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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

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Anesthesiologists30,590     >$208,000     17.8%
AudiologistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Cardiovascular Techs and Vascular Technologists56,130     $55,270     9.9%
Dental Assistants337,160     $37,630     19.5%
Dental Hygienists211,600     $74,070     19.6%
Dental Laboratory Technicians35,630     $38,670     14.5%
Dentists110,400     $151,440     17.5%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers68,750     $71,410     23.2%
EMT and Paramedics251,860     $33,380     15.1%
Genetic Counselors2,660     $77,480     28.3%
Health Technologists and Technicians124,390     $41,800     19.4%
Home Health and Personal Care Aides820,960     $23,210     46.7%
Medical and Clinical Laboratory TechniciansN/A     N/A     14.0%
Medical and Clinical Laboratory TechnologistsN/A     N/A     11.5%
Medical Assistants646,320     $32,480     29.1%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists18,930     $75,660     9.8%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists81,330     $71,780     7.6%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians17,490     $49,960     9.5%
Occupational Therapists126,050     $83,200     21.2%
Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides188,850     $50,510     29.7%
Opticians, Dispensing75,450     $36,250     14.5%
Optometrists37,240     $110,300     17.3%
Orthotists and Prosthetists7,840     $66,240     21.9%
Pharmacists309,330     $124,170     5.6%
Pharmacy Aides35,960     $26,120     -4.8%
Pharmacy Technicians417,720     $31,750     11.8%
Phlebotomists122,550     $33,670     24.4%
Physician Assistants109,220     $104,860     37.4%
Radiation Therapists17,250     $80,570     11.9%
Radiologic and MRI Technologists201,200     $58,440     12.3%
Respiratory Therapists128,250     $59,710     23.4%
Respiratory Therapy Technicians9,600     $50,350     -56.3%
Speech-Language Pathologists142,360     $76,610     17.5%
Surgical Technologists106,470     $46,310     11.7%

Alternative Medicine

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Chiropractors33,630     $68,640     10.5%
Podiatrists9,670     $127,740     9.7%
Recreational Therapists18,490     $47,680     6.5%

Architecture

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Architects103,110     $78,470     4.0%
Architectural and Civil Drafters95,960     $52,870     8.1%
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists11,440     $63,990     19.4%
Drafters15,300     $50,290     7.9%
Landscape Architects19,040     $65,760     6.2%
Surveyors43,430     $61,140     11.2%
Urban and Regional Planners35,310     $71,490     12.8%

Arts, Entertainment and Sports

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Actors43,470     N/A     11.7%
Art Directors38,110     $92,500     7.4%
Artists7,010     $63,540     6.9%
Athletes and Sports Competitors11,150     $51,370     7.2%
Coaches and Scouts235,400     $32,270     12.7%
Craft Artists4,730     $34,940     6.3%
Dancers and Choreographers9,930     N/A     5.0%
Fine Artists11,230     $49,520     8.6%
Models3,710     $22,900     -0.9%
Multimedia Artists and Animators29,860     $70,530     10.4%
Music Directors and Composers15,400     $50,590     6.1%
Musicians and Singers40,170     N/A     6.6%
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials18,610     $26,800     7.4%

Building and Grounds Cleaning

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Grounds Maintenance Workers12,840     $30,060     8.5%
Janitors and Building Cleaners2,164,040     $24,990     9.8%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners922,660     $22,860     5.6%
Pest Control Workers75,130     $34,370     8.0%

Business and Financial

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Accountants and Auditors1,241,000     $69,350     10.0%
Budget Analysts54,550     $75,240     6.5%
Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators282,030     $64,900     -1.5%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Credit Analysts74,850     $71,290     8.4%
Emergency Management Directors9,560     $72,760     7.7%
Emergency Management SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Employment Specialists553,950     $60,350     7.1%
Financial Analysts294,110     $84,300     10.8%
Financial Examiners52,580     $81,690     9.8%
Financial Managers569,380     $125,080     18.7%
Financial Specialists125,900     $69,520     8.7%
Fundraisers72,920     $55,640     14.6%
Human Resources Specialists and Labor Relations SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Insurance Underwriters89,910     $69,760     -5.2%
Loan Counselors35,900     $44,710     13.9%
Loan Officers307,240     $64,660     11.5%
Logisticians159,800     $74,590     6.9%
Management Analysts659,200     $82,450     12.0%
Market Research AnalystsN/A     N/A     N/A
Operations Research Analysts106,050     $81,390     27.4%
Personal Financial Advisors200,920     $90,640     14.4%
Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing AgentsN/A     N/A     -5.6%
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents56,660     $53,130     -0.6%
Wholesale and Retail BuyersN/A     N/A     -1.9%

