Financial Planning 100 Point Learning Contract
Mock Home-Buying - Step 1 - Choose Occupation (and salary)
 
Step 1 - Choose an occupation that pays at least $40,000 per year. Enter your occupation and salary on your Mock Home-Buying Worksheet
Occupation Average Salary Salary of Top 10%
Accountants and auditors
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$60,670   over $94,050 
Actuaries
$91,810  over  $91,810 
Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers $77,730  over  $133,850 
Administrative services managers
$72,840  over  $117,610 
Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors $46,690  over  $75,680 
Advertising and promotions managers $85,140  over  $85,140 
Advertising sales agents
$51,370  over  $91,280 
Aerospace engineering and operations technicians $54,480  over  $74,860 
Aerospace engineers $89,260  over  $124,550 
Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes $84,070  over  $84,070 
Agricultural and food science technicians $33,700  over  $49,270 
Agricultural engineers $67,810  over  $96,270 
Agricultural equipment operators $21,950  over  $32,100 
Agricultural inspectors $38,820  over  $55,620 
Agricultural sciences teachers, postsecondary $77,190  over  $118,180 
Agricultural workers, all other $25,070  over  $40,060 
Air traffic controllers
$110,270  over  $110,270 
Aircraft cargo handling supervisors $45,440  over  $75,040 
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians
$49,300  over  $71,780 
Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers $43,860  over  $59,540 
Airfield operations specialists
$41,400  over  $70,860 
Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers $140,380  over  $140,380 
All Occupations $39,190  over  $72,960 
All other information and record clerks $32,900  over  $48,100 
Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians $21,930  over  $31,800 
Amusement and recreation attendants $17,530  over  $24,030 
Anesthesiologists $184,340  over  $184,340 
Animal breeders $31,970  over  $54,650 
Animal control workers $29,370  over  $44,800 
Animal scientists
$53,230  over  $81,430 
Animal trainers $29,920  over  $46,630 
Anthropologists and archeologists $52,900  over  $81,490 
Anthropology and archeology teachers, postsecondary $68,240  over  $109,330 
Appraisers and assessors of real estate $51,110  over  $86,140 
Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators $58,790  over  $102,020 
Architects, except landscape and naval $69,760  over  $104,970 
Architectural and civil drafters $43,900  over  $63,310 
Architecture and engineering occupations $66,190  over  $104,250 
Architecture teachers, postsecondary $67,390  over  $101,700 
Archivists $44,400  over  $73,060 
Area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers, postsecondary $63,710  over  $106,080 
Art directors
$78,420  over  $135,090 
Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary
$58,250  over  $94,270 
Artists and related workers, all other $48,890  over  $88,430 
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $46,110  over  $82,330 
Assemblers and fabricators, all other $31,000  over  $55,130 
Astronomers $95,000  over  $95,000 
Athletes and sports competitors $74,440  over  $74,440 
Athletic trainers $38,860  over  $57,580 
Atmospheric and space scientists $77,810  over  $119,700 
Atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary $74,880  over  $121,500 
Audio and video equipment technicians $38,710  over  $62,550 
Audio-visual collections specialists $42,090  over  $65,610 
Audiologists $61,110  over  $89,160 
Automotive body and related repairers $38,230  over  $59,720 
Automotive glass installers and repairers $32,050  over  $46,220 
Automotive service technicians and mechanics $36,070  over  $56,620 
Avionics technicians
$47,380  over  $63,090 
Baggage porters and bellhops $21,580  over  $35,550 
Bailiffs $36,260  over  $58,270 
Bakers $23,710  over  $35,380 
Barbers $26,540  over  $42,770 
Bartenders $18,540  over  $28,210 
Bicycle repairers $22,610  over  $31,090 
Bill and account collectors $30,640  over  $43,930 
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators $29,930  over  $41,750 
Bindery workers $27,370  over  $41,880 
Biochemists and biophysicists $80,900  over  $129,510 
Biological science teachers, postsecondary $82,110  over  $82,110 
Biological scientists, all other $63,560  over  $95,130 
Biological technicians $38,240  over  $57,890 
Biomedical engineers
$78,030  over  $116,330 
Boilermakers $48,600  over  $71,170 
Bookbinders $32,210  over  $47,200 
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks
$31,780  over  $46,020 
Brickmasons and blockmasons $44,370  over  $67,450 
Bridge and lock tenders $35,930  over  $50,360 
Broadcast news analysts $66,910  over  $66,910 
Broadcast technicians $35,540  over  $64,860 
Brokerage clerks
$39,280  over  $57,600 
Budget analysts
$63,920  over  $93,080 
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations $22,580  over  $34,990 
Building cleaning workers, all other $28,670  over  $49,730 
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists $38,440  over  $55,120 
Bus drivers, school
$25,130  over  $36,630 
Bus drivers, transit and intercity $33,050  over  $50,090 
Business and financial operations occupations $60,000  over  $95,890 
Business operations specialists, all other $60,240  over  $96,590 
Business teachers, postsecondary
$70,220  over  $120,620 
Butchers and meat cutters $28,310  over  $43,260 
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters $28,760  over  $43,060 
Camera and photographic equipment repairers $36,600  over  $54,860 
Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture $46,150  over  $84,500 
Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels $57,060  over  $89,230 
Cardiovascular technologists and technicians $43,990  over  $67,410 
Cargo and freight agents $38,560  over  $57,440 
Carpenters $39,930  over  $63,330 
Carpet installers $38,280  over  $64,710 
Cartographers and photogrammetrists $52,600  over  $80,520 
Cashiers $17,930  over  $24,210 
Cement masons and concrete finishers $35,630  over  $56,310 
