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10 jobs most likely to provide a pay raise

Vets 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? Veterinarians, with those in the industry experiencing a 38% pay increase between 2016 and 2017.

But it’s not just pet lovers 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?

Ranking Occupation 2017 Median Salary* 2016 Median Salary* % Increase
1 Veterinarians $95,680.00 $69,576.00 37.52%
2 Surveying and mapping technicians $57,668.00 $42,172.00 36.74%
3 Producers and directors $77,428.00 $60,476.00 28.03%
4 Financial clerks, all other $46,904.00 $36,816.00 27.40%
5 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics $51,168.00 $40,508.00 26.32%
6 Meeting, convention, and event planners $56,160.00 $45,084.00 24.57%
7 Food processing workers, all other $35,152.00 $28,444.00 23.58%
8 Parts salespersons $40,872.00 $33,228.00 23.00%
9 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop $23,920.00 $19,448.00 22.99%
10 Logisticians $63,960.00 $52,572.00 21.66%

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

The emergence of digital maps hasn’t dimmed the spotlight on surveying and mapping technicians, which holds the No. 2 spot for salary increases. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as of 2017 an average 50,000 people make a career out of outlining the geographical landscape. But this field managed to experience a 37% salary increase from 2016 to 2017.

Sliding into third place, producers and directors — a field that averages a salary of $77,000 — also experienced double-digit income growth. Facing deadlines and high pressure, these motion picture professionals saw paychecks of 28% more from 2016 to 2017.

Next in line are financial clerks, a broad title that includes administrative support for banks and other financial institutions. The BLS projects a 9% increase in job availability for this career until 2026. A salary increase of 27% from 2016 to 2017 only sweetens the attraction for prospective employees.

Rounding out the Top 5 spot for salary increases is those who save lives on the daily. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics saw a more than 26% increase in their salary from 2016 to 2017.

Interestingly, these top careers shift around when we zoom into demographics. For women, the top career with a high potential for pay raises is a cluster of construction and extraction occupations that brought in a 26% salary increase from 2016 to 2017, whereas for men, it’s surveying and mapping technicians, who saw a 41% in increase in their paychecks.

What are the top 10 pay raises for women?

Ranking Occupation 2017 Median Salary* 2016 Median Salary* % Increase
1 Construction and extraction occupations $41,704.00 $33,228.00 26.00%
2 Meeting, convention, and event planners $55,328.00 $44,304.00 25.00%
3 Insurance underwriters $57,980.00 $47,320.00 23.00%
4 Psychologists $74,724.00 $61,724.00 21.00%
4 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders $26,832.00 $22,100.00 21.00%
5 Miscellaneous healthcare support occupations, including medical equipment preparers $31,356.00 $26,208.00 20.00%
6 Physicians and surgeons $91,468.00 $76,752.00 19.00%
7 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers $25,012.00 $21,164.00 18.00%
7 Insurance sales agents $41,340.00 $35,152.00 18.00%
8 Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products $46,176.00 $39,780.00 16.00%
9 Miscellaneous personal appearance workers $27,976.00 $24,232.00 15.00%
9 Postal service clerks $48,100.00 $41,860.00 15.00%
9 Sewing machine operators $27,092.00 $23,504.00 15.00%
10 Marketing and sales managers $66,976.00 $59,384.00 13.00%

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

According to the BLS, construction and extraction occupations — your carpenters, electricians, roofers and more — are projected to grow by 11% until 2026. 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 two No. 4 positions on our list. From now until 2026, BLS reports an average growth rate of 14% for psychologists, an occupation that experienced a 21% pay increase for women between 2016 and 2017. Additionally, we see a 21% pay increase for packaging and filling machine operators and tenders.

Even the last position on our top 10 is promising, offering the 90th percentile for this cluster of marketing and sales managers the potential to make up to $208,000 as of 2017.

What are the top 10 pay raises for men?

