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Birmingham Employment

Employment and Industries in the Birmingham, Alabama Area

Birmingham, Alabama is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and is the county seat of Jefferson County. As the largest city in Alabama, Birmingham and Jefferson County are home to over 55,000 businesses - making it one of the most significant business centers located in the southeastern United States. Some of the major industries for employment are manufacturing, banking, trade, government, research, medicine, biotechnology and publishing. The city is also a major distribution center.

According to a 2014 report from the Birmingham Business Alliance and their analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Birmingham gets high marks regarding per capita income growth. From 2001-2012, Birmingham's per capita income growth has ranked in the top half of southeastern cities in its peer metropolitan group. The Bureau of Economic Analysis also reports that Birmingham's 2013 per capita personal income (PCPI) of $42,570 ranked 119 of 381 national metropolitan statistical areas. They also conclude that Birmingham ranks 51st nationally in total personal income. Although the city ranks well against its southeastern peers in per capita income growth, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that Birmingham's 2013 growth ranks slightly below the national average.

With approximately 23,000 employees, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is both the city's largest employer and one of the largest employers in the state. Bio-technology and medical research at the university are significant economic factors for the city. Some of Birmingham's other largest employers include the U.S. Government, Alabama Power, St. Vincent's Health, AT&T, and the Marshall Durbin Food Corporation.

The banking industry plays a large role in Birmingham's local economy. The city is home to the corporate offices of Regions Financial Corporation, the nation's 25th largest financial institution by holdings. In addition, the steel production and processing industries are also major economic contributors. Several of the largest steel makers in the country have operations in Birmingham. The city is also home to major insurance companies. In addition, the food services industry provides nearly 38,000 jobs for area workers.

Automobile manufacturing is still one of the Birmingham's largest industries, with both a Mercedes-Benz and a Honda plant in nearby Vance and Lincoln, respectively. In addition, Birmingham is a major technology center for the region. In 2013, NetworkWorld named Birmingham the "Silicon Valley of the Southeast" while ValuePenguin cited the city as one of their "Top 20 Cities for Computer Programmers in the South."

Some major employers and companies of note in the Birmingham area include:

  • The University of Alabama Birmingham. Other colleges that provide employment are Samford University, Birmingham-Southern College, University of Montevallo, Birmingham School of Law, Miles College and several others.
  • Steel companies and metal fabrication companies including U.S. Steel, American Cast Iron Pipe Co., Alabama Metal Industries, and CMC Steel Alabama among others.
  • Banking firms including the headquarters of major regional banks such as Regions Financial Corporation, BBVA Compass, and Wells Fargo.
  • The telecommunications company AT&T has several large offices in the area while Altec provides products and services to the electric utility and telecommunications contractor markets.
  • Regional headquarters of major insurance companies including Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Alabama, State Farm, and Protective Life.
  • Construction and engineering companies such as BE&K and B.L. Herbert International.
  • Engineering and technical services divisions of several power and natural resource mining companies such as Drummund Company, Energen Corporation, Alabama Power Company, Southern Company Services, and Kinder Morgan (SNG).
  • Major medical centers include, St. Vincent's Health System, Baptist Health, Children's Health System/Children's of Alabama, Brookwood Medical Center, Trinity Medical Center, Birmingham Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, and Medical West.
  • Bell South
  • Jefferson County Public Schools
  • Saks Incorporated
  • Marshall Durbin Food Corporation
  • Vulcan Materials Company
  • Health South Corporation
  • Brasfield & Gorrie
  • EBSCO Industries
  • Harbert Management Corporation
  • Belk
  • SunGard
  • URS Corporation
  • Southern Progress Corporation
  • McDonald's/CLP Corp

Some additional information of interest about Birmingham: According to Forbes, the cost of living in Birmingham is 0.4% below the national average. As of February 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that 30% of Birmingham residents who are 25 and older have a Bachelor's degree. The Birmingham-Shullesworth International Airport serviced about 2.6 million passengers in 2014.

