May 2006 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sector 51 - Information


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in Sector 51 - Information.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Sector 51 - Information consists of:

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Sector 51 - Information

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 3,056,170 100.00% $21.08 $24.93 $51,860 0.9 %
 
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 186,750 6.11% $49.31 $53.89 $112,100 0.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 8,130 0.27% (5) $81.51 $169,540 1.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 49,020 1.60% $50.70 $56.13 $116,740 0.6 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 6,910 0.23% $37.25 $42.43 $88,260 1.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 14,300 0.47% $51.33 $55.65 $115,750 1.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 20,330 0.67% $50.11 $54.41 $113,180 0.8 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 1,920 0.06% $45.85 $51.49 $107,100 1.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 8,030 0.26% $39.25 $41.13 $85,550 0.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 30,940 1.01% $52.13 $54.90 $114,180 0.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 14,410 0.47% $48.72 $53.03 $110,310 1.1 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 1,580 0.05% $41.13 $43.68 $90,860 1.3 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 1,010 0.03% $48.19 $50.32 $104,660 2.2 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 2,210 0.07% $49.96 $53.94 $112,200 1.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 1,810 0.06% $41.64 $44.27 $92,080 1.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 940 0.03% $46.20 $49.18 $102,300 1.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 1,640 0.05% $35.24 $36.77 $76,480 2.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 490 0.02% $42.16 $43.18 $89,810 1.9 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 50 (7) $41.58 $50.08 $104,170 10.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 5,180 0.17% $50.69 $52.80 $109,820 1.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 40 (7) $44.28 $52.10 $108,370 9.0 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 160 0.01% $50.63 $51.64 $107,410 5.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 150 (7) $33.58 $36.69 $76,320 8.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 30 (7) $23.78 $24.83 $51,660 5.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 17,460 0.57% $43.52 $47.20 $98,180 1.3 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 152,630 4.99% $29.38 $31.44 $65,390 0.8 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 660 0.02% $16.74 $29.25 $60,830 20.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 1,340 0.04% $24.03 $26.83 $55,800 2.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 8,260 0.27% $29.37 $30.57 $63,600 1.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 590 0.02% $18.99 $19.91 $41,410 6.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 4,560 0.15% $28.66 $30.26 $62,930 1.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 610 0.02% $29.10 $29.56 $61,480 2.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 2,730 0.09% $27.30 $28.78 $59,850 2.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 2,980 0.10% $27.60 $29.18 $60,700 1.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 10,150 0.33% $26.59 $27.96 $58,150 0.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 5,330 0.17% $29.01 $31.00 $64,490 1.2 %
13-1081 Logisticians 2,920 0.10% $32.80 $33.78 $70,260 2.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 20,790 0.68% $32.90 $35.03 $72,870 1.2 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 1,140 0.04% $23.29 $25.03 $52,050 3.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 41,660 1.36% $30.49 $32.15 $66,880 1.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 30,130 0.99% $27.72 $30.00 $62,400 0.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 60 (7) $22.73 $25.84 $53,750 5.9 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 1,800 0.06% $33.21 $33.95 $70,620 3.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 2,070 0.07% $27.70 $30.74 $63,950 4.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 10,240 0.34% $31.01 $33.37 $69,420 1.5 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 200 0.01% $26.75 $35.24 $73,290 10.7 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (8) (8) $25.76 $27.49 $57,180 7.1 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 180 0.01% $30.84 $33.69 $70,070 3.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers (8) (8) $29.10 $34.88 $72,550 5.4 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 300 0.01% $17.09 $18.41 $38,290 3.1 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 2,920 0.10% $27.35 $30.84 $64,150 2.7 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 411,560 13.47% $33.55 $34.57 $71,910 1.6 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 4,870 0.16% $53.46 $54.79 $113,960 3.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 44,640 1.46% $33.60 $34.98 $72,760 3.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 73,120 2.39% $39.51 $40.09 $83,390 1.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 65,460 2.14% $40.67 $41.41 $86,120 1.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 63,650 2.08% $20.52 $22.32 $46,430 1.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 45,870 1.50% $34.76 $35.63 $74,100 0.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 13,380 0.44% $30.80 $32.47 $67,540 0.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 40,300 1.32% $31.73 $32.78 $68,190 0.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 41,620 1.36% $32.32 $33.07 $68,780 0.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 11,570 0.38% $26.85 $29.33 $61,010 2.8 %
15-2011 Actuaries 120 (7) $41.87 $43.50 $90,490 5.6 %
15-2021 Mathematicians (8) (8) $28.34 $33.38 $69,430 13.1 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 6,200 0.20% $32.01 $32.78 $68,190 1.5 %
15-2041 Statisticians 490 0.02% $29.56 $31.72 $65,970 7.4 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 66,530 2.18% $31.59 $33.10 $68,850 0.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 80 (7) $42.91 $43.53 $90,540 3.3 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists (8) (8) $21.49 $24.60 $51,170 6.1 %
17-1022 Surveyors 110 (7) $22.11 $22.54 $46,870 3.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 1,080 0.04% $33.57 $33.66 $70,010 2.0 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers (8) (8) $41.43 $42.92 $89,270 2.3 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 6,170 0.20% $34.60 $36.64 $76,220 1.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 24,520 0.80% $35.19 $36.33 $75,570 0.6 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 80 (7) $36.87 $35.11 $73,020 3.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 2,930 0.10% $33.25 $33.93 $70,580 1.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 290 0.01% $40.68 $40.41 $84,050 4.3 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers (8) (8) $44.93 $45.49 $94,620 5.2 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 1,830 0.06% $35.68 $36.82 $76,580 1.7 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 1,390 0.05% $22.27 $23.29 $48,440 1.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 130 (7) $20.20 $20.64 $42,930 3.5 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 500 0.02% $23.18 $23.14 $48,140 2.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 160 0.01% $25.80 $27.79 $57,800 3.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 16,970 0.56% $25.78 $25.84 $53,750 1.2 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 70 (7) $21.96 $23.60 $49,080 5.3 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 3,730 0.12% $35.46 $34.69 $72,160 2.0 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 970 0.03% $30.48 $28.70 $59,690 1.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 430 0.01% $12.85 $14.43 $30,000 4.3 %
 
