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Madison Employment

Employment and Industries in the Madison, Wisconsin Area

Due to being the state capital of Wisconsin, government is a significant economic force and a major employer. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is also a major job provider. Manufacturing also has an important economic role. Consumer services and high-tech industries are becoming more important to Madison especially, biotech, health and advertising. In addition, The region is a prominent farming area and has a prominent meat packing industry.

Madison is a banking and finance hub. Madison has the home offices of over 30 insurance companies. Madison is also the world headquarters for Oscar Meyer, Rayovac and Promega Corporation.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has an important role in the growth of the local high-tech industries. Some of the research performed at the university has been transferred to businesses, especially those involved with bio-tech applications. Madison had over 450 companies classified as high-tech.

Noteworthy technology companies located in the area are Tomo Therapy, Sonic Foundry, Telephone and Data Systems, Netconcepts, Raven Software, Berbee Information Networks and Epic Systems Corporation. Prominent biotech companies exist in Madison including Promega, Pan Vera (part of Invitrogen) and Nimblegen.

Jobs are provided by companies that produce items such as food packaging products, farm machinery, hospital equipment, fabricated structural steel, optical instruments, lenses and dry cell batteries.

Madison has been ranked by Forbes magazine as having the highest percentage of people holding Ph.D's in the nation. Madison was also ranked 31st out of the top 200 metro areas for "Best Places for Business and Careers." Madison has been ranked as one of the top five cities to start a business by Entrepreneur.

Noteworthy information regarding Madison, Wisconsin: Estimated median household income in 2007: $51,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 85.6 (U.S. average: 100). Adult population which has achieved a bachelor's degree or higher: 48%.

The largest employers in the Madison area:

  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • State of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Government
  • American Family Insurance
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • WPS Insurance
  • UW Health Hospitals/Clinics
  • CUNA Mutual Group
  • Alliant Energy Corp
  • American Girl
  • Covance
  • Dean Health System
  • Epic System
  • Kraft/Oscar Mayer Foods
  • Meriter Health Services
  • Springs Window Fashions
  • Stoughton Trailers
  • TDS Telecom
  • Walmart

The top nonagricultural job providing sectors in Madison, Wisconsin:

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

Madison businesses are invited to collaborate with the following associations:

Current news about Madison business and industry is provided by Madison.com.