Some of the major business and education related organizations associated with Birmingham include:

  • Birmingham Business Alliance
  • Economic Development Partnership of Alabama
  • Alabama Education Association Regional Office

Most Popular Jobs in Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama Area (The Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees:

Occupation

Number of Local Jobs

Local Annual Mean Wage

National Growth 2012-2022

Registered Nurses

14,970

$57,260

10%

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

9,650

$68,000

10%

Accountants and auditors

4,690

$65,390

13%

Teachers and instructors, all other

270

$35,450

11%

Elementary school teachers, except special education

6,400

$50,550

12%

Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education

2,290

$49,740

6%

Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education

2,590

$49,740

12%

Lawyers

2,060

$114,420

10%

Computer systems analysts

2,280

$72,830

25%

Computer programmers

1,640

$83,330

8%

Management analysts

1,110

$91,360

19%

Sales managers

1,000

$118,670

8%

Pharmacists

1,670

$111,480

14%

Network and computer systems administrators

1,800

$71,980

12%

Electrical engineers

1,780

$81,720

5%

Chief executives

350

$209,470

5%

Managers, all other

800

$96,570

7%

Child, family, and school social workers

960

$40,140

19%

Human resources specialists

1,270

$55,720

8%

Coaches and scouts

1,120

$26,940

15%

Medical and clinical laboratory technologists

1,060

$55,350

14%

Medical and clinical laboratory technicians

1,070

$36,600

30%

Advertising and promotions managers

50

$80,350

7%

Medical and health services managers

740

$100,250

23%

Personal financial advisors

530

$97,930

27%

Civil engineers

670

$76,130

20%

Architects, except landscape and naval

500

$67,800

17%

Architectural and Engineering managers

640

$120,260

7%

Graphic designers

480

$44,870

7%

Social and human service assistants

340

$26,010

22%

Education administrators, postsecondary

480

$102,790

15%

Physical therapists

730

$82,410

22%

Librarians

360

$55,950

7%

Mechanical engineers

920

$74,800

5%

Occupational therapists

500

$72,440

29%

Surveyors

180

$54,100

10%

Financial analysts

580

$101,840

16%

Marketing managers

200

$118,690

13%

Database administrators

710

$73,370

15%

Environmental scientists and specialists, including health

160

$67,640

15%

Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school

340

$50,460

6%

Industrial engineers

450

$78,790

5%

Speech-language pathologists

340

$64,540

19%

Rehabilitation counselors

160

$42,140

20%

Financial examiners

100

$87,070

6%

Special education teachers, middle school

140

$53,580

6%

Special education teachers, secondary school

170

$59,210

6%

Insurance underwriters

220

$57,160

-6%

Dentists

180

$21,680

16%

Occupational health and safety specialists

270

$65,620

7%

Detectives and criminal investigators

220

$72,390

5%

Producers and directors

180

$59,650

Correctional officers and jailers

1,120

$36,580

5%

Human resources managers, all other

320

$103,190

13%

Veterinarians

280

$73,290

12%

Dietitians and nutritionists

410

$42,030

21%

Commercial pilots

120

$90,070

9%

Editors

150

$44,220

-2%

Purchasing managers

190

$115,280

4%

Interior designers

150

$46,190

13%

Social and community service managers

170

$66,750

21%

Public relations and fundraising managers

160

$93,960

13%

Electronics engineers, except computer

370

$100,100

3%

Market research analysts and marketing specialists

890

$62,490

32%

Chemists

180

$63,690

6%

Social workers, all other

80

$61,740

19%

Floral designers

200

$25,180

-8%

Art directors

110

$80,300

3%

Engineers, all other

300

$94,470

9%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees (BLS, 2013):

