May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 424000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods


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 NAICS 424000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods.

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.

NAICS Industry 424000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods is part of: Sector 42 - Wholesale Trade.

NAICS 424000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods consists of:

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NAICS 424000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods

All Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 2,007,630 100.00% $16.57 $21.76 $45,260 0.4 %
 
Management 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)
11-0000 Management Occupations 110,730 5.52% $47.58 $56.35 $117,220 0.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 6,420 0.32% (5) $89.29 $185,730 1.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 43,580 2.17% $47.88 $58.08 $120,810 1.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 2,430 0.12% $37.65 $44.94 $93,470 2.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 3,130 0.16% $58.78 $62.76 $130,550 3.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 20,750 1.03% $49.64 $56.95 $118,460 1.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 300 0.01% $46.94 $54.57 $113,500 5.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 3,790 0.19% $36.36 $39.82 $82,830 1.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 2,890 0.14% $47.87 $50.85 $105,780 1.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 7,040 0.35% $50.20 $56.68 $117,890 1.7 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 330 0.02% $46.54 $51.78 $107,700 4.9 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 200 0.01% $45.88 $47.22 $98,220 3.3 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 800 0.04% $49.27 $52.94 $110,110 3.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 1,560 0.08% $39.95 $45.28 $94,180 3.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 3,000 0.15% $40.95 $47.07 $97,910 1.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 8,460 0.42% $35.65 $39.22 $81,590 1.1 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 150 0.01% $31.87 $31.38 $65,270 5.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 310 0.02% $59.08 $63.32 $131,710 4.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers (8) (8) $36.07 $42.15 $87,660 6.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 330 0.02% $49.95 $54.18 $112,700 4.4 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 820 0.04% $57.96 $62.63 $130,260 3.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 4,320 0.22% $47.88 $51.69 $107,510 4.9 %
 
Business and Financial Operations 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)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,020 3.24% $27.37 $30.59 $63,630 0.9 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 4,980 0.25% $25.87 $30.16 $62,730 2.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 17,650 0.88% $24.10 $27.26 $56,700 1.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 2,710 0.13% $24.33 $25.83 $53,720 1.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) (8) $29.59 $29.37 $61,090 4.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 880 0.04% $27.88 $30.09 $62,590 2.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 250 0.01% $26.55 $28.63 $59,560 5.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 420 0.02% $24.77 $26.60 $55,320 2.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 800 0.04% $27.15 $28.94 $60,190 1.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 1,390 0.07% $27.16 $29.11 $60,550 2.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 1,620 0.08% $27.48 $28.82 $59,950 1.3 %
13-1081 Logisticians 2,250 0.11% $28.65 $33.17 $68,990 5.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 2,190 0.11% $34.88 $39.65 $82,460 3.1 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 120 0.01% $21.76 $23.18 $48,220 8.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 8,830 0.44% $28.41 $32.75 $68,120 2.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 17,100 0.85% $29.98 $32.83 $68,290 1.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 210 0.01% $32.57 $35.02 $72,850 5.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 2,280 0.11% $24.05 $27.41 $57,020 1.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 950 0.05% $35.72 $37.03 $77,020 2.1 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 280 0.01% $28.97 $30.20 $62,820 3.2 %
 
Computer and Mathematical 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)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 18,850 0.94% $30.04 $31.86 $66,260 1.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 4,810 0.24% $33.66 $34.58 $71,920 1.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,180 0.06% $39.11 $39.46 $82,070 2.0 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 280 0.01% $43.97 $44.41 $92,360 2.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 5,220 0.26% $21.39 $22.41 $46,610 0.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,960 0.10% $37.47 $38.98 $81,090 2.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 600 0.03% $32.69 $33.74 $70,190 2.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 2,790 0.14% $31.91 $33.48 $69,650 2.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 1,050 0.05% $31.77 $32.85 $68,340 2.0 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 880 0.04% $32.49 $34.32 $71,380 3.9 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 60 (7) $32.60 $37.03 $77,010 8.1 %
 