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 29,820 0.98% $32.75 $34.90 $72,580 3.4 %
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 560 0.02% $31.74 $35.38 $73,600 3.0 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (8) (8) $39.02 $39.16 $81,460 3.2 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other (8) (8) $45.67 $48.71 $101,330 12.3 %
19-3011 Economists 40 (7) $33.09 $35.35 $73,530 7.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 25,370 0.83% $33.21 $35.22 $73,270 3.8 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 490 0.02% $18.08 $21.95 $45,650 8.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-3093 Historians (8) (8) $13.81 $14.39 $29,940 5.5 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 1,180 0.04% $33.39 $34.18 $71,100 1.6 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 580 0.02% $16.06 $17.01 $35,390 4.1 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 140 (7) $20.77 $21.31 $44,320 7.1 %
 
Community and Social Services Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 190 0.01% $17.64 $18.46 $38,390 4.5 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 60 (7) $17.69 $20.03 $41,660 8.0 %
21-2099 Religious Workers, All Other (8) (8) $18.11 $17.74 $36,890 7.8 %
 
Legal Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 6,320 0.21% $46.24 $51.52 $107,170 2.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 3,840 0.13% $66.84 $67.92 $141,270 2.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 1,380 0.05% $28.20 $29.48 $61,320 2.2 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 40 (7) $14.65 $18.92 $39,360 8.1 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 40 (7) $20.40 $20.49 $42,620 9.4 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 160 0.01% $13.50 $19.39 $40,330 20.0 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 830 0.03% $21.01 $22.63 $47,070 2.9 %
 
