May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sector 72 - Accommodation and Food Services


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 72 - Accommodation and Food Services.

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 XLS files.

Sector 72 - Accommodation and Food Services consists of:

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Sector 72 - Accommodation and Food Services

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 11,282,380 100.00% $8.88 $10.56 $21,970 0.2 %
 
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 283,890 2.52% $24.29 $29.02 $60,360 0.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 4,880 0.04% $56.67 $64.93 $135,060 3.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 66,750 0.59% $29.08 $35.31 $73,440 1.1 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 1,870 0.02% $27.07 $31.04 $64,560 1.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,120 0.01% $45.37 $51.45 $107,010 2.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 8,100 0.07% $30.79 $35.46 $73,760 1.6 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 160 (7) $34.97 $38.70 $80,500 3.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 4,380 0.04% $27.87 $30.12 $62,640 1.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 320 (7) $45.16 $48.06 $99,960 2.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 4,550 0.04% $40.29 $43.77 $91,040 1.6 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 570 0.01% $32.90 $37.68 $78,380 3.7 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 240 (7) $35.86 $36.45 $75,820 2.9 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 1,020 0.01% $41.19 $44.63 $92,830 1.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 50 (7) $36.47 $44.13 $91,780 9.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 850 0.01% $33.57 $36.46 $75,830 2.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 120 (7) $36.20 $37.39 $77,760 3.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 80 (7) $45.65 $52.65 $109,500 10.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 (7) $41.70 $47.23 $98,240 8.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 154,640 1.37% $22.41 $24.35 $50,650 0.5 %
11-9071 Gaming Managers 1,120 0.01% $34.43 $37.83 $78,690 1.7 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 29,070 0.26% $21.95 $25.27 $52,570 0.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 30 (7) $33.85 $37.16 $77,290 4.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 870 0.01% $28.25 $32.20 $66,980 8.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 290 (7) $26.06 $30.40 $63,230 8.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 2,700 0.02% $36.04 $39.44 $82,030 2.5 %
 
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 37,320 0.33% $21.64 $23.42 $48,710 1.0 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 200 (7) $15.92 $21.59 $44,900 11.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 830 0.01% $19.59 $26.20 $54,490 19.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 3,120 0.03% $19.79 $21.29 $44,290 1.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 490 (7) $14.95 $17.84 $37,110 7.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 40 (7) $16.77 $17.62 $36,650 6.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 870 0.01% $21.04 $23.63 $49,150 5.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 1,230 0.01% $23.66 $24.50 $50,960 1.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 2,640 0.02% $19.55 $20.83 $43,330 3.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 1,740 0.02% $23.43 $24.44 $50,830 0.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 270 (7) $30.89 $34.38 $71,500 5.6 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 9,390 0.08% $19.63 $20.81 $43,290 0.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 4,110 0.04% $22.32 $25.88 $53,820 2.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 11,920 0.11% $23.72 $25.17 $52,360 1.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 (7) $27.84 $27.57 $57,350 3.5 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 90 (7) $24.82 $27.40 $57,000 2.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 190 (7) $25.24 $27.45 $57,100 3.3 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 100 (7) $24.93 $27.18 $56,540 2.9 %
 
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 2,570 0.02% $24.23 $26.61 $55,350 2.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 170 (7) $33.71 $35.27 $73,360 4.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 80 (7) $36.57 $34.39 $71,540 5.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 970 0.01% $19.18 $20.28 $42,190 2.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 340 (7) $28.82 $30.34 $63,120 5.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 100 (7) $32.34 $35.45 $73,740 4.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 550 (7) $28.36 $28.70 $59,690 1.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 230 (7) $26.19 $28.84 $59,990 6.0 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 100 (7) $26.74 $28.21 $58,680 2.4 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 30 (7) $24.30 $25.99 $54,060 4.9 %
 
Architecture and Engineering 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)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 320 (7) $30.41 $31.63 $65,790 2.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 50 (7) $37.38 $36.73 $76,400 4.3 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 50 (7) $35.99 $33.95 $70,620 9.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 50 (7) $27.82 $26.65 $55,440 3.5 %
 