Community and Social Services

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Clergy49,850     $47,100     8.0%
Community and Social Service Specialists101,230     $41,570     13.2%
Family and School Social Workers306,370     $44,380     13.3%
Health Educators and Community Health Workers58,040     $53,940     14.5%
Human Service Assistants384,080     $33,120     16.4%
Marriage and Family Therapists42,880     $48,790     20.2%
Medical and Public Health Social Workers167,730     $54,870     18.5%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers112,040     $43,250     17.9%
Rehabilitation Counselors103,840     $34,860     9.7%
Religious Directors21,430     $38,980     7.3%
Religious Workers8,210     $29,310     7.7%
Social Workers58,150     $61,980     7.9%

Computer and Information Technology

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Computer and Information Research ScientistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Computer Network Architects157,830     $104,650     6.4%
Computer Operators40,400     $44,270     -22.9%
Computer ProgrammersN/A     N/A     N/A
Computer SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Computer Support Specialists613,780     $50,210     11.2%
Computer Systems AnalystsN/A     N/A     N/A
Computer Systems Managers365,690     $139,220     11.9%
Database AdministratorsN/A     N/A     N/A
Information Security Analysts105,250     $95,510     28.4%
Network and Communications AnalystsN/A     N/A     N/A
Network and Computer Systems AdministratorsN/A     N/A     N/A
Software Developers394,590     $107,600     10.8%
Software Engineers For ApplicationsN/A     N/A     N/A
Software Engineers For SystemsN/A     N/A     N/A
Web Developers125,890     $67,990     13.1%

Construction and Extraction

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Boilermakers15,020     $62,260     8.4%
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons24,660     $31,710     12.1%
Carpenters693,050     $45,170     8.5%
Cement Masons and Terrazzo Workers178,640     $40,650     12.6%
Construction and Building Inspectors98,810     $59,090     9.9%
Construction Equipment Operators365,300     $47,040     12.4%
Construction Laborers and Helpers962,060     $34,530     12.6%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers96,550     $42,860     1.2%
Glaziers47,330     $42,580     10.6%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers43,260     $41,400     17.1%
Insulation Workers31,100     $37,050     1.3%
Painters, Construction and Maintenance221,340     $37,960     6.1%
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters428,260     $52,590     15.8%
Roofers121,170     $38,970     11.3%
Sheet Metal Workers132,920     $47,990     8.7%
Structural Iron and Steel Workers74,420     $52,610     12.8%
Supervisors Of Construction and Extraction Workers556,300     $64,070     12.7%
Tile and Marble Setters38,820     $41,680     10.0%

Culinary, Food Preparation and Serving

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Bakers182,890     $25,690     6.3%
Bartenders613,350     $21,690     2.5%
Chefs131,430     $45,950     9.6%
Food and Beverage Serving and Related Workers7,515,370     $20,500     11.1%
Food Preparation Workers832,690     $22,730     7.9%
Head Cooks15,870     $27,990     9.0%
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks404,120     $25,860     7.7%
Private Household Cooks500     $38,280     5.7%
Restaurant Cooks1,276,510     $25,180     11.8%
Short Order Cooks174,230     $22,740     -3.3%
Supervisors Of Food Preparation and Serving Workers - Food Service Managers208,110     $52,030     8.8%
Waiters and Waitresses2,584,220     $20,820     7.0%

Design

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Designers7,770     $55,930     6.4%
Exhibit Designers11,490     $53,090     10.9%
Fashion Designers18,940     $67,420     3.1%
Floral Designers43,470     $26,350     -5.9%
Graphic Designers217,170     $48,700     4.7%
Industrial Designers31,250     $65,970     5.0%
Interior Designers56,070     $51,500     4.9%
Merchandise Displayers120,870     $27,680     3.8%

