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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
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Anesthesiologists 29,220     *     21.0%
Audiologists *     *     *
Cardiovascular Techs and Vascular Technologists 51,400     $54,880     22.2%
Dental Assistants 323,110     $35,980     18.4%
Dental Hygienists 200,550     $72,330     18.6%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 37,520     $37,190     10.8%
Dentists 100,080     $152,700     18.0%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 61,250     $68,970     26.4%
EMT and Paramedics 236,890     $31,980     24.2%
Genetic Counselors 2,520     $72,090     28.8%
Health Technologists and Technicians 104,020     $41,260     23.1%
Home Health and Personal Care Aides 820,630     $21,920     38.1%
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 157,610     $38,970     17.8%
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 162,950     $60,520     14.0%
Medical Assistants 601,240     $30,590     23.5%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 19,740     $73,360     1.5%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 70,220     $70,210     4.0%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 16,050     $48,070     9.1%
Occupational Therapists 114,660     $80,150     26.5%
Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides 174,800     $46,720     40.0%
Opticians, Dispensing 73,520     $34,840     23.7%
Optometrists 35,300     $103,900     27.0%
Orthotists and Prosthetists 7,100     $64,430     22.6%
Pharmacists 295,620     $121,500     3.1%
Pharmacy Aides 38,040     $24,450     0.3%
Pharmacy Technicians 379,430     $30,410     9.3%
Phlebotomists 118,160     $31,630     24.9%
Physician Assistants 98,470     $98,180     30.4%
Radiation Therapists 16,930     $80,220     14.0%
Radiologic and MRI Technologists 195,590     $56,670     8.7%
Respiratory Therapists 120,330     $57,790     12.3%
Respiratory Therapy Technicians 10,000     $48,490     -19.2%
Speech-Language Pathologists 131,450     $73,410     21.3%
Surgical Technologists 100,270     $44,330     14.8%

Alternative Medicine

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Chiropractors 32,080     $64,440     17.5%
Podiatrists 9,500     $119,340     14.1%
Recreational Therapists 17,880     $45,890     12.0%

Architecture

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Architects 93,720     $76,100     6.9%
Architectural and Civil Drafters 95,280     $50,710     -3.0%
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 11,970     $61,880     29.3%
Drafters 15,470     $49,650     -3.4%
Landscape Architects 19,820     $63,810     5.5%
Surveyors 43,140     $58,020     -2.0%
Urban and Regional Planners 35,480     $68,220     6.3%

Arts, Entertainment and Sports

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Actors 50,570     *     9.6%
Art Directors 34,690     $89,760     2.4%
Athletes and Sports Competitors 11,710     $44,680     5.6%
Coaches and Scouts 224,110     $31,000     5.9%
Craft Artists 5,270     $30,720     0.6%
Dancers and Choreographers 10,030     *     4.8%
Fine Artists 12,240     $46,460     3.1%
Models 4,460     $27,530     -0.2%
Multimedia Artists and Animators 30,240     $63,970     6.0%
Music Directors and Composers 21,540     $49,820     3.2%
Musicians and Singers 37,090     *     3.5%
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 18,620     $24,870     4.8%

Building and Grounds Cleaning

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Grounds Maintenance Workers 16,890     $29,220     6.4%
Janitors and Building Cleaners 2,146,880     $23,440     5.8%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 926,240     $20,740     7.7%
Pest Control Workers 70,250     $32,160     -1.2%

Business and Financial

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Accountants and Auditors 1,226,910     $67,190     10.7%
Budget Analysts 56,300     $71,590     2.5%
Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators 271,600     $62,980     3.3%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists *     *     *
Credit Analysts 70,840     $69,680     6.1%
Emergency Management Directors 9,840     $67,330     6.2%
Emergency Management Specialists *     *     *
Employment Specialists 491,090     $58,350     4.6%
Financial Analysts 268,360     $80,310     11.7%
Financial Examiners 44,200     $78,010     9.7%
Financial Managers 531,120     $117,990     6.8%
Financial Specialists 127,250     $66,670     4.9%
Fundraisers 62,720     $52,970     9.3%
Human Resources Specialists and Labor Relations Specialists *     *     *
Insurance Underwriters 89,960     $65,040     -11.4%
Loan Counselors 30,510     $43,840     15.5%
Loan Officers 303,870     $63,430     8.1%
Logisticians 133,770     $74,260     1.9%
Management Analysts 614,110     $81,320     13.6%
Market Research Analysts *     *     *
Operations Research Analysts 95,860     $78,630     30.2%
Personal Financial Advisors 197,580     $89,160     29.6%
Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing Agents 291,540     $62,220     -0.5%
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 59,640     $51,430     -6.2%
Wholesale and Retail Buyers 111,200     $52,940     6.2%

