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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
Anesthesiologists30,190     N/A     17.8%
AudiologistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Cardiovascular Techs and Vascular Technologists53,760     $55,570     9.9%
Dental Assistants327,290     $36,940     19.5%
Dental Hygienists204,990     $72,910     19.6%
Dental Laboratory Technicians37,110     $37,680     14.5%
Dentists105,620     $153,900     17.5%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 65,790     $69,650     23.2%
EMT and Paramedics244,960     $32,670     15.1%
Genetic Counselors2,720     $74,120     28.3%
Health Technologists and Technicians122,170     $41,070     19.4%
Home Health and Personal Care Aides814,300     $22,600     46.7%
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians160,190     $38,950     14.0%
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists166,730     $61,070     11.5%
Medical Assistants623,560     $31,540     29.1%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists19,650     $74,350     9.8%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists76,630     $70,920     7.6%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians16,560     $48,820     9.5%
Occupational Therapists118,070     $81,910     21.2%
Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides181,000     $48,970     29.7%
Opticians, Dispensing75,270     $35,530     14.5%
Optometrists36,430     $106,140     17.3%
Orthotists and Prosthetists7,500     $65,630     21.9%
Pharmacists305,510     $122,230     5.6%
Pharmacy Aides36,660     $25,240     -4.8%
Pharmacy Technicians398,390     $30,920     11.8%
Phlebotomists120,970     $32,710     24.4%
Physician Assistants104,050     $101,480     37.4%
Radiation Therapists17,450     $80,160     11.9%
Radiologic and MRI Technologists200,650     $57,450     12.3%
Respiratory Therapists126,770     $58,670     23.4%
Respiratory Therapy Technicians10,600     $49,780     -56.3%
Speech-Language Pathologists135,980     $74,680     17.5%
Surgical Technologists105,720     $45,160     11.7%

Alternative Medicine

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Chiropractors32,960     $67,520     10.5%
Podiatrists9,800     $124,830     9.7%
Recreational Therapists18,100     $46,410     6.5%

Architecture

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Architects99,860     $76,930     4.0%
Architectural and Civil Drafters96,810     $51,640     8.1%
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists12,100     $62,750     19.4%
Drafters15,530     $50,470     7.9%
Landscape Architects19,420     $63,480     6.2%
Surveyors43,340     $59,390     11.2%
Urban and Regional Planners34,810     $70,020     12.8%

Arts, Entertainment and Sports

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Actors48,620     N/A     11.7%
Art Directors36,210     $89,820     7.4%
Artists7,010     $61,360     6.9%
Athletes and Sports Competitors10,260     $47,710     7.2%
Coaches and Scouts230,930     $31,460     12.7%
Craft Artists5,070     $33,440     6.3%
Dancers and Choreographers10,060     N/A     5.0%
Fine Artists11,520     $50,790     8.6%
Models4,390     $21,870     -0.9%
Multimedia Artists and Animators29,810     $65,300     10.4%
Music Directors and Composers18,380     $50,110     6.1%
Musicians and Singers40,110     N/A     6.6%
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials18,660     $25,660     7.4%

Building and Grounds Cleaning

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Grounds Maintenance Workers15,170     $28,470     8.5%
Janitors and Building Cleaners2,161,740     $24,190     9.8%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners924,640     $21,820     5.6%
Pest Control Workers72,830     $33,040     8.0%

Business and Financial

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Accountants and Auditors1,246,540     $68,150     10.0%
Budget Analysts54,700     $73,840     6.5%
Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators274,420     $63,680     -1.5%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Credit Analysts72,930     $69,930     8.4%
Emergency Management Directors9,570     $70,500     7.7%
Emergency Management SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Employment Specialists524,800     $59,180     7.1%
Financial Analysts281,610     $81,760     10.8%
Financial Examiners49,750     $79,280     9.8%
Financial Managers543,300     $121,750     18.7%
Financial Specialists123,270     $69,470     8.7%
Fundraisers68,910     $54,130     14.6%
Human Resources Specialists and Labor Relations SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Insurance Underwriters91,650     $67,680     -5.2%
Loan Counselors34,110     $44,380     13.9%
Loan Officers305,700     $63,650     11.5%
Logisticians146,060     $74,170     6.9%
Management Analysts637,690     $81,330     12.0%
Market Research AnalystsN/A     N/A     N/A
Operations Research Analysts109,150     $79,200     27.4%
Personal Financial Advisors201,850     $90,530     14.4%
Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing Agents297,600     $63,300     -5.6%
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents58,450     $52,060     -0.6%
Wholesale and Retail Buyers109,440     $53,340     -1.9%