Cementing and gluing machine operators and tenders $26,840  over  $39,810 
Chefs and head cooks
$37,880  over  $60,730 
Chemical engineers $81,600  over  $118,670 
Chemical equipment operators and tenders $41,300  over  $58,440 
Chemical plant and system operators $48,930  over  $66,820 
Chemical technicians $40,970  over  $60,120 
Chemistry teachers, postsecondary $70,100  over  $116,910 
Chemists
$66,040  over  $106,310 
Chief executives
$144,600  over  $144,600 
Child care workers $18,820  over  $27,050 
Child, family, and school social workers $40,640  over  $62,530 
Chiropractors
$81,070  over  $81,070 
Choreographers $38,320  over  $64,070 
Civil engineering technicians $42,380  over  $62,920 
Civil engineers
$72,120  over  $104,420 
Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators $52,750  over  $79,170 
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment
$20,130  over  $29,820 
Cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment operators and tenders $25,420  over  $39,410 
Clergy $43,060  over  $69,720 
Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists
$66,110  over  $102,730 
Coaches and scouts
$33,290  over  $58,890 
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders $28,230  over  $41,320 
Coil winders, tapers, and finishers $26,910  over  $37,450 
Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers $29,820  over  $44,410 
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food $15,930  over  $21,130 
Commercial and industrial designers $59,340  over  $92,970 
Commercial divers $45,410  over  $75,770 
Commercial pilots
$66,720  over  $115,220 
Communications equipment operators, all other $33,130  over  $51,120 
Communications teachers, postsecondary $56,600  over  $90,710 
Community and social service specialists, all other $37,410  over  $57,790 
Community and social services occupations $39,000  over  $62,280 
Compensation and benefits managers $82,010  over  $132,820 
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists $53,500  over  $80,150 
Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation $50,890  over  $80,380 
Computer and information scientists, research
$96,440  over  $144,880 
Computer and information systems managers
$107,250  over  $107,250 
Computer and mathematical occupations $69,240  over  $109,240 
Computer hardware engineers $91,280  over  $135,260 
Computer operators
$35,010  over  $51,970 
Computer programmers
$69,500  over  $106,610 
Computer science teachers, postsecondary $65,000  over  $108,780 
Computer software engineers, applications
$82,000  over  $119,770 
Computer software engineers, systems software
$87,250  over  $125,750 
Computer specialists, all other $69,370  over  $103,270 
Computer support specialists
     majorsť
$44,350  over  $68,540 
Computer systems analysts
$72,230  over  $106,820 
Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers $38,050  over  $56,910 
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic $32,820  over  $46,690 
Concierges $26,000  over  $38,210 
Conservation scientists $55,410  over  $80,260 
Construction and building inspectors $48,620  over  $72,590 
Construction and extraction occupations $39,290  over  $64,800 
Construction and related workers, all other $32,880  over  $51,550 
Construction laborers
$29,930  over  $50,320 
Construction managers
$82,760  over  $135,780 
Continuous mining machine operators $40,310  over  $54,520 
Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door $45,290  over  $66,380 
Conveyor operators and tenders $27,970  over  $40,030 
Cooks, all other $23,590  over  $35,020 
Cooks, fast food $15,960  over  $20,770 
Cooks, institution and cafeteria $21,320  over  $30,770 
Cooks, private household $28,370  over  $55,040 
Cooks, restaurant
$21,020  over  $28,850 
Cooks, short order $18,710  over  $26,110 
Cooling and freezing equipment operators and tenders $25,970  over  $39,160 
Correctional officers and jailers $38,310  over  $58,580 
Correspondence clerks $29,850  over  $42,810 
Cost estimators $56,820  over  $88,310 
Costume attendants $29,540  over  $52,030 
Counselors, all other $40,280  over  $60,600 
Counter and rental clerks $23,340  over  $37,800 
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop $16,950  over  $22,590 
Couriers and messengers $23,170  over  $34,510 
Court reporters
$48,370  over  $77,770 
Court, municipal, and license clerks $32,580  over  $47,680 
Craft artists
$28,610  over  $46,700 
Crane and tower operators $41,450  over  $63,210 
Credit analysts
$60,190  over  $100,280 
Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks $31,710  over  $46,390 
Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, postsecondary $55,310  over  $89,850 
Crossing guards $22,270  over  $32,020 
Crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders $29,570  over  $44,140 
Curators $49,980  over  $80,030 
Customer service representatives
$30,400  over  $45,990 
Cutters and trimmers, hand $24,370  over  $36,300 
Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders $29,610  over  $44,310 
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic $27,730  over  $40,400 
Dancers $14/hr  over  $26/hr 
Data entry keyers $25,640  over  $35,970 
Database administrators
$67,460  over  $103,010 
Demonstrators and product promoters $25,770  over  $40,090 
Dental assistants
$30,850  over  $43,040 
Dental hygienists $62,430  over  $86,530 
Dental laboratory technicians $34,910  over  $54,350 
Dentists, all other specialists $108,340  over  $108,340 
Dentists, general $140,950  over  $140,950 
Derrick operators, oil and gas $37,930  over  $55,100 
Designers, all other $48,890  over  $80,180 
Desktop publishers
$36,120  over  $55,040 
Detectives and criminal investigators
$60,390  over  $92,590 
Diagnostic medical sonographers $58,110  over  $77,520 
Dietetic technicians $26,090  over  $38,520 
Dietitians and nutritionists $47,890  over  $68,330 
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers $16,320  over  $22,050 
Directors, religious activities and education $37,570  over  $61,040 
Dishwashers $16,190  over  $20,800 
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance $34,450  over  $53,250 
Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers $26,880  over  $50,740 
Drafters, all other $45,480  over  $69,810 
Dredge operators $37,050  over  $57,930 
Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic $31,640  over  $47,370 
Driver/sales workers $24,380  over  $42,230 
Drywall and ceiling tile installers $38,810  over  $60,010 
Earth drillers, except oil and gas $37,030  over  $54,750 
Economics teachers, postsecondary $79,370  over  $130,990 
Economists
$83,500  over  $136,550 
Editors
$53,220  over  $87,400 
Education administrators, all other $71,520  over  $114,500 
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school
$79,200  over  $112,990 
Education administrators, postsecondary $82,820  over  $137,900 
Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program $43,430  over  $70,360 
Education teachers, postsecondary $57,410  over  $94,960 
Education, training, and library occupations $45,320  over  $75,970 
Education, training, and library workers, all other $35,640  over  $61,950 
Educational, vocational, and school counselors
$49,760  over  $75,920 
Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers $34,810  over  $52,760 
Electrical and electronic engineering technicians $50,840  over  $73,200 
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers $27,510  over  $41,210 
Electrical and electronics drafters $49,610  over  $74,490 
Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment $43,650  over  $59,870 
Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment $45,670  over  $64,270 
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay $56,870  over  $73,830 
Electrical engineers
$78,900  over  $115,240 
Electrical power-line installers and repairers $49,900  over  $71,130 
Electricians $46,620  over  $72,700 
Electro-mechanical technicians $46,540  over  $68,700 
Electromechanical equipment assemblers $28,930  over  $42,600 
Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles $31,190  over  $48,770 
Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers $31,710  over  $46,640 
Electronics engineers, except computer $82,820  over  $119,900 
Elementary school teachers, except special education
$48,700  over  $72,720 
Elevator installers and repairers $61,930  over  $87,660 
Eligibility interviewers, government programs $37,770  over  $50,550 
Embalmers $40,410  over  $59,900 
Emergency management specialists $50,450  over  $80,850 
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics $29,390  over  $45,280 
Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists
$50,070  over  $81,680 
Engine and other machine assemblers $35,400  over  $55,530 
Engineering managers $110,030  over  $110,030 
Engineering teachers, postsecondary $82,080  over  $129,610 
Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other $53,850  over  $77,080 
Engineers, all other $81,750  over  $120,610 
English language and literature teachers, postsecondary
$57,320  over  $94,290 
Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers, all other $17/hr  over  $27/hr 
Environmental engineering technicians $43,100  over  $66,120 
Environmental engineers $72,590  over  $106,230 
Environmental science and protection technicians, including health $40,260  over  $60,700 
Environmental science teachers, postsecondary $71,980  over  $119,260 
Environmental scientists and specialists, including health $61,120  over  $94,670 
Epidemiologists $60,290  over  $87,300 
Etchers and engravers $27,750  over  $42,320 
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators $35,740  over  $54,460 
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants
$39,160  over  $56,740 
Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters $41,240  over  $56,190 
Extraction workers, all other $38,470  over  $64,550 
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic $29,330  over  $41,920 
Extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass fibers $29,910  over  $43,390 
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders $29,230  over  $43,380 
Fabric and apparel patternmakers $38,380  over  $69,110 
Fabric menders, except garment $30,260  over  $46,400 
Fallers $32,960  over  $55,040 
Family and general practitioners $149,850  over  $149,850 
Farm and home management advisors $46,990  over  $73,520 
Farm equipment mechanics $30,320  over  $43,210 
Farm labor contractors $28,850  over  $48,320 
Farm, ranch, and other agricultural managers $58,550  over  $100,050 
Farmers and ranchers $43,520  over  $76,030 
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations $21,810  over  $35,780 
Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse $17,630  over  $23,110 
Farmworkers, farm and ranch animals $20,630  over  $30,120 
Fashion designers
$69,270  over  $117,120 
Fence erectors $28,130  over  $40,830 
Fiberglass laminators and fabricators $26,960  over  $37,510 
File clerks $23,540  over  $34,760 
Film and video editors $58,100  over  $110,720 
Financial analysts
$77,280  over  $130,130 
Financial examiners $71,240  over  $118,000 
Financial managers $101,450  over  $101,450 
Financial specialists, all other $59,600  over  $94,600 
Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators
$47,100  over  $79,390 
Fire fighters $42,370  over  $66,140 
Fire inspectors and investigators $49,950  over  $74,930 
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers $57,500  over  $87,270 
First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers $54,630  over  $81,230 
First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers $40,210  over  $64,310 
First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers $65,030  over  $97,820 
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers $28,870  over  $43,750 
First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand $41,940  over  $63,490 
First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers $33,610  over  $51,490 
First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers $40,240  over  $60,930 
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers $56,110  over  $83,670 
