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occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Roof Bolters, Mining47-5061.00RC*-1.176,000$43,760$58,110
Subway and Streetcar Operators53-4041.00RC*0.4212,000$42,870$62,380
Civil Engineers17-2051.00RICBachelor0.84281,400$53,470$89,730
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects17-2121.00IRBachelor0.848,300$58,580$99,860
Mechanical Engineers17-2141.00IRCBachelor0.53277,500$54,420$89,800
Petroleum Engineers17-2171.00IRCBachelor0.9735,100$73,000$147,030
Foresters19-1032.00RIEBachelor0.8415,500$39,100$60,300
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers53-2011.00RCIBachelor0.1175,700$65,000$152,770
Civil Engineering Technicians17-3022.00RCIAssociate0.4974,000$31,100$52,120
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians17-3023.00RIAssociate-0.2139,400$36,850$62,950
Electro-Mechanical Technicians17-3024.00RICAssociate0.0714,700$34,820$57,860
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Mechanical Engineering Technicians17-3027.00RIAssociate0.1948,400$34,030$57,180
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians19-4011.00RICAssociate0.5233,000$23,930$40,470
Biological Technicians19-4021.00RICAssociate0.5379,300$27,660$46,130
Chemical Technicians19-4031.00IRCAssociate0.1866,500$27,730$49,770
Geological and Petroleum Technicians19-4041.00CRIAssociate1.2116,500$25,350$62,240
Nuclear Technicians19-4051.00RCIAssociate-0.596,800$45,850$77,820
Broadcast Technicians27-4012.00RCIAssociate-0.6330,100$19,460$45,430
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians29-2012.00RICAssociate1.77163,400$26,010$41,700
Radiologic Technologists29-2034.00RSAssociate0.87197,000$38,660$59,260
Fish and Game Wardens33-3031.00RIAssociate0.166,200$34,360$54,760
Medical Equipment Repairers49-9062.00RICAssociate0.648,000$29,130$50,910
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Semiconductor Processors51-9141.00RCIAssociate-0.8325,300$25,840$37,890
Architectural and Civil Drafters17-3011.00RI1,2 year-0.394,000$33,570$54,290
Electrical and Electronics Drafters17-3012.00RCI1,2 year0.5330,100$35,780$63,390
Mechanical Drafters17-3013.00RCI1,2 year-0.6865,700$34,490$57,480
Sound Engineering Technicians27-4014.00RA1,2 year0.8116,100$24,440$65,240
Surgical Technologists29-2055.00RSC1,2 year1.4799,800$31,720$46,800
Embalmers39-4011.00RCI1,2 year-0.533,800$24,970$42,260
Barbers39-5011.00REC1,2 year159,200$18,210$29,900
Desktop Publishers43-9031.00AIC1,2 year-2.0914,800$23,230$44,380
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers49-2011.00RCI1,2 year0.24131,600$22,770$39,410
Radio Mechanics49-2021.00RIC1,2 year0.5913,600$31,190$53,620
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Avionics Technicians49-2091.00RIC1,2 year0.0617,400$39,510$61,390
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers49-2092.00RC1,2 year0.3619,300$25,040$44,720
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment49-2093.00RC1,2 year0.4114,800$37,210$59,840
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment49-2094.00RIC1,2 year067,800$34,650$56,990
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation and Relay49-2095.00RC1,2 year-0.4422,700$50,900$74,540
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles49-2096.00RIC1,2 year-4.9611,500$20,810$34,200
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers49-2097.00RC1,2 year0.2429,600$23,050$39,340
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers49-2098.00RC1,2 year1.364,000$27,610$45,660
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians49-3011.00RCI1,2 year0.13119,900$35,960$61,190
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics49-3023.00RI1,2 year0.53739,900$21,470$41,400
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists49-3031.00RC1,2 year1.2263,900$29,070$46,710
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians49-3041.00RCI1,2 year0.7240,300$24,690$39,310
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines49-3042.00RC1,2 year0.53124,700$32,610$50,810
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers51-9071.00RA1,2 year-1.1339,800$22,060$42,310
Commercial Pilots53-2012.00RIE1,2 year1.0343,500$39,430$86,260
Ship Engineers53-5031.00RCE1,2 year0.7810,300$37,390$74,120
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers33-1021.00ERwork exp.0.5263,500$42,070$77,050
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists33-2022.00RCEwork exp.1.761,700$24,700$44,300
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers45-1011.00ERCwork exp.-0.8147,100$26,570$48,820
Agricultural Inspectors45-2011.00RCIwork exp.-0.0714,200$26,580$44,260
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products45-2041.00RCwork exp.-0.7753,000$18,260$24,280
Locomotive Engineers53-4011.00RCwork exp.-0.2240,400$41,720$61,020
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Locomotive Firers53-4012.00RCwork exp.-7.061,700$43,090$63,750
Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers53-4013.00RCIwork exp.0.254,000$25,780$52,320
Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators53-4021.00RCwork exp.-0.1822,100$35,150$55,320
Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters53-4031.00ERCwork exp.-0.1845,100$39,180$58,220
Transportation Inspectors53-6051.00RCIwork exp.0.1126,400$31,170$72,650
Firefighters33-2011.00RSlong OJT0.53327,300$23,700$50,520
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers33-3051.00RElong OJT0.5680,000$34,230$62,760
Cooks, Restaurant35-2014.00RElong OJT1.431,109,700$18,170$25,430
Boilermakers47-2011.00RClong OJT0.9217,400$37,690$62,200
Brickmasons and Blockmasons47-2021.00RCIlong OJT1.8678,100$30,070$53,440
Stonemasons47-2022.00Rlong OJT1.4814,900$23,650$43,650
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Carpenters47-2031.00RCIlong OJT0.64945,400$27,070$48,340
Tile and Marble Setters47-2044.00RCAlong OJT0.6555,100$24,200$44,770
Terrazzo Workers and Finishers47-2053.00Rlong OJT0.593,400$25,980$45,990
Electricians47-2111.00RIClong OJT1.37628,800$31,800$56,650
Glaziers47-2121.00RClong OJT0.4245,300$26,820$47,260
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters47-2152.00RClong OJT1.16425,000$30,430$56,030
Plasterers and Stucco Masons47-2161.00Rlong OJT0.727,000$26,820$44,070
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers47-2171.00RCIlong OJT2.3518,700$29,720$53,600
Structural Iron and Steel Workers47-2221.00RIClong OJT0.4661,400$30,440$56,040
Elevator Installers and Repairers47-4021.00RIClong OJT1.320,700$37,890$76,860
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers49-2022.00RIClong OJT-0.36218,600$30,370$54,520
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Automotive Body and Related Repairers49-3021.00Rlong OJT0.92149,700$24,880$45,180
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers49-3022.00RCElong OJT0.7819,300$22,480$36,140
Rail Car Repairers49-3043.00RCIlong OJT0.2321,500$31,390$53,590
Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians49-3051.00RCIlong OJT0.2722,500$23,650$40,860
Motorcycle Mechanics49-3052.00Rlong OJT0.5917,000$22,370$37,040
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians49-3092.00RIClong OJT0.3511,400$23,430$38,040
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers49-9021.00RCIlong OJT1.36292,000$28,440$48,320
Home Appliance Repairers49-9031.00RCIlong OJT-0.3446,400$22,260$40,390
Industrial Machinery Mechanics49-9041.00RIClong OJT1.8332,200$32,290$51,890
Millwrights49-9044.00RCIlong OJT1.5240,900$32,680$53,950
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers49-9051.00RIClong OJT1.1118,600$36,610$67,160
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers49-9052.00RElong OJT0.06118,000$28,010$54,700
Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners49-9063.00RAIlong OJT0.358,600$20,570$37,690
Watch Repairers49-9064.00RCIlong OJT-2.592,700$20,810$39,720
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, all other49-9069.00Rlong OJT0.1612,800$32,650$56,570
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers51-2011.00Rlong OJT-0.4940,600$32,460$52,530
Bakers51-3011.00RClong OJT0.7185,300$18,640$27,110
Butchers and Meat Cutters51-3021.00RCElong OJT0.5139,000$19,750$31,740
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic51-4012.00CIRlong OJT1.9125,100$32,860$53,560
Machinists51-4041.00RCIlong OJT0.98399,700$25,900$43,220
Tool and Die Makers51-4111.00RIClong OJT-1.377,800$31,790$51,610
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers51-4121.00RClong OJT0.36397,900$26,800$42,450
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Prepress Technicians and Workers51-5111.00RClong OJT-2.4736,500$23,650$40,640
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers51-6041.00RCAlong OJT-1.559,700$18,000$26,040
Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers51-6052.00RAElong OJT-0.8640,500$19,170$30,670
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-6063.00RClong OJT-2.6227,900$19,740$28,380
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers51-6092.00RAClong OJT-2.595,400$23,670$48,460
Upholsterers51-6093.00Rlong OJT-0.4342,200$20,860$34,640
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters51-7011.00RClong OJT0.1298,100$21,280$34,800
Furniture Finishers51-7021.00RAlong OJT-0.2317,100$20,810$32,330
Model Makers, Wood51-7031.00RAClong OJT02,600$23,910$47,480
Patternmakers, Wood51-7032.00RIAlong OJT01,800$27,120$47,850
