      80,790      (2)
   Biological science teachers, postsecondary                                                 54,810   (2)      87,220      (2)
   Forestry and conservation science teachers, postsecondary                                   2,380   (2)      72,290      (2)
   Atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary                      9,900   (2)      83,320      (2)
   Chemistry teachers, postsecondary                                                          20,370   (2)      77,350      (2)
   Environmental science teachers, postsecondary                                               4,820   (2)      73,700      (2)
   Physics teachers, postsecondary                                                            12,870   (2)      83,320      (2)

   Anthropology and archeology teachers, postsecondary                                         5,880   (2)      75,530      (2)
   Area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers, postsecondary                                  8,070   (2)      75,130      (2)
   Economics teachers, postsecondary                                                          12,860   (2)      89,320      (2)
   Geography teachers, postsecondary                                                           3,930   (2)      69,840      (2)
   Political science teachers, postsecondary                                                  15,180   (2)      76,990      (2)
   Psychology teachers, postsecondary                                                         33,450   (2)      72,140      (2)
   Sociology teachers, postsecondary                                                          16,380   (2)      71,970      (2)
   Social sciences teachers, postsecondary, all other                                          5,830   (2)      77,040      (2)
   Health specialties teachers, postsecondary                                                133,070   (2)     103,340      (2)
   Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary                                            49,140   (2)      65,240      (2)
   Education teachers, postsecondary                                                          56,880   (2)      62,160      (2)
   Library science teachers, postsecondary                                                     3,940   (2)      64,270      (2)

   Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, postsecondary                               12,610   (2)      62,750      (2)
   Law teachers, postsecondary                                                                12,690   (2)     109,150      (2)
   Social work teachers, postsecondary                                                         8,290   (2)      67,410      (2)
   Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary                                              80,790   (2)      68,230      (2)

   Communications teachers, postsecondary                                                     25,090   (2)      65,190      (2)
   English language and literature teachers, postsecondary                                    65,490   (2)      65,860      (2)
   Foreign language and literature teachers, postsecondary                                    27,020   (2)      63,300      (2)
   History teachers, postsecondary                                                            21,810   (2)      69,280      (2)
   Philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary                                            19,630   (2)      67,610      (2)
   Graduate teaching assistants                                                              122,120   (2)      32,770      (2)
   Home economics teachers, postsecondary                                                      4,800   (2)      68,210      (2)
   Recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary                                     16,850   (2)      60,580      (2)
   Vocational education teachers, postsecondary                                              114,420  25.01     52,030     23.05
   Postsecondary teachers, all other                                                         205,760   (2)      74,330      (2)

   Preschool teachers, except special education                                              389,660  13.20     27,450     11.80
   Kindergarten teachers, except special education                                           181,810   (2)      50,380      (2)
   Elementary school teachers, except special education                                    1,544,300   (2)      53,150      (2)
   Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education                           665,420   (2)      53,550      (2)
   Vocational education teachers, middle school                                               14,060   (2)      51,520      (2)
   Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education                      1,091,710   (2)      55,150      (2)
   Vocational education teachers, secondary school                                            92,980   (2)      54,420      (2)
   Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school                228,580   (2)      53,770      (2)
   Special education teachers, middle school                                                 102,490   (2)      54,750      (2)
   Special education teachers, secondary school                                              146,240   (2)      56,420      (2)
   Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors                       68,430  24.23     50,390     22.08
   Self-enrichment education teachers                                                        162,330  19.88     41,360     17.52
   Teachers and instructors, all other                                                       599,500   (2)      41,110      (2)

   Archivists                                                                                  4,900  23.85     49,600     22.34
   Curators                                                                                   10,410  25.16     52,330     23.04
   Museum technicians and conservators                                                        10,170  19.87     41,330     17.85
   Librarians                                                                                150,520  26.76     55,670     25.82
   Library technicians                                                                       111,390  14.93     31,060     14.22
   Audio-visual collections specialists                                                        6,800  22.35     46,490     21.10
   Farm and home management advisors                                                           9,830  22.29     46,370     21.24
   Instructional coordinators                                                                124,480  29.46     61,270     28.26
   Teacher assistants                                                                      1,275,410   (2)      24,280      (2)
   Education, training, and library workers, all other                                       104,500  20.13     41,880     17.45

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations                                 1,745,670  24.87     51,720     20.41
   Art directors                                                                              31,660  44.00     91,520     37.78
   Craft artists                                                                               5,380  15.90     33,070     13.92
   Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators                               8,900  24.34     50,630     21.23
   Multi-media artists and animators                                                          28,800  30.20     62,810     28.01
   Artists and related workers, all other                                                      8,100  27.63     57,470     25.54

   Commercial and industrial designers                                                        29,170  29.52     61,400     27.92
   Fashion designers                                                                          15,780  35.78     74,410     30.90
   Floral designers                                                                           51,470  11.99     24,940     11.31
   Graphic designers                                                                         200,870  22.99     47,820     20.76
   Interior designers                                                                         46,010  24.99     51,990     22.20
   Merchandise displayers and window trimmers                                                 61,280  13.69     28,480     12.49
   Set and exhibit designers                                                                   7,940  24.33     50,600     21.83
   Designers, all other                                                                       10,510  24.24     50,420     21.16

   Actors                                                                                     39,880  28.79       (2)      16.20
   Producers and directors                                                                    79,780  41.77     86,870     32.08
   Athletes and sports competitors                                                            13,620   (2)      80,950      (2)
   Coaches and scouts                                                                        179,830   (2)      35,740      (2)
   Umpires, referees, and other sports officials                                              14,860   (2)      28,490      (2)
   Dancers                                                                                    10,700  16.37       (2)      13.74
   Choreographers                                                                             14,700  20.25     42,130     18.20
   Music directors and composers                                                              14,330  25.68     53,410     21.68
   Musicians and singers                                                                      47,260  29.10       (2)      22.36
   Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers, all other                         23,500  18.41       (2)      14.78

   Radio and television announcers                                                            35,130  19.99     41,590     13.23
   Public address system and other announcers                                                  7,280  17.37     36,130     13.08
   Broadcast news analysts                                                                     5,820  32.69     67,990     24.23
   Reporters and correspondents                                                               46,130  20.80     43,270     16.52
   Public relations specialists                                                              242,670  28.55     59,370     24.98
   Editors                                                                                   105,040  28.10     58,440     24.42
   Technical writers                                                                          46,270  31.55     65,610     30.16
   Writers and authors                                                                        43,390  31.04     64,560     25.91
   Interpreters and translators                                                               40,000  21.97     45,700     19.65
   Media and communication workers, all other                                                 25,460  24.37     50,680     20.52
 
   Audio and video equipment technicians                                                      46,070  20.41     42,450     18.80
   Broadcast technicians                                                                      31,220  18.43     38,330     15.85
   Radio operators                                                                               870  20.86     43,400     20.69
   Sound engineering technicians                                                              15,560  25.93     53,940     22.29
   Photographers                                                                              57,760  17.48     36,370     14.31
   Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture                                    17,540  23.84     49,590     20.64
   Film and video editors                                                                     17,550  30.62     63,680     24.42
   Media and communication equipment workers, all other                                       17,610  28.79     59,880     27.64
  
Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations                                          7,200,950  33.51     69,690     27.74
   Chiropractors                                                                              26,310  38.65     80,390     32.53
   Dentists, general                                                                          86,270  75.41    156,850     68.31
   Oral and maxillofacial surgeons                                                             5,390 101.30    210,710      (3)
   Orthodontists                                                                               5,410  99.13    206,190      (3)
   Prosthodontists                                                                               660  60.29    125,400     53.42
   Dentists, all other specialists                                                             5,010  73.83    153,570     73.70
   Dietitians and nutritionists                                                               53,220  25.59     53,230     25.07
   Optometrists                                                                               26,480  51.42    106,960     46.22
   Pharmacists                                                                               267,860  51.27    106,630     52.49

   Anesthesiologists                                                                          37,450 101.80    211,750      (3)
   Family and general practitioners                                                           99,000  81.03    168,550     77.18
   Internists, general                                                                        48,270  88.46    183,990      (3)
   Obstetricians and gynecologists                                                            20,380  98.31    204,470      (3)
   Pediatricians, general                                                                     29,460  77.60    161,410     73.19
   Psychiatrists                                                                              22,210  78.68    163,660     77.04
   Surgeons                                                                                   44,560 105.66    219,770      (3)
   Physicians and surgeons, all other                                                        274,160  83.59    173,860      (3)

   Physician assistants                                                                       76,900  40.78     84,830     40.58
   Podiatrists                                                                                 9,720  63.33    131,730     55.89
   Registered nurses                                                                       2,583,770  31.99     66,530     30.65
   Audiologists                                                                               12,590  32.14     66,850     30.40
   Occupational therapists                                                                    97,840  33.98     70,680     33.48

   Physical therapists                                                                       174,490  36.64     76,220     35.81
   Radiation therapists                                                                       15,570  37.18     77,340     35.66
   Recreational therapists                                                                    21,960  19.84     41,270     18.96
   Respiratory therapists                                                                    107,270  26.06     54,200     25.64

   Speech-language pathologists                                                              111,640  32.86     68,350     31.29
   Therapists, all other                                                                      13,440  26.16     54,400     24.70
   Veterinarians                                                                              54,130  43.32     90,110     38.71
   Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other                                    32,960  37.32     77,630     31.36

   Medical and clinical laboratory technologists                                             166,860  26.74     55,620     26.51
   Medical and clinical laboratory technicians                                               152,420  18.20     37,860     17.32
   Dental hygienists                                                                         173,900  32.63     67,860     32.38
   Cardiovascular technologists and technicians                                               48,070  23.91     49,730     23.22
   Diagnostic medical sonographers                                                            51,630  30.60     63,640     30.30
   Nuclear medicine technologists                                                             21,670  32.91     68,450     32.65
   Radiologic technologists and technicians                                                  213,560  26.05     54,180     25.59
   Emergency medical technicians and paramedics                                              217,920  15.88     33,020     14.42

