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Oakland Employment

Employment and Industries in the Oakland, California Area

Part of the San Francisco Bay area, the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward metropolitan area has a strong economy that provides ample opportunities for business and professional advancement. The Oakland area is home to ten Fortune 1000 company headquarters. The largest company with their headquarters in the Oakland area is Chevron. Probably the most famous companies headquartered in the area are Chevron, Clorox, Intuit, Google, and VeriSign.

Business honors and awards received by the Oakland metropolitan area include:

  • The entire Bay area, including the Oakland area, ranked 25th among the 50 top large cities on Entrepreneur magazine's 2005 list of "Hot Cities for Entrepreneurs".
  • The Oakland metropolitan area has ranked 41st among U.S. Cities in the large cities category on Inc. magazine's 2006 list of "Best Cities for Doing Business".
  • In a 2005 study done by the Milikin Institute, the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward area ranked 88th among 200 U.S. cities as a "2005 Best Performing Cities - 200 Largest Metros".

The Oakland area has a very well educated work force. According to a U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, the Oakland area has almost 38% of its workforce with a college degree or higher, placing it 12th among large cities in the United States. Oakland ranks among the top thirty most literate cities according to a 2005 Central Connecticut State University study. The Oakland area was also ranked 19th among U.S. cities in educational attainment on Forbes magazine's 2006 "Best Places For Business And Careers" list.

Major industries in the Oakland area include:

  • Business services
  • Entertainment
  • Food processing
  • Government
  • Health care services
  • Light manufacturing
  • Transportation

The Port of Oakland is also a major economic driver for the area. It is responsible for nearly 200,000 jobs and is he fourth busiest container port in the United States.

For business travelers, the Oakland area is served by the Oakland International Airport (OAK). OAK is one of the faster growing airports in the United States form the standpoint of passenger volume as well as air cargo volumes.

Companies with headquarters in the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward metropolitan area include:

  • Chevron
  • Chiron
  • Clorox
  • Golden West Financial
  • Google
  • Intuit
  • Lam Research
  • Longs Drug Stores
  • UTStarcom
  • VeriSign

Business and trade organizations and associations in the Oakland area include:

The Oakland Business Review, and the "Business Section" of the Oakland Tribune are sources of information on the business community in the Oakland area.

