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Careers and Salary Data

This table shows summary data on occupations in the US. Clicking on any occupation name brings you to a page showing job prospects and salaries for that occupation in hundreds of metro areas across the country, with data updated through 2022.(Where data is denoted by an asterisk (*), summary info was not available.

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Allied Health

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Anesthesiologists 30,190     N/A     21.0%
Audiologists N/A     N/A     N/A
Cardiovascular Techs and Vascular Technologists 53,760     $55,570     22.2%
Dental Assistants 327,290     $36,940     18.4%
Dental Hygienists 204,990     $72,910     18.6%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 37,110     $37,680     10.8%
Dentists 105,620     $153,900     18.0%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 65,790     $69,650     26.4%
EMT and Paramedics 244,960     $32,670     24.2%
Genetic Counselors 2,720     $74,120     28.8%
Health Technologists and Technicians 122,170     $41,070     23.1%
Home Health and Personal Care Aides 814,300     $22,600     38.1%
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 160,190     $38,950     17.8%
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 166,730     $61,070     14.0%
Medical Assistants 623,560     $31,540     23.5%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 19,650     $74,350     1.5%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 76,630     $70,920     4.0%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 16,560     $48,820     9.1%
Occupational Therapists 118,070     $81,910     26.5%
Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides 181,000     $48,970     40.0%
Opticians, Dispensing 75,270     $35,530     23.7%
Optometrists 36,430     $106,140     27.0%
Orthotists and Prosthetists 7,500     $65,630     22.6%
Pharmacists 305,510     $122,230     3.1%
Pharmacy Aides 36,660     $25,240     0.3%
Pharmacy Technicians 398,390     $30,920     9.3%
Phlebotomists 120,970     $32,710     24.9%
Physician Assistants 104,050     $101,480     30.4%
Radiation Therapists 17,450     $80,160     14.0%
Radiologic and MRI Technologists 200,650     $57,450     8.7%
Respiratory Therapists 126,770     $58,670     12.3%
Respiratory Therapy Technicians 10,600     $49,780     -19.2%
Speech-Language Pathologists 135,980     $74,680     21.3%
Surgical Technologists 105,720     $45,160     14.8%

Alternative Medicine

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Chiropractors 32,960     $67,520     17.5%
Podiatrists 9,800     $124,830     14.1%
Recreational Therapists 18,100     $46,410     12.0%

Architecture

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Architects 99,860     $76,930     6.9%
Architectural and Civil Drafters 96,810     $51,640     -3.0%
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 12,100     $62,750     29.3%
Drafters 15,530     $50,470     -3.4%
Landscape Architects 19,420     $63,480     5.5%
Surveyors 43,340     $59,390     -2.0%
Urban and Regional Planners 34,810     $70,020     6.3%

Arts, Entertainment and Sports

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Actors 48,620     N/A     9.6%
Art Directors 36,210     $89,820     2.4%
Artists 7,010     $61,360     0.4%
Athletes and Sports Competitors 10,260     $47,710     5.6%
Coaches and Scouts 230,930     $31,460     5.9%
Craft Artists 5,070     $33,440     0.6%
Dancers and Choreographers 10,060     N/A     4.8%
Fine Artists 11,520     $50,790     3.1%
Models 4,390     $21,870     -0.2%
Multimedia Artists and Animators 29,810     $65,300     6.0%
Music Directors and Composers 18,380     $50,110     3.2%
Musicians and Singers 40,110     N/A     3.5%
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 18,660     $25,660     4.8%

Building and Grounds Cleaning

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Grounds Maintenance Workers 15,170     $28,470     6.4%
Janitors and Building Cleaners 2,161,740     $24,190     5.8%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 924,640     $21,820     7.7%
Pest Control Workers 72,830     $33,040     -1.2%

