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Chattanooga Employment

Employment and Industries in the Chattanooga, Tennessee Area

The economy in Chattanooga, Tennessee is primarily based on manufacturing and service industries. Tourism is also an important component of the economy. Growing sectors include financial, professional and business services, and information.

Companies with headquarters in Chattanooga include Brach & Confections, UNUM Provident Corp., Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee, Chattam Inc., Dixie Yarns, Olan Mills, and North American Royalties. The city also includes the headquarters of Division of Power of Tennessee Valley Authority, one of the nation's largest utilities.

Employment is provided in industries that produce iron and steel products, cosmetics, processed foods, petroleum products, textiles, machinery, pharmaceuticals and furniture.

Tennessee's Fast Track Training Services Program offers financial support to new and expanding companies. The program representatives help companies put together customized training programs. In addition, Tennessee's cost of labor remains lower than many other areas in the nation.

Details regarding Chattanooga, Tennessee: Estimated median household income in 2007: $36,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 84.2. Adult population that earned a bachelor's degree or higher: 22%.

The top non-manufactures in Chattanooga:

  • Hamilton County Department of Education
  • Covenant Transport
  • Erlanger Medical Center
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Memorial Hospital
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • City of Chattanooga
  • UnumProvident
  • Bi-Lo Incorporated
  • Cigna Health Care

Shown below is a list of Chattanooga's top manufactures:

  • McKee Foods Corporation
  • Synthetic Industries
  • Roper Corporation
  • Pilgrim Pride Corporation
  • Astec Industries, Incorporated
  • Invista Incorporated
  • Shaw Industries
  • Olan Mills

Some of the notable companies in Chattanooga, Tennessee:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • BASF
  • Plantronics
  • Access America Transport
  • Chattem
  • Alco Chemical
  • Alstom
  • Dupont
  • Krystal
  • Norfolk Southern

Chattanooga's leading nonagricultural job providing sectors:

  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Government
  • Professional and business services
  • Educational and health services
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Financial activities

Some of the organizations that offer information and help to Chattanooga businesses are:

Chattanooga Times Free Press offers details about the endeavors of the local business community.

