The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program produces employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations. These are estimates of the number of people employed in certain occupations, and estimates of the wages paid to them. Self-employed persons are not included in the estimates. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual States, and for metropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available.
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Occupational Employment and Wages
May 09, 2008
Retail salespersons, cashiers, general office clerks, combined
food preparation and serving workers, and registered nurses were
among the occupations with the highest employment in 2007.
The highest paying occupations included physician specialists,
dentist specialists, and chief executives.
May 2007 Estimates
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May 2007 National Cross-Industry estimates of Employment and Mean Annual Wage for SOC Major Occupational Groups: