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TABLE 2. Earnings by Detailed Occupation: 1999: United States: Both Sexes

(Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)


                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates

21 to 74 years                                         135,263,525   $26,171      28.0  86,997,525   $32,624      30.7

  MANAGEMENT OCCUPATIONS
Chief executives                                         1,173,270   $81,590      60.8     989,770   $87,514      61.8
General and Operations Managers                            947,900   $51,196      45.1     817,330   $53,159      45.4
Legislators                                                 16,245   $34,916      63.6       9,430   $50,572      70.2
Advertising and Promotions Managers                         83,015   $40,469      66.4      63,715   $44,366      66.4
Marketing and Sales Managers                             1,123,245   $51,086      61.2     892,465   $57,167      62.0
Public Relations Managers                                   68,325   $47,070      66.5      55,770   $50,904      66.0
Administrative Services Managers                            97,970   $45,031      40.5      81,670   $48,304      40.5
Computer and Information Systems Managers                  333,120   $65,331      63.9     289,010   $67,506      64.2
Financial Managers                                         999,825   $46,460      55.2     829,085   $50,458      56.5
Human Resources Managers                                   476,270   $41,237      45.9     375,050   $45,913      48.2
Industrial Production Managers                             320,770   $51,249      38.6     279,825   $52,373      38.8
Purchasing Managers                                        205,415   $48,132      49.5     177,090   $50,636      50.1
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers         254,175   $36,923      22.8     212,950   $39,597      23.2
Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers               201,920   $26,944      21.2     144,425   $31,214      23.1
Farmers and Ranchers                                       556,035   $16,465      16.4     371,115   $20,531      16.9
Construction Managers                                      676,440   $46,138      26.8     531,610   $50,696      28.3
Education Administrators                                   732,020   $43,245      75.1     487,955   $49,059      77.0
Engineering Managers                                       166,435   $79,342      76.6     149,045   $80,943      77.4
Food Service Managers                                      709,520   $26,511      20.2     506,265   $30,375      21.3
Funeral Directors                                           48,765   $37,360      32.2      37,410   $41,800      33.2
Gaming Managers                                             30,740   $31,150      27.2      21,365   $36,628      29.3
Lodging Managers                                           142,915   $26,802      32.9      98,760   $30,951      34.0
Medical and Health Services Managers                       424,425   $41,984      53.9     342,720   $46,113      55.0
Natural Sciences Managers                                   19,640   $69,710      88.1      16,905   $75,505      88.9
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents                        41,520   $43,291      18.8      31,970   $47,261      21.2
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association
  Managers                                                 452,430   $30,880      33.5     312,715   $36,235      34.2
Social and Community Service Managers                      252,515   $33,381      63.8     185,670   $38,837      66.5
Managers, All Other                                      2,045,875   $48,543      48.9   1,662,220   $52,035      49.9

  BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL OPERATIONS OCCUPATIONS
Agents and Business Managers of Artists,Performers,
  and Athletes                                              38,445   $31,115      51.8      24,345   $39,274      54.4
Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products                 13,355   $34,786      26.8      10,085   $39,014      29.5
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products          238,840   $27,361      29.1     155,885   $34,043      31.9
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and
  Farm Products                                            277,255   $35,856      33.7     227,920   $37,661      33.8
Claims Adusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and
  Investigators                                            311,735   $32,873      40.2     250,585   $35,502      40.9
Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction,
  Health and Safety, and Transportation                    104,790   $38,928      46.4      83,860   $41,731      47.9
Cost Estimators                                            110,825   $41,685      28.2      89,740   $45,518      29.0



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          UNITED STATES; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations
  Specialists                                              924,220   $35,017      47.3     689,850   $38,647      47.4
Logisticians                                                41,050   $41,472      42.5      33,440   $44,990      42.8
Management Analysts                                        588,245   $50,303      73.6     395,310   $58,337      73.9
Meeting and Convention Planners                             35,135   $31,410      49.9      23,425   $36,502      51.1
Other Business Operations Specialists                      246,045   $31,268      35.3     179,310   $35,511      35.2
Accountants and Auditors                                 1,832,740   $36,940      70.4   1,369,700   $41,488      72.2
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate                    102,085   $36,447      48.4      77,485   $41,016      49.6
Budget Analysts                                             47,700   $45,309      57.6      40,760   $46,964      57.4
Credit Analysts                                             33,470   $31,725      50.5      25,825   $34,795      51.0
Financial Analysts                                          62,980   $51,846      78.7      44,920   $60,241      80.3
Personal Financial Advisors                                258,730   $50,147      73.2     192,945   $56,420      74.5
Insurance Underwriters                                      88,190   $37,085      47.1      72,985   $39,274      47.7
Financial Examiners                                         12,510   $50,648      77.0      10,650   $53,199      79.5
Loan Counselors and Officers                               339,330   $35,785      41.9     270,250   $38,704      43.4
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents               76,100   $34,073      42.0      57,865   $37,601      45.8
Tax Preparers                                              116,670   $12,493      42.3      37,815   $36,215      50.2
Financial Specialists, All Other                            46,615   $35,001      43.6      35,920   $38,472      45.5

  COMPUTER AND MATHEMATICAL OCCUPATIONS
Computer Scientists and System Analyts                     710,795   $50,210      60.2     554,720   $52,858      60.5
Computer Programmers                                       675,055   $50,807      63.3     521,105   $54,471      63.6
Computer Software Engineers                                737,810   $60,795      76.6     595,965   $64,031      76.6
Computer Support Specialists                               409,095   $36,337      38.2     303,585   $40,817      39.0
Database Administrators                                     80,935   $49,560      63.5      63,900   $53,210      63.5
Network and Computer Systems Administrators                201,800   $45,083      44.2     165,195   $47,262      44.7
Network Systems and Data Communication Analysts            325,320   $42,281      50.3     239,180   $48,850      50.3
Actuaries                                                   23,210   $65,831      94.9      19,230   $72,449      95.7
Mathematicians                                               3,095   $64,670      95.8       2,345   $70,795      96.4
Operations Research Analysts                               109,985   $49,647      63.3      86,510   $51,865      63.0
Statisticians                                               24,395   $47,508      84.9      18,180   $53,270      86.2
Miscellaneous Mathematical Science Occupations               3,710   $39,331      81.6       2,595   $46,415      80.3

ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING OCCUPATIONS
Architects, Except Naval                                   198,050   $45,550      84.2     150,365   $51,081      86.2
Surveyors, Cartographers, and Photogrammetrists             36,490   $37,394      72.8      28,115   $41,770      72.7
Aerospace Engineers                                        116,660   $61,963      79.4     100,055   $64,483      80.5
Agricultural Engineers                                       2,855   $49,497      73.4       2,330   $50,861      76.3
Biomedical Engineers                                         9,425   $51,900      64.9       7,930   $54,656      65.0
Chemical Engineers                                          68,825   $63,301      86.3      57,035   $67,182      88.2
Civil Engineers                                            284,625   $52,596      80.1     236,275   $56,679      81.1
Computer Hardware Engineers                                 68,180   $52,609      61.0      53,060   $60,045      63.1
Electrical and Electronic Engineers                        322,255   $61,162      73.7     273,855   $63,247      74.3
Environmental Engineers                                     36,060   $51,786      87.6      30,055   $55,122      88.5
Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety          200,575   $50,541      60.4     167,620   $51,935      60.2
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects                       11,680   $56,614      68.8       9,020   $60,313      71.4



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          UNITED STATES; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Materials Engineers                                         40,335   $52,330      63.6      33,760   $55,669      64.4
Mechanical Engineers                                       288,665   $55,270      67.9     242,710   $57,832      68.4
Mining and Geological Engineers,Including Mining
  Safety Engineers                                           7,120   $57,051      68.0       5,805   $60,131      70.8
Nuclear Engineers                                            8,905   $70,638      82.1       7,585   $71,980      82.6
Petroleum Engineers                                         16,705   $72,467      84.5      12,810   $76,529      88.0
Engineers, All Others                                      328,040   $58,042      74.9     270,045   $61,349      75.2
Drafters                                                   228,770   $32,624      19.5     169,550   $36,583      18.0
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters                   465,775   $37,108      15.0     369,810   $40,345      14.2
Surveying and Mapping Technicians                           81,380   $29,706       5.3      59,590   $33,072       4.9

  LIFE, PHYSICAL, AND SOCIAL SCIENCE OCCUPATIONS
Agricultural and Food Scientists                            29,345   $35,601      75.3      20,970   $41,185      77.5
Biological Scientists                                       87,925   $36,122      93.0      64,210   $41,131      94.4
Conservation Scientists and Foresters                       29,380   $41,412      81.6      24,365   $43,701      83.0
Medical Scientists                                          84,420   $41,036      99.4      63,435   $47,322      99.6
Astronomers and Physicists                                  20,760   $62,752      92.5      17,170   $69,121      93.0
Atmospheric and Space Scientists                             9,945   $52,090      82.3       8,220   $56,098      84.7
Chemists and Materials Scientists                          111,340   $46,454      90.3      90,255   $50,473      90.7
Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists                  87,825   $46,211      91.6      68,555   $50,472      91.8
Physical Scientists, All Other                             158,830   $39,918      96.9     111,710   $50,760      97.6
Economists                                                  28,030   $64,243      99.7      22,240   $70,254      99.9
Market/Survey Researchers                                   93,830   $41,306      71.8      63,380   $50,278      74.3
Psychologists                                              174,915   $42,192      98.9      88,425   $50,984      99.0
Sociologists                                                 2,900   $39,193      92.6       2,010   $46,064      94.7
Urban and Regional Planners                                 22,390   $47,280      92.3      18,515   $50,307      92.4
Miscellaneous Social Scientists and Related Workers         35,300   $30,981      87.0      21,735   $40,390      88.7
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians                   28,075   $27,318      23.9      20,045   $31,097      24.0
Biological Technicians                                      20,745   $26,982      50.5      12,660   $33,467      51.0
Chemical Technicians                                        93,630   $36,134      27.6      73,010   $39,475      26.7
Geological and Petroleum Technicians                        13,515   $40,653      27.7       9,920   $44,418      26.4
Nuclear Technicians                                          3,970   $51,166      24.9       3,225   $54,266      24.3
Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians       145,995   $23,233      38.1      79,535   $31,912      37.0

  COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES OCCUPATIONS
Counselors                                                 586,065   $27,481      70.2     322,145   $31,088      69.7
Social Workers                                             675,870   $28,642      73.6     474,190   $31,181      73.4
Misc. Community and Social Service Specialists             278,035   $26,773      54.4     189,700   $30,827      58.7
Clergy                                                     396,865   $27,247      74.7     293,895   $31,285      76.5
Directors, Religious Activities and Education               53,650   $21,839      62.2      29,690   $29,645      66.7
Religious Workers, All Other                                82,820   $16,971      52.3      39,425   $26,954      58.2

  LEGAL OCCUPATIONS
Lawyers                                                    885,890   $75,094      99.8     708,320   $82,137      99.9
Judges, Magistrates, and Other Judicial Workers             60,185   $60,642      78.2      47,220   $71,415      80.1
Paralegals and Legal Assistants                            306,690   $30,193      40.4     210,095   $33,380      36.8
Miscellaneous Legal Support Workers                        237,060   $27,123      37.7     147,355   $32,827      31.5



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          UNITED STATES; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates

  EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND LIBRARY OCCUPATIONS
Postsecondary Teachers                                   1,203,655   $34,628      90.0     745,475   $46,698      91.6
Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers                        460,210   $12,666      38.6     247,440   $17,614      37.7
Elementary and Middle School Teachers                    3,327,460   $32,306      93.4   2,450,940   $36,216      95.8
Secondary School Teachers                                  811,065   $35,426      94.8     630,680   $38,251      96.6
Special Education Teachers                                 183,000   $31,750      85.4     136,870   $35,129      89.9
Other Teachers and Instructors                             525,395   $14,190      51.2     181,450   $30,587      50.8
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians                36,475   $28,169      75.4      22,575   $35,596      78.9
Librarians                                                 194,010   $31,129      82.2     100,475   $36,866      87.0
Library Technicians                                         38,935   $11,150      22.2      12,555   $22,812      26.5
Teacher Assistants                                         934,970   $10,723      15.1     186,925   $15,569      13.0
Other Education, Training, and Library Workers              61,180   $33,856      76.4      33,485   $41,079      77.7