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators51-8011.00RCElong OJT-0.137,500$66,350$91,370
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Power Distributors and Dispatchers51-8012.00RIClong OJT-0.5311,400$52,900$81,500
Power Plant Operators51-8013.00RClong OJT-0.6641,100$44,270$73,800
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators51-8021.00RIClong OJT0.1539,100$35,150$61,410
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators51-8031.00RClong OJT0.6117,000$27,550$47,930
Chemical Plant and System Operators51-8091.00RClong OJT-0.9238,100$35,050$59,430
Gas Plant Operators51-8092.00RClong OJT-0.3616,700$44,340$67,980
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers51-8093.00RClong OJT0.2442,400$41,960$67,870
Plant and System Operators, all other51-8099.00RClong OJT-0.3411,900$31,970$55,340
Dental Laboratory Technicians51-9081.00RIClong OJT1.0938,700$22,540$40,760
Medical Appliance Technicians51-9082.00RISlong OJT1.0314,600$23,070$39,880
Etchers and Engravers51-9194.00RClong OJT-0.219,700$20,820$34,390
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Surveying and Mapping Technicians17-3031.00RCmod. OJT-0.7757,300$26,030$45,490
Radio Operators27-4013.00RCmod. OJT01,200$19,740$46,780
Correctional Officers and Jailers33-3012.00RECmod. OJT0.37457,600$28,500$46,750
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria35-2012.00RCmod. OJT0.63417,600$17,840$26,370
Pest Control Workers37-2021.00RCmod. OJT-0.1274,100$21,630$35,020
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation37-3012.00RCmod. OJT0.3836,400$23,130$35,720
Animal Breeders45-2021.00RImod. OJT-0.147,000$22,730$42,340
Agricultural Equipment Operators45-2091.00Rmod. OJT0.5457,800$19,540$30,430
Fishers and Related Fishing Workers45-3011.00Rmod. OJT**$17,660$30,740
Hunters and Trappers45-3021.00Rmod. OJT****
Forest and Conservation Workers45-4011.00RCImod. OJT0.4314,000$19,100$31,200
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Fallers45-4021.00RCmod. OJT-1.718,200$24,090$42,900
Logging Equipment Operators45-4022.00RICmod. OJT-0.0537,300$23,680$38,880
Carpet Installers47-2041.00REmod. OJT-0.0445,300$20,810$44,310
Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles47-2042.00RCmod. OJT1.2317,100$23,260$42,370
Floor Sanders and Finishers47-2043.00Rmod. OJT0.637,900$22,470$38,890
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers47-2051.00REmod. OJT1.31155,200$26,590$43,720
Construction Laborers47-2061.00RCmod. OJT1.271,159,100$21,510$37,890
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators47-2071.00RCmod. OJT0.9257,700$26,150$43,800
Pile-Driver Operators47-2072.00RCImod. OJT1.623,700$31,740$61,740
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators47-2073.00RCImod. OJT1.02363,400$29,730$50,560
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers47-2081.00RCmod. OJT0.52106,000$26,830$47,400
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Tapers47-2082.00Rmod. OJT0.5221,000$29,320$53,790
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall47-2131.00Rmod. OJT0.5925,600$23,380$39,490
Insulation Workers, Mechanical47-2132.00RCImod. OJT1.9330,100$28,920$51,100
Painters, Construction and Maintenance47-2141.00RCmod. OJT0.74360,500$24,860$41,510
Paperhangers47-2142.00RCmod. OJT0.316,400$24,250$36,470
Pipelayers47-2151.00Rmod. OJT1.1645,700$26,320$42,860
Roofers47-2181.00RCmod. OJT1.29123,400$25,040$42,080
Sheet Metal Workers47-2211.00Rmod. OJT0.67141,000$26,640$51,080
Fence Erectors47-4031.00RCmod. OJT0.8224,400$21,800$36,380
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers47-4041.00RCmod. OJT0.7643,700$26,630$45,500
Highway Maintenance Workers47-4051.00RCmod. OJT0.48151,300$24,470$39,540
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators47-4061.00Rmod. OJT0.915,600$32,500$52,810
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners47-4071.00Rmod. OJT1.6224,700$23,150$38,870
Segmental Pavers47-4091.00RCmod. OJT0.771,300$21,820$34,160
Construction and Related Workers, all other47-4099.00Rmod. OJT0.6835,400$24,340$40,480
Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas47-5011.00RCImod. OJT1.3421,700$33,790$51,140
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas47-5012.00RECmod. OJT1.2627,700$31,140$57,140
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining47-5013.00RCImod. OJT0.7264,900$31,950$53,520
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas47-5021.00RICmod. OJT1.3520,000$29,480$51,240
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters47-5031.00RICmod. OJT0.378,100$34,630$54,580
Continuous Mining Machine Operators47-5041.00RCImod. OJT-0.5712,300$34,500$52,650
Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators47-5042.00Rmod. OJT-0.147,400$28,980$50,670