   Dietetic technicians                                                                       24,510  13.72     28,530     12.98
   Pharmacy technicians                                                                      331,890  13.92     28,940     13.49
   Psychiatric technicians                                                                    70,730  14.77     30,730     13.53
   Respiratory therapy technicians                                                            15,100  21.96     45,680     21.49
   Surgical technologists                                                                     91,250  19.57     40,710     18.94
   Veterinary technologists and technicians                                                   79,200  14.70     30,580     14.08
   Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses                                         728,670  19.66     40,900     19.14
   Medical records and health information technicians                                        170,580  16.29     33,880     15.04
   Opticians, dispensing                                                                      60,840  16.73     34,790     15.74
   Orthotists and prosthetists                                                                 5,470  32.02     66,600     29.84
   Health technologists and technicians, all other                                            78,600  20.28     42,180     18.51
   Occupational health and safety specialists                                                 51,850  30.87     64,200     30.40
   Occupational health and safety technicians                                                 10,070  22.73     47,280     21.56
   Athletic trainers                                                                          15,260   (2)      44,020      (2)
   Healthcare practitioner and technical workers, all other                                   56,520  25.05     52,110     21.47

Healthcare support occupations                                                             3,886,690  12.84     26,710     11.89
   Home health aides                                                                         955,220  10.39     21,620      9.85
   Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants                                                1,438,010  12.01     24,980     11.56
   Psychiatric aides                                                                          62,610  13.19     27,430     12.33
   Occupational therapist assistants                                                          26,680  24.44     50,830     24.16
   Occupational therapist aides                                                                8,040  13.89     28,890     12.37
   Physical therapist assistants                                                              63,750  23.36     48,590     23.22
   Physical therapist aides                                                                   44,160  12.01     24,990     11.49
   Massage therapists                                                                         55,920  19.13     39,780     16.94
   Dental assistants                                                                         294,020  16.35     34,000     15.98
   Medical assistants                                                                        495,970  14.16     29,450     13.77
   Medical equipment preparers                                                                47,070  14.32     29,780     13.93
   Medical transcriptionists                                                                  82,810  16.03     33,350     15.68
   Pharmacy aides                                                                             52,230  10.74     22,330     10.00
   Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers                                     71,350  11.25     23,400     10.43
   Healthcare support workers, all other                                                     188,850  15.07     31,340     14.39

Protective service occupations                                                             3,172,420  20.07     41,740     17.39
   First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers                                   45,540  28.76     59,810     27.74
   First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives                                   99,900  37.78     78,580     36.78
   First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers                    57,750  34.46     71,680     32.81
   First-line supervisors/managers, protective service workers, all other                     49,360  23.39     48,640     21.38

   Fire fighters                                                                             305,500  22.72     47,270     21.66
   Fire inspectors and investigators                                                          12,180  27.07     56,310     25.83
   Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists                                           1,540  18.36     38,180     15.83

   Bailiffs                                                                                   17,140  19.35     40,240     18.25
   Correctional officers and jailers                                                         455,350  20.49     42,610     18.78
   Detectives and criminal investigators                                                     110,380  31.66     65,860     29.86
   Fish and game wardens                                                                       7,530  26.42     54,950     23.46
   Parking enforcement workers                                                                 9,670  17.00     35,360     16.74
   Police and sheriff's patrol officers                                                      641,590  26.53     55,180     25.58
   Transit and railroad police                                                                 3,930  25.17     52,350     24.49

   Animal control workers                                                                     15,320  16.14     33,560     15.17
   Private detectives and investigators                                                       31,250  22.66     47,130     20.25
   Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators                                       7,670  15.60     32,460     14.53
   Security guards                                                                         1,028,830  12.70     26,430     11.45

   Crossing guards                                                                            68,470  12.23     25,430     11.24
   Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers                 115,640   9.85     20,490      8.99
   Protective service workers, all other                                                      87,880  15.70     32,650     14.14

Food preparation and serving related occupations                                          11,218,260  10.04     20,880      8.89
   Chefs and head cooks                                                                       94,300  21.27     44,240     19.27
   First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers                   791,750  15.12     31,460     14.17
   Cooks, fast food                                                                          539,520   8.76     18,230      8.52
   Cooks, institution and cafeteria                                                          383,540  11.48     23,870     10.88
   Cooks, private household                                                                      770  13.33     27,720     11.87
   Cooks, restaurant                                                                         898,820  11.11     23,110     10.66
   Cooks, short order                                                                        166,140   9.94     20,670      9.38
   Cooks, all other                                                                           19,210  11.89     24,730     10.99
   Food preparation workers                                                                  849,400   9.82     20,420      9.15

   Bartenders                                                                                492,480  10.08     20,970      8.82
   Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food                      2,695,740   8.71     18,120      8.28
   Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop                           490,980   9.13     18,990      8.74
   Waiters and waitresses                                                                  2,302,070   9.80     20,380      8.50
   Food servers, nonrestaurant                                                               194,950  10.39     21,620      9.42
   Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers                                402,020   9.09     18,900      8.51
   Dishwashers                                                                               512,990   8.81     18,330      8.54
   Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop                                  334,310   9.23     19,190      8.71
   Food preparation and serving related workers, all other                                    49,260  10.61     22,060      9.54

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations                                  4,269,480  12.00     24,970     10.75
   First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers                    177,730  17.88     37,180     16.73
   First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and
          groundskeeping workers                                                             103,540  21.19     44,080     19.69
   Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners                           2,090,400  11.60     24,120     10.56
   Maids and housekeeping cleaners                                                           887,890  10.02     20,840      9.26
   Building cleaning workers, all other                                                       12,290  13.55     28,190     13.16
   Pest control workers                                                                       63,500  15.43     32,100     14.62
   Landscaping and groundskeeping workers                                                    859,960  12.18     25,340     11.29
   Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation                                  23,530  15.11     31,420     14.39
   Tree trimmers and pruners                                                                  37,830  15.43     32,090     14.57
   Grounds maintenance workers, all other                                                     12,840  13.65     28,400     11.49

Personal care and service occupations                                                      3,461,910  11.87     24,680      9.99
   Gaming supervisors                                                                         24,760  23.52     48,920     23.05
   Slot key persons                                                                           14,310  13.73     28,560     12.45
   First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers                               129,890  18.53     38,540     16.99
   Animal trainers                                                                            10,080  14.94     31,080     12.95
   Nonfarm animal caretakers                                                                 132,860  10.50     21,830      9.40

   Gaming dealers                                                                             86,900   9.76     20,290      8.19
   Gaming and sports book writers and runners                                                 14,790  11.28     23,460      9.78
   Gaming service workers, all other                                                          12,050  12.20     25,380     11.47
   Motion picture projectionists                                                              10,310  11.03     22,950      9.82
   Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers                                               104,360   9.43     19,610      8.68
   Amusement and recreation attendants                                                       257,350   9.35     19,450      8.71
   Costume attendants                                                                          5,150  15.47     32,180     12.60
   Locker room, coatroom, and dressing room attendants                                        18,470  10.41     21,640      9.49
   Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other                                    45,080  10.10     21,020      9.21
   Embalmers                                                                                   8,190  19.80     41,180     19.53
   Funeral attendants                                                                         31,900  11.48     23,880     10.83
   Barbers                                                                                    10,550  13.29     27,650     11.61
   Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists                                            349,210  13.02     27,070     11.21
   Makeup artists, theatrical and performance                                                  1,930  21.64     45,010     15.12
   Manicurists and pedicurists                                                                53,020  10.65     22,150      9.48
   Shampooers                                                                                 16,170   9.08     18,890      8.61
   Skin care specialists                                                                      28,210  15.38     31,990     13.74

   Baggage porters and bellhops                                                               49,380  11.34     23,580      9.65
   Concierges                                                                                 20,470  13.83     28,760     13.11
   Tour guides and escorts                                                                    31,630  12.50     25,990     11.42
   Travel guides                                                                               4,270  16.01     33,300     15.05
   Flight attendants                                                                          95,810   (2)      43,350      (2)
   Transportation attendants, except flight attendants and baggage porters                    22,450  11.17     23,230      9.90

   Child care workers                                                                        595,650  10.07     20,940      9.25
   Personal and home care aides                                                              630,740   9.75     20,280      9.46
   Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors                                                 228,170  16.99     35,340     14.74
   Recreation workers                                                                        286,230  12.04     25,040     10.71
   Residential advisors                                                                       57,280  12.54     26,070     11.61
   Personal care and service workers, all other                                               74,310  10.99     22,860      9.69

Sales and related occupations                                                             13,715,050  17.32     36,020     11.51
   First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers                                 1,163,040  18.81     39,130     16.78
   First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers                               261,200  38.27     79,610     32.44
   Cashiers                                                                                3,439,380   9.15     19,030      8.57
   Gaming change persons and booth cashiers                                                   19,480  11.11     23,110     10.62

   Counter and rental clerks                                                                 416,950  11.87     24,680     10.24
   Parts salespersons                                                                        208,350  14.65     30,460     13.52
   Retail salespersons                                                                     4,209,500  11.84     24,630      9.74
   
   Advertising sales agents                                                                  152,420  25.57     53,190     20.85
   Insurance sales agents                                                                    325,710  29.48     61,330     21.87
   Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents                              271,670  43.94     91,390     32.18
   Travel agents                                                                              76,990  15.60     32,450     14.80
   Sales representatives, services, all other                                                543,560  28.49     59,250     23.76
   Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products     406,140  39.12     81,370     34.30
   Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific
       products                                                                            1,409,780  29.52     61,400     24.48
   Demonstrators and product promoters                                                        80,910  12.81     26,640     10.82
   Models                                                                                      1,510  17.51     36,420     13.14
   Real estate brokers                                                                        48,380  37.68     78,360     26.80
   Real estate sales agents                                                                  151,550  25.53     53,100     19.28
   Sales engineers                                                                            71,640  43.53     90,540     40.00
   Telemarketers                                                                             307,730  11.90     24,760     10.49
   Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers                    8,460  12.65     26,320     10.24
   Sales and related workers, all other                                                      140,680  20.12     41,840     16.91

