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SOC Code SOC Title Educational Attainment 1 Annual Average Entry Level Exper. Level Estimated 2006 Projected 2016 Percent Change Annual Openings
11-9011 Farm & Agricultural Managers BD+ N/A N/A N/A 250 290 14.2% 6
11-9111 Medical & Health Services Managers BD+ $75,190 $43,990 $90,790 840 970 15.60% 29
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners & Investigators LT OJT $52,700 $30,700 $63,700 1,030 1,010 -2.00% 26
13-1051 Cost Estimators BD $57,960 $37,770 $68,060 410 460 11.70% 13
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits & Job Analysis Specialists BD $50,800 $33,690 $59,360 290 340 18.00% 11
13-1073 Training & Development Specialists BD $46,340 $30,790 $54,120 550 630 15.50% 21
13-1111 Management Analysts BD+ $81,260 $37,690 $103,050 690 870 26.60% 30
13-2011 Accountants & Auditors BD $62,730 $39,540 $74,330 2,640 2,940 11.40% 77
13-2051 Financial Analysts BD $63,930 $43,070 $74,370 350 450 27.20% 12
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors BD $62,710 $32,640 $77,750 430 570 31.70% 18
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters BD $66,850 $43,070 $78,740 350 350 -1.40% 9
13-2072 Loan Officers BD $57,770 $29,600 $71,860 710 640 -9.60% 8
15-1021 Computer Programmers BD $71,820 $46,170 $84,640 1,180 1,130 -4.30% 25
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications BD $85,700 $56,960 $100,070 530 720 35.40% 27
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software BD $92,600 $61,730 $108,030 280 340 19.00% 9
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists AD $44,120 $28,560 $51,900 870 950 9.80% 36
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts BD $61,380 $40,730 $71,710 730 910 24.80% 37
15-1061 Database Administrators BD $58,220 $33,560 $70,550 270 300 13.5% 7
15-1071 Network & Computer Systems Administrators BD $66,770 $43,600 $78,360 540 650 19.60% 23
15-1081 Network Systems & Data Communications Analysts BD $76,850 $48,800 $90,880 260 400 53.80% 19
17-2051 Civil Engineers BD $71,090 $52,780 $80,250 580 620 6.20% 19
17-2071 Electrical Engineers BD $81,210 $55,440 $94,090 160 160 1.9% 4
17-2081 Environmental Engineers BD $93,530 $56,140 $112,220 50 70 24.10% 3
17-2112 Industrial Engineers BD $76,690 $50,250 $89,910 380 490 28.00% 20
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers BD N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
17-2199 Energy Engineers BD $68,450 $56,120 $74,610 150 150 4.10% 3
17-3011 Architectural & Civil Drafters PS VOC $42,240 $30,910 $47,900 330 300 -8.90% 9
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters PS VOC $49,150 $36,350 $55,550 280 290 1.80% 9
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians AD N/A N/A N/A 20 30 13.00% 0
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians AD $52,950 $32,040 $63,410 170 200 18.90% 6
19-1021 Biochemists & Biophysicists PhD N/A N/A N/A 30 30 22.20% 2
19-1042 Medical Scientists PhD $90,320 $61,980 $104,490 40 50 31.60% 2
19-2031 Chemists BD $55,260 $38,470 $63,650 220 240 11.20% 8
19-4021 Biological Technicians AD $38,150 $25,000 $44,730 N/A N/A N/A N/A
21-1011 Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder Counselors MD $37,850 $26,660 $43,440 110 140 29.70% 5
21-1012 Educational, Vocational & School Counselors MD $50,530 $34,250 $58,670 650 680 3.40% 15
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors MD $41,990 $28,530 $48,720 410 510 22.00% 17
21-1021 Child, Family & School Social Workers BD $34,420 $24,360 $39,460 830 980 18.00% 33
21-1022 Medical & Public Health Social Workers BD $42,300 $30,600 $48,150 230 240 8.00% 7
21-1023 Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Workers MD $37,420 $26,970 $42,650 510 630 22.80% 23
21-1093 Social & Human Service Assistants MT OJT $25,030 $17,360 $28,870 790 1,030 29.90% 33
23-1011 Lawyers PROF $92,370 $45,140 $115,990 710 780 10.60% 21
23-2011 Paralegals & Legal Assistants AD $49,230 $38,500 $54,590 280 320 14.50% 8
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary PhD $87,830 $41,420 $111,040 220 260 18.90% 8
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary PhD $85,280 $37,590 $109,120 110 130 14.50% 4
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary PhD $80,940 $51,460 $95,680 140 170 19.60% 5
25-1032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary PhD N/A N/A N/A 140 170 19.10% 5
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary PhD $79,010 $44,380 $96,330 230 270 19.90% 9