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 14,510 0.47% $17.19 $18.69 $38,880 2.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 150 (7) $20.94 $22.32 $46,420 6.1 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 340 0.01% (4) (4) $60,110 9.4 %
25-4011 Archivists 510 0.02% $20.48 $21.44 $44,600 3.1 %
25-4012 Curators 130 (7) $27.47 $30.09 $62,590 12.7 %
25-4013 Museum Technicians and Conservators 90 (7) $20.24 $20.33 $42,280 5.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 6,550 0.21% $21.48 $22.08 $45,920 1.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 5,690 0.19% $11.49 $12.17 $25,320 2.6 %
25-9011 Audio-Visual Collections Specialists (8) (8) $18.67 $16.13 $33,550 22.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 690 0.02% $29.34 $29.08 $60,490 2.9 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 180 0.01% $20.69 $20.62 $42,890 3.6 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 488,130 15.97% $18.82 $23.39 $48,640 1.4 %
27-1011 Art Directors 8,520 0.28% $29.72 $34.70 $72,170 2.4 %
27-1012 Craft Artists 120 (7) $19.54 $18.81 $39,120 16.2 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 1,860 0.06% $25.22 $28.32 $58,900 4.4 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 12,140 0.40% $25.83 $28.92 $60,160 3.1 %
27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other 430 0.01% $22.08 $29.31 $60,960 13.4 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 490 0.02% $26.42 $30.84 $64,150 6.9 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers 70 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-1024 Graphic Designers 36,630 1.20% $17.52 $19.68 $40,940 1.0 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 50 (7) $12.39 $13.82 $28,740 8.5 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers 940 0.03% $29.90 $29.43 $61,210 5.4 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 1,210 0.04% $30.42 $32.30 $67,190 6.3 %
27-2011 Actors 22,010 0.72% $10.74 $21.89 (4) 7.4 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 44,020 1.44% $27.73 $35.76 $74,390 4.7 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 710 0.02% $22.62 $28.07 $58,390 10.3 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 780 0.03% (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other 44,990 1.47% $15.58 $17.04 (4) 7.0 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 37,850 1.24% $11.56 $16.89 $35,140 1.8 %
27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers 720 0.02% $10.26 $11.98 $24,920 4.1 %
27-3021 Broadcast News Analysts 6,500 0.21% $22.62 $32.32 $67,230 2.3 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 51,590 1.69% $16.03 $19.98 $41,570 1.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 12,580 0.41% $23.46 $26.61 $55,350 1.6 %
27-3041 Editors 72,810 2.38% $22.19 $25.48 $53,000 1.1 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 7,760 0.25% $28.37 $29.88 $62,150 3.0 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 14,750 0.48% $21.67 $26.60 $55,330 2.9 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 1,040 0.03% $17.51 $18.50 $38,490 2.9 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 6,340 0.21% $20.16 $22.65 $47,100 2.6 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 13,460 0.44% $16.43 $18.72 $38,930 2.8 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 27,600 0.90% $14.03 $16.59 $34,510 1.6 %
27-4013 Radio Operators 240 0.01% $19.63 $19.64 $40,850 6.1 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 10,400 0.34% $21.92 $25.34 $52,710 2.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 11,720 0.38% $16.28 $18.68 $38,860 1.8 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 18,200 0.60% $18.79 $21.79 $45,330 5.1 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 14,940 0.49% $23.56 $28.97 $60,260 3.3 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 4,640 0.15% $22.02 $23.96 $49,830 3.3 %
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 1,370 0.04% $28.24 $28.95 $60,230 3.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 60 (7) $45.77 $45.44 $94,520 3.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 160 0.01% $28.88 $29.67 $61,700 3.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (8) (8) $19.93 $19.82 $41,210 4.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 180 0.01% $11.69 $14.18 $29,490 10.8 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 320 0.01% $33.18 $33.00 $68,630 2.2 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 50 (7) $21.40 $23.43 $48,730 6.3 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 350 0.01% $33.65 $32.19 $66,950 4.3 %
 
Healthcare Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations (8) (8) $15.85 $16.50 $34,310 6.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists (8) (8) $15.50 $14.82 $30,830 8.2 %
 