Ranking Occupation 2017 Median Salary* 2016 Median Salary* % Increase
1 Surveying and mapping technicians $57,928.00 $41,080.00 41.00%
2 Producers and directors $88,816.00 $63,856.00 39.00%
3 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics $58,188.00 $42,692.00 36.00%
4 Teacher assistants $33,384.00 $26,052.00 28.00%
5 Parts salespersons $41,600.00 $33,436.00 24.00%
5 Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and blending workers $41,340.00 $33,384.00 24.00%
6 Logisticians $70,616.00 $58,032.00 22.00%
7 Diagnostic related technologists and technicians $73,008.00 $60,112.00 21.00%
7 Health practitioner support technologists and technicians $44,616.00 $37,024.00 21.00%
7 Sales and related workers, all other $59,644.00 $49,192.00 21.00%
7 Food processing workers, all other $36,452.00 $30,108.00 21.00%
8 Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers $53,612.00 $44,824.00 20.00%
8 Stationary engineers and boiler operators $59,384.00 $49,608.00 20.00%
9 Compliance officers $78,052.00 $66,248.00 18.00%
10 Administrative services managers $84,708.00 $72,696.00 17.00%

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

Looking over the list for men, you’ll see three spots tied for occupations offering a high potential for raises. But let’s start with surveying and mapping technicians, who take the lead for pay raises among men. This career offers 11% on average growth rate for jobs until 2026 , providing more opportunities to pursue it.

At No. 5, we see that parts salespersons — those behind the counters of auto parts stores, dealers and wholesalers — saw a 24% salary increase from 2016 to 2017. This career cluster for car aficionados can earn up to $52,330 in the 90th percentile, BLS reports.

At No.7, there is a striking four way tie between diagnostic related technologists and technicians, health practitioner support technologists and technicians, sales and related workers, and food processing workers which all witnessed a 21% salary increase from 2016 to 2017.

Finally, if you’re looking for a job that typically requires only a high school diploma but offers a potential salary increase of 20% on average, chances are the field of stationary engineers and boiler operators could be a fit. Making up about 36,000 jobs in the US, it’s expected to experience a 5% job growth rate until 2026. Tied for the same salary increase on our list is also the cluster of athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers.

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.

For women, a cluster of probation officers and correctional treatment specialists experienced the deepest salary decline among other occupations. These careers saw a 15% decline in salary between 2016 and 2017, from $52,208 to $44,616.

For men, we again saw a tie for careers offering the sharpest decline. Salaries for both bartenders and chemical engineers dropped 14% from 2016 to 2017. Male chemical engineers reported a median salary of $84,812 in 2017, down from a median $98,852 in 2016. In the same time, male bartenders saw their median salaries drop from $36,452 to $31,200.