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 3,840 0.19% $35.95 $37.61 $78,220 2.1 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 30 (7) $36.53 $38.12 $79,280 8.1 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 780 0.04% $41.48 $42.92 $89,280 4.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 (7) $41.61 $40.39 $84,000 1.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 40 (7) $38.46 $38.59 $80,260 2.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 90 (7) $39.76 $41.18 $85,640 7.4 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 120 0.01% $36.21 $36.27 $75,440 3.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 790 0.04% $36.32 $37.49 $77,970 3.1 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 140 0.01% $38.54 $36.78 $76,510 6.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 140 0.01% $36.08 $37.67 $78,340 5.4 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 240 0.01% $51.09 $55.66 $115,770 8.9 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 430 0.02% $39.70 $41.08 $85,440 3.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 (7) $26.31 $26.24 $54,570 6.4 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 90 (7) $20.16 $20.67 $42,990 3.8 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 50 (7) $23.35 $25.68 $53,400 10.4 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 110 0.01% $22.98 $30.43 $63,290 19.1 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 220 0.01% $21.82 $23.00 $47,830 3.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 40 (7) $22.59 $23.03 $47,890 4.0 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 290 0.01% $31.08 $30.99 $64,470 3.9 %
 
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 14,650 0.73% $30.77 $34.21 $71,160 1.7 %
19-1011 Animal Scientists 50 (7) $21.93 $24.78 $51,540 19.0 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 240 0.01% $35.80 $38.19 $79,440 7.5 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 1,520 0.08% $27.40 $30.97 $64,420 2.8 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 260 0.01% $42.83 $43.39 $90,240 2.8 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 120 0.01% $31.91 $33.04 $68,730 4.7 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 3,020 0.15% $39.99 $43.18 $89,820 4.2 %
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other 240 0.01% $45.03 $44.66 $92,890 4.2 %
19-2031 Chemists 1,670 0.08% $33.87 $35.69 $74,230 2.2 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 110 0.01% $44.45 $44.27 $92,080 3.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 170 0.01% $37.97 $36.39 $75,690 7.8 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 80 (7) $69.50 $67.18 $139,740 6.3 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 110 0.01% $46.13 $47.69 $99,200 11.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 4,630 0.23% $30.91 $33.73 $70,170 2.6 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 660 0.03% $14.67 $16.29 $33,880 4.7 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 170 0.01% $18.89 $21.96 $45,680 11.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 1,320 0.07% $19.18 $20.24 $42,100 2.8 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 50 (7) $36.44 $38.21 $79,470 3.9 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 120 0.01% $21.17 $21.93 $45,620 5.6 %
 
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 (8) (8) $24.65 $23.68 $49,260 7.0 %
 
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 840 0.04% $51.97 $60.60 $126,050 4.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 590 0.03% $69.38 $74.05 $154,020 5.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 180 0.01% $29.17 $28.78 $59,870 3.5 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 60 (7) $21.92 $24.11 $50,140 7.6 %
 
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 250 0.01% $20.30 $23.28 $48,430 9.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 30 (7) (4) (4) $54,180 13.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 (7) $19.09 $21.63 $45,000 8.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 (7) $28.57 $29.50 $61,350 6.6 %
 
