The 21st century has come to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics., as the agency announced Friday that it has added 24 job titles to its Standard Occupational Classification system.
Among these – including the number of people employed nationwide and their estimated mean annual wages – include:
• Fundraisers – 48,530, $55,220
• Web developers – 102,940, $66,100
• Computer network architects – 137,890, $94,000
• Computer network support specialists – 167,980, $62,960
• Special education teachers, preschool – 21,770, $57,770
• Nurse anesthetists – 34,180, $154,390
• Nurse midwives – 5,710, $91,070
• Phlebotomists – 100,380, $30,910
• Solar photovoltaic installers – 4,710, $40,620
• Wind turbine service technicians – 3,200, $48,320
The bureau also reported Friday that among the 22 major occupational groups, office and administrative support workers boasted the largest concentration of workers nationwide, making up more than 16 percent of total U.S. employment.
The highest paying occupational groups were management, legal, computer and mathematical, with architecture and engineering occupations closely following.
The lowest paying major occupational group was food preparation and serving, with a mean annual wage of $21,380. In the category, only chefs and head cooks, at $46,570, earned an above-average mean annual wage.
Where you work makes a difference. The bureau reported that accountants and auditors in North Dakota earned a mean annual wage of $54,620, whereas counterparts in the District of Columbia took home $85,140.
Also, the bureau said, five of the six largest occupations in the pubic sector were education related. Firefighters and police followed.
The private sector was headed by 43 million retail sales workers.
Correctional officers and jailers led the list of state workers, while postal workers led the number of federal employees.