Most Popular Jobs in Madison, Wisconsin 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 6,100 $67,780 $52,390 - 84,550 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 3,280 $62,130 $30,780 - 102,510 8% 51%
3 Accountants and auditors 2,860 $60,230 $40,270 - 83,130 18% 79%
4 Elementary school teachers, except special education 2,560 $46,920 $30,290 - 65,260 14% 95%
5 Computer software engineers, applications 2,130 $78,330 $48,670 - 106,050 45% 85%
6 Management analysts 2,070 $65,300 $43,480 - 91,050 22% 78%
7 Computer systems analysts 2,030 $64,210 $43,650 - 88,220 29% 68%
8 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 1,750 $49,160 $33,110 - 67,920 6% 96%
9 Teachers and instructors, all other 1,690 $35,400 $25,500 - 51,360 9% 54%
10 Network systems and data communications analysts 1,650 $64,270 $43,110 - 86,330 53% 57%
11 Managers, all other 1,390 $95,560 $59,280 - 134,870 7% 55%
12 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 1,320 $48,490 $32,600 - 67,170 11% 95%
13 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 1,300 $78,450 $40,730 - 122,700 12% 51%
14 Computer programmers 1,260 $64,860 $29,620 - 113,150 -4% 73%
15 Public relations specialists 1,260 $49,030 $29,790 - 70,590 18% 81%
16 Lawyers 1,160 $113,210 $61,670 - 11% 99%
17 Financial managers 1,070 $102,410 $59,190 - 156,170 13% 60%
18 Computer and information systems managers 1,050 $100,590 $69,350 - 134,900 16% 73%
19 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 1,050 $46,300 $15,170 - 74,480 17% 56%
20 Sales managers 1,040 $102,870 $50,310 - 10% 69%
21 Social and human service assistants 1,030 $31,080 $21,110 - 46,640 34% 58%
22 Civil engineers 960 $71,010 $46,630 - 104,220 18% 87%
23 Graphic designers 950 $43,630 $26,520 - 65,220 10% 55%
24 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 930 $51,400 $30,560 - 75,670 5% 58%
25 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 910 $30,890 $19,630 - 47,430 30% 77%
26 Training and development specialists 880 $45,920 $27,890 - 65,750 18% 56%
27 Network and computer systems administrators 860 $62,500 $42,220 - 86,630 27% 50%
28 Pharmacists 800 $102,480 $83,420 - 130,430 22% 97%
29 Computer software engineers, systems software 770 $77,480 $52,000 - 104,290 28% 85%
30 Insurance underwriters 740 $53,190 $31,930 - 76,440 6% 53%
31 Child, family, and school social workers 730 $47,430 $28,660 - 65,390 19% 77%
32 Mechanical engineers 660 $71,080 $47,330 - 99,730 4% 78%
33 Personal financial advisors 640 $70,360 $37,010 - 113,440 41% 81%
34 Market research analysts 620 $64,750 $41,310 - 102,140 20% 82%
35 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 620 $46,120 $31,040 - 65,280 18% 56%
36 Editors 620 $43,740 $25,270 - 70,310 2% 81%
37 Education administrators, postsecondary 610 $95,860 $54,630 - 154,330 14% 78%
38 Chemists 590 $58,850 $38,340 - 93,490 9% 93%
39 Biological technicians 580 $34,310 $19,990 - 51,030 16% 60%
40 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 570 $39,350 $26,610 - 50,610 15% 51%
41 Chief executives 560 $161,060 $84,880 - 2% 65%
42 Microbiologists 540 $63,710 $37,490 - 97,500 11% 95%
43 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 540 $46,740 $25,360 - 67,670 18% 56%
44 Librarians 520 $54,570 $41,060 - 70,240 4% 85%
45 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 510 $50,020 $37,190 - 64,330 12% 51%
46 Engineering managers 480 $101,990 $68,990 - 152,890 7% 84%
47 Coaches and scouts 480 $35,990 $14,640 - 64,670 15% 60%
48 Electrical engineers 450 $78,990 $51,820 - 116,960 6% 81%
49 Medical and health services managers 440 $102,670 $55,830 - 163,520 16% 57%