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 29,230 1.46% $17.53 $22.82 $47,460 2.2 %
27-1011 Art Directors 360 0.02% $48.95 $57.05 $118,670 6.5 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 60 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 90 (7) $25.47 $26.65 $55,420 5.6 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 600 0.03% $26.15 $29.58 $61,520 4.8 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers 7,030 0.35% $30.16 $35.05 $72,910 2.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 1,010 0.05% $10.75 $11.98 $24,920 4.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 3,820 0.19% $19.69 $21.67 $45,080 1.7 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 80 (7) $21.13 $20.61 $42,880 10.4 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 12,310 0.61% $12.71 $13.87 $28,860 1.1 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 410 0.02% $19.82 $22.16 $46,080 6.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 2,600 0.13% $26.02 $31.07 $64,620 6.3 %
27-3041 Editors 270 0.01% $22.51 $24.79 $51,570 3.3 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 120 0.01% $28.69 $30.01 $62,420 4.2 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 230 0.01% $24.23 $25.42 $52,870 3.3 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 40 (7) $26.48 $28.02 $58,280 5.5 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 40 (7) $15.80 $19.97 $41,540 16.3 %
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical 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)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 9,020 0.45% $21.52 $29.51 $61,390 1.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 (7) $22.72 $24.77 $51,520 11.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 3,090 0.15% $50.87 $50.65 $105,340 1.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 760 0.04% $31.98 $32.48 $67,560 2.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (8) (8) $16.77 $17.11 $35,590 5.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 3,940 0.20% $14.01 $14.33 $29,810 1.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 300 0.01% $17.10 $18.09 $37,640 4.1 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 280 0.01% $29.16 $30.03 $62,460 2.6 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 80 (7) $20.66 $22.10 $45,980 3.4 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other (8) (8) $21.40 $26.06 $54,210 13.1 %
 
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 550 0.03% $12.05 $13.74 $28,580 6.3 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 180 0.01% $11.26 $11.59 $24,110 6.9 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other (8) (8) $16.11 $17.11 $35,580 4.2 %
 
Protective 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)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,200 0.06% $13.10 $14.71 $30,590 3.1 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 (7) $23.04 $25.57 $53,190 4.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,040 0.05% $12.16 $13.22 $27,500 1.9 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 (7) $16.99 $19.99 $41,580 12.5 %
 
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 4,260 0.21% $8.83 $10.31 $21,450 3.8 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 70 (7) $27.40 $27.02 $56,190 7.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 190 0.01% $16.36 $17.69 $36,800 7.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) (8) $7.72 $7.91 $16,460 5.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 90 (7) $12.96 $15.29 $31,800 10.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 130 0.01% $9.97 $10.43 $21,690 6.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 120 0.01% $9.36 $10.12 $21,040 3.4 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other (8) (8) $12.00 $12.13 $25,220 5.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,110 0.06% $9.49 $10.36 $21,560 3.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 490 0.02% $8.18 $9.17 $19,070 3.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,110 0.06% $7.76 $8.02 $16,690 6.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 370 0.02% $8.55 $9.80 $20,380 6.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 50 (7) $8.74 $9.60 $19,970 5.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 50 (7) $8.19 $8.67 $18,040 4.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 30 (7) $8.65 $8.76 $18,220 3.6 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 200 0.01% $12.57 $12.40 $25,780 6.4 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 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)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 14,080 0.70% $11.78 $12.57 $26,150 0.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 120 0.01% $20.91 $21.94 $45,630 3.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 230 0.01% $20.76 $21.48 $44,670 7.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 10,090 0.50% $10.96 $11.71 $24,360 0.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 100 (7) $9.27 $10.16 $21,130 4.4 %
37-2019 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other 30 (7) $8.53 $10.28 $21,390 12.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 690 0.03% $10.87 $11.44 $23,800 4.0 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 2,800 0.14% $14.14 $14.93 $31,050 1.6 %
 
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 720 0.04% $9.62 $11.29 $23,480 6.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 400 0.02% $8.64 $9.52 $19,810 5.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) (8) $11.09 $11.68 $24,290 4.6 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists (8) (8) $17.62 $17.05 $35,470 14.6 %
 
Sales and 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)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 455,270 22.68% $23.29 $28.49 $59,270 0.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 6,520 0.32% $18.17 $21.08 $43,850 2.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 33,170 1.65% $32.87 $39.45 $82,060 1.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 18,430 0.92% $8.72 $9.36 $19,470 0.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 1,080 0.05% $12.65 $13.41 $27,890 2.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 300 0.01% $14.28 $14.68 $30,530 3.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 22,040 1.10% $10.62 $12.34 $25,680 1.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 260 0.01% $19.10 $34.30 $71,330 22.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 150 0.01% $43.18 $51.54 $107,210 22.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2,480 0.12% $22.47 $28.14 $58,540 6.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 70,240 3.50% $35.55 $40.47 $84,190 2.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 277,570 13.83% $23.09 $27.94 $58,110 0.7 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 9,340 0.47% $13.12 $14.90 $30,990 2.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) (8) $33.40 $38.28 $79,620 9.3 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 430 0.02% $43.57 $41.69 $86,720 4.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 6,990 0.35% $14.09 $15.36 $31,940 2.2 %
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers (8) (8) $9.28 $11.14 $23,170 4.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 5,990 0.30% $15.65 $18.35 $38,170 2.7 %
 