Office and administrative support occupations                                             22,336,450  15.86     32,990     14.62
   First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers            1,381,060  24.04     49,990     22.55
   Switchboard operators, including answering service                                        146,980  12.50     26,000     11.93
   Telephone operators                                                                        21,960  15.58     32,410     14.70
   Communications equipment operators, all other                                               2,810  18.68     38,850     18.12

   Bill and account collectors                                                               403,100  15.65     32,560     14.87
   Billing and posting clerks and machine operators                                          493,780  15.82     32,900     15.25
   Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks                                            1,757,870  16.71     34,750     16.08
   Gaming cage workers                                                                        16,070  12.68     26,360     12.08
   Payroll and timekeeping clerks                                                            190,810  17.60     36,600     17.31
   Procurement clerks                                                                         78,150  17.51     36,430     17.36
   Tellers                                                                                   576,580  11.91     24,780     11.53

   Brokerage clerks                                                                           62,470  20.55     42,750     19.32
   Correspondence clerks                                                                      10,370  15.86     32,990     15.35
   Court, municipal, and license clerks                                                      120,690  17.10     35,570     16.12
   Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks                                                   57,220  16.20     33,700     15.36
   Customer service representatives                                                        2,195,860  15.58     32,410     14.56
   Eligibility interviewers, government programs                                             110,850  19.56     40,680     19.32
   File clerks                                                                               188,510  12.66     26,320     11.89
   Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks                                                      224,360  10.16     21,130      9.53

   Interviewers, except eligibility and loan                                                 215,930  14.32     29,780     13.78
   Library assistants, clerical                                                              115,310  11.92     24,790     11.05
   Loan interviewers and clerks                                                              195,310  16.67     34,670     16.03
   New accounts clerks                                                                        81,650  15.14     31,490     14.73
   Order clerks                                                                              227,190  14.37     29,890     13.71
   Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping                                161,920  18.19     37,840     17.62
   Receptionists and information clerks                                                    1,052,120  12.50     26,010     12.05
   Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks                            142,500  15.58     32,400     15.03
   All other information and record clerks                                                   212,090  17.45     36,300     17.09

   Cargo and freight agents                                                                   82,440  18.72     38,940     17.77
   Couriers and messengers                                                                    93,460  12.36     25,710     11.43
   Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers                                                    98,090  17.53     36,470     16.73
   Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance                                           185,100  17.94     37,310     16.58

   Meter readers, utilities                                                                   42,330  17.50     36,400     16.58
   Postal service clerks                                                                      73,690  24.84     51,670     25.26
   Postal service mail carriers                                                              339,030  23.53     48,940     25.10
   Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators                 162,940  23.20     48,260     25.25
   Production, planning, and expediting clerks                                               274,140  20.80     43,260     19.98
   Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks                                                   715,130  14.35     29,840     13.58
   Stock clerks and order fillers                                                          1,864,410  11.28     23,460     10.08
   Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping                                 69,890  13.88     28,860     13.13

   Executive secretaries and administrative assistants                                     1,361,170  21.16     44,010     20.03
   Legal secretaries                                                                         244,380  20.65     42,940     19.75
   Medical secretaries                                                                       469,740  15.12     31,450     14.51
   Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive                                       1,797,670  14.93     31,060     14.41

   Computer operators                                                                         94,730  18.05     37,540     17.36
   Data entry keyers                                                                         243,550  13.46     28,000     13.05
   Word processors and typists                                                               109,470  16.21     33,720     15.67
   Desktop publishers                                                                         22,810  18.73     38,960     17.53
   Insurance claims and policy processing clerks                                             235,480  17.18     35,740     16.36
   Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service                             131,750  13.05     27,150     12.36
   Office clerks, general                                                                  2,815,240  13.32     27,700     12.57
   Office machine operators, except computer                                                  70,230  13.49     28,060     12.79
   Proofreaders and copy markers                                                              14,050  15.63     32,500     14.76
   Statistical assistants                                                                     15,900  18.03     37,500     17.27
   Office and administrative support workers, all other                                      266,090  15.37     31,960     14.29

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations                                                   419,200  11.53     23,990      9.43
   First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers                  20,200  21.02     43,720     19.47
   Farm labor contractors                                                                      1,000  17.37     36,130     14.62
   Agricultural inspectors                                                                    14,030  20.12     41,860     19.95
   Animal breeders                                                                             1,700  16.93     35,210     14.27
   Graders and sorters, agricultural products                                                 40,160   9.93     20,640      9.14
   Agricultural equipment operators                                                           22,420  12.12     25,220     11.28
   Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse                                   233,650   9.51     19,780      8.91
   Farmworkers, farm and ranch animals                                                        35,000  11.37     23,640     10.42
   Agricultural workers, all other                                                             7,420  13.48     28,040     12.31
   Fishers and related fishing workers                                                           670  12.79     26,600     11.34
   Forest and conservation workers                                                             5,840  14.14     29,410     12.30
   Fallers                                                                                     6,480  17.10     35,570     15.49
   Logging equipment operators                                                                23,630  15.80     32,870     15.31
   Log graders and scalers                                                                     2,940  17.09     35,550     16.20
   Logging workers, all other                                                                  4,010  16.43     34,180     16.56

Construction and extraction occupations                                                    5,751,630  20.84     43,350     18.64
   First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers             531,840  29.68     61,730     28.04
   Boilermakers                                                                               22,400  27.25     56,680     26.97
   Brickmasons and blockmasons                                                                87,780  23.68     49,250     22.47
   Stonemasons                                                                                14,080  19.24     40,030     17.68
   Carpenters                                                                                743,760  20.98     43,640     18.98
   Carpet installers                                                                          29,080  19.98     41,560     17.90
   Floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles                                          11,870  18.84     39,190     17.34
   Floor sanders and finishers                                                                 7,000  16.89     35,140     15.76
   Tile and marble setters                                                                    41,140  20.41     42,450     18.83
   Cement masons and concrete finishers                                                      165,700  18.95     39,410     17.04
   Terrazzo workers and finishers                                                              4,290  19.89     41,360     18.38
   Construction laborers                                                                     856,440  15.96     33,190     14.01
   Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators                                         54,850  18.10     37,660     16.36
   Pile-driver operators                                                                       4,240  24.72     51,410     22.24
   Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators                            368,200  21.24     44,180     19.12
   Drywall and ceiling tile installers                                                       102,880  19.75     41,080     17.88
   Tapers                                                                                     24,050  22.54     46,880     21.37
 
   Electricians                                                                              579,150  24.45     50,850     22.68
   Glaziers                                                                                   46,400  19.05     39,630     17.11
   Insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall                                               26,500  17.35     36,090     15.65
   Insulation workers, mechanical                                                             29,620  19.86     41,310     17.81
   Painters, construction and maintenance                                                    214,240  17.94     37,320     16.21

   Paperhangers                                                                                5,140  20.34     42,310     18.00
   Pipelayers                                                                                 49,190  17.81     37,040     16.12
   Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters                                                   400,970  23.97     49,870     22.27
   Plasterers and stucco masons                                                               34,280  19.84     41,260     18.16
   Reinforcing iron and rebar workers                                                         24,200  21.42     44,560     18.97
   Roofers                                                                                   108,180  17.98     37,390     16.33
   Sheet metal workers                                                                       146,690  21.58     44,890     19.54
   Structural iron and steel workers                                                          65,130  23.30     48,470     21.40

   Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters                40,770  14.34     29,830     13.29
   Helpers--carpenters                                                                        62,020  12.87     26,770     12.43
   Helpers--electricians                                                                      90,930  13.40     27,870     12.86
   Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons                             15,740  11.68     24,300     11.21
   Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters                               68,270  13.24     27,530     12.91
   Helpers--roofers                                                                           15,440  11.71     24,360     11.35
   Helpers, construction trades, all other                                                    21,390  13.28     27,630     12.17

   Construction and building inspectors                                                       90,730  25.75     53,550     24.77
   Elevator installers and repairers                                                          23,450  32.67     67,950     33.20
   Fence erectors                                                                             21,840  14.49     30,140     13.47
   Hazardous materials removal workers                                                        41,100  19.36     40,270     17.92
   Highway maintenance workers                                                               139,490  16.98     35,310     16.47
   Rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators                                      14,880  22.11     46,000     21.94
   Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners                                              24,690  17.05     35,470     16.03
   Segmental pavers                                                                            1,040  13.81     28,730     13.33
   Construction and related workers, all other                                                47,630  17.55     36,490     16.34

   Derrick operators, oil and gas                                                             21,080  20.96     43,590     20.66
   Rotary drill operators, oil and gas                                                        25,500  28.63     59,560     25.49
   Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining                                               36,450  20.52     42,690     18.49
   Earth drillers, except oil and gas                                                         17,850  20.22     42,070     18.82
   Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters                                 6,280  21.65     45,030     20.41
   Continuous mining machine operators                                                        11,230  22.44     46,680     22.56
   Mine cutting and channeling machine operators                                               7,940  20.73     43,120     20.68
   Mining machine operators, all other                                                         4,830  20.93     43,540     20.88
   Rock splitters, quarry                                                                      3,430  14.64     30,440     13.96
   Roof bolters, mining                                                                        5,470  22.96     47,750     22.80
   Roustabouts, oil and gas                                                                   61,320  16.44     34,190     15.31
   Helpers--extraction workers                                                                24,210  17.73     36,870     16.62
   Extraction workers, all other                                                               7,340  19.81     41,210     19.17

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations                                          5,114,150  20.30     42,210     19.04
   First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers                   427,560  29.15     60,630     28.18
   Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers                                  111,600  18.95     39,420     18.09
   Radio mechanics                                                                             5,690  20.31     42,250     19.74
   Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers             189,850  25.48     52,990     26.71
   Avionics technicians                                                                       17,960  24.20     50,330     24.31
   Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers                                          20,660  18.40     38,280     17.44
   Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment              13,900  22.38     46,550     22.03
   Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment                  72,520  24.62     51,210     24.39
   Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay                    22,870  29.66     61,700     29.94
   Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles                              17,090  14.36     29,880     13.49
   Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers                           34,200  16.36     34,030     15.54
   Security and fire alarm systems installers                                                 63,690  19.15     39,830     18.13