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers $76,840  over  $135,270 
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers $46,530  over  $71,340 
First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers $36,090  over  $56,960 
First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives $70,230  over  $104,410 
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers $50,480  over  $76,820 
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers $38,830  over  $59,710 
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators $50,990  over  $76,270 
First-line supervisors/managers, protective service workers, all other $46,350  over  $73,240 
Fish and game wardens $44,200  over  $62,270 
Fishers and related fishing workers $28,510  over  $45,480 
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors
$31,710  over  $56,750 
Flight attendants
$56,150  over  $99,300 
Floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles $39,120  over  $67,220 
Floor sanders and finishers $31,810  over  $50,360 
Floral designers $23,040  over  $33,650 
Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders $25,710  over  $38,740 
Food batchmakers $24,790  over  $37,930 
Food cooking machine operators and tenders $22,750  over  $34,350 
Food preparation and serving related occupations $18,430  over  $27,510 
Food preparation and serving related workers, all other $19,360  over  $27,970 
Food preparation workers $18,480  over  $25,940 
Food scientists and technologists $59,260  over  $97,350 
Food servers, nonrestaurant $19,710  over  $28,720 
Food service managers $46,780  over  $70,810 
Foreign language and literature teachers, postsecondary $60,050  over  $100,790 
Forensic science technicians $48,130  over  $73,100 
Forest and conservation technicians $33,780  over  $49,380 
Forest and conservation workers $24,890  over  $39,580 
Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists $35,810  over  $59,050 
Foresters $52,450  over  $74,570 
Forestry and conservation science teachers, postsecondary $66,970  over  $102,630 
Forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic $29,980  over  $43,560 
Foundry mold and coremakers $29,950  over  $42,630 
Funeral attendants $21,970  over  $32,390 
Funeral directors $57,250  over  $91,800 
Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders $31,720  over  $46,180 
Furniture finishers $26,680  over  $39,500 
Gaming and sports book writers and runners $20,850  over  $33,030 
Gaming cage workers $24,170  over  $33,120 
Gaming change persons and booth cashiers $21,470  over  $30,150 
Gaming dealers $17,010  over  $25,100 
Gaming managers $67,340  over  $104,070 
Gaming service workers, all other $24,110  over  $36,360 
Gaming supervisors
$42,390  over  $61,700 
Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators $30,470  over  $45,940 
Gas compressor and gas pumping station operators $44,760  over  $61,190 
Gas plant operators $53,870  over  $72,200 
General and operations managers
$99,280  over  $99,280 
Geographers $63,720  over  $93,930 
Geography teachers, postsecondary $62,850  over  $98,200 
Geological and petroleum technicians $51,490  over  $88,150 
Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers $79,890  over  $135,950 
Glaziers $38,060  over  $63,490 
Graders and sorters, agricultural products $18,610  over  $25,650 
Graduate teaching assistants
$30,190  over  $46,770 
Graphic designers
$43,830  over  $69,730 
Grinding and polishing workers, hand $25,460  over  $36,180 
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic $29,780  over  $44,560 
Grounds maintenance workers, all other $24,490  over  $41,830 
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists $24,550  over  $39,070 
Hazardous materials removal workers $38,340  over  $59,180 
Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors $68,400  over  $100,160 
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other $83,110  over  $83,110 
Health educators
$45,370  over  $72,500 
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary $91,260  over  $91,260 
Health technologists and technicians, all other $38,260  over  $59,020 
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $62,030  over  $105,970 
Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other $45,090  over  $81,910 
Healthcare support occupations $24,610  over  $35,750 
Healthcare support workers, all other $28,170  over  $40,390 
Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic $31,750  over  $45,330 
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers $39,710  over  $59,430 
Helpers, construction trades, all other $24,820  over  $36,460 
Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters $27,850  over  $42,220 
Helpers--carpenters $24,190  over  $33,630 
Helpers--electricians $25,050  over  $35,500 
Helpers--extraction workers $30,460  over  $44,860 
Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers $24,210  over  $36,720 
Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons $22,620  over  $30,820 
Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters $25,430  over  $35,800 
Helpers--production workers $22,120  over  $32,340 
Helpers--roofers $22,740  over  $31,340 
Highway maintenance workers $32,370  over  $46,890 
Historians $52,750  over  $89,940 
History teachers, postsecondary $63,200  over  $101,530 
Hoist and winch operators $36,530  over  $59,640 
Home appliance repairers $35,350  over  $53,750 
Home economics teachers, postsecondary $60,630  over  $100,660 
Home health aides $20,100  over  $27,030 
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop $16,860  over  $22,470 
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks $19,480  over  $27,030 
Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping $34,740  over  $48,670 
Human resources managers, all other
$94,910  over  $94,910 
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other $54,700  over  $88,630 
Hydrologists $68,230  over  $98,320 
Industrial engineering technicians $50,920  over  $79,180 
Industrial engineers
$70,630  over  $100,980 
Industrial machinery mechanics $42,570  over  $62,080 
Industrial production managers
