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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 30,060     *     24.4%
Audiologists *     *     *
Cardiovascular Techs and Vascular Technologists 51,080     $54,330     30.4%
Dental Assistants 314,330     $35,390     24.5%
Dental Hygienists 196,520     $71,520     33.3%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 35,320     $36,830     2.6%
Dentists 97,990     $149,540     16.3%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 59,760     $67,530     46.0%
EMT and Paramedics 235,760     $31,700     23.1%
Genetic Counselors 2,180     $67,500     41.2%
Health Technologists and Technicians 96,170     $41,420     26.7%
Home Health and Personal Care Aides 799,080     $21,380     48.5%
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 160,460     $38,370     29.7%
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 161,710     $59,430     13.8%
Medical Assistants 584,970     $29,960     29.0%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 20,320     $72,100     20.2%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 65,130     $69,210     6.6%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 13,990     $48,120     10.9%
Occupational Therapists 110,520     $78,810     29.0%
Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides 166,440     $44,810     40.8%
Opticians, Dispensing 73,110     $34,280     23.4%
Optometrists 33,340     $101,410     24.4%
Orthotists and Prosthetists 7,830     $64,040     35.5%
Pharmacists 290,780     $120,950     14.5%
Pharmacy Aides 41,240     $23,200     11.1%
Pharmacy Technicians 368,760     $29,810     19.9%
Phlebotomists 111,950     $30,670     26.7%
Physician Assistants 91,670     $95,820     38.4%
Radiation Therapists 16,380     $80,090     23.5%
Radiologic and MRI Technologists 193,400     $55,870     20.8%
Respiratory Therapists 119,410     $56,730     19.1%
Respiratory Therapy Technicians 10,610     $47,810     16.9%
Speech-Language Pathologists 126,500     $71,550     19.4%
Surgical Technologists 98,450     $43,350     29.8%

Alternative Medicine

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Chiropractors 29,830     $66,720     14.6%
Podiatrists 8,910     $120,700     22.5%
Recreational Therapists 17,950     $44,000     13.4%

Architecture

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Architects 88,900     $74,520     17.3%
Architectural and Civil Drafters 91,520     $49,970     0.8%
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 11,610     $60,930     19.6%
Drafters 14,270     $49,990     12.7%
Landscape Architects 18,110     $64,570     14.3%
Surveyors 41,970     $57,050     10.3%
Urban and Regional Planners 35,820     $66,940     10.3%

Arts, Entertainment and Sports

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Actors 59,210     *     4.1%
Art Directors 33,140     $85,610     3.0%
Athletes and Sports Competitors 11,520     $43,350     6.7%
Coaches and Scouts 211,760     $30,640     14.8%
Craft Artists 4,760     $31,080     3.3%
Dancers and Choreographers 11,240     *     5.9%
Fine Artists 12,100     $43,890     3.8%
Models 5,140     $19,970     15.3%
Multimedia Artists and Animators 29,000     $63,630     6.3%
Music Directors and Composers 21,880     $48,180     4.5%
Musicians and Singers 38,900     *     5.2%
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 17,510     $24,090     7.7%

Building and Grounds Cleaning

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Grounds Maintenance Workers 18,570     $28,800     10.0%
Janitors and Building Cleaners 2,137,730     $22,840     12.1%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 929,540     $20,120     12.8%
Pest Control Workers 67,640     $30,660     19.7%

Business and Financial

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Accountants and Auditors 1,187,310     $65,940     13.1%
Budget Analysts 57,120     $71,220     6.1%
Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators 266,280     $62,220     3.9%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists *     *     *
Credit Analysts 69,390     $67,020     10.4%
Emergency Management Directors 9,770     $64,360     8.3%
Emergency Management Specialists *     *     *
Employment Specialists 456,170     $57,420     7.9%
Financial Analysts 262,610     $78,620     15.5%
Financial Examiners 36,830     $76,310     6.3%
Financial Managers 518,030     $115,320     8.9%
Financial Specialists 137,460     $65,440     6.1%
Fundraisers 55,230     $52,430     17.3%
Human Resources Specialists and Labor Relations Specialists *     *     *
Insurance Underwriters 91,720     $64,220     -6.1%
Loan Counselors 29,600     $42,110     20.7%
Loan Officers 300,580     $62,620     7.7%
Logisticians 125,670     $73,870     21.9%
Management Analysts 587,450     $80,880     18.6%
Market Research Analysts *     *     *
Operations Research Analysts 86,950     $76,660     26.7%
Personal Financial Advisors 196,490     $81,060     27.0%
Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing Agents 288,430     $60,980     2.9%
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 63,640     $51,120     -3.9%
Wholesale and Retail Buyers 110,560     $52,270     7.1%