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 5,370 0.18% $13.01 $15.32 $31,870 2.3 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 260 0.01% $23.15 $25.19 $52,400 3.0 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 420 0.01% $25.09 $28.75 $59,800 6.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 4,250 0.14% $12.12 $13.51 $28,090 2.3 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 110 (7) $8.33 $10.45 $21,730 7.7 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 290 0.01% $14.61 $15.23 $31,670 4.2 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 46,110 1.51% $7.12 $7.85 $16,330 0.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 60 (7) $20.68 $26.05 $54,180 13.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 2,800 0.09% $11.69 $12.90 $26,840 1.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 50 (7) $18.42 $17.39 $36,160 7.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 40 (7) $10.90 $12.50 $25,990 4.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 280 0.01% $9.73 $9.98 $20,750 6.2 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 90 (7) $10.71 $12.59 $26,190 8.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 880 0.03% $7.64 $8.25 $17,170 3.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 150 (7) $8.26 $8.35 $17,360 3.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 6,880 0.23% $7.25 $7.92 $16,470 1.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 33,740 1.10% $6.96 $7.32 $15,230 0.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 580 0.02% $7.08 $7.78 $16,180 5.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) (8) $7.13 $7.78 $16,170 3.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 130 (7) $8.17 $8.35 $17,360 2.9 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 180 0.01% $8.03 $8.95 $18,620 4.7 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 11,840 0.39% $9.95 $10.96 $22,800 1.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 410 0.01% $18.85 $19.39 $40,330 1.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 (7) $18.77 $19.45 $40,450 4.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 10,690 0.35% $9.70 $10.53 $21,900 0.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 350 0.01% $9.62 $10.39 $21,600 4.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 290 0.01% $12.74 $13.60 $28,290 4.3 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 40 (7) $9.82 $13.33 $27,740 7.1 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 55,390 1.81% $7.43 $8.71 $18,110 1.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 5,180 0.17% $13.06 $14.89 $30,970 1.6 %
39-3021 Motion Picture Projectionists 10,080 0.33% $8.33 $9.61 $19,980 1.5 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 37,810 1.24% $7.03 $7.31 $15,200 0.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 770 0.03% $6.53 $7.16 $14,890 5.3 %
39-3092 Costume Attendants (8) (8) $26.42 $23.97 $49,850 7.6 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 230 0.01% $8.18 $8.15 $16,950 5.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) (8) $37.45 $31.57 $65,660 12.5 %
39-5091 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance 170 0.01% $25.86 $25.25 $52,520 7.8 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 110 (7) $10.31 $10.42 $21,660 3.7 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 180 0.01% $8.14 $9.40 $19,550 6.3 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 397,700 13.01% $19.20 $23.44 $48,750 0.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 11,960 0.39% $18.51 $21.70 $45,140 1.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 22,830 0.75% $34.72 $38.22 $79,490 0.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 23,790 0.78% $7.46 $8.29 $17,250 1.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 640 0.02% $10.54 $11.46 $23,830 4.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 38,480 1.26% $11.12 $13.30 $27,660 1.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 93,900 3.07% $18.94 $23.27 $48,410 0.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 50 (7) $25.18 $26.32 $54,760 7.7 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (8) (8) $31.97 $39.16 $81,460 7.8 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 130 (7) $16.82 $16.99 $35,330 15.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 93,770 3.07% $23.90 $26.87 $55,900 1.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 23,240 0.76% $30.91 $35.24 $73,310 1.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 30,020 0.98% $23.51 $27.38 $56,950 1.1 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 340 0.01% $11.82 $16.35 $34,010 6.1 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 70 (7) $23.33 $25.34 $52,710 5.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 290 0.01% $27.74 $29.53 $61,420 5.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 7,170 0.23% $40.83 $42.27 $87,920 1.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 39,450 1.29% $13.10 $15.08 $31,360 1.8 %
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 3,550 0.12% $9.22 $12.88 $26,780 6.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 7,770 0.25% $17.41 $19.78 $41,140 2.3 %
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 710,420 23.25% $15.11 $16.41 $34,130 0.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 47,150 1.54% $24.92 $25.93 $53,940 0.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 5,220 0.17% $11.73 $12.06 $25,080 2.2 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 18,730 0.61% $18.71 $16.97 $35,290 1.2 %
43-2099 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other (8) (8) $8.36 $11.73 $24,400 19.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 14,950 0.49% $15.85 $16.74 $34,830 1.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 10,820 0.35% $14.08 $14.89 $30,980 0.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 41,330 1.35% $15.64 $16.26 $33,820 0.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 3,030 0.10% $17.68 $17.95 $37,340 1.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 1,110 0.04% $16.41 $16.41 $34,140 1.7 %