Complete list of 317 jobs and rankings

Occupation Ranking 2017 Median Salary* 2016 Median Salary* (+/-) % Change in Salary
1 Veterinarians $95,680.00 $69,576.00 +37.52%
2 Surveying and mapping technicians $57,688.00 $42,172.00 +36.74%
3 Producers and directors $77,428.00 $60,476.00 +28.03%
4 Financial clerks,all other $46,904.00 $36,816.00 +27.40%
5 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics $51,168.00 $40,508.00 +26.32%
6 Meeting, convention, and event planners $56,160.00 $45,084.00 +24.57%
7 Food processing workers, all others $35,152.00 $28,444.00 +23.58%
8 Parts salespersons $40,872.00 $33,228.00 +23.00%
9 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop $23,920.00 $19,448.00 +22.99%
10 Logisticians $63,960.00 $52,572.00 +21.66%
11 Sales and related workers, all other $50,492.00 $41,860.00 +20.62%
12 Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and blending workers $40,092.00 $33,436.00 +19.91%
13 Sewing machine operators $26,988.00 $22,724.00 +18.76%
14 Stationary engineers and boiler operators $56,576.00 $48,048.00 +17.75%
15 Counter and rental clerks $31,564.00 $26,884.00 +17.41%
16 Miscellaneous personal appearance workers $29,484.00 $25,480.00 +15.71%
17 Psychologists $75,608.00 $65,520.00 +15.40%
18 Medical scientists $71,656.00 $62,972.00 +13.79%
19 Drafters $58,552.00 $51,480.00 +13.74%
20 Packaging and filling machine operators and vendors $28,756.00 $25,376.00 +13.32%
21 Network and computer systems $72,540.00 $64,064.00 +13.23%
22 Physician assistant $90,844.00 $80,288.00 +13.15%
23 Broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators $59,800.00 $53,040.00 +12.75%
24 Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers $52,052.00 $46,384.00 +12.22%
25 Compliance officers $72,332.00 $64,636.00 +11.91%
26 Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers $90,584.00 $81,120.00 +11.67%
27 Aircraft mechanics and service technicians $60,788.00 $54,444.00 +11.65%
28 Diagnostics related technologies and technicians $60,424.00 $54,132.00 +11.62%
29 Painters, construction and maintenance $35,516.00 $31,824.00 +11.60%
29 Butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers $30,524.00 $27,352.00 +11.60%
30 Automotive and watercraft service attendants $26,728.00 $24,024.00 +11.26%
31 Gaming service workers $35,984.00 $32,448.00 +10.90%
32 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products $58,864.00 $53,248.00 +10.55%
33 Sales representative, wholesale and manufacturing $60,164.00 $54,444.00 +10.51%
34 Sales representatives, services, all other $59,644.00 $54,080.00 +10.29%
35 Chemical technicians $52,676.00 $47,788.00 +10.23%
36 Aircraft pilots and flight engineers $90,272.00 $82,264.00 +9.73%
37 Miscellaneous healthcare support occupations, including medical equipment preparers $30,524.00 $27,924.00 +9.31%
38 Welding, soldering, and brazing workers $42,224.00 $38,636.00 +9.29%
39 Other healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $61,516.00 $56,316.00 +9.23%
40 Industrial production managers $77,272.00 $70,772.00 +9.18%
41 Chemists and material scientists $74,100.00 $67,912.00 +9.11%
42 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers $23,816.00 $21,840.00 +9.05%
43 Public relations specialists $69,628.00 $63,856.00 +9.04%
44 Computer network architects $85,027.00 $78,104.00 +8.92%
45 Miscellaneous health technologists and technicians $42,172.00 $38,740.00 +8.86%
46 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses $42,380.00 $38,948.00 +8.81%
47 Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers $46,696.00 $42,952.00 +8.72%
48 Miscellaneous media and communication workers $42,068.00 $38,740.00 +8.59%