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary PhD $73,770 $50,530 $85,390 130 150 19.00% 4
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary PhD $56,190 $37,000 $65,780 30 30 22.20% 2
25-1072 Nursing Instructors & Teachers, Postsecondary MD (MSN)* $68,980 $45,470 $80,730 140 170 19.40% 5
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary PhD $80,570 $42,490 $99,610 100 120 18.40% 4
25-1121 Art, Drama & Music Teachers, Postsecondary PhD $62,870 $43,200 $72,710 160 190 18.60% 6
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary WK EXP $44,610 $34,870 $49,480 190 210 14.50% 6
25-2011 Preschool Teachers BD $22,050 $17,840 $24,160 980 1,120 14.20% 30
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers BD $51,980 $31,960 $61,980 380 390 3.40% 7
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers BD $54,400 $34,140 $64,540 N/A N/A N/A N/A
25-2022 Middle School Teachers BD $54,360 $39,960 $61,560 N/A N/A N/A N/A
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers BD $53,090 $37,010 $61,120 N/A N/A N/A N/A
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School BD $53,460 $35,780 $62,300 240 200 -16.30% 7
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Pre-, Kindergarten & Elem. BD $55,200 $39,670 $62,970 280 300 4.20% 7
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School BD $57,990 $42,380 $65,790 220 220 2.30% 6
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School BD $57,740 $41,950 $65,640 200 190 -5.00% 5
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education & GED Teachers BD $45,010 $36,100 $49,470 90 90 8.00% 2
25-4021 Librarians MD $53,980 $37,890 $62,030 270 250 -4.90% 7
25-9041 Teacher Assistants AD* $20,820 $16,300 $23,090 2,450 2,460 0.40% 41
27-1024 Graphic Designers BD $41,990 $29,410 $48,280 540 560 3.50% 16
29-1021 Dentists, General PROF $133,030 $72,910 $163,090 200 220 7.40% 6
29-1051 Pharmacists PROF $101,080 $82,580 $110,330 470 540 16.10% 16
29-1062 Family & General Practitioners PROF $160,020 $104,390 $187,830 460 520 11.40% 13
29-1071 Physician Assistants BD $60,260 $31,280 $74,740 220 280 27.90% 9
29-1111 Registered Nurses AD $62,350 $49,970 $68,540 6,650 7,940 19.40% 239
29-1122 Occupational Therapists BD $83,990 $47,360 $102,310 290 350 21.70% 10
29-1123 Physical Therapists MD $74,340 $57,900 $82,550 390 470 20.20% 13
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists AD $55,320 $45,270 $60,340 180 210 17.70% 6
29-1131 Veterinarians PROF $82,290 $57,090 $94,880 160 200 29.70% 8
29-2011 Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technologists BD $48,620 $38,680 $53,580 450 530 18.00% 15
29-2012 Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians AD $39,300 $28,440 $44,740 430 490 14.80% 12
29-2021 Dental Hygienists AD $53,050 $41,680 $58,730 360 470 28.40% 17
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists & Technicians AD $69,780 $39,730 $84,800 240 300 26.00% 9
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists & Technicians AD $52,210 $41,480 $57,580 510 570 11.40% 13
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics PS VOC $29,440 $20,660 $33,830 750 860 13.80% 19
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians MT OJT $25,780 $17,940 $29,700 670 850 28.40% 39
29-2055 Surgical Technologists PS VOC $38,230 $29,790 $42,450 130 160 18.20% 6
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists & Technicians AD $29,640 $24,090 $32,410 180 240 34.80% 11
29-2061 Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses PS VOC $39,000 $27,860 $44,570 1,760 1,990 13.00% 71
29-2071 Medical Records & Health Information Technicians AD $29,940 $20,700 $34,560 450 540 18.50% 20
31-1011 Home Health Aides ST OJT $21,980 $17,990 $23,970 2,390 3,450 44.30% 127
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies & Attendants ST OJT $25,140 $19,910 $27,750 4,400 5,010 13.80% 100
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants AD $40,800 $33,480 $44,460 170 210 22.60% 6
31-9091 Dental Assistants MT OJT $30,160 $24,380 $33,050 720 920 28.50% 32
31-9092 Medical Assistants MT OJT $26,730 $21,140 $29,530 1,370 1,860 35.90% 66
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists PS VOC $31,940 $26,630 $34,590 310 350 14.70% 9
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants & Laboratory Animal Caretakers ST OJT $20,970 $17,390 $22,750 100 110 11.10% 2
31-9099 Phlebotomists N/A $35,040 $25,390 $39,870 480 530 11.40% 11