Community and Social Services

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Clergy 48,250     $44,250     5.6%
Community and Social Service Specialists 94,670     $41,890     8.2%
Family and School Social Workers 294,080     $42,350     6.2%
Health Educators and Community Health Workers 57,570     $51,960     12.2%
Human Service Assistants 359,350     $30,830     11.4%
Marriage and Family Therapists 32,070     $48,600     14.8%
Medical and Public Health Social Workers 155,590     $52,380     19.3%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 110,070     $42,170     18.9%
Rehabilitation Counselors 101,630     $34,390     9.0%
Religious Directors 20,280     $38,780     4.3%
Social Workers 59,570     $58,560     3.8%

Computer and Information Technology

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Computer and Information Research Scientists *     *     *
Computer Network Architects 146,600     $100,240     8.7%
Computer Operators 51,510     $40,420     -19.0%
Computer Programmers *     *     *
Computer Support Specialists *     *     *
Computer Systems Analysts *     *     *
Computer Systems Managers 341,250     $131,600     15.4%
Database Administrators *     *     *
Information Security Analysts 88,880     $90,120     17.9%
Network and Communications Analysts *     *     *
Network and Computer Systems Administrators *     *     *
Software Developers 390,750     $105,570     13.0%
Software Engineers For Applications *     *     *
Software Engineers For Systems *     *     *
Web Developers 127,070     $64,970     26.6%

Construction and Extraction

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Boilermakers 16,350     $60,120     8.7%
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons 22,970     $29,320     22.4%
Carpenters 639,190     $42,090     6.4%
Cement Masons and Terrazzo Workers 163,360     $37,740     13.1%
Construction and Building Inspectors 91,480     $57,340     8.0%
Construction Equipment Operators 355,140     $44,600     10.2%
Construction Laborers and Helpers 887,580     $31,910     12.7%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers 88,490     $39,220     5.2%
Glaziers 44,230     $39,440     4.1%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 42,560     $39,690     7.4%
Insulation Workers 25,850     $35,040     6.1%
Painters, Construction and Maintenance 213,330     $36,580     7.4%
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 391,680     $50,620     11.5%
Roofers 109,720     $36,720     12.8%
Sheet Metal Workers 135,570     $45,750     6.7%
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 64,280     $50,490     4.5%
Supervisors Of Construction and Extraction Workers 517,560     $62,070     10.0%
Tile and Marble Setters 34,940     $39,400     6.4%

Culinary, Food Preparation and Serving

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Bakers 176,610     $24,170     7.0%
Bartenders 589,150     $19,530     10.3%
Chefs 129,370     $41,500     8.9%
Food and Beverage Serving and Related Workers 7,054,960     $19,110     7.7%
Food Preparation Workers 862,740     $20,180     6.3%
Head Cooks 15,160     $26,350     6.0%
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks 404,980     $23,960     6.3%
Private Household Cooks 380     $26,300     0.6%
Restaurant Cooks 1,150,760     $23,100     14.3%
Short Order Cooks 193,170     $20,780     -5.1%
Supervisors Of Food Preparation and Serving Workers - Food Service Managers 201,370     $48,690     5.1%
Waiters and Waitresses 2,505,630     $19,250     2.8%

Design

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Designers 6,590     $53,280     6.2%
Exhibit Designers 11,930     $49,530     6.8%
Fashion Designers 19,040     $63,670     2.9%
Floral Designers 44,350     $25,010     -3.4%
Graphic Designers 204,850     $46,900     1.4%
Industrial Designers 31,330     $67,130     2.0%
Interior Designers 51,050     $48,840     3.8%
Merchandise Displayers 100,540     $26,870     2.8%