43-3071 Tellers (8) (8) $10.93 $10.94 $22,760 2.5 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 820 0.03% $17.78 $18.01 $37,460 3.0 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 2,180 0.07% $18.22 $17.68 $36,760 1.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 207,220 6.78% $15.08 $16.46 $34,230 0.8 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 200 0.01% $16.69 $16.75 $34,850 4.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 6,960 0.23% $14.72 $15.35 $31,920 3.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 970 0.03% $13.43 $14.49 $30,150 6.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 7,810 0.26% $9.39 $10.20 $21,210 1.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (8) (8) $16.57 $17.02 $35,390 1.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 23,520 0.77% $15.65 $16.87 $35,080 1.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 3,880 0.13% $17.55 $18.13 $37,700 0.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 16,360 0.54% $11.60 $12.24 $25,450 1.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 2,180 0.07% $16.11 $17.22 $35,810 3.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 3,190 0.10% $10.41 $11.29 $23,490 1.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (8) (8) $16.93 $17.02 $35,410 2.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 7,870 0.26% $15.63 $16.38 $34,060 0.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 21,460 0.70% $20.77 $20.70 $43,050 0.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 12,420 0.41% $12.84 $13.96 $29,040 1.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 8,040 0.26% $12.78 $13.68 $28,450 1.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 980 0.03% $15.83 $16.43 $34,180 5.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 44,250 1.45% $19.35 $20.08 $41,770 0.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 500 0.02% $23.02 $23.22 $48,300 3.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 22,070 0.72% $14.05 $14.65 $30,470 0.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 14,580 0.48% $16.25 $16.78 $34,910 1.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 27,050 0.89% $11.22 $11.88 $24,720 1.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 2,890 0.09% $12.30 $13.26 $27,590 2.4 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 12,170 0.40% $15.33 $16.33 $33,980 1.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 300 0.01% $10.94 $12.18 $25,340 8.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 18,020 0.59% $11.26 $12.42 $25,830 2.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 70,910 2.32% $12.61 $13.55 $28,180 0.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 9,980 0.33% $11.14 $12.21 $25,400 2.0 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 5,120 0.17% $12.79 $13.76 $28,610 1.4 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 1,050 0.03% $17.18 $17.81 $37,050 4.4 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 9,460 0.31% $13.30 $14.62 $30,410 1.9 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4,110 0.13% $21.63 $23.40 $48,670 3.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers (8) (8) $31.89 $30.84 $64,150 7.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters (8) (8) $30.43 $28.25 $58,760 4.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 290 0.01% $15.34 $16.46 $34,230 7.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 940 0.03% $15.68 $16.15 $33,580 1.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 830 0.03% $25.17 $25.84 $53,750 2.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance (8) (8) $27.99 $27.23 $56,630 8.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 (7) $25.49 $26.69 $55,510 5.6 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 40 (7) $10.90 $10.44 $21,720 11.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 (7) $21.96 $22.23 $46,230 4.5 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 370 0.01% $18.43 $21.36 $44,430 7.5 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 302,550 9.90% $25.32 $24.41 $50,780 0.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 22,270 0.73% $31.93 $31.98 $66,510 0.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 4,250 0.14% $19.21 $20.15 $41,900 3.6 %
49-2021 Radio Mechanics 1,090 0.04% $19.00 $19.45 $40,450 2.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 135,360 4.43% $25.95 $25.32 $52,660 0.4 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 90 (7) $17.44 $17.88 $37,190 13.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 4,870 0.16% $22.28 $22.38 $46,550 1.5 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 350 0.01% $25.81 $25.72 $53,490 3.8 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles (8) (8) $16.25 $16.80 $34,940 11.3 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 4,770 0.16% $14.70 $15.25 $31,720 2.0 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 30 (7) $16.04 $16.33 $33,960 5.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 790 0.03% $25.52 $24.35 $50,640 1.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 260 0.01% $21.78 $21.79 $45,330 2.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 660 0.02% $24.41 $22.58 $46,970 4.4 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 60 (7) $15.38 $17.09 $35,550 14.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 580 0.02% $22.82 $23.29 $48,450 2.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 10,640 0.35% $18.36 $19.52 $40,610 0.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 240 0.01% $17.33 $18.80 $39,100 3.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 6,120 0.20% $24.30 $22.90 $47,630 1.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 104,270 3.41% $24.65 $23.43 $48,730 0.7 %
49-9061 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 440 0.01% $17.94 $18.93 $39,380 9.3 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other (8) (8) $21.07 $21.42 $44,540 6.1 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 470 0.02% $21.72 $19.73 $41,030 2.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 2,500 0.08% $12.41 $13.11 $27,260 2.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 1,570 0.05% $16.08 $17.29 $35,950 3.6 %
 