33-3051 Police & Sheriff's Patrol Officers LT OJT $49,670 $36,270 $56,380 990 1,030 4.80% 31
39-3011 Gaming Dealers PS VOC N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
39-9011 Child Care Workers AD* $18,670 $15,660 $20,180 2,960 3,370 14.10% 127
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents MT OJT $51,750 $24,100 $65,570 380 430 13.40% 12
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents BD $56,950 $31,280 $69,780 1,180 1,170 -0.70% 26
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Scientific & Technical MT OJT $87,380 $44,080 $109,030 840 910 7.80% 26
41-4012 Sales Representatives MT OJT $64,280 $35,080 $78,880 5,360 5,600 4.60% 142
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents PS VOC $41,550 $21,470 $51,600 760 690 -9.40% 12
43-3021 Billing & Posting Clerks & Machine Operators ST OJT $32,060 $25,490 $35,340 1,620 1,670 2.60% 25
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting & Auditing Clerks MT OJT $32,460 $22,600 $37,390 4,460 4,780 7.10% 102
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks MT OJT $37,270 $27,210 $42,300 130 150 10.60% 5
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives MT OJT $30,920 $22,210 $35,270 4,620 5,320 15.00% 199
43-4131 Loan Interviewers & Clerks ST OJT $30,420 $21,800 $34,730 290 220 -24.00% 5
43-4151 Order Clerks ST OJT $31,760 $23,470 $35,900 500 370 -26.00% 11
43-5011 Cargo & Freight Agents MT OJT $36,100 $22,470 $42,920 N/A N/A N/A N/A
43-5061 Production, Planning & Expediting Clerks ST OJT $41,490 $30,060 $47,210 610 660 7.70% 22
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving & Traffic Clerks ST OJT $30,680 $20,150 $35,950 1,460 1,560 7.00% 45
43-6012 Legal Secretaries PS VOC $30,520 $20,970 $35,300 720 750 3.90% 14
43-6013 Medical Secretaries PS VOC $28,250 $23,130 $30,810 980 1,140 16.60% 32
43-6014 Secretaries MT OJT $29,350 $21,440 $33,310 4,170 3,930 -5.80% 66
43-9041 Insurance Claims & Policy Processing Clerks MT OJT $35,030 $27,960 $38,570 650 580 -10.70% 8
43-9061 Office Clerks ST OJT $27,550 $18,860 $31,890 8,400 8,910 6.10% 205
45-1011 Farm & Forestry Worker Supervisors MT OTJ $40,300 $28,410 $46,240 40 40 5.1% 1
47-1011 Supervisors - Construction Trades & Extraction Workers WK EXP $63,780 $45,900 $72,720 890 930 3.50% 16
47-2021 Brickmasons & Blockmasons LT OJT $49,650 $38,220 $55,360 150 150 0.00% 3
47-2022 Stonemasons LT OJT N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
47-2031 Carpenters LT OJT $44,130 $27,700 $52,340 3,390 3,500 3.30% 57
47-2051 Cement Masons & Concrete Finishers LT OJT $32,880 $28,530 $35,060 340 340 1.80% 11
47-2061 Construction Laborers MT OJT $33,030 $22,940 $38,080 2,010 2,090 3.60% 22
47-2073 Operating Engineers MT OJT $51,220 $33,250 $60,210 680 700 2.30% 15
47-2111 Electricians LT OJT $66,700 $36,500 $81,800 1,060 1,060 0.10% 27
47-2132 Insulation Workers: Mechanical MT OJT N/A N/A N/A 50 50 2.20% 1
47-2141 Painters, Construction & Maintenance MT OJT $32,020 $26,340 $34,860 520 530 2.10% 10
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters & Steamfitters LT OJT $66,470 $43,040 $78,180 780 800 2.90% 18
47-2181 Roofers MT OJT $42,950 $27,860 $50,500 380 390 4.00% 11
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers MT OJT $55,220 $32,470 $66,600 190 190 0.00% 5
47-2221 Structural Iron & Steel Workers LT OJT $55,070 $42,040 $61,580 130 140 7.90% 5
49-1011 Supervisors - Mechanics, Installers & Repairers WK EXP $61,680 $41,960 $71,540 690 700 1.60% 17
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers & Repairers PS VOC $51,320 $39,110 $57,430 200 220 9.60% 7
49-2095 Elec. Installers & Repairers: Powerhouse, Substation & Relay PS VOC N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics PS VOC $40,250 $21,640 $49,560 1,900 1,990 4.80% 47
49-3031 Bus, Truck & Diesel Engine Mechanics PS VOC $42,330 $31,480 $47,760 450 420 -6.00% 10
49-9021 Heating, A/C & Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers LT OJT $41,630 $27,130 $48,880 680 690 1.30% 13
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics LT OJT $44,590 $35,680 $49,050 780 890 13.50% 24
49-9042 Maintenance & Repair Workers, General LT OJT $36,790 $25,690 $42,340 2,880 3,010 4.50% 20
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery LT OJT $35,380 $28,100 $39,030 130 130 -3.00% 2
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers LT OJT N/A N/A N/A 190 200 2.10% 6