Education, Training, and Library

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Adult Literacy and High School Equivalency Diploma Teachers 65,110     $50,280     7.1%
Education Administrators 31,880     $76,930     4.0%
Educational Counselors 253,460     $53,660     8.2%
Elementary and Secondary School Administrators 235,110     $90,410     5.8%
Elementary School Teachers 1,381,430     $54,890     5.8%
Instructional Coordinators 139,460     $62,270     7.0%
Kindergarten Teachers 158,150     $51,640     5.9%
Librarians 131,550     $56,880     1.9%
Library Technicians and Assistants 94,170     $32,310     5.2%
Middle School Special Education Teachers *     *     *
Middle School Teachers 632,760     $55,860     5.9%
Middle School Vocational Teachers 13,090     $55,190     5.9%
Postsecondary Education Administrators 135,690     $88,580     8.7%
Postsecondary Teachers 191,220     $63,000     9.3%
Preschool and Child Care Administrators 46,760     $45,670     6.6%
Preschool and Elementary School Special Education Teachers *     *     *
Preschool Teachers 370,190     $28,570     6.7%
Secondary School Special Education Teachers *     *     *
Secondary School Teachers 962,820     $57,200     5.8%
Secondary School Vocational Teachers 77,430     $56,130     0.4%
Special Education Teachers 38,410     $53,920     7.2%
Teacher Assistants 1,228,440     $24,900     6.4%
Training and Development Specialists *     *     *

Engineering

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Aerospace Engineers 66,980     $107,830     -2.3%
Agricultural Engineers 2,330     $75,090     4.4%
Biomedical Engineers 20,890     $86,220     23.1%
Chemical Engineers 32,230     $97,360     1.8%
Civil Engineers 275,210     $82,220     8.4%
Computer Hardware Engineers 75,870     $111,730     3.1%
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 29,200     $59,520     5.4%
Electrical Engineers 178,580     $93,010     1.0%
Electronics Engineers 135,390     $98,270     -1.4%
Engineers 125,460     $95,900     4.0%
Environmental Engineers 52,600     $84,560     12.4%
Health and Safety Engineers 24,900     $84,600     6.2%
Industrial Engineers 247,570     $83,470     0.9%
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 7,600     $93,110     8.9%
Materials Engineers 27,040     $91,310     1.3%
Mechanical Drafters 65,250     $53,520     -6.8%
Mechanical Engineers 278,340     $83,590     5.3%
Mining and Geological Engineers 8,000     $94,040     6.4%
Nuclear Engineers 16,880     $102,950     -4.0%
Petroleum Engineers 34,600     $129,990     9.8%
Sales Engineers 72,200     $97,650     7.0%

Farming Fishing and Forestry

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Agricultural Workers 5,020     $29,830     -5.7%
Conservation Scientists and Foresters 8,590     $58,230     8.3%
Fishers and Related Fishing Workers 540     $27,340     *
Forest and Conservation Workers 6,870     $26,190     4.2%
Logging Workers 2,830     $35,620     -7.5%

Health Administration and Management

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 189,930     $37,110     15.4%
Medical Secretaries 530,360     $33,040     20.5%
Medical Transcriptionists 57,830     $34,890     -3.1%

Hospitality and Travel

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Lodging Managers 35,480     $49,720     7.6%
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 87,400     $46,840     9.9%
Travel Agents 66,560     $35,660     -11.7%

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Automotive Body and Glass Repairers 143,040     $40,970     9.2%
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers 106,100     $36,840     2.4%
Electricians 592,230     $51,880     13.7%
Elevator Installers and Repairers 21,000     $80,870     13.0%
General Maintenance and Repair Workers 1,314,560     $36,630     6.1%
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians 1,554,340     $40,160     6.4%
Home Appliance Repairers 33,990     $36,200     -3.4%
Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 26,890     $37,790     2.4%
HVAC Mechanics and Installers 274,680     $45,110     13.6%
Industrial Electrical Repairers 69,290     $55,690     0.1%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 17,800     $39,160     -14.8%
Medical Equipment Repairers 41,060     $46,340     6.1%
Motor Vehicle Electronics Installers and Repairers 12,470     $31,360     -50.0%
Power Line Installers and Repairers 115,380     $66,450     11.0%
Solar Photovoltaic Installers 6,870     $37,830     24.3%
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers 219,100     $54,570     -3.6%
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 106,360     $52,920     0.6%
Transportation Electrical Installers and Repairers 14,210     $58,990     4.4%

