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

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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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