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Mining Machine Operators, all other47-5049.00Rmod. OJT02,600$32,830$50,220
Rock Splitters, Quarry47-5051.00RCmod. OJT0.543,700$21,900$34,860
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas47-5071.00Rmod. OJT0.8276,400$26,060$40,480
Extraction Workers, all other47-5099.00Rmod. OJT1.055,700$27,100$51,170
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics49-3053.00RCmod. OJT0.4632,300$21,680$35,320
Bicycle Repairers49-3091.00RCImod. OJT2.2210,800$19,180$28,520
Mechanical Door Repairers49-9011.00Rmod. OJT1.0917,400$25,960$40,420
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door49-9012.00RCImod. OJT0.0542,400$31,180$56,180
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General49-9071.00RCImod. OJT0.611,374,700$22,010$39,360
Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons49-9045.00RCImod. OJT01,800$29,310$47,000
Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers49-9061.00RCImod. OJT0.273,700$24,730$43,920
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers49-9091.00RCmod. OJT-0.8634,900$20,080$34,860
Commercial Divers49-9092.00Rmod. OJT3.644,400$30,700$53,990
Fabric Menders, Except Garment49-9093.00Rmod. OJT-1.25800$20,270$27,670
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers49-9094.00RCmod. OJT-1.4820,900$22,320$42,180
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers49-9095.00RCmod. OJT-34,000$20,330$31,030
Signal and Track Switch Repairers49-9097.00RCmod. OJT09,500$36,110$62,710
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters51-2041.00RCmod. OJT0.279,200$25,410$40,000
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators51-2091.00RCImod. OJT-0.3119,200$21,790$33,020
Team Assemblers51-2092.00RCEmod. OJT-0.061,144,200$20,200$32,550
Timing Device Assemblers and Adjusters51-2093.00RCmod. OJT-0.591,700$24,710$42,470
Assemblers and Fabricators, all other51-2099.00Rmod. OJT0.48240,700$19,210$31,050
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Slaughterers and Meat Packers51-3023.00RCmod. OJT-0.0686,400$20,020$27,040
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic51-4011.00RCmod. OJT1.75148,800$25,180$39,590
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4021.00RCmod. OJT-2.4473,400$22,440$35,340
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4022.00RCImod. OJT-2.1321,600$22,740$38,710
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4023.00RCmod. OJT-1.3633,700$26,040$41,900
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4031.00RCmod. OJT-2.06192,200$21,630$34,210
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4032.00RCImod. OJT-2.0817,800$23,450$38,880
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4033.00Rmod. OJT-2.1871,400$21,960$34,920
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4034.00RICmod. OJT-242,900$24,930$39,630
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4035.00RCmod. OJT-2.0522,400$24,370$41,180
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders51-4051.00RICmod. OJT-0.4721,200$24,700$41,840
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Pourers and Casters, Metal51-4052.00RCmod. OJT-2.659,800$23,570$37,300
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic51-4061.00RICmod. OJT-2.16,200$25,590$50,360
Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic51-4062.00RCImod. OJT-2.373,800$26,510$44,490
Foundry Mold and Coremakers51-4071.00RCmod. OJT-2.7512,000$23,910$36,030
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4072.00RCImod. OJT-2.49129,500$20,930$32,660
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4081.00Rmod. OJT-0.2599,800$22,360$36,190
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-4122.00RCmod. OJT-1.859,500$25,070$38,380
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4191.00RCmod. OJT-1.9221,300$24,580$39,010
Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic51-4192.00RCImod. OJT-2.0113,400$29,260$47,720
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4193.00RCmod. OJT-1.8636,100$21,620$33,690
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners51-4194.00RCmod. OJT-1.7411,500$23,320$38,860
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, all other51-4199.00RCmod. OJT-1.6522,400$20,810$35,780
Print Binding and Finishing Workers51-5113.00RCmod. OJT-1.3751,200$20,610$33,270
Printing Machine Operators51-5112.00RCmod. OJT-1.25173,000$21,120$37,460
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers51-6011.00RCmod. OJT0.18208,200$17,580$23,210
Sewing Machine Operators51-6031.00RCmod. OJT-2.71153,900$18,500$25,830
Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders51-6042.00RCmod. OJT-2.863,500$17,790$26,530
