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occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Desktop Publishers43-9031.00AIC1,2 year-2.0914,800$23,230$44,380
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic51-4012.00CIRlong OJT1.9125,100$32,860$53,560
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers51-9061.00CRmod. OJT-0.02496,600$21,880$40,340
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food35-3021.00CREshort OJT1.093,159,700$16,810$20,460
Geological and Petroleum Technicians19-4041.00CRIAssociate1.2116,500$25,350$62,240
Amusement and Recreation Attendants39-3091.00ECRshort OJT0.77288,600$17,190$22,000
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers33-1021.00ERwork exp.0.5263,500$42,070$77,050
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers45-1011.00ERCwork exp.-0.8147,100$26,570$48,820
Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters53-4031.00ERCwork exp.-0.1845,100$39,180$58,220
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects17-2121.00IRBachelor0.848,300$58,580$99,860
Mechanical Engineers17-2141.00IRCBachelor0.53277,500$54,420$89,800
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Petroleum Engineers17-2171.00IRCBachelor0.9735,100$73,000$147,030
Chemical Technicians19-4031.00IRCAssociate0.1866,500$27,730$49,770
Tree Trimmers and Pruners37-3013.00Rshort OJT0.5653,200$22,950$37,310
Agricultural Equipment Operators45-2091.00Rmod. OJT0.5457,800$19,540$30,430
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
Fishers and Related Fishing Workers45-3011.00Rmod. OJT**$17,660$30,740
Hunters and Trappers45-3021.00Rmod. OJT****
Stonemasons47-2022.00Rlong OJT1.4814,900$23,650$43,650
Floor Sanders and Finishers47-2043.00Rmod. OJT0.637,900$22,470$38,890
Terrazzo Workers and Finishers47-2053.00Rlong OJT0.593,400$25,980$45,990
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
Pipelayers47-2151.00Rmod. OJT1.1645,700$26,320$42,860
Plasterers and Stucco Masons47-2161.00Rlong OJT0.727,000$26,820$44,070
Sheet Metal Workers47-2211.00Rmod. OJT0.67141,000$26,640$51,080
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters47-3011.00Rshort OJT2.2623,500$21,360$33,610
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters47-3015.00Rshort OJT1.3452,400$20,570$30,640
Helpers, Construction Trades, all other47-3019.00Rshort OJT1.0319,500$20,000$31,450
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
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
Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators47-5042.00Rmod. OJT-0.147,400$28,980$50,670
Mining Machine Operators, all other47-5049.00Rmod. OJT02,600$32,830$50,220
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
Automotive Body and Related Repairers49-3021.00Rlong OJT0.92149,700$24,880$45,180
Motorcycle Mechanics49-3052.00Rlong OJT0.5917,000$22,370$37,040
Mechanical Door Repairers49-9011.00Rmod. OJT1.0917,400$25,960$40,420
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, all other49-9069.00Rlong OJT0.1612,800$32,650$56,570
Commercial Divers49-9092.00Rmod. OJT3.644,400$30,700$53,990
Fabric Menders, Except Garment49-9093.00Rmod. OJT-1.25800$20,270$27,670
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers51-2011.00Rlong OJT-0.4940,600$32,460$52,530
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Assemblers and Fabricators, all other51-2099.00Rmod. OJT0.48240,700$19,210$31,050
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers51-3022.00Rshort OJT-0.01152,400$19,220$25,510
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4033.00Rmod. OJT-2.1871,400$21,960$34,920
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4081.00Rmod. OJT-0.2599,800$22,360$36,190
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders51-6061.00Rmod. OJT-2.3911,700$20,810$28,480
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers51-6091.00Rmod. OJT-1.3920,100$22,310$35,420
Upholsterers51-6093.00Rlong OJT-0.4342,200$20,860$34,640
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, all other51-6099.00Rshort OJT-1.1716,200$19,130$30,830
Woodworkers, all other51-7099.00Rmod. OJT012,900$18,930$31,780
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers51-9123.00Rshort OJT-0.1717,500$20,010$32,040
Motor Vehicle Operators, all other53-3099.00Rshort OJT0.8562,000$18,100$32,930
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Rail Transportation Workers, all other53-4099.00Rmod. OJT0.263,800$30,160$59,480
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