Business and Financial

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Accountants and Auditors 1,246,540     $68,150     10.7%
Budget Analysts 54,700     $73,840     2.5%
Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators 274,420     $63,680     3.3%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists N/A     N/A     N/A
Credit Analysts 72,930     $69,930     6.1%
Emergency Management Directors 9,570     $70,500     6.2%
Emergency Management Specialists N/A     N/A     N/A
Employment Specialists 524,800     $59,180     4.6%
Financial Analysts 281,610     $81,760     11.7%
Financial Examiners 49,750     $79,280     9.7%
Financial Managers 543,300     $121,750     6.8%
Financial Specialists 123,270     $69,470     4.9%
Fundraisers 68,910     $54,130     9.3%
Human Resources Specialists and Labor Relations Specialists N/A     N/A     N/A
Insurance Underwriters 91,650     $67,680     -11.4%
Loan Counselors 34,110     $44,380     15.5%
Loan Officers 305,700     $63,650     8.1%
Logisticians 146,060     $74,170     1.9%
Management Analysts 637,690     $81,330     13.6%
Market Research Analysts N/A     N/A     N/A
Operations Research Analysts 109,150     $79,200     30.2%
Personal Financial Advisors 201,850     $90,530     29.6%
Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing Agents 297,600     $63,300     -0.5%
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 58,450     $52,060     -6.2%
Wholesale and Retail Buyers 109,440     $53,340     6.2%

Community and Social Services

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Clergy 49,320     $45,740     5.6%
Community and Social Service Specialists 91,860     $43,120     8.2%
Family and School Social Workers 298,840     $43,250     6.2%
Health Educators and Community Health Workers 57,570     $53,070     12.2%
Human Service Assistants 360,650     $31,810     11.4%
Marriage and Family Therapists 36,960     $49,170     14.8%
Medical and Public Health Social Workers 159,310     $53,760     19.3%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 114,040     $42,700     18.9%
Rehabilitation Counselors 103,030     $34,670     9.0%
Religious Directors 20,590     $38,610     4.3%
Religious Workers 8,250     $28,820     4.7%
Social Workers 59,540     $60,230     3.8%

Computer and Information Technology

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Computer and Information Research Scientists N/A     N/A     N/A
Computer Network Architects 157,070     $101,210     8.7%
Computer Operators 46,810     $42,270     -19.0%
Computer Programmers N/A     N/A     N/A
Computer Specialists N/A     N/A     N/A
Computer Support Specialists N/A     N/A     N/A
Computer Systems Analysts N/A     N/A     N/A
Computer Systems Managers 352,510     $135,800     15.4%
Database Administrators N/A     N/A     N/A
Information Security Analysts 96,870     $92,600     17.9%
Network and Communications Analysts N/A     N/A     N/A
Network and Computer Systems Administrators N/A     N/A     N/A
Software Developers 409,820     $106,860     13.0%
Software Engineers For Applications N/A     N/A     N/A
Software Engineers For Systems N/A     N/A     N/A
Web Developers 129,540     $66,130     26.6%

Construction and Extraction

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Boilermakers 16,660     $62,060     8.7%
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons 23,950     $30,570     22.4%
Carpenters 676,980     $43,600     6.4%
Cement Masons and Terrazzo Workers 173,920     $39,180     13.1%
Construction and Building Inspectors 94,960     $58,480     8.0%
Construction Equipment Operators 356,750     $45,890     10.2%
Construction Laborers and Helpers 912,100     $33,430     12.7%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers 93,180     $41,090     5.2%
Glaziers 47,140     $41,920     4.1%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 44,280     $40,640     7.4%
Insulation Workers 29,500     $35,660     6.1%
Painters, Construction and Maintenance 217,280     $37,570     7.4%
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 411,870     $51,450     11.5%
Roofers 116,410     $37,760     12.8%
Sheet Metal Workers 134,450     $46,940     6.7%
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 69,440     $51,800     4.5%
Supervisors Of Construction and Extraction Workers 538,220     $62,980     10.0%
Tile and Marble Setters 36,830     $40,460     6.4%

Culinary, Food Preparation and Serving

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Bakers 180,450     $25,090     7.0%
Bartenders 603,320     $20,800     10.3%
Chefs 134,190     $43,180     8.9%
Food and Beverage Serving and Related Workers 7,355,090     $19,750     7.7%
Food Preparation Workers 850,670     $21,440     6.3%
Head Cooks 15,490     $27,120     6.0%
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks 409,850     $24,750     6.3%
Private Household Cooks 370     $32,060     0.6%
Restaurant Cooks 1,217,370     $24,140     14.3%
Short Order Cooks 183,990     $21,890     -5.1%
Supervisors Of Food Preparation and Serving Workers - Food Service Managers 201,470     $50,820     5.1%
Waiters and Waitresses 2,564,610     $19,990     2.8%