Education, Training, and Library

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Adult Literacy and High School Equivalency Diploma Teachers60,670     $52,100     -5.6%
Education Administrators36,190     $81,630     10.4%
Educational Counselors271,350     $55,410     11.3%
Elementary and Secondary School Administrators250,280     $94,390     7.8%
Elementary School Teachers1,409,140     $57,160     7.4%
Instructional Coordinators157,490     $63,750     10.1%
Kindergarten Teachers140,660     $54,230     7.9%
Librarians126,800     $58,520     8.9%
Library Technicians and Assistants90,030     $33,690     9.1%
Middle School Special Education TeachersN/A     N/A     N/A
Middle School Teachers622,340     $57,720     7.5%
Middle School Vocational Teachers12,040     $58,630     7.3%
Postsecondary Education Administrators142,160     $92,360     10.0%
Postsecondary Teachers189,270     $64,480     9.4%
Preschool and Child Care Administrators49,130     $46,890     10.6%
Preschool and Elementary School Special Education TeachersN/A     N/A     N/A
Preschool Teachers409,740     $28,990     10.5%
Secondary School Special Education TeachersN/A     N/A     N/A
Secondary School Teachers1,027,230     $59,170     7.5%
Secondary School Vocational Teachers78,840     $58,660     6.4%
Special Education Teachers37,980     $54,800     9.8%
Teacher Assistants1,299,800     $26,260     8.4%
Training and Development SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A

Engineering

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Aerospace Engineers65,760     $113,030     6.1%
Agricultural Engineers1,770     $74,780     8.1%
Biomedical Engineers20,100     $88,040     7.2%
Chemical Engineers33,500     $102,160     7.6%
Civil Engineers298,910     $84,770     10.6%
Computer Hardware Engineers66,770     $115,120     5.5%
Electrical and Electronics Drafters26,060     $59,690     6.7%
Electrical Engineers183,370     $95,060     8.6%
Electronics Engineers134,930     $102,180     3.7%
Engineers131,500     $97,250     6.2%
Environmental Engineers52,640     $86,800     8.3%
Health and Safety Engineers26,130     $88,510     8.6%
Industrial Engineers265,520     $85,880     9.7%
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects10,960     $90,970     11.5%
Materials Engineers27,200     $94,610     1.6%
Mechanical Drafters58,190     $55,130     5.1%
Mechanical Engineers291,290     $85,880     8.8%
Mining and Geological Engineers6,150     $94,240     7.2%
Nuclear Engineers16,700     $105,810     3.8%
Petroleum Engineers32,010     $132,280     14.5%
Sales Engineers70,820     $98,720     6.9%

Farming Fishing and Forestry

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Agricultural Workers5,210     $30,600     4.5%
Conservation Scientists and Foresters8,300     $60,120     5.2%
Fishers and Related Fishing Workers520     $28,310     N/A
Forest and Conservation Workers7,080     $27,650     -1.3%
Logging Workers3,290     $39,740     -9.5%

Health Administration and Management

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians204,220     $39,180     13.5%
Medical Secretaries576,520     $34,610     22.5%
Medical Transcriptionists55,880     $35,250     -3.5%

Hospitality and Travel

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Lodging Managers36,610     $51,800     5.9%
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners102,420     $48,290     10.2%
Travel Agents67,330     $36,990     -9.1%

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Automotive Body and Glass Repairers144,320     $41,970     8.7%
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers100,580     $37,710     -0.7%
Electricians631,080     $54,110     9.0%
Elevator Installers and Repairers24,490     $79,480     12.1%
General Maintenance and Repair Workers1,351,210     $37,670     7.9%
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians1,596,660     $42,130     6.8%
Home Appliance Repairers32,250     $38,160     -0.9%
Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers25,810     $37,190     1.2%
HVAC Mechanics and Installers307,060     $47,080     14.7%
Industrial Electrical Repairers64,380     $57,190     2.4%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers17,500     $40,680     -3.2%
Medical Equipment Repairers43,670     $48,820     5.3%
Motor Vehicle Electronics Installers and Repairers11,520     $34,530     -25.2%
Power Line Installers and Repairers116,650     $69,380     13.9%
Solar Photovoltaic Installers9,000     $39,490     105.3%
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers233,690     $53,380     -7.6%
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers107,090     $55,060     1.6%
Transportation Electrical Installers and Repairers12,310     $60,840     2.9%