Most Popular Jobs in Oakland, California Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 17,410 $96,150 $63,420 - 131,780 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 12,320 $61,860 $43,240 - 84,080 14% 95%
3 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 9,860 $62,700 $43,030 - 85,140 6% 96%
4 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 9,560 $68,200 $31,070 - 115,050 8% 51%
5 Accountants and auditors 8,810 $74,800 $46,360 - 108,280 18% 79%
6 Computer software engineers, applications 7,530 $102,360 $59,710 - 155,980 45% 85%
7 Financial managers 5,090 $128,580 $70,900 - 13% 60%
8 Teachers and instructors, all other 5,040 $48,210 $24,820 - 75,350 9% 54%
9 Management analysts 4,800 $88,640 $53,800 - 136,780 22% 78%
10 Civil engineers 4,540 $87,050 $58,300 - 120,490 18% 87%
11 Computer software engineers, systems software 4,380 $93,410 $58,560 - 131,380 28% 85%
12 Sales managers 4,340 $121,270 $51,990 - 10% 69%
13 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 3,850 $87,250 $40,910 - 136,650 12% 51%
14 Computer systems analysts 3,830 $85,550 $48,590 - 133,840 29% 68%
15 Lawyers 3,540 $136,780 $66,150 - 11% 99%
16 Network and computer systems administrators 3,440 $81,210 $49,530 - 112,680 27% 50%
17 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 3,440 $58,810 $41,650 - 81,900 11% 95%
18 Computer programmers 3,330 $79,930 $43,880 - 122,050 -4% 73%
19 Managers, all other 3,280 $117,860 $62,130 - 7% 55%
20 Computer and information systems managers 3,130 $135,680 $82,370 - 16% 73%
21 Social and human service assistants 3,010 $42,660 $22,630 - 65,070 34% 58%
22 Network systems and data communications analysts 2,890 $80,750 $52,370 - 121,430 53% 57%
23 Engineers, all other 2,860 $102,390 $63,320 - 144,840 6% 82%
24 Engineering managers 2,720 $136,200 $89,970 - 7% 84%
25 Computer specialists, all other 2,570 $93,030 $55,090 - 135,370 15% 68%
26 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 2,550 $75,010 $47,710 - 111,040 17% 56%
27 Chief executives 2,480 $191,960 $110,860 - 2% 65%
28 Marketing managers 2,430 $136,540 $75,150 - 14% 69%
29 Medical scientists, except epidemiologists 2,330 $78,080 $36,220 - 125,530 20% 99%
30 Electronics engineers, except computer 2,260 $87,480 $55,180 - 127,860 4% 81%
31 Graphic designers 2,220 $56,760 $34,120 - 81,460 10% 55%
32 Market research analysts 2,110 $76,380 $39,500 - 119,560 20% 82%
33 Financial analysts 2,060 $103,110 $53,230 - 34% 87%
34 Mechanical engineers 2,020 $89,970 $56,160 - 128,340 4% 78%
35 Medical and health services managers 1,960 $107,590 $54,380 - 16% 57%
36 Sales engineers 1,910 $106,080 $63,620 - 154,970 9% 79%
37 Computer hardware engineers 1,850 $111,630 $69,080 - 160,070 5% 70%
38 Public relations specialists 1,830 $65,660 $35,470 - 110,130 18% 81%
39 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 1,800 $61,410 $34,610 - 101,630 5% 58%
40 Electrical engineers 1,760 $88,640 $54,820 - 131,080 6% 81%
41 Chemists 1,750 $72,320 $38,620 - 116,470 9% 93%
42 Pharmacists 1,700 $116,980 $90,150 - 141,980 22% 97%
43 Coaches and scouts 1,650 $37,740 $21,540 - 61,800 15% 60%
44 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 1,590 $95,640 $35,810 - 25% 67%
45 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 1,580 $59,570 $29,820 - 92,820 13% 73%
46 Biological technicians 1,580 $49,330 $29,370 - 75,890 16% 60%
47 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 1,530 $98,600 $63,260 - 135,070 8% 78%
48 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 1,510 $60,310 $39,460 - 81,890 20% 87%
49 Self-enrichment education teachers 1,470 $42,740 $20,340 - 65,850 23% 54%
50 Industrial engineers 1,430 $87,540 $57,110 - 123,670 20% 74%
51 Personal financial advisors 1,430 $74,520 $36,530 - 130,500 41% 81%
52 Medical and public health social workers 1,410 $61,260 $39,590 - 91,230 24% 77%
53 Sales and related workers, all other 1,350 $51,120 $20,860 - 80,630 14% 62%
54 Training and development specialists 1,300 $69,620 $37,470 - 103,260 18% 56%
55 Instructional coordinators 1,280 $71,000 $35,260 - 111,440 23% 79%
56 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 1,270 $70,020 $39,340 - 103,090 25% 93%
57 Financial specialists, all other 1,250 $72,610 $36,720 - 120,950 12% 50%
58 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 1,230 $82,570 $41,920 - 112,460 16% 99%
59 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 1,170 $61,750 $40,270 - 92,630 18% 56%