Community and Social Services

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Clergy 46,510     $43,950     9.8%
Community and Social Service Specialists 93,710     $41,420     15.1%
Family and School Social Workers 286,520     $42,120     15.1%
Health Educators and Community Health Workers 57,020     $50,430     19.0%
Human Service Assistants 354,800     $29,790     21.8%
Marriage and Family Therapists 30,150     $48,040     30.6%
Medical and Public Health Social Workers 145,920     $51,930     26.8%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 109,460     $41,380     22.8%
Rehabilitation Counselors 103,890     $34,380     19.9%
Religious Directors 18,850     $38,480     8.4%
Social Workers 61,410     $59,100     9.5%

Computer and Information Technology

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Computer and Information Research Scientists *     *     *
Computer Network Architects 140,080     $98,430     14.6%
Computer Operators 58,060     $39,590     -17.0%
Computer Programmers *     *     *
Computer Support Specialists *     *     *
Computer Systems Analysts *     *     *
Computer Systems Managers 330,360     $127,640     15.3%
Database Administrators *     *     *
Information Security Analysts 80,180     $88,890     36.5%
Network and Communications Analysts *     *     *
Network and Computer Systems Administrators *     *     *
Software Developers 382,400     $102,880     20.4%
Software Engineers For Applications *     *     *
Software Engineers For Systems *     *     *
Web Developers 121,020     $63,490     20.1%

Construction and Extraction

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Boilermakers 17,210     $59,860     3.7%
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons 23,570     $28,830     43.0%
Carpenters 617,060     $40,820     24.2%
Cement Masons and Terrazzo Workers 152,570     $36,760     29.1%
Construction and Building Inspectors 88,410     $56,040     12.2%
Construction Equipment Operators 344,510     $43,510     18.9%
Construction Laborers and Helpers 852,870     $31,090     24.3%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers 85,020     $38,100     15.9%
Glaziers 42,820     $38,410     17.2%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 42,250     $38,520     14.2%
Insulation Workers 24,180     $33,720     26.2%
Painters, Construction and Maintenance 204,600     $35,950     19.8%
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 372,570     $50,660     21.3%
Roofers 103,650     $35,760     11.4%
Sheet Metal Workers 132,530     $45,070     15.5%
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 60,010     $48,200     21.8%
Supervisors Of Construction and Extraction Workers 496,370     $60,990     23.5%
Tile and Marble Setters 31,590     $38,980     15.0%

Culinary, Food Preparation and Serving

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Bakers 173,730     $23,600     5.6%
Bartenders 579,700     $19,050     11.9%
Chefs 118,130     $41,610     5.2%
Food and Beverage Serving and Related Workers 6,883,630     $18,630     10.1%
Food Preparation Workers 850,220     $19,560     3.6%
Head Cooks 18,600     $24,970     12.7%
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks 402,800     $23,440     13.2%
Private Household Cooks 560     $22,940     -0.8%
Restaurant Cooks 1,104,790     $22,490     14.7%
Short Order Cooks 180,800     $20,190     0.3%
Supervisors Of Food Preparation and Serving Workers - Food Service Managers 198,610     $48,560     1.6%
Waiters and Waitresses 2,445,230     $18,730     5.6%

Design

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Designers 6,890     $49,310     8.0%
Exhibit Designers 10,460     $49,810     6.3%
Fashion Designers 17,840     $64,030     -3.0%
Floral Designers 45,050     $24,750     -8.0%
Graphic Designers 197,540     $45,900     6.7%
Industrial Designers 29,410     $64,620     4.4%
Interior Designers 45,010     $48,400     12.8%
Merchandise Displayers 93,000     $26,590     10.1%