Legal

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators6,110     $60,670     11.3%
Court Reporters15,220     $55,120     3.3%
Judges and Hearing Officers14,480     $94,790     4.0%
Lawyers628,370     $119,250     9.4%
Legal Secretaries185,870     $44,730     -19.1%
Legal Support Workers44,440     $56,120     3.6%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants290,410     $50,410     14.6%

Life, Physical, and Social Science

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Agricultural and Food Scientists15,020     $63,660     6.0%
Anthropologists and Archeologists6,120     $62,280     3.3%
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers246,760     $47,380     9.5%
Atmospheric Scientists, Including Meteorologists8,940     $92,070     12.0%
Biochemists and Biophysicists27,380     $91,190     11.3%
Biological Scientists37,590     $76,690     7.9%
Chemists and Materials Scientists84,400     $74,740     6.5%
Economists19,550     $102,490     6.0%
Environmental Scientists and Specialists81,920     $69,400     11.1%
Epidemiologists6,870     $69,660     8.7%
Geographers1,400     $76,860     6.2%
Geoscientists28,520     $89,850     13.9%
Historians3,060     $59,120     5.4%
Hydrologists6,350     $79,990     9.9%
Medical Scientists111,690     $82,090     13.2%
Microbiologists21,870     $69,960     8.0%
Physicists and Astronomers16,710     $118,830     14.5%
Political Scientists6,320     $115,110     2.1%
Sociologists2,770     $79,650     0.1%
Survey Researchers11,270     $54,270     0.9%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists17,710     $62,290     7.5%

Management

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Administrative Services Managers270,100     $94,020     10.1%
Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers28,100     $106,130     5.8%
Chief Executives210,160     $183,270     -3.5%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis ManagersN/A     N/A     N/A
Construction Managers263,480     $91,370     11.4%
Engineering Managers179,990     $137,720     5.5%
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers4,610     $69,620     6.7%
General Managers2,212,200     $100,410     9.1%
Human Resources ManagersN/A     N/A     N/A
Industrial Production Managers171,520     $100,580     -0.2%
Managers430,120     $105,610     7.6%
Marketing Managers218,970     $132,230     10.0%
Medical and Health Services Managers346,980     $98,350     19.8%
Natural Sciences Managers56,210     $118,970     9.9%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers186,720     $58,670     10.7%
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers67,300     $111,280     10.4%
Purchasing Managers70,430     $115,760     5.6%
Social and Community Service Managers141,830     $64,100     15.7%
Supervisors Of Food Preparation and Serving Workers927,440     $31,960     9.3%
Supervisors Of Non Retail Sales Workers251,830     $71,650     6.4%
Top Executives2,473,740     $103,120     7.6%
Training and Development ManagersN/A     N/A     N/A

Massage and Physical Therapy

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Massage Therapists103,300     $39,990     23.5%
Occupational Therapist Aides7,740     $29,200     24.7%
Occupational Therapist Assistants41,650     $59,310     28.9%
Physical Therapist Aides49,290     $25,730     29.1%
Physical Therapist Assistants90,170     $57,430     30.8%
Physical Therapists225,420     $86,850     25.0%

Mechanic

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Aircraft Mechanics131,500     $61,020     4.9%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics639,700     $39,550     6.3%
Bus and Truck Mechanics260,380     $46,360     9.5%
Farm Equipment Mechanics34,410     $39,340     7.4%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics and Maintenance Workers and Millwrights341,260     $51,360     6.8%
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics131,590     $50,860     8.2%
Motorboat Mechanics21,160     $38,960     0.6%
Motorcycle Mechanics15,850     $35,680     1.4%
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians14,780     $37,200     -1.1%
Small Engine Mechanics31,300     $34,370     11.4%