Life, Physical, and Social 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)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,430 0.01% $20.38 $22.79 $47,400 4.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 1,340 0.01% $20.14 $22.56 $46,930 4.9 %
 
Community and Social Services 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)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 350 (7) $15.31 $16.26 $33,810 3.8 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 (7) $13.53 $14.79 $30,750 10.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 120 (7) $13.45 $13.57 $28,220 7.5 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 40 (7) $16.20 $17.54 $36,480 9.9 %
21-2011 Clergy 30 (7) $19.80 $21.60 $44,920 11.2 %
 
Legal 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)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 200 (7) $34.34 $40.82 $84,900 7.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 100 (7) $49.58 $54.30 $112,940 11.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 90 (7) $27.58 $27.93 $58,090 3.6 %
 
Education, Training, and Library 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)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 460 (7) $11.87 $14.37 $29,900 4.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 290 (7) $11.17 $13.32 $27,710 5.8 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 80 (7) (4) (4) $32,420 7.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (8) (8) (4) (4) $18,010 3.8 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 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)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 14,480 0.13% $16.08 $18.84 $39,190 2.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 250 (7) $12.95 $14.01 $29,130 2.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 210 (7) $19.26 $19.62 $40,800 2.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 50 (7) $16.40 $18.47 $38,420 6.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 120 (7) $10.39 $11.69 $24,310 9.2 %
27-2011 Actors 70 (7) $20.81 $16.87 (4) 4.9 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 240 (7) $20.82 $28.25 $58,750 13.9 %
27-2021 Athletes and Sports Competitors 70 (7) (4) (4) $50,890 12.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 1,030 0.01% (4) (4) $35,800 8.0 %
27-2031 Dancers 1,890 0.02% $8.37 $11.16 (4) 7.1 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 760 0.01% $11.23 $18.39 (4) 11.7 %
27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other 1,290 0.01% $22.32 $21.64 (4) 4.9 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 50 (7) $8.93 $11.82 $24,590 17.5 %
27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers 2,620 0.02% $10.83 $15.89 $33,060 8.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 1,830 0.02% $17.89 $19.74 $41,050 1.8 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 90 (7) $20.31 $20.19 $42,000 4.0 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 380 (7) $22.15 $22.20 $46,180 1.5 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 2,230 0.02% $21.53 $23.26 $48,390 3.0 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 590 0.01% $23.96 $23.25 $48,360 3.7 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 (7) $18.11 $18.63 $38,750 7.1 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 480 (7) $27.08 $27.31 $56,800 2.1 %
 
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 3,840 0.03% $23.19 $23.72 $49,330 4.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 3,320 0.03% $23.37 $23.85 $49,610 5.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 140 (7) $27.02 $28.94 $60,190 3.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 100 (7) $13.50 $13.89 $28,880 1.5 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians (8) (8) $16.01 $14.99 $31,170 6.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 50 (7) $21.57 $20.96 $43,610 6.5 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 60 (7) $25.43 $26.12 $54,340 3.1 %
 
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 7,920 0.07% $14.26 $16.98 $35,310 1.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 120 (7) $13.14 $13.22 $27,500 4.2 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 7,120 0.06% $14.39 $17.28 $35,940 1.9 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 630 0.01% $14.33 $14.86 $30,900 4.2 %
 