Education, Training, and Library

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Adult Literacy and High School Equivalency Diploma Teachers 65,990     $49,590     8.7%
Education Administrators 31,920     $77,020     9.0%
Educational Counselors 246,280     $53,370     11.9%
Elementary and Secondary School Administrators 231,800     $89,540     5.7%
Elementary School Teachers 1,353,020     $54,120     12.3%
Instructional Coordinators 133,780     $61,550     12.5%
Kindergarten Teachers 158,240     $50,600     13.0%
Librarians 133,150     $56,170     7.4%
Library Technicians and Assistants 94,260     $31,680     8.4%
Middle School Special Education Teachers *     *     *
Middle School Teachers 630,620     $54,940     12.4%
Middle School Vocational Teachers 14,000     $54,090     5.2%
Postsecondary Education Administrators 131,070     $88,390     14.5%
Postsecondary Teachers 189,490     $62,330     13.0%
Preschool and Child Care Administrators 47,150     $45,260     17.0%
Preschool and Elementary School Special Education Teachers *     *     *
Preschool Teachers 352,420     $28,120     17.4%
Secondary School Special Education Teachers *     *     *
Secondary School Teachers 960,380     $56,310     5.5%
Secondary School Vocational Teachers 81,560     $55,200     5.0%
Special Education Teachers 39,620     $54,520     9.5%
Teacher Assistants 1,192,590     $24,430     8.6%
Training and Development Specialists *     *     *

Engineering

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Aerospace Engineers 69,080     $105,380     7.3%
Agricultural Engineers 2,450     $71,730     4.8%
Biomedical Engineers 20,080     $86,950     26.6%
Chemical Engineers 33,470     $96,940     4.5%
Civil Engineers 263,460     $82,050     19.7%
Computer Hardware Engineers 76,360     $108,430     7.4%
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 29,390     $58,790     9.6%
Electrical Engineers 174,550     $91,410     4.7%
Electronics Engineers 133,990     $95,790     3.4%
Engineers 124,570     $94,240     3.8%
Environmental Engineers 53,240     $83,360     15.3%
Health and Safety Engineers 24,530     $81,830     11.0%
Industrial Engineers 236,990     $81,490     4.5%
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 7,570     $92,930     10.3%
Materials Engineers 24,990     $87,690     0.9%
Mechanical Drafters 64,070     $52,200     -4.9%
Mechanical Engineers 270,700     $83,060     4.5%
Mining and Geological Engineers 8,200     $90,160     12.0%
Nuclear Engineers 16,520     $100,470     9.3%
Petroleum Engineers 33,740     $130,050     25.5%
Sales Engineers 68,080     $96,340     8.9%

Farming Fishing and Forestry

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Agricultural Workers 5,270     $27,380     3.4%
Conservation Scientists and Foresters 9,140     $57,980     6.1%
Fishers and Related Fishing Workers 400     $35,250     -5.0%
Forest and Conservation Workers 6,870     $27,160     4.5%
Logging Workers 2,730     $35,460     -12.1%

Health Administration and Management

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 184,740     $35,900     22.1%
Medical Secretaries 516,050     $32,240     36.0%
Medical Transcriptionists 61,210     $34,750     7.6%

Hospitality and Travel

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Lodging Managers 31,740     $47,680     1.4%
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 77,940     $46,490     33.2%
Travel Agents 64,750     $34,800     -12.1%

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Automotive Body and Glass Repairers 137,140     $40,320     13.3%
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers 110,940     $36,560     3.8%
Electricians 566,930     $51,110     19.7%
Elevator Installers and Repairers 20,590     $78,620     24.6%
General Maintenance and Repair Workers 1,282,920     $36,170     9.4%
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians 1,507,680     $39,450     8.7%
Home Appliance Repairers 33,270     $35,410     0.7%
Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 26,590     $36,090     1.2%
HVAC Mechanics and Installers 261,390     $44,630     20.9%
Industrial Electrical Repairers 65,900     $54,640     3.4%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 17,090     $38,600     7.4%
Medical Equipment Repairers 41,430     $45,660     30.3%
Motor Vehicle Electronics Installers and Repairers 11,460     $31,020     -5.9%
Power Line Installers and Repairers 114,540     $65,930     8.9%
Solar Photovoltaic Installers 5,170     $40,020     24.5%
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers 213,620     $55,190     3.9%
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 114,420     $54,450     6.0%
Transportation Electrical Installers and Repairers 14,160     $56,000     2.3%

