Employment and wages for the highest and lowest paying occupations, May 2013

Occupations with the highest median wage, May 2013
Occupation Employment Annual wage
Median(1) 10th percentile 90th percentile

Anesthesiologists

30,200 (2) $130,620 (2)

Surgeons

41,030 (2) 127,320 (2)

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

5,280 (3) 93,970 (3)

Obstetricians and Gynecologists

21,730 (3) 109,550 (3)

Orthodontists

5,570 (3) 84,230 (3)

Physicians and Surgeons, All Other

307,220 (3) 56,050 (3)

Internists, General

46,410 186,850 60,870 (4)

Psychiatrists

25,040 178,950 69,790 (4)

Family and General Practitioners

120,860 176,530 76,560 (4)

Chief Executives

248,760 171,610 75,030 (4)

Dentists, All Other Specialists

5,160 163,450 76,790 (4)

Pediatricians, General

30,890 157,610 87,190 (4)

Nurse Anesthetists

35,430 151,090 106,010 (5)

Dentists, General

96,000 146,340 72,240 (4)

Petroleum Engineers

34,910 132,320 74,240 (5)

Architectural and Engineering Managers

183,430 128,170 81,840 (5)

Computer and Information Systems Managers

319,080 123,950 76,420 (5)

Marketing Managers

174,010 123,220 64,440 (5)

Air Traffic Controllers

23,060 121,280 66,750 $170,760

Pharmacists

287,420 119,280 89,000 147,350

(1) The median wage is the wage where half the workers in the occupation earn more and half earn less. The OES program can not estimate percentile wages above $187,200.

(2) At least 75 percent of workers in this occupation have wages above $187,200 per year

(3) At least 50 percent of workers in this occupation have wages above $187,200 per year

(4) At least 25 percent of workers in this occupation have wages above $187,200 per year

(5) At least 10 percent of workers in this occupation have wages above $187,200 per year


Occupations with the lowest median wage, May 2013
Occupation Employment Hourly wage
Median(1) 10th percentile 90th percentile

Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

3,022,880 $8.81 $7.78 $11.34

Cooks, Fast Food

507,940 8.88 7.82 11.28

Gaming Dealers

98,790 8.88 7.78 15.32

Shampooers

15,650 8.90 7.77 11.37

Waiters and Waitresses

2,403,960 8.94 7.84 14.33

Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

409,700 8.95 7.87 12.77

Dishwashers

498,110 8.95 7.85 11.38

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

360,970 8.96 7.83 12.21

Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers

106,770 8.98 7.83 13.63

Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop

451,730 8.99 7.86 12.24

Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

261,720 9.00 8.21 12.52

Amusement and Recreation Attendants

260,680 9.05 7.87 13.29

Bartenders

555,560 9.09 7.89 15.76

Cashiers

3,343,470 9.12 7.89 13.32

Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers

130,700 9.16 7.87 14.03

Models

5,470 9.15 7.91 21.73

Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products

38,120 9.24 8.21 13.47

Manicurists and Pedicurists

71,220 9.30 8.03 14.58

Food Preparation Workers

824,080 9.35 7.97 13.94

Parking Lot Attendants

130,190 9.38 8.04 14.09

(1) The median wage is the wage where half the workers in the occupation earn more and half earn less.


 

Last Modified Date: October 29, 2014