Data tables for the overview of May 2013 occupational employment and wages

Occupations with the highest employment, May 2013
Occupation Employment Hourly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage

Retail salespersons

4,485,180 $12.20 $25,370

Cashiers

3,343,470 9.82 20,420

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

3,022,880 9.08 18,880

Office clerks, general

2,832,010 14.42 29,990

Registered nurses

2,661,890 33.13 68,910

Waiters and waitresses

2,403,960 10.04 20,880

Customer service representatives

2,389,580 16.04 33,370

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

2,284,650 12.83 26,690

Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive

2,159,000 16.35 34,000

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

2,101,810 12.09 25,140
Occupations with the lowest employment, May 2013
Occupation Employment Hourly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage

Segmental Pavers

1,110 $16.97 $35,290

Mathematical Technicians

1,080 28.97 60,260

Industrial-Organizational Psychologists

1,040 42.29 87,960

Patternmakers, Wood

870 19.20 39,940

Fabric Menders, Except Garment

800 13.42 27,910

Cooks, Private Household

590 13.15 27,350

Fishers and Related Fishing Workers

480 17.71 36,840

Prosthodontists

290 61.69 128,310
Percent of total employment for the largest and smallest major occupational groupls, May 2013
Occupation Percent Employment Employment Hourly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage

All Occupations

100.00% 132,588,810 $22.33 $46,440

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry

0.33 435,250 11.70 24,330

Legal

0.79 1,041,700 47.89 99,620

Life, Physical, and Social Science

0.86 1,135,030 33.37 69,400

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media

1.33 1,758,310 26.72 55,580

Community and Social Service

1.43 1,901,730 21.50 44,710

Production

6.61 8,765,180 16.79 34,930

Transportation and Material Moving

6.79 9,005,120 16.28 33,860

Food Preparation and Serving Related

8.99 11,914,590 10.38 21,580

Sales and Related

10.61 14,068,190 18.37 38,200

Office and Administrative Support

16.17 21,442,800 16.78 34,900
Employment for the largest occupations in the private sector, May 2013
Occupation Employment

Retail salespersons

4,474,440

Cashiers

3,295,950

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

2,854,980

Waiters and waitresses

2,389,920

Customer service representatives

2,317,700

Office clerks, general

2,313,650

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

2,236,560

Registered nurses

2,202,450

General and operations managers

1,831,700

Stock clerks and order fillers

1,762,740
Employment for the largest occupations in the public sector, including schools and hospitals, May 2013
Occupation Employment

Elementary school teachers, except special education

1,213,730

Teacher assistants

928,930

Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

835,800

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

630,300

Substitute teachers

565,670

Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education

563,090

Office clerks, general

518,360

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

505,420

Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive

485,370

Registered nurses

459,430
Employment for the largest occupations in federal government, May 2013
Occupation Employment

Postal service mail carriers

307,480

Business operations specialists, all other

165,670

Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators

121,580

Computer occupations, all other

73,860

Postal service clerks

71,910

Registered nurses

69,930

Information and record clerks, all other

67,440

Managers, all other

62,910

Management analysts

57,910

Compliance officers

54,230
Employment for the largest occupations in state government, May 2013
Occupation Employment

Correctional officers and jailers

233,300

Office clerks, general

182,140

Registered nurses

132,800

Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive

128,250

Business operations specialists, all other

90,190

Graduate teaching assistants

84,880

Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

84,580

Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

83,400

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

72,700

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

70,020
Employment for the largest occupations in local government, May 2013
Occupation Employment

Elementary school teachers, except special education

1,205,900

Teacher assistants

891,700

Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

829,020

Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education

560,730

Substitute teachers

560,010

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

547,700

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

405,440

Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive

337,720

Office clerks, general

314,710

Firefighters

275,250
Occupations with the highest employment, May 2013
Occupation Employment Hourly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage

Registered Nurses

2,661,890 $33.13 $68,910

General and Operations Managers

1,973,700 55.81 116,090

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products

1,403,770 31.09 64,670

First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

1,366,510 25.81 53,690

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

1,344,240 (1) 56,320

Accountants and Auditors

1,168,330 34.86 72,500

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

946,730 (1) 58,260

Business Operations Specialists, All Other

938,480 34.42 71,590

Sales Representatives, Services, All Other

760,980 29.54 61,450

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

755,210 24.94 51,870

(1) Hourly wages are not available for this occupation

Average-paying occupations with the highest employment, May 2013
Occupation Employment

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

1,586,380

Maintenance and repair workers, general

1,249,080

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

604,990

Billing and posting clerks

493,840

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

471,750

Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

352,250

Dental assistants

309,540

Insurance claims and policy processing clerks

236,160

Loan interviewers and clerks

213,270

Painters, construction and maintenance

192,890

Self-enrichment education teachers

187,180

Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance

185,270
Occupations with the highest employment and mean wages less than $10.10 per hour, May 2013
Occupation Employment (millions)

Cashiers

3.34

Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

3.02

Waiters and Waitresses

2.40

Personal Care Aides

1.14

Cooks, Fast Food

0.51

Dishwashers

0.50

Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop

0.45

Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

0.41

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

0.36

Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

0.26

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014