Legal

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 6,380     $58,020     9.2%
Court Reporters 17,670     $49,500     1.5%
Judges and Hearing Officers 14,590     $90,600     -3.6%
Lawyers 609,930     $115,820     5.6%
Legal Secretaries 202,660     $43,200     -4.1%
Legal Support Workers 45,570     $53,920     -0.4%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 271,930     $48,810     7.6%

Life, Physical, and Social Science

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Agricultural and Food Scientists 14,660     $65,840     3.5%
Anthropologists and Archeologists 6,980     $61,220     3.8%
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers 253,810     $45,960     3.6%
Atmospheric Scientists, Including Meteorologists 10,370     $89,820     9.2%
Biochemists and Biophysicists 30,800     $82,150     8.2%
Biological Scientists 32,050     $75,150     -0.4%
Chemists and Materials Scientists 84,720     $71,260     2.6%
Economists 19,090     $99,180     5.7%
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 87,250     $67,460     10.7%
Epidemiologists 5,460     $69,450     6.3%
Geographers 1,280     $74,260     -1.6%
Geoscientists 31,800     $89,700     10.5%
Historians 3,010     $55,800     1.7%
Hydrologists 6,580     $79,550     6.9%
Medical Scientists 104,440     $82,240     8.3%
Microbiologists 21,210     $67,550     3.5%
Physicists and Astronomers 15,650     $111,580     7.9%
Political Scientists 3,910     $99,730     -2.3%
Sociologists 2,620     $73,760     -0.7%
Survey Researchers 13,650     $53,920     11.6%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 17,910     $59,680     4.0%

Management

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Administrative Services Managers 270,080     $86,110     8.2%
Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers 29,340     $95,890     4.7%
Chief Executives 238,940     $175,110     -1.2%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Managers *     *     *
Construction Managers 239,640     $87,400     4.8%
Engineering Managers 179,770     $132,800     2.0%
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers 4,370     $64,170     -1.9%
General Managers 2,145,140     $97,730     7.1%
Human Resources Managers *     *     *
Industrial Production Managers 169,390     $93,940     -3.7%
Managers 376,440     $104,850     3.9%
Marketing Managers 192,890     $128,750     9.4%
Medical and Health Services Managers 314,950     $94,500     16.9%
Natural Sciences Managers 53,450     $120,160     3.3%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 174,410     $55,380     8.1%
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 60,380     $104,140     7.1%
Purchasing Managers 72,600     $108,120     1.0%
Social and Community Service Managers 119,770     $63,530     9.5%
Supervisors Of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 884,090     $30,340     9.9%
Supervisors Of Non Retail Sales Workers 247,850     $72,300     4.7%
Top Executives 2,439,900     $100,940     5.8%
Training and Development Managers *     *     *

Massage and Physical Therapy

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Massage Therapists 92,090     $38,040     21.6%
Occupational Therapist Aides 7,570     $27,800     30.6%
Occupational Therapist Assistants 35,460     $57,870     42.7%
Physical Therapist Aides 50,540     $25,120     39.0%
Physical Therapist Assistants 81,230     $55,170     40.6%
Physical Therapists 209,690     $84,020     34.0%

Mechanic

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Aircraft Mechanics 124,040     $58,370     1.3%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 638,080     $37,850     5.3%
Bus and Truck Mechanics 251,750     $44,520     12.0%
Farm Equipment Mechanics 37,080     $37,050     7.2%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics and Maintenance Workers and Millwrights 323,280     $49,690     18.0%
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics 121,900     $48,770     5.3%
Motorboat Mechanics 20,440     $38,280     2.7%
Motorcycle Mechanics 15,850     $34,220     6.0%
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 11,970     $35,670     3.3%
Small Engine Mechanics 31,560     $32,710     4.8%