   Aircraft mechanics and service technicians                                                112,130  25.47     52,970     25.39
   Automotive body and related repairers                                                     133,290  19.72     41,020     18.26
   Automotive glass installers and repairers                                                  15,920  16.34     33,980     15.91
   Automotive service technicians and mechanics                                              606,990  18.21     37,880     17.03
   Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists                                     232,810  20.00     41,590     19.35
   Farm equipment mechanics                                                                   30,250  16.32     33,950     15.85
   Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines                                          120,450  21.94     45,630     21.21
   Rail car repairers                                                                         20,910  22.32     46,430     22.33
   Motorboat mechanics                                                                        18,180  17.85     37,120     17.03
   Motorcycle mechanics                                                                       16,070  16.29     33,870     15.30
   Outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics                                   26,010  14.61     30,400     14.08
   Bicycle repairers                                                                           9,290  11.65     24,240     11.28
   Recreational vehicle service technicians                                                   10,860  16.50     34,320     15.45
   Tire repairers and changers                                                                92,440  11.83     24,610     11.11

   Mechanical door repairers                                                                  15,330  17.44     36,270     16.64
   Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door                         42,180  23.01     47,860     22.71
   Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers                     244,410  21.00     43,670     19.76
   Home appliance repairers                                                                   34,670  17.11     35,590     16.44
   Industrial machinery mechanics                                                            276,230  22.19     46,160     21.38
   Maintenance and repair workers, general                                                 1,268,930  17.56     36,520     16.65
   Maintenance workers, machinery                                                             66,390  19.03     39,570     18.16
   Millwrights                                                                                41,640  24.09     50,110     23.14
   Refractory materials repairers, except brickmasons                                          2,080  20.82     43,310     19.97
   Electrical power-line installers and repairers                                            108,980  26.86     55,860     27.24
   Telecommunications line installers and repairers                                          162,400  23.23     48,310     23.61
   Camera and photographic equipment repairers                                                 3,290  18.85     39,210     17.03
   Medical equipment repairers                                                                34,550  21.61     44,950     20.34
   Musical instrument repairers and tuners                                                     5,580  17.47     36,330     15.77
   Watch repairers                                                                             2,350  19.62     40,810     18.12
   Precision instrument and equipment repairers, all other                                    13,240  24.41     50,770     24.11
 
   Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers                               38,470  15.27     31,760     14.64
   Commercial divers                                                                           3,030  27.91     58,060     25.26
   Fabric menders, except garment                                                                840  13.28     27,630     13.50
   Locksmiths and safe repairers                                                              16,910  18.05     37,550     17.20
   Manufactured building and mobile home installers                                            6,780  14.34     29,820     13.81
   Riggers                                                                                    13,310  21.15     43,990     20.37
   Signal and track switch repairers                                                           6,450  24.29     50,520     24.78
   Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers                                    135,880  12.62     26,260     11.61
   Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other                                  127,060  18.49     38,450     17.08

Production occupations                                                                     8,927,130  16.01     33,290     14.41
   First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers                       605,560  26.51     55,150     25.03
   Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers                              39,870  21.44     44,600     21.86
   Coil winders, tapers, and finishers                                                        18,730  14.05     29,210     13.48
   Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers                                            193,570  14.76     30,690     13.77
   Electromechanical equipment assemblers                                                     56,460  15.24     31,700     14.75
   Engine and other machine assemblers                                                        34,080  17.86     37,150     16.58
   Structural metal fabricators and fitters                                                   96,870  16.87     35,080     16.29
   Fiberglass laminators and fabricators                                                      22,360  14.07     29,270     13.65
   Team assemblers                                                                           997,390  13.87     28,840     12.89
   Timing device assemblers, adjusters, and calibrators                                        2,260  14.41     29,970     13.50
   Assemblers and fabricators, all other                                                     267,780  15.52     32,280     13.39

   Bakers                                                                                    140,510  12.19     25,350     11.36
   Butchers and meat cutters                                                                 125,510  14.55     30,270     13.87
   Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers                                              168,700  11.01     22,900     10.64
   Slaughterers and meat packers                                                              97,530  11.42     23,740     11.30
   Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders                16,260  13.88     28,870     13.11
   Food batchmakers                                                                          100,190  12.85     26,730     11.68
   Food cooking machine operators and tenders                                                 37,060  11.84     24,630     11.11

   Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic                             129,780  17.10     35,570     16.57
   Numerical tool and process control programmers                                             15,480  23.19     48,230     22.12
   Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic           81,610  15.54     32,320     14.94
   Forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic                         24,590  16.20     33,700     15.62
   Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic                         32,880  17.63     36,670     17.03
   Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and
       plastic                                                                               209,730  14.65     30,480     14.02
   Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic        28,140  15.84     32,940     15.13
   Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and
       tenders,  metal and plastic                                                            81,740  15.43     32,090     14.56
   Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic          51,260  16.83     35,000     16.29

   Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic             23,770  17.40     36,190     16.69
   Machinists                                                                                380,720  18.72     38,940     18.10
   Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders                                               16,960  18.67     38,830     18.22
   Pourers and casters, metal                                                                 13,090  16.71     34,760     16.24
   Model makers, metal and plastic                                                             7,710  21.44     44,590     19.82
   Patternmakers, metal and plastic                                                            5,220  18.62     38,730     17.54
   Foundry mold and coremakers                                                                13,550  14.93     31,050     14.41
   Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal
       and plastic                                                                           126,840  14.30     29,750     13.40
   Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic                   76,130  15.80     32,860     15.01

   Tool and die makers                                                                        73,640  23.43     48,730     22.55
   Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers                                                  357,740  17.61     36,630     16.71
   Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders                    41,580  16.43     34,170     15.74
   Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic                 20,420  16.24     33,790     15.70
   Lay-out workers, metal and plastic                                                          9,020  18.38     38,240     17.77
   Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic             34,310  14.57     30,300     13.75
   Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners                                                      13,740  16.88     35,110     16.00
   Metal workers and plastic workers, all other                                               35,190  16.78     34,910     15.46

   Bindery workers                                                                            53,870  14.40     29,960     13.55
   Bookbinders                                                                                 6,430  16.26     33,830     14.72
   Job printers                                                                               39,180  17.24     35,860     16.56
   Prepress technicians and workers                                                           53,710  17.96     37,360     17.21
   Printing machine operators                                                                174,720  16.84     35,030     15.85

   Laundry and dry-cleaning workers                                                          211,490  10.00     20,790      9.28
   Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials                                          60,440   9.78     20,330      9.31
   Sewing machine operators                                                                  165,680  10.70     22,250      9.74
   Shoe and leather workers and repairers                                                      7,190  11.83     24,610     11.16
   Shoe machine operators and tenders                                                          3,990  12.80     26,620     12.69
   Sewers, hand                                                                                6,020  11.71     24,350     11.07
   Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers                                                    26,450  13.60     28,300     12.81
   Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders                                 12,980  11.82     24,580     11.22
   Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders                                    17,890  11.95     24,850     11.35
   Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders                       24,530  12.46     25,910     12.33
   Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tender          30,530  12.40     25,780     12.10

   Extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and
       glass fibers                                                                           13,680  15.48     32,190     15.12
   Fabric and apparel patternmakers                                                            6,640  20.64     42,940     18.75
   Upholsterers                                                                               33,810  15.21     31,640     14.42
   Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers, all other                                       14,220  13.95     29,010     12.24

   Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters                                                         99,870  14.95     31,100     14.22
   Furniture finishers                                                                        18,760  14.00     29,120     13.26
   Model makers, wood                                                                          1,900  16.33     33,970     14.72
   Patternmakers, wood                                                                         1,540  18.53     38,540     15.48
   Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood                                       41,750  13.12     27,290     12.51
   Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing                         72,560  12.81     26,630     12.25
   Woodworkers, all other                                                                      9,980  13.03     27,090     11.43

   Nuclear power reactor operators                                                             4,840  35.66     74,180     34.93
   Power distributors and dispatchers                                                         10,000  32.17     66,910     32.21
   Power plant operators                                                                      36,860  28.97     60,270     29.04
   Stationary engineers and boiler operators                                                  37,270  25.02     52,040     24.70
   Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators                               109,090  19.99     41,580     19.16
   Chemical plant and system operators                                                        45,750  25.97     54,010     26.09
   Gas plant operators                                                                        14,040  26.86     55,860     27.02
   Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers                           46,230  27.40     56,990     27.37
   Plant and system operators, all other                                                      11,050  23.97     49,860     23.92

   Chemical equipment operators and tenders                                                   48,360  21.68     45,100     21.70
   Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters,
       operators,  and tenders                                                                37,490  18.49     38,450     18.04
   Crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders                  38,360  15.80     32,860     15.14
   Grinding and polishing workers, hand                                                       32,350  13.40     27,870     12.78
   Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders                               129,250  16.09     33,460     15.43
   Cutters and trimmers, hand                                                                 20,180  12.59     26,190     11.64
   Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders                                70,700  14.77     30,720     14.23
   Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters,
       operators, and tenders                                                                 72,770  15.08     31,370     14.36
   Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders                               19,900  16.54     34,410     16.00
   Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers                                      430,450  16.75     34,840     15.54
   Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers                                              23,410  17.60     36,620     16.38
   Dental laboratory technicians                                                              40,480  18.12     37,690     16.74
   Medical appliance technicians                                                              13,760  18.55     38,590     16.83
   Ophthalmic laboratory technicians                                                          30,580  14.37     29,880     13.57

   Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders                                       338,920  13.13     27,320     12.08
   Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders                    89,430  14.69     30,550     14.06

   Painters, transportation equipment                                                         46,810  19.82     41,220     18.38
   Painting, coating, and decorating workers                                                  28,460  12.47     25,940     11.44
   Photographic process workers                                                               18,390  14.28     29,710     12.73
   Photographic processing machine operators                                                  46,680  10.74     22,330      9.69
   Semiconductor processors                                                                   25,750  15.92     33,110     15.18