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders51-6061.00Rmod. OJT-2.3911,700$20,810$28,480
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-6062.00RCmod. OJT-2.5914,300$19,060$27,860
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-6064.00RCmod. OJT-2.1926,000$20,230$28,110
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers51-6091.00Rmod. OJT-1.3920,100$22,310$35,420
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood51-7041.00RCImod. OJT-0.150,000$19,660$29,960
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing51-7042.00RCImod. OJT-0.2472,100$20,160$29,850
Woodworkers, all other51-7099.00Rmod. OJT012,900$18,930$31,780
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders51-9011.00RCmod. OJT-0.8366,300$27,840$50,300
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-9012.00RCImod. OJT-0.1143,800$23,780$41,450
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-9021.00RCImod. OJT-0.7630,200$22,060$36,050
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand51-9022.00RCmod. OJT-0.8729,900$20,730$30,860
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-9023.00RCImod. OJT-0.47125,100$22,590$37,630
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-9032.00RCmod. OJT-0.8263,600$21,640$34,000
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-9041.00RCImod. OJT-1.3568,200$21,580$34,370
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders51-9051.00RCmod. OJT-0.9620,900$22,790$37,600
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers51-9061.00CRmod. OJT-0.02496,600$21,880$40,340
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians51-9083.00RCmod. OJT0.9930,200$20,990$34,220
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-9121.00RCImod. OJT-0.0797,700$22,280$34,460
Painters, Transportation Equipment51-9122.00RCmod. OJT0.5954,300$26,300$46,270
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators51-9151.00RCmod. OJT-3.2628,800$19,790$31,740
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders51-9191.00RCmod. OJT-0.7118,400$21,280$34,610
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders51-9192.00RCmod. OJT0.0518,500$20,710$30,590
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders51-9193.00RCImod. OJT-0.118,800$20,170$32,100
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic51-9195.00RAmod. OJT-0.641,400$20,810$32,590
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-9196.00RCmod. OJT-1.0891,900$22,200$38,570
Tire Builders51-9197.00RCmod. OJT-1.3818,100$25,460$42,230
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity53-3021.00RSmod. OJT0.58167,800$23,840$41,780
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers53-3032.00RCmod. OJT0.551,797,700$26,920$43,590
Rail Transportation Workers, all other53-4099.00Rmod. OJT0.263,800$30,160$59,480
Motorboat Operators53-5022.00RCEmod. OJT0.644,700$19,460$43,340
Crane and Tower Operators53-7021.00RCImod. OJT0.7745,500$31,570$55,280
Dredge Operators53-7031.00Rmod. OJT0.452,200$28,230$46,530
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators53-7032.00Rmod. OJT0.6353,900$27,220$45,230
Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining53-7033.00RCmod. OJT04,800$31,470$51,260
Hoist and Winch Operators53-7041.00RECmod. OJT02,900$26,200$50,020
Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators53-7071.00RCmod. OJT0.395,100$38,420$59,620
Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers53-7072.00RCImod. OJT0.8413,100$26,600$46,270
Wellhead Pumpers53-7073.00RCImod. OJT1.3713,900$27,940$50,730
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders53-7121.00RCmod. OJT0.3813,000$22,510$39,590
Material Moving Workers, all other53-7199.00Rmod. OJT0.4723,600$20,810$34,540
Medical Equipment Preparers31-9093.00RCIshort OJT1.452,000$23,610$35,960
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers31-9096.00RSIshort OJT0.973,400$18,540$26,810
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers33-9092.00RSshort OJT0.67141,300$17,070$22,640
Cooks, Fast Food35-2011.00RCshort OJT-1.53524,400$16,850$20,570
Cooks, Short Order35-2015.00RCshort OJT-0.51181,600$17,520$23,130
Food Preparation Workers35-2021.00RCshort OJT0.63873,900$17,420$22,920
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food35-3021.00CREshort OJT1.093,159,700$16,810$20,460
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop35-3022.00RSEshort OJT0.6481,200$17,230$21,380
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers35-9011.00RCSshort OJT0.61415,300$17,280$22,340
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Dishwashers35-9021.00RCshort OJT-0.38507,400$17,310$21,260
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners37-2011.00RCshort OJT0.582,360,600$18,000$27,030