Most Popular Jobs in Chattanooga, Tennessee 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 5,680 $58,900 $36,960 - 107,600 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 1,780 $46,440 $34,260 - 61,700 14% 95%
3 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 1,670 $65,010 $26,740 - 146,710 8% 51%
4 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 1,480 $47,650 $33,800 - 64,460 6% 96%
5 Accountants and auditors 1,380 $56,610 $32,440 - 83,300 18% 79%
6 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 1,360 $45,910 $33,170 - 62,920 11% 95%
7 Financial managers 990 $76,720 $37,640 - 135,150 13% 60%
8 Chief executives 850 $151,300 $74,880 - 2% 65%
9 Computer programmers 850 $57,500 $30,200 - 81,410 -4% 73%
10 Teachers and instructors, all other 840 $21,740 $16,020 - 32,000 9% 54%
11 Lawyers 810 $148,330 $47,930 - 11% 99%
12 Sales managers 770 $82,640 $38,330 - 132,790 10% 69%
13 Managers, all other 700 $70,310 $34,890 - 111,210 7% 55%
14 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 570 $69,960 $37,590 - 114,330 12% 51%
15 Computer systems analysts 520 $66,840 $39,740 - 95,790 29% 68%
16 Child, family, and school social workers 500 $37,600 $26,980 - 53,900 19% 77%
17 Pharmacists 490 $117,180 $96,290 - 135,820 22% 97%
18 Medical and health services managers 460 $75,470 $36,930 - 129,550 16% 57%
19 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 460 $34,510 $19,380 - 50,940 15% 51%
20 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 380 $34,890 $23,040 - 50,630 18% 56%
21 Computer and information systems managers 370 $86,130 $46,930 - 125,700 16% 73%
22 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 360 $43,440 $23,380 - 69,090 5% 58%
23 Network and computer systems administrators 350 $57,170 $37,170 - 81,670 27% 50%
24 Training and development specialists 350 $44,710 $24,440 - 67,640 18% 56%
25 Graphic designers 350 $37,650 $25,920 - 53,020 10% 55%
26 Marketing managers 340 $80,230 $41,430 - 136,070 14% 69%
27 Management analysts 340 $71,240 $36,660 - 119,650 22% 78%
28 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 330 $55,080 $40,630 - 73,710 12% 51%
29 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 320 $45,910 $33,200 - 61,510 20% 87%
30 Medical and public health social workers 320 $44,790 $29,870 - 63,200 24% 77%
31 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 310 $45,440 $26,000 - 62,990 13% 73%
32 Social and human service assistants 310 $29,780 $20,200 - 41,630 34% 58%
33 Network systems and data communications analysts 280 $63,970 $35,610 - 96,480 53% 57%
34 Special education teachers, middle school 280 $48,430 $32,860 - 63,920 16% 87%
35 Coaches and scouts 280 $28,630 $13,480 - 54,530 15% 60%
36 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 270 $80,500 $59,940 - 102,710 8% 78%
37 Operations research analysts 270 $62,820 $41,160 - 95,100 11% 71%
38 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 270 $32,430 $21,320 - 50,700 30% 77%
39 Engineering managers 260 $86,620 $54,770 - 128,490 7% 84%
40 Physical therapists 260 $71,090 $56,690 - 85,580 27% 89%
41 Industrial engineers 260 $70,640 $48,760 - 98,290 20% 74%
42 Computer software engineers, systems software 230 $59,090 $30,620 - 87,320 28% 85%
43 Sales and related workers, all other 230 $35,350 $13,930 - 60,660 14% 62%
44 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 220 $87,930 $27,570 - 25% 67%
45 Speech-language pathologists 210 $62,640 $41,360 - 82,950 11% 98%
46 Financial specialists, all other 210 $47,420 $24,040 - 78,380 12% 50%
47 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 210 $44,500 $33,070 - 61,380 -5% 96%
48 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 200 $50,820 $30,680 - 76,130 18% 56%
49 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 190 $53,610 $32,410 - 76,750 17% 56%
50 Special education teachers, secondary school 190 $43,330 $32,870 - 58,970 9% 87%
51 Civil engineers 180 $73,780 $46,760 - 104,060 18% 87%
52 Detectives and criminal investigators 180 $48,260 $31,650 - 82,420 17% 54%
53 Librarians 180 $48,080 $29,210 - 63,310 4% 85%
54 Public relations specialists 180 $43,030 $26,400 - 63,900 18% 81%
55 Social and community service managers 180 $41,040 $20,900 - 63,400 25% 72%
56 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 180 $36,620 $27,600 - 48,840 11% 58%
57 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 170 $54,410 $34,390 - 87,620 16% 99%
58 Instructional coordinators 160 $51,560 $31,650 - 72,160 23% 79%
59 Self-enrichment education teachers 160 $27,320 $15,020 - 53,410 23% 54%
60 Electrical engineers 150 $82,360 $51,570 - 105,860 6% 81%
61 Mechanical engineers 150 $68,120 $49,180 - 99,480 4% 78%
62 Occupational therapists 150 $66,970 $54,280 - 85,450 23% 90%
63 Advertising sales agents 150 $49,140 $30,630 - 62,990 20% 56%
64 Dietitians and nutritionists 140 $44,060 $24,000 - 65,100 9% 72%
65 Purchasing managers 130 $63,510 $34,940 - 98,090 3% 57%
66 Financial analysts 130 $62,790 $44,490 - 82,790 34% 87%
67 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 130 $44,360 $23,530 - 81,180 15% 72%
68 Health educators 130 $41,720 $22,440 - 62,930 26% 58%
69 Physician assistants 120 $124,220 $71,040 - 27% 67%
70 Personal financial advisors 120 $102,490 $44,380 - 41% 81%
71 Computer software engineers, applications 120 $69,180 $53,740 - 101,270 45% 85%
72 Occupational health and safety specialists 120 $65,510 $34,990 - 85,390 8% 72%
73 Veterinarians 110 $72,570 $54,820 - 85,140 35% 100%
74 Education administrators, postsecondary 110 $70,830 $43,160 - 116,790 14% 78%
75 Compensation and benefits managers 110 $69,600 $34,890 - 110,200 12% 58%
76 Interior designers 110 $40,390 $15,630 - 63,520 20% 55%
77 Computer specialists, all other 110 $40,290 $18,710 - 63,500 15% 68%
78 Community and social service specialists, all other 110 $30,730 $22,430 - 44,030 25% 58%
79 Legislators 110 $17,240 $12,850 - 16,980 1% 65%
80 Dentists, general 100 $155,500 $78,650 - 9% 100%
81 Human resources managers, all other 100 $76,240 $35,520 - 111,140 11% 58%
82 Insurance underwriters 100 $57,600 $38,140 - 84,650 6% 53%
83 Database administrators 100 $55,020 $30,520 - 82,860 29% 72%
84 Market research analysts 90 $55,150 $27,720 - 92,250 20% 82%
85 Reporters and correspondents 90 $42,810 $29,570 - 54,420 1% 85%
86 Architects, except landscape and naval 80 $70,080 $53,650 - 97,030 18% 88%
87 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 80 $42,180 $22,990 - 76,770 24% 78%
88 Editors 80 $39,960 $21,070 - 56,930 2% 81%
89 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 80 $35,240 $27,980 - 48,410 34% 73%
90 Floral designers 80 $24,140 $16,970 - 31,700 -9% 55%
91 Training and development managers 70 $68,770 $39,760 - 105,670 16% 58%
92 Public relations managers 70 $67,230 $32,490 - 122,520 17% 75%
93 Chemists 70 $51,540 $32,440 - 82,990 9% 93%
94 Credit analysts 70 $48,410 $25,170 - 96,890 2% 60%
95 Advertising and promotions managers 60 $72,430 $36,160 - 110,430 6% 76%
96 Budget analysts 60 $70,370 $33,690 - 103,450 7% 78%
97 Materials scientists 60 $64,430 $45,690 - 115,220 9% 93%
98 Environmental engineers 60 $55,290 $33,130 - 83,820 25% 86%
99 Sales engineers 50 $60,360 $33,570 - 97,470 9% 79%
100 Meeting and convention planners 50 $39,100 $14,880 - 60,890 20% 67%