Design

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Designers 7,230     $53,380     6.2%
Exhibit Designers 12,060     $50,990     6.8%
Fashion Designers 19,230     $65,170     2.9%
Floral Designers 43,990     $25,850     -3.4%
Graphic Designers 210,710     $47,640     1.4%
Industrial Designers 31,860     $67,790     2.0%
Interior Designers 53,160     $49,810     3.8%
Merchandise Displayers 114,690     $26,700     2.8%

Education, Training, and Library

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Adult Literacy and High School Equivalency Diploma Teachers 58,810     $50,650     7.1%
Education Administrators 34,140     $78,210     4.0%
Educational Counselors 260,670     $54,560     8.2%
Elementary and Secondary School Administrators 242,970     $92,510     5.8%
Elementary School Teachers 1,392,660     $55,800     5.8%
Instructional Coordinators 147,330     $62,460     7.0%
Kindergarten Teachers 151,290     $52,620     5.9%
Librarians 129,350     $57,680     1.9%
Library Technicians and Assistants 93,410     $32,890     5.2%
Middle School Special Education Teachers N/A     N/A     N/A
Middle School Teachers 626,310     $56,720     5.9%
Middle School Vocational Teachers 12,730     $57,560     5.9%
Postsecondary Education Administrators 138,430     $90,760     8.7%
Postsecondary Teachers 194,870     $64,400     9.3%
Preschool and Child Care Administrators 48,530     $45,790     6.6%
Preschool and Elementary School Special Education Teachers N/A     N/A     N/A
Preschool Teachers 385,550     $28,790     6.7%
Secondary School Special Education Teachers N/A     N/A     N/A
Secondary School Teachers 1,003,250     $58,030     5.8%
Secondary School Vocational Teachers 80,100     $57,320     0.4%
Special Education Teachers 40,190     $53,860     7.2%
Teacher Assistants 1,263,820     $25,410     6.4%
Training and Development Specialists N/A     N/A     N/A

Engineering

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Aerospace Engineers 68,510     $109,650     -2.3%
Agricultural Engineers 1,980     $73,640     4.4%
Biomedical Engineers 20,590     $85,620     23.1%
Chemical Engineers 31,990     $98,340     1.8%
Civil Engineers 287,800     $83,540     8.4%
Computer Hardware Engineers 72,950     $115,080     3.1%
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 26,750     $59,970     5.4%
Electrical Engineers 183,770     $94,210     1.0%
Electronics Engineers 132,100     $99,210     -1.4%
Engineers 123,390     $97,300     4.0%
Environmental Engineers 52,280     $84,890     12.4%
Health and Safety Engineers 25,410     $86,720     6.2%
Industrial Engineers 256,550     $84,310     0.9%
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 8,120     $93,350     8.9%
Materials Engineers 26,800     $93,310     1.3%
Mechanical Drafters 63,630     $54,480     -6.8%
Mechanical Engineers 285,790     $84,190     5.3%
Mining and Geological Engineers 6,940     $93,720     6.4%
Nuclear Engineers 17,680     $102,220     -4.0%
Petroleum Engineers 32,780     $128,230     9.8%
Sales Engineers 74,330     $100,000     7.0%

Farming Fishing and Forestry

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Agricultural Workers 5,040     $31,160     -5.7%
Conservation Scientists and Foresters 8,420     $58,700     8.3%
Fishers and Related Fishing Workers 520     $27,110     N/A
Forest and Conservation Workers 7,170     $26,940     4.2%
Logging Workers 3,010     $38,950     -7.5%

Health Administration and Management

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 200,140     $38,040     15.4%
Medical Secretaries 556,820     $33,730     20.5%
Medical Transcriptionists 54,070     $35,720     -3.1%

Hospitality and Travel

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Lodging Managers 35,410     $51,840     7.6%
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 95,850     $47,350     9.9%
Travel Agents 68,680     $36,460     -11.7%

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Automotive Body and Glass Repairers 143,940     $41,540     9.2%
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers 102,170     $37,100     2.4%
Electricians 607,120     $52,720     13.7%
Elevator Installers and Repairers 22,240     $78,890     13.0%
General Maintenance and Repair Workers 1,332,480     $36,940     6.1%
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians 1,578,250     $40,930     6.4%
Home Appliance Repairers 33,480     $37,570     -3.4%
Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 25,550     $37,410     2.4%
HVAC Mechanics and Installers 294,730     $45,910     13.6%
Industrial Electrical Repairers 67,390     $56,250     0.1%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 18,640     $40,420     -14.8%
Medical Equipment Repairers 43,370     $48,070     6.1%
Motor Vehicle Electronics Installers and Repairers 11,750     $32,220     -50.0%
Power Line Installers and Repairers 117,670     $68,010     11.0%
Solar Photovoltaic Installers 8,870     $39,240     24.3%
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers 228,430     $53,640     -3.6%
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 100,080     $52,590     0.6%
Transportation Electrical Installers and Repairers 13,960     $59,280     4.4%

