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

occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Receptionists and Information Clerks43-4171.00CESshort OJT0.951,028,600$19,530$29,120
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service43-2011.00CESshort OJT-3.29112,400$19,960$29,720
Couriers and Messengers43-5021.00RCEshort OJT0.5292,900$19,260$29,920
Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service43-9051.00CRshort OJT-1.89104,900$19,110$30,580
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping43-5111.00CRshort OJT-0.0171,300$19,610$31,080
File Clerks43-4071.00CREshort OJT-0.56159,000$19,830$31,260
Data Entry Keyers43-9021.00CREmod. OJT-0.36216,800$20,810$31,640
Office Machine Operators, Except Computer43-9071.00RCshort OJT-1.6769,600$20,530$32,390
Office Clerks, General43-9061.00CERshort OJT0.313,062,500$19,300$33,010
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks43-5071.00CREshort OJT-0.22670,200$21,010$33,150
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan43-4111.00CESshort OJT0.52198,000$21,400$33,640
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Order Clerks43-4151.00CESshort OJT-0.08195,900$20,820$35,160
Office and Administrative Support Workers, all other43-9199.00*short OJT0.7264,500$20,170$36,040
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive43-6014.00CEmod. OJT0.262,457,000$21,470$36,140
New Accounts Clerks43-4141.00CESwork exp.-0.8152,900$25,990$36,480
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators43-3021.00CEmod. OJT1.29514,600$25,450$37,570
Correspondence Clerks43-4021.00CEshort OJT-1.438,400$24,340$37,660
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks43-4031.00CEshort OJT0.45140,800$23,880$39,160
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers39-1021.00ECSwork exp.1.09255,800$22,660$39,830
Word Processors and Typists43-9022.00CEmod. OJT-1.5790,700$26,140$39,970
Information and Record Clerks, all other43-4199.00CESshort OJT0.24188,500$24,830$40,090
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping43-4161.00CESshort OJT-0.41140,600$25,860$40,100
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks43-3031.00CEmod. OJT-0.851,760,300$23,880$40,220
Procurement Clerks43-3061.00CEshort OJT-0.8372,300$26,880$41,980
Telephone Operators43-2021.00CSRshort OJT-4.2713,100$22,790$43,030
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks43-3051.00CEmod. OJT-0.34172,800$27,200$43,580
Statistical Assistants43-9111.00CImod. OJT-1.0816,600$30,190$48,300
Postal Service Clerks43-5051.00CRshort OJT-2.6369,600$32,520$48,360
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers43-1011.00ECSwork exp.0.831,466,100$32,950$57,890
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants43-6011.00CEmod. OJT-0.57776,600$34,880$57,910
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents13-2081.00CEBachelor-0.6267,900$31,860$57,950
Survey Researchers19-3022.00ICEMaster1.216,700$25,680$59,950
Training and Development Specialists13-1151.00SACBachelor0.75252,600$32,410$63,350
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Advertising Sales Agents41-3011.00ECAmod. OJT-0.27167,900$24,320$63,660
Labor Relations Specialists13-1075.00*Bachelor-0.7982,100$18,480$64,250
Human Resources Specialists13-1071.00ESCBachelor0.45482,000$34,770$64,890
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists13-1141.00CEBachelor0.484,700$39,090$66,490
Public Relations Specialists27-3031.00EASBachelor0.62240,700$32,090$66,540
Cost Estimators13-1051.00CEwork exp.0.88213,500$35,870$66,620
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists13-1161.00IECMaster1.86495,500$33,950$70,620
Social and Community Service Managers11-9151.00ESBachelor0.95138,500$39,770$70,870
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents11-9131.00ECSwork exp.-2.617,300$56,190$71,980
Business Operations Specialists, all other13-1199.00CEBachelor0.48998,000$38,020$74,870
Accountants and Auditors13-2011.00CEBachelor1.071,332,700$42,140$76,730
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Logisticians13-1081.00ECBachelor0.19130,400$45,380$77,810
Operations Research Analysts15-2031.00ICEMaster3.0291,300$43,400$84,340
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes13-1011.00ESBachelor +0.2519,700$27,290$86,560
Financial Examiners13-2061.00ECBachelor0.9938,200$46,400$88,940
Management Analysts13-1111.00IECBachelor +1.36758,000$46,560$91,910
Administrative Services Managers11-3011.00ECBachelor +0.82287,300$49,270$98,930
Managers, all other11-9199.00ECwork exp.0.39985,600$52,860$112,150
Training and Development Managers11-3131.00ESBachelor +0.732,900$57,760$115,180
Advertising and Promotions Managers11-2011.00EACBachelor +0.4531,000$44,950$117,810
Human Resources Managers11-3121.00ESCBachelor +0.88122,500$63,140$120,210
General and Operations Managers11-1021.00ECSBachelor +0.712,124,100$44,290$122,090
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers11-2031.00EABachelor +0.7165,800$59,070$123,360
Compensation and Benefits Managers11-3111.00ECSBachelor +0.6516,900$66,150$126,900
Natural Sciences Managers11-9121.00EIBachelor +0.3355,100$66,920$136,150
Architectural and Engineering Managers11-9041.00ERIBachelor +0.2182,100$86,000$143,870
Marketing Managers11-2021.00ECBachelor +0.94194,300$67,490$144,140
Chief Executives11-1011.00ECBachelor +-0.12343,400$69,780$194,350

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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.

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 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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