May 23, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Annual wages of largest occupations, May 2010

Mean annual wages, largest occupations, May 2010
Occupation Annual mean wage

General and operations managers

$113,100

Registered nurses

67,720

Elementary school teachers, except special education

54,330

All occupations

44,410

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

39,450

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

35,340

Customer service representatives

32,780

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

32,000

Office clerks, general

28,240

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

25,710

Retail salespersons

25,000

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

24,560

Stock clerks and order fillers

23,790

Waiters and waitresses

20,790

Cashiers

19,810

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

18,610

These data are featured in the TED article, Annual wages of largest occupations, May 2010.

 

 

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