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************************************ --> <!-- Begin Main Content --> <h1>Employment and wages for the highest and lowest paying occupations, May 2013</h1> <table id="highest.xls" class="regular" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" xborder="1"> <caption><span class="tableTitle">Occupations with the highest median wage, May 2013</span></caption> <thead> <tr> <th class="stubhead" rowspan="2">Occupation</th> <th rowspan="2">Employment</th> <th colspan="3">Annual wage</th> </tr> <tr> <th>Median(1)</th> <th>10th percentile</th> <th>90th percentile</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <th id="highest.xls.r.1" headers="highest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Anesthesiologists</p></th> <td>30,200</td> <td>(2)</td> <td>$130,620</td> <td>(2)</td> </tr> <tr class="greenbar"> <th id="highest.xls.r.2" headers="highest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Surgeons</p></th> <td>41,030</td> <td>(2)</td> <td>127,320</td> <td>(2)</td> </tr> <tr> <th id="highest.xls.r.3" headers="highest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons</p></th> <td>5,280</td> <td>(3)</td> <td>93,970</td> <td>(3)</td> </tr> <tr class="greenbar"> <th id="highest.xls.r.4" headers="highest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Obstetricians and Gynecologists</p></th> <td>21,730</td> <td>(3)</td> <td>109,550</td> <td>(3)</td> </tr> <tr> <th id="highest.xls.r.5" headers="highest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Orthodontists</p></th> <td>5,570</td> <td>(3)</td> <td>84,230</td> <td>(3)</td> </tr> <tr class="greenbar"> <th id="highest.xls.r.6" headers="highest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Physicians and Surgeons, All Other</p></th> <td>307,220</td> <td>(3)</td> <td>56,050</td> <td>(3)</td> </tr> <tr> <th id="highest.xls.r.7" headers="highest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Internists, General</p></th> <td>46,410</td> <td>186,850</td> <td>60,870</td> <td>(4)</td> </tr> <tr class="greenbar"> <th id="highest.xls.r.8" headers="highest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Psychiatrists</p></th> <td>25,040</td> <td>178,950</td> <td>69,790</td> <td>(4)</td> </tr> <tr> <th id="highest.xls.r.9" headers="highest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Family and General Practitioners</p></th> <td>120,860</td> <td>176,530</td> <td>76,560</td> <td>(4)</td> </tr> <tr class="greenbar"> <th id="highest.xls.r.10" headers="highest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Chief Executives</p></th> <td>248,760</td> <td>171,610</td> <td>75,030</td> <td>(4)</td> </tr> <tr> <th id="highest.xls.r.11" headers="highest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Dentists, All Other Specialists</p></th> <td>5,160</td> <td>163,450</td> <td>76,790</td> <td>(4)</td> </tr> <tr class="greenbar"> <th id="highest.xls.r.12" headers="highest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Pediatricians, General</p></th> <td>30,890</td> <td>157,610</td> <td>87,190</td> <td>(4)</td> </tr> <tr> <th id="highest.xls.r.13" headers="highest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Nurse Anesthetists</p></th> <td>35,430</td> <td>151,090</td> <td>106,010</td> <td>(5)</td> </tr> <tr class="greenbar"> <th id="highest.xls.r.14" headers="highest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Dentists, General</p></th> <td>96,000</td> <td>146,340</td> <td>72,240</td> <td>(4)</td> </tr> <tr> <th id="highest.xls.r.15" headers="highest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Petroleum Engineers</p></th> <td>34,910</td> <td>132,320</td> <td>74,240</td> <td>(5)</td> </tr> <tr class="greenbar"> <th id="highest.xls.r.16" headers="highest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Architectural and Engineering Managers</p></th> <td>183,430</td> <td>128,170</td> <td>81,840</td> <td>(5)</td> </tr> <tr> <th id="highest.xls.r.17" headers="highest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Computer and Information Systems Managers</p></th> <td>319,080</td> <td>123,950</td> <td>76,420</td> <td>(5)</td> </tr> <tr class="greenbar"> <th id="highest.xls.r.18" headers="highest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Marketing Managers</p></th> <td>174,010</td> <td>123,220</td> <td>64,440</td> <td>(5)</td> </tr> <tr> <th id="highest.xls.r.19" headers="highest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Air Traffic Controllers</p></th> <td>23,060</td> <td>121,280</td> <td>66,750</td> <td>$170,760</td> </tr> <tr class="greenbar"> <th id="highest.xls.r.20" headers="highest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Pharmacists</p></th> <td>287,420</td> <td>119,280</td> <td>89,000</td> <td>147,350</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>(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.