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 65,600 0.58% $11.73 $12.80 $26,620 0.6 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 2,000 0.02% $20.49 $21.35 $44,400 1.0 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 60 (7) $19.17 $18.80 $39,100 1.7 %
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 1,620 0.01% $16.41 $16.76 $34,850 0.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 55,280 0.49% $11.81 $12.69 $26,390 0.7 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 6,250 0.06% $9.34 $9.84 $20,470 1.1 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 330 (7) $13.19 $14.78 $30,750 3.6 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving 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)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 9,010,680 79.87% $8.75 $9.84 $20,460 0.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 76,450 0.68% $18.72 $20.57 $42,790 1.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 620,750 5.50% $13.83 $14.83 $30,840 0.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 514,660 4.56% $8.50 $8.73 $18,160 0.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 59,420 0.53% $11.13 $11.70 $24,330 0.8 %
35-2013 Cooks, Private Household 210 (7) $10.81 $10.75 $22,360 3.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 849,920 7.53% $10.60 $11.05 $22,980 0.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 134,370 1.19% $9.38 $9.91 $20,620 0.8 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 10,350 0.09% $11.06 $12.00 $24,960 2.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 457,570 4.06% $8.86 $9.31 $19,370 0.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 404,420 3.58% $8.85 $10.19 $21,190 0.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,229,440 19.76% $8.15 $8.46 $17,590 0.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 325,780 2.89% $8.68 $8.91 $18,530 0.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,128,120 18.86% $8.47 $9.76 $20,310 0.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 76,670 0.68% $9.04 $10.47 $21,770 1.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 333,180 2.95% $8.43 $9.00 $18,720 0.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 444,030 3.94% $8.50 $8.76 $18,210 0.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 320,640 2.84% $8.69 $9.20 $19,130 0.4 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 24,690 0.22% $9.16 $10.18 $21,180 1.3 %
 
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 576,290 5.11% $9.22 $10.34 $21,500 0.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 30,610 0.27% $14.61 $15.61 $32,470 0.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 2,330 0.02% $18.04 $19.09 $39,700 2.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 89,570 0.79% $9.86 $10.82 $22,500 0.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 432,610 3.83% $8.97 $9.75 $20,290 0.4 %
37-2019 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other 530 (7) $9.12 $10.09 $21,000 5.2 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 320 (7) $10.70 $13.92 $28,960 13.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 19,290 0.17% $10.71 $11.67 $24,270 0.8 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) (8) $10.27 $10.79 $22,440 8.7 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 510 (7) $9.65 $10.84 $22,540 3.6 %
 
Personal Care and 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)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 137,240 1.22% $9.41 $11.99 $24,930 0.5 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 11,880 0.11% $24.41 $24.47 $50,900 1.0 %
39-1012 Slot Key Persons 2,740 0.02% $13.02 $13.68 $28,440 1.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 3,760 0.03% $18.34 $19.89 $41,380 0.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 510 (7) $11.96 $12.96 $26,950 5.5 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 36,330 0.32% $7.63 $8.15 $16,960 1.2 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 1,590 0.01% $10.57 $10.65 $22,140 0.9 %
39-3019 Gaming Service Workers, All Other 3,340 0.03% $12.20 $12.46 $25,910 0.9 %
39-3021 Motion Picture Projectionists (8) (8) $9.19 $10.79 $22,450 10.6 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 2,310 0.02% $10.44 $11.85 $24,640 2.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 13,540 0.12% $8.89 $9.62 $20,000 0.9 %
39-3092 Costume Attendants 420 (7) $15.19 $14.93 $31,050 2.1 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 2,510 0.02% $10.74 $11.47 $23,850 1.5 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 1,040 0.01% $9.06 $10.44 $21,710 3.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 990 0.01% $11.11 $13.18 $27,410 2.2 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists 790 0.01% $9.87 $13.22 $27,500 2.9 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 1,110 0.01% $12.27 $16.31 $33,930 2.8 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 24,680 0.22% $9.25 $10.58 $22,010 0.8 %
39-6012 Concierges 9,880 0.09% $12.63 $13.57 $28,230 1.0 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 910 0.01% $11.29 $12.18 $25,320 4.2 %
39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters 970 0.01% $10.41 $11.22 $23,330 4.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 800 0.01% $10.01 $10.73 $22,330 2.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 210 (7) $9.64 $10.68 $22,220 6.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 2,230 0.02% $15.21 $17.70 $36,820 3.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 9,030 0.08% $9.74 $11.20 $23,300 1.3 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 980 0.01% $11.05 $11.71 $24,360 2.7 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 4,520 0.04% $10.42 $11.56 $24,040 1.8 %
 