Community and Social Services

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Clergy49,320     $45,740     8.0%
Community and Social Service Specialists91,860     $43,120     13.2%
Family and School Social Workers298,840     $43,250     13.3%
Health Educators and Community Health Workers57,570     $53,070     14.5%
Human Service Assistants360,650     $31,810     16.4%
Marriage and Family Therapists36,960     $49,170     20.2%
Medical and Public Health Social Workers159,310     $53,760     18.5%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers114,040     $42,700     17.9%
Rehabilitation Counselors103,030     $34,670     9.7%
Religious Directors20,590     $38,610     7.3%
Religious Workers8,250     $28,820     7.7%
Social Workers59,540     $60,230     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 Architects157,070     $101,210     6.4%
Computer Operators46,810     $42,270     -22.9%
Computer ProgrammersN/A     N/A     N/A
Computer SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A
Computer Support Specialists602,840     $49,390     11.2%
Computer Systems AnalystsN/A     N/A     N/A
Computer Systems Managers352,510     $135,800     11.9%
Database AdministratorsN/A     N/A     N/A
Information Security Analysts96,870     $92,600     28.4%
Network and Communications AnalystsN/A     N/A     N/A
Network and Computer Systems AdministratorsN/A     N/A     N/A
Software Developers409,820     $106,860     10.8%
Software Engineers For ApplicationsN/A     N/A     N/A
Software Engineers For SystemsN/A     N/A     N/A
Web Developers129,540     $66,130     13.1%

Construction and Extraction

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Boilermakers16,660     $62,060     8.4%
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons23,950     $30,570     12.1%
Carpenters676,980     $43,600     8.5%
Cement Masons and Terrazzo Workers173,920     $39,180     12.6%
Construction and Building Inspectors94,960     $58,480     9.9%
Construction Equipment Operators356,750     $45,890     12.4%
Construction Laborers and Helpers912,100     $33,430     12.6%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers93,180     $41,090     1.2%
Glaziers47,140     $41,920     10.6%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers44,280     $40,640     17.1%
Insulation Workers29,500     $35,660     1.3%
Painters, Construction and Maintenance217,280     $37,570     6.1%
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters411,870     $51,450     15.8%
Roofers116,410     $37,760     11.3%
Sheet Metal Workers134,450     $46,940     8.7%
Structural Iron and Steel Workers69,440     $51,800     12.8%
Supervisors Of Construction and Extraction Workers538,220     $62,980     12.7%
Tile and Marble Setters36,830     $40,460     10.0%

Culinary, Food Preparation and Serving

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Bakers180,450     $25,090     6.3%
Bartenders603,320     $20,800     2.5%
Chefs134,190     $43,180     9.6%
Food and Beverage Serving and Related Workers7,355,090     $19,750     11.1%
Food Preparation Workers850,670     $21,440     7.9%
Head Cooks15,490     $27,120     9.0%
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks409,850     $24,750     7.7%
Private Household Cooks370     $32,060     5.7%
Restaurant Cooks1,217,370     $24,140     11.8%
Short Order Cooks183,990     $21,890     -3.3%
Supervisors Of Food Preparation and Serving Workers - Food Service Managers201,470     $50,820     8.8%
Waiters and Waitresses2,564,610     $19,990     7.0%

Design

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Designers7,230     $53,380     6.4%
Exhibit Designers12,060     $50,990     10.9%
Fashion Designers19,230     $65,170     3.1%
Floral Designers43,990     $25,850     -5.9%
Graphic Designers210,710     $47,640     4.7%
Industrial Designers31,860     $67,790     5.0%
Interior Designers53,160     $49,810     4.9%
Merchandise Displayers114,690     $26,700     3.8%

