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October 2, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Occupational employment and wages in green goods and services

Percent of employment in all-green establishments, by occupational group, November 2011
Occupational group Percent Employment

Total, all occupations

100.0 1,949,520

Transportation and material moving

27.7 539,470


10.7 208,180

Office and administrative support

10.0 194,440

Life, physical, and social science

9.0 174,930

Construction and extraction

7.0 137,060

Installation, maintenance, and repair

6.9 135,470

Architecture and engineering

5.4 105,670


4.9 95,360

Sales and related

4.3 84,560

Business and financial operations

4.3 83,740

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance

1.8 35,620

Farming, fishing, and forestry

1.5 29,260

Protective service

1.4 26,320

Computer and mathematical

1.3 25,540

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media

1.1 22,200

Personal care and service

1.0 18,780

Education, training, and library

0.7 13,090

Healthcare practitioners and technical

0.4 7,900


0.3 6,670

Community and social service

0.2 3,030

Food preparation and serving related

0.1 2,160

Healthcare support

(1) 70

(1) Less than 0.05 percent.

These data are featured in the TED article, Occupational employment and wages in green goods and services.

Employment and annual mean wages for all-green establishments, by the largest detailed occupations, November 2011
Occupation(1) Employment Annual mean wage(2)

Bus drivers, school or special client

174,450 $30,460

Bus drivers, transit and intercity

111,760 41,580

Refuse and recyclable material collectors

56,930 34,670

Forest and conservation technicians

56,620 40,110

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

54,890 26,270

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

39,060 37,470

General and operations managers

32,030 115,520

Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive

30,470 35,610

Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

29,570 46,130

Team assemblers

29,350 29,430

(1) Includes only occupations with employment of more than 5,000 in establishments receiving all their revenue from green goods and services. Occupational data will not sum to the major group and all-occupations totals because totals include occupations for which data are not shown separately.
(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours.

These data are featured in the TED article, Occupational employment and wages in green goods and services.


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