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     Wages and Employment by Occupation

Occupations are groupings of the jobs performed by millions of people every day. These data provide the wages and the number of people employed in those occupations.

Where Can I Find These Data?

What's Included in the Occupation Wages?
Wages – Hourly and Annual Wages by percentile and average. The 25th percentile may be useful as a proxy for entry-level wages and the 75th percentile for experienced-level wages.

Employment – Number of jobs

Occupation – Jobs classified using the Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) system.

Geography – California, metropolitan area, and regions.

Trends and Info on Occupational Wages
Employment Cost Index
How can you compare wages paid 5, 10, or 15 years ago to wages paid today?

Similar Data to Consider

What's New for Wages
Wage Data for the 2010, First Quarter, are now available.

Occupation Profile
Get the Facts - wages, outlook, licensing, and more for an occupation in the State or a county.
Occupation keyword:   


California Occupational Guides - For career exploration includes job description and requirements, local job outlook, local benefits and wages, licensing, education, training, links to possible employers, how to find a job, and links to additional resources.

These Data Are Also Called
  • Salary Data
  • Pay

Occupation Classification
The data provided in Labor Market Info use the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) to classify occupations.

Use CodeFinder! to look up an occupation code for your occupations.

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