$83,970  over  $130,680 
Industrial truck and tractor operators $29,090  over  $42,900 
Industrial-organizational psychologists
$89,920  over  $139,620 
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers $32,190  over  $51,690 
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations $39,060  over  $61,240 
Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other $35,560  over  $56,370 
Instructional coordinators
$55,570  over  $87,510 
Insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall $34,280  over  $57,730 
Insulation workers, mechanical $41,740  over  $69,450 
Insurance appraisers, auto damage
$49,980  over  $68,420 
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks $32,740  over  $46,490 
Insurance sales agents $58,450  over  $115,090 
Insurance underwriters
$57,960  over  $92,240 
Interior designers $48,000  over  $78,760 
Internists, general $160,860  over  $160,860 
Interpreters and translators $39,750  over  $64,290 
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan $27,190  over  $38,620 
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners $21,730  over  $33,060 
Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers $33,300  over  $54,940 
Job printers $34,020  over  $51,370 
Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates $95,640  over  $95,640 
Kindergarten teachers, except special education
$47,040  over  $71,410 
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand $23,050  over  $34,780 
Landscape architects
$60,480  over  $95,420 
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers $23,010  over  $34,240 
Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic $33,250  over  $48,190 
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers $18,890  over  $26,210 
Law clerks
$39,210  over  $59,240 
Law teachers, postsecondary $94,290  over  $94,290 
Lawyers
$113,660  over  $113,660 
Lay-out workers, metal and plastic $35,080  over  $53,890 
Legal occupations $85,360  over  $85,360 
Legal secretaries
$39,670  over  $58,770 
Legal support workers, all other $50,520  over  $84,840 
Legislators
$32,730  over  $75,270 
Librarians
$50,860  over  $74,670 
Library assistants, clerical $22,940  over  $34,810 
Library science teachers, postsecondary $57,550  over  $87,430 
Library technicians $27,910  over  $42,850 
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses $37,530  over  $50,480 
Life scientists, all other $64,480  over  $104,780 
Life, physical, and social science occupations $59,660  over  $101,110 
Life, physical, and social science technicians, all other $40,870  over  $64,060 
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers $18,410  over  $25,440 
Loading machine operators, underground mining $40,290  over  $54,930 
Loan counselors
$41,840  over  $65,370 
Loan interviewers and clerks $32,680  over  $47,140 
Loan officers
$61,930  over  $107,040 
Locker room, coatroom, and dressing room attendants $19,760  over  $27,480 
Locksmiths and safe repairers $33,560  over  $51,170 
Locomotive engineers $61,850  over  $93,720 
Locomotive firers $45,680  over  $78,210 
Lodging managers $49,560  over  $82,510 
Log graders and scalers $30,980  over  $44,940 
Logging equipment operators $30,880  over  $44,490 
Logging workers, all other $31,720  over  $44,660 
Logisticians $65,640  over  $97,020 
Machine feeders and offbearers $24,080  over  $35,100 
Machinists $35,810  over  $52,640 
Maids and housekeeping cleaners $18,700  over  $26,390 
Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service $25,060  over  $36,100 
Maintenance and repair workers, general $33,510  over  $50,840 
Maintenance workers, machinery $36,390  over  $55,030 
Makeup artists, theatrical and performance $36,730  over  $70,750 
Management analysts $77,270  over  $128,330 
Management occupations $91,930  over  $91,930 
Managers, all other $87,250  over  $138,170 
Manicurists and pedicurists $21,280  over  $31,910 
Manufactured building and mobile home installers $26,600  over  $37,770 
Marine engineers and naval architects $75,400  over  $113,320 
Market research analysts
$65,930  over  $112,510 
Marketing managers
$107,610  over  $107,610 
Marriage and family therapists $44,700  over  $69,050 
Massage therapists
$39,380  over  $70,360 
Material moving workers, all other $33,000  over  $52,670 
Materials engineers $75,960  over  $112,140 
Materials scientists $77,010  over  $118,670 
Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary $62,790  over  $103,330 
Mathematical scientists, all other $64,920  over  $93,210 
Mathematical technicians $46,010  over  $72,040 
Mathematicians $86,780  over  $132,190 
Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers $21,260  over  $29,070 
Mechanical door repairers $34,060  over  $50,520 
Mechanical drafters
$45,960  over  $67,860 
Mechanical engineering technicians $47,710  over  $70,090 
Mechanical engineers
$72,580  over  $104,900 
Media and communication equipment workers, all other $53,230  over  $89,690 
Media and communication workers, all other $46,310  over  $76,270 
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians $34,620  over  $50,250 
Medical and clinical laboratory technologists $50,550  over  $69,260 
Medical and health services managers $81,160  over  $127,830 
Medical and public health social workers $44,690  over  $64,070 
Medical appliance technicians $34,450  over  $56,160 
Medical assistants
$27,190  over  $36,840 
Medical equipment preparers $26,980  over  $37,140 
Medical equipment repairers $43,040  over  $66,160 
Medical records and health information technicians $30,140  over  $45,260 
Medical scientists, except epidemiologists $70,350  over  $117,520 
Medical secretaries $29,220  over  $40,870 
Medical transcriptionists $30,660  over  $41,920 
Meeting and convention planners
$45,580  over  $70,950 
Mental health and substance abuse social workers $37,980  over  $57,630 
Mental health counselors
$37,840  over  $59,700 
Merchandise displayers and window trimmers $26,550  over  $41,370 
Metal workers and plastic workers, all other $37,730  over  $59,850 
Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders $33,560  over  $46,860 