Education, Training, and Library

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Adult Literacy and High School Equivalency Diploma Teachers58,810     $50,650     -5.6%
Education Administrators34,140     $78,210     10.4%
Educational Counselors260,670     $54,560     11.3%
Elementary and Secondary School Administrators242,970     $92,510     7.8%
Elementary School Teachers1,392,660     $55,800     7.4%
Instructional Coordinators147,330     $62,460     10.1%
Kindergarten Teachers151,290     $52,620     7.9%
Librarians129,350     $57,680     8.9%
Library Technicians and Assistants93,410     $32,890     9.1%
Middle School Special Education TeachersN/A     N/A     N/A
Middle School Teachers626,310     $56,720     7.5%
Middle School Vocational Teachers12,730     $57,560     7.3%
Postsecondary Education Administrators138,430     $90,760     10.0%
Postsecondary Teachers194,870     $64,400     9.4%
Preschool and Child Care Administrators48,530     $45,790     10.6%
Preschool and Elementary School Special Education TeachersN/A     N/A     N/A
Preschool Teachers385,550     $28,790     10.5%
Secondary School Special Education TeachersN/A     N/A     N/A
Secondary School Teachers1,003,250     $58,030     7.5%
Secondary School Vocational Teachers80,100     $57,320     6.4%
Special Education Teachers40,190     $53,860     9.8%
Teacher Assistants1,263,820     $25,410     8.4%
Training and Development SpecialistsN/A     N/A     N/A

Engineering

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Aerospace Engineers68,510     $109,650     6.1%
Agricultural Engineers1,980     $73,640     8.1%
Biomedical Engineers20,590     $85,620     7.2%
Chemical Engineers31,990     $98,340     7.6%
Civil Engineers287,800     $83,540     10.6%
Computer Hardware Engineers72,950     $115,080     5.5%
Electrical and Electronics Drafters26,750     $59,970     6.7%
Electrical Engineers183,770     $94,210     8.6%
Electronics Engineers132,100     $99,210     3.7%
Engineers123,390     $97,300     6.2%
Environmental Engineers52,280     $84,890     8.3%
Health and Safety Engineers25,410     $86,720     8.6%
Industrial Engineers256,550     $84,310     9.7%
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects8,120     $93,350     11.5%
Materials Engineers26,800     $93,310     1.6%
Mechanical Drafters63,630     $54,480     5.1%
Mechanical Engineers285,790     $84,190     8.8%
Mining and Geological Engineers6,940     $93,720     7.2%
Nuclear Engineers17,680     $102,220     3.8%
Petroleum Engineers32,780     $128,230     14.5%
Sales Engineers74,330     $100,000     6.9%

Farming Fishing and Forestry

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Agricultural Workers5,040     $31,160     4.5%
Conservation Scientists and Foresters8,420     $58,700     5.2%
Fishers and Related Fishing Workers520     $27,110     N/A
Forest and Conservation Workers7,170     $26,940     -1.3%
Logging Workers3,010     $38,950     -9.5%

Health Administration and Management

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians200,140     $38,040     13.5%
Medical Secretaries556,820     $33,730     22.5%
Medical Transcriptionists54,070     $35,720     -3.5%

Hospitality and Travel

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Lodging Managers35,410     $51,840     5.9%
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners95,850     $47,350     10.2%
Travel Agents68,680     $36,460     -9.1%

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Automotive Body and Glass Repairers143,940     $41,540     8.7%
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers102,170     $37,100     -0.7%
Electricians607,120     $52,720     9.0%
Elevator Installers and Repairers22,240     $78,890     12.1%
General Maintenance and Repair Workers1,332,480     $36,940     7.9%
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians1,578,250     $40,930     6.8%
Home Appliance Repairers33,480     $37,570     -0.9%
Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers25,550     $37,410     1.2%
HVAC Mechanics and Installers294,730     $45,910     14.7%
Industrial Electrical Repairers67,390     $56,250     2.4%
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers18,640     $40,420     -3.2%
Medical Equipment Repairers43,370     $48,070     5.3%
Motor Vehicle Electronics Installers and Repairers11,750     $32,220     -25.2%
Power Line Installers and Repairers117,670     $68,010     13.9%
Solar Photovoltaic Installers8,870     $39,240     105.3%
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers228,430     $53,640     -7.6%
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers100,080     $52,590     1.6%
Transportation Electrical Installers and Repairers13,960     $59,280     2.9%