  ARTS, DESIGN, ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS, AND MEDIA
       OCCUPATIONS
Artists and Related Workers                                243,250   $21,884      48.1     125,980   $33,291      48.8
Designers                                                  777,675   $27,879      42.9     476,240   $35,760      43.7
Actors                                                      41,960   $18,384      53.2       7,330   $35,499      57.2
Producers and Directors                                    143,595   $38,984      67.7      95,830   $44,017      68.8
Athletes, Coaches, Umpires and Related Workers             170,305   $20,468      49.7      68,925   $33,236      58.6
Dancers and Choreographers                                  24,185   $16,934      16.9       5,890   $25,647      20.3
Musicians, Singers and Related Workers                     170,825   $16,161      48.9      52,905   $31,807      52.9
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related
  Workers, All Other                                        36,120   $18,496      28.5      11,725   $28,155      32.3
Announcers                                                  51,415   $22,461      33.7      27,015   $30,250      39.0
News Analysts, Reporters, and Correspondents                92,990   $31,256      78.3      61,325   $39,344      82.1
Public Relations Specialists                               149,220   $33,861      67.0      98,400   $41,281      71.3
Editors                                                    185,850   $32,868      77.2     123,475   $39,594      79.1
Technical Writers                                           76,370   $42,054      68.4      53,520   $46,716      66.6
Writers and Authors                                        168,155   $28,049      79.0      84,630   $39,717      79.5
Miscellaneous Media and Communication Workers               63,555   $20,645      42.9      25,185   $32,134      44.7
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and
  Radio Operators                                           88,660   $31,719      31.0      58,570   $37,205      30.6
Photographers                                              123,580   $22,401      39.5      65,140   $31,512      42.8
Television, Video and Motion Picture Camera
  Operators and Editors                                     31,000   $31,623      49.4      15,710   $37,553      48.4
Media and Communication Equipment Workers,
  All Other                                                    895   $40,496      34.2         530   $42,425      37.7

  HEALTHCARE PRACTIONERS AND TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS
Chiropractors                                               51,480   $51,123      96.5      33,175   $61,106      97.6
Dentists                                                   159,640   $97,313      99.7      88,435  $102,843      99.7
Dieticians and Nutritionists                                84,730   $26,860      65.0      48,130   $33,332      63.9
Optometrists                                                31,160   $71,428      99.8      21,520   $80,018      99.9
Pharmacists                                                215,490   $61,710      94.9     150,345   $68,251      97.4
Physicians and Surgeons                                    723,480  $110,504      99.7     523,550  $124,125      99.7
Physician Assistants                                        60,330   $34,116      59.0      39,090   $42,169      57.8



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          UNITED STATES; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Podiatrists                                                 10,975   $74,528      99.8       7,920   $83,111      99.9
Registered Nurses                                        2,415,590   $37,511      52.0   1,439,915   $42,562      51.3
Audiologists                                                12,875   $39,681      94.5       7,425   $46,653      94.4
Occupational Therapists                                     67,050   $37,936      89.6      31,910   $45,446      89.8
Physical Therapists                                        140,975   $42,157      88.8      81,405   $50,526      88.7
Radiation Therapists                                        11,055   $41,707      35.4       8,300   $45,176      35.2
Recreational Therapists                                     17,760   $26,079      69.3      11,615   $30,060      72.5
Respiratory Therapists                                      92,565   $34,812      25.7      62,945   $37,663      26.2
Speech-Language Pathologists                               100,035   $36,695      97.7      36,620   $41,537      98.1
Therapists, All Others                                      75,905   $27,176      77.8      41,690   $32,550      78.8
Veterinarians                                               60,740   $53,975      99.7      45,020   $61,100      99.7
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practioners,
  All Other                                                 10,325   $23,288      77.7       4,685   $35,425      77.8
Clinical Lab Technologists and Technicians                 316,085   $30,087      55.6     206,340   $35,002      55.3
Dental Hygienists                                          120,300   $31,790      33.0      38,485   $40,430      31.8
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians           237,505   $32,387      20.2     160,885   $36,959      20.5
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics               115,175   $28,401      13.2      85,695   $31,299      12.3
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practioners Support
  Technicians                                              302,685   $19,358      14.2     174,440   $23,323      12.3
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses          638,665   $24,087       7.9     375,065   $27,395       7.6
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians         101,570   $19,188      12.7      62,755   $22,140      12.4
Opticians, Dispensing                                       52,010   $23,592      14.2      35,235   $27,403      14.4
Miscellaneous Health Technologists and Technicians          86,815   $24,728      26.2      56,600   $28,845      25.0
Other Healthcare Practioners and Technical
  Occupations                                               68,345   $35,382      60.8      50,145   $40,067      63.0

HEALTHCARE SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides              1,883,315   $15,317       6.6     930,220   $19,966       6.6
Occupational Therapist Assistants and Aides                 11,105   $25,135      11.2       5,185   $30,125       9.9
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides                     52,285   $21,285      21.6      27,720   $28,209      17.9
Massage Therapists                                          74,850   $15,170      34.0      21,625   $22,398      30.7
Dental Assistants                                          227,085   $18,915       7.9     104,535   $22,519       6.8
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support
 Occupations                                               596,880   $18,122      11.5     323,420   $22,171      10.5

  PROTECTIVE SERVICE OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional
  Officers                                                  50,400   $37,078      24.0      43,400   $38,579      24.7
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and
  Detectives                                               110,855   $52,189      34.4      99,105   $53,472      34.9
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and
  Prevention Workers                                        49,115   $56,454      19.3      43,285   $57,553      19.9
Supervisors, Protective Service Workers, All Other          93,935   $31,861      26.6      74,425   $35,604      28.5
Fire Fighters                                              252,070   $43,489      13.0     216,130   $45,479      13.0
Fire Inspectors                                             20,300   $40,278      20.1      16,715   $42,226      20.6
Baliffs, Correctional Officers and Jailers                 400,310   $30,749      10.9     329,325   $32,104      10.8
Detectives and Criminal Investigators                      118,645   $50,149      47.9     104,835   $51,036      48.1
Fish and Game Wardens                                        3,680   $33,638      45.3       2,975   $35,797      47.7