Legal

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 6,710     $57,180     10.4%
Court Reporters 18,330     $49,860     9.6%
Judges and Hearing Officers 14,140     $87,980     -1.7%
Lawyers 603,310     $114,970     9.8%
Legal Secretaries 212,910     $42,770     -3.1%
Legal Support Workers 45,120     $53,740     3.1%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 272,580     $48,350     16.7%

Life, Physical, and Social Science

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Agricultural and Food Scientists 14,170     $61,480     10.8%
Anthropologists and Archeologists 7,040     $59,280     19.4%
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers 253,930     $45,430     8.2%
Atmospheric Scientists, Including Meteorologists 10,850     $87,980     10.0%
Biochemists and Biophysicists 31,350     $84,940     18.6%
Biological Scientists 32,230     $74,720     -0.6%
Chemists and Materials Scientists 85,970     $73,480     5.6%
Economists 18,680     $95,710     13.9%
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 88,740     $66,250     14.6%
Epidemiologists 5,420     $67,420     10.2%
Geographers 1,260     $76,420     29.0%
Geoscientists 34,000     $89,910     15.8%
Historians 3,220     $55,870     6.0%
Hydrologists 6,580     $78,370     10.4%
Medical Scientists 100,740     $79,930     13.3%
Microbiologists 20,670     $67,790     7.0%
Physicists and Astronomers 16,790     $109,600     10.4%
Political Scientists 5,640     $104,920     21.3%
Sociologists 2,240     $72,810     15.0%
Survey Researchers 15,410     $49,760     17.6%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 18,970     $58,270     4.9%

Management

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Administrative Services Managers 268,730     $83,790     12.2%
Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers 29,340     $96,720     6.9%
Chief Executives 246,240     $173,320     5.3%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Managers *     *     *
Construction Managers 227,710     $85,630     16.1%
Engineering Managers 179,320     $130,620     6.7%
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers 4,300     $68,050     -19.3%
General Managers 2,049,870     $97,270     12.4%
Human Resources Managers *     *     *
Industrial Production Managers 167,200     $92,470     -2.4%
Managers 361,900     $105,060     5.9%
Marketing Managers 184,490     $127,130     12.7%
Medical and Health Services Managers 310,320     $92,810     23.2%
Natural Sciences Managers 53,290     $120,050     5.7%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 171,140     $54,270     11.8%
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 56,920     $101,510     12.9%
Purchasing Managers 70,840     $106,090     2.1%
Social and Community Service Managers 116,670     $62,740     20.8%
Supervisors Of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 867,340     $29,560     12.9%
Supervisors Of Non Retail Sales Workers 248,770     $71,600     -0.8%
Top Executives 2,351,130     $100,910     11.2%
Training and Development Managers *     *     *

Massage and Physical Therapy

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Massage Therapists 87,670     $37,180     22.6%
Occupational Therapist Aides 8,570     $26,550     36.2%
Occupational Therapist Assistants 32,230     $56,950     42.6%
Physical Therapist Aides 48,730     $24,650     40.1%
Physical Therapist Assistants 76,910     $54,410     41.0%
Physical Therapists 200,670     $82,390     36.0%

Mechanic

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Aircraft Mechanics 116,830     $56,990     2.4%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 633,390     $37,120     8.6%
Bus and Truck Mechanics 243,080     $43,630     8.6%
Farm Equipment Mechanics 35,320     $36,150     9.5%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics and Maintenance Workers and Millwrights 313,880     $48,630     18.9%
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics 119,280     $47,580     10.3%
Motorboat Mechanics 20,210     $37,340     5.5%
Motorcycle Mechanics 15,420     $34,010     6.1%
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 10,990     $35,630     8.7%
Small Engine Mechanics 29,220     $32,120     5.5%

