The Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program produces employment and wage estimates annually for approximately 830 occupations. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual states, and for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available.
//OCWAGE QCT Test 07/26/2023// The 10 largest occupations accounted for more than 20 percent of total
U.S. employment in May 2010. All of these occupations except registered nurses had wages below the U.S. all-occupations mean of
$21.35 per hour or $44,410 annually.
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