10 jobs most likely to provide a pay raise

Theater/Performance Makeup Artists have the biggest pay increase potential.

Considering asking the boss for a raise? To help you assess the chances of a bigger paycheck, finder.com analyzed data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to uncover the careers most likely to provide pay increases.

Top dog on our list? Theater/Performance Makeup Artists, with those in the industry experiencing a 41% pay increase between 2019 and 2020. The BLS also projects the yearly employment for the occupation to increase by 11% from 2019 to 2029.

But it’s not just makeup pros who can keep their eyes out for more money. Take a look at the top 10 careers with the biggest potential for a larger income, along with your chances of breaking into the industry.

What are the top 10 jobs with the biggest pay increase potential?

RankOccupation2020 Median Salary2019 Median Salary% Increase
1 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance $106,920 $75,730 41.2%
2 Dentists, All Other Specialists $183,300 $147,220 24.5%
3 Motorboat Operators $55,910 $48,260 15.9%
4 Photographers $41,280 $36,280 13.8%
5 Legislators $33,200 $29,270 13.4%
6 Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary $36,250 $32,080 13.00%
7 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other $37,170 $32,910 12.94%
8 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse $28,660 $25,440 12.66%
9 Models $31,910 $28,350 12.56%
10
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation
Equipment”
$70,200 $62,530 12.27%

Other Specialist Dentists—a cluster that includes dentists that are not general dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists, nor prosthodontists—hold the No. 2 spot for salary increases. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as of 2020, an average of only 5,610 people made a career as this kind of specialist dentist. But this field managed to experience a 25% salary increase from 2019 and 2020.

Sliding into third place, motorboat operators — a field that averages a salary of $55,910 — also experienced double-digit income growth. These workers saw paychecks of 16% more from 2019 to 2020.

Next in line are photographers, who experienced a salary increase of 14% from 2019 to 2020, from $36,280 to $41,280.

Rounding out the Top 5 spots for salary increases are legislators, who saw a 13% increase in their salary from 2019 to 2020, from $29,270 to $33,200. The employment in this occupation is projected to grow 6.2% from 2019 to 2029 according to BLS.

Interestingly, these top careers shift around when we zoom into demographics. For women, the top career with a high potential for pay raises are occupations as producers and directors that brought in a 34% salary increase from 2019 to 2020, whereas for men, it’s bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, who saw a 40% increase in their paychecks.

What are the top 10 pay raises for women?

RankOccupation2020 Median Salary*2019 Median Salary*% Increase
1 Producers and Directors $80,496 $60,112 33.9%
2 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $56,472 $44,148 27.9%
3 Operations Research Analysts $75,920 $61,776 22.9%
4 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks $47,892 $39,312 21.8%
5 Training and Development Specialists $60,892 $50,336 21.0%
6 Fundraisers $77,272 $63,908 20.91%
7 Advertising Sales Agents $54,860 $45,448 20.71%
8 Information and Record Clerks, All Other $43,160 $35,932 20.12%
9 Civil Engineers $82,576 $70,356 17.37%
10 Public Relations Specialists $75,504 $65,260 15.70%

*Median annual earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by sex were calculated by multiplying BLS’s median weekly earnings by 52.

According to the BLS, producers and directors are projected to grow by 10% from 2019 to 2029. Income increases coupled with fast-track growth justify this occupation leading our list of highest pay raise potentials for women.

Women interested in changing careers may want to check out the No. 3 positions on our list. From 2019 until 2029, BLS reports a projected employment growth of 25% for operations research analysts, an occupation that experienced a 23% pay increase for women between 2019 and 2020.

Even the last position on our top 10 is promising, with employment for public relations specialists expected to grow by 7.2% from 2019 to 2029. Women public relations specialists saw their median salary increase by 16% from 2019 to 2020, from $65,260 to $75,504. The 90th percentile for medical scientists for all genders earned $118,210 in 2020.

What are the top 10 pay raises for men?

RankOccupation2020 Median Salary*2019 Median Salary*% Increase
1 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks $57,252 $40,768 40.4%
2 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $97,760 $72,072 35.6%
3 Dishwashers $29,484 $24,128 22.2%
4 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers $55,952 $45,968 21.7%
5 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers $46,904 $39,416 19.0%
6 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $66,716 $56,264 18.58%
7 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks $63,804 $54,028 18.09%
8 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers $59,540 $50,492 17.92%
9 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers $53,456 $45,500 17.49%
10 Registered Nurses $75,608 $65,312 15.76%

*Median annual earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by sex were calculated by multiplying BLS’s median weekly earnings by 52.

Looking over the list for men, you’ll see that bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks take the lead for pay raises among men, with the median salary increasing by 40%, from $40,768 to $57,252. Although salaries for these occupations grew in 2020, the number of jobs is projected to decrease by 6.0% from 2019 to 2029.

In comparison, our runner-up, securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents, saw their pay increase by 36% from 2019 to 2020, from $72,072 to $97,760. To make the occupation even more attractive, the number of jobs in the occupation is projected to increase by 3.7% from 2019 to 2029.

Rounding out our top ten for men, we have registered nurses who saw a 16% salary increase from 2019 to 2020. These occupations earned a median salary of $75,608 in 2020, and the number of jobs in the occupation is expected to grow by 7.2% from 2019 to 2029, according to the BLS.

What about decreases?

Not all careers reliably boost an employee’s finances. Plenty of careers failed to make our list due to rapidly declining salaries. Overall, farm labor contractors saw the steepest salary decline from 2019 to 2020, dropping by 22.82% from $61,910 to $47,780.

For men, the cluster of occupations farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers had the largest salary decline. Salaries for these occupations dropped 24.78% from 2019 to 2020, from $60,424 to $45,448.

For women, lawyers experienced the deepest salary decline among other occupations. These careers saw a 11% decline in salary between 2019 and 2020, from $97,656 to $86,580.