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                        
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          UNITED STATES; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Parking Enforcement Workers                                  5,545   $22,216       8.7       3,375   $26,989      10.3
Police and Sheriff Patrol Officers                         625,255   $41,245      26.6     541,125   $42,193      26.9
Transit and Railroad Police                                  1,165   $36,504      16.1         730   $43,832      12.6
Animal Control Workers                                      11,090   $22,775       8.9       8,140   $25,476       8.1
Private Detectives and Investigators                        66,585   $32,290      43.4      48,465   $37,912      44.5
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers           778,630   $18,406      11.1     445,315   $24,066      12.1
Crossing Guards                                             55,610    $6,573       4.0       6,025   $21,843       2.3
Lifeguards and Other Protective Service Workers             53,290    $7,731      19.9      12,380   $26,472      34.2

  FOOD PREPARATION AND SERVING RELATED OCCUPATIONS
Chefs and Head Cooks                                       258,260   $21,866      10.6     168,520   $25,994      10.8
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation
  and Serving Workers                                      525,610   $17,904      10.4     315,895   $22,221      11.2
Cooks                                                    1,522,800   $11,901       3.4     673,155   $16,558       3.5
Food Preparation Workers                                   392,075   $10,359       4.6     139,910   $15,863       4.2
Bartenders                                                 356,955   $12,612      11.3     145,245   $18,844      10.9
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers,
  Including Fast Food                                      233,025   $10,482       3.9      84,520   $16,250       3.9
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession and
  Coffee Shop                                               84,290    $8,241       5.7      22,425   $14,772       6.3
Waiters and Waitresses                                   1,384,165   $10,979       9.7     438,140   $16,615       9.1
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant                                134,430   $12,374       5.3      54,295   $18,868       5.1
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender
  Helpers                                                  195,915    $9,324       4.3      53,295   $15,816       4.1
Dishwashers                                                181,740    $9,120       2.3      60,860   $13,722       2.0
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee
  Shop                                                      98,140    $8,533       9.5      25,005   $16,504       9.5
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers,
  All Other                                                  5,240   $11,236       5.1       2,090   $16,506       5.1

  BUILDING AND GROUNDS CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
    OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and
  Janitorial Workers                                       203,225   $22,659       7.9     142,520   $26,316       8.0
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn
  Service, and Groundskeeping Workers                      140,865   $27,753      15.7      98,845   $31,004      16.7
Janitors and Building Cleaners                           1,999,020   $15,855       3.8   1,065,700   $21,901       3.7
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners                          1,267,710   $10,741       3.0     490,710   $15,516       2.9
Pest Control Workers                                        64,610   $24,400       9.0      47,535   $26,672       9.4
Grounds Maintenance Workers                                930,120   $15,334       6.3     453,370   $20,844       6.2

  PERSONAL CARE AND SERVICE OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Gaming Workers           58,735   $29,475      22.2      42,750   $32,479      23.2
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service
  Workers                                                  117,235   $23,402      21.8      79,830   $27,523      22.9
Animal Trainers                                             36,585   $17,383      20.5      23,380   $21,523      20.0
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers                                  103,450   $13,733      13.8      51,290   $20,366      14.5



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          UNITED STATES; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Gaming Workers                                              92,460   $25,246      11.2      55,900   $29,905      11.3
Motion Picture Projectionists                                6,310   $14,421      18.5       2,870   $23,666      20.1
Ushers,Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers                  38,030   $11,127      13.6      13,890   $27,265      12.5
Miscellaneous Entertainment Attendants and Related
  Workers                                                  102,185   $10,575      17.7      31,400   $21,426      16.8
Funeral Service Workers                                     13,485   $15,646      17.4       6,145   $26,382      17.2
Barbers                                                     89,535   $16,785       5.1      50,460   $21,822       5.0
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists             687,570   $14,355       5.4     319,700   $19,680       5.7
Miscellaneous Personal Appearance Workers                  138,275   $12,563       7.6      58,980   $18,386       7.8
Baggage Porters, Bellhops, and Concierges                   53,575   $19,402      11.7      31,560   $23,265      12.0
Tour and Travel Guides                                      38,830   $10,685      32.8      10,430   $23,148      31.7
Transportation Attendants                                  141,255   $26,812      31.9      54,775   $31,927      32.3
Child Care Workers                                       1,237,665    $8,899      11.1     486,960   $14,576      10.8
Personal and Home Care Aides                               313,320   $10,637       8.4     117,780   $16,547       8.7
Recreation and Fitness Workers                             251,595   $15,700      36.6     111,315   $25,960      39.3
Residential Advisors                                        53,845   $14,291      23.9      23,660   $21,331      27.4
Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other                36,960   $12,613      15.3      15,165   $21,389      14.3

  SALES AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales
  Workers                                                2,914,310   $27,635      21.6   2,248,425   $31,024      21.9
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales
  Workers                                                  988,660   $38,602      33.7     798,565   $41,845      34.7
Cashiers                                                 2,140,780   $10,754       6.7     786,045   $17,048       7.6
Counter and Rental Clerks                                  125,165   $12,189      10.8      56,180   $20,881      11.5
Parts Salespersons                                         127,020   $25,427       5.6      99,570   $27,432       5.4
Retail Salespersons                                      3,125,160   $16,409      19.4   1,567,125   $27,008      21.4
Advertising Sales Agents                                   217,315   $33,711      47.1     152,610   $40,567      49.2
Insurance Sales Agents                                     531,790   $35,074      41.1     397,115   $39,899      42.6
Securities, Commodities, and Finanancial Services
  Sales Agents                                             396,345   $45,757      61.8     299,990   $51,838      63.4
Travel Agents                                              154,190   $22,158      26.6      94,170   $27,006      25.3
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other                 616,630   $37,462      41.1     447,790   $44,161      43.6
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing       1,455,985   $40,726      40.1   1,147,720   $45,536      41.6
Models, Demonstrators, and Product Promoters                60,975    $7,093      17.6      12,705   $30,178      29.9
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents                       714,575   $31,401      38.9     433,460   $41,585      40.9
Sales Engineers                                             35,025   $61,121      65.2      30,375   $62,333      65.3
Telemarketers                                              211,470   $11,190      12.7      70,540   $21,175      15.4
Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors
  and Related Workers                                      181,515   $10,758      15.3      59,245   $23,371      15.9
Sales and Related Workers, All Other                       226,600   $28,911      44.5     136,635   $39,387      51.2