Legal

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 6,300     $59,770     9.2%
Court Reporters 17,700     $51,320     1.5%
Judges and Hearing Officers 14,540     $92,110     -3.6%
Lawyers 619,530     $118,160     5.6%
Legal Secretaries 191,200     $44,180     -4.1%
Legal Support Workers 44,960     $54,650     -0.4%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 277,310     $49,500     7.6%

Life, Physical, and Social Science

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Agricultural and Food Scientists 14,200     $63,950     3.5%
Anthropologists and Archeologists 6,470     $63,190     3.8%
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers 250,660     $46,610     3.6%
Atmospheric Scientists, Including Meteorologists 9,800     $92,460     9.2%
Biochemists and Biophysicists 29,200     $82,180     8.2%
Biological Scientists 35,110     $74,790     -0.4%
Chemists and Materials Scientists 86,660     $73,740     2.6%
Economists 19,380     $101,050     5.7%
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 84,250     $68,910     10.7%
Epidemiologists 5,690     $70,820     6.3%
Geographers 1,370     $74,260     -1.6%
Geoscientists 30,420     $89,780     10.5%
Historians 2,950     $55,110     1.7%
Hydrologists 6,300     $80,480     6.9%
Medical Scientists 108,870     $80,530     8.3%
Microbiologists 21,670     $66,850     3.5%
Physicists and Astronomers 16,680     $115,870     7.9%
Political Scientists 6,350     $114,290     -2.3%
Sociologists 2,870     $79,750     -0.7%
Survey Researchers 11,930     $54,470     11.6%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 17,720     $60,520     4.0%

Management

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Administrative Services Managers 266,280     $90,050     8.2%
Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers 28,860     $100,810     4.7%
Chief Executives 223,260     $181,210     -1.2%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Managers N/A     N/A     N/A
Construction Managers 249,650     $89,300     4.8%
Engineering Managers 178,390     $134,730     2.0%
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers 4,560     $66,360     -1.9%
General Managers 2,188,870     $99,310     7.1%
Human Resources Managers N/A     N/A     N/A
Industrial Production Managers 168,400     $97,140     -3.7%
Managers 403,670     $104,970     3.9%
Marketing Managers 205,900     $131,180     9.4%
Medical and Health Services Managers 332,150     $96,540     16.9%
Natural Sciences Managers 54,780     $119,850     3.3%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 180,290     $57,040     8.1%
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 63,970     $107,320     7.1%
Purchasing Managers 71,750     $111,590     1.0%
Social and Community Service Managers 126,230     $64,680     9.5%
Supervisors Of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 908,550     $31,480     9.9%
Supervisors Of Non Retail Sales Workers 252,670     $73,150     4.7%
Top Executives 2,465,800     $102,320     5.8%
Training and Development Managers N/A     N/A     N/A

Massage and Physical Therapy

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Massage Therapists 95,830     $39,860     21.6%
Occupational Therapist Aides 7,210     $28,330     30.6%
Occupational Therapist Assistants 38,170     $59,010     42.7%
Physical Therapist Aides 50,030     $25,680     39.0%
Physical Therapist Assistants 85,580     $56,610     40.6%
Physical Therapists 216,920     $85,400     34.0%

Mechanic

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Aircraft Mechanics 128,570     $60,170     1.3%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 647,380     $38,470     5.3%
Bus and Truck Mechanics 254,280     $45,170     12.0%
Farm Equipment Mechanics 35,110     $37,820     7.2%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics and Maintenance Workers and Millwrights 334,490     $50,040     18.0%
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics 123,570     $49,370     5.3%
Motorboat Mechanics 20,260     $38,780     2.7%
Motorcycle Mechanics 16,000     $34,720     6.0%
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 13,520     $36,430     3.3%
Small Engine Mechanics 33,020     $33,730     4.8%