Complete list of 764 jobs and rankings

RankOccupation2020 Median Salary2019 Median Salary(+/-) % Change in Salary
1 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance $106,920 $75,730 41.19%
2 Dentists, All Other Specialists $183,300 $147,220 24.51%
3 Motorboat Operators $55,910 $48,260 15.85%
4 Photographers $41,280 $36,280 13.78%
5 Legislators $33,200 $29,270 13.43%
6 Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary $36,250 $32,080 13.00%
7 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other $37,170 $32,910 12.94%
8 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse $28,660 $25,440 12.66%
9 Models $31,910 $28,350 12.56%
10
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation
Equipment”
$70,200 $62,530 12.27%
11 Gambling Dealers $23,740 $21,260 11.67%
12 Microbiologists $84,400 $75,650 11.57%
13 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other $34,510 $31,230 10.50%
14 Wellhead Pumpers $60,720 $55,040 10.32%
15 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers $49,680 $45,070 10.23%
16 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products $28,220 $25,670 9.93%
17 Commercial Divers $54,800 $49,980 9.64%
18 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $160,970 $147,220 9.34%
19 Motion Picture Projectionists $27,490 $25,150 9.30%
20 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other $46,680 $42,790 9.09%
21
Acupuncturists and Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All
Other”
$82,420 $75,640 8.96%
22 Therapists, All Other $57,310 $52,650 8.85%
23 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $90,340 $83,260 8.50%
24 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other $27,080 $24,970 8.45%
25 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers $29,730 $27,420 8.42%
26 Commercial Pilots $93,300 $86,080 8.39%
27 Passenger Attendants $28,770 $26,570 8.28%
28 Packers and Packagers, Hand $28,050 $25,910 8.26%
29 Manicurists and Pedicurists $27,870 $25,770 8.15%
30 Driver/Sales Workers $27,960 $25,860 8.12%
31 Model Makers, Wood $64,050 $59,260 8.08%
32 Life Scientists, All Other $82,000 $75,910 8.02%
33 Recreation Workers $28,440 $26,350 7.93%
34 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians $27,930 $25,890 7.88%
35 Parking Attendants $27,080 $25,140 7.72%
36 Barbers $32,470 $30,150 7.69%
37 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $43,600 $40,490 7.68%
38 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders $45,610 $42,360 7.67%
39 Bicycle Repairers $32,630 $30,330 7.58%
40 Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators $34,720 $32,280 7.56%
41 Food Processing Workers, All Other $29,620 $27,550 7.51%
42 Paperhangers $43,560 $40,520 7.50%
43 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers $30,190 $28,100 7.44%
44 Broadcast Technicians $43,570 $40,570 7.39%
45 Shampooers $24,190 $22,550 7.27%
46 Retail Salespersons $27,080 $25,250 7.25%
47 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment $27,640 $25,800 7.13%
48 Locomotive Engineers $71,870 $67,090 7.12%
49 Counter and Rental Clerks $30,870 $28,820 7.11%
50 Skincare Specialists $36,510 $34,090 7.10%
51
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and
Scientific Products”
$86,650 $81,020 6.95%
52 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers $25,110 $23,500 6.85%
53 Sewing Machine Operators $28,230 $26,420 6.85%
54 Natural Sciences Managers $137,940 $129,100 6.85%
55 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $25,020 $23,420 6.83%
56 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other $46,770 $43,790 6.81%
57 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers $48,090 $45,040 6.77%
58 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders $37,650 $35,290 6.69%
59 Light Truck Drivers $37,050 $34,730 6.68%
60 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity $45,900 $43,030 6.67%
61 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other $42,480 $39,830 6.65%
62 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels $77,130 $72,340 6.62%
63 Stockers and Order Fillers $29,190 $27,380 6.61%
64 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other $34,210 $32,090 6.61%
65 Counselors, All Other $45,760 $42,930 6.59%
66 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers $25,010 $23,470 6.56%
67 Set and Exhibit Designers $58,180 $54,600 6.56%
68 News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists $49,300 $46,270 6.55%
69 Watch and Clock Repairers $45,290 $42,520 6.51%
70 Food Scientists and Technologists $73,450 $68,970 6.50%
71 Judicial Law Clerks $57,510 $54,010 6.48%
72 Semiconductor Processing Technicians $40,500 $38,060 6.41%
73 Podiatrists $134,300 $126,240 6.38%
74 Advertising and Promotions Managers $133,460 $125,510 6.33%
75 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants $26,700 $25,110 6.33%
76 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers $78,840 $74,180 6.28%
77 Wind Turbine Service Technicians $56,230 $52,910 6.27%
78 Food Batchmakers $32,710 $30,790 6.24%
79 Writers and Authors $67,120 $63,200 6.20%
80 Telemarketers $27,920 $26,290 6.20%
81 Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys $36,770 $34,630 6.18%
82
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line
Installers”
$61,470 $57,910 6.15%
83 Bakers $29,400 $27,700 6.14%
84 Labor Relations Specialists $73,240 $69,020 6.11%
85 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders $33,010 $31,110 6.11%
86 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers $37,580 $35,420 6.10%
87 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $25,910 $24,430 6.06%
88 Transportation Security Screeners $44,300 $41,770 6.06%
89 Library Technicians $37,010 $34,900 6.05%
90 Air Traffic Controllers $130,420 $122,990 6.04%
91 Dietetic Technicians $30,110 $28,400 6.02%
92 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners $29,080 $27,430 6.02%
93 Religious Workers, All Other $33,530 $31,630 6.01%
94 Amusement and Recreation Attendants $24,760 $23,370 5.95%
95 Residential Advisors $31,190 $29,450 5.91%
96 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles $39,570 $37,380 5.86%
97 Machine Feeders and Offbearers $33,000 $31,180 5.84%
98 Nurse Midwives $111,130 $105,030 5.81%
99 Cashiers $25,020 $23,650 5.79%
100 Baggage Porters and Bellhops $27,050 $25,580 5.75%
101 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials $25,580 $24,190 5.75%
102 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers $46,590 $44,070 5.72%
103 Physicists $129,850 $122,850 5.70%
104 Medical Transcriptionists $35,270 $33,380 5.66%
105 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders $36,280 $34,340 5.65%
106 Cooks, Short Order $26,570 $25,150 5.65%
107 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders $44,610 $42,250 5.59%
108 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians $34,440 $32,620 5.58%
109 Private Detectives and Investigators $53,320 $50,510 5.56%
110 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers $34,780 $32,950 5.55%
111 Mathematicians $110,860 $105,030 5.55%
112
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service and Entertainment and Recreation
Workers, Except Gambling Services”
