U.S. largest occupations: annual mean wages 2018

This graph displays the twenty largest occupation groups in the United States as of May 2018, ranked by annual mean wage. The annual mean wage among the 8.7 million retail sales workers in the U.S. stood at 26,520 U.S. dollars in 2018.

Estimated annual mean wages for the largest occupations in the United States as of May 2018

Wage in U.S. dollars
Office and Administrative Support Occupations38,990
Sales and Related Occupations41,790
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations25,580
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations38,290
Production Occupations39,190
Retail Sales Workers26,520
Education, Training, and Library Occupations56,620
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations82,000
Business and Financial Operations Occupations76,910
Food and Beverage Serving Workers23,940
Management Occupations121,560
Construction and Extraction Occupations51,220
Information and Record Clerks35,750
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations48,960
Personal Care and Service Occupations28,090
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners101,960
Business Operations Specialists73,890
Material Moving Workers31,560
Construction Trades Workers49,850
Retail Salespersons28,310
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Release date

March 2019


United States

Survey time period

May 2018

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