Occupation

Number of Local Jobs

Local Annual Mean Wage

National Growth 2012-2022

Cashiers

16,150

$18,140

3%

Retail salespersons

15,710

$24,820

10%

Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive

12,120

$35,060

12%

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

9,720

$17,080

9%

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

8,240

$46,650

11%

Customer service representatives

9,980

$32,390

13%

Waiters and waitresses

7,230

$19,330

6%

First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers

5,690

$55,470

7%

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

6,540

$41,070

7%

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

6,910

$36,610

11%

Nursing assistants

5,290

$23,350

21%

Security guards

5,710

$23,510

12%

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

3,570

$36,410

25%

Maintenance and repair workers, general

2,900

$35,040

9%

Receptionists and information clerks

3,280

$25,240

14%

Construction laborers

2,620

$28,790

24%

Cooks, restaurant

4,270

$21,440

10%

First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers

4,020

$29,590

7%

First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers

2,800

$60,340

7%

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

2,540

$56,390

7%

Electricians

2,900

$43,500

20%

Maids and housekeeping cleaners

2,400

$19,070

13%

Team assemblers

3,410

$31,690

4%

Cooks, fast food

2,550

$17,490

10%

Tellers

2,180

$26,290

1%

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

3,110

$46,420

5%

Executive secretaries and administrative assistants

1,070

$53,080

12%

Child care workers

2,240

$18,870

14%

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks

2,540

$28,870

1%

Food preparation workers

2,710

$20,670

10%

Home health aides

1,030

$18,260

48%

Bus drivers, school

1,740

$17,850

9%

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

2,260

$39,310

9%

Carpenters

1,880

$34,450

24%

First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers

2,030

$57,500

7%

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

1,880

$39,180

19%

Helpers -- production workers

1,960

$25,040

1%

Insurance sales agents

2,760

$55,010

10%

Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

1,760

$36,930

6%

Teacher assistants

2,260

$20,490

9%

Pharmacy technicians

1,960

$25,800

20%

Industrial machinery mechanics

1,820

$45,570

19%

Machinists

1,400

$40,460

9%

Cooks, institution and cafeteria

1,720

$19,770

10%

Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

1,790

$42,810

21%

First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers

1,290

$78,800

7%

Medical assistants

1,890

$28,440

29%

Computer network support specialists

450

$64,280

7%

Bill and account collectors

2,730

$32,950

15%

Loan officers

1,250

$71,000

8%

Personal and home care aides

2,810

$18,220

49%

Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

2,010

$56,010

4%

Firefighters

1,760

$43,000

7%

Postal service mail carriers

1,270

$49,940

-28%

Sales representatives, services, all other

2,220

$51,150

10%

Construction managers

840

$99,140

16%

Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

1,210

$43,770

9%

Correctional officers and jailers

1,120

$36,580

5%

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

1,320

$39,600

21%

First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators

880

$51,690

7%

Paralegals and legal assistants

1,190

$48,860

17%

Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers

760

$17,700

9%

Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

1,220

$31,040

-6%

First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand

670

$43,860

7%

Office and administrative support workers, all other

370

$36,980

7%

Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop

400

$19,510

9%

Cost estimators

860

$57,800

26%

Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products

930

$59,560

4%

Payroll and timekeeping clerks

940

$40,310

7%

Sources:

  1. State & County Quick Facts - Jefferson County, Alabama, U.S. Census Bureau, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/01/01073.html, March 11,2015.
  2. Quick Facts Beta, U.S. Census Bureau, www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/, March 11, 2015.
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Jobs in Birmingham