OFFICE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and
Administrative Support Workers                           1,813,890   $30,613      24.5   1,398,220   $33,067      24.6
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service          78,490   $16,804       7.3      42,305   $21,445       6.7



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          UNITED STATES; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Telephone Operators                                         83,685   $20,865       8.8      49,820   $26,510       8.5
Communication Equipment Operators, All Other                13,140   $27,155      17.5       9,250   $31,082      17.8
Bill and Account Collectors                                222,025   $22,962      13.9     146,930   $26,295      14.2
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators           412,445   $21,820      13.4     275,360   $25,093      12.7
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks             1,829,970   $21,656      13.4   1,125,985   $25,865      11.7
Gaming Cage Workers                                          8,200   $18,758       8.3       5,140   $21,756       8.2
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks                             220,865   $25,132      13.0     155,380   $27,684      12.1
Procurement Clerks                                          40,900   $28,822      20.6      32,095   $30,937      20.8
Tellers                                                    384,700   $15,615       9.0     199,100   $19,031       7.8
Brokerage Clerks                                            10,925   $28,254      30.7       7,810   $31,604      28.1
Correspondence Clerks                                        8,520   $24,001      28.9       5,730   $27,435      23.5
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks                        80,110   $23,912      16.1      58,710   $26,542      15.7
Credit Authorizers, Checkers and Clerks                     55,530   $22,851      20.4      39,585   $25,830      21.7
Customer Service Representatives                         2,016,360   $22,392      18.8   1,292,845   $26,913      19.7
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs               67,385   $29,217      36.6      53,770   $30,844      36.3
File Clerks                                                295,685   $16,548      13.9     144,410   $23,095      13.1
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks                       108,775   $13,091      12.7      48,790   $17,987      12.7
Interviewers Except Eligibility and Loan                   184,045   $13,681      22.6      68,160   $23,258      19.1
Library Assistants, Clerical                               135,830   $11,866      31.6      43,710   $22,309      34.6
Loan Interviewers and Clerks                               124,985   $26,193      19.1      94,465   $28,078      19.2
New Account Clerks                                          16,990   $21,994      17.4      11,945   $24,453      17.3
Order Clerks                                               175,770   $19,372      10.6     101,340   $24,329      10.4
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and
  Timekeeping                                               57,795   $25,342      20.6      39,610   $28,456      20.0
Receptionists and Information Clerks                     1,067,575   $15,505      11.1     489,135   $21,075       9.4
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and
  Travel Clerks                                            194,925   $21,989      20.3     117,965   $27,647      20.5
Information and Record Clerks, All Other                    80,980   $20,545      19.5      44,540   $25,621      19.1
Cargo and Freight Agents                                    21,160   $28,860      14.3      15,410   $32,374      15.3
Couriers and Messengers                                    198,470   $19,952      12.2     108,970   $27,036      12.4
Dispatchers                                                260,105   $26,351       9.1     193,885   $29,649       9.2
Meter Readers, Utilities                                    44,725   $26,492       6.6      33,965   $29,572       6.6
Postal Service Clerks                                      177,675   $38,267      13.4     134,725   $39,642      14.1
Postal Service Mail Carriers                               374,360   $38,164      12.0     295,215   $39,667      12.6
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and
  Processing Machine Operators                             135,195   $37,365      13.4     102,005   $39,121      14.2
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks                356,025   $31,230      27.2     269,620   $35,360      26.5
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks                    671,140   $21,518       5.0     462,350   $24,753       4.8
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers                           1,116,455   $17,196       6.3     623,555   $22,847       6.3
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers,
  Recordkeeping                                             82,930   $21,744       8.2      52,110   $26,783       8.6
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants                3,985,865   $22,209      13.7   2,511,485   $26,554      12.3
Computer Operators                                         270,260   $26,848      19.5     192,155   $30,853      19.4
Data Entry Keyers                                          627,335   $18,712      12.9     343,445   $23,055      11.0
Word Processors and Typists                                187,085   $20,067      13.0     102,235   $24,941      10.7
Desktop Publishers                                          16,055   $27,639      37.1      10,260   $32,384      32.3
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks              228,550   $24,145      19.3     164,730   $26,511      19.5



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          UNITED STATES; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except
  Postal Service                                           162,515   $17,109       8.0      86,920   $21,868       7.1
Office Clerks, General                                   1,435,220   $18,927      13.8     774,005   $24,713      12.1
Office Machine Operators, Except Computer                   60,550   $18,396       9.5      34,625   $22,556       8.4
Proofreaders and Copy Markers                               23,580   $18,977      39.4      11,290   $26,421      36.7
Statistical Assistants                                      34,035   $26,833      25.5      23,385   $31,177      24.1
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other       533,515   $25,671      30.6     353,330   $29,886      30.0

FARMING, FISHING, AND FORESTRY OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing
  and Forestry Workers                                      61,740   $25,258      13.5      39,215   $29,670      15.8
Agricultural Inspectors                                     13,105   $30,775      28.2       9,125   $36,052      31.9
Animal Breeders                                              5,335   $17,483      17.4       3,755   $20,837      18.8
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products                  48,535    $9,140       3.5      13,275   $17,543       6.0
Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers                         707,050   $11,832       4.4     290,300   $17,485       5.3
Fishers and Related Fishing Workers                         55,790   $20,199       8.0      20,640   $25,097       7.7
Hunters and Trappers                                         1,590   $16,250      14.1         740   $24,564      17.4
Forest and Conservation Workers                             17,845   $16,398      11.8       8,965   $22,891      14.9
Logging Workers                                            106,615   $20,866       2.8      55,965   $24,742       2.7

CONSTRUCTION AND EXTRACTION WORKERS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction
  Trades and Extraction Workers                            993,470   $38,662       9.5     754,490   $41,336       9.7
Boilermakers                                                22,325   $35,517       3.0      12,120   $38,454       3.2
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons                  212,640   $24,801       2.5     107,355   $30,084       2.6
Carpenters                                               1,438,755   $24,195       5.8     835,400   $29,029       5.5
Carpet, Floor and Tile Installers and Finishers            224,670   $24,523       3.3     133,145   $29,163       3.1
Cement Masons, Concrete Finishers, and Terrazzo
  Workers                                                   96,715   $23,508       1.8      46,995   $27,546       1.8
Contruction Laborers                                     1,201,390   $20,608       3.9     610,835   $26,052       4.0
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators          18,995   $24,678       1.6       7,825   $27,218       1.9
Pile-Driver Operators                                        2,065   $38,008       2.6       1,175   $42,202       1.7
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment
  Operators                                                373,345   $30,541       2.1     238,370   $32,126       2.2
Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and
  Tapers                                                   186,530   $22,788       2.0     101,990   $27,314       2.0
Electricians                                               738,660   $35,096       5.3     551,875   $37,757       5.0
Glaziers                                                    47,920   $27,784       3.2      35,130   $30,636       3.2
Insulation Workers                                          41,770   $26,377       2.8      26,580   $30,240       2.8
Painters, Construction and Maintenance                     566,295   $20,224       6.3     286,995   $25,817       5.5
Paperhangers                                                19,065   $21,232       8.7       8,755   $28,646       8.2
Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters        561,135   $31,324       3.6     396,930   $35,292       3.7
Plasterers and Stucco Masons                                45,710   $22,227       2.1      23,500   $26,890       2.2
Reinforcing Iron Workers                                     6,335   $27,068       1.2       3,905   $30,788       1.5
Roofers                                                    214,220   $20,190       2.5     103,405   $25,411       2.9
Sheet Metal Workers                                        163,800   $31,025       2.9     118,610   $33,282       2.9
Structural Iron and Steel Workers                           79,985   $31,349       2.4      49,760   $35,345       2.2
Helpers, Construction Trades                                64,105   $15,817       2.8      28,390   $21,006       2.7
Construction and Building Inspectors                        84,235   $35,511      21.2      62,810   $38,678      20.9
Elevator Installers and Repairers                           28,150   $50,419       5.0      23,400   $51,647       5.2



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          UNITED STATES; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Fence Erectors                                              27,505   $19,753       2.7      15,035   $24,356       2.8
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers                         23,265   $26,949       8.4      13,190   $32,316      10.8
Highway Maintenance Workers                                100,640   $26,332       2.6      74,585   $28,435       2.5
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment
  Operators                                                 12,835   $35,450       2.8       8,920   $38,256       2.6
Septic Tank Services and Sewer Pipe Cleaners                 8,115   $26,946       2.3       5,790   $30,192       2.5
Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers              34,055   $25,116       3.9      20,150   $29,501       4.1
Derrick, Rotary Drill, and Service Unit Operators,
  Oil, Gas, and Mining                                      14,580   $30,581       3.3       7,335   $32,124       3.9
Earth Drillers Except Oil and Gas                           29,115   $30,396       3.4      19,785   $33,068       3.1
Explosives Workers, Ordnance handling Experts, and
  Blasters                                                  10,265   $30,481       6.2       7,575   $33,130       7.2
Mining Machine Operators                                    52,675   $39,157       3.3      37,105   $42,120       3.4
Roof Bolters, Mining                                         3,555   $40,150       1.7       2,435   $42,830       2.2
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas                                     1,575   $25,100       2.9         995   $29,395       2.1
Helpers - Extraction Workers                                 4,385   $25,116       0.9       1,950   $28,243       0.2
Other Extraction Workers                                    22,035   $27,284       3.7      13,530   $31,697       3.8

INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics,
  Installers and Repairers                                 404,820   $41,186      11.2     345,595   $42,572      11.3
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine
  Repairers                                                275,140   $31,039      17.5     201,775   $35,217      17.2
Radio and Telecommunications Equipment Installers
  and Repairers                                            239,580   $40,432       9.1     193,320   $42,741       9.0
Avionics Technicians                                        16,070   $38,428       8.9      13,105   $40,681       8.9
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related  Repairers          38,310   $30,286       6.0      29,650   $32,755       5.5
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Transportation
  Equipment                                                  4,345   $28,365       6.5       3,100   $32,195       6.9
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Industrial and
  Utility                                                   14,770   $45,816       7.7      12,155   $48,799       7.6
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor
  Vehicles                                                  26,945   $45,555       6.8      21,780   $51,893       7.3
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers
  and Repairers                                             46,885   $23,299       8.6      31,100   $27,521       8.2
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers                  45,735   $29,696       6.3      35,140   $31,661       6.3
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians                 195,410   $40,759       7.4     161,610   $42,179       7.2
Automotive Body and Related Repairers                      184,410   $27,145       2.2     137,340   $30,754       2.1
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers                   15,020   $27,045       3.2      11,540   $29,941       2.8
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics             1,047,460   $25,984       3.0     772,590   $29,612       2.9
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine
  Specialists                                              315,020   $31,743       2.1     254,205   $34,013       2.0
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service
  Technicians and Mechanics                                191,805   $34,003       2.8     150,410   $36,199       2.7
Small Engine Mechanics                                      49,745   $21,808       3.8      33,250   $25,808       3.8
Miscellaneous Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics,
  Installers, and Repairers                                 62,140   $20,299       3.3      40,075   $23,592       2.6