   Cementing and gluing machine operators and tenders                                         16,190  14.46     30,080     13.89
   Cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment operators and tenders                      19,550  12.88     26,800     11.86
   Cooling and freezing equipment operators and tenders                                        9,160  13.96     29,040     12.75
   Etchers and engravers                                                                       8,920  14.27     29,690     13.35
   Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic                                    35,430  14.33     29,800     13.69
   Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders                                        94,210  16.85     35,040     16.40
   Tire builders                                                                              17,820  18.19     37,830     18.95
   Helpers--production workers                                                               433,370  11.54     24,000     10.75
   Production workers, all other                                                             239,550  14.97     31,130     13.33

Transportation and material moving occupations                                             8,844,700  15.47     32,180     13.46
   Aircraft cargo handling supervisors                                                         5,370  23.46     48,790     20.43
   First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand           174,540  21.76     45,250     20.65
   First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and   
       vehicle operators                                                                     205,780  26.32     54,750     25.12
   Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers                                             74,420   (2)     117,060      (2)
   Commercial pilots                                                                          29,180   (2)      73,060      (2)
   Air traffic controllers                                                                    24,420  51.44    106,990     52.81
   Airfield operations specialists                                                             7,670  20.79     43,250     20.10

   Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians                     19,570  11.13     23,140     10.66
   Bus drivers, transit and intercity                                                        177,510  17.30     35,990     16.43
   Bus drivers, school                                                                       459,480  13.49     28,050     13.17
   Driver/sales workers                                                                      363,050  12.83     26,690     10.93
   Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer                                                1,550,930  18.87     39,260     18.14
   Truck drivers, light or delivery services                                                 834,780  14.96     31,120     13.62
   Taxi drivers and chauffeurs                                                               167,740  11.51     23,930     10.56
   Motor vehicle operators, all other                                                         73,410  14.95     31,100     12.56

   Locomotive engineers                                                                       43,560  25.77     53,590     23.01
   Locomotive firers                                                                             960  24.71     51,400     22.63
   Rail yard engineers, dinkey operators, and hostlers                                         5,360  17.35     36,090     16.02
   Railroad brake, signal, and switch operators                                               24,270  23.85     49,600     23.09
   Railroad conductors and yardmasters                                                        41,540  26.39     54,900     25.93
   Subway and streetcar operators                                                              6,050  25.38     52,800     27.11
   Rail transportation workers, all other                                                      4,310  21.14     43,960     20.92

   Sailors and marine oilers                                                                  31,950  17.94     37,310     17.22
   Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels                                               30,450  34.01     70,740     30.88
   Motorboat operators                                                                         3,070  18.46     38,390     15.97
   Ship engineers                                                                             10,850  33.38     69,420     30.59

   Bridge and lock tenders                                                                     4,290  20.02     41,630     20.38
   Parking lot attendants                                                                    129,990   9.90     20,600      9.23
   Service station attendants                                                                 79,480  10.01     20,820      9.27
   Traffic technicians                                                                         6,570  20.90     43,470     19.87
   Transportation inspectors                                                                  24,250  29.38     61,110     27.06
   Transportation workers, all other                                                          39,870  16.94     35,240     15.39

   Conveyor operators and tenders                                                             38,730  14.59     30,350     13.92
   Crane and tower operators                                                                  40,770  22.93     47,700     21.22
   Dredge operators                                                                            1,990  18.43     38,330     16.63
   Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators                                      57,990  18.53     38,540     17.28
   Loading machine operators, underground mining                                               3,570  21.14     43,970     21.36
   Hoist and winch operators                                                                   2,990  20.01     41,620     17.89
   Industrial truck and tractor operators                                                    568,270  15.02     31,240     14.21
   Cleaners of vehicles and equipment                                                        298,500  10.63     22,110      9.47
   Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand                                  2,135,790  12.16     25,290     11.11
   Machine feeders and offbearers                                                            129,180  13.19     27,430     12.64
   Packers and packagers, hand                                                               706,240  10.47     21,780      9.36
   Gas compressor and gas pumping station operators                                            4,160  23.01     47,860     23.49
   Pump operators, except wellhead pumpers                                                    10,310  19.95     41,490     18.97
   Wellhead pumpers                                                                           15,360  19.33     40,210     18.48
   Refuse and recyclable material collectors                                                 128,940  16.23     33,760     15.42
   Shuttle car operators                                                                       3,520  22.31     46,400     21.91
   Tank car, truck, and ship loaders                                                          11,560  19.49     40,530     18.76
   Material moving workers, all other                                                         32,180  16.45     34,220     15.39
    
   
(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 $80.00 per hour.




Table 2.  Employment by industry and occupational group, May 2009

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           Industry               |    Total     |               |     and     |   Computer and |  Architecture |   physical,  |    Community   |            |     Education,  |  entertainment, | Healthcare      
                                  |              |   Management  | financial   |  mathematical  |      and      |  and social  |    and social  |   Legal    |  training, and  |    sports, and  | practitioner    
                                  |              |               | operations  |     science    |  engineering  |    science   |     services   |            |     library     |        media    | and technical   
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  All industries                  |  130,647,610 |     6,116,380 |   6,063,670 |      3,303,690 |     2,412,730 |    1,308,380 |      1,891,320 |    999,020 |       8,488,740 |       1,745,670 |     7,200,950   
                                  |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
Agriculture, forestry, fishing,   |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
 and hunting .....................|      381,900 |         6,320 |       1,400 |            260 |            80 |        2,490 |         (1)    |      (1)   |             270 |             130 |           170   
Mining ...........................|      683,880 |        33,640 |      22,950 |          5,160 |        35,530 |       19,560 |         (1)    |      2,220 |          (1)    |             350 |         2,500   
Utilities ........................|      558,640 |        35,090 |      39,760 |         17,090 |        49,680 |        9,730 |         (1)    |      1,620 |             150 |           2,180 |         1,580   
Construction .....................|    6,497,870 |       341,950 |     194,010 |          9,540 |        78,380 |        3,360 |            120 |      1,180 |          (1)    |           6,980 |         2,330   
Manufacturing ....................|   12,444,560 |       657,010 |     403,790 |        267,850 |       754,010 |      147,140 |            160 |      5,150 |           1,120 |          80,000 |        17,410   
Wholesale trade ..................|    5,734,040 |       337,630 |     216,620 |        169,720 |        60,920 |       31,760 |            350 |      2,480 |             730 |          55,200 |        13,560   
Retail trade .....................|   14,974,830 |       329,550 |     138,310 |         56,120 |         4,490 |        5,190 |            520 |      1,240 |           4,860 |         103,820 |       462,380   
Transportation and warehousing ...|    5,085,590 |       153,080 |      95,300 |         25,800 |        25,810 |        3,800 |            100 |      1,520 |           1,220 |           3,730 |         4,390   
Information ......................|    2,876,820 |       204,890 |     158,330 |        421,000 |        58,010 |       26,070 |            240 |      6,720 |          14,540 |         446,580 |         1,080   
Finance and insurance ............|    5,706,700 |       454,640 |   1,296,180 |        302,930 |         2,760 |       26,290 |          3,910 |     51,760 |           1,150 |          20,620 |        29,130   
Real estate and rental            |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
 and leasing .....................|    2,018,810 |       194,280 |      96,840 |         13,660 |         3,860 |        6,330 |          2,190 |      6,610 |             400 |          14,170 |         6,710   
Professional, scientific, and     |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
 technical services ..............|    7,610,310 |       564,510 |     963,250 |      1,124,020 |       894,100 |      382,200 |          6,880 |    607,180 |          17,910 |         322,070 |       159,690   
Management of companies           |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
 and enterprises.. ...............|    1,919,180 |       342,620 |     357,800 |        195,980 |        53,120 |       32,500 |         13,790 |     21,190 |           4,480 |          31,600 |        24,770   
Administrative and support        |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
 and waste management             |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
 and remediation services ........|    7,528,410 |       241,120 |     281,100 |        134,870 |        65,040 |       27,050 |         10,190 |     19,260 |          27,930 |          37,650 |       158,620   
Educational services              |   12,795,350 |       563,430 |     237,440 |        193,360 |        22,360 |      169,370 |        295,800 |      (1)   |       7,558,080 |         234,010 |       245,280   
Health care and social            |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
 assistance ......................|   16,867,510 |       585,380 |     230,140 |         94,260 |         4,420 |       90,510 |        955,590 |      4,060 |         531,850 |          35,210 |     5,597,370   
Arts, entertainment, and          |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
 recreation ......................|    1,928,740 |        65,390 |      36,470 |          5,810 |         1,970 |        4,730 |            580 |        410 |          30,260 |         187,530 |         5,620   
Accommodation and food            |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
 services ........................|   11,282,380 |       283,890 |      37,320 |          2,570 |           320 |        1,430 |            350 |        200 |             460 |          14,480 |         3,840   
Other services (except            |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
 public administration) ..........|    3,823,970 |       189,350 |     203,130 |         27,970 |         6,770 |       14,570 |        103,740 |      8,730 |          74,700 |          85,890 |         9,030   
Federal, state, and local         |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
 government ......................|    9,928,110 |       532,590 |   1,053,500 |        235,740 |       291,100 |      304,280 |        496,780 |    253,740 |         218,570 |          63,470 |       455,470   
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                                  |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 
                                  |              |               |     Food    |  Building and  |    Personal   |              |    Office and  |  Farming,  |                 |                 |                 |   Transpor- 
                                  |   Healthcare |   Protective  | preparation |     grounds    |    care and   |   Sales and  | administrative |  fishing,  |   Construction  |   Installation, |                 |  tation and 
                                  |     support  |     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                  |    3,886,690 |     3,172,420 |  11,218,260 |      4,269,480 |     3,461,910 |   13,715,050 |     22,336,450 |    419,200 |       5,751,630 |       5,114,150 |       8,927,130 |    8,844,700
                                  |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 |             
Agriculture, forestry, fishing,   |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 |             
 and hunting .....................|          60  |           400 |      (1)    |          4,010 |         4,790 |        2,000 |         19,130 |    269,600 |             580 |           7,010 |          12,480 |       50,720
Mining ...........................|      (1)     |           710 |         500 |          1,440 |           180 |        8,930 |         56,570 |        280 |         280,920 |          59,280 |          53,650 |       99,490
Utilities ........................|      (1)     |         5,360 |      (1)    |          3,150 |        (1)    |        9,470 |        114,110 |        270 |          32,260 |         144,410 |          80,440 |       12,230
Construction .....................|      (1)     |         3,930 |       1,670 |         36,270 |         1,150 |      126,200 |        636,900 |        740 |       4,219,450 |         508,770 |          99,580 |      225,250
Manufacturing ....................|         740  |        17,120 |      34,220 |         76,680 |           780 |      376,570 |      1,208,460 |     31,590 |         211,200 |         618,890 |       6,441,390 |    1,093,270
Wholesale trade ..................|         970  |         5,070 |       4,930 |         26,150 |         1,340 |    1,539,110 |      1,341,020 |     47,670 |          22,410 |         372,100 |         306,910 |    1,177,390
Retail trade .....................|      58,490  |        66,840 |     483,120 |        118,480 |        88,920 |    8,151,620 |      2,612,420 |     18,640 |          48,120 |         721,040 |         413,760 |    1,086,930
Transportation and warehousing ...|         250  |        17,790 |       7,010 |         35,680 |       152,020 |       85,680 |      1,458,510 |      2,400 |          30,150 |         288,570 |          69,670 |    2,623,110
Information ......................|         100  |         4,480 |      43,510 |         12,660 |        55,890 |      378,400 |        622,940 |      (1)   |           4,080 |         296,950 |          64,180 |       56,150
Finance and insurance ............|       1,610  |        11,960 |       1,530 |         12,700 |         1,110 |      723,910 |      2,746,020 |        190 |           1,080 |          11,390 |           2,280 |        3,550
Real estate and rental            |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 |             
 and leasing .....................|       3,910  |        28,460 |      21,470 |        147,940 |        21,650 |      501,310 |        450,590 |        890 |          28,710 |         326,710 |           9,850 |      132,280
Professional, scientific, and     |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 |             
 technical services ..............|      70,960  |        12,020 |       5,750 |         33,970 |        33,580 |      336,910 |      1,776,170 |      4,200 |          59,590 |          71,020 |         106,780 |       57,570
Management of companies           |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 |             
 and enterprises.. ...............|       6,180  |         7,950 |      11,040 |         10,230 |         7,410 |       96,850 |        565,470 |      1,080 |           8,090 |          41,640 |          27,080 |       58,330
Administrative and support        |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 |             
 and waste management             |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 |             
 and remediation services ........|      91,890  |       713,230 |      71,580 |      1,623,550 |        56,730 |      491,870 |      1,680,410 |     10,430 |         246,720 |         192,370 |         561,720 |      785,080
Educational services .............|      36,970  |       110,810 |     464,080 |        545,040 |       224,730 |       37,750 |      1,363,920 |      2,860 |          42,550 |         146,640 |          20,060 |      277,080
Health care and social            |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 |             
 assistance ......................|   3,422,450  |        69,200 |     535,070 |        465,490 |     1,091,830 |       57,650 |      2,729,310 |        540 |          17,680 |         130,480 |         105,130 |      113,870
Arts, entertainment, and          |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 |             
 recreation ......................|       5,020  |        74,010 |     308,910 |        186,650 |       559,830 |      149,140 |        179,590 |      2,370 |           9,340 |          69,030 |           5,590 |       40,490
Accommodation and food            |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 |             
 services ........................|       7,920  |        65,600 |   9,010,680 |        576,290 |       137,240 |      348,070 |        413,330 |        550 |           4,350 |          95,710 |          74,860 |      202,920
Other services (except            |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 |             
 public administration) ..........|      34,680  |        44,890 |      97,560 |        104,470 |       726,050 |      227,500 |        582,740 |      1,440 |          13,180 |         625,320 |         305,750 |      336,500
Federal, state, and local         |              |               |             |                |               |              |                |            |                 |                 |                 |             
 government ......................|     144,410  |     1,912,600 |     115,610 |        248,650 |       296,670 |       66,120 |      1,778,850 |     23,450 |         471,170 |         386,820 |         166,000 |      412,500
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Table 3.  Hourly mean wage rates by industry and occupational group, May 2009 