$42,000 $39,800 5.53%
113 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners $26,220 $24,850 5.51%
114 Telephone Operators $37,710 $35,750 5.48%
115 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand $31,120 $29,510 5.46%
116 Chemical Plant and System Operators $65,960 $62,550 5.45%
117 Database Administrators and Architects $98,860 $93,750 5.45%
118 Film and Video Editors $67,250 $63,780 5.44%
119 Production Workers, All Other $31,420 $29,800 5.44%
120 Maintenance Workers, Machinery $50,100 $47,520 5.43%
121 Dishwashers $25,270 $23,970 5.42%
122 Gambling Change Persons and Booth Cashiers $27,080 $25,690 5.41%
123 Bartenders $24,960 $23,680 5.41%
124 Physical Therapist Aides $28,450 $27,000 5.37%
125 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers $37,710 $35,790 5.36%
126 Crane and Tower Operators $59,710 $56,690 5.33%
127 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders $32,640 $30,990 5.32%
128 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants $26,540 $25,200 5.32%
129 Animal Scientists $63,490 $60,300 5.29%
130 Animal Caretakers $26,080 $24,780 5.25%
131
Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All
Other”
$77,420 $73,570 5.23%
132 Archivists $56,760 $53,950 5.21%
133
Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation
Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other”
$116,350 $110,630 5.17%
134 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers $25,470 $24,220 5.16%
135 Pharmacy Aides $29,280 $27,850 5.13%
136 Food Preparation Workers $26,070 $24,800 5.12%
137 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $78,560 $74,760 5.08%
138 Childcare Workers $25,460 $24,230 5.08%
139 Demonstrators and Product Promoters $32,500 $30,930 5.08%
140 Slaughterers and Meat Packers $30,710 $29,230 5.06%
141 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians $40,520 $38,570 5.06%
142 Nurse Anesthetists $183,580 $174,790 5.03%
143 Epidemiologists $74,560 $70,990 5.03%
144 Tire Repairers and Changers $30,060 $28,640 4.96%
145 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists $27,380 $26,090 4.94%
146 Correctional Officers and Jailers $47,410 $45,180 4.94%
147 Audiovisual Equipment Installers and Repairers $41,460 $39,510 4.94%
148 Fast Food and Counter Workers $23,860 $22,740 4.93%
149 Fence Erectors $37,550 $35,800 4.89%
150
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas; and Explosives Workers, Ordnance
Handling Experts, and Blasters”
$48,510 $46,250 4.89%
151 Computer Occupations, All Other $92,870 $88,550 4.88%
152 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists $66,350 $63,270 4.87%
153 Social Workers, All Other $64,210 $61,230 4.87%
154 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $95,100 $90,700 4.85%
155 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers $51,720 $49,330 4.84%
156 Hoist and Winch Operators $62,610 $59,720 4.84%
157 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $39,370 $37,560 4.82%
158 Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians $43,320 $41,330 4.81%
159 Helpers–Production Workers $30,500 $29,100 4.81%
160 Fire Inspectors and Investigators $64,610 $61,660 4.78%
161 Desktop Publishers $47,560 $45,390 4.78%
162 Brokerage Clerks $55,270 $52,750 4.78%
163 Geographers $85,430 $81,540 4.77%
164 Crematory Operators and Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other $28,420 $27,130 4.75%
165 Sales Engineers $108,830 $103,900 4.74%
166 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand $31,630 $30,200 4.74%
167 Medical Equipment Repairers $51,610 $49,280 4.73%
168 Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic $52,300 $49,940 4.73%
169 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $87,260 $83,330 4.72%
170
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial
Services, and Travel”
$58,770 $56,130 4.70%
171 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers $29,930 $28,590 4.69%
172 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals $29,130 $27,830 4.67%
173 Genetic Counselors $85,700 $81,880 4.67%
174 Web Developers and Digital Interface Designers $77,200 $73,760 4.66%
175 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics $44,050 $42,090 4.66%
176 Helpers–Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $33,590 $32,100 4.64%
177 Soil and Plant Scientists $66,120 $63,200 4.62%
178 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $31,930 $30,520 4.62%
179 Security Guards $31,050 $29,680 4.62%
180 Dredge Operators $49,210 $47,040 4.61%
181 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other $61,420 $58,720 4.60%
182 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping $36,650 $35,040 4.59%
183 Painters, Construction and Maintenance $42,130 $40,280 4.59%
184 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers $30,810 $29,460 4.58%
185 Agricultural Engineers $84,410 $80,720 4.57%
186 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $99,740 $95,380 4.57%
187 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment $62,010 $59,300 4.57%
188 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other $33,360 $31,910 4.54%
189
Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil
Winders, Tapers, and Finishers”
$36,390 $34,810 4.54%
190 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $86,940 $83,170 4.53%
191 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General $40,850 $39,080 4.53%
192 Media and Communication Workers, All Other $49,730 $47,580 4.52%
193 Library Assistants, Clerical $28,730 $27,490 4.51%
194 Astronomers $119,730 $114,590 4.49%
195 Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining $56,640 $54,210 4.48%
196 Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other $52,400 $50,160 4.47%
197 Helpers–Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters $36,990 $35,410 4.46%
198 Sales Managers $132,290 $126,640 4.46%
199 Tellers $32,620 $31,230 4.45%
200 Bridge and Lock Tenders $52,340 $50,110 4.45%
201 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $68,380 $65,470 4.44%
202 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers $48,720 $46,650 4.44%
203 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $41,430 $39,670 4.44%
204 Curators $56,990 $54,570 4.43%
205 Audiologists $81,030 $77,600 4.42%
206 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners $41,060 $39,330 4.40%
207 Rehabilitation Counselors $37,530 $35,950 4.39%
208 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping $43,250 $41,430 4.39%
209 Engineers, All Other $103,380 $99,040 4.38%
210 Audio and Video Technicians $47,920 $45,910 4.38%
211 Funeral Attendants $29,150 $27,930 4.37%
212 Foundry Mold and Coremakers $37,140 $35,590 4.36%
213 Couriers and Messengers $30,980 $29,690 4.34%
214 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $71,950 $68,970 4.32%
215
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine
Setters, Operators, and Tenders”
$43,100 $41,330 4.28%
216 Coaches and Scouts $36,330 $34,840 4.28%
217 Pipelayers $40,480 $38,820 4.28%
218 Logging Equipment Operators $43,210 $41,440 4.27%
219 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door $60,580 $58,100 4.27%
220 Flight Attendants $59,050 $56,640 4.25%