50 Industrial engineers 430 $69,980 $45,320 - 99,970 20% 74%
51 Biological scientists, all other 430 $64,930 $39,100 - 94,170 4% 95%
52 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 430 $52,790 $36,450 - 65,510 13% 73%
53 Marketing managers 390 $106,040 $54,880 - 14% 69%
54 Physical therapists 390 $71,840 $51,270 - 106,990 27% 89%
55 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 380 $63,230 $34,160 - 96,520 16% 99%
56 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 380 $46,400 $31,730 - 63,900 20% 87%
57 Database administrators 370 $66,150 $44,190 - 92,960 29% 72%
58 Advertising sales agents 360 $45,110 $16,230 - 84,780 20% 56%
59 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 330 $82,470 $64,880 - 105,170 8% 78%
60 Financial analysts 330 $77,340 $38,220 - 144,640 34% 87%
61 Special education teachers, secondary school 330 $51,620 $36,190 - 67,440 9% 87%
62 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 320 $78,160 $30,290 - 25% 67%
63 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 320 $68,090 $44,870 - 103,170 25% 93%
64 Computer specialists, all other 320 $56,330 $30,400 - 90,600 15% 68%
65 Social and community service managers 310 $53,580 $30,520 - 83,870 25% 72%
66 Sales and related workers, all other 310 $50,210 $33,930 - 76,270 14% 62%
67 Producers and directors 290 $45,530 $34,600 - 57,670 11% 75%
68 Environmental engineers 280 $71,100 $54,810 - 87,750 25% 86%
69 Speech-language pathologists 280 $54,200 $36,750 - 76,040 11% 98%
70 Interior designers 280 $48,180 $34,260 - 65,980 20% 55%
71 Writers and authors 280 $46,300 $14,860 - 67,160 13% 84%
72 Veterinarians 270 $72,260 $46,430 - 104,780 35% 100%
73 Occupational therapists 270 $60,700 $41,290 - 81,470 23% 90%
74 Self-enrichment education teachers 270 $39,260 $20,180 - 62,820 23% 54%
75 Community and social service specialists, all other 260 $36,210 $16,140 - 56,690 25% 58%
76 Legislators 260 $28,300 $14,440 - 34,540 1% 65%
77 Public relations managers 250 $78,430 $37,660 - 124,420 17% 75%
78 Surveyors 250 $59,340 $34,490 - 97,860 24% 82%
79 Medical and public health social workers 250 $40,970 $28,360 - 56,650 24% 77%
80 Rehabilitation counselors 250 $31,860 $20,060 - 46,580 23% 73%
81 Natural sciences managers 240 $111,590 $73,660 - 164,280 11% 93%
82 Human resources managers, all other 240 $101,600 $66,220 - 159,790 11% 58%
83 Architects, except landscape and naval 240 $63,590 $37,080 - 99,840 18% 88%
84 Conservation scientists 240 $62,130 $45,330 - 81,040 5% 86%
85 Commercial and industrial designers 240 $61,800 $39,540 - 86,990 7% 55%
86 Tax preparers 230 $42,250 $27,070 - 64,760 -8% 54%
87 Purchasing managers 220 $85,610 $52,830 - 130,440 3% 57%
88 Physician assistants 220 $75,700 $55,290 - 103,840 27% 67%
89 Detectives and criminal investigators 220 $65,020 $48,380 - 82,720 17% 54%
90 Biochemists and biophysicists 220 $63,010 $35,200 - 95,580 16% 95%
91 Soil and plant scientists 220 $56,350 $34,980 - 87,260 8% 82%
92 Special education teachers, middle school 220 $47,580 $34,630 - 63,800 16% 87%
93 Dentists, general 210 $195,590 $118,030 - 9% 100%
94 Budget analysts 210 $62,490 $46,870 - 81,280 7% 78%
95 Dietitians and nutritionists 200 $56,780 $43,130 - 74,930 9% 72%
96 Meeting and convention planners 200 $40,350 $30,040 - 52,980 20% 67%
97 Multi-media artists and animators 190 $49,900 $35,140 - 70,120 26% 58%
98 Mental health counselors 190 $33,620 $15,900 - 49,240 30% 73%
99 Electronics engineers, except computer 180 $67,440 $47,810 - 87,920 4% 81%
100 Social scientists and related workers, all other 180 $65,140 $37,550 - 97,000 5% 90%