60 Database administrators 1,110 $82,860 $49,140 - 120,620 29% 72%
61 Child, family, and school social workers 1,080 $55,960 $34,870 - 82,930 19% 77%
62 Biochemists and biophysicists 1,030 $96,270 $55,050 - 147,720 16% 95%
63 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 950 $64,040 $41,120 - 95,210 18% 56%
64 Dentists, general 940 $140,050 $90,720 - 9% 100%
65 Social and community service managers 920 $67,570 $35,650 - 119,050 25% 72%
66 Editors 890 $48,500 $28,890 - 79,010 2% 81%
67 Community and social service specialists, all other 870 $53,750 $21,750 - 90,750 25% 58%
68 Physical therapists 860 $85,600 $66,220 - 108,730 27% 89%
69 Physician assistants 850 $99,030 $60,730 - 149,440 27% 67%
70 Advertising sales agents 830 $54,720 $26,010 - 86,080 20% 56%
71 Natural sciences managers 820 $143,520 $80,640 - 11% 93%
72 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 820 $75,290 $46,870 - 107,630 12% 51%
73 Librarians 820 $60,170 $31,090 - 86,560 4% 85%
74 Mental health counselors 810 $43,960 $25,070 - 74,850 30% 73%
75 Speech-language pathologists 760 $77,940 $55,090 - 103,220 11% 98%
76 Health educators 760 $57,720 $29,550 - 102,780 26% 58%
77 Budget analysts 740 $83,530 $52,820 - 122,100 7% 78%
78 Special education teachers, secondary school 740 $67,720 $43,710 - 92,440 9% 87%
79 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 730 $47,950 $26,650 - 74,290 15% 51%
80 Insurance underwriters 700 $66,510 $37,820 - 104,890 6% 53%
81 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 690 $52,970 $34,030 - 73,730 24% 78%
82 Operations research analysts 680 $73,020 $45,560 - 105,120 11% 71%
83 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 680 $47,060 $31,430 - 67,350 30% 77%
84 Purchasing managers 670 $100,380 $55,710 - 150,540 3% 57%
85 Education administrators, postsecondary 670 $85,020 $42,210 - 134,340 14% 78%
86 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 670 $70,040 $39,440 - 110,110 15% 72%
87 Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 670 $34,880 $21,700 - 63,140 11% 55%
88 Human resources managers, all other 640 $132,580 $81,600 - 11% 58%
89 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 630 $33,970 $22,090 - 51,260 34% 73%
90 Musicians and singers 620 $0 $ - 10% 53%
91 Rehabilitation counselors 610 $46,190 $25,030 - 76,620 23% 73%
92 Occupational therapists 570 $82,130 $60,340 - 104,860 23% 90%
93 Credit analysts 570 $74,930 $44,860 - 109,390 2% 60%
94 Reporters and correspondents 530 $45,370 $19,520 - 76,250 1% 85%
95 Environmental engineers 510 $90,690 $55,440 - 132,670 25% 86%
96 Technical writers 510 $76,740 $43,040 - 107,300 20% 74%
97 Social workers, all other 500 $52,550 $27,110 - 75,410 18% 77%
98 Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 490 $61,120 $47,120 - 77,180 14% 54%
99 Landscape architects 490 $60,630 $36,020 - 95,140 16% 88%
100 Multi-media artists and animators 480 $74,730 $44,340 - 112,610 26% 58%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Retail salespersons 29,970 $27,680 $17,390 - 42,600 12% 25%
2 Office clerks, general 25,440 $35,410 $20,640 - 52,620 13% 19%
3 Cashiers 25,420 $25,060 $17,210 - 41,720 -3% 10%
4 General and operations managers 17,850 $126,100 $54,500 - 2% 48%
5 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 16,630 $28,440 $18,350 - 40,640 2% 5%
6 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 16,470 $48,940 $32,390 - 68,680 15% 18%
7 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,030 $20,160 $16,680 - 27,070 18% 5%
8 Stock clerks and order fillers 14,840 $27,460 $17,590 - 42,120 -8% 8%
9 Waiters and waitresses 14,790 $20,330 $16,710 - 28,110 11% 14%
10 Customer service representatives 14,300 $39,810 $26,600 - 58,470 25% 22%
11 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 13,170 $41,490 $27,460 - 57,650 13% 16%
12 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 12,880 $28,790 $18,370 - 44,090 15% 4%
13 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 12,090 $57,650 $35,690 - 83,480 6% 29%
14 Teacher assistants 11,600 $30,690 $18,700 - 40,960 10% 18%
15 Business operations specialists, all other 11,490 $77,670 $40,710 - 122,610 21% 49%
16 Construction laborers 10,960 $42,220 $24,390 - 62,890 11% 5%
17 Carpenters 10,440 $60,290 $36,970 - 82,270 10% 6%
18 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 8,710 $42,520 $27,870 - 56,710 10% 4%
19 Maintenance and repair workers, general 8,300 $44,940 $25,760 - 68,570 10% 6%