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers & Repairers LT OJT $50,290 $35,440 $57,710 340 370 6.70% 11
49-9099 Renewable Energy Technician LT OJT $44,280 $31,560 $50,640 390 410 3.00% 4
51-1011 Supervisors - Production & Operating Workers WK EXP $57,150 $39,620 $65,920 1,430 1,400 -2.10% 24
51-2022 Electrical & Electronic Equipment Assemblers ST OJT $27,440 $19,060 $31,640 1,110 900 -18.60% 19
51-2092 Team Assemblers MT OJT $37,270 $24,280 $43,760 3,230 2,920 -9.70% 67
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal & Plastic LT OJT $35,200 $25,650 $39,970 210 240 15.00% 6
51-4012 Numerical Tool & Process Control Programmers LT OJT $42,090 $29,830 $48,210 N/A N/A N/A N/A
51-4021 Extruding & Drawing Machine Oprs, Metal & Plastic MT OJT $36,060 $31,370 $38,410 450 450 -1.10% 12
51-4031 Cutting, Punching & Press Machine Oprs, Metal & Plastic MT OJT $31,280 $22,270 $35,780 310 270 -13.90% 7
51-4041 Machinists LT OJT $40,890 $30,650 $46,010 810 920 13.80% 24
51-4072 Molding & Casting Machine Oprs, Metal & Plastic MT OJT $31,740 $21,730 $36,740 200 190 -5.90% 5
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Oprs, Metal & Plastic MT OJT $31,660 $25,470 $34,750 120 150 20.30% 6
51-4111 Tool & Die Makers LT OJT $39,830 $33,870 $42,810 160 170 6.40% 3
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers & Brazers PS VOC $34,670 $27,530 $38,240 590 640 9.90% 18
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators MT OJT $36,650 $24,890 $42,530 340 330 -3.00% 7
51-7011 Cabinetmakers & Bench Carpenters LT OJT $30,670 $19,720 $36,140 100 110 8.80% 4
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters/Operators/Tenders MT OJT $24,280 $18,540 $27,150 300 330 10.40% 10
51-8031 Water & Liquid Waste Treatment Plant & System Operators LT OJT $40,170 $29,890 $45,310 210 230 7.70% 6
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers & Weighers MT OJT $34,830 $21,930 $41,280 1,120 1,020 -9.00% 17
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians LT OJT $29,750 $20,160 $34,550 70 80 19.10% 2
51-9082 Medical Appliance Technicians LT OJT N/A N/A N/A 50 60 15.40% 2
51-9111 Packaging & Filling Machine Operators/Tenders ST OJT $26,630 $18,040 $30,920 1,510 1,430 -5.60% 28
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters/Operators/Tenders MT OJT $33,250 $23,000 $38,370 250 230 -8.80% 6
53-1031 Supervisors - Transportation & Vehicle Operators WK EXP $57,890 $37,880 $67,900 510 580 15.00% 18
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers ST OJT $31,500 $16,240 $39,130 1,040 1,020 -1.70% 18
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer MT OJT $41,480 $29,690 $47,370 4,280 4,640 8.40% 112
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services ST OJT $32,610 $20,530 $38,650 2,720 2,850 4.80% 61
53-7032 Excavating & Loading Machine & Dragline Operators MT OJT $43,250 $31,980 $48,880 150 160 4.60% 3
53-7051 Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators ST OJT $33,500 $26,890 $36,810 3,420 3,970 16.00% 141
53-7062 Laborers & Freight, Stock & Material Movers ST OJT $25,810 $18,520 $29,460 5,910 6,070 2.70% 205
53-7081 Refuse & Recyclable Material Collectors ST OJT $27,110 $20,650 $30,340 140 140 -2.80% 4
 
1 Educational Attainment Abbreviations:
 
ST OJT Short-term Training - basic tasks and skills are learned through a period of on-the-job training.
MT OJT Moderate-term Training - basic tasks and skills are learned through a period of on-the-job training.
LT OJT Long-term Training - basic tasks and skills are learned through a period of on-the-job training.
WK EXP Work Experience - in a related occupation, training is gained through hands-on work in a similar occupation.
PS VOC Post-secondary Vocational Training - training is gained through a vocational training program.
AD Associate's Degree - degree completed after two years of full-time schooling beyond high school.
BD Bachelor's Degree - degree completed after four years of full-time schooling beyond high school.
BD+ Bachelor's Degree plus experience - a four-year bachelor's degree plus experience gained through hands-on experience.
MD Master's - training at the college or university level beyond a four-year bachelor's degree.
PhD Doctoral - training at the college or university level beyond a four-year bachelor's degree.
PROF First Professional Degree - training at the college or university level beyond a four-year bachelor's degree.
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