Meter readers, utilities $32,040  over  $49,150 
Microbiologists $65,200  over  $108,270 
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education $49,470  over  $73,350 
Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic $32,280  over  $46,170 
Millwrights $47,820  over  $71,540 
Mine cutting and channeling machine operators $38,930  over  $50,990 
Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers $77,620  over  $128,410 
Mining machine operators, all other $38,490  over  $57,660 
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders $30,790  over  $45,550 
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines $41,390  over  $58,620 
Model makers, metal and plastic $44,130  over  $71,590 
Model makers, wood $33,000  over  $63,240 
Models $27,980  over  $38,850 
Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic $26,730  over  $39,400 
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic $27,330  over  $40,270 
Motion picture projectionists $20,180  over  $29,650 
Motor vehicle operators, all other $26,550  over  $45,000 
Motorboat mechanics $34,430  over  $50,750 
Motorboat operators $34,810  over  $55,170 
Motorcycle mechanics $32,000  over  $48,480 
Multi-media artists and animators $58,030  over  $92,720 
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic $32,140  over  $49,890 
Museum technicians and conservators $38,060  over  $61,270 
Music directors and composers
$53,320  over  $110,850 
Musical instrument repairers and tuners $31,850  over  $50,580 
Natural sciences managers $107,970  over  $107,970 
Network and computer systems administrators
$65,260  over  $97,080 
Network systems and data communications analysts $67,460  over  $101,740 
New accounts clerks $29,510  over  $40,250 
Nonfarm animal caretakers $20,230  over  $30,460 
Nuclear engineers $92,040  over  $124,510 
Nuclear medicine technologists $63,000  over  $82,310 
Nuclear power reactor operators $70,800  over  $92,240 
Nuclear technicians $64,760  over  $89,240 
Numerical tool and process control programmers $44,810  over  $66,260 
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants $22,960  over  $31,190 
Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary $58,690  over  $88,640 
Obstetricians and gynecologists $178,040  over  $178,040 
Occupational health and safety specialists $59,270  over  $86,590 
Occupational health and safety technicians $44,340  over  $68,640 
Occupational therapist aides $27,760  over  $44,130 
Occupational therapist assistants $42,110  over  $58,270 
Occupational therapists $62,510  over  $89,450 
Office and administrative support occupations $30,370  over  $46,960 
Office and administrative support workers, all other $29,260  over  $45,260 
Office clerks, general $25,200  over  $37,600 
Office machine operators, except computer $26,010  over  $37,330 
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators $40,560  over  $64,120 
Operations research analysts $69,100  over  $108,290 
Ophthalmic laboratory technicians $27,770  over  $41,560 
Opticians, dispensing $32,220  over  $47,630 
Optometrists $98,550  over  $98,550 
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons $164,760  over  $164,760 
Order clerks $28,130  over  $43,040 
Orthodontists $176,900  over  $176,900 
Orthotists and prosthetists $62,110  over  $94,240 
Outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics $27,950  over  $40,170 
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders $25,000  over  $37,930 
Packers and packagers, hand $19,340  over  $28,330 
Painters, construction and maintenance $34,220  over  $53,280 
Painters, transportation equipment $38,630  over  $58,450 
Painting, coating, and decorating workers $25,260  over  $37,910 
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders
$32,610  over  $47,850 
Paperhangers $36,230  over  $55,680 
Paralegals and legal assistants
$45,460  over  $67,540 
Parking enforcement workers $31,260  over  $46,940 
Parking lot attendants $18,450  over  $25,500 
Parts salespersons $30,010  over  $47,050 
Patternmakers, metal and plastic $38,090  over  $59,260 
Patternmakers, wood $33,690  over  $55,090 
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators $34,210  over  $52,620 
Payroll and timekeeping clerks $33,140  over  $46,500 
Pediatricians, general $141,440  over  $141,440 
Personal and home care aides $18,180  over  $24,120 
Personal care and service occupations $22,920  over  $36,940 
Personal care and service workers, all other $21,640  over  $33,590 
Personal financial advisors $86,730  over  $86,730 
Pest control workers $29,350  over  $43,370 
Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation $28,560  over  $41,850 
Petroleum engineers $101,620  over  $101,620 
Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers $52,410  over  $72,050 
Pharmacists
$93,500  over  $119,480 
Pharmacy aides
$20,950  over  $30,450 
Pharmacy technicians $26,510  over  $36,720 
Philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary $60,180  over  $96,600 
Photographers $31,830  over  $56,640 
Photographic process workers $26,710  over  $44,580 
Photographic processing machine operators $21,540  over  $31,030 
Physical scientists, all other $85,310  over  $136,130 
Physical therapist aides $23,290  over  $32,600 
Physical therapist assistants $41,410  over  $57,220 
Physical therapists $68,050  over  $94,810 
Physician assistants
 
$74,270  over  $102,230 
Physicians and surgeons, all other $142,220  over  $142,220 
Physicists $95,580  over  $143,570 
Physics teachers, postsecondary $74,650  over  $120,210 
Pile-driver operators $49,950  over  $77,540 
Pipelayers $33,710  over  $53,510 
Plant and system operators, all other $46,450  over  $65,840 
Plasterers and stucco masons $37,260  over  $56,810 
Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic $29,280  over  $43,970 
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters $45,830  over  $72,360 
Podiatrists $118,500  over  $118,500 
Police and sheriffs patrol officers
$48,410  over  $72,450 
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers $32,590  over  $47,190 