20 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 8,270 $42,260 $24,940 - 64,790 4% 25%
21 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 7,860 $30,730 $22,900 - 44,550 18% 7%
22 Security guards 7,540 $26,300 $20,590 - 36,390 17% 13%
23 Receptionists and information clerks 7,310 $31,940 $19,840 - 50,020 17% 13%
24 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 7,250 $33,470 $21,430 - 50,900 8% 4%
25 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 7,210 $31,700 $19,820 - 50,190 18% 6%
26 Cooks, fast food 7,200 $19,250 $16,690 - 23,460 8% 5%
27 Food preparation workers 7,030 $22,150 $16,960 - 31,080 15% 7%
28 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 6,950 $33,180 $20,600 - 48,610 4% 6%
29 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 6,550 $40,370 $27,090 - 56,980 1% 18%
30 Team assemblers 6,040 $28,790 $17,800 - 45,620 0% 5%
31 Medical secretaries 5,740 $36,460 $21,090 - 51,770 17% 18%
32 Cooks, restaurant 5,680 $25,380 $19,120 - 32,640 12% 5%
33 Industrial truck and tractor operators 5,630 $38,950 $23,740 - 66,900 -2% 2%
34 Sales representatives, services, all other 5,480 $64,010 $27,240 - 113,750 28% 48%
35 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 5,350 $25,430 $17,420 - 39,950 13% 5%
36 Packers and packagers, hand 5,250 $21,340 $17,160 - 28,670 -12% 3%
37 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 5,170 $29,870 $19,530 - 44,380 11% 14%
38 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 5,150 $83,760 $55,310 - 120,250 9% 10%
39 Computer support specialists 5,020 $53,930 $32,480 - 79,050 13% 43%
40 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 4,960 $50,410 $28,180 - 76,050 14% 4%
41 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 4,880 $20,040 $16,720 - 25,380 10% 8%
42 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 4,710 $36,040 $21,380 - 53,480 -7% 14%
43 Preschool teachers, except special education 4,690 $32,870 $22,160 - 47,600 26% 43%
44 Home health aides 4,660 $23,190 $17,720 - 30,740 49% 7%
45 Medical assistants 4,600 $34,930 $22,900 - 50,760 35% 10%
46 Tellers 4,290 $28,460 $21,040 - 38,740 14% 16%
47 Counter and rental clerks 4,120 $24,900 $16,880 - 35,990 23% 16%
48 Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 4,100 $56,800 $41,130 - 70,370 3% 13%
49 Electricians 4,090 $68,110 $38,230 - 100,090 7% 7%
50 Dishwashers 4,020 $19,380 $16,730 - 23,610 10% 3%
51 Graduate teaching assistants 3,990 $30,570 $16,640 - 49,700 0% 0%
52 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 3,950 $57,020 $44,740 - 68,660 14% 7%
53 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 3,920 $62,630 $36,180 - 96,900 -5% 15%
54 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 3,690 $66,280 $38,690 - 98,760 11% 4%
55 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 3,650 $84,610 $69,210 - 107,200 11% 33%
56 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 3,540 $37,510 $24,540 - 53,730 4% 15%
57 Loan officers 3,490 $71,420 $34,880 - 123,260 12% 49%
58 Child care workers 3,470 $24,110 $17,570 - 33,260 18% 15%
59 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 3,460 $30,490 $17,140 - 56,770 -9% 5%
60 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 3,440 $27,400 $17,490 - 40,900 -5% 5%
61 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 3,290 $73,320 $44,560 - 107,210 7% 13%
62 Postal service mail carriers 3,280 $0 $ - 1% 11%
63 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 3,270 $22,830 $16,640 - 34,140 14% 3%
64 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 3,030 $18,970 $16,670 - 23,490 12% 6%
65 Recreation workers 3,000 $27,230 $17,760 - 39,070 13% 47%
66 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 2,980 $46,550 $29,960 - 64,620 4% 30%
67 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 2,960 $68,880 $47,860 - 88,080 8% 3%
68 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 2,960 $66,650 $43,830 - 94,440 9% 47%
69 Dental assistants 2,930 $40,300 $24,210 - 56,830 29% 9%
70 Painters, construction and maintenance 2,710 $46,510 $28,080 - 66,690 12% 6%
71 Driver/sales workers 2,620 $26,420 $16,640 - 49,190 -5% 4%
72 Amusement and recreation attendants 2,610 $20,460 $16,720 - 26,170 24% 22%
73 Drywall and ceiling tile installers 2,590 $56,160 $41,290 - 79,750 7% 2%
74 Bartenders 2,500 $20,930 $16,730 - 27,660 11% 17%
75 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 2,490 $65,560 $42,050 - 97,730 0% 42%