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners37-2012.00RCshort OJT0.771,457,700$17,370$23,830
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers37-3011.00RCshort OJT0.611,167,800$19,160$28,560
Tree Trimmers and Pruners37-3013.00Rshort OJT0.5653,200$22,950$37,310
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers39-2021.00RCshort OJT1.05204,800$17,550$24,420
Motion Picture Projectionists39-3021.00RCshort OJT-1.796,700$17,660$24,750
Amusement and Recreation Attendants39-3091.00ECRshort OJT0.77288,600$17,190$22,000
Couriers and Messengers43-5021.00RCEshort OJT0.5292,900$19,260$29,920
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse45-2092.00Rshort OJT-0.91470,200$19,450$23,820
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals45-2093.00Rshort OJT-0.32216,100$17,940$26,840
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters47-3011.00Rshort OJT2.2623,500$21,360$33,610
Helpers--Carpenters47-3012.00RCshort OJT0.7639,700$19,690$30,200
Helpers--Electricians47-3013.00RCshort OJT1.8169,000$20,110$30,980
Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons47-3014.00RCshort OJT1.0111,900$20,370$28,760
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters47-3015.00Rshort OJT1.3452,400$20,570$30,640
Helpers--Roofers47-3016.00RCshort OJT1.511,300$20,330$28,890
Helpers, Construction Trades, all other47-3019.00Rshort OJT1.0319,500$20,000$31,450
Helpers--Extraction Workers47-5081.00RCshort OJT1.2425,800$24,140$37,160
Tire Repairers and Changers49-3093.00RCshort OJT0.42105,500$18,610$27,150
Maintenance Workers, Machinery49-9043.00RCIshort OJT0.8291,200$27,440$46,000
Riggers49-9096.00RCIshort OJT0.8720,800$27,820$49,030
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers49-9098.00RCIshort OJT0.95129,000$18,720$29,370
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers51-2021.00RCshort OJT-0.5414,900$22,030$35,340
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers51-2022.00RCshort OJT-0.49207,200$20,970$33,700
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers51-2023.00RCIshort OJT-0.5347,200$22,320$35,410
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers51-2031.00RCshort OJT039,000$26,700$43,090
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers51-3022.00Rshort OJT-0.01152,400$19,220$25,510
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders51-3091.00RCshort OJT0.1118,500$19,220$30,970
Food Batchmakers51-3092.00RCshort OJT-0.04122,500$19,310$30,130
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders51-3093.00RCshort OJT0.1337,500$19,210$30,330
Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials51-6021.00RCshort OJT-0.6651,500$17,360$22,270
Sewers, Hand51-6051.00RACshort OJT-112,000$18,760$25,630
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, all other51-6099.00Rshort OJT-1.1716,200$19,130$30,830
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand51-9031.00RCshort OJT-1.7715,800$20,060$29,580
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders51-9111.00RCshort OJT0.1378,400$19,720$30,910
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers51-9123.00Rshort OJT-0.1717,500$20,010$32,040
Helpers--Production Workers51-9198.00RCshort OJT-0.38419,200$18,510$26,930
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client53-3022.00RCshort OJT0.55497,300$18,470$31,110
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers53-3033.00RCshort OJT0.31884,700$19,200$34,790
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs53-3041.00REshort OJT1.31233,700$18,250$26,790
Motor Vehicle Operators, all other53-3099.00Rshort OJT0.8562,000$18,100$32,930
Sailors and Marine Oilers53-5011.00RCshort OJT0.9228,300$22,940$46,170
Bridge and Lock Tenders53-6011.00RCEshort OJT-0.293,500$25,420$46,680
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Parking Lot Attendants53-6021.00RCshort OJT0.42135,600$17,820$23,250
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants53-6031.00RCshort OJT1.12105,800$17,900$24,280
Traffic Technicians53-6041.00RIEshort OJT0.596,800$27,180$48,650
Conveyor Operators and Tenders53-7011.00RCshort OJT-0.0339,700$21,970$33,870
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators53-7051.00RCshort OJT0.24530,900$22,570$34,260
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment53-7061.00RCshort OJT0.95346,900$17,700$24,660
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand53-7062.00Rshort OJT0.512,441,300$19,000$28,720
Machine Feeders and Offbearers53-7063.00RCshort OJT-0.34104,200$19,880$30,490
Packers and Packagers, Hand53-7064.00RCshort OJT0.17695,400$17,810$24,430
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors53-7081.00RCshort OJT0.71131,500$20,650$37,690
Mine Shuttle Car Operators53-7111.00Rshort OJT-0.372,700$44,120$56,370