49 Architects, except naval $75,556.00 $69,628.00 +8.51%
50 Phlebotomists $33,020.00 $30,472.00 +8.36%
51 First-line supervisors of protective service workers, all other $49,556.00 $45,760.00 +8.30%
52 Computer control programmers and operators $45,136.00 $41,704.00 +8.23%
53 Printing press operators $39,416.00 $36,452.00 +8.13%
54 Paralegals and legal assistants $49,140.00 $45,448.00 +8.12%
55 Carpenters $41,028.00 $37,960.00 +8.08%
56 Human resource managers $75,296.00 $69,680.00 +8.06%
57 Physical scientists, all other $79,508.00 $73,632.00 +7.98%
58 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment $27,560.00 $25,532.00 +7.94%
59 Parking lot attendants $29,120.00 $26,988.00 +7.90%
60 Automotive body and related repairers $42,692.00 $39,572.00 +7.88%
61 Bill and account collectors $35,048.00 $32,500.00 +7.84%
62 Miscellaneous entertainment attendants and related workers $26,884.00 $25,012.00 +7.48%
63 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks $37,128.00 $34,580.00 +7.37%
64 Health practitioner support technologists and technicians $36,920.00 $34,424.00 +7.25%
65 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers $39,780.00 $37,128.00 +7.14%
66 Food batchmakers $29,900.00 $27,924.00 +7.08%
67 First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers $56,784.00 $53,040.00 +7.06%
68 Insurance sales agents $46,644.00 $43,628.00 +6.91%
69 Therapists, all other $51,116.00 $47,840.00 +6.85%
70 Court, municipal, and license clerks $38,376.00 $35,932.00 +6.80%
70 Production, planning, and expediting clerks $47,372.00 $44,356.00 +6.80%
71 Information security analysts $89,700.00 $84,084.00 +6.68%
72 Childcare workers $25,064.00 $23,504.00 +6.64%
73 Production workers, all other $34,476.00 $32,344.00 +6.59%
74 Private detectives and investigators $50,076.00 $47,008.00 +6.53%
75 Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers $32,812.00 $30,836.00 +6.41%
76 Life, physical, and social science occupations $66,872.00 $62,868.00 +6.37%
77 Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers $52,520.00 $49,400.00 +6.32%
78 Writers and authors $59,124.00 $55,640.00 +6.26%
78 Detectives and criminal investigators $65,312.00 $61,464.00 +6.26%
79 Brickmasons, block masons, and stonemasons $40,924.00 $38,532.00 +6.21%
80 Operations research analysts $72,592.00 $68,380.00 +6.16%
81 First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers $60,216.00 $56,732.00 +6.14%
82 Computer programmers $77,116.00 $72,696.00 +6.08%
83 Computer and information systems managers $95,836.00 $90,376.00 +6.04%
84 Cashier $22,776.00 $21,528.00 +5.80%
85 Electrical, electronics, and electromechanical assemblers $32,448.00 $30,680.00 +5.76%
86 Wholesale and retail buyers, except farmers $46,072.00 $43,576.00 +5.73%
87 Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers $32,968.00 $31,200.00 +5.67%
88 Information and record clerks, all other $35,932.00 $34,008.00 +5.66%
89 Engineering technicians, except drafters $54,756.00 $51,844.00 +5.62%
89 Sheet metal workers $44,980.00 $42,588.00 +5.62%
90 Tellers $29,744.00 $28.184.00 +5.54%
91 Stock clerks and order fillers $29,068 $27,560 +5.47%
92 Environmental scientists and geoscientists $85,228.00 $80,860.00 +5.40%
93 Protective service occupations $44,304.00 $42,068.00 +5.32%
94 Social and community service managers $59,072.00 $56,108.00 +5.28%
95 Packers and packagers, hand $24,960.00 $23,712.00 +5.26%
96 Postsecondary teachers $68,224.00 $64,844.00 +5.21%
97 Nurse practitioners $95,732.00 $91,000.00 +5.20%
98 Teacher assistants $28,600.00 $27,196.00 +5.16%
99 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan $34,892.00 $33,228.00 +5.01%
100 Cooks $24,232.00 $23,088.00 +4.95%