Office and Administrative 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)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 465,370 23.18% $14.39 $15.51 $32,270 0.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 25,550 1.27% $24.54 $26.00 $54,080 0.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 190 0.01% $13.22 $13.44 $27,960 2.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 7,040 0.35% $16.59 $17.45 $36,300 1.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 11,590 0.58% $14.83 $15.35 $31,920 0.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 46,330 2.31% $15.89 $16.64 $34,600 0.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 3,160 0.16% $17.68 $17.96 $37,360 0.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 4,420 0.22% $16.28 $16.57 $34,470 0.9 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 40 (7) $25.77 $24.28 $50,500 6.2 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 60 (7) $15.61 $15.94 $33,160 3.7 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 1,740 0.09% $16.99 $17.85 $37,120 1.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 51,450 2.56% $15.49 $16.36 $34,020 0.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 660 0.03% $12.40 $12.98 $26,990 2.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (8) (8) $12.60 $13.26 $27,590 4.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 25,810 1.29% $13.72 $14.28 $29,690 1.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 890 0.04% $17.64 $18.15 $37,750 1.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 8,960 0.45% $12.89 $13.14 $27,330 0.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 370 0.02% $17.21 $17.35 $36,090 2.9 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 330 0.02% $20.55 $20.12 $41,850 4.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 110 0.01% $12.75 $13.10 $27,260 3.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 3,960 0.20% $18.04 $19.01 $39,530 0.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 9,010 0.45% $19.12 $20.21 $42,040 1.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 57,210 2.85% $13.55 $14.23 $29,600 0.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 98,400 4.90% $12.27 $13.01 $27,060 0.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 5,890 0.29% $14.27 $14.67 $30,500 1.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 17,640 0.88% $20.04 $21.24 $44,170 0.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 23,970 1.19% $13.65 $14.07 $29,260 0.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 2,530 0.13% $17.33 $17.97 $37,370 1.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 5,040 0.25% $12.63 $13.08 $27,210 0.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 30 (7) $18.34 $18.88 $39,270 8.1 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 190 0.01% $16.37 $16.91 $35,160 3.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 540 0.03% $13.75 $14.17 $29,480 2.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 49,830 2.48% $12.17 $12.88 $26,790 0.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 200 0.01% $12.46 $13.43 $27,940 3.4 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 60 (7) $17.10 $18.87 $39,250 5.6 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 60 (7) $22.83 $24.84 $51,660 8.4 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 1,660 0.08% $14.90 $15.19 $31,600 3.2 %
 
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 43,730 2.18% $9.84 $11.49 $23,910 1.3 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 2,440 0.12% $20.00 $21.50 $44,710 1.7 %
45-1012 Farm Labor Contractors (8) (8) $22.01 $21.96 $45,680 9.8 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 290 0.01% $22.04 $22.99 $47,830 7.8 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 9,570 0.48% $9.22 $10.22 $21,250 2.3 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 4,610 0.23% $13.18 $13.71 $28,520 1.8 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 17,090 0.85% $9.43 $10.39 $21,610 1.3 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 7,830 0.39% $9.23 $10.77 $22,410 5.5 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 1,680 0.08% $9.93 $10.27 $21,360 2.9 %
45-3011 Fishers and Related Fishing Workers 100 (7) $11.38 $12.68 $26,370 11.1 %
 
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 1,990 0.10% $19.07 $20.54 $42,720 4.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 250 0.01% $25.55 $27.65 $57,510 3.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters (8) (8) $28.01 $26.47 $55,050 7.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 300 0.01% $9.52 $11.41 $23,740 7.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 330 0.02% $20.66 $21.89 $45,530 12.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 110 0.01% $20.57 $21.58 $44,880 4.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance (8) (8) $14.49 $15.89 $33,050 12.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) (8) $17.36 $18.04 $37,530 4.2 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers (8) (8) $9.22 $9.70 $20,170 7.0 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors (8) (8) $12.77 $12.80 $26,620 3.0 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other (8) (8) $23.67 $22.17 $46,120 13.1 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 320 0.02% $21.08 $22.11 $46,000 3.1 %
 
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 40,530 2.02% $18.20 $19.20 $39,930 0.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 3,390 0.17% $27.39 $28.26 $58,790 0.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 430 0.02% $16.60 $17.56 $36,530 5.8 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 160 0.01% $20.20 $23.47 $48,830 9.4 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (8) (8) $11.54 $14.51 $30,180 4.8 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 110 0.01% $19.37 $18.72 $38,930 4.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 740 0.04% $16.95 $17.87 $37,170 2.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 6,320 0.31% $19.14 $19.50 $40,550 0.8 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 510 0.03% $16.08 $16.44 $34,190 2.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 480 0.02% $21.13 $21.28 $44,260 4.2 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 100 (7) $11.02 $12.25 $25,480 8.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 290 0.01% $11.44 $11.70 $24,330 2.3 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 400 0.02% $17.58 $18.49 $38,450 5.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 1,240 0.06% $19.05 $20.17 $41,940 2.0 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 80 (7) $14.86 $15.49 $32,210 5.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 2,100 0.10% $21.99 $23.14 $48,140 3.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 17,130 0.85% $17.18 $17.82 $37,060 0.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 800 0.04% $18.89 $20.36 $42,350 4.2 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 80 (7) $25.88 $25.91 $53,900 6.9 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other (8) (8) $26.49 $24.91 $51,810 17.6 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 3,690 0.18% $16.41 $16.30 $33,910 1.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 380 0.02% $12.13 $12.64 $26,290 3.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 1,760 0.09% $17.82 $18.68 $38,860 2.6 %
 