Media and Communication

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Audio and Video Technicians 69,670     $42,230     11.9%
Camera Operators 21,710     $55,080     2.0%
Communication Equipment Workers 18,620     $75,700     -3.3%
Editors 97,170     $57,210     -5.3%
Film and Video Editors 29,880     $62,760     17.6%
Interpreters and Translators 51,350     $46,120     28.7%
Photographers 48,660     $34,070     3.1%
Producers and Directors 114,510     $70,950     9.1%
Public Relations Specialists 226,940     $58,020     6.2%
Radio and Television Announcers 29,210     $31,400     -14.3%
Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts 40,090     $37,820     -8.5%
Technical Writers 49,780     $69,850     10.2%
Writers and Authors 44,690     $61,240     2.3%

Medicine

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
General Practitioners 122,970     $190,490     10.2%
OBGYN - Obstetrics and Gynaecology 19,800     N/A     17.6%
Pediatricians 26,960     $168,990     10.3%
Physicians and Surgeons 338,620     $206,920     14.9%

Mental Health

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Clinical Psychologists 107,980     $73,270     19.6%
Mental Health Counselors 139,820     $42,840     19.6%
Organizational Psychologists 1,020     $82,760     19.1%
Psychiatric Technicians and Aides 61,720     $30,970     5.2%
Psychiatrists 24,820     $194,740     14.9%
Psychologists 13,310     $95,710     9.8%
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 91,040     $41,070     22.3%

Nursing

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists - CRNA 39,860     $160,270     19.3%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LPN/LVN) 702,400     $44,090     16.3%
Nurse Midwives 6,270     $99,770     24.6%
Nurse Practitioners 150,230     $100,910     35.2%
Nursing Aides and Attendants N/A     N/A     N/A
Nursing Assistants and Orderlies - Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 1,443,150     $26,590     17.6%
Postsecondary Nursing Instructors 56,210     $69,130     19.3%
Registered Nurses N/A     N/A     N/A

Nutrition & Fitness

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Athletic Trainers and Exercise Physiologists 24,130     $45,630     21.1%
Dietetic Technicians 32,240     $26,350     13.3%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 61,430     $58,920     16.4%
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 257,410     $38,160     8.4%

Office and Administrative Support

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Bill and Account Collectors 298,960     $35,350     -5.6%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,566,960     $38,390     -8.4%
Customer Service Representatives 2,707,040     $32,300     9.8%
Desktop Publishers 13,090     $41,090     -21.0%
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 631,610     $55,860     -5.7%
Financial Clerks 3,133,030     $35,840     -4.4%
General Office Clerks 2,955,550     $30,580     3.1%
Information Clerks 5,630,810     $31,690     7.1%
Insurance Claims and Processing Clerks 274,350     $38,430     6.2%
Material Recording Clerks 166,850     $39,260     2.4%
Office and Administrative Support Workers 216,650     $34,020     7.0%
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 95,170     $38,870     -2.9%
Postal Service Workers 110,770     $56,220     -33.7%
Receptionists 997,770     $27,920     9.5%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,295,510     $34,820     2.6%
Supervisors Of Office Workers 1,443,150     $54,340     8.3%
Tellers 496,760     $27,260     -7.7%
Word Processors and Typists 67,230     $38,740     -15.7%

Personal Care and Service

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Animal Care and Service Workers 200,950     $22,230     10.6%
Barbers 15,900     $25,760     10.1%
Child Care Workers 569,370     $21,170     5.5%
Funeral Directors and Funeral Service Occupations 8,370     $73,830     3.3%
Gaming Services Occupations 12,140     $24,880     1.6%
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists 352,380     $24,260     9.8%
Manicurists and Pedicurists 90,630     $22,150     10.3%
Recreation Workers 336,880     $23,870     10.3%
Shampooers 15,240     $19,700     10.3%
Skincare Specialists 43,980     $30,270     12.1%
Theatrical Makeup Artists 3,600     $60,970     19.2%