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand53-7062.00Rshort OJT0.512,441,300$19,000$28,720
Mine Shuttle Car Operators53-7111.00Rshort OJT-0.372,700$44,120$56,370
Material Moving Workers, all other53-7199.00Rmod. OJT0.4723,600$20,810$34,540
Sound Engineering Technicians27-4014.00RA1,2 year0.8116,100$24,440$65,240
Furniture Finishers51-7021.00RAlong OJT-0.2317,100$20,810$32,330
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers51-9071.00RA1,2 year-1.1339,800$22,060$42,310
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic51-9195.00RAmod. OJT-0.641,400$20,810$32,590
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
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers51-6092.00RAClong OJT-2.595,400$23,670$48,460
Model Makers, Wood51-7031.00RAClong OJT02,600$23,910$47,480
Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers51-6052.00RAElong OJT-0.8640,500$19,170$30,670
Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners49-9063.00RAIlong OJT0.358,600$20,570$37,690
Surveying and Mapping Technicians17-3031.00RCmod. OJT-0.7757,300$26,030$45,490
Radio Operators27-4013.00RCmod. OJT01,200$19,740$46,780
Cooks, Fast Food35-2011.00RCshort OJT-1.53524,400$16,850$20,570
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria35-2012.00RCmod. OJT0.63417,600$17,840$26,370
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
Dishwashers35-9021.00RCshort OJT-0.38507,400$17,310$21,260
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
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
Pest Control Workers37-2021.00RCmod. OJT-0.1274,100$21,630$35,020
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers37-3011.00RCshort OJT0.611,167,800$19,160$28,560
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation37-3012.00RCmod. OJT0.3836,400$23,130$35,720
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
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products45-2041.00RCwork exp.-0.7753,000$18,260$24,280
Fallers45-4021.00RCmod. OJT-1.718,200$24,090$42,900
Boilermakers47-2011.00RClong OJT0.9217,400$37,690$62,200
Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles47-2042.00RCmod. OJT1.2317,100$23,260$42,370
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
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
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers47-2081.00RCmod. OJT0.52106,000$26,830$47,400
Glaziers47-2121.00RClong OJT0.4245,300$26,820$47,260
Painters, Construction and Maintenance47-2141.00RCmod. OJT0.74360,500$24,860$41,510
Paperhangers47-2142.00RCmod. OJT0.316,400$24,250$36,470
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters47-2152.00RClong OJT1.16425,000$30,430$56,030
Roofers47-2181.00RCmod. OJT1.29123,400$25,040$42,080
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
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Helpers--Roofers47-3016.00RCshort OJT1.511,300$20,330$28,890
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
Segmental Pavers47-4091.00RCmod. OJT0.771,300$21,820$34,160
Rock Splitters, Quarry47-5051.00RCmod. OJT0.543,700$21,900$34,860
Roof Bolters, Mining47-5061.00RC*-1.176,000$43,760$58,110
Helpers--Extraction Workers47-5081.00RCshort OJT1.2425,800$24,140$37,160
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, Powerhouse, Substation and Relay49-2095.00RC1,2 year-0.4422,700$50,900$74,540
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
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
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists49-3031.00RC1,2 year1.2263,900$29,070$46,710
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines49-3042.00RC1,2 year0.53124,700$32,610$50,810
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics49-3053.00RCmod. OJT0.4632,300$21,680$35,320
Tire Repairers and Changers49-3093.00RCshort OJT0.42105,500$18,610$27,150
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers49-9091.00RCmod. OJT-0.8634,900$20,080$34,860
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
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers51-2021.00RCshort OJT-0.5414,900$22,030$35,340
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers51-2022.00RCshort OJT-0.49207,200$20,970$33,700
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers51-2031.00RCshort OJT039,000$26,700$43,090
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters51-2041.00RCmod. OJT0.279,200$25,410$40,000
Timing Device Assemblers and Adjusters51-2093.00RCmod. OJT-0.591,700$24,710$42,470
Bakers51-3011.00RClong OJT0.7185,300$18,640$27,110
Slaughterers and Meat Packers51-3023.00RCmod. OJT-0.0686,400$20,020$27,040