Political science teachers, postsecondary $69,040  over  $113,480 
Political scientists $86,370  over  $133,120 
Postal service clerks $43,950  over  $49,750 
Postal service mail carriers $43,750  over  $50,830 
Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators $41,070  over  $49,570 
Postmasters and mail superintendents $55,630  over  $76,590 
Postsecondary teachers, all other $72,310  over  $120,580 
Pourers and casters, metal $30,930  over  $43,660 
Power distributors and dispatchers $62,640  over  $85,740 
Power plant operators $55,340  over  $75,240 
Precision instrument and equipment repairers, all other $47,230  over  $69,280 
Prepress technicians and workers $34,730  over  $53,480 
Preschool teachers, except special education
$25,900  over  $39,960 
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials $18,470  over  $24,350 
Printing machine operators $32,840  over  $50,400 
Private detectives and investigators $38,290  over  $64,380 
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists $46,130  over  $71,160 
Procurement clerks $33,540  over  $47,180 
Producers and directors $72,210  over  $72,210 
Production occupations
$30,480  over  $49,810 
Production workers, all other $28,740  over  $50,610 
Production, planning, and expediting clerks $40,000  over  $59,080 
Proofreaders and copy markers $29,380  over  $45,410 
Property, real estate, and community association managers
$52,290  over  $95,170 
Prosthodontists $158,940  over  $158,940 
Protective service occupations $37,040  over  $65,130 
Protective service workers, all other $30,420  over  $50,460 
Psychiatric aides $24,990  over  $36,020 
Psychiatric technicians $30,450  over  $47,210 
Psychiatrists $149,990  over  $149,990 
Psychologists, all other $80,360  over  $123,840 
Psychology teachers, postsecondary $64,580  over  $104,390 
Public address system and other announcers $33,970  over  $61,760 
Public relations managers
$92,250  over  $92,250 
Public relations specialists $53,760  over  $89,220 
Pump operators, except wellhead pumpers $40,670  over  $59,880 
Purchasing agents and buyers, farm products $53,730  over  $88,650 
Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products $54,160  over  $83,900 
Purchasing managers $86,020  over  $132,040 
Radiation therapists $67,580  over  $92,110 
Radio and television announcers $36,120  over  $68,600 
Radio mechanics $39,880  over  $59,360 
Radio operators $38,870  over  $57,920 
Radiologic technologists and technicians $49,320  over  $68,920 
Rail car repairers
$43,010  over  $58,270 
Rail transportation workers, all other $38,330  over  $51,570 
Rail yard engineers, dinkey operators, and hostlers $40,020  over  $56,670 
Rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators $39,640  over  $53,860 
Railroad brake, signal, and switch operators $52,110  over  $77,160 
Railroad conductors and yardmasters $58,880  over  $89,460 
Real estate brokers
$80,230  over  $80,230 
Real estate sales agents $54,350  over  $111,500 
Receptionists and information clerks $23,810  over  $33,750 
Recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary $54,020  over  $90,790 
Recreation workers $22,950  over  $35,780 
Recreational therapists $36,510  over  $55,530 
Recreational vehicle service technicians $33,280  over  $48,300 
Refractory materials repairers, except brickmasons $40,790  over  $57,910 
Refuse and recyclable material collectors $31,110  over  $50,790 
Registered nurses
 
$59,730  over  $83,440 
Rehabilitation counselors $32,870  over  $53,170 
Reinforcing iron and rebar workers $42,330  over  $71,030 
Religious workers, all other $29,350  over  $52,940 
Reporters and correspondents $41,900  over  $73,880 
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks $30,120  over  $45,400 
Residential advisors
$24,520  over  $36,610 
Respiratory therapists $48,610  over  $64,190 
Respiratory therapy technicians $39,860  over  $56,220 
Retail salespersons $23,940  over  $38,430 
Riggers $39,670  over  $58,700 
Rock splitters, quarry $28,940  over  $43,540 
Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic $32,080  over  $45,970 
Roof bolters, mining $42,200  over  $52,930 
Roofers $35,340  over  $55,720 
Rotary drill operators, oil and gas $42,350  over  $65,140 
Roustabouts, oil and gas $26,890  over  $38,430 
Sailors and marine oilers $32,710  over  $49,650 
Sales and related occupations $34,350  over  $68,450 
Sales and related workers, all other $40,820  over  $72,450 
Sales engineers
$83,080  over  $127,680 
Sales managers
$102,730  over  $102,730 
Sales representatives, services, all other
$56,420  over  $98,960 
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products $58,540  over  $101,030 
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products $72,700  over  $121,850 
Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood $25,380  over  $36,220 
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education $51,150  over  $76,100 
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive $28,460  over  $41,550 
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents $90,380  over  $90,380 
Security and fire alarm systems installers $36,410  over  $53,830 
Security guards $23,620  over  $35,840 
Segmental pavers $28,600  over  $39,740 
Self-enrichment education teachers $38,470  over  $66,600 
Semiconductor processors $34,730  over  $49,470 
Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders $36,130  over  $53,620 
Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners $32,560  over  $47,870 
Service station attendants $19,150  over  $27,290 
Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining $36,120  over  $55,370 
Set and exhibit designers $45,620  over  $76,670 
Sewers, hand $21,680  over  $31,730 
Sewing machine operators $20,340  over  $28,850 
Shampooers $17,050  over  $22,630 
Sheet metal workers $40,780  over  $67,180 
Ship engineers $59,340  over  $92,860 
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks $27,480  over  $40,590 
Shoe and leather workers and repairers $21,660  over  $30,710 
Shoe machine operators and tenders $22,710  over  $31,810 