Media and Communication

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Audio and Video Technicians72,740     $42,190     12.9%
Camera Operators20,860     $53,550     6.4%
Communication Equipment Workers19,030     $79,500     7.9%
Editors96,890     $58,770     -0.1%
Film and Video Editors30,770     $61,180     16.3%
Interpreters and Translators53,150     $47,190     16.7%
Photographers49,320     $32,490     -8.4%
Producers and Directors117,520     $71,620     12.0%
Public Relations Specialists233,730     $59,300     9.0%
Radio and Television Announcers28,580     $32,450     -10.9%
Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts38,790     $39,370     -10.7%
Technical Writers49,960     $70,930     10.9%
Writers and Authors45,300     $61,820     8.3%

Medicine

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
General Practitioners126,440     $198,740     16.5%
OBGYN - Obstetrics and Gynaecology18,880     >$208,000     17.9%
Pediatricians28,990     $172,650     17.8%
Physicians and Surgeons355,460     >$208,000     13.3%

Mental Health

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Clinical Psychologists108,060     $75,090     14.2%
Mental Health CounselorsN/A     N/A     19.8%
Organizational Psychologists920     $87,100     5.6%
Psychiatric Technicians and Aides66,930     $31,670     5.9%
Psychiatrists25,250     >$208,000     13.1%
Psychologists12,880     $97,740     9.1%
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder CounselorsN/A     N/A     19.9%

Nursing

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists - CRNA42,620     $165,120     16.0%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LPN/LVN)702,700     $45,030     12.2%
Nurse Practitioners166,280     $103,880     36.0%
Nursing Aides and AttendantsN/A     N/A     N/A
Nursing Assistants and Orderlies - Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)1,453,670     $27,520     10.9%
Postsecondary Nursing Instructors55,580     $71,260     24.0%
Registered NursesN/A     N/A     N/A

Nutrition & Fitness

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Athletic Trainers and Exercise Physiologists25,010     $46,630     22.2%
Dietetic Technicians33,370     $26,500     9.3%
Dietitians and Nutritionists62,980     $59,410     14.1%
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors280,080     $39,210     9.8%

Office and Administrative Support

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Bill and Account Collectors271,700     $35,330     -3.0%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1,532,340     $39,240     -1.4%
Customer Service Representatives2,767,790     $32,890     4.9%
Desktop Publishers12,000     $42,350     -13.9%
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants596,080     $57,410     -17.4%
Financial Clerks3,044,000     $36,520     -0.1%
General Office Clerks2,967,620     $31,500     -1.0%
Information Clerks5,694,680     $32,270     5.3%
Insurance Claims and Processing Clerks277,130     $38,790     11.0%
Material Recording Clerks161,250     $39,860     7.6%
Office and Administrative Support Workers209,070     $35,590     9.2%
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers95,450     $39,640     8.3%
Postal Service Workers111,960     $57,260     -16.5%
Receptionists1,014,900     $28,390     9.1%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants2,254,820     $35,590     -6.5%
Supervisors Of Office Workers1,458,380     $55,060     3.4%
Tellers491,150     $28,110     -8.3%
Word Processors and Typists65,200     $39,740     -33.4%

Personal Care and Service

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Animal Care and Service Workers204,850     $23,160     19.8%
Barbers18,810     $25,650     9.2%
Child Care Workers562,420     $22,290     6.7%
Funeral Directors and Funeral Service Occupations8,350     $78,040     6.4%
Gaming Services Occupations9,660     $27,040     0.7%
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists351,910     $24,850     10.6%
Manicurists and Pedicurists104,020     $23,230     12.0%
Recreation Workers352,350     $24,540     8.5%
Shampooers13,330     $20,320     12.2%
Skincare Specialists44,940     $30,080     12.6%
Theatrical Makeup Artists3,540     $59,300     11.2%

Production

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Assemblers and Fabricators1,759,720     $31,850     -14.2%
Food and Tobacco Processing Workers21,130     $29,410     -0.6%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers25,710     $37,960     -3.1%
Laundry and Dry-cleaning Workers209,350     $22,370     -0.3%
Machinists and Tool and Die Makers378,320     $42,600     2.1%
Metal and Plastic Machine Workers8,550     $46,310     -6.8%
Painting and Coating Workers13,360     $30,820     1.1%
Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers12,110     $82,510     -2.5%
Printing Workers251,310     $35,560     -11.0%
Quality Control Inspectors537,500     $37,340     -10.7%
Semiconductor Processors23,540     $36,580     -5.1%
Slaughterers, Butchers, Meat Packers, and Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers77,570     $27,530     0.5%
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators32,790     $59,890     4.8%
Supervisors Of Production and Operating Workers611,800     $58,870     -0.1%
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators117,450     $46,150     -3.2%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers377,250     $40,240     5.5%
Welding Machine Operators38,750     $37,190     -10.3%
Woodworkers6,490     $30,680     4.1%