Media and Communication

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Audio and Video Technicians 60,200     $41,780     13.7%
Camera Operators 18,310     $48,080     5.5%
Communication Equipment Workers 17,650     $68,910     -1.5%
Editors 97,350     $54,890     -2.4%
Film and Video Editors 24,460     $57,210     0.6%
Interpreters and Translators 49,460     $43,590     46.1%
Photographers 52,250     $30,490     4.3%
Producers and Directors 97,300     $69,100     2.8%
Public Relations Specialists 208,030     $55,680     12.0%
Radio and Television Announcers 30,220     $29,790     -0.1%
Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts 42,280     $36,000     -13.8%
Technical Writers 48,210     $69,030     14.8%
Writers and Authors 43,500     $58,850     3.0%

Medicine

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
General Practitioners 124,810     $180,180     14.6%
OBGYN - Obstetrics and Gynaecology 21,740     *     14.4%
Pediatricians 31,010     $163,350     15.7%
Physicians and Surgeons 311,320     *     18.7%

Mental Health

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Clinical Psychologists 104,730     $68,900     11.3%
Mental Health Counselors 120,010     $40,850     28.5%
Organizational Psychologists 1,110     $76,950     53.4%
Psychiatric Technicians and Aides 64,540     $31,130     3.9%
Psychiatrists 25,080     $181,880     16.2%
Psychologists 11,980     $92,110     10.7%
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 85,180     $39,270     31.4%

Nursing

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists - CRNA 36,590     $153,780     24.9%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LPN/LVN) 695,610     $42,490     24.8%
Nurse Midwives 5,110     $96,970     28.6%
Nurse Practitioners 122,050     $95,350     33.7%
Nursing Aides and Attendants *     *     *
Nursing Assistants and Orderlies - Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 1,427,740     $25,100     21.1%
Postsecondary Nursing Instructors 56,840     $66,100     35.4%
Registered Nurses *     *     *

Nutrition & Fitness

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Athletic Trainers and Exercise Physiologists 22,400     $43,370     21.2%
Dietetic Technicians 28,690     $25,780     18.0%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 59,490     $56,950     21.1%
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 241,000     $34,980     12.5%

Office and Administrative Support

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Bill and Account Collectors 346,960     $33,700     14.7%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,575,060     $36,430     11.4%
Customer Service Representatives 2,511,130     $31,200     12.6%
Desktop Publishers 13,310     $38,200     -5.5%
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 713,730     $51,270     -1.2%
Financial Clerks 3,217,850     $34,000     11.0%
General Office Clerks 2,889,970     $28,670     6.2%
Information Clerks 5,439,370     $30,450     9.2%
Insurance Claims and Processing Clerks 252,670     $36,740     8.1%
Material Recording Clerks 175,530     $37,700     -8.8%
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 96,390     $37,410     7.7%
Postal Service Workers 121,590     $54,520     -29.8%
Receptionists 981,150     $26,760     13.5%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,207,220     $33,240     13.2%
Supervisors Of Office Workers 1,404,070     $50,780     12.1%
Tellers 514,520     $25,760     1.0%

Personal Care and Service

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Animal Care and Service Workers 172,990     $20,610     15.2%
Barbers 14,140     $25,410     11.1%
Child Care Workers 582,970     $19,730     14.0%
Funeral Directors and Funeral Service Occupations 8,330     $68,870     12.5%
Gaming Services Occupations 16,220     $24,240     9.4%
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists 343,140     $23,120     12.7%
Manicurists and Pedicurists 79,090     $19,620     15.6%
Recreation Workers 321,110     $22,620     14.2%
Shampooers 16,560     $18,760     -1.5%
Skincare Specialists 38,290     $29,050     39.8%
Theatrical Makeup Artists 2,610     $44,310     3.1%

Production

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Assemblers and Fabricators 1,810,560     $29,280     3.7%
Food and Tobacco Processing Workers 18,890     $27,680     0.9%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 23,200     $36,870     -9.8%
Laundry and Dry-cleaning Workers 199,330     $20,320     9.7%
Machinists and Tool and Die Makers 392,700     $39,980     8.8%
Metal and Plastic Machine Workers 13,070     $45,020     -3.0%
Painting and Coating Workers 16,280     $28,750     0.2%
Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers 11,180     $78,240     -0.9%
Printing Workers 254,360     $34,250     -5.3%
Quality Control Inspectors 489,750     $35,330     5.5%
Semiconductor Processors 23,580     $34,680     -27.1%
Slaughterers, Butchers, Meat Packers, and Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 86,070     $25,560     -2.4%
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 37,550     $56,330     3.1%
Supervisors Of Production and Operating Workers 592,830     $55,520     -1.8%
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 111,640     $44,100     7.7%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 369,610     $37,420     5.8%
Welding Machine Operators 55,360     $35,180     19.8%
Woodworkers 6,940     $28,100     5.0%