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 348,070 3.09% $8.39 $9.84 $20,460 0.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 9,180 0.08% $16.66 $17.40 $36,180 2.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1,530 0.01% $26.14 $27.86 $57,950 2.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 294,620 2.61% $8.12 $8.48 $17,630 0.5 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 4,570 0.04% $12.40 $12.52 $26,050 0.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 2,670 0.02% $9.09 $10.69 $22,230 4.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 13,250 0.12% $9.40 $10.86 $22,580 2.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 340 (7) $19.04 $18.19 $37,840 4.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 80 (7) $15.02 $17.89 $37,210 26.5 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 270 (7) $13.79 $14.49 $30,130 5.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 16,220 0.14% $21.13 $23.24 $48,330 1.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 50 (7) $18.87 $23.28 $48,410 15.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,920 0.02% $20.58 $22.91 $47,650 4.8 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (8) (8) $9.08 $9.91 $20,620 7.4 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 40 (7) $33.06 $36.55 $76,030 20.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 320 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9041 Telemarketers 810 0.01% $10.27 $11.02 $22,910 4.1 %
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 40 (7) $9.22 $9.30 $19,330 3.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 2,100 0.02% $16.35 $18.58 $38,650 4.2 %
 
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 413,330 3.66% $11.02 $12.25 $25,480 0.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 28,310 0.25% $17.55 $18.60 $38,690 0.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 7,670 0.07% $12.01 $12.91 $26,850 0.8 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 200 (7) $12.26 $13.94 $29,000 6.4 %
43-2099 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other 30 (7) $15.80 $14.86 $30,920 12.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 610 0.01% $16.46 $16.29 $33,880 2.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 2,330 0.02% $14.46 $14.85 $30,900 1.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 45,480 0.40% $13.94 $14.43 $30,010 0.7 %
43-3041 Gaming Cage Workers 4,290 0.04% $13.01 $13.35 $27,760 1.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 4,480 0.04% $15.83 $15.86 $33,000 1.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 880 0.01% $14.86 $15.50 $32,240 2.3 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 230 (7) $14.32 $14.58 $30,340 1.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 11,640 0.10% $12.10 $13.10 $27,240 1.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 170 (7) $11.91 $11.80 $24,540 2.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 214,100 1.90% $9.49 $10.12 $21,040 0.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (8) (8) $13.42 $14.28 $29,710 8.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 90 (7) $14.46 $15.17 $31,560 4.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 1,310 0.01% $8.96 $10.54 $21,930 5.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 3,090 0.03% $15.52 $16.15 $33,590 0.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 8,550 0.08% $11.14 $11.56 $24,040 0.9 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 9,390 0.08% $12.96 $13.61 $28,300 1.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 290 (7) $12.91 $13.37 $27,810 3.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 300 (7) $11.80 $12.09 $25,140 2.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 1,240 0.01% $13.49 $13.86 $28,820 2.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 350 (7) $15.11 $15.73 $32,710 2.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 3,820 0.03% $12.98 $14.06 $29,250 1.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 9,100 0.08% $11.12 $12.24 $25,450 4.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 110 (7) $13.45 $13.84 $28,790 4.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 11,000 0.10% $17.46 $18.23 $37,930 0.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 12,110 0.11% $14.25 $14.58 $30,330 1.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 350 (7) $14.78 $16.40 $34,110 2.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 360 (7) $12.34 $12.57 $26,140 2.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 160 (7) $12.26 $12.54 $26,090 2.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 28,950 0.26% $11.56 $12.31 $25,610 1.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 2,120 0.02% $14.71 $14.65 $30,470 1.0 %
 
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 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)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 550 (7) $12.15 $13.01 $27,060 2.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 70 (7) $10.16 $12.17 $25,310 4.2 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 380 (7) $11.76 $12.14 $25,250 3.8 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 70 (7) $13.28 $14.76 $30,710 2.8 %
 
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 4,350 0.04% $21.38 $21.43 $44,580 1.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 210 (7) $29.73 $30.31 $63,050 2.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,200 0.01% $24.89 $24.09 $50,100 1.9 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 40 (7) $27.05 $25.25 $52,520 4.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 500 (7) $12.42 $13.20 $27,460 5.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 650 0.01% $23.18 $23.22 $48,290 2.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 1,210 0.01% $20.25 $20.19 $41,990 1.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 270 (7) $21.93 $21.95 $45,660 2.9 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 120 (7) $15.10 $19.11 $39,750 6.8 %
 