Production

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Assemblers and Fabricators 1,798,860     $30,930     -0.5%
Food and Tobacco Processing Workers 20,080     $28,570     0.7%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 26,480     $38,200     -11.3%
Laundry and Dry-cleaning Workers 207,710     $21,510     1.8%
Machinists and Tool and Die Makers 391,120     $41,700     9.8%
Metal and Plastic Machine Workers 9,070     $45,820     -20.1%
Painting and Coating Workers 15,450     $30,030     -2.0%
Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers 11,380     $81,900     -5.1%
Printing Workers 255,980     $35,120     -14.4%
Quality Control Inspectors 518,950     $36,780     -0.2%
Semiconductor Processors 24,430     $35,660     -8.3%
Slaughterers, Butchers, Meat Packers, and Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 80,780     $26,590     -0.6%
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 33,720     $59,400     1.4%
Supervisors Of Production and Operating Workers 610,480     $57,780     -3.1%
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 115,840     $45,760     6.0%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 382,730     $39,390     3.6%
Welding Machine Operators 46,920     $36,980     -18.0%
Woodworkers 6,750     $28,500     -0.3%

Protective Service

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Correctional Officers and Jailers 431,600     $42,820     3.7%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 104,980     $78,120     -1.2%
Fire Fighters 315,910     $48,030     5.3%
Fire Inspectors and Investigators 11,910     $58,440     5.5%
Police and Sheriffs Patrol Officers 657,690     $59,680     5.0%
Private Detectives and Investigators 28,490     $48,190     5.2%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 87,500     $50,160     3.6%
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers 10,460     $32,630     -7.0%
Supervisors Of Correctional Officers 43,230     $60,560     3.1%
Supervisors Of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 57,170     $74,540     5.2%
Supervisors Of Police and Detectives 100,200     $84,840     4.2%

Sales

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Advertising Sales Agents 141,100     $50,380     -2.7%
Cashiers 3,541,010     $20,180     2.0%
Insurance Sales Agents 385,700     $49,990     9.3%
Product Sales Representatives 1,404,050     $57,140     6.4%
Real Estate Appraisers 60,770     $51,850     7.9%
Real Estate Brokers 40,850     $56,790     1.8%
Real Estate Sales Agents 151,840     $44,090     2.8%
Retail Sales Workers 4,528,550     $22,680     6.8%
Sales Managers 365,230     $117,960     5.1%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 353,780     $67,310     9.5%
Technical Products Sales Representatives 328,370     $78,980     6.9%
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives 1,732,420     $60,530     6.5%

Technician

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 11,970     $68,020     3.6%
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 20,420     $37,550     4.9%
Avionics Technicians 17,330     $60,760     0.4%
Biological Technicians 74,720     $42,520     5.2%
Broadcast Technicians 30,330     $38,550     -6.5%
Chemical Technicians 65,510     $45,840     1.9%
Civil Engineering Technicians 72,150     $49,980     4.8%
Dental and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians and Medical Appliance Technicians 28,570     $30,640     9.8%
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 134,870     $62,190     -2.0%
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 13,710     $55,610     0.7%
Engineering Technicians 74,290     $62,330     -0.2%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 16,550     $49,170     10.0%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians 32,950     $44,190     9.5%
Forensic Science Technicians 14,800     $56,750     26.6%
Forest and Conservation Technicians 30,090     $35,560     -5.7%
Geological and Petroleum Technicians 15,100     $56,470     11.8%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 63,220     $53,330     -4.5%
Life Science Technicians 68,540     $46,040     6.8%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 45,510     $54,480     2.0%
Nuclear Technicians 6,840     $79,140     -5.1%
Sound Technicians 15,210     $53,680     7.6%
Surveying and Mapping Technicians 53,920     $42,450     -7.6%
Wind Turbine Technicians 4,580     $52,260     108.0%

Transportation and Material Moving

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Air Traffic Controllers 23,240     $122,410     -8.6%
Airline and Commercial Pilots 81,520     $127,820     1.1%
Bus Drivers 169,680     $39,790     5.9%
Delivery Truck Drivers 858,710     $30,580     3.1%
Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 48,320     $41,030     6.2%
Hand Laborers and Material Movers 2,587,900     $25,980     5.1%
Heavy and Tractor-trailer Truck Drivers 1,704,520     $41,340     5.5%
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 542,750     $32,460     2.4%
Material Moving Machine Operators 23,880     $28,370     4.4%
Railroad Occupations 42,880     $57,480     -1.9%
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 188,860     $24,300     13.1%
Water Transportation Occupations 82,290     $54,870     9.2%

Veterinary

Occupation Jobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 187,360     $21,990     10.6%
Veterinarians 67,650     $88,770     8.9%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 79,990     $25,250     9.0%
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 99,390     $32,490     18.7%
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