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 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 8,080 $38,380 $23,590 - 50,950 10% 4%
2 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 7,010 $15,120 $12,820 - 18,710 18% 5%
3 Cashiers 7,000 $16,310 $12,930 - 20,540 -3% 10%
4 Customer service representatives 6,640 $28,780 $18,250 - 40,470 25% 22%
5 Retail salespersons 6,570 $26,010 $14,170 - 46,620 12% 25%
6 Office clerks, general 5,480 $25,750 $15,580 - 36,850 13% 19%
7 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 4,290 $22,650 $15,020 - 31,700 2% 5%
8 Team assemblers 4,130 $26,830 $17,640 - 39,070 0% 5%
9 Waiters and waitresses 3,900 $16,560 $12,850 - 23,780 11% 14%
10 General and operations managers 3,480 $90,560 $40,430 - 166,290 2% 48%
11 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 3,460 $24,770 $15,650 - 38,960 15% 4%
12 Stock clerks and order fillers 3,120 $21,570 $14,200 - 31,240 -8% 8%
13 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 2,820 $44,470 $24,770 - 65,840 6% 29%
14 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 2,720 $27,290 $17,090 - 38,550 1% 18%
15 Maintenance and repair workers, general 2,600 $33,140 $20,620 - 47,570 10% 6%
16 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 2,490 $35,570 $20,030 - 52,390 4% 25%
17 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 2,450 $30,870 $19,580 - 44,150 13% 16%
18 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 2,210 $24,580 $14,530 - 38,640 11% 14%
19 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 2,120 $21,740 $16,990 - 28,560 18% 7%
20 Security guards 2,090 $26,530 $14,950 - 39,780 17% 13%
21 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 1,970 $28,540 $17,240 - 46,840 8% 4%
22 Receptionists and information clerks 1,890 $23,830 $16,660 - 32,020 17% 13%
23 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 1,870 $35,520 $24,750 - 50,120 15% 18%
24 Construction laborers 1,720 $28,130 $18,970 - 39,740 11% 5%
25 Food preparation workers 1,720 $17,340 $13,300 - 22,320 15% 7%
26 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 1,700 $33,020 $22,680 - 43,640 -1% 22%
27 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 1,650 $35,570 $27,740 - 43,660 14% 7%
28 Business operations specialists, all other 1,610 $48,000 $23,170 - 84,210 21% 49%
29 Packers and packagers, hand 1,610 $22,560 $16,350 - 30,700 -12% 3%
30 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 1,550 $17,270 $13,120 - 23,770 13% 5%
31 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 1,480 $44,110 $28,160 - 64,940 -5% 15%
32 Helpers--production workers 1,430 $24,450 $17,830 - 33,190 -1% 4%
33 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 1,420 $26,680 $18,210 - 37,190 4% 6%
34 Electricians 1,390 $44,050 $28,070 - 62,900 7% 7%
35 Industrial truck and tractor operators 1,390 $25,720 $17,430 - 32,850 -2% 2%
36 Teacher assistants 1,380 $16,160 $13,100 - 19,640 10% 18%
37 Home health aides 1,320 $22,000 $16,300 - 28,950 49% 7%
38 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 1,280 $21,360 $14,050 - 31,070 18% 6%
39 Data entry keyers 1,270 $27,600 $17,680 - 43,870 -5% 18%
40 Medical assistants 1,250 $27,530 $21,260 - 36,600 35% 10%
41 Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders 1,240 $23,290 $20,510 - 27,460 -24% 0%
42 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 1,220 $36,520 $26,860 - 47,530 5% 2%
43 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 1,220 $30,830 $16,770 - 49,710 14% 4%
44 Cooks, restaurant 1,100 $19,980 $14,200 - 27,160 12% 5%
45 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 1,040 $48,910 $28,130 - 75,250 7% 13%
46 Structural metal fabricators and fitters 990 $39,580 $25,680 - 50,990 -0% 0%
47 Preschool teachers, except special education 990 $24,930 $13,760 - 43,790 26% 43%
48 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 970 $30,190 $21,800 - 39,780 4% 15%
49 Dishwashers 950 $16,540 $13,080 - 20,840 10% 3%
50 Cooks, fast food 950 $15,170 $12,830 - 19,180 8% 5%
51 Driver/sales workers 890 $20,890 $13,250 - 31,420 -5% 4%
52 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 860 $52,880 $33,700 - 78,720 9% 10%
53 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 840 $32,510 $22,230 - 47,320 -7% 14%
54 Sales representatives, services, all other 810 $50,250 $19,910 - 96,180 28% 48%
55 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 810 $34,560 $26,630 - 43,510 11% 33%
56 Carpenters 790 $32,850 $23,390 - 45,430 10% 6%
57 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 770 $40,060 $22,720 - 54,060 11% 4%
58 Machinists 770 $37,720 $26,070 - 50,940 -3% 3%
59 Computer support specialists 760 $40,420 $27,900 - 55,130 13% 43%
60 Pharmacy technicians 740 $27,070 $19,810 - 34,490 32% 16%
61 Tellers 730 $23,440 $17,610 - 30,930 14% 16%
62 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 660 $19,340 $14,490 - 24,900 14% 3%
63 Industrial machinery mechanics 650 $38,600 $24,160 - 53,090 9% 5%
64 Bill and account collectors 650 $28,980 $21,460 - 39,270 23% 13%
65 Administrative services managers 640 $67,770 $31,350 - 106,760 12% 40%
66 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 640 $42,450 $27,070 - 59,770 10% 17%
67 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 630 $28,540 $21,090 - 38,340 19% 14%