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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                  |      $49.47|     $31.68   |        $36.68 |      $35.38  |     $31.57  |         $20.55 |   $46.07 |        $23.81 |        $24.87  |       $33.51  |     $12.84 
                                  |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
Agriculture, forestry, fishing    |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 and hunting .....................|       41.18|      27.04   |         28.99 |       28.89  |      21.83  |           (1)  |     (1)  |         22.34 |         16.38  |        33.32  |      13.85 
Mining ...........................|       57.09|      33.98   |         35.61 |       46.85  |      42.69  |           (1)  |    46.65 |          (1)  |         32.93  |        30.91  |       (1)  
Utilities ........................|       54.97|      34.40   |         36.94 |       37.29  |      33.47  |           (1)  |    59.13 |         29.75 |         32.17  |        34.89  |       (1)  
Construction .....................|       50.28|      30.52   |         31.50 |       33.29  |      29.35  |          17.61 |    49.83 |          (1)  |         22.59  |        28.67  |      10.79 
Manufacturing ....................|       55.15|      31.26   |         40.97 |       35.51  |      32.08  |          26.14 |    62.85 |         27.31 |         24.73  |        30.07  |      17.17 
Wholesale trade ..................|       58.12|      31.25   |         37.33 |       35.54  |      33.90  |          19.72 |    58.53 |         25.53 |         23.71  |        29.32  |      14.12 
Retail trade .....................|       44.06|      26.15   |         28.21 |       31.67  |      26.92  |          19.08 |    37.27 |         19.63 |         15.16  |        28.71  |      10.66 
Transportation and warehousing ...|       44.55|      28.97   |         33.39 |       34.19  |      31.17  |          22.06 |    55.54 |         24.78 |         23.66  |        24.59  |      16.16 
Information ......................|       62.20|      34.47   |         38.12 |       36.88  |      37.47  |          18.67 |    57.98 |         20.66 |         27.83  |        29.99  |      20.10 
Finance and insurance ............|       58.99|      33.33   |         37.15 |       38.51  |      32.82  |          24.17 |    39.34 |         27.71 |         28.03  |        31.32  |      15.65 
Real estate and rental            |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 and leasing .....................|       37.58|      29.65   |         30.91 |       34.90  |      26.56  |          18.57 |    39.48 |         19.85 |         22.29  |        23.95  |      13.06 
Professional, scientific, and     |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 technical services ..............|       63.96|      35.98   |         38.84 |       34.60  |      32.51  |          23.34 |    49.10 |         28.75 |         27.58  |        26.81  |      11.25 
Management of companies           |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 and enterprises .................|       60.06|      32.66   |         36.37 |       38.01  |      36.48  |          20.38 |    58.32 |         19.79 |         28.44  |        32.43  |      15.53 
Administrative and support        |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 and waste management             |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 and remediation services ........|       48.20|      29.22   |         32.66 |       32.86  |      27.49  |           (1)  |    34.17 |         21.56 |         24.96  |        29.98  |      13.12 
Educational services .............|       43.92|      27.49   |         27.38 |       31.88  |      27.28  |          26.70 |    44.91 |         24.72 |         19.35  |        29.16  |      15.09 
Health care and social            |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 assistance ......................|       40.50|      25.91   |         29.55 |       31.25  |      34.37  |          17.92 |    40.24 |         13.48 |         22.47  |        34.61  |      12.73 
Arts, entertainment, and          |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 recreation ......................|       42.90|      31.58   |         28.15 |       40.32  |      24.15  |          17.03 |    67.57 |         19.60 |         25.40  |        22.27  |      19.55 
Accommodation and food            |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 services ........................|       29.02|      23.42   |         26.61 |       31.63  |      22.79  |          16.26 |    40.82 |         14.37 |         18.84  |        23.72  |      16.98 
Other services (except            |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 public administration) ..........|       42.37|      26.58   |         30.03 |       32.83  |      28.37  |          19.00 |    45.49 |         15.79 |         24.51  |        27.10  |      16.83 
Federal, state, and local         |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 government ......................|       40.14|      30.60   |         34.92 |       36.51  |      30.51  |          22.26 |    39.43 |         21.23 |         27.01  |        31.80  |      14.90 
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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                  |     20.07  |       10.04  |        12.00  |        11.87 |      17.32  |         15.86  |    11.53 |        20.84  |         20.30  |        16.01  |     15.47  
                                  |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
Agriculture, forestry, fishing,   |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 and hunting .....................|     11.15  |        (1)   |        12.65  |        13.60 |      28.10  |         13.77  |    10.66 |        16.95  |         15.93  |        11.71  |     12.32  
Mining ...........................|     15.50  |       12.66  |        11.73  |        15.77 |      35.25  |         17.02  |    14.58 |        21.59  |         22.74  |        22.39  |     19.02  
Utilities ........................|     23.61  |        (1)   |        16.31  |         (1)  |      29.15  |         20.06  |    13.41 |        25.91  |         28.19  |        28.73  |     22.31  
Construction .....................|     14.80  |       11.10  |        12.96  |        12.32 |      28.40  |         16.30  |     (1)  |        20.93  |         20.60  |        18.72  |     17.62  
Manufacturing ....................|     17.22  |       10.45  |        12.42  |        12.33 |      29.15  |         17.31  |    12.75 |        20.89  |         22.08  |        16.26  |     14.62  
Wholesale trade ..................|     13.82  |       10.25  |        12.17  |        11.93 |      30.14  |         15.91  |    11.51 |        19.76  |         20.25  |        15.33  |     14.96  
Retail trade .....................|     13.09  |       10.48  |        10.44  |        10.15 |      12.00  |         12.04  |    10.95 |        18.06  |         17.64  |        13.51  |     11.41  
Transportation and warehousing ...|     17.66  |       13.07  |        18.46  |        17.40 |      25.61  |         19.57  |    12.82 |        23.19  |         22.78  |        19.34  |     19.00  
Information ......................|     17.21  |        9.07  |        12.58  |        10.21 |      25.17  |         17.35  |     (1)  |        25.71  |         25.79  |        17.36  |     14.01  
Finance and insurance ............|     19.98  |       13.06  |        11.97  |        13.70 |      33.59  |         16.29  |    11.77 |        24.45  |         19.30  |        17.80  |     18.18  
Real estate and  rental           |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 and leasing .....................|     14.10  |       10.62  |        12.17  |        13.04 |      18.55  |         15.28  |    12.58 |        21.14  |         16.61  |        16.94  |     13.11  
Professional, scientific, and     |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 technical services ..............|     22.93  |       11.50  |        12.38  |        10.29 |      30.57  |         17.28  |    14.18 |        23.72  |         22.11  |        17.73  |     14.93  
Management of companies           |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 and enterprises .................|     18.46  |       13.61  |        13.15  |        12.42 |      30.27  |         17.95  |    16.91 |        24.34  |         22.38  |        19.44  |     16.03  
Administrative and support        |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 and waste management             |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 and remediation services ........|     12.42  |       10.90  |        11.66  |        11.54 |      16.79  |         14.35  |    11.62 |        17.50  |         18.73  |        12.37  |     12.64  
Educational services .............|     16.01  |       11.00  |        13.95  |        12.01 |      18.65  |         15.91  |    15.71 |        22.41  |         19.35  |        20.36  |     13.69  
Health care and social            |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 assistance ......................|     14.82  |       10.96  |        11.28  |        10.23 |      17.75  |         15.31  |    10.84 |        22.86  |         18.15  |        12.69  |     12.01  
Arts, entertainment, and          |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 recreation ......................|     11.72  |       10.78  |        11.95  |        12.70 |      11.89  |         13.90  |    12.07 |        23.97  |         17.00  |        16.81  |     13.47  
Accommodation and food            |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 services ........................|     12.80  |        9.84  |        10.34  |        11.99 |       9.84  |         12.25  |    13.01 |        21.43  |         15.44  |        11.12  |      9.56  
Other services (except            |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 public administration) ..........|     11.23  |       10.04  |        11.44  |        12.50 |      14.46  |         14.44  |    14.53 |        21.21  |         18.24  |        12.85  |     11.11  
Federal, state, and local         |            |              |               |              |             |                |          |               |                |               |            
 government ......................|     24.53  |       12.76  |        14.75  |        12.70 |      15.87  |         17.58  |    18.64 |        20.45  |         22.27  |        22.39  |     20.72  
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Table 4.  National employment and wage data for occupations with employment greater than 700,000, May 2009