Media and Communication

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Audio and Video Technicians 62,460     $41,440     11.9%
Camera Operators 20,060     $49,080     2.0%
Communication Equipment Workers 17,670     $70,590     -3.3%
Editors 96,690     $56,010     -5.3%
Film and Video Editors 27,660     $61,750     17.6%
Interpreters and Translators 49,650     $44,190     28.7%
Photographers 50,070     $31,710     3.1%
Producers and Directors 104,650     $68,440     9.1%
Public Relations Specialists 218,910     $56,770     6.2%
Radio and Television Announcers 30,390     $30,960     -14.3%
Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts 41,050     $36,360     -8.5%
Technical Writers 49,770     $70,240     10.2%
Writers and Authors 43,380     $60,250     2.3%

Medicine

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
General Practitioners 127,430     $184,390     10.2%
OBGYN - Obstetrics and Gynaecology 20,090     *     17.6%
Pediatricians 28,660     $170,300     10.3%
Physicians and Surgeons 322,740     *     14.9%

Mental Health

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Clinical Psychologists 105,600     $70,580     19.6%
Mental Health Counselors 128,200     $41,880     19.6%
Organizational Psychologists 990     $77,350     19.1%
Psychiatric Technicians and Aides 58,450     $31,140     5.2%
Psychiatrists 24,060     *     14.9%
Psychologists 12,400     $94,590     9.8%
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 87,090     $39,980     22.3%

Nursing

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists - CRNA 39,410     $157,140     19.3%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LPN/LVN) 697,250     $43,170     16.3%
Nurse Midwives 7,430     $92,510     24.6%
Nurse Practitioners 136,060     $98,190     35.2%
Nursing Aides and Attendants *     *     *
Nursing Assistants and Orderlies - Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 1,420,570     $25,710     17.6%
Postsecondary Nursing Instructors 57,390     $67,480     19.3%
Registered Nurses *     *     *

Nutrition & Fitness

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Athletic Trainers and Exercise Physiologists 23,450     $44,670     21.1%
Dietetic Technicians 28,950     $26,040     13.3%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 59,740     $57,910     16.4%
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 237,760     $36,160     8.4%

Office and Administrative Support

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Bill and Account Collectors 318,970     $34,440     -5.6%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,580,220     $37,250     -8.4%
Customer Service Representatives 2,595,990     $31,720     9.8%
Desktop Publishers 13,240     $39,840     -21.0%
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 666,490     $53,370     -5.7%
Financial Clerks 3,179,250     $34,830     -4.4%
General Office Clerks 2,944,420     $29,580     3.1%
Information Clerks 5,513,250     $31,010     7.1%
Insurance Claims and Processing Clerks 262,910     $37,530     6.2%
Material Recording Clerks 177,210     $37,990     2.4%
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 95,630     $38,010     -2.9%
Postal Service Workers 109,930     $56,740     -33.7%
Receptionists 975,890     $27,300     9.5%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,281,120     $33,910     2.6%
Supervisors Of Office Workers 1,424,450     $52,630     8.3%
Tellers 498,460     $26,410     -7.7%

Personal Care and Service

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Animal Care and Service Workers 185,780     $21,260     10.6%
Barbers 14,350     $24,850     10.1%
Child Care Workers 573,440     $20,320     5.5%
Funeral Directors and Funeral Service Occupations 8,300     $70,890     3.3%
Gaming Services Occupations 12,280     $24,040     1.6%
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists 348,010     $23,660     9.8%
Manicurists and Pedicurists 83,840     $20,820     10.3%
Recreation Workers 336,150     $23,320     10.3%
Shampooers 15,190     $19,290     10.3%
Skincare Specialists 40,190     $30,090     12.1%
Theatrical Makeup Artists 3,060     $53,230     19.2%

