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Business, Management & Administration career cluster, in The United States

occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Administrative Services Managers11-3011.00ECBachelor +1.22280,800$45,590$92,250
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes13-1011.00ESBachelor +0.9718,300$27,640$97,220
Architectural and Engineering Managers11-9041.00ERIBachelor +0.67193,800$83,580$138,720
Bill and Account Collectors43-3011.00CEshort OJT1.47397,400$22,240$35,540
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators43-3021.00CEmod. OJT1.81513,800$24,090$35,560
Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products13-1021.00ECRwork exp.0.5914,200$29,850$60,350
Chief Executives11-1011.00ECBachelor +0.53330,500$72,750$180,700
Compensation and Benefits Managers11-3111.00ECSBachelor +0.3120,700$58,370$118,670
Correspondence Clerks43-4021.00CEshort OJT0.4211,100$23,690$36,240
Cost Estimators13-1051.00CEwork exp.2.62202,200$34,450$64,340
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants43-6011.00CEmod. OJT-0.12873,900$32,830$53,590
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
File Clerks43-4071.00CREshort OJT-0.33164,200$18,450$29,510
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers43-1011.00ECSwork exp.1.211,418,100$30,530$54,400
General and Operations Managers11-1021.00ECSBachelor +1.241,972,700$45,130$117,200
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping43-4161.00CESshort OJT-0.11146,900$25,090$38,980
Human Resources Managers11-3121.00ESCBachelor +1.32102,700$60,440$114,140
Human Resources Specialists13-1071.00ESCBachelor0.79418,000$33,630$62,590
Information and Record Clerks, all other43-4199.00CESshort OJT-0.88188,900$23,670$38,390
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan43-4111.00CESshort OJT1.04204,500$20,240$32,230
Loan Interviewers and Clerks43-4131.00CEshort OJT0.87195,900$24,400$38,120
Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service43-9051.00CRshort OJT-0.88108,500$18,300$29,160
Management Analysts13-1111.00IECBachelor +1.86718,700$45,360$90,860
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Managers, all other11-9199.00ECwork exp.0.59898,200$53,990$110,210
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists13-1161.00IECMaster3.16415,700$33,460$68,700
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners13-1121.00ECSBachelor3.3294,200$25,940$50,910
Meter Readers, Utilities43-5041.00CRshort OJT-1.9240,200$21,880$39,970
Natural Sciences Managers11-9121.00EIBachelor +0.5751,600$70,020$136,450
New Accounts Clerks43-4141.00CESwork exp.-0.4955,700$25,200$34,890
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists29-9011.00ICBachelor0.6662,900$40,760$70,470
Occupational Therapist Aides31-2012.00SRshort OJT3.628,400$18,330$29,040
Office and Administrative Support Workers, all other43-9199.00*short OJT0.57260,300$18,610$34,440
Office Clerks, General43-9061.00CERshort OJT0.622,983,500$18,280$30,820
Office Machine Operators, Except Computer43-9071.00RCshort OJT-1.0268,800$18,710$30,200
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Operations Research Analysts15-2031.00ICEMaster2.6773,200$42,810$82,940
Order Clerks43-4151.00CESshort OJT-0.25212,700$19,430$33,110
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks43-3051.00CEmod. OJT1.25179,500$25,970$40,910
Postal Service Clerks43-5051.00CRshort OJT-3.1866,900$26,950$49,040
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents11-9131.00ECSwork exp.-2.4223,000$51,510$67,000
Procurement Clerks43-3061.00CEshort OJT0.272,200$25,450$40,240
Proofreaders and Copy Markers43-9081.00CAshort OJT-0.1413,200$19,620$36,990
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers11-2031.00EABachelor +1.2962,100$55,420$115,400
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products13-1023.00CEwork exp.0.29294,000$37,180$64,730
Receptionists and Information Clerks43-4171.00CESshort OJT1.351,006,700$18,600$27,830
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive43-6014.00CEmod. OJT1.322,324,400$20,570$34,500
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Social and Community Service Managers11-9151.00ESBachelor2.08132,900$38,260$67,730
Statistical Assistants43-9111.00CImod. OJT0.9217,200$24,330$42,990
Survey Researchers19-3022.00ICEMaster1.7618,000$19,000$54,730
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service43-2011.00CESshort OJT-1.32131,000$18,710$28,000
Training and Development Managers11-3131.00ESBachelor +1.1228,600$57,920$111,030
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping43-5111.00CRshort OJT1.0272,200$18,560$30,730
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products13-1022.00ECwork exp.0.71124,600$29,700$58,190
Word Processors and Typists43-9022.00CEmod. OJT-2.51104,400$25,070$37,440

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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 2012 to 2022. 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.

White background indicates that growth outlook information is not available.


Number of Current Workers

Current workers is the number of people in The United States in 2012 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 in 2014. 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 $187,200 are sometimes shown as >$187,200 rather than the actual salary.


Average Salaries

Salary all is the estimated average salary for all workers in this occupation in The United States in 2014. Technically it is the mean annual wage.

Salaries over $187,200 are sometimes shown as >$187,200 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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