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 10,500 $24,290 $15,580 - 38,320 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 7,960 $19,790 $14,820 - 26,090 -3% 10%
3 Customer service representatives 7,120 $32,360 $21,770 - 45,250 25% 22%
4 Office clerks, general 6,780 $28,390 $18,550 - 39,220 13% 19%
5 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 5,980 $17,660 $14,440 - 22,270 18% 5%
6 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 5,690 $24,080 $15,260 - 36,870 15% 4%
7 Waiters and waitresses 5,270 $20,100 $14,530 - 34,600 11% 14%
8 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 4,730 $26,850 $17,260 - 37,880 2% 5%
9 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 4,680 $34,320 $23,390 - 47,320 13% 16%
10 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 4,580 $32,570 $25,450 - 40,850 1% 18%
11 Business operations specialists, all other 4,030 $59,210 $35,470 - 91,520 21% 49%
12 Stock clerks and order fillers 3,970 $23,340 $15,790 - 35,240 -8% 8%
13 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 3,740 $37,980 $27,290 - 50,410 15% 18%
14 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 3,550 $26,970 $20,520 - 34,300 18% 7%
15 General and operations managers 3,400 $98,590 $42,520 - 2% 48%
16 Receptionists and information clerks 3,150 $27,280 $17,900 - 37,340 17% 13%
17 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 3,130 $41,640 $27,760 - 60,750 10% 4%
18 Carpenters 3,070 $42,280 $26,930 - 64,370 10% 6%
19 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 3,010 $49,170 $30,910 - 69,360 6% 29%
20 Packers and packagers, hand 2,850 $29,710 $18,180 - 39,660 -12% 3%
21 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 2,780 $20,560 $16,120 - 26,590 13% 5%
22 Maintenance and repair workers, general 2,590 $37,080 $24,070 - 50,570 10% 6%
23 Team assemblers 2,460 $27,510 $16,930 - 39,960 0% 5%
24 Bartenders 2,450 $19,380 $14,990 - 25,320 11% 17%
25 Order clerks 2,360 $29,740 $23,400 - 35,880 -24% 16%
26 Teacher assistants 2,350 $26,110 $19,540 - 32,930 10% 18%
27 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 2,160 $41,630 $25,330 - 63,280 4% 25%
28 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 2,130 $27,890 $18,300 - 38,970 18% 6%
29 Cooks, restaurant 2,040 $22,670 $17,470 - 28,890 12% 5%
30 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 2,030 $34,230 $20,510 - 52,180 8% 4%
31 Sales representatives, services, all other 1,970 $49,080 $24,160 - 81,650 28% 48%
32 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 1,960 $29,380 $20,770 - 39,390 4% 6%
33 Home health aides 1,940 $24,090 $18,380 - 30,710 49% 7%
34 Personal and home care aides 1,910 $21,760 $17,420 - 25,660 51% 10%
35 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 1,830 $34,760 $26,580 - 45,930 -7% 14%
36 Child care workers 1,830 $21,570 $16,250 - 29,030 18% 15%
37 Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 1,790 $78,860 $43,990 - 130,700 0% 0%
38 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 1,750 $34,000 $25,800 - 45,070 -1% 22%
39 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 1,740 $16,880 $14,070 - 20,340 10% 8%
40 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 1,710 $32,190 $19,580 - 45,480 11% 14%
41 Telemarketers 1,670 $28,280 $18,510 - 38,340 -10% 14%
42 Food preparation workers 1,630 $20,360 $14,950 - 29,070 15% 7%
43 Electricians 1,530 $50,010 $27,210 - 73,160 7% 7%
44 Computer support specialists 1,520 $45,050 $28,900 - 63,950 13% 43%
45 Construction laborers 1,480 $37,820 $24,400 - 51,910 11% 5%
46 Tellers 1,430 $24,330 $17,900 - 31,480 14% 16%
47 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 1,410 $54,080 $32,720 - 77,120 -5% 15%
48 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 1,380 $54,230 $37,970 - 72,650 11% 33%
49 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 1,380 $50,430 $29,700 - 75,580 9% 47%
50 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 1,230 $27,120 $18,290 - 37,080 -5% 5%
51 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 1,210 $26,340 $16,030 - 40,140 12% 6%
52 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 1,190 $65,380 $40,290 - 86,720 9% 10%
53 Preschool teachers, except special education 1,160 $23,750 $17,210 - 31,650 26% 43%
54 Dishwashers 1,160 $18,280 $14,810 - 22,850 10% 3%
55 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 1,120 $39,530 $18,730 - 56,540 14% 4%
56 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 1,110 $40,980 $32,890 - 50,290 14% 7%
57 Medical assistants 1,100 $31,740 $24,790 - 39,990 35% 10%
58 Industrial truck and tractor operators 1,080 $30,630 $22,300 - 40,030 -2% 2%
59 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 1,070 $64,230 $35,940 - 84,050 11% 4%
60 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 1,050 $32,640 $19,470 - 49,040 27% 47%
61 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 1,040 $19,190 $15,130 - 23,970 10% 17%
62 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 1,020 $35,430 $25,040 - 47,330 4% 15%
63 Loan officers 960 $63,650 $34,670 - 99,390 12% 49%
64 Counter and rental clerks 920 $28,370 $14,710 - 47,130 23% 16%
65 Driver/sales workers 920 $24,150 $14,480 - 41,860 -5% 4%