221 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers $31,730 $30,440 4.24%
222 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers $57,720 $55,380 4.23%
223 File Clerks $34,090 $32,710 4.22%
224 Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $98,230 $94,280 4.19%
225 Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers $88,540 $84,990 4.18%
226 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers $43,690 $41,940 4.17%
227 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks $25,490 $24,470 4.17%
228 Travel Agents $42,350 $40,660 4.16%
229 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic $35,440 $34,030 4.14%
230 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators $36,950 $35,480 4.14%
231 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $47,130 $45,260 4.13%
232 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $70,240 $67,460 4.12%
233 Lodging Managers $56,670 $54,430 4.12%
234 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $29,910 $28,730 4.11%
235 Financial Clerks, All Other $44,160 $42,420 4.10%
236 Logging Workers, All Other $41,410 $39,780 4.10%
237 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists $67,190 $64,560 4.07%
238 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators $64,680 $62,150 4.07%
239 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks $41,730 $40,100 4.06%
240 Community Health Workers $42,000 $40,360 4.06%
241 Automotive Body and Related Repairers $45,350 $43,580 4.06%
242 Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $34,850 $33,500 4.03%
243 Helpers–Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers $31,760 $30,530 4.03%
244 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers $50,940 $48,970 4.02%
245 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $64,770 $62,270 4.01%
246 Pourers and Casters, Metal $40,170 $38,620 4.01%
247 Nursing Assistants $30,850 $29,660 4.01%
248 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers $44,190 $42,490 4.00%
249
Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants,
and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other”
$51,840 $49,850 3.99%
250 Commercial and Industrial Designers $71,640 $68,890 3.99%
251 Purchasing Managers $125,940 $121,110 3.99%
252 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians $43,880 $42,200 3.98%
253 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers $37,970 $36,520 3.97%
254 Veterinarians $99,250 $95,460 3.97%
255 Mechanical Door Repairers $43,220 $41,570 3.97%
256 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics $37,530 $36,100 3.96%
257 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers $41,090 $39,530 3.95%
258 Order Clerks $35,590 $34,240 3.94%
259 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks $40,930 $39,380 3.94%
260 Floral Designers $29,140 $28,040 3.92%
261 Psychologists, All Other $105,780 $101,790 3.92%
262 Marketing Managers $142,170 $136,850 3.89%
263 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $36,980 $35,600 3.88%
264 Information Security Analysts $103,590 $99,730 3.87%
265 Anthropologists and Archeologists $66,130 $63,670 3.86%
266 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians $68,570 $66,020 3.86%
267 Human Resources Managers $121,220 $116,720 3.86%
268 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers $47,460 $45,700 3.85%
269
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal
and Plastic”
$36,980 $35,610 3.85%
270 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer $34,730 $33,450 3.83%
271 Etchers and Engravers $31,790 $30,620 3.82%
272 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers $50,590 $48,730 3.82%
273 Office Clerks, General $35,330 $34,040 3.79%
274 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $65,540 $63,150 3.78%
275 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood $31,560 $30,410 3.78%
276 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other $52,460 $50,550 3.78%
277 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing $32,160 $30,990 3.78%
278 Postal Service Clerks $50,150 $48,330 3.77%
279 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand $31,750 $30,600 3.76%
280 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators $37,560 $36,200 3.76%
281 Gambling Service Workers, All Other $29,360 $28,300 3.75%
282 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers $58,870 $56,750 3.74%
283 Biological Scientists, All Other $85,290 $82,220 3.73%
284 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers $40,330 $38,880 3.73%
285 Brickmasons and Blockmasons $55,080 $53,100 3.73%
286 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers $50,080 $48,280 3.73%
287 Waiters and Waitresses $23,740 $22,890 3.71%
288 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines $55,350 $53,370 3.71%
289 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $31,090 $29,980 3.70%
290 Farm and Home Management Educators $51,550 $49,710 3.70%
291 Cooks, Fast Food $24,380 $23,510 3.70%
292 Psychiatric Technicians $35,030 $33,780 3.70%
293 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Film $57,200 $55,160 3.70%
294
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and
Tenders”
$30,890 $29,790 3.69%
295 Print Binding and Finishing Workers $34,260 $33,040 3.69%
296 Helpers–Carpenters $34,280 $33,060 3.69%
297 Environmental Engineers $92,120 $88,860 3.67%
298 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians $66,440 $64,090 3.67%
299 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists $96,270 $92,880 3.65%
300 Social and Community Service Managers $69,600 $67,150 3.65%
301 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants $63,110 $60,890 3.65%
302 Cooks, Restaurant $28,800 $27,790 3.63%
303 Medical Equipment Preparers $38,800 $37,440 3.63%
304 Computer Network Architects $116,780 $112,690 3.63%
305 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers $35,120 $33,890 3.63%
306 Orderlies $30,030 $28,980 3.62%
307 Costume Attendants $42,910 $41,410 3.62%
308 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage $65,550 $63,270 3.60%
309 Chefs and Head Cooks $53,380 $51,530 3.59%
310 Animal Trainers $31,520 $30,430 3.58%
311 Boilermakers $65,360 $63,100 3.58%
312 Helpers–Roofers $33,260 $32,110 3.58%
313 Social Science Research Assistants $49,210 $47,510 3.58%
314
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and
Scientific Products”
$62,070 $59,930 3.57%
315 Roof Bolters, Mining $61,190 $59,090 3.55%
316 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers $32,640 $31,520 3.55%
317 Legal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants $48,980 $47,300 3.55%
318 Industrial Machinery Mechanics $55,490 $53,590 3.55%
319 Foresters $63,980 $61,790 3.54%
320 Construction and Building Inspectors $62,860 $60,710 3.54%
321 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators $52,340 $50,550 3.54%
322 Information and Record Clerks, All Other $42,820 $41,360 3.53%
323 Receptionists and Information Clerks $31,110 $30,050 3.53%
324 Solar Photovoltaic Installers $46,470 $44,890 3.52%
325 Roofers $43,580 $42,100 3.52%
326 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators $41,540 $40,130 3.51%