Protective Service

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Correctional Officers and Jailers428,870     $43,540     -7.7%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators105,350     $79,970     4.5%
Fire Fighters319,860     $49,080     7.2%
Fire Inspectors and Investigators11,940     $59,260     7.3%
Police and Sheriffs Patrol Officers662,390     $61,050     7.0%
Private Detectives and Investigators30,980     $50,700     10.5%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists87,700     $51,410     5.7%
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers10,290     $33,260     3.5%
Supervisors Of Correctional Officers42,280     $62,500     -7.8%
Supervisors Of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers58,690     $76,170     7.2%
Supervisors Of Police and Detectives104,860     $87,910     6.6%

Sales

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Advertising Sales Agents136,520     $49,680     -2.9%
Cashiers3,564,920     $21,030     -0.8%
Insurance Sales Agents386,320     $49,710     9.7%
Product Sales Representatives1,391,400     $56,970     5.5%
Real Estate Appraisers58,880     $54,010     14.4%
Real Estate Brokers40,530     $56,730     5.4%
Real Estate Sales Agents147,960     $45,990     6.2%
Retail Sales Workers4,442,090     $23,210     1.9%
Sales Managers371,410     $121,060     7.4%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents389,610     $63,780     6.1%
Technical Products Sales Representatives327,190     $78,830     5.5%
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives1,718,580     $60,340     5.5%

Technician

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians11,710     $67,240     6.6%
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians21,120     $39,910     6.3%
Avionics Technicians18,620     $62,650     6.0%
Biological Technicians74,980     $43,800     10.2%
Broadcast Technicians30,390     $39,060     -3.2%
Chemical Technicians64,550     $47,280     3.9%
Civil Engineering Technicians71,430     $51,620     8.8%
Dental and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians and Medical Appliance Technicians30,100     $30,960     11.9%
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians128,320     $63,660     2.0%
Electro-Mechanical Technicians13,050     $56,740     3.5%
Engineering Technicians76,630     $62,230     5.2%
Environmental Engineering Technicians17,590     $50,230     12.9%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians32,840     $45,490     11.9%
Forensic Science Technicians15,070     $57,850     16.8%
Forest and Conservation Technicians30,570     $36,130     3.8%
Geological and Petroleum Technicians14,820     $54,190     16.4%
Industrial Engineering Technicians65,020     $54,280     0.6%
Life Science Technicians66,890     $48,090     9.6%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians43,390     $55,360     5.0%
Nuclear Technicians6,850     $80,370     0.6%
Sound Technicians13,370     $55,810     6.3%
Surveying and Mapping Technicians51,890     $43,340     10.6%
Wind Turbine Technicians4,390     $53,880     96.1%

Transportation and Material Moving

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Air Traffic Controllers22,790     $124,540     3.5%
Airline and Commercial Pilots84,070     $137,330     3.4%
Bus Drivers176,140     $40,780     8.8%
Delivery Truck Drivers877,670     $31,450     6.8%
Excavating and Loading Machine Operators45,450     $42,500     8.4%
Hand Laborers and Material Movers2,711,320     $27,040     7.6%
Heavy and Tractor-trailer Truck Drivers1,748,140     $42,480     6.1%
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators570,300     $33,630     6.6%
Material Moving Machine Operators25,990     $29,610     9.3%
Railroad Occupations44,490     $60,300     -2.1%
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs198,470     $24,880     4.8%
Water Transportation Occupations77,120     $55,590     8.0%

Veterinary

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers190,520     $22,950     21.9%
Veterinarians69,370     $90,420     18.1%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers84,400     $26,140     19.4%
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians103,430     $33,400     19.9%
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