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
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
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
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
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4035.00RCmod. OJT-2.0522,400$24,370$41,180
Pourers and Casters, Metal51-4052.00RCmod. OJT-2.659,800$23,570$37,300
Foundry Mold and Coremakers51-4071.00RCmod. OJT-2.7512,000$23,910$36,030
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers51-4121.00RClong OJT0.36397,900$26,800$42,450
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
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
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, all other51-4199.00RCmod. OJT-1.6522,400$20,810$35,780
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Print Binding and Finishing Workers51-5113.00RCmod. OJT-1.3751,200$20,610$33,270
Prepress Technicians and Workers51-5111.00RClong OJT-2.4736,500$23,650$40,640
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
Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials51-6021.00RCshort OJT-0.6651,500$17,360$22,270
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 Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-6062.00RCmod. OJT-2.5914,300$19,060$27,860
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-6063.00RClong OJT-2.6227,900$19,740$28,380
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-6064.00RCmod. OJT-2.1926,000$20,230$28,110
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters51-7011.00RClong OJT0.1298,100$21,280$34,800
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Power Plant Operators51-8013.00RClong OJT-0.6641,100$44,270$73,800
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
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders51-9011.00RCmod. OJT-0.8366,300$27,840$50,300
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand51-9022.00RCmod. OJT-0.8729,900$20,730$30,860
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand51-9031.00RCshort OJT-1.7715,800$20,060$29,580
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-9032.00RCmod. OJT-0.8263,600$21,640$34,000
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders51-9051.00RCmod. OJT-0.9620,900$22,790$37,600
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
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders51-9111.00RCshort OJT0.1378,400$19,720$30,910
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
Etchers and Engravers51-9194.00RClong OJT-0.219,700$20,820$34,390
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
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
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
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers53-3033.00RCshort OJT0.31884,700$19,200$34,790
Locomotive Engineers53-4011.00RCwork exp.-0.2240,400$41,720$61,020
Locomotive Firers53-4012.00RCwork exp.-7.061,700$43,090$63,750
Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators53-4021.00RCwork exp.-0.1822,100$35,150$55,320
Subway and Streetcar Operators53-4041.00RC*0.4212,000$42,870$62,380
Sailors and Marine Oilers53-5011.00RCshort OJT0.9228,300$22,940$46,170
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
Conveyor Operators and Tenders53-7011.00RCshort OJT-0.0339,700$21,970$33,870
Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining53-7033.00RCmod. OJT04,800$31,470$51,260
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
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
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
Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators53-7071.00RCmod. OJT0.395,100$38,420$59,620
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors53-7081.00RCshort OJT0.71131,500$20,650$37,690
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders53-7121.00RCmod. OJT0.3813,000$22,510$39,590
Tile and Marble Setters47-2044.00RCAlong OJT0.6555,100$24,200$44,770
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers51-6041.00RCAlong OJT-1.559,700$18,000$26,040
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists33-2022.00RCEwork exp.1.761,700$24,700$44,300
Couriers and Messengers43-5021.00RCEshort OJT0.5292,900$19,260$29,920
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers49-3022.00RCElong OJT0.7819,300$22,480$36,140
Team Assemblers51-2092.00RCEmod. OJT-0.061,144,200$20,200$32,550
Butchers and Meat Cutters51-3021.00RCElong OJT0.5139,000$19,750$31,740