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 86,930 2.84% $14.73 $16.40 $34,120 1.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 7,370 0.24% $24.37 $26.00 $54,080 1.4 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 410 0.01% $13.49 $15.46 $32,160 5.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,940 0.10% $11.05 $11.44 $23,800 2.2 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) (8) $10.88 $18.77 $39,040 7.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 840 0.03% $23.35 $22.68 $47,170 6.2 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 30 (7) $12.26 $14.41 $29,960 13.7 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 5,790 0.19% $12.47 $13.06 $27,170 1.7 %
51-5012 Bookbinders 550 0.02% $12.28 $13.12 $27,300 4.5 %
51-5021 Job Printers 7,060 0.23% $16.12 $16.94 $35,230 2.2 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 16,870 0.55% $15.10 $16.19 $33,670 1.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 21,370 0.70% $17.06 $17.76 $36,940 1.3 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 60 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 280 0.01% $29.94 $28.08 $58,410 3.5 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other (8) (8) $25.89 $26.23 $54,560 6.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 (7) $15.67 $16.85 $35,050 9.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 0.01% $13.29 $14.03 $29,180 5.9 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $15.27 $15.55 $32,350 5.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,770 0.06% $15.01 $16.83 $35,000 2.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 4,650 0.15% $11.20 $12.67 $26,360 2.3 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 3,420 0.11% $12.36 $14.76 $30,690 5.0 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 1,440 0.05% $12.59 $17.43 $36,260 13.8 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,550 0.08% $13.13 $13.64 $28,370 3.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 5,670 0.19% $9.30 $10.01 $20,820 1.5 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 2,240 0.07% $11.46 $12.50 $26,010 3.9 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 77,760 2.54% $10.68 $12.76 $26,540 1.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 3,500 0.11% $19.16 $20.60 $42,840 1.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 2,590 0.08% $21.39 $22.79 $47,410 1.9 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 150 (7) (4) (4) $75,950 5.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 8,730 0.29% $10.38 $12.60 $26,210 4.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,240 0.04% $20.20 $20.87 $43,420 3.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 13,000 0.43% $12.44 $13.93 $28,980 1.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) (8) $19.36 $19.84 $41,270 5.3 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 140 (7) $10.72 $12.97 $26,970 6.1 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 30 (7) $8.71 $9.17 $19,070 3.1 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 490 0.02% $10.68 $11.79 $24,530 19.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) (8) $14.53 $15.48 $32,210 4.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,870 0.06% $13.67 $14.79 $30,760 2.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 200 0.01% $9.32 $10.28 $21,380 2.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 22,800 0.75% $10.10 $11.70 $24,340 2.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 11,920 0.39% $9.56 $10.27 $21,360 1.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 10,250 0.34% $8.50 $9.43 $19,600 2.4 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 120 (7) $17.59 $16.58 $34,490 6.2 %

About May 2006 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(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) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) 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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) Wage data for this occupation were removed because of reporting errors. Data are being corrected and revised wage estimates will be posted as soon as possible.




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Last Modified Date: September 26, 2008