327 Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary $28,900 $27,920 3.51%
328 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians $67,550 $65,260 3.51%
329 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists $50,200 $48,500 3.51%
330 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers $34,570 $33,400 3.50%
331 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators $104,040 $100,530 3.49%
332 Marriage and Family Therapists $51,340 $49,610 3.49%
333 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $89,220 $86,220 3.48%
334 Plasterers and Stucco Masons $47,020 $45,440 3.48%
335 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians $53,340 $51,550 3.47%
336 Carpet Installers $41,480 $40,090 3.47%
337 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $75,030 $72,520 3.46%
338 Crossing Guards and Flaggers $30,790 $29,760 3.46%
339 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters $41,780 $40,390 3.44%
340 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators $66,130 $63,930 3.44%
341 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan $36,170 $34,970 3.43%
342
Medical Dosimetrists, Medical Records Specialists, and Health Technologists
and Technicians, All Other”
$44,090 $42,630 3.42%
343 Surveyors $65,590 $63,420 3.42%
344 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop $23,880 $23,090 3.42%
345 Hydrologists $84,040 $81,270 3.41%
346 Transportation Inspectors $78,400 $75,820 3.40%
347 Tree Trimmers and Pruners $41,340 $39,980 3.40%
348 Material Moving Workers, All Other $32,850 $31,770 3.40%
349 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $90,880 $87,900 3.39%
350 Pharmacy Technicians $35,100 $33,950 3.39%
351 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers $40,460 $39,140 3.37%
352 Home Appliance Repairers $41,610 $40,260 3.35%
353 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers $30,550 $29,560 3.35%
354 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $39,530 $38,250 3.35%
355
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and
Plastic”
$37,530 $36,320 3.33%
356 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors $39,100 $37,840 3.33%
357
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping
Workers”
$51,010 $49,370 3.32%
358 Sailors and Marine Oilers $44,920 $43,480 3.31%
359 Editors $63,400 $61,370 3.31%
360 Financial Managers $134,180 $129,890 3.30%
361 Procurement Clerks $44,740 $43,310 3.30%
362 Public Safety Telecommunicators $43,290 $41,910 3.29%
363 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects $95,440 $92,400 3.29%
364 New Accounts Clerks $37,750 $36,550 3.28%
365 Computer and Information Systems Managers $151,150 $146,360 3.27%
366 Medical and Health Services Managers $104,280 $100,980 3.27%
367 Avionics Technicians $67,840 $65,700 3.26%
368 Occupational Therapy Aides $30,180 $29,230 3.25%
369 Glaziers $46,080 $44,630 3.25%
370 Computer and Information Research Scientists $126,830 $122,840 3.25%
371 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $37,510 $36,330 3.25%
372 Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators $35,300 $34,190 3.25%
373 Architectural and Engineering Managers $149,530 $144,830 3.25%
374 Firefighters $52,500 $50,850 3.24%
375 Power Plant Operators $84,650 $81,990 3.24%
376 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall $41,690 $40,380 3.24%
377 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria $28,650 $27,750 3.24%
378 Art Directors $97,270 $94,220 3.24%
379 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers $58,450 $56,620 3.23%
380 Lawyers $126,930 $122,960 3.23%
381 Special Effects Artists and Animators $77,700 $75,270 3.23%
382 Customer Service Representatives $35,830 $34,710 3.23%
383 Sociologists $86,110 $83,420 3.22%
384 Conveyor Operators and Tenders $35,770 $34,660 3.20%
385 Machinists $45,840 $44,420 3.20%
386 Gas Plant Operators $72,970 $70,710 3.20%
387
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and
Plastic”
$41,380 $40,100 3.19%
388 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks $42,050 $40,750 3.19%
389 Upholsterers $36,250 $35,130 3.19%
390 Budget Analysts $78,970 $76,540 3.17%
391 Economists $108,350 $105,020 3.17%
392 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $65,810 $63,790 3.17%
393 Drafters, All Other $54,500 $52,830 3.16%
394 Concierges $32,380 $31,390 3.15%
395 Tutors and Teachers and Instructors, All Other $40,590 $39,350 3.15%
396 Signal and Track Switch Repairers $76,210 $73,890 3.14%
397 Industrial Production Managers $108,790 $105,480 3.14%
398 Computer Network Support Specialists $65,450 $63,460 3.14%
399 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners $41,120 $39,870 3.14%
400 School Bus Monitors and Protective Service Workers, All Other $31,960 $30,990 3.13%
401 Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks $35,260 $34,190 3.13%
402 Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity $32,320 $31,340 3.13%
403 Educational Instruction and Library Workers, All Other $41,570 $40,310 3.13%
404 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers $45,270 $43,900 3.12%
405 Timing Device Assemblers and Adjusters $36,170 $35,080 3.11%
406 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service $31,920 $30,960 3.10%
407 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $94,240 $91,410 3.10%
408 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $85,340 $82,780 3.09%
409 Computer Systems Analysts $93,730 $90,920 3.09%
410 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers $42,040 $40,780 3.09%
411
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and
Executive”
$38,850 $37,690 3.08%
412 Helpers–Electricians $33,840 $32,830 3.08%
413 Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors $47,660 $46,240 3.07%
414 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $91,510 $88,790 3.06%
415 Millwrights $57,260 $55,560 3.06%
416 Advertising Sales Agents $54,940 $53,310 3.06%
417 Clergy $51,940 $50,400 3.06%
418 Computer Programmers $89,190 $86,550 3.05%
419 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers $41,580 $40,350 3.05%
420 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $141,080 $136,910 3.05%
421
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators,
and Tenders”
$36,560 $35,480 3.04%
422 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $76,340 $74,100 3.02%
423
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
Metal and Plastic”
$33,100 $32,130 3.02%
424 Medical Assistants $35,850 $34,800 3.02%
425 Bill and Account Collectors $38,100 $37,000 2.97%
426 Dietitians and Nutritionists $63,090 $61,270 2.97%
427 Compliance Officers $71,100 $69,050 2.97%
428 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $66,290 $64,380 2.97%
429 Continuous Mining Machine Operators $56,920 $55,280 2.97%
430 Rock Splitters, Quarry $37,130 $36,070 2.94%
431 Athletic Trainers $49,860 $48,440 2.93%
432 Surgical Technologists $49,710 $48,300 2.92%
433 Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other $27,230 $26,460 2.91%
434
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic
and Glass Fibers”
$37,160 $36,110 2.91%
435 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $93,800 $91,160 2.90%