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators51-8011.00RCElong OJT-0.137,500$66,350$91,370
Motorboat Operators53-5022.00RCEmod. OJT0.644,700$19,460$43,340
Ship Engineers53-5031.00RCE1,2 year0.7810,300$37,390$74,120
Bridge and Lock Tenders53-6011.00RCEshort OJT-0.293,500$25,420$46,680
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
Civil Engineering Technicians17-3022.00RCIAssociate0.4974,000$31,100$52,120
Nuclear Technicians19-4051.00RCIAssociate-0.596,800$45,850$77,820
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Broadcast Technicians27-4012.00RCIAssociate-0.6330,100$19,460$45,430
Medical Equipment Preparers31-9093.00RCIshort OJT1.452,000$23,610$35,960
Embalmers39-4011.00RCI1,2 year-0.533,800$24,970$42,260
Agricultural Inspectors45-2011.00RCIwork exp.-0.0714,200$26,580$44,260
Forest and Conservation Workers45-4011.00RCImod. OJT0.4314,000$19,100$31,200
Brickmasons and Blockmasons47-2021.00RCIlong OJT1.8678,100$30,070$53,440
Carpenters47-2031.00RCIlong OJT0.64945,400$27,070$48,340
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
Insulation Workers, Mechanical47-2132.00RCImod. OJT1.9330,100$28,920$51,100
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers47-2171.00RCIlong OJT2.3518,700$29,720$53,600
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas47-5011.00RCImod. OJT1.3421,700$33,790$51,140
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining47-5013.00RCImod. OJT0.7264,900$31,950$53,520
Continuous Mining Machine Operators47-5041.00RCImod. OJT-0.5712,300$34,500$52,650
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers49-2011.00RCI1,2 year0.24131,600$22,770$39,410
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians49-3011.00RCI1,2 year0.13119,900$35,960$61,190
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians49-3041.00RCI1,2 year0.7240,300$24,690$39,310
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
Bicycle Repairers49-3091.00RCImod. OJT2.2210,800$19,180$28,520
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door49-9012.00RCImod. OJT0.0542,400$31,180$56,180
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
Home Appliance Repairers49-9031.00RCIlong OJT-0.3446,400$22,260$40,390
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General49-9071.00RCImod. OJT0.611,374,700$22,010$39,360
Maintenance Workers, Machinery49-9043.00RCIshort OJT0.8291,200$27,440$46,000
Millwrights49-9044.00RCIlong OJT1.5240,900$32,680$53,950
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
Watch Repairers49-9064.00RCIlong OJT-2.592,700$20,810$39,720
Riggers49-9096.00RCIshort OJT0.8720,800$27,820$49,030
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers49-9098.00RCIshort OJT0.95129,000$18,720$29,370
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers51-2023.00RCIshort OJT-0.5347,200$22,320$35,410
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators51-2091.00RCImod. OJT-0.3119,200$21,790$33,020
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4022.00RCImod. OJT-2.1321,600$22,740$38,710
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4032.00RCImod. OJT-2.0817,800$23,450$38,880
Machinists51-4041.00RCIlong OJT0.98399,700$25,900$43,220
Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic51-4062.00RCImod. OJT-2.373,800$26,510$44,490
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4072.00RCImod. OJT-2.49129,500$20,930$32,660
Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic51-4192.00RCImod. OJT-2.0113,400$29,260$47,720
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood51-7041.00RCImod. OJT-0.150,000$19,660$29,960
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing51-7042.00RCImod. OJT-0.2472,100$20,160$29,850
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
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-9023.00RCImod. OJT-0.47125,100$22,590$37,630
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
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-9121.00RCImod. OJT-0.0797,700$22,280$34,460
Semiconductor Processors51-9141.00RCIAssociate-0.8325,300$25,840$37,890
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders51-9193.00RCImod. OJT-0.118,800$20,170$32,100
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers53-2011.00RCIBachelor0.1175,700$65,000$152,770
Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers53-4013.00RCIwork exp.0.254,000$25,780$52,320
Transportation Inspectors53-6051.00RCIwork exp.0.1126,400$31,170$72,650
Crane and Tower Operators53-7021.00RCImod. OJT0.7745,500$31,570$55,280
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
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
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
Carpet Installers47-2041.00REmod. OJT-0.0445,300$20,810$44,310
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers47-2051.00REmod. OJT1.31155,200$26,590$43,720
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers49-9052.00RElong OJT0.06118,000$28,010$54,700
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs53-3041.00REshort OJT1.31233,700$18,250$26,790
Correctional Officers and Jailers33-3012.00RECmod. OJT0.37457,600$28,500$46,750
Barbers39-5011.00REC1,2 year159,200$18,210$29,900
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas47-5012.00RECmod. OJT1.2627,700$31,140$57,140
Hoist and Winch Operators53-7041.00RECmod. OJT02,900$26,200$50,020
Architectural and Civil Drafters17-3011.00RI1,2 year-0.394,000$33,570$54,290
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians17-3023.00RIAssociate-0.2139,400$36,850$62,950
Mechanical Engineering Technicians17-3027.00RIAssociate0.1948,400$34,030$57,180
Fish and Game Wardens33-3031.00RIAssociate0.166,200$34,360$54,760
Animal Breeders45-2021.00RImod. OJT-0.147,000$22,730$42,340
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics49-3023.00RI1,2 year0.53739,900$21,470$41,400
Patternmakers, Wood51-7032.00RIAlong OJT01,800$27,120$47,850
Civil Engineers17-2051.00RICBachelor0.84281,400$53,470$89,730
Electro-Mechanical Technicians17-3024.00RICAssociate0.0714,700$34,820$57,860
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians19-4011.00RICAssociate0.5233,000$23,930$40,470
Biological Technicians19-4021.00RICAssociate0.5379,300$27,660$46,130
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians29-2012.00RICAssociate1.77163,400$26,010$41,700
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Logging Equipment Operators45-4022.00RICmod. OJT-0.0537,300$23,680$38,880
Electricians47-2111.00RIClong OJT1.37628,800$31,800$56,650
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
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
Radio Mechanics49-2021.00RIC1,2 year0.5913,600$31,190$53,620
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers49-2022.00RIClong OJT-0.36218,600$30,370$54,520
Avionics Technicians49-2091.00RIC1,2 year0.0617,400$39,510$61,390
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment49-2094.00RIC1,2 year067,800$34,650$56,990
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles49-2096.00RIC1,2 year-4.9611,500$20,810$34,200
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians49-3092.00RIClong OJT0.3511,400$23,430$38,040
Industrial Machinery Mechanics49-9041.00RIClong OJT1.8332,200$32,290$51,890
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers49-9051.00RIClong OJT1.1118,600$36,610$67,160
Medical Equipment Repairers49-9062.00RICAssociate0.648,000$29,130$50,910
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4034.00RICmod. OJT-242,900$24,930$39,630
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders51-4051.00RICmod. OJT-0.4721,200$24,700$41,840
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic51-4061.00RICmod. OJT-2.16,200$25,590$50,360
Tool and Die Makers51-4111.00RIClong OJT-1.377,800$31,790$51,610
Power Distributors and Dispatchers51-8012.00RIClong OJT-0.5311,400$52,900$81,500
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators51-8021.00RIClong OJT0.1539,100$35,150$61,410
Dental Laboratory Technicians51-9081.00RIClong OJT1.0938,700$22,540$40,760
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Foresters19-1032.00RIEBachelor0.8415,500$39,100$60,300
Commercial Pilots53-2012.00RIE1,2 year1.0343,500$39,430$86,260
Traffic Technicians53-6041.00RIEshort OJT0.596,800$27,180$48,650
Medical Appliance Technicians51-9082.00RISlong OJT1.0314,600$23,070$39,880
Radiologic Technologists29-2034.00RSAssociate0.87197,000$38,660$59,260
Firefighters33-2011.00RSlong OJT0.53327,300$23,700$50,520
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers33-9092.00RSshort OJT0.67141,300$17,070$22,640
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity53-3021.00RSmod. OJT0.58167,800$23,840$41,780
Surgical Technologists29-2055.00RSC1,2 year1.4799,800$31,720$46,800
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop35-3022.00RSEshort OJT0.6481,200$17,230$21,380
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers31-9096.00RSIshort OJT0.973,400$18,540$26,810

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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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