100 Preschool and kindergarten teachers $34,164.00 $32,552.00 +4.95%
100 Transportation, storage, and distribution managers $54,028.00 $51,480.00 +4.95%
101 Production occupations $36,452.00 $34,736.00 +4.94%
102 General and operations managers $69,056.00 $65,832.00 +4.90%
103 Waiters and waitresses $25,636.00 $24,440.00 +4.89%
104 Miscellaneous assemblers and fabricators $32,760.00 $31,252.00 +4.83%
105 Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks $38,428.00 $36,660.00 +4.82%
106 First-line supervisors of production and operating workers $50,232.00 $47,996.00 +4.66%
107 Managers, all other $77,376.00 $73,944.00 +4.64%
108 Grounds maintenance workers $27,300.00 $26,104.00 +4.58%
109 Billing and posting clerks $36,192.00 $34,632.00 +4.50%
110 Metal workers and plastic workers, all other $34,008.00 $32,552.00 +4.47%
111 Non-farm animal crackers $26,312.00 $25,220.00 +4.33%
111 Postal service clerks $48,880.00 $46,852.00 +4.33%
112 Office clerks, general $35,464.00 $34,008.00 +4.28%
112 Electrical and electronics engineers $93,756.00 $89,908.00 +4.28%
113 Automotive service technicians and mechanics $39,572.00 $97,960.00 +4.25%
114 File clerks $36,608.00 $35,152.00 +4.14%
114 Taxi drivers and chauffeurs $31,408.00 $30,160.00 +4.14%
115 Food preparation and serving related occupations $25,168.00 $24,180.00 +4.09%
116 Cutting, punching, and press machine settlers, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic $34,580.00 $33,228.00 +4.07%
117 Production, transportation, and material moving occupations $35,984.00 $34,580.00 +4.06%
118 Maintenance and repair workers, general $43,056.00 $41,392.00 +4.02%
118 Service occupations $28,288.00 $27,196.00 +4.02%
119 Medical assistants $30,888.00 $29,744.00 +3.85%
120 Fundraisers $59,904.00 $57,772.00 +3.69%
121 Industrial truck and tractor operators $32,448.00 $31,304.00 +3.65%
121 Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations $28,028.00 $27,040.00 +3.65%
121 Secretaries and administrative assistants $38,428.00 $37,076.00 +3.65%
122 Insurance underwriters $59,956.00 $57,876.00 +3.59%
123 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists $27,456.00 $26,520.00 +3.53%
124 Telecommunications line installers and repairers $45,708.00 $44,200.00 +3.41%
124 Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators $52,104.00 $50,388.00 +3.41%
125 Recreation and fitness workers $32,032.00 $30,992.00 +3.36%
126 Management, business, and financial operations occupations $69,004.00 $66,768.00 +3.35%
127 Receptionists and information clerks $31,304.00 $30,316.00 +3.26%
127 Chefs and head cooks $32,968.00 $31,928.00 +3.26%
128 Office and administrative support occupations $36,452.00 $35,308.00 +3.24%
128 Healthcare support occupations $28,184.00 $27,300.00 +3.24%
129 Dishwashers $20,852.00 $20,228.00 +3.08%
130 Management, professional, and related occupations $63,648.00 $61,776.00 +3.03%
131 Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and mechanics $51,636.00 $50,128.00 +3.01%
132 First-line supervisors of correctional officers $46,748.00 $45,396.00 +2.98%
133 Personal care and service occupations $27,040.00 $26,260.00 +2.97%
134 Editor $56,368.00 $54,756.00 +2.94%
134 Bailiffs, correctional officers, and jailers $40,092.00 $38,948.00 +2.94%
135 Transportation and material moving occupations $35,412.00 $34,424.00 +2.87%
135 Sales and office occupations $37,336.00 $36,296.00 +2.87%
136 Electrician $50,908.00 $49,504.00 +2.84%
137 First-line supervisors of retail sales workers $39,728.00 $38,636.00 +2.83%
138 Marketing and sales managers $78,468.00 $76,336.00 +2.79%
139 Combined food preparation and saving workers, including fast food $21,164.00 $20,592.00 +2.78%