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          UNITED STATES; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers                  22,915   $35,009       4.4      18,505   $36,808       4.4
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
  Mechanics and Installers                                 309,015   $30,603       3.9     239,975   $32,518       3.8
Home Appliance Repairers                                    54,570   $26,844       5.0      39,365   $30,472       5.0
Industrial and Refractory Machinery Mechanics              512,325   $35,663       3.8     418,455   $37,450       3.6
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General                    464,690   $28,661       5.2     345,040   $31,632       5.0
Maintenance Workers, Machinery                              26,795   $31,677       3.8      19,595   $35,545       3.8
Millwrights                                                 81,550   $42,223       2.9      61,475   $46,202       3.0
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers             109,030   $44,954       3.4      90,760   $47,816       3.5
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers           178,985   $35,474       5.9     138,960   $39,898       6.1
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers                74,155   $33,524      14.5      55,290   $38,588      13.2
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and
  Repairers                                                 55,555   $23,477       7.5      38,265   $27,019       6.6
Commercial Divers                                            3,630   $30,429      12.3       1,730   $35,275      13.1
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers                               30,095   $27,135       7.1      22,605   $30,741       7.0
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers            22,630   $21,291       1.6      14,320   $24,975       1.8
Riggers                                                      9,840   $30,859       3.1       6,250   $35,321       2.9
Signal and Track Switch Repairers                            5,495   $46,041       6.1       4,875   $46,295       6.5
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers      16,325   $17,291       3.9       8,370   $23,251       2.9
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers        255,765   $26,472       7.1     175,685   $30,878       6.6

PRODUCTION OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and
  Operating Workers                                      1,403,625   $36,752      13.2   1,160,815   $39,145      13.5
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems
  Assemblers                                                12,185   $30,850       3.9       9,430   $33,778       3.4
Electrical, Electronics, and Electromechanical
  Assemblers                                               296,495   $20,293       4.3     195,860   $23,041       4.0
Engine and Other Machines Assemblers                        30,255   $31,346       3.0      22,945   $35,250       3.1
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters                    30,640   $31,977       3.8      23,920   $35,191       3.7
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators                 1,313,705   $21,063       3.8     847,380   $25,431       3.6
Bakers                                                     173,500   $16,232       5.9      96,775   $21,309       5.7
Butchers and Other Meat, Poultry, and Fish Processing
  Workers                                                  285,155   $20,990       2.3     191,420   $24,790       2.3
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine
  Operators and Tenders                                      9,740   $22,938       5.8       6,350   $26,575       6.1
Food Batchmakers                                            80,080   $18,673       4.4      46,875   $23,149       3.8
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders                   8,360   $16,274       3.2       4,455   $21,599       3.5
Computer Control Programmers and Operators                  45,645   $32,101       6.2      37,385   $34,046       6.2
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                            18,695   $28,506       2.1      14,580   $30,751       2.0
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                         14,285   $31,301       0.9      11,505   $32,303       0.6
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                         17,075   $26,630       2.3      12,700   $29,691       2.5
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters,
  Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                 149,405   $23,342       2.0     106,440   $26,338       1.9



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          UNITED STATES; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                            11,275   $24,926       3.0       7,855   $27,486       2.6
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine
  Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal
   and Plastic                                              89,075   $25,564       2.0      63,260   $29,191       1.8
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                            20,125   $27,619       2.7      15,365   $30,513       2.6
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                 3,430   $28,226       5.1       2,585   $30,757       4.6
Machinists                                                 515,760   $32,270       2.9     415,455   $35,140       2.8
Metal Furnace and Kiln Operators and Tenders                37,530   $31,425       2.4      29,220   $34,112       2.3
Model Makers and Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic           16,925   $38,376      10.5      12,600   $42,096      10.2
Molders and Molding Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders, Metal and Plastic                               101,740   $25,731       2.7      74,780   $28,739       2.7
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                          8,310   $28,149       3.4       6,340   $30,908       3.0
Tool and Die Makers                                        127,815   $42,128       3.6     108,080   $44,341       3.6
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers                    668,475   $27,302       1.8     469,115   $30,194       1.7
Heat Treating Equipment Equipment Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                            13,250   $32,459       2.9      10,270   $35,667       2.6
Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic                          11,340   $31,091       4.1       8,260   $32,988       3.6
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, operators, and
  Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                26,060   $26,405       3.0      19,420   $29,227       2.3
Tool Grinders, Filers and Sharpeners                        14,150   $31,705       4.1      10,500   $35,449       3.5
Metalworkers and Plastic Workers, All Others               634,650   $25,185       2.9     462,605   $27,526       2.8
Bookbinders and Bindery Workers                             52,665   $21,105       4.8      34,815   $25,352       4.0
Job Printers                                                93,310   $26,099       6.7      68,350   $29,383       6.5
Prepress Technicians and Workers                            81,835   $24,871      11.9      55,955   $29,798      11.4
Printing Machine Operators                                 212,545   $28,741       4.5     163,440   $31,264       4.2
Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers                           225,595   $13,810       4.2     117,345   $17,688       4.7
Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials           98,525   $13,060       2.2      50,140   $17,018       2.2
Sewing Machine Operators                                   519,400   $13,536       2.5     280,030   $16,907       2.1
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers                      18,385   $16,899       6.0      11,700   $20,399       5.8
Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders                          10,590   $16,264       2.4       6,680   $18,272       2.6
Tailors, Dressmakers, and Sewers                           116,955   $13,680      10.7      57,735   $20,074      10.6
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and
  Tenders                                                    9,905   $21,343       3.0       7,100   $23,546       2.7
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders                                                   18,570   $16,802       2.4      11,040   $20,540       1.7
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters,
  Operators, and Tenders                                    39,230   $20,843       2.8      25,475   $22,764       1.7
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine
  Setters, Operators, and Tenders                           42,805   $20,038       1.0      28,915   $21,282       1.1
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers                        1,425   $29,280       3.6       1,120   $31,461       3.6
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers                             6,410   $31,386      23.6       4,130   $40,422      22.1
Upholsterers                                                62,860   $20,887       3.7      41,520   $24,385       3.4
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other        48,275   $18,393       3.2      30,585   $21,175       2.7