436 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles $45,520 $44,240 2.89%
437 Museum Technicians and Conservators $45,710 $44,430 2.88%
438 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $39,410 $38,310 2.87%
439 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks $42,410 $41,230 2.86%
440 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks $49,640 $48,260 2.86%
441 Directors, Religious Activities and Education $45,110 $43,860 2.85%
442 General and Operations Managers $103,650 $100,780 2.85%
443 Data Entry Keyers $34,440 $33,490 2.84%
444 Tax Preparers $44,300 $43,080 2.83%
445 Fundraisers $59,610 $57,970 2.83%
446 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses $48,820 $47,480 2.82%
447 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders $32,480 $31,590 2.82%
448 Management Analysts $87,660 $85,260 2.81%
449 Parking Enforcement Workers $42,070 $40,920 2.81%
450 Accountants and Auditors $73,560 $71,550 2.81%
451 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders $50,510 $49,130 2.81%
452 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $84,740 $82,430 2.80%
453 Construction Laborers $37,890 $36,860 2.79%
454 Physician Assistants $115,390 $112,260 2.79%
455 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators $49,090 $47,760 2.78%
456 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other $39,530 $38,460 2.78%
457 Registered Nurses $75,330 $73,300 2.77%
458 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $107,260 $104,370 2.77%
459 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $85,600 $83,300 2.76%
460 Insulation Workers, Mechanical $50,030 $48,690 2.75%
461 Dental Assistants $41,180 $40,080 2.74%
462 Fashion Designers $75,810 $73,790 2.74%
463 Materials Scientists $99,460 $96,810 2.74%
464 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks $39,430 $38,380 2.74%
465 Tile and Stone Setters $44,220 $43,050 2.72%
466 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders $30,260 $29,460 2.72%
467 Public Relations Specialists $62,810 $61,150 2.71%
468 Ophthalmic Medical Technicians $37,940 $36,940 2.71%
469 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $94,520 $92,040 2.69%
470 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $31,430 $30,610 2.68%
471 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic $48,160 $46,910 2.66%
472 Special Education Teachers, All Other $62,820 $61,190 2.66%
473 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians $36,260 $35,320 2.66%
474 Producers and Directors $76,400 $74,420 2.66%
475 Agricultural Inspectors $46,700 $45,490 2.66%
476 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers $46,000 $44,810 2.66%
477 Surveying and Mapping Technicians $46,200 $45,010 2.64%
478 Printing Press Operators $37,880 $36,910 2.63%
479 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $73,230 $71,360 2.62%
480 Medical Appliance Technicians $41,750 $40,690 2.61%
481 Orthotists and Prosthetists $70,190 $68,410 2.60%
482 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists $55,690 $54,290 2.58%
483 Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators $42,260 $41,200 2.57%
484 Nuclear Technicians $84,190 $82,080 2.57%
485 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters $36,710 $35,790 2.57%
486 Social and Human Service Assistants $35,960 $35,060 2.57%
487 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $103,600 $101,010 2.56%
488 Political Scientists $125,350 $122,220 2.56%
489 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $116,430 $113,530 2.55%
490 Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners $61,660 $60,130 2.54%
491 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators $67,840 $66,160 2.54%
492
Financial and Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, and
Financial Specialists, All Other”
$83,660 $81,590 2.54%
493 Human Resources Specialists $63,490 $61,920 2.54%
494 Insurance Underwriters $71,790 $70,020 2.53%
495 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers $41,900 $40,870 2.52%
496 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $62,850 $61,310 2.51%
497 Agricultural Equipment Operators $32,750 $31,950 2.50%
498 Education Administrators, All Other $87,580 $85,450 2.49%
499 Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians $59,800 $58,350 2.49%
500 Actuaries $111,030 $108,350 2.47%
501 Technical Writers $74,650 $72,850 2.47%
502 Carpenters $49,520 $48,330 2.46%
503 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $67,840 $66,210 2.46%
504 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $110,140 $107,510 2.45%
505 Materials Engineers $95,640 $93,360 2.44%
506 Graphic Designers $53,380 $52,110 2.44%
507 Forensic Science Technicians $60,590 $59,150 2.43%
508 Training and Development Specialists $62,700 $61,210 2.43%
509 Insurance Sales Agents $52,180 $50,940 2.43%
510 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other $28,650 $27,970 2.43%
511 Optometrists $118,050 $115,250 2.43%
512 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School $62,270 $60,800 2.42%
513 Respiratory Therapists $62,810 $61,330 2.41%
514 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $38,690 $37,780 2.41%
515 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians $59,100 $57,720 2.39%
516 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $39,060 $38,150 2.39%
517 Parts Salespersons $32,460 $31,710 2.37%
518 Nuclear Engineers $116,140 $113,460 2.36%
519 Rail Car Repairers $57,710 $56,390 2.34%
520 Compensation and Benefits Managers $125,130 $122,270 2.34%
521 Electrical Engineers $100,830 $98,530 2.33%
522 Special Education Teachers, Preschool $61,400 $60,000 2.33%
523 Occupational Therapy Assistants $62,940 $61,510 2.32%
524 Health Education Specialists $56,500 $55,220 2.32%
525 Subway and Streetcar Operators $69,440 $67,880 2.30%
526 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians $61,900 $60,510 2.30%
527 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $78,840 $77,070 2.30%
528 Food Service Managers $56,590 $55,320 2.30%
529 History Teachers, Postsecondary $76,890 $75,170 2.29%
530 Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers $57,740 $56,450 2.29%
531 Highway Maintenance Workers $41,660 $40,730 2.28%
532 Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary $87,400 $85,450 2.28%
533 Phlebotomists $36,320 $35,510 2.28%
534 Paralegals and Legal Assistants $52,920 $51,740 2.28%
535 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes $75,420 $73,740 2.28%
536 Exercise Physiologists $50,280 $49,170 2.26%
537 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $82,330 $80,520 2.25%
538
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and
Plastic”
$39,780 $38,910 2.24%
539 Animal Control Workers $38,430 $37,590 2.23%
540 Emergency Management Directors $76,250 $74,590 2.23%
541 Prepress Technicians and Workers $41,410 $40,510 2.22%
542 Librarians and Media Collections Specialists $60,820 $59,500 2.22%
543 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $68,270 $66,790 2.22%
544 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation $36,630 $35,840 2.20%
545 Child, Family, and School Social Workers $48,430 $47,390 2.19%