140 Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators $47,164.00 $45,916.00 +2.72%
141 Dental assistants $31,616.00 $30,784.00 +2.70%
142 Electrical power-line installers and repairers $61,932.00 $60,372.00 +2.58%
143 Sales and related occupations $39,676.00 $38,688.00 +2.55%
144 Eligibility interviewers, government programs $44,148.00 $43,056.00 +2.54%
145 Secondary school teachers $59,228.00 $57,772.00 +2.52%
145 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks $31,772.00 $30,992.00 +2.52%
146 Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $55,432.00 $54,080.00 +2.50%
147 Janitors and building cleaners $28,028.00 $27,352.00 +2.47%
148 Construction managers $74,256.00 $72,540.00 +2.37%
149 Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations $27,144.00 $26,520.00 +2.35%
150 First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers $37,596.00 $36,764.00 +2.26%
151 First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers $45,084.00 $44,096.00 +2.24%
152 Librarians $52,468.00 $51,324.00 +2.23%
153 Customer service representatives $34,008.00 $33,280.00 +2.19%
154 Driver/sales workers and truck drivers $41,444.00 $40,560.00 +2.18%
155 Highway maintenance workers $39,572.00 $38,740.00 +2.15%
156 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand $30,056.00 $29,432.00 +2.12%
157 Aerospace engineers $98,384.00 $96,408.00 +2.05%
158 Maids and housekeeping cleaners $23,400.00 $22,932.00 +2.04%
159 Statisticians $74,516.00 $73,060.00 +1.99%
160 Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations $45,656.00 $44,772.00 +1.97%
161 Security and fire alarm system installers $49,140.00 $48,204.00 +1.94%
162 Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations $41,652.00 $40,872.00 +1.91%
163 Food service managers $39,156.00 $38,428.00 +1.89%
163 Personal care aides $25,272.00 $24,804.00 +1.89%
164 Data entry keyers $33,800.00 $33,176.00 +1.88%
164 Security guards and gaming surveillance officers $30,992.00 $30,420.00 +1.88%
165 Education, training, and library occupations $52,104.00 $51,168.00 +1.83%
165 Clergy $55,016.00 $54,028.00 +1.83%
166 First-line supervisors of police and detectives $70,096.00 $68,848.00 +1.81%
166 Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $58,448.00 $47,408.00 +1.81%
167 Miscellaneous agricultural workers $26,884.00 $26,416.00 +1.77%
168 Accountants and auditors $60,996.00 $59,956.00 +1.73%
169 First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers $27,924.00 $27,456.00 +1.70%
170 Professional and related occupations $60,320.00 $59,332.00 +1.67%
171 Management occupations $72,384.00 $71,240.00 +1.61%
172 Management analysts $77,948.00 $76,752.00 +1.56%
173 Construction and extraction occupations $41,392.00 $40,768.00 +1.53%
174 Computer and mathematical occupations $76,180.00 $75,036.00 +1.52%
174 Credit counselors and loan officers $55,640.00 $54,808.00 +1.52%
175 Personal finance advisors $74,100.00 $73,008.00 +1.50%
176 Bus and truck mechanics and Diesel engine specialists $46,124.00 $45,448.00 +1.49%
176 Food preparations workers $22,100.00 $21,788.00 +1.49%
177 Elementary and middle school teachers $53,196.00 $52,468.00 +1.39%
178 Computer system analysts $73,268.00 $72,436.00 +1.15%
179 Business and financial operations occupation $61,048.00 $60,372.00 +1.12%
180 Police and sheriff’s patrol officers $52,780.00 $52,208.00 +1.10%
181 Speech-language pathologists $63,076.00 $62,400.00 +1.08%
182 Barbers $30,680.00 $30,368.00 +1.03%
183 Business operations specialists, all other $59,072.00 $58,500.00 +0.98%
184 First-line supervisors of housekeeping and janitorial workers $34,372.00 $34,060.00 +0.92%