Protective Service

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Correctional Officers and Jailers 434,420     $39,780     4.9%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 108,720     $79,870     2.0%
Fire Fighters 308,790     $45,970     6.6%
Fire Inspectors and Investigators 11,370     $56,130     6.2%
Police and Sheriffs Patrol Officers 638,810     $56,810     5.9%
Private Detectives and Investigators 26,880     $44,570     11.2%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 86,810     $49,060     -1.0%
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers 10,030     $29,840     7.0%
Supervisors Of Correctional Officers 45,150     $57,970     4.0%
Supervisors Of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 59,870     $70,670     6.3%
Supervisors Of Police and Detectives 101,420     $80,930     4.9%

Sales

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Advertising Sales Agents 154,220     $47,890     -0.7%
Cashiers 3,398,330     $19,060     2.6%
Insurance Sales Agents 374,700     $47,860     10.4%
Product Sales Representatives 1,394,640     $55,020     8.9%
Real Estate Appraisers 63,220     $52,570     5.6%
Real Estate Brokers 38,720     $57,360     10.8%
Real Estate Sales Agents 157,660     $40,990     11.1%
Retail Sales Workers 4,562,160     $21,390     9.8%
Sales Managers 358,920     $110,660     8.3%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 316,340     $72,070     11.2%
Technical Products Sales Representatives 335,540     $75,140     9.7%
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives 1,730,180     $58,380     9.1%

Technician

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 11,230     $63,780     -0.4%
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 20,640     $35,140     2.9%
Avionics Technicians 17,150     $56,910     2.9%
Biological Technicians 72,640     $41,290     10.0%
Broadcast Technicians 26,600     $36,560     3.2%
Chemical Technicians 63,760     $44,180     9.4%
Civil Engineering Technicians 71,300     $48,340     0.6%
Dental and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians and Medical Appliance Technicians 27,610     $28,890     12.1%
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 137,040     $59,820     *
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 14,430     $53,070     3.9%
Engineering Technicians 67,640     $61,580     0.9%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 18,080     $48,170     18.4%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians 33,760     $42,190     18.8%
Forensic Science Technicians 13,570     $55,360     5.8%
Forest and Conservation Technicians 30,310     $35,260     -3.5%
Geological and Petroleum Technicians 16,020     $54,810     15.1%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 65,680     $53,370     -3.2%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 47,560     $53,530     4.7%
Nuclear Technicians 6,380     $74,690     14.9%
Sound Technicians 13,750     $49,870     0.7%
Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50,750     $40,770     13.5%
Wind Turbine Technicians 3,710     $48,800     24.5%

Transportation and Material Moving

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Air Traffic Controllers 22,860     $122,340     1.4%
Airline and Commercial Pilots 75,760     $118,140     -6.6%
Bus Drivers 158,050     $37,470     9.8%
Delivery Truck Drivers 797,010     $29,570     3.8%
Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 47,470     $39,830     16.2%
Hand Laborers and Material Movers 2,400,490     $24,430     11.0%
Heavy and Tractor-trailer Truck Drivers 1,625,290     $39,520     11.3%
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 521,840     $31,340     -2.7%
Material Moving Machine Operators 22,910     $30,830     5.3%
Railroad Occupations 42,900     $54,770     -2.9%
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 178,260     $23,210     15.5%
Water Transportation Occupations 72,450     $53,130     13.3%

Veterinary

Occupation Jobs
(2014)
Median Pay
(2014)
% Growth
2012-2022
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 161,820     $20,340     15.3%
Veterinarians 62,470     $87,590     12.0%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 71,060     $23,790     9.5%
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 93,300     $31,070     29.5%
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