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 504600 $46440 $22.33 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 83610 $35690 $17.16 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 61580 $40250 $19.35 10.15
4 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 42710 $76700 $36.88 5.75
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 41600 $21440 $10.31 8.3
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 38590 $31780 $15.28 6.45
7 Production Occupations 33870 $35370 $17 5.85
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 24060 $52800 $25.38 6.15
9 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 24060 $68450 $32.91 5.05
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 23960 $46730 $22.47 3.8
11 Management Occupations 21770 $118490 $56.97 6.05
12 Construction and Extraction Occupations 19970 $43190 $20.76 4.4
13 Cashiers 17830 $19090 $9.18 2.25
14 Registered Nurses 16460 $59810 $28.76 1.9
15 Retail Salespersons 15380 $29150 $14.02 3.1
16 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 14100 $24360 $11.71 3.7
17 Healthcare Support Occupations 13450 $26900 $12.93 3.05
18 Protective Service Occupations 13250 $35400 $17.02 2.25
19 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 12240 $36230 $17.42 1.6
20 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 12050 $76330 $36.7 2.8
21 Personal Care and Service Occupations 11880 $23060 $11.09 4.1
22 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 11220 $25280 $12.15 1.6
23 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 11140 $18660 $8.97 2.15
24 Customer Service Representatives 10040 $34620 $16.64 1.75
25 Office Clerks, General 9190 $26390 $12.69 2
26 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 8900 $70430 $33.86 1
27 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 8810 $40580 $19.51 1.2
28 General and Operations Managers 8780 $129170 $62.1 1.4
29 Waiters and Waitresses 7820 $20560 $9.88 1.6
30 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 7560 $39520 $19 1.1
31 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 7330 $77920 $37.46 1.65
32 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 7200 $22520 $10.83 1.6
33 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 6410 $25390 $12.2 1.2
34 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 6030 $44550 $21.42 1
35 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 5960 $41370 $19.89 1.7
36 Security Guards 5790 $21800 $10.48 0.7
37 Nursing Assistants 5520 $23490 $11.29 1.05
38 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 5160 $58130 $27.95 1
39 Accountants and Auditors 5110 $70340 $33.82 0.9
40 Cooks, Restaurant 4580 $22380 $10.76 0.75
41 Community and Social Service Occupations 4250 $44080 $21.19 1.65
42 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 4100 $33220 $15.97 0.6
43 Legal Occupations 4070 $94010 $45.2 0.8
44 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 3690 $29030 $13.96 0.6
45 Receptionists and Information Clerks 3680 $26080 $12.54 0.7
46 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 3610 $25150 $12.09 0.8
47 Helpers--Production Workers 3360 $27760 $13.35 0.3
48 Personal Care Aides 3320 $18850 $9.06 1.3
49 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 3300 $62780 $30.18 0.4
50 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3290 $39840 $19.15 0.9
51 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 3160 $39350 $18.92 0.5
52 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 2950 $48900 $23.51 0.45
53 Team Assemblers 2940 $29770 $14.31 0.75
54 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 2860 $20570 $9.89 0.3
55 Insurance Sales Agents 2690 $81320 $39.1 0.3
56 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 2630 $62160 $29.89 0.4
57 Carpenters 2480 $38280 $18.41 0.6
58 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 2410 $264990 $127.4 0.2
59 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 2400 $70660 $33.97 0.3
60 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 2390 $62110 $29.86 0.2
61 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2380 $54940 $26.41 0.6
62 Counter and Rental Clerks 2370 $28410 $13.66 0.3
63 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 2360 $44270 $21.29 0.5
64 Billing and Posting Clerks 2340 $35550 $17.09 0.35
65 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 2330 $31710 $15.25 0.35
66 Electricians 2300 $48750 $23.44 0.4
67 Childcare Workers 2300 $18840 $9.06 0.8
68 Financial Managers 2240 $135730 $65.25 0.4
69 Lawyers 2240 $131220 $63.09 0.5
70 Tellers 2190 $28260 $13.59 0.3
71 Computer Programmers 2150 $80280 $38.59 0.2
72 Cooks, Fast Food 2110 $18780 $9.03 0.3
73 Construction Laborers 2080 $31210 $15.01 0.8
74 Food Preparation Workers 2030 $19930 $9.58 0.6
75 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 2030 $63830 $30.69 0.9
76 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 2020 $30770 $14.79 0.4
77 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 2010 $19120 $9.19 0.3
78 Computer User Support Specialists 1970 $48480 $23.31 0.4
79 Pharmacy Technicians 1920 $27560 $13.25 0.25
80 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1900 $39230 $18.86 0.3
81 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1870 $45060 $21.66 0.2
82 Medical Assistants 1850 $30020 $14.43 0.45
83 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1830 $18750 $9.02 1
84 Pharmacists 1750 $113180 $54.41 0.2
85 Substitute Teachers 1740 $17580 $8.45 0
86 Human Resources Specialists 1710 $55810 $26.83 0.3
87 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1700 $25340 $12.18 0.45
88 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1670 $33400 $16.06 0.3
89 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 1650 $77240 $37.14 0.3
90 Medical Secretaries 1640 $35290 $16.97 0.4
91 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 1560 $40340 $19.39 0.2
92 Loan Officers 1500 $65600 $31.54 0.2
93 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 1490 $34510 $16.59 0.2
94 Software Developers, Applications 1450 $82200 $39.52 0.5
95 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1420 $41440 $19.92 0.3
96 Machinists 1410 $41850 $20.12 0.3
97 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 1410 $47450 $22.81 0.2
98 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1410 $18980 $9.12 0.3
99 Parts Salespersons 1400 $34470 $16.57 0.2
100 Bill and Account Collectors 1390 $34640 $16.65 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Birmingham Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 46,440 504,600
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,690 83,610
Sales and Related Occupations 40,250 61,580
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 76,700 42,710
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,440 41,600
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,780 38,590
Production Occupations 35,370 33,870
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 52,800 24,060
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 68,450 24,060
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 46,730 23,960
Management Occupations 118,490 21,770
Construction and Extraction Occupations 43,190 19,970
Cashiers 19,090 17,830
Registered Nurses 59,810 16,460
Retail Salespersons 29,150 15,380
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 24,360 14,100
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,900 13,450
Protective Service Occupations 35,400 13,250
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 36,230 12,240
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 76,330 12,050
Personal Care and Service Occupations 23,060 11,880
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,280 11,220
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,660 11,140
Customer Service Representatives 34,620 10,040
Office Clerks, General 26,390 9,190
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 70,430 8,900
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,580 8,810
General and Operations Managers 129,170 8,780
Waiters and Waitresses 20,560 7,820
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 39,520 7,560
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 77,920 7,330
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,520 7,200
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,390 6,410
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 44,550 6,030
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 41,370 5,960
Security Guards 21,800 5,790
Nursing Assistants 23,490 5,520
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,130 5,160
Accountants and Auditors 70,340 5,110
Cooks, Restaurant 22,380 4,580
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,080 4,250
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 33,220 4,100
Legal Occupations 94,010 4,070
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 29,030 3,690
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,080 3,680
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 25,150 3,610
Helpers--Production Workers 27,760 3,360
Personal Care Aides 18,850 3,320
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 62,780 3,300
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 39,840 3,290