546 Billing and Posting Clerks $39,590 $38,740 2.19%
547 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians $58,230 $56,980 2.19%
548 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $97,500 $95,410 2.19%
549 Gambling Cage Workers $28,650 $28,040 2.18%
550 Conservation Scientists $64,020 $62,660 2.17%
551 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $98,490 $96,400 2.17%
552
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators,
and Tenders, Metal and Plastic”
$36,880 $36,100 2.16%
553 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $75,920 $74,320 2.15%
554 Urban and Regional Planners $75,950 $74,350 2.15%
555 Chemists $79,300 $77,630 2.15%
556 Dentists, General $158,940 $155,600 2.15%
557 Aircraft Service Attendants and Transportation Workers, All Other $37,790 $37,000 2.14%
558 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $60,940 $59,670 2.13%
559 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $56,330 $55,160 2.12%
560 Mechanical Drafters $58,270 $57,060 2.12%
561 Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants $37,350 $36,580 2.10%
562 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $79,590 $77,950 2.10%
563 Cost Estimators $66,610 $65,250 2.08%
564 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $79,820 $78,200 2.07%
565 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $92,970 $91,090 2.06%
566 Architectural and Civil Drafters $57,500 $56,340 2.06%
567 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $78,180 $76,620 2.04%
568 Logisticians $76,270 $74,750 2.03%
569 Artists and Related Workers, All Other $65,800 $64,490 2.03%
570 Training and Development Managers $115,640 $113,350 2.02%
571 Construction Managers $97,180 $95,260 2.02%
572 Substitute Teachers, Short-Term $29,370 $28,790 2.01%
573 Computer Hardware Engineers $119,560 $117,220 2.00%
574 Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians $51,630 $50,620 2.00%
575 Helpers–Extraction Workers $37,860 $37,120 1.99%
576 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other $35,520 $34,830 1.98%
577 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas $47,920 $46,990 1.98%
578 Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare $49,160 $48,210 1.97%
579 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance $40,980 $40,190 1.97%
580 Self-Enrichment Teachers $39,960 $39,190 1.96%
581 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $62,870 $61,660 1.96%
582 Mechanical Engineers $90,160 $88,430 1.96%
583 Legal Support Workers, All Other $59,540 $58,400 1.95%
584 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $82,320 $80,750 1.94%
585 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $96,390 $94,560 1.94%
586 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $60,810 $59,660 1.93%
587 Sheet Metal Workers $51,370 $50,400 1.92%
588
Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and
Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other”
$64,190 $62,990 1.91%
589 Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners $25,220 $24,750 1.90%
590 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners $51,560 $50,600 1.90%
591 Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors $58,120 $57,040 1.89%
592 Massage Therapists $43,620 $42,820 1.87%
593 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $107,540 $105,570 1.87%
594 Dental Laboratory Technicians $42,110 $41,340 1.86%
595 Agricultural Workers, All Other $30,140 $29,590 1.86%
596 Ship Engineers $75,990 $74,610 1.85%
597
Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second
Language Instructors”
$55,350 $54,350 1.84%
598 Landscape Architects $70,630 $69,360 1.83%
599 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary $55,620 $54,620 1.83%
600 Opticians, Dispensing $38,530 $37,840 1.82%
601 Interior Designers $57,060 $56,040 1.82%
602 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks $47,020 $46,180 1.82%
603 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $99,090 $97,320 1.82%
604 Aerospace Engineers $118,610 $116,500 1.81%
605 Loan Interviewers and Clerks $41,370 $40,640 1.80%
606 Credit Analysts $74,970 $73,650 1.79%
607 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education $57,860 $56,850 1.78%
608 Word Processors and Typists $41,050 $40,340 1.76%
609 Physical Therapists $91,010 $89,440 1.76%
610 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $74,690 $73,410 1.74%
611 Civil Engineers $88,570 $87,060 1.73%
612 Speech-Language Pathologists $80,480 $79,120 1.72%
613 Nurse Practitioners $111,680 $109,820 1.69%
614 Personal Financial Advisors $89,330 $87,850 1.68%
615 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $93,580 $92,040 1.67%
616 Physical Therapist Assistants $59,770 $58,790 1.67%
617 Operations Research Analysts $86,200 $84,810 1.64%
618 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators $49,770 $48,980 1.61%
619 Woodworkers, All Other $33,630 $33,110 1.57%
620 Occupational Therapists $86,280 $84,950 1.57%
621 Tool and Die Makers $54,760 $53,920 1.56%
622 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $84,810 $83,510 1.56%
623 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $39,820 $39,210 1.56%
624 Healthcare Social Workers $57,630 $56,750 1.55%
625 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $59,660 $58,760 1.53%
626 Furniture Finishers $32,970 $32,480 1.51%
627 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $78,060 $76,900 1.51%
628 Radiation Therapists $86,850 $85,560 1.51%
629 Psychiatric Aides $31,570 $31,110 1.48%
630 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders $40,670 $40,090 1.45%
631 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $78,870 $77,800 1.38%
632 Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas $47,380 $46,740 1.37%
633 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents $55,640 $54,890 1.37%
634 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials $28,940 $28,550 1.37%
635 Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians $57,320 $56,550 1.36%
636 Craft Artists $35,180 $34,710 1.35%
637 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers $48,820 $48,180 1.33%
638 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers $92,620 $91,410 1.32%
639 Pest Control Workers $37,820 $37,330 1.31%
640 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas $39,420 $38,910 1.31%
641 Electricians $56,900 $56,180 1.28%
642 Proofreaders and Copy Markers $41,140 $40,630 1.26%
643 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians $54,080 $53,410 1.25%
644 Butchers and Meat Cutters $32,900 $32,500 1.23%
645 Pile Driver Operators $63,370 $62,600 1.23%
646 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $76,160 $75,240 1.22%
647 Statisticians $92,270 $91,160 1.22%
648 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School $62,460 $61,710 1.22%
649 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders $32,230 $31,850 1.19%
650 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other $35,890 $35,470 1.18%
651 Survey Researchers $59,870 $59,170 1.18%
652 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $75,470 $74,600 1.17%
653 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons $54,610 $53,990 1.15%