</p> <p>(2) At least 75 percent of workers in this occupation have wages above $187,200 per year</p> <p>(3) At least 50 percent of workers in this occupation have wages above $187,200 per year</p> <p>(4) At least 25 percent of workers in this occupation have wages above $187,200 per year</p> <p>(5) At least 10 percent of workers in this occupation have wages above $187,200 per year</p> <br> <table id="lowest.xls" class="regular" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" xborder="1"> <caption><span class="tableTitle">Occupations with the lowest median wage, May 2013</span></caption> <thead> <tr> <th class="stubhead" rowspan="2">Occupation</th> <th rowspan="2">Employment</th> <th colspan="3">Hourly wage</th> </tr> <tr> <th>Median(1)</th> <th>10th percentile</th> <th>90th percentile</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <th id="lowest.xls.r.1" headers="lowest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food</p></th> <td>3,022,880</td> <td>$8.81</td> <td>$7.78</td> <td>$11.34</td> </tr> <tr class="greenbar"> <th id="lowest.xls.r.2" headers="lowest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Cooks, Fast Food</p></th> <td>507,940</td> <td>8.88</td> <td>7.82</td> <td>11.28</td> </tr> <tr> <th id="lowest.xls.r.3" headers="lowest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Gaming Dealers</p></th> <td>98,790</td> <td>8.88</td> <td>7.78</td> <td>15.32</td> </tr> <tr class="greenbar"> <th id="lowest.xls.r.4" headers="lowest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Shampooers</p></th> <td>15,650</td> <td>8.90</td> <td>7.77</td> <td>11.37</td> </tr> <tr> <th id="lowest.xls.r.5" headers="lowest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Waiters and Waitresses</p></th> <td>2,403,960</td> <td>8.94</td> <td>7.84</td> <td>14.33</td> </tr> <tr class="greenbar"> <th id="lowest.xls.r.6" headers="lowest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers</p></th> <td>409,700</td> <td>8.95</td> <td>7.87</td> <td>12.77</td> </tr> <tr> <th id="lowest.xls.r.7" headers="lowest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Dishwashers</p></th> <td>498,110</td> <td>8.95</td> <td>7.85</td> <td>11.38</td> </tr> <tr class="greenbar"> <th id="lowest.xls.r.8" headers="lowest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop</p></th> <td>360,970</td> <td>8.96</td> <td>7.83</td> <td>12.21</td> </tr> <tr> <th id="lowest.xls.r.9" headers="lowest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers</p></th> <td>106,770</td> <td>8.98</td> <td>7.83</td> <td>13.63</td> </tr> <tr class="greenbar"> <th id="lowest.xls.r.10" headers="lowest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop</p></th> <td>451,730</td> <td>8.99</td> <td>7.86</td> <td>12.24</td> </tr> <tr> <th id="lowest.xls.r.11" headers="lowest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse</p></th> <td>261,720</td> <td>9.00</td> <td>8.21</td> <td>12.52</td> </tr> <tr class="greenbar"> <th id="lowest.xls.r.12" headers="lowest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Amusement and Recreation Attendants</p></th> <td>260,680</td> <td>9.05</td> <td>7.87</td> <td>13.29</td> </tr> <tr> <th id="lowest.xls.r.13" headers="lowest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Bartenders</p></th> <td>555,560</td> <td>9.09</td> <td>7.89</td> <td>15.76</td> </tr> <tr class="greenbar"> <th id="lowest.xls.r.14" headers="lowest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Cashiers</p></th> <td>3,343,470</td> <td>9.12</td> <td>7.89</td> <td>13.32</td> </tr> <tr> <th id="lowest.xls.r.15" headers="lowest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers</p></th> <td>130,700</td> <td>9.16</td> <td>7.87</td> <td>14.03</td> </tr> <tr class="greenbar"> <th id="lowest.xls.r.16" headers="lowest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Models</p></th> <td>5,470</td> <td>9.15</td> <td>7.91</td> <td>21.73</td> </tr> <tr> <th id="lowest.xls.r.17" headers="lowest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products</p></th> <td>38,120</td> <td>9.24</td> <td>8.21</td> <td>13.47</td> </tr> <tr class="greenbar"> <th id="lowest.xls.r.18" headers="lowest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Manicurists and Pedicurists</p></th> <td>71,220</td> <td>9.30</td> <td>8.03</td> <td>14.58</td> </tr> <tr> <th id="lowest.xls.r.19" headers="lowest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Food Preparation Workers</p></th> <td>824,080</td> <td>9.35</td> <td>7.97</td> <td>13.94</td> </tr> <tr class="greenbar"> <th id="lowest.xls.r.20" headers="lowest.xls.r"><p class="sub0">Parking Lot Attendants</p></th> <td>130,190</td> <td>9.38</td> <td>8.04</td> <td>14.09</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>(1) The median wage is the wage where half the workers in the occupation earn more and half earn less.</p> <br> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="update"><strong>Last Modified Date: </strong>April 1, 2014</p> <!-- *******************************Begin TRAILER ***************************** --> <!-- TwoColFoot Begin --> <!--no_index_start--> <!-- 2COL LAYOUT COL3 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