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 101,040 5.03% $12.89 $14.74 $30,660 0.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 8,790 0.44% $23.81 $25.41 $52,850 1.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 15,150 0.75% $11.26 $12.39 $25,780 2.1 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 1,800 0.09% $11.13 $12.24 $25,460 4.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 930 0.05% $10.69 $11.29 $23,480 2.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 3,390 0.17% $13.78 $14.84 $30,870 2.8 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 6,830 0.34% $11.07 $11.80 $24,540 1.8 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 520 0.03% $11.33 $12.07 $25,110 7.3 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 1,350 0.07% $12.16 $12.66 $26,330 2.5 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 3,620 0.18% $10.90 $11.92 $24,800 2.2 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 440 0.02% $12.61 $13.53 $28,130 6.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 220 0.01% $15.76 $16.62 $34,560 2.9 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $12.92 $13.23 $27,520 2.6 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $16.98 $17.44 $36,280 9.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 420 0.02% $13.27 $13.30 $27,670 5.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 400 0.02% $16.77 $17.14 $35,660 4.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 270 0.01% $11.56 $11.95 $24,860 4.9 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 (7) $14.32 $14.16 $29,440 12.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 220 0.01% $12.92 $13.29 $27,650 9.3 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 (7) $16.96 $16.98 $35,310 3.3 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 40 (7) $12.06 $12.44 $25,870 6.0 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 190 0.01% $13.57 $14.31 $29,760 5.6 %
51-5021 Job Printers 360 0.02% $15.95 $16.19 $33,680 7.3 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 270 0.01% $14.79 $16.08 $33,450 3.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 2,020 0.10% $13.83 $14.83 $30,860 3.6 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 70 (7) $10.69 $10.75 $22,370 4.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 2,710 0.13% $10.59 $11.34 $23,580 3.9 %
51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers (8) (8) $16.47 $14.22 $29,580 16.6 %
51-6051 Sewers, Hand 1,100 0.05% $9.77 $11.56 $24,050 6.8 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 600 0.03% $11.78 $13.82 $28,750 9.5 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 50 (7) $11.43 $12.18 $25,340 4.3 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 250 0.01% $9.67 $11.21 $23,310 7.4 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 690 0.03% $24.77 $25.13 $52,260 6.6 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 320 0.02% $9.09 $9.64 $20,050 6.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) (8) $16.23 $15.54 $32,320 5.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (8) (8) $9.57 $9.94 $20,670 12.0 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other 70 (7) $11.28 $12.02 $25,000 11.4 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 (7) $19.47 $20.24 $42,100 7.1 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 350 0.02% $23.60 $24.38 $50,720 4.1 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 170 0.01% $26.69 $28.13 $58,510 6.2 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 1,360 0.07% $24.12 $23.54 $48,970 3.5 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 160 0.01% $17.51 $19.54 $40,640 5.1 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 2,460 0.12% $20.25 $21.18 $44,060 2.9 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 620 0.03% $16.61 $17.41 $36,210 4.0 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 850 0.04% $13.16 $14.00 $29,120 4.7 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 5,500 0.27% $13.87 $14.66 $30,500 1.8 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 560 0.03% $10.35 $12.13 $25,240 8.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,720 0.09% $16.35 $16.22 $33,750 4.1 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 300 0.01% $13.59 $14.12 $29,380 4.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 6,780 0.34% $14.30 $15.54 $32,330 1.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 18,440 0.92% $11.51 $12.38 $25,740 1.0 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 0.01% $13.92 $14.62 $30,400 8.8 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 110 0.01% $13.38 $13.17 $27,390 5.7 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers (8) (8) $13.77 $14.46 $30,080 3.7 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 50 (7) $10.08 $10.38 $21,600 8.0 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 170 0.01% $12.02 $12.21 $25,390 2.6 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 320 0.02% $15.90 $15.45 $32,130 5.8 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers 90 (7) $14.18 $15.28 $31,780 8.3 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 610 0.03% $13.98 $14.76 $30,700 4.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,270 0.06% $11.53 $11.69 $24,310 2.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 5,040 0.25% $13.01 $14.67 $30,510 6.0 %
 
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 626,380 31.20% $14.25 $15.57 $32,390 0.3 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 120 0.01% $24.39 $26.07 $54,210 4.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 16,500 0.82% $21.90 $22.62 $47,050 0.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 18,360 0.91% $24.35 $25.56 $53,160 0.6 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 150 0.01% (4) (4) $71,850 7.4 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) (8) $16.50 $16.16 $33,620 7.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 87,380 4.35% $14.38 $15.92 $33,110 0.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 137,280 6.84% $18.53 $19.34 $40,240 0.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 79,770 3.97% $13.73 $14.49 $30,130 0.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 150 0.01% $15.75 $17.41 $36,220 6.6 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 770 0.04% $21.58 $20.94 $43,550 10.6 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 160 0.01% $27.74 $34.11 $70,950 15.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 2,250 0.11% $10.00 $10.94 $22,760 2.2 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 1,820 0.09% $12.60 $14.55 $30,260 5.0 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 8,840 0.44% $12.34 $12.94 $26,920 1.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 100 (7) $16.56 $17.49 $36,370 7.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 180 0.01% $17.46 $17.87 $37,170 4.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 50,120 2.50% $14.88 $15.38 $32,000 0.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 3,540 0.18% $10.72 $11.16 $23,220 1.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 171,030 8.52% $11.72 $12.53 $26,060 0.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 2,250 0.11% $16.00 $14.93 $31,050 3.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 43,040 2.14% $9.98 $10.98 $22,830 0.9 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 240 0.01% $20.20 $20.51 $42,660 6.9 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 700 0.03% $17.79 $19.14 $39,820 4.1 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 750 0.04% $17.41 $18.34 $38,160 3.6 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 600 0.03% $14.87 $15.22 $31,660 4.6 %

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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(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