185 Software developers, applications, and systems software $93,184.00 $92,352.00 +0.90%
186 Dispatchers $36,020.00 $36,608.00 +0.85%
186 Machinists $43,212.00 $42,848.00 +0.85%
187 Legal occupations $75,036.00 $74,412.00 +0.84%
188 Computer support specialists $55,536.00 $55,120.00 +0.75%
189 First-line supervisors of gaming workers $41,444.00 $41,184.00 +0.63%
190 Dietitians and nutritionists $51,532.00 $51,272.00 +0.51%
191 Social and human service assistants $38,428.00 $38,272.00 +0.41%
192 Financial analysts $79,560.00 $79,300.00 +0.33%
193 Special education teachers $53,248.00 $53,092.00 +0.29%
194 Market research analysts and marketing specialists $61,048.00 $60,892.00 +0.26%
196 Lawyers $98,852.00 $98,644.00 +0.21%
197 Other installation, maintenance, and repair workers $40,248.00 $40,196.00 +0.13%
198 Physicians and surgeons $99,736.00 $99,632.00 +0.10%
199 Social workers $47,112.00 $47,112.00 +0.00%
200 Pharmacists $99,966.00 $100,048.00 -0.05%
201 Web developers $64,220.00 $64,272.00 -0.08%
201 Computer occupations, all other $64,088.00 $64,140.00 -0.08%
202 Dental hygienists $53,716.00 $53,768.00 -0.10%
203 Couriers and messengers $37,700.00 $37,752.00 -0.14%
204 Advertising and promotion managers $69,160.00 $69,264.00 -0.15%
205 Property, real estate, and community association managers $49,764.00 $49,868.00 -0.21%
206 Purchasing managers $66,092.00 $66,248.00 -0.24%
206 Miscellaneous community and social service specialists, including health educators and community health workers $43,108.00 $43,212.00 -0.24%
207 Computer operators $42,068.00 $43,172.00 -0.25%
208 Architecture and engineering occupations $76,856.00 $77,064.00 -0.27%
209 Chief executives $119,392.00 $119,756.00 -0.30%
210 Roofers $32,292.00 $32,396.00 -0.32%
211 Registered nurses $59,800.00 $60,008.00 -0.35%
212 Training and development specialists $57,148.00 $57,356.00 -0.36%
213 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks $37,388.00 $37,544.00 -0.42%
214 Personal care and service workers, all others $29,640.00 $29,796.00 -0.52%
215 Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides $26,000.00 $26,156.00 -0.60%
215 Physical therapists $68,484.00 $68,900.00 -0.60%
216 Civil engineers $77,688.00 $78,208.00 -0.66%
217 Engineers, all other $81,172.00 $81,796.00 -0.76%
218 Crane and tower operators $46,904.00 $47,268.00 -0.77%
218 Financial managers $73,424.00 $73,996.00 -0.77%
218 Counselors $46,644.00 $47,008.00 -0.77%
219 Laundry and dry-clean workers $23,400.00 $23,608.00 -0.88%
220 Educational administrators $71,084.00 $71,812.00 -1.01%
221 Painting workers $36,036.00 $36,452.00 -1.14%
222 Food servers, non-restaurant $24,596.00 $24,908.00 -1.25%
223 Retail salespersons $31,980.00 $32,396.00 -1.28%
224 Office and administrative support workers, all other $39,416.00 $39,936.00 -1.30%
225 Securities, commodities, and financial service sales agents $69,264.00 $70,252.00 -1.41%
226 Flight attendants $44,720.00 $45,396.00 -1.49%
227 Mechanical engineers $79,768.00 $81,120.00 -1.67%
228 Cost estimators $59,228.00 $60,268.00 -1.73%
229 Industrial engineers, including health and safety $77,792.00 $79,352.00 -1.97%
230 Community and social service occupations $46,800.00 $47,788.00 -2.07%
231 Graders and sorters, agricultural products $26,000.00 $26,572.00 -2.15%
232 Artists and related workers $62,868.00 $64,272.00 -2.18%
233 Construction and building inspectors $50,648.00 $51,792.00 -2.21%
234 Administrative service managers $64,116.00 $65,572.00 -2.22%
235 Technical writers $63,544.00 $65,156.00 -2.47%
236 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists $54,184.00 $55,588.00 -2.53%
237 Order clerks $32,708.00 $33,592.00 -2.63%