66 Pharmacy technicians 910 $30,070 $22,070 - 39,450 32% 16%
67 Cooks, fast food 890 $18,870 $14,920 - 24,030 8% 5%
68 Insurance sales agents 880 $67,390 $28,410 - 145,460 13% 45%
69 Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 850 $28,880 $18,740 - 43,430 -13% 0%
70 Helpers--production workers 850 $25,000 $17,780 - 34,050 -1% 4%
71 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 830 $26,300 $20,910 - 32,290 11% 5%
72 Machinists 820 $48,840 $31,290 - 78,100 -3% 3%
73 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 820 $36,340 $26,280 - 47,630 5% 2%
74 All other information and record clerks 810 $32,120 $21,300 - 42,780 -13% 21%
75 Security guards 810 $26,630 $17,560 - 36,030 17% 13%
76 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 800 $63,690 $38,940 - 82,800 7% 13%
77 Food servers, nonrestaurant 800 $25,510 $17,520 - 39,190 16% 9%
78 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 760 $51,770 $35,230 - 74,060 0% 42%
79 Bill and account collectors 760 $32,300 $23,550 - 40,450 23% 13%
80 Postal service mail carriers 760 $0 $ - 1% 11%
81 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 750 $17,650 $14,590 - 22,040 12% 6%
82 Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 730 $22,530 $16,190 - 31,390 13% 15%
83 Healthcare support workers, all other 720 $29,410 $20,640 - 40,600 16% 10%
84 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 710 $41,030 $26,800 - 58,600 4% 30%
85 Fire fighters 710 $36,950 $16,950 - 59,580 12% 18%
86 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 700 $28,450 $20,890 - 35,850 -9% 5%
87 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 700 $23,760 $16,270 - 32,920 14% 3%
88 Cooks, short order 700 $19,530 $14,940 - 26,840 5% 5%
89 Bus drivers, school 690 $33,740 $19,270 - 47,080 9% 4%
90 Cost estimators 680 $64,070 $37,110 - 86,010 19% 32%
91 Radiologic technologists and technicians 680 $53,130 $41,620 - 66,260 15% 25%
92 File clerks 650 $26,530 $17,360 - 34,070 -41% 20%
93 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 630 $82,250 $42,610 - 133,820 4% 38%
94 Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 630 $28,550 $20,710 - 38,500 -27% 6%
95 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 620 $20,490 $16,340 - 25,070 17% 14%
96 Administrative services managers 610 $74,400 $27,230 - 120,790 12% 40%
97 Printing machine operators 610 $33,530 $21,600 - 47,160 -6% 6%
98 Dental hygienists 590 $63,290 $51,130 - 77,920 30% 33%
99 Sheet metal workers 580 $48,040 $25,080 - 78,520 7% 4%
100 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 580 $39,160 $26,610 - 55,970 12% 3%
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Jobs More Common Near Madison Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Animal scientists 50,020 120 99
Soil and plant scientists 56,350 220 23.9
Microbiologists 63,710 540 17.5
Conservation scientists 62,130 240 16
Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders 25,530 450 15.4
Public address system and other announcers 41,090 120 10.8
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 78,860 1,790 10.3
Hydrologists 67,430 120 10.2
Choreographers 42,240 120 8.6
Biological scientists, all other 64,930 430 8.2
Farm equipment mechanics 33,150 150 5.7
Biomedical engineers 79,020 140 5.6
Biochemists and biophysicists 63,010 220 4.4
Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 25,740 190 4.3
Biological technicians 34,310 580 4.2
Order clerks 29,740 2,360 3.9
Mechanical engineering technicians 41,940 340 3.5
Photographic process workers 27,230 110 3.3
Commercial and industrial designers 61,800 240 3.3
Business teachers, postsecondary 95,510 450 3.2
Multi-media artists and animators 49,900 190 3.1
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 30,890 910 3.1
Education administrators, postsecondary 95,860 610 3
Insurance underwriters 53,190 740 3
Social scientists and related workers, all other 65,140 180 3
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 28,880 850 3
Forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 31,930 120 3
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 34,000 1,750 3
Chemists 58,850 590 2.9
Education teachers, postsecondary 56,700 280 2.8
Writers and authors 46,300 280 2.8
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 26,550 360 2.7
Life, physical, and social science technicians, all other 40,270 320 2.7
Network systems and data communications analysts 64,270 1,650 2.7
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders 34,140 220 2.6
Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 32,180 140 2.6
Chiropractors 103,650 130 2.6
Bindery workers 34,780 350 2.6
Desktop publishers 36,610 120 2.5
Family and general practitioners 188,960 560 2.4
Medical transcriptionists 34,670 470 2.4
Legislators 28,300 260 2.4
Machine feeders and offbearers 27,990 570 2.3
Natural sciences managers 111,590 240 2.3
Occupational therapist assistants 51,400 120 2.3
Food cooking machine operators and tenders 21,100 140 2.3
Dental laboratory technicians 38,090 200 2.3
Biological science teachers, postsecondary 100,710 190 2.3
Veterinarians 72,260 270 2.2
Editors 43,740 620 2.2