Shuttle car operators $39,350  over  $48,320 
Signal and track switch repairers $49,870  over  $62,840 
Skin care specialists $29,550  over  $51,040 
Slaughterers and meat packers $21,940  over  $28,570 
Slot key persons $25,300  over  $38,510 
Social and community service managers $56,090  over  $88,600 
Social and human service assistants $27,200  over  $40,780 
Social science research assistants
$35,840  over  $54,930 
Social sciences teachers, postsecondary, all other $69,640  over  $123,180 
Social scientists and related workers, all other $67,720  over  $103,390 
Social work teachers, postsecondary
$57,990  over  $91,610 
Social workers, all other
$44,950  over  $68,500 
Sociologists $68,300  over  $115,770 
Sociology teachers, postsecondary $63,160  over  $104,820 
Soil and plant scientists $59,330  over  $93,460 
Sound engineering technicians $50,260  over  $90,770 
Special education teachers, middle school
$52,550  over  $80,170 
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school $49,710  over  $73,620 
Special education teachers, secondary school $52,520  over  $78,020 
Speech-language pathologists $60,840  over  $90,400 
Stationary engineers and boiler operators $46,990  over  $68,690 
Statistical assistants $32,950  over  $48,690 
Statisticians $69,080  over  $108,630 
Stock clerks and order fillers $22,440  over  $34,200 
Stonemasons $38,040  over  $59,190 
Structural iron and steel workers $43,950  over  $72,340 
Structural metal fabricators and fitters $31,440  over  $44,850 
Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors $35,950  over  $52,340 
Subway and streetcar operators $46,180  over  $57,150 
Surgeons $184,150  over  $184,150 
Surgical technologists $37,370  over  $51,140 
Survey researchers
$39,680  over  $73,630 
Surveying and mapping technicians $34,590  over  $53,310 
Surveyors $51,390  over  $79,910 
Switchboard operators, including answering service $23,640  over  $33,140 
Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers $24,770  over  $36,680 
Tank car, truck, and ship loaders $34,200  over  $53,330 
Tapers $42,590  over  $64,970 
Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents $49,690  over  $81,890 
Tax preparers $33,160  over  $56,640 
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs $22,080  over  $32,860 
Teacher assistants
$21,860  over  $31,610 
Teachers and instructors, all other $35,370  over  $63,560 
Team assemblers $26,180  over  $39,810 
Technical writers
$60,850  over  $91,720 
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers $50,610  over  $68,310 
Telecommunications line installers and repairers $45,740  over  $68,220 
Telemarketers $24,190  over  $38,430 
Telephone operators $32,710  over  $46,670 
Tellers
$22,810  over  $30,020 
Terrazzo workers and finishers $34,900  over  $56,610 
Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders $23,920  over  $32,720 
Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders $22,740  over  $32,620 
Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders $24,530  over  $32,800 
Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders $23,550  over  $30,150 
Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers, all other $24,770  over  $36,600 
Therapists, all other $45,070  over  $72,640 
Tile and marble setters $39,360  over  $62,290 
Timing device assemblers, adjusters, and calibrators $30,530  over  $46,760 
Tire builders $38,220  over  $56,940 
Tire repairers and changers $22,790  over  $32,890 
Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers $40,660  over  $63,650 
Tool and die makers $45,650  over  $67,420 
Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners $32,210  over  $46,240 
Tour guides and escorts $22,310  over  $34,630 
Traffic technicians $38,840  over  $57,250 
Training and development managers
$86,670  over  $141,140 
Training and development specialists $51,100  over  $80,630 
Transit and railroad police $49,620  over  $73,430 
Transportation and material moving occupations $29,460  over  $47,680 
Transportation attendants, except flight attendants and baggage porters $21,140  over  $30,580 
Transportation inspectors $55,370  over  $95,310 
Transportation workers, all other $32,350  over  $49,590 
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers $78,560  over  $120,470 
Travel agents $31,460  over  $46,270 
Travel guides $30,840  over  $48,580 
Tree trimmers and pruners $29,910  over  $44,350 
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer $36,320  over  $52,820 
Truck drivers, light or delivery services $27,520  over  $44,160 
Umpires, referees, and other sports officials $27,450  over  $45,430 
Upholsterers $28,500  over  $41,950 
Urban and regional planners $58,940  over  $86,880 
Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers $17,500  over  $24,340 
Veterinarians $81,490  over  $133,150 
Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers $21,060  over  $29,510 
Veterinary technologists and technicians $27,750  over  $38,850 
Vocational education teachers, middle school $46,650  over  $67,490 
Vocational education teachers, postsecondary $47,110  over  $73,610 
Vocational education teachers, secondary school $51,050  over  $73,280 
Waiters and waitresses $17,190  over  $25,910 
Watch repairers $32,760  over  $52,160 
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators $37,180  over  $55,120 
Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping $27,330  over  $41,150 
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers $32,880  over  $46,800 
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders $33,440  over  $52,920 
Wellhead pumpers $36,760  over  $53,950 
Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products $51,010  over  $83,080 
Woodworkers, all other $25,030  over  $39,250 
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing $25,110  over  $35,950 
Word processors and typists $30,540  over  $43,330 
Writers and authors $58,080  over  $97,700 
Zoologists and wildlife biologists
$56,120  over  $84,580 
Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor website & the 2006-2007 Occupational Outlook Handbook