68 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 630 $20,110 $14,250 - 26,130 11% 5%
69 Medical secretaries 620 $30,750 $21,800 - 40,530 17% 18%
70 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 610 $40,270 $29,240 - 53,750 12% 3%
71 Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders 610 $28,440 $22,220 - 36,760 -31% 0%
72 Production workers, all other 610 $24,460 $17,110 - 34,020 2% 5%
73 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 590 $16,400 $13,040 - 20,080 17% 14%
74 Food service managers 580 $35,620 $22,370 - 50,820 5% 24%
75 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 580 $28,710 $21,540 - 37,850 -15% 0%
76 Sheet metal workers 570 $35,580 $24,740 - 50,160 7% 4%
77 Loan officers 560 $44,800 $18,340 - 85,090 12% 49%
78 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 560 $16,940 $13,330 - 20,620 10% 17%
79 Postal service mail carriers 540 $0 $ - 1% 11%
80 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 520 $16,930 $13,210 - 21,830 10% 8%
81 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 510 $38,660 $26,060 - 52,930 2% 11%
82 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 510 $34,940 $25,310 - 48,520 9% 3%
83 Printing machine operators 510 $28,900 $16,830 - 52,210 -6% 6%
84 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 500 $51,710 $30,530 - 78,160 9% 47%
85 Radiologic technologists and technicians 500 $51,450 $37,920 - 65,770 15% 25%
86 Correctional officers and jailers 500 $29,580 $22,610 - 38,660 17% 11%
87 Surgical technologists 470 $37,440 $27,720 - 49,300 25% 16%
88 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 470 $15,730 $12,800 - 20,370 12% 6%
89 Dental assistants 460 $31,530 $24,620 - 40,020 29% 9%
90 Computer operators 460 $31,420 $22,300 - 43,100 -25% 27%
91 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 460 $26,370 $18,600 - 32,670 -9% 5%
92 Child care workers 460 $17,580 $13,030 - 25,060 18% 15%
93 Switchboard operators, including answering service 450 $23,840 $16,510 - 31,060 -8% 10%
94 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 440 $39,930 $26,960 - 56,650 4% 30%
95 Counter and rental clerks 440 $22,570 $13,560 - 39,700 23% 16%
96 Insurance sales agents 420 $52,710 $24,600 - 101,140 13% 45%
97 Order clerks 420 $26,150 $16,990 - 37,680 -24% 16%
98 Paralegals and legal assistants 410 $49,810 $28,070 - 89,640 22% 45%
99 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 400 $31,330 $18,800 - 44,460 13% 11%
100 Physicians and surgeons, all other 380 $205,860 $119,200 - 0% 0%
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Jobs More Common Near Chattanooga Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders 23,290 1,240 39.8
Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders 28,440 610 21.4
Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers 27,460 120 18.5
Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders 24,870 230 17.6
Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers, all other 21,040 160 17.3
Boilermakers 49,770 190 11.2
Photographic process workers 28,040 150 6.6
Structural metal fabricators and fitters 39,580 990 5.8
Funeral directors 51,540 140 5.1
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 33,020 1,700 4.2
Anesthesiologists 0 120 3.8
Crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders 27,840 150 3.4
Surgical technologists 37,440 470 3.1
Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 18,680 120 3.1
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 38,380 8,080 3
Funeral attendants 18,740 110 3
Occupational therapist assistants 49,900 100 2.8
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders 36,040 160 2.7
Meter readers, utilities 32,790 150 2.7
Photographic processing machine operators 21,840 190 2.7
Grinding and polishing workers, hand 26,930 130 2.7
Data entry keyers 27,600 1,270 2.6
Computer operators 31,420 460 2.5
Pest control workers 26,840 260 2.5
Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers 24,840 140 2.5
Operations research analysts 62,820 270 2.4
Team assemblers 26,830 4,130 2.4
Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 28,200 230 2.4
Pharmacy aides 20,680 160 2.4
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators 33,990 190 2.3
Crane and tower operators 44,190 120 2.3
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 36,620 180 2.3
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 26,730 260 2.2
Mechanical drafters 50,300 260 2.2
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 28,540 630 2.2
Sheet metal workers 35,580 570 2.2
Machine feeders and offbearers 27,920 360 2.1
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 36,520 1,220 2.1
Interpreters and translators 28,730 110 2
Broadcast technicians 41,050 100 2
Physical therapist assistants 45,600 190 2
Medical transcriptionists 32,120 260 1.9
Helpers--production workers 24,450 1,430 1.9
Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping 27,800 200 1.9
Structural iron and steel workers 42,290 180 1.9
Hazardous materials removal workers 27,850 110 1.8
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 34,510 460 1.8
Dental laboratory technicians 38,640 110 1.8
Special education teachers, middle school 48,430 280 1.8
Photographers 25,350 180 1.8