76 Bill and account collectors 2,490 $40,430 $27,990 - 53,480 23% 13%
77 Insurance sales agents 2,470 $86,410 $35,910 - 13% 45%
78 Property, real estate, and community association managers 2,470 $57,400 $16,640 - 118,810 15% 36%
79 Helpers--production workers 2,460 $25,220 $17,360 - 42,880 -1% 4%
80 Order clerks 2,430 $33,410 $19,130 - 50,530 -24% 16%
81 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 2,380 $40,950 $22,340 - 63,500 27% 47%
82 Personal and home care aides 2,360 $24,470 $18,390 - 31,030 51% 10%
83 Machinists 2,330 $45,340 $27,570 - 66,870 -3% 3%
84 Office and administrative support workers, all other 2,320 $41,590 $21,940 - 64,180 -9% 32%
85 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 2,320 $41,080 $25,390 - 56,350 -1% 22%
86 Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 2,320 $0 $ - -8% 12%
87 Healthcare support workers, all other 2,310 $38,150 $20,560 - 53,530 16% 10%
88 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 2,250 $83,170 $45,130 - 131,940 4% 38%
89 Cost estimators 2,250 $78,860 $45,320 - 119,970 19% 32%
90 Food service managers 2,250 $51,040 $34,350 - 73,980 5% 24%
91 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 2,220 $20,290 $16,750 - 25,230 10% 17%
92 Dental hygienists 2,180 $97,950 $54,750 - 134,700 30% 33%
93 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 2,160 $41,300 $25,890 - 60,580 5% 2%
94 Administrative services managers 2,110 $84,670 $42,500 - 134,520 12% 40%
95 Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 2,100 $33,080 $20,230 - 49,650 -27% 6%
96 Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers 2,060 $72,050 $48,900 - 111,190 -13% 7%
97 Hazardous materials removal workers 1,990 $41,660 $29,920 - 51,750 11% 9%
98 Loan interviewers and clerks 1,980 $41,480 $27,860 - 62,250 -1% 24%
99 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 1,950 $41,550 $28,240 - 53,300 10% 24%
100 Data entry keyers 1,950 $32,500 $22,040 - 45,080 -5% 18%
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Jobs More Common Near Oakland Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Pile-driver operators 71,610 610 28.8
Graduate teaching assistants 30,570 3,990 14
Home economics teachers, postsecondary 92,890 100 13.8
Mathematical scientists, all other 83,210 110 12.8
Floor sanders and finishers 38,830 280 11
Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers 72,050 2,060 8.9
Geological and petroleum technicians 95,440 610 8.6
Choreographers 59,300 330 7.5
Hazardous materials removal workers 41,660 1,990 7.3
Biochemists and biophysicists 96,270 1,030 6.5
Food scientists and technologists 65,310 220 6
Woodworkers, all other 27,300 160 5.8
Sociologists 102,390 100 4.9
Floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles 37,910 220 4.8
Semiconductor processors 31,020 780 4.7
Microbiologists 80,050 440 4.5
Air traffic controllers 133,520 410 4.3
Fence erectors 37,680 280 4.2
Psychologists, all other 102,050 210 4.1
Computer hardware engineers 111,630 1,850 3.9
Recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary 77,040 280 3.9
Carpet installers 45,030 740 3.9
Plasterers and stucco masons 48,700 990 3.8
Landscape architects 60,630 490 3.8
Biological technicians 49,330 1,580 3.6
Precision instrument and equipment repairers, all other 66,190 150 3.6
Medical scientists, except epidemiologists 78,080 2,330 3.5
Biomedical engineers 97,630 270 3.4
Plant and system operators, all other 76,740 150 3.3
Insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall 47,430 340 3.3
Elevator installers and repairers 87,310 430 3.2
Marriage and family therapists 53,130 400 3.2
Sales engineers 106,080 1,910 3.2
Tree trimmers and pruners 33,260 230 3.1
Transportation workers, all other 51,620 610 3
Set and exhibit designers 57,970 100 2.9
Conveyor operators and tenders 33,210 470 2.8
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 56,800 4,100 2.8
Music directors and composers 56,420 140 2.8
Drywall and ceiling tile installers 56,160 2,590 2.7
Chemists 72,320 1,750 2.7
Life scientists, all other 84,890 160 2.7
Court reporters 81,780 230 2.7
Media and communication equipment workers, all other 53,360 260 2.7
Dietetic technicians 28,560 370 2.7
Cutters and trimmers, hand 26,070 310 2.7
Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors 86,060 460 2.7
Stonemasons 48,250 190 2.7
Tapers 62,550 600 2.6
Pediatricians, general 154,500 420 2.6

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Oakland, California Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Fire fighters 85,800 2.04 1,500
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other 136,690 1.92 170
Gaming and sports book writers and runners 41,690 1.9 140
Geological and petroleum technicians 95,440 1.8 610
Psychiatric technicians 56,600 1.8 110
Tax preparers 62,650 1.78 310
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 71,950 1.77 640
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers 60,900 1.75 540
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 84,610 1.75 3,650
Real estate brokers 123,380 1.73 450
First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers 114,240 1.72 330
Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers 69,860 1.66 350
Maintenance workers, machinery 62,020 1.65 200
Court reporters 81,780 1.63 230
Private detectives and investigators 74,290 1.63 190
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 68,880 1.61 2,960
Meter readers, utilities 56,640 1.6 200
Material moving workers, all other 54,390 1.59 410
Floral designers 38,120 1.58 190
Transportation workers, all other 51,620 1.57 610
Registered nurses 96,150 1.56 17,410
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators 60,450 1.56 120
Dental hygienists 97,950 1.54 2,180
First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives 112,200 1.54 560
Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture 64,660 1.54 140
Carpenters 60,290 1.54 10,440
Pipelayers 56,350 1.54 420
Insurance sales agents 86,410 1.54 2,470
Opticians, dispensing 52,080 1.53 570
Court, municipal, and license clerks 50,630 1.53 380
Surveying and mapping technicians 57,720 1.52 250
Detectives and criminal investigators 91,230 1.51 460
Social and human service assistants 42,660 1.5 3,010
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 64,500 1.5 1,090
Civil engineering technicians 67,660 1.5 700
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 46,960 1.49 130
Stationary engineers and boiler operators 71,620 1.48 280
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators 53,360 1.48 430
Helpers--electricians 39,400 1.48 160
Veterinarians 127,420 1.47 360
Plant and system operators, all other 76,740 1.47 150
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 41,550 1.46 1,950
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 59,850 1.46 880
Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary 96,630 1.46 440
Environmental engineering technicians 64,370 1.46 200
Drywall and ceiling tile installers 56,160 1.46 2,590
Highway maintenance workers 51,100 1.45 330
Electricians 68,110 1.45 4,090
Legislators 51,620 1.45 210
Producers and directors 82,250 1.45 330

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