        Occupation (1)                                                Major occupational group                 Employment          Median wages       Mean hourly
                                                                                                                                Hourly     Annual(1)     wages

Retail salespersons                                             Sales and related                               4,209,500       $9.74      $20,260       $11.84
Cashiers                                                        Sales and related                               3,439,380        8.57       17,820         9.15
General office clerks                                           Office and administrative support               2,815,240       12.57       26,140        13.32
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including        
 fast food                                                      Food preparation and serving related            2,695,740        8.28       17,220         8.71
Registered nurses                                               Healthcare practitioner and technical           2,583,770       30.65       63,750        31.99
Waiters and waitresses                                          Food preparation and serving related            2,302,070        8.50       17,690         9.80
Customer service representatives                                Office and administrative support               2,195,860       14.56       30,290        15.58
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand          Transportation and material moving              2,135,790       11.11       23,110        12.16
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners   Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance   2,090,400       10.56       21,970        11.60
Stock clerks and order fillers                                  Office and administrative support               1,864,410       10.08       20,960        11.28

Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive               Office and administrative support               1,797,670       14.41       29,980        14.93
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks                    Office and administrative support               1,757,870       16.08       33,450        16.71
General and operations managers                                 Management                                      1,689,680       44.55       92,650        53.15
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer                        Transportation and material moving              1,550,930       18.14       37,730        18.87
Elementary school teachers, except special education            Education, training, and library                1,544,300        (2)        50,510         (2) 
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants                        Healthcare support                              1,438,010       11.56       24,040        12.01
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except
 technical and scientific products                              Sales and related                               1,409,780       24.48       50,920        29.52
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative
 support workers                                                Office and administrative support               1,381,060       22.55       46,910        24.04
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants             Office and administrative support               1,361,170       20.03       41,650        21.16
Teacher assistants                                              Education, training, and library                1,275,410        (2)        22,820         (2) 

Maintenance and repair workers, general                         Installation, maintenance, and repair           1,268,930       16.65       34,620        17.56
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers         Sales and related                               1,163,040       16.78       34,900        18.81
Accountants and auditors                                        Business and financial operations               1,106,980       29.01       60,340        32.42
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational 
 education                                                      Education, training, and library                1,091,710        (2)        52,200         (2)
Receptionists and information clerks                            Office and administrative support               1,052,120       12.05       25,070        12.50
Business operations specialists, all other                      Business and financial operations               1,036,450       29.14       60,610        31.71
Security guards                                                 Protective service                              1,028,830       11.45       23,820        12.70
Team assemblers                                                 Production                                        997,390       12.89       26,820        13.87
Home health aides                                               Healthcare support                                955,220        9.85       20,480        10.39
Cooks, restaurant                                               Food preparation and serving related              898,820       10.66       22,170        11.11

Maids and housekeeping cleaners                                 Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance     887,890        9.26       19,250        10.02
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers                          Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance     859,960       11.29       23,480        12.18
Construction laborers                                           Construction and extraction                       856,440       14.01       29,150        15.96
Food preparation workers                                        Food preparation and serving related              849,400        9.15       19,020         9.82
Truck drivers, light or delivery services                       Transportation and material moving                834,780       13.62       28,330        14.96
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and
 serving workers                                                Food preparation and serving related              791,750       14.17       29,470        15.12
Carpenters                                                      Construction and extraction                       743,760       18.98       39,470        20.98
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses               Healthcare practitioner and technical             728,670       19.14       39,820        19.66
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks                         Office and administrative support                 715,130       13.58       28,250        14.35
Packers and packagers, hand                                     Transportation and material moving                706,240        9.36       19,470        10.47


   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.




Table 5.  National employment and wage data for occupations with employment less than 4,000, May 2009

        Occupation (1)                                                Major occupational group                 Employment          Median wages       Mean hourly
                                                                                                                                Hourly     Annual(2)     wages

Shoe machine operators and tenders                              Production                                          3,990      $12.69      $26,390       $12.80
Political scientists                                            Life, physical, and social science                  3,970       50.04      104,090        48.58
Library science teachers, postsecondary                         Education, training, and library                    3,940        (3)        60,650         (3) 
Geography teachers, postsecondary                               Education, training, and library                    3,930        (3)        65,420         (3) 
Transit and railroad police                                     Protective service                                  3,930       24.49       50,940        25.17
Historians                                                      Life, physical, and social science                  3,620       24.54       51,050        27.09
Loading machine operators, underground mining                   Transportation and material moving                  3,570       21.36       44,420        21.14
Shuttle car operators                                           Transportation and material moving                  3,520       21.91       45,560        22.31
Rock splitters, quarry                                          Construction and extraction                         3,430       13.96       29,040        14.64
Gaming managers                                                 Management                                          3,390       32.40       67,380        35.59

Camera and photograph equipment repairers                       Installation, maintenance, and repair               3,290       17.03       35,420        18.85
Farm, ranch, and other agricultural managers                    Management                                          3,250       28.58       59,450        31.13
Motorboat operators                                             Transportation and material moving                  3,070       15.97       33,210        18.46
Commercial divers                                               Installation, maintenance, and repair               3,030       25.26       52,540        27.91
Hoist and winch operators                                       Transportation and material moving                  2,990       17.89       37,220        20.01
Log graders and scalers                                         Farming, fishing, and forestry                      2,940       16.20       33,700        17.09
Communications equipment operators, all other                   Office and administrative support                   2,810       18.12       37,700        18.68
Mathematicians                                                  Computer and mathematical science                   2,770       44.99       93,580        45.16
Agricultural engineers                                          Architecture and engineering                        2,620       33.44       69,560        35.89
Mathematical scientists, all other                              Computer and mathematical science                   2,610       23.18       48,210        29.74

Forestry and conservation science teachers, postsecondary       Education, training, and library                    2,380        (3)        66,930         (3) 
Watch repairers                                                 Installation, maintenance, and repair               2,350       18.12       37,680        19.62
Timing device assemblers, adjusters, and calibrators            Production                                          2,260       13.50       28,070        14.41
Animal scientists                                               Life, physical, and social science                  2,190       27.38       56,960        31.02
Refractory materials repairers, except brickmasons              Installation, maintenance, and repair               2,080       19.97       41,530        20.82
Dredge operators                                                Transportation and material moving                  1,990       16.63       34,590        18.43
Makeup artists, theatrical and performance                      Personal care and service                           1,930       15.12       31,450        21.64
Model makers, wood                                              Production                                          1,900       14.72       30,610        16.33
Industrial-organizational psychologists                         Life, physical, and social science                  1,710       40.03       83,260        49.31
Animal breeders                                                 Farming, fishing, and forestry                      1,700       14.27       29,680        16.93

Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists               Protective service                                  1,540       15.83       32,940        18.36
Patternmakers, wood                                             Production                                          1,540       15.48       32,190        18.53
Models                                                          Sales and related                                   1,510       13.14       27,330        17.51
Astronomers                                                     Life, physical, and social science                  1,240       50.35      104,720        49.40
Geographers                                                     Life, physical, and social science                  1,170       34.36       71,470        34.33
Mathematical technicians                                        Computer and mathematical science                   1,090       19.83       41,240        21.27
Segmental pavers                                                Construction and extraction                         1,040       13.33       27,720        13.81
Farm labor contractors                                          Farming, fishing, and forestry                      1,000       14.62       30,400        17.37
Locomotive firers                                               Transportation and material moving                    960       22.63       47,060        24.71
Radio operators                                                 Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media        870       20.69       43,040        20.86
Fabric menders, except garment                                  Installation, maintenance, and repair                 840       13.50       28,090        13.28
Prosthodontists                                                 Healthcare practitioner and technical                 660       53.42      111,110        60.29


   1 Some occupations concentrated in private households and in the agricultural sector (except logging and support activities for crop and animal 
production) which are not covered by the OES survey have been omitted.
   2 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.
   3 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.