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          UNITED STATES; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters                          87,675   $23,444       7.5      61,285   $26,586       7.1
Furniture Finishers                                         29,360   $19,568       8.5      18,780   $22,986       7.9
Model Makers and Patternmakers, Wood                         1,380   $32,243       6.2       1,045   $37,537       5.3
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood        67,595   $19,816       2.4      44,365   $22,288       2.1
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Except Sawing                                             47,940   $19,767       2.9      31,850   $22,411       2.4
Woodworkers, All Other                                      39,670   $19,262      12.0      24,075   $23,883      10.4
Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers        44,625   $52,138      10.1      38,970   $53,795      10.3
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators                  105,125   $40,193       9.0      86,930   $41,680       8.8
Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System
  Workers                                                   77,005   $32,527       9.6      65,860   $34,565       9.6
Miscellaneous Plant and System Operators                    46,690   $42,108       7.8      37,525   $45,204       8.0
Chemical Processing Machine Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders                                               73,275   $38,674      10.7      57,945   $41,390      10.3
Crushing, Grinding, Polishing, Mixing, and Blending
  Workers                                                  117,380   $26,123       3.8      83,705   $29,723       4.0
Cutting Workers                                            111,065   $20,525       2.5      70,830   $24,895       2.4
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine
  Setters, Operators, and Tenders                           47,330   $25,609       2.4      35,060   $27,834       2.3
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and
  Tenders                                                   23,430   $26,260       4.1      17,535   $29,087       3.2
Inspectors, Testers, Sorter, Samplers, and Weighers        976,670   $25,495      10.9     679,740   $30,036      10.9
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers               52,900   $20,499      14.1      31,315   $25,860      13.2
Medical, Dental and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians       94,910   $24,321      12.0      65,510   $27,770      11.1
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders        314,910   $16,716       2.5     177,510   $21,231       2.6
Painting Workers                                           187,895   $24,030       3.2     130,820   $27,548       2.9
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine
  Workers                                                   80,085   $17,511      15.5      46,610   $22,868      16.2
Semiconductor Processors                                     6,785   $30,319      15.7       5,110   $32,259      14.7
Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders          20,820   $19,449       2.8      13,510   $23,634       2.5
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment
  Operators and Tenders                                     15,860   $21,004       3.1      10,030   $25,280       2.4
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders         3,895   $27,452       4.4       2,700   $34,245       4.6
Etchers and Engravers                                       15,355   $21,159       9.5      10,180   $26,164       9.4
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, except Metal and
  Plastic                                                   38,330   $21,977      13.9      24,315   $26,987      11.5
Paper Goods Machines Setters, Operators, and Tenders        47,730   $30,363       3.3      34,765   $35,515       3.6
Tire Builders                                               23,960   $38,669       2.7      19,465   $40,574       2.9
Helpers-Production Workers                                  51,265   $17,188       4.1      25,235   $23,491       3.2
Production Workers, All Other                            1,456,970   $22,121       4.0     961,415   $26,642       4.0

TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIAL MOVING OCCUPATIONS
Supervisors, Transportation and Material Moving
  Workers                                                  258,525   $33,315      14.4     203,940   $36,485      14.8
Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers                       132,125   $61,388      68.0      85,810   $62,415      67.9
Air Traffic Controllers and Airfield Operations
  Specialists                                               38,200   $61,577      30.9      33,145   $64,739      31.9



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          UNITED STATES; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency
  Medical Technicians                                        5,570   $20,458       5.0       3,435   $23,611       5.1
Bus Drivers                                                549,430   $16,399       5.4     202,375   $27,265       6.0
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers                   3,396,720   $27,433       4.0   2,264,685   $31,748       3.7
Taxi Drivers and Chauffers                                 255,260   $16,585      13.7     122,935   $22,286      13.0
Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other                          19,930   $11,976       6.6       7,315   $26,075       3.8
Locomotive Engineers and Operators                          52,930   $52,268       8.8      43,865   $55,053       9.2
Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators                10,600   $45,014       5.2       8,285   $47,406       5.5
Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters                         51,535   $50,299       9.5      41,245   $51,688       9.5
Subway, Streetcar, and Other Rail Transportation
  Workers                                                   11,325   $38,630       8.1       8,545   $41,400       8.0
Sailors and Marine Oilers                                   24,565   $27,291       9.4      10,645   $31,066       8.0
Ship and Boat Captains and Operators                        39,380   $40,117      17.7      19,015   $42,401      18.8
Ship Engineers                                               6,265   $43,400      20.4       3,715   $45,281      22.8
Bridge and Lock Tenders                                      5,480   $34,045       7.5       4,125   $36,987       8.0
Parking Lot Attendants                                      53,035   $13,755       7.9      23,675   $19,711       7.3
Service Station Attendants                                  91,645   $13,234       4.9      45,820   $18,726       5.7
Transportation Inspectors                                   41,920   $39,807      12.6      34,230   $41,635      13.1
Other Transportation Workers                                15,735   $26,880      12.3      10,980   $31,318      12.8
Conveyor Operators and Tenders                               6,435   $26,137       3.4       4,185   $30,596       3.6
Crane and Tower Operators                                   78,420   $37,103       2.8      58,610   $39,529       2.7
Dredge, Excavating, and Loading Machine Operators           61,885   $28,964       2.3      40,700   $31,627       2.3
Hoist and Winch Operators                                   10,625   $28,871       3.0       6,075   $31,635       3.0
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators                     539,500   $24,030       1.8     374,695   $26,814       1.8
Cleaners of  Vehicles and Equipment                        290,525   $15,424       2.9     149,640   $21,015       2.9
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Materials Movers,
  Hand                                                   1,747,450   $19,643       3.8   1,003,710   $25,537       3.5
Machine Feeders and Offbearers                              55,635   $19,281       3.2      33,805   $23,442       3.0
Packers and Packagers, Hand                                412,550   $13,504       3.0     193,990   $19,240       3.0
Pumping Station Operators                                   20,000   $34,217       6.8      15,425   $36,713       7.6
Refuse and Recyclable Materials Collectors                  87,015   $20,524       3.0      54,385   $26,265       3.1
Shuttle Car Operators                                        3,065   $21,049       5.4       1,645   $31,237       2.3
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders                            5,290   $27,461       2.0       3,755   $31,385       1.9
Material Moving Workers, All Other                          61,825   $26,154       3.5      42,140   $30,612       3.2

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Income |  Last Revised: June 03, 2010