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Chattanooga, Tennessee Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Physician assistants 124,220 1.52 120
Lawyers 148,330 1.45 810
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 41,810 1.42 170
Health technologists and technicians, all other 54,970 1.35 120
English language and literature teachers, postsecondary 80,540 1.32 120
Personal financial advisors 102,490 1.28 120
Nonfarm animal caretakers 25,000 1.21 130
Structural metal fabricators and fitters 39,580 1.17 990
Architectural and civil drafters 50,900 1.17 130
Paralegals and legal assistants 49,810 1.16 410
Physicians and surgeons, all other 205,860 1.16 380
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 65,010 1.15 1,670
Real estate sales agents 53,800 1.14 180
New accounts clerks 34,680 1.14 150
Pharmacists 117,180 1.12 490
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 33,070 1.11 200
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 38,660 1.11 510
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 33,830 1.11 220
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 87,930 1.11 220
Packers and packagers, hand 22,560 1.11 1,610
Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders 28,440 1.09 610
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders 36,040 1.09 160
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 24,770 1.08 3,460
Machine feeders and offbearers 27,920 1.08 360
Occupational health and safety specialists 65,510 1.07 120
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 30,260 1.07 300
Retail salespersons 26,010 1.07 6,570
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 21,110 1.06 190
Data entry keyers 27,600 1.06 1,270
Medical secretaries 30,750 1.06 620
Mechanical drafters 50,300 1.06 260
Dental laboratory technicians 38,640 1.06 110
Security guards 26,530 1.05 2,090
Advertising sales agents 49,140 1.05 150
Social and human service assistants 29,780 1.05 310
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 36,520 1.04 1,220
Home health aides 22,000 1.04 1,320
Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers 27,460 1.04 120
Helpers--production workers 24,450 1.03 1,430
Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 55,080 1.03 330
Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 25,570 1.03 250
Electrical engineers 82,360 1.03 150
Automotive body and related repairers 40,290 1.03 140
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 40,270 1.02 610
Recreation workers 24,710 1.02 270
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 38,380 1.02 8,080
Machinists 37,720 1.02 770
Food servers, nonrestaurant 20,440 1.01 190
Office clerks, general 25,750 1.01 5,480
Civil engineers 73,780 1.01 180

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