Table 6.  National employment and wages by industry for laborers and freight, stock, and material
   movers, hand, May 2009

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               Industry                   |            | Percent of |    Median wages  |  Mean  
                                          | Employment |occupational|------------------| hourly 
                                          |            | employment |  Hourly | Annual |  Wage  
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                                          |            |            |         |        |        
   Total, all industries (1) .............|  2,135,790 |     100.0  |  $11.11 | $23,110| $12.16 
                                          |            |            |         |        |        
Employment services.......................|    288,460 |      13.5  |    9.30 |  19,340|  10.33 
Warehousing and storage...................|    148,100 |       6.9  |   12.67 |  26,350|  13.25 
Other general merchandise stores..........|     72,890 |       3.4  |    9.29 |  19,320|  10.32 
Grocery and related product               |            |            |         |        |        
 merchant wholesalers.....................|     69,540 |       3.3  |   12.22 |  25,410|  13.03 
Building equipment contractors............|     66,080 |       3.1  |   13.78 |  28,660|  14.58 
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   (1) Includes other industries, not shown separately.




Table 7.  National employment and wages for the 10 largest occupations in the employment services industry, May 2009

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                                                              |            |            |   Median wages   |        
                          Occupation                          |            | Percent of |------------------|  Mean  
                                                              | Employment |  industry  |        |         | hourly 
                                                              |            |  employment| Hourly |  Annual |  Wage  
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    Employment services (NAICS 561300):                       |            |            |        |         |        
                                                              |            |            |        |         |        
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand........|    288,460 |       10.7 |  $9.30 | $19,340 | $10.33 
Office clerks, general........................................|    150,700 |        5.6 |  11.83 |  24,610 |  12.42 
Team assemblers.................................. ............|    122,540 |        4.6 |   9.83 |  20,440 |  11.01 
Packers and packagers, hand.... ..............................|    110,990 |        4.1 |   8.83 |  18,380 |   9.47 
Helpers--production workers...................................|    101,670 |        3.8 |   9.48 |  19,720 |  10.30 
Customer service representatives..............................|     85,020 |        3.2 |  13.31 |  27,690 |  13.78 
Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists............|     76,970 |        2.9 |  20.68 |  43,010 |  25.61 
Construction laborers.........................................|     76,450 |        2.9 |  11.15 |  23,200 |  13.16 
Registered nurses.............................................|     73,700 |        2.7 |  33.18 |  69,010 |  33.71 
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive.............|     51,060 |        1.9 |  14.19 |  29,520 |  14.82 
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Table 8.  States with highest employment and highest employment concentration in selected occupations. May 2009
                                                                                                               
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                     Highest employment                   |             Highest employment concentration          
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                        |           |            |        |                     |           |            |        
                        |           | Employment | Hourly |                     |           | Employment | Hourly 
         State          | Employment| per 1,000  |  mean  |        State        | Employment| per 1,000  |  mean  
                        |           |   jobs (1) |  wage  |                     |           |   jobs (1) |  wage  
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                                                      Cashiers
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                         |          |            |        |                     |           |            |        
California...............|  350,160 |       24.1 | $10.85 |Mississippi..........|    41,660 |       38.0 |  $8.33 
Texas....................|  276,020 |       26.8 |   8.43 |New Hampshire........|    23,040 |       37.2 |   9.15 
Florida..................|  222,710 |       30.3 |   8.83 |Alabama..............|    66,620 |       35.7 |   8.13 
New York ................|  201,030 |       23.7 |   9.47 |Louisiana............|    64,780 |       34.6 |   8.03 
Pennsylvania.............|  152,690 |       27.4 |   8.77 |South Carolina.......|    57,560 |       31.9 |   8.25 
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                            Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners
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                         |          |            |        |                     |           |            |        
California ..............|  199,070 |       13.7 | $12.68 |Nevada...............|    28,720 |       24.3 | $12.42 
New York ................|  177,080 |       20.9 |  13.51 |District of Columbia.|    14,600 |       22.9 |  12.06 
Texas....................|  147,670 |       14.4 |   9.79 |Hawaii...............|    12,770 |       21.7 |  12.45 
Florida..................|  112,490 |       15.3 |  10.36 |South Dakota.........|     8,340 |       21.2 |  10.06 
Illinois.................|   96,220 |       16.9 |  12.34 |New York.............|   177,080 |       20.9 |  13.51 
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                                                   Team assemblers
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                         |          |            |        |                     |           |            |        
California ..............|   78,460 |        5.4 | $12.94 |South Carolina.......|    37,460 |       20.8 | $14.93 
Indiana..................|   56,570 |       20.3 |  15.77 |Indiana..............|    56,570 |       20.3 |  15.77 
Illinois.................|   56,340 |        9.9 |  13.40 |Tennessee............|    41,640 |       15.9 |  15.11 
Texas....................|   55,780 |        5.4 |  11.81 |Iowa.................|    22,920 |       15.6 |  14.82 
Ohio.....................|   53,660 |       10.5 |  14.63 |Alabama..............|    29,020 |       15.6 |  16.93 
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                                                 Home health aides
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                         |          |            |        |                     |           |            |        
New York ................|  129,200 |       15.2 | $11.30 |North Carolina.......|    75,990 |       19.5 |  $9.71 
Texas....................|   94,260 |        9.2 |   9.06 |New York.............|   129,200 |       15.2 |  11.30 
North Carolina...........|   75,990 |       19.5 |   9.71 |Minnesota............|    36,760 |       14.0 |  11.22 
Pennsylvania.............|   63,310 |       11.4 |  10.59 |Ohio.................|    61,610 |       12.1 |   9.78 
Ohio.....................|   61,610 |       12.1 |   9.78 |Rhode Island.........|     5,290 |       11.5 |  12.53 
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(1) Represents state employment in selected occupation per 1,000 jobs in state.




Table 9. Metropolitan areas or divisions with highest employment and highest employment concentration in selected occupations, May 2009
                                                                                                                     
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                              Highest employment                          |                    Highest employment concentration                
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                                      |            |            |         |                                 |            |            |        
                                      |            | Employment | Hourly  |                                 |            | Employment | Hourly 
    Metropolitan area or division     |Employment  | per 1,000  |  mean   |  Metropolitan area or division  |Employment  | per 1,000  |  mean  
                                      |            |  jobs (1)  |  wage   |                                 |            |  jobs (1)  |  wage  
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                                                                       Cashiers
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                                      |            |            |         |                                 |            |            |        
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ    |            |            |         |                                 |            |            |        
 metropolitan division................|     98,830 |       19.5 |  $10.05 |Kankakee-Bradley, IL.............|      2,930 |       69.8 |   $9.35
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA   |            |            |         |                                 |            |            |        
 metropolitan division ...............|     92,130 |       23.3 |   10.54 |Palm Coast, FL...................|        800 |       49.4 |    8.99
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL         |            |            |         |                                 |            |            |        
 metropolitan division ...............|     81,060 |       22.1 |    9.37 |Bay City, MI.....................|      1,740 |       48.9 |    8.56
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX .......|     60,740 |       23.7 |    8.56 |Anniston-Oxford, AL..............|      2,190 |       47.4 |    7.86
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA....|     51,440 |       22.5 |    8.78 |Punta Gorda, FL..................|      1,810 |       47.3 |    8.79
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                                            Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners
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                                      |            |            |         |                                 |            |            |        
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ    |            |            |         |                                 |            |            |        
 metropolitan division ...............|    106,870 |       21.1 |  $14.12 |Las Vegas-Paradise, NV...........|     22,500 |       26.2 |  $12.83
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL         |            |            |         |                                 |            |            |        
 metropolitan division ...............|     63,640 |       17.3 |   12.62 |Pocatello, ID....................|        940 |       26.2 |   12.35
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA   |            |            |         |                                 |            |            |        
 metropolitan division ...............|     52,180 |       13.2 |   12.23 |Shreveport-Bossier City, LA......|      4,300 |       24.8 |    8.83
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria,      |            |            |         |                                 |            |            |        
 DC-VA-MD-WV metropolitan division....|     44,730 |       19.4 |   11.84 |Greenville, NC...................|      1,810 |       24.7 |    9.35
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX .......|     41,280 |       16.1 |    9.60 |Holland-Grand Haven, MI..........|      2,470 |       24.6 |   11.38
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                                                                   Team assemblers
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                                      |            |            |         |                                 |            |            |        
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL         |            |            |         |                                 |            |            |        
 metropolitan division ...............|     30,680 |        8.4 |  $12.83 |Elkhart-Goshen, IN...............|      7,920 |       79.5 |  $16.08
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA   |            |            |         |                                 |            |            |        
 metropolitan division ...............|     19,990 |        5.0 |   12.41 |Lafayette, IN....................|      4,520 |       54.9 |   20.13
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA....|     19,110 |        8.3 |   12.26 |Spartanburg, SC..................|      5,990 |       51.4 |   23.31
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX .......|     17,770 |        6.9 |   11.81 |Tuscaloosa, AL.. ................|      4,170 |       46.3 |   25.14
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington,.....|            |            |         |                                 |            |            |        
 MN-WI................................|     14,450 |        8.4 |   14.34 |Rocky Mount, NC..................|      2,620 |       44.5 |   11.68
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                                                                  Home health aides
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                                      |            |            |         |                                 |            |            |        
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ    |            |            |         |                                 |            |            |        
 metropolitan division ...............|     82,710 |       16.3 |  $10.61 |Goldsboro, NC....................|      2,210 |       50.2 |   $9.15
Philadelphia, PA metropolitan division|     21,830 |       11.9 |   11.43 |Brownsville-Harlingen, TX........|      4,550 |       37.0 |    7.66
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL         |            |            |         |                                 |            |            |        
 metropolitan division ...............|     18,930 |        5.2 |   11.14 |Fayetteville, NC.................|      3,560 |       28.2 |    9.67
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX .......|     18,420 |        7.2 |   10.01 |Duluth, MN-WI....................|      3,270 |       26.4 |   10.39
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington,.....|            |            |         |                                 |            |            |        
 MN-WI................................|     18,390 |       10.6 |   11.97 |Rocky Mount, NC..................|      1,460 |       24.9 |    9.36
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(1) Represents metropolitan area employment in selected occupation per 1,000 area jobs.




Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010