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Footnotes


SOC Codes

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system classifies all careers and assigns a unique number to each. This SOC number can be used to follow up with other career databases.


Career Interests

Interests are the likes and dislikes of people who work in each career. Matching your interests can help you find a career that will be more satisfying and rewarding for you than occupations that do not meet your interests. Knowing your work interests can help you decide what kinds of jobs and careers you want to explore.

People and work environments can be classified into these six different groups:

Take an Career Interest Assessment to discover your interests.


Minimum Postsecondary Education Required

Minimum education is the usual minimum level of postsecondary (after high school) education required for each career.

Some careers have on-the-job training (OJT), which means that you go straight to the job and learn while you work.

Some careers require further education after high school before starting the career.


Growth Outlook

Growth outlook is the projected growth of the number of career openings per year from 2014 to 2024. High growth means that the number of openings are increasing, so the likelihood of getting a job in this career is good. Low growth means that there may not be any openings, so the likelihood of getting a job in this career is not very good.

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Number of Current Workers

Current workers is the number of people in The United States of America in 2014 who were full-time and part-time employees, workers on paid vacation or other type of paid leave, workers assigned temporarily to other units and paid owners, officers and staff of incorporated firms. This excludes proprietors, owners and partners of unincorporated firms, unpaid family workers, workers on unpaid leave and contractors and temporary agency employees not on the company payroll.


Average Entry-Level Salaries

Salary entry is the estimated average salary for all entry-level (first-year) workers in this occupation in The United States of America in 2016. Technically it is the annual 10th percentile wage.

Salary includes straight time, gross pay, exclusive of premium pay. Base rate, cost-of-living allowances, tips, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay, commissions, production bonuses and on-call pay are included. Excluded is back pay, jury duty pay, overtime pay, severance pay, shift differentials, non-production bonuses and tuition reimbursements.

Salaries over $208,000 are sometimes shown as >$208,000 rather than the actual salary.


Average Salaries

Salary all is the estimated average salary for all workers in this occupation in The United States of America in 2016. Technically it is the mean annual wage.

Salaries over $208,000 are sometimes shown as >$208,000 rather than the actual salary.


This research was compiled, analyzed, and posted by Emil Barnabas.

The data come from multiple data tables from the US Department of Labor. Blanks in this table represent missing data, some due to confidentiality because of small numbers of workers in an occupation.




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