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Madison, Wisconsin Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Packers and packagers, hand 29,710 1.46 2,850
Photographers 45,390 1.44 200
Drywall and ceiling tile installers 53,890 1.4 120
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 64,230 1.39 1,070
Biological science teachers, postsecondary 100,710 1.37 190
Interpreters and translators 55,270 1.37 120
Medical records and health information technicians 42,800 1.36 490
Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary 89,800 1.35 140
Machinists 48,840 1.32 820
Chiropractors 103,650 1.32 130
Floral designers 31,610 1.31 180
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 55,500 1.3 570
Business teachers, postsecondary 95,510 1.3 450
Bus drivers, school 33,740 1.29 690
Cement masons and concrete finishers 47,690 1.29 350
Sales and related workers, all other 50,210 1.28 310
Food servers, nonrestaurant 25,510 1.27 800
Social workers, all other 58,810 1.24 150
Bindery workers 34,780 1.23 350
Counter and rental clerks 28,370 1.22 920
Construction laborers 37,820 1.22 1,480
Medical and health services managers 102,670 1.21 440
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators 43,690 1.21 160
Construction managers 101,980 1.21 450
Property, real estate, and community association managers 64,700 1.21 200
Highway maintenance workers 42,470 1.21 430
Sewing machine operators 27,190 1.21 300
Dentists, general 195,590 1.21 210
Tile and marble setters 49,750 1.21 130
Brickmasons and blockmasons 54,800 1.2 210
Tax preparers 42,250 1.2 230
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers 41,590 1.2 150
Insurance sales agents 67,390 1.2 880
Pipelayers 43,860 1.2 140
Recreation workers 28,710 1.19 420
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 34,230 1.18 2,030
Word processors and typists 36,920 1.18 470
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 82,250 1.18 630
Teacher assistants 26,110 1.17 2,350
Physicians and surgeons, all other 208,360 1.17 550
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 35,430 1.17 1,020
Surgical technologists 45,540 1.17 280
Urban and regional planners 70,670 1.17 140
Switchboard operators, including answering service 28,180 1.17 380
Child, family, and school social workers 47,430 1.17 730
Dental assistants 37,630 1.17 520
Computer operators 40,900 1.16 230
Managers, all other 95,560 1.16 1,390
Sheet metal workers 48,040 1.15 580
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 35,280 1.15 290

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