Production

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Assemblers and Fabricators 1,800,410     $30,080     -0.5%
Food and Tobacco Processing Workers 20,320     $28,060     0.7%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 25,270     $37,060     -11.3%
Laundry and Dry-cleaning Workers 201,620     $20,820     1.8%
Machinists and Tool and Die Makers 399,040     $40,550     9.8%
Metal and Plastic Machine Workers 10,660     $44,530     -20.1%
Painting and Coating Workers 16,020     $29,270     -2.0%
Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers 11,540     $80,840     -5.1%
Printing Workers 256,040     $34,620     -14.4%
Quality Control Inspectors 508,590     $36,000     -0.2%
Semiconductor Processors 24,230     $35,390     -8.3%
Slaughterers, Butchers, Meat Packers, and Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 80,250     $25,650     -0.6%
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 34,630     $58,530     1.4%
Supervisors Of Production and Operating Workers 603,080     $56,340     -3.1%
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 114,770     $44,790     6.0%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 386,240     $38,150     3.6%
Welding Machine Operators 53,080     $36,150     -18.0%
Woodworkers 6,900     $28,990     -0.3%

Protective Service

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Correctional Officers and Jailers 427,790     $40,530     3.7%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 106,580     $77,210     -1.2%
Fire Fighters 318,790     $46,870     5.3%
Fire Inspectors and Investigators 12,290     $56,730     5.5%
Police and Sheriffs Patrol Officers 653,740     $58,320     5.0%
Private Detectives and Investigators 30,460     $45,610     5.2%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 87,950     $49,360     3.6%
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers 10,650     $31,170     -7.0%
Supervisors Of Correctional Officers 42,520     $59,720     3.1%
Supervisors Of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 58,110     $72,230     5.2%
Supervisors Of Police and Detectives 100,370     $82,090     4.2%

Sales

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Advertising Sales Agents 149,770     $48,490     -2.7%
Cashiers 3,478,420     $19,310     2.0%
Insurance Sales Agents 386,140     $48,200     9.3%
Product Sales Representatives 1,409,550     $55,730     6.4%
Real Estate Appraisers 60,290     $51,860     7.9%
Real Estate Brokers 38,810     $56,860     1.8%
Real Estate Sales Agents 151,700     $43,370     2.8%
Retail Sales Workers 4,612,510     $21,780     6.8%
Sales Managers 364,750     $113,860     5.1%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 319,280     $71,550     9.5%
Technical Products Sales Representatives 334,010     $76,190     6.9%
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives 1,743,560     $59,080     6.5%

Technician

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 12,890     $66,180     3.6%
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 20,260     $36,480     4.9%
Avionics Technicians 17,340     $58,540     0.4%
Biological Technicians 72,900     $41,650     5.2%
Broadcast Technicians 28,270     $37,490     -6.5%
Chemical Technicians 64,770     $44,660     1.9%
Civil Engineering Technicians 71,440     $49,260     4.8%
Dental and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians and Medical Appliance Technicians 27,990     $29,860     9.8%
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 139,080     $61,130     -2.0%
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 14,720     $53,340     0.7%
Engineering Technicians 70,750     $61,260     -0.2%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 17,360     $48,650     10.0%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians 34,250     $43,030     9.5%
Forensic Science Technicians 14,070     $56,320     26.6%
Forest and Conservation Technicians 29,810     $35,430     -5.7%
Geological and Petroleum Technicians 16,820     $55,610     11.8%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 62,290     $53,780     -4.5%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 48,910     $53,910     2.0%
Nuclear Technicians 6,500     $80,260     -5.1%
Sound Technicians 13,840     $53,330     7.6%
Surveying and Mapping Technicians 53,620     $42,010     -7.6%
Wind Turbine Technicians 3,950     $51,050     108.0%

Transportation and Material Moving

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Air Traffic Controllers 23,130     $122,950     -8.6%
Airline and Commercial Pilots 81,350     $117,290     1.1%
Bus Drivers 168,620     $38,290     5.9%
Delivery Truck Drivers 826,510     $29,850     3.1%
Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 49,880     $40,050     6.2%
Hand Laborers and Material Movers 2,487,680     $25,010     5.1%
Heavy and Tractor-trailer Truck Drivers 1,678,280     $40,260     5.5%
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 539,810     $32,090     2.4%
Material Moving Machine Operators 21,740     $30,360     4.4%
Railroad Occupations 42,330     $55,930     -1.9%
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 180,960     $23,510     13.1%
Water Transportation Occupations 77,260     $55,000     9.2%

Veterinary

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 174,060     $21,010     10.6%
Veterinarians 65,650     $88,490     8.9%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 75,620     $24,360     9.0%
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 95,790     $31,800     18.7%
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