Legal

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators6,300     $59,770     11.3%
Court Reporters17,700     $51,320     3.3%
Judges and Hearing Officers14,540     $92,110     4.0%
Lawyers619,530     $118,160     9.4%
Legal Secretaries191,200     $44,180     -19.1%
Legal Support Workers44,960     $54,650     3.6%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants277,310     $49,500     14.6%

Life, Physical, and Social Science

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Agricultural and Food Scientists14,200     $63,950     6.0%
Anthropologists and Archeologists6,470     $63,190     3.3%
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers250,660     $46,610     9.5%
Atmospheric Scientists, Including Meteorologists9,800     $92,460     12.0%
Biochemists and Biophysicists29,200     $82,180     11.3%
Biological Scientists35,110     $74,790     7.9%
Chemists and Materials Scientists86,660     $73,740     6.5%
Economists19,380     $101,050     6.0%
Environmental Scientists and Specialists84,250     $68,910     11.1%
Epidemiologists5,690     $70,820     8.7%
Geographers1,370     $74,260     6.2%
Geoscientists30,420     $89,780     13.9%
Historians2,950     $55,110     5.4%
Hydrologists6,300     $80,480     9.9%
Medical Scientists108,870     $80,530     13.2%
Microbiologists21,670     $66,850     8.0%
Physicists and Astronomers16,680     $115,870     14.5%
Political Scientists6,350     $114,290     2.1%
Sociologists2,870     $79,750     0.1%
Survey Researchers11,930     $54,470     0.9%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists17,720     $60,520     7.5%

Management

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Administrative Services Managers266,280     $90,050     10.1%
Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers28,860     $100,810     5.8%
Chief Executives223,260     $181,210     -3.5%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis ManagersN/A     N/A     N/A
Construction Managers249,650     $89,300     11.4%
Engineering Managers178,390     $134,730     5.5%
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers4,560     $66,360     6.7%
General Managers2,188,870     $99,310     9.1%
Human Resources ManagersN/A     N/A     N/A
Industrial Production Managers168,400     $97,140     -0.2%
Managers403,670     $104,970     7.6%
Marketing Managers205,900     $131,180     10.0%
Medical and Health Services Managers332,150     $96,540     19.8%
Natural Sciences Managers54,780     $119,850     9.9%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers180,290     $57,040     10.7%
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers63,970     $107,320     10.4%
Purchasing Managers71,750     $111,590     5.6%
Social and Community Service Managers126,230     $64,680     15.7%
Supervisors Of Food Preparation and Serving Workers908,550     $31,480     9.3%
Supervisors Of Non Retail Sales Workers252,670     $73,150     6.4%
Top Executives2,465,800     $102,320     7.6%
Training and Development ManagersN/A     N/A     N/A

Massage and Physical Therapy

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Massage Therapists95,830     $39,860     23.5%
Occupational Therapist Aides7,210     $28,330     24.7%
Occupational Therapist Assistants38,170     $59,010     28.9%
Physical Therapist Aides50,030     $25,680     29.1%
Physical Therapist Assistants85,580     $56,610     30.8%
Physical Therapists216,920     $85,400     25.0%

Mechanic

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Aircraft Mechanics128,570     $60,170     4.9%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics647,380     $38,470     6.3%
Bus and Truck Mechanics254,280     $45,170     9.5%
Farm Equipment Mechanics35,110     $37,820     7.4%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics and Maintenance Workers and Millwrights334,490     $50,040     6.8%
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics123,570     $49,370     8.2%
Motorboat Mechanics20,260     $38,780     0.6%
Motorcycle Mechanics16,000     $34,720     1.4%
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians13,520     $36,430     -1.1%
Small Engine Mechanics33,020     $33,730     11.4%