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 95,710 0.85% $13.79 $15.44 $32,110 0.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 7,210 0.06% $23.99 $25.26 $52,530 0.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 90 (7) $21.66 $21.01 $43,700 3.9 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 50 (7) $12.48 $14.61 $30,390 6.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 160 (7) $17.11 $18.33 $38,120 2.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (8) (8) $19.97 $21.67 $45,070 4.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 170 (7) $16.73 $18.94 $39,390 7.4 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 140 (7) $11.89 $13.40 $27,880 4.1 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 40 (7) $15.44 $16.30 $33,910 2.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 650 0.01% $20.03 $20.15 $41,920 1.8 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 40 (7) $18.16 $18.63 $38,740 4.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 160 (7) $13.29 $16.20 $33,690 5.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 81,640 0.72% $13.08 $14.37 $29,900 0.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 270 (7) $16.15 $16.89 $35,130 3.7 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 3,020 0.03% $16.31 $17.35 $36,090 1.7 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 170 (7) $24.09 $22.16 $46,090 1.8 %
49-9096 Riggers 70 (7) $29.51 $29.54 $61,450 3.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 670 0.01% $11.54 $12.45 $25,900 2.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 860 0.01% $18.58 $19.05 $39,610 2.2 %
 
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 74,860 0.66% $9.93 $11.12 $23,130 0.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 2,970 0.03% $12.73 $16.86 $35,060 13.8 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 100 (7) $9.18 $10.54 $21,930 5.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 29,220 0.26% $10.69 $11.48 $23,880 1.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 1,350 0.01% $11.31 $12.46 $25,930 2.3 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 330 (7) $11.82 $11.19 $23,270 4.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 3,370 0.03% $8.87 $9.77 $20,330 5.5 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 2,380 0.02% $9.79 $10.11 $21,030 2.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 31,200 0.28% $9.16 $9.81 $20,400 0.6 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 270 (7) $9.21 $10.11 $21,020 3.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 150 (7) $11.55 $12.40 $25,800 2.0 %
51-6051 Sewers, Hand 60 (7) $12.41 $12.72 $26,460 2.1 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 290 (7) $14.99 $15.18 $31,560 1.4 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 80 (7) $21.68 $21.16 $44,010 2.9 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 770 0.01% $21.44 $22.95 $47,730 2.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 30 (7) $19.46 $18.82 $39,150 4.0 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 690 0.01% $14.29 $15.21 $31,630 3.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 130 (7) $11.26 $13.55 $28,180 5.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 160 (7) $11.09 $13.31 $27,670 14.5 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 430 (7) $11.16 $12.73 $26,470 7.5 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 50 (7) $12.04 $13.49 $28,060 4.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 80 (7) $8.70 $9.21 $19,150 7.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 330 (7) $10.28 $13.43 $27,940 6.9 %
 
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 202,920 1.80% $8.31 $9.56 $19,890 0.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 590 0.01% $18.60 $19.53 $40,620 2.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 1,410 0.01% $16.44 $18.33 $38,120 4.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 140,500 1.25% $8.05 $8.99 $18,690 1.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 370 (7) $17.27 $17.48 $36,350 16.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 27,580 0.24% $8.61 $10.15 $21,120 2.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 8,700 0.08% $9.48 $10.06 $20,920 1.1 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 240 (7) $12.42 $13.73 $28,560 8.4 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 40 (7) $14.33 $15.52 $32,290 4.8 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 10,420 0.09% $8.98 $9.67 $20,120 0.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 110 (7) $9.19 $9.68 $20,130 2.8 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 230 (7) $13.59 $14.01 $29,150 4.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 310 (7) $12.31 $14.32 $29,770 10.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (8) (8) $7.71 $8.36 $17,390 6.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 10,160 0.09% $10.93 $12.48 $25,960 2.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,300 0.01% $9.64 $10.70 $22,260 3.9 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 220 (7) $11.63 $12.87 $26,780 9.3 %

About May 2009 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.

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

(8) Estimate not released.




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Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010