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Birmingham, Alabama Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 46,440 504,600
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,690 83,610
Sales and Related Occupations 40,250 61,580
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 76,700 42,710
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,780 38,590
Production Occupations 35,370 33,870
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 52,800 24,060
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 68,450 24,060
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 46,730 23,960
Management Occupations 118,490 21,770
Construction and Extraction Occupations 43,190 19,970
Registered Nurses 59,810 16,460
Retail Salespersons 29,150 15,380
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,900 13,450
Protective Service Occupations 35,400 13,250
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 36,230 12,240
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 76,330 12,050
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,280 11,220
Customer Service Representatives 34,620 10,040
Office Clerks, General 26,390 9,190
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 70,430 8,900
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,580 8,810
General and Operations Managers 129,170 8,780
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 39,520 7,560
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 77,920 7,330
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,390 6,410
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 44,550 6,030
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 41,370 5,960
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,130 5,160
Accountants and Auditors 70,340 5,110
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,080 4,250
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 33,220 4,100
Legal Occupations 94,010 4,070
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 29,030 3,690
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,080 3,680
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 25,150 3,610
Helpers--Production Workers 27,760 3,360
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 62,780 3,300
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 39,840 3,290
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 39,350 3,160
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 48,900 2,950
Team Assemblers 29,770 2,940
Insurance Sales Agents 81,320 2,690
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 62,160 2,630
Carpenters 38,280 2,480
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 264,990 2,410
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 70,660 2,400
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 62,110 2,390
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 54,940 2,380
Counter and Rental Clerks 28,410 2,370

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