Media and Communication

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Audio and Video Technicians69,670     $42,230     12.9%
Camera Operators21,710     $55,080     6.4%
Communication Equipment Workers18,620     $75,700     7.9%
Editors97,170     $57,210     -0.1%
Film and Video Editors29,880     $62,760     16.3%
Interpreters and Translators51,350     $46,120     16.7%
Photographers48,660     $34,070     -8.4%
Producers and Directors114,510     $70,950     12.0%
Public Relations Specialists226,940     $58,020     9.0%
Radio and Television Announcers29,210     $31,400     -10.9%
Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts40,090     $37,820     -10.7%
Technical Writers49,780     $69,850     10.9%
Writers and Authors44,690     $61,240     8.3%

Medicine

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
General Practitioners122,970     $190,490     16.5%
OBGYN - Obstetrics and Gynaecology19,800     N/A     17.9%
Pediatricians26,960     $168,990     17.8%
Physicians and Surgeons338,620     $206,920     13.3%

Mental Health

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Clinical Psychologists107,980     $73,270     14.2%
Mental Health Counselors139,820     $42,840     19.8%
Organizational Psychologists1,020     $82,760     5.6%
Psychiatric Technicians and Aides61,720     $30,970     5.9%
Psychiatrists24,820     $194,740     13.1%
Psychologists13,310     $95,710     9.1%
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors91,040     $41,070     19.9%

Nursing

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists - CRNA39,860     $160,270     16.0%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LPN/LVN)702,400     $44,090     12.2%
Nurse Practitioners150,230     $100,910     36.0%
Nursing Aides and AttendantsN/A     N/A     N/A
Nursing Assistants and Orderlies - Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)1,443,150     $26,590     10.9%
Postsecondary Nursing Instructors56,210     $69,130     24.0%
Registered NursesN/A     N/A     N/A

Nutrition & Fitness

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Athletic Trainers and Exercise Physiologists24,130     $45,630     22.2%
Dietetic Technicians32,240     $26,350     9.3%
Dietitians and Nutritionists61,430     $58,920     14.1%
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors257,410     $38,160     9.8%

Office and Administrative Support

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Bill and Account Collectors298,960     $35,350     -3.0%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1,566,960     $38,390     -1.4%
Customer Service Representatives2,707,040     $32,300     4.9%
Desktop Publishers13,090     $41,090     -13.9%
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants631,610     $55,860     -17.4%
Financial Clerks3,133,030     $35,840     -0.1%
General Office Clerks2,955,550     $30,580     -1.0%
Information Clerks5,630,810     $31,690     5.3%
Insurance Claims and Processing Clerks274,350     $38,430     11.0%
Material Recording Clerks166,850     $39,260     7.6%
Office and Administrative Support Workers216,650     $34,020     9.2%
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers95,170     $38,870     8.3%
Postal Service Workers110,770     $56,220     -16.5%
Receptionists997,770     $27,920     9.1%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants2,295,510     $34,820     -6.5%
Supervisors Of Office Workers1,443,150     $54,340     3.4%
Tellers496,760     $27,260     -8.3%
Word Processors and Typists67,230     $38,740     -33.4%

Personal Care and Service

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Animal Care and Service Workers200,950     $22,230     19.8%
Barbers15,900     $25,760     9.2%
Child Care Workers569,370     $21,170     6.7%
Funeral Directors and Funeral Service Occupations8,370     $73,830     6.4%
Gaming Services Occupations12,140     $24,880     0.7%
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists352,380     $24,260     10.6%
Manicurists and Pedicurists90,630     $22,150     12.0%
Recreation Workers336,880     $23,870     8.5%
Shampooers15,240     $19,700     12.2%
Skincare Specialists43,980     $30,270     12.6%
Theatrical Makeup Artists3,600     $60,970     11.2%

Production

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Assemblers and Fabricators1,798,860     $30,930     -14.2%
Food and Tobacco Processing Workers20,080     $28,570     -0.6%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers26,480     $38,200     -3.1%
Laundry and Dry-cleaning Workers207,710     $21,510     -0.3%
Machinists and Tool and Die Makers391,120     $41,700     2.1%
Metal and Plastic Machine Workers9,070     $45,820     -6.8%
Painting and Coating Workers15,450     $30,030     1.1%
Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers11,380     $81,900     -2.5%
Printing Workers255,980     $35,120     -11.0%
Quality Control Inspectors518,950     $36,780     -10.7%
Semiconductor Processors24,430     $35,660     -5.1%
Slaughterers, Butchers, Meat Packers, and Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers80,780     $26,590     0.5%
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators33,720     $59,400     4.8%
Supervisors Of Production and Operating Workers610,480     $57,780     -0.1%
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators115,840     $45,760     -3.2%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers382,730     $39,390     5.5%
Welding Machine Operators46,920     $36,980     -10.3%
Woodworkers6,750     $28,500     4.1%