238 Payroll and timekeeping clerks $39,780.00 $40,872.00 -2.67%
239 Medical, dental, and ophthalmic laboratory technicians $31,096.00 $31,980.00 -2.76%
240 Real estate brokers and sales agents $49,556.00 $51,116.00 -3.05%
241 Construction laborers $34,840.00 $35,984.00 -3.18%
242 Respiratory therapists $49,972.00 $51,896.00 -3.71%
243 Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers $42,588.00 $44,252.00 -3.76%
244 Postal service mail carriers $49,088.00 $51,012.00 -3.77%
245 Computer hardware engineers $92,092.00 $95,836.00 -3.91%
246 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers $43,160.00 $44,928.00 -3.94%
247 Loan interviewers and clerks $38,584.00 $40,248.00 -4.13%
248 Miscellaneous vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers $31,876.00 $33,332.00 -4.37%
248 Other teachers and instructors $46,644.00 $48,776.00 -4.37%
249 Medical records and health information technicians $39,676.00 $41,496.00 -4.39%
250 Bakers $24,544.00 $25,688.00 -4.45%
251 Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics $47,996.00 $50,336.00 -4.65%
251 Human resource workers $56,472.00 $59,228.00 -4.65%
251 Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics $47,996.00 $50,336.00 -4.65%
252 Occupational therapist $67,652.00 $70,980.00 -4.69%
253 First-line supervisors of personal service workers $32,188.00 $33,852.00 -4.92%
253 First-line supervisors of personal service workers $32,188.00 $33,852.00 -4.92%
254 Lodging managers $45,864.00 $48,308.00 -5.06%
255 Chemical processing machine settlers, operators, and tenders $45,604.00 $48,048.00 -5.09%
256 Miscellaneous legal support workers $49,764.00 $52,468.00 -5.15%
257 Other education, training, and library workers $54,548.00 $57,564.00 -5.24%
258 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks $25,272.00 $26,676.00 -5.26%
259 Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents $56,056.00 $59,176.00 -5.27%
260 Bus drivers $31,460.00 $33,332.00 -5.62%
261 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators $45,136.00 $47,840.00 -5.65%
262 Medical and health services managers $68,588.00 $72,904.00 -5.92%
263 Pest control workers $32,032.00 $34,060.00 -5.95%
264 Word processors and typists $35,516.00 $37,960.00 -6.44%
265 Pipe-layers, plumbers, pipe-fitters, and steam-fitters $55,224.00 $59,124.00 -6.60%
265 First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers $55,224.00 $59,124.00 -6.60%
266 Designers $55,624.00 $56,472.00 -6.81%
267 Refuse and recyclable material collectors/tb> $27,144.00 $29,224.00 -7.12%
268 Training and development managers/tb> $72,592.00 $78,364.00 -7.37%
268 Miscellaneous life, physical, and social sciences/tb> $72,592.00 $78,364.00 -7.37%
269 Bartenders $28,808.00 $31,304.00 -7.97%
270 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop $20,852.00 $22,984.00 -9.28%
271 Cutting workers $27,092.00 $29,952.00 -9.55%
272 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists $45,812.00 $51,584.00 -11.19%
273 Architectural and engineering managers $103,948.00 $117,416.00 -11.47%
274 Baggage porters, bellhops, and concierges $28,444.00 $32,500.00 -12.48%
275 Advertising sales agents $46,124.00 $53,196.00 -13.29%
276 Chemical engineers $84,552.00 $97,604.00 -13.37%
277 Public relations and fundraising managers $68,536.00 $79,664.00 -13.97%
278 Biological scientists $59,280.00 $69,992.00 -15.30%
279 News analysts, reporters and correspondents $49,140.00 $60,632.00 -18.95%
280 Database administrators $71,812.00 $90,012.00 -20.22%
281 Tax preparers $41,132.00 $54,548.00 -24.59%

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

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