654 Dental Hygienists $77,090 $76,220 1.14%
655 Chemical Technicians $49,820 $49,260 1.14%
656 Music Directors and Composers $52,250 $51,670 1.12%
657 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs $47,110 $46,590 1.12%
658 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary $63,560 $62,860 1.11%
659 Loan Officers $63,960 $63,270 1.09%
660 Motorcycle Mechanics $38,010 $37,600 1.09%
661 Real Estate Brokers $60,370 $59,720 1.09%
662 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $80,400 $79,550 1.07%
663 Transit and Railroad Police $72,580 $71,820 1.06%
664 Industrial Engineers $88,950 $88,020 1.06%
665 Biological Technicians $46,340 $45,860 1.05%
666 Pediatricians, General $177,130 $175,310 1.04%
667 Instructional Coordinators $66,970 $66,290 1.03%
668 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School $62,320 $61,710 0.99%
669 Statistical Assistants $50,360 $49,870 0.98%
670 Plant and System Operators, All Other $58,960 $58,390 0.98%
671 Interpreters and Translators $52,330 $51,830 0.96%
672 Helpers–Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons $31,640 $31,340 0.96%
673 Fish and Game Wardens $58,040 $57,500 0.94%
674 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $88,010 $87,200 0.93%
675 Electrical and Electronics Drafters $62,100 $61,530 0.93%
676 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $90,400 $89,590 0.90%
677 Family Medicine Physicians $207,380 $205,590 0.87%
678 Stonemasons $43,650 $43,280 0.85%
679 Chief Executives $185,950 $184,460 0.81%
680 Computer User Support Specialists $52,690 $52,270 0.80%
681 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining $45,150 $44,800 0.78%
682 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $69,000 $68,490 0.74%
683 Correspondence Clerks $38,400 $38,140 0.68%
684 Traffic Technicians $47,800 $47,480 0.67%
685 Gambling Managers $75,470 $74,970 0.67%
686 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health $46,850 $46,540 0.67%
687 Tapers $59,450 $59,070 0.64%
688 Special Education Teachers, Middle School $61,820 $61,440 0.62%
689 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers $49,390 $49,100 0.59%
690 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary $71,030 $70,630 0.57%
691 Tire Builders $46,270 $46,010 0.57%
692 Chiropractors $70,720 $70,340 0.54%
693 Pharmacists $128,710 $128,090 0.48%
694 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators $56,370 $56,100 0.48%
695 Credit Counselors $46,170 $45,950 0.48%
696 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners $36,810 $36,650 0.44%
697 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $75,610 $75,290 0.43%
698 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $85,540 $85,180 0.42%
699 Financial Examiners $81,430 $81,090 0.42%
700 Patternmakers, Wood $65,120 $64,880 0.37%
701 Bailiffs $48,000 $47,830 0.36%
702 Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors $40,510 $40,390 0.30%
703 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School $60,620 $60,460 0.26%
704 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers $45,770 $45,660 0.24%
705 Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary $71,580 $71,410 0.24%
706 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $69,690 $69,530 0.23%
707 Real Estate Sales Agents $49,040 $48,930 0.22%
708 Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders $30,630 $30,570 0.20%
709 Sewers, Hand $30,000 $29,950 0.17%
710 Cargo and Freight Agents $43,770 $43,740 0.07%
711 Riggers $50,850 $50,860 -0.02%
712 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $73,650 $73,690 -0.05%
713 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers $54,100 $54,150 -0.09%
714 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $69,920 $69,990 -0.10%
715 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $65,440 $65,510 -0.11%
716
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and
Plastic”
$43,150 $43,210 -0.14%
717 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $85,760 $85,930 -0.20%
718 Chemical Engineers $108,540 $108,770 -0.21%
719 Biochemists and Biophysicists $94,270 $94,490 -0.23%
720 Embalmers $47,630 $47,760 -0.27%
721 Petroleum Engineers $137,330 $137,720 -0.28%
722
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers,
Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors”
$54,870 $55,060 -0.35%
723 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $97,520 $97,870 -0.36%
724 Structural Iron and Steel Workers $54,830 $55,040 -0.38%
725 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors $53,610 $53,850 -0.45%
726 Postal Service Mail Carriers $51,080 $51,310 -0.45%
727 First-Line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers $50,440 $50,710 -0.53%
728 Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary $71,570 $72,070 -0.69%
729 Meter Readers, Utilities $41,940 $42,280 -0.80%
730 Historians $63,100 $63,680 -0.91%
731 Cooks, All Other $30,460 $30,760 -0.98%
732 Geological and Hydrologic Technicians $50,630 $51,130 -0.98%
733 Athletes and Sports Competitors $50,850 $51,370 -1.01%
734 Log Graders and Scalers $36,900 $37,280 -1.02%
735 Recreational Therapists $47,710 $48,220 -1.06%
736 Designers, All Other $63,750 $64,620 -1.35%
737 Terrazzo Workers and Finishers $51,430 $52,180 -1.44%
738 Hearing Aid Specialists $52,630 $53,420 -1.48%
739 Floor Sanders and Finishers $38,850 $39,610 -1.92%
740 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers $53,160 $54,210 -1.94%
741 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas $53,820 $54,980 -2.11%
742 Sound Engineering Technicians $53,520 $54,740 -2.23%
743 Physical Scientists, All Other $107,210 $109,910 -2.46%
744 Airfield Operations Specialists $51,330 $52,650 -2.51%
745 Funeral Home Managers $74,200 $76,350 -2.82%
746 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters $64,030 $65,990 -2.97%
747 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $69,340 $71,530 -3.06%
748 Fallers $43,190 $44,650 -3.27%
749
Lighting Technicians and Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All
Other”
$70,980 $73,460 -3.38%
750 Forest and Conservation Workers $30,640 $31,770 -3.56%
751 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic $54,780 $57,020 -3.93%
752 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators and Locomotive Firers $57,870 $60,260 -3.97%
753 Sales and Related Workers, All Other $30,550 $31,820 -3.99%
754 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers $68,090 $71,160 -4.31%
755 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $60,910 $63,730 -4.42%
756 Animal Breeders $40,770 $42,920 -5.01%
757 Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $72,220 $76,480 -5.57%
758 Choreographers $43,680 $46,330 -5.72%
759 Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists $42,150 $45,270 -6.89%
760 Rail Transportation Workers, All Other $47,970 $51,600 -7.03%
761 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators $53,140 $60,140 -11.64%
762 Cooks, Private Household $32,630 $37,870 -13.84%
763 Forest and Conservation Technicians $38,940 $45,500 -14.42%
764 Farm Labor Contractors $47,780 $61,910 -22.82%

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