Protective Service

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Correctional Officers and Jailers431,600     $42,820     -7.7%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators104,980     $78,120     4.5%
Fire Fighters315,910     $48,030     7.2%
Fire Inspectors and Investigators11,910     $58,440     7.3%
Police and Sheriffs Patrol Officers657,690     $59,680     7.0%
Private Detectives and Investigators28,490     $48,190     10.5%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists87,500     $50,160     5.7%
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers10,460     $32,630     3.5%
Supervisors Of Correctional Officers43,230     $60,560     -7.8%
Supervisors Of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers57,170     $74,540     7.2%
Supervisors Of Police and Detectives100,200     $84,840     6.6%

Sales

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Advertising Sales Agents141,100     $50,380     -2.9%
Cashiers3,541,010     $20,180     -0.8%
Insurance Sales Agents385,700     $49,990     9.7%
Product Sales Representatives1,404,050     $57,140     5.5%
Real Estate Appraisers60,770     $51,850     14.4%
Real Estate Brokers40,850     $56,790     5.4%
Real Estate Sales Agents151,840     $44,090     6.2%
Retail Sales Workers4,528,550     $22,680     1.9%
Sales Managers365,230     $117,960     7.4%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents353,780     $67,310     6.1%
Technical Products Sales Representatives328,370     $78,980     5.5%
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives1,732,420     $60,530     5.5%

Technician

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians11,970     $68,020     6.6%
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians20,420     $37,550     6.3%
Avionics Technicians17,330     $60,760     6.0%
Biological Technicians74,720     $42,520     10.2%
Broadcast Technicians30,330     $38,550     -3.2%
Chemical Technicians65,510     $45,840     3.9%
Civil Engineering Technicians72,150     $49,980     8.8%
Dental and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians and Medical Appliance Technicians28,570     $30,640     11.9%
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians134,870     $62,190     2.0%
Electro-Mechanical Technicians13,710     $55,610     3.5%
Engineering Technicians74,290     $62,330     5.2%
Environmental Engineering Technicians16,550     $49,170     12.9%
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians32,950     $44,190     11.9%
Forensic Science Technicians14,800     $56,750     16.8%
Forest and Conservation Technicians30,090     $35,560     3.8%
Geological and Petroleum Technicians15,100     $56,470     16.4%
Industrial Engineering Technicians63,220     $53,330     0.6%
Life Science Technicians68,540     $46,040     9.6%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians45,510     $54,480     5.0%
Nuclear Technicians6,840     $79,140     0.6%
Sound Technicians15,210     $53,680     6.3%
Surveying and Mapping Technicians53,920     $42,450     10.6%
Wind Turbine Technicians4,580     $52,260     96.1%

Transportation and Material Moving

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Air Traffic Controllers23,240     $122,410     3.5%
Airline and Commercial Pilots81,520     $127,820     3.4%
Bus Drivers169,680     $39,790     8.8%
Delivery Truck Drivers858,710     $30,580     6.8%
Excavating and Loading Machine Operators48,320     $41,030     8.4%
Hand Laborers and Material Movers2,587,900     $25,980     7.6%
Heavy and Tractor-trailer Truck Drivers1,704,520     $41,340     6.1%
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators542,750     $32,460     6.6%
Material Moving Machine Operators23,880     $28,370     9.3%
Railroad Occupations42,880     $57,480     -2.1%
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs188,860     $24,300     4.8%
Water Transportation Occupations82,290     $54,870     8.0%

Veterinary

OccupationJobs
(2016)
Median Pay
(2016)
% Growth
2014-2024
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers187,360     $21,990     21.9%
Veterinarians67,650     $88,770     18.1%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers79,990     